March 2019 Newsletter

Posted By on March 4, 2019

   

To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,

EV Chargers Approved!

Based on a ballot count in the 28-Feb Board meeting, the proposal to install EV chargers in association-owned parking spaces has been approved. The Board will now contact the vendors, finalize contracts, etc. More information soon!

March 2019– Board of Directors Meeting 

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

Management’s Schedule

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

Recycle Disposal

Please be careful what you throw in the recycle bin. Plastic bags and Styrofoam are considered contamination to the recycle bin and the Association may be fined. This includes the trash bags that you may collect your recyclables in. Please dump out the recyclables and throw the trash bag in the trash. Thank you for your help on this.

Next Refresh Project

With the start of 2019, the Common Area Enhancement Committee has resumed its meetings. The Committee is now preparing a survey to gather information from the community related to the next the refresh project. More information soon!

Smoke Detector Maintenance

If your condo’s smoke detectors are making noises / chirps, they may need attention.  The following bulletins may be helpful:

·         Smoke Detector Battery

·         Smoke Detector Cleaning

·         Smoke Detector Replacement

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

Additional Shower Door Towel Bar

You may find the added hanging space provided by a second shower door towel bar to be helpful. See the Shower Door Towel Bar bulletin for more information.

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

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 Resident 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.

Moves/Deliveries

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!

Location

475 Redwood Street
San Diego, CA 92103
phone | (619) 293-3454

Management Team

General Manager
Magnolia Plascencia |mplascencia@actionlife.com

Manager Assistant
Kylia Neal | kneal@actionlife.com

On-Site Engineer
Patrick Freeman
Monday – Friday | 8:00am – 5:00pm

Management Company

Action Property Management
www.actionlife.com
Regional Office
1133 Columbia Street, Suite 106
San Diego, CA 92101
phone | (949) 450-0202

Corporate Office
2603 Main Street, Suite 500
Irvine, CA 92614
phone | (949) 450-0202
fax | (949) 450-0303