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2020 HOA Election - Ballot Error
Posted on Posted on Nov 9th, 2020
Dear Loire Valley Members:
 
Unfortunately, a production error in the Loire Valley Annual Election resulted in roughly 1/3 of our homeowners receiving invalid ballots. The instruction "Each member may cast a total of five (5) votes" is incorrect, as members may only cast a total of two (2) votes for this election.
 
The nature of this error voids all ballots and the stamped-addressed-return envelopes as there is no means for identifying and replacing the incorrect ballots.
 
New ballots and return envelopes will be sent out on November 9, 2020.
 
To identify the new, corrected ballots, the green inspector of election envelope will be labeled "TCC-2" in the bottom left corner.
 
The ballots must be received by December 8, 2020, at 5 PM.
 
Please cast your vote with this new ballot. If you already voted and submitted your ballot, it will be "null and void." Please vote again using the new ballot.
 
The Loire Valley Board of Directors recognizes and apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused our community and candidates.
 
For Questions, please call 619-697-3191, Therese Chrzan, Community Association Manager
 
On Behalf of the Loire Valley Board of Directors
Pool & Tennis Courts - Opening Guidelines
Posted on Posted on Jun 12th, 2020
Dear Loire Valley Members:
 
First and foremost, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. With your cooperation and assistance, we have developed a plan to open the tennis courts, pool, and bathrooms. Although we can reopen based upon recent governmental modifications, maintaining the health and safety of our residents remains our highest priority. We direct everyone to follow CDC guidance 1 to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect themselves and fellow residents. You must take personal responsibility to follow the rules, and do not put yourself or others at risk. Please note that we do not maintain on-site management to enforce the rules.
 
► Date to Re-Open: Friday, June 12, 2020
► Restricted Daily Pool Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
► Spa & Water Fountain will remain closed until further notice.
► Pool Furniture is being set to follow distancing requirements. Do not move pool or tennis furniture.
► A new web-based system is being implemented immediately for tennis court reservations. An e-mail will be sent shortly advising residents how to register and reserve a court. No more chalkboard!
NEWS YOU CAN USE
Posted on Posted on May 7th, 2020
Over the last five years there has been a strong turn-over in home sales in Loire Valley and a strong increase in property values placing virtually all homes in our community in the seven-figure category. The HOA wants to remind all residents that one of our primary organizational objectives is to maintain the “community aesthetic” that has made our South of Pomerado enclave of homes such an amazing place to live for almost 40 years!

In the last few years, many residents of our community have expressed a general concern that over time, the community aesthetic has been diminishing, and one main area of concern relates to an increased number of cars being parked on the streets and on driveways as opposed to utilizing one’s own garage. Some of our original owners have stated that when this community was founded in the early eighties it was a rare sight to see a car parked on the street or driveway unless it was a visitor or delivery truck. Now that is clearly not the case.
Loire Valley Spring Cleaning Event
Posted on Posted on Apr 18th, 2020
It's Spring Cleaning time in Loire Valley!  We have scheduled delivery of Loire Valley's dumpster for Friday, April 24, 2020 through May 1, 2020.
The Board has approved to have three (3) dumpster bins this year, below is a map and location where the dumpster bins will be located.
  • Rue Riviere Verte and Rue Finisterre.
  • Rougemont Place by the basketball hoop.
  • Rue Cannes in the cul de sac.
Rules for use of the dumpster will be posted on the container itself, however, for your convenience, the rules are also listed below:
COVID-19 Pool, Spa, and Tennis - CLOSED
Posted on Posted on Mar 18th, 2020
LOIRE VALLEY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATON
c/o CASTLE BRECKENRIDGE MANAGEMENT 
619-697-3191, tchrzan@cbmgmt.com
 
Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
THE RECREATION CENTER WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Order of the Health Officer and Emergency Regulations
Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code sections 101040, 120175, and 120175.5 (b) the Health Officer of the County of San Diego on Monday March 16, 2020, ORDERS AS FOLLOWS:
Effective 12:00a.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 and continuing until 11:50 p.m. on March 31, 2020, the following will be in effect for San Diego County:
 
1. All Public or private “gatherings” as defined in section 20 are prohibited.  All non-essential gatherings of any size are strongly discouraged.
2. Our Homeowners Legal Counsel has advised the Board to close the Recreation Center- (Pool, Spa and tennis court)
 
On Behalf of the Loire Valley Board of Directors
Former Camp Eliot Notice
Posted on Posted on Jan 30th, 2020
Important Notice regarding properties that formerly owned by, leased to, or otherwise possessed by the Department of the Defense that may contain environmental contamination or military munitions.
 
Fairbrook Neighborhood Park
Posted on Posted on Jan 23rd, 2020
Update on Fairbrook Neighborhood Park:
The City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department recently stated that construction will tentatively commence in the Summer 2020 with construction lasting approximately 15 months with a completion date of Fall 2021.
Tennis Court Maintenance
Posted on Posted on Oct 25th, 2019
Greetings Loire Valley,
 
-The Tennis Courts will remain CLOSED through Saturday (Oct. 26) for continued re-surfacing repairs and are expected to re-open for use on Sunday (Oct. 27).
 
