January 24 2022
HARBOUR VISTA NEWS
News and Other Things for Harbour Vista Community Huntington Beach
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posted 24 January 2022
Boiler System Discrepancies
Allow me to share with you my impressions of the circumstance where Harbour Vista is experiencing lukewarm water in several buildings on the property. On January 28th, the HOA will have a site inspection and review of the affected Boiler systems with representatives of the Boiler Manufacturer (Laars), ProStar Mechanical (maintenance vendor) and a representatives from the HOA.
Discrepancies Identified
The Board and ProStar Mechanical have identified several discrepancies with the new boiler systems versus the old ones. Of significant note is that the lukewarm water/sediment issue is only occurring in the buildings supported by the boiler system installed in 2018.
Boiler Summary
Three Laars boiler systems were installed in 2018 replacing the original RayPak dual Boiler systems. Two were installed to support the three Grunion Buildings (30 units per boiler) and one was installed to support the 4791 Lago and 4831 Lago Buildings (40 units). These buildings are experiencing lukewarm water issues-though not in every unit. The original RayPak dual boiler systems that serviced the two Blackbeard buildings and 4861 Lago and Cabana Buildings are not experiencing the lukewarm water/sediment issues. All boiler systems use the exact same size reservoir system (119 gal).
Boiler Summary
Building Boiler Total btu's Units
16512 Blackbeard Dual
RayPak
898,000
20
16542 Blackbeard
20
4791 Lago Single
Laars
1,250,000
20
4831 Lago
20
4852 Cabana Dual
RayPak
898,000
20
4861 Lago
20
16521 Grunion Single
Laars
999,000
20
16551 Grunion (north)
10
16551 Grunion (south) Single
Laars
1,250,000
10
16581 Grunion
20
Dual versus Single
The RayPak system uses two smaller boilers working in tandem to supply hot water. One boiler is on all the time and if demand is exceeded, the other one kicks in. The Laars boiler system consists of a single boiler which
RayPak
Laars
is 30% larger than the one system that it replaced. The old design works and the new design is having problems. Certainly this will be a question for the Laars boiler representative. More to follow.
Plumbing Issues
The hot water system to each building supports both faucets, showers and hydronic heating systems. The water is distributed where piping runs from the bottom floor to the top floor and is a common system to the building. Therefore, problems with one unit's plumbing can affect other unit’s plumbing which has been discussed in previous articles. Continued use of the Mixet valves that were installed when the complex was built, has been shown to cause crossover problems.
Hydronic Heater
There is a return line from each unit that returns water back to the boiler systems reservoir through a circulating pumping system. In addition to lukewarm water issues, it appears that sediment in the pipes has increased with the Laars boiler systems. Members are encouraged to clean faucet strainers more frequently more frequently clean. The HOA is looking into obtaining the services of a plumbing engineer to perform a more detailed evaluation of these issues. ■

Editor Note: If you are familiar with a water heater, it consist of the heating element inside a tank. The boilers at Harbour Vista have the heating element which called the boiler out side of a tank which is called the reservoir. The advantage is the water is heated faster, the tank does not have to be too large and heating of the water is almost instantaneous.
posted 2 April 2021
FYI
Condo Owner On-Line Classes
by Mariette van den Bersselaar
HOAconsulting.net is an e-learning website that offers some excellent courses on HOA living, HOA Board User Guide, and how to protect your home from the Coronavirus. I have attached a screen print of the three courses.
Three Courses
The library of 3 audio video courses is offered FREE for a period of time and for one month after you sign up. It is not clear from the website when the free offers expire. 
Learn at Own Pace
Each course is less than an hour long and you get a lot of information packed in a short amount of time. You do not need to complete the course in one session, and can go back to it as many times as you want. 
How to Get Started
To get started, go to the website www.HOAconsulting.net and select the blue button "Take a Course Now", then go through the steps of putting the courses in the shopping cart, proceed to the checkout (where the cost will be $0) and sign up with your email account and your own password. 
Very Informative
I thought the courses were very informative and can wholeheartedly recommend them. Let me know if you decide to take a look and if they were helpful.

