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CCHOA Newsletter - March 2024

Dear Coronado Cays Homeowners and Residents,

Spring is in the air but watch out for the stray rainstorm as the forecasters don’t seem to be able to predict accurately when we will get a downpour. Stronger than normal afternoon winds have also been present so make sure your umbrellas are lowered until you need them. March through May is budget season for the CCHOA with annual disclosure and budget packets being sent to owners prior to the end of May deadline. The Board will be approving a draft budget at the March 28th meeting and the final budget at the May 2nd Board meeting as the April meeting has been delayed a week. Staff have been surveying components to update the Reserve Study for each Village and Common Area and collecting bids from contractors for next fiscal year’s maintenance projects. The Reserve Plan contribution number plugs into the Operating budget where we account for owner assessment income and day-to-day expenses. Inflation in the form of utility increases, insurance premium increases Staff pay increases, and service contract increases are the main drivers of Common and Village assessment increases. The General Manager is working closely with the Directors to provide the most accurate information and assessment of our financial needs for the coming year which starts on July 1, 2024.

Cays Park Master Plan: The Schmidt Design Group provided a presentation to the Board of Directors on March 18th. A detailed design of the park based on the City Council’s decision to approve a minimum of 75% of current active field space and various amenities while maximizing unprogrammed field space was shared with the Board and owners. This same presentation was made to the public on March 14th at the Coronado Library Winn Room. A final public presentation will be made to the Parks and Recreation Commission on April 18th before City Staff presents the plan to the City Council. Details can be found at

Caulerpa Prolifera Update: A separate email was sent out to announce the completion of the installation of barriers over the invasive algae at the northern docks in Antigua Village and the channel between Antigua and Green Turtle. Follow-on surveys are being conducted this week to ensure the barriers are securely in place and make any needed adjustments. Additional surveys in and around the Cays and adjacent bay will also be conducted. Boat owners in and transiting the affected areas are reminded to use caution so as not to disturb the barriers or cause damage to their boat at low tides. Barriers are expected to be installed for a period of approximately 13 months.

Cottages at the Cays/Port Master Plan Update: The Port of San Diego and Coronado Boat Storage leaseholder, Keith Mishkin, are continuing to discuss a practical valuation of the leasehold while pursuing a buyout. The Board of Port Commissioners approved the Port Master Plan Update and Programmatic Environmental Impact Report on February 28, 2024. Port Staff will send the reports to the California Coastal Commission for their consideration. This phase of the process could take up to a year. The Grand Caribe Task Force is monitoring the process and will be advised when public input is solicited. The PMPU, if approved, will change the designation of the Coronado Boat Storage leasehold from Commercial to Recreation/Open Space.

Landscape Maintenance: The rainy season is coming to an end, so the irrigation system has been placed back in service on a regular schedule. The rye grass turf enhancements that have kept our lawns nice and green over the winter will start to die off as the standard grass varieties start to flourish with the warmer weather. Crossman will be shifting to weekly mowing and edging as well as weeding and trimming the fast-growing bushes that have enjoyed extra growth with the rain and recent sunshine. Enhancement crews completed installing additional turf in the Trinidad Village central greenway, renovated and replanted a raised planter on the Green Turtle causeway (last one), installed new plant material in Antigua, Kingston, Montego, and Mardi Gras Villages, completed drainage projects in Jamaica Village and at the Admin Complex, and replaced inoperable/leaking irrigation control valves and quick couplers throughout the community. Trimming of Common area palm trees was completed last week. Bahama Village tree trimming is in progress this week.

A major renovation/redesign of the Cays entrance exterior, medians, and circle will commence in early April. The turf is being prepared for removal. Designs were previously reviewed by the Cays Entrance Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. They have been posted to the CCHOA website and are available at the Admin Office for members to view. The renovation is expected to take approximately three months to complete.

