Current Information

Current Information

February 9, 2017

Aloha All Owners/Agents in Building 1

Maui Vista’s cast iron drain pipes are starting to leak and 85%-90% of leaks in the last few years came from the vertical cast iron pipes.  During the recent homeowner’s meeting, the condition of Maui Vista’s pipes was discussed at length.  The PIP (Pipe Inspection Plan) implemented in 2011 was successful in identifying and repairing cracks that appeared on the exterior of the pipes. New equipment and materials are now available that can inspect and repair damaged pipes from the inside of the pipe. Maui Vista needs to upgrade our vertical and horizontal cast iron drains so that leaks will be minimized.

The plumbers repair two stacks (8 condos stacked one on top of the other) at a time and it will take 5 days to complete. The interior of condos on 2nd to 4th floors is unharmed with only the toilet being removed and reinstalled after the work is completed.  However, the repair process on the 1st floor will involve a small opening in the wall behind the toilet to collect debris from the “descaling” process (which removes existing rust, corrosion and debris from inside the pipe) followed by vertical drain lining and applying two layers of epoxy coatings in the horizontal branch lines.

The drain pipe renovation project is scheduled to start in June 2017 and end mid-October 2017 before high season begins.  Building 1 will be worked on first due to its direct exposure to the ocean.  Every owner and agent has been emailed the schedule and the schedule will be posted on the website at www.aoaomauivista.org.

view replacement schedule for building 1

During the repair process, no one can occupy any of the four units in the stack for the assigned five-day repair period. No water can enter the pipes during the repair cycle without costly damage resulting.

Owners and agents in building 1 may be seeking units for relocation during the 5 day vacancy.  We encourage owners in building 2 and 3 to assist if possible.  The Board of Directors, management and staff regret the 5-day interruption, but this was the most cost efficient, least intrusive method to prevent ongoing damages due to unexpected leaks.

                           — Maui Vista Board of Directors and Management

PIPE SCHEDULE = 24 STACKS = BUILDING 1 COMPLETED

BEGINS JUNE 19, 2017 – ENDS 10/20/17

Stack / Unit #’s Involved Work Days
1401, 1301, 1201, 1101
1402, 1302, 1202, 1102
6/19/17 – 6/23/17
6/19/17 – 6/23/17
1403, 1303, 1203, 1103
1404, 1304, 1204, 1104
6/26/17 – 6/30/17
6/26/17 – 6/30/17
1405, 1305, 1205, 1105
1406, 1306, 1206, 1106
7/10/17 – 7/14/17   8am
7/10/17 – 7/14/17   8am
1407, 1307, 1207, 1107
1408, 1308, 1208, 1108
7/17/17 – 7/22/17   8am
7/17/17 – 7/22/17   8am
1410, 1310, 1210, 1110
1411, 1311, 1211, 1111
8/7/17 – 8/11/17    8am
8/7/17 – 8/11/17    8am
1412, 1312, 1212, 1112
1413, 1313, 1213, 1113
8/14/17 – 8/18/17 8am
8/14/17 – 8/18/17 8am
1414, 1314, 1214, 1114
1415, 1315, 1215, 1115
9/11/17 – 9/15/17  8am
9/11/17 – 9/15/17  8am
1416, 1316, 1216, 1116
1417, 1317, 1217, 1117
9/18/17 – 9/22/17  8am
9/18/17 – 9/22/17  8am
1418, 1318, 1218, 1118
1419, 1319, 1219, 1119
9/25/17 – 9/29/17  8am
9/25/17 – 9/29/17  8am
1420, 1320, 1220, 1120
1421, 1321, 1221, 1121
10/2/17 – 10/6/17 8am
10/2/17 – 10/6/17 8am
1422, 1322, 1222, 1122
1423, 1323, 1223, 1123
10/9/17 – 10/13/17 8am
10/9/17 – 10/13/17 8am
1424, 1324, 1224, 1124
1425, 1325, 1225, 1125
10/16/17 – 10/20/17 8am
10/16/17 – 10/20/17 8am

Attention Owners

  • 2 stacks will be worked on at the same time
  • Work will take 5 days – no unit can be occupied
  • The schedule has been established and cannot be negotiated.
  • Water will be off starting at 8am the 1st day until 5pm the last day – unless you are notified.
  • Owners, guests, LT Tenants, etc. will have to be out of the unit during those 5 days.
  • No water can be in the line once work begins with causing delays and extra expense.
  • Notification of the schedule will be posted on our website.
  • All owners and agents will be contacted about the dates scheduled.