Editor Notes:
  1. I took two of these classes. In the class HOA Board, I found out that an HOA is the "Caretaker" of the Community and not the "Landlords". In the course HOA Living, I found out what the Board is not. Very enlightening.
  2. When you register for these free classes, you have 30 days from the registration date to take them before you re asked to pay for them. You do not have to give a credit card or anything to register.




What's New (click links)
Boiler System Discrepancies (01/24/22)
Agenda for Thursday HOA Meeting (01/23/22)
Real Estate Update (01/16/22)
Lukewarm Water Meeting (01/12/22)
Thursday's Emergency HOA Meeting (01/02/22)
Land Lease Status (11/25/21)
THE COUNT (11/17/21)
Thursday's HOA Meeting (11/15/21)
New Kiosk System (08/25/21)


     ♦ Property Management
     ♦ Trash Pickup
     ♦ New Homeowner's Information
     ♦ Fireplace and Smoke Alarms
     ♦ Obtaining Keys and Controllers
     ♦ Harbour Vista General Information
     ♦ Invitation: HOA_Discussion
     ♦ For RENT Criteria
     ♦ EV Charging at Harbour Vista
     ♦ On-Line Condo Owner Class (04/02/21)

Fire Safety Notification
Fireplace Restriction
Wood, paper and Duraflame logs are not permitted inyour unit’s fireplace. Our fireplaces run on a gas burner and only gas cement logs are allowed. Any damage to the commonly shared stack, will be the unit owner’s responsibility.
Smoke Detectors Requirements
in addition to the as built living space smoke detector that are pre wired in each unit, per California law 310.9, each unit is required to have an additional workable smoke detector in each sleeping area. The 3-bedroom units are also required to have a workable smoke detector in the hallway.
Property Management
Powerstone Property Management
9060 Irvine Center Drive (in Irvine Spectrum)
Irvine, Ca. 92618
Tel: 949-716-3998
Emergency Number: 800-408-2242
Web: http://www.powerstonepm.com/
Community Manager: Jacklyn Suazo
Email: jsuazo@powerstonepm.com
Direct Line: 949-508-1589
Fax: 949-716-3999
User : https://myaccount.powerstonepm.com
Harbour Vista HOA
HOA Board Email contact:
HOA Board of Directors
Name Title
Michael Barto
President
John Briscoe Vice Prersident
Mike Borzi
Secretary
Yolanda Rangel Treasurer
Mary Williams
Member at Large

General Email to all Board Members:
hvboard@harbourvistahoa.com
Architectural Committee:
arch@harbourvistahoa.com
Landscaping Committee
  landscaping@harbourvistahoa.com
Rules and Regulations Committee
  rules@harbourvistahoa.com
Safety Committee:
safetycommittee@harbourvistanews.com


Harbour Vista News is published as hobby by editor: You may also text me at 714-883-1949. Its contents is not an official or legal entity of the Harbour Vista Homeowner's Association, LLC. The contents has not been approved by, nor are the views, expressed or implied, those of the Harbour Vista HOA Board of Directors or the membership.

Michael Barto is a practicing IT profession who has owned property at Harbour since 1996. He was former Board member (2012-2013). He also serving as the HOA  Architectural chairperson.

