November 2016 Newsletter
Posted By kdub on November 2, 2016
Alicante Owners Association
November 2016 Newsletter
To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,
November/December 2016 – Board of Directors Meeting
The November/December 2016 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016 in the Community Room with Open Session beginning at 6:30pm.
In observance of Thanksgiving, Action Property Management and Able Engineering will be closed Thursday, November 24, 2016 – Friday, November 25, 2016. In the event of a maintenance emergency, such as a flood, please contact Action Property Management at 949-450-0202.
Alicante Landscape Change
Alicante welcomes Mission Hills Nursery as the new landscape maintenance vendor starting Thursday, November 3, 2016. Service days will be weekly on Thursdays. Please give them a warm welcome to the community.
Fire Alarm Testing
The annual fire alarm testing will occur on Monday, November 14th. You may hear alarms intermittently throughout the day. Again, this is only a test.
Hydrojetting of the lateral sewer lines will take place Tuesday, November 15th- Wednesday, November 16th from 9am-4pm. During these days please drive cautiously thorough the parking garage as work will be commencing.
Wednesday, November 16th window washing will begin. A full schedule of cleaning will be posted and emailed to the residents once the start date is closer.
Break Down Your Boxes
The environment thanks you for recycling, but please remember when you throw your boxes in the recycle bin that you please break them down first.
The document contains a variety of information to familiarize new Residents with living at Alicante. Landlords should give a copy to their tenants. The document includes a move-in checklist, Association meeting and committee information, OMC bulletin references, and information about building systems. The full bulletin is too large to post in the mailroom glass case. Owners may access the Welcome Packet and all OMC bulletins online: www.vivoportal.com Documents Association Documents Welcome Packet
Smoke Detector Cleaning
Repeated triple beeping from a smoke detector – when there is no smoke –may mean it needs to be cleaned. This bulletin has related information: Alicante OMC – Some Detector Cleaning.
With winter approaching, it may be time for you to check/replace the filter in your heating system. This bulletin contains information on Heating/AC (HVAC) filter types, replacement frequency and vendors: Alicante OMC – HVAC Filters.
Close Water Valves When on Vacation
You may be away during the upcoming holidays. Given the risk of flood damage to owner and neighbor units due to water leaks, the bulletin recommends occupants close water supply valves before long absences. The bulletin also contains information regarding different condo water valve types: Alicante OMC – Close Valves.
While we are a dog friendly building, please keep your furry companions on a leash while walking through the common areas. Per the Alicante Association Membership Handbook #9: “A leash held by an individual capable of controlling the animal must be used when walking your pet in the Common Areas including the lobby, hallways, garage and elevators.”
Additionally, please do not allow your pet to relieve themselves in the planters! To reduce confusing your furry friend, please do not walk your pet through the patio/recreational area.
Lastly, as a reminder, residents are entitled to quiet enjoyment of their unit. Please take the necessary measures to limit barking when in the unit and common areas. If there is persistent barking, it may rile up other furry neighbors and could be considered a nuisance – which is a violation of the governing documents. Let’s work with our furry companions to make Alicante an enjoyable living space for all!
Per the Association’s Rules and Regulations, if you are renting your unit, please remember to send Management a copy of your lease. This information is necessary for many reasons, mainly for emergency purposes. In the event of an evacuation, the authorities require us to have an updated list of who is in the building. By not providing your lease and tenant’s information, we will not know who to look for if there was an evacuation situation. This information is kept confidential. Please remember to submit this information every time you have a new tenant! You can submit to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
If you are thinking about making a change in your unit that would require architectural committee review and approval, please plan well in advance. Per the Architectural Guidelines, the Committee is allotted 30-45 days for review. It is also recommended to wait before setting a schedule with your contractor until an approval has been awarded.
There are four committees at Alicante:
• The Architectural Committee reviews Architectural Applications submitted by owners.
• The Common Area Enhancement Committee works on common area décor, such as the lobby.
• The Owner Maintenance Committee provides information on maintaining condo systems.
• The Social Committee plans and hosts gatherings, like the Annual holiday party.
If you are a member who is interested in serving the Community but cannot dedicate the time to serve as a Board Member, joining a committee may be perfect for you! Please contact management at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Alternately, Owners may view the various committee charters on Vivo Portal.
In the event you change your email address or phone number, please remember to advise management. This allows us to continue to communicate important reminders to you!
Owners, please be reminded you are required to have individual owners insurance. Should you have any questions as to what your policy should cover, please review the CC&R’s for owners’ responsibility. Should you have renters or are a renter, it is good practice to obtain renters’ insurance, in the event an emergency were to occur.
Just a reminder that all moves and deliveries must be scheduled with Management at least a week in advance. A general rule of thumb is if it takes more than one person to move it, then a move must be scheduled. The reason is simply to protect the building from sustaining damage during a move. Please be advised that if you are found to have had an unscheduled move, you will be subject to hearing and fine. If you are unsure of the scope of your move or would like to schedule a move, please contact the General Manager.
In case you are ever curious as to who is responsible for what, or find yourself in a situation where you don’t know if you should call Management or your own vendor, please see the Maintenance Matrix posted in the mailroom glass case. We pulled this information from the Alicante CC&Rs.
Monthly HOA Meetings
Just a reminder that each month’s HOA Board meeting includes an Open Session where Owners may discuss concerns with the Board, as well as listen while the Board discusses HOA matters. Owners are encouraged to attend!