KUHIO SHORES AT POIPU
Dear Fellow Homeowner,
REMINDER: The 2007 annual Homeowners Meeting will be held March 12. Please make plans to attend.
A board meeting was held telephonically on November 28, 2006. Items discussed are as follows:
The election of Mike Galvin to the board of directors was ratified as well as the 2007 budget. Also, revised rules and regulations governing remodeling and reconstruction of units were adopted (copy enclosed). It is certainly not the intention of the board to restrict or discourage the remodeling of units at Kuhio Shores, but as you will note, most rules and regulations already exist in the bylaws, declaration and house rules. It is intended to offer owners and contractors direction and guidance when anticipating remodeling or reconstruction of units and hopefully answer related questions. The sharp increase of this type of activity and confusion regarding such, warrants compilation and distribution of these regulations.
Carpeting in the upper elevator lobbies is currently being removed and a product called Londeck will be applied by an Oahu firm the second week of December.
We have been awaiting the installation of submersible sewage pumps that will replace the present system which is antiquated. The pumps had to be ordered from the East coast and when they arrived in Kauai, they were found to be of the wrong voltage. New pumps have been reordered and we were advised that installation will occur shortly after the holidays. There should be very little inconvenience as a pumper truck will be on site during installation.
The Verizon roof antennae proposal is still being investigated but Kuhio Shores is one of four or five buildings in the area under consideration. If it is determined that such an installation would be obtrusive or unsightly, we will advise Verizon that we do not want to be considered,
Last month a structural engineer from the largest structural engineering company in the state was called in form Oahu to analyze present problem areas that concern the board. These areas include the 9 and 19 stacks that have window and wall leaks but also a serious structural problem in the 8” by 16” brick support columns that are located in the Southwest corner of the dining rooms between both dining room windows in the 14 stack (units 114, 214, 314 and 413) and the 18 stack (units 118, 218, 318, and 417). One column in the 14 stack contains several severe cracks, some up to ½ inch wide and very deep. These cracks are on the interior of the column. Several repairs have been made to the exterior of these columns and it MAY be necessary to remove and replace some if not all of these columns. The engineering company met with the board during the board meeting and recommended a detailed structural analysis be made to determine what needs to be done to render our building structurally sound, leak proof and waterproof. The board agreed to retain this firm to conduct the analysis.
On occasion, guests arrive at Kuhio Shores and ask for two parking permits as they have two vehicles. Security reminds them that there is only one parking stall per unit and therefore only one permit can be issued and that the second vehicle must be parked elsewhere (usually across the street). In most cases the guests fully understand but there have been instances where they become belligerent and a bad situation develops. In one case, the guest showed security a letter from the owner of the unit stating that it is a general rule that only one vehicle is allowed but if there is space, they can park two vehicles in our lot. Owners and agencies who rent out (especially two bedroom units) should advise your guests up front that only one vehicle may be parked on the property. To do otherwise creates confrontations that are not good for your guests, security, and Kuhio Shores in general.
The board wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season.
Dan Elliott, President
A0A Kuhio Shores
For the board of directors.