June 2016 Newsletter
Posted By kdub on June 2, 2016
COLUMBIA PLACE NEWS
June 2016 Board of Directors Meeting
The June 2016 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, June 27, 2016 in the gym at 6:30pm, following the Annual Meeting.
As noted above, the 2016 Annual Meeting has been set for Monday, June 27, 2016 at 6pm. There are to positions up for election. Please turn in your ballot if you’ve not already done so!
Fob(s) not Working?
Recently, a bug in the access system caused all registered fobs to become inactive. Many of the fobs were reprogrammed and are now functioning. If you are one of the remaining few who have found that your fobs are not working, please see Leone in his office on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday to have it reprogrammed into the system.
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.
As you are in very close proximity to your neighbors, please be mindful of noise. If you are having a get together with friends, please remind your guests that noise must be kept to a minimum after 10pm. This includes speaking volumes, loud music or bass emitting from your entertaining devices.
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!
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.
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!”
Red Cart Usage
As a continual reminder, the red carts are for all resident use. Once you have transported your items, you must return the cart to the garage level by the elevators. The carts cannot be kept at any unit for any reason. Please also remember to clean any spills or debris. Your neighbor will thank you!