Manager’s Messages

May Newsletter 2019

   

To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,

Board Meeting

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!

Manager Vacation

General Manager, Kelly Thomson will be on vacation starting May 20, 2019 returning June 3, 2019. Associate Manager, Magnolia Plascencia mplascencia@actionlife.com is filling in for Kelly during her absence.

Gym Etiquette

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!

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: 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.

HVAC Filters

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.

OMC Bulletins

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/

Pet Disturbances

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.

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.

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 Resident 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 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.

Moves/Deliveries

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.

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 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!

April 2019 Newsletter

To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,

Annual Meeting

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.

Window Washing

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 kthomson@actionlife.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/

OMC Bulletins

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/

Pet Disturbances

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.

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.

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 Resident 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.  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.

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 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!

March 2019 Newsletter

   

To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,

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 will now contact the vendors, finalize contracts, etc. More information soon!

March 2019– Board of Directors Meeting 

The March 2019 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 in the Community Room beginning at 6:00pm.

Management’s Schedule

Moving forward on the 4th week of each month Management will be onsite on Monday and Thursday.

Recycle Disposal

Please be careful what you throw in the recycle bin. Plastic bags and Styrofoam are considered contamination to the recycle bin and the Association may be fined. This includes the trash bags that you may collect your recyclables in. Please dump out the recyclables and throw the trash bag in the trash. Thank you for your help on this.

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!

Smoke Detector Maintenance

If your condo’s smoke detectors are making noises / chirps, they may need attention.  The following bulletins may be helpful:

·         Smoke Detector Battery

·         Smoke Detector Cleaning

·         Smoke Detector Replacement

All OMC bulletins are available online: http://alicantehoa.com/owner-maintenance-committee/

Additional Shower Door Towel Bar

You may find the added hanging space provided by a second shower door towel bar to be helpful. See the Shower Door Towel Bar bulletin for more information.

All OMC bulletins are available online: http://alicantehoa.com/owner-maintenance-committee/

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.

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 Resident 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.  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.

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 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!

February 2019 Newsletter

   

To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,

EV Charger Vote!

Your Board of Directors requests that you cast your vote on a one-time capital expenditure to provide EV chargers in Association-owned parking spots. EV chargers would be a valuable new amenity at Alicante.

Given the current technology available, the Board has determined the most cost-effective near-term solution is to install EV chargers in Association-owned parking spots. The Association-owned EV Chargers would be accessible to Residents who have garage access. Residents who use these EV Chargers would pay for the electricity delivered to their EVs.

Owners should receive a ballot through the mail. Please review the ballot and cover letter for additional information about the proposed EV chargers and the voting process. Please vote by the deadline!

February 2019– Board of Directors Meeting 

The February 2019 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in the Community Room beginning at 6:00pm.

February – Holiday Schedule

Please note that Action Property Management will be closed Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of President’s Day. In the event of a maintenance emergency, such as a flood, please contact Action Property Management at 800-400-2284.

Management’s Schedule

Moving forward on the 4th week of each month Management will be onsite on Monday and Thursday.

Clothing/ E-Waste Pick-up

Global Disposal will be holding a Clothing/EWaste event scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, 2018. 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 September 20th. 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.

Trash Disposal

If you choose to walk your trash down to the P1 level trash room please make sure to dispose of the trash in the container under the trash chute, as that bin is the next to be disposed of.

Next Refresh Project

With the start of 2019, the Common Area Enhancement Committee has resumed its meetings. Watch for information about the next Common Area Refresh Project.

New TV Option

MHz Choice is a streaming TV service that has mysteries, dramas & comedies produced in Europe. Their shows have easy-to-read English subtitles. FREE 30-day trial then $7.99/mo. or $89.99/yr. If you’re interested, look here for more info: https://watch.mhzchoice.com/

Water Saving

Alicante has a common water bill for the entire building. That bill is one of the Association’s largest budget items. To help keep this bill in-check, please consider the following OMC bulletins:

·         Clothes Washer – for info on water-savings models

·         Showerheads – for info on water-savings types

·         Toilet Flapper – for info about fixing leaky toilets

·         Water Savings

All OMC bulletins are available online: http://alicantehoa.com/owner-maintenance-committee/

Reduce Your SDG&E bill

To help keep your bill in-check, you may want to consider the following OMC bulletins:

·         Bathroom LED bulbs

·         Dryer Duct Cleaning

·         Dryer Filters

·         Electricity Savings

·         HVAC Checkup

·         HVAC Filters

·         Kitchen LED bulbs

·         LED light bulbs

·         Programmable Thermostats

·         Refrigerator Coil Cleaning

All OMC bulletins are available online: http://alicantehoa.com/owner-maintenance-committee/

Pet Disturbances

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.

