Welcome to Alicante

March 2017 Newletter

To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,

March 2017– Board of Directors Meeting
The March 2017 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in the Community Room with Open Session beginning at 6:30pm.

Window Washing
The spring window washing is scheduled for the week of March 20th.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.

Webpass
The bandwidth speed at Alicante has been upgraded. Alicante that was previously at 200mbps has been upgraded to a Gig (1000mbps) at no additional cost. This upgraded speed will only be seen when connecting directly into the jack. If a wireless router is used, you will notice a slightly slower speed. Currently Webpass is offered to owners at $60/month.

Opening Door with Key
As a reminder, when opening the doors do not use your key to open the door. This can break both the lock and the key.

Cardboard Boxes
Everyone loves to receive packages! However, there has been a huge increase of deliveries. As owners receive more packages there is more cardboard to recycle. Please make sure to remember to break down all boxes so all owners can fit their recyclables in the bin.

Hallway Carpet and Paint Project
As communicated in last month’s newsletter, the Board approved new paint, carpet, and other details for the carpeted hallways on floors 1 thru 14. Work is scheduled to begin in March. More details to follow!

LED Fixtures for Garage Elevator Lobbies and Stair 1, 2 & 3 Hallways
Installation of the new LED light fixtures approved by the Board in its January meeting is completed.

Sports on Streaming TV
Do you love watching sports? Is watching sports the main reason you keep Cable TV?  Have you already cancelled Cable TV, but would like to watch more sports programs?  The article at this link summarizes the numerous options for watching sports without cable TV: link.

Bankers Hill Community Group
Curious about the neighborhood, or want to get involved? You may find the Bankers Hill Community Group interesting! This neighborhood group meets monthly.  The group…
• Meets local leaders and discusses neighborhood priorities
• Volunteers and cleans the neighborhood
• Rewards people who contribute to Bankers Hill
• Helps preserve Bankers Hill natural resources

For more info, see the group’s website: www.bankershillcommunity.org

SDG&E Energy Savings Items
Interested residents may want to watch SDG&E sites (e.g.; here) for programs that include water and energy savings devices for customers.

Proposed Phosphate Treatment for Building Hot Water
A vendor will attend a future open session Board meeting to discuss a proposed treatment for Alicante’s hot water system to reduce the risk of pinhole leaks. Fixing pinhole leaks in common area pipes can become an appreciable Association expense.

Background: The risk of pipe pinhole leaks depends on a number of factors, including:
• Pipe material (copper, plastic, etc.)
• Pipe/building age
• Mineral content of the water carried by the pipe
• Erosion caused by water flowing thru the pipe

Over time, chemical reactions between minerals in the water and the pipe material (copper) can result in thin spots in the pipe, leading to pinhole leaks. Moreover, the flow of water through the pipe can erode the pipe’s walls, increasing the risk of pinhole leaks. Since Alicante’s hot water is continually re-circulated (to enable instant hot water at the taps), Alicante’s hot water pipes are at risk of pinhole leaks due to chemical reactions, as well as water flow erosion.

The proposed treatment involves the injection of food grade phosphates into the hot water flowing throughout the building to all condo units. The phosphates injected into the hot water would react with the copper pipe, depositing a layer along the inner surface of the pipes.  This layer lessens the risk of pipe corrosion (minerals in the water) or pipe erosion (constantly flowing hot water) that could lead to pinhole leaks.

Pet Reminders
While we are a dog friendly building, please keep your furry companions on a leash while walking through the common areas.  Per the Alicante Association Membership Handbook #9: “A leash held by an individual capable of controlling the animal must be used when walking your pet in the Common Areas including the lobby, hallways, garage and elevators.”

Additionally, please do not allow your pet to relieve themselves in the planters!  To reduce confusing your furry friend, please do not walk your pet through the patio/recreational area.

Lastly, as a reminder, residents are entitled to quiet enjoyment of their unit.  Please take the necessary measures to limit barking when in the unit and common areas.  If there is persistent barking, it may rile up other furry neighbors and could be considered a nuisance – which is a violation of the governing documents.  Let’s work with our furry companions to make Alicante an enjoyable living space for all!

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 Vivo 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.  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 HOA Meetings
Just a reminder that each month’s HOA Board meeting includes an Open Session where Owners may discuss concerns with the Board, as well as listen while the Board discusses HOA matters.  Owners are encouraged to attend!

