Temelec has undergone demographic changes over the past several years. We have seen an increase in non-residents, unaccompanied by a resident, walking our grounds and entering Temelec Hall to “look around” and in some cases to use the rest room facilities. We have also seen an increase in petty theft, (note our California flag is missing from the Hall porch). Attempts, some successful, at breaking into units at the RV lot have occurred. The Board of Directors has decided that, for the safety of our facilities and personnel, additional precautions need to be taken.
Security cameras were installed at the clubhouse a few months ago. We have recently decided to keep the office door locked with admission only by permission. We are planning to add a camera and intercom at the office to allow visual and oral contact with visitors before admission. Our cleaning service has been instructed not to allow anyone in the hall while she is working.
Last week, the locks in Temelec Hall were rekeyed. The clubhouse will now be locked at all times unless a function is happening. With this change, new keys will be issued to any residents needing them. If you do not have a key, access can best be gained by a call to the office in advance of your arrival. This change is not intended to limit residents’ enjoyment and use of the Hall. Furthermore, this change affects the Hall and not the exercise facilities or pool areas.
We will also be adding to the signs reminding people that Temelec is private property and not open to the public.
We hope these changes will provide a greater measure of personal safety for residents and employees, and greater protection for our facilities.
These are early days in our efforts to balance security concerns with access for residents. If you wish to comment on this change, please contact the Board via an email to the office at TemelecHOA@vom.com for Julie to forward or come to the next Board meeting on March 10th. If you need a key, please contact Julie in the office.
Temelec Board of Directors