Category Archives: SVCA Policies

Update on the ACC Pre-Approved House Paint Colors

Sherwin Williams currently has two sets of Pre-Approved Colors on their website. We are in contact with Sherwin Williams and they are remediating issue on their corporate site. As per our Sherwin Williams representative, “The old colors listed on our website are scheduled to be removed. Unfortunately, it does take 4-6 weeks for this to happen”. The current colors are listed “Sudden Valley Community Association” NOT “Sudden Valley HOA”. Thank you for your understanding and patience!

July 4th Weekend

An important reminder for this holiday weekend. Absolutely no fires, fireworks or firecrackers in Sudden Valley! 

In addition to Sudden Valley’s burn ban and prohibition of all fireworks and firecrackers, County Executive Satpal Sidhu is also asking all citizens in unincorporated Whatcom County to please forego the use of consumer fireworks due to the severe dryness and expected high temperatures this year.

Sadhu’s statement can be read HERE.

County service information for the Fourth of July weekend:

Call 9-1-1 for emergency police, fire, and EMS services. 

Residents are urged to use 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies only. This includes if residents see evidence of a wildfire. 

Residents may call the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 360-676-6911 for noise and illegal fireworks complaints

SVCA Security may be reached directly by calling 360-319-8200 regarding any complaints of fireworks, residential fires or other security concerns. SVCA Security will have additional patrols during the July 4th holiday.

The SVCA Board of Directors and staff would like to thank our Sudden Valley residents for your patience during the recent heatwave and we are requesting your continued cooperation. The Association will continue to follow the recommendations of the Fire Chief and our Security professionals. 

Per SVCA Rules and Regulations, unattended parking on paved roads or on shoulders where any part of the vehicle projects into a traffic lane is prohibited. 

Despite a few isolated complaints regarding the availability of parking at the beach areas during the recent heatwave, Security did not encounter any issues where vehicles were blocking emergency access and needed to be towed. However, please remember that Security has the authority to tow any vehicles parked in violation of the above, or in designated emergency vehicle lanes or handicap access spaces – at the owner’s expense.

As we witnessed with the prompt response to the downed power pole incident at Gate 1 earlier this week, Sudden Valley residents are in good hands. Our SVCA security and maintenance were on site to address the situation quickly and professionally, coordinating with PSE and the Fire Chief. 

Our SVCA staff and our Whatcom County first responders are trained and prepared, but they deserve a holiday too. So, please do your part and adhere to the burn ban and fireworks restrictions. 

Sudden Valley Mask Policy Update

Starting Tuesday May 18th, Sudden Valley will no longer require residents, customers, or staff who are fully vaccinated to wear a face mask. This is in accordance with the new CDC Guidelines released on May 13th.

        “The president has announced new masking guidance for fully vaccinated individuals, and we are adopting those recommendations today in the state of Washington. I do want to stress these recommendations, as celebratory as they are, they refer to people who are fully vaccinated. That means people who are two weeks after their second dose who had the Pfizer and Moderna shot…or two weeks after the one-shot vaccine. We’re going to update our guidance documents working with the department of health and labor industries to reflect this as soon as possible.

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee said in the May 14th press conference

This new guidance specifies that you are considered fully vaccinated if:

 It has been at least 14 days after your second dose of a 2-shot vaccine 
 It has been 14 days after your shot in a single dose vaccine 

If you do not meet either of these requirements, you are NOT considered fully vaccinated, and it is strongly recommended that you continue taking precautions like social distancing and mask wearing until you are considered fully vaccinated.

This new guidance applies to all Sudden Valley Facilities, both indoor and outdoor. Sudden Valley Staff will NOT be verifying vaccination status of unmasked individuals and Staff who are considered vaccinated will discontinue wearing masks when assisting customers.
For more information, read this article from the WA Governor’s Office. At this time, we do not know what the guidance will look like for SVCA facilities on June 30. More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

We look forward to seeing your smiling faces again!!