Thursday, March 06, 2014

Re-leveling a Manufactured Home

Manufactured homes are built on a steel frame that is supported by a number individual piers underneath the home. Over time these piers and pads can begin to settle into the ground or rust and deteriorate. When this happens, usually the piers and/or pads might need to be replaced and the structure may need to be re-leveled.

For more information regarding re-levels, please read the following articles.
http://randallmhomes.com/1/post/2013/07/releveling-what-it-is-and-why-its-important.html
http://www.onlevel.biz/why-should-i-re-level/

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Speaking before City Council regarding Green Hills landscaping overcharges

Eddy Jackson spoke before the City Council on 10/1 regarding the Green Hills landscaping overcharges.

http://yorbalinda.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=514
You can find his public comments at approximately 40:00.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Seeking to recover overcharges from the city for landscaping in our property tax bills

Eddy Jackson attended the City of Yorba Linda Landscape Maintenance Citizen Advisory Committee meeting on 9/26 along with Maureen and delivered the following public comment to the committee.
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Thank you for your time and the opportunity to speak before you today.

My name is Eddy Jackson. I live in the Community of Green Hills, represented in the Engineer’s Annual Report as Zone L-2M on Page 76. For 10 years, the 201 homeowners in Green Hills have paid over $300 per year for city Landscape and Lighting in our property tax bills and received little to no benefit from the city for these monies, while communities around us have and continue to benefit greatly, like the community of Green Hills Estates, labeled as Zone L-2L on page 75.

According to page 22 of the report, Zone L-2L received a benefit of landscape and tree maintenance on their private slopes totaling 213,380 square feet. Yet, our HOA has previously and continues to handle the landscape and tree maintenance for the north side of New River Rd., both sides of Avenida Adobe, as well as portions of Yorba Linda Blvd.

I have 4 significant concerns to discuss tonight:
1. On Page 17 of the report, it shows that Yorba Linda Blvd. is a Primary Arterial Street, yet our HOA has previously and continues to irrigate and maintain a portion of that property. What do we need to do to hand this off to the city?
2. While most of the streets leading in and out of the City Limits of Yorba Linda are listed as Arterial Streets on Page 17, New River Rd., which leads traffic from Esperanza Rd. to Yorba Linda Rd. and vice versa is not listed. What do we need to do to have New River Rd. listed as an Arterial Street and maintained by the city?
3. Why and how is the median on New River Rd. near the Albertsons shopping center considered to be a benefit to the Green Hills community on Page 22 of the report?
And finally:
4. Where is the money that we’ve been paying for services not rendered to the benefit of the Green Hills community and how quickly will it be returned to us?

Thank you again for your time.
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We will be fighting for the Green Hills community to recover the landscaping and lighting maintenance fees that have been overcharged for many years! We owe a debt of gratitude to the Rancho Dominguez Community Assoication for shedding light on this inequity.
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/city-495724-district-rancho.html

Thursday, September 19, 2013

CC&Rs - Revised for Lease Tenants

PDF available for download at: https://app.box.com/s/jmg6ibo6x0iseu2meajt

Includes the following:
Table of Contents
Definitions
Article VI - Architectural
Article X - Use Restrictions
Article XV, Section 16 - Leases

CC&Rs

PDF available for download at: https://app.box.com/s/y6wpf74fq8wkrcy1dbjc

Monday, July 01, 2013

2013 Budget

Monthly dues were left unchanged at $55 for 2013-14.

Here's a breakdown of some of the major monthly expenses per residence.
Landscaping Contract - $14.03
Reserve Deposit - $12.18 (+3.7%)
Management Contract - $10.45
Water - $6.53

Sunday, July 01, 2012

2012 Budget

Monthly dues were increased from $50 to $55 ( +10% ) for 2012-13.

Here's a breakdown of some of the major monthly expenses per residence.
Landscaping Contract - $14.03 ( +5% )
Management Contract - $10.45 ( +4.5% )
Reserve Deposit - $11.74 ( +35.4% )
Water - $6.01

Friday, July 01, 2011

2011 Budget

Monthly dues were left unchanged at $50 for 2011-12.

Here's a breakdown of some of the major monthly expenses per residence.
Landscaping Contract - $13.36
Management Contract - $10
Reserve Deposit - $8.67
Water - $5.18

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May 2011 Board Meeting

At the May 2011 Board Meeting, the Board resolved to file Intent to Liens on 2 properties and a Lien on 1 property, according to the Association's Collection Policy.

The Board also approved the 2011 Budget without any dues increase.

Due to the sale of my home, I have resigned as Board Member and would like to thank the residents of Green Hills for the unique opportunity to serve you for the past 4 years. Good luck and God Bless you.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March 2011 Board Meeting

At the March 2011 Board Meeting, the Board resolved to file an Intent to Lien on 1 property and a Lien on 1 property, according to the Association's Collection Policy.

The Board also resolved to write-off the balance of $306.84 as uncollectable due to a foreclosure.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January 2011 Board Meeting

At the January 2011 Board Meeting, the Board resolved to file Intent to Liens on 3 properties and Liens on 6 properties, according to the Association's Collection Policy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 2010 Board Meeting

At the November 2010 Board Meeting, the Board resolved to file Intent to Liens on 5 properties, according to the Association's Collection Policy.

