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!

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

Maui Vista AOAO Policy – Revised May, 2016

Ref #  9
Date:  10/10/2014
Date:  5/18/2016
Prepared by:  Barry Richardson
Board Approved Date:  11/08/2014
Board Approved Date:  5/19/2016

Maui Vista Parking Lot Management Policy

Maui Vista’s main lot has approximately 280 parking spaces.

Maui Vista has 280 condos, therefore the policy of one condo, one parking space.

Owners, who have renters/guests who bring a vehicle and occupy their condos, must remove their personal vehicle from the main lot prior to their tenant/visitor/guest taking residency*.

There are approximately 35 additional parking spaces in the back, and these spaces are available for rent to owners and long-term tenants/guests (residing at MV for >6months a year) who have an additional vehicles.

Guests with a 2nd vehicle or tenants with visitors and/or sleep over guests will receive temporary parking documentation from the front office for a fee of $20 up to 7 days.  A 2nd vehicle on property longer than 7 days will be charged $35.00 for parking.

Owners and Long Term Tenant’s authorization to park (stickers available at the front office)

Green Free main lot parking for active cars only.  Owners who leave their condos vacant while away from Maui Vista, and/or cover their vehicle for storage, must be parked at the north facing east end of the main lot.
Red For reserved parking in the back lot only.

The few numbered spaces in the back may be reserved by owners/tenants on a first-come, as-available basis for a $35.00 monthly fee or a $360.00 per calendar year fee paid by 31 January for the entire year.

Owners who use only a portion of the year are to be charged the regular rate of $35.00 per month.

Both Red and Green Owners who pay for a reserved space, have one vehicle and do not rent their units, may park in either the reserved or main parking lot in either high or low season.
Red or Green Owners who live here part time and rent their condo when they are not here, must rent a reserve space for their vehicle when they leave.

Their green sticker needs to be exchanged for a red one (and they will be billed monthly for the reserved space rental).

Owners with more than one vehicle: a green sticker will be issued to one vehicle for the main parking area, and a red sticker issued for any additional vehicle(s) (which must be parked in a reserved space during high season).  Owners will decide which car/s will have the red sticker and they will pay for a reserved parking space for each.  During low season (April 16 to October 15) vehicles with red tags that would normally be parked in the back may use the main lot. The “extra vehicle fee” of $35.00 per month must still be paid.

 

  • Only owners and their resident visitors, guests, and/or tenants may park their respective vehicles over night at Maui Vista.
  •  ALL vehicles parked at Maui Vista must be clean or otherwise “not” being used as a storage container, esthetically presentable, have a current sticker, and be able to put into operable condition in case it needs to be moved in an emergency.
  • Owners arranging to place their vehicles in a State-approved “storage mode” will be required to turn in their license plates to authorized officials and must provide State documents to the office authenticating the vehicle’s status to be parked at Maui Vista.”
  • Owners who do “not” rent their unit and are leaving the island are asked to park their vehicle at the NE corner of the property, and leave a set of keys with the office in case the vehicles needs to be moved.”
  • No boats, campers, catamarans, trailers etc. may be parked at Maui Vista.
  • Towing unauthorized vehicles from Maui Vista will be implemented when necessary (after a 24 hour notification has been communicated to the individual signing the parking agreement and/or the condo owner).

 

Hierarchy of renting a reserved parking space:

  1. Owners’ first vehicle (top priority, space is reserved for as long as the owner pays for and maintains it).
  2. Owners’ second vehicle (second priority, space is reserved for as long as the owner pays for and maintains it).
  3. Tenants’ second vehicle (third priority, space is reserved for as long as the tenant pays for and maintains it).
  4. Owners’ third vehicle (space is rented month to month, meaning this vehicle can be removed after a 2 week notice) but not before a number 5 priority vehicle
  5. Tenants’ third vehicle (space is rented month to month meaning this vehicle can be removed after a two week notice)

If the reserved lot is full, and an owner or tenant needs to rent a space for his second vehicle, the most recent rental to a number 5 level rental will need to surrender his space after a two week notification.

If there is no number 5 candidate, move up to number four. Once these number 4 and 5 priority rentals have been cycled out, candidate renters may sign a waiting list for the next available space.

Maui Vista Parking Lot Access

Maui Fire Department requires 20’ of roadway to access our property.  On occasion, Maui Vista has contractors, plumbers, carpet cleaners and delivery vendors parking in various locations protruding into the parking lot area.

Our parking lot access width measures over the required 20 feet.  Large or long vehicles belonging to the various contractors are recognized to be temporary and on property a minimal amount of time.  These vehicles will be allowed to park on property between the hours of 8am to 6pm.

Should an owner or guest have a large/long vehicle that will be on property permanently, the office will direct them to park at the East end of the parking lot facing North.

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