April 2021 Newsletter
Posted By mplascencia on April 9, 2021
The Annual Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 in the Community Room via Zoom beginning at 6:00pm. Remember to submit your ballot by April 21st or you may hand deliver your ballot the day of the meeting.
Fitness Room Re-Opened
As you may be aware, the fitness room has re-opened. Please follow the posted guidelines when using the fitness room.
Community Room Reservations
Management will not be taking any new community room reservations for the time being.
Breaking Down Boxes
When discarding boxes in the recycling bins, please be sure to break down the boxes first as they take up a lot of room.
Avoid 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.
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.
Face Coverings Approved
The Board of Directors have approved a rule requiring residents, visitors, contractors, vendors, and any other person seeking entry to the Association to wear face over their nose and mouth while in the common areas of the Association. This will continue in effect until a declaration from the Governor for the State of California or the Mayor (or Public Health official to whom the responsibility is delegated) removes the requirement that everyone in California must wear a mask or face covering when outside their home, with limited exceptions.
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.
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.
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.
Alicante’s insurance renewed on October 1st. Many of your own providers ask for a copy of the certificate of insurance. A copy of the new certificate can be found on the homeowner portal or on the Alicante website at the following link.
Items that are found by the Building Engineer and Janitorial Staff in the garage, lobby, and amenity rooms are turned in to Management. If you believe you have misplaced an item, please contact Management at firstname.lastname@example.org to check and see if it has been turned in.
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!
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.