COMMON AREA SIGNS
Residents are not to post signs or flyers of any nature on common area property. This includes, but not limited to vehicle gates, pedestrian gates, mailboxes, etc.

REQUEST FOR FOBS, GATE REMOTES, VARIANCES, ARCHITECURAL APPLICATION, GYM WAIVERS, KIOSK ENTRIES
Please contact Valerie by email at vacordagoitia@keystonepacific.com or by phone at 951-514-2777.

HEARING/VIOLATION UPDATES
Please email both Valerie vacordagoitia@keystonepacific.com and lkeefer@keystonepacific.com on all hearings and violations responses. We are working together to keep all resident compliance/violation items up to date.

COLLECTION POLICY
Since the updated collection policy was approved on March 24, 2021, the total delinquent assessments have decreased by $10,139.55.

HOLIDAY LIGHTING
The holiday lights have been installed at The Bay Club on November 4, 2021. Poinsettias will be installed in the urns near the walkway to the onsite office and near the entrance to the event center the week of November 20, 2021. Also, the Social Committee will be hanging the wreaths at all the gates the Monday before the Thanksgiving holiday. Hoping to spread a little holiday cheer early this year and have the community decorated before residents welcome your friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday.

HOLIDAY DÉCOR
Residents that wish to decorate their homes for the holiday season may do so as early as November 1, 2021. Just remember all holiday décor must be removed by January 15, 2022.

POOL DECK/SPLASH PAD
On Friday, November 12, 2021 the updated materials were approved for the pool deck project. A proposal was approved at the November Board meeting for Plump Engineering to design the additional concrete areas in front of the pool restrooms and under the South cover at a cost of $4,200.00 where additional concrete cracking was located in these areas.

Here are the required steps that must be completed before MCC-JWC can begin the demolition. Demolition will be a 45 working day process weather permitting once a start date is set.

  1. Plump Engineering completes the architectural/engineering/construction documents. Management was advised the completed plans were received by MCC-JWC on 11/19/21.
  2. MCC-JWC will send out the plans for pricing for the following scopes of work: a. Revised demolition pricing b. Revised concrete pricing c. New paver pricing d. New canopy pricing e. New electrical pricing f. New landscape pricing
  3. Once subcontractor pricing has been received from the above subcontractor trades. MCC-JWC will provide detailed information regarding the pricing and any value engineering options that they have come up with. With this pricing we will also submit a schedule based of when we can start the project. We will be sending out the RFP to the subs early next week. At that time, we will be able to confirm pricing turnaround time based on subcontractor bidding schedule. We are going into the holidays which always slow things down a bit.
  4. Plump Engineering and MCC-JWC to meet with the City of Menifee to provide new plans and work on getting existing demo and concrete permit revised. Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 22, 2021.
  5. MCC-JWC is still waiting for the City of Menifee to state that they have received a copy of the WQMP(Water Quality Management Plan) from their offsite storage facility. Once it has been received, we need to obtain a copy and provide to Plump and the Association to see if that affects the process.



Management has advised MCC-JWC that the next Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 15, 2021 so hopefully they can have proposals sent over prior to that meeting for Board review and approval.

Best case scenario, demolition will begin early January. Per MCC-JWC the demo contractor has confirmed that a January start date is fine as long as all steps above are completed. Splash Pad – The features for the splash pad are scheduled to be delivered to the vendor by the end of the month where that will be placed in storage until the splash pad construction starts.

*Updates for the pool are now sent out via Eblast each Friday afternoon and posted on the HOA Facebook page.

GATE REPAIRS
Linden Gate was stuck open 11/4/21 – The vendor repaired at no charge
Bristol Gate, Liden and Laguna Vista Ped gates had to have new lock sets installed 11/3/21 – Total cost to repair all three gates $1,476.94.
Linden/Rockport gate stuck open 11/9/21 – Repaired at a cost of $161.93.
Laguna Vista Ped gate damaged 11/3/21 – Repaired at a cost of $109.20.

CAMERAS
The item will be fully addressed after the proposals have been received for the pool deck project. It is well known that cameras are needed throughout the community. The Board of Directors must first confirm the cost of the pool deck/splash pad replacement project before moving on the obtaining proposals for camera installation.

IRRIGATION
Approximately 85-90% of the irrigation is currently up and running. Andre Landscape reports that many sprinkler heads are being removed in the Linden Gate area (20-25 two weeks ago). This has happened again with 60 sprinkler heads being broken off in the Linden gate area. Until a solution can be found, and a proposal provided this area of sprinklers has had to be turned off and will require hand watering by the landscaper.

Management thanks all the residents that have reported leaking or broken sprinklers to the office. It helps us help the landscaper address these in an expedited manner. If residents see any areas of concern, please report it to the management office as soon as possible. After hours or weekends please report to the KPPM emergency line at 949-833-2600. Please do not try to fix common area sprinklers/irrigation lines on your own.

LANDSCAPING
Valve Replacement – A proposal was approved at the October Board meeting for the replacement of valves throughout the community at a cost of $4,605.00. This work was completed the week of 11/2/21.
Decoder Replacement – Proposals were approved for the replacement of decoders throughout the community at a cost of $20,184.50. This work will be completed by the end of November.

Shrub Installation – Proposals were approved for the installation of shrubs (Ligustrum Texanum) around the compressors on either side of the Laguna Vista bridge as you enter the community at a total cost of $2,290.00. This work was completed in both areas on 11/15/21.

Plant Palette Walk – An onsite walk is scheduled by the end of November for management, two Directors and two representatives to walk the community and create a plant palette for reinstallation of dead of missing plants. Andre at this point wall also be looking at taking scheduled deliveries of the 815 plants that are owed to the community by O’Connell Landscape.

