February 2018 Newsletter
Posted By kthomson on April 26, 2018
To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,
February 2018– Board of Directors Meeting
The January Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 in the Community Room with Open Session beginning at 6:30pm.
Clothing/ E-Waste Pick-up
Global Disposal will be holding a Clothing/EWaste event scheduled for Friday, March 2, 2018. To sign-up please visit www.globaldisposal.com and click on the “event sign-up” tab. Find your HOA (Alicante) and event, and then fill out the sign-up form. Please note: you must sign up Before September 20th. Please bag all items and place them by the trash enclosure.
E-waste (electronic waste)
E-waste could include anything with a cord, including microwaves, televisions, computers, or any small kitchen appliances. To schedule removal for a large appliance, call us at 858-848-9278.
Any clothing that you donate on the clothing/bulk item pick-up day will be up-cycled with 50% of pin waste proceeds donated to generosity water. Generosity water is a non-profit that provides clean water sources in developing nations. To learn more, visit www.generositywater.org.
Thanks to the Social Committee!
The Board extends a hearty “Thank You!” to Virginia Wolford and Alan DesRoches for their tremendous work on the Social Committee. We will miss them now that they have decided to leave the Social Committee for other adventures.
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.
Social Committee Vacancies
Virginia Wolford and Alan DesRoches have resigned their seats on the Social Committee. Please contact General Manager, Kelly Thomson (Kthomson@actionlife.com) if you are interested in volunteering for the Social Committee.
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: February 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
As described in the context of the Hallway Refresh Project, the Board intends to refresh common areas in phases. The Board has chosen the Fitness Room for the next refresh. More information regarding the Fitness Room Refresh project will be shared as it becomes available.
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!