November 2018 Newsletter
Posted By kthomson on November 1, 2018
To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,
November/December 2018– Board of Directors Meeting
The November/December 2018 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in the Community Room beginning at 6:00pm.
Management and Engineer Schedule
From October 25th– November 11th, Engineer Patrick Freeman will be out on vacation. During this time, Management will be sitting onsite full time. Management will have inspections and other business to attend to in the San Diego Office for other Associations now and then if not seen in the office during this time. For all emergencies, please remember to call 800-400-2284.
Alicante Holiday Party
Please Join the Alicante Board of Directors for the Annual Alicante Holiday Party
When : Thursday, November 29th at 6:00PM
Where: In the Alicante Community Room
Celebrate the season with friends, neighbors and staff! Beer, wine, water, appetizers, and cookies will be provided along with Santa’s Taco Bar! You are welcome to bring along additional drinks and holiday desserts to share and add to the fun.
In observance of Thanksgiving, Action Property Management and Able Engineering will be closed Thursday, November 25, 2016 – Friday, November 26, 2018. In the event of a maintenance emergency, such as a flood, please contact Action Property Management at 949-450-0202.
Annual Fire Alarm and Fire Sprinkler Inspection
HCI has been contracted to do an annual visual inspection of all of the fire sprinklers in the building, which includes the fire sprinklers inside all of the units.
Wednesday, November 28th between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM (Floors 14-7)
Thursday, November 29th between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM (Floors 6-1)
We ask for resident’s cooperation during the inspection:
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Management at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.
Avoid Water Damage
Given Alicante’s age, the “P-trap” that drains your kitchen sink may be leaking, or almost corroded through. A number of residents have recently replaced their “P-traps” for this reason. Check your “P-trap” for drips, cracked connections, or other signs of age. You may want to contact a plumber for assistance. Don’t wait until it’s too late!
Get It Done San Diego
You may want to install the free Android or iOS app on your mobile device so that you can report neighborhood concerns like potholes, tree hazards, side walk repairs, etc. For more information, see this webpage: https://www.sandiego.gov/get-it-done
Next Refresh Project
The Common Area Enhancement Committee is going to take a break now that the Fitness Room Project is complete. In January 2019 the committee will resume investigations for the next Common Area Refresh Project.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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!