December 7, 2022
News and Other Things for Harbour Vista Community Huntington Beach
posted 10 October 2022
Pet of the Month
Leo Loves the Outdoors
Meet Leonard, Leo for short. He is a five year old Poodle/Pomeranian/Jack Russell mix. The owner found him on Craig's List. He came from a litter of five and he instantly charmed his new owner. Maybe not your typical outdoor dog type, but Leo has embraced his owners interests in off roading, camping and loves the outdoors particularly when taken to Dog Beach. He does not mind the water and is always ready to jump in.
Loves People
Leo loves people, but is not quite sure about other dogs as early in his life, he had two bad experience. But when it come to food, he is all in for carrots and an occasional pepperoni slice.
Bright Out There
When his owner takes him camping or off roading, Leo is prepared with his own sunglasses. He loves to ride in the Jeep. At the Beach, he sports his own floating jacket.  ■
posted 24 August 2022
August 2022 Safety Meeting Summary
Dog Park Pet Stations
Charter Update
A meeting of the Harbour Vista Safety Committee was held on August 15, 2022 on Monday at 7pm with four in attendance. Rich Manning hosted the meeting as the new Safety Committee chair. Those in attendance were Dana Prechtl, Robin Smith, Keith Levin, Ed Fernandez, Susan McClendon and Mariette van den Bersselaar who represented the HOA President.
Complex Meeting
With seven attendees and a new Chair, the meeting touched on general discussions, agenda items, and new business.
Current Concerns
Open or current issues that were handed to Safety Committee were discussed:
  • Dog Park Poop Stations
    2 stations are completed and installed; 4 additional stations were on hold from Lowe's and are now not available. It was determined that the Landscaping committee issue not Safety. Project is now on hold. Brad was to ordering 4 from Amazon, needs verification and follow up on where to buy (Brad, Robin, Jill working)
  • Building Address Numbers
    Made and ready to be installed; Need a handyman to do work or maybe one of our home owners that have the skills. Architectural Committee will be following up.
  • Grunion Pool Bathrooms
    Materials are being bought and work needs to be scheduled. Discussed whether a professional tile worker needs to be hired or handyman, that TBD. Now Architectural Committee will follow up.
  • Stepping Stone Walk
    Stones behind Cabana clubhouse have been removed, Gardeners will now use them in flowerbeds or areas they need access. Larger steppingstones to be perched if need be. Landscaping Committee and Robin to follow up on.
Agenda Items
Issues specifically Safety Committee were discussed:
  • Safety Regulation Signs
  • Gate signs, Trash bin, Dog pooping signs are out and around the area. Issue we are still deciding on is the wording and how large the pool gate signs should be. This is still in planning stages. Once the design is agreed on by the committee, we will present to the board with cost proposal.
  • Grunion Fire Gate
    Issue is that teens or vagrants can crawl under where the gate crosses over the water drainage way. It was discussed about having an additional metal “lift style” drop gate to fill the area that can be locked down and unlocked by the FD in emergencies. On hold for now until new board and budget is approved.
  • Security Camera Bid Issue
    Golden Eye Surveillance Systems for around $17K
    New bid includes only three Entry/Exit gate surveillance cameras (6 total), both Pools (4 total) Both Mail boxes (2 Total), and Dog Park/Basketball court (1 Total); One 24/7, 30 day Recording DVR Will be presented to the Board for approval.
  • Security Locking Gates for Pools
    New pool keys and locks for approximately $10K
    It was determined that this issue was put ON HOLD due to emergence repair bill to boiler.
New Business

New Business items for the meeting were discussed.

