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Park Mediterrania Home Owners Association (HOA)

142 units located at 1077 and 1097 Santo Antonio Drive

Colton, California 92324

 

Past and Current Property Management Companies:

 

                                                From                To

Euclid              Unknown        Unknown        03/28/2006

WSR               1st time           03/01/2006      08/31/2012

Lordon            2nd time          09/01/2012      08/31/2015

Vintage           1st time           09/01/2015      08/31/2016

WSR               2nd time          09/01/2016      03/31/2018

Vintage           2nd time          04/01/2018      TBD

 

Current Property Management Company since 04/01/2018

(Also, before from 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2016)

Vintage Management Consultants

1235 East Francis St., Suite E

Ontario, California 91761

(909) 923-2924

 

30 EYE-OPENING HORRIBLE REVIEWS ON YELP OF VINTAGE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS

 

(But first a question and my own review of VMC.  I wonder why the BOD hired them for a year, decided to not renew their contract, rehired someone else for two years and then did a flip flop in rehiring them again. During their first year VMC allowed the homeless to live during the winter of 2015-2016 in our swimming pool restrooms. Photo is on my website. Why would the BOD rehire someone that they know gives horrible service? In the reviews many times the word HORRIBLE is used to describe VMC. I remember having a roof leak and after 83 days and it raining 20 more times VMC finally did something. They had the roofer put a tarp over the roof leak. 83 days to just put a tarp on my roof. I remember when I worked in new home construction a general contractor that built houses in that length of time.)

 

In 2001 I moved to Park Mediterrania.  In 2004 the homeowners recalled the entire Board of Directors.  The new members of the BOD wanted so badly to get rid of Euclid Management the BOD bought out the remainder of their contract.  I am not surprised at the following horrible reviews of Vintage Management Consultants.  VMC is much worse than Euclid Management.

 

Horrible management company!! Gwen Tibbs is the owner and is rude and does not care about the owners of the property. Dolores Acosta is the "property manager" of our community and she is absolutely rude, unprofessional, and incompetent. Do not use this property management company!!!

 

I have been living in my townhouse for about 10 years and the first 2 years of maintenance and landscaping were "ok". Every year after it seems to have declined. Now this past year all has just gone to sh*t. Seems like they don't do walk through as often as they should and they just pick and choose what they want to fix or keep up, depending on the complaint. I've left messages for Dolores Acosta and I'm sure she's bogged down with calls and emails but if you just have people do their jobs right then all would be good. I'm going to have to call bullsh*t on the 4 and 5 star ratings.

 

I must agree with the numerous reviews here about this company. I have never come across a more unprofessional group. They have a property manager that not only does not answer emails or calls, but when confronted with that and asked why that is, I was screamed at! Several times during the conversation I had to ask her to stop screaming at me, as this was a business matter and not personal. This is utterly unbelievable.

 

Horrible service, rude, unprofessional, incompetent. Gwen Tibbs, the owner, lol wow so unprofessional. Rude receptionist, complete incompetent "property manager" Dolores Acosta. Just look at all the bad reviews. Not a company to do business with. They take our money and give nothing in return Oh except they do give their bad attitudes in excess! Have a water leak in my garage and they do nothing about it.

 

Vintage Management has been horrible to deal with. Whenever you can for a maintenance request it ends up not getting completed and when you call back they don't answer or if you leave a voicemail they do not return your calls. I have had a building security light that has been out for months and I have called and the woman Dolores Acosta has this attitude when you call like your bugging her and she could care less. Im quite sure she could care less but Im not asking for her to care Im asking for her to simply do her job. The main reason I am asking for the light to be fixed is for security reasons, it is so dark where the garages are and recently "new" renters moved in and since it is dark have decided that is where they like to hang out, instead of in their condo or in their patio area.

I am embarrassed that this is my HOA company. You literally have to call multiple times throughout the day just to get to talk to someone. They are always in fake meetings and want nothing to do with you unless they are sending you your HOA bill. Dolores Acosta can't manage anything. I think they hire these people just to avoid you or tell you "no we can't help you". If that is the case, they hired the right people. I wish I could give less stars because these people are worthless.

I live in Aspen Village way, West Covina. I sent a private email to Gwen Tibbs respectfully regarding our community manager - Dolores's Acosta problem about two weeks ago. Gwen is a very nice and responsible lady. But unfortunately, she cannot help us to address our community manager's problem. LOTS of residents in this community complain that Dolores NEVER answer our phone call, NEVER reply to our email, NEVER be in office. In last community monthly meeting, I personally print out my email which sent to Dolores and never got any response and I hand over the email to her in face and confirm with her several times and she promise that she will get back to me. But I still haven't got any response as usual, very typical DOLORES. Gwen, I feel sorry for you that you have such kind of irresponsible employee who is ruining the reputation of your company. I'm planning on moving out to save my time on dealing this kind of BS and I wish all remaining resident’s good luck.

 

The service provided by Vintage Management is horrible. Multiple polite phone calls and emails are never answered. A simple request for replacement of laundry or pool key is ignored. I'm not sure how this company stays in business. If you are thinking of using them for your Homeowners Association, look elsewhere. I currently dealings with two other management companies for other properties and I have never had such problems.

 

Roof leak again in the upstairs bedroom looking over the garage area. This same roof leak has been going on for the past 5 years and has still not been permanently fixed. They put a temporary seal on the roof area after every roof leak and I continue to get water damage inside my home. Vintage management does not contact roofers in a reasonable amount of time and they do not follow up with the homeowner. Do not use Vintage management for your property management needs. They lack organizational skills and common sense.  Vintage management still has not addressed any of my concerns. The gardeners this past week left a mess again of plant trimmings. Erica tells me they walk through property to make sure work is done correctly. This proves to me and my neighbors they do not walk through property as said. Vintage needs employees that will work and actually walk through Raintree condos and manage the company's doing work for this condo complex.

 

The service at Vintage Management is horrible. You can call or send an email and nothing will get done. I've attached pictures of what vintage management claims is acceptable for any professional landscape company. Vintage management claims they walk though Raintree condos to ensure all work being done is appropriate and professional. Ridiculous management company.

 

This management company is terrible.  There are roaches all around and especially around the pool.  Our landscaping isn't kept up.  They charge before you even turn your water on and to top that I fell behind and they came and turned my water off even though I made an agreement with water company.  The office is very shady and unprofessional.  So good luck.

 

Hire this management company if you enjoy being ignored and never getting a response to an email or call regardless of urgency. It's been literally raining in my house for over a month and I've yet to even get an acknowledgement of my issue or existence.

 

The level of customer service provided is unacceptable. Communication is poor and met with an overwhelming since of entitlement to our HOA fees without reciprocating adequate results. In short, you will get a faster response from this management company by leaving bad yelp reviews then you will by calling their office.

 

We will not recommend this HOA management firm. Our property manager rarely answers her phone, and she normally doesn't response your voicemail. And she rarely response our email. Really bad service to homeowners. Not recommended.

 

Doesn't qualify as a "management" company. The HOA and this Vintage Management company suck absolutely. Don't buy or rent here. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

 

4/26/2018 My house located at Indian Summer Dr has roof leaking problem since Jan. I start sending email to manager in Feb. They sent roofer to check leaking in early April. As of today, I haven't heard any update yet. I really don't know why this urgent case become so slow and so difficult to solve. Does management company know that leaking roof will cause mold inside the wall?

 

I would like to say Vintage is an UNQUALIFIED management company. I moved in July 2017 and notified them to update my new address for over 5 times. Unfortunately the monthly statement is still sent to my previous address. The lady who in charge of my case even told me that she already updated system for me. If this is true, something must be wrong with their system. Because the mailing address on statement is still incorrect. I wish the manager can pay attention to customer's complaint and check out the problem of computer system.

 

If I could have given 0 star, I would. I haven't dealt with anyone at this level of unprofessionalism, no communication and incompetency. I live in the Aspen Village in West Covina. The property manager Dolores Acosta simply doesn't answer or return phone calls, neither would she respond to emails. I left a message to Gwen Tibbs, the owner, and then Dolores responded to the email within an hour.  Even though Dolores said the vendor should be contacting me soon. 10 days after, still no one has contacted me, not sure if she has even contacted the vendor. I wrote her another email yesterday to follow up. Hopefully she will respond. Otherwise I will need to contact Gwen again. It seems like the homeowners are her assistants and need to keep reminding her of her job to take care of the property. What a waste of time!! We are paying the HOA every month. Should we even consider to bill the Vintage management for all the time we have used to keep consistently following up with her? Gwen - Look at all the bad reviews about her here. It does cost your company's reputation and credibility. Instead of continuously causing homeowners' agonies toward the issues, please think of a solution to address the situation with Dolores.

 

I have been contacting Vintage Management for more than 4 months regarding balcony leaking problem in my unit, no any progress so far. For these people who gave this management four stars, can you please advise me the magic trick you had to make them responding to you???

 

They do not call back or respond to your email. Every time, I phone the office, they are in a "meeting". My request has been on a queue for 8 weeks! No update thus far, not even a peep from anyone.

 

Poor service – This management company is horrible. I would deter anyone from buying in the Meadowood Village as we pay HOA dues and can't get anything done and can't even get a return phone call. Our home has been vandalized and we can't get a phone call back. Their security is a joke as he makes friends with the troubled houses and let them get away with their drug selling and use. The women in the office are rude. They have no customer service. It kills me to pay my HOA fee's every month and they won't even return a phone call.

 

Horrible, horrible, horrible. You call and complain and you never receive any response nor is the problem ever handled. Worst company ever!

 

BY FAR THE WORSE MANAGEMNET CO TO DEAL WITH.  VINTAGE MANAGEMENT HAS EMPLOYEES THAT ARE SO ARROGANT AND DONT WANT TO LISTEN TO WHAT YOUR CONCERNS ARE I HAVE A HANDICAPPED DAUGHTER WHICH THERE IS NO HANDICAP PARKING ALL I HAVE ASKED FOR IS A LITTLE HELP CAN I BUY ANOTHER PASS SO SHE CAN PARK IN OUR CONDOS, CAUSE SHE CANT WALK TO FAR THEY HAD TOLD ME THAT I KNEW WHEN I BOUGHT MY CONDO I KNEW THAT THERE WAS NO HANDICAPPED PARKING HOW WAS I TO KNOW THAT 20 YEARS LATER MY DAUGHTER WOULD ALMOST LOOSE HER LEGS IN A CAR ACCIDENT RULES ARE MADE TO BE CHANGED AND IF THEY CANNOT HAVE THE COMPASION TO HELP OUT A DISABLED PERSON THAT DISGUSTING PASS THE BUCK WE HAVE TO GET APPROVAL NOW OUR LAWYERS HAVE TO LOOK INTO THIS WHAT A BUNCH OF BS DONT HIRE THEM YOU WILL BE SORRY

 

Class action being pursued.  TOTAL RIPOFF! I'm looking for others ripped off for fees on HOA to bring a class action. If they have treated you unfairly or have sued you by the unethical lawyers they use please contact. I have counsel lined up and need some willing participants. They don't repair things that HOA is liable for. They don't return calls. Sued for an improvement cost we never received notice of and was overcharged $2200. If this sounds familiar email me please!

 

Worst ever.  they do not return calls, they treat people with no respect, not friendly, don't do what they are supposed to do, they are just plain hateful

 

This is absolutely the WORST management company. It's all about who you know and who works there. They only look out for their friends. all other homeowners are made to suffer. Unfair rules must be followed UNLESS you know someone who works there then you can break any rule you want. They should be put out of business.

 

Vintage Management is an unethical business entity that should be shut down! They lack the ability to provide customer service and satisfaction. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. You will be throwing your hard-earned money out the window. Their policy is to defer maintenance costs and run your property to the ground. Currently our project is suffering from termites, I pray we will not be left with a mortgage and no home. Please contact current homeowners, and not board members, who are serviced by Vintage.

 

Lousy service. Issues residents from Canterbury Court bring up at yearly meeting, a year later, still haven't been addressed. Bad attitude. Have to keep asking why things aren't being done. They don't follow their own policies, especially because some are friends with other tenants and are afraid to enforce rules. Don't use this group, don't hire them. Nothing but problems. Rate a zero. Choose someone better for your money who will do a good job. Vintage Management is the worst ever!

 

As a 10 year resident of this community I have never used my gas burning fireplace. Since we are experiencing a very cold and rainy winter this year I thought I would call the HOA and get some instruction on how to use my gas burning fireplace. As usual, Erika was not very helpful. She said she had never had that question before. I was not surprised by that answer but for her not to even try to research or refer me to someone who could help was very disappointing. This is the second time I have called about an issue and she was not helpful. Their quality of service to the homeowners in this community leaves a lot to be desired.  What they are good at is fining you for ambiguous situations that you would never be aware of and then telling you, "Well, it's in the homeowners guide."

I contacted Delores Acosta over and over as did my neighbor, Jeanine who is a home owner about the standing water on walkway when it rained. it was over 5 inches. my son broke his leg and they finally did something. he is a teacher and missed work. they did not even call to check on him to see if he was all right like my landlord immediately did. they allow different rules for different people. rules state no commercial trucks and they allow one Charter driver to park there as well as a huge Arizona Pipeline truck where I am woken up daily by the back out beep at 4:30am. this is after doing nothing for a year when Arizona pipeline parked there and then moved his car in its place ensuring that he had a private spot. I once asked Patrol one for a temp permit because my son couldn't walk around a second car in the garage on crutches and they refused yet break a rule for Charter and Arizona pipeline. Stephanie, patrol one stated she was as high up as you got there when I asked to speak to her supervisor. Vintage management flip flops back and forth in their decision-making. Gwen said they could not park there and enforced the same.  I guess Dolores Acosta is the Owner there and overrode the decision. the yelp reviews certainly don't speak very highly of Delores and most do of Gwen.  My landlord will pursue it as she is very kind hearted and fair.

END OF NOTES ON

30 EYE-OPENING HORRIBLE REVIEWS ON YELP OF VINTAGE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS

 

2020 APPROVED BUDGET

 

(At the end of these notes on 2020 approved budget is: A friend of mine owns a house in San Bernardino.  She pays only $45 every OTHER month for trash pick-up.  That is just $22.50 per month.  OMG, I’m paying 3 times as much as she pays for trash pick-up.  Every time I pay the very high HOA assessments of $255 every month and think of her much lower housing expenses I feel that I’m being ripped off.  Every year when I see our Approved Budget with many line items of expenses that she does not have to pay I see it as proof that I’m being ripped off).

 

Monthly Assessment Went Up 104% In 8 Years

 

2020 Budget cover letter is dated 11/11/2019.  It states in part: “At this time the Board has determined that the monthly assessment must be increased to ensure the Association meets the increasing operating expenses, as well as to ensure the Reserves are properly funded.  The monthly assessment will be increased from $240.00 to $255.00, effective January 1, 2020.”

 

That phrase in the cover letter “monthly assessment must be increased” is not true.  On January 2012 the monthly assessment increased from $125 to $140.  The monthly assessment (AKA association dues) has increased from $125 to $255 in only 8 years.  Obviously, this increase of $130 in only 8 years has greatly exceeded inflation.  But by how much?

 

The website www.calculator.net shows using their “Inflation Calculator”

“The total inflation rate from 2012 to 2020 was 13.65461%”

 

But our total inflation rate from 2012 to 2020 was 104%

when the monthly assessment went from $125 to $255

 

The website www.calculator.net shows that if the monthly association increases matched inflation it would have gone up from $140 to $159.12.  About $20 in 8 years.  NOT $115 in 8 years.

 

So obviously that phrase in the cover letter “monthly assessment must be increased” is not true.  The BOD does not even bother to give any facts explaining or supporting how they made that false determination.  The homeowners have to try to live within their means, but the BOD is carelessly burning though increasing monthly assessments.

 

Board of Directors Wasting Money on Unnecessary Projects

 

What is causing this “increasing operating expenses” referred to in the first paragraph?  A look at the recent agendas for the Board of Directors monthly meetings show that they have been burning through our money at a rapid rate on unnecessary wasteful projects.

 

The BOD spends an unbelievable amount of money on landscaping much of it unnecessary.  In 2016 an unsuccessful attempt was made to hack off the top of the tall shrubbery that is a natural barrier on our back-property line.  The workers used ladders and also stood on top of the shrubbery while they were hacking the top off.  After slow progress and only a few yards done, the project was halted.  In 2019 workers were successful in hacking the top off.  A truck with a cherry picker was used.  On the hydraulic crane with a railed-platform stood a worker with a chainsaw.

 

Why was the shrubbery hacked off on top?  It was esthetically pleasing.  The shrubbery at full height blocked much of the view of the dead underbrush behind it.  Between my moving here in 2001 and the unsuccessful attempt in 2016 the shrubbery was not butchered at all.  In the three years between the halted attempt in 2016 and the return in 2019 the shrubbery grew back to its full height.  So, in three years by 2022 the shrubbery will again be back to its full height.  Will the BOD every 3 years waste money to have esthetically pleasing shrubbery topped off?

 

Another example of money wasted was the building of an unnecessary wrought iron fence on our rear property line.  In 2016 Vintage Management Consultants made it easier for the homeless to trespass onto our property by removing (and not replanting) a large section of the tall shrubbery on our property line.  VMC created a 15-foot gap in the shrubbery.  VMC’s negligence resulted in a wide well-worn path thru the underbrush and hill side erosion from the foot traffic of the homeless and others.

 

Over a decade ago some intelligence person on the Board of Directors had a really bright idea.  Along the entire concrete block wall between our HOA and the Cottonwood Ranch Apartments this member of the BOD planted shrubbery with thrones.  The problem we were having with people climbing the concrete block wall stopped.”

 

VMC and the BOD failed to choose this inexpensive way of solving the trespassing by vagrants’ problem.  On the Board of Directors Agenda for 05/09/19 were two Bids/Proposals for a wrought iron fence.  The bids were $39,850 placed by R. A. Johnson and $81,368 placed by ProTec.  The BOD chose to spend 40 thousand for border fencing.  OMG, what a waste of thousands of dollars when replanting the missing shrubbery would have solved the problem inexpensively with the expenditure of only a few hundred dollars.

 

2020 Approved Budget leaves many unanswered questions

 

Every year after examining the latest two-page Approved Budget with many line items I am left with many unanswered questions.  (The end-of-year Financials mail out months later also leave many information gaps).

 

For example, I have never seen anything like a Profit and Loss statement for the rental properties we have owned for about 9 years.  I remember the President of the Board of Directors, Chet Bruce, whining about the low interest rate on the CD for the reserves and his claim that using the reserves to purchase rentals would return a profit.  Nine years have gone by without any proof from the Board of Directors that the association has not lost money on the risky purchases.

 

On my website www.r-a-l-p-h.com I detailed the illegal purchases including violations of our Governing Documents and California state laws.  For example, our Articles of Incorporation clearly state in Article III “This Association is organized pursuant to the General Nonprofit Corporation Law of the State of California.  This corporation does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit to the members thereof, and it is organized for nonprofit purposes.”  Yes, in spite of our Articles of Incorporation clearly not allowing it and state laws prohibiting it, two members of the BOD and an employee of WSR (a previous property management company) unlawfully used reserves to purchase two HOA residential units to rent out in an attempt to return a profit.

 

2020 Approved Budget has a section titled “Administrative Expense.”

 

The two-page Approved Budget does not include descriptions of the many line items.  Under the section titled “Administrative Expense” what is the line item 4208 Management fee?  Is this fee what the current property management company charges us?  If so, the fee is under the wrong section.  As the property management company is a contracted service the fee should be under the section titled “Contracted Services.”  Some of the line items under “Administrative Expense” appear to be things that are done in the property management company’s office.  Shouldn’t those line items expenses be included in the line item 4208 Management fee?

