February 2019 Newsletter

Posted By on March 4, 2019


To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,

EV Charger Vote!

Your Board of Directors requests that you cast your vote on a one-time capital expenditure to provide EV chargers in Association-owned parking spots. EV chargers would be a valuable new amenity at Alicante.

Given the current technology available, the Board has determined the most cost-effective near-term solution is to install EV chargers in Association-owned parking spots. The Association-owned EV Chargers would be accessible to Residents who have garage access. Residents who use these EV Chargers would pay for the electricity delivered to their EVs.

Owners should receive a ballot through the mail. Please review the ballot and cover letter for additional information about the proposed EV chargers and the voting process. Please vote by the deadline!

February 2019– Board of Directors Meeting 

The February 2019 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in the Community Room beginning at 6:00pm.

February – Holiday Schedule

Please note that Action Property Management will be closed Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of President’s Day. In the event of a maintenance emergency, such as a flood, please contact Action Property Management at 800-400-2284.

Management’s Schedule

Moving forward on the 4th week of each month Management will be onsite on Monday and Thursday.

Clothing/ E-Waste Pick-up

Global Disposal will be holding a Clothing/EWaste event scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, 2018. 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.

Trash Disposal

If you choose to walk your trash down to the P1 level trash room please make sure to dispose of the trash in the container under the trash chute, as that bin is the next to be disposed of.

Next Refresh Project

With the start of 2019, the Common Area Enhancement Committee has resumed its meetings. Watch for information about the next Common Area Refresh Project.

New TV Option

MHz Choice is a streaming TV service that has mysteries, dramas & comedies produced in Europe. Their shows have easy-to-read English subtitles. FREE 30-day trial then $7.99/mo. or $89.99/yr. If you’re interested, look here for more info: https://watch.mhzchoice.com/

Water Saving

Alicante has a common water bill for the entire building. That bill is one of the Association’s largest budget items. To help keep this bill in-check, please consider the following OMC bulletins:

·         Clothes Washer – for info on water-savings models

·         Showerheads – for info on water-savings types

·         Toilet Flapper – for info about fixing leaky toilets

·         Water Savings

All OMC bulletins are available online: http://alicantehoa.com/owner-maintenance-committee/

Reduce Your SDG&E bill

To help keep your bill in-check, you may want to consider the following OMC bulletins:

·         Bathroom LED bulbs

·         Dryer Duct Cleaning

·         Dryer Filters

·         Electricity Savings

·         HVAC Checkup

·         HVAC Filters

·         Kitchen LED bulbs

·         LED light bulbs

·         Programmable Thermostats

·         Refrigerator Coil Cleaning

All OMC bulletins are available online: http://alicantehoa.com/owner-maintenance-committee/

Pet Disturbances

While Alicante is a dog friendly building, please manage your pets so that they do not diminish others’ enjoyment of Alicante. This includes cleaning up pet accidents and taking the necessary measures to limit barking. Per the Association’s governing documents, pet-related violations can lead to fines. Please show respect to your neighbors and help keep Alicante a pet-friendly building.

Amended Owner Maintenance Committee Charter

In its January meeting, the Board amended the OMC Charter to facilitate participation by Owners with technical knowledge who would like to use those skills to assist the community. The revised document is on Vivo.

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.

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.


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.

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 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!


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