  • Update to Committee Charter
  • A few discrepancies noted in charter compared to the committee charter summery, specifically number of Committee Members. They do not match.
  • Goals and Objectives need updating, add “Identify Disabled/medical dependent, HOSPIC, or Home Owner that needs extra assistance in case of an emergency evacuation.
  • Ask for one HO per building to act as POC for and as a source for emergence information (per charter goals and objectives). Will do a flyer to ask for these persons.
  • Prepare a community safety plan. Cannot find one so will address and prepare a plan for approval (per charter goals and objectives).
  • Update Committee page in newsletter
    Not updated since 2019. A new committee member was ask to read/review and compare with Huntington Beach Public Safety Plan and update as needed then will submit for to board for approval (per charter goals and objectives).
  • Handy-capable Access
    Curb ramps and curb cut outs. Ramps for bridges???
    There was something said about our property being “Grandfathered” and these changes were not needed. However there is only one loading zone ramp on Blackbeard, two curb ramps (poured concrete to form a ramp) on Cabana near the trash can bin near clubhouse. There are several elderly that use walkers to get around. We need to provide better means for them to get from sidewalk to parking lot and vice versa. Need to coordinate with public safety for HB and see if they can make recommendations for improvements.
General Discussion
  • Unit number signs on light posts at walk for front doors.
  • Resembling a street sign. Building name and unit numbers, example Blackbeard 101, 201 103, 203 (Landscaping) ■
posted 24 September 2022
September 2022 Architectural Committee Meeting
Architectural Committee Meeting
White Door 
Pulldown Ladder
The Architectural Committee met on September 16, 2022, at the Cabana Clubhouse.Those attending were Michael Barto (Chair), Robert Sullivan and Yolanda Rangel (via Zoom). It was announce the Chat Tran has joined the Committee which will be certified at the next HOA Meeting. He could not make this meeting due to a previous commitment. But he has taken on the assignment to develop a scope of work for several project for the HOA.
Pulldown Ladder
A member appeared in person to answer questions for his Architectural request to install a pulldown ladder in his top floor three bedroom unit. This ladder is intended to be used for maintenance purposes and will be installed in his walk-in closet. This installation will expand the existing crawl space entrance.The access is limited for utility purposes. The Committee approved the request. There was some discussion that approval for pulldown ladders installed using the existing crawl space entrance for top floor three bedroom units should be included in the update to the Architectural Guidelines for 2023. Once adopted for the new Guidelines, Architectural Committee approval will not be required.
Electric Vehicle Charging
It was brought to the attention of the Architectural Committee, that a member has installed an unapproved EV charging cabling system from his downstairs unit to an unassigned parking space. The HOA has issued a violation notice to this member and is requesting that he remove this system. The member will be directed to submit an Architectural request for a replacement and properly engineered system. The Committee decided to request that such systems be installed by a qualified electrician and that City permits and inspection be required. Furthermore, if the member wishes to install such a system to serve an unassigned space, the HOA will not enforce any parking restriction for this space whether used personally by the member for EV charging or used as an unassigned space. The 72 hour limit for parking in this space will still apply. 
White Door
It was brought to the attention of the Architectural Committee, that a member has installed a white front door without Architecture Committee approval. The Architectural Guidelines states that a front door must be walnut in color with molding. But many members really like this white door and if it was allowed, they would want one themselves.The Committee is considering updating the Architectural Guidelines to allow different type doors. The reason is that the original doors installed at Harbour Vista are no longer made. This has lead to many variations even in the color of the door and molding. But, such variations are not obvious with the building as they are partially covered by the elevator, stairwell shaft, a hallway or a screen. The Committee has requested a letter be submitted to this person and request that she submit an Architectural request for review and approval by the Committee. ■
posted 30 October 2022
Annual Meeting 2022
New Board Elected
