Sunday, June 13, 2021

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FLOAT WWILL BE IN BY MEMORIAL DAY

COVID LIMITATIONS WILL BE UPDATED AS SOON AS THE COUNTY ISSUES NEW RULES

 

URGENT!  URGENT!! URGENT!!

CATALINA HAS THE HIGHEST WATER RATES IN CALIFORNIA.

184% OF THE AVERAGE OF OTHER SIMILAR WATER COMPANIES.

THE NOTICE EDISON SENT FALSELY REPRESENTS WHAT IS TRANSPIRING.

EDISON HAS TWO PLANS. PLAN A IS BASED ON TRANSFERRING $30,000,000 IN PAST COSTS TO ELECTRIC RATEPAYERS. THIS IS BEING FOUGHT BT CAL ADVOCATES AND THE UTILITY REFORM NETWORK (TURN). IF THIS PLAN SUCCEEDS THE SERVICE CHARGE TO RESIDENTS WILL INCREASE 141% BY YEAR 5 AND RATES BY 221%. WATER BILLS WILL BE OUTRAGEOUS.

IF THE TRANSFER TO ELECTRIC RATEPAYERS DOES NOT GO THRU, VERY UNCERTAIN, EDISON HAS PLAN B.  IT THIS PLAN SUCCEEDS THE SERVICE CHARGE TO RESIDENTS WILL INCREASE 427% BY YEAR 5 AND RATES BY 600%. WATER BILLS WILL BE EYEPOPPING.

PLAN A IS HERE

PLAN B IS HERE

EXAMPLE OF A RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER USING 2000 GALLONS A MONTH (65 GALLONS A DAY) HERE

HERE IS HOW THE ASSOCIATION’S WATER COSTS WILL INCREASE:

SCE PROPOSED RATE INCREASES

 

CURRENT

PLAN A

PLAN B

   

YEAR 1

YEAR 5

YEAR 1

YEAR 5

TOTAL

$65,100.89

$75,621.97

$146,924.61

$84,595.53

$323,840.75

% FROM CURRENT

 

116%

226%

130%

497%

YOU CAN ALSO GO TO cpuc.ca.gov/A2010018comments

ANYTIME AND PROTEST WHAT EDISON IS DOING.

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THE ASSOCIATION CANNOT OPEN THE POOL, JACUZZI OR GYM OTHER THAN TO OWNERS AND LONG TERM RENTERS AS PROVIDED BELOW BECAUSE IT IS UNABLE TO COMPLY WITH THE PROTOCOLS. DETAILS HERE.

NEW COVID-19 REGULATIONS  EFFECTING SHORT TERM RENTING ISSUED 12/6/20 HERE.

ALL OWNERS MUST COMPLY WITH THE NEW REGULATIONS

KEEP HAMILTON COVE COVID FREE

Everyone is required to keep persons infected with the COVID-19 virus or who have been recently exposed to the virus out of Hamilton Cove. COVID-19 Protocols are in effect (CLICK HERE).

Owners engaged in Short Term Renting  must sign a Short Term Renting Indemnity Agreement (CLICK HERE) and agree to clean and maintain the Unit in compliance with the State’s Hotel, Lodging and Short Term Renting Guidance  (CLICK HERE). Owners must also comply with Los Angles County Short Term Rental Protocols. (CLICK HERE)

Owners who cause Unaccompanied Guests to come to Hamilton Cove  must sign an Unaccompanied Guests Indemnity Agreement (CLICK HERE).

Everyone entering HC will have their temperature taken. Individuals displaying symptoms may be questioned by the Guard. Persons with a temperature over 100.4 degrees or displaying symptoms may be denied entry.

Social distancing will be maintained outside of the Units. Masks will be worn outside of the Units when a person is likely to encounter others. Social distancing will be maintained.

Access to the pool is limited to Owners, Long Term Renters and their immediate family limited to 10 persons at one time  as ordered by the County of Los Angeles (CLICK HERE). Pool may only be used in accordance with the posted rules (CLICK HERE). Reopening of public pools does not apply to condo pools (CLICK HERE).

The Gym is closed because it cannot be opened in conformance with  the applicable Fitness  Guidance (CLICK HERE).

The Beach is open for swimming and exercise subject to the Los Angeles County restrictions provided social distancing is maintained (CLICK HERE). Chairs, canopies and coolers are now allowed (CLICK HERE). "As long as you stay with members of the same household, almost every activity is permitted, including sunbathing, biking and fishing. Still prohibited are beach volleyball, gatherings of any size between multiple households, group sports and other events. Bonfires on the beach are illegal." LA County Covid-19 Beach Rules. 

The Putting Course, the Tennis Court, the Dog Run, the Croquet Area, the Restrooms, the Pier and Float and the Basketball Court are open provided social distancing is maintained.

The Clubhouse and Conference Room are closed.

President’s Letter re Pool (CLICK HERE).

President’s Letter re Reopening (CLICK HERE)

HAMILTON COVE EMPLOYEES DEEMED ESSENTIAL

Los angeles County Safer At Home Order deems the following as Essential Workers:

Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, custodial/janitorial workers, handyman services, funeral home workers and morticians, moving services, HVAC installers, carpenters, vegetation services, tree maintenance, landscapers, gardeners, property managers, private security personnel and other service providers who provide services to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation to properties and other Essential Businesses.

