August 28, 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 coordinating this effort with such a short notice, putting up signs and publicizing the event on Graig's List ■
posted 26 August 2015
August Maintenance
Another Big Hole
There was a main water pipe leak near the Basket Ball Court on Cabana. Water seeping above the ground was noticed by a resident, who immediately called Action. It turned out to be a main line for the sprinkler system. Shown here is a workman from Terre VerdeLanscspers who dug a hole almost five feet deep and is hand pumping the water out to make the repairs. Fortunately this was not a building main water line.
Balcony Repairs Continue
Several balconies were repaired or replaced in August by a new maintenance company Pro Pilot Deck Repairs. Because many deck were being repaired in a group on the Cabana-Lago-Blackbeard side, Pro Pilot established a staging area using the three visitor parking spaces near the fire gate at Blackbeard Lane and Heil Avenue.
Grunion Main Line Leak
A main water pipe broke to the 16521 Grunion Lane Building flooding the walkway sending water down the sidewalk to the driveways. Scott English Plumbing as able to install a temporary drain hose to divert the leak to a nearby stream. The walkway near the leak and serving the two Grunion Buildings has been blocked of awaiting sidewalk repair. ■

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 5 August 2015
Dining Around Harbour Vista
ITALIAN with a South American Twist
Sebastianis is located in the corner of a strip mall at the Southwest corner of Springdale and Warner. A menu based mostly on Italian food but some South American twists at times. Pablo the owner is from Peru. Wednesday night is no corkage and the rest of the nights it is $10. Decent wine list by the bottle or glass.
Traditional Red Sauce
A basket of fresh bread with two spreads comes to every table. One dip is a traditional red sauce and the other is a cheese, basil, anchovy, garlic mixture.
Spinach Ravioli
Dishes we tried were the Spinach Ravioli (8 large ravioli) with a cream sauce that had spinach and sun dried tomatoes in it. This is one of their more popular selections. A Spaghetti Bolognese with a Mozzarella stuffed meatball (large) and a Shrimp (8 large) with fettuccini in a spicy red sauce. The shrimp came with a choice of salad or soup. Opted for the house salad which consisted of lettuce, feta cheese, Roma tomatoes and Kalamata Olives with a very nice lemon vinaigrette.
Wine Dinners
They hold wine dinners frequently here but web site is always behind in their posting. Small to medium size dining area with approximately 18 tables depending on configuration. Acoustics are medium. Nice, relaxed ambiance. A large local clientele.■

Sebastianis
6078 Warner
Huntington Beach
(714) 841-3619
www.sebastianis.net
Open 7 days, 5pm to close
Wine Bar open Fri - Sat 5:00PM to 10:30PM
Live music starts at 7:00
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 Ruling (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 August 2015
August HOA Meeting Highlights
NEW BOARD INTRODUCED
Backlog of Work Orders
Deferred Maintenance
The regular monthly meeting of the HOA took place on August 24th. The new Board Members were introduced: Mike Mengel, President; Ted LaMantia, Vice President; Cynthia Lee, Secretary; Mike Peduzzi, Treasurer and Mary Williams, Member at Large. Also in attendance were Peggy Shaw from Action and 25 residents.
Announcements
The Board announced a change in the time for the public/open session of the monthly board meeting to 6:30 p.m. from the current 7:30 p.m. time. The closed/ executive session will follow immediately after the public/open session.

The Board announced they will be as fully transparent to the HOA membership as possible. Further explaining that issues discussed in executive session are confidential and therefore the Board will not be able to discuss those issues in public.

The Board pointed out that several of them have served on the Board previously and are knowledgeable about our HOA and complex and therefore are ready to govern our HOA. They will need a little time to assess where the HOA is currently but expect to move forward quickly with issues facing the HOA.
Open Forum
Some items brought to the attention of the Board by residents in attendance were:

A homeowner reported there were a couple of syringes back behind the Cabana pool and was concerned that children at the pool might pick them up. (Note, a Board member notified the Police Department the next morning and an officer came and removed them.)

