November 22, 2014
News and Other Things for Harbour Vista Community Huntington Beach
posted 6 November 2014
by Diane Pannone
Elvis is a handsome 11 month old Australian Shepherd who lives with his owners on Cabana. He was adopted when he was 8 weeks old and has grown to 53 pounds. He's very friendly and energetic. He loves going to dog beach and has doggie play dates at the dog park in Newport Beach. His 2 best doggie friends in Harbour Vista are Bailey and Cooper, two small white dogs that live on Lago. They have great fun playing together. The Australian Shepherd dog is an intelligent, energetic breed with strong herding and guarding instincts. They thrive on lots of mental and physical exercise. They need a sense of purpose to be truly content. Elvis is still in his puppy stage and craves lots of attention and play from the humans in his life. He is very friendly and likes to meet new people. For halloween, Elvis was dressed in his Bumble Bee costume. If you see him out on a walk stop and say hello.■
posted 17 October 2014
Community Garage Sales
The Community Wide Garage sale took place on October 11th. Garages were open and display tables set up with a variety of items for sale. Both fire gates and the Cabana and Lago gates were open for shoppers to come in the complex. Most participating residents thought the number of shoppers was lower than in previous garage sales. Also fewer residents participated which was attributed to the short notice of the event. Some attributed the lower traffic and shoppers to the modest number of signs announcing and directing people to the sale. The traffic went up when two enterprising participants placed two large stuffed bears with signs at the Lago and Cabana gates. Those who participated would like to see it become an annual event with more notice so more residents would participate.■
posted 6 November 2014
Dining Around Harbour Vista
by Mary Williams

Perfect for breakfast or lunch and walking distance from Harbour Vista, Green Street Cafe is located at the corner of Green Street and Warner Avenue.
No Reservations
No reservations and a little wait on weekends. We waited about 15 minutes for an opening and there was a long line of people. Small dining area outside with heaters and not much bigger on the inside. A eat at bar where they serve beer and wine and watch sports on television. Owned by the same people as Buon Gusto.
Good Dishes
I had the Eggs Huntington which consisted of grilled portobello mushrooms, sauteed spinach, tomato, avocado and poached eggs with Hollandaise sauce. Nice dish if you are limiting your carbs. No English muffin to be seen. Hollandaise sauce was good. Other dishes ordered were the regular French Toast which consisted of 3 whole slices of bread and an Belgium waffle. Waffle was crispy. All the dishes we had were good.
Large Portions
Extensive menu and breakfast is served all day. The "big" plates, meatloaf, steak, fried chicken etc. are served starting at 11:00 am. You can build your own burgers, omelettes and burritos from a large list of ingredients. Considerable side dishes are offered. Portions were large but not over whelming. Everything on the menu is available for takeout.
Late in Afternoon Becomes Dinner
This was my first time eating here and I will be back. They have the traditional Monte Cristo sandwich on the lunch menu so I definitely need to try that. Come late enough in the afternoon and it becomes dinner instead of lunch. ■

Green St. Cafe
4911 Warner Ave., #102
Huntington Beach 92649
(714) 846-0909 or 714-846-4949
7am to 4 pm, 7 days
updated 8 October 2014
The railings on these recently rebuilt balconies are a new design. The top cap board on the railing isnot used in the new design. (See photos) The new railings should help lessen the dry rot of therailings since pots, plants and other items can no longer be placed on the top of the railings. The watering of plants on top of the old railings and the installation of satellite dishes and use of nails on the railings contributed to the dryrot and termite damage to railings and balconies. The use of the new design should save the HOA money in the future.
Let The HOA Know
If you have dry rot or termite damage on your balcony, let Action Property Management know. The exterior of the buildings in the complex is the HOA's responsibility and paid for with your HOA dues. ■
posted 3 November 2014
October HOA Meeting
Real Estate Sign Post Petition Rejected
Land Lease/Sub-Lease Discussed

Four Board Members and the Action Community Manager Julie Carter were in attendance. Board Member Mike Peduzzi along with Community Manager Mike Sukey were absent. There were twelve residents in attendance.