February 2017 Newsletter

 

To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,

February 2017– Board of Directors Meeting

The January Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2016 in the Community Room with Open Session beginning at 6:30pm.

February 2016 – Holiday Schedule

Please note that Action Property Management will be closed Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of President’s Day. In the event of a maintenance emergency, such as a flood, please contact Action Property Management at 949-450-0202.

Clothing/ E-Waste Pick-up

Global Disposal will be holding a Clothing/EWaste event scheduled for 3/3/2017. To sign-up please visit www.globaldisposal.com and click on the “event sign-up” tab. Find your HOA (Alicante) and event, and then fill out the sign-up form. Please note: you must sign up Before March 2nd. Please bag all items and place them by the trash enclosure.

E-waste (electronic waste)

E-waste could include anything with a cord, including microwaves, televisions, computers, or any small kitchen appliances. To schedule removal for a large appliance, call us at 858-848-9278.

Unwanted clothing

Any clothing that you donate on the clothing/bulk item pick-up day will be up-cycled with 50% of pin waste proceeds donated to generosity water. Generosity water is a non-profit that provides clean water sources in developing nations. To learn more, visit www.generositywater.org.

Resident Hallways Refresh Project

Based on recommendations from the Common Area Enhancement Committee which included the owners’ survey responses, the Board has selected vignette C to update the resident hallways on floors 1 thru 14. The committee report with selections for carpet, paint, signage, lighting, baseboards, woodwork and doorbells is the result of hundreds of hours of lengthy and detailed work. The committee researched and created the design guide document, Alicante: Classic, Comfortable, Modern, and specifically defined the resident hallway project to source materials based on the design guidelines. Products and materials were selected and then evaluated for style, colors, material quality, material durability, usage requirements, environmental specifications, installation specifications, solutions feasibility and budget. Schedule details will be communicated soon!

Survey results:

Vignette C – 50%

Vignette A – 26%

Vignette B – 24%

Future Common Area Enhancement Projects

Following the Resident Hallways Refresh Project, other common areas (e.g.; Lobby, Community Room, etc.) will be addressed. All updates will be informed by the design guide document, Alicante: Classic, Comfortable, Modern and will coordinate with the updated hallways.

Replacement LED Bulb for Kitchen Recessed Cans

Most Alicante kitchens have four recessed can light fixtures. The Owners Maintenance Committee has identified an LED replacement bulb suitable for this fixture:  Hyperikon PAR20 Dimmable LED Bulb 8W (50W equivalent), 3000K (Soft White Glow), CRI90+, Flood Light Bulb. This LED bulb uses far less electricity than an incandescent bulb typically used in the fixture, yet makes light much like a halogen bulb. This LED bulb does not require re-wiring the recessed fixture: Simply replace the current bulb with this LED bulb. Amazon has a 4-pack of these bulbs for ~ $23. The bulbs are also available from other vendors. The related OMC bulletin is online.

Pet Reminders

While we are a dog friendly building, please keep your furry companions on a leash while walking through the common areas. Per the Alicante Association Membership Handbook #9: “A leash held by an individual capable of controlling the animal must be used when walking your pet in the Common Areas including the lobby, hallways, garage and elevators.”

Additionally, please do not allow your pet to relieve themselves in the planters! To reduce confusing your furry friend, please do not walk your pet through the patio/recreational area.

Lastly, as a reminder, residents are entitled to quiet enjoyment of their unit. Please take the necessary measures to limit barking when in the unit and common areas.  If there is persistent barking, it may rile up other furry neighbors and could be considered a nuisance – which is a violation of the governing documents.  Let’s work with our furry companions to make Alicante an enjoyable living space for all!

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    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 Vivo 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.  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 HOA Meetings

Just a reminder that each month’s HOA Board meeting includes an Open Session where Owners may discuss concerns with the Board, as well as listen while the Board discusses HOA matters.  Owners are encouraged to attend!

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January 2017 Newsletter

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To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,

January 2017– Board of Directors Meeting 

The January Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2016 in the Community Room with Open Session beginning at 6:30pm.

Holiday Tree Pick- Up

Global Disposal will be picking up Christmas trees on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.

If you would like to dispose of your tree, please bring it down to the motorcycle parking section in the P1 Level.  It is located to the left of the ramp (if you are facing it, as if you are leaving the garage).  Please clean up any needles your tree leaves behind.