Amended Owner Maintenance Committee Charter

In its January meeting, the Board amended the OMC Charter to facilitate participation by Owners with technical knowledge who would like to use those skills to assist the community. The revised document is on Vivo.

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.

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.  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.

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 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!

January 2019 Newsletter

   

To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,

January 2019– Board of Directors Meeting 

The January 2019 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 in the Community Room beginning at 6:00pm.

Holiday Tree Pick- Up

Global Disposal will be picking up Christmas trees on Friday, January 11, 2019.

If you would like to dispose of your tree, please bring it down to parking spot 19 on 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.

Holiday Decorations

As a reminder, all holiday decorations should be removed from doors and balconies by Thursday, January 10th.

Clothing/ E-Waste Pick-up

Global Disposal will be holding a Clothing/EWaste event scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, 2018. 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 September 20th. 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.

 

Pet Disturbances

While Alicante is a dog friendly building, please adhere to the rules and regulations when walking pets and having them in your condo. All residents are entitled to quiet enjoyment of their condos, and clean common areas.  Complaints were received by management for multiple pet-related disturbances over the recent holidays:

·         Animal urine in an elevator not cleaned-up by the owner

·         Barking dog on condo patio

·         Barking dogs walking thru lobby and common areas

·         Barking dogs in condo units disturbing hallway passersby and adjacent  residents

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.  Pet-related violations of the governing documents can lead to fines and CCTV footage from the common areas and elevators will be reviewed to identify residents who are not cleaning-up after their pets.   Please show respect to your neighbors and help keep Alicante a pet-friendly building.

 

EV Charger Investigation

In support of the trend toward the use of Electric Vehicles (EVs), the Board is exploring several options for accommodating EV Chargers in the Alicante Garage:

Given the current technology available, the Board has determined the most cost effective solution for Phase One is to install EV chargers in Association-owned parking spots. The Association-owned EV Chargers would be accessible to Residents who have garage access. Residents who use these EV Chargers would pay for the electricity delivered to their EVs.

Phase Two would involve upgrading Alicante infrastructure so it is easier / less costly for Condo Unit Owners to install their own EV Chargers in their deeded parking spots in the Alicante Garage. In these cases, the Owner’s EV Charger, its installation in an Owner’s deeded parking spot, its connection to Alicante’s EV charging infrastructure and the electricity for vehicle charging would be at the Owner’s expense.

Related considerations for both options (e.g.; costs, related community rules & regulations, etc.) are still under investigation.  Look for more information in the future.

Free* TV

Alicante Residents can get local TV channels for $0/month by connecting to Alicante’s roof antenna (*after a one-time connection fee): ABC, CBS, PBS, etc. Interested residents may want to check-out the Fitness Room TV as it is connected to Alicante’s antenna. See the OMC’s “Off-Air TV System” bulletin for more details: http://alicantehoa.com/owner-maintenance-committee/

Enjoy Sports Without Cable TV

For people interested in cutting the Cable TV cord, this article describes ways to watch sports without Cable TV.  For example, by connecting to Alicante’s TV antenna, Residents can watch sports on local channels (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, etc.). Alternately, by subscribing to a streaming service (e.g., Hulu with Live TV), Residents can view sporting events carried by ESPN, FSN, BTN, etc. See this article  for related information. Interested residents may want to check-out the Fitness Room TV as it has the Hulu with Live TV service.

Replacement Secondary Dryer Lint Filter

Alicante clothes dryers have a secondary dryer lint filter. The second filter reduces the chance of lint build-up in the exhaust duct that carries the warm moist air from the clothes dryer to outdoors. Generally, the secondary dryer lint filter is located near the ceiling of the closet containing the clothes

dryer. With time/use the secondary dryer lint filter may break, and need to be replaced. See the OMC’s “Dryer Filters” bulletin for more details: http://alicantehoa.com/owner-maintenance-committee/

Landscape Updates

Management is working with the landscape service to replace Silver Sheen bushes in select locations. The replacement shrubs are also drought tolerant.

Next Refresh Project

The Common Area Enhancement Committee is going to take a break now that the Fitness Room Project is complete. Later in January 2019 the committee will resume investigations for the next Common Area Refresh Project.

Free Wi-Fi in 1st Floor Common Areas

The association has free Wi-Fi in the Lobby, the Fitness Room, and in/around the Community Room. See the Welcome Packet for Wi-Fi network names and passwords. The Welcome Packet is available to Owners on Vivo. Renters may get a copy of the Welcome Packet from their landlords.

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.

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.  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.

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 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!

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Location

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

Management Team

General Manager
Magnolia Plascencia |mplascencia@actionlife.com

Manager Assistant
Kaysia Stewart | kstewart@actionlife.com

On-Site Engineer
Patrick Freeman
Monday – Friday | 8:00am – 5:00pm

Management Company

Action Property Management
www.actionlife.com
Regional Office
1133 Columbia Street, Suite 106
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