Manager’s Messages

Association Reminders

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 888-863-7411. 

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 day.

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 measures.

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. 

Thank you!


HOLIDAY SEASON TIPS

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.

Modifications to Unit

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.


Lockboxes

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.


Elevators

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 communitycare@actionlife.com 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 moves@actionlife.com.


Friendly Reminder

Please do not keep items of value in your Storage Lockers.


New Guard Company

Guard Systems Inc.


Architectural Applications

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


New Neighbors

Marina Strand Colony #1 had a very busy 2017 with projects such as the sealing of the decks, and common area walkways, the new amendment of the CC&Rs and By-Laws, tree trimming, repair of 2 planters by the 4050 building, and many more maintenance items completed.  On Time Building Maintenance has finished the installation of all trash chute doors on each floor and they continue to help making sure that the complex looks great! There are more projects lined up this year, and the community will receive information about that soon.

Maintenance and Management have had a very busy year lots of activity and questions from current and prospective owners.  Please ensure that if you are remodeling your unit that an Architectural Application form is filled out and submitted to management.  Also, your contact information needs to be provided right away.  For more information as to where to find forms please visit the vivo website or contact our community care department at 800-400-2284.

New owners of all ages and areas are thrilled to be moving into Marina Strand.  They can’t believe the location and the vacation like setting that they are living in every day.  We welcome you all.

Community living promotes harmonious living.  As new owners move in, we would like to make you aware of some of the house rules of the community:

Bicycles are not allowed to be stored in your front entry way patio area.  They are allowed to be placed at the bike racks located in the garage, storage rooms, inside of your unit or on your balcony.  (Please note that the balcony is different than your front door area.)
Barbecues located on front porch/door areas must be covered when not in use.
Propane cannot be stored for future use at your front door area.
Front door areas must be kept tidy and not used as storage areas.
Units cannot be used as for short term lease or vacation rentals.
Upon close of escrow owners must occupy their unit (or otherwise leave vacant) for a 1 year period.
Visitor parking is limited.  Save visitor parking spaces for visitors.
Installation of hardwood floors is not allowed for 2nd or 3rd floor unit owners unless you submit an Architectural Application, with the below unit owner’s consent and signature, and the Architectural Committee must review and give final approval.  (Please see CC&Rs for further information.)
If you want to use the pool area near your unit for a party, you may do so by applying through Action. Any gathering over 8 people requires an application and a deposit.  Keep the Action number handy.
800-400-2284.

Thank you and welcome to Marina Strand Colony #1 HOA.

Ivonne Perez, CMCA Community Manager


Recent Sales Price Increases at Marina Strand

The Board of Directors of Marina Strand is very pleased with the recent selling prices that owners were able to get for their Marina Strand investment.  The Board makes decisions and the vendors are supervised to provide the best possible service for the most reasonable cost.The Budgets are reviewed and costs are always closely monitored.  The Board recently approved a new budget with no increase in assessments.

One of the reasons owners choose to buy in a condominium project is that the they feel the exterior of the unit is mostly taken care of by the association.  They are correct. Landscaping is done by the HOA. Pool cleaning and repairs are done by the HOA. Common area decks are cleaned by the HOA.  Painting is done by the HOA.

However, front doors are maintained by owners and residents.  How does your front door look as you reach your front door?

Please keep your front door areas relatively clear and with a look back to see if you have left items outside  that are messy and inappropriate.  Let’s Keep Marina Strand attractive, neat and well cared for as property values will continue to increase.

Thank you from the Board of Directors
Ivonne


Location

4250 Via Dolce
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Management Team

General Manager
Ivonne Perez | iperez@actionlife.com

Manager Assistant
Luis De Vega | ldevega@actionlife.com

Management Company

Regional Office
600 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1660
Los Angeles, CA 90017
phone | 949-450-0202

Corporate Office
2603 Main Street, Suite 500
Irvine, CA 92614
phone | 949-450-0202
fax | 949-450-0303