 

What is line item 4203 Legal Chg?  What word is abbreviated “Chg”?  Why abbreviate a word when there is space in the line item to print it out in full and doing so causes confusion?

 

Again, this year I see the line item 4204 Lic/Fee/Permets [sic].  Is the word permits misspelled Permets?  Does anyone at Vantage (LOL) Management Consultants ever proof read the Approved Budget?

 

2020 Approved Budget has a section titled “Insurance.”

 

Line item 5002 Workers Comp states $60 monthly budget and $720 yearly budget.  Why is the HOA paying Workers Compensation when this nonprofit corporation doesn’t have any employees?

 

2020 Approved Budget has sections titled “Contracted Services” and “Utilities”

 

Under section titled “Utilities” is line item 4601 Electric that has monthly budget of $1,735, yearly budget of $20,820 and Monthly Budget Per Unit of $12.22.

 

As there are 4 units per building that is $48.88 monthly per building.  Looking around the common area I don’t see much electric usage.  My building has only four security lights.  I can’t think of anything else that uses electricity besides the pumps at the swimming pool/spa.  My average Colton Public Utilities for the electric usage portion of the bill is $77.65.  A Monthly Budget Per Unit of $12.22 that works out to $48.88 monthly per building for just security lights and swimming pool/spa pumps SEEMS VERY HIGH when one compares that with my electric usage of $77.65 that powers a lot more things including lighting, appliances, heating & air etc.

 

The two-page Approved Budget really does needs to include descriptions of the many line items.  I wondered under the section titled “Contracted Services” what were the line item 5621 Janitorial Contract with monthly budget of $1,400 and the line item 5622 Janitorial Extras with monthly budget of $2,000.  Those line items totaling $3,400 every month can’t be for cleaning the swimming pool restrooms, because the pool has been padlocked and closed for years.  And also, there are 3 other separate line items for the pool.

 

To find out what those two Janitorial line items were, I had to phone our current property management company, Vintage Management Consultants and ask them.  I was told it was for paying a business that was picking up the trash dumped on the ground around the dumpsters and removing the large items left there like furniture and appliances.  Wow, $3,400 monthly and $40,800 yearly just for that.

 

            SAY WHAT?  That makes 3 separate line items JUST FOR TRASH.

 

(1) Line item 5621 Janitorial Contract has monthly budget of $1,400, yearly budget of $16.800 and Monthly Budget Per Unit of $9.86.

 

(2) Line item 5622 Janitorial Extras has monthly budget of $2,000, yearly budget of $24.000 and

Monthly Budget Per Unit of $14.08.

 

(3) Line item 4604 Trash has monthly budget of $6,400, yearly budget of $76,800 and

Monthly Budget Per Unit of $45.07.

 

The Monthly Budget Per Unit column lists those 2-line items for janitorial and 1 line item for trash as $9.86, $14.08 and $45.07.

 

The Monthly Budget Per Unit for those 3 separate line items total $69.01

 

            SAY WHAT?  All 142 units each pay every month $69.01 JUST FOR TRASH.

 

A friend of mine owns a house in San Bernardino.  She pays only $45 every OTHER month for trash pick-up.  That is just $22.50 per month.  OMG, I’m paying 3 times as much as she pays for trash pick-up.

 

Every time I pay the very high HOA assessments of $255 every month and think of her much lower housing expenses I feel that I’m being ripped off.  Every year when I see our Approved Budget with many line items of expenses that she does not have to pay I see it as proof that I’m being ripped off.

 

END OF NOTES ON

2020 APPROVED BUDGET

 

SOME OF MY DATED NOTES    SOME OF MY DATED NOTES

 

08/13/2020 is the date on the following letter with comments added by me between the brackets [     ]

 

[Whoever wrote the following letter about ‘front planters’ is ignorant the HOA already has Rules & Regulations on Landscaping.  The R&R on Landscaping written in 8/2006 stated the homeowners/residents are responsible for the area in front of their units up to the sidewalk.  Many times, the following letter refers to a planter.  Does the writer of the letter even know what a planter is?  In gardening a planter is a box the plants are placed into.  The area in front of our units up to sidewalk is not a planter.]

 

[The BOD should be requiring the current property management company to maintain a folder with all of the governing documents in it and they should also be required to send out Welcome Letters to all the new owners notifying them of their rights & responsibilities,]

 

Park Mediterrania HOA

A California nonprofit, mutual benefit corporation

C/O Vintage Management Consultants

1235 East Francis Street, Suite E

Ontario, Ca 91761

Phone: 909-923-2924

 

Dear Homeowner,                                                                                            August 13, 2020

 

The Board of Directors for Park Mediterrania HOA has heard from several residents that they would like to be able to maintain their front planter of their home.  The Board has taken this into consideration and has decided to implement a policy that if you would like to maintain your front planter, you will now be able to do so.

 

[Civil Code Section 4920 (d) states:  An Agenda of items to be discussed or acted upon by the board at a board meeting must be included within the notice of meeting that is provided to the association’s members.”  The Agenda for the BOD meeting scheduled for 8/13/2020 under section VIII Board Action/Discussion does not list ‘planters’ or any other items.  Therefore, at the meeting the BOD could not discuss or act upon ‘planters.’]

 

[Civil Code Section 4360 requires notice of a rule change before making the rule change.  The notice shall include the text of the rule change.  The BOD at a meeting must consider any comments before making a decision.   Only after those steps can the BOD implement the change.  Their letter indicates the steps were skipped.]

 

[Civil Code Section 4350 states when an R&R is valid and enforceable.  The new R&R about ‘planters’ is neither valid or enforceable.]

 

To be allowed to maintain your front planter, you must contact Vintage Management and request to have a red stake to be placed in your planter.  Please be aware that maintaining your front planter includes the following, but not limited to: trimming, weeding, mowing, fertilizing, replacement and/or removal of dead plants, etc. and must be maintained in a safe and healthy condition at all times.

 

[Say what?  The letter states: “To be allowed to maintain your front planter, you must contact Vintage Management and request.”  Allowed?  Request?  That’s so insulting.  A letter probably written by VMC requires a property owner to do that?  Hell no.  I have maintained it for years and it looks esthetically pleasing.]

 

Please note, should your planter not be maintained on a regular basis, a violation will be sent and fines may be incurred.  If your planter is not maintained after it has been staked, it will be evaluated and the Association will resume maintenance, if necessary.

 

[“If your planter is not maintained after it has been staked, it will be evaluated.”  Evaluated by VMC?  Wow, to do that VMC would have to walk the property.  That is one of the duties VMC has failed to do for years.  “A violation will be sent and fines may be incurred.  Another letter threatening me with fines.  Customer service from VMC continues to suck.]

 

Should you have any further questions or concerns regarding this correspondence, please contact Vintage Management Consultants at 909-923-2924 or via e-mail at parkmediterrania@vintagemanagement.corn

 

Sincerely,

The Board of Directors

Park Mediterrania HOA

 

                                                                        r-and-r-landscaping-front-planter-2020-08-13.doc

 

06/10/2020

 

Added the following five letters 1L to 5L regarding unlawful tow of my vehicle.  The 5th letter describes in detail evidence supporting that it was done in RETALIATION for the 3 letters I wrote challenging the legality of the new Parking R&Rs and for my Internet postings on my website http://www.parkmediterrania.com/ and Facebook’s Park Mediterrania Community Watch webpage  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2451736758396351/

 

 

1 L Unlawful Tow - Demand Letter.docx

Steve’s Towing Invoice 129507 Reason for Tow “Resident Parked in Guest Parking Only”

 

Park Mediterrania HOA Board of Directors                                                        Copy to

C/O Vintage Management Consultants                                                              Small Claims Court

1235 E. Francis Street Suite E, Ontario, CA 91761, (909) 923-2924

 

Subject: Unlawful Tow-Demand Letter Request for $651 money damages before suing in Small Claims Court

(Civil Code Section 5930 (c) Alternative Dispute Resolution is not required if the party is filing a claim in small claims court for money damages).

 

Dear Park Mediterrania Board of Directors:                                                       06/04/2020

 

$651 Money Damages Itemized:

$45      Interest - Had to take out an Advance America payday loan for $255 wwith total payment due of $300

$20      Gasoline - Gave someone some money to drive me to Advance America annd Steve’s Towing.

$293    $236 towing and $57 storage

$293    Vehicle Code 22258 (e) (1) An owner or person in lawful possession of private property, or an association of a common interest development, causing the removal of a vehicle parked on that property is liable for double the storage or towing charges whenever there has been a failure to comply with paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of subdivision (a) or to state the grounds for the removal of the vehicle if requested by the legal or registered owner of the vehicle as required by subdivision (f).

 

On 05/19/2020 I returned about 10:30 PM and found an empty parking space stenciled GUEST up the main driveway and put on my rear-view mirror my Guest hang tag style permit.  Also had displayed my Resident windshield style permit. Saw no need to display my Disabled Person Parking Placard.  On 05/20/2020 at 10:30 AM my Honda Accord was immediately towed.  Steve’s Towing Invoice 129507 gave Reason for Tow as “Resident Parked in Guest Parking Only.” 

 

Vehicle Code 222658 (a) shows it was not IMPROPERLY PARKED.  Vehicle Code 222658 (l) (1) (E) (i) shows it was not UNLAWFULLY PARKED.  My vehicle was unlawfully towed therefore Park Mediterrania HOA owes me $651 money damages.

 

Vehicle Code 222658 (a) describes four circumstances vehicles IMPROPERLY PARKED may be towed:

(a) (1) Was not the circumstance for towing, because it prohibits public parking and Steve’s Towing Invoice 129507 gave the Reason for Tow as “Resident Parked in Guest Parking Only.”

(a) (2) Was not the circumstance for towing, because it states: “The vehicle has been issued a notice of parking violation, and 96 hours have elapsed since the issuance of that notice.”  I WAS NOT issued a notice of parking.   IT IS NOT possible that 96 hours had elapsed since an issuance of a notice of parking violation.  Because I have a receipt dated 5/19/2020 with time 6:06 PM from Wendy’s Restaurant.  Other paperwork from Steve’s Towing states:  Impound Invoice Date/Time Impounded 05/20/2020 10:31 AM.  Notice my car was impounded only about 16 1/2 hours after the date and time on the receipt.

(a) (3) Was not the circumstance for towing, because it describes a vehicle lacking an engine or other major part or equipment.  On 05/05/2020 my vehicle passed a Smog Check Vehicle Inspection at Smog Junkies SMG.  

(a) (4) Was not the circumstance for towing, because Park Mediterrania HOA with its 142 units does not match the description: “The lot or parcel upon which the vehicle is parked is improved with a single-family dwelling.”

 

Vehicle Code 222658 (l) (1) (E) (i) describes vehicle UNLAWFULLY PARKED within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or in a fire lane, or in a manner which interferes with an entrance to, or exit from, the private property.

 

Andrew Ralph Cosetta Jr.

1097 Santo Antonio Drive Unit 69

Colton, California 92324

 

 

2 L Civil Code - Unlawful Tow - Exclusive Use of Parking Spaces for Guests.docx

Steve’s Towing Invoice 129507 Reason for Tow “Resident Parked in Guest Parking Only”

 

Park Mediterrania HOA Board of Directors                                                        Copy to

C/O Vintage Management Consultants                                                              Small Claims Court

1235 E. Francis Street Suite E, Ontario, CA 91761, (909) 923-2924

 

Subject: Unlawful Tow-The BOD has no legal authority to grant Exclusive Use of Parking Spaces for Guests

 

Dear Park Mediterrania Board of Directors:                                                       06/05/2020

 

On or about 06/2019 during repainting of the asphalt driveways 16 parking spaces were stenciled “Guest.”  On 10/28/2019 I received in U.S. Mail two flyers.  The “Parking Permit Distribution” flyer stated in part: “The HOA has implemented the use of parking permits for the residents of the Park Mediterrania HOA and guest parking passes.”  This HOA was built 40 years ago and has NEVER had resident parking permits or guest parking passes.  The “Parking and Traffic Rules & Regulations” flyer stated in part: “Guest Spaces Are for Guest Parking Only.”  Why the need to reserve parking spaces for guests?  Residents with parking permits and guests with parking passes should have continued to use any available spaces as they have been for 40 years.

 

Park Mediterrania HOA is governed by the Davis Stirling Common Interest Act California Civil Codes sections 4000-6150.  The HOA’s Board of Directors does NOT have the authority to grant the exclusive use of any portion of the association’s common areas to guests without the approval of the association’s members.  If members had approved it, it would be as an amendment to the association’s Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs).  Or in the CC&Rs initially filed with the county recorder’s office by the real estate developer to create the homeowner’s association.

 

Civil Code Section 4600 Granting Exclusive Use of Common Area: “A HOA’s board of directors is limited in its authority to grant the exclusive use of any portion of the association’s common areas to a member.  Unless the association’s governing documents specify a different percentage, the board may not grant a member the exclusive use of any portion of common area without the approval of at least sixty-seven percent (67%) of the association’s members.”

 

Did a find for the word guest in the CC&Rs.  Apparently, the following paragraph was written by the real estate developer and never amended by the association’s members: “The common area (other than those portions comprising private streets) shall be available for use only by owners and occupants within the properties and their guests and invitees.  Nothing herein or in any other instrument shall be construed as a dedication for public use of all or any portion of the common area.”

 

Obviously, the CC&Rs do not grant “Exclusive Use of Parking Spaces for Guests.”  Therefore, the Board of Directors did not have the legal authority to include in the “Parking and Traffic Rules & Regulations” flyer the statement “Guest Spaces Are for Guest Parking Only” or to stencil “Guest” on 16 parking spaces.

On 05/20/2020 a member of the BOD or an employee of Vintage management Consultants unlawfully directed Steve’s Towing to immediately remove my Honda Accord with the unlawful Reason for Tow “Resident Parked in Guest Parking Only.”  ASAP remove the unlawful “Guest Spaces Are for Guest Parking Only” from the latest “Parking and Traffic Rules & Regulations” flyer and paint over the unlawful “Guest” stenciled on 16 parking spaces on the common area owned by me and 141 other separate interests. 

 

Andrew Ralph Cosetta Jr.

1097 Santo Antonio Drive Unit 69

Colton, California 92324

 

 

3 L Civil Code - Unlawful Tow - Unenforceable - Latest changes in Parking R&Rs.docx

Steve’s Towing Invoice 129507 Reason for Tow “Resident Parked in Guest Parking Only”

 

Park Mediterrania HOA Board of Directors                                                        Copy to

C/O Vintage Management Consultants                                                              Small Claims Court

1235 E. Francis Street Suite E, Ontario, CA 91761, (909) 923-2924

 

Subject:            Unlawful Tow - Unenforceable - Latest changes in Parking R&Rs

                                               

Dear Park Mediterrania Board of Directors:                                                       06/06/2020

 

Forty years after Park Mediterrania HOA was built I received in U.S. Mail on 10/28/2019 two flyers: “Parking And Traffic Rules & Regulations” and “Parking Permit Distribution.  The “Parking Permit Distribution” flyer stated in part: “The HOA has implemented the use of parking permits for the residents of the Park Mediterrania HOA and guest parking passes.”  Implemented?  Past tense?

 

Previously I have received in the U.S. Mail from board of directors and property management companies proposed changes to the R&Rs regarding parking (including what are the current R&Rs). And have been given the opportunity to comment in writing or by attending the next BOD meeting.  Yes, before implementation. 

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/r-and-r-parking-2007-02-22.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/r-and-r-parking-2009-05-05.pdf

 

Civil Code Section 4360 requires “(a) The board shall provide general notice … of a proposed rule change … before making the rule change. The notice shall include the text of the proposed rule change …”  and “(b) A decision on a proposed rule change shall be made at a board meeting, after consideration of any comments made by association members.”  The HOA did not give us the required notice and an opportunity to make comments.  The first I heard about the latest parking R&Rs was after the fact when I received the flyers stating they had already been implemented.

 

The HOA has an enclosed and locked bulletin board on the main driveway.  I walk by it on the way to and from my mail box.  Every time I see an agenda for a Board of Directors meeting, I take a photo of it.  On 03/25/2019 an agenda mentioned bids/proposals from Patrol One about Parking Enforcement & Security. Then later on 05/09/2019 an agenda mentioned bids/proposals from Steve’s Towing about vehicle towing.  Yes, no agenda posted on the bulletin board (or mailed) mentioned proposed parking changes.

 

Civil Code Section 4350 Enforceability of Operating Rule (R&Rs) states that an operating rule is valid and enforceable only if all of 4 requirements are satisfied.

“(b) The rule is within the authority of the board conferred by law” is not met because, granting exclusive use of 16 parking spaces to guests violates Civil Code Section 4600.

“(d) The rule is adopted, amended, or repealed in good faith and in substantial compliance with the requirements of this article” is not met because, the board did not provide general notice of a proposed rule change before making the change violates Civil Code Section 4360.

“(e) The rule is reasonable” is not met, because it gives away ownership rights of 16 parking spaces to non-owners, guests.  “(e) The rule is reasonable” is not met because it states “Guest Spaces Are for Guests Only.”

“(e) The rule is reasonable” is not met, because Steve’s Towing Invoice 129507 gives Reason for Tow “Resident Parked in Guest Parking Only.”

 

Andrew Ralph Cosetta Jr.

1097 Santo Antonio Drive Unit 69

Colton, California 92324

 

 

4 L Vehicle Code - Unlawful Tow - Resident Parked in Guest Parking Only.docx

Steve’s Towing Invoice 129507 Reason for Tow “Resident Parked in Guest Parking Only”

 

Park Mediterrania HOA Board of Directors                                                        Copy to

C/O Vintage Management Consultants                                                              Small Claims Court

1235 E. Francis Street Suite E, Ontario, CA 91761,

(909) 923-2924

 

Subject:            Unlawful Tow - Resident Parked in Guest Parking Only

                        Vehicle Code 222658 Authority to Remove Vehicles

 

Dear Park Mediterrania Board of Directors:                                                       06/07/2020

 

On 10/28/2019 I received in U.S. mail two flyers: “Parking And Traffic Rules & Regulations” and “Parking Permit Distribution.”  On 11/14/2019 parking permits and guest passes were distributed for the first time forty years after Park Mediterrania HOA was built.

 

In January 2020 I saw parking citations on some vehicles (but since then have not seen any vehicles with parking citations).  I have a photo of one.  Parking Citation 39564 from Steve’s Towing with Description of Violation “No Authorized Parking Permit” that was dated 01/10/2020 and had the time 1 PM. It stated “Vehicle will be towed on 01/14/2020.  That matches Vehicle Code Section 222658 (a) (2) “The vehicle has been issued a notice of parking violation, and 96 hours have elapsed since the issuance of that notice.”

 

On 05/19/2020 I returned about 10:30 PM and found an empty parking space stenciled GUEST up the main driveway and put on my rear view mirror my Guest hang tag style permit.  Also had displayed my Resident windshield style permit. Saw no need to display my Disabled Person Parking Placard.  On 05/20/2020 at 10:30 AM my Honda Accord was immediately towed.  Steve’s Towing Invoice 129507 gave Reason for Tow as “Resident Parked in Guest Parking Only.”  Amazing, the parking citation I described states “No Authorized Parking Permit” and the person is given 96 hours to move their vehicle.  But my vehicle with two permits is not issued a parking citation giving me 96 hours to move my car.  (The next letter I am writing is about retaliation for writing letters and Internet postings on my website www.parkmediterrania.com and Facebook’s Park Mediterrania Community Watch).  

