SPLASH Pool Deck Reconstruction & Temporary Closure

Please be aware of this advance notice.  The concrete pool deck at the SPLASH is beginning to deteriorate much sooner than it should.  The Board has taken action to replace the pool deck with higher quality concrete and apply an appropriate sealer to ensure that the new deck does not have the same early failure issues. 

The Board recognizes that both of our pools get plenty of use, and with this in mind, they are recommending that this reconstruction work be completed between October 15 and December 15 this year.  During this time, the Oaks Club Pool will remain open and be available as usual.  The goals is to have the work done when the pool receives the least use and to have the pool re-opened prior to the Holidays. 

Proposed Rule Change

At the April 25th Board Meeting, the Board accepted the recommendation made by the Architectural Review Committee to create a time frame for owners to complete improvement projects. This rule change will be mailed out to all homeowners for the 30-day review and comment period.

In the Community Design Standards, Page 14, Procedural Standards, Section B. COnstruction, 1. Time Period, sub-section A, B, C will be added as stated below:

The new language is written in BLUE. Sub-section D, in BLACK already exists.

B. Construction

  1. Time Period
    1. All work shall be completed within six (6) months of Architectural Review Committee approval.
    2. Failure to complete work and submit the La Costa Oaks Notice of Completion Form within six (6) months will constitute an automatic violation of the Community Design Standards. Violations are subject to a violation hearing with the Board of Directors who may impose a fine and suspension of membership privileges.
    3. If a project is going to take longer than six (6) months, the owner must provide a request for an extension of the deadline at the time of application or at least one (1) month prior to the deadline. The Architectural Review Committee will review the request for extension and provide a response at their next regularly scheduled Review Meeting. The committee will have up to 45-days to respond to such request.
    4. Work shall be completed in the front yard within six (6) months of the first close of escrow and rear yard within one (1) year of the first close of escrow.

If you have questions or comments about this proposed new rule, please email lcomgt@keystonepacific.com prior to June 27th Board Meeting.

Landscape Master Plan

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La Costa Oaks
Landscape Master Plan

The Landscape Committee along with the Board of Directors and Management have worked to evaluate the La Costa Oaks common areas and create a prioritized Master Plan to renovate the landscaping throughout the community. We have created a plan that will enhance the beauty of the community, balanced with sustainability and water-wise practices.

Below, you can click on the links to see the maps for South and North sections of La Costa Oaks with corresponding reference numbers. Those numbers can be found on the priority chart with location descriptions. We will continue to update the completed areas by filling in the green boxes.

All of the Priority 1 and Priority 2 items have been completed in the last four months. You will see that many areas of the community landscape have had major renovations and are growing in well. The Landscape Committee and Board of Directors will review the Priority 3 items later this year and determine the timeline for installation in 2018 or possibly advance the schedule and begin work in some of those areas in late 2017.

We have been able to create significant savings in our water bills and allocate these budgetary savings to accelerate the pace to complete these projects. We will continue to do our best to allocate additional resources to these projects as the Board is able to do so.

If you have any questions, please email me at: cweise@keystonepacific.com. We look forward to maintaining and enhancing the beauty of La Costa Oaks.

How to Report Urgent Issues!

We are in for another powerful storm this weekend. Strong winds will precede periods of heavy rains. So far, we have fared well with previous storms and have had no major issues with flooding or erosion. However, we did lose a few trees in the last big storm and can expect to see some damage with this storm. Below is a list of who to contact for various issues that arise.

How to Report Urgent Issues

  • To report flooding or blocked storm drains call the City of Carlsbad: (760) 931-2197 This line is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • For emergencies threatening public safety, property or the environment, immediately call 9-1-1.
  • For La Costa Oaks landscaped areas, slopes, parkways, parks, etc.

During Office Hours (760) 943-6650
After Hours (877) 577-6462 Follow the prompts and leave a detailed voicemail message. The on-call manager will take the necessary steps to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Helpful Links

City of Carlsbad, What to do during the storm?

Make a Plan: Ready.gov