As a result of the the Annual Meeting which was held Monday October 24, the following candidates were elected to the Harbour Vista Homeowners Association Board of Directors: Mikel Borzi, Robin H Smith, Chat Tran, Jill Perez and Mariette van den Bersselaar.
Thirteen People Attended
Eight members attended the Annual Meeting in person and one member via zoom. All Board members were present with the exception of Vice President John Biscoe who had a conflict with another meeting. Quorum was met with 90 ballots.
Ninety Ballots were cast for eight candidates. This can be compared to last year elections where there were 71 ballots cast for five candidates.
The votes were counted by Election Inspector Terry Anderson of Premier Election Services. The results are shown in the table below:
Candidate Votes %
Mariette van den Bersselaar
Chat Tran 70 16%
Jill Perez 67 15%
Mike Borz 51 12%
Robin Smith 51 12%
Rick Manning 43 10%
John Briscoe 32 7%
Yolanda Rangel 21 5%
Total Votes: 439 per 90 ballots
Organization Meeting
Following the announcement,of the Election Results, the new Board was seated and held an Organizational meeting to elect officers. Nominations were made and Board member votes were taken:
  • Mariette van den Bersselaar became President
  • Robin Smith became Vice President
  • Chat Tran became Treasurer
  • Jill Perez became Secretary
  • Mike Borzi became Member at Large
Remainder of the Meeting
Progressive Community Manager Brad Crocker distributed the November 3 HOA General Meeting Packets to the new Board. The November meeting is really the October HOA General Meeting which was postponed from Thursday October 27 to November 3.
Budget for Next Year
The Community Manager explained that a new Budget must be approved before the end of November so it can be mailed to the members. Progressive has provided a preliminary budget for review by Board members. ■
posted 23 October 2022
If you have noticed or spotted wasp nests around your building, please identify where (building eve, second floor corridor, common area stairs and landing, mailboxes clubhouse, etc.) building number and which side of building (east, west, north, or south) and a minimum of two pictures, I) showing the location and surrounding area, 2) a close un of the nest. Send an EMAIL the Safety Committee AND the Progressivet Association Management to have the pest conrol company come out and remove the nest.
If there is a nest on your own patio or balcony, you can use any wasp spray like Raid to clear that nest. When the wasps are dead knock the nest down and put int the trash. ■
posted 25 May 2022
Mail Box Security
The Cabana Mailboxes over the last couple of months were twice vandalized. This prompted the HOA to installed a security camera in the mail kiosk. Several members have volunteered tom monitor the camera. Our postal working has noted that several of the resident's boxes have loose latches which is the homeowner's responsibility to repair. This is true for mailboxes that are not broken.
Repairing Mail Box
The perpetrator basically open the mailbox by breaking or bending the latch with a shim. Since only the latch and possibly the lock are broken, members are responsible for replacing their own mailbox latch or lock. Parts may be purchased at Home Depot. The latch is easily screwed on and there is a shim to secure the lock.
Preventing Vandalism
The latch of the box must close tight when the mailbox is locked, or a vandal can easily push a shim in to pop the box. A correctly maintained box must close tightly.■
posted 24 June 2022 (updated 07/14/22 )
June 2022 Maintenance Happenings
Water Main Replaced
A new water main meter and valve near the 4831 Lago building was replaced by The City Water Company on June 8, due to a leak. This entailed dig into the Lago Roadway. At the same time, it was discovered that the
line to Harbour Vista to 4831 and 4791 Lago was defective, the wrong kind and improperly installed. The HOA was able to have DryMaster who as on the
property at the time replace this piping. The City Water Company was nice enough to excavate the the area and wait around till our repairs were completed.
Tree Removal
On June 16th six trees at Harbour Vista (Blackbeard, Cabana and Lago) were removed. Trees were not touched at the Grunion setting. The majority of trees were removed for safety reasons. This particular group produces a hard-spiny ball that falls on our walkways potentially causing serious tripping hazards. In addition, they have strong, aggressive root systems that have been responsible for leaks in our irrigation structures as well as uprooting many grass areas. One tree was removed because it was a nuisance, growing into the buildings and blocking patios. One was removed near the car wash space because it was rotting away from the inside. The Landscaping Committee will replant new trees once they decide what trees respond the best to each vacant area. ■
posted 12 February 2022
The CC&R’s Section 2.08 Repair and Maintenance by Unit Owner state that:

