May 2020 Newsletter
Posted By mplascencia on May 7, 2020
Annual Meeting Postponed
The Annual Board of Directors Meeting has been postponed and will now be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 in the Community Room beginning at 6:00pm. We currently have no candidates running for the Board. If you are interested in running for the Board, please contact Management.
The May 2020 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 beginning at 6:00pm.
Memorial Day Holiday
Action Property Management, Professional Maintenance Systems (Janitorial), and Able Engineering will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 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!
For more updates regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus), please go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website https://www.cdc.gov/ or the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Website https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV.html .
The CDC has also posted informative videos regarding Covid-19 on their Youtube Channel:
- Link to CDC’s YouTube Channel videos – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQaJa78zFQ0QgvShQ2HEwHxP
In addition, please do your utmost to protect yourself and your neighbors. Carry sanitizing wipes with you when entering and exiting locations. Wash your hands at every opportunity. Use hand sanitizer when you cannot wash your hands. We are all in this together.
Face Coverings Policy
As of May 1st the County of San Diego has been requiring residents to wear face coverings in public settings. In regards to Alicante, we strongly recommend that all residents wear a face covering when traveling through the Association. Contractors and third party vendors working onsite are required to wear face coverings and gloves when traveling through the Association. For more information regarding face covering requirements from the County of San Diego please visit the link below:
Food and Beverage Delivery Apps
If you are using a food and beverage delivery service (i.e. UberEats, PostMates, GrubHub etc.), you must meet the delivery person at the front entry lobby door and must not let the delivery person into the building. By limiting the amount of non-Alicante residents from entering the building, this will help reduce the spread of germs.
The Governor’s order mandates people to practice “social distancing,” which is the idea of maintaining a roughly 6-foot distance between other people. It also means limiting nonessential travel, avoiding public transportation when possible, working from home, and skipping social gatherings.
Quarantine vs. Isolation
Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease. To help give a clear definition as to what each one means, below are the definitions provided by the CDC website:
- Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
- Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
Janitorial Cleaning Schedule
Our janitorial staff have changed up their regular daily cleaning schedule in order to emphasize cleaning the building’s high touch areas (elevator buttons, push bars, door handles, gate handles, etc.)
Fitness Room Closure
As you may already be aware the fitness room is currently closed and will remain closed until further notice.
Community Room Reservations
Management will not be taking any new community room reservations for the time being.
Management along with the Building Engineer have halted all non-essential work from taking place in order to limit the amount of non-Alicante personnel from coming onsite. All emergency and safety related repairs will continue.
Speeding in the Garage
Please maintain safe and proper speeds when driving in the garage and reduce your speed on turns and when exiting and entering the garage as there are blind spots present.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Alternately, Owners may view the various committee charters on Resident Portal.
All moves and deliveries must be scheduled with Management at least a week in advance. 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.
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.
Garage Break In
Please see the suggestions listed below that may help prevent break ins from occurring in the future:
- Do not leave anything of value in your vehicle that is visible from the outside
- Do not let anyone in the building that you do not know
- Please call our security company immediately if you see anything suspicious taking place (619) 488-9064 during afterhours.
- In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
In addition to the suggestions above, be sure to keep an eye out for anyone lurking around the garage gate when entering and exiting the building. Take a moment on P1 to check and see if anyone follows you in to the garage especially when entering at night before proceeding to your parking space. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Management.