Community Tire Pros. Gate turmoil. Women on the Go.

Community Tire Pros

Community Tire Pros card
I took our Equinox to Tire Pros for service this morning. Happy with the service.

Our Equinox went to Community Tire Pros for service this morning. I had made the appointment recently when I talked with them about advertising in our Royal Palm newsletter (they will do so). Daryl Layne is their new manager and I had gone to him at his previous employer for a couple of years. Community Tire Pros is a local Arizona firm with six shops in Phoenix and one in Glendale. I went to the one in the Metro Center area. I was in and out in about an hour.

Gate turmoil

protest group
A group of about 35 residents gathered at the Park office this morning concerned about gate opening.

Returning to the Park, Elaine and I joined a protest group at the Park office. Corporate management suddenly decided yesterday to leave the entry gate open daily from 8 am to 4 pm. We have fought for a couple of years to have the gate closed all the time, due to security concerns, and this came as a shock to the residents. We wanted to let management know that we are concerned and not happy about the decision. The corporate manager had been in the office yesterday but was at another of their parks in the area today, so we did not get a chance to talk with her. But the local managers were in contact with her, so she knows what was going on.

No resolution was made today, but we expect that further discussions will take place between management and representatives of our Social Club.

We heard that the decision was made over concern about congestion at the entry gate area.  There is only room for about four regular vehicles to line up off the street waiting for the gate to open. A long motorhome towing a vehicle would take the whole space and if other vehicles were waiting it could be a problem for the motorhome to enter. However, the residents see the gate as a minimal security measure against unwanted persons entering the Park. We’ve experienced people canvassing and worse when the gate was open. Additionally, there were many who used the entry as a turnaround location- entering the gate and immediately turning and exiting on the other side. This caused near-misses on several occasions with vehicles leaving the Park.

Women On The Go

women on the go
Some of the women attending the Women On The Go event today

Elaine attended the Women On The Go event this noon, and had a good time. This is an informal group from Royal Palm that go out for lunch every two months. One or two women take charge for each event and select the venue and organize things. There were probably about twenty women there today.

They went to The Spicery In Our 1895 Home, 7141 N 59th Ave, Glendale. I’ve never been there, but it looks like an interesting place. It’s location is in the Catlin Court area of old downtown Glendale. As you can tell by the name, it is in an old home in that area. They are only open for lunch and afternoon tea.

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