The Board resolved to cancel the slurry seal project with JB Bostick and to re-bid the project in the spring.

The Board resolved to approve the trimming of Aleppo Pine Trees as recommended for a cost of $3100.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Street Repairs 2010

The Board resolved to approve the proposal from JB Bostick for street repairs and slurry seal for $22,755 + an additional $1500 for additional repairs.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2010 Budget

Due to decreased interest income, continued high collection and bad debt expenses and the need to increase funding of reserve deposits, the Board found it necessary to increase the monthly dues from $48 to $50 at the May 2010 Board Meeting, effective July 2010.

Here's a breakdown of some of the major monthly expenses per residence.
Landscaping Contract - $13.36
Management Contract - $10
Reserve Deposit - $9.66
Water - $5.18

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Street Sweeping

The streets are swept on the first Tuesday of every month, usually around 11AM - 1PM.

Please move your vehicle(s) off the community streets during the aforementioned time.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Monthly Dues Increase

Due to the housing/economic downturn, the HOA is receiving less income in assessments and interest income, while collection and bad debt expenses are increasing. As a result, at the May 2009 Board Meeting, the Board found it necessary to increase the monthly dues from $45.70 to $48, effective July 2009.

Here's a breakdown of some of the major monthly expenses per residence.
Landscaping Contract - $13.36
Management Contract - $10
Reserve Deposit - $8.33
Water - $5.18

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

2009 Budget

As of April 2009, the monthly HOA dues were lowered $17.30, to $45.70.

Here's a breakdown of some of the major monthly expenses per residence.
Landscaping Contract - $13.36
Management Contract - $10
Reserve Deposit - $8.29
Water - $4.77

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Boyd Management Contract Increase

The Board received a letter from Boyd Management requesting a contract increase from $1900 per month to $2185, about a 10% increase, effective April 1, 2009. I obtained two competitive bids from two local management companies and negotiated the contract with Boyd Management down to $2010 per month at the March 2009 Board Meeting.

Tree Trimming

I am pleased to report that at the March 2009 Board Meeting, the Board decided to scale back tree trimming from every year to every other year, resulting in an average savings of $1500 annually.

The city of Yorba Linda scaled back their tree trimming schedule from every three years to every four years, due to budget constraints.

RV Lot Expenses

In June 2006, I requested (as a homeowner) that the Board consider instituting a small annual fee for homeowners with RV Lot spaces to cover all RV Lot expenses. At the July 2006 Board Meeting, the Board decided to make no changes.

In 2008, the HOA paid about $700 to repair the RV Lot gate.

I am pleased to report that at the March 2009 Board Meeting, the Board decided to institute a $40 annual fee per space to cover RV Lot expenses. Prior to this, RV Lot expenses where paid out of the general fund.

Disposal Services

In September 2008, I proposed separating the disposal services from the HOA billing. Disposal Services accounted for $17.30 of the $63 monthly HOA dues. Unfortunately, when homeowner accounts go delinquent, the HOA still pays $17.30 per resident to Yorba Linda Disposal.

In January 2009, 26 homeowner accounts were delinquent, costing the HOA $449.80 in uncollected disposal fees.

In February 2009, 19 homeowner accounts were delinquent, costing the HOA $328.70 in uncollected disposal fees.

Beginning April 2009, homeowners will be billed $51.90 quarterly by Yorba Linda Disposal, just like other Yorba Linda residents and monthly HOA dues will be lowered $17.30, to $45.70.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Inquery for crosswalk at Avenida Adobe and King

At the September 2008 Annual Meeting, some homeowners expressed their concern for the safety of pedestrians crossing Avenida Adobe at King and inquired about the possibility of having a crosswalk installed. Boyd Management contacted the City of Yorba Linda regarding this inquiry and received the following written response.

Thank you for bringing this concern to our attention. It is the City Traffic Commission's policy No. 6 that the installation of a crosswalk would not be considered unless it is located at an intersection controlled by either a traffic signal, stop sign, or crossing guard. Studies have found that pedestrians were safer without marked crosswalks than with them at uncontrolled intersections. It is believed that the installation of crosswalks on public streets carries the potential of creating a false sense of security for pedestrians, encouraging them to walk in front of cars without looking.

Based upon the current traffic volumes at the intersection of Avenida Adobe and King, the intersection will not meet the minimum warrants as prescribed by the State guidelines for having a traffic signal, stop sign or crossing guard. Please note, stop signs are used for defining the vehicular right-of-way and should not be used as speed control devices.

If the residents believe there is a speeding problem on Avenida Adobe at King, we will inform Brea P.D. to enhance their enforcement in this area.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

2008 Budget

Monthly dues were increased from $60 to $63 (+5%) for 2008-09.

