April 2019 Newsletter
Posted By kthomson on May 2, 2019
To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,
The April 2019 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in the Community Room beginning at 6:00pm. This meeting is the Association annual meeting so we hope to see you there. Do not forget to turn in your ballots.
The spring window washing is scheduled for the week of April 22nd -26th. 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.
Dryer Vent Clean Out
San Diego Dryer Vent was contacted by Management and in the season of spring cleaning Management has obtained a discounted rates. Individually the charge is $89 to clean a dryer vent if they can do 3 or more the price drops to $69, and if 5 or more $59 each. If you are interested in this service contact Management at email@example.com and Management will help residents to get a discounted rate.
Parking in Association Spaces
Management would like to remind residents that parking in spaces other than what is deeded to the resident or rented may result in a tow. Please do not park in any space without permission of the Owner or deeded to the property. If your vehicle is towed it will be at the expense of the Owner.
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 is now working with associated vendors, finalizing contracts, etc. More information soon!
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!
Free Movies and TV on the Roku Channel
If you have (or are interested in) Streaming TV/Roku you may want to explore the Roku Channel. It’s available via Roku boxes or Roku TVs. The channel provides free movies and TV shows. For a demo, you may want to try the Roku Channel on the Fitness Room TV. For additional info, look here: https://www.roku.com/whats-on/the-roku-channel
Do You Love to DVR?
You may be surprised that Streaming TV services can DVR too! Look here for more info: https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/who-has-the-best-dvr-directv-now-vs-youtube-tv-vs-philo-vs-hulu-vs-playstation-vue-vs-sling-tv-vs-fubotv/
The Owner Maintenance Committee has prepared short bulletins with information helpful to maintaining the systems in your condo. Topics include electricity savings, water savings, recurring maintenance items, and replacement parts. All OMC bulletins are available online: http://alicantehoa.com/owner-maintenance-committee/
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.
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.
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 Resident 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!