As we approach our Annual Meeting on June 9th at 6.30pm, at which time Hillcrest 11 residents are requested to vote for their new HOA Board because this year we have more than four eligible candidates, we review the building projects and enhancements completed by volunteers on your current HOA Board:
1. Improved landscaping and repaired and enhanced irrigation system.
2. Renovated and restructured parking courtyard (adding 3 spaces plus Drop-Off and Emergency/Service spots).
3. Added energy-efficient lighting for security at walkways.
4. Replaced aged A/C pump and motor.
5. Purchased new energy-efficient laundry equipment (reduced cost per load and machines will pay for themselves in 10 months).
6. Installed bulletin boards for convenience and to consolidate notices for residents.
7. Installed cost-saving elevator emergency phone system to reduce expense by half.
8. Installed new dumpster door, trash chutes and security fencing.
9. Implemented building website for enhanced communication and to serve as a repository of important documentation and community developments.
10. Repaired concrete issues effecting building for potential 40 year inspection.
11. Rented Association-owned unit to generate revenue to Association.
12. Improved and renovated front entrance walkway and first floor foyer.
13. Added cameras to building for full coverage and greater sense of security and implemented remote access surveillance.
14. Encouraged residents to take advantage of toilet rebate program to reduce water consumption (4 units so far).
All accomplished at minimum cost to the Association and immeasurable benefit to the added value to our property, security and sense of pride in our community.
Additionally, there were matters regarding waste removal, landscape maintenance and infractions with neighboring buildings that were addressed and resolved with diplomacy and the persistence of HOA Board volunteers. Most residents are unaware of these matters because they were prevented from impacting your daily routine.
According to HOA Board President Jeffrey Ladner, “we were able to accomplish all of the above without having to raise monthly maintenance, and we were able to start putting funds into a reserve so we can maintain the building now that we have [completed overdue upgrades].”
At our Annual Meeting on June 9, 2014 at 6.30pm residents will vote for their new HOA Board of Directors. “I’m sure residents of our building are as appreciative of the accomplishments of this Board as I am,” adds Mr. Ladner. “I want to thank the residents of Hillcrest Building 11 for putting their trust in me, as the President, and in each member of the Board.”