“Each Unit Owner shall maintain, repair, replace, paint, paper, plaster, tile, finish and restore or cause to be so maintained, repaired, replaced and restored, at his sole cost and expense, all portions of his Unit, including the interior surfaces of the walls, ceilings, windows, floors, doors and permanent fixtures, in a clean, sanitary and attractive condition, in accordance with the Condominium Plan and the original construction design of the Improvements in the Project. “

Early last year there were lukewarm water problems with the 16521 Grunion Building and the north half of the 16551 Grunion Building. The Board was told that crossover was contributing to this problem, caused by the old Mixet valves that were installed when the property was built in 1980. A survey was taken by the HOA and units were identified.
Root Cause
The Board continued to investigate root cause of the problem, and as part of the investigation, they set a period where the HOA would pay for the labor to replace the old valves, and charge cost of the pressure balance valves that replaced them to the homeowner. This was during the boiler problem discovery period, starting in June and ending in August 2021.
About 20 units had their valves replaced under this program at an average labor cost of $600 per unit. The cost of the material varied based on what hardware was chosen, and was charged back or will be charged back to the home owner. The Board is continuing to research the boiler water delivery problem and will continue to do so until the problem is solved, but is no longer paying for swapping out Mixet valves.
Recently some Mixet valves have been indentified in the 4831 Lago Building and the 16551 and 16581 Grunion building. The owners asked if the HOA will pay for the labor again. Currently the answer is NO. The Board is in a different phase of solving the boiler problem and continuing such a program would require increasing the assessment for all members. Also, many residents over many years have replaced their 40 year old Mixet valves at their expense. Should they be reimbursed?
Accept Responsibility
As a member of the association, property owners accept this responsibility to maintain the plumbing fixtures in proper order. By maintaining the old valves, owners impose lukewarm water issues on their neightbors. At this point, if they are not replaced (which is different from being repaired), the HOA can fine the member for not maintaining their property. This can lead to legal costs and assessments if the member does not comply. ■
posted 6 September 2022
Emergency Point Of Contact
for Each Building
Harbour Vista Safety Committee is asking for one volunteer from each of our 9 buildings to act as the Emergency Point Of Contact (POC). Their responsibility would be to identify anyone that is disabled/medically dependent, HOSPIC, or a resident who needs extra assistance in case of an emergency evacuation, such as a fire or earthquake. The Emergency Point Of Contact (POC) will keep track of this information and provide it to the safety committee for an annual update. The Emergency Point Of Contact (POC) would also be responsible for identifying these residents to emergency responders in the case of an emergency.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, we can be reached at■
posted 22 October 2022
New Pest Control Service
The HOA has contracted Cura Termite and Pest Control service to replace our previous vendor. They started October 3 and initially placed 39 traps around the property. It should be emphasized that their name is not Pest Elimination, but Pest Control. You can never eliminate all the pests. There has been an increase with rodents at the property. At a partial walk through on the Grunion Side on October 19, its was identified the need for two more traps around the 16551 Grunion Building (east and west sides). This was authorized and install that same day bringing the total number of traps to 41.
Need to be Patient
When a new traps are installed, rodents do not go near them for a period of time because they are new. Residents and members should not expect immediate results. Cura is monitoring these traps for 60 to 90 days to see if they reduce the rodents and will evaluate them if they need to be redeployed somewhere else.
Do Not Move Them!
Of importance: Someone move a trap on the Grunion side from fire gate area to the middle of same Grunion roadway. Do even think of doing this! These traps are to be install 50 feet apart or they will be effective.■
In the current HOA Rules and Regulations, it states:
No electric charging
of automobiles
allowed in
garage outlets without HOA Permission.
Members must be aware that using electricity from the garage is provided by the HOA as part of the monthly dues shared with all members. Member must submit an Architectural Request for approval or they will be fine starting at $200. A $50/month assessment for this special use of HOA trickle charging is required.
Violation of this rule is subject to fines with the HOA. See: EV Charging ■
posted 07 November 2022
Nivember 2022 Safety Meeting Summary
Additional Building Numbers
Fire Gate Drop Gates

