With the County now in the Red Tier, the following changes have been implemented effective March 17, 2021.
Indoor Fitness Center Status | Open Notes | Maximum Occupancy is 5 people. Social distancing required. Face mask not required while actively working out. No guests or Personal Trainers are permitted.
Outdoor Fitness Center Status | Open Notes | Social Distancing Required. Face-coverings required at all times unless actively working out. Limit five (5) individuals max. No guests or Personal Trainers are permitted.
South Tower Lounge Status| Open Notes | First come, first serve, and exclusive use reservations available. Face-covering required at all times unless actively eating and/or drinking. Limit twelve (12) individuals max. No outside guests are permitted.
South Tower Conference Room Status| Open Notes | First come, first serve, and exclusive use reservations available. Face covering is required at all times.
Billiard Room Status | Open Notes | First come, first serve, social distancing, and face-covering required at all times. No outside guests are permitted.
Spa Status | Open Notes | One (1) Household at a time per County of San Diego Restrictions. A maximum of four (4) individuals from the same household are permitted in the spa. No outside guests are permitted.
Pool Status | Open Notes | Maximum Occupancy is 17. Social distancing between households required. Face-coverings are not required inside of the pool gate. No outside guests are permitted.
BBQ Status | Open Notes | Facial covering not required if eating and/or drinking
The Board of Directors will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 5:00 PM via Zoom to discuss long range strategic planning. See Zoom Meeting information at the bottom of this message.
Strategic planning is used by successful organizations to help identify their strengths and opportunities, and know what weaknesses and threats they may have. The Horizons Association Board of Directors wants to develop a Long-Range Plan to help guide us through the next five years as we undertake projects and programs to maintain and increase the value of our property. This effort will produce a written document that can be used to reference during the preparation of the Annual Budget and communicate to Owners what projects will be undertaken and when. In addition, the Plan will identify funding for routine maintenance and replacement of building infrastructure. Lastly the Plan can identify and prioritize ongoing programs to keep and build the character of our “community”.
Horizon’s Community and Character
We are an urban residential community of owners who have their primary residence at Horizon’s or use as an exclusive second home. We also welcome renters. We have a strong, congenial membership who embraces urban living, participate in community events and utilize the amenities of our buildings. We believe we live in one of the best high-rises in one of the best cities in the country.
Our buildings are approaching 20 years old. Our reserves are strong. We are in an excellent position to move forward and maintain and improve our “position” in downtown San Diego.
Process to develop a Strategic Plan with a Five-Year Project Plan
1. Read through this material and develop ideas to share with the Board and other Owners during two different Workshops. What improvement projects are important to you? What programs or activities should Horizons work to maintain or improve? What programs or activities should the Board help to start?
2. Participate in the October 8, 2020 Townhall Meeting; 5:00 pm Zoom
Share ideas, comment on new ideas made, learn what other Owners think.
3. Look for the Draft Plan. After the first Townhall meeting, the Board will develop a draft Strategic Plan, which will include a five-year project plan and program ideas. This document will be shared by email before the second Townhall meeting.
4. Participate Again at the November 11, 2020 Townhall meeting; 5:00 pm Zoom
Learn what others think about the plan, share your comment and suggestions.
5. The Board will discuss and adopt the Strategic Plan in December.
This meeting will be held after the 2020 election. This would give new Board members a voice in the adoption of the final Plan.
The Outline the Association Board is using to Develop the Plan
Identify and agree on key priorities (generic – life/health/safety, maintenance (reactive and preventative/proactive, aesthetics, improved amenities, etc.)
Invest in areas to ensure Horizons properties hold their value and appeal
Plan for fiscal support to fund priorities over a 5-year planning cycle (include estimates and target funds to achieve)
Review and refresh on a regular basis. Assure funding plan is maintained to support goals
Use existing tools to help manage movement to goals (e.g., reserve study, annual budget, payments towards reserves, etc.)
Develop new tools/process were needed to achieve goals and/or move toward measurable progress (e.g., forecasting/what if spreadsheet, regular owner inputs, resetting of priorities, etc.)
Identify capital improvement items not currently funded/planned in reserves – identify fundraising methods
Identify specific projects to support goals – Map each to a priority (e.g., life/safety, maintenance, aesthetics, improved amenities, etc.) Identify funding source (e.g. reserves, capital investment, operating, contingency, etc.)
