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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 May 20, 2016.

Remember the pool and spa are for the use of RESIDENTS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY. The spa is heated year-round. The pool heater has just been turned on for the season.  Please be cognizant of the pool rules which are for the safety of our community.  We will be rekeying the pool gates.  More on this soon!
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!
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. 
  • 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
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 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 or to Alexandria Spargo at the MPI management company, at . 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.  It is reported that a family of coyotes may be living in Eastview park.  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 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.
RPV Hours for Trash Can Placement and Removal
Remember that 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.  Friday is our regular day of collection.
Reminders for Strathmore Parking
Enforcement of green curb area: Rule: 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 vehicles are too big for our street parking and need to be in the specific green curb area. Cars that are not over-sized may 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.

Parking Behind Garages IS PROHIBITED. 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 No Parking Fire Lane signs are posted. You can be cited.  Yes, parking is limited, but you cannot park behind a garage.
June Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 6:30 pm at the pool

Annual Homeowners Meeting and Board Election
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 6:30 pm at the pool

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!
Annual Meeting and Board Election
The Strathmore HOA Annual Meeting is scheduled for the second Wednesday in July.  At that time, the annual Board of Directors election will be held.  All five Board positions are up for election.  Nomination forms have been sent to all homeowners and are due to MPI by June 6, 2016. 
At this meeting, we are hoping to have a presentation on homeowner/HOA responsibility for maintenance including slab leaks and resulting damage.  We would also like to discuss a neighborhood watch program and emergency preparedness and welcome any homeowners who have ideas and/or would like to participate in oversight of these programs. 
New Social Committee
John Fitzgerald, 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
Be sure to sign up at MPI (our management company) to keep track of your account and enter requests
Management Professionals, Inc. (MPI)
an Accredited Management Company (AAMC)
4030 Spencer St. #104
Torrance, CA 90503 
Community Manager Contact Information
Alexandria Spargo
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: Regular Board Meetings of the HOA are now scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month, 6:30 pm at the pool. Homeowners may address the Board during the homeowner forum at the beginning of 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.
Board Members for 2015-2016 (for individual contact information, click Board Members in left navigation bar.)
President: Chuck Arick
Vice-President: John Wynhoff
Secretary: Luci Ursich
Treasurer: John Fitzgerald
Board Member at Large/Landscape Contact: Lena Bethel
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).
Maintenance Concerns/Questions
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).

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