July 2017 Newsletter
Posted By kthomson on April 26, 2018
To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,
July 2017- Board of Directors Meeting
The June 2017 Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017 in the Community Room with Open Session beginning at 6:30pm.
Hallway Carpet and Paint Project
The hallway renovations are continuing and a schedule is posted in the mailroom. Please note that the schedule is subject to change as delays may occur.
All hallways are being upgraded with paint, carpet, baseboards, signage, doorbells and wood panels on the walls. As a reminder, the lighting on the floors will be adjusted once the floor is completed.
Electric Vehicle Charging
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. SDG&E and the Alicante Board are currently drafting several plans for review. As more information becomes available regarding the EV project, it will be shared with the Community.
Low Cost “Skinny” TV Bundles
Alicante Residents interested in streaming TV (e.g.; Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, etc.) may want to review this article or this article. Each compares several low-cost “skinny bundles”: Sling TV, Hulu, DirecTV Now, etc. If you are interested in switching from a Cox bundle, the following bulletin includes steps to make the switch: Alicante OMC – Switching From a Cox Bundle.
Proposed Phosphate Treatment for Building Hot Water
A vendor attended the June Open Session Board meeting to discuss a proposed treatment for Alicante’s hot water system to reduce the risk of pinhole leaks. Community members were given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the project. No decision has yet been made.
Window washing will take place Monday, July 10th through Friday, July 21st. They will have a smaller crew this time, which is the reasoning for the extended schedule. Please make sure you have your windows closed during the scheduled window cleaning.
The Cleaning schedule is as follows:
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!