September 2018 Newsletter
Posted By kthomson on August 31, 2018
To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,
September 2018– Board of Directors Meeting
The August 2018 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 in the Community Room beginning at 6:00pm.
Labor Day Holiday
Action Property Management. Professional Maintenance Systems (Janitorial) and Able Engineering will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018 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 Monday, September 24, 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.
Monday, October 1, 2018 window washing will begin. Please look out for a full schedule once the date approaches.
Everyone loves to receive packages! However, there has been a huge increase of deliveries. As owners receive more packages there is more cardboard to recycle. Please make sure to remember to break down all boxes so all owners can fit their recyclables in the bin.
Lost and Found
Did you know that Alicante has a lost and found? If you ever lose anything please check with Management as it may have been turned in. Currently a camera and headphones are in the lost and found.
The Board, Management and Building Engineer, Patrick Freeman have created a condo inspection checklist that we think you will appreciate. The checklist will guide Owners in reviewing the state of various systems in their condos. The checklist will provide recommendations for related OMC bulletins, where appropriate. Additional details will be provided soon via an email from Management.
Fitness Room Refresh Project
As communicated earlier, the Board approved the Common Area Enhancement Committee’s proposal to refresh the Fitness Room. The project schedule currently shows the following target installation windows:
· Wall light fixtures updates: Completed
· Re-painting: Completed
· New Fitness Equipment: September 5, 2018
· New TV & TV services: September 6, 2018
New Fitness Room TV and TV Services
The TV is being replaced as part of the Fitness Room Refresh Project. Look online for information about the operation of the new TV and the new TV services (Hulu, Pandora, etc.): Fitness Room TV Info Sheet v1.0.
Roku App for new Fitness Room TV
Residents may want to download and install the free Roku App on their smartphones or tablets. The Roku app allows smartphones or tablets to control the New Roku TV instead of the TV’s Remote. More, the Roku App enables “private listening”: Listen to your show on your smartphone’s or tablet’s headphones while watching your show on the new Fitness Room TV. More info here: https://www.roku.com/mobile-app.
Next Refresh Project Survey
Owners will soon receive a survey in which they can indicate which common area will be updated following the Fitness Room Refresh. Watch for it!
There are OMC bulletins to help you find replacement parts for your condo’s systems, including these:
· (Bar) Bracket Cover
· Clothes Washers
· Garbage Disposals
· HVAC Filters
· Light Bulbs
· Dryer (Lint) Filters
· Shower/Tub Cartridges
· Smoke Detectors
· Toilet Flapper Valve
· Washing Machine Hoses
Look here to download the OMC bulletins you need: http://alicantehoa.com/owner-maintenance-committee/
Switching from a Cox Bundle
Did you know you can get local TV channels for no monthly cost using Alicante’s TV antenna system? Are you curious about streaming TV (Netflix, Hulu, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, etc.)? Do you know several telecom companies provide service to Alicante: Cox, ATT, Webpass? Given these options, it’s possible to switch from Cox. One resident switched and saved ~ $1000/year. For more information on your telecom options, and for steps for switching off a Cox bundle, you may want to take a look at this bulletin: Alicante OMC – Switching from a Cox bundle
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. Please note that the rate for a 4-hour window has increased to $160. 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!