March 2017 Newsletter
Posted By kthomson on March 30, 2017
COLUMBIA PLACE NEWS
March 2017 Board of Directors Meeting
The March 2017 Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, March 27, 2017 in the gym at 6:00pm.
Ground Breaking Ceremony
The Association scheduled a ground breaking ceremony for Saturday, March 18, 2017. This will begin at 11 am in the spa area.
You may have noticed that elevator permits are out of date quite often. Please note in the case of Columbia Place’s elevators, we are continually having them serviced and it is up to date; however, the city is currently at least nine months behind on providing updated permits.
As a reminder, large items are not to be dumped in the dumpster or in the trash room. Please utilize services like Father Joe’s Village that will pick-up usable items by calling 1-800-HOMELESS or filling out the form on the website at my.neighbor.org/contact-us/pick-ups/.
Key Opt In/Opt Out Waiver
Columbia Place has a key opt in form that allows the Association to enter your unit in an emergency situation. Homeowners fill out the form that can be found on the homeowner portal under “Forms” and provide a key to Management. Many residents participate in this program already and as a reminder that if at any time an owner changes the locks, please provide an updated key to Management.
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. Additionally, if you are having work done on your unit, your contractor must also remember to return the carts once the transportation of goods is done. 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!
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.
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!”