Hallways throughout the complex need to be cleaned and maintained. The Board will have Peggy Shaw discuss this with the maintenance/cleaning company.

Complaints were expressed about the repair of balconies and railings in the complex by Pro Pilot Deck Repairs. The Board explained they were aware of these problems and that the whole crew who was doing the work has been replaced. The Board will closely monitor the ongoing work.

A homeowner asked about the 4 month old work order to repair her patio slab from damage caused by HOA tree roots. Another homeowner asked about a request for a repair of a clog drain and balcony railings that need repair,4 months ago. And another homeowner brought up the issue of a dryer vent that still needed to be cleaned out properly. Peggy Shaw stated that the previous board had declined to approve work orders for these repairs. The Board asked Peggy Shaw to have these repairs done and that the new Board will make sure delays like these don't occur in the future.

A homeowner complained about the overgrown foliage that is blocking the sidewalks in the complex. The Board stated they have concerns about the job being done by the landscape vendor and will be addressing that issue.

Another resident complained about a backup of dirty water in their bathtub. The Board asked Peggy Shaw to have the plumbing company look into it.
Committee Reports
The Board explained they want to have time to develop a list of renovations homeowners can do to their condos without going to the Architectural Committee for approval and better clarification for renovations that need to go to the Committee for approval. So, at this time they will wait to appoint members to the Committee.
Unfinished Business
Board approved work orders for Island Pacific for work on several units.

Board approved work order for Scott English plumbing for sewer line replacement on Grunion.
New Business
Board tabled the Audit report proposal and the Electronic Gate proposal asking Peggy Shaw to get them more information on these two items.

Board approved proposal from Scott English plumbing for repairs of the boiler for the 4791 and 4831 Lago buildings.

Board approved proposals from Aquatic Balance for repairs/resurfacing of the Grunion spa and repairs to the Cabana spa.

Board tabled proposal from Diversified Waterscapes.

Board approved repair of a utility door by Island Pacific.

Board approved liens on three accounts. ■
Current News (click links)
August HOA Meeting Highlights (08/28/2015)
Meeting/Agenda Notice (08/28/2015)
Real Estate Update (08/25/15)
August Maintenance (08/26/15)
Dinning Around Harbour Vista (08/5/15)
Garage Sale [more pictures] (07/27/15)
Case Update (07/27/15)
FYI: Beach Balls In Cabana Pool (07/14/15)
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
President Michael Mengel
Vice President
Ted LaMantia
Secretary Cynthia Lee
Treasurer
Mike Peduzzi
Member at Large
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
31 August 2015 Cabana Clubhouse 7:00PM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE SESSION
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
(CLOSED TO MEMBERS)
August 31, 2015
Legal Issues/Organizational
7:00PM
28 September 2015 Cabana Clubhouse 6:30PM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OPEN SESSION
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
September 28, 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
    6:30PM

 

 

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE SESSION
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
(CLOSED TO MEMBERS)
September 28, 2015 (after open Session
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26 October
2015
Cabana Clubhouse 6:30PM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OPEN SESSION
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
October 26, 2015
BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE SESSION
MEETING NOTICE & AGENDA
(CLOSED TO MEMBERS)
October 26, 2015 (after open Session)
Real Estate Summary
(as of August 28, 2015)
Active Real Estate Listing
Address Type Asking
16512 Blackbeard Lane #106 1BD/1BA $210,000
16551 Grunion Lane #205 2BD/2BA $299,980
4861 Lago Drive #304 1BD/1BA $259,000
16521 Grunion Lane #202 2BD/2BA $260,000 (short sale)
Pending
Address Type Asking
4861 Lago Drive #203 3BD/2BA $220,500 (On-line Auction-Hubzu)
Contingent/Backup Offers
Address Type Asking
4831 Lago Drive #200 3BD/2BA $335,000
16542 Blackbeard Lane #201 3BD/2BA $299,999
4852 Cabana Drive #105 2BD/2BA $289,900
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
909-861-7099
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