Handicap Access
by Rick Manning
A Safety Committee Meeting was held on Thursday November 17, 2022. The meeting was called to order at 7:10 pm. In attendance were Rick Manning (Chair), Keith Levin, and Cynthia Lee.
Steppingstones for Walking
The Safety Committee has turned the steppingstones to the gardeners for their use around the property to access areas around planters etc. Status, unknown. A landscaping committee issue.
There are only a few pool safety signs that need replacing but there is other signage around the property that need to be replaced due to fading or in need of repair. We are putting together a spreadsheet listing several venders and comparing costs which will be presented to the board for discussion and approval.
Fire Gate Drop Gates
The issue behind drop gates for these points of entry are to prevent teens or vagrants from crawling under where the gate crosses over the water drainage way. It was discussed about having an additional metal “lift style” drop gate to fill the area that can be locked down and unlocked by the FD in emergencies. One contractor submitted a bid, but the board asked Brad if he could contact 2 additional metal gate fabrication specialists to find one that will meet a budget approval.
Security Cameras
Cory from Golden Eye Surveillance Systems has been working on a failure of one part, the receiver on the clubhouse. Cory will fix when the part is in. Only 2 cameras are active now. He wants to have the system fully functional prior to Thanksgiving.
Security Locking Gates for Pools
A-Abbot Locksmith Pool and Keys (Supplement) $10,248.42

This item is still ON HOLD however, we are collecting information on both a credit card style reader and a key fob system. When we have sufficient information on these, we will submit the information to the board and see if they wish to proceed in obtaining bids.
Additional Building Address Numbers
Several months ago, additional building address number for the buildings were purchased. Property Manager Brad Crocker says his handyman can do the work; we just need to tell him the location where we want the signs put up. A couple of us will walk the property with building fronts and mark what building it is and where we want the new signs. This was originally an Architectural Committee project.
Unit and Building numbers and Sign
Some signs would be created to resemble street names. An example of this is Blackbeard 101, 201, 103, 203 and would hang on the light post. Where the elevators or stairs to the three-story they would be plaque style and be on the adjacent wall to the stairs or elevator. (this should actually be a Landscaping item).
Sidewalk Sanding/Replacement
This is a tripping liability issue for the HOA. A contractor that was supplied by Progressive and I did a walk through which was a separate report and marked locations that need to be sanded down or replaced due to root up lifting and concrete breaking or cracking. A bid will be submitted from this contractor, but I think that we should get one more estimate. This issue should be done ASAP even if we do not get a second bid and go with the one that will be submitted.
Handicap Access
This is an ongoing discussion in our committee. At some point the HOA may have to become Handy-capable compliant. This would require Curb ramps and curb cut outs. Ramps for bridges, etc. There was something said about our property being “Grandfathered” and these changes were not needed. However, there is only one loading zone ramp on Blackbeard, one curb ramps (poured concrete to form a ramp) on Cabana near the trash can bin behind the clubhouse. There are several elderlies that use walkers to get around. We need to provide better means for them to get from sidewalk to parking lot and vice versa. We need to coordinate with public safety for HB and see if they can help make recommendations for improvements. This is a Safety AND Architectural crossover issue.
Update to Committee Charter
A few discrepancies noted in the Safety Committee Charter compared to the committee charter summary, specifically number of Committee Members. They do not match.

Goals and Objectives need updating, add “Identify Disabled/medical dependent, HOSPIC, or Homeowner that needs extra assistance in case of an emergency evacuation.

Ask for one HO per building to act as POC for and as a source for emergence information (per charter goals and objectives). Will do a flyer to ask for these persons.

