Welcome to Columbia Place

February 2019 Newsletter

February 2019 Board of Directors Meeting

The February 2019 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019 in the gym at 6:00pm.

Presidents Day Holiday

Action Property Management. Professional Maintenance Systems (Janitorial) and CityMark will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of Presidents Day.  If there is an afterhours maintenance emergency, such as a flood, please contact Action Property Management at 949-450-0202, afterhours personnel will assist you.  Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

Welcome Adan

Please all give Adan a warm welcome to the community as Columbia Place’s new engineer.

Water Usage

As rates continuously increase for the necessary utilities, please be cognizant of your electrical and water usage.  The 2019 ProForma Budget that was sent out to the Membership reflected an increase in water, which contributed to the overall increase in the budget.  In addition, the Board supports the “Go Green” efforts and encourages all Columbia Place residents to partake in this movement, to not only save money but also, save the environment!

Security Committee  

Columbia Place’s security Chairman is Boris Ilic. If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to security or would like to volunteer to serve on the committee please contact borilic@hotmail.com

Vacant Board Seat

There is currently a vacant seat on the Columbia Place Board of Directors.  If you are an Owner in good standing and would like to be considered for appointment, please contact Management at ggrana@actionlife.com with some information about yourself and why you would like to serve on the Columbia Place Board.

Window/AC Repairs

The Board of Directors met with WinDor Representative, Russ Bellows in regards to working with Columbia Place as their preferred vendor for windows. WinDor now has a $2,000 minimum for residents. Discounts begin for residents once the total is over $5,000 and up to a 30% discount when over $20,000. The Board has requested a Saturday that WinDor come onsite, where Owners can get a proposal from them to help in getting a group deal for the Residents. Please notify management within the next 30 days with thoughts on this and if you would be willing to meet on a Saturday to discuss this and come up with a similar plan regarding AC Units.

Avoid Costly Sink Backups

The disposal may grind it, but Columbia’s pipes cannot handle grease, scraps, cornhusks, egg shells, peels (apples, carrots, etc.), oils/butters, excessive soap, coffee grounds, or rice. Moreover, since condos are stacked, a drain issue in one condo likely impacts those above/below. Please remember – and ask cleaning staff to remember – to avoid the items listed to help keep Columbia’s drains flowing.

Emergency Situation Protocol

In any type of emergency situation, maintenance or life threatening, do NOT email – PLEASE CALL!  Action and Action After-Hours can be reached at 949-450-0202.  If you are experiencing a water intrusion and have called it in, DO NOT LEAVE your unit even if it is a slow back up.  You may end up being responsible for damages due to negligence.  If there is anything that is life threatening, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1.


January 2019 Newsletter

January 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

The January 2019 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, January 28, 2019 in the gym at 6:00pm.

Holiday Tree Disposal

The Association’s scheduled date to dispose of Christmas trees are Friday, January 4th, Friday, January 11th and Friday, January 18th. Please have trees placed in the designated spot prior to this day to ensure pick-up.

Trash Chute & Recycling Etiquette

Please do not dispose of boxes of large items down the trash chute.  Boxes and large items must be carried down to the trash room or recycle bin to be properly disposed of.  It has also been noted that boxes are not being flattened before disposing off in the recycle bin.  Please be courteous to your neighbors by flattening your boxes so more space is available. This will also prevent overflow and recyclables being thrown into regular trash.  Additionally, recyclables should not be left in front of Leone’s office or on top of the recycle bin to be broken down.  This is the individuals’ responsibility to break down – not the onsite staff or your neighbor!

Resident Portal

Have you signed up for the Resident Portal yet?  The Resident Portal is a great tool to track your statement, submit work-orders, and report non-compliances – in live time!  You can also update your information, such as email changes or mailing address.   This automatically updates in Management’s system without having to go through the middleman.  If you have not already registered, you will need your account number.  This can be located on your statement beginning with “8103.”  The website is www.resident.actionlife.com.

