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 January 17, 2017.
POOL AND SPA REMINDERS
We are having problems with:
Remember the pool and spa are for the use of RESIDENTS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY
in accordance with the rules which are posted at the pool or click here
- Non-residents coming to the pool with keys not turned in when they moved, or by jumping the fence, or by asking others to let them in.
- Residents under 18 with guests at the pool without an adult resident present to supervise
- Residents having more guests than allowed without a party permit.
- Glass at the pool
We are rekeying the pool gates. Information about getting a new pool keycard will be provided in the next couple of weeks. ONE PER UNIT. We will distribute the pool rules again at this time and we will cite for violations.
Remember there is no smoking at the pool and please NO GLASS!
ALSO DO NOT SEND children younger than 14 out to the pool or spa without an adult resident in attendance at all times. This means an adult (who is responsible for the safety and of observance of pool area rules by the child) accompanies the child to and from the pool area, and remains 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!
- 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 $.
- Water waste: Please try to limit splashing water out of the pool to conserve water during this drought.
Garage sales requires prior Board approval. Before scheduling, 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 an ADULT RESIDENT at ALL times and are limited to no more than six guests 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 Chuck Arick email@example.com
or to Alexandria Spargo at the MPI management company, at Alexandria@mpimail.net
. 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 November). 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.
Coyote Sightings in Strathmore: Be aware that coyotes have been seen in the evening and the morning within Strathmore, as reported by residents. Please take precautions especially for pets and small children. Click here for information from the City of Rancho Palos Verdes on this growing problem. It is illegal to provide food/water to coyotes (and that will encourage them to return)... and please do not leave food or water out for other animals, that the coyotes may take.
!!!! Continued Mail and Package Theft: We have reports of mail and package theft for items left outside the units -- multiple units affected. You may wish to try to be home to receive your packages and/or to request a signature for pick-up (e.g., don't leave them on porch), ask packages to be left with neighbors, etc.
Termite, Rodents, Pests
Owners please contact MPI if you ave a pest, rodent, or termite problem.
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. Please place the bins at least 3 feet from the unit to avoid stucco damage as they are picked up by the truck.
RPV Hours for Trash Can Placement and Removal
Remember that bins cannot be placed out for collection earlier than 4:00 pm on the day before the scheduled collection and empty bins must be removed from the curb no later than 10:00 pm on the day of collection. Friday is our regular day of collection.
Reminders for Strathmore Parking
- Motor vehicles which cannot fit (oversized) within the garage of a unit may be parked on the streets only in the green curb area on Thistlewood between Huntsman and Tollhouse. Cars that are not over-sized should NOT BE PARKED along the green curb.
- 72 hour limit: No vehicle may be parked in the Common Area longer than 72 hours in the same parking space. Request prior Board approval to park longer if going on vacation.
- Parking Behind Garages IS PROHIBITED by HOA rules and the Fire Department. 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. You can be cited. Yes, parking is limited, but you cannot park behind a garage.
Board positions (elected in August 2016) for the 2016-2017 are:
- President: Chuck Arick (also Maintenance Committee, Pool Oversight, Pool Party & Garage Sale Approval)
- Vice-President: Lena Bethel
- Secretary: Ann Moore (also Landscape chairperson, co-Webmaster)
- Treasurer: Luci Ursich (also co-Webmaster)
- Member at Large: John Wynhoff (also Maintenance Committee)
(for individual contact information, click Board Members in left navigation bar.)
With only 5 Board members, there are few to accomplish the necessary tasks. Please consider helping on a committee and contributing to your community well-being. Board members are unpaid volunteers who spend much time to keep the HOA running. We would love some other hands on deck.
- John Fitzgerald, a resident and prior Board member, has volunteered to chair a social committee to organize events for the complex, for example, movie nights. If you are interested in participating on this committee or have ideas to share, please email John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ann Moore is chair of the Landscape committee. Contact her to participate. Our next project is a multi-year landscape of the unit fronts-- first step planning the landscape; some residents have also expressed interest in a community garden.
- If you would like to help Chuck and John with maintenance, please contact them to join that committee.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY CONTACT INFORMATION
Management Professionals, Inc. (MPI)
an Accredited Management Company (AAMC)
4030 Spencer St. #104
Torrance, CA 90503
Community Manager Contact Information
310 802-4808 x220
When the office is closed, for After Hours Maintenance Emergency, please call 310 802-4808 and follow the voice prompts.
Homeowners, if you haven't already, be sure to sign up for online access to your account at MPI. Contact Alexandria for information.
Monthly Board Meetings every 3rd Wednesday: Regular Board Meetings of the HOA are now scheduled for the THIRD Wednesday of the month, 6:30 pm at the pool. Homeowners may address the Board during the homeowner forum during the meeting with a two-minute time limit to present issues (motion can be made to extend). Concerns can also be addressed in writing with a letter to the management company.
Bicycle, Skateboard, etc. Safety
A reminder that bicycles, skateboards, scooters are not allowed on the sidewalks of Strathmore for safety reasons. Riding in the streets is allowed. Children have been observed riding on sidewalks and shooting off of sidewalks and out of streets blind to drivers almost resulting in accident. Please talk with your children and supervise them constantly when out playing in the complex -- for everyone's safety. More than a few drivers and pedestrians have reported near accidents. BE CAUTIOUS!
Address Numbers Reminder
All units must display the brass address numbers that were provided to you. Alternative address numbers attached to a unit are not allowed.
Gas Meter/Earthquake Valve
The earthquake valves at the gas meters 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 or more. 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. Turn 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
Owners are responsible for the trees/landscaping located on their patios and the possible financial liability. Please read the notice on this matter (sent Feb 2008, October 2009, and in September 2013
If you have any maintenance concerns or questions regarding your community, please contact our Management Professionals, Inc. Community Manager, Alexandria Spargo. She can be reached during regular business hours at:
310 802-4808 x220
After hours/weekend property damaging emergencies can be reported by calling the above number. 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).