Join Montevideo’s 2022 4th of July Parade

Why just watch the annual Montevideo 4th of July Parade, when you can be in it!

The theme this year will be National Parks. We are accepting entries to be in the parade whether your street is building a park themed float, you are just getting some neighborhood children to ride their bikes, or you are just going to drive your flashy car. We’d love to have you or your organization celebrate with us, so sign up today!

Entrants will be given details how and when to line up. The parade kicks off at 11am on Monteval Ln and weaves through the neighborhood and usually lasts about an hour.

If you have questions, email the Board at board@miahomeowners.com.

Nick Olson 4 on the 4th Race Registration Open

Flyer for the Nick Olson 4 on the 4th Race

The deadline to register for the annual Nick Olson 4 on the 4th Race is coming up fast. If you would like to run be sure to register July 2, 2022. It’s super easy to register online this year.

Visit the registration page and enter all the entrants’ details.

Pay online by visiting the MIA Shop and add the number of registrations to your cart, checkout, and we will send you a payment link within 24 hours.

Of course you can still pay by cash or check by dropping it off at 6149 Monteverde.

4th of July BBQ & Picnic

4th of July is right around the corner and it’s time to place your food order from the grill. We are only accepting pre-orders for food so we don’t buy too much or buy too little.

Food orders must be placed and paid for by June 27th.

You can order by visiting the shop, adding your order and checking out. If you choose to pay online, we will send you a payment link within 24 hours. If you choose to pay by cash or check, you can drop your payment off at 6149 Monteverde Dr.

All the combos come with chips and a drink.

  • HOT DOG “COMBO MEAL” $5 
  • HAMBURGER “COMBO MEAL” $6 
  • CHEESEBURGER “COMBO MEAL” $7 
  • VEGGIE BURGER “COMBO MEAL” $7 
  • TRI-TIP SANDWICH “COMBO MEAL” $8

Also, we are in need of servers to help expedite the food and check orders. If you are able to volunteer for an hour, we’d love to have you. Sign up here.

BBQ & Picnic flyer
MIA 4th of July BBQ & Picnic Flyer

Volunteers needed for the 4th of July festivities!

We would love your help with the 4th of July events! We are still looking for volunteers for the Nick Olsen 4 on the 4th Run, the Parade and Picnic, including setup and clean up. Sign-up here!

We are looking for folks to help with

  • Setup – July 3 4:o0 – 6PM
  • Race Helpers – July 4 – 7:30AM-9:30AM
  • BBQ Servers – July 4 – 12 Noon – 1PM
  • BBQ Servers – July 4 – 1PM to 2PM
  • Clean up – July 4 – 2PM -3PM

Sign-up here!

fast food served on table
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Swim Lessons at the Pool

We are pleased to offer swim lessons to residents of Montevideo and members of the Montevideo Piranhas. MIA Lifeguards will provide half-hour swim lessons between 12:00PM and 1:00PM. 

Lessons are $30 per half-hour. 

Due to liability concerns, and to ensure the safety and quality of the lessons only certified lifeguards and employees of MIA may conduct swim lessons at the pool. 

Visit our Swim Lessons page to request a lesson.

June 3rd Happy Hour Celebration

Whether it’s a graduation, freedom, or equality, there is always something to celebrate in June!

Join us at the Pool BBQ area on June 3rd, 5:30PM-7:30PM. Bring something to share and we’ll raise toast to new neighbors and old, to our recent graduates, the end of the school year and start of summer.

As a special treat, the pool will be open 5:30 PM to 8PM, so bring the kids and your swimsuit. Lifeguards will be on duty.

Montevideo Meet & Greet with Matt Mahan

Would you like to know more about Mayoral Candidate, Matt Mahan?

Matt Mahan will be at our Club House on May 2 at 7pm for a meet-and-greet for our neighbors to get to know him and learn more about his campaign for Mayor.

This is not a political event or a fundraiser for Matt’s campaign. This is simply an opportunity for Matt to meet neighbors. He wants to hear from all of you, regardless of who people might support in the race.

Although an RSVP is not required to attend, you may do so by clicking here. If you would like to provide a light refreshment, please email Kerry at clubhouse@miahomeowners.com

Any questions regarding Matt or his campaign, please contact adrian@mahanforsanjose.com

Please note that this is an informational meeting only and the MIA Board is not endorsing any mayoral candidates.

Now Accepting Summer Lifeguard Applications!