Routine Major Maintenance
Mechanical Equipment Replacement
Interior/hallways/lobby remodels (aesthetic)
Balcony repair (life/safety, some aesthetic)
Green Metal (aesthetic, maintenance)
Storefront systems (maintenance, aesthetic)
EV infrastructure (amenities improvement)
Pool upgrade (amenities improvement)
Gym equipment replacement
Gym Upgrades – new flooring
Identify specific programs/activities to support goals which maintain and improve the character of the community. Identify funding source as needed.
Welcoming Process: Social Committee?
Revenue-neutral shared handymen
Parking bank software
Develop and execute plans to implement improvements
Assign to GM, Board member(s), committee, other
Lay out sequencing over time and funding (e.g., high-level Program, dependencies, collisions/conflicts, capacity, etc.)
Have regular review and monitoring
Keep reserve funding at XX%
Year 2 through 5 Follow Up – Assess goals/objectives as to progress… adapt/change as needed
Project/program reviews by board
Needs/priority resets when appropriate
Zoom information has been provided to Homeowners via email.
Join your Social Committee via Zoom for a special presentation by Jimmy Parker of Stockdale Capital on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 4:00 PM. Zoom information posted in the Mailrooms and emailed out with the Newsletter. For more information please reach out to Management directly.
At the Board meeting held on May 5, 2020, the Board of Directors approved an emergency rule requiring all residents, guests, vendors, delivery drivers, and staff to wear a face-covering in any interior and exterior common are effective May 8, 2020. If you need to purchase a face mask or would like extras, the Association is selling washable cloth masks at our cost of $6.60 each. Please reach out to Management directly for inventory options. Management and the Board of Directors thanks you for your cooperation and understanding during these uncertain times.
We at Action Management would like to send everyone a heartfelt message of unity during this very stressful time. We are all in this together and know that staying at home in our sunny and active San Diego can certainly be difficult. The attached newsletter has some wonderful recommendations on how to stay physically active and mentally stimulated during our stay in place.
On a personal note, I’d like to share a conversation I had today with a homeowner who had a sewing machine delivered with needles and fabric. She stated that she had always wanted to learn to sew and was taking this opportunity to teach herself. This gave me such a feeling of encouragement to explore and learn things that we normally wouldn’t have time to do and found it to be such an inspiration. So inspired, I have decided that this weekend, I am going to teach myself how to bake bread.
What will be the new thing that inspires you to try something that you have always wanted to do? We would love to hear from you. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
We hope these lists helpful to you, and if you require assistance in running any other errands or picking up food, please feel free to reach out to Management or the Kiosk for a list of volunteers within the community.
We know these are trying times for everyone here at Horizons and around the world. We realize that is can be stressful to find ways to stay physically and mentally active as well as finding information from special hours for at-risk individuals at grocery stores to finding delivery/curbside pickup options for prepared food.
There are hundreds of websites with helpful information, and we know that that can cause a lot of stress and anxiety in itself. In an effort to ease those feelings Management has compiled some relevant information all in one place for you. Below, you will find internet links on how to stay physically and mentally active from live Facebook workouts from the folks at Planet Fitness to virtual tours from world-class art facilities to the Great Wall of China.
In this helpful list, you will also find local grocery stores that have special hours for “at-risk” groups as well as local restaurants that offer delivery and or curbside pickup. We hope this list of activities and general community information helps ease the mind and bring you comfort during this time.
As a reminder, if anyone needs assistance running any errands, Management and the Security Kiosk have a list of residents who have volunteered to assist you. If you need help, please contact the management office or security, and we will put you in contact with your helpful neighbors.
Annual Elevator Recall testing will take place on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. During this state-mandated testing, you will experience delays in elevator service. For more information, please visit the mailroom or check your email for detailed information.
Please attend an interest meeting
in the South Tower lounge on Monday, March 2nd, at 4:00 pm. Everyone is
welcome! We will meet each other, determine what book we’ll be reading, and the
time and location of our first official meeting, which is scheduled for
Thursday, April 16th.
We hope to see you there!
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Learn about the services of Downtown San Diego’s Clean & Safe Program and help them create the budget for our Marina District!
When: Wednesday, February 6th, 5-6 pm. Bring water to drink.
Where: Park Row, 701 Kettner Blvd
More Info: Marco Circosta firstname.lastname@example.org
Can’t make it to the meeting? Take the online survey to express your priorities.