Dear Quail Creek Residents,
ADCO South has completed building #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5 of roof replacement project. They will be starting building #6 on Monday, September 25, 2023 of next week. Notices have been posted on the garages earlier this week informing residents that their building is next for the roof replacement.
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the construction of additional hand rails to the new bridge and restoring the direct walkway with steps. This construction will begin Wednesday, August 23, 2023 and it will take approximately a couple of weeks to complete. Also, please keep an eye out for an email with rendering of these new items.
This letter is being provided to you on behalf of the Board of Directors (“Board”) of Quail Creek-La Paz Condominium Association (“Association”) to update you on the need for certain changes to the pedestrian bridge located near the top of the development and the walkway from the bridge towards certain residences.
As you know, the Board, on behalf of the Association, has a duty to maintain and repair the common area elements. When maintenance and repair is not enough, the common area elements must be replaced. The bridge is one such common area element for which the Association has these duties (see Article I, Section 1.15 and Article II, Section 2.7 of the CC&Rs).
When the Board commissioned the necessary repairs to the bridge two years ago, the expectation was that there would only be repairs needed. However, once the contractor began the work, the Board was informed that the bridge was actually beyond repair and would need to be replaced. In accordance with its duties, the Board approved the replacement of the bridge. In order to replace the bridge, the Association was required to commission plans for city approval that complied with the city’s construction requirements. Typically, the city requires a gap of at least 18 inches between the surface of the stream and the bottom of a bridge. In this case, the Association was able to secure city approval for a shorter gap of 12 inches, but the bridge could not be constructed lower than that. This is why there is a height difference between the former bridge and new one.
The new walkway was installed in a different direction in order to meet slope requirements, which were determined by the height of the new bridge. The Board requested to have a walkway installed where the former walkway was removed. However, the Board was advised that the slope in that area is greater than what the city currently allows. This is also why it was removed; connecting it to the new walkway would apparently cause the new walkway to fall out of compliance with the slope requirements. At this time, the Board is looking into alternative options for that walkway area. An update will be provided to you once one is available.
We recognize that this project may have caused you inconvenience, and we appreciate your understanding as we develop our aging community’s components in accordance with current municipal codes and ordinances.
With a sad heart, Demerie Edington will be leaving Action Property Management as of April 22nd. We want to thank her for her time with Quail Creek & Action.
Effective immediately, the new Community Manager will be Aly Martinez, who is a rising star at Action Property Management. Aly Martinez has over two years of HOA Management experience managing communities similar to Quail Creek and will be a great addition to the Quail Creek Management team.
As for the Senior Manager of Quail Creek, there will be no change as Ryan Darby will remain the Senior on the account and will be working closely with Aly in regards to the Management of Quail Creek.
For any community questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Aly and/or Ryan.
As with any transition, the Board of Directors is in communication with the senior team at Action to insure a smooth transition.
Office: (949) 450-0202
Aly’s e-mail: email@example.com
Ryan’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many residents of Orange County have expressed concerns about coyote sightings and the consequences of predator animals within the urban environment. Several residents have lost their pets to these skilled hunters because they were not aware of recent coyote activity in the area. Coyotes are found in ALL areas of Orange County. Contrary to popular belief, these animals do not require open space or “wild areas” to survive. In fact, most coyotes within the urban setting are the offspring of generations of coyotes who lived and flourished in the urban areas of Orange County.
Though these animals are far from domesticated, they are very comfortable living In close proximity to human beings. They have little fear of humans and are frequently seen trotting along within a few feet of joggers, bikers and horseback riders. While not normally a danger to human beings, coyotes will display defensive behaviors if threatened or cornered; therefore, it is important to leave a comfortable distance between you and a coyote.
Small pets can easily become coyote prey. Cats and small dogs should not be allowed outside alone, even in a fenced yard. It is highly recommended that their owner always accompany small pets. Though coyotes generally hunt between sunset and sunrise, they can be observed at all hours of the day and will not pass up the opportunity for an easy meal. A dog or cat left in a backyard can be taken in a matter of moments.
If you do encounter a coyote that behaves aggressively, you have probably gotten too close to its prey or its family. Increase the “comfort zone” between you and the coyote. A coyote behaves in a similar way as domestic dogs that are defending their territory and family. Even a fully fenced yard will not keep out a hungry, athletic coyote. These animals are extremely agile and can easily scale any residential fence. All children should be taught from a very early age to avoid strange animals, whether domestic or non-domestic. They should never attempt to feed a wild animal. When older children are hiking or are in parks, they should be instructed on coyote safety. Eradication and/or relocation of the urban coyote is not effective. These programs actually provide a vacuum in nature, causing these animals to have even larger litters, ultimately increasing the coyote population.
Practicing these defensive measures will minimize the nuisance and losses caused by urban coyotes.
Thank you for cleaning up after your pet!