Aliso Viejo Community Association (AVCA) is the master owners association that maintains twenty-one (21) parks within the community as well as several of the down slopes adjacent the major arterial streets. In addition, AVCA puts on the majority of the community events including the following: Spring Celebration & Pancake Breakfast, July 4th Celebration & Fireworks, Fall Harvest Celebration, Winter Holiday Event, Summer Movie Night Series, Summer Concert Series and Children’s Concerts. AVCA is financially supported by assessments paid by all members of the homeowners association.
Aliso Viejo Community Association does not manage/oversee any issues related to your residential structure in which you reside. You would need to contact the managing agent for your specific residential sub-association in which you reside with regard to issues related to your residential unit.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is the Aliso Viejo Community Association and what does it do?
The Aliso Viejo Community Association ('AVCA') is a master association that was established to enhance the maintenance and aesthetics of the community. AVCA owns and maintains twenty-one parks within the community. AVCA also maintains most of the slopes adjacent the major thoroughfare streets. The organization is financially supported by all members of Aliso Viejo Community Association. Membership is both automatic and mandatory.
Who is the Aliso Viejo Community Association (AVCA) management company, what do they do and how do I reach them?
The management company is Powerstone Property Management. They are responsible for the day-to-day management of Aliso Viejo Community Association and report directly to the corporation's Board of Directors. The management company executes the decisions made by the Board of Directors. Powerstone Property Management can be reached at: 9060 Irvine Center Drive, Ste. 200, Irvine, CA, 92618 Phone: 949-716-3998 or at www.powerstonepm.com
Question: If I am having a problem with a neighbor or a violation of the Policies and Guidelines. What can I do?
Answer: If residents cannot resolve a situation between themselves, then turn to your Sub-association. Should you have a situation that does not appear to be resolved through neighborly means, and you are willing to actively participate in the enforcement provided by the Policies and Guidelines, you may write a violation report letter and forward it to the management company for your sub-association.
Question: Are Board Meetings open to all members? If so, where and when are they held?
Answer: Yes. Notice of the time and place of any regular board meeting will be noted in the community newsletter, and included in your quarterly billing. AVCA meetings are currently held on the second Monday of the month at 95 Argonaut, Suite 190 in Aliso Viejo. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. Please park in spaces 4 -22 or in visitor parking.
Question: If I want to serve on a committee, how do I find out what committees are active and how I can get involved?
Answer: Visit the AVCA website at www.avca.net to view the current Committees and their charters as well as find an Application for Committee Service. If you have any further questions you may contact the AVCA office at 949-243-7750. They will inform you of the status of any current committee.
Question: What is a 'management company' and what do they do?
Answer: A management company is contracted by the Board of Directors to provide such services as: Collection of assessments, supervision of subcontractors, obtaining bids for subcontracted services, providing financial statements and collection reports, as well as a general clearing house for problem solving, communications with homeowners and the Board of Directors and to serve in an advisor capacity. The management company reports directly to the Board and all decisions are made by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
Question: What is my assessment?
Answer: The assessment is the amount due from each owner to cover the operating expenses of the common area and provide for reserve funds for replacement of common facilities in future years. Your assessments are due on the first day of January, April, July and October. Statements will be sent for assessments as a reminder of the amount due. Assessments are due and payable whether or not a statement is received.
Question: How is the amount of my assessment determined?
Answer: The budget is set up on specific guidelines for utilities, landscaping, administration, etc. Reserve funds are monies set aside for future expenses due to the life expectancy of certain items: lighting, street resurfacing, playground equipment, sports field equipment, etc. Each owner in AVCA pays the same Administrative Functions Common Assessment. The Public Functions Common Assessment is apportioned among the Lots and Condominiums in accordance with the ratio that the Imputed Market Value (IMV) of each Lot or Condominium bears to the aggregate IMV of all of the Lots and Condominiums in the Association.
Question: Will my assessment go up?
Answer: There is no concrete answer to this. The California Civil Code provides for annual increases, but not to exceed 20 percent per year without the vote of the membership. The Board of Directors may approve an increased budget, increasing your assessment up to this percentage in order to cover increased costs of operating and maintaining the common area and sufficient reserve funds.
Question: What happens if I don't pay my assessment?
Answer: The maintenance and management services incurred by the Association are dependent upon timely receipt of the assessments due from each homeowner. Late payments will result in a late charge, as assessments are due on the first day of January, April, July and October. In addition, the CC&R's allows the Association to charge late charges and interest and proceed with a lien on your property, or foreclosure proceeding for nonpayment of assessments.
Question: What are the CC&R'S?
Answer: The Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R's) are the governing legal documents that set up the guidelines for the operation of the planned community as a nonprofit corporation. The CC&R's were recorded by the County recorder's office of the County in which the property is located and are included in the title to your property. Failure to abide by the CC&R's may result in a fine to a homeowner by the Association.
Question: What are the Bylaws?
Answer: The Bylaws are the guidelines for the operation of the nonprofit corporation. The Bylaws define the duties of the various offices of the Board of Directors, the terms of the Directors, the membership's voting rights, required meetings and notices of meetings, and the principal office of the Association, as well as other specific items that are necessary to run the Association as a business.
Question: What is the Board of Directors?
Answer: The Aliso Viejo Community Association is a corporation and therefore a governing body is required to oversee its business. The Board of Directors is elected by the Delegates, or as otherwise specified in the bylaws. The limitation and restrictions of the powers of the Board of Directors is outlined in the Association's governing documents
Question: Are there any other rules?
Answer: Most associations have developed Rules and Regulations as provided for in the CC&R's and adopted by the Board of Directors. Rules are established to provide direction to the homeowners for common courtesies with regard to parking, vehicles, and pets, etc. In addition, your Association will adopt Architectural Guidelines with procedures for submitting requests to make exterior changes to your home. Such changes may include patio covers, decks, landscaping, exterior color changes or extensive interior changes and additions. These rules and guidelines are set up to maintain the aesthetic value and integrity of the community on behalf of all owners, and hopefully protect the market value of your investment as well. Violations of these rules may result in action by the Board of Directors and a fine. In addition, if you proceed with an exterior improvement or change, without written approval of the Board of Directors, or Architectural Committee, as applicable, you will be required to remove or correct the alteration and/or be fined for the violation.