Community Manager Julie Carter gave the financial report.
Increase in HOA Assessment Approved.
Based on the Reserve Study and the proposed budget by Action the Board unanimously voted to increase the monthly HOA assessment by 3% for 2015. This follows the 5% increase in monthly assessment two years ago.
Real Estate Sign Post Petition ignored
The Board President stated the Board had received a copy of the Petition, but she could not support having a place for real estate signs in the common areas of the complex because she believes it is against the HOA CC&R's. The other three Board Members agreed with her and the petition was dismissed. (See note below)
New Fine Policy Approved
The new proposed Fine Policy was mailed to homeowners for comment. The Board received only one (1) comment. The Action Community Manager stated that most associations have been raising the fines for violations. The Board unanimously approved the new Fine Policy.
Open Forum
A resident asked about the cold water shut off valves for the buildings located on Cabana, Lago & Blackbeard. Each building has four (4) cold water shut off valves. Each of these valves turns off the cold water to 5 units. Residents need to call Action if they have a plumbing issue that requires water shut off.

A homeowner asked about the current status of the extension of the Land Lease/Homeowner Sub-leases. The Board indicated there is nothing new to report and that the Board felt they had reached an impasse with Dermot Realty last year. They stated they think the extension would be too expensive and therefore have not pursued the issue with Dermot Realty. Another homeowner asked if the Board had thought about making a counter-offer to the lease holder. The Board indicated they didn't think Dermot Realty would agree to a counter offer. (Dermot Realty, the lease holder, did secure a fifteen (15) year extension from the land owners).
New Business
The Board unanimously approved the following:
  • Tree trimming schedule
  • Repair of motors for the pools
  • Repair of valves for boilers
Trash bin repairs were deferred.

The Board again deferred taking action on the cleaning of the streams in the complex.

Changes to the HOA Rules & Regulations regarding satellite dish placement and extension dog leashes was deferred. The Board President stated the Board wants to review all Rules & Regulations and make all changes at one time.
  • It is unclear if the new design for the railings on patios and balconies will save money. It was suggested there would be a 10% savings to the HOA with the new design. Some homeowners who have the new design railings do not like the new design.
  • The water main shut off valves for the complex have become very hard to turn to shut off the water. It is not clear if repair or replacement would be an HOA expense or the City of Huntington Beach's responsibility. Action will look into the matter and advise the board.
The next HOA Board meeting is scheduled on November 24, 2014.■

Editor's Note: According to the HOA CC&R's 8.04 (Signs): "The Board of Directors shall erect within the Common Areas a Master Directory of the Units that are for sale or lease". Why the Board does not want to consider providing a place in the common area of the complex for an effective real estate signs does not seem to make sense.

posted 6 Novermber 2014
Board Member Cheryl Boyd has sold her condo and moved from Harbour Vista. She was elected to the Board for the 2013-2014 term and was re-elected in June of this year for the 2014-2015 term. She served as a water shut-off volunteer along with her other responsibilities as a Board Member. Harbour Vista News hopes she enjoys her new home. ■
posted 22 November 2014
November Maintenance Happenings:
Our ducks could not swim in the stream along the 4861 Lago building because the water level had dropped so low they were walking in the mud. Due to the high winds blowing leaves and debris in the streams and ponds the little waterfall by the Lago gate no longer ran.
Previous Problem
Another problem occurred with the waterfall by the 4831 Lago building and the Cabana Garages. First water over flowed the bank of the stream. Then the water to the water fall stopped completely with the water level in the stream and large pond dropped.
Two Cleanup
Action Property Management was notified and Diversified Waterscapes came on their regularly scheduled day to clean out the leaves and debris and empty the filters. The waterfall by the 4831 Lago building and the Cabana Garages worked again. However they didn't clean the stream along the 4861 Lago building and get the water flowing to the waterfall by the Lago gate. Another call was placed to Action and Diversified was back out on their regularly scheduled day. The stream was cleaned and the waterfall was again working. Our ducks can now swim in these stream.
Pump Failures
High winds cause a large amount of leaves and debris in the streams and ponds causing a strain on the pumps so water does not flow to some of the streams. Other things that can cause the filters to clog is the over grown plants and vegetation in the streams. Besides causing a problem for the flow of the water they can possibly cause cracks in the cement bottom of the stream. If this occurs it would be costly to repair. One solution for this problem would be to have Diversified come three times a week during the fall when the leaves are turning and falling from many of the trees. ■
posted 5 November 2014
October Maintenance Happenings:
The Cabana and 4861 Lago buildings had the water shut off from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. recently for repairs to another leaky pipe. While water shut off notices had been posted telling residents the water would be off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m - the repair took longer. The leak was from the backflow valve located by the Lago gate. Scott English plumbing broke through the cement to expose the pipe involved only to find a second layer of cement slab further down. It took significant time to break through and remove the second layer of cement. The leak was caused by an aging connecting thread to the water main line from the water meter. The water was finally turned back on around 7p.m.This type of metal pipe installation that broke is no longer allowed by current city building codes. ■
Current News (click links)
Ducks in the Mud (11/22/14)
Real Estate Update (11/19/14)
Flash: Community Manager Change (11/7/14)
Board Member Moves (11/6/14)
Dinning Around Harbour Vista (11/6/14)
Pet of the Month (11/6/14)
Another Broken Pipe (11/5/14)
October HOA Meeting (11/3/14)
HOA Agenda Update (10/25/14)
Community Garage Sales (10/17/14)
Balcony Design Change (10/8/14)
Photo Opts (10/8/14)
posted 7 Novermber 2014
News Flash
Community Manager Mike Sukey has been re-assigned by Action Property and is no longer our HOA Community Manager. Julie Carter from Action is our current Community Manager. You can e-mail her at or call
949-450-0202 and ask for Julie Carter. ■
Notification: The fireplaces in each Harbour Vista Condo are not designed to burn wood, paper or any other combustible material. Only "gas logs" are allowed to burn in fireplaces. Burning other material such as pressed logs or wood in these fireplaces is NOT allowed and can create a fire hazards to the complex.
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2014-2015 HOA
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Gayle Poytner
Vice President Ron Rolewicz
Cheryl Boyd
Mike Peduzi
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Photo Opt
A mother and her two year old daughter are entertained by watching the Harbour Vista Ducks through the perimeter fences as they walk down Green Lane.
Upcoming HOA Meeting Schedules
(subject to change without notice)
Date Location Time Agenda
24 November 2014 Cabana Clubhouse
November 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM
No Agenda Disclosed
24 November 2014

