April 2022

Good afternoon-

April 2022 is here, and spring is in full bloom. Be sure to get out to the pool area to enjoy the water. The pool is now heated through the spring and summer for everyone to enjoy. We want to send out Happy Easter, Passover, and Birthday wishes throughout the community. We have a busy schedule this month around the property so let’s get updated on the happenings in our community.


  • Upcoming  Board of Directors Meeting-  NEW

The next Open Session Board of Directors Meeting will take place on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2022 at 7:00 pm. The site and method will be determined. Please look for postings and emails for updates.

  • New Laundry Machines- NEW

This month WASH Laundry Inc. will be replacing our washer and dryers along with sprucing up the laundry rooms. Look forward to a fresh coat of paint and new flooring to go with the new machines. Below is the schedule furnished to us by WASH Laundry. Please make plans to use the other laundry rooms on those dates or to reschedule any cleaning services. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me directly manager@courtyardshoa.com .

         Laundry Room at Building “J” (management office) on April 15th

         Laundry Room at Building “E” (north garage) on April 18th

Laundry Room at Building “B” (south garage) on April 19th

  • SB 326 Balcony Inspection- NEW

The Board of Directors is moving forward this month with visual structural balcony inspections. Structural Engineer, Mr. Joseph Liu (P.E. License C60045) along with management will be inspecting all balconies of units that are elevated for structural integrity. The majority of the units that will be inspected are 2nd floor units, 3rd floor units with balconies (not roof deck patios) and 1st floor units that are not at ground level. As you may know, over the last two (2) years we have repaired/retrofitted a few balconies that were visibly compromised structurally. California SB326 mandates that this action is taken by HOA’s. Our compliance to this measure is indicative of the Board of Directors commitment to fortifying the structural components of the property. Management will notify each unit on the inspection list via email starting April 4th for scheduling, please see the dates below. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at manager@courtyardshoa.com. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience.

4/18/2022 BUILDINGS A + B

4/19/2022 BUILDINGS C + D

4/25/2022 BUILDINGS E + F

          4/26/2022 BUILDINGS G + H

          5/02/2022 BUILDINGS I + J

  • New Committee for Reserve Study Projects- NEW

The Board is looking for volunteers to start a committee to work on Reserve Study projects. If you are interested in working with your fellow homeowners to address capital projects that impact the property please contact me at manager@courtyardshoa.com.

  • New Community Website- REMINDER

The new web page is up at www.thecourtyardswesthollywood.com . It is the one stop shop for the monthly newsletter, submitting remodeling applications, maintenance requests, and much more.

Parking Space Storage REMINDER   

Please be sure that all items are inside of your storage unit(s) and not outside of or adjacent to the unit(s). If you currently do not have a storage unit Management kindly asks that you remove all items immediately and look to attain a community approved storage unit as soon as possible. Please be sure to attend to your parking space if you currently have items stored outside of the storage unit it is unsightly and encourages theft. Our maintenance staff will remove old boxes, trash and any items that look to be discarded from parking spaces this month. If you are looking to keep any items, PLEASE move them inside your respective storage shed right away.

Security REMINDER    

Please do your part in deterring crime at our property by taking an extra 30 seconds when driving in and out of the garage areas and letting the gate close completely prior to driving off. This key practice will stop a would-be thief from casually walking into our property. Please remember to lock your vehicles at all times. Should you have a storage shed be sure to check the lock(s) for damage or tampering. You are urged to not store items of significant value within the shed as they too can be targets for theft. If you witness any suspicious activity please call the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department at 323.650.4142.

  •      Homeowner Insurance Policy REMINDER

Please be reminded to forward your homeowner liability insurance renewals to Management. Last year we had over 90% of homeowners forward their information (which is a mandate in the CC& R’s) and we thank you all. I will forward reminders throughout the upcoming months both individually and publicly through the monthly newsletters. All policies can be forwarded via email to Manager@courtyardshoa.com .  

Monthly Reminders:

Being a Good Neighbor in the Community   

Now that we are all here at the same time for the foreseeable future please take a moment to review the guidelines on being a Good Neighbor in our community. By putting this information into action

Barking Dogs

As you know, The Courtyards of West Hollywood is a pet friendly community. Our dog owners in particular are very proud and loving, however from time to time as neighbors we may be faced with barking issues from our neighbor’s dog(s). Management has found that many of the noise issues occur when dogs are home alone and the owners may not be aware of any noise issue. Incessant barking is a noise violation of the Community Rules and is subject to a fine by the Board of Directors. Keep in mind that the City of West Hollywood also has a strict ordinance on barking dogs that disturb neighbors. Please take any and all precautions to ensure that your dog(s) is not barking incessantly when alone, there are a number of safe devices on the market today that can help. “It’s what being a good neighbor is all about.”

