At our April Board meeting, one of our homeowners (thank you, Michele Soutner!) proposed that Captain’s Hill purchase a Little Free Library. The Board enthusiastically endorsed the idea, and approved the proposal. The non-profit organization, “Little Free Library” hopes to build community, inspire readers, expand book access for everyone, and to encourage a love of reading. Our library should be arriving soon, and will be installed near the bulletin board outside the cabana area. The Little Free Library is free to all residents to donate a book and/or take a book. This is for children as well as adults. Hopefully we’ll see a lot of community participation!
Coyotes: In the March newsletter we alerted residents to the presence of coyotes in our community. Coyotes have been spotted numerous times since that newsletter. They have been seen during daylight hours, mostly early morning and early evening. Homeowners with pets should keep pet food and water indoors, and be especially careful when out with your pets and children. If you encounter a coyote, do not run. Stand tall, wave your arms, yell at the coyote, and if possible, throw something at it. Other suggestions can be found online at humanesociety.org
Architectural Applications: At a recent Board meeting, several homeowners asked for a clarification as to when an architectural application is needed. In our revised community rules and regulations approved in May 2020, and mailed to all homeowners, paragraph 1 on page 5 states “…The Board must approve any and all changes to architectural elements, including but not limited to, elements such as building modifications, patio covers, planters, antennae or other apppendages, windows, doors, paint scheme and colors, roofing, fencing, wind barriers, common area landscaping, and signage. A primary consideration for approval is that all changes remain ‘in harmony with the external design and location in relation to surrounding structures and topography’ ” If you feel that you have not received a copy of these rules, please contact the management company.
Community Pool: It appears the issues with the pool heater have been resolved, so the pool should now be heated to a temperature comfortable for swimming. Our pool service is monitoring the situation. He is also doing what he can to discourage the ducks from hanging out in the pool. Residents can help by “shooing” them if you see them while at the pool area. Since our pool is not “fully opened” yet, please adhere to the posted rules.
Association Rules and Regulations Concerns: The rules regarding parking and garages are apparently being ignored by too many residents. For example, parking is never allowed on the cul-de-sacs except in designated spaces. Garages are to be used as the primary parking area for vehicles, and may not be used for running a business or long-term storage. Garage doors must be closed unless in use. Please take time to read or re-read our association rules. Many of the rules are designed to ensure the pleasant appearance of our community. Others, especially regarding parking and traffic, are safety issues. Apparently we still have drivers ignoring the stop sign at Windjammer and Spyglass where children are playing. Enforcement of the rules & CC&R’s begins with a letter from the Board, but repeat offenders may face fines as specified on pg. 4 of the rules.
The Landscape Committee walks the community each month on the 3rd Friday, starting from the pool parking lot at 10:30am. Homeowners who are interested are invited to join. Landscape concerns can be sent to the management company to be forwarded to the committee.
For maintenance requests, forms, questions, concerns, emergencies, etc. contact Dana Pacific Management at (949) 248-4300 or firstname.lastname@example.org