September 2017 Newsletter
Posted By kthomson on April 26, 2018
To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,
September 2017- Board of Directors Meeting
The September 2017 Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in the Community Room with Open Session beginning at 6:30pm.
Labor Day Holiday
Action Property Management. Professional Maintenance Systems (Janitorial) and Able Engineering will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2017 in observance of Labor Day. If there is an afterhours maintenance emergency, such as a flood, please contact Action Property Management at 949-450-0202, afterhours personnel will assist you. Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!
Clothing/ E-Waste Pick-up
Global Disposal will be holding a Clothing/EWaste event scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2017. 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.
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:
· Hallway lighting updates: Installation complete; review/adjust in Aug-Sept
· Hallway re-painting and re-carpeting: Complete
· Hallway baseboard replacement: Complete
· New condo unit doorbell buttons: Complete
· New condo unit number signs: Complete
· New hallway wood panels: Complete
· Hallway signage updates: Complete
· Stain condo front door kick-plates: October
Note: Dates are subject to vendors’ schedules. Current schedule information is displayed in the left side of the Mail Room glass case.
Board of Directors Vacancy
Steve Quinlan has resigned his seat on the Board of Directors consistent with the sale of his Alicante condo. Please contact Kelly Thomson (Kthomson@actionlife.com) by September 21, 2017 if you are interested in being considered to complete the balance of Steve’s Board of Directors term. The Board will appoint an individual to complete the balance of Steve’s term.
Replacement Secondary Dryer Lint Filter
Alicante clothes dryers have a secondary dryer lint filter. The second filter reduces the chance of lint build-up in the exhaust duct that carries the warm moist air from the clothes dryer to outdoors. Generally, the secondary dryer lint filter is located near the ceiling of the closet containing the clothes dryer. With time/use the secondary dryer lint filter may break, and need to be replaced. The bulletin available at this link contains replacement part information.
Bike Room Clean Up
At the Board’s direction, Management has begun a clean-up of bikes in the Bike Room to make the best use of its limited bike storage space.
1. Only bikes with an Alicante bike registration sticker may be stored in the Bike Room.
2. Submit a request to Management to get an Alicante bike registration sticker for your bike.
3. Bikes that do not have an Alicante bike registration sticker will be moved from the Bike Room to another association storage room on September 27, 2017.
4. Unclaimed bikes in the association storage room will be donated to charity on November 27, 2017.
Lockbox Cabinet Cleanup
Management has placed the Association’s lockbox rules for real estate agents in the lockbox adjacent to the garage gate. Owners who use lockboxes (e.g.; key for cleaning service) have until October 27, 2017 to mark their lockboxes and log them with Management or the lockboxes will be removed.
SDG&E Electric Vehicle Charger Program
The Board is currently working with San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) to evaluate the possibility of the Association qualifying for an SDG&E program that would install electric vehicle charging stations in the Alicante parking garage. As more information becomes available regarding the SDG&E project, it will be shared with the Community.
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!