Dear Owners and Residents,
We hope that this letter finds you well. While we are
all going through the Stay At Home orders here are some reminders and security
measures that we feel are important to the community.
Pools, Spas, Saunas: The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has mandated that ALL public use spaces must be closed to residents in multi-family residences until further notice. As a reminder, the Marina Strand Colony #1 north and south pools, spas, recreation rooms and saunas, will remain closed until further notice. We thank you for your cooperation as we patiently get through this trying time. Be safe and stay well. For the latest information go to www.cdc.gov and www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.
Critical Delivery Service During COVID-19:
Workplace Development Aging and Community Services (WDACS) is temporarily
providing delivery service to help deliver food and other vital items to anyone
who cannot leave their homes during COVID-19. Here is who qualifies: 60
years of age or older, individuals with a permanent or temporarily disability
and dependent adults (aged 18-59). Deliveries are made 24 hours, 7 days a
week. If you are interested in using those services please call
Trash Dates & Hours: Please note that if you are throwing away trash
using the trash chutes, please be reminded this must be done before 8am and
after 5pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The trash bins are pulled
outside to the street and are emptied during the above timeframes. Your
trash will just fall to the garage level floors where the staff will then need
to clean up. Thank you for your anticipated help.
Boxes: Please break down and flatten your boxes before
putting them in the recycle bins. If the recAycle bins happen to be full,
please take your boxes back to your units and bring them down the following
Front Door Entry Ways: We want to thank all
of you who continue to keep your front door entry ways clear from obstruction
and only keeping the allowed items at your front door entry-way as described in
your Rules & Regulations. In the spirit of living in harmony, you can
ask your neighbor if they need help taking down boxes or miscellaneous items to
the recycle bin room. If you do offer your assistance, please be mindful
of CDC guidelines for proper handling of boxes and other social distancing
Picking Up After Your Pets & Leashing Dogs When in Common Area: If you own a dog/cat, or any other pet
animal, please carry a bottle of water mixed w/vinegar to help flush clean
after your pets. Don’t forget your doggie bags to pick after they relieve
themselves and clean up the area well. Please ensure that pet feces is
put in a sealed plastic bag and disposed of properly. The time that it takes
you to dispose of animal waste in the proper trash bin will serve you and the
rest of the community. Lastly, as per the Rules & Regulations of the
Association, rule #3 states in part: “Dogs must be leashed and under
owner control at all times when in any part of the common areas, which includes
all walkways, stairwells, elevators and garage.”
Also, please do not leave any entrance or exit doors propped open while you care for your animal.
Bikes, Carts, Strollers: As a reminder the bike racks located in the garage may be used at your own risk. You may also place your bike/s, carts, and strollers inside of your unit or on your balcony; not at front entryways.
As we come to the end of 2019, we want to wish everyone a very joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.
Below are some suggested tips and reminders.
- Holiday Decor – All Holiday Decorations placed “outside of a unit” must be removed ten (10) days after the Holiday is over. We thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
- Boxes – Please break down and flatten your boxes before putting them in the recycle bins. If the recycle bins happen to be full, please take your boxes back with you and bring them down the following days.
- Christmas Trees – If you purchased a fresh cut tree this year, please place your Christmas tree out on Via Dolce sidewalk by the 4150 building on Monday’s between the weeks of December 30th – January 13th. The City picks those up free of charge. Please do not dispose of your Christmas tree in the trash bins. Thank you.
- Bulky Item Pickup – IT’S FREE – Did you know that if you are getting rid of old furniture, mattresses, bulky household items, etc., these items will be picked up free of charge by the Bureau of Sanitation? All you have to do is call them at (800) 773-2489 or go to myla311.lacity.org and they will let you know what date they will pick up the item. You will need to leave the items by the curbside no later than 6:00 am on the date of pickup. Please be reminded that these items should never be left by the recycle or dumpster areas.
All architectural modifications must be submitted to the Association’s Architectural Review Committee for their review. Written approval from the ARC must be received prior to the commencement of any architectural modifications, or fines will be levied against the owner’s account and may require modifications or removal of unauthorized work of improvements at your expense.
As a reminder, and as per the MSC1 Rules & Regulations, whether you are remodeling, renovating, painting or selling your unit, and need to use a lockbox, you must come by the onsite office and register it. If your lockbox is not registered, the lockbox will be removed and disposed of. Lockboxes that are registered will have a timeline as to how long they can be placed in the common area.
Let’s continue taking care of our newly, modernized elevators. If you are having a piece of furniture moved in, please be sure to have the furniture piece padded, as well as advise firstname.lastname@example.org 7 business days in advance so that the elevator pads can be put up for you. If you are planning a full move please contact our Move In Department at email@example.com.
Please do not keep items of value in your Storage Lockers.
Many Real Estate transactions have been completed. On a few occassions, new owners have started renovating and remodeling their unit without obtaining architectural approval first. As a reminder, an Architectural Application must be filled out and submitted to management. All Architectural Applications are thoroughly reviewed and if there are questions management will be in contact with the owner. It is important to know that you cannot proceed with work until you receive architectural approval first.
The Neighbor Awareness form is always necessary as notification that a construction crew will be onsite and there will be noise and activity around the unit, is very important to publicize.
Permits will need to be added to your application for electrical and plumbing changes.
The Architectural Committee must approve your application. The committee has sixty (60) days to approve your application. However, we understand owners would like to get started with modifications as soon as possible so we work diligently with the Architectural Committee to get the process moving along.
We will be glad to assist in making sure you have all the information the Board needs to make a decision about your application.
Welcome to the Community
Ivonne Perez, CMCA Community Manager