Prepare a community safety plan. Cannot find one so will address and prepare a plan for approval (per charter goals and objectives).
Update Committee Page in Newsletter
No new Safety Newsletter has been published since 2019. It was decided that only two issues should be done, one in the summer and one in the winter. Hopefully we can have something to email out to the emails the HOA has and mail to those that have just addresses.
New Business
Possibility of obtaining a Private Security Company
  1. lock and unlock bathrooms
  2. patrol the property and issue parking violation tickets. ■
Editor Notes:
  • The cameras became fully function around November 29th and are recording the property at this time.
  • Live and recorded videos can be view on a phone or a PC by the Board or their designate.
posted 31 October 2021
New Security Cameras Installed
by Rick Manning
After many months of questions and concerns about security in and around Harbour Vista community, a security camera surveillance system is finally installed. It is an expandable system that can add more security cameras as needed and as funds and budget can accommodate their installation.
Golden Eye Security
Golden Eye Security Systems INC. is a local company providing industry leading CCTV solutions and services
has installed 13 surveillances at all the strategic areas around the property The current camera locations are both pools, both mailboxes, and all three entrance/exit gates.
24/7 Recording
The system will provide 24/7 around the clock surveillance recording to a two-terabyte hard drive. The
system can be backed up to other hard drive storage devices on the 29th day because the system will automatically start rewriting the surveillance footage on day thirty (30).
4K Resolution
The system rides on its own network and has High Definition (HD) transmitter/repeater/receiver at 4k so it
will not interfere with any other network. You may have noticed the small dish shaped transmitters on the gate kiosks or mailbox kiosks.
Monitoring System
The receiver is on the peak of the clubhouse and the monitoring equipment is installed in a storage cabinet behind the Cabana clubhouse utility room. The software to monitor the system will be installed on a phone, tablet, notebook, laptop, or desktop computer of one member of the current safety committee and or HOA board members who will be monitoring the system. The software can access multiple cameras at once or individual cameras as needed. The footage can be reviewed while real-time (live) recording is taking place.
Procuring the System
There were a few problems that had to be overcome during the process of acquiring the system and its installation.
  1. The board asked to have a bid for the entire property having cameras that included all the parking area, gates, pools, and mailboxes, that at the time proved to be too expensive so we got a bid for just the primary entry/exit gates as well as the pools because of vagrants and the mailboxes because of break-ins.
  2. Board approval of a bid. A second month went by until the next board meeting which finally approved that bid.
  3. Coordinating with Golden Eye and when they can access the property to get the installation started.
  4. Upon wiring for the mailboxes, it was determined that the lighting, which was where the security company wanted to tie into was on a circuit that was on a timer only and no direct “hot” line for the system. Finally, over on the Largo entry gate they could not find a “Hot” lead there either. The HOA contacted Progressive Community Manager Brad Cocker to obtain an electrician to solve these three electrical problems before those cameras could be connected to the monitoring system.
Thirteen Cameras
In summary there will be 13 cameras monitoring the main entrance/exit points, mailboxes and pools that will provide some well needed security for Harbour Vista and our residents in the next few weeks. ■
posted 10 October 2021
The Community
Car Wash Areas
Members of the Harbour Vista Community recently volunteered their time and at their own expense to update the Car Wash areas. I thought I would start a new column and call it “The Community”. This new column is to give these community members recognition for what they contribute to our community.
Rachel Ricottone contributed a new hose to the Grunion Car wash area, Ed Fernandez purchased some pebble stones to create a drain area and eliminate the mud nuisance that has existed at this location for years.
Community member Mark Lassler took it upon himself to purchase a new nozzle, and hose hanger which he secured to the pole at the Cabana car wash area. His concern was the hose was developing kinks reducing its life expectancy. The new hose hanger also improved the look of the area. ■

Editor Notes: Community members should consider contacting the Board when undertaking a project.
What's New (click links)
Safety Committee Summary (12/07/22)
Real Estate Update (12/01/22)
Security Cameras Installed (10/31/22)
Thursday HOA Meeting Agenda (10/30/22)
New Board Elected (10/30/22)
Pest Control Notice (10/23/22)
New Pest Control Service (10/22/22)
Car Wash Areas (10/10/22)
Pet of the Month - Leo (10/09/22)
Annual Meeting (09/07/22)
Architectural Committee Meeting (09/24/22)
Emergency Point of Contact (09/06/22)
Safety Committee Report (08/24/22)
EV Charging HOA Meeting (07/16/22)
June Maintenance (06/25/22)
MailBox Security (05/25/22)
EV Charging Changes (04/21/22)
Cross Over Notice (02/12/22)

