Dear Barker Block Homeowners:
First and foremost, we would like to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who attended the HOA meeting on June 27th and provided valuable input to the two pool deck concepts that were presented. Although we received valuable input from all who attended the meeting, the Board is welcoming suggestions and feedback from the entire community. An example of one suggestion that we received thus far, was having a water bottle refill station in lieu of the water fountains. This is a suggestion that may be considered if the City’s Building Department doesn’t require that the water fountains need to stay in place.
Please contact Management to receive the 2 design schemes that the Board and the design firm we have partnered with, Relativity Architects, have been developing for several months. Some of the initial ideas were to provide more shade, to capture the beautiful view of DTLA, and to utilize more space on the pool deck. We ask that you please take a moment to review both design concepts and email General Manager Monica Heredia at email@example.com with your suggestions and feedback. The Board will receive all responses. Please be advised, the deadline for all feedback and suggestions is Monday, July 9th. All comments will be considered, however it is not guaranteed that all of them will be implemented.
As a reminder, the two designs are preliminary conceptual drawings and not the final design. The preliminary conceptual drawings are solely for community input. Please keep in mind, as we continue to move forward with design, cost, building code, maintenance concerns, etc. the project may be updated and elements may change.
Your free LED light bulbs are here! The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) completed a delivery of two free LED bulbs for Barker Block owners as part of the City’s “Save Energy LA” campaign. LADWP has delivered two (2) light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs to all residential customers to help Save Energy in LA. When you switch from incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) to LEDs, you can save $238 in electric costs over the lifetime of each bulb. LEDs last longer, save money, save electricity and help to make Los Angeles more sustainable. Please feel free to pick up your two LED bulbs and reusable bag from the Management Office during normal business hours. For more information regarding this campaign, please visit: https://www.ladwp.com/
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We are pleased to announce that we reached quorum at the Annual Meeting! THANK YOU to those that took the time to submit your ballot or proxy. Congratulations to raffle winner in unit 521! Their ballot was randomly selected at the meeting and the winner has claimed their $250 gift card. Congratulations to the re-elected Board Members, Erika Schllick Sinclair and John “Reg” Prentice! There was a 3-way tie for the third open seat. All three members were write-in candidates and all three were contacted the following day to ask if they accept the position. All three candidates have respectfully declined to serve on the Board at this time.
Here is a list of your current Board of Directors:
President– Russell Roney
Vice President– Lauren Phillips
Secretary– Reg Prentice
Treasurer– Erika Schllick Sinclair
Director– *Seat is available*
Your Board and Management are now seeking volunteers from the community to fill the vacant seat on the Board. Please be advised, you must be a homeowner to serve on the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors meets monthly in the evening (when possible) every fourth Thursday to conduct the business of the Association. The meetings can last 2-3 hours. There are also weekly conference calls that are generally one hour long to discuss the planning and details of the reconstruction project. There may be other business to be handled between the scheduled monthly meetings and conference calls that would require a Special Meeting of the Board, which will mean additional time commitments. Participation in additional conference calls is also a possibility. Please be advised, the term for this vacant seat ends February 2020. Experience in the following areas would be a plus: banking, construction, design and accounting.
If you are interested in being appointed to the Board, please contact Management to receive a Candidate Questionnaire form. All Candidate Questionnaires need to be submitted prior to 5:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in order to be considered by the Board. The Board hopes to fill the final vacancy at its meeting on Thursday, March 22nd.