August 1, 2015
HARBOUR VISTA NEWS
News and Other Things for Harbour Vista Community Huntington Beach
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posted 27 July 2015
Community Garage Sale 2015
Garage Sale Worth The Effort
Harbour Vista's Community Garage Sale was held on July 18th. Well over 100 persons visited the event, participation by residents was modest compared to last year. Weather impacted with slight sprinkles and a gloomy overcast. Low participation of sellers was attributed to a very short notice with the first announcement
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at the last Board Meeting on June 29th. One participant stated she had just heard about the Garage Sale a week before. A resident said they really needed more time to prepare, like a two months notice. But those that participated say business was worth the effort and it is nice to socialize with their neighbors.

Many thanks to the Board Treasurer Mike Peduzzi for corrdinating this effort with such a short notice, putting up signs and publisizing the event on Graig's List ■
updated 27 July 2015
July Maintenance
ADDITIONAL TREE TRIMMING
Additional tree trimming was performed this month--mostly near the two Blackbeard buildings. Trees that were missed in the original tree trimming were added in this final trimming for the year.
HIDDEN DRAIN CLEAN OUT PIPE FOUND
A longtime resident who lives in a bottom floor one bedroom unit in the 4861 Lago building has complained about water back ups in his kitchen sink for years. Each time a plumbing company came out and cleared the drain only to have the problem reoccur from time to time when the upstairs units used their sinks.

When the sink over flowed recently Scott English plumbing was sent out and they discovered that the clean out was located in the wall going to the outside wall of the unit and that it was plastered over when the building was constructed. It was hidden and not accessible from the outside. They broke through the stucco in the outside hallway. and turned the drain clean out pipe to point to the outside. They were then able to clean out the drain pipe.■
posted 7 July 2015
Dining Around Harbour Vista
SENSATIONAL BARBEQUE
by Mary Williams
You know you are close when you can smell the smoke at BT's Southern BBQ. Located in a strip mall at the corner of Golden West and Edinger, you can miss it easily. Very small and a bit noisy, 5 tables inside with a 5 person bar. There are a couple of tables outside but no alcohol allowed there. They are busy and seemed to have a very large takeout business. Menu is available online.
Beer and Wine Available
Many craft beers available and a good selection by tap. A few wines are listed but not the best choice. I prefer a Porter or a Stout with my "Q".
Excellent Smoke and Tender
We sampled the pulled pork sandwich and the tri tip sandwich. Good Brioche bread, meat was tender and choices of 3 sauces. I had the full slab of baby back ribs. Good dry rub, excellent smoke, tender, meaty, moist and pulled off the bone easily. Sides of cole slaw, potato salad along with a cheddar biscuit. I went back they next day and got a half tray of potato salad on take out. It was that good.
Good Selection of Meats
A good selection of meats. Hot links, pulled pork and chicken, turkey breast, tri tip, brisket, St. Louis ribs, baby back ribs and beef back ribs. A few specials everyday. When they run out of a meat its gone for the day. Large selection of starters" and "sides". They have 3 different "family packs" to go which is ideal for entertaining.
Best Takeout Ever
This place is not to be missed - best for takeout if you mind the noise..■

BT's Southern BBQ
7144 Edinger Ave
Huntington Beach 92647
(714) 841-7016
http://bts-bbq.com
Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week
posted 13 July 2015
FYI
BEACH BALLS IN CABANA
POOL AND SPA
You may think someone just forgot to take their floating beach balls with them when they left the Cabana pool or spa areas. That is not true. The beach balls are there to keep the ducks from going into the pools and spas.
No More Baby Duck Rescues
Each spring mother ducks would lead their baby ducks into the pool or spa. Unfortunately, the ducklings were not big enough to get back out–trapping them there. Residents would spend hours rescuing the ducklings from these areas. One day a resident the pool cleaning worker if there was a way to solve this problem. He suggested putting a beach ball in the pools and spas to deter the ducks from going in. The resident purchased a couple of beach balls and put them in the water. Sure enough it seems to work! Very few duck sightings have occurred in the Cabana pool or spa areas and no more baby duck rescues.