-Additionally, the Courts will be CLOSED on Wednesday (Oct. 30) from 7 a.m. until approx. 12:00 p.m. so the windscreens can be installed. (*weather permitting)
 
-Finally, as a reminder, please do not move the brown pool furniture chairs to the Tennis Courts. At the present time we will have 1 white bench per Court and the Association will be ordering 2 additional white benches which are expected to be placed on the Courts in November.
 
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Management.
 
Thank you,
 
Loire Valley HOA
Tennis Court Improvements
Posted on Posted on Oct 14th, 2019
The Loire Valley HOA has approved needed repairs to our community tennis courts.  As part of the project both Tennis Courts will be resurfaced, the surrounding stucco walls will be patched and painted, certain areas of the surrounding metal fencing and light poles will be re-painted, the fencing between Courts 1 & 2 will be replaced, and all court windscreens will be replaced. 
 
Due to various vendors being involved in this project both Courts will need to be closed as follows:
  • Monday, October 14:  Both courts will be unavailable from 8am to 12pm
  • Wednesday, October 14 through Friday, October 23:  Both courts will be unavailable for use
Tennis Court and Spa Updates
Posted on Posted on Sep 19th, 2019
Hello Loire Valley,
 
A few updates for our community regarding the tennis courts and spa:

Pickleball and Tennis Courts
  • The board voted to put pickleball lines on both courts 1+2 in accordance with the USAPA court recommendations for tennis/pickleball combination dual use courts.  
  • The recommendation is “tone on tone” lines (a lighter or darker version of the base court color which is blue in our case in Loire Valley) meaning a dark or light blue line (not black).
  • The courts will be fully renovated (which will include the new pickleball lines) in mid to late October so expect an update later this month with closure dates which will be approx 7-10 days.  
  • The renovation will include court resurfacing, maintenance/repair to the existing exterior walls, new windscreens, new fencing between the courts and new paint as required. 
  • The board felt after a considerable amount of due diligence that this decision was the best solution for all interested parties based on the community survey results and individual opinions from many passionate  homeowners.
  • The decision whether to maintain pickleball lines on the tennis courts will be re-evaluated each time the courts are re-surfaced (typically every 3-4 years).    
  • We sincerely appreciate the participation from so many homeowners to guide the board to the right decision.
Spa Maintenance/Renovation
  • The spa has numerous, significant, leaks that are complicated to repair. The leak testing indicates that the leaks are probably under the concrete deck but it is not 100% confirmed.  The location of these leaks is totally separate from the spa renovation project from last year or they would have already been repaired. These leaks were causing the spa to lose over 12" of water per day so it had to be shutdown for safety reasons.
  • There are only a few qualified vendors to do this type of repair and they are very busy this time of year. The board completed the due diligence, price negotiation and contracting over the last few weeks.
  • Demolition on the spa started yesterday, 9/18, with a hopeful operational date of October 1st depending on if the vendor finds/does not find additional leaks/problems.
Have a great day!
Sheri's Bench Unveiling
Posted on Posted on Feb 8th, 2019
Dear Neighbors,
 
I want to remind everyone that we will be having a celebration and unveiling of Sheri's Bench with Ken Smith and his family present.  It will be this Saturday, Feb. 9th at 4:00.  It will be on the greenbelt on Rue Riviere Verte.  If it is raining Dave and Melanie Wright will open their garage so we can have the food and drinks in there.  They live across the street from the greenbelt.
 
Please plan to come and enjoy visiting with one another.  We will have beer, wine, water, sandwiches, chips, veggies and cookies to share with everyone.
 
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
 
Barbara McCormick & Amy Patashnik
Greenbelt and Sinkhole Status Update
Posted on Posted on Oct 27th, 2018
The current status
At a meeting on the greenbelt Thursday, October 18, it was agreed that the contractor and its landscape subcontractor would resod a patchy area of the lawn which failed due to a faulty sprinkler control valve. They will install a new valve, install one new sprinkler head for another area with insufficient coverage, and water the new sod for three weeks. If the sod is well established after three weeks, the City will approve it, the fence will be removed and our regular landscape contractor will maintain the turf as always. Optimistically, that would have the fence down toward the end of November. The City Attorney is to keep us apprised of steps as they are accomplished.
Dogs in the Community
Posted on Posted on Sep 17th, 2018
Dear Loire Valley Homeowners,
 
Our neighborhood is a wonderful mixture of natural spaces; from native open space to manicured greenbelts.  It is natural that people enjoy a variety of outdoor activities in these shared spaces and many homeowners include their dogs in these activities.
 