Mulch – Andre Landscape advised at the November Board meeting that in their landscape update that mulch will start to be installed at the entrance gate locations. Laguna Vista was completed this week along with the onsite parking lot.

Skip Mow – Since the landscapers go into what is known as skip mow from November to March which mean grass does not have to mowed everyday/week. The landscape crews will be taking this time for removing any dead plants that did not come back when the irrigation came back on. A good percentage of plants did come back and are pushing out green leaves. It is also now clear what plants are not salvageable so those plants can now be fully removed.

LANDSCAPE WALK
Management and the Andre Landscape supervisor complete a weekly landscape walk at 9:00 a.m. each Friday morning. All residents are welcome to join the landscape walk. We meet in the parking lot of the onsite office.

CONCRETE
A proposal was added to the October agenda for concrete repairs through the community for hardscape damage at a of $82,050.00. This item was tabled for a proposal to be updated to include all concrete repairs throughout the community along with having additional vendors bid this project.

RELOCATION OF THE FLOATING ISLANDS
The Board approved at the November Board meeting a proposal for the relocation of up to ten (10) of the floating islands from lake 2 to lake 1 at a cost not to exceed $5,600.00. Anchor & cable replacement if needed will be at a cost of $150.00 each if needed.

AERATION LINES – Lake 1
A proposal for the installation of aeration lines in lake 1 was approved at a cost of $81,261.32. Management is awaiting an ETA for installation.

COMPRESSOR FANS
The Board approved at the November Board meeting a proposal to install one blower fan in each of the five compressors vaults at a total cost of $6,295.00.

BOGS
This item is currently on hold as the Board of Directors waits for Eco Lake Solutions to provide a conceptional drawing/proposal for the upgrade of the bogs.

FISH STOCKING
The Association had 3000 Black Flathead minnows put in the lakes on October 21, 2021. This was approved at a cost of $560.00.

GYM
The lights were all repaired and/or replaced in the gym in the month of October. This was much needed with daylight savings time upon us.

LIGHTING
Unfortunately, the delivery for the 21 bollards that are in need of repair has been pushed out until January 22, 2022. This is having to doing with shipments that are being held up in Long Beach and also with trucking companies. Management will continue to follow up with the vendor to see if the delivery date improves.

A proposal was approved at the October Board meeting for the repair of 15 transformers at a cost of $2,426.29. This work was completed the second week of November.

If residents see any areas of concern, please report it to the management office as soon as possible.

LENNAR/STREETLIGHTS
The 24 streetlights in the Lennar area have all now been repaired! The is one broken streetlight outside of the Bristol Gate entrance that management will report for repairs.

ID BADGES
We are through the first two months of distributing the new ID badges. The updated schedule is below for the months of December and January.

The Lakes Community Association will be changing the Lakes Community badge to a new background and style. Issuing new badges will provide the Association with the opportunity to update homeowner/resident information and ensure that those using the facilities are current residents that live in the community full time.

New badges will be distributed beginning October 2021 until January 2022. After January 30, 2022, residents attempting to access the facilities or any common areas using an old badge will be asked to leave. To expedite the new badge distribution process and make obtaining new badges as easy as possible, we ask that all residents complete the attached form and checklist prior to picking up your new badge(s). When you come to pick up your new badge, please bring the completed forms with you KPPM account number on the form/checklist along with any required documents to the onsite office. No badges will be given out without first completing the enclosed form and providing proper identification along with any required documents.

To make the badge distribution process as convenient for residents as possible we will be distributing badges by walk-in service (on a first come first serve basis). The times for walk-in service are listed below:

December

  • Last names starting with A-M: Thursday, December 9th from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.
  • All resident’s welcome: Saturday, December 11th from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M.
  • Last names starting with N-Z: Tuesday, December 14th from 3 P.M. to 6 P.M.

January

  • Last names starting with A-M: Thursday, January 6th from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.
  • All resident’s welcome: Saturday, January 8th from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M.
  • Last names starting with N-Z: Tuesday, January 11th from 3 P.M. to 6 P.M.


ELECTION OF THE DIRECTORS
Even though the community was unable to reach quorum for the 2021 Annual Election the Board did elect at the October 2021 Board meeting to reseat the Directors as follows:

  • President – Jeff Moll
  • Vice President – Jack Landgraf
  • Treasurer – Roxanne Moon
  • Secretary – Josh Liko
  • Member at Large – RJ Hernandez


Side Yard Easements – Homeowner Responsibility
Residents may not be aware that if you have a side yard easement that is homeowner responsibility to maintain this area which includes keeping trees in this area trimmed.

Per the Community Handbook (page 48) states Landscaping in Yards Visible to Streets:
The primary purpose of landscaping in private yards visible to the streets such as front yards and corners side (easements) is to produce an attractive street appearance.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION
With the false report that the Board of Directors was having the water slides removed thought it might be nice to provide some HOA facts. Any amenity such as the water slides cannot be removed without a 51% vote of the membership/residents.
Management works at the direction of the Board of Directors. The onsite management team only has an approval limit of $1,000.00. Emergencies in excess of $1,000.00 are approved immediately by the Associations Executive Team which consists of two Directors.

Liens recorded on properties that are past due with assessments must be read aloud by account number only and approved in General Session by Board of Directors.

Foreclosures are approved in Executive Session and announced in General Session by APN# (Parcel #) only. An Association can foreclosure on a property for non-payment of assessments.

If you have any questions or concerns, please stop by, or call the office. Management can also be reached via email at lkeefer@keystonepacific.com. Management is always open to updating homeowners on any areas of concern.

Valerie and I would like to thank everyone for their patience during the 10 days that the onsite office did not have phone service or internet.

Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday!