December 15, 2017
News and Other Things for Harbour Vista Community Huntington Beach
posted 15 December 2017
Harbour Vista Lights 2017
Every holiday season, many members decorate their units by displaying lights and ornaments around and on their units. During this period, Harbour Vista becomes a fabulous light show a night. These photos cannot do justice to the decoration around the property.
This years some residents has decorated some of the outside property foilage, besides the outside of thier condo. Some residents have decorated their stairways. The HOA Secretary Candice Shultz turned the light poles on the Cabana-Blackbeard-Lago side into little lighted snowman. Members, residents and friends should take an evening to stroll at night in this hoiliday season and see the lights on both side of the property. ■
posted 1 December 2017
posted 3 November 2017
Maintenance Happenings
Cabana Gas Barbecues Redo
The Cabana pool barbecues have had a recent gas system update adding new valves. But the vendor performing this maintenance may have created confusion where two of the valves are difficult to use and a new third valve creates complexity.
Updating the Valves
For recent gas line repair/maintenance to the Cabana barbecues, a master shutoff valve was installed This new shutoff valve was added to the outside of the barbecue enclosure allowing interruption time to the other services (e.g. water heater, jacuzzi) to be reduce while more complex maintenance could be performed on the barbecue enclosure. Each barbecue had a new valve installed with some line work. But these new valves were placed deep inside the barbecues enclosure requiring that a person almost lays on the ground to access them through the stainless steel doors—particularly the right side Cabana barbecue.
Until this new maintenance, users only used a single gas valve to turn on and off the individual barbecues. But with this maintenance update, it is much easier to turn on or off the new master valve while it is very awkward to use the enclosed inside valves. If one of the inside valves is left open and the user just turns off the master valve, it is more likely that an un-notice gas leak will occur the next time the barbecue is used if the next user elects to use the other barbecue. This situation can be exasperated by next user only turning off the inside valve to their barbecue and leaving the master valve on.
How to Fix This
It is suggested that each individual barbecue valve be re-located right inside the stainless steel doors of the enclosure for easy access. This is the same way it was before and is the present way that it is for the Grunion pool barbecues. A sign (e.g. “Do Not Turn Off”) or a wire mess box could be places over the new master shutoff valve since it is only for maintenance purposes. Instructions should be posted.■
posted 23 November 2017
Octrober 2017 HOA Meeting Highlights
New Landscape Company
Spreadsheet Refuted?
The October Meeting of the HOA was held in the Cabana Clubhouse. It was called to order by President Helen Revalus. Other Board members in attendance were Vice President Mike Peduzzi, Secretary Candice Shultz, Treasurer Mary Williams and Member-at-Large Teri Piper-Johnson. Action Property Manager Peggy Shaw and her supervisor Rhonda Hart were in attendance along with 11 members.
Financial Report
Because at the last month’s meeting, the President Helen Revalus had told Action to reverse the funds in the Reserve Account for 2017, the TreasurerMarry Williams announce a positive cash flow of approximately $61K. This deficit dates back almost two year ago starting December 2015. This surplus represents approximately 6% of the yearly HOA assessments. With this reversal, the Reserves Account had dropped by approximate $168K. This is expected to be paid back with the new HOA assessment rates to be implemented starting January. See “Who Got What” March 2017 Harbour Vista Newsletter to see where some of the money went.
Committee Reports
  • Landscaping Committee
    There was no formal meeting of the Landscaping Committee this month. But a walk thru of the property was performed.
  • Public Safety Committee
    • The safety committee has decided to publish a Newsletter. See Note 1
    • The committee wants to set up CPR training sessions for residents.
    • The committee wants to establish a community watch program.
    • There are issues a drone flying around the property. The board felt that these are nuances.
    • This committee is looking for volunteers.
Unfinished Business
  • A new revision to the HOA Rules and Regulation will be sent out to members for comments to be approved at the next meeting. Helen Revalus want to add a new section for offsite property owners. She wants t require owners to provide tenant information. Helen also wants another section to band drones from the property.
  • This years Reserve study will be approved after some corrections are added. The elevator count was not correct along with some other issues.
  • A new “Enforcement and Fine Policy” was adopter by the Board. "Non-compliance" assessment went from $100 to $200. "Failure to Comply" went from $200 to $300. "Sequence Fines" went from $300 to $500. Not explanation was provide for these increases.
  • The Board announced that they had posted on the Action Vivo portal, a “Maintenance Responsibility” table.