Harbour Vista News was first published in 2013.
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You will have a warm inner glow for the rest of the day. ■
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posted 17 November 2021 (revised 12/01/21)
HOA Meeting
THE COUNT
The count was “150 yes votes” and no “no votes”. The Proposition to extend the HOA beyond 2041 has passed. Ten HOA members attended in person and five members attended via Zoom for the ballot counting held Thursday, November 11 at 6:30 pm in the Cabana Clubhouse. Board member Michael Barto and John Brisco attended in person and Mary Williams jopined via Zoom
Ballots
The Inspector of Election Lauren K. Roll received some hand collected ballots from two HOA members Cathy Hubbling and Jill Perez. These were added to the ballots received by Powerstone through the mail. Former Vice President Michael Deitrick hand delivered his ballot to the Inspector of Elections. After removing a couple of duplicate ballots and a couple of ballots where the signature and name did not match the owner, the total accepted ballots was 150.
Quorum Met
The Inspector of Election was pleasantly surprised that Harbour Vista had reached quorum on the first go around and with a very high quorum requirement of 135 ballots (75 percent of the membership) for an amendment of the CC&R’s. Doing this work for over eight years, she stated that she had never seen quorum met on the first go around — even with smaller requirements for the election of officers.
Amendment Passed
With the outstanding results of “150 yes votes” and no “no votes” the proposition was easily passed. Once the Inspector of Elections submits her vote certification to the our HOA attorney, he will submit the amendment to the State of California for approval.
Volunteer Team
A volunteer ballot collection team started about two weeks before the ballets were due to collect ballots and knock on doors. This team consisted of Cathy Hubbling, Susan McClendon, Jill Perez and Tina Schwartz. Cathy Hubbling, Jill Perez and Tina Schwartz knock on doors in the community, contacting neighbors and collect ballots. Susan McClendon created and posted signs on the buildings reminding people to mail in their ballots. A phone bank was established. A car pool was run one night to collect ballots from off site owners.
Voting Not Easy
Even though stated in the Ballot instructions, Powerstone mistakenly sent out the ballots without a “self addressed” envelope. Member became confused whether to use their own postage to mail the ballot in or if it was even legal. A second problem was there were many "mailed-in" ballots that were returned from Powerstone to sender as undeliverable or lost in the mail. Fortunately, Daniela Cruz from Powerstone established a list of members whose ballots had not been received. The team used this list to knock on doors, make phone calls and pick up ballots. All member of this team including Daniela Cruz need to be complimented on their hard work and tenaciousness that made the passing of this proposition so successful.
Next Step
Now comes the hard part: The Landlease Committee is in the process of obtaining an appraisal to submit an offer. They will evaluate financing options. At that point we will need to negotiate a price. Once an agreement is reached, again the membership will be asked to approve by vote the contract for the HOA to purchase the Land Lease.
See Inspector of Elections Report ()

Admendment to CC&R's ()