 

Vehicle Code 222658 (a) describes four circumstances vehicles IMPROPERLY PARKED may be towed:

(a) (1) Was not the circumstance for towing, because it prohibits public parking and Steve’s Towing Invoice 129507 gave the Reason for Tow as “Resident Parked in Guest Parking Only.”

(a) (2) Was not the circumstance for towing, because it states: “The vehicle has been issued a notice of parking violation, and 96 hours have elapsed since the issuance of that notice.”  I WAS NOT issued a notice of parking.   IT IS NOT possible that 96 hours had elapsed since an issuance of a notice of parking violation.  Because I have a receipt dated 5/19/2020 with time 6:06 PM from Wendy’s Restaurant.  Other paperwork from Steve’s Towing states:  Impound Invoice Date/Time Impounded 05/20/2020 10:31 AM.  Notice my car was impounded only about 16 1/2 hours after the date and time on the receipt.

(a) (3) Was not the circumstance for towing, because it describes a vehicle lacking an engine or other major part or equipment.  On 05/05/2020 my vehicle passed a Smog Check Vehicle Inspection at Smog Junkies SMG.  

(a) (4) Was not the circumstance for towing, because Park Mediterrania HOA with its 142 units does not match the description: “The lot or parcel upon which the vehicle is parked is improved with a single-family dwelling.”

Vehicle Code 222658 (l) (1) (E) (i) describes vehicle UNLAWFULLY PARKED within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or in a fire lane, or in a manner which interferes with an entrance to, or exit from, the private property.

Vehicle Code 222658 (a) shows it was not IMPROPERLY PARKED.  Vehicle Code 222658 (l) (1) (E) (i) shows it was not UNLAWFULLY PARKED.  My vehicle that was not UNLAWFULLY PARKED was immediately unlawfully towed therefore Park Mediterrania HOA owes me $651 money damages.

 

Andrew Ralph Cosetta Jr.

1097 Santo Antonio Drive Unit 69

Colton, California 92324

 

 

5 L Vehicle Code - Unlawful Tow - Retaliation for Writing Letters and Internet Postings.docx

Steve’s Towing Invoice 129507 Reason for Tow “Resident Parked in Guest Parking Only”

 

Park Mediterrania HOA Board of Directors                                                        Copy to

C/O Vintage Management Consultants                                                              Small Claims Court

1235 E. Francis Street Suite E, Ontario, CA 91761, (909) 923-2924

Subject:            Unlawful Tow - Retaliation for Writing Letters and Internet Postings

                        Vehicle Code 222658 Authority to Remove Vehicles

Dear Park Mediterrania Board of Directors:                                                       06/08/2020

http://parkmediterrania.com/tow/2019-10-28-parkingandtrafficrulesandregulations.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/tow/2019-10-28-parking-permit-distribution.jpg

NO TOWING. On 10/28/2019 I received 2 flyers about new parking R&Rs requiring Resident permits and Guest passes. Since then I have looked for them while fetching my mail from the mail stand at the other end of the driveway.  Hundreds of times I have seen vehicles without required Resident permits and Guest passes.  Rarely does Steve’s Towing patrol the HOA. Only once have I seen a car towed (It was parked outside of a parking space).

http://parkmediterrania.com/tow/8vehiclesoutsideparkingspaces-nearswimmingpool.jpg

NO TOWING. Eight (8) vehicles parked near swimming pool OUTSIDE of parking spaces.

http://parkmediterrania.com/tow/2019-12-24-stevestowing-permitparkingonly.jpg

On 12/24/2019 I noticed Steve’s Towing changed their signs from Private Parking to Permit Parking Only.  In January 2020 I saw parking citations on a few vehicles (but since then I have not seen any parking citations on vehicles). 

http://parkmediterrania.com/tow/2020-01-10-parkingcitation-noauthorizedparkingpermit.jpg

NO TOWING. Parking Citation 39564 from Steve’s Towing with Description of Violation “No Authorized Parking Permit” that was dated 01/10/2020 and had the time 1 PM. It stated “Vehicle will be towed on 01/14/2020.” 

http://parkmediterrania.com/tow/2020-04-02-vehicle-parked-in-fire-lane.jpg

NO TOWING. Landlord unlawfully parked in fire lane daily for weeks while remodeling his unit next door.

http://parkmediterrania.com/tow/2020-05-20-11-am-bothnoguestpermit.jpg

NO TOWING. Minutes after my Honda was towed, I noticed these 2 vehicles in Guest parking spaces without passes.

http://parkmediterrania.com/tow/2020-05-21-1-pm-bothnoguestpermit.jpg

NO TOWING. Day after my Honda was towed, same 2 vehicles were still using Guest parking without Guest passes.

http://parkmediterrania.com/tow/vehicle-code-22658-towing-private-property.pdf

On 05/19/2020 I returned about 10:30 PM and found an empty parking space stenciled GUEST up the main driveway and put on my rear view mirror my Guest hang tag style permit.  Also displayed my Resident windshield style permit. Saw no need to display my Disabled Person Parking Placard.  After seeing hundreds of times vehicles without required Resident permits and Guest passes, rarely seeing Steve’s Towing patrol the HOA and only once seeing a car towed (it was parked outside of a parking space), I assumed the BOD was reconsidering the new R&Rs, after receiving my letters.

http://parkmediterrania.com/tow/2019-11-05-lettertobod-parking-permits.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/tow/2019-11-07-lettertobod-parking-permits.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/tow/2019-11-13-lettertobod-bylaw-and-ca-civil-code-violations.pdf

On 05/20/2020 at 10:30 AM after parking there about 12 hours my Honda was immediately towed.  Steve’s Towing Invoice gave Reason for Tow as “Resident Parked in Guest Parking Only.”  My vehicle with two permits was not issued a Parking Citation giving me 96 hours to move my car.  Vehicle Code 222658 (l) (1) (E) (i) describes vehicle unlawfully parked within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or in a fire lane, or in a manner which interferes with an entrance to or exit from the private property. Only unlawfully parked can be immediately towed.  My car was unlawfully towed.

At first, I was surprised my car was towed. After noticing those 2 vehicles (described above) in Guest parking spaces without Guest passes not towed and still in same two parking passes the following day, but my Honda towed, I realized a member of the BOD or an employee of the property management company (Vintage Management Consultants) had retaliated against me. (Disclaimer: I do not support towing of people’s vehicles. Why me and not them means exactly that. It is proof I was retaliated against).  My car was towed in retaliation for the 3 letters I wrote challenging the legality of the new Parking R&Rs and for my Internet postings on my website http://www.parkmediterrania.com/ and Facebook’s Park Mediterrania Community Watch webpage   https://www.facebook.com/groups/2451736758396351/

A while back I reported a roof leak, but it rained 20 more times and 83 days passed by before JUST A TARP was finally put over the roof leak. Now I wonder - Was that negligence by Vintage Management Consultants also done in retaliation?

 

Andrew Ralph Cosetta Jr.

1097 Santo Antonio Drive Unit 69

Colton, California 92324

 

06/10/2020

End of five letters 1L to 5L regarding unlawful tow of my vehicle. 

 

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11/19/2019

This webpage on my website has links to 33 files.  The Governing Documents: Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (AKA CC&R’s).  Our HOA also has many Rules and Regulations (AKA R&R’s).  This webpage includes links to related documents.

http://www.parkmediterrania.com/htm/govdocs-randr-etc.htm

 

11/18/2019

 

I saw a flyer with that date on the mailbox stands about the formation of Park Mediterrania Community Watch.  It began with: “Are you tired of crime, break ins, drugs and fear for your safety??”  It included the following link to Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2451736758396351/

 

11/09/2019 - The following is a recently received e-mail and my reply

 

Good Afternoon, I live in the complex and I'm trying to contact the HOA in regards to the Wasps problem that's continually getting worse around my neighbor’s property and mine.  I'm only renting but every time we ask the HOA to do something it seems they only drag their feet.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your time,

 

Hi, sorry you are having problems with the HOA dragging their feet.  I have seen many times a pest control truck and employee on our property probably taking care of gophers etc.  I have seen many times a man spraying probably for cockroaches etc.  He might work for Park West, the landscaping company.  So, owners and tenants are definitely paying for services that would take care of your problem with the wasps.

 

I assume you are contacting the HOA c/o their property management company, Vintage Management Consultants at (909) 923-2924.  Sorry again, I have lived here since 2001 and have learned from experience, whoever the every-changing, current property management is at the time an owner (or tenant) phones, they only give great customer service to the members of the board of directors.  Apparently, the property management companies believe the only customers they have are the members that sit on the boards of directors, because they are the only ones that can terminate their lucrative contracts.

 

I acquired the website http://www.parkmediterrania.com as a place to document for the public the horrible lack of customer service I get from the property management company and board of directors.  For example, during the last heavy rains my roof leak into my master bedroom.  My website documents that it took Vintage Management Consultants 83 days before a tarp was put on my roof. Not fixed, only the placement of a tarp.  After the first time it rained and my roof leaked, it rained 20 more times before just a tarp was put on my roof.

 

10/28/2019

 

On 10/28/2019 I received two undated mailers from Board of Directors

(1) Parking And Traffic Rules & Regulations

(2) Parking Permit Distribution

 

On 11/05/2020, 11/072020 and 11/13/2020 I mailed on those days 3 reply letters

 

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2019-10-28-parkingandtrafficrulesandregulations.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2019-10-28-parking-permit-distribution.jpg

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/2019-10-28-parkingandtrafficrulesandregulations.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/2019-10-28-parking-permit-distribution.jpg

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/2019-11-05-lettertobod-parking-permits.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/2019-11-07-lettertobod-parking-permits.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/2019-11-13-lettertobod-bylaw-and-ca-civil-code-violations.pdf

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

C:\Users\ralph\Documents\gigo\Park Mediterrania - parking-permits

            2019-11-05-lettertobod-parking-permits.docx

2019-11-07-lettertobod-parking-permits.docx

2019-11-13-lettertobod-bylaw-and-ca-civil-code-violations.docx

 

10/22/2019

 

The swimming pool and spa has yet to be opened this year.  Apparently Vintage Management Consultants will keep it closed this entire year.  This is probably the only time in the HOA 40-year history that this has been done.

 

In the section titled SOME OF MY DATED NOTES there are several updates about the swimming pool and spa.  In the daily note for 07/13/2019 I state in part: “Vintage Management Consultants and the Board of Directors can’t truthfully claim the swimming pool repairs were not made, because they did not have the money.”  In that daily note I describe in great detail “tree removals and hedge reductions totaling $27,600” and “installation and replacements for HOA owned units (that were illegally purchased to rent out for profit violating our Articles of Incorporation executed in 1979 as a nonprofit corporation).”  Yes, Vintage Management Consultants and the Board of Directors had the money to open the swimming pool and spa, but chose to spend the money on lower priority items.

 

10/22/2019

 

On the morning of that day, I saw on our HOA property trucks marked synergycompanies.org.  I observed their employees replacing outside security lights (that are mounted about 7 to 8 feet off the ground).  About 1:45 PM my friend that lives with me yelled for me to come downstairs.  She said someone was outside damaging her plants.  One of them was planted by her son that is now gone.  Upon opening the front door, I saw one of the snergycompanies.org employees standing on the sidewalk holding a stepladder.  When I asked him to use an extension ladder, he said OSHA regulations prevented him from using one.  He also said that he would contact the HOA to see how to proceed.  Later that day I noticed a synergycompanies.org truck with a rack on top holding an extension ladder.

 

Since the snergycompanies.org employee left that day the outside security lights on my building have not been on at all after dark.  The previously working old security light outside my unit was still there and was still connected.   Their employee turned off the electricity and failed to turn it back on before leaving.  Yep, we left without the protection of outside security lights due to negligence of their employee.

 

(Update: About a week later 4 synergycompanies.org employees were standing outside my unit talking.  After they left, my old security light was still there.  That night the security lights were finally back on).

 

Their website is at www.synergycompanies.org.  On top of their main webpage is a moving image that includes several white vans that are leaving a building with their logo on the outside.  On top of all the vans are racks with extension ladders.

 

On our HOA property I have seen many workers using extension ladders.  Roofers, Direct TV employees and Heat and Air Conditioning technicians use extension ladders to get up on our two- story roof.  Earlier this month I had someone here from Loma Linda Heat and Air Conditioning to work on my A/C.  I already had my extension ladder out for him to use leaning against the building providing a way to get to the ladder bolted to the building.  Unlike the snergycompanies.org employee, the A/C technician failed to make the nutty sounding claim OSHA regulations prevented him from using an extension ladder.

 

10/22/2019

 

A copy of the Park Mediterrania Rules and Regulation concerning landscaping is at http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/r-and-r-landscaping-2006-08-24.jpg  It states in part: “If you reside or own a 2 bedroom you are responsible for the area in front of your unit surrounding your door way up to the existing sidewalk and ending where your unit wall(s) meets and [sic] neighbor wall(s).”   It also states in part: “Gardeners as courtesy will trim most large existing bushes.”

 

We do not want the gardeners trimming our plants.  One of our plants is a Rosemary bush.  Once a gardener butchered it.  In his ignorance he severely trimmed it with four straight sides and a flat top.  A competent gardener will not do that to a solitary bush.  A gardener that knows what they are doing will only trim a hedge that way.  A hedge forms a boundary with closely growing bushes or shrubs.

 

10/03/2019

 

I have another example that makes me wonder how often Vintage Management Consultants visits our property.  We have an enclosed bulletin board with a lock for the current property management company to post things residents can read.  I walk by the bulletin board when I go to my mail box.  Since the first of the year VMC has failed to post the required monthly agendas 3 times.  Missing were agendas for February, June and September.    I have photos of the other agendas for this year.  I have seen many agendas including the one for October taped to the outside.  Maybe the missing agendas were taped up too and someone took them down.  If someone did take them down, it is still the fault of VMC and the BOD for failing to lock them safely inside the lockable bulletin board.

 

08/08/2019

 

Another update on the swimming pool gate continuing to be padlocked.  My calendar shows Summer begins on 6/21 then 94 days later Autumn begins on 9/23.  I have seen people using apartment swimming pools as early as the month of May.  This HOA has already lost three months use of our swimming pool (and spa).  Still no note about ‘Why the pool is still padlocked’ posted on the swimming pool gate or inside our locked HOA bulletin board.

 

I miss Lordon Management, the most professional property management company this HOA has had since I moved here in 2001.  They kept us informed.  Frequently they mailed newsletters along with our monthly invoices.  On their website they posted Board of Directors monthly meeting minutes (along with our Governing Documents and other stuff).

 

08/03/2019 - SWAT was here

 

In the very early morning hours were some very serious police activity at our HOA.  Starting about 3 AM I heard a police helicopter circling above.  From my front and back upstairs windows I could hear the helicopter and see its searchlight.  Sometimes I heard a public address announcement, but so muffled I could not make out what was said.  Apparently, the PA announcements were coming from the police helicopter and police on the property too.  Remembering hearing years ago about a woman who phoned the police and when they arrived walked up to the police squad car and then was shot dead by them, I decided not to go outside to see what was happening.  Later that day, I learned there were many police SUV’s here blocking the driveway to the street.  That a SWAT team was here too.

 

Over the next two days I searched the Internet using 4 different search engines without finding a single story about the police activity.  The Colton Police Department website did not have a news release.  The Press Enterprise newspaper didn’t mention it either.  That was odd.  Was there a news blackout?

 

A couple days later I saw property damage to two of the units. One unit had serious damage.  On the back driveway-side the garage door looked like it was off both of its tracks and was being propped up inside by two by four boards and the gate had some badly busted boards.  On the front side of the unit with the serious damage I saw a bedroom window was boarded up and the balcony patio door was boarded up too.  On an adjacent unit was minor damage.  It too had the balcony patio door boarded up.  Why were two units damaged.  OMG, was the one with minor damage a mistake?  Was it a Whoops, wrong unit?  Two rows of buildings face each other across a wide expanse of grass.  The lawn between was damaged apparently from one or more large vehicles.

 

(As of 09/05/2019 I still hadn’t seen any repairs done.  On this day I saw people moving household items out of the most heavily damaged unit and loading them on a rental truck.  On 09/13/2019 I saw someone was finally here rehanging the garage door.  On 10/11/2019 I saw a worker there again at the most heavily damaged unit and the following day saw the place was no longer boarded up.  But the adjacent unit with less damage was still boarded up).

 

07/13/2019

 

The swimming pool gate is still padlocked.  Vintage Management Consultants has still not put up a notice explaining why they have continued to keep the swimming pool locked up.  The previous record for the longest time any property management company has kept it locked up was established by Vintage Management Consultants last year on 07/11/2018.  OMG, Vintage Management Consultants has broken their previous record.  Is Vintage Management Consultants going to keep the swimming pool gate padlocked all summer?

 

The Board of Directors Agenda for 01/10/2019 under Bids/Proposals stated: “Hull & Sons Re-Roof Bathroom at Pool House $5,088.”  As of today, six months later, that work still has not been done.  Are they keeping the swimming pool closed, because the restrooms are still Out of Order?  Vintage Management Consultants and the Board of Directors can’t truthfully claim the swimming pool repairs were not made, because they did not have the money.

 

Two later agendas this year show under Bids/Proposals Park West line items for tree removals and hedge reductions totaling $27,600.  Most if not all of those landscaping projects were completed.  The Board of Directors Agenda for 03/25/2019 under Bids/Proposals had three items beginning with “Park West Tree Removal by Units…” with amounts totaling $11,200.  The Board of Directors Agenda for 04/11/2019 under Bids/Proposals stated: “Park West Recommended Removals $3,150” and “Park West Misc. Hedge Reductions $13,250.”  Yep, months after Re-Roofing Bathroom at Pool House appeared on an agenda tree removals and hedge reductions totaling $27,600 appeared on following agendas.  After most if not all of those landscaping projects were completed, I can still see tarps on roofs showing roof leaks that have not been repaired.  Why was landscaping projects that could wait given higher priority over roof repairs that if delayed could cause interior damage?

 

One of those two later agendas even showed installation and replacement projects for HOA owned Units (that were illegally purchased to rent out for profit violating our Articles of Incorporation executed in 1979 as a nonprofit corporation).  The Board of Directors Agenda for 03/25/2019 under Committee/Vendor Reports stated: “1077 Unit #16 Replace patio slider & garage door” and “1077 Unit #20 Install gutters above patio” without giving any amounts.  The two links following this paragraph show the two HOA units purchased over eight years ago 1077 Unit #16 and 1077 Unit #22 (not #20)   Annually whoever is the current property management company and the Board of Directors provide homeowners financial documents required by law, BUT over eight years have gone by without them providing homeowners financial documents showing the rental units have turned a profit.  The homeowners have never been shown anything listing the revenue coming in and expenses going out.  There has never been Profit and Loss statements given to homeowners.  Haves such statements ever been given to the tax man?  Does the tax man know this nonprofit corporation illegally used its reserves violating California state laws to purchase HOA units to rent out for profit?

 

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06/30/2019

 

One of the duties our property management company, Vintage Management Consultants, is supposed to be doing is walking the property.  Elsewhere on this website I wrote about during the winter of 2015-2016 homeless were living in the swimming pool restrooms.  Among other things they have failed to see is one of the condominiums apparently has a high number of people living there.  Not only are there an unknown number of people living inside the unit others are also are living in the garage.  One day while people were seen outside the garage, the garage door was left open exposing that four bunk beds were setup inside.  I’m sure code enforcement would consider that a violation.