Cabana Clubhouse

November 24, 2014
    The Board of directors hold an Executive Session on November 24, 2014 immediately preceding this meeting to discuss matters related to member discipline and collections.
    See Board Meeting Conduct
    1. Approval of the Regular Board Meeting Minutes of October 27, 2014.
    2. Acceptance of the unaudited Financial Statement for period ending October 31, 2014.
    1. Architectural Committee
    1. Common Area Issues
    2. Stream Cleaning
    3. Landscape Replacement Estimates
    1. Common Area Maintenance Issues
    2. Audit and Tax Preparations
    3. Homeowner Requests
    4. No Parking Sign-Directory Area Discussion
    5. Remediation Vendor-Discussion
    6. Deck Repairs-Budget/Priority List-Discussion
    7. Deck and Patio Maitenance-Draft Letter Review
    8. Lein Filing - Discussion held in Executive Session
    (following Adjournment of Executive Session)

January 26,2014
26 January 2015 Cabana Clubhouse 7:30PM
January 26, 2015 at 6:30 PM
January 26, 2015
Real Estate Summary
(as of 19 November 2014)
Active Real Estate Listing
Address Type Asking
4852 Cabana Drive #106 2 BD $290,000
4831 Lago Drive #304 2 BD $350,000
Contingent/Backup Offers
Address Type Asking
none at present
Pending Sales
Address Type Asking
16512 Blackbeard Lane #202 3 BD $240,000
Closed Sales
Address Type Closed
4861 Lago Drive #306 1 BD $158,500
4791 Lago Drive #200 3 BD $234,000
16581 Grunion Lane #100 3 BD $260,000
16581 Grunion Lane #104 2BD $215,000
4852 Cabana Drive #201 3 BD $201,000
16542 Blackbeard Lane #202 2 BD $285,000
4861 Lago Drive #306 1 BD $182,862
16512 Blackbeard Lane #101 3 BD $235,424
4831 Lago Drive #205 2 BD $216,100
4831 Lago Drive #305 2 BD $250,000
16551 Grunion Lane #204 2 BD $185,000
16542 Blackbeard Lane #203 2 BD $201,000
4861 Lago Drive #103 3 BD $230,000
4861 Lago Drive #202 3 BD $227,000
16521 Grunion Lane #103 2 BD $188,500
16551 Grunion Lane #203 2 BD $134,000
16521 Grunion Lane #101 3 BD $200,000 (asked $195,000)
For Lease/Rent
Address Type Description Monthly Contact
4852 Cabana Drive #207 2 BD Laundry
Middle Floor
New Upgrades
$2050/mon Mary Giacchino Star Real Estate
4861 Lago Drive #102 3 BD Laundry
Bottom Floor
$2150/mon contact White House Properties
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