New Business
  • The Board approved the selection of a new landscaping service S. A. Landscapers. This will be effective December 1, 2017. For the same price as the previous vendor, S. A. Landscapers will provide more services. Member at Large Terri Piper-Johnson was instrumental in locating this vendor and this selection was independent from recommendations from Action.
  • The Board approve trimming of three tree.
  • Selection of a tax and audit service was approved.
  • Helen Revalus discussed the status of the Harbour Vista garbage dumpsters. Some garbage dumpster are over used and some are under used. She had observed that the Landscaping company Bemus deposits gardening trash from the Grunion side in the Lago dumpster. She is planning at January HOA meeting after the holidays to propose reducing the number of dumpster from 13 to 10.
  • It was voted to not renew the Costco membership card.
  • One lien was approved.
  • There were no Architectural Requests this month.
Helen's Announcement
President Helen Revalus announced at the meeting, that member Michael Barto had made an error in his Excel spread when he provided documentation to the Board reporting a discrepancy in the April 2016 Action financial statement of approximately $71,000 along with other discrepancies.He did not accept there findings. See Note 3.
Open Forum
  • A members complained about irrigation problems.
  • A member complained about dog facies in the pool area. The Board stated that no dogs are allowed in the pool area.
  • Members complained about Cigarettes in the parking lot and on the roof around one of the Grunion buildings.
The next meeting of the HOA is tenatively scheduled for December 18, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Cabana Clubhouse. ■
  1. The official Harbour Vista Newsletter from the Board which is called HV HOA News was posted under the glass cabinet at the mail boxes.
  2. Members should review the “Maintenance Responsibility” table before contacting Action Property Management.
  3. Michael Barto refutes the Presidents claim that his calculation are wrong. The April 2016 statement show the exact same number for the money “owed the reserve” and the “money in the reserve”. When added together to represent the Reserve Account, it is off $71K. This discrepancies is on the first page of the statement. This implies that manual entries are being made. Similar statements months prior and months after add up correctly.
posted 16 November 2017
Harbour Vista Lunch Report
Super Mex
by Mike Borzi
Had lunch at Super Mex on Beach Boulevard on Monday afternoon. The restaurant is in the Newland Mal so parking is not an issue and is right next to the Huntington Beach historical “The Newland House Museum”. Super Mex is a chain restaurant.  It is clean with a small Bar area.
Pleasant and Comfortable
This Super Mex has an outdoor Patio to dine alfresco. The restrooms were clean and well supplied. The service was prompt and polite. The tables and chairs are wooden and match the Mexican style decor. They are pleasant and comfortable for dining.
Refried Beans Were Great
There were full size corn Tortilla chips with salsa presented at the table. The food came quickly, the plates were hot to the touch, and very tasty. I had a burrito, my tastes tend to be very bland. My lunch mate had a Carne Asada plate that looked very nice. My lunch mate said the refried beans were terrific and the streak was tender. But he is easy to please. The prices are moderate, the menu is ok, nothing exotic. All in all a pleasant lunch with no complaints. Not exactly an authentic Mexican cuisine, but not bad.
Closure Location
Though we went to this resturant because it was near the “The Newland House Museum”, it was later pointed out that this francise has a closer location to Harbour Vist such at 17208 Pacific Coast Highway in Seal Beach near Warner Avenue.■
Super Mex
19684 Beach Boulevard
Huntington Beach, CA
Monday - Friday 11am-9pm
Saturday 9am-9pm
Sunday 9am-8pm
posted 14 November 2017
Recipe of the Month
by Eden Hommes
Family Goulash is a quick and filling pasta dish for chilly winter nights. Instead of using red meat (high in saturated fat, cholesterol, and linked to colon cancer) I substituted ground vegetarian burger or tempeh. 
