January 2017 Newsletter
Posted By kthomson on January 3, 2017
To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,
January 2017– Board of Directors Meeting
The January Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2016 in the Community Room with Open Session beginning at 6:30pm.
Holiday Tree Pick- Up
Global Disposal will be picking up Christmas trees on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
If you would like to dispose of your tree, please bring it down to the motorcycle parking section in the P1 Level. It is located to the left of the ramp (if you are facing it, as if you are leaving the garage). Please clean up any needles your tree leaves behind.
Replacement LED Bulb for Kitchen Recessed Cans
Most Alicante kitchens have four recessed can light fixtures. The Owners Maintenance Committee has identified an LED replacement bulb suitable for this fixture: Hyperikon PAR20 Dimmable LED Bulb 8W (50W equivalent), 3000K (Soft White Glow), CRI90+, Flood Light Bulb. This LED bulb uses far less electricity than an incandescent bulb typically used in the fixture, yet makes light much like a halogen bulb. This LED bulb does not require re-wiring the recessed fixture: Simply replace the current bulb with this LED bulb. Amazon has a 4-pack of these bulbs for ~ $23. Click here to see the Amazon offer. The bulbs are also available from other vendors. An OMC bulletin regarding this LED bulb will be available soon.
British TV Shows
Cord Cutting (replacing Cable TV with other Services
Direct TV Now and Sling TV
Streaming TV options continue to expand. DirecTV Now and Sling TV provide cable TV channels, for less. Click here for a comparison of DirecTV Now and Sling TV. One of the Sling TV plans [Orange ($20/mn) or Blue ($25/mn)] + the News Extra ($5/mn) is roughly similar to the Direct TV Now offering ($35/mn). More details regarding Sling TV are here. More details regarding DirecTV Now are here.
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!