 

06/24/2019

 

IS THE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY, VINTAGE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS, (909) 923-2924, GOING TO OPEN THE SWIMMING POOL THIS YEAR?  THE SWIMMING POOL GATE WITH A KEYPAD FOR RESIDENTS STILL CAN’T BE OPENED, BECAUSE VINTAGE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS STILL HAS THE GATE PADLOCKED.  IT IS THE LAST WEEK OF JUNE AND THE RESIDENTS STILL CAN’T USE THE ONLY AMENITY THE HOA HAS.  LAST YEAR VINTAGE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS KEPT THE GATE PADLOCKED UNTIL 07/11/2018.  YES, WELL PAST THE 4TH OF JULY.  ARE THEY GOING TO KEEP THE SWIMMING POOL GATE PADLOCKED ALL SUMMER?

 

06/23/2019

 

It is 3:30 AM Sunday morning.  I am still hearing gunshots.  Yes, gunshots.  During my life I have owned and fired many guns.  I know what gunshots sound like.  I live at the end of the long driveway that begins off of Santo Antonio Drive in Colton, California.  The gunshots have been going on for over seven hours.  They are at irregular intervals.  About 8:50 PM I heard about eight equally spaced gunshots.  Most are just one or two at a time.  Have not heard any sounds of glass breakage or impact.  Sounds like more than one caliber gun is being fired.  Out my back- bedroom window that overlooks my garage and faces towards Santo Antonio Drive I have not seen any flashing lights indicating the arrival of the police.  There is no way I’m going outside while it is still dark and look around.  Best to wait until dawn or after to look for damage.

 

06/07/2019

 

Happy Birthday (later this month) Park Mediterrania Home Owners Association. I want to wish you an early Happy Birthday.  I noticed your Articles of Incorporation are dated June 26, 1979.  Yes, have a Happy 40th Birthday.  Unfortunately, my dear HOA, you are showing your age.

 

Apparently over the years the changing Board of Directors and changing Property Management Companies have neglected you again and again by deferring your maintenance.  For example, for months I have seen tarps on several roofs long after the heavy rains have stopped.  One of the roofs is the swimming pool building.  Its blue tarp has been up on the roof for so many months it is now tattered.  I heard there is ceiling damage in one of the restrooms.  [Update - The Board of Directors Agenda for 01/10/2019 under Bids/Proposals stated: “Re-Roof Bathroom at Pool House $5,088.”  As of 07/07/2019, six months later, that work still has not been done].

 

Reminds me of the ceiling damage in my front bedroom.  After notifying Vintage Management Consultants of the roof leak they waited until it rained 20 more times and 83 days had passed by before finally putting a tarp on my roof.  (I have documented further down on this webpage the details).  Of course, Vintage Management Consultants claims they are not responsible for fixing the damage their negligence caused.

 

Today, I noticed the swimming pool gate with a keypad for residents still can’t be opened, because Vintage Management Consultants still has it padlocked.  Yep, it is June and the residents still can’t use the only amenity the HOA has.  The Press-Enterprise newspaper shows today, Thursday, a high of 87 degrees and Sunday predicts a high of 95 degrees. Will the pool be opened by the 4th of July?  Every year I buy a large wall calendar.  Last year I wrote in the square for 07/11/2018 “HOA swimming pool finally open.”  (A padlock on the swimming pool gate stops the residents, but it doesn’t stop the homeless.  I have documented further down on this webpage details of the homeless living in the restrooms during the winter of 2015-2016).

 

05/25/2019

 

The most professional property management company this HOA has had since I moved here in 2001 was Lordon.  On their website were our Governing Documents and the minutes of the Board of Directors meetings. Their agendas for the Board of Directors meetings were very detailed.  At the bottom of this webpage I have links to two of our monthly newsletters produced by Lordon.

 

Later the following 28 links will be copied and pasted to a htm file then narratives will be added to each link and the webpage will be uploaded.  The first ones are commonly called Governing Documents.  Those are the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, and CC&R’s (Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions).  The Bylaws show in their right-margins the revisions made in 1982.  The CC&R’s show in their right-margins the revisions made in 1980 and 1985.  The CC&R’s were amended again in 2005, but to my knowledge the CC&R’s have yet to be revised to show in their right-margins the changes made that year.  The Board of Directors Agenda for 01/10/2019 under Bids/Proposals stated: “Kriger Law Firm Revision of Governing Documents Not to exceed $3,500”, but I have not seen their latest revisions.

 

The Rules and Regulations have been revised many times and older versions have been included here to show some of the changes.  So many R&R’s have been distributed over the years, it is difficult to know what they are much less follow them.  In 2005 two separate lists of the R&R’s were distributed.  The way they were compiled it was difficult to compare them.  One was included with a guide to the governing documents and while the other one was titled “Park Mediterrania HOA Policies On Various Home Owner related items.” 

 

The latter one began with “It is the responsibility of every home owner to insure [sic] that the CC&R’s and By Laws, Rules and Regulations and Policies of Park Mediterrania are followed.”  Then followed a really STUPID statement: “Each and every one of us agreed to them before we purchased our home here and each renter agreed to them when we [sic] signed their rental or lease agreement.”

 

WTF, owners agreed to them before we purchased our homes?  Owners agreed to something we had not seen?  Escrow closed before the title company gave me copies of the CC&R’s and Bylaws.  The title company did not give me a copy of the Rules and Regulations.  The R&R’s that I have were acquired piecemeal over the years.  No one gave me a copy of the Policies.  I have read policies are something the Board of Directors uses internally that are not even written down and distributed to residents.  Agreed how?  There was no signed agreement.  There was no verbal agreement.  WTF, renters agreed to them when they signed their rental or lease agreements?  What I wrote about owners applies to renters too. 

 

05/25/2019

 

At the bottom of this webpage, I added 169 links to files for testing to see if the jpg and pdf links open their respective files.  And it will help Google and other search engines to index my website.  Later the links to files will be copied and pasted to a htm file then narratives will be added to each link and the webpage will be uploaded.  Oh, I have plans to create and upload many more webpages. Yep, I will be providing a lot more content with supporting documentation on this blog about what has been going on at this HOA.

 

END OF NOTES ON                        END OF NOTES ON

SOME OF MY DATED NOTES    SOME OF MY DATED NOTES

 

SHRUBBERY AND FENCING ON OUR HOA’S REAR PROPERTY LINE

 

In 2016 Vintage Management Consultants actions caused a large increase in the number of trespassing vagrants.  Please see the section titled: Negligence - gaps in shrubbery and trespassing by homeless.  Early in 2016 VMC made it easier for many vagrants to trespass onto our property by removing (and not replanting) a large section of the tall shrubbery on our property line.  As you can see by the pictures VMC created a 15-foot gap in the shrubbery and a wide well-worn path thru the underbrush and hill side erosion from the foot traffic.

 

That section states in part: “Many years ago, there was a problem with people climbing over the concrete block wall between our HOA and the Cottonwood Ranch Apartments.  FOR EXAMPLE, 1097 UNIT 67 WAS BROKEN INTO, a TV was stolen and the remote for the TV was found dropped on our side of the wall.  Some intelligence person had a really bright idea.  Along the entire concrete block wall separating the two properties shrubbery with THORNS was planted.  The problem with people climbing the wall stopped.”

 

The plants that were selected many years ago might have been Pyracantha (firethorn) or Poncirus trifoliata.  Where that concrete block wall joins our tall shrubbery on our property line vagrants living behind Cottonwood Ranch Apartments found a weak spot and made another gap in the shrubbery.  I’m sure the homeowner living nearest that gap wished some intelligence person had filled it in with similar shrubbery with thorns.  A few months ago, his home at 1097 Unit 63 was broken in too

 

VMC and the Board of Directors failed to choose this inexpensive way of solving the trespassing by vagrants’ problem.  On the Board of Directors Agenda for 05/09/19 were two Bids/Proposals for a wrought iron fence.  The bids were $39,850 placed by R. A. Johnson and $81,368 placed by ProTec.  Wow, 40 thousand or 80 thousand dollars for border fencing.  OMG, what a waste of thousands of dollars when replanting the missing shrubbery would have solved the problem with a few hundred dollars.

 

Later during fence installation, I have seen trucks marked R. A. Johnson, so apparently the low bidder was awarded the contract.  Internet search results show several construction companies with that name scattered across the United States, but none with a website.  The California Contractors State License Board has limited information on this business at:  http://www.cslb.ca.gov/OnlineServices/CheckLicenseII/LicenseDetail.aspx?LicNum=873049

 

Internet search results on ProTec, the high bidder, show a website at https://protec.com/

The business describes themselves as: “Founded in 1996, ProTec has become the most trusted HOA General Contractor in Southern California and Southern Nevada. Whether you need a preventive maintenance technician, painter, plumber, building engineer, janitor, electrician, or just a certified repair technician, we have created a way to provide any or all of these services easily and affordably through our signature Preventive Maintenance Programs. With over 400 employees, ProTec has the depth to create a Maintenance Program that is guaranteed to meet the individual needs of your community.”

 

On 08/20/2019 construction was started on the new fence on our property line at the rear of our HOA (some more was done two days later).  OMG, when I saw the quality of workmanship on the new fence I was disgusted.  Our swimming pool and spa has a professionally built wrought iron fence. The high level of skills needed to make the panels conform to the spa pool decking was amazing.  The panels are curved just as the pool decking is curved around the spa.  The swimming pool panels on the gate side and panels on the driveway side are lined up straight, just as they should be expected to be.  Sounds kind of silly to make that statement about the panels being lined up straight until the swimming pool fence is compared to the horrible new border fence.  Oh, another silly thing to mention is there are no gaps in the swimming pool and spa fence.

 

OMG, where construction started on the new fence there is a wide gap of 14 and a half inches between the first metal post and the concrete block wall around the Cottonwood Ranch Apartments. Why would anyone build a fence with a gap between it and the adjacent fence?  An adult that is not obese can easily pass through the gap.  I can with a couple inches to spare.

 

OMG, the fence is not being built in a straight line.  As of 08/22/2019 there were installed 31 posts and 15 panels.  For some unknown reason the fence obviously zig-zags multiple times.  It does not zig-zag in a pattern.  The zig-zags are irregular.  Why would anyone build a fence that zig-zags?

 

OMG, the fence is not being built as close to the shrubbery as possible.  There is a gap between the fence and the shrubbery that varies in width that averages about two feet.  Why would anyone build a fence with a large gap between it and the shrubbery?  It was not for priming and painting.  The panels could have been primed and painted before welding them to the posts.

 

Later a homeowner said to me they spoke to a worker who told them the gap between the fence and shrubbery is there for our landscapers so they can walk back there and trim the shrubbery.  And the homeowner said the worker told them two gates for the landscapers would be installed.  Say what?  The same landscapers that believe their job does not include picking up the trash are going back behind the fence and trimming the shrubbery?  That gap is not even necessary.  The fence should have been installed closer to the shrubbery and whatever grows between the pickets could have been trimmed off.  What gates?  So far 39 panels have been installed all the way from the Cottonwood Ranch Apartments to well past the corner of the tennis courts chain link fence.  But no gate(s) have been installed.  The logical place for two gates would have been one at either end.  The logical place for just one gate would be in the middle.  The panels have been installed way past the middle.

 

OMG, the posts are not installed an equal distance apart.  I wondered why there are skips in the installation of the panels. I measured the distance between some of the posts and noticed it is not the same.  The posts are ABOUT 8 feet apart.  Now the panels have to be custom made with different lengths of the horizontal rails.

 

OMG, the pickets are not equally spaced.  (The pickets are the vertical parts of the fence between the posts).  Between the posts the pickets are equally spaced at 4 inches from center to center.  But the two pickets on opposite sides of the posts are as much as 9 inches apart from center to center.  (Of course, the pickets are equally spaced on the professionally built swimming pool and spa).

 

OMG, many of the post holes were not dug very deep.  Why do I believe that?  I noticed the tops of many of the metal posts are much higher than the rest.  The posts vary from 79 to 93 inches in height.  That is a difference of 14 inches.  Yes, some posts are set 14 inches deeper in the ground than others placed at a shallow depth.  I noticed the tops of many of the metal posts extend far above the top horizonal rail.  I measured that it varied from as little as 10 inches to as much as 22 inches.  I doubt metal posts of different lengths were delivered.  Maybe post holes were not dug very deep due to the roots of the tall shrubbery.  Of course, shallow post holes would affect the stability of the fence.  Out of curiosity I grabbed the fence and tried to shake it.  With little effort I could move the fence and see it move some distance away too.  Yep, I confirmed the metal posts were not deep in the ground.  I also noticed some of the post holes are overfilled with concrete.  This will cause some of the panels to be welded higher on the posts than the adjacent ones.  The quality of workmanship on the new fence is disgusting.

 

On 08/28/2019 a little more construction was done on the new fence on our property line at the rear of our HOA.  No more panels.  Just 12 more posts.  There is another very obvious big zig zag in the latest installed posts.  Eight days have passed since the construction was started.  OMG, the unprimed and unpainted iron panels and posts installed eight and six days ago are RUSTING.  I was surprised to see the added posts did not stop at the closest corner of the tennis courts chain link fence.  That would be the logical place to stop.  Maybe I should not be surprised.  Continuing the fence further than need be obviously increases the cost and wastes money.

 

On 09/04/2019 and 09/05/2019 a little more construction was done.  52 posts and 39 panels have been installed.  So far, the workers have been here 5 times never putting in a full day of work.  At the rate they are going I’m guessing they have 5 more partial days of work.  It is like installing a border fence on our rear property line is a side job.  Construction was started over two weeks ago.  We have lawn sprinklers.  It is an iron fence.  It has been getting wet for over two weeks.  IT IS RUSTING.  While the fence has been under construction no one has been following behind priming it to protect against rusting.  Removing rust will be very time consuming.  I hope they don’t skip this step.  The fence needs to be primed before painting.  I hope they don’t skip this step too.

 

OMG, welding was skipped.  On the sidewalk side one can clearly see the horizontal rails were welded to the upright posts.  But on the backside, on the unseen shrubbery side, the horizontal rails were not welded to the upright posts.  Standing on the sidewalk side one can feel on the unseen backside the open gaps in the joints.  OMG, it is bad enough many of the post holes were not dug very deep.  Combining the shallow post holes with the partially welded joints the stability of the fence has been compromised.  Yes, the quality of workmanship on the installation of the new fence is disgusting.

 

Oh, some materials used for the border fence are inferior in size compared to those used for the swimming pool.  The border fence posts are 1 and a half inches by 1 and a half inches.  The swimming pool posts are 1 inch wider.  Oh, the border fence is a foot shorter than the swimming pool fence.  (Twice I have seen people climb over the 8-foot swimming pool fence.)

 

The California Contractors State License Board website shows R. A. Johnson Co. Inc. with a license and it is in the following 4 classifications:  B-General Building Contractor, C-27 Landscaping and C-61/D-49 Tree Service.  Their website has many classifications including C-13 Fencing Contractor.  Yes, when I saw the quality of workmanship on the new border fence I was disgusted.  If I had a contractor building a fence for my house and the quality of workmanship was like the our HOA border fence, I would not pay them.

 

I would give them the choice of fixing their mistakes then I would pay them or demolition and removal of the debris at their expense.  If they refused, I would report them to the California Contractors State License Board and sue them in court with a probable easy win.

 

 

 

 

On 09/17/2019 the above picture was taken.  The yellow tape shows where the workers stopped that day in removing the worst of the zig zagging.  It appears at least the next five panels will need to be removed from the old posts they are welded to then rewelded onto new posts.  Three free standing posts freshly embedded in concrete can be seen.  Beyond the third free standing post one can see one of the worst zig zags in the fence.  Look at the shadow cast by the fence.  The zig zagging of the shadow proves the zig zagging of the fence is a fact.

 

With about 60 % of the new border fence installed the workers were back on 09/16/2019 and 09/17/2019.  Not installing new fence, but rebuilding it.  At the rate they were going it will take another day to rebuild the 60 % of new fence already stalled.  Three full days of labor wasted to do a so-so job of fixing their biggest OMG mistake.  The many zig zags.  Amazing to see the worker who was doing the zig zag welding still on the job.  It is also amazing that the worker who made the zig zag mistakes is now getting paid to fix his zig zag welding mistakes.

 

The workers are removing the worst of the zig zagging.  Not all.  Just the worst.  Many panels are being removed.  Many posts are being removed.  Many postholes are being re-dug.  Many posts are being reset in concrete.  Many panels are being rewelded, but still not on the backside.  As reported before: “On the sidewalk side one can clearly see the horizontal rails were welded to the upright posts.  But on the backside, on the unseen shrubbery side, the horizontal rails were not welded to the upright posts.  Standing on the sidewalk side one can feel on the unseen backside the open gaps in the joints.”

 

Yes, the workers are only doing a so-so job of fixing their biggest OMG mistake.  Attempts were made to fix the minor zig zags without dismantling and rebuilding it.  For instance, breaking up the concrete around a post and trying to use a very long crowbar to pry the fence straight.  If one knew Geometry one would know that will not work.  The length of any two sides of a triangle are not the same length as the third.  Then trying to use the very long crowbar to fix the panel one just warped.

 

OMG, as of 9/22/2019 the grass nearest the new fence has not been watered for a long time.  The grass is dead.  The shrubbery is also not getting any water.  It has been weeks since any watering has been done all the way from the Cottonwood Ranch Apartments concrete block wall to the corner of the tennis courts fence nearby the tree.  I have been living here since 2001 and don’t remember ever seeing before the watering of the grass stopped.  Was the watering of the grass stopped on purpose?  Was the watering stopped, because the lawn sprinklers were getting the unprimed iron fence wet?   And the wet iron fence was RUSTING due to the contractor’s failure to prime it?  Was it just a coincidence between the iron fence rusting and the lawn sprinklers no longer working?  I think not.

 

Oh, a few days ago Park West employees were here mowing etc.  I noticed one of their truck’s with equipment on it to work on the irrigation system and saw one of their employees nearby apparently had turned on some of the lawn sprinklers and was inspecting them.  I told him about the area of the lawn that had not been watered for weeks.  He said he would look at it.  DID HE?  After speaking with him, the watering of the grass still had not resumed.

 

 

 

 

On 09/26/2019 the above picture was taken.  It is of the end of the new border fence nearest the Casa Mediterrania Apartments.  Earlier in this section I wrote: “Our swimming pool and spa has a professionally built wrought iron fence. The high level of skills needed to make the panels conform to the spa pool decking was amazing.  The panels are curved just as the pool decking is curved around the spa.”

 

OMG, the above picture clearly shows the continuing disgusting low quality of workmanship done by the workers installing the new border fence.  Where do I begin?  As you can see one of the joints between 2 of the 3 upper horizontal pieces is not even welded together.  Not seen in the picture is the bottom horizontal rail is not welded to the tennis court chain link fence vertical pole.  As you can see there is a wide gap between the picket on the right and the tennis court chain link fence vertical pole.  Thanks to their sloppy workmanship one can use that wide gap to easily climb over the fence.  Notice the adjacent five feet high concrete fence?  After getting up on that concrete fence, one can easily step onto that wide gap on the upper horizontal rail and either jump down six feet or climb down using the chain link fence.  (10/31/2019 Update: My prediction came true.  A neighbor told me today days ago he saw three kids climb over the fence at the end panel).

