May Newsletter 2019
Posted By mplascencia on May 2, 2019
To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,
The May 2019 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in the Community Room beginning at 6:00pm.
Annual Meeting Results
Congratulations to David Etzen, Michael Wheeler, and Rick Christie on being elected at our April Annual Meeting to the Board of Directors for two year terms.
Recognizing Retiring Directors
The Alicante Board and Management would like to thank Jack Larkin and Matt Von Radesky for their years of contribution to the Alicante community. Their dedication and time has helped shaped the culture of Alicante and has not only made the building a very desirable place for many to call home, but an enjoyable place for staff to come to work.
Thank you, Jack and Matt!
Memorial Day Holiday
Action Property Management, Professional Maintenance Systems (Janitorial), and Able Engineering will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial 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!
General Manager, Kelly Thomson will be on vacation starting May 20, 2019 returning June 3, 2019. Associate Manager, Magnolia Plascencia email@example.com is filling in for Kelly during her absence.
When using the weights in the gym, please place the weights back on the rack or gently on the mat between sets. The dropping of weights can be heard from up to ten stories high.
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. Plans have been submitted to the City which can take 1 – 2 months for approval. More information soon!
Next Refresh Project
With the start of 2019, the Common Area Enhancement Committee has resumed its meetings. The Committee has prepared a survey to gather information from the community related to the next the refresh project. Please keep an eye out for it in your email!
The document contains a variety of information to familiarize new Residents with living at Alicante. Landlords should give a copy to their tenants. The document includes a move-in checklist, Association meeting and committee information, OMC bulletin references, and information about building systems. The full bulletin is too large to post in the mailroom glass case. Owners may access the Welcome Packet and all OMC bulletins online: http://www.resident.actionlife.com à My Community à Documents à Welcome Packet
Smoke Detector Cleaning
Repeated triple beeping from a smoke detector – when there is no smoke –may mean it needs to be cleaned. This bulletin has related information: Alicante OMC – Smoke Detector Cleaning.
With summer approaching, it may be time for you to check/replace the filter in your heating system. This bulletin contains information on Heating/AC (HVAC) filter types, replacement frequency and vendors: Alicante OMC – HVAC Filters.
Close Water Valves When on Vacation
You may be away on vacation in the upcoming months. Given the risk of flood damage to owner and neighbor units due to water leaks, the bulletin recommends occupants close water supply valves before long absences. The bulletin also contains information regarding different condo water valve types: Alicante OMC – Close Valves.
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 remember that 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!