June 2018 Newsletter
Posted By kthomson on May 31, 2018
To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,
June 2018– Board of Directors Meeting
The June 2018 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 in the Community Room beginning at 6:00pm.
The spring window washing is scheduled for the week of June 18th.Approximately two weeks prior to the start date, a full schedule of cleaning will be posted and emailed to the residents once the start date is closer. Management apologizes for the delays as the window washing equipment was out for repairs.
Garage Power Washing
The garage will be power washed on Wednesday, June 20th.
ALL VEHICLES MUST BE MOVED OUT OF THE GARAGE BY 9AM AND MAY RETURN TO THE GARAGE AFTER 5PM.
Just wanted to make residents aware when renting the scooters around town legally a helmet must be worn. Stay safe!
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!
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.
Reduce your TV Costs
More Alicante Residents are taking advantage of TV service options available in Alicante. For example, several Owners recently switched from Cox Cable TV to get the benefits of streaming TV and cost savings:
For more info, see the following bulletins:
Enjoy Sports Without Cable TV
For people interested in cutting the Cable TV cord, this article describes ways to watch sports without Cable TV. For example, by connecting to Alicante’s TV antenna, Residents can view sporting events carried by local broadcast channels (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, etc.). Alternately, by subscribing to a streaming service (Sling TV, DirecTV NOW, etc.), Residents can view sporting events carried by ESPN, FSN, BTN, etc. See this article and the bulletins mentioned above for related information.
New Alicante Website
The Alicante website (http://alicantehoa.com ) has been revised to use new technology. The website contains the same information, but it is easier to read (and easier to maintain). We hope you like the updated site.
Get Your AC Ready for Summer
With warmer temperatures coming soon, it may be time to get your AC ready for the season. Ensure your HVAC filter is clean by following this bulletin. And, if it has not been inspected/serviced in some time, it may make sense to schedule a checkup of your HVAC equipment – see the info in this bulletin.
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 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 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!