March 2018 Newsletter

Posted By on April 26, 2018

To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,

March 2018– Board of Directors Meeting

The January Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018 in the Community Room with Open Session beginning at 6:30pm.

Manager Medical Leave

General Manager, Kelly Thomson will be on medical leave starting February 14, 2018 with a planned return date of Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Assistant Director of Urban Management, Kim Nguyen is filling in for Kelly during her absence.

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: March 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.

 

Dusty Refrigerator Coils

The Owners Maintenance Committee has prepared a new bulletin describing how to clean your fridge’s cooling coils. Dust and pet fur can clog a refrigerator’s coils, causing the fridge to run longer / use more electricity to keep its contents cold. The committee recommends cleaning refrigerator coils every 6 months if you have pets, yearly if not. More information can be found in the bulleting: Alicante OMC – Refrigerator Coil Cleaning.

All OMC bulletins are available online:

www.alicantehoa.com -> Owner Services -> OMC Bulletins

www.vivoportal.com -> Documents -> Association Documents -> OMC Bulletins

 

Fire Safety Reminders

Living in a high-rise differs from living in a single family home. This new bulletin includes reminders – like never paint fire sprinklers – to improve fire safety for the building: Alicante OMC – Fire Safety Reminders

All OMC bulletins are available online:

www.alicantehoa.com à Owner Services à OMC Bulletins

www.vivoportal.com -> Documents -> Association Documents -> OMC Bulletins

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.

Rental Leases

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 kthomson@actionlife.com  or mplascencia@actionlife.com.

Architectural Applications

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.

Alicante Committees

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 kthomson@actionlife.com for more details. Alternately, Owners may view the various committee charters on Vivo Portal.

Contact Information

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!

Insurance Reminder

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.

Moves/Deliveries

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.

Maintenance Responsibilities

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!

Location

475 Redwood Street
San Diego, CA 92103
phone | (619) 293-3454

Management Team

General Manager
Kelly Thomson | kthomson@actionlife.com

Manager Assistant
Magnolia Plascencia | mplascencia@actionlife.com

On-Site Engineer
Patrick Freeman
Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 5:00pm

Management Company

Action Property Management
www.actionlife.com
Regional Office
1133 Columbia Street, Suite 106
San Diego, CA 92101
phone | (949) 450-0202

Corporate Office
2603 Main Street, Suite 500
Irvine, CA 92614
phone | (949) 450-0202
fax | (949) 450-0303