Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It Makes Census to Us!

Are you now or have you ever lived in Pacific Tower? If you live here now then we need to know how to reach you in case there’s an emergency. If you rent your place out, we need to know who lives there and how we can reach them.

A few years back we started a fresh collection of this data and we have to admit we had to twist a few arms to squeeze the info out of some naughty owners. We even had to issue $250 fines to a few owners for not turning in the info in a timely matter. We did it before and we will do it again.

REST ASSURED: NONE OF YOUR INFO IS PUBLIC AND IT NEVER WILL BE. That said, there is now a new California State Law stating that an HOA MUST take a census and we have a couple of months to complete this task.

What do we want to know? Your name, phone number, email, names of renters, their phone numbers and emails etc. If you have an agent for your rental we need to know who they are and how to reach them.

There are other things we’d like to know that will be asked in the new Census Form (which we are creating now). For instance: Do you have an animal? (Yes, we know there’s a separate form for animals. See below). If you filled out a census form a few years back, we STILL need you to fill out the new form. We promise the new form will have more space for you to fill in your details so if you like to write bigly, that’s fine!

Doggone It!

Several years ago Pacific Tower HOA drew up new rules for those of you who have an animal. When you moved in or got a new dog, cat or bird, you were supposed to have been given a two-page list of animal rules and also a one-page form to fill out about your animal. A photo of Fido was also required. You were also supposed to give the HOA a $250 dollar deposit for that animal (in case that animal wrecks the common area carpet, floors, walkways or plantings). $125 of that deposit is refundable when you move out. Because of employee absences and turnover in our OnSite Office, a few bow-wows and meows slipped through the cracks. Please drop by the office and register your animal. If an Office employee asks you if you have filled out a form, please don’t be offended, that person is just doing their job.

Attention All Bikers

Got a bike in the basement? If you do, you may have noticed we are overrun with bikes! Did you buy a bike as a New Year’s resolution with all good intentions of getting in shape and then decided it was easier just to buy bigger pants?

You’re the person we are looking for. Soon we will be sending out a notice asking everyone with a bike to identify their bike. They will be given 60 days to do so, after which time unidentified bikes will be donated to charity. Hopefully that will free up lots of space for people to get their bikes in and out of the designated bike areas and for people now keeping their bikes in their units, to park them downstairs.