Note: Because of the configuration of the Grunion Pool, this issue does not occur in area. ■
posted 26 July 2015
News Update
Current Updates Time Line
  • (July 21): The Court has set the Trial date of February 22, 2016 for the HOA vs. Homeowner.
  • (July 17):The HOA posted the $10,000 Bond to enforce the Courts Ruling.
  • (July 2) Court Issues Rulling (see below Article).
"HEARTBROKEN HOMEOWNER" CASE UPDATE
On July 2, 2015 the Judge in the case involving the HOA and the homeowner, issued his ruling.
Preliminary Injunction Granted
The judge granted a preliminary injunction that enjoined the homeowners from conducting any further construction, modification, remodeling or other work on their condominium unit without prior written consent from the HOA Architectural Committee or the Board of Directors.
HOA Must Post $10,000 Bond
The issuance of the injunction is dependent upon, and will not become effective until such time as Plaintiff (Harbour Vista HOA) posts a $10,000 undertaking (bond) in favor of Defendants (Homeowner) per CCP 529.
Failure of Legal Counsel?
The attorney representing the homeowner did not present his brief and the materials supporting the homeowner's position in a timely or complete manner. The homeowner no longer has this attorney representing them.
Next Step Trial?
The next court date is scheduled for July 21, 2015 for a "case management" meeting with the judge. To date the current HOA Board has not agreed to meet again with the homeowners. It appears the HOA Board and the HOA attorney intends to take this case to a trial.

Attending the court hearing were the homeowners and their attorney, the HOA attorney, HOA President Gayle Poynter, HV renters Gail and Bill McCord, Cheryl Boyd (former homeowner at Harbour Vista) , another unidentified person and the Publisher/Editor of Harbour Vista News. (ruling copy posted here).■
posted 28 June 2015
Annual HOA Meeting Highlights
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
NEW HOA BOARD MEMBERS
!
The Annual Meeting and election of the new Board Members took place on June 27th. There were 72 ballots received and counted and the Election Inspector announced the results that Cynthia Lee, Ted LaMantia, Mke Mengel, Mike Peduzzi and Mary Williams were elected to serve on the Board for the 2015-2016 term. (see results below)
Total Ballots Received:
72
Ballots Rejected:
1
Total Ballots Cast :
71
Break Down of Ballots Cast:
Ted LaMantia
32
Cynthia Lee
27
Mike Mengel
27
Mike Peduzzi:
127
Mary Williams:
25
Attendees
In attendance at the meeting were the four retiring board members along with Julie Carter and Peggy Shaw from Action Property Management, the Election Inspector from Majority Rules and 19 community members.
After the Meeting
Though proposed in the announcement for the Annual Meeting posted at the mailboxes, no organization meeting was held at the close of the Annual Meeting. An Organization meeting is held to establish the structure of the Board (e.g. President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Member at Large).
Announcements
Once again Board President, Gayle Poynter talked about the increase in the reserve account and that she hopes the new board will continue to be financially conservative and continue to build the reserve account.
Organization Meeting
The new board has 10 days to have an organizational meeting to appoint a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Member at Large. (see By-Laws)
During the Counting
While the ballots were being counted two community members brought up two issues concerning them.
  • One stated that some young children have been at the pool without their parent or designated adult watching them. This is against the HOA Rules and Regulations and a safety issue.
  • The other community member said he had a problem when the fire alarm in his building went off. It was after hours for Action so he did not get a call back from them. The Fire Department was called out to turn the alarm off. He thinks there should be better communication and procedure on how to handle emergencies like this.

Also in attendance was the HOA attorney who wanted to schedule an executive session with the new Board to go over "legal matters". The meeting was scheduled for Wednesday August 5th. ■

posted 28 April 2015
For Your Information
ANNOUNCEMENT
The CC&R's for our HOA call for an Architectural Committee to consist of at least 3 members. The Board has the power to appoint and remove homeowner/volunteers to the committee.

At the August 25, 2014 Board meeting the board appointed board member Ron Wolewicz to chair the committee.

Then at the
January 26, 2015 Board meeting the Board appointed three of the board members to serve as the Architectural Committee members. The members of the committee are: Gayle Poynter, Ron Wolewicz and Adele Shiffman. The Board also reviewed and re-adopted the Charter for the Committee.

The Board did not ask for homeowner/volunteers to serve on the committee. Many HOA's have volunteers serving on their architectural committee. Having more homeowners participating in the HOA is desirable and healthy for the HOA. Our Board decided instead to serve in both capacities.

