November 20, 2020 Newsletter - English
Posted on Nov 23rd, 2020
NEWSLETTER – November 20, 2020
Board Meeting Highlights
The Board met October 17th
The Board reviewed the COVID – 19 Emergency Rules and continued them as is, since we are now Purple status.
The Association’s Operating Fund balance was low and in need of funding. The Board approved a loan from Reserve Funds for 12 months. This was needed hopefully for a short-time, waiting for payment from two homeowners for unreimbursed expenses the Association incurred.
Employee Health Insurance could no longer be through the L&R group policy. The CSCA#10 employee health insurance and related benefit options was approved by the Board.
Employee Benefits – The Employee Handbook required updating as to vacation accruals. The Board also made a change to permit employees to take vacation during the Summer Moratorium.
Our Bylaws and CC&Rs – As you may recall in 2018, the vote to revise the Governing Documents failed. Because they must be updated due to SB 323, the Board is going to review them and update them, as required. These documents are hard to change, and expensive, so all Members will be encouraged to cast their vote. This work will take some months. Director Rich Falcone is the point-person on this project.
Expenditures – Several expenditures were considered, each of them important, but were tabled for future consideration. One of the reasons why, was because an emergency expenditure to replace the diesel fuel tank, which stores fuel for the fire engines needed to be replaced. The tank is above ground, which is no longer permitted. The tank and lines need to now be double lined. Also note, no agency wanted to be the approving agency for the replacement. Finally, after months of passing-the-buck, the City accepted this responsibility. The plans and permits alone are almost $13,000!
With that unexpected large expenditure, the other requests needed to wait.
Garages – Please help us with two problems. Summer only permitted items like beach chairs are not permitted after summer. We have to assume since they are not, that the staff should discard them. The second issue is the car vehicle trickle chargers and cords. The cord plugs and chargers are on the floor. If they become wet, they will short circuit the lighting and everything else plugged in. For example, we have a rain storm and need to pump water out of the garages. If the circuit breaker goes off so will the sump pumps and we won’t know which cord or charger caused the short circuit.
Annual Mailing – All Members are going to receive the required Annual Mailing shortly. Please read through it and then file it. It has the answers to many of the questions asked by homeowners and insurers during the course of the year. It also contains the 2021 budget. Association President Kevin McAuliffe provided an overview of what the Association is doing, what needs to be done and of course the reasons for the increase in assessments. Please make sure you take the actions necessary with your banking arrangement to pay the new assessment amount beginning January 1st.
Holiday Gift Fund – As we do each season, we are soliciting monetary gifts from Owners and Residents for the staff. This is in lieu-of-tipping, through the year, which is prohibited.