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Our website was developed to serve as an informative resource for owners and residents of Strathmore Townhomes Homeowners Association (HOA), Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
 
This site was last updated on June 17, 2014.

POOL AND SPA REMINDERS
Remember the pool and spa are for the use of RESIDENTS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY. The pool heater has been turned on for the spring/summer.  The spa is heated year-round.
 
The Spa is Not a Bubble Bath
It has come to our attention that there is a group of younger adults using the spa in the evenings who believe it's their personal bubble bath. They have been going into the restrooms and taking the Dial soap pumps and generously adding it to their spa experience. Well no more! We have removed the soap thanks to these young adults and it will not be replaced. The soap could possibly clog the filters and if that happens we will gladly send the bill from the vendor to the owner(s) of the unit(s) for the repair. If you want a bubble bath, do it at home not at our spa.
 
NOTE!! Children under 14 years of age MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times. This means an adult (who is responsible for the safety and of observance of pool rules by the child) accompanies the child to and from the pool, and remains at the pool with the child at all times. For example, your 15 yr old cannot bring your 8 yr old to the pool or babysit a child at the pool younger than 14.  We will cite for this violation as it is a liability for the association, AND THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME!
 
Following are some of the most overlooked rules. Violators will be cited. To see all rules/policies, please read Pool Rules and Pool Party policies.  Pool Party Request Form
  • Quite frequently, we seem to have neighborhood kids that don't live here in the pool without an adult HOA resident. This is a liability. Please contact a Board member, or ask these people to leave politely, in lieu of a Sheriff asking them to leave.
  • Entry to the pool is by key only (subject to $100 fine for violation). Contact the management company, if you have lost your key. There is a replacement fee.
  • The pool area is open for use from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Quiet hours are to be maintained until 9:00 a.m.
  • Spa timer: Please do not turn the spa on for more than 20 minutes and be sure to turn it off when not in use. Sometimes the timer sticks -- wasting energy $.
Garage Sales
Before scheduling a garage sale, please read our garage sale policy. Following the policy means less interruption for your neighbors. Contact the management company to schedule.

Pool Party Requests, Approval, and Rules
Guests must be accompanied by a RESIDENT at ALL times and are limited to no more than six at one time. To bring more than six guests, please submit a pool party request.  Requests for a pool party will be accepted from residents only. Download and complete the Pool Party Request Form and submit it at least two weeks in advance to Sheila Ritze @ Team Management (sheila@thehoateam.com).
Upon approval of the pool party request, a deposit of $50 (check, no cash) is required, with return contingent upon condition of the pool area and bathrooms after the party. All party trash is to be removed by the party host. You will need to have the approved, signed form at the party with you.
There is a maximum of 25 people allowed for a pool party (total including resident and guests), with one adult required for every 10 children in attendance. The party may last no longer than 3 hours (including setup and cleanup).

"Prime time" pool hours are identified as Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the months in which the pool heater is working (April through end of October). Parties may not be approved for these prime time hours. The pool party host is responsible for the safe conduct and observance of pool rules by all guests. Please print out and read the pool rules.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY reported at approximately 4 AM on Saturday, March 1, 2014: Two men were seen walking around our complex in the vicinity of Kingsdown and Oldstone. They were followed by one of our residents and both got into a gold colored SUV that was parked on Toscanini. A police report was filed. Please keep your doors locked and do not keep valuable in your vehicles that are parked in the common area.
 
Mailbox Blockage by Refuse Cans and Adequate Space from Buildings
The US Postal Carrier has asked us to be sure the mailbox slots are not blocked by the trash or recycling bins as this impedes the mail delivery. We realize that often the trash collector moves bins upon dumping, but if you place the cans away from the mailbox slot initially, it should help.  Please also remember to place the trash and recycling bins at least 3 feet from the unit.  When the cans are picked up, they can make contact with the stucco and damage the paint if they are too close to the building.
 
Approval for Funding of FHA Loans
As of May 2, 2012, Strathmore HOA has been approved by the United States Housing and Urban Development Agency for the funding of FHA loans for homeowners in our complex.  This approval is good for two years and then requires recertification.  We have an assigned number to provide loan officers.  Please contact Team Property Consultant, Sheila Ritze, for this number if you need it and to obtain additional information about individual approval for an FHA loan.

Termite, Rodents, Pests
Owners can contact please Sheila at Team Property Management  at 714-639-8484 if they have a pest, rodent, or termite problem.

Reminders for Strathmore Parking
What do residents complain about most? Yes, parking. Please be neighborly and follow the parking rules to avoid a citation and the ire of your fellow residents.

From our Association rules, it is stated: Motor vehicles which do not fit within the garage of a unit may be parked on the streets only in those areas marked by a green curb.The green curb area is on Thistlewood between Huntsman and Tollhouse. Some of the oversized trucks are too big for our street parking and need to be in the specific green curb area.
 