Congratulations to the Community of Harbour Vista. You can be proud.■
posted 25 August 2021
FYI
New Electronic Kiosk Systems
Completion of the installation of new Electronic Kiosk Intercom system at all three Harbour Vista gates was completed on August 23. These new Kiosk offer most the functionality of the old syste, and provide new functionalities.
New Phone Numbers
The new systems do not affect remote control vehicle gate openers or the gate keys. When a guest or vendor selects your name from the new system list, you receive a telephone call from the gate kiosk. Each Kiosk has its own number:
  • 949-529-7956 (Cabana Gate)
  • 949-529-7972 (Grunion Gate)
  • 949-508-8419 (Lago Gate)
Use your cell phone or land line to receive calls from the kiosk. When the call is answered, the gate can be opened by entering the number 11” (press 1” twice). This is different from the previous system which used 9".
Use Cell Phone to Open Gate
One new feature of this system is that residents can use their cell phone to open the gate when they enter the property. Simply dial the gate number from a registered cell phone and the gate will open. This feature only works from a cell phone that has been registered at the particular gate system, and with "Show My Caller ID” enabled.
Multiple Phone Numbers and Name per Family
Guests or vendors select the person to call from the Kiosk, by name. One may scroll down the list of names quickly by pressing and holding either the up or down buttons. More than one name and phone number may be added for one residence. For multiple residents living in the same condo, this will be very useful. Another change is the system does not hang up from the gate. Only the person receiving the gate call can hang up.
New Phone Numbers and Names
The installers were not able to obtain the phone list for the previous kiosk from Powerstone. A new list had to be created from scratch utilizing the current membership list, contacting residents via email, and scanning work orders for phone-add requests. HOA Treasurer Mariette van den Bersselaar worked with Sunrise to format the name list and transfer it to the new system.
Vendor Code Update
Vendor codes were reentered and are working. The previous system used two pound signs ("##") before the four-digit code. The new system uses a single pound sign ("#") after the four-digit code to complete the entry. The vendor needs to hold the pound key ("#") down a little longer to actuate the gate. A notice was placed on the call box to help vendors understand the change in vendor code entry.
Why Were the Kiosks Systems Replaced?
The previous system only worked via land lines and could not support phone numbers outside the 714, 562 and 949 area codes. The new system is accessed via a wireless number and supports all area codes in the US.
Registering
To have your number changed, updated or added, contact Daniela at dcruz@powerstonepm.com. Make sure to provide name, address and phone number. For the next few days, a request may also be sent to HOA Treasurer Mariette at mariette@logiqwest.com. ■
posted 12 January 2022
HOA Meeting
Lukewarm Water Special Meeting
The HOA Board held a special meeting on Thursday January 6, 2022 at 6:30 pm. Board members in attendance were President Michael Barto, Treasurer Yolanda Rangel, Secretary Mikel Borzi and Member at large Mary Williams. Vice President John Briscoe was not able to attend. Two HOA members attended in person and five members attended via Zoom.
Boiler Infrastructure

