April 2017 Newsletter
Posted By kthomson on August 29, 2017
To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,
April 2017– Board of Directors Meeting
The April 2017 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in the Community Room with Open Session beginning at 6:30pm.
Alicante would like to welcome Lloyd’s Pest Control to the building. They will be starting on April 3rd at 9am to do a set up service and on a monthly basis be treating the common areas on the first Thursday between 9-11am. Lloyd’s offers homeowners a discounted rate for service to the interior of the units. If interested please contact them at 1-800-223-2847.
Hallway Carpet and Paint Project
As communicated in last month’s newsletter, the Board approved new paint, carpet, and other updates for the carpeted hallways on floors 1 thru 14. Work began in March (e.g.; ordering new hallway signs). Hallway lighting adjustments are expected in April. Hallway carpet and re-painting are estimated to occur in May-June. Dates are subject to vendors’ schedules. More specific dates will be provided as vendors’ schedules firm up. Stay tuned!
Electric Vehicle Charger Survey
The Board is currently working with San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) to evaluate the possibility of installing electric vehicle charging stations in the Alicante parking garage. Part of the evaluation includes a survey to understand how many Alicante residents would be likely to lease or buy a plug-in electric vehicle if there were EV chargers in the Alicante parking garage. More details soon!
Landline Telephone Options
Alicante Residents can choose from a variety of landline telephone service providers. The various telephone services have similar features, at various costs. For more info, look online for this bulletin: Alicante OMC – Landline Telephone Options.
Switching from a Cox Bundle
Alicante Residents can meet their telecom needs (e.g.; landline telephone, Internet, TV, etc.) from a variety of service providers. Instead of a Cox Bundle, Residents may prefer the features available from Alternate Providers, or they may select Alternate Providers to save money. For more info, including steps to take to make the switch from a Cox Bundle, look for this bulletin online: Alicante OMC – Switching From a Cox Bundle.
How to Watch Movies & TV Shows for Free
If you have a streaming device (Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, etc.) this article describes sources of free movies and TV shows that may be of interest to you.
BBC Streaming Service Britbox
If you’re fan of British TV shows and you have a streaming device (Roku, Apple TV, etc.) you may be interested in subscribing to Britbox. This article has more details.
Replacement Smoke Detector
The smoke detector model originally installed in Alicante condos has been discontinued. However, the manufacturer, USI Electric, has a replacement model. For more info, look online for this bulletin: Alicante OMC – Smoke Detector Replacement.
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!