Reminder: No vehicle of any kind may be parked in the Common Area for longer than 72 hours in the same parking space.

Parking Behind Garages IS PROHIBITED  More and more people are parking  behind their garage, especially overnight.  This is prohibited by HOA rules and by the Fire Department, as this is a fire lane and must be kept clear for emergency vehicles.  Do NOT park behind your garage unless you have the garage door open and you are there for loading/unloading, etc. or you are running inside for no more than 10 minutes. We have been warned in the past by the Fire Dept. about blocking this lane and that is why the No Parking Fire Lane signes are posted everywhere.  The Board is writing citations for this as well.  Yes, parking is limited, but you cannot park behind the garage.



 
 
 

Election for 2014-2015 Strathmore HOA Board of Directors
The meeting for the 2014 General Elections took place Wednesday, June 11, 2014 and quorum was not met.
We needed to have 60 ballots in (51%), and we received a total of 53 ballots. So close but yet so far away.
We will now have the 2014 General Elections at the July meeting which is July 9, 2014. At that meeting, a quorum of 25% is needed and that criterion has been met.
 
UPDATE ON 2ND PHASE OF SCE INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Certain members of the Board along with Sheila Ritze from Team Management met with the reps from Southern California Edison on May 5, 2014  to go over the 2nd phase of the Infrastructure Improvement Project. All the trenching was completed in the 1st phase, so this 2nd phase is to pull the wires and to connect to existing transformers.
 
The SCE contractor for this 2nd and final phase is Asplundh.
The work will begin Tuesday, May 27, 2014 to start the process of pulling the cables
The work hours per SCE will be performed 7am - 4pm, Monday through Friday.
The duration of the 2nd phase is approximately 4 weeks from the start date.
We will be notified well in advance of any power outages
There will be equipment on our property and the work process will be the same as when W.A. Rasic was here. If you need to exit/enter your garages, just notify the workers and they will move their equipment out of the way.
 
SCE and Asplundh will be in contact with us if any of this information changes and we will update this website to provide you real time information.
 
Tollhouse Project
You probably have noticed or heard about the work being done on Tollhouse. To read a description of what was found there late fall 2013 and the scope of the work that is currently being done, please click here.
 
Address Numbers Reminder
All units must display the brass address numbers that were provided to you.
Attaching alternative address numbers to the front exterior of a unit is not allowed.  
 
RPV New Hours for Trash Can Placement and Removal
Beginning January 3, 2014, trash, recycling, and green waste carts cannot be placed out for collection earlier than 4:00 pm on the day before the scheduled collection and empty carts must be removed
from the curb no later than 10:00 pm
on the day of collection.
 
Board Members for 2013-2014  Click here for a printable listing.
President: Jeanmarie Witka
Vice-President: Jackie Drummond
Secretary: Luci Ursich
Treasurer: Nora Rieboldt
Board Member at Large: John Wynhoff
 
Our property management contact info is:
Team Property Management
1588 N. Batavia Ste 2
Orange Ca 92867
714-639-8484/ sheila@thehoateam.com
 
Gas Meter/Earthquake Valve
The earthquake valves that were installed at Strathmore were installed securely and should not trip unless there is an earthquake of 5.4 magnitude or higher. However, there may be improbable circumstances where the valves are accidently tripped. If this does occur, please understand that if you call the Gas Company to reset the valve, you might be assessed a reset fee of $63.39. If it is determined that the earthquake valve was tripped and you happen to reset the valve yourself, the Gas Company would then come out and restore your gas appliances for free. Please only reset the valves if they were tripped by accident, do not reset them if they were tripped by an earthquake. Resetting the valves is very easy; there is a green colored screw on the valve that says reset. It's a matter of turning that screw clockwise with a flat head screwdriver. The screw is spring released meaning that once it's turned it will pop back into place. The valve is then reset.
 
Patio Tree Responsibility
We wanted to take this opportunity to remind all owners of their responsibility for the trees/landscaping located on their patios and the possible financial liability for not doing so. Please read the notice on this matter (sent Feb 2008, October 2009, and in September 2013).
 
Maintenance Concerns/Questions
If you have any maintenance concerns or questions regarding your community, please contact your Team Property Consultant, Sheila Ritze.  She can be reached during regular business hours at 714.639.8484  After hours/weekend property damaging emergencies can be reported by calling the above number, calls will be returned with in 15 minutes.    Non-emergency calls are returned within 24 hours or on the next business day.   Issues that need to be brought before the Board of Directors will be addressed at the next scheduled meeting of the Board (unless it is an safety/property damaging emergency).
 
 
 
 

     
 
     
 
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