Potomac Landing HOA
|New Neighbor Open House: Oct
Decorating: Oct 17, 2004
Jump Fest: Nov. 13, 2004
Holiday Home Tour: Dec. 5, 2004
Make Gingerbread Houses: Dec. 13, 2004
Progressive Dinner: April 2, 2005
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Potomac Landing Board Members
Email Udates? Over 40 of our homeowners are currently receiving
email updates. If you want to be added to the email list, let Robin
Villageway Property Manager
Lisa Terry is our homeowner primary contact for both Associations. Lisa attends Board meetings, goes on monthly landscape walks, processes Architectural Applications, coordinates Board directives and answers questions and concerns of homeowners. You can reach her at 949-450-1515.
SURVEY RESULTS- March, 2004
As you may recall, in our February
newsletter we included a survey card to collect votes for the proposed
initiative of upgrading our two entrance areas.
• 58% like the idea of changing the name to Niguel Coast.
As a result, the Potomac Landing Board of Directors voted last March
to change the DBA name of our HOA from Seacall to Niguel Coast and to
raise dues, and the new dues were effective May 1st. Our lawyers are filing
papers regarding the name change. The new rate will be effective until
5/1/06. See article on the Entrance Enhancement Committee Update for details
on the project.
Entrance Enhancement Project Update
Updated 10/4/04 by Izabella Rooney, Project Chairwoman
We are very pleased that all major design choices for our new entry monument have been made and we expect to submit a final drawing and application to the city within the next month, or no later than November 2004. The sketch below is a nearly complete rendering of our future entry monument, although we are still making some refinements. Specifically, we hope to adjust the font to appear more rounded or elegant, and we may choose a different glass design or pattern on the lantern. The letters will be raised with low voltage backlighting to illuminate them at night, and the lantern will light up at night as well. The sign will be set in the center island of both entrances (Barkentine/Camino del Avion and Ridgeway/Niguel) with the column/lantern positioned in the back as you enter the community from either main road. The name “Niguel Coast” will be printed on both sides of each monument wall so that it can be read from either direction when traveling on Niguel Road or Camino del Avion.
Aside from submitting our application to the city, our next course of action is to request multiple bids from various contractors. Once we have the final bids in place, most likely by the November budget meeting, Potomac Landing will review its funds available in general reserve as well as the funds accumulated in the reserve account segregated for the entry monument. Since this account only began funding last April after a community vote in favor of the project, we may not be able to begin construction until such time when the account is more adequately funded.
Many of us would also like to take the additional step of bringing a 120 volt outlet to the center island for holiday lighting. This, however, may prove to be cost prohibitive but we plan to include it as an option in our application and, if possible, reserve the right to install the outlet in the future.
In addition, our Entry Enhancement Committee will work with the Quissett
Bay Community Association to reface the wall along Camino del Avion to
match our entry in the center island at Barkentine.
Our playgroup meets every Monday afternoon
at 4:00 pm either on Broadhorn or Frigate, near the end of the cul de
sac. We encourage parents to bring bikes, tricycles, balls or any other
“outdoor” toys that will make this playdate more fun and engaging
for the kids. We also regularly get together Thursday mornings at 10:00
am, usually hosted by one of our Moms. Periodically we may meet at the
pool if it is a hot day. We’re looking forward to having some special
events for the holidays, like decorating pumpkins for Halloween and Gingerbread
houses for Christmas. If you would like to join our playgoup or add an
alternative playdate to the calendar, please email Izabella Rooney at
email@example.com or phone (949) 481-4020.
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Survey Conducted by Robin Mullin
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