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LJC's Entry Monument Demolished by Traffic Crash

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

On the evening of Wednesday, April 12, 2017, an errant vehicle (driven by a La Jolla Classics resident) smashed into and demolished our recently refurbished (last month) entry monument. Quite a heartbreak, because the new engraved black granite “La Jolla Classics” script signage was really quite beautiful. LJCHOA Board of Directors President Steve Leakos was quickly on the scene, and led the cleanup effort removing debris from Boynton Beach Drive, which had blocked the neighborhood's main exit. The vehicle owner has insurance, and is working with our management company to process a settlement claim. The LJCHOA Board will be quickly deliberating on whether to exactly replace that entry monument or (given the 'blank slate' opportunity) may elect to design something different.


New Pushbutton Codes at Pedestrian Gates

Posted on April 17, 2017 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Following up on last Fall's changes to the Boynton Beach vehicle entry gate codes change (see item below), the Board decided to have the pedestrian gate codes (both Boynton Beach and Sea Reef) changed to a new combination. This was accomplished on March 31, 2017. The old ped gate code was deleted on that day, since the pushbutton lock can only hold a single code. Signage was taped on both pedestrian gates for ~3 weeks before the change was made. That signage read as follows:

A PUSHBUTTON COMBINATION CODE CHANGE AT THIS GATE WILL BE MADE ON FRIDAY, MARCH 31ST. THE CURRENT CODE WILL NOT WORK AFTER THAT DATE! The new pushbutton combination code was disclosed in the newsletter that was mailed out to owners and other known residents in the 1st week of March. If you’ve discarded that newsletter, you must contact LJC’s community manager, Russ Powers, at Mesa Management (702-750-0530), to verify your identity and get the new code.


A Good Walk - - Unspoiled

Posted on February 12, 2017 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Hey, neighbors. Looking for a good, short walk? Did you know that a complete walk around the inside of La Jolla Classics, more precisely a walk on both sides of every street (as shown in the map below), will yield a hike that almost exactly equals 2 miles? Take an easy stroll and it will take a little under an hour. Step up the pace and you can finish it in 30 minutes.

 

This result also means that LJCHOA has inside its gates approximately 2 miles of sidewalks, and 1 mile of street length (measured on the centerlines). With an average street width of 40 feet, that equates to ~47,000 square yards of asphalt pavements that need routine and ongoing maintenance. Add in the 2 entry roads, and the result is about 50,000 square yards of pavement.

 

ARC Membership Revised

Posted on January 20, 2017 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

At its regular meeting on January 19, 2017, the Board appointed 2 new members to the Architectural Review Committee. Bob Freeman, a current Board member, and Bill Pickard, a new owner on Crystal River Court, have joined the panel. The Board expresses sorrow in losing Carole Perzy from the ARC due to her untimely and unexpected passing at Christmastime 2016.

Boynton Beach Gate Code Changes

Posted on September 24, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

As noted in the September 2016 LJCHOA newsletter, the entry gate codes for vehicles driving into LJC's front entrance have been changed. The new gate codes were printed in that newsletter. If you did not read the newsletter and have since discarded it, you will need to call the association manager and request the new codes be mailed to you.  Both the 24-hour Residents' code and the 7AM-to-7PM daytime Vendors codes have been changed. The old codes expire on September 30, 2016.

If you are a tenant in La Jolla Classics, you will need to obtain the new codes from your landlord.

This change was made at the direction and decision of the Board, due both to the age of the old codes and the recent (August 2016) spate of overnight auto burglaries in our neighborhood. Several vehicles parked on driveways, on Sunset Beach and Ocean Front, had a side window smashed to gain entry. Residents are cautioned to never leave valuables in their cars parked on driveways. The very best deterrent to this occurrence is to de-clutter your garage, and park all of your vehicles inside at night.

Gated Entries Landscaping Update

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

At its September 2014 meeting, the Board took the first concrete steps toward updating the look of our gated entries landscape areas.  A Garden Committee met at the front gate on September 21st, and identified several dozen plants that are to be removed.  Some of these plants are old, some have been weather damaged such that they are not vibrant any more, and some were deemed misplaced in the landscape. Once these plants are removed, the Garden Committee will decide on the development of a new plan for plant enhancements. Irrigation system repairs and extensions will be included, as well as landscape lighting improvements.

