As we write this, it appears that Orange County’s Covid news is good, and possibly as early as next week, we may move from the purple tier into the less restrictive red tier. Hopefully before too long we may be able to socialize! Meanwhile, we are reminded to continue to wear our masks and keep our social distance.
POOL NEWS: The new solar panels have been installed on the pool cabana roof, and the roofing repairs there will completed very soon. The timing is good, as the pool heat will be turned on early next month. Updated rules for use of the pool area will be posted. The fence around the pool will be painted this week, weather permitting.
SAFETY CONCERNS: In these newsletters we try not to include a lot of reminders about what NOT to do, and instead try to keep things positive. However, in the past month there have been some issues that residents are (rightly) concerned about. The first of these is SPEEDING. The speed limit in Captain’s Hill is 15 mph., yet drivers are constantly exceeding that. There are stop signs throughout the community that are also being ignored, especially at the intersections of Windjammer and Spinnaker, and Windjammer and Spyglass Court. Speeding through the community endangers us all, but most of all, our children. The Board has discussed this, and if the disregard for the rules continues, will need to take further action. We can all help by slowing down, and reminding our visitors and guests of the speed limit and stop signs.
The second issue is one we have written about numerous times…picking up after your dog. This is particularly noticeable and disturbing in the greenbelt area near the pool. There are people who are not picking up at all, and there are those who have picked up the waste with a plastic bag, but then left the bag out on the lawn by the pool! Our landscapers are not hired to pick up dog waste. We have more families with small children in the community now than in some past years. The greenbelt is a good (and should be safe) place for the children to play. We shouldn’t need to point out how disgusting, not to mention unsanitary, it is for them to be stepping in dog poop! In addition to residents gently reminding dog owners of the rules, the Board will be looking into other methods that might help.
COYOTE ALERT: There was recently a grim reminder that coyotes are present in the community, as are other wild, mostly nocturnal animals. If you’re out in the evening with your pet or children, be especially careful. Suggestions for what to do if you encounter a coyote can be found online, or call Orange County Animal Control Services.
The LANDSCAPE COMMITTEE walks the community each month on the 3rd Friday, starting from the pool parking lot at 10:30am. Homeowner concerns regarding landscape should be sent to the management company to be forwarded to the committee.
Architectural Applications: are required for all changes to the exterior of your home. Forms can be downloaded from our website (www.captainshill.org) or requested from the management company. Completed applications must be approved by the Board.
For maintenance requests, forms, questions, concerns, emergencies, etc. contact Dana Pacific Management at (949) 248-4300 or firstname.lastname@example.org