Manager’s Messages

June 2020 Newsletter

Annual Meeting

The Annual Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 in the Community Room via Zoom beginning at 6:00pm. We have one known Candidate, Michael Meacham. If you would like to vote for him, you may write his name on your ballot. If you have already turned in your ballot and would like to receive a replacement ballot, please contact Management.  

Covid-19 Updates

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:

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:

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/face-coverings.html

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.

Social Distancing

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 the County of San Diego permits public gyms to re-open. The Board of Directors will follow requirements provided by the County of San Diego in order to create procedures that will go into place upon the fitness room’s re-opening.

Community Room Reservations

Management will not be taking any new community room reservations for the time being.

Non-Essential Work 

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.

Lost Items

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 mplascencia@actionlife.com to check and see if it has been turned in.

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 mplascencia@actionlife.com for more details. Alternately, Owners may view the various committee charters on Resident Portal.

Moves/Deliveries

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. 

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.

May 2020 Newsletter

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.

Board Meeting

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!

Covid-19 Updates

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:

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:

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV/face-coverings.html

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.

Social Distancing

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.

Non-Essential Work 

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.

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.

Moves/Deliveries

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. 

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.

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.

April 2020 Newsletter

The following suggested protocols and steps are built around recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Everyone is encouraged to do their part in order to protect themselves and their neighbors.

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.

Janitorial Cleaning Schedule

For the past month, 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.

Non-Essential Work 

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.

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.

Garage Break In

Alicante recently experienced another 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.

Covid-19 Updates

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:

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.

March 2020 Newsletter

March 2020 Board of Directors Meeting 

The March 2020 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020 in the Community Room beginning at 6:30pm. 

Holding Doors Open

Please refrain from holding or propping Common Area doors and gates open for longer than 30 seconds as the Building Engineer and Management receive notifications for each occurrence.

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 throughout the building.

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/

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.

Trash Disposal in Common Areas

Management would like to remind residents to pick up any trash they leave behind while traveling through the Association as we must all do our part to preserve the appearance of Alicante.

EV Charging Stations Activated

The electric vehicle charging stations are officially activated and ready for use. You can find the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Use Policy and Driver Connection Instructions at the following link.

Please follow the Driver Connection Instructions to request to connect to Alicante. Once Management receives the completed “Attachment A” form found in the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Use Policy and the $500.00 non-transferable registration fee, Management will approve your connection request and provide you an EV Sticker to be placed on your vehicle. If you have any questions, please contact Management at mplascencia@actionlife.com.

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.

Moves/Deliveries

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. 

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 mplascencia@actionlife.com or mhernandez@actionlife.com

Short Term Rentals

Management would like to remind residents you may not lease a unit for a period of less than thirty (30) days. Units that are leased or listed for lease for a period of less than thirty (30) days are subject to a hearing and $5,000.00 fine per occurrence.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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 2020 Newsletter

To the Owners and Tenants of Alicante,
 
February 2020 Board of Directors Meeting 
The February 2020 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in the Community Room beginning at 6:30pm. 
 
February – Holiday Schedule
Please note that Action Property Management will be closed Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of President’s Day. In the event of a maintenance emergency, such as a flood, please contact Action Property Managment at 800-400-2284.
 
New BBQ Grills
Alicante’s new barbeque grills have been delivered and installed. To turna barbeque grill on, push the knob in and turn to the left until you hear “click”. To turn the barbeque grill off, turn the knob to the right until you hear a “click”.
 
Clothing/ E-Waste Pick-up
Global Disposal will be holding a Clothing/EWaste event scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, 2020. 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 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 Global Disposal 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.
 
Trash Disposal in Common Areas
Management would like to remind residents to pick up any trash they leave behind while traveling through the Association as we must all do our part to preserve the appearance of Alicante.
 
EV Charging Stations Activated
The electric vehicle charging stations are officially activated and ready for use. You can find the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Use Policy and Driver Connection Instructions at the following link.
 
Please follow the Driver Connection Instructions to request to connect to Alicante. Once Management receives the completed “Attachment A” form found in the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Use Policy and the $500.00 non-transferable registration fee, Management will approve your connection request and provide you an EV Sticker to be placed on your vehicle. If you have any questions, please contact Management at mplascencia@actionlife.com.
 
Alicante Insurance 
Alicante’s Insurance renewed on October 1, 2019. 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.
 
Pest Control
Lloyd’s Pest Control offers homeowners a discounted rate of $25 for service to the interior of the units. If interested, please contact them at 1-800-223-2847. 
 
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.
 
Holding Doors Open
Please refrain from holding or propping Common Area doors and gates open for longer than 30 seconds as the Building Engineer and Management receive notifications for each occurrence.
 
Moves/Deliveries Price Increase
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. 
 
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 mplascencia@actionlife.com or mhernandez@actionlife.com
 
Short Term Rentals
Management would like to remind residents you may not lease a unit for a period of less than thirty (30) days. Units that are leased or listed for lease for a period of less than thirty (30) days are subject to a hearing and $5,000.00 fine per occurrence.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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!
 
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!


 

Location

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

Management Team

General Manager
Magnolia Plascencia |mplascencia@actionlife.com

Manager Assistant
Macy Hernandez | mhernandez@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