  • 8 oz. whole wheat pasta
  • 2 packets (12 oz. each) ground vegetarian burger or tempeh
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 1 pint sliced mushrooms
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 16 oz. canned diced tomatoes
  • 16 oz. can kidney beans (drain and rinse)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
Salt and pepper to taste. Basil, oregano, garlic powder to taste. Boil the pasta and drain. Set aside. In a separate large pot, saute with olive oil the vegetarian burger/tempeh, onion, celery, and mushrooms. Stir in the pasta, canned tomatoes, beans, herbs, ketchup, and salt and pepper. Mix well. Serves 4-5.■
Footnote: A property owner at Harbour Vista, Eden Hommes is an ER nurse with a passion for preventative medicine and natural health. She is working on a Masters degree in Holistic Nutrition, and teaches classes on Essential Oils. She can be reached at
Current News (click links)
Dinning: Super Mex (12/15/17)
Harbour Vista Lights (12/15/17)
Real Estate Update (12/11/17)
New Property Manager (12/05/17)
Holiday Tea Party (12/01/17)
October HOA Meeting Highlites (11/23/17)
Rental Corner (11/11/17)
Gas Line Redo? (11/03/17)
Recipe of the Month: Quesadilla (10/22/17)
posted 5 December 2017
Action Property Management has assigned a new Community Manager to Harbour Vista as of December 1. Her name is Lanese King. Her email is You may contact her by phoneby calling Action Community Care at 800-400-2284. Harbour Vista News Welcome Lanese King. ■
Property Management
Action Property
Management Company

2603 Main Street, Suite 500
Irvine, CA 92614
Tel: 800-400-2284
Community Care: 800-400-2284
Community Manager: Lanese King
Direct Line: 949-450-0202
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HOA Board of Directors
Name/Title Individual Emails/Cells
Helen Revalus
Mike Peduzzi
Vice President
Terri Piper-Johnson
cell: (707) 477-9044 (txt also)
Mary Williams
Candice Shultz
Member at Large
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posted 26 December 2016
Private Social Media Site
For Harbour Vista
Nextdoor is a private social network for our neighborhood. Neighbors register by their location (street name) and then become part of group. For Harbour Vista residents, our group is called Harbour Pines. There is no charge to be a member. To start go to (, you will find and meet your neighbors there.■
Upcoming HOA Meeting Schedules
(subject to change without notice)
Date Location Time Agenda
Cabana Clubhouse 6:30PM
    The Board of Directors will hold an Executive Session on October 23, 2017, immediately following this meeting.
    The items on the Consent Calendar are routine or items that have been discussed with the Board, approved verbally or electronically, and action taken, and the motion is stated in order to incorporate the action into the Association's corporate documents.
    1. Approval of the Regular Board Meeting Minutes of October 23, 2017.
    2. Acceptance of the Financial Statement for the period ending October 31, 2017.
    1. Landscaping Committee
    2. Public Safety Committee (new charter approval)
    1. Adoption of Proposed Updates to Rules & Regulations
    2. Proposed Additions to Rules and Regulations Re: Tenant Information and Drones
    1. Cabana Roof Repair Proposals
    2. Pool Re-Plastering Proposals
    3. Pool Fense Painting Proposals
    4. Remaining Wood Repairs on Grunion Proposal
    5. Pool Maintenance Proposals
    6. Roof and Gutter Mainteancen Proposals
    7. Lago Wood Repair Proposal
    8. Boiler Maintenance Proposal
    9. Plumbling Invoices Reclasification
    10. Holiday Decoration Discussion
    11. Roll Up Shades Discussion
    12. Investments
    1. Lago Interior Remodel
    2. Cabana Replacement of Drywall Master Bathroom
    Open Forum and Board Meeting Conduct
  10. SCHEDULE NEXT MEETING (December 18, 2017)
November 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM
    1. Hearings
    2. Delinquency Review
    3. Approval of Minutes dated from October 23, 2017.
18 December
Cabana Clubhouse 6:30PM
December 18, 2017

December 18, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Real Estate Summary
(as of December 11, 2017)
Active Real Estate Listing
Address Type Asking
16581 Grunion Lane #100 3BD/2BA $328,000 (11/30/17)
Address Type Information
Active/Under Contract
Address Type Information
Address Type Information
16512 Blackbeard Lane #205 2BD/2BA $275,000 (12/11/17)
Closed Sales 2017
Address Type Closed
16581 Grunion Lane #103 2BD/2BA $280,000 (8/29)
4791 Lago Drive #305 1BD/1BA $227, 000 (9/22)
16551 Grunion Lane #105 2BD/2BA $285,000 (9/8)
16512 Blackbeard Lane #205 1BD/1BA $192,000 (8/10)
16521 Grunion Lane #205 2BD/2BA $269,900 (5/31)
4861 Lago Drive #202 3BD/2BA $310,000 (4/24) (private sale)
4791 Lago Drive #102 3BD/2BA $297,000 (4/6)
4831 Lago Drive #103 2BD/2BA $295,000 (1/26)
16542 Blackbeard Lane #100 3BD/2BA $230,000 (1/17)

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
The following rental information was provided (11 Nov 2017)
Address Type Price Info/Ref status
16521 Grunion Ln #105 2BD/2BA $2600/mon Vivian Young

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