Owners

Maui Vista AOAO Safety Advisory Committee Update

The Safety Advisory Committee has been formed and the following members have been selected:

Matt Baker/John Marangio – Building 1
KathyGookin – Building 2
Victoria Johnson – Manager
Mark Emoto – Chairperson

We will provide updates as to what we are working on for recommendations to the AOAO board and membership.

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:

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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!

CONTINUED EDUCATION ACHIEVED

Association Management Specialist (AMS)

Maui Vista’s General Manager began another level of training in January 2016 and after three association management courses, successfully passed a final exam awarding the additional designation of Association Management Specialist (AMS).  This professional designation is the second highest level of recognition awarded by Community Associations Institute (CAI) to members of the community management profession.

The AMS trademark is awarded only after completion of courses specializing in working with the board on budgets, financial reports, reserve interpretation, assessing structural needs, contractor negotiations, building assessments and maintaining association grounds and common elements.  Obtaining the AMS title follows completion of the Certified Manager of Community Associations, (CMCA) classification and demonstrates a commitment to uphold the highest ethical standards and strict rules of conduct by CAI’s Professional Manager Code of Ethics.

 

Unwanted items are frequently left on the ledge of the waterfall in building 2 as an offering for others to take.  The result however, is a waterfall feature that ends up looking like a garbage storage area.

We will be looking into different ways owners can give away unwanted items and/or swap between them without having to leave them at the waterfall even though this is not happening at any other building on property.

It is not attractive to anyone, staff have to dispose of the items, and it ruins the ambiance of building 2’s entry area.

Please do not leave items on the ledge at the waterfall areas.

 

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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.

 

OWNERS PLANNING A REMODEL

Maui Vista supports all owners wishing to remodel but we require you to notify the office 24 hours in advance of any remodeling projects regardless of scope of work.

All unit upgrades require notification to the office with submission of the appropriate paperwork on our website.   

We have revised our remodeling forms for clarity and hopefully, make it easier for all owners.

Please read the form’s instructions on the 1st page of each form.  If you have questions about the forms, or have specific requests that are not shown in the forms, please call the office at 808-874-5252 or 808-875-5373.

Maui Vista Remodeling Forms

  1. Form AA1 – Use if you are remodeling without a contractor.
  2. Form AA2 – Use if you’ve hired a contractor.
  3. Form AA3 – Use if your upgrade changes the common area.
  4. Form AA4 – Use if you “started” remodeling and now hired a contractor.
  5. Form AA3 – Use if you “Add” or “Alter” Plans

 

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