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Our website serves as an informative resource for owners and residents of Strathmore Townhomes Homeowners Association (HOA), Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Last site update: September 8, 2021.
 
Community Movie Night
SAVE THE DATE
Strathmore HOA Community Movie Night! Saturday, September 25th at 7 to 10 PM. 
More information to come!
 

Pool / Spa
Since the County rescinded the prior Covid restrictions on residential community pools, the pool is now open for use by residents and guests without prior reservation, as of June 18, 2021.  Please adhere to social distancing and remember unvaccinated people are to wear masks outside of the pool and social distance for their safety. Enter at your own risk.  We have no idea how the virus will play out from here.  Our HOA pool rules are in effect, posted within the pool and on this website.  Note there are people who cannot get the vaccine yet, including children under 12.  Please be respectful of this. 
If there are issues with others not following the pool rules or with pool keys, please call Chuck (310) 710‐9838 or email Austin aburgehoa@gmail.com.
 
Absentee owners, please be sure your tenants are provided this information.

Tree Trimming / Gutter Cleaning
We are planning to clean the gutters again in the fall.  Tree trimming usually occurs at the beginning of most calendar years. 

Questions and Concerns
If you have any maintenance concerns or questions regarding your community, please contact Emmy Carrio at Cammarata Management, Inc. (CMI).  Emmy can be reached at 310 325-1110.  You can also enter a work order on the CMI website at www.camm-inc.com.
 
Non-emergency calls are returned within 24 hours or 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).
 
Life threatening emergencies should be handled by calling 9-1-1 immediately and first. When the office is closed, for After Hours Maintenance Emergency, please call 310 325-1110 and the answering service will contact CMI.  There is no fee for after hours calls.
 
Do not open your door for someone you do not know.  We have had reports of people knocking on doors and saying things that are scary, making the occupants feel threatened.  PLEASE CALL THE SHERIFF IN THESE INSTANCES!  The Board nor the management company cannot resolve these issues.  This is for law enforcement.
 
We have had report of a hit and run of a car near the entrance to the complex by an Amazon delivery van. Please be careful and watch yourself and your kids and pets.  This driver was not careful or responsible.   Luckily no one was injured in tis incident. 
 
Our management company contact information is:
 
Cammarata Management, Inc. (CMI)
25039 Narbonne Ave.
Lomita, CA 90717
310 325-1110

Monthly Board Meetings
SECOND Wednesday of the month, at 6:30 pm usually at the pool, but being held via teleconference at this time due to COVID-19. Homeowners may address the Board at 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.

Care of Vinyl Fences
See this notice regarding, care and use of the new vinyl fences. Please note the dos and dont's and homeowner liability sections regarding these fences.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Emmy at Cammarata Mgt. 

Garage Sale Policy / Request
Click this link to view Garage Sale Policy and for information on requesting approval.  All such requests should be directed to Lena Bethel, Board Vice-President (see Board listing).  No garage sales will be approved until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

 
Annual Meeting -- No Quorum
The annual meeting scheduled for 9/8/2021 (and Board election) could not be conducted since a quorum of homeowners (62 ballots returned) was not reached.  Only 42 valid ballots were received.  The sitting Board passed a motion to accept the slate of nominees to be the new Board.  This was to avoid the mailing costs for a rescheduled annual meeting with a reduced quorum to save mailing costs, since there were 5 open positions and only 5 nominees.  The new Board will meet in Executive Session this week to elect officers and determine Committee Chairpersons and other roles.

Upcoming Events
Executive Session Board Meeting
Thursday, September 16th, 7 pm at via Zoom
Executive Session meeting (Board members only) to elect officers and select Committee Chairpersons and other roles.
October 2021 Board Meeting
Wednesday, October 13th, 6:30 pm at at the pool
Agenda TBD

Parking Violations / Garage Storage
Don't park inappropriately, even if it is late at nigh! Plain and simple -- if you park in the red, on a corner, in front of your garage unattended (more than 10 min), in front of No Parking signs, too long in one spot, etc., YOU WILL BE CITED and or A WARNING STICKER may be placed on your car.  Your vehicle can also be towed. We must keep the streets clear as they are fire lanes. The Fire Dept. has warned us in the past and signs are posted indicating the streets are fire lanes. There is no wiggle room on this issue. Parking is in designated spaces ONLY. 
 
Park at least one car in your garage. We realize that parking is at a premium. Thus, if your garage is currently not able to park at least one car, you will be contacted and a fine may be levied.  We need everyone to park at least one car in their garage.

Complex Projects
Complex Projects
 
Following is a list of current and completed work projects in the complex.
  • Painting and wood/stucco repair in the complex is completed -- some spot refinements may still be in process.
  •  In 2021, we have budgeted to replace the garage roofs on both sides of Byerton and 28530 to 28546 Radbrook. (Last year new garage roofs were installed on one building on Friarstone, one side of Radbrook, and one side of Kingsdown.) The priority is based on buildings with leak issues. We are working through this project in phases due to budget.
  • Mainline sewer cleanout / maintenance and cleanout additions were completed in November and again in July.
  • A camera security system was installed at the pool and at entrance on Tollhouse.
  • Termite tenting of all buildings will be accomplished over several years. Priority for tenting is based on greatest need. Hollifield was completed at the end of July. 

Coyotes in the Complex
Residents have informed the Board of coyote sightings at 4:30 pm and 5:45 pm, etc, in the complex, in the Kingsdown and Hollifield areas. Please take caution not to leave pets or children unattended in the complex and to be ever watchful.  Do not leave food or water outside, please. 
 
Report coyote sightings to RPV at  http://www.rpvca.gov/335/Coyotes , and here are the tips from this RPV website on avoiding conflict with coyotes. Emmy is instructing our gardeners to trim landscaping to reduce hiding places.
 
Avoiding Conflict
Here are a few suggestions you and your neighbors can follow to help avoid conflicts with coyotes and help keep them in their natural habitat areas:
  • Don't leave pet food outside overnight.
  • Don't leave small pets or children outside unattended.
  • If you compost, use enclosed bins and never compost meat or fish scraps.
  • Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house.
  • Make sure your fences are 6 feet high with no gaps at ground level – coyotes are good diggers.
  • Put bird feeders away at night to avoid attracting rodents and other coyote prey.
  • Remove fallen fruit from the ground.
  • Remove sources of water.
  • Talk to your neighbors to make sure they're following the same procedures.
  • Trim ground-level shrubbery to reduce hiding places.
also from this RPV website --tactics for the occasion you encounter a coyote...
 
Coyote Sightings & Hazing
What do you do when you begin to notice a coyote making an appearance in or near your yard? Most agencies recommend something called hazing. Hazing is a method that makes use of deterrents to move an animal out of an area or discourage an undesirable behavior or activity. Hazing can help maintain a coyote's fear of humans and deter them from neighborhood spaces. Using a variety of different hazing tools is important as coyotes can habituate to individual items, sounds, and actions.
The Humane Society explains the simplest method of hazing involves being loud and large; stand tall, wave your arms and yell at the coyote, approaching him if necessary, until he runs away. If a coyote has not been hazed before he may not immediately run away when you yell at him. If this happens, you may need to walk towards him and increase the intensity of your hazing. It is important to continue to haze the coyote until he completely leaves the area. You may need to use different tactics such as noisemakers, stomping your feet or spraying the coyote with a hose to get him to leave. In addition, you may want to carry hazing tools with you while you walk your dog. These include a whistle, squirt guns, or sticks or rocks that can be thrown towards the coyote