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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: February 10, 2021.
 
Pool / Spa
NOTE: The pool will be heated again approximately March 29.  We are still functioning under the County's COVID-19 pool rules shown below and with EventBrite sign-up online (until the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted by LA County).  The spa heater remains on year-round. Remember there is a one household at a time restriction -- no guests. Violators may be fined and/or have pool access suspended.
 
At a special meeting of the Board of Directors, on 9/3/20, reopening of the pool was approved in accordance with LA County Guidelines. The rules are as follows:
 
COVID‐19 POOL RULES
  • You and all members of your household must sign the liability release form and submit to Austin Burge.  You can drop it in Austin's mail box at 28612 Friarstone or scan and email to aburgehoa@gmail.com. You may not reserve time or enter the pool area until the signed  release is submitted.  Your keycard will be turned on after the release is signed.
  • DO NOT OPEN THE POOL FOR ANYONE ELSE.
  • You may only enter with a keycard.
  • The entire pool area is restricted to 1 household at a time – residents only -- by reservation only.
  • Residents under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Reservations must be made in advance - at  Strathmore-hoa.eventbrite.com
  • Limited to a single 90 minute session per day.
  • No more than one reservation at a time. You may not book another session until you have finished your current session.
  • Do not book more than 48 hours in advance.
  • Restrooms are closed, water fountain is off.
  • Users are responsible for cleaning touch surfaces both BEFORE and AFTER use, with CPA/CDC approved cleaners:
  • Residents are responsible for providing all cleaning supplies.
  • All furniture is currently unavailable for use, you may bring your own.
  • Residents only, no outside guests.
  • No parties.
  • If you have any COVID‐19 symptoms, do not use the pool area. Self‐assess before use.
  • Wear face coverings when outside of the water.
  • Anything left in the pool area will be thrown out .
  • All activities are being recorded by CCTV.
  • Failure to follow the rules will result in your privileges being suspended and/or fines.
If there are issues with others not following the rules, please call Chuck (310) 710‐9838 or email Austin aburgehoa@gmail.com.
 
To see the LA County Health guidelines and how they are addressed, click here.
Absentee owners, please be sure your tenants are provided this information.

Tree Trimming / Gutter Cleaning
Tree trimming has been completed.  Gutter cleaning was done in February.  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.

 
Upcoming Events
April Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 14th, 6:30 pm at Virtual
Zoom link information for the meeting:
Time: Apr 14, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 829 3488 4997
Passcode: 433766
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Meeting ID: 829 3488 4997
Passcode: 433766

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

Complex Projects
Complex Projects
 
Following is a list of current and completed work projects in the complex.
  • Painting and wood/stucco repair of the remaining units not completed in 2020 has resumed -- buildings on Friarstone, Byerton, and the remainining side of Huntsman.  The other buildings were completed last year -- Bearhaven, Radbrook, Oldstone, and Kingsdown, Hollifield, and the odd numbered units on Huntsman, as well as the pool house. The painters post notices on garages and buildings as they are to be worked upon.  Please remove items from your patio that you wish to keep safe from wood/stucco/painting work.  
  • We are also restarting the installation of new garage roofs.  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 will be scheduled again soon (we are striving for twice-annual cleanouts).
  • 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. First, will be Hollifield and one building on Friarstone (28614 To 28634).  Coast Chem is the vendor, which will be reaching out to hold affected owner meetings for scheduling and instructions -- this project is delayed until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted because it requires unit owners to be out of their units for two nights.  If you have termite issues, Coast Chem can do a spot treatment until tenting of your building can be accomplished.

Parking Violations
Many cars are parked in the red on corners overnight, in front of no parking signs, and in front of garages.  Some cars parked on corners are in the traffic path.  Cars in front of garages impede others from entering and exiting their garage. This is also a problem for the emergency vehicles, such as fire trucks, so we cannot allow it.
 
Please be warned that these are all violations and we can and will tow your vehicle and/or impose fines preceded by a warning sticker on your car.  A red curb is a red curb same as on a city street -- NO PARKING.  If your car has been towed, call the phone number on the no parking signs posted in the complex for retrieval.  Parking is in designated spaces ONLY. 
 
Parking in front of your garage when you are not present attending the car is not allowed because this is a fire lane. Maximum of 10 minutes unattended.
 
Note that per Civil Code, once you receive an HOA citation, you are requested to appear at the next Board meeting to discuss the matter.  If you do not appear, the fine may be levied without any discussion. 
 
We know parking is at a premium.  Per HOA rules, your garage must be able to house at least one vehicle -- i.e., not used primarily for storage, a recreational area, or as a living space. 

2019-2020 Board of Directors
2019-2020 Board of Directors and now 2020-21 as well
  • President: Austin Burge
  • Vice-President:  Lena Bethel
  • Secretary and Treasurer: Luci Ursich
  • Member at Large: Chuck Arick
  • Member at Large: David Knoedler