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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: July 10, 2022.
 
Camera Installation Incentive Program
In an effort to increase security at the complex, the HOA is currently offering $100 to the first 15 owners that want to install a camera to cover the common areas. To receive the incentive, the location, type, and positioning of the camera needs to be approved BEFORE installation. Overlapping camera coverage will be considered after non-covered areas.
 
Once the camera is installed and verified by the Board, a check will be mailed to you. The installation should follow the garage camera guidelines, but alternative locations will be considered as part of the approval process.
 
By installing a camera, you acknowledge that when requested, video must be provided to the HOA or law enforcement. Send your request for camera installation to Austin. Click here for Board member contact information. 
 
Click here for camera guidelines that must be followed.

Pool / Spa
The pool heater has been turned on for the season.  The spa is heated year-round.
 
Pool use is for residents and their guests only.  Any and all guests must be accompanied at all times by an adult resident (18 or over). 
 
Entry to the pool area is by keycard only.  
 
If there are issues with people 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.
 
Pool parties (more than 6 guests) Board approval and a deposit.  See Pool Party Policies.

Tree Trimming / Gutter Cleaning
Gutter cleaning was completed the last week in November. 
 
Tree trimming usually occurs at the beginning of most calendar years. We will soon be going out to bid on the net round of tree trimming.

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 Rachelle Dillon, Board Vice-President (see Board listing).  

 
DO NOT LEAVE FOOD OUT FOR ANIMALS!
Someone is dumping peanuts at the bottom of a tree located nearest 28625 Friarstone. This will attract rodents and also detours them from eating out of the bait stations we have placed on the property to control rodents.
 
Please do not leave any pet food or water out at all as coyotes are in the complex at night and will find it.

Upcoming Events
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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.
  • Mainline sewer cleanout / maintenance will be scheduled for the summer.
  • Termite tenting of all buildings will be accomplished over several years. Priority for tenting is based on greatest need. Hollifield (2021) and the north side of Huntsman (2022) were first. 

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