There are five boiler systems at Harbour Vista. Three of them serve two buildings (40 units per boiler) and two of them serve one and a half building (30 units per boiler). The HOA replaced three boilers in 2018: one for the 4831 and 4791 Lago Buildings and two for the Grunion buildings. Over the last year, there have been intermittent lukewarm water issues in the Grunion buildings. With high usage during for holidays and severe cold weather, the two Lago buildings that have the new boilers were experiencing similar lukewarm water issues.
RayPak
Laars
Steps Taken
Steps were taken to bleed air out of the water lines and clean or replace shower and faucet valves in homeowner’s units. A new larger pump has been installed on both the Grunion boilers. This did improve hot water for the one and half buildings temporarily, but was not a complete satisfactory solution. Magnesium strips inside the reservoirs have also been replaced and calcium deposits were noticed.
Presentation by Pro Star
Pro Star Mechanical Services is the vendor taking care of the Harbour Vista boilers. The HOA has employed other vendors, but when the quality of work started to deteriorate we enlisted Pro Star to take over nine months ago. The CEO of Pro Star Laila Karamally gave us a presentation via Zoom and made the following suggestions:
  • Increase the size of the circulating pumps to get more hot water to the units faster.
  • Replace magnesium strips in the reservoir on a more aggressive schedule.
  • Perform regular maintenance on the boilers and flush the tanks.
  • ProStar would like the size of the lines going into the buildings to be reevaluated.
  • Poor water quality may be addressed by cleaning Wye strainers more often and adding an optional water conditioning system.
The Board unanimously voted to go forward with these suggestions.
Reservoir Does Not Match
Pro Star also brought this to our attention: Each of the boiler systems at Harbour Vista consists of a one or two boiler units and a reservoir. Think of the reservoir as a water heater without the heater part. It stores the heated water and delivers to the units.
Current Boilers
The RayPak boiler system consisted of two RayPak boilers which are rated at 399,000 btu’s each and work in tandem (total 798,000 btu’s). The replacement Laars boiler system is one boiler rated at 12,250,000 btu’s. There is a rule that a reservoir tank should be rated with the size of the boiler. Evidently when these replacements were made, the reservoir tanks were not updated and remained at 119 Gal to support only 798,000 btu’s.
Too Small
Because the new boilers have smaller reservoirs, water is heated much more quickly, causing the boiler to go on and off in shorter time cycles as compared to when the boiler was smaller and matched the reservoir. With high demand from the hydronic heaters and showers, it is possible that the water in the reservoir is never allowed to fully heat to the proper temperature in the tank. Therefore residents would experience lukewarm instead of hot water.
Engineering Service
Pro Star did say they are only qualified to evaluate the boiler systems. Because the buildings are experiencing air in the pipes and large sediment issue, they suspect there is a problem with the delivery system into the buildings. At the meeting and with two preliminary bids, the Board voted to fund the services of a plumbing engineer to evaluate the root cause of this problem. One of the items on the table for the engineer to review, will be the recommendation for larger reservoirs to match the boilers.
Meanwhile
The Board recommends that when residents experience lukewarm water in their unit they contact the plumbing company DryMaster. DryMaster works hand and hand with Pro Star and is the only vendor allowed to drain the pipes or touch the boiler and they have knowledge of the history with the boilers. DryMaster will be able to determine if the problem is caused by the boiler, at which point the resident can call Powerstone to report the problem. DryMaster will also replace/clean faucets and shower heads, replace valves and clean cartridges. This is at the homeowner’s expense. ■
posted 25 November 2021
Land Lease Committee November Status
Second Vote
by Eric Bonholtzer
This month the Harbour Vista community pulled together for a significant milestone in unanimous approval of extending the HOA past 2041. The importance of this step cannot be understated as it will enable the HOA to negotiate financing beyond 2041 to make a competitive offer to Mr. Dickey to buyout the sublease.
Appraisal Next Step
The next step in the process is getting a formal appraisal. Mr. Dickey has requested seeing a formal appraisal as the value of the lease between 2041 and 2056 is subject to multiple variables.
Muiltiple Factors
To create the appraisal, the HOA has retained an expert appraiser who will analyze the multiple factors that go into valuation including but not limited to city regulations regarding change of use, cost of change of use, value of potential rentals, and most significantly present discount value of the lease. This is a complex formula that will take some time to put together. The budget for the appraiser has already been approved and he is beginning immediately putting together the appraisal. He has anticipated finishing by the end of the year.
Net Cost to Owner
Once the HOA has an appraisal of the fair value of the lease, they can take this to lending institutions to determine what kind of loan can be obtained. At that point, it can be determined what the net cost to unit owners will be and an offer can be made to Mr. Dickey.
Buyout
As previously discussed, Mr. Dickey has made it clear he will not extend the sublease with the HOA, and will only consider a buyout of the full lease (including his extension) or he intends to take everyone’s property to make them into rentals in 2041.
HOA Assessments
It is important to note that any cost will replace the land lease payment that is due each month. Instead of paying Mr. Dickey for the land lease, the unit owners will be paying themselves back via paying off the loan. Most importantly, this will prevent everyone losing their property in 2041 which is what will happen if we cannot purchase the land lease.
The Second Vote
Once attractive financing becomes available, a secondary proposal to approve a buyout will be presented for a vote. It will also give the HOA the potential for purchasing the land as the HOA would be able to deal directly with the Duc family.
Attractive Financing
Once the HOA is extended we can explore financing options.  Once attractive financing becomes available, a secondary proposal to approve a buyout will be presented for a vote. ■
Editor Note:
It should be noted that members currently sub lease payments would be replace by a loan payment assessment with he HOA which may be the same, more or less as to what is paid now.




