Manager’s Messages

LAPD's Central Division Thanks You Barker Block

The Los Angeles Police Department – Central Division was pleasantly surprised with the generosity by the residents of Barker Block who donated toys to benefit the underprivileged children of Downtown Los Angeles. Because of your donations, LAPD will provide a toy that will bring a smile to a deserving child. For many, it will be their only gift received this holiday season. Your participation to help make this possible is greatly appreciated!


Beware of the Porch Pirates

All year round, but especially during the holidays, law enforcement receives reports of packages stolen right off the doorstep. To make sure your holiday gifts are safe, be sure to monitor when your packages are expected to arrive and don’t leave them at your doorstep or in your mailbox.

Many delivery services provide for delivery alerts and may even allow you to schedule a drop off time for when you are home. If possible, you can also ship your packages to your workplace or have a neighbor who is home during the day collect your packages for safekeeping.

Don’t fall victim of theft by leaving personal property or deliveries exposed or unattended. Pick up your mail on a daily basis and remove packages left at your door promptly. Stay alert and report suspicious activity to your local Los Angeles Police Department.

Thank you for helping to keep Barker Block a safe community!


2020 - A Year to Remember!

This year has certainly been one for the history books! All households have had to adjust to living under the “New Normal” with changes occurring in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dealing with this pandemic may be stressful for many people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can also make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

As you are aware, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any common area facility or location where people are present or gather. While the importance of having the Association’s common areas and amenities available is recognized, the Board of Directors must consider preserving the health and well-being of all residents within the Barker Block community.

Pursuant to the most recent Safer at Home Order issued by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health which is now in effect through the end of year (and most likely extended through the new year), a decision was reached to keep the HOA’s common area emergency rules in place until further notice or as deemed safe by the Health Department.

The Association must ensure that the recreational facilities do not become breeding grounds for the resurgence of the virus. Please be reminded that the emergency rules require residents to wear a mask at all times while in the common area grounds, including the pool, hallways, elevators etc. Face masks may be removed only when actively swimming and using the spa or while eating or drinking.

It is of utmost importance that every person take responsibility to protect others from asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 by wearing protective face masks as required and to rigorously practice social distancing. Failure to comply with the COVID-19 Emergency Rules will result in disciplinary action in accordance to the Association’s Enforcement Policy which may include fines up to $300.00 per occurrence.

Residents are strongly encouraged to consider keeping the number of guests or service providers coming in/out of the community to a minimum as it will help reduce the risk of exposure to Covid-19. Your efforts to keep the community’s safety a top priority are greatly appreciated.


Together we will get through this!


Annual Meeting Reminder- Submit your Ballot or Proxy!

All owners should have received their ballots for the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Members is scheduled to be held Thursday, February 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the Barker Block Breezeway. As a reminder, in order to hold the Annual Meeting and reach quorum, we are required to have 156 out of 310 ballots or proxies returned.

We have two current Board Members that are interested in re-running for the Board of Directors. There are a total of 3 open seats this year. As you are aware Ronald Blitzer is already on the ballot. If you would also like to vote for the two current Board Members to continue their service to the community, simply write their names on the ballot before submitting it. Their names are Jared Northrop and John “Reg” Prentice.

We are asking each Owner that has not voted or submitted a proxy to please take the time to read through the ballot mailer, complete the ballot and return it inside the envelopes provided by The Ballot Box as soon as possible. Feel free to drop your ballot or proxy off at the Management Office. If you misplaced your ballot, please let Nicome or I know and we will ask The Ballot Box to mail you another ballot. Alternatively, you may request one from them directly at info@ballotboxservices.com.

RAFFLE- In order to encourage the Owners to vote, the Board has decided to raffle a $200 Visa gift card!! All Owners that have already submitted a ballot and those that will be submitting a ballot will automatically enter into the raffle!! Feel free to call me or Administrative Assistant Nicome at 213-473-0079 with any que

Feel free to call me or Administrative Assistant Nicome at 213-473-0079 with any questions you may have regarding the voting process. Your vote counts!

****Please keep in mind, the HOA saves money by reaching quorum the first time around as we would not need to pay for legal counsel and the ballot inspector to return a second time. We thank all of you that have already taken the time to submit your ballot or proxy!


Annual Meeting of the Members - Remember to Submit your Ballot!

We would like to remind all Owners that the Annual Meeting of the Members is scheduled to be held Thursday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Barker Block Breezeway.  Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to sign-in.  In order to hold the Annual Meeting and reach quorum, we are required to have 156 out of 310 ballots or proxies returned.  We would like to remind each owner that has not voted or submitted a proxy to please take the time to read through the ballot mailer, complete the ballot and return it inside the envelopes provided as soon as possible.  Feel free to drop your ballot or proxy off at the Management Office.

 

If you misplaced your ballot and have not yet voted, please let Management know so a new ballot can be mailed to you.  Please feel free to call me or Administrative Assistant Nicome at 213-473-0079 with any questions you may have regarding the voting processYour vote counts!

 

****Please keep in mind, the HOA saves money by reaching quorum the first time around as we would not need to pay for legal counsel and the ballot inspector to return a second time.

 

We thank all of you that have taken the time to submit your ballot or proxy!


Pool Deck Townhall Meeting

The Board and Nautilus will be holding a Townhall Meeting to discuss the details of the upcoming pool deck construction. Please join us on September 20, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Breezeway.  Your questions regarding this project will be answered at the Townhall Meeting.

 

See you there!


Pool Deck Concepts- Scheme 1 & Scheme 2 - Looking for your feedback!!

 

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 mheredia@actionlife.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.


PICK UP YOUR 2 FREE LED LIGHT BULBS FROM LADWP!

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/  

 


Annual Meeting Update

 

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 2020Experience 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.

 


ANNUAL MEETING REMINDER

We would like to remind all Owners that the Annual Meeting of the Members is scheduled to be held Thursday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Barker Block Breezeway.  Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to sign-in.  In order to hold the Annual Meeting and reach quorum, we are required to have 156 out of 310 ballots or proxies returned.  As of today, only 49 ballots and proxies have been receivedWe need 107 MORE ballots or proxies. We are asking each owner that has not voted or submitted a proxy to please take the time to read through the ballot mailer, complete the ballot and return it inside the envelopes provided as soon as possible.  Feel free to drop your ballot or proxy off at the Management Office.

 

If you misplaced your ballot and have not yet voted, please let Management know so a new ballot can be mailed to you.  Please feel free to call me or Administrative Assistant Nicome at 213-473-0079 with any questions you may have regarding the voting processYour vote counts!

 

****Please keep in mind, the HOA saves money by reaching quorum the first time around as we would not need to pay for legal counsel and the ballot inspector to return a second time.

 

We thank all of you that have taken the time to submit your ballot or proxy!

 

Monica Heredia, General Manager


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Location

530 South Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
phone | (213) 473-0077

ADLA BID
phone | (213) 327-0979

Management Team

General Manager
Norma Gonzalez | ngonzalez@actionlife.com
phone | (213) 473-0079

Administrative Assistant
Nicome Taylor| ntaylor@actionlife.com

Move-in Coordinator
moves@triprovide.com
phone |(626) 755-9619

Management Company

Action Property Management
Regional Office
600 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1660
Los Angeles, CA 90017
phone | (949) 450-0202

Corporate Office
2603 Main Street, Suite 500
Irvine, CA 92614
phone | (949) 450-0202
fax | (949) 450-0303