Dryer Vent Cleaning
Most units have completed the mandatory dryer vent cleaning. Any remaining units must be cleaned by December 31, 2018. You will receive notice from Action if you are not on the list of completed units.
The deck resurfacing work is approximately 90% complete. The remaining work should be done in two weeks, depending on weather.
We continue to have an open Board seat to be filled by an owner who wishes to give back to our community. This appointed position will be held until the 2020 Board elections. If you want to learn more, please contact any current Board member.
The Board has signed the gutter cleaning contract with Spurgeon Painting to clean our rain gutters. Spurgeon is the same company that has done this work for the past few years. They will give us two weeks’ notice before starting so we can let you know.
Several owners have requested that the board consider having Gardner’s Guild discontinue the use of Rodeo, a chemical used by Gardner’s Guild to control weeds. Rodeo contains glyphosate, a controversial chemical also used in Roundup. Lois MacLean has volunteered to chair an ad hoc committee to find out more from local agencies who have stopped using Rodeo or Roundup. Gardner’s Guild has recommended we continue their use because alternative weed abatement would be significantly more expensive.
Property Insurance Audit
Travelers Insurance, the company that provides insurance for our property, informed us of two concerns we need to address.
1. Our chimneys should be inspected yearly and cleaned if necessary. The board is seeking proposals from chimney cleaning services to inspect all chimneys. If cleaning is required, the owner is responsible for having it done.
2. Mill Valley code 308.1.4 prohibits the use of open flame barbecues on combustible balconies or within 10 feet of combustible construction. There are exceptions for one- and two-family dwellings, balconies and decks having an automatic sprinkler system, and LP-gas cooking with a nominal 1-pound LP gas capacity. Unfortunately, the first two exceptions do not apply at Sunrise Pointe. The insurance company has asked that we modify our governing documents accordingly.
2019 Financial Packet
The 2019 Budget is ready to view on the Resident Portal. You will also be receiving a hard copy in the mail for your records. Please contact management if you have any questions on any of the items included in your budget package.
Sunrise Pointe of Mill Valley Homeowners Association
c/o Action Property Management
850 Montogmery Street, Suite 150
San Francisco, CA 94133
Thank you for your continued support!
Although the abundance of rain is great for the environment, it’s proven challenging for the community. Here’s what you need to know if you find yourself a victim of a leak event.Call the Community Care Team at Action Property Management: 800.400.2284
A Community Care Team (CCT) representative is available 24/7 to address your concerns. The CCT will dispatch a vendor to respond to the emergency. There’s often a delay of up to a couple hours from when the first call is made to the time the vendor can mobilize its resources to get a crew onsite, so it’s important to do what you can to mitigate any immediate damage to the inside of your unit. Hardwood floors should be towel dried as soon as possible to prevent buckling and reduce the chance of slip and fall. If possible, place a bucket under the source of the leak to collect the water. If the leak is near a common wall that is shared with your neighbor, check on them to make sure they’re aware of the leak so that it can be reported to the CCT team and subsequently the responding vendor.
Enjoy the best San Francisco events in November!
Broadway Shows & Theater Productions
You will find three Broadway shows on stage this month. Some of the top San Francisco events in November include Miss Saigon, Waitress, and A Bronx Tale.
Miss Saigon runs from 10/9-11/4 and is the dramatic love story between an American soldier and a young Vietnamese girl during the war. It’s based on the opera Madame Butterfly. It will show at the Orpheum Theater.
Waitress is a fun musical about a waitress that dreams of a better life. She plans to use her amazing pie making skills to win a contest in a neighboring town and live the life she has always dreamed. It runs from 10/15-11/11 at the Golden Gate Theater.
The third Broadway production in San Francisco this November is A Bronx Tale. It’s the story of a young man in the Bronx in the 1960s. He loves his father, but also strives to be like the mob boss he admires. It opens at the Golden Gate Theater on 11/27 and runs until 12/23.