Upcoming HOA Meeting Schedules
(subject to change without notice)
(this posting is from a template and is not official)
(The Property Management Company will post the official agenda within 4 days prior to the meeting)
Date/Time/Loc Agenda

Date:
Thursday
27
January
2022

Time:
6:30pm

Location:
Cabana
Club House

LIMITED ACCESS AT CLUBHOUSE
SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS

teleconferencing info
From smart phones, tablet or Computer go to
Meeting ID: 819 0215 6330
You can also dial in using a phone
Dial In: 1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
HARBOUR VISTA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEETING (Election)
Thursday Jasnuary 27, 2022 6:30PM
CABANA COMMUNITY CLUBHOUSE
4832 CABANA DR.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA. 92649
I.
CALL TO ORDER
6:30PM
II.

HOMEOWNER FORUM
Any owner in attendance is permitted three minutes to address the Board regarding Association related issues. The Board may address the issues at that time or at a later meeting. Once the homeowner forum has concluded, membership is welcome to observe the remainder of the meeting; however, they are not permitted to participate.

III.

EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCLOSURE
It was noted that the Board met in Executive Session immediately following the October 28, 2021 General Session to discuss delinquency matters, membership discipline, personnel correspondence, and legal matters.

IV.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. November 18, 2021 General HOA Board Meeting
  2. January 6, 2022 Lukewarm Water Board Meeting
V.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT

  1. Treasurer Report/Financial Committee
VI.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. Land Lease Committee
  2. Landscape Committee
  3. Financial Committee
  4. Architectural Committee - New Guidelines 2022
  5. Safety Committee - announce new chairman
  6. Rules and Regulations Committee -New Rules and Regulations 2022
VII.

PROPERTY MANAGER REPORT

VII.

FOR DISCUSSION

  1. Janitorial Services
  2. Landscaping Services
VIII.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1. Show and Tell Proposal for 4852 Cabana #200
  2. Antis Wood Replacement 4852 Cabana #306-307
  3. Rayco outstanding invoices INV-0224-1480 & 1481
  4. Plumbing Engineers
    • Fruchtman & Associates
    • House of Engineers, INC. Mechanical Investigation Report
IX.

NEW BUSINESS

  1. a. Drymaster Proposal for 16512 Blackbeard Lane #205
  2. b. Berding Weil First Amendment Change
  3. Architectural application / Rules
  4. Rules and Regulations
  5. Landscape proposals
    • MOMO GROUP INC. COMMON AREA MAINTENANCE Proposal
  6. Legal Service Proposals
    • FLANAGAN LAW FIRM PROPOSALFOR LEGAL SERVICES
    • FIORE RACOPES &POWERS PROPOSALFOR LEGAL SERVICES
X.
ADJOURNMENT OF GENERAL SESSION: approximately 7:30PM


 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE SESSION
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
(CLOSED TO MEMBERS)
(after open Session)
I.
CALL TO ORDER
II.

MINUTES

  • Executive Session Minutes November 18, 2021
III.
DELINQUENCY REPORT
IV.
MEMBER DISCIPLINE
V.
ADJOURNMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION
24
February
2022
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNUAL MEETING
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
24 Feburary 2022 at 6:30PM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE SESSION
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
(CLOSED TO MEMBERS)
(after open Session)
General Notice
New Owner’s Quick Information
The following is to provide to new homeowners at Harbor Vista.

Initial Contacts:

The first thing you should do is contact Powerstone Property Management to obtain access to your account, provide contact information in case of emergency, report problems or request maintenance services:
Powerstone Property Management (949-372-4036)
Property Owner Registration: https://myaccount.powerstonepm.com.
Property Manager: Shahla Agha
Email: sagha@powerstonepm.com
Rules and Regulations

Make sure you have the latest copy of the HOA Rules and Regulations. You may obtain them from Powerstone Property Management. They are also posted at Harbour Vista News at:

http://harbourvistanews.com/Rules_and_Regulations/RulesRegulation.html

Remodeling


The first thing that many new homeowners do is replace appliances, flooring and cabinets and even plumbing. Each Harbour Vista Condo shares common walls, floors and ceilings. Remodeling project may impact your neighbors or the outside of the building (screens, windows, doors) which pierces the firewalls. Simple installing new flooring or recess lights impacts sound proofing and firewall bariers with your neighbors. The inside of your unit’s walls may have plumbing and electrical that service other units. You should contact the property manager to obtain a copy of the latest Architectural Guidelines which is also posted at Harbour Vista News at:

http://harbourvistanews.com/Architectural/ArchitecturalGuidelines.html

Architectural Request

You may be required to submit an Architectural Request prior to starting a remodeling project. You can also contact the HOA Architectural Committee to simply ask questions. Installing an air conditioning/heating system will require a building permit and approval of an HOA Architecture Request. The large attic space in the three bedroom is not constructed as a living space when the units were build. Only storage of light weight items is permitted.

Construction Noise


Construction noise for remodeling is only allowed between 7am to 5pm on the weekdays. If your remodeling project is going to make excessive noise, it is a good idea to inform your neighbors prior to the start of the work.

Trash Bins

Normal trash bin pickup is scheduled every week for Tuesday and Friday. Do not over stuff the trash bin particularly when moving in. Disposal of large items which including furniture that do not fit in the trash bin is allowed but only the day before the HOA scheduled large item pick up. Large item pick dates are posted at the mail boxes bulletin boards.

