Terrace Tribune – June 2019
Welcome to another edition of the Terrace Tribune for June 2019. This month we’ll revisit the topic of a potential loan to fund capital projects and get you caught up on maintenance efforts related to the pools and fire lane.
Capital Repair Projects (Town Hall Meeting Scheduled)
As discussed in previous newsletters, there are a variety of capital improvement/repair projects that are being discussed including community-wide re-piping and asphalt resurfacing. To address these items, additional funding would be required in the form of a loan, special assessment, HOA dues increase, or a combination of any/all.
At the most recent HOA meeting, Pacific Western Bank provided the Board of Directors with an overview of potential loan options. The Board continues to evaluate options and prepare an outline for the next steps.
As such, a town hall meeting with all homeowners has been scheduled for August 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Be sure to save the date and stay tuned for additional details on meeting location and agenda.
Fire in the 200 Circle (And an Important Reminder)
Early this month, one of our Board mentioned that there was a fire in the 200 circle. Apparently what started as a small kitchen fire grew to something more significant as the resident and a neighbor scrambled to find someone with a fire extinguisher. Eventually the fire department arrived and took care of the situation.
But this serves as an important reminder to everyone ... our community has about 30 fire extinguishers, with 4 or 5 placed in each circle typically attached to the center block of detached garages. All of them are tested and recharged on a regular maintenance schedule. Of course it’s best for each resident to have their own fire extinguisher readily available in their home. But if you don’t have one yet or yours fails in the event of an emergency, it’s important know that several backups are located just outside your front walkway.
So take a moment now to find that one that’s closest to your unit so you know where it is in case you ever need it (hopefully you won’t!!).
New Pool Maintenance Provider
A new pool service provider is schedule to begin in July. In short, the previous service provider was underperforming, seemingly ignoring maintenance of several things that were brought to their attention by our property management company Platinum Management Group.
We all look forward to a better level of service starting in July!
Lower Pool Temporarily Closed
Partially as a result of the poor level of care and maintenance received from our previous service provider, one of the pumps at the lower pool (Santa Rosa) has broken. As such, the lower pool is temporarily closed until the pump can be replaced (our property manager is currently working with the incoming new service provider to replace the pump as soon as possible).
Fire Lane Project Scheduled to Start
The Fire Lane renovation mandated by the Orange County Fire Authority (discussed in previous newsletters) is finally scheduled to start on July 5, 2019. The project may take up to 3 days to complete.
Construction traffic and the impact to residents will mostly be limited to the 500 circle. If you have any questions, please contact our property management company, Platinum Management Group, at (949) 330-6350.
Thank you for your patience as we work to bring the community into compliance with current fire codes.
Update 7/2/19: It appears that this project will be pushed back again due to an unforeseen delay in the city permit process. Stay tuned for an update as we get it.
Join Us for the Next Board Meeting
Come on out and voice your opinion on the various projects and goings on at the next board meeting:
Thursday, June 27th
Open Forum - 6:30 pm
Board Meeting - 6:45 pm
Platinum Management Group
65 Enterprise - 3rd Floor
Conf. Room – Huntington 1
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656