 

The end panel is 3 feet wide.  Almost all of the previous panels are 8 feet wide.  The workers did not cut off 3 feet from an 8 feet wide panel.  The workers used left over scraps to make the 3 feet wide panel.  As you can see the upper horizontal rail is not a single piece 3 feet long.  OMG, it is 3 separate pieces.  Not seen is the bottom horizontal rail that is also 3 separate pieces.  As you can see in the above picture the picket second from the right has already been painted brown.  And the point on the brown painted picket is higher than the points on the other pickets.  As you can see this brown painted picket was welded higher than the rest.  Where did this brown painted picket come from?  On 09/06/2019 the 9 panels closest to the Cottonwood Ranch Apartments were painted brown.  Later the workers spent 3 days attempting to fix where the fence zigged zagged the worst.  To do that in many places they sawed apart panels and posts then rewelded them back together and saved the scrap pieces.  Then later, like Dr. Frankenstein, they used the scrap pieces to make the 3 feet wide end panel.

 

 

 

 

On 09/27/2019 the above picture was taken.  The location is nearby the Casa Mediterrania Apartments.  The picture shows a recently made very large hole in our 2 tennis courts chain link fence.  The large hole is about 8 feet high and 5 feet wide.  As you can see the hole is higher than the 7 feet tall border fence panels in the background.  Apparently, R. A. Johnson employees did not carry the panels from where the truck and trailer were parked before when almost all of the fence was installed.  Years ago, the tennis court closest to the Casa Mediterrania Apartments was converted into over flow parking.  Apparently, R. A. Johnson employees parked their truck and trailer at the over flow parking then used the recently made huge hole in the tennis court chain link fence to carry the panels a shorter distance.  This complex was built in 1979.  I have lived here since 2001.  The huge hole large enough for 7 feet tall fence panels to pass through was not there a week ago.  This destruction of HOA property was a crime.  The punishment for this crime can be found in the California Penal Code. 

 

After the welders and other workers spent three full days fixing only the worst of the zig zags in the installed posts and panels, the welders then did a half-ass job in installing the gate and in installing last panel.  Either the gate itself is not vertical or the post on the left side of the gate is not vertical.  Yes, the side of the gate is not aligned with the adjacent post.  The end panel near the Casa Mediterrania Apartments reminds me of the monster Dr. Frankenstein created out of body parts from many people.  The welders created the last panel by using left over pieces of scraps from other panels. 

 

Vintage Management Consultants and the Board of Directors received two bids.  The lower of the 2 bids, half of the highest bid, was chosen.  Now the residents of Park Mediterrania are stuck with the very low quality of workmanship by the R. A. Johnson welders on our border fence

 

On 09/28/2019 I noticed the painters had finally progressed all the way from the Cottonwood Ranch Apartments fence to the Casa Mediterrania Apartments fence using a light brown primer.  I also noticed even though all the iron fence posts have been cut off a uniform height from the upper horizontal rails not one post has yet a finial put on top of it.  On the Board of Directors Agenda for 05/09/19 the Bids/Proposals describe the fence as wrought iron.  Elsewhere I wrote: “OMG, the unprimed and unpainted iron panels and posts installed eight and six days ago are RUSTING.”  Yes, obviously, without the finials on top of the iron posts rain water will get inside the iron posts and rust them from the inside out.

 

On 10/04/2019 I noticed the painters had finished painting all the way from the Casa Mediterrania Apartments fence back to the Cottonwood Ranch Apartments fence.  For the second coat they used black oil-based enamel.  The color matches the black paint used on the swimming pool and spa. 

 

Wow, construction started seven weeks ago on 08/20/2019.  But there still are no finials on top of the iron posts.  (Update - caps have finally been put on the tops of the Posts].  My original estimate of how long it would take was 2 weeks tops.  It took them over 3 times as long.  My estimate was based on my four years-experience as a door hanger in new home construction watching other trades and seeing how quickly homes can be built.  One contractor bragged he could build a house in as little as two months.

 

On 10/05/2019 I noticed once again the water sprinklers have been turned off.  Apparently, the water sprinklers have been turned off and turned back on several times since the fence construction was started.  Apparently, someone has been turning off the sprinklers due to the rusting of the iron fence.  And also due to the priming and painting of the fence.  Of course, this has harmed our grass lawn.

 

10/31/2019 Update - R. A. Johnson placed a bid for $39,850 to build the fencee that was accepted by the BOD and Vintage Management Consultants.  Yep, 3 kids saw the $39,850 challenge, noticed the flaw in the fence and then easily climbed over it.  LOL.  Question for the BOD and VMC: “Wasn’t the fence you spent all that home owners money on - supposed to stop trespassing?”   

 

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SHRUBBERY AND FENCING ON OUR HOA’S REAR PROPERTY LINE

 

LACK OF DISCLOSURES & DISCLAIMERS WHEN UNITS ARE SOLD OR RENTED

 

I’m adding a section here about lack of disclosures & disclaimers by owners when units are sold and by absentee owners when units are rented.  The wannabe new owners and renters are not informed what they are getting into.

 

For example, when they see the swimming pool, they believe it is available for them and families to swim in.  Silly people looking for a place to live, seeing a swimming pool and assuming they will be able to use it.  (The spa within the padlocked swimming pool area no longer has all of the functions of a spa).  As I’m updating this it is September 06, 2019 and the swimming pool has yet to be opened this year.  The current property management company, Vintage Management Consultants, still has the gate padlocked.  I doubt VMC will unpadlock it this year.  Last year VMC kept it locked up until July 11th.  Of course, there has been no reduction in our assessment/association dues of $240 per month.  Of course, there has been no reduction in what VMC is getting paid per month.

 

When the roofs leak it usually takes months for the property management company to get a roofing company to fix it.  Please see the section titled: Negligence – Roof leaks over my front bedroom.  For example, after I notified Vintage Management Consultants of a ceiling leak in my master bedroom it rained 20 more times and 83 days had passed by before VMC finally got a roofing company to put a tarp on my roof.  Yes, 83 days just for the tarp, not for the roof to be fixed.  In that long section is a paragraph with details of an e-mail sent me from another resident describing their horrible experience lasting a year.  Another resident’s interior damage was so bad she was forced to live in a hotel for weeks while her unit was being repaired.  Of course, as expected, VMC claims they are not responsible for the interior damage from the roof leaks.

 

Park Mediterrania was upscale when it opened it 1979, but due to years of neglect it is now rundown.  For example, Vintage Management Consultants allows the Park West landscapers they are supposed to supervise to get away with not picking up trash.  Another example, for years tennis tournaments use to be held at the two courts.  By the time I moved here in 2001 both of the courts were unsafe to play tennis.  They were unusable due to very wide surface cracks.   Some of the tennis courts metal light poles developed corrosion and cracks at their bases where they entered the ground and the leaning poles were held up by chaining them to the tennis courts chain link fences.  All of the tennis courts metal light poles have since been removed.  One of the two tennis courts is now being used for overflow parking.

 

Behind Park Mediterrania HOA is the Santa Anna River bottom stretching for many miles with many homeless camps.  Every day, vagrants are trespassing on the property frequently stealing and vandalizing property.  In 2016 Vintage Management Consultants actions caused a large increase in the number of vagrants.  Please see the section titled: Negligence - gaps in shrubbery and trespassing by homeless.  Early in 2016 VMC made it easier for many vagrants to trespass onto our property by removing (and not replanting) a large section of the tall shrubbery on our property line.  As you can see by the pictures VMC created a 15-foot gap in the shrubbery and a wide well-worn path thru the underbrush and hill side erosion from the foot traffic.

 

In my opinion few of the homeless are hard-working people down on their luck due to no fault of their own.  Many are criminals, addicts, alcoholics, mentally ill and/or prefer begging for money rather than earning it.  The ones that still have vehicles can be seen parked in the overflow tennis court parking where they are undisturbed by VMC.  The vagrants have cut holes in the tennis courts chain link fence to make it easier to trespass onto our property.  VMC has not repaired the holes.  I avoid the overflow parking.  Please see the section titled: Negligence - filthy swimming pool and homeless in restrooms.  During the winter of 2015-2016 the vagrants were also undisturbed by VMC while they were sleeping on mats in the swimming pool restrooms

 

I have a letter from Euclid Management Company dated 09/10/2004 after I was involved in the successful recall of the entire previous Board of Directors that begins with “Congratulations on recently being elected to the Park Mediterrania Homeowners’ Association’s Board of Directors.”  It states in part: 3) How often does Euclid Management inspect the property?  An Association Administrator will visit the property on a regular basis: typically, weekly.”  Judging from the large number of fix-it letters Euclid Management Company mailed out to homeowners that statement may be accurate.  I would not be surprised to learn our current property management company, VMC, rarely walks the property.  A link to Euclid’s letter follows.

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-09-10-letterfromeuclid-congratulationsonbeingelectedtothebod-etc.pdf

 

Are you a wannabe prospective owner or renter?  If the answer is renter this may be paradise for you.  If you are a renter from hell evicted from your previous place this HOA may be Heaven-on-Earth for you.  Fifty percent of the units are rented out.  Unlike apartment buildings there are no apartment managers here.  Unlike apartment buildings, if you are a horrible, disgusting neighbor, there is no office for your neighbors to go to and complain about you.  If you are a renter from hell and your neighbors want to complain to the owner or the owner’s property manager your neighbors won’t know who they are therefore will be unable to complain to them.  Of course, if you are not a renter from hell, but an owner or renter that likes your peace and quiet you are out of luck.  Say what?  You are going to get your peace and quiet by phoning Vintage Management Consultants and complaining to them about your unruly neighbors?  Are you serious?  Oh, I and another owner in my building are stressed out over renters from hell in one of the four units in our building.  We both know the name of the owner and the name of his property management company.  They both have received many complaints from us about their renters from hell.  The situation has not improved.  Apparently as long as the renters from hell pay their monthly rent money both the owner and the owner’s property management company couldn’t care less.

 

And many other concerns

 

END OF NOTES ON

LACK OF DISCLOSURES & DISCLAIMERS WHEN UNITS ARE SOLD OR RENTED

 

VINTAGE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS WEBSITE CLAIMS

“HIGHEST QUALITY MANAGEMENT” SERVICE

 

www.vintagemanagement.com

 

Vintage Management Consultants website history webpage states in part: “John Bauer is the founder and owner of Vintage Management Consultants, in Ontario a full-service management company that manages over 6,000 units throughout Southern California.”  Vintage Management Consultants website’s Services/Association Managers webpage states in part: “VMC boasts a staff of 5 Association Managers. These highly trained professionals work hard to ensure that each client association receives the highest quality management available in the industry.”

 

Park Mediterrania Home Owners Association (HOA) has 142 units and every year they send me a copy of the approved budget that includes the cost of property management services.  Considering the huge number, 6000 units, managed by Vintage Management Consultants and the labor costs of just 5 Association Managers (and a few support staff employees) the business they are in is very lucrative.  They can afford really big Christmas bonuses.

 

Wow, the Vintage Management Consultants website admits with only 5 Association Managers they manage over 6000 units. In spite of having a ratio of only 1 Association Manager per 1200 units Vintage Management Consultants claims each HOA “receives the highest quality management” service. 

 

Yeah right.  I have lived at Park Mediterrania Home Owners Association (HOA) for 18 years.  Let me tell you how a typical phone call to a property management company goes.  After support staff answers the phone, they usually will either say the Association Manager for your HOA is not there and take a phone message or your call is transferred to an extension where almost always no one answers the phone and then it goes to voicemail.  Rarely does anyone return your phone call.  The current property management company’s website states they have “Twenty-Four hour per day emergency service.”  After close of business try phoning the property management company for emergency service.  Once again it will almost always go to voicemail and almost always no one will return your phone call.  Yeah right, Vintage Management Consultants claims each HOA “receives the highest quality management” service.

 

Elsewhere on this website I wrote: “Friday afternoon, 4/22/2016, I phoned (909) 923-2924 to speak to Vintage, our property management company, to report the condition of our community family swimming pool, but a recording stated their office closes at noon on Fridays.”  And elsewhere on this website I also wrote: “(I made the phone call early in the morning knowing that, for some unknown reason, Vintage Management Consultants has chosen their close of business on Fridays to be at Noon, an unusual very early COB time).”  I have a really stupid question.  Did Vintage Management Consultants knock off 10 per cent what they are charging Park Mediterrania Home Owners Association (HOA) for their “highest quality management” service since they reduced their office hours by 10 per cent?

 

Vintage Management Consultants website states in part: “These communities are provided with unmatched customer service and attention in all facets of community management.”  Don’t take that sentence out of context.  The unmatched customer service that is allegedly provided by Vintage Management Consultants is to the members that sit on the Boards of Directors not to the other members that do not sit on the Boards of Directors.  The property management company’s customers are only the members that sit on the Boards of Directors.  The BOD’s are the only members who vote to renew or terminate their contracts.  I am not a member of the Board of Directors.  My roof leaked for the first time over my front bedroom on 11/29/2018.  By the time a tarp was placed over the leak 83 days later it had rained 20 more times.  If I was a member on the BOD, I would have been provided “with unmatched customer service” and a tarp would have been place and my roof leak would have been repaired ASAP.  I am not a member of the Board of Directors and therefore not really a customer of Vintage Management Consultants.

 

04/07/2019      Today went to Vintage Management Consultants website and discovered their main page crashed.  Did a search on www.vintagemanagement.com  and all links to their website that I clicked on showed they crashed too and showed the Page Not Found 404 error and stated “Powered by FRONTSTEPS.”  (Discovered searching on “Just another FRONTSTEPS site” brings up many, many websites using that software).  Then I found a website that reviewed Real Estate Property Management software including FrontSteps.   www.capterra.com/p/164415/FrontSteps/ gave many user reviews, many bad, with the following description apparently provided by FrontSteps:  “FRONTSTEPS is the #1 software platform for HOAs, Builders, Security & Patrol Experts, and Homeowners. We deliver technologies that simplify how people build, connect, operate, and secure modern communities. Our premiere platform currently powers more than 23,000 communities nationwide - that's 4.4 million homeowners covered by FRONTSTEPS services!”  Judging by the reviews and ratings posted by users of the FrontSteps software many users would disagree with the accuracy of that description.  I noticed Capterra reviewed software written by 3 of FrontSteps competitors that all had much better user reviews and ratings.  After seeing today Vintage Management Consultants crashed website, I assume their employee tasked with the job duty of managing the FrontSteps software would not write a glowing review of it.

 

In the Google search engine, I typed vintage management consultants, clicked on the following 3 links and read some eye-opening reviews:

https://www.yelp.com/biz/vintage-management-consultants-ontario

https://reviews.birdeye.com/vintage-management-consultants-149482849959262

https://www.yellowpages.com/ontario-ca/mip/vintage-management-consultants-1856119

 

END OF NOTES ON

VINTAGE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS WEBSITE CLAIMS

“HIGHEST QUALITY MANAGEMENT” SERVICE

 

NEGLIGENCE - TRIP HAZARD FROM RAISED LIP OF SIDEWALK

 

[10/03/2019 update for section titled “NEGLIGENCE - TRIP HAZARD FROM RAISED LIP OF SIDEWALK.”  My friend told me today she has been informed Park Mediterrania HOA has had 47 complaints about their uneven sidewalks over the last 10 years.  She is waiting to see how much she will get for her injuries, pay and suffering due to the negligence of Vintage Management Consultants and the BOD.]

 

On 10/25/2018 one of my friends was on an early morning walk within the Park Mediterrania Home Owners Association (HOA) townhouse complex when she tripped on a raised lip of a sidewalk.  She fell hard on both knees then hit her forehead.  At the Redlands Community Hospital emergency room, I saw her shaking violently and wondered if she was going to die.  Her symptoms included severe pain, nausea, dizziness, bruised knees and forehead too.  They took x-rays of her knees and concerned she might have a concussion with bleeding in her brain took a CAT scan.  Upon her release from the ER she was told not to watch TV, read, text, e-mail or walk alone for a week.  A few days later, because she was not feeling any better, I drove her to Urgent Care.  There they said she should go back to the ER.  Back at the ER they took another CAT scan.  It was over two weeks before she felt able to drive again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two days later I went back to the location of the accident, in front of 1077 Unit 35, and took the above photos of the trip hazard from the raised lip of sidewalk.  The raised lip measured an amazing one and three-eight inches (1 and 3/8 inches) in height.  Around my HOA are numerous places where raised lips on sidewalks have been ground down so obviously this raised lip was a known trip hazard.  Months after my friend’s accident the negligent trip hazard from raised lip of sidewalk my friend tripped on was finally ground down.  Once again, I have cause to believe Vintage Management Consultants is negligent in performing their duties.

 

Once again, I have cause to wonder if Vintage Management Consultants is doing one of the duties a property management company is supposed to be doing - walk the property.  Elsewhere on this webpage is a section titled: “Filthy Swimming Pool and Homeless in Restrooms.”  The section includes a picture of one of the pool restrooms showing on the floor mats that the homeless were using.  It includes my writing: “One of the duties our property management company is supposed to be doing is walking the property. How did Vintage Management Consultants not notice on the walks they were supposed to be doing the homeless using, probably staying overnight in our swimming pool restrooms?”

 

END OF NOTES ON

NEGLIGENCE - TRIP HAZARD FROM RAISED LIP OF SIDEWALK

 

NEGLIGENCE - ROOF LEAKS OVER MY FRONT BEDROOM

 

 

    

 

 

By the time the above two pictures were taken on 1/17/2019 the number of wet spots on the ceiling of my front bedroom had increased from one to five.  Of course, as the weeks have gone by without repair of roof leaks or even a tarp placed on the roof and the rains have continued the damage to my ceiling is noticeably worse than what is seen in the above two pictures. 

 

SUMMARY OF ROOF LEAKS OVER MY FRONT BEDROOM:

 

On 11/29/2018 it rained and the roof leaked for first time.  That day I phoned Vintage Management Consultants and reported the roof leak over my front bedroom.  I assumed Vintage Management Consultants would do what it is paid to do, manage.  I expected Vintage Management Consultants would in a timely manner get the roof fixed or at least ASAP get a tarp placed over the roof leak until it was fixed later.  Many more times I contacted them by phone an e-mail asking for status updates.  And obviously mentioning to them that there still wasn’t even a tarp on my roof.  On 02/20/2019 after waiting 83 days for the roof leak to be fixed a tarp was finally placed on my roof.  Yes, after 83 days the roof still was not fixed.  After 83 days only a tarp placed on my roof.  If the roof was not being fixed for a while, a tarp should have been placed before the next rain.  Due to Vintage Management Consultants negligence by the time a tarp was placed it had rained 20 more times and the number of wet spots on my ceiling had increased from one to five.  Of course, the sizes of the wet spots (and dried stains) on my ceiling had increased too.  Voltaire was right when he said common sense is not common.

 

I get the impression after I phoned Vintage Management Consultants and reported that my roof leaked, they only phoned roofing companies for bids/proposals to be placed on a later Board of Directors monthly meeting agenda.  Yes, I do get the impression Vintage Management Consultants does not do the common-sense thing and quickly get roofing companies to put tarps up on roofs ASAP to protect homeowners (or renters) properties from further rain water damage while awaiting BOD approval for roof repair.  The next BOD meeting in my case was not until 01/10/2019 forty-two days after I reported my roof leak on 11/29/2018.  Wow, the next BOD meeting can be a very long time, because sometimes a BOD meeting is canceled due to no quorum.  By then the water damage can be much worse.  Yes, in my case it was noticeably worse by the time a tarp was finally placed on my roof 83 days after I reported a water leak.

 

I remember when I worked in new home construction hearing one general contractor brag that he was building houses in only two months.  Yes, building entire houses, not just getting a roofer to repair leaks.  I wonder, does Vintage Management Consultants have any accomplishments it can brag about too?  Getting roof leaks fixed in a timely manner is not one of them.