Cirque du Soleil in San Francisco
Head over to San Francisco’s South of Market District for this year’s Cirque du Soleil’s performances. This year’s show is called Volta.
It’s the story of a young man, Waz, who seeks fame and acceptance as he prepares to be a contestant on a gameshow. What he learns is that he needs to transform himself, not those around him, to become the person he has always wanted to be.
Shows run most days of the week in the parking lots near AT&T Park. Show will run from 11/16 – 1/6.
Tree Lighting Ceremonies & Holiday Events
Kick off your 2018 holiday celebrations at one of these colorful events in San Francisco. This year’s activities include tree lighting ceremonies as well as holiday winter wonderland festivals.
-Union Square: This year’s Union Square Tree Lighting Ceremony (Macy’s 29th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony) is on Friday, November 23, 2018. Festivities begin at 6pm with the tree lighting scheduled for 6:40pm. Get to Union Square early for the best spot. The tree illuminates every night throughout the holidays.
-Pier 39: Pier 39’s annual tree will be lit for the first time of the season on Wednesday, November 21. Once an hour from 5pm to 10pm, the tree will light up again with a kaleidoscope of colors. The tree lights up nightly once an hour from 5pm to 10pm throughout the holiday season, ending on January 1.
-Embarcadero Center: The Embarcadero Center invites you to join them on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 4pm to 7pm for their Building Lighting Ceremony and Carnival. As the sun sets, all four Embarcadero Center buildings will be lit, followed by a grand fireworks display. The carnival also includes children’s activities, a visit from Santa Claus, and a special show by Disney on Ice.
-Presidio: Head over to the Presidio for their annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 7. Activities start at 5pm and include free holiday craft activities for kids as well as caroling from the Golden Gate Carolers. Light refreshments will be available. The ceremony will be followed by a guided lantern walk through the forests (don’t forget your flashlight!) at 6pm. All activities are free. Meet at the Main Post (just past the Presidio Y) to join in on the fun. The event runs until 6:45pm.
-Fairmont Nob Hill: Admire one of the best Gingerbread House displays in the entire Bay Area at the Fairmont in Nob Hill. This 2-story, 25-foot-tall adobe house features more than 1,500 pounds of candy! It’s an amazing site to see. The display will open on November 23 and stay open until January 1.
Additional Festivals in November
San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival (11/3 & 11/4): The ski season is almost here and this festival is a great chance to stock up on new gear. This annual event features discounts on clothing, skis and everything else you need for a season in the mountains. You can also test your skills on the climbing wall, watch the BMX and skate ramp show, and mingle with other snow lovers. The event is at Pier 35.
WhiskeyFest (11/2): If you love whiskey, then make sure to check out this year’s WhiskeyFest sponsored by Whiskey Advocate Magazine. The event features dozens or whiskey makers and experts from around the world. Spend the evening sampling Scotch, Tennessee, Japanese, bourbon, rye, and other whiskeys. You can also attend one of the seminars to learn even more than evening. This is one of the San Francisco events in November that runs from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Visit their site for additional details
Bacon & Beer Fest (11/10): Spend the day at AT&T Park enjoying two fall favorites, bacon & beer! This 3-hour fest includes tasting cups and access to more than 100 regional beers. You can also nibble on more than 30 bacon infused dishes created by local chefs. Other activities include lawn darts, live music and a beer taste test. Find tickets at a discount on Groupon.
Renegade Craft Fair (11/10 & 11/11): This year’s holiday Renegade Craft Fair is on November 11 and 12 at the Fort Mason Center. More than 300 artists will be on hand showing and selling their handmade goods. The event is free to enter and lasts from 11am to 6pm both days. Find out more about this November’s event
San Francisco International Tea Festival (11/3 & 11/4): This year’s International Tea Festival is scheduled for Saturday, November 6 at the Fort Mason Center. At this event, you will get the chance to sample a variety of teas from around the world. You will also receive your own teacup to sample during the event. All of the teas will be on sale too, so you can easily pick up anything you want!