Common Water System

Your condo shares a common water supply with all units with both hot and cold water paid for by the your HOA dues. Your condo does not have master water shutoff supply valves. Your sinks do have individual shutoff valves, but the shower/tubs do not unless they have been upgraded (a good suggestion). You should contact Powerstone to schedule them to perform any full water turn off to your unit that may affect your neighbors.

Hydronic Heaters

Each condo has a forced air Hydronic hot water coil heater system install in the ceiling the hallway. These system may leak. These heaters have shutoff valves which are located behind the ceiling vent cover. Two ball valves (intake and outage) are behind a pulldown metal plate on the opposite side of the coil when the vent cover is removed (4 screws). Maintaining and repair of the hydronic heater is the homeowner’s responsibility.

Electrical/Cable TV Lines

Each unit when built has an inside 70 amp circuit panel. But sometimes the master breaker for a unit can be tripped. You cannot turn the power back on from your inside breakers. The master breaker is located in a locked cabinet in each building. If you accidentally have this breaker trip, contact the Powerstone, a Board member or a building monitor. These cabinets also have the electrical boxes for land line phones, internet and TV. Though each vendor is supposed to have keys to these cabinet, some new vendors may not. Please have then contact Powerstone for access.

Electronic Gate System

You can ask the Property Management Company to add your name to the Electronic Gate Kiosk at your assigned entrance gate with you phone number enabled. This phone number can be a cell phone. When a visitor or delivery person comes to the Kiosk, they can press a button by your name to call your number. You can then open the Gate from your phone.

Garage

The one electrical outlet in your garage is temporarily power small device. The power to each garage is on a common circuit and is paid by the HOA. Powering heavy electrical equipment such as refrigerators or charging an electric vehicle is strictly prohibited.

Homeowners' Insurance

A unit owner is required to carry Homeowners' insurance (CC&R's Section 9.03).

The HOA

As new Harbour Vista Condo owner, you are a member of the Harbour Vista Home Owners Association (e.g., HOA). The HOA is the caretaker of the property and consist of elected member just like you. The HOA meetings are open to all members to attend to voice their issues and to observe the proceedings of the representatives. Meeting notices are posted at each Mailbox Bulletin Board. The HOA normally meets on the last Thursday of the Month. You may attend in person or via teleconferencing.
   
Real Estate Summary
(as of January 16, 2021)
Active Real Estate Listing
Address Type Asking
16512 Blackbeard Ln #201 3BR/2BA $385,000 (12/12/21) off market
 
Hold
Address Type Information
Active/Under Contract
Address Type Information
16542 Blackbeard Ln # 104 2BR/2BA $385,000 (01/16/22)
Pending
Address Type Information
Closed Sales 2021
Address Type Closed
16542 Blackbeard Ln #303 2BR/2BA $397,000 (01/05/21)
16542 Blackbeard Ln #305 2BR/2BA $395,000 (01/05/21)
16521 Grunion Ln #207 3BR/2BA $415,000 (121/01/21)
4861 Lago Dr #204 1BR/1BA $295,000 (11/20/21)
16551 Grunion Ln #204 2BR/2BA $400,000 (11/04/21)
16551 Grunion Ln #101 3BR/2BA $383,000 (10/01/21)
4831 Lago Dr #101 3BD/2BA $383,000 (10/08/21)
4861 Lago Dr #106 1BR/1BA $306,000 (09/22/21)
4831 Lago Dr #103 2BR/2BA $379,999 (08/05/21)
4831 Lago Dr #200 3BD/2BA $380,000 (03/25/21)
16542 Blackbeard Ln #201 3BR/2BA $389,000 (02/26/21)