 

11/29/2018      Rained 1st time.  Phoned Vintage Management Consultants and reported roof leak.

 

12/06/2018      Rained 2nd time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (seven days since reporting roof leak).

 

12/10/2018      I e-mailed the following message to Aubrey Tibbs at Vintage Management Consultants

 

From: wile_dsl@yahoo.com

Sent: Monday, December 10, 2018 2:51 PM

To: Aubrey Tibbs <Aubrey@vintagemanagement.com>

 

Hi, I spoke with you today about the roof leak at my HOA unit that I reported on 11/29/2018.  As per our conversation the report shows the leak is over my front bedroom.  During the two heavy downpours I could sometimes hear water dripping noise coming from the enclosure around the fireplace.  On the vaulted ceiling midway between the chimney and the front bedroom window was a wet spot.  Another wet spot was on the ceiling above the window.  At the top of the window framing water was dripping down onto the window sill.

 

While we spoke, I mentioned that there still is no tarp on the roof.  And previously years ago I had a roof leak repaired over my front bedroom.  That my concern is I need to know about when the roofers will be showing up so I can be at home.  I need to show them where the water is appearing in my front bedroom so they can figure out where the water is leaking in up on the roof.

 

12/12/2018      1st roofer inspected where leaks occurred in master bedroom.  Then he climbed up on roof and inspected it too.  (This 1st roofer gave me his BRS Roofing business card).

 

12/12/2018      I e-mailed the following message to Aubrey Tibbs at Vintage Management Consultants

 

From: wile_dsl@yahoo.com

Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 3:21 PM

To: Aubrey Tibbs <Aubrey@vintagemanagement.com>

 

Thank you, the roofer arrived at the scheduled appointment time and has inspected the roof.  I have a question about the 2019 approved budget.  I see item # 5621 for Janitorial Contract and item # 5622 for Janitorial Extras. I see those two Janitorial items each have a yearly budget of $12,000.  What janitorial services is the HOA receiving that Park Mediterrania is paying for totaling $24,000 yearly?  The only janitorial duties needed that I can think of is cleaning the swimming pool restrooms.  If I was asked who does their cleaning, I would have guessed that would be part of the services included in the swimming pool contract.  I have lived at this HOA since 2001.  From my experience the restrooms are rarely cleaned.  For example, I have pictures taken in May of 2016 of the Men and Women restrooms showing both of them trashed and filthy. The trash included dozens of articles of dirty clothing lying on the floors that dumpster divers might have moved there.  Apparently during the winter of 2015-2016 homeless were frequent users of the restrooms.  After noticing the monthly association dues have gone up once again, I wondered why, then while looking over the 2019 budget I was surprised to see very high expenses for services I did not know the HOA was using.  Yes, what janitorial services is the HOA receiving that Park Mediterrania is paying for totaling $24,000 yearly? 

 

(As you can see after the “Thank you,” I asked Aubrey Tibbs a question, but as of 02/20/2019 I still have not received an answer).

 

12/19/2018      2nd roofer inspected where leaks occurred in master bedroom, but unlike the first roofer he did not climb up on roof and inspect it too.  (Was this 2nd roofer from the Hull & Sons bidding on tile roof repair mentioned on the Park Mediterrania BOD meeting agenda for 01/10/2019?).

 

12/25/2018      Rained 3rd time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (twenty-six days since reporting roof leak).

 

01/03/2019      Phoned Vintage Management Consultants and spoke with Aubrey Tibbs.  Asked again when will my roof leak be repaired.

 

01/03/2019      Later that same day Aubrey Tibbs sent me an e-mail that included: “Additionally, I did do some brief research prior to leaving the office and found no calls or voicemails to me regarding your roof leak prior to 12/5/2018.”  WTF?  Sounds to me Aubrey Tibbs is calling me a liar.  On 11/29/2018 it rained.  On 11/29/2018 my roof leaked for the first time.  On 11/29/2018 I phoned Vintage Management Consultants and reported the roof leak.  No Aubrey Tibbs, I did not wait until the following week to phone Vintage Management Consultants and report the roof leak.  No Aubrey Tibbs, on 12/5/2018 I did not phone Vintage Management Consultants and/or leave a voicemail to you or anyone else.  How am I so sure it rained and my roof leaked for the first time on 11/29/2018?  Every year I purchase a wall calendar and make notes on it.  Yes, on the day it rained and my roof leaked for the first time I made notes on my wall calendar.  Yes, I placed them inside the little square for 11/29/2018.

 

01/05/2019      Rained 4th time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (thirty-seven days since reporting roof leak).

 

01/06/2019      Rained 5th time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (thirty-eight days since reporting roof leak).

 

01/10/2019      Agenda for the Park Mediterrania Home Owners Association (HOA) Board meeting shows under Bids/Proposals 6 roofing repair items marked approved and 6 not marked approved.  The Hull & Sons Tile Roof Repair bid on my unit is NOT one of the six marked approved.  The BOD agenda is dated forty-two days after I reported my roof leak.

 

01/12/2019      Rained 6th time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (forty-four days since reporting roof leak).

 

01/14/2019      Rained 7th time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (forty-six days since reporting roof leak).

 

01/15/2019      Rained 8th time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (forty-seven days since reporting roof leak).

 

From: wile_dsl@yahoo.com

Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 1:45 AM [Note: Sent e-mail before her office opened]

To: Aubrey Tibbs <Aubrey@vintagemanagement.com>

Subject: Can I get a tarp on my roof? After 47 days roof leak not fixed and not even a tarp on the roof

 

On 12/10/2018 after you informed me of your e-mail address, I sent you the following:

“Hi, I spoke with you today about the roof leak at my HOA unit that I reported on 11/29/2018.  As per our conversation the report shows the leak is over my front bedroom.  During the two heavy downpours I could sometimes hear water dripping noise coming from the enclosure around the fireplace.  On the vaulted ceiling midway between the chimney and the front bedroom window was a wet spot.  Another wet spot was on the ceiling above the window.  At the top of the window framing water was dripping down onto the window sill.  While we spoke, I mentioned that there still is no tarp on the roof.  And previously years ago I had a roof leak repaired over my front bedroom.  That my concern is I need to know about when the roofers will be showing up so I can be at home.  I need to show them where the water is appearing in my front bedroom so they can figure out where the water is leaking in up on the roof.”

 

Counting the day of the first leak on 11/29/2018 it has rained at least 8 times.  Yes, again and again I have tried to minimize the water damage in my front bedroom from the roof leaks.  With the latest rain once again the drip, drip, drip in my front bedroom of the water coming down from the roof leaks interferes with my sleeping.

 

After 47 days, nearly 7 weeks, since the roof leak was reported, it has yet to be fixed.  Notice in my 12/10/2018 e-mail I wrote: “While we spoke, I mentioned that there still is no tarp on the roof.”  It has been 47 days since the first roof leaks.   And there is still not even a tarp on the roof.

 

01/17/2019      Rained 9th time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (forty-nine days since reporting roof leak).

 

01/19/2019      Four (4) full work days have passed since sending Aubrey Tibbs an e-mail with subject: “Can I get a tarp on my roof? After over seven (7) weeks roof leak not fixed and still not even a tarp on the roof.”  Still have not received a reply.  Has Aubrey Tibbs been out of the office?  I doubt it.  Previously after sending Aubrey Tibbs an e-mail, I received one of those automatic “Out of the office” beginning/returning messages.  A reasonable assumption after four (4) full work days have passed since sending her that e-mail and her not replying is Aubrey Tibbs is ignoring my e-mail.

 

01/31/2019      Rained 10th time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (sixty-three days since reporting roof leak).

 

02/01/2019      Early in the morning I phoned Vintage Management Consultants and asked once again about the status of my roof repair.  (I made the phone call early in the morning knowing that, for some unknown reason, Vintage Management Consultants has chosen their close of business on Fridays to be at Noon, an unusual very early COB time).  I was told by Chris they would contact the roofer then phone me back with the information.  Vintage Management Consultants did not phone me back that day.

 

02/02/2019      Rained 11th time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (sixty-five days since reporting roof leak).

 

02/03/2019      Rained 12th time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (sixty-six days since reporting roof leak).

 

02/04/2019      Rained 13th time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (sixty-seven days since reporting roof leak).

 

From: Aubrey Tibbs <Aubrey@vintagemanagement.com>

Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2019 3:05 PM

To: wile_dsl@yahoo.com

I received your voicemail on Thursday and contacted the roofer to verify the status of the work.  Per prior correspondence with the roofer the roof had been inspected around the 15th-17th of December and work based on the submitted proposal had been approved by the Board and sent to the roofer on the 2nd of January.  In reviewing the correspondence with a supervisor at the roofing company it became apparent that there was an error on the roofer’s part.

Due to an error on the roofer’s proposal they had completed work meant for your unit on a different unit.  [Red font color added by me].  I did finally get the situation cleared up with the roofer on Friday evening.  At this point I have again sent a request for the area to be tarped, this time directly to the supervisor, and I have let that supervisor know that this repair needs to be completed as soon as the rain breaks and it is safe to complete the work.  The supervisor is meant to be getting back to me today with a more exact time frame for the repairs.  I will be following up before we close today if I have not yet heard back from him.

I will send you an update this evening or tomorrow morning regarding the more detailed time frame.  [Red font color added by me].  Additionally, I have made the property manager and Board aware of this situation and the roofer’s error so they are aware that any correspondence to them regarding this work needs to be addressed asap.

 

[As you can see, on 02/04/2019 I was promised an update: “I will send you an update this evening or tomorrow morning regarding the more detailed time frame.”As of 02/20/2019, 16 days after the promise of an update, I still had not received it.]

 

[After reading and re-reading the above e-mail multiple times, I can’t figure out the date when the roofer completed work meant for my unit on a different unit and how many more days elapsed before the roofer and Vintage Management Consultants figured out: “Due to an error on the roofer’s proposal they had completed work meant for your unit on a different unit.”]

 

[I wonder which roofing company “completed work meant for your unit on a different unit.”  The BOD meeting Agenda dated 01/10/2019, 42 days after I reported my roof leak, under Bids/Proposals shows Hull & Sons placed a bid for $2,127.00 to do a Tile Roof Repair on my unit.  But the roofers that put a tarp on my roof 41 days later (83 days after I reported my roof leak) were driving a truck marked BRS Roofing].

 

02/05/2019      Rained 14th time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (sixty-eight days since reporting roof leak).

 

02/09/2019      Rained 15th time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (seventy-two days since reporting roof leak).

 

02/10/2019      Rained 16th time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (seventy-three days since reporting roof leak).

 

02/13/2019      Rained 17th time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (seventy-six days since reporting roof leak).  Two roofers arrived in the afternoon about time of first shower.  It was the 3rd time a roofer inspected where leaks occurred in master bedroom.

 

One of the roofers said to us it was unsafe to put a tarp on the roof, because moss on North side made roof too slick to walk on.  Say what?  Moss on North side?  Yes, he did say “moss.”  I guess I’m not that observant, because I have been up on my roof of my townhouse several times and have not seen any moss growing on my tile roof.   Oh, looking out my back-bedroom window that over-looks my garage, I have not seen any moss growing on that tile roof either.

 

 

 

 

02/14/2019      Rained 18th time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (seventy-seven days since reporting roof leak).  Took another picture of one of the five wet spots on the ceiling of my front bedroom.  As you can see by the above more recent picture without a tarp on the roof this wet spot is much bigger and the damage to my ceiling is noticeably worse.

 

That night the storm brought a heavy rain.  Once again, it was difficult to fall asleep due to the drip, drip, drip of water from my bedroom ceiling due to multiple roof leaks.  Of course, the dripping noise woke me up many times.  I keep checking my scattered containers and emptying them as needed.  In the dark while lying in bed I use a flashlight on the bedroom ceiling checking the conditions of the many wet spots.  During the rains I need to remember to place a plastic sheet over my bed to protect it from the dripping filthy rain water and pieces of acoustical (pop-corn) ceiling.

 

02/15/2019      Rained 19th time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (seventy-eight days since reporting roof leak).  The first shower wasn’t until 4 PM. The rain was later.  Yes, the roofers had enough time to put a tarp on my roof before the tiles (and the alleged moss) got wet.

 

02/17/2019      Rained 20th time.  Still not even a tarp on my roof (eighty days since reporting roof leak).

 

From: wile_dsl@yahoo.com

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:54 PM

To: Aubrey Tibbs <Aubrey@vintagemanagement.com>

Subject: 82 days and 19 more rains since reporting first roof leaks, but still not even a tarp much less getting leaking roof fixed

As you know on 11/29/2018 it rained and I phoned Vintage Management Consultants and reported the roof leaked.  Since then several more times I have contacted Vintage Management Consultants by phone an e-mail asking for status updates and mentioning there still is not even a tarp on my roof.  On 02/17/2019 it rained for the 20th time.  As of today, 02/19/2019 it has been 82 days since I phoned Vintage Management Consultants and reported the roof leaked.  Not only has the roof not been fixed there still is not even a tarp on my roof.  Without a tarp on my roof the number of wet spots increased from one to five and the damage to my ceiling is noticeably worse.  There is now a smell in my bedroom.  The smell caused by Vintage Management Consultants neglect of my roof leaks reminds me of an e-mail sent to me.  Selected portions follow:

“You don't know me but I stumbled across your posts on parkmediterrania.com because I as a resident of Park Mediterrania have also had roof/leak issues and I wanted to reach out.  Due to the HOA's negligence of the roof and then our absent owner's negligence on top of it, I am so sick that I have to leave the home.  Our animals have been removed and now me which leaves only my wife here to try to deal with things on her own.  We have chosen to move away from here because our health is much more important and I cannot afford to continue missing work due to sickness.  Our leak occurred 01/09/2018 and on 01/20/2018 we had a mushroom growing out of our ceiling.  10 days later I was at urgent care with sinus issues.  08/03/2018 our owner finally decided to "fix" the ceiling on the inside but the HOA had not fixed the roof yet.  10/13/2018 it rained pretty hard again and our ceiling came apart again.  The HOA finally fixed our roof on 10/29/18 and 10/31/2018 and the ceiling finally got "fixed" on 12/29/2018.  I continue to remain sick and it's only getting worse because nothing was tested or remediated for mold.  I saw your postings and your emails to the HOA to no avail and I just felt so bad because I get it!  I hope that I have not upset you with my email.  I just wanted you to know I see your fight.  I understand what you're dealing with.  And I hope the HOA can have half a heart and start helping owners around here get things resolved.”

 

02/20/2019      Rained 21st time.  Today, a tarp was finally put on my roof (eighty-three days since reporting roof leak).  Right now, it is raining outside and inside I do not hear any drip, drip, drip of water from my bedroom ceiling due to multiple roof leaks.  Tonight, it will not be difficult to fall asleep and I will not be woken up by any dripping noise inside my bedroom.   Tonight, there will be no need to keep checking my scattered containers and emptying them as needed.  Tonight, while lying in bed there will be no need to use a flashlight on the bedroom ceiling to check the conditions of any wet spots.  Yes, tonight none of those five spots stained from previous rain water is wet.  During the upcoming rains I will not need to remember to place a plastic sheet over my bed to protect it from the dripping filthy rain water and pieces of acoustical (pop-corn) ceiling.

 

02/20/2019      On that day received a phone call with caller ID (909) 496-3113 from a man who identified himself as the owner of BRS Roofing.  He said he wanted to make it right about the damage to my bedroom ceiling.  Silly me, I believed him.  He said later someone named George would be phoning me about fixing it.  That he (the owner) was concerned about losing the roofing contract.  He asked me to e-mail, Vintage Management Consultants, the property management company.  Silly me, I did.  On the same day I received a phone call with caller ID (909) 332-8447 from a man who identified himself as George and that he wanted to schedule a time to see my bedroom ceiling.  Later that same day George arrived, saw my ceiling, took pictures, stated he would be painting not just the stained spots, but the entire ceiling.  He said he would be back the following day arriving sometime between Noon and 1 PM to paint the ceiling.  Silly me, I believed him.  In preparation for the painting I moved as much stuff as I could from my front bedroom.  What a waste of my time.  The following day George was a no-show.  He didn’t even bother to phone me to say he wasn’t coming.  I phoned him.  George said he was told not to do the painting.  As of writing this on 03/14/2019 I have not heard back from the owner of BRS Roofing or George the painter.  Oh, today saw a BRS roofing truck on the property so he still has his roofing contract, but I still have a damaged ceiling caused by negligence.  So much for the word of the owner of BRS Roofing stating that he wanted to make it right about the damage to my bedroom ceiling.  Yep, I regret that I did send an e-mail as requested by him to Vintage Management Consultants.  I added him to my list of people and businesses not to be trusted.

 

02/21/2019      Rained 22nd time.  So glad there was finally a tarp on my roof.  Of course, the tarp is only a temporary fix.  Still waiting for my roof to finally be fixed.

 

03/01/2019      Today, ninety-two days since phoning Vintage Management Consultants on 11/29/2018 and reporting my roof leaking and the first of five wet spots appearing on the ceiling of my front bedroom, my roof was finally repaired.  The roofers removed all tile from the tiled portion of my and the shared roof of one of my four neighbor’s, put down new asphalt saturated organic felt and then put back all of the removed tile.  And did weathering stripping etc.

 

I wrote earlier: “If the roof was not being fixed for a while, a tarp should have been placed before the next rain.  Due to Vintage Management Consultants negligence by the time a tarp was placed it had rained 20 more times and the number of wet spots on my ceiling had increased from one to five.  Of course, the sizes of the wet spots (and dried stains) on my ceiling had increased too.”

 

Because of Vintage Management Consultants negligence in not quickly putting a tarp up limiting the damage to just the initial small wet spot, I now have to pay for an expensive paint job.  Rather than just touching up one small area there are now five larger areas requiring the painting of the entire ceiling.  As I have a high and sloped vaulted ceiling the cost will probably be higher.

 

Recently I read in the local newspaper an article on roofing companies that they were behind on repairs due to the frequent winter storms.  And that a common place for roof leaks was where the chimney goes thru the roof.  As I wrote earlier on this webpage previously years ago, I had a roof leak over my front bedroom.  It was at the exact same initial small wet spot as described in the previous paragraph.  One can see in my front bedroom above the fireplace this initial spot where the chimney goes thru the roof.  On the roof between it and the chimney is metal flashing.  A roofer fixed the leak at the chimney just using sealant from a tube or roofing tar from a bucket.

 

The cost that first time when the repair was done in a timely manner was minimal unlike the cost this second time when the repair was done after it rained 20 more times and the bill was thousands of dollars.  Obviously if Vintage Management Consultants practiced preventive maintenance tens of thousands of dollars could be saved annually on roofing repairs.

 

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NEGLIGENCE - ROOF LEAKS OVER MY FRONT BEDROOM

 

NEGLIGENCE - FILTHY SWIMMING POOL AND HOMELESS IN RESTROOMS

 

Vintage Management Consultants had the property management contract from 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2016.  A property management company working for our HOA has several duties they are supposed to be doing including walking our property and having a vendor clean the swimming pool and spa.  As you can see by the two pictures below taken in May 2016 it is questionable Vintage Management Consultants was performing those two duties.

 

 

 

 

In May 2016 I took pictures of the Men and Women restrooms at our swimming pool showing both of them trashed and filthy. The trash included dozens of articles of dirty clothing lying on the floors that dumpster divers might have moved there.  Apparently during the winter of 2015-2016 homeless were frequent users of the restrooms.  Yep, also on the floor are mats.  One of the duties our property management company is supposed to be doing is walking the property. How did Vintage Management Consultants not notice on the walks they were supposed to be doing the homeless using, probably staying overnight in our swimming pool restrooms?

