We hope that you had a great week and are looking forward to
another beautiful weekend with some warmer temps on Sunday and Monday.
A few updates for you before we embark on the weekend.
Elevator Modernization Next Tuesday and Wednesday, we will be having our service elevators inspected by the state. It is a rigorous test. The elevator company then has a few days to make any final adjustments and then turn them over to the HOA on Monday, November 25th.
Window Washing – Delayed We are taking a delay on window washing while we wait for a piece to be re-fabricated. We are hoping to have that part installed on Tuesday. The one that was shipped to us was made incorrectly, and they are rushing to make a new one.
We will keep you posted once the part has arrived and been installed.
Exit Signs in the Foyers
During our annual inspection from the State Fire Marshal earlier this, it was
discovered that the illuminated overhead exit signs in all of the foyers are
expired and need to be replaced. The Fire Marshal gave us this year to replace
Pedro, our Building Engineer, will be replacing all of those signs the week of December 9th. It should only take about 10 minutes per foyer.
Annual Meeting The Association’s Annual Meeting and Election is next Thursday, November 21st. Registration opens at 5:00 pm, and the meeting will start at 5:30 pm.
Just a reminder that ballots are due by November 20th. If you lost your ballot or envelope, please let me know.
Holiday Party Our Social Committee has another wonderful holiday party planned for Thursday, December 5th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Please take a moment to RSVP to the Concierge Desk by November 30th.
The Annual holiday fund for all of our hourly staff began Monday, November 11th, and runs through Friday, December 6th.
A collection box has been placed at the Concierge Desk.
Checks can be made out to the “Park Laurel Owners Association.” You may also
leave cash in the box. If leaving cash, please be sure to put your name in the
envelope, so we know who to thank.
Credit card payments can be made through PayPal by clicking here.
Thank you in advance for your contribution.
Toys for Tots Each year, our community generously donates toys for children-in-need during the holidays. We are continuing that tradition this year by donating new and unwrapped toys to the ‘Toys for Tots.’ This collection will run from Monday, November 25th through Wednesday, December 11th.
Toys may be dropped off to the collection bin at the Concierge Desk.
We are pleased to announce that the Fourth Amendment to the CC&Rs has passed membership approval. This amendment gives the Association the authority to maintain a water/leak detection system in all of the units.
The installation of this system will take place in Q1 2020.
Happy November to you! A few updates below that you may be interested in.
Daylight savings time ends this Sunday, November 3rd at 2:00 am. Before going to bed on Saturday night, be sure to set your clocks back by one hour.
This Sunday, November 3rd, the Susan G. Komen ‘Race for the Cure’ will be taking place in Balboa
Park and around our community.
Sixth Avenue, from Ivy up to Upas, will be closed between
7:00 am and 10:00 am.
There will be no parking on Sixth Avenue starting at 4:00
If you need to drive out of Park Laurel before 10:00 am on
Sunday, we’d recommend parking in the commercial garage Saturday night so that
you can exit westbound on Laurel.
We are getting closer to having the service elevators back
The State has given us an inspection date of November 13th,
which means if everything passes, the service elevators will be turned back
over to us on Friday, November 15th.
This would push the start date of the next set of elevators,
01/02 and 05/08 stacks, to Monday, November 18th.
Candidate Night for Board Election
This year, we have three candidates running for two open
seats on the Board of Directors. The known candidates are Charlie O’Malley
(incumbent), Chris Duke (incumbent), and Bill Pope.
The Candidate Forum will be this upcoming Monday, November 4th,
at 5:00 pm in the North Tower Lobby. You are invited to come and hear what the
candidates have to say and ask any questions before you cast your votes.
The Annual Meeting and date which ballots will be tallied is
Thursday, November 21st at 5:30 PM.
We appreciate you taking the time to vote.
Fourth Amendment – Leak Detection System
The Fourth Amendment to the CC&Rs, which addresses a
community-wide leak detection system has passed.
The next steps are having the amendment recorded with the
County and working out agreements with the leak detection company.
In January, we will have the network for the system
installed in every service hallway and have power outlets run-up to the ceiling
for the automatic shutoff valves.
We estimate installing all devices by February/March of next
Thanks again for your approval of this system. It is going
to reduce not only the financial burden of multi-unit water damage but also the
inconvenience that comes along with it.
Ping-Pong Interest List
If you are interested in playing ping-pong but don’t have a
partner, let us know or stop by the Concierge Desk to put your name down/look
at the ping-pong player interest list. There may be someone else in the
community that is looking for a partner too!