We hope that you had a great week! There are a few updates
that we have for you this week.
The hard water removal in the North Tower is going really
well! The windows are coming out nicely. We are removing all of the hard water
stains on the North Tower during this cycle and will remove all of the hard
water in the South Tower during the next cleaning in April.
Once all of the windows are cleaned, we will lower the
davits on both roofs.
The elevator project is going very smoothly. There are a few
important dates that we want to let you know about.
- Friday, March 13th – The elevator
cabs for the 01/02 and 05/08 stacks are due back in-service.
- Friday, March 13th – Both service
elevators will be taken out of service for the day for minor adjustments.
- Monday, March 16th – The elevator
cabs for the 03/04 and 06/07 stacks will be taken out of service. mgm
- Saturday, March 21st – Crane Day. The
remainder of the old elevators will be craned off of the roof, and the final
set of elevators will be craned up. Fifth Avenue will be closed beginning at
- Friday, July 3rd – The elevator cabs
for the 03/04 and 06/07 stacks are estimated to be back in service.
The schedule above is subject to changes.
New Fob Readers
The service elevators were the first to receive the updated
fob reader from the manufacturer of those devices. The new reader is bulkier
than its predecessor.
Some reported that their fobs weren’t reading as quickly as
before, and after looking into this issue with the manufacturer, we learned a
couple of things.
First, the reader picks up on the regular fobs quickly — no
issues with the round or oval fobs.
However, the garage remotes are explicitly modified by the
manufacturer for Park Laurel to include a fob inside. It isn’t a standard-issue
product and therefore doesn’t operate on the same frequency as the regular
fobs. If you are using a garage remote
in the service elevator, you will need to hold it up to the center of the
reader. The outside edges/corners of the reader will not pick up the garage
remotes. After learning this, we tried it and it worked just fine.
begun window washing in the South Tower. We were in the 06-stack on Thursday
and will continue working around the South Tower next week. The North Tower
window cleaning will commence on or around Monday, January 27th.
Miguel Corona – Employee of the Quarter
Congratulations to Miguel Corona for winning Employee
of the Quarter from Action Property Management. Miguel has provided unsurpassed
service to the residents at Park Laurel over the past eight years, and we are
very proud that he won this award. Working with Miguel for the past five years
has been an honor, and I have learned a lot from his hospitable nature and
positive outlook. Congratulations, Miguel!!
Happy New Year to you! A few fun facts about Park Laurel in
- In 2019, we processed 10,500 packages. Of those,
Miguel handled just over 7,000 packages. Great job, Miguel!
- We made 309 reservations. Of those, 154
reservations were for the much-used Prado Room.
- We received 456 new requests/instructions for
the Front Desk by residents.
- We checked-out 3,680 keys, which were also
checked back in since our KeyLink system was installed on April 8th.
- Our electrical consumption decreased between
2018 and 2019 by 12.21%. Since 2015, our annual electrical use decreased by
22%. This is thanks to lighting retrofits and our energy management system that
was installed a couple of years ago. Simply put, each unit saves about $23 per
month/$276 per year in HOA dues thanks to these efforts.
A few other updates;
Next week, we need to replace the sealant that is around the driveway
pad. To accomplish this, we will need to close the entry and exit pads during
the following times;
Garage Entrance – Closed Tuesday, January 7th through
Wednesday, January 8th.
Garage Exit – Closed Thursday, January 9th through Friday,
During this time, two-way traffic will be in effect on the alternate
ramp. As a reminder, the vehicle driving-in/down the ramp has the right away.
If you are driving up the ramp while someone is driving down, please backup
down the ramp and allow the other vehicle to drive-in.
Window Seal Repairs
There are a number of window seals around the community that are being
replaced on January 13th, 14th, and 15th in
the 02, 03, 05 & 06 stacks. During this time, you may wish to keep your
drapes closed for privacy reasons.
Additionally, if you live in the 06
stack, please keep your windows closed on these three days as we will be
conducting water tests at the top of your stack.
Upon completion of our window seal repairs, we will move right into
window washing. We will start with the South Tower from January 16th
through January 31st. We will then move over to the North Tower in
the first week of February.
Leak Detection System
The leak detection system that was approved by the community has been
ordered. The parts are being manufactured, and once they are received, we will
be installing them. In order to do this, we will need to turn off the water on
your floors. A schedule will be sent out once we have confirmed dates, but we
are looking at doing this during the early part of February.
Board Meeting Dates
This year, the Board will be meeting in Open Session on the following
January 16th at 5:30 pm
March 19th at 5:30 pm
June 18th at 5:30 pm
October 15th at 5:30 pm
In addition, the Association’s Annual Meeting of the Membership will be
held on Thursday, November 19th, at 5:30 pm.
An agenda will be emailed to the ownership a few days prior to each
meeting, and a summary of the meeting will be sent shortly thereafter.
2020 Association Dues
As a reminder, your Association dues have changed effective January 1st.
If you are on automatic withdraw from Action Property Management, you
do not need to do anything as we will automatically withdraw the new amount.
If you have your HOA dues paid automatically by your bank’s bill pay
system, then you will need to login and update the payment amount.