Manager’s Messages

MTS Construction Information Notice

On Friday, February 24, through Monday, February 27, 2017, crews will be upgrading a section of the Orange Line Trolley track at the intersection of Park Boulevard and J Street. Construction activities will include excavation and removal of the existing track, and construction of a new track.

 This is a full weekend work window and closure of Trolley service to the Park & Market Trolley Station. Work hours are 9 p.m. on Friday to 4 a.m. on Monday. Trolley service to the Park & Market Station will resume after 4 a.m. on Sunday. During the station closure, please use the MTS bus bridging service to travel between stations. Signage will be posted.

 Traffic controls and lane closures will be in place at the Park Boulevard and J Street intersection. Please obey traffic control signage and flaggers. Access will be maintained at all times for residents and businesses.

 

 


Do you Have an Emergency Key on File With Management?

Recently there have been several emergencies at Park Blvd West where having a key on file for unit access would have been very beneficial and prevented additional damage to the unit(s). For example we just had a two unit flood where both parties were out of town and a locksmith had to be called out to unlock the door, this elapsed time waiting for access prevented Management from mitigating a tremendous amount of damage during this emergency. Management recently emailed owners an emergency key form, where you can opt in or out of having an emergency key on file in the management office. This helps in emergency situations like fire, flood or service when you are not at your unit or out of town for an extended period of time. Because of some of the issues we encountered with not having a key on file, we are sending this notice out to give residents the opportunity to provide a key to Management in case of emergency in your unit. Please contact Management if you have any questions or concerns about this authorization or need a new form.


Helpful Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Information

Below is some of the current/updated building code information from the state of California as it pertains to smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. This is helpful information to make sure you are currently protected in your home in case of a fire or carbon monoxide emergency.

July 1, 2014

Smoke alarms or combination alarms (smoke and carbon monoxide) that are replaced because they are inoperable, must be replaced with a new model that contains the non-replaceable, non-removable battery that will last 10 years. One exception: If an older model smoke alarm device is already in the inventory of an owner, managing agent, contractor, wholesaler, or retailer, on or before July 1, 2014, this older model may be installed up until July 1, 2015.

January 1, 2015

Battery operated smoke alarms units installed after this date must comply with the following:

  • Date of manufacture displayed
  • Date of installation displayed
  • Incorporate a hush feature
  • Contain a non-removable 10-year battery

 

 January 1, 2016

Additional alarms must be installed, as needed, to ensure compliance with the current building standards. Currently, the California Building Code requires:

  • One smoke alarm on each story and in the basement.
  • One smoke alarm in each bedroom.
  • An additional alarm in each hallway and/or stairway that leads directly to the sleeping areas.

 

A violation of this section is an infraction punishable by a maximum fine of two hundred dollars ($200).

 Safety tips for your maintenance checklist:

  • Replace battery operated and hardwired units every 10 years. Smoke alarms don’t last forever.
  • Inspect, test and clean smoke alarms at least once every year. Test not only the battery, but also with canned smoke to insure the device is operable.
  • Never paint over a smoke alarm.
  • In addition to knowing your local building code, read the manufacturer’s instructions for placement recommendations.
  • To reduce your liability as a Property Manager, consider hiring a contractor for installation and maintenance issues relating to smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.

SDGE Power Outage Update and Helpful Information

SDGE made the necessary repairs today 1/6/17 around 12:00pm and the power to the building has been turned back on. For future power outages, please refer to a list of things below you can expect when the power is out and information on how to enter and exit the building.

1) The elevators will no longer work, you will need to take the stairs either out of the building or to the garage. Please check the emergency escape information located by each elevator to ensure you know where the closest stairwell/exit is.

2) If it is dark, take a flash lite or cell phone with you in case you cannot find your way out of the building when it is pitch black. If the outage is during the overnight security hours you can contact them for an escort 619-846-7049.

3) When there is a power outage, the buildings hall/stairwell lights and fob system will only work for roughly 90 minutes, if the outage is longer than that, you will need to enter through the garage entrances (which will pop open when the power is off) and/or in to the stairwell to access your unit. You will need to have a common area key if the power is out for extended periods, as the elevators and fobbed entrances will not work until they are reset. If you do not have a common area key please contact Management at your earliest convenience to obtain one.

