Announcements

Trimming and Topping of Common Area Trees

The trimming and/or topping of common area trees by owners and residents is strictly prohibited for these reasons:

  • Common area trees are community property. Action by a single owner or resident affecting common area property is deemed unlawful trespass and may be made the subject of legal action by the HOA.
  • The unauthorized trimming of common area trees may be treated as vandalism and may be made the subject of legal action by the HOA.
  • Along with the above, an owner or resident hiring a third party to trim a tree could result in significant liability to the owner in the event of personal injury or damage to property.
  • Under our current CC&Rs and By-Laws, our management company, working through our landscape contractor, is responsible for the maintenance, removal, and replacement of common area vegetation. Any and all tree matters must be brought to the attention of TSG Independent Property Management Company (949‑481‑0555 or general@tsgindependent.com).
  • Specific language regarding the maintenance of trees will be incorporated in our CC&Rs and By-Laws which are currently under revision.

Lease and Rental Information

For the legitimate extension of services, benefits, and community security, the Association is requesting that Aegean Heights homeowners implementing new property lease agreements provide a copy to our management company:

TSG Independent Property Management, Inc.
Attn: Mr. George Gustave
27129 Calle Arroyo, Suite 1802
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Although the Association has the right to request this information, it has not been our practice, since our original CC&Rs did not address this subject. However, as our CC&Rs are under revision, we anticipate adding this owner stipulation whenever a property is rented or leased or whenever a new tenant occupies a property. For owners with existing tenants, please consider notifying TSG at 949-481-0555 with your lessee’s name(s) and contact information.

Public Street Maintenance 2022

The City of Mission Viejo recently confirmed that our public streets (Appian Way, Olympus Drive, Daphne East, and Daphne West) are scheduled for asphalt top-coating in October-November 2022. Work is scheduled to commence the second week in October and continue through the second week of November.

The City will be mailing a general notice to residents with public street addresses only. A second notice will go out during the first week of October. A street-by-street schedule will be provided as soon as it’s available. Residents are urged to pay close attention to these notices. To prevent towing, all vehicles must be removed from these streets for 24 hours on the dates(s) work is scheduled. An internal notification action will be taken specifically for residents parking on Olympus who may not receive City notices.

For more details, please see the 2022 Mission Viejo Residential Resurfacing Program general notice.

Interest-Free Home Improvement Loans

For homeowners with qualifying income, the City of Mission Viejo has 0% interest home improvement loans available. These loans are available for roofing, termite treatment and repair, exterior and interior painting, plumbing, windows, flooring, and other repairs. The maximum loan amount is $25,000. Please see the Housing Rehabilitation Program flyer for more details and direct questions to Theresa Dobbs at tdobbs@cityofmissionviejo.org or 949‑470‑3026.

Council Elections move to District Representation

City of Mission Viejo Districting Plan A map

City Ordinance 22-343 signed by Mayor Wendy Buckman on 8 March 2022 amended the City Municipal Code for the election of council members from at-large to district representation. The City Council adopted the new ordinance in compliance with the State of California Government Code Section 34871, in furtherance of the California Voting Rights Act of 2001. Five new districts below were established by the Ordinance. Candidates for City Council must be qualified by law, must reside in the geographical area making up the district from which he or she is nominated, and must be a registered voter of the City of Mission Viejo. District voting will commence with the general municipal elections in November 2022. Existing council members will serve out their terms as district representation is adopted.

More information is available at the City of Mission Viejo’s District Voting News.

Waste Management Update 2022 April

Green Waste Bins

Recently confirmed by Waste Management, the new green waste bins should be placed curbside along with trash and recycle bins for servicing on Thursdays. Remember, organic waste permitted in these bins includes meat, fish, poultry, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, bread, pasta, rice, grains, bones, eggshells, seafood shells, plate scrapings, food-soiled paper/paper napkins (minimal amount), grass, leaves, tree branches, shrubs, brush, plants, weeds, garden trimmings, and sawdust.

Senior Citizen Discount

The recent Recycling News Winter 2021-22 from Waste Management announced that qualifying seniors in the City are eligible for a discount of approximately 10% on their quarterly service bill.

How do you qualify for the Senior Citizen Discount?

  • Must provide proof of 65 years of age or older
  • Must own or rent/lease the home
  • Must be responsible for payment of the waste bill

To download an application, please visit home.wm.com/mission-viejo or contact Customer Service at 949-642-1191 for assistance.

Restatement of our Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) and By-Laws

Nearly fifty years old, your Board has approved the updating of our CC&R and By-Laws. The update will reflect current State laws, redefine provisions unique to our Association, and incorporate provisions recommended by our Law Firm, Epsten, APC of San Diego, CA.

The process will take time due to the Board review of all revisions and the eventual approval by the members via secret ballot. Progress on this major undertaking will be reported in future announcements.

Townhome Wrought Iron Railings and Back Patio Gates

Beginning in early May, work will begin on the treatment and painting of second-floor wrought iron railings on homes with this feature in Tract 7799 (homes on Veronica, Triton, Malia, and Verena). Also beginning in May, all the wrought iron rear patio gates on townhomes will be treated for corrosion, repaired, painted, and in some cases, refabricated. Notices will be posted as work progresses in order for workers to have access to locked gates.

2022 Annual Meeting of the Members and Board Election Results

As required by our By-Laws, the annual meeting of the memberships was conducted on 17 February 2022, delayed one week to meet quorum.

The popular votes for nominating Board members to fill two open seats went to Evan Goss, a first-time candidate for the Board, and incumbent Curt Rastetter. Each will serve two-year terms, ending on 31 December 2024. Eighty-six ballots were received representing 172 votes (two votes per member) for a participation rate of 32%.

The IRS Revenue Ruling 70-6-4 regarding the disposition of HOA surplus funds passed overwhelmingly. This vote permits the Board to apply excess funds to next year’s budget in order to reduce potential tax liabilities.