SMOKE ALARM Versus FIRE ALARM: WHAT’S THE DIFF?
NEWS FLASH: Your unit has two different alarms.
IN YOUR BEDROOM: That 5” white round plastic thing (probably over your bedroom door) is a smoke alarm. It’s not connected to the rest of the building. It’s yours. You can get one at Walmart for 18 smackeroos. You’re required by our CC&Rs to have at least one working smoke alarm (and reminded to swap out the batteries annually).
IF IT IS CHIRPING: It’s trying to tell you – I need new batteries ASAP!
WHAT TO DO IF IT GOES OFF:
DON’T: Leave the building. Don’t prop open your door and allow the smoke billow into the hall and elsewhere in the building- that could be deadly! Stay home, open your windows and have fun trying to rehab that Revere Ware you probably just destroyed on your stove.
ALARM NUMBER TWO: FIRE ALARM
DO I STAY OR DO I GO? It’s not a bad idea to leave the building. It COULD be a false alarm, but why chance it? Skip the elevator and take the stairs down - you could use the exercise. Consider it an opportunity to:
1. Get away from the deafening alarm shrieking.
2. Meet your neighbors.
3. Show off your best Covid casual clothes
4. See cute firemen.
Pacific Tower Homeowner’s Association has a monthly meeting, usually the third Tuesday of every month and if you’re an owner, you’re invited! Meet your Board members and neighbors. Find out where your $540 is going. We’d love to have you! If you get bored, you’re welcome to leave – no pressure.
Since the pandemic, we’ve held our meetings on Zoom instead of gathering in- person in the Rec Room and many owners have taken advantage of participating virtually from the comfort of their units. Pajamas are okay (if not too sexy).
At the beginning of each meeting, homeowners are invited to ask questions of the Board, raise issues or lodge complaints for five minutes per person.
If you have a computer and would like to get a Zoom invitation for the next meeting, please email Keisha@phoac.com. If you don’t have a computer, you can still join the meeting by phone. The meeting announcement posted in the Lobby four days before the meeting will include the Zoom Meeting phone number so you can join by phone.
President – Mark Cabaj, Vice President - Karyl Miller, Secretary – Julie Menas, Treasurer – Anthony Mariucci, Directors – Troy Krich, Robin Del Pape, and George Kyrala.
Newsletter Written by Karyl Miller and Edited by Yuka Asada
Covid Updates and Rules
As of this writing several people in the building have gotten Covid. The Omicron variant is rampant in San Diego, so it is no surprise. Yes, we have vaccines, but some people cannot get the vax for various reasons. Please be careful. It ain’t over till it’s over. Social distance is still a good thing and N95 masks are highly, highly recommended. Please don’t be offended if your neighbor prefers to ride the elevator alone. None of the children in the building are vaccinated (yet). Thank you for your consideration.