Community News: What The Board Has Been Up To & HOA Meeting Reminder
Hi Spinnaker Bay Neighbors!
It's officially summertime in the LBC and life is starting to feel normal again! As we ready ourselves for another one of our magical summers, we'd like to share with you some updates about what your HOA Board has been up to over the past month.
But first...a quick reminder about our HOA Board Meeting this evening. This month and moving forward, the meeting will begin at 5pm. Per your feedback, we have moved the time later in the day so that more of you will be able to attend. Please see the details below:
June 2021, HOA Board Meeting
Date: Tuesday, June 22nd
Location: El Dorado Park -- 2400 N. Studebaker Rd, Long Beach, CA 90815
***This month we will be in the café area in a private room. It's hard to miss once you pull into the parking lot. Next month, we hope to return to our home at the Long Beach Yacht Club. If you want to set your calendars, our Board Meetings always take place on the 4th Tuesday of every month.
Ok, now to the good stuff. This is what your HOA Board has been up to this past month:
We are happy to inform you that the bulkhead and seawall repair project will begin in the next few weeks. We have carefully vetted the company performing the work and feel confident that they are the right pros for the job. We are also currently interviewing and vetting companies for the painting of our iron fences as well as repairs of the stucco walls in the common areas. We hope to make a decision and move forward following tonights meeting.
Another one of our projects is the landscaping along Spinnaker Bay Drive which is getting a refresh. The landscape committee and KC Landscape have been doing a wonderful job and are getting it done. We plan to work our way to the end of Spinnaker Bay Drive and then down into the private streets. In the past several weeks, we have also removed two dead palm trees on the backside of our community along Boat House Lane.
Irrigation Box Cover Replacement
You may have also noticed that we have started replacing some of our old irrigation box covers that were in pretty rough shape. Below are some before and after photos.
How it started:
How it's going:
Cable Pedestal Box Removal and Replacement
After a months long effort, we managed to get Charter/Spectrum to remove all their old cable pedestal boxes in the neighborhood, which were a real eye sore in the common areas. Most were leaning and had multiple shades of peeling green paint.
In total, nine pedestal boxes were removed and replaced with faux rock covers, a significant improvement. We even got them to remove a box at the corner of Eliot and Spinnaker Bay Drive. They found that there was actually no equipment in there, so they made that one flush with the grass.
At first, Charter/Spectrum insisted that our old boxes were fine and that it would cost the community approximately $8,000 in labor and parts if we wanted them replaced. But we pushed back and were able to convince them that the boxes were not fine or up to the standards of Spinnaker Bay. Ultimately, they agreed to get it done at no cost to our community. A nice win for Spinnaker Bay! Below are some before and after photos.
Meeting with Councilwoman Suzie Price
As you all know, we have a water main replacement project set to begin in October of this year. Next month, the HOA Board has arranged a meeting with Councilwoman Suzie Price to ensure that the needs of our residents are met during that time. We will be insisting that the city completely replace and restore all of the stamped concrete on our crosswalks and roundabouts as well as repave all of our streets, including Spinnaker Bay Drive. We don't think that any of our Resident's want to see streets full of patchwork in our community. Wish us luck!
Over the past month, along with the help of our awesome volunteers, we have created two new committees and will be discussing the formation of a possible third at tonight’s meeting. The two new committees include the Welcome Committee, which is set to welcome new homeowners into the neighborhood and the Events Committee, which will be responsible for social gatherings and events in Spinnaker Bay throughout the year.
We also had the opportunity to interview two fantastic candidates for the new opening on the Architectural Review Committee. This will all be discussed at tonight's meeting.
All in all, it's been a busy month. Your HOA Board has been hard at work and getting things done, one step at a time.
We hope to see you all this evening!
All the best,
Your Spinnaker Bay HOA, Board of Directors