Replacement LED Bulb for Kitchen Recessed Cans

Most Alicante kitchens have four recessed can light fixtures. The Owners Maintenance Committee has identified an LED replacement bulb suitable for this fixture:  Hyperikon PAR20 Dimmable LED Bulb 8W (50W equivalent), 3000K (Soft White Glow), CRI90+, Flood Light Bulb. This LED bulb uses far less electricity than an incandescent bulb typically used in the fixture, yet makes light much like a halogen bulb. This LED bulb does not require re-wiring the recessed fixture: Simply replace the current bulb with this LED bulb. Amazon has a 4-pack of these bulbs for ~ $23. Click here to see the Amazon offer. The bulbs are also available from other vendors. An OMC bulletin regarding this LED bulb will be available soon.

British TV Shows

If you enjoy shows from the UK, you may want to check out britbox or Acorn TV.

Cord Cutting (replacing Cable TV with other Services

Directions and information are here, and here and here for those who are interested.

Direct TV Now and Sling TV

Streaming TV options continue to expand. DirecTV Now and Sling TV provide cable TV channels, for less. Click here for a comparison of DirecTV Now and Sling TV. One of the Sling TV plans [Orange ($20/mn) or Blue ($25/mn)] + the News Extra ($5/mn) is roughly similar to the Direct TV Now offering ($35/mn). More details regarding Sling TV are here. More details regarding DirecTV Now are here.

 

Pet Reminders

While we are a dog friendly building, please keep your furry companions on a leash while walking through the common areas.  Per the Alicante Association Membership Handbook #9: “A leash held by an individual capable of controlling the animal must be used when walking your pet in the Common Areas including the lobby, hallways, garage and elevators.”

Additionally, please do not allow your pet to relieve themselves in the planters!  To reduce confusing your furry friend, please do not walk your pet through the patio/recreational area.

Lastly, as a reminder, residents are entitled to quiet enjoyment of their unit.  Please take the necessary measures to limit barking when in the unit and common areas.  If there is persistent barking, it may rile up other furry neighbors and could be considered a nuisance – which is a violation of the governing documents.  Let’s work with our furry companions to make Alicante an enjoyable living space for all!

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 Vivo 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.  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 HOA Meetings

Just a reminder that each month’s HOA Board meeting includes an Open Session where Owners may discuss concerns with the Board, as well as listen while the Board discusses HOA matters.  Owners are encouraged to attend!

December 2016 Newsletter

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December 2016 Newsletter

To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,

January 2017– Board of Directors Meeting 

The January Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2016 in the Community Room with Open Session beginning at 6:30pm.

Upcoming Winter Holiday

In observance of upcoming holidays, Action Property Management will be closed Friday, December 23, 2016 – Monday, December 26, 2016, as well as Monday, January 2, 2017.  ABLE Engineering will close Monday, December 26, 2016 and Monday, January 2, 2017.  In the event of a maintenance emergency, such as a flood, please contact Action Property Management at 949-450-0202.

Hallway Carpet and Paint Project

For the first phase, three resident hallway carpet and paint vignettes have been installed on the first floor in front of the Community Room. The samples represent resident hallways and resident doors. Please take time to view the sample vignettes A, B and C and homeowners are encouraged to take the survey sent separately by December 20th to let the Board know which theme is their favorite. Homeowners’ feedback will be included in the Committee’s recommendation report to the Association Board.

Bike Room Security

To reduce the risk of bike theft or vandalism, the security of the bike room has been increased. Now, instead of using their keys, Residents must use their fobs to access the Bike Room through either its interior or exterior door.  The security system keeps track of fobs accessing the Bike Room and fobs are traceable to Owners. This information, combined with the onsite security cameras should reduce the risk of Bike Room property loss or damage.

Landscaping Changes

Several planters along the south side walkway and facing Redwood Street will be getting new greenery. The plants/ground-cover to be installed are types that are doing well in nearby planters.

Replacement LED Bulb for Bathroom Recessed Cans

Most Alicante bathrooms have a recessed can light fixture that uses a CFL bulb. The Owners Maintenance Committee has identified an LED replacement bulb suitable for this fixture:  Green Creative Part No. 57933. This LED bulb uses ~ half the electricity and makes brighter light than the typical CFL bulb now used. This LED bulb does not require re-wiring the recessed fixture: Simply replace the current CFL bulb with this LED bulb. The LED bulb is ~ $14 and is available from Solterra Lighting (760-438-6600; www.solterralighting.com), www.1000bulbs.com, or from other vendors. An OMC bulletin regarding this LED bulb will be available soon.

Telecom Options

A reminder that Residents have options for their telecom needs:

Service Providers
Telephone
  • Cox Communications (619-262-1122)
  • Internet phone providers (e.g.; OOMA  www.ooma.com )
Internet
  • AT&T/U-verse (800-288-2020)
  • Cox Communications (619-262-1122)
  • Webpass (1-800-WEBPASS)
TV
  • Alicante’s Roof TV Antenna
  • Cox Cable TV Packages
  • Streaming TV (Hulu, Netflix, etc.)

For more info, see the Welcome Packet. Renters should get a copy of the packet from their landlords.  Owners may get a copy of the packet onlinewww.vivoportal.com à Documents à Association Documents à Welcome Packet

5 Free Channels on Roku (Streaming TV)

For those who use a Roku to watch TV, you may want to review this list of top free channels.

Pet Reminders

While we are a dog friendly building, please keep your furry companions on a leash while walking through the common areas.  Per the Alicante Association Membership Handbook #9: “A leash held by an individual capable of controlling the animal must be used when walking your pet in the Common Areas including the lobby, hallways, garage and elevators.”

 

Additionally, please do not allow your pet to relieve themselves in the planters!  To reduce confusing your furry friend, please do not walk your pet through the patio/recreational area.

Lastly, as a reminder, residents are entitled to quiet enjoyment of their unit.  Please take the necessary measures to limit barking when in the unit and common areas.  If there is persistent barking, it may rile up other furry neighbors and could be considered a nuisance – which is a violation of the governing documents.  Let’s work with our furry companions to make Alicante an enjoyable living space for all!

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 Vivo 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.  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 HOA Meetings

Just a reminder that each month’s HOA Board meeting includes an Open Session where Owners may discuss concerns with the Board, as well as listen while the Board discusses HOA matters.  Owners are encouraged to attend!

November 2016 Newsletter

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November 2016 Newsletter

To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,

November/December 2016 – Board of Directors Meeting
The November/December 2016 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016 in the Community Room with Open Session beginning at 6:30pm.

Thanksgiving Holiday
In observance of Thanksgiving, Action Property Management and Able Engineering will be closed Thursday, November 24, 2016 – Friday, November 25, 2016.  In the event of a maintenance emergency, such as a flood, please contact Action Property Management at 949-450-0202.

Alicante Landscape Change
Alicante welcomes Mission Hills Nursery as the new landscape maintenance vendor starting Thursday, November 3, 2016. Service days will be weekly on Thursdays. Please give them a warm welcome to the community.

Fire Alarm Testing
The annual fire alarm testing will occur on Monday, November 14th. You may hear alarms intermittently throughout the day.  Again, this is only a test.

Hydrojetting
Hydrojetting of the lateral sewer lines will take place Tuesday, November 15th- Wednesday, November 16th from 9am-4pm. During these days please drive cautiously thorough the parking garage as work will be commencing.

Window Washing
Wednesday, November 16th window washing will begin. A full schedule of cleaning will be posted and emailed to the residents once the start date is closer.

Break Down Your Boxes
The environment thanks you for recycling, but please remember when you throw your boxes in the recycle bin that you please break them down first.

Welcome Packet
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: www.vivoportal.com  Documents  Association Documents  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 – Some Detector Cleaning.

HVAC Filters
With winter 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 during the upcoming holidays. 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.

Pet Reminders
While we are a dog friendly building, please keep your furry companions on a leash while walking through the common areas.  Per the Alicante Association Membership Handbook #9: “A leash held by an individual capable of controlling the animal must be used when walking your pet in the Common Areas including the lobby, hallways, garage and elevators.”

Additionally, please do not allow your pet to relieve themselves in the planters!  To reduce confusing your furry friend, please do not walk your pet through the patio/recreational area.

Lastly, as a reminder, residents are entitled to quiet enjoyment of their unit.  Please take the necessary measures to limit barking when in the unit and common areas.  If there is persistent barking, it may rile up other furry neighbors and could be considered a nuisance – which is a violation of the governing documents.  Let’s work with our furry companions to make Alicante an enjoyable living space for all!

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 Vivo 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.  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 HOA Meetings
Just a reminder that each month’s HOA Board meeting includes an Open Session where Owners may discuss concerns with the Board, as well as listen while the Board discusses HOA matters.  Owners are encouraged to attend!

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Location

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

Management Company

Action Property Management
www.actionlife.com
Regional Office
750 B Street, Suite 2860
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