 

Another one of the duties a property management company is supposed to be doing is having a vendor clean the swimming pool and spa.

 

 

 

 

In May 2016 I also took pictures of the swimming pool and spa.  Both of them were filthy.  Apparently during the winter of 2015-2016 the property management company failed to have a vendor clean them.  (Oh, clean the restrooms too).

 

County of San Bernardino

Environmental Health Services

385 N Arrowhead Ave., 2nd Floor

San Bernardino, CA 92415

 

Subject:           Swimming Pool and Spa Complaints

                        Health and Safety of Park Mediterrania HOA Residents at Risk

 

Dear County of San Bernardino EHS Code Enforcement Staff                    5/1/2016

 

Following this introductory paragraph are chronological notes about the Park Mediterrania swimming pool and restrooms.  Please help me and the other home owners that would like to use our swimming pool facility.  Since 4/22/2016 when I reported their condition to Vintage property management and City of Colton Code Enforcement the only cleaning that has been done was the pool was vacuumed once on the morning of 4/25/2016.  That’s it. The water still looks green and there are still patches of algae on the bottom and sides of the pool (and the spa too). The restrooms are still filthy. The trash and discarded clothing is still there.  I noticed someone is still using the mats on the floor of the men’s restroom.  It makes my skin crawl thinking about the cockroaches and lice.  Please do not mention my name to the property management company.  They and the Board of Directors have been known to retaliate against home owners.

 

Friday afternoon, 4/22/2016, I phoned (909) 923-2924 to speak to Vintage, our property management company, to report the condition of our community family swimming pool, but a recording stated their office closes at noon on Fridays. Then I phoned the City of Colton and asked to speak to code enforcement about the health and safety issues I saw at our pool.  When I told the city employee about the problems she said, “Oh Dear.”

 

That Friday the pool looked like it had not been cleaned for weeks.  In addition to the debris in the water that looked green, there were large areas on the bottom and sides that had patches of algae.  I’m assuming that the stuff is slimy to walk on and one could slip on it and for algae to grow it had been a long time since any chlorine was added to the water.  As you may know the main reason for chlorinating water is coliform bacteria.  Yes, someone swimming in that disgusting looking and smelling water might get sick.

 

Monday afternoon, 4/25/2016, I looked at the pool and noticed it had been vacuumed, but the algae was still there.  By the sizes of the large areas it looked like there had been no attempt at scrubbing any of the algae off.

 

Then Monday I looked to see if there was a change to another health and safety issue I reported Friday.  No, the restrooms were still filthy.  There is enough trash and discarded clothing in both of them to nearly fill two garbage cans.  Neither one of those filthy restrooms can be used by the residents of this condominium complex for the purpose they were built.

 

Wednesday afternoon, 4/27/2016, I looked to see if there was any sign of further cleaning at our swimming pool.  No, the patches of algae were still there on the bottom and sides of the pool and the restrooms were still filthy.

 

That Wednesday I discovered where that large amount of discarded clothing probably came from.  Dumpster divers changing clothes there.  And also, who has been using the mats on the floor of the men’s restroom.  While walking to the pool I saw a couple leaving that restroom.  No, they were not dressed to use the pool.  They looked like typical homeless people wearing extra clothing and carrying lots of stuff.  For months I have seen them walking thru our Homeowners Association.

 

Behind our HOA is a homeless encampment on the Santa Anna river bottom. Many of them use our property as a shortcut.  Several times I have seen on agendas for Park Mediterrania Board of Directors mention of doing something about closing this shortcut.  The clear path between the tennis courts chain link fence and the shrubbery at the back of our property leads to this shortcut.

 

A couple months ago I was shocked to see our landscapers removing a 15-foot section of the shrubbery between our HOA property and the Santa Anna levee behind it.  The shrubbery blocked the view of the trash behind it and also acted as a retaining wall. Now there is a large ugly 15-foot gap a herd of homeless people can walk thru.  Voltaire was right when he said common sense is not common.

 

My Name, address and signature was included here.

 

5/4/2016          As noted in my above letter to the County of San Bernardino, 12 days ago I phoned Vintage Management and reported the condition of the swimming pool and restrooms. Since my phone call the only cleaning that has been done was the pool was vacuumed once.  Frustrated at the lack of response and to encourage the property management to do what they get paid to do, manage the property, beginning on 4/27/2016 I started posting on the mailbox stands what I had written up to then, paragraphs 2-8 of the above letter (minus the heading and introductory paragraph).  Also mailed a copy to Vintage Management.  After writing the above letter to the County of San Bernardino and unloading the above letter to the parkmediterrania.com domain, I switched to posting the first page of the website on the mailbox stands.  After posting information about the filthy community swimming pool and restrooms on the mailbox stands in an attempt to get the property management to get their vendor to clean them, someone has removed my postings.  Several dozen times I have replaced them.

 

I state in my letter “That Friday the pool looked like it had not been cleaned for weeks.”  On second thought with that much growth of algae on large areas of the bottom and sides it is possible the pool has not received chlorinating treatment for months.

The property management and the BOD must have been aware for a long time about the filthy swimming pool with green looking water. The property management is supposed to walk the property weekly.  The property management and Board of Directors have their monthly meetings next to the pool.  A member of the BOD has her condominium on the last row next to the pool.  She drives right by the pool and from her second-floor bedroom window she can look out at the pool and spa.  Why has the property management and BOD failed in their duties to maintain our Homeowners Association?

 

Today, 5/4/2016, that member of the BOD removed from the mailbox stands the information about the filthy pool and restrooms that I have been posting again and again and replaced it with she claims is an ‘Important Notice.’ I have added my comments between the [  ] brackets:

 

Important Notice

Park Mediterrania Homeowners

POOL

The Park Mediterrania HOA is working to have the pool ready for Memorial Day Weekend.  [Memorial Day is on 5/30/2016 26 days from today.  Why will it take weeks ‘to have the pool ready’ and why hasn’t it been ready all along].  The HOA is aware the pool is in need of attention [Duh] and has contracted to have the problems corrected. [Has contracted?  Apparently there has been weeks if not months without pool service].

POOL AREA & RESTROOMS

The HOA needs your help!!!!  Please contact the POLICE and management if you see non-residents/transient persons in the pool area as vandalism is increasing and this costing the HOA and homeowners $$$$. [No mention of what the property management and BOD has done about the homeless people living in our restrooms].

Vintage Management (909) 923-2924

Colton Police Dept. (909) 370-5000

The Park Mediterrania HOA appreciates your continued support and dedication to our community!!!!!

 

5/11/2016 Update:

In the introductory paragraph I wrote: “Since 4/22/2016 when I reported their condition to Vintage property management…”  Since I reported on that date 19 days ago the condition of the swimming pool and restrooms to Vintage property management the problems still have not been corrected.  As I have shown earlier both the property management and BOD must have been aware of the problems long before I reported their condition to them.  And in an attempt to get them to get their vendors to clean the swimming pool and restrooms many times I have posted reminders on the mailbox stands only to have them torn down.

 

What has been done to the swimming pool and restrooms to correct the problems?  Absolutely nothing has been done to the restrooms.  They are still filthy with trash and discarded clothing.  The other day after finding a dead possum I phoned the City of Colton for removal of it, but didn’t phone them again after finding a dead rat.

 

Much of the patches of algae on the bottom and sides of the pool have been removed.  But one can easily see many green spots of algae that still need to be scrubbed off. I wonder if the swimming pool cleaner intends to finish the job he started.

 

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NEGLIGENCE - FILTHY SWIMMING POOL AND HOMELESS IN RESTROOMS

 

NEGLIGENCE - GAPS IN SHRUBBERY AND TRESPASSING BY HOMELESS

 

 

 

 

The above photo taken on 5/6/2016 shows a large ugly 15-foot gap in the shrubbery a couple of months after that section was removed.

 

 

 

 

The previous above photo taken on 5/6/2016 shows a large ugly 15-foot gap in the shrubbery a couple of months after that section was removed.  The above photo taken on 3/15/2019 shows in addition to the ugly 15-foot gap above it there is now a wide path thru the underbrush and hill side erosion from the foot traffic.  Obviously, the shrubbery needs to be replanted.

 

In the above letter dated 5/1/2016 mailed to the County of San Bernardino, Environmental Health Services, I wrote: “A couple months ago I was shocked to see our landscapers removing a 15-foot section of the shrubbery between our HOA property and the Santa Anna levee behind it.  The shrubbery blocked the view of the trash behind it and also acted as a retaining wall. Now there is a large ugly 15-foot gap a herd of homeless people can walk thru.  Obviously, the shrubbery needs to be replanted.

 

My long-time friend who lives with me was here the day the shrubbery was butchered.  She saw a woman holding a phone and a clipboard with one arm while waving her other arm showing where to do what with the shrubbery.  My friend asked the Vintage Management Consultants woman employee why did she tell the landscapers to remove the large section of shrubbery.  She (Gwen?) claimed it was dying.  Nearly three years have past by and the alleged dying section has not been replanted.  That removed section was a portion of the shrubbery that runs along most of Park Mediterrania HOA back property line.   Obviously, the shrubbery, if maintained properly by the property management company, enhances the property value of the homeowner residences.  As you can see above in the two photos the large ugly 15-foot gap ordered by the Vintage Management Consultants employee decreased the property value.  Obviously, the shrubbery needs to be replanted.

 

Since the Vintage Management Consultants woman employee had the landscapers remove the large 15-foot section of shrubbery the number of homeless trespassing thru the Park Mediterrania HOA has increased.  Before the shrubbery was butchered the gap where one could pass thru was quite small and very few attempted it because of the thornsThe first photo above taken on 5/6/2016 shows on the right a vertical metal pole of the type used in chain link fences.  A neighbor and I were concerned about the occasional homeless person trespassing on our property.  He embedded the metal pole in concrete nearly closing the small gap in the shrubbery.  We expected the shrubbery would grow and completely close the gap.  We were shocked to see the small gap was replaced by a large ugly 15-foot gap caused by a Vintage Management Consultants employee ordering the removal of a section of shrubbery.  Obviously, the shrubbery needs to be replanted.

 

Elsewhere on this webpage I have attached a letter dated 01/01/2019 that reads in part: “For years I have noticed homeless entering/exiting thru two gaps in a tall hedge that marks our rear property line.  Last year I noticed a new third opening in our tall hedge.  Then I discovered that a new homeless encampment had been established behind the Cottonwood Ranch Apartments a short distance from the common fence between our properties. Fortunately, the homeless are no longer living there, but the gap they made in the tall hedge was later used by THIEVES BREAKING INTO 1097 UNIT 63 nearest the common wall.”  Obviously, the shrubbery needs to be replanted.

 

Many years ago, there was a problem with people climbing over the concrete block wall between our HOA and the Cottonwood Ranch Apartments.  FOR EXAMPLE, 1097 UNIT 67 WAS BROKEN INTO, a TV was stolen and the remote for the TV was found dropped on our side of the wall.  Some intelligence person had a really bright idea.  Along the entire concrete block wall separating the two properties shrubbery with THORNS was planted.  The problem with people climbing the wall stopped.

 

Obviously, all gaps in the shrubbery needs to be replanted by a variety with thorns.  Pyracantha (firethorn) is drought tolerant and needs no fertilizer once established; and its thorns will deter any would-be-intruder from crossing our property line.  Another thorny living fence is the Poncirus trifoliata with thorns up to 2 inches long.

 

On 5/6/2016 I took the above photo and 2 more that I still have.  The other 2 photos show the shrubbery to the left of the gap.  One is of untouched shrubbery at least twelve feet high.  The other one is of shrubbery with much of the top chopped off.  A couple of months earlier two landscapers spent most of the day first removing that 15-foot section then removing the top of a large section on the left (since regrown).  The shrubbery is so thick the landscapers were able to walk on it as they worked.  At the slow rate they were working at this difficult job it would have taken them over a week to complete the job.  Fortunately, they didn’t return to continue damaging the shrubbery.  I have no idea why they were butchering the top of the shrubbery.  I just had a horrible thought.  Maybe they were not going to stop with just removing the top of the shrubbery.  Untouched the tall shrubbery looks nice and adds to the property value.

 

Want to hear a thigh slapper.  A newer neighbor goes to BOD meetings.  He was told by a Vintage Management Consultants employee the decision to remove that 15-foot section of shrubbery was done by the landscapers.  Yeah right, our landscapers took it on themselves to remove that 15-foot section of shrubbery.  And the same day the landscapers took it on themselves to spend most of the rest of the day to removing the top of a large section on the left.  Yeah right.  I have seen trash left for weeks in the ivy and among other plants.  Noticing the landscapers usually pick up stuff where the lawnmower travels sometimes when I see stuff left elsewhere, I move it onto the lawn.  Doesn’t always work.  Sometimes it is still ignored.  Once after seeing a tree branch left lying on the ivy for weeks, I dragged it onto the lawn.  The landscaper operating the lawnmower saw a gap in the shrubbery then stuffed the tree branch inside.

 

The problem still persists after CLS, our landscaper for many years, was replaced by Park West.  Sometimes I see a Park West employee alone walking the property who maybe inspecting it.  Today I approached him and complained about an area in the back of the property frequently left trashed.  I asked him who is supposed to pick up the trash in that area between the shrubbery and the tennis courts.  While we were standing there talking in front of one of the townhouses, I noticed trash amongst the plants.  I told him about seeing trash left for weeks in the ivy and amongst other plants and what I had to do to get it picked up by the landscapers.  I demonstrated by selecting amongst the trash a coat hanger and kicking it out from amongst the plants onto the sidewalk.  In answer to my question his reply was that he would ask someone.  WTF?  A Park West employee working for a landscaping company does not know if one of their duties is picking up trash amongst the plants?  Another question I have is, does Vintage Management Consultants supervise any of the vendors?

 

Oh, sometimes the landscapers don’t haul away their cuttings, but put it into one of our dumpsters that we pay to be emptied.  Behind our townhouses are alley driveways leading to those dumpsters.  Nearby my townhouse were two regular dumpsters, but one was taken away and replaced by one just for recyclables.  Frequently the remaining regular dumpster fills up and the overflow trash is dumped on the ground while the one just for recyclables is underused.  The landscapers should haul away all of their cuttings as we pay extra for someone to pick up the trash dumped on the ground.

 

 

 

 

Nearby my townhouse were two regular dumpsters, but one was taken away and replaced by one just for recyclables.  The dumpster for recyclables pictured above is underused.  I have rarely seen it filled and then I only see corrugated boxes at the top.  As you can see there is a padlock on the left, but the left lid is ajar.  The dumpster divers even with a locked padlock and a locking bar in place are still able to force the lid out of the way.  One of them left the message: “F*!K THIS…Recycling helps me eat.”  As you can see by the following photo, we need our second regular dumpster returned.

 

 

 

 

Nearby my townhouse were two regular dumpsters, but one was taken away and replaced by one just for recyclables.  Frequently the remaining regular dumpster fills up and the overflow trash is dumped on the ground (while the one just for recyclables is underused).  We pay extra for someone to pick up the trash dumped on the ground.  As you can see by the above photo, we need our second regular dumpster returned.  Of course, after our second regular dumpster was taken away and replaced by a useless one just for recyclables the trash haulers continued to charge us the full amount for their service.

 

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NEGLIGENCE - GAPS IN SHRUBBERY AND TRESPASSING BY HOMELESS

 

ONE LETTER DATED 01/01/2019 ABOUT PROBLEMS WITH TRESPASSING HOMELESS MAILED TO SAN BERNARDINO COUNT FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT.  (ATTACHED IS THEIR REPLY LETTER DATED 01/09/2019).  Wow, in their reply letter they state they will remove the homeless camp.  But following this section are two other sections with same or similar letters about problems with trespassing homeless mailed to Vintage Management Consultants, WSR Real Estate and the Colton Police Department.  (They all showed negligence by failing to reply).

 

San Bernardino County Flood Control District
825 East Third Street
San Bernardino, Ca 92415

Subject:  Help stopping people from homeless encampment trespassing onto Park Mediterrania HOA property

 

Dear San Bernardino County Flood Control District:                                                                        01/01/2019

 

I live in the Park Mediterrania HOA complex at 1077 & 1097 Santo Antonio Drive in Colton.  Our HOA complex shares common fences with the Casa Mediterrania Apartments at 1043 Santo Antonio Dr.  and the Cottonwood Ranch Apartments at 901 E Washington.  Behind our adjacent properties is the Santa Anna River bottom, usually dry, that is a magnet for the homeless.

 

For years I have noticed homeless entering/exiting thru two gaps in a tall hedge that marks our rear property line.  Last year I noticed a new third opening in our tall hedge.  Then I discovered that a new homeless encampment had been established behind the Cottonwood Ranch Apartments a short distance from the common fence between our properties. Fortunately, the homeless are no longer living there, but the gap they made in the tall hedge was later used by thieves breaking into 1097 Unit 63 nearest the common wall.

 

Years ago, one of our two tennis courts were converted into additional parking spaces.  For a long time, I have suspected that homeless were parking their vehicles there too.  Today all of the parking spaces in the tennis court enclosure were full and many vehicles had expired registration tags.  Why aren’t they being towed?

 

Yesterday I noticed homeless people trespassing onto Park Mediterrania HOA property thru one of several holes cut in the back of our tennis courts chain link fence.  I saw them unloading a car and carrying things thru one of those holes to a new homeless encampment that had been established behind the Casa Mediterrania Apartments a short distance from the common fence between our properties.  I saw truckloads of trash.  Apparently, the high winds the last few days have blown some of their trash onto our HOA property.

 

There is a perception among homeowners and renters living here there is a safety issue with the homeless entering our property.  Among the homeless are drug addicts looking for something to steal to sell for drugs, violent criminals including sex offenders and the mentally ill.  I have lived at this HOA since 2001 and over the years have observed an increase in the homeless trespassing onto our property along with an increase in theft and vandalism.  Most of the 8 Units on the back row on the 1097 side have been broken into, including mine.  Vehicles too.  Recently a mail box stand for 16 Units was stolen.  The homeless fish out of the dumpsters more than plastic bottles.  I have seen trash bags ripped open and their contents spread on the ground suggesting identity thieves were looking thru paperwork that was not shredded.  The swimming pool area has been repeatedly vandalized.  I have pictures taken in May of 2016 of the Men and Women restrooms showing both of them trashed and filthy. The trash included dozens of articles of dirty clothing. Apparently during the winter of 2015-2016 while the swimming pool area was closed to HOA residents, homeless people were living in the restrooms.

 

My Name, address and signature was included here.

 

2019 01 01 homeless camp-San Bernardino County Flood Control District.docx

 

 

 

 

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ONE LETTER DATED 01/01/2019 ABOUT PROBLEMS WITH TRESPASSING HOMELESS MAILED TO SAN BERNARDINO COUNT FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT.  (ATTACHED IS THEIR REPLY LETTER DATED 01/09/2019).  Wow, in their reply letter they state they will remove the homeless camp.  But following the section above are two other sections with same or similar letters about problems with trespassing homeless mailed to Vintage Management Consultants, WSR Real Estate and the Colton Police Department.  (They all showed negligence by failing to reply).

