December 16, 2014
HARBOUR VISTA NEWS
News and Other Things for Harbour Vista Community Huntington Beach
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posted 6 November 2014
PET OF THE MONTH
MEET "ELVIS"
by Diane Pannone
Elvis is a handsome 11 month old Australian Shepherd who lives with his owners on Cabana. He was adopted when he was 8 weeks old and has grown to 53 pounds. He's very friendly and energetic. He loves going to dog beach and has doggie play dates at the dog park in Newport Beach. His 2 best doggie friends in Harbour Vista are Bailey and Cooper, two small white dogs that live on Lago. They have great fun playing together. The Australian Shepherd dog is an intelligent, energetic breed with strong herding and guarding instincts. They thrive on lots of mental and physical exercise. They need a sense of purpose to be truly content. Elvis is still in his puppy stage and craves lots of attention and play from the humans in his life. He is very friendly and likes to meet new people. For halloween, Elvis was dressed in his Bumble Bee costume. If you see him out on a walk stop and say hello.■
posted 22 November 2014
November Maintenance Happenings:
DUCKS IN THE MUD
Our ducks could not swim in the stream along the 4861 Lago building because the water level had dropped so low they were walking in the mud. Due to the high winds blowing leaves and debris in the streams and ponds the little waterfall by the Lago gate no longer ran.
Previous Problem
Another problem occurred with the waterfall by the 4831 Lago building and the Cabana Garages. First water over flowed the bank of the stream. Then the water to the water fall stopped completely with the water level in the stream and large pond dropped.
Two Cleanup
Action Property Management was notified and Diversified Waterscapes came on their regularly scheduled day to clean out the leaves and debris and empty the filters. The waterfall by the 4831 Lago building and the Cabana Garages worked again. However they didn't clean the stream along the 4861 Lago building and get the water flowing to the waterfall by the Lago gate. Another call was placed to Action and Diversified was back out on their regularly scheduled day. The stream was cleaned and the waterfall was again working. Our ducks can now swim in these stream.
Pump Failures
High winds cause a large amount of leaves and debris in the streams and ponds causing a strain on the pumps so water does not flow to some of the streams. Other things that can cause the filters to clog is the over grown plants and vegetation in the streams. Besides causing a problem for the flow of the water they can possibly cause cracks in the cement bottom of the stream. If this occurs it would be costly to repair. One solution for this problem would be to have Diversified come three times a week during the fall when the leaves are turning and falling from many of the trees. ■
posted 30 November 2014
November HOA Meeting Highlights
NEW BALCONY DESIGN COMPLAINT Cleaning of Streams Tabled Again Landscaping Tabled Again
The November HOA meeting was attended by three Board Members, Community Manager Julie Carter and eleven residents. Board Member Adele Shiffman was absent. There is a vacant seat on the Board since Cheryl Boyd has moved from Harbour Vista. The Board did not indicate if or when the vacant seat would be filled.
Financial Report
Acting Community Manager Julie Carter gave the financial report. She stated the finances look good and there should be a surplus at the end of this year.
Board Announcements
Gayle Poytner announced there would be a new Community Manager appointed for Harbour Vista in January of 2015. Julie Carter will continue as Community Manager until then.
Obtaining Keys
Residents can no longer obtain keys on-site from a Board Member. People who need to purchase gate or pool keys need to call Julie Carter at Action to arrange to send a check for the purchase of the keys and then the keys can be picked up from Action's office in Irvine or from Julie Carter at the monthly HOA meeting or the keys can be mailed.
Balcony Not Sturdy?
At Open Forum, a homeowner complained about the recent rebuild/replacement of the balcony on his unit. He does not think the new balcony is sturdy enough. If he leans against the railing it flexes back and forth. The Board President said they had not received any other complaints from the other residents who have had recent balcony rebuilds with the same new design. The Board stated that they had approved the new design for the cost savings (less material used). When asked how much the savings would be the Board said they were told it would be about 10% but they would have to wait and have Action let them know exactly how much savings there is from the new design. The Board said they would review the new design information with Action and the vendor who did the work.
Rules and Regulations Not Enforced
Continuing with Open Forum, a homeowner asked about the parking violations that are not corrected. Cars are parked behind garages for hours or overnight. Also cars are parked at the entrance gates by the phone kiosk. The Board said they will issue a warning notice of the violation if they know about it. Residents should send an e-mail to the Board when the violation occurs and if a Board Member is on site they will go check it out and issue a notice. They have to catch the offender in the act.
Unfinished Business
  • The Board is considering placing " 5 Minute Only" parking signs at each phone kiosk at the entrance gates.
  • Once again the Board discussed the removing of the sediment in the streams and ponds. Again they still think it is too costly to do at this time. They want to continue looking for other methods or ways to clean the streams and ponds.
  • A proposal for plant replacement was deferred.
New Business
  • The Board approved a proposal from Diversified Landscapes to clean the streams and ponds and empty the filters more frequently to prevent the pumps and motors from shutting down.
  • The replacement of three light poles was approved.
  • Using a camera in a dryer vent of a unit to determine the cause of a foul odor from the vent was approved.
  • A change in the vendor used for restoration services when water leaks occur was approved. The new vendor will be Serv-Pro. (This vendor has been used in the past). They have new methods for drying out water damage and it should be less costly for the repairs needed.
  • The Board asked Action to prepare a priority list for the balconies and patios that need to be repaired or replaced.
  • The Board approved a letter drafted by Gayle Poytner regarding the placing of plants on balcony and patio bannisters and installing plaques, clocks or planters etc. on the stucco on balconies and patios. The letter points out that this is a violation of the Rules and Regulations. The letter will be mailed out to homeowners with the 2015 Budget.
  • Repair of the damaged brick siding at the Grunion gate was discussed. The Board asked Action to obtain a revised estimate for the repair.
Liens
The Board approved recording Liens on three property for past dues assessments.