Reserve Projects: Completed projects since my last newsletter include:
- Mardi Gras/Port Royale spa replastering and tile replacement
- Cays Entrance wall stucco repairs and painting

Projects already approved and in progress include:
- Tile roof underlayment replacement on Tunapuna Lane (60% complete)
- Antigua wood repairs/painting (fences, stairways, railings, pergolas, 70% complete)
- Montego Parking Structure Rebuild (Advisory vote held to provide feedback on design specifics, Board decision to use a 7 foot vertical opening on parking structure and torch down roof for existing parking structure roof renovation, response to initial feedback from City’s plan reviewers being prepared including stormwater handling requirements, additional sub-contractor bids for the project being updated)
- Dock piling replacements in Jamaica Village (Permits received, project delayed by contractor until after least tern nesting season ends in the fall)
- Dock finger and headwalk replacements in Kingston Village (Permit approved, manufacturing of dock sections continues, Bellingham Marine is projecting a project start date of mid-May 2024 after Phase 1 of Bahama Docks project.)
- Trinidad mailbox replacements (Parts in hand, CCHOA Maintenance Team commenced installs but needs more personnel, collecting contractor bids.)

Code Enforcement: The CCHOA Member Handbook states that “Trash containers must be kept in garages or enclosures except on collection day. The containers shall not be placed on the street earlier than sundown the day before pick up”. Staff is noticing more trash containers being placed on the street on Saturdays and early Sunday. Please adhere to the rules and do not place trash containers on the street until the evening before pick up.
Fines are awarded after a hearing is held and the owner has an opportunity to address the Board of Directors in person or in writing. $10,850 in fines have been collected this fiscal year for violations of the governing documents. The most common violations are unapproved architectural projects and improper storage of trash cans.

Wine Dinner with Moët Hennessy (March 23): Prepare to be wined and dined at a very special event curated by Executive Chef Jesse Llapitan featuring a decadent six-course menu and Moët Hennessy wine pairings. The night begins with a Veuve Clicquot reception, followed by a decadent six-course menu and pours from Moët Hennessy’s luxury wine houses while Chef Jesse and a Sommelier walk guests through the tasting profiles and flavor notes of the menu. Afterwards, shop your favorite Moët Hennessy brands at discounted rates at the retail pop-up. This dining experience will take place inside of the resort’s Avalon venue, the former location of its popular fine dining restaurant, Mistral. Seating is limited. Reserve your table on Resy.

Celebrate Easter at Loews Coronado Bay (March 31): Easter fun is springing up at Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Hop on over for a lavish bayside brunch, Easter Egg Hunt, visit by the Easter Bunny and crafts for kids. This year, the resort is treating guests to an alfresco Easter Brunch on its scenic Bayside Terrace, overlooking the San Diego Bay and Coronado Bridge. Executive Chef Jesse Llapitan is preparing a family-friendly spread featuring fresh pastries, pho noodles, paella, avocado toast and bagel bar, carving stations, desserts and much more. Festivities are complimentary for Easter Brunch guests and overnight resort guests. Coronado Cays residents can use their Cays Club membership card towards Easter Brunch. To learn more or to make a reservation visit the hotel’s website.

Friends & Family Rate –30% Discount on Stays: Looking for a staycation or have friends visiting from out of town? Consider booking at Loews Coronado Bay Resort and take advantage of the resort’s friends & family rate, including 30% off room rates, waived resort fee and complimentary parking. Enter promotional code “CAYS” on the hotel’s website at the time of booking.

What’s New at Sea Spa:
• Become a member of Sea Spa at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in March, and receive your first two months free. Initiation fee must be paid in full. Call Sea Spa to learn more, 619-628-8770.
• Don’t forget - Coronado Cays residents receive a discount of 15% all year long on retail and a la carte services at Sea Spa.

• Celebrating a birthday in March? Don’t forget to treat yourself to the gift of wellness with a visit to Sea Spa during your birth month and enjoy $30 off a 50- or 80-minute service.

• Join us for a fitness class for instant access to our spa facility, including sauna, steam room jacuzzi, relaxation room and other amenities. Fitness classes are $25, or $10 for first time attendees. View the fitness schedule on the Sea Spa website.

• Are you interested in Coronado Advanced Wellness Med Spa membership at Sea Spa? Memberships begin at $150 per month and include a choice of one treatment as well as discounts on additional services and products. Call the spa at 619-628-8770 to learn more.

• Visit the Sea Spa website to view all seasonal wellness offers, available now through March 31, 2024.

Sincerely, CCHOA Management