February 21, 2015
News and Other Things for Harbour Vista Community Huntington Beach
posted 6 November 2014
by Diane Pannone
Elvis is a handsome 11 month old Australian Shepherd who lives with his owners on Cabana. He was adopted when he was 8 weeks old and has grown to 53 pounds. He's very friendly and energetic. He loves going to dog beach and has doggie play dates at the dog park in Newport Beach. His 2 best doggie friends in Harbour Vista are Bailey and Cooper, two small white dogs that live on Lago. They have great fun playing together. The Australian Shepherd dog is an intelligent, energetic breed with strong herding and guarding instincts. They thrive on lots of mental and physical exercise. They need a sense of purpose to be truly content. Elvis is still in his puppy stage and craves lots of attention and play from the humans in his life. He is very friendly and likes to meet new people. For halloween, Elvis was dressed in his Bumble Bee costume. If you see him out on a walk stop and say hello.■
posted 22 November 2014
November Maintenance Happenings:
Our ducks could not swim in the stream along the 4861 Lago building because the water level had dropped so low they were walking in the mud. Due to the high winds blowing leaves and debris in the streams and ponds the little waterfall by the Lago gate no longer ran.
Previous Problem
Another problem occurred with the waterfall by the 4831 Lago building and the Cabana Garages. First water over flowed the bank of the stream. Then the water to the water fall stopped completely with the water level in the stream and large pond dropped.
Two Cleanup
Action Property Management was notified and Diversified Waterscapes came on their regularly scheduled day to clean out the leaves and debris and empty the filters. The waterfall by the 4831 Lago building and the Cabana Garages worked again. However they didn't clean the stream along the 4861 Lago building and get the water flowing to the waterfall by the Lago gate. Another call was placed to Action and Diversified was back out on their regularly scheduled day. The stream was cleaned and the waterfall was again working. Our ducks can now swim in these stream.
Pump Failures
High winds cause a large amount of leaves and debris in the streams and ponds causing a strain on the pumps so water does not flow to some of the streams. Other things that can cause the filters to clog is the over grown plants and vegetation in the streams. Besides causing a problem for the flow of the water they can possibly cause cracks in the cement bottom of the stream. If this occurs it would be costly to repair. One solution for this problem would be to have Diversified come three times a week during the fall when the leaves are turning and falling from many of the trees. ■
posted 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.
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 21 February 2015
Dining Around Harbour Vista
by Mary Williams

Outside sign says Japanese - Infusion. First look you would expect a Japanese restaurant but Ceppo is Italian. The appetizers have a Asian influence but the pasta dishes are definitely Italian. Owner was born in Japan, studied in France and has worked at Spago and Chinoise.
Kobe Beef Tartar
I had the "Kobe" beef tartar - after questioning the server It was actually Wagu beef. For $8 you do not get "Kobe" beef. Other appetizers ordered were Burrata with procuitto wrapped pears slices and a Pork Chashu. They do make their own Burrata which is a plus.
Other Entrees
They did serve a small round of bread with a oil dipping sauce. Butter on request.

Entrees ordered were Pasta with Uni, Pasta Carbonara and a Pork Loin cutlet with vegetables.
Was Good
Our overall opinion of the dishes were that they were good. Serving size was medium and prices were medium. Small wine list. Corkage is $10. Very small restaurant. No reservations except of parties of 5 or more. Limited menu and daily specials ■

7391 Warner Ave., # G
Huntington Beach, 92647
(714) 375-6145
Open for dinner only Tues thru Sunday
Closed Monday
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. ■
Editor Note: The Cabana spa was finally repaired on January 21 and is now operational.
Current News (click links)
Meeting Agenda Posting (02/21/14)
Dinning Around Harbour Vista (02/21/14)
Real Estate Update (02/18/15)
Cabana Spa has Been Fixed update (01/23/15)
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 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
Gayle Poytner
Vice President Ron Rolewicz
Mike Peduzzi
Member at Large
Adele Shiffman
(click name to read profile statement)
Harbour Vista ARCHIVES
updated 8 October 2014
The railings on these recently rebuilt balconies are a new design. The top cap board on the railing isnot used in the new design. (See photos) The new railings should help lessen the dry rot of therailings since pots, plants and other items can no longer be placed on the top of the railings. The watering of plants on top of the old railings and the installation of satellite dishes and use of nails on the railings contributed to the dryrot and termite damage to railings and balconies. The use of the new design should save the HOA money in the future.
Let The HOA Know
If you have dry rot or termite damage on your balcony, let Action Property Management know. The exterior of the buildings in the complex is the HOA's responsibility and paid for with your HOA dues. ■
Upcoming HOA Meeting Schedules
(subject to change without notice)
Note: These Agendas are now Posted on the Action Vivo Web Site for
Property Owners under "Documents" They are posted four days prior to the meetings.
Date Location Time Agenda
23 January 2015 Cabana Clubhouse 6:30PM
February 23, 2015 at 6:30 PM
  1. Approval of the Executive Session Minutes dated 01/26/15
  2. Legal issues
  3. Litigation Matters related to collection of assessments
23 February 2015 Cabana Clubhouse 7:30PM
Februar 23, 2015
    The Board of Directors held and Executive Session on February 23, 2015, immediately proceding this meeting to discuss matters related to member discipline and collections.
    See Board Meeting Conduct
    1. Approval of the Regular Board Meeting Minutes of January 26, 2015;
    2. Acceptance of Financial Statement for period ending January 31, 2015
    1. Architecture Committee
    2. Landscape Committee
    1. Island Pacific-Repair Estimates
    2. Annual Meeting
    3. Newport Exterminating Proposal
    4. Board Mailing
    5. Parking Rules Notice
    (following Adjournment of Executive Session)
  1. ADJOURNMENT: Next Meeting:
March 24, 2015
23 March 2015 Cabana Clubhouse 7:30PM
March 23, 2015 at 6:30 PM
March 23, 2015
Note: These Agendas are now Posted at the Action Vivo Web Site four days prior to the meetings. They can be found as a PDF under "Documents". A property owner user id and password is required to access this site.
Real Estate Summary
(as of 18 February 2015)
Active Real Estate Listing
Address Type Asking
Contingent/Backup Offers
Address Type Asking
none at present
Pending Sales
Address Type Asking
Closed Sales (2015)
Address Type Closed
4852 Cabana Drive #106 2 BD $282,000
16512 Blackbeard Lane #202 3 BD $240,000
For Lease/Rent
Address Type Description Monthly Contact
Harbour Vista News
16458 Bolsa Avenue #15
Huntington Beach, California 92649
Phone: 714-883-1949

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