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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.
posted 16 July 2022
HOA Special Meeting Summary
Edison Pilot Proposal
A special HOA meeting was held on Wednesday, July 13. Five members attended along with three HOA Directors: President Michael Barto, Treasurer Yolanda Rangel and Member at Large Jill Perez. This meeting was to discuss the Edison “zero cost” pilot program where they would install the EV charging infrastructure and provide rebates for charging stations installed by the HOA. Edison representative Jonathan Van attended the meeting and lead a discussion about Edison’s EV charging pilot.
Edison Proposal
The Edison proposal installs at each HOA address a “zero cost” a level 2 EV charging infrastructure. The HOA has 10 addresses for this purpose. The HOA will be responsible for purchasing, installing and maintaining EV charging stations attached to this infrastructure. But the pilot also includes a one-time cash rebate for each station. With quantity discounts for charging stations, the Edison rebates in most cases will cover the station costs and installation of the new charging stations.
HOA Set Fees
The HOA will collects the charging fees via a credit card system at each charger and will pay Edison directly for all power used. The HOA will set the rates to the user to cover the energy, maintenance and so forth. The charging stations cannot be converted to solar or removed from the system for 10 years. There is no minimum usage requirements.
Zero Cost
President Michael Barto stated that any plans to install charging stations at Habour Vista should not cost the HOA any money. There are not enough EV’s at Harbour Vista (approximately 11) to justify any funding at this time. But the number of EV’s is growing by one a month. Edison’s “zero cost” proposal seems to meet this these criteria.
No Discrimination
The President also stated that he would not support any plan that would take parking spaces away from homeowners or resident, or limit them for special purposes. The only fair way to do this would be to install charging stations at the majority of parking spaces-both assigned and unassigned with no changes to the parking regulations.
First Step
To become eligible to participate in this pilot, Edison requires that the HOA submit a signed request. This will initiate a “no cost” engineering feasibility study. If everything is acceptable, the HOA will then be asked to sign a contract to begin the installation. Prior to this second signing, there is no financial obligation to the HOA. The three Board members all agreed that they would vote in favor of the Engineering Study at the next General HOA meeting on July 28.
Further Discussion
The meeting was then opened to a general discussion. Those attending felt that the HOA will have to implement some type of modernization for the community for EV Charging. ■

Editor Notes:
  1. Those attending this meeting were surprised to see none of the people who expressed concerns about this proposal in the HOA_Discussion Mailing List, attended this meeting.
  2. There is a misconception, that EV Charging Stations will take away parking spaces. This may be a misconception created by public parking lots that do assign parking spaces for special use. The HOA has never suggested that they would do this.
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Date Location Time Agenda
Cabana Clubhouse or via GoTo Meeting Telecom 6:30PM
Thursday, December 1, 2022
It will be noted, to the owners present and documented in the General Session Minutes, that the Board did meet in Executive Session after the General Session Meeting held on November 3, 2022.
HOMEOWNER FORUM (3 min per member)
Civil Code §4930 The board of directors of the association shall permit any member of the association to speak at any meeting of the association or the board of directors, except for meetings of the board held in executive session. A reasonable time limit for all members of the association to speak to the board of directors or before a meeting of the association shall be established by the board of directors.
  1. As of October 31st, 2022
  1. Landscaping
    1. Evergreen Proposals
    2. Tree Care Proposals
  2. Safety
    1. Safety Committee Report
    2. Drop Gate Proposals
    3. ASP - Sidewalk and Concrete reparis - $53,100
  3. Land Lease
    1. Committee Statement
  4. Architectural
    1. Architectural Application - 16551 Grunion Ln #203
  5. Parking
  1. Approve General Minutes Dated November 3, 2022
  2. Adoption of Water Intrusion Policy
  3. ProStar Mechanical - Preventive Maitenance Proposal - $2,706.00
  1. Deck Waterproofing proposal - 4852 Cabana Dr #305 - $5,577.50
  2. Deck Waterproofing proposals - 16542 Blackbeard #206
  3. Roffing Proposals
    1. 4861 Lago
    2. Garage 1-10
    3. Garage 27-32
  4. Replace Clubhouse Backroom Equipment Gate fence - $1,100.00
  5. Pool Maitenacne Proposal -Aquatrends
  6. Boiler Plumbing Elbow Replacement Proposals


