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Monday, February 20, 2017

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As some 1317 homeowners in the common interest development (aka HOA) of TRILOGY Glen Ivy (TGI) contemplate the long-standing failure here to effect CC&R maintenance for common areas in and around our community, some wonder if this malady is also common to other HOA locations?

The answer, of course is affirmative, if you Flip▶ and this FLIPBOARD archive ... 


As usual, the WHO answer for this topic, comes from a clip by well-known and prolific HOA blogger Deborah Goonan of Independent American Communities

WHAT are the common areas in common interest developments?
A SEARCH here gives multiple sources to answer this question.
 WHEN we look at TGI common areas that require maintenance, the current "to do" list is crowned with these items:

(1) multiple lakes that are dry and visual blights (see notes below)
(2) a pocket park fountain base that is cracked and in need of immediate repair
(3) trees that are decaying and sod underneath that need tending


WHERE do HOAs neglect maintenance? LINK

WHY is HOA maintenance of common areas vital?

HOW do homeowners get HOAs to handle maintenance issues on a timely basis? LINK




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The slide show above reveals (slide#2) aerial scenes of HOA TGI and Glen Ivy Golf Course Lakes (circa 2011) prior to the current blight for those areas; and (slide#3) the lake conditions today and maps of the location. 

To enlarge the images, click on
this icon found the the bottom border above.



Less we misrepresent the facts, a quick caveat about the Trilogy Lake problems should state that the lakes within the Glen Ivy Golf Course property, but shared common areas contiguous with the Trilogy Glen Ivy community, are not the right or obligation of the HOA to maintain.  That is the responsibility of the golf course owner.

However, there are specific CC&Rs that govern golf course maintenance. The TGI dilemma is that the HOA is not the declarant to enforce the golf course CC&Rs.  That oversight happened when the general, homeowner CC&Rs were transferred to the nonprofit HOA (circa 2006) by the original property developer, Shea Homes.  Due to ongoing litigation (not yet ended since 2010), Shea Homes has refused to relinquish the golf course CC&R declarant rights to the HOA.

Hence, this whole issue of common area maintenance has become an unfortunate technicality over which the TGMA Board and homeowners have no specific remedy until litigation is settled.  But, of course, the issues of tree and lawn maintenance and the fountain repairs are separate matters that are not delayed by litigation concerns.

In retrospect, TGI homeowners may ponder what might be the condition of the lakes had the first TGMA Board and management at the 2006 period been more aggressive about asking for and receiving those golf course declarant rights.  Alas, we will never know.




                 



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A 'moniker' for the 'social current see' about common interest developments, aka HOAs, or homeowner associations, also property owner associations (POAs). These communities, while private governments, function much like cities with more than 9 million residents in these localities in California. As such, ALTACITIES, "alternate cities," are larger than the combined populations of the four largest cities in the state, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco.