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.
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.
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.
2023 Dues Invoices and 2022 Year End Packet were emailed out on December 1, 2022. If you didn’t see it, check your Junk or Spam folders. If you would like it emailed again or a mailed copy, please send a message to the Board.
Also, if you would like to email added to the mailing list or need to update it, let us know.
Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) helps homeowners lessen the potential for damage during an earthquake by offering qualified homeowners a grant for up to $3,000 toward a building code-compliant earthquake retrofit. EBB is also offering a Supplemental Grant to homeowners with a household annual income of $72,080 or less as funding permits.
A few MIA neighbors have taken advantage of this program as a part of a remodel or just as a way to provide some extra piece of mind for when the big one hits.
You can register at EarthquakeBraceBolt.com. The process is quicker and less expensive than you might think.
The EBB Program was developed by the California EarthquakeAuthority (CEA) and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).
Let’s have a fun early Halloween Party this year with a return of Montevideo’s Tent n’ Treat even at the clubhouse on Saturday, October 29th 5PM – 7PM . We would love neighbors or entire streets to adopt a pop-up to decorate for the night We will have the Pop-Ups in the clubhouse lawn available all day before the event.
There will also be a Witch’s Brew Bar for adults to grab a treat and a drink during the event. Come in costume and enter the costume contest.
Sign up, let us know your theme, or if you just want to come and enjoy the festivities.
Just a friendly reminder to join us for our Ice Cream Social to Celebrate National Night Out. We are only one of three scheduled National Nights Out celebrations in Almaden.
Join your neighbors 6pm – 8pm at the clubhouse for ice cream and conversation. SJPD and hopefully a few other surprise guests will be on hand. We have 30 stadium bags provided by Almaden Valley CERT to hand out. Bring a snack or drink to share.
The gate to the pool will be open from the clubhouse and the lifeguards will be on duty so bring your swimsuits.
We will be holding this event instead of Happy Hour this week. Happy Hour will resume September 2.