The Recreation Centers of Sun City West will develop a CC&R department to begin operations July 1.

The move comes following a meeting between PORA officials and RCSCW officials in which PORA expressed an interest to take over all CC&R enforcement, or do none of it. Because PORA is not a mandatory-membership organization, it does not have standing to fine on CC&R violations. The Rec Centers has that authority.

The Rec Centers delivered a notice to PORA officials on April 29 notifying them of the plan to end the current contract on June 30, which coincides with the fiscal year. Waiting longer to end the contract would have resulted in the agreement being renewed for another budget cycle.

As part of that agreement, the Rec Centers has been paying PORA about $60,000 a year and providing membership data updates to PORA to handle complaints about items such as weed growth, fence heights, etc. The Rec Centers handled age-restriction violations and legal issues arising from repeated lack of compliance.

The Rec Centers has requested PORA provide data about historical and current violations to ease the transition and provide continuity on existing cases. Per the contract, PORA will continue to receive and enforce complaints through June 30.

Additionally, the Rec Centers is broadening its relationship with the Organization of HOAs in Sun City West, as that group handles CC&R enforcement on HOA-member properties. OHOA represents about one-third of the rooftops in Sun City West.

Rec Centers’ General Manager Bill Schwind is developing a proposal for a CC&R department within the Rec Centers. That plan will be unveiled at the Board’s next workshop, which begins 9 a.m. Friday, May 10, in the Lecture Hall. As always, the community is invited to attend the workshop.