Note: The Harbour Vista News web site has copies of the CC&R's (Unit), CC&R's (Committee), CC&R's (Installation), Rules & Regulations, Comittee Charter and the Application for Architectural Review for your convenience. If you are considering remodeling/renovating your condo you should be familiar with these requirements.
posted 31 May 2015
WATER PROTOCOL REVISED
The HOA has posted this week at each Mailbox Location a notice revising their flag ship "Water Protocol" Policy. Our Water Protocol Policy states that non-emergency water shutoff is only schedule for the first of the Month. Under the current Policy, the HOA Board provide a service to the members to post notification on the buildings and at the mailboxes that were affect. The policy change will NO longer post notices at the affected buildings and will only post notification at the Mailboxes.The reason for this changes maybe that the Board feels it is an imposition on their important duties to continue to provide this service. For this change there was no public discussion at the HOA meeting. Make sure you watch the mailboxes.■
Current News (click links)
Agenda Update (08/01/15)
Real Estate Update (07/30/15)
|♦ NEW BOARD ELECTED (07/28/15)
July Maintenance (07/27/15)
Garage Sale [more pictures] (07/27/15)
Case Update (07/27/15)
Monthy Water Shuttoff Notice (07/25/15))
FYI: Beach Balls In Cabana Pool (07/14/15)
Big Bird in Pool (0713/15)
Dinning Around Harbour Vista (07/7/15)
Water Protocol Revised (05/31/2015)
Architectural Committe (04/28/15)
posted 25 July 2015
WATER SHUTOFF NOTICE
Monday August 3, 2015
A non emergency Water Shutoff has been scheduled for Monday July 1st for:
  • 4852 Cabana Drive
  • 4861 Lago Drive
Residents who unit is in these buildings will be without water from 10AM to 4pm. Both hot and cold water. Contact Action Property Management if you have any issues or concerns (Tel: 800-400-2284).
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: Peggy Shaw
Email: pshaw@actionlife.com
Direct Line: 949-450-0202
Community Care: communitycare@actionlife.com
Community Portal: http://www.vivoportal.com/
posted 13 March 2015
Photo OP
BIG BIRD AT POOL
Poolside visitors enjoyed seeing the large inflatable swan that was present at long resident Jill Perez birthday party at the Cabana Pool on Saturday July 11. Jill shown with her girl girlfriend of 30 years. This reporter said the sad thing about a woman's birthday party is people will ask you how old you are. Jill responded, she had no trouble in telling her age and stated that she was 21. ■
2015-2016 HOA
Board of Directors
Title Name
Ted LaMantia
  Cynthia Lee
Michael Mengel
Mike Peduzzi
Mary Williams
(click name to read profile statement)
Harbour Vista ARCHIVES
Homeowner's Portal: www.vivoportal.com
HOA Official Web Site: harbourvistahoa.com
HOA Email: hvboard@harbourvistahoa.com
Upcoming HOA Meeting Schedules
(subject to change without notice)
Date Location Time Agenda
5 August 2015 Cabana Clubhouse 7:30PM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE SESSION
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
(CLOSED TO MEMBERS)
August 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM
  1. CALL TO ORDER
  2. NEW BUSINESS
    1. Organization Meeting - Board Positions
    2. Litigation Matters - Attorney updates
    3. Recent law lnforcement activity regarding tresspasser/tenants
  3. AJOURN
    6:30PM

 

 

24 August 2015 Cabana Clubhouse 7:30PM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE SESSION
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
(CLOSED TO MEMBERS)
August 24, 2015 at 6:30 PM
    1. Approval of Executive Session Minutes (if any)
    2. Legal Issues (if any)
    3. Contracts (if any)
    4. Member Discipline (if any)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OPEN SESSION
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
August 24, 2015
  1. CALL TO ORDER
  2. EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCLOSURE
  3. TREASURER REPORT
  4. ANNOUNCEMENTS
  5. OPEN FORUM
  6. CONSENT CALENDAR
  7. COMMITTEE REPORTS
  8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
  9. NEW BUSINESS
  10. SCHEDULE NEXT MEETING (September 29th)
    7:30PM

 

 

 

 

29 September
2015
Cabana Clubhouse 7:30PM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE SESSION
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
(CLOSED TO MEMBERS)
September 29, 2015 at 6:30 PM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OPEN SESSION
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
September 29, 2015
Real Estate Summary
(as of July 30, 2015)
Active Real Estate Listing
Address Type Asking
16542 Blackbeard Lane #201 3BD/2BA $299,999
16521 Grunion Lane #202 2BD/2BA $260,000 (short sale)
4831 Lago Drive #200 3BD/2BA $335,000
4852 Cabana Drive #105 2BD/2BA $289,900
Contingent/Backup Offers
Address Type Asking
none
Pending Sales
Address Type Asking
4861 Lago Drive #203 3BD/2BA $220,500 (On-line Auction-Hubzu)
Closed Sales (2015)
Address Type Closed
4791 Lago Drive #103 3BD/2BA $297,883
4791 Lago Drive #104 1BD/1BA $230,000
16521 Grunion Lane #207 3BD/2BA $340,000
4831 Lago Drive #104
2BD/2BA $205,000
4831 Lago Drive #103
2BD/2BA $265,000
4852 Cabana Drive #106 2BD/2BA $282,000
16512 Blackbeard Lane #202 3BD/2BA $240,000
For Lease/For Rent
Address Type Description Monthly Contact
16551 Grunion Lane #203 2BD/2BA Center Unit
Laundry
$2000/mon call Linda Yun 909861-7099
Harbour Vista News
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Huntington Beach, California 92649
Phone: 714-883-1949
http://harbourvistanews.com
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