If you are interested or know someone 15 years old or older, who is an experienced swimmer and likes to be outdoors in the summer who is interested in being a lifeguard this summer, please submit your application here.

If you have questions about the job, please email poolmanager@miahomeowners.com.

  • Applicants will need your Lifeguarding certifications and may require a valid work permit
    • American Aquatics & Safety Training 2-year Lifeguarding certification
    • American Aquatics & Safety Training 2-year First Aid and CPR/AED certification.
    • In accordance with State of California law, a valid California Work Permit is required at time of appointment for candidates under the age of 18 who have not graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate of proficiency

April 1 -Happy Hour

Montevideo’s First Friday Happy Hour falls on April 1 this month, which also happens to be National Hospital Admitting Clerks Day, as well as National Trombone Players Day, National Sourdough Bread Day, National One Cent Day, and of course, my personal favorite, National Edible Book Day!

Whether or not you are a hospital admitting clerk, or a trombone player, or a bread aficionado, join us for Happy Hour 5pm to 7pm on Friday April 1, 2022 at the clubhouse to enjoy some edible books and some trombone music.

Bring something to share. Bring your family.

See you Friday.

President’s Letter

Hi everyone, I’m Tom the new HOA community President. I’ve lived here for almost 5 years since I arrived from the UK with my wife Andrea, and daughters Sophie and Charlotte.

The concept of an HOA, with a shared space and joint responsibility, is not something we get much in Britain. It’s a great idea. Here in Montevideo, we are blessed with a wonderful space, complete with a community hall, and a pool.

But the reality is that after so many years, and like many of our homes, these shared facilities need some attention.

I’ve heard that many years ago, an attempt was made to improve these shared spaces, but that the idea of an assessment on each homeowner caused the community some heartache.

Let’s not do that again.

Our funds look much more healthy than they did back then.

Your board’s ambitions, whilst still high, accept that great things take time and that Rome wasn’t built in a day.

But, there’s a decision that we all need to make soon, together.

The pool leaks… which is really unforgivable in this day of water drought. The pool decking is crumbling and is a danger to toes big and small. The plasterwork will also need renewing in a year or two. We need to spend a lot of money (at least $500k) to address all of this.

We already have much of that money. We could start the work next year, and the board has an obligation to do this, to maintain the facilities of the HOA for the benefit of all residents.

However, there’s also interest from some fellow residents in the Community to take this opportunity to be bolder. Addressing the shape of the pool, making it more appropriate for lane swimming, and also making it available throughout the year.

A more traditional, rectangular pool would be more easily rented out when the Community doesn’t need it, which gives us an income stream to fund the costs of a longer opening season (it would cost us around $30-40k each year to open our current pool all year round, covering gas, water, electric, and pool servicing costs). I’ve heard that local swim clubs pay around $5k/month to rent a pool.

Let’s not beat around the bush. It’s still an expensive undertaking. Initial quotes to remove our existing pool and replace it with a new rectangular pool are around $1M.

Considering the condition of the pool as it is now, and with loan rates still near their historic lows, we have an opportunity to take that step.

With that in mind, the members of your board carefully developed a plan that allows us to borrow for this big ticket item, and use our current funds to address the other areas of the site that need attention. The loan would be paid back over as short a period as we can afford, but probably around 10-15 years.

If we get your approval, then we’ll instruct architects, contractors, banks and any other required parties to help us start this work in the fall of 2023.

If we don’t, we’ll get on with the required repairs to the existing pool, on around the same timeline. Either way, we’ll be investing in the long term future of the pool soon.

We’ll aim to make the pool more accessible to all, albeit without formal lifeguard coverage outside of the historical summer season. Note the ongoing costs of doing so are not insignificant if we are bearing them ourselves, as mentioned above.

The Poolhouse remodel is already out with the city for a permit. The fencing replacement (which will also include keycard access to the site during reasonable hours) is currently in the bidding stage. A clubhouse remodel is planned and will happen when we have the money.

We need your help to guide our efforts. Over the course of the summer, we’re going to be formally asking you these two questions:

1) Should the board explore options to change the shape of the pool while investing in needed repairs?
2) Should the board limit funding to only be by dues collection while undergoing repairs?

We need your feedback, support, and most importantly your direction. So, please send your feedback, thoughts, ideas, etc to the board at Board@miahomeowners.com. We’ll post all questions and responses here for everyone to read. We’ll also be arranging a formal poll of all householders in the coming months.

Either way, the future looks bright at the MIA,

Your President, and Board