Dogs and Cats on Leash

As a reminder, it is the community policy that all dogs are on leash at all times within the community gates. At no time are dogs allowed to urinate or defecate inside the property including the grass and landscaped areas, violation of this rule is subject to a fine by the Board of Directors. Please be sure to alert your respective dog-walkers of our policy.  It’s what “Being a Good Neighbor in our Community” is all about. *Don’t forget to register your pets with Management so we may be able to identify them in case of an emergency. Email their name and a little photo to Management today.*

Disposing of Boxes

As you know, we have two (2) designated trash bins on every parking level strictly for cardboard boxes. They are easy to spot, very large white trash bins, easier to spot because they usually have boxes outside of the bins, not broken down, hence they have not been disposed of properly. What many of you may not know or even notice is that these bins are all adjacent to parking spaces utilized by your Courtyard neighbor.

Management kindly asks, the next time you are taking boxes down to the designated trash bins, please be sure to break them down properly and please be sure not to pile them so they encroach into the parking space next door or the parking drive way. That’s what “Being a Good Neighbor in the Community” is all about.

Your Parking Space Neighbor

From time to time we have all had moments where we were in such a hurry once we got home that we may have parked our vehicle in haste, neither of our neighbors on either side of our respective parking space had made it home yet, and maybe we got a little closer to the dividing lines than normal, or maybe we didn’t park as straight as we normally do because the neighboring vehicles were not in their spaces.

Management kindly asks that we all take a moment to be sure we take the time to park safely and correctly in our garage, as not to impede on our neighbors ability to park their vehicle or get out of their vehicle in a safe manner. It’s what “Being a Good Neighbor in the Community” is all about.

Your Neighbors Below

As we go through the daily routines in our homes it is easy to forget that many of us have neighbors living below us. In some cases, those neighbors below may be considered additional occupants to our units as they know our routines: when we wake up, when we’re cleaning, and in a lot of cases when we walk from one room to another. The reality of apartment style living is that there will always be residual sound from those above and adjacent to us. However, we can all be mindful that if we do have neighbors below us that what we may consider “normal” living practices in our units may project residual sound to our neighbors that may be distracting and disturbing. Management recommends always using discretion and neighborly consideration as much as possible in the everyday routines of our lives within our units. If you are up late or early in the morning, be extra courteous as the sound is amplified, try using headphones for television and stereo equipment. It’s what being a “Good Neighbor” is all about.


Laundry Room Washer and Dryer Issues

If you have a washing machine or dryer malfunction on a weekend or at any time, by all means feel free to contact Management, also please be advised that in every laundry room the information to contact WEB Laundry for service is posted on the wall. By calling WEB Laundry when a problem occurs immediately (800.342.5932) it will significantly cut down the turnaround time for service, especially if the problems occur on the weekend when Management is not in the office. It is appreciated that neighborly notes are left on machines that are out of order, please feel free to call WEB Laundry and alert Management as well.

Laundry Room Etiquette– We all know how much fun it is to do laundry, especially, on the weekends when everyone is home and getting a washer and dryer requires a lot of patience. Management kindly asks that when using the laundry room on the weekends to be very diligent when monitoring the washer and dryer cycles. Be sure to arrive back at the laundry room at least 2-3 minutes prior to your cycles ending so that another homeowner, resident, or housekeeper may use the machines in a timely manner. Also be sure to clean up any residual lint, fabric softeners, or detergent spills that you are responsible for. Our cleaning team prepares the laundry rooms at the beginning of the day, so we have to count on each other throughout the day to be responsible for cleaning up after ourselves; it’s what “Being a Good Neighbor in the Community” is all about. 

Elevator Issues

It could happen. You pull into the garage, park your vehicle. You make your way onto the elevator and suddenly it stops. What do you do now? As in any situation, always remain calm. The elevators have phones that will call directly to Amtech Elevator Inc. (our elevator maintenance company) and they will dispatch a technician. Each elevator also has an alarm button that rings very loud to alert those on the outside that there is an emergency situation with the elevator. You can also call 911 from your cell phone to have the fire department dispatched. Please program Amtech Elevator’s phone number into your cell phone (1-844-258-1523) for emergency purposes. If you should become stuck on an elevator during business hours, the same protocol is in effect with the added option of contacting the Management Office for further assistance.

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