REMINDER: Neighborhood Watch Meeting 3/14 at 7PM

The San Jose Police Department Crime Prevention Unit invites you to join your neighbors for this important meeting with police representatives and learn:

  About recent crimes in your area
  How to work together to prevent crime
  How to recognize and report suspicous activity
  And much more….

DATE: Tuesday March 14, 2023
TIME: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
HOST: Montevideo Improvement Association
LOCATION: Club House/1585 Monteval Lane

Only persons in attendance for the entire meeting will receive a neighborhood watch sign and other materials.
Only adult members of your household should attend. This is an official police presentation and alcohol consumption is inappropriate.

Dues Payment Reminder

Hello Montevideo neighbors.

Just a friendly reminder that the 2023 annual HOA dues were due on Jan 1 and are considered late if received after Jan 31. 

You may drop off your payment to the clubhouse mailslot. Or you can visit Heritage Bank Online Bill Pay

To sign up you will need the following information:
Client ID: 1061
Association ID: MIA
Account number: Members three digit account # shown above
Email address: Member’s email address

If you have any questions about the annual dues, please contact the board.

Guadalupe Elementary TK & Kindergarten Registration Coming up

Hello Montevideo neighbors with little ones heading into Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten in the Fall. Guadalupe Elementary is seeing a big demand in upcoming TK & Kinder students wanting to attend. Guadalupe Principal, Daisy Barocio, is urging anyone who lives in the boundaries of Guadalupe (which includes all of Montevideo) and would like their child to be able to attend in the Fall, to start the registration process as soon as possible. If you hadn’t heard, Guadalupe Elementary is a 2023 California Distinguished School Program Award Winner. The success of the school is due to the hard work of the community, the teachers and staff, and the students.

If your student is already attending Guadalupe, you don’t need to re-register, this is just for students entering TK or Kindergarten for the first time at Guadalupe.

Visit Guadalupe Elementary’s website for more informatmion.

Reminder Pool Repair Survey

A few weeks ago we sent out a survey about how we should focus our efforts on repairing the pool but we still need your input.

The surveys went out by regular mail to the homeowner’s address we have on file with a stamped return addressed postcard. Please take a moment and fill it out and get it back to us, drop it in the mail or drop it in the mail slot at the clubhouse. The deadline is January 12th.

It is important that we hear from the community about how we should proceed. The pool has some large issues we need to address, including failing plumbing, cracks in both the pool and decking, some of them major, safety and accessibility issues.

Pool Repair Survey

Happy Holidays! As we look forward to a new year, we are faced with many challenges and many opportunities. One of which is ensure the fifty year old swimming pool lasts another fifty years, preferably more. Unfortunately, due to the pool leaking in various places, cracks and leaks at the skimmers, the pool decking being extensively cracked and damaged, and old pipes that have had two major ruptures in the past year alone and are corroded similar to the clubhouse pipes, the pool and surrounding infrastructure has reached its useful life and will need to be replaced in the near future.

The board needs the community’s input on how to proceed before we move ahead. The association can replace the pool in its current shape or can replace it with a different shape. Each one has has its pros and its cons. Either replacement can be done without increasing dues beyond annual CPI.

In the coming days, please look for a survey in your postal mail that will help guide the board in its decision making with respect this shared community asset. We ask that you read the enclosed letter, and mark a choice on the return-addressed stamped postcard and drop it in the mail by January 12, 2023. We welcome your comments and feedback if you would like to write them on the card as well. The mailers are only going to the homeowner’s address that we have on file.

We know that the holidays are a busy time, so we will be sure to send out additional reminders after the holidays.

MIA Pool House Remodel Update

After a lengthy permitting and contractor selection process, work has officially begun on redoing the pool house to improve the bathrooms, reclaim the unused sauna space, and fix the plumbing, safety, and accessibility issues. Both restrooms/changing rooms will be accessible from the front of the building. Outdoor showers are being added. Work is expected to take three to four months.

The galvanized water pipes are completely rusted and corroded inside leaving barely 1/4 inch for water to travel and increasing the risk of leaks.

rusted galvanized pipes

We tested for asbestos and lead. The good news is only a small amount of asbestos was detected and only in the drywall tape in the water heater closet and under the paint in the office. It will be removed by qualified professionals.

We will keep you updated on the progress.