Welcome to Park Laurel

February 7th Community Updates

We hope that you had a great week! There are a few updates that we have for you this week.

Window Washing Updates

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.

Elevator Updates

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 6:00 am.
  • 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.

Community Updates

Window Washing

We have 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!!

Community Updates

Happy New Year to you! A few fun facts about Park Laurel in 2019;

  • 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;

Driveway Repairs

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, January 10th.

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.

Window Washing

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 dates;

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.

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2500 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone | (619) 696-6402
Fax | (619) 696-6401

Management Team

General Manager
Ryan Figley | manager@parklaurel.net

Resident Services Manager
Miguel Corona | concierge@parklaurel.net

Management Company

Action Property Management
Regional Office
1133 Columbia Street, Suite 106
San Diego, CA 92101
phone | (949) 450-0202
fax | (949) 341-1187