4) Keep the refrigerator closed and unplug appliances if possible. The boiler and booster pumps will also not operate and will take a couple hours after the power comes back on for the hot water to circulate throughout the building.

If you did not receive email updates throughout the day, please contact management at rpreston@actionlife.com to be added to the email distribution list.


January Building Reminders

Barbeques

Barbecues are permitted on balconies and patios only if they operate on propane or electricity. All other types of barbecues are expressly prohibited. Homeowners are requested to make every effort to minimize smoke and/or odors while barbequing to avoid disturbing any neighboring residents when using barbecues, take care to insure the barbecue is a safe distance from all other items including walls to avoid damage or fire. Owners are responsible for any damage caused to community property from the use of barbecues.

Garage Roll Up Gate Emergency Button

Management noticed on several occasions that people have been pressing the emergency stop button on the roll up door. This will cause the door to reset and ultimately malfunction if not reset properly. If you notice an issue with the garage door, please call or email the manager as if we notice an issue with the garage door after someone disables the door, that person can be liable for the cost of the service call to fix the gate.

Cigarette Disposal and Damage

It has been noticed recently that the awnings above the commercial units on Park Blvd are getting damaged by cigarettes that are being thrown over patios/balconies on to the awnings below. These awnings were just recently replaced and now are in need of getting replaced again. This replacement is very costly and comes out of Association funds. If any residents are noticed exhibiting this behavior, you will be called to a hearing and fined for the violation and damage.

Trash Chute Back-Ups and Large Item Removal

It has been noticed on a few recent occasions that the trash chute has been getting backed up by large boxes or oversized bags. Please ensure that all items fit in the chute prior to disposal and take any large cardboard or Styrofoam down to the bins in the garage. This will help prevent any damage to the system and assist from having any long delays in using the chute.


Holiday Office Hours

The Management office will be closed Friday, December 23rd – Monday December 26th for Christmas observation and Monday, January 2nd for New Years. During this time you will need to contact the emergency dispatcher for any immediate issues 1-800-400-2284. Please keep in mind you will not be able to set up plumbing service that requires a water shut off, moves in/out of the building or HVAC service that requires roof access as no one will be onsite to facilitate those services. From all of us serving you here at Park Blvd West and Action Property Management, we wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a New Year of health, happiness and prosperity!


Holiday Tree Removal and Clean Up

Please be sure to wrap your tree prior to removing it from your unit to prevent pine needle debris. Large disposal bags can be obtained in the management office.

Trees may not be brought through the Lobby. Please take the trees down to the garage via the elevator and place in the “Green” trash bin as the white is strictly for recycling (paper, plastic & glass).

 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

 


Newly Elected Board Members

At the December 8th annual meeting there were two owners elected on to the Board of Directors for a two year term. Below is the list of your newly elected Board at Park Blvd West.

 

Tom Hennessy

Joe Serrano *

Elizabeth Patrick *

Dean Brown

Ronda Coyle

 


Garage Gate and Closure Notice

On Tuesday, December 6th San Diego Door Controls will be out to complete repairs on the garage gate between 9:00am-12:00pm. During this time there will be no access in/out of the garage as the gate will be closed while repairs are made. So please make sure your vehicle is out of the garage prior to the work if you need to leave during those hours. Thank you for your cooperation during this service and please let management know if you have any questions or concerns.


HAVE YOU TURNED IN YOUR ANNUAL MEETING BALLOT YET?

The Park Boulevard West Annual Meeting will be held on December 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. and we still need to receive more ballots in order to reach quorum for the meeting. Please mail or drop off your signed ballot to the management office at 550 Park Blvd before 5:00 p.m. on December 8th. If we do not receive enough ballots the Annual Meeting will have to be rescheduled. Contact Management at 619-595-0003 or rpreston@actionlife.com

 


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Location

550 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
phone | (619) 595-0003
fax | (619) 595-0004

Management Team

General Manager
Magnolia Plascencia | mplascencia@actionlife.com

Manager Assistant
Wessal Mohammad | wmohammad@actionlife.com

Management Company

Action Property Management
www.actionlife.com
Regional Office
750 B Street, Suite 2860
San Diego, CA 92101
phone | (949) 450-0202