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General Manager May 2024 Newsletter

Dear Coronado Cays Homeowners and Residents,

Exciting times in the Cays with Opening Day at the Coronado Cays Yacht Club, a major ongoing renovation of the landscape at the front entrance, and an expected then unexpected rainstorm last weekend. Weather apps don’t always seem to get it right. Meanwhile, May is off to a quick start with a three-way photo finish at the 150th Kentucky Derby, Mother’s Day on the 12th, and EDCO bulk pickup curbside on the 13th. The Board of Directors appointed a new interim director for Montego Village and approved the 2024-2025 Annual Budget at the May 2nd meeting. The budget and annual disclosure packet will be sent out to the Association later this month. The CCHOA hosted Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Matt Strickler on May 1st at the Antigua Village guest docks. Mr. Strickler spoke regarding the invasive algae infestation, Caulerpa Prolifera, and the bipartisan infrastructure law that made funds available for surveys and eradication efforts. Our very own Port Commissioner Frank Urtasun expressed his gratitude for the collaborative efforts of all the agencies involved and the funding provided by US Fish & Wildlife and the Regional Water Quality Board. Three news stations were present so you may have seen some of the coverage on the evening news.

Coronado Cays HOA Annual Meeting: The CCHOA Annual Meeting is coming up quickly. It seems like we just held the last Annual meeting and here we are planning for our 53rd event. The Annual meeting will be held at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort on August 29th at 5pm. Registration will be open at 4:30pm with a dinner buffet following the meeting. Mark your calendars and plan on attending!

Solicitations were sent out for directors of Jamaica, Green Turtle, Antigua, Bahama, and Trinidad. If you are interested in volunteering for a director position from one off these villages, the deadline to turn in your nomination form is May 17, 2024.

Cays Park Master Plan: City Staff will present the detailed plan for the Coronado Cays Park Master Plan to the City Council on May 21, 2024. The plan was developed based on guidance from the City Council to utilize 75% of the current active areas of the park and a list of amenities approved by the Council.

Caulerpa Prolifera Update: Unfortunately, the big news on Caulerpa in San Diego Bay is not good. Divers discovered an infestation east of Grand Caribe Isle beyond the boating channel. Governmental agencies are working together to identify funding to commence the immediate eradication. The finding brings up the questions of how did the Caulerpa get there and where else will the algae be found. Containing the algae and keeping it away from the commercial portions of the bay is critical.

Divers conducting follow-up surveys of barriers between Antigua and Green Turtle have shifted to a zone defense. Divers are being assigned a grid to survey instead of lining up and stopping every time an algae fragment is found and removed. This approach will enhance efficiency and allow more accurate documentation of findings. Boaters are reminded to take care when entering and exiting slips and transiting the affected area. Use minimal speed at high tide to prevent disturbing barriers. Barriers are expected to be installed for approximately another 11 months.

Cottages at the Cays/Port Master Plan Update: Negotiations between the Port of San Diego and Coronado Boat Storage leaseholder, Keith Mishkin, are continuing after a brief stall. Port Commissioner Frank Urtasun is optimistic a buyout price can be agreed upon in the near term. Patience remains the key.

Landscape Maintenance: Sunny and temperate weather with a bit of May gray in the morning and plenty of sunshine thereafter means irrigation is back on and plants are growing like crazy. Crossman has shifted to weekly mowing and edging as well as weeding and trimming. Enhancement crews completed installing additional plants in Green Turtle, Trinidad, Port Royale, Bahama, Montego, and Mardi Gras. Annual backflow testing was completed with only two assemblies requiring replacement. Irrigation technicians are replacing inoperable/leaking irrigation control valves and quick couplers and fine-tuning sprinkler coverage throughout the community. Trimming of Jamaica Village deciduous trees and Trinidad trees was completed. Montego Village and Blue Anchor Cay palm tree trimming is scheduled for late May.

A major renovation/redesign of the Cays entrance exterior, medians, and circle has commenced and is expected to complete at the end of June. Soil grading and enhancements will be completed on May 10th and plant material will start to arrive the week of May 13th. 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.

Maintenance Projects: Completed projects since my last newsletter include:

- Jamaica beach sand relocation
- Jamaica, Antigua, and Kingston dock gangway rub plate installation
- Antigua and Mardi Gras balcony leak repairs
- Trinidad mailbox replacements
- Kingston standalone front balcony wood repairs
- Montego cracked slab repairs
- Port Royale exterior wall renovations

Projects already approved and in progress include:
- Tile roof underlayment replacement on Tunapuna Lane (80% complete)
- Antigua wood repairs/painting (fences, stairways, railings, pergolas, 75% complete)
- Montego Parking Structure Rebuild (Resubmittal of permitting package completed, preparing for contractor selection and Village ballot to determine funding)
- 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 June 3, 2024 after Phase 1 of Bahama Docks project.)
- Bahama and Trinidad exterior wall repairs/painting

Code Enforcement: Proposed Resolution 24-02 has been posted for 28-day member on the CCHOA website and bulletin board outside the Administrative Office prior to a final adoption vote by the Board on May 30, 2024.