Here's a breakdown of some of the major monthly expenses per residence.
Trash - $16.37
Landscaping Contract - $13.36
Management Contract - $9.62
Reserve Deposit - $8.29
Water - $4.67

Friday, May 30, 2008

Ozark Landscape Contract Increase

The Board received a letter from Ozark Landscape in May 2008 requesting a contract increase from $2582.50 per month to $2685, a 4% increase.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Street Lights

In October 2007, some of the street lights on Ave. Adobe (an area that was frequently vandalized) weren’t turning on. Southern California Edison was contacted and the street lights were repaired.

Monday, October 01, 2007

2007 HOA Board Election

After much frustration and consideration, I decided to run for the HOA Board of Directors and submitted the following candidate statement.

I have lived in the Community Association of Green Hills since 2001. I am a fiscal conservative who believes strongly in dealing fairly and consistently with all homeowners. I have been attending the board meetings regularly since the tot lot equipment was removed and not replaced within a reasonable time frame. I watched as certain board members opted to fight a homeowner with the threat of litigation, squandering over three times the 2006 budgeted Legal & Audit funds. Homeowners deserve better from their elected board. I support responsible improvements that result in higher property values. I’d value the opportunity to serve you on the board.

At the September 2007 Annual Board Meeting, I was elected to a 2-year term on the HOA Board of Directors, along with Maureen (incumbent) and Brian (former Board Member).

Sunday, July 01, 2007

2007 Budget

Monthly dues were $60 for 2007-08.

Here's a breakdown of some of the major monthly expenses per residence.
Trash - $15.45
Landscaping Contract - $12.85
Management Contract - $9.45
Reserve Deposit - $7.76
Water - $5.39

Monday, February 19, 2007

New Management Contract

The Board decided not to contract with Walters Management, the company that bought the current Emmons Company contracts. The Board has decided to contract with Boyd Management. The new management contract will begin March 1, 2007. The current Association Manager, Debbie Boyd, is the owner of the new company and will remain as the Manager for Green Hills Community Association.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Thanks, Eddy

Thanks to Eddy for bringing the Association of Green Hills into the 21st Century. Hopefully, this blog will reach a greater majority of our community. We are excited that our home remodel project is well underway and even though we had to fight to get it, we are proud of those of you who stood by us during our fight. The City of Yorba Linda is wholeheartedly in favor of improvement and maximizing home values. We have the opportunity to elevate our community to the standards of the surrounding areas. Does this mean everyone has to remodel their home? Of course not! But, if a homeowner so desires, there is a very good reason to do so. Home equity has become the largest growing investment opportunity many of us will ever experience. It just makes sense that we should all want to get as much a return as we can when we decide to sell our property.

There are some exciting times awaiting our community. Time stands still for no one, but it appears time has stood still for the Association of Green Hills. There are some long-standing board members who will have to go packing in the upcoming months! Regarding the tot lot equipment, it is too little, too late. There are still issues with the RV parking lot, and those same board members are trying to find excuses why they cannot enforce the rules and regulations of our community. They are conveniently "looking the other way" when it comes to their friends and allies. And, take a good look at our streets. They are not wearing very well. Why do we continue to pour more and more funds into the same old tired solutions? Maybe we should ask the long-standing board members what their plans are for the 21st century?

At one of our board meetings, we suggested to Board President, "Maureen" that we should hold a community yard sale in the tot lot as a way of bringing the community together and helping everyone clean out their garages and homes of items they are not longer using. I am looking forward to this yard sale becoming a reality in the Spring of 2007.

We also feel we should be able to have a Winter Celebration party in the tot lot to celebrate the holidays with our neighbors. Is anyone interested in forming a committee to do that?

Let's all get together at the next board meeting on November 21st at Marie Callenders and discuss ways to improve our community.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of odd months at 6:30 PM at Marie Calendars - Anaheim Hills.

Marie Callendars
5711 E. La Palma Ave
Anaheim, CA 92807

Annual Board Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of September at the community Tot Lot (Westfield St and King St).

Welcome to the Community Association of Green Hills Blog!

This blog was created for the intended use of homeowners of the Community Association of Green Hills.

A joint venture by Fleetwood Enterprises and builder John Lusk, The Community Association of Green Hills incorporated on July 23, 1981, in the state of California. It is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the common property within the development, which is located in the city of Yorba Linda, California (92887). The manufactured home planned unit development (PUD) consists of 201 residential units.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

2006 Budget

Monthly dues were $55 for 2006-07.

Here's a breakdown of some of the major monthly expenses per residence.
Trash - $15.45
Landscaping Contract - $11.90
Management Contract - $8.98
Reserve Deposit - $6.26
Water - $3.32

Friday, July 01, 2005

2005 Budget

Monthly dues were increased from $49 to $55 (+12%) for 2005-06.

Here's a breakdown of some of the major monthly expenses per residence.
Trash - $15.45
Landscaping Contract - $11.90 (+14.9%)
Management Contract - $8.98
Reserve Deposit - $6.26 (+73.4%)
Water - $3.32

Thursday, July 01, 2004

2004 Budget

Monthly dues were $49 for 2004-05.

Here's a breakdown of some of the major monthly expenses per residence.
Trash - $14.51
Landscaping Contract - $10.36
Management Contract - $8.97
Reserve Deposit - $3.61
Water - $3.32