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SUDS in 1ST FLOOR UNIT

Please remind your guests to use “only” LOW SUDS LAUNDRY SOAP in your washing machines. Recently, we’ve had a number of guests either using regular detergent OR too much of the low suds soap resulting in 1st floor unit toilets to bubble and soap suds developing.

The office has 2 low suds pods available for $1.00 for your guests to use.

An owner offered this photo sample showing suds do surface in the 1st floor units when the wrong detergent is used:

drain_suds_2016-10-21-e1477111357382

As this is an ongoing problem, please take steps to remind all guests of this problem and to be aware that unit washing machines are technically smaller than their machines at home so less soap is advised.

Mahalo from all 1st floor owners!

OWNER-PROXY-VOTING MYTH BUSTER

AUGUST 31, 2016

Every year in September the association mails out information to all owners.  Some of those are documents that require owners to review, complete and mail back in a timely manner.

Each year there are questions that arise about the forms and how to properly complete them.  Every year an owner questions the need for completing the Owners Update Form and Owner’s Certification of Use.

With these issues in mind, please check below for clarification.

 

WHAT DOES “QUORUM” MEAN

“The minimum # of owners required to hold the meeting.”

For Maui Vista, that’s > 50%.

“Box 1” Allows you to be “counted” to achieve quorum in order to meet bylaws quorum requirements, which is >50%.  Check this box, sign and return even if you plan on attending the meeting or assign your vote proxy to another individual. Please note: Owners submitting director votes are automatically counted in the quorum (you don’t have to check Box 1).

 

WHAT IS A “PROXY”

“This form extends options of ‘written authorization’ to you when you want to appoint another individual to vote on your behalf.”

“Box 2”   Allows you to appoint another individual to vote on your behalf at the meeting by writing in that person’s name, you must sign and return the document for it to be valid.  

“Box 3”  Allows the owner to request his vote be applied along with the a vote of the Board of Directors.

“Box 4”   Gives each director an equal percentage of your vote as shared.

 

NOTE:  Homeowners’ Meeting:  11/5/16 – Kahili Golf Course

 

Detail of modifications to the ideas for Owners Needing to Revise Bedroom A/C’s

Below are three photos of an A/C “box” that complies with the new Maui Vista A/C rules.

1 – Shows the A/C from the outside. (click to view full image)

Outside

2 -Shows an A/C from the inside with the removable top off, and with the top on. (click to view full image)

Inside with top off

3 – The last photo shows a condensate bucket below the box. (click to view full image)

Inside finished

The bucket has a red light that turns on when the water reaches a certain level and a buzzer goes off when the water moves a half inch higher.

In addition, a dial timer prevents operation of the A/C for more than a maximum of 6 hours.

 

MOISTURE ALARMS – A SOLUTION?

Many owners, cleaners and agents have found wet sheetrock and/or wet spots on their walls resulting in finding leaks.  An owner purchased a moisture alarm and has recommended that we share this information with you and a potential early detection of leaks.

Moisture alarms placed in strategic areas such as under your kitchen and bathroom sinks, refrigerator, hot water tank area, and under dishwashers may 1) detect leaks before they cause costly water damage; 2) detects moisture before mold can grow; and 3) is an inexpensive safeguard where water or moisture can collect.

There are a number of moisture alarms available on the market (see website link) and they can be found on Home Depot, Lowe’s, or online at Amazon.  Some have alarms that sound when moisture is detected, some more expensive high tech systems can text the owner to notify you when moisture is detected.

Note: Keep in mind that although a water alarm will save you the chore of looking for leaks under sinks and in out of the way places you’ll still need to check on the leak detector(s) periodically to be sure they are working properly.

Website Link:

http://www.basementwatchdog.com/Accessories/Water_Alarm.php