Note: An up green tick () means sold for more than asking price.
A down red tick () means sold for less than asking price.
ACTIVE:
For sale, available to show, with no accepted offer.
ACTIVE
UNDER CONTRACT::
Active/Under Contract indicates that the property has a binding contract and is in escrow, but they are still soliciting backup offers due to the Buyer still having the ability to cancel. A contingent offer is accepted and in escrow, but buyer retains contingencies to cancel, and the Seller is inviting "Backup" offers. The price shown is the list price, not necessarily the contract price.
PENDING:
Buyer has removed all contingencies, and the escrow is in final closing stages. The price shown is the list price, not necessarily the contract price.
WITHDRAWN:
The property has been removed from marketing, but a listing contract is unexpired, and still binding on the seller.
HOLD:
The listing is available for sale, but the property cannot currently be shown, usually for temporary convenience factors.
expired
indicates that the listing agreement concluded without a sale
Property Information
FYI
HARBOUR VISTA
Property Information
Harbour Vista Condos conist of 180 multi story condo units of callssified as 1, 2 and 2 bedromm and a den/guest room. The complex is located at the corner of Heil Avenue and Green Street in Huntington Beach. The property is divided by Green Street into two land parcels. The Blackbeard-Cabana-Logo parcels consist of six builings and the Grunion parcels consists of three buildings. Each Building contains 20 units, one elevator and one stairwell for inside unit access.
Unit Descriptions
Harbour Vista Condos are large units. Each unit includes one master bedroom walk-in closet and one laundry room.
unit
type
sq ft
count
bath
balcony
patio
1BD
885
36
1
1
2BR
1140
72
2
1
3BR
1270
72
2
2
Each unit is provided with one patio/balcony except the three bedroom units which are provided with two patios/balconies. Three bedroom units are classified as two bedrooms and a den or guest bedroom.
Parking and Garage
Each units is assigned one enclosed single car garage and one assign parking space. Each Garage has a vehicle height limit entrance 7 feet. Harbour Vista highly discourages any owner purchasing a unit to accomodate more than two vehicles.
Water and Heating
Both hot and cold water is provided from a shared water and boiler systems as part of the HOA monthly dues. Monthly dues also include Unit heating via individual hydronic forced air system.
Landscaping
Harbour Vista landscaping consist multiple streams, ponds with trees and garden areas.
Amenities
Harbour Vista provides two pools and spas, one tennis/basketball court, and one clubhouse. Harbour Vista is a gated community with three electronic gates.
Land Lease
Harbour Vista is on lease land. Each unit owner pays in addition to monthly HOA dues, a monthly sublease. The sublease will expire in 2041 at which time, all the units willl revert to the lease holder with no compensation. The land lease will expire in 2056. ■
General Notice
Gate Keys
Remote Gate Controllers

To obtain either a replacement or extra key or remote gate controller, HOA members can contact Board Member Brenda Richardson at 714) 501-7018 (text message OK) or email to ldybug1997@gmail.com.
Gate Key
$25.00
Remote Gate Controller
$35.00

Fill Out Key Entry Form
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Trash (2022)
Large Items Trash Pickup
Disposal of mattresses, appliances, furniture, water heaters, etc. at the trash bin enclosed area is permitted on the night before pickup from the Association's disposal company for these specified dates.
Every Other Friday
January January 7
January 21
February February 4
February 18
March March 4
March 18
April April 1
April 15
April 29
May May 13
May 27
June June 10
June 24
July July 8
July 22
August August 5
August 19
September September 2
September 16
September 30
October October 14
October 28
November November 11
November 25
December December 9
December 23
Large trash items should only be place inside the gated trash bin enclosure the night before. Doing so earlier will interfere with the normal function of the trash bins. Remember large items pickups are done on Friday very early in morning before regular trash pickup. Be courteous of the community.
Regular Trash Pickup
Normal trash bin pickup is schedule every week for Tuesday and Friday except when holidays may interfere.
Renter's Criteria
FYI
FOR RENT Criteria?
In a conversation with an owners who rents their units at Harbour Vista, this is list of question that is recommended for owners when evaluating prospective renters. These questions must answer before the unit is shown
  • What is your credit rating?
  • How many persons will live in the unit.
  • How many vehicles will park at Harbour Vista?
  • Does any occupant smoke?
Landlords at Harbour VIsta recommend that they will not allow multiple person families to rent their units. This would put a hardship on the community facilities. Landlords will not rent to persons who have more than two vehicles. Landlords do not want smokers in the unit. Any renter must carry "Renter's Insurance". Of course they must be able to afford the unit.
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Huntington Beach, California 92649
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