The Board will not have a meeting in December. The next HOA Board meeting will be January 26, 2015.■
posted 17 December 2014
Dining Around Harbour Vista
EXTENSIVE MENU SUSHI BAR
by Mary Williams

Sushi bar that has an extensive menu. Salads, Teriyaki, Tempura's, Udon. Quality is high. I judge the quality of any "fish" place on the smell when I walk in. If I can smell "fish" then I am out of there. High quality, fresh fish has no odor. SLOW fish meets my requirements.
Steady Clientele
This is a small place but they have a very steady clientele. Many repeat customers and that is always a good indication of quality. Very personable staff. But at times it can be slow service. They seem to be understaffed when its busy. Knowing that you just have another glass of wine or Saki and wait it out. Its worth it.
Special Discounts
They have a happy hour menu from 5:00 to 7:00. Special discounts on certain foods and drinks. Wednesday night is ladies night and if everyone one orders off the happy hour menu there is an additional discount. Also a 10% discount if paying cash. Just look at the total bill, take 10% and that is what you pay. No corrected receipt is issued.
"Fat Avo"
One of my favorite dishes here at SLOWfish is the "Fat Avo". Seared ahi , flaked and rolled into a ball. Covered with very thin slices of avocado with a cherry and wonton crisp on top. Looks like a green apple. Besides being pleasantly appealing it has great flavor.
Something for Everyone
SLOWfish has more than 30 "rolls" on their menu. There is something here for everyone including non seafood dishes. ■

SLOW Fish
15051 Bolsa Chica
Huntington Beach 92649
714-846-6951
www.slowfishusa.com
Mon - Thu 11:30am to 2:30pm, Dinner 5:00pm to 10:30pm
Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm, Diner 5:00pm to 11:30pm
Sat 5:00pm to 11:30pm
Sun 5:00pm to 10:00pm
posted 11 December 2014
December Maintenance Happenings:
Broken Brick Wall
The brick wall at the entrance to Grunion has several broken bricks. It's been over a month since the broken bricks were first noticed. It is not known for sure what caused the damage. Could be a car hit the brick wall or a Board Member suggested the damage was caused by the shrubbery growing behind the wall. The Board asked Action to get a second proposal for the repair since they thought the first proposal they received was too expensive.
Cabana Spa Is Closed
The Cabana spa is closed due to a problem with the heater. It has been closed for close to a week now. Several residents have come to use it only to find the spa is not working and closed. Action has a work order to have the problem fixed and the spa working again. ■
Current News (click links)
Dinning Around Harbour Vista (12/17/14)
Real Estate Update (12/16/14)
December HOA Meeting (12/11/14)
Harbour Lights (12/9/14)
November HOA Meeting (11/30/14)
Ducks in the Mud (11/22/14)
Community Manager Change (11/7/14)
Board Member Moves (11/6/14)
Pet of the Month (11/6/14)
Balcony Design Change (10/8/14)
posted 7 Novermber 2014
COMMUNITY MANAGER CHANGE
Community Manager Mike Sukey has been re-assigned by Action Property and is no longer our HOA Community Manager. Julie Carter from Action is our current Community Manager. You can e-mail her at jcarter@actionlife.com or call
949-450-0202 and ask for Julie Carter. ■
Notification: The fireplaces in each Harbour Vista Condo are not designed to burn wood, paper or any other combustible material. Only "gas logs" are allowed to burn in fireplaces. Burning other material such as pressed logs or wood in these fireplaces is NOT allowed and can create a fire hazards to the complex.
Property Management
Action Property
Management Company