The Board would like to remind everyone that greenbelt areas are maintained for the general enjoyment of Loire Valley Residents, only, and that no off-leash parks or areas exist in the Loire Valley community.  A dog must always be leashed and said leash must not exceed 6 feet in length.  Dogs under “voice control” are not exempt in San Diego County.  For the safety of your dog, your neighbors, and the community – please respect the leash laws.
 
The County of San Diego Animal Control  Services can be contacted directly, to report any violations or to provide homeowners with additional information.
 
24-Hour Emergency: 619-236-2341
 
 
Thank you,
The Board of Directors
Pool and Spa Announcement
Posted on Posted on Apr 30th, 2018
The Pool & Spa are opening May 26, 2018!
 
Just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend.
Update: Sinkhole repairs in progress
Posted on Posted on Jan 11th, 2018
The storm drain and sinkhole repair by the City on our Rue Chantemar greenbelt has been underway since July. The original schedule called for the project to be completed a few days after Christmas.
 
The latest schedule revision is showing completion of construction by February 22 followed by re-vegetation and landscape repair completed by June 21.
Update: Sinkhole repairs finally scheduled
Posted on Posted on Jun 7th, 2017
Sinkhole repairs will begin about June 26 to replace the failed storm drain pipe that caused the sinkhole in our Rue Chantemar greenbelt between Rue Vincennes and Rue Chamberry. KTA Construction, under contract to the City of San Diego, will be doing the work. You may notice surveying stakes and other activity increasing prior to the construction start date.
 
This job will take approximately six months, finishing just after Christmas. During that time, there will be heavy equipment coming and going in that area, occasionally disrupting traffic on Rue Chantemar. Loire Valley HOA has given KTA permission to store equipment and materials on the greenbelt during construction to minimize the impact on the street.
Loire Valley Sinkhole Status Update
Posted on Posted on Jan 11th, 2017
The last word we received from the Project Manager, Will Meredith, is that due to further erosion, they are redesigning the planned repairs.  There are also issues with the City getting necessary permits and finding mitigating land for the land at the bottom of the sinkhole they will cover with the new design. The last time we contacted Meredith, he indicated the sinkhole would likely be repaired by summer of 2017.  We asked for a specific schedule but he could not commit.
 
Norm Ryan, Esq with the firm Ryan Mercaldo & Worthington LLP is our attorney.  On October 14, Norm Ryan attended a Case Management Conference before Judge Gregory Pollack.  A trial date was set for 4/28/2017.
New locks install - Pool and Tennis Courts
Posted on Posted on Jun 9th, 2016
Dear Loire Valley residents, 

The new pool and tennis court locks have been installed! Everyone can now use their new keys. You can toss your old keys in the trash. 

The new handles on the gates do not turn, just turn the key and pull the handle to enter. To unlock the bathroom, just turn the key and push. 

If you still haven't picked up your new key, Don McCormick will be at the pool Saturday, June 12 between 4 pm -5 pm to exchange any old key for a new one. 

If you cannot pick up your key Saturday, you can email Don at socalmcc@hotmail.com. When you email Don, please leave your name and a good contact phone number so he can call you. 
 
Thank you. 
 
Loire Valley HOA 

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Rue Chantemar Greenbelt *Sinkhole*
Posted on Posted on Jan 16th, 2015

Dear Loire Valley Homeowners,

Please be reminded that the sinkhole in Loire Valley (the large green belt at the bottom of Rue Chantemar) is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.  This area has been fenced-off, and a warning sign is posted.  We are working with the City of San Diego to affect repairs, but no definitive timeline has been set. 
Please warn your children, friends, family, and loved ones to STAY AWAY from the sinkhole at all times.

Thank you,
The Board of Directors
 
Update - Loire Valley Sinkhole Warning!
Posted on Posted on Jan 15th, 2014
January 16, 2014

Dear Loire Valley Homeowners,

Please be reminded that the sinkhole in Loire Valley (the large green belt at the bottom of Rue Chantemar) is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.  This area has been fenced-off, and a warning sign is posted.  We are working with the City of San Diego to affect repairs, but no definitive timeline has been set.  At best, the City indicates that the sinkhole may not be fixed until sometime in 2015. 
Please warn your children, friends, family, and loved ones to STAY AWAY from the sinkhole at all times.

Stay safe in the new year!

Thank you,
The Board of Directors
 
LOIRE VALLEY SINKHOLE WARNING!!!
Posted on Posted on Dec 14th, 2013

LOIRE VALLEY SINKHOLE WARNING
December 14, 2013
Dear Loire Valley Homeowners,
As the holidays approach, please be reminded that the sinkhole in Loire Valley (the large green belt at the bottom of Rue Chantemar) is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.  This area has been fenced-off, and a warning sign is posted.  We are working with the City of San Diego to affect repairs, but no definitive timeline has been set.  At best, the City indicates that the sinkhole may not be fixed until sometime in 2015. 
Please warn your children, friends, family, and loved ones to STAY AWAY from the sinkhole at all times.
Stay safe and enjoy your holidays!

Thank you,
The Board of Directors