STARLIGHT MESA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

NEWSLETTER

August 4, 2020

Welcome to the Starlight Mesa Homeowner’s Association’s Newsletter – a longtime tradition in the Mesa.  It is published frequently to let all our residents know of news and events in our Starlight Mesa community.  Your contributions and suggestions are always welcome.  Just send them to the Board of Governors at: starlightmesahoa@gmail.com.

Other avenues for news about the Mesa can be found on:

·         Starlight Mesa Homeowners Association webpage at:  http://www.starlightmesa.org

·         Starlight Mesa Neighbors private group page on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2148714232117650

WELCOME TO NEW RESIDENTS

We welcome new residents Dennis and Angela Woo and daughters Allison and Kayla to 5311 Pali Point.  Actually, Dennis is not new to the Mesa.  He is the son of longtime Mesa residents Richard and Bobby Woo of Mariners View Lane.  Dennis grew up in the Mesa.  He joins two other residents (well, almost residents when their home constructions are complete), Chandler Ho and Kim (Morris) Eggleston, who also grew up in the Mesa.

SWIMMING POOL

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage in LA County and across the nation, we are pleased that we are able to keep our community swimming pool open for our residents to enjoy.  Many thanks go to our recently formed Pool Committee (Debbie Couts, Megan Chase, Jason Pardo, Jian Zhao, Michael Stark, Stephen Liu, and Nathan Fan, chairman) that has been overseeing the pool reopening and maintenance processes.

The Board of Governors has clarified its interpretation of non-residents’ use of the facility: It is the Board's position that the new pool guidelines, that include the LA County Health Department's clause concerning the exclusion of non-residents in the HOA pool, as just that - guidelines. We encourage all Mesa residents to follow the Mesa's and the County's guidelines.  We are mostly concerned about persons with no family ties to Mesa residents using the facilities and would strongly discourage that usage.  We are less concerned about family groups as long as they are accompanied by Mesa residents and maintain the proper social distancing guidelines.  For example, a non-resident grandparent, supervising a minor child in the facility would be considered acceptable.  These guidelines are difficult to monitor and to enforce, and we rely on our Mesa residents to use their very best judgment to prevent the spread of the novel corona virus.

KEEPING THE POOL OPEN IS ONLY POSSIBLE BY EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY ADHERING OUR (AND LA COUNTY HEALTH’S) GUIDELINES FOR USE OF THE POOL.  THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES:

THERE IS NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY AT THE MESA POOL.  YOU USE THE FACILITY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

(Derived from the guidance of the LA County Health Department and the CDC)

Effective 6/2/20 and until further notice or revision

A.   Do not enter the pool area if you are exhibiting ANY of the symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been exposed to a person with or has been tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

 

B.    Exercise social distancing as needed.  (6 feet from a person that is not a member of your immediate family)

 

C.    The number of people allowed in the pool enclosure (sum of people on the deck and in the water) shall be no greater than 20.

 

D.   No more than 10 people in the water at any one time.

 

E.    In order to make the pool facility maximumly available, you are limited to 90 minutes duration inside the fence when the maximum occupancy limit of 20 has been reached and others are waiting to use the facility.  A sign-in list will be provided at the north gate.  A “First come – First served” policy will apply.  Indicate your entrance time, and then your exit time 90 minutes later.  If no one is waiting, you will not be required to leave at the exit time.  If others are waiting to use the facility, you are kindly requested to depart at your exit time when the next on the list may enter. 

 

F.     As needed, it is recommended that you wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when not in the water.  (I wear a mask to protect YOU; you wear a mask to protect ME)

 

G.   It is recommended that you bring alcohol based disinfectant wipes with you for your own and your group’s safety and use them to wipe down the things before you touch them.

 

H.   Take everything you bring into the pool area back home with you.

 

I.       Guests that are not residents of the homeowner’s association are prohibited from using the pool facilities.

 

J.      No party reservations will be accepted for the pool or common areas until stage four of the reopening process is declared by LA County.

 

GENERAL POOL RULES

PLEASE OBSERVE ALL THESE RULES AT ALL TIMES AND USE THE POOL AREA IN A SAFE MANNER.

 1. **Children under 14 year of age are not allowed in the pool or the pool enclosure unless accompanied by an adult.  

2. **Swimming and activity in the pool area is limited to the hours of 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, except adults swimming laps between 6 and 9 AM.

3. **Glassware and bottles are not permitted in the pool area at any time. Food and drinks of any type are not allowed in the water.

4.  **No smoking anywhere on Mesa common property.

5. **Vandalism of any kind, including throwing rocks or other items into the pool or pool area, and playing with the safety net, safety ring or safety hook.  The cost of replacing damaged equipment will be added to the fine.

6.  No running in the pool area.  No roughhousing, horseplay or games that prohibit others from full use of the pool.  

7.  No bobby pins, hair pins or barrettes in the pool. (They leave rust marks.)

8.  Please shower before entering pool if using sunscreen.  

9.  Place all rubbish in the trash containers. Food left on the deck attracts animals.  Return all furniture to its original place when leaving.

10. A Mesa resident may not have more than six guests at one time unless a party application has been approved.  

11. No pets allowed in the pool area.  

12. Proof of Mesa residency may be required at any time.  If proof of residency cannot be provided, you are considered to be trespassing and the Sheriff will be notified.        Trespassers will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

** VIOLATION OF STARRED ITEMS IS A $50 FINE FOR FIRST OFFENSE, $100 FOR SECOND OFFENSE, AND POSSIBLE LOSS OF POOL PRIVILEGES THEREAFTER.  

LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES

Ethan Hsu, Mesa resident and member of Scout Troop 502, will be establishing two Little Free Libraries (https://littlefreelibrary.org/) in the Mesa as part of his Eagle Scout project.  One will be in the Children’s Play Park and one will be near the basketball and tennis courts.  Thank you, Ethan, for your contribution to our community!

 

NEW AND BETTER

Board member Elisa Coleman has donated eight chairs for use in the tennis court.  Thanks Elisa!

The hot water heater in the pool house is being replaced, and the pool house restroom doors are being repainted.

 

REMINDERS

When walking your dog in the Mesa, please always keep the dog on-leash and pickup after the dog, even on the undeveloped hillsides.

In order to preserve the lifetime of the umbrellas around the pool, it would be a very good idea if the last users in the day would put the umbrellas in the down position when they leave the area.  Thanks.

 

RESERVATIONS FOR RECREATION AREAS

Reservations for group use of the pool and parks are temporarily suspended while these areas are closed.  After the are reopened, you can make a reservation by filling out the Party Reservation Form found on the Mesa website where a list of the current reservations will be posted.

 

NEW DIRECTORY

A directory of Mesa residents is about to be released.  It will be sent to you in both Excel and PDF versions.  Also included will be a map of the Mesa with lot numbers identified.

 

MAINTENANCE REQUESTS

If you have special requests for front yard maintenance or you observe other situations requiring maintenance by the Homeowners Association, please direct your request to our management company, Cardinal Management, at 323-349-0865 or peterr@cardinalmg.com

 

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Virtual meetings of the Board of Governors are held one a month.  See the Mesa website at www.starlightmesa.org for the time, date and sign-in information for the meeting.  Minutes of the meetings are posted on the website.

We continue to encourage two other members of the community to voluntary a little of their time to support our neighbors as additional members of the Board of Governors.  There is a description of a Board member’s responsibilities on the Mesa website, and this link gives you a little encouragement to become a member.  Please consider it as a gift to all your neighbors.  Please let us know if you would like to participate by leaving a note at starlightmesahoa@gmail.com

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