 

TWO LETTERS DATED 01/01/2019 ABOUT PROBLEMS WITH TRESPASSING HOMELESS MAILED TO (REHIRED) VINTAGE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS AND TO COLTON POLICE DEPARTMENT (BOTH VINTAGE AND CPD SHOWED NEGLIGENCE BY FAILING TO REPLY)

 

Park Mediterrania HOA

C/O Vintage Management Consultants

1235 E. Francis Street Ste. E

Ontario, CA, 91761

 

Subject:  Stopping people from homeless encampment trespassing onto Park Mediterrania HOA property

 

Dear Park Mediterrania HOA Board of Directors:                                                                             01/01/2019

 

I mailed the attached letter to the Colton Police Department and addressed copies to others.  As you can see, I requested help in stopping homeless people from trespassing onto Park Mediterrania HOA property.  I am hoping the Park Mediterrania HOA and their current property manager company, Vintage Management Consultants, will get actively involved in doing the same thing.  Those homeowners and renters living toward the front of the HOA may not realize there is a problem, but those living farther back especially those living near the swimming pool and tennis courts (and are observant) realize the problem needs to be addressed.

 

Years ago, the number of homeless cutting thru our property was mostly a nuisance.  There were only two gaps in the tall hedge on the property line that allowed the homeless access to the river bottom.  One was a narrow one between the tall hedge and the tall tennis courts chain link fence. It was nice when the trimmed hedge grew back closing off the narrow gap preventing access that way, but it was so annoying when the landscapers trimmed back the hedge allowing the homeless to again walk thru.  The other gap was a small one that my neighbor at 1097 Unit 70 and I were attempting to close off.  He installed a metal fence post of the kind used with chain link fences leaving the gap so small people attempting to pass thru got scratched by the thorns.

 

Then we saw the property management company representative on site directing the landscapers to remove a large section of the tall hedge to the left of the metal fence post.  When asked she claimed it was dying.  It has been years since the removal yet management has made no attempt to replace it.  Since the large section of the hedge was removed vehicles have driven thru the large gap.  Of course, with no barrier to stop them the homeless traffic increased along with an increase in theft and vandalism.  My Unit and one of our cars have been broken into along with those of our neighbors.  At our entry door thieves have taken our garden hose and nozzle, a decorative plant holder and even our welcome mat.  Homeless have lived in the swimming pool restrooms.  At night I have not gone out to the tennis court that was converted into additional parking with a flashlight and peered into the cars.  It is a reasonable assumption that I would find homeless people sleeping in their cars.  Do we still have a contract with Cruz or another towing company?  Why haven’t the vehicles with expired tags had 3-day warnings placed on them and if still there after 3 days towed?

 

My Name, address and signature was included here.

 

Colton Police Department

650 N La Cadena Drive 
Colton, CA 92324 

 

Subject:  Help stopping people from homeless encampment trespassing onto Park Mediterrania HOA property

 

Dear Colton Police Department:                                                                                                        01/01/2019

 

I live in the Park Mediterrania HOA complex at 1077 & 1097 Santo Antonio Drive in Colton.  Our HOA complex shares common fences with the Casa Mediterrania Apartments at 1043 Santo Antonio Dr.  and the Cottonwood Ranch Apartments at 901 E Washington.  Behind our adjacent properties is the Santa Anna River bottom, usually dry, that is a magnet for the homeless.

 

For years I have noticed homeless entering/exiting thru two gaps in a tall hedge that marks our rear property line.  Last year I noticed a new third opening in our tall hedge.  Then I discovered that a new homeless encampment had been established behind the Cottonwood Ranch Apartments a short distance from the common fence between our properties. Fortunately, the homeless are no longer living there, but the gap they made in the tall hedge was later used by thieves breaking into 1097 Unit 63 nearest the common wall.

 

Years ago, one of our two tennis courts were converted into additional parking spaces.  For a long time, I have suspected that homeless were parking their vehicles there too.  Today all of the parking spaces in the tennis court enclosure were full and many vehicles had expired registration tags.  Why aren’t they being towed?

 

Yesterday I noticed homeless people trespassing onto Park Mediterrania HOA property thru one of several holes cut in the back of our tennis courts chain link fence.  I saw them unloading a car and carrying things thru one of those holes to a new homeless encampment that had been established behind the Casa Mediterrania Apartments a short distance from the common fence between our properties.  I saw truckloads of trash.  Apparently, the high winds the last few days have blown some of their trash onto our HOA property.

 

There is a perception among homeowners and renters living here there is a safety issue with the homeless entering our property.  Among the homeless are drug addicts looking for something to steal to sell for drugs, violent criminals including sex offenders and the mentally ill.  I have lived at this HOA since 2001 and over the years have observed an increase in the homeless trespassing onto our property along with an increase in theft and vandalism.  Most of the 8 Units on the back row on the 1097 side have been broken into, including mine.  Vehicles too.  Recently a mail box stand for 16 Units was stolen.  The homeless fish out of the dumpsters more than plastic bottles.  I have seen trash bags ripped open and their contents spread on the ground suggesting identity thieves were looking thru paperwork that was not shredded.  The swimming pool area has been repeatedly vandalized.  I have pictures taken in May of 2016 of the Men and Women restrooms showing both of them trashed and filthy. The trash included dozens of articles of dirty clothing. Apparently during the winter of 2015-2016 while the swimming pool area was closed to HOA residents, homeless people were living in the restrooms.

 

My Name, address and signature was included here.

 

2019 01 01 homeless camp-Park Mediterrania HOA.docx

 

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TWO LETTERS DATED 01/01/2019 ABOUT PROBLEMS WITH TRESPASSING HOMELESS MAILED TO (REHIRED) VINTAGE MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS AND TO COLTON POLICE DEPARTMENT (BOTH VINTAGE AND CPD SHOWED NEGLIGENCE BY FAILING TO REPLY)

 

ONE LETTER DATED 04/24/2017 ABOUT PROBLEMS WITH TRESPASSING HOMELESS MAILED TO (REHIRED) WSR REAL ESTATE AND TO COLTON POLICE DEPARTMENT (BOTH WSR AND CPD SHOWED NEGLIGENCE BY FAILING TO REPLY)

 

Colton Police Department

650 N La Cadena Drive 
Colton, CA 92324 

(909) 370-5000

 

Subject:  Homeless at a NEW encampment are trespassing onto Park Mediterrania HOA property entering/exiting thru a gap they made in the tall hedge that marks our rear property line

 

Dear Colton Police Department                                                                                             4/24/2017

 

I live in the Park Mediterrania Homeowners Association condominium complex at 1077 & 1097 Santo Antonio Drive in Colton.  Our condo complex shares a common wall with the Cottonwood Ranch Apartments at 901 E Washington Street.

 

This week-end I noticed a new homeless encampment has recently been established in the thick dry underbrush behind the Cottonwood Ranch Apartments a short distance from the common wall between that apartment complex and our Park Mediterrania HOA.  I also noticed adjacent to the common wall the homeless have made an opening in our tall hedge that marks our rear property line.  I have observed people that are not Park Mediterrania owners or renters trespassing onto our property thru the break in the tall hedge that serves in place of a fence.

 

Behind our HOA is a low hill that I believe is a levee for the Santa Anna River.  This hill is covered with thick dry underbrush that would be ideal fuel for a brush fire that would quickly spread to our tall hedge on our rear property line and threaten to consume our HOA condominiums too.  With the cooking and cigarette smoking at the new homeless encampment the fire hazard risk has greatly increased.  I have been concerned in the past by people who ignore the fire hazard on the Fourth of July by going up the hill and setting off fireworks, because the brush has burned before.

 

My Name, address and signature was included here.

 

P.S.  Since I moved here in 2001 the HOA has had four property management companies.  From time to time I have had reasons to contact the current one.  (Presently it is rehired WSR Real Estate, 6736 Palm Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506 951-682-1000).  Due to the common problem in the past of a lack of response from them it usually is a frustrating waste of my time.  At parkmediterrania.com is an example and documentation including pictures of the couple of months of prodding it took last year to get the previous property management company to clean the filthy swimming pool and evict the homeless from living in the pool restrooms.  (Yes, we have had problems with the homeless for years.  Daily they use our property as a shortcut from and to the homeless encampment on the river bottom.  In spite of complaints by homeowners the most recent property management companies have made worse the other two gaps in the tall hedge.)

2017 04 24 homeless-police.docx

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ONE LETTER DATED 04/24/2017 ABOUT PROBLEMS WITH TRESPASSING HOMELESS MAILED TO (REHIRED) WSR REAL ESTATE AND TO COLTON POLICE DEPARTMENT (BOTH WSR AND CPD SHOWED NEGLIGENCE BY FAILING TO REPLY)

 

LATER I WILL WRITE MORE ABOUT A PREVIOUS BOD ILLEGALLY

PURCHASING TOWNHOUSES DEPLETING OUR RESERVES:

 

In 2010 some members of the Park Mediterrania Home Owners Association (HOA) Board of Directors with help from WSR, our property management company at the time, went rogue ignoring our Articles of Incorporation, Article III, nonprofit status and multiple State of California codes to illegally use our reserves to purchase townhouses with the intent of renting them out and making a profit.  Apparently, the BOD members were contemplating pecuniary gain or profit from paying lower monthly assessments.  Letter written by Lawrence Schoelch (an attorney), President of the Board of Directors, Park Mediterrania Home Owners Association (HOA), dated 08/08/2012 with subject: “Termination Letters for WSR---Conflicting Minutes for Meeting in which Purchases of Townhouses was (Allegedly) Approved” is on another one of my websites.  (Four years after WSR’s contract was terminated for cause, they were rehired). 

http://www.r-a-l-p-h.com/park-mediterrania/wsr-termination-and-chetbruce-08082012.pdf

 

END OF NOTES ON

LATER I WILL WRITE MORE ABOUT A PREVIOUS BOD ILLEGALLY

PURCHASING TOWNHOUSES DEPLETING OUR RESERVES:

 

The following are links to 33 files in gov folder on www.parkmediterrania.com website

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/2019-10-28-parking-permit-distribution.jpg

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/2019-10-28-parkingandtrafficrulesandregulations.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/2019-11-05-lettertobod-parking-permits.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/2019-11-07-lettertobod-parking-permits.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/2019-11-13-lettertobod-bylaw-and-ca-civil-code-violations.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/articles-of-incorporation-1979.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/bylaws-1979.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/bylaws-1979-1982amended.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/cc-and-r-1979-1980supplement-1985amended.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/cc-and-r-1985-amendment-recorded.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/cc-and-r-2005-amendment-noticeofspecialvote.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/cc-and-r-2005-amendment-pleasevoteyes.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/cc-and-r-2005-amendment-recorded.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/cover-page-for-hoa-governing-documents.jpg

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/elitepestmanagement-termitesandotherinsects.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/guide-to-cc-and-r-bylaws-r-and-r-2005-13pages.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/maintenance-checklist-hoa-or-owner-2013.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/membershipmeetingandvotingrules-2007.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/policies-r-and-r-and-other-items-2005-01-16.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/r-and-r-arenotenforceableifnotdistributed.jpg

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/r-and-r-common-violations-2006-06-24.jpg

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/r-and-r-home-child-care-2007-october.jpg

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/r-and-r-landscaping-2006-08-24.jpg

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/r-and-r-paintcolorcodes-stucco-wood-garage.jpg

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/r-and-r-parking-2007-02-22.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/r-and-r-parking-2007-october.jpg

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/r-and-r-parking-2009-05-05.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/r-and-r-pool-and-spa-2008.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/r-and-r-rentalrequirements-and-moveinfee-2015.jpg

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/r-and-r-satellite-dishes-2006-06-24.jpg

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/r-and-r-trash-mainly-2005.jpg

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/rules-and-regulations-1981-7pages.pdf

http://parkmediterrania.com/gov/rules-and-regulations-1998-8pages.pdf

 

The following are links to 180 files in hoa folder on www.parkmediterrania.com website

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2001-11-12-roofleak-at-acreturn-overayeartofix.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2001-11-21-4-letters-fromeuclid-missingwindowscreen.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-01-22-paid-me-5080-for-illegally-towing-my-car.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-01-22-proxyappointshoabod.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-04-10-letterfromeuclid-securityscreendoor-needstobereplaced.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-05-02-lettertoeuclid-securityscreendoor-requestawaiverorreimbursement.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-05-03-letterfromeuclid-securityscreendoor-otherissues.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-05-08-letterfromeuclid-securityscreendoorneedstobereplaced.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-05-10-alextaylor-newsletter-financial-review.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-05-14-lettertoeuclid-1stcomplaintaboutpoorcustomerservice.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-05-15-letterfromeuclid-securityscreendoor-needstobereplaced.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-05-18-lettertoeuclid-violationsbyrentersat1097unit70.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-06-11-letterfromeuclid-my-letterconcerningcustomerservice.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-06-28-letterfromeuclid-securityscreendoor-inspectedmustbereplaced.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-07-08-lettertoeuclids-vendorforapprovedsecurityscreendoor.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-07-15-lettertoeuclid-3rdwrittenrequestforgoverningdocuments.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-07-17-lettertoeuclid-2ndcomplaintaboutpoorcustomerservice.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-07-20-ccandrs-enforceableunlessunreasonable-cc1354.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-08-01-letterfromeuclid-governingdocs-securityscreendoor.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-08-07-letterfromeuclid-securityscreendoor-hearing.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-08-22-fifteen-sales-comparables.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-10-21-letterfromeuclid-securityscreendoor-hearing.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-11-03-lettertoeuclid-goahead-initiatealawsuitagainstme-iwillwin.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-11-14-letterfromeuclid-securityscreendoor-25dollar-reoccuringfine.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-11-17-lettertoeuclid-negligence-roofleak-at-acreturn-forayear.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2002-11-19-lettertoeuclid-reoccuringfine-replytomarletafoster.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2003-02-14-letterfromeuclid-leakinmasterbedroom-closet.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2003-02-25-lettertostanjackson-leakinmasterbedroomcloset.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2003-03-15-lettertoeuclid-3rdreport-leakinmasterbedroomcloset.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2003-04-20-lettertoeuclid-complaint-about-4-issues.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2003-05-07-hoanoticeofparkingviolation.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2003-05-10-letterfromme-distributedtoallhomeowners.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2003-06-letterfromeuclidtobod-howtohandle-us-agitated-homeowners.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2003-08-04-lettertoeuclid-snottynotefromguard-parkedincommonarea.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2003-08-15-ducksoupwithplumsandwildrice.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2003-08-25-lettertoanimalcareandcontrol-sanbernardinocounty-aboutducks.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2003-09-22-hoanoticeofparkingviolation.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2003-10-20-letterfromeuclid-snottydefenseofsnottyguard-parkedincommonarea.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-01-08-offsitebodmeetings-application.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-01-08-offsitebodmeetings-facilityfeeschedule.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-01-17-8-candidateformsforelection.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-02-29-alextaylor-budgetanalysis-overbudget.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-04-24-lettertoeuclid-enclosed-100dollars-forgoverningdocuments.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-05-03-petition-requestforspecialmeetingtoremovebod.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-05-19-lettertoeuclid-complaint-willful-misfeasance-and-or-malfeasance.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-05-20-atbottom-adjournedbodmeeting.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-05-20-attop-meetingbyhomeowners.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-05-28-letterfromeuclid-bodvotedtoincreaseduesfrom266to319.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-06-17-agenda-and-minutes-do-not-match.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-07-03-letterfromme-distributedtoallhomeowners.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-07-06-letterfromme-distributedtoallhomeowners-and-hoa-attorneys.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-07-12-lettertoeuclid-ourcandidatesforboardofdirectors.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-07-15-bodmeetingbutnoshow-onlymembersshowedup.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-07-26-letterfromeuclid-locationofmeetings-andotherissues.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-08-02-letterfromattorneytobod-mrcosettaandotherissues.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-08-08-lettertoeuclid-2ndrequestfortheitemsmissingfromthehoapackage.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-08-08-lettertoeuclid-2ndrequestfor-votersmailingaddresses.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-08-08-lettertoeuclid-whycontinuingviolationchargesforsecurityscreendoor.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-08-11-letterfromrecallbodcommitteewarningaboutcaldwellproxy.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-08-11-proxyfromcaldwellrevokingours.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-08-12-letteronproxy-warningandreasonsforremovalofbod.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-08-12-proxyforremovalofbod.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-08-19-agenda-and-minutes-do-not-match.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-08-29-lettertoeuclid-3rdrequestfortheitemsmissingfromthehoapackage.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-08-30-invoicefromelite-noteonit-fromchetbruce.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-08-30-letterfromelite-noteonit-fromjeffreyscott.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-08-31-boardpacketactivitylog.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-09-09-a-noticeof-specialmeetingofthemembers.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-09-09-b-directionsto-specialmeetingofthemembers.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-09-09-c-agendafor-specialmeetingforremovalofbod.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-09-09-executiveplanningmeeting-minutes.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-09-10-letterfromeuclid-congratulationsonbeingelectedtothebod-etc.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-09-11-bod-listofvendors-etc.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-09-15-letterfromeuclid-tonewbod-afterrecallelectionmeeting.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-09-15-letterfromoneilltoeuclid-vendorfailedtofixac.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-09-15-lettertoeuclid-errorsin2lists-mailundeliverable-6proxiesrejected.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-09-15-lettertoeuclid-ihavenotyetreceivedthe-letterfromthelawyer.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-09-18-executiveplanningmeeting-minutes.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-09-21-letterfromnewbod-votewas86to7-thankyoufromnewbod.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-09-23-newbodfirstmeeting.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-09-23-ponds-motion-on-bod.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-09-23-votewas86to7-firstmeetingofnewbod.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-10-16-euclidmanagementseminar.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2004-10-21-newbodsecondmeeting.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2005-01-05-letterfrombod-listofpoints-firsttoseventh.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2005-03-22-letterfromeuclid-bodrefusedtopayforvandalismdonetomycar.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2005-07-19-letterfromeuclid-statediwasinviolationaftermygaragedoorwasgraffitied.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2005-08-08-letterfromeuclid-garagedoorhasnotbeenpaintedwithapprovedcolor.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2005-09-letterfrombod-financial-repairsthenlaterloweringdues.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2006-01-14-letterfrombod-paintingbutnotstucco.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2006-01-18-annualmeetingofmembership.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2006-02-lowering-dues-shell-game-meetings.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2006-03-lowering-dues-shell-game-results.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2006-04-01-259900beforehousingmarketcrashed.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2006-04-07-letterfromalantetohomeowners-bodcancelledinsurance.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2006-06-24-ponds-vote-on-removal.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2006-07-01-special-assessment-100-dollars-per-month-for-36-months.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2006-07-04-chetbrucethreatenstoclosepool.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2006-08-24-letterfrombod-concerns-complaints-violations.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2006-reserve-disclosures.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2007-06-29-letterfromwsrtome-streetnumbersonsignatentrance.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2007-09-02-vic-swimmingpool-struckinface.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2008-08-12-sealingdrivesparkingareas.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2009-06-15-faxtowsr-noticeofhearing-myinsurancepolicy.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2010-05-11-letterfromwsrtome-noticeofhearing-myinsurancepolicy.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2010-05-26-minutes-present3directors.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2010-05-26-minutes-present5directors.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2010-10-27-agenda.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2010-12-06-1077-23-sold-date-not-to-hoa-68500.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2010-12-10-1077-16-sold-date-to-hoa-86000.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2011-01-26-minutes-present3not4directors.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2011-01-28-1077-22-sold-date-to-hoa-81000.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2011-03-flyerfrombod-owners-repair-all-but-roofleaks.pdf

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2011-03-flyerfrombod-specialassessment-purchase2rentals.jpg

 

http://parkmediterrania.com/hoa/2011-04-27-agenda-ratification.jpg

 

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