Please find under Meeting and Reports Tab at the top of the Homepage, the 2017 Annual Budget / Disclosure Packet. The Packet was mailed to you via USPS (to the official mailing address on file with Citiscape Property Management Group) in November of this year (2016).
Please note that your 2017 monthly assessments will increase starting January 1, 2017. If you are on ACH (Automatic Debit) with Union Bank, assessment withdrawal amounts will automatically be updated to the new amount. No action on your part is required.
If you have set up auto payments with your personal banking institution, please review the packet for your new monthly assessment amount and contact your bank to update.
***Citiscape Property Management Group will be upgrading accounting software to a new system mid-December. A letter will be mailed to you which contains important information changes to your account.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting the Managment Office.
Carl Keane, email@example.com
Sebastian-Lee Jellema, firstname.lastname@example.org
Below you will see links to the Lobby expansion analysis and survey results.
The Ad Hoc Lobby Committee has scheduled two informational meetings in our Club Room (Building 1) for questions, answers, comments, and discussion regarding the proposed changes to the current lobby.
We hope you will come.
The dates are:
- Tuesday, August 23, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
- Saturday, August 27, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Letter to Telegraph Landing Homeowners from the Lobby Committee
The Telegraph Landing Board of Directors created the Lobby Committee 17 months ago to research and provide the board with recommendations on ways we can improve the function and appearance of our front lobby. Our lobby, once a point of pride, has fallen victim to the internet age with round-the-clock deliveries and now looks unkempt, crowded, and sloppy. With that, comes a worsening curb appeal and risk of lower property values. While studying the trends and before considering the annual holiday burden, the Committee realized that we receive at least 50 packages each day from more than a dozen different companies who deliver consumer products, fresh food boxes, on demand meals, dry-cleaning, and pet supplies, to name a few. Our mid-1970’s lobby was never designed to accommodate this at-home service! For months, the Committee observed and tracked resident traffic, delivery trends, and activities, sought the much valued opinion of the lobby staff and investigated how to best address this growing problem. The committee has developed a three phrase approach:
- First and foremost is to add space to receive and store packages without compromising the security of the residents or the daily functions of the staff.
- Second is to modernize our intercom and key systems which, while state of the art in the 1970s, have outlived their usefulness and take considerable space at the lobby desk.
- Third is to improve the street presence and appearance of our lobby with new flooring, lighting, finishes, and furniture, especially for those waiting for transportation – see Survey available in the Lobby or our website, Telegraphlanding.org.
The Committee is ready to present its recommendation for a package room off the main lobby that won’t be visible from the street and will have minimal impact as seen from the courtyard. This addition is functional and secure and would blend with the appearance of our complex. It will improve Telegraph Landing’s curb appeal, facilitate the ever increasing flow of goods through our lobby, and increase our property values. Once homeowners comment on the Committee’s recommendations, the Committee will continue to work on all three phases as a comprehensive project. Two meetings, one day and one evening, have been scheduled for homeowners to meet with the Lobby Committee for questions & answers, comments, and discussion. Please join us on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 6:30 to 8:00 pm or Saturday, Aug. 27 at 10:00 to 11:30 am in the Club Room. We hope that all homeowners will attend one of these meetings and we look forward to fruitful discussions.
If you are not able to attend either meeting, please send an email to either Barry (email@example.com) or Caren (firstname.lastname@example.org), or call Carl Keane, Senior Property Manager (415-772-9136) by September 15th commenting on our proposal. If you support our March/April, 2015 Volume 39, Number 2, Page 2 proposal without comment, we’d still love to hear from you so that we can get a sense of support. Thank you for your participation in our outreach to the entire membership.
Angelia Alves, Richard Benefield, Kathy Daly, Pam Laird, Barry Shiller, Caren Yglesias
MEMBERS, TELEGRAPH LANDING LOBBY COMMITTEE
Please click > here < to be directed to the Lobby Committee Survey.
Dear Residents of Telegraph Landing,
Effective July 2, 2016 the security provider, with Board approval, has been changed from Universal Protection Services (the company that acquired Guardsmark about a year ago) to Zacca Security Service.
Familiar personnel (Victor, Stephen, Leland and DeWanda) will continue to serve, and service quality will continue as normal. The Board determined that this change of service provider was in the best interest of Telegraph Landing. Further information will be provided to members at the next board meeting.
Courtesy of www.hoodline.com – Phase one of the Telegraph Hill Rock Slope Improvement Project wrapped up earlier this summer, and phase two is now scheduled to begin in early 2016. The contractor has already placed 400 30-foot steel rock anchors and heavy steel mesh on the slope for reinforcement, with more on the way.
SF Public Works spokesperson Greg Crump told Hoodline that phase one of the project covered about half of the hillside. Phase two will stabilize the portion below Coit Tower, just east of the work that was done in phase one, along with the side on Chestnut Street, which saw a rockslide in December 2014. (Other areas saw rockslides in 2012.)
“We’re wrapping up the design and planning phases for that,” he said, “and we’re going to put it out to bid in the next month or so.” The actual construction will start in February or March.
Crump said that Public Works will reach out to the community to inform them of the project and seek input. During phase one, Telegraph Hill residents had concerns about traffic jams and parking issues at Coit Tower. “We are going do our best to minimize disruptions to parking at Coit Tower” for as long as possible, Crump said, though there could be times equipment needs to be placed there.
“The construction work will include rock-slope repair, rock excavation and hauling out, and slope stabilization, very similar to the work performed this year on the hillside to the south,” Crump said in a flyer about the portion of the project at 140 Chestnut St. (at Winthrop). “The Chestnut Street alleyway that runs under the rock hillside will remain closed to vehicles and pedestrians. Please expect minor impacts, including but not limited to traffic delays, parking restrictions, and pedestrian routing.”
Crump said that phase one of the Telegraph Hill Rock Slope Improvement Project came in on budget at $3.89 million; phase two is budgeted at about $5 million, and more details about the full budget and timeline will be ready in the next few months. The repairs are a “generational fix” designed to last for years to come, Crump said. “It’s a technical project; it’s a unique project,” he said. “We’re excited to get going again.”
Tips provided by Leo Gotelli Plumbing.
Do – Cold Water Stream
Always turn on the cold water before you put anything down the garbage disposal and let it run for at least 20 seconds after the unit has been shut off. This makes sure that any loose food particles are washed completely down the drain.
Slowly Insert Food
Do not in insert food all at once into your garbage disposal. This can clog up the system. Instead, put food in one at a time. This may take more time, but it will lengthen the life of your disposal.
Use Small Bones
It is perfectly fine, and sometimes preferable to run small bones through your garbage disposal. This helps to scour the grinding chamber sides.
Run Disposal for Any Food
Any and all food that goes down the garbage disposal should be run through the grinders. This prevents corrosion on the grinders because acid from certain foods won’t sit there too long.
Don’t – Hot Water
Never use hot water when running your garbage disposal. This may seem backwards since many people use warm water to rinse their plates. However, using cold water will help solidify grease so that it can easily be chopped up and thrown down the drain.
Never put foods like NOODLES or RICE down your disposal unit. Since they expand in water, they do the same thing once inside your pipes and or garbage disposal.
Forget Small Dishes
When doing dishes in the sink, don’t forget to double check for any small pieces that may have been unseen in the bottom of the sink. If these pieces go down the drain, they could harm your garbage disposal and be ruined forever.
Never pour liquid fat down a garbage disposal. Also, you should never put animal fat that has been uncooked down the garbage disposal either. Both of these things can clog the unit and create a big headache in the future.