April 2018 Newsletter
Posted By kthomson on April 26, 2018
To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,
April 2018– Board of Directors Meeting
The April 2017 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in the Community Room beginning at 6:00pm. This meeting is the Association annual meeting so we hope to see you there. Do not forget to turn in your ballots.
General Manager, Kelly Thomson will be on vacation starting April 9, 2018 returning April 16, 2018. Assistant Director of Urban Management, Kim Nguyen is filling in for Kelly during her absence.
DRIVE SLOW in Garage
Please watch your speed while in the garage for the safety of all residents. Even in the garage, sound travels, so please watch the speed entering and exiting the building.
The next window washing must wait until repairs have been completed on Alicante’s window washing equipment. The window washing schedule will be shared once it is available.
Hallway Carpet and Paint Project
As communicated earlier, the Board approved new paint, carpet, and other updates for the resident hallways on floors 1 thru 14. The project schedule currently shows the following target installation schedule:
· Install stained condo front door thresholds: April 2018
Note: Dates are subject to vendors’ schedules. Current schedule information is displayed in the left side of the Mail Room glass case.
Fitness Room Refresh Project
The Common Area Enhancement Committee has performed a survey to gather information regarding Residents’ use of the Fitness Room equipment. This information will inform the refresh project. More information regarding the Fitness Room Refresh project will be shared as it becomes available.
Discount Connections to Alicante’s TV Antenna
Alicante residents may connect to Alicante’s roof antenna in order to watch local channels (ABC, NBC, PBS, etc). Generally, there is a one-time fee of $75 to connect a condo’s coaxial cables to Alicante’s antenna. (There is no monthly fee to use the TV after being connected.) The vendor who makes the connections has offered to connect 2 condo’s for the price of 1 condo for residents who schedule their connections on the same day. To aid scheduling, please contact Management. For more details regarding Alicante’s TV antenna – and the channels you can receive – see this bulletin: Alicante OMC – Off-Air TV System.
Dog Barking Reminder
While we are a dog-friendly building, as a reminder, residents are entitled to quiet enjoyment of their units. Please take the necessary measures to limit barking when in the unit and in common areas. Barking can be considered a nuisance – which is a violation of the governing documents. Let us work with our furry companions to make Alicante an enjoyable living space for all!
Avoid Costly Sink Backups
The disposal may grind it, but Alicante’s pipes cannot handle grease, scraps, cornhusks, egg shells, peels (apples, carrots, etc.), oils/butters, excessive soap, coffee grounds, or rice. Moreover, since condos are stacked, a drain issue in one condo likely impacts those above/below. Please remember – and ask cleaning staff to remember – to avoid the items listed to help keep Alicante’s drains flowing.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 Association Meetings
Just a reminder that each month’s Owners Board meetings includes an Open Session where Owners may discuss concerns with the Board, as well as listen while the Board discusses Association matters. Owners are encouraged to attend!