  1. Work Order Report
  2. Sanitation Report
The Meeting. To be Determined
7:30PM or after open meeting
Thursday December 1, 2022
  5. Collection CORRESPONDENCE
  6. LEGAL
TBD Cabana Clubhouse
(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 Progressive Association Management to obtain access to your account, provide contact information in case of emergency, report problems or request maintenance services:
Property Owner Registration:
Property Manager: Brad Crocker
Rules and Regulations

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


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:

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 Progressive 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 Progressive, 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 Progressive 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.


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).


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.
Property Information
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.
sq ft
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.
Harbour Vista landscaping consist multiple streams, ponds with trees and garden areas.
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
Gate Key
Remote Gate Controller

Fill Out Key Entry Form
Join HOA Discussion
Harbour Vista News hosts an HOA discussion mailing list. To become part of this list, simply send your contact information which must included your name, email, unit address(es) and telephone number to:
The list allows for ideas and opinions to be discussed freely with feedback with HOA members.
  • You can asked question and obtain advice from your neighbors.
  • Upcoming HOA meetings
  • HOA rules updates and discussion.
  • Meeting summaries.
  • Maintenance Concerns.
  • Repair issues.
  • Real Estate updates.
  • General notification.

As a member of this list, you are automatically grant you access to Harbour Vista News web site protective areas such as Land Lease Buyout Proposal.

Harbour Vista News contains archives that go back to 2013 when it was first published.

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
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
FOR RENT Criteria?
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?
It is recommend that landloards 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".
Enforcement of Ruloes and Regulations
Landlords are responsible for the enforcement of the Harbour Vista Rules and Regulations. if their tenant is in violation, fines and legal fees are their resposibility.
Real Estate Summary
(as of December 4, 2022)
Active Real Estate Listing
Address Type Asking
4831 Lago Dr #103 2BR/2BA $495,000 (12/01/22)
16581 Grunion Ln #200 3BR/2BA $475,000 (12/04/22)
Address Type Information
Active/Under Contract
Address Type Information
16521 Grunion Ln #101 3BR/2BA $555,000 (11/24/22)
4852 Cabana Drive #100 3BR/2BA $524,900 (10/28/22)
Address Type Information
16521 Grunion Ln #206 3BR/2BA $510,000 (12/01/22)
Closed Sales
Address Type Closed
4852 Cabana Drive #201 3BR/2BA $510,900 (09/26/22)
4831 Lago Drive #304 2BR/2BA $485,000 (09/07/22)
16542 Blackbeard Lane #101 3BR/2BA $500,000 (8/24/22)
16551 Grunion Ln #304 2BR/2BA $422,000 (08/04/22)
4831 Lago Drive #201 3BR/2BA $525,000 (07/08/22)
16551 Grunion Drive #203 2BR/2BA $400,000 (06/30/22)
4791 Lago Drive #107 1BR/1BA $301,000(06/23/22)
4852 Cabana Drive #305 2BR/2BA $460,000 (05/13/22)
4852 Cabana Drive #204 2BR/2BA $405,000 (04/01/22)
4831 Lago Drive #101 3BR/2BA $383,000 (03/21/22)
16542 Blackbeard Ln #102 2BR/2BA $365,000 (03/07/22)
16542 Blackbeard Ln # 104 2BR/2BA $411,000 (02/08/22)
16581 Grunion Ln #100 3BR/2BA $385,000 (01/31/22)
16512 Blackbeard Lane #201 3BR/2BA #385,000 (01/27/22)

Note: An up green tick () means sold for more than asking price.
A down red tick () means sold for less than asking price.
For sale, available to show, with no accepted offer.
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.
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.
The property has been removed from marketing, but a listing contract is unexpired, and still binding on the seller.
The listing is available for sale, but the property cannot currently be shown, usually for temporary convenience factors.
indicates that the listing agreement concluded without a sale
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