If you would like to volunteer to serve on the Garden Committee and help guide this effort, please contact one of the Board members to offer your assistance.

FInancials Now Posted Here Monthly

Posted on March 22, 2014 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (1)

You've asked for it, and so now you get it.  Every month, the Financial Reports (summaries) that are provided to the Board by the Manager will be posted on the LJCHOA website.  Look for them toward the bottom of the DOCS-tabbed list, in the "p." position.  If you have any questions about these Financial Reports, please contact the Manager.  When posted, these are typically the unofficial financials, which become "official" once the Board has approved them at the next subsequent Board meeting.

Management Company Change

Posted on November 17, 2013 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The management company hired by the Board of Directors in 2012, TMAM (The Masters Association Management, Inc.), converted to TAM (Thomason Association Management) in mid-2013 when the operating partner, Gary Thomason, completed the acquisition of TMAM from the original owner.  A health crisis befalling Gary in August led him to decide to retire, and he negotiated a "merger" of the firm with Mesa Management, LLC.  All the terms of LJCHOA's contract with TAM have been carried over to our new arrangement with Mesa, and there should be no significant disruption or change in services provided.  Mesa brought over all 23 of TAM's HOA contracts.

Our new community manager assigned to serve us is Russ Powers.  The About / Contact Us page has full details on the new management company and manager.

Take the Poll regarding centerline markings

Posted on April 13, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (2)

Our Common Area streets inside LJC will be resurfaced this year.  Please take the poll, reached at the link below, to advise the Board as to your opinion about replacing these centerlines on the new pavement surface.

Survey Says ... ??

New Board Policy on Wall Maintenance

Posted on July 18, 2012 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

At the July 19 Board meeting, the Board adopted a new policy that it believes is compliant with the association's CC&Rs.  In the past, these walls were deemed to be a homeowner responsibility, since the wall was located completely and entirely on the homeowner's lot. That is, the wall was built at the Owner’s property line, but touching (not straddling) that line. However, careful re-reading and interpretation of the CC&Rs (spurred by our new manager) now leads the Board to safely conclude that the association, not the homeowner, is actually responsible for these walls' maintenance.  Read the adopted policy here for more detail and explanation.


Here are the pertinent passages of the legal documents that have led to this corrected HOA "4"> From page 3 of the CC&Rs, section 1.9 (in its entirety) reads ... "Association Maintenance Areas shall mean any wall or fence constructed by the Declarant which is located approximately on the lot line separating a Lot from any portion of the Common Area."


In the above retyping of this CC&R section, bold emphasis was added (it’s absent in the actual document) to draw attention to the fact that these are capitalized words.  Such capitalization makes them proper nouns, as such, which means that they have a specific definition.  Those definitions are contained in sections 1.9 (the passage above is the AMA definition) and 1.17 (which defines the CA). Section 1.17, shown on page 5 of the CC&Rs, references Exhibit"A" of the CC&Rs as having the detailed listing of the Common Areas.


  • Exhibit "A", which is pages 56 through 59 of the CC&Rs document, lists all of the Common Areas in its section 2.  Clearly, it does not differentiate between the entries' landscaped areas (i.e., Boynton Beach and Sea Reef) and all of our other private street rights of way. 


Because all of the private property owned by LJCHOA is collectively called the Common Area, then it follows that section 1.9 must be read such that all of these side lotline walls interior to LJC (which were constructed by McKellar Development) are in fact included in the definition of Association Maintenance Areas.


Now, the next question is - - What is the extent and/or limit of the maintenance of these walls that is the responsibility of the association. The reasoning for an updated (and corrected) Board position on this point is this:


  • Section 1.9 makes no mention of the street infrastructure when defining AMA.  That conspicuous absence surely means that this infrastructure is clearly the association's sole responsibility, and it therefore goes without saying because such a statement is unnecessary. The private roadway infrastructure (which, as listed on page 57 in Exhibit "A", includes "...all streets, sidewalks, gutters, perimeter block wall, security gates, medians, streetlights, street signs...") is all a 100% responsibility of LJCHOA.


Conclusion: Section 1.9 exists solely to identify this one additional feature category (namely, block walls abutting interior sidewalks) that is also the sole responsibility of the association, exactly the same as the street infrastructure.  If McKellar Development had intended some lesser responsibility, the CC&Rs would surely have defined it.

 


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