Emergency Situation Protocol

In any type of emergency situation, maintenance or life threatening, do NOT email – PLEASE CALL!  Action and Action After-Hours can be reached at 949-450-0202.  If you are experiencing a water intrusion and have called it in, DO NOT LEAVE your unit even if it is a slow back up.  You may end up being responsible for damages due to negligence.  If there is anything that is life threatening, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1.

Rental Units

As a reminder, if you are renting your unit, you are required to submit the lease to management at ggrana@actionlife.com or to mplascencia@actionlife.com.  This allows us to update our communication system and get in contact with the appropriate parties in the event of an emergency.  As always, the CC&R’s require a minimum rental period of 30-days.  If you are found violating this, you may be subject to a hearing and fine.


Novmber 2018 Newsletter

COLUMBIA PLACE NEWS

November 2018

November 2018 Board of Directors Meeting

The November 2018 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, November 26, 2018 in the gym at 6:00 PM.

Thanksgiving Schedule

In observance of Thanksgiving, Action Property Management and CityMark will be closed Thursday, November 24, 2018 – Friday, November 25, 2018.  In the event of a maintenance emergency, such as a flood, please contact Action Property Management at 949-450-0202.

Proper Use of Garbage Disposals

Columbia Place continues to experience kitchen sink back-ups.  Use of a garbage disposal in a stacked unit situation is much different than a single story home.  Please throw away your food into the garbage.  By putting foods down the disposal (rice, pastas, eggshells, etc.) this increases the chance of a backup in your unit or one below you – resulting in costly damage paid by all owners via monthly assessments and can affect the following years budget.

At the October Meeting

At the October Meeting, the Board approved the 2019 Budget and Reserve Study. Owners will be getting there Budget mailers soon and please notice that there is an increase in the monthly assessments. Make sure that you make any changes need with your Bank direct deposits if needed.

Welcome to the Board

Congratulations to your newly elected Board member, Jim Lydon. The Board still has one vacant seat if anyone is interested in serving please contact management at kthomson@actionlife.com.

The Board is as follows:

President: Joan Heredia

Vice President: Jim Lydon

Secretary: Marie Lia

Treasurer: Edmond Deaton

Director: Vacant

Exercise Your Valves

As a reminder it is good practice to exercise your valves on your plumbing fixtures. By doing this on regular basis you will become aware of any problems and have serviced prior to when an emergency may occur.

Towing

As a reminder all spaces at Columbia Place are assigned. If you park in a space that does not belong to you or have the permission of the owner, you are subject to tow.

Emergency Situation Protocol

In any type of emergency situation, maintenance or life threatening, do NOT email – PLEASE CALL!  Action and Action After-Hours can be reached at 949-450-0202.  If you are experiencing a water intrusion and have called it in, DO NOT LEAVE your unit even if it is a slow back up.  You may end up being responsible for damages due to negligence.  If there is anything that is life threatening, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1.

Clean & Safe – (619) 234-8900

Residents are encouraged to call Clean & Safe if they notice homeless loitering at Columbia Place.  Clean & Safe will ask the homeless to leave and provide them locations of shelters.  Additionally, if residents notice graffiti, broken glass, garbage on the sidewalks around the community on a day where Boiling Maintenance is not onsite, these things can also be reported to Clean & Safe.  This is an initiative by the City of San Diego that all downtown residents pay for via property taxes, take advantage of this to keep the area “clean and safe!”


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Location

655 Columbia Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Management Team

General Manager
Kim Nguyen | knguyen@actionlife.com

Manager Assistant
Magnolia Plascencia | mplascencia@actionlife.com

Building Engineer
Leone Tietge
Onsite Monday-Friday

Management Company

Action Property Management
www.actionlife.com
Regional Office
1133 Columbia Street, Suite 106
San Diego, CA 92101
phone | (949) 450-0202