Hamilton Cove employees will continue to secure and maintain the buildings and grounds. Their health will be monitored and they will maintain social distancing. 

2020 AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENT AVAILABLE HERE 

CATALINA ISLAND WATER TUTORIAL HERE

FAQS RE WATER HERE

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RESTATED AND REVISED RULES AND REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE 9/21/2019 HERE

SCEHEDULE OF FINES HERE

UNFORTUNATELY, THE MOST FREQUENT VIOLATORS ARE SHORT TERM RENTERS. THE SECOND MOST FREQUENT VIOLATORS ARE THE CHILDREN AND GUESTS OF OWNERS WHEN UNACCOMPANIED BY THE OWNERS. VIOLATIONS BY OWNERS THEMSELVES HAVE BEEN INFREQUENT. HOWEVER, OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYONE THEY CAUSE TO BE PRESENT AT HAMILTON COVE. IT IS PARTICULARLY UNFORTUNATE WHEN OWNERS ARE PRESENT AT HAMILTON COVE AND THEIR ENJOYMENT IS DIMINISHED BY OTHERS VIOLATING THE RULES.

NORRIS BISHTON, PRESIDENT

SUMMARY OF INSURANCE 2020-2021 HERE

LEARN ABOUT HAMILTON COVE HERE

2021 ANNUAL DISCLOSURES HERE

FHA AND VA STATEMENT HERE

2020 RESERVE DISCLOSURE HERE

LARGE ITEM PICK UP HERE

DO NOT PLACE LARGE ITEMS NEAR OR IN THE TRASH BINS UNLESS YOU HAVE DONE THE FOLLOWING:

Each Unit or residence at Hamilton Cove is allowed three large item pick up calls per year. A maximum of two items may be included for each call.  Items included in this program are furniture, appliances, BBQ grills, bikes without the tires and e-waste products such as TV's, computers and printers.  To schedule a pick up an Owner should call Avalon Environmental Services at 310-510-0240.  Avalon Environmental Services will let the Owner know which day it will be picking up the item.  Pick up days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  The item needs to be taken up to our maintenance building area and placed near the large trash bins.  On a piece of paper attached to the item the owner should write the date the item will be picked up and their unit or residence number.

HISTORY OF WATER AT HC THRU 12/31/15 HERE                     ___________________________________________________

FINANCING AND REFINANCING A UNIT

    Some Owners and prospective Owners have difficulty financing their Units.  The problem is that some lenders are concened that Hamilton Cove is a condotel.  Hamilton Cove is not a condotel and it does not meet the definition of a "condotel". The Association does not have a rental pool or a rental desk.  It does not participate in rentals in anyway.The second problem is that a few Units remain as subleases.   Lenders normally require an Owner/Sublessee seeking to refinance or a buyer of a subleased unit to purchase the fee.    

    With regard to subleases, the Association informs lenders as follows:

The Association owns the land where the project is located.  The Association has transferred a condominium interest in fee to most of the Owners. The remaining  few Owners are purchasing the fee interest in their condominiums over time by paying the Association $419.67 a month.  At any time they can pay the remaining balance of the purchase price and obtain the fee interest in their condominiums. These Owners currently have an undivided fee interest in the land where their unit is located and the Common Area. When an Owner purchasing his or her fee interest by monthly payments to the Association sells or refinances his or her condominium, the balance of the purchase price is paid, and the Association then transfers the fee interest in the condominium to the Owner.

    The Association continuously receives forms from prospective lenders which it has to fill out.  While many of the questions are similar, no two forms are the same. The Association will try to assist Owners or prospective Owners with their efforts to obtain a loan.  The best way to obtain assistance is through an e-mail to the Association describing the problem.

    AS UNITS ARE FINANCED OR REFINANCED THE ASSOCIATIONS ATTEMPTS TO LEARN THE IDENTITY OF THE LENDER AND LOAN BROKER, IF ANY.  CONTACT THE OFFICE IF YOU WANT THIS INFORMATION.

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A NUMBER OF OWNERS PARTICIPATING IN THE MASTER LAND LOAN ARE EXERCISING THEIR OPTION TO PURCHASE THE FEE, TAKING ADVANTAGE OF LOW INTEREST RATES. INTEREST ON THE MLL IS 6.25%.


 

 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

2016 AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENT IS AVAILABLE. SEE FINANCIAL STATEMENT TAB.


MONTHLY COMPILED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AVAILABLE.

GO TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS TAB.


 

TRANSFER FEES APPROVED 7/1/17

            i)  Sale or transfer of a Unit by a Fee Owner–$250;

    ii) Sale by Assignment of a Unit by a Sublease Owner – $500;

    iii) Refinancing by an Owner--$500;

    iv) Financing a Unit by a Purchaser to be paid by Purchaser–$500;

    v) Refinancing a Unit by a Sublease Owner–$500;

    vi) Payment of his or her pro rata share of the Master Land Loan by a Sublease Owner together

    with the acquisition of a fee interest in his or her unit–$750;

    vii) Sale by a Sublease Owner involving purchase of the fee--$750