2603 Main Street, Suite 500
Irvine, CA 92614
Tel: 800-400-2284
Web: http://www.actionlife.com
Community Manager: Julie Carter
Email: jcarter@actionlife.com
Community Care: communitycare@actionlife.com
Community Portal: http://www.vivoportal.com/
Homeowner's Portal: www.vivoportal.com
HOA Official Web Site: harbourvistahoa.com
HOA Email: hvboard@harbourvistahoa.com
2014-2015 HOA
Board of Directors
Title Name
President
Gayle Poytner
Vice President Ron Rolewicz
Secretary
Open
Treasurer
Mike Peduzzi
Member at Large
Adele Shiffman
(click name to read profile statement)
Harbour Vista ARCHIVES
updated 8 October 2014
BALCONY DESIGN CHANGE
The railings on these recently rebuilt balconies are a new design. The top cap board on the railing isnot used in the new design. (See photos) The new railings should help lessen the dry rot of therailings since pots, plants and other items can no longer be placed on the top of the railings. The watering of plants on top of the old railings and the installation of satellite dishes and use of nails on the railings contributed to the dryrot and termite damage to railings and balconies. The use of the new design should save the HOA money in the future.
Let The HOA Know
If you have dry rot or termite damage on your balcony, let Action Property Management know. The exterior of the buildings in the complex is the HOA's responsibility and paid for with your HOA dues. ■
Upcoming HOA Meeting Schedules
(subject to change without notice)
Date Location Time Agenda
24 November 2014 Cabana Clubhouse
6:30PM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE SESSION
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
(CLOSED TO MEMBERS)
November 24, 2014 at 6:30 PM
No Agenda Disclosed
 
26 January 2015 Cabana Clubhouse 7:30PM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE SESSION
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
(CLOSED TO MEMBERS)
January 26, 2015 at 6:30 PM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OPEN SESSION
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
January 26, 2015
  1. CALL TO ORDER
  2. EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCLOSURE
  3. TREASURER'S REPORT
  4. BOARD ANNOUNCEMETNS
  5. OPEN FORUM
    See Board Meeting Conduct
  6. CONSENT CALENDAR
  7. COMMITTEE REPORTS
  8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
  9. NEW BUSINESS
    7:30PM
    (following Adjournment of Executive Session)
 
  1. MEETING ADJOURN

There is no Meeting in December. Happy Holidays
23 February 2015 Cabana Clubhouse 7:30PM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE SESSION
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
(CLOSED TO MEMBERS)
February 23, 2015 at 6:30 PM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OPEN SESSION
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
February 23, 2015
Real Estate Summary
(as of 16 December 2014)
Active Real Estate Listing
Address Type Asking
4831 Lago Drive #304 2 BD $350,000
Contingent/Backup Offers
Address Type Asking
none at present
Pending Sales
Address Type Asking
4852 Cabana Drive #106 2 BD $290,000
16512 Blackbeard Lane #202 3 BD $240,000
Closed Sales
Address Type Closed
4861 Lago Drive #306 1 BD $158,500
4791 Lago Drive #200 3 BD $234,000
16581 Grunion Lane #100 3 BD $260,000
16581 Grunion Lane #104 2BD $215,000
4852 Cabana Drive #201 3 BD $201,000
16542 Blackbeard Lane #202 2 BD $285,000
4861 Lago Drive #306 1 BD $182,862
16512 Blackbeard Lane #101 3 BD $235,424
4831 Lago Drive #205 2 BD $216,100
4831 Lago Drive #305 2 BD $250,000
16551 Grunion Lane #204 2 BD $185,000
16542 Blackbeard Lane #203 2 BD $201,000
4861 Lago Drive #103 3 BD $230,000
4861 Lago Drive #202 3 BD $227,000
16521 Grunion Lane #103 2 BD $188,500
16551 Grunion Lane #203 2 BD $134,000
16521 Grunion Lane #101 3 BD $200,000 (asked $195,000)
For Lease/Rent
Address Type Description Monthly Contact
4852 Cabana Drive #207 2 BD Laundry
Middle Floor
New Upgrades
$1,995/mon Mary Giacchino Star Real Estate
714-801-5711
4861 Lago Drive #102 3 BD Laundry
Bottom Floor
$2150/mon contact White House Properties
866-936-0090
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