The CCHOA maintains the waterproofing for exterior elevated elements but has allowed owners to install custom finishes and tile on balconies and landings with the condition that the owner accepts all responsibility for maintenance and liability for any resulting damages. Unfortunately, leaks have resulted from improperly installed and owner-maintained tile coverings. Additionally, disputes have ensued over responsibility for these tile coverings and custom finishes and damage to lower units. The resident of the lower unit is inconvenienced by the water leaks, delays in locating the source of the leak, and the assignment of liability. The Association has spent extraordinary management time, repair cost and legal fees dealing with the issue of who is responsible for the resulting damages. Therefore, the Board of Directors is considering adopting Rules restricting the installation of custom finishes and tile coverings on condominium balconies and landings.

The resolution applies to condominium landings and balconies with custom finishes and tile coverings but the sealing of tile coverings on balconies can apply to all homes in the community. Check with your contractor or local home improvement/hardware store for guidance on how often your particular tile and grout should be resealed to maintain peak waterproofing performance.

CCYC Swap Meet and Open House: Reminder that Coronado Cays Yacht Club will be holding a swap meet and open house:
DATE: Saturday, May 11th
LOCATION: 30 N. Caribe Cay Blvd., Coronado, CA 92118
SWAP MEET HOURS: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Boat / Nautical related items only
OPEN HOUSE HOURS: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – Visitors are invited to tour the club facilities, and to purchase tacos and beverages in the Burgee Bar (credit cards only).
RESERVATIONS FOR “SWAP MEET STALL” – Contact Connie Peacock at
or 949-636-2062.
RESERVATIONS PAYMENT – Via Venmo to: @Constance-Peacock
$25 per “swap meet stall” – payment required by Saturday, May 4th.
Each stall occupies one parking space.
Thanks so much for your help and support.
Steve Lock Rear Commodore Coronado Cays Yacht Club

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Loews Coronado Bay (May 12): Treat the special mothers in your life to a scenic bayside brunch at Loews Coronado Bay. The resort chefs are preparing an alfresco brunch featuring a lavish assortment of breakfast favorites, omelets and baked goods to sushi, tacos, paella and much more. Reservations available from 9am-2pm. To make a reservation, visit Resy.

Pickleball Courts to Re-Open for Season (May 15): The sunny season is upon us and so is pickleball season at Loews Coronado Bay. The resort’s pickleball courts are set to officially re-open for play on May 15, 2024 for the summer season. Reserve a court at the Resort’s Pool Concierge or via ResortPass.

Magic and Comedy Shows: Memorial Day Weekend (May 25 & 26): The Resort will host two special events over the holiday weekend including a comedy and magic night. Magic by the Bay: Dinner + Show will take place on Saturday, May 25 from 6-9pm and will include performances by renowned magicians and a three-course seated dinner. The second event, Laughs by the Bay: Comedy Show will take place on Sunday, May 26 from 7:30-9pm featuring acclaimed comedians and bar. More details coming soon! Check the Loews Coronado Bay Resort Happenings page for the most up-to-date information about these events and other happenings at the Resort.

Friends & Family Rate –25% Discount on Summer 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 25% off room rates, waived resort fee and complimentary parking for stays May - August. Enter promotional code “CAYS” on the hotel’swebsite at the time of booking, or contact Hailey Roberts (, our dedicated Coronado Cays reservations team lead, who is happy to assist with any questions, reservations or special accommodations.

What’s New at Sea Spa:
• Refresh & Renew this spring at Sea Spa where you can enjoy a $50-minute Seaside Solutions Facial or Sea Spa custom massage with a glass of bubbly for $129, Monday – Thursday. Learn more and view all seasonal spa offers HERE.

• The Spa’s popular 80-minute Sea Stone Massage is back and available at an introductory price of $215 (service charge not included). Call the Sea Spa to book your treatment at 619-628-8770.

• Interested in becoming a Sea Spa member? Benefits include complimentary room nights at Loews Coronado Bay, complimentary treatments, discounts on spa services and retail, access to the spa’s facilities and more perks. Initiation fee must be paid in full. Call Sea Spa to learn more, 619-628-8770.

Sincerely, CCHOA Management