Recent Updates

Recent Updates

The Receiver has been advised by the Clerk for Judge Cotton that the ex parte hearing set for tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. in Department A of the Van Nuys Court is off calendar and will not occur tomorrow. Therefore, please do not go to the court. The Judge has signed the order granting the ex parte relief requested, including but not limited to the approval of the Board of Directors elected by the membership on July 28, 2020, and the turnover of possession and control of the Association and its assets by the Receiver to the newly elected Board. When the signed order is received from the Court, it will be circulated to the membership and posted at the Association.

Re: Case Number: LC106595
TARZANA PLAZA CONDOMINIUMS VS. EUGENE SAAL, et al.

On August 24, 2020, the Court filed an order approving the Stipulation to Cancel, or in the alternative, Continue Status Conference Hearing. The Court ordered that the status conference hearing, currently scheduled for August 27, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., has been continued to November 12, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., in Department A, located at the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Van Nuys Courthouse East 6230 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys, California 91401.

Members are free to attend the hearing via LA CourtConnect (fee is charged), by signing up on http://www.lacourt.org.

NOTICE OF MEETING

OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TARZANA PLAZA CONDOMINIUMS ASSOCIATION

Open Meeting of the Board of Directors

Name of Corporation: Tarzana Plaza Condominiums Association

Designation of Meeting: Meeting of Board of Directors

Place of Meeting: ZOOM meeting ID:

Sign-in Meeting ID: 872 8818 6556

Meeting Password: TPC722

Date of Meeting: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Time of Meeting: 6:00 PM

NOTICE OF MEETING

OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TARZANA PLAZA CONDOMINIUMS ASSOCIATION

Executive Meeting – Closed to Owners

Name of Corporation: Tarzana Plaza Condominiums Association

Designation of Meeting: Meeting of Board of Directors

Place of Meeting: 15545 Devonshire St. #200, Mission Hills, CA 91345

Conference Call

Date of Meeting: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Time of Meeting: 9:00 a.m.

The Status Conference has been rescheduled for April 22, 2020 in Dept. A at 9:00 am in the Van Nuys Court House.

APRIL 22, 2020 – TARZANA PLAZA STATUS CONFERENCE AGENDA VAN NUYS SUPERIOR COURT DEPT. A – 9:00 AM

The status conference scheduled for January 31, 2020 is being continued to February 21, 2020 in Dept. A at 8:30 am.

The Court has continued the date of the HOA member meeting to January 31, 2020 at 8:30 am in Van Nuys, Department A.

The next court meeting will take place on January 22, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Any proposed agenda items must be submitted to the Receiver’s office no later than January 12, 2020.

Effective November 12, 2019, a new property management company has been hired. The firm is Bowker & Roth. Mr. Joe Dabovich is the property manager and the phone number is 818.382.7300 Ext 19.

Agenda for Court Meeting on September 20, 2019

09/04/2019

The next court meeting will take place on September 20, 2019 at 10:00 am.  Any proposed agenda items must be submitted to the Receiver no later than September 10, 2019.

08/13/2019

We are pleased to announce that the majority of owners have paid their special assessments. If you have not done so, please remit payment as soon as possible.

The next court meeting will take place on September 20, 2019 at 10:00 am.  Any proposed agenda items must be submitted to the Receiver no later than September 10, 2019.

A request for Bulky Item Pickup has been made with the trash company. The pickup is scheduled for June 20th.

Re: Tarzana Plaza Condominiums Association v. Saal, et al. Case Number LC106595

June 19, 2019 Meeting with the Court – 2:30 p.m.

Dear HOA Members:

In preparation for the 2:30 p.m., June 19, 2019 meeting with the Court, and in accordance with the Court’s March 28, 2019 ruling, the Court has approved the agenda below based on the submission of letters and information from various individuals.

AGENDA:
a. Retention of different property manager to reduce costs;
b. The amount of the special assessment is excessive. The $1,500.00 down payment should be spread over 3 or more months;
c. What has been done to recover funds for the Association? Has a claim been submitted to the insurance company? When will the statute of limitations expire?
d. Is the LADWP bill current?
e. Roof replacement – which bid should be accepted?
f. After the special assessment is collected from each owner, what improvements will be completed?
g. Drain and close the pool. Use the extra money saved to pay for janitorial costs; and cleanliness of the property is becoming an issue. Janitorial and parking lot sweeping services should be increased.

JUNE 10, 2019

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF SPECIAL MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TARZANA PLAZA CONDOMINIUMS ASSOCIATION

THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TARZANA
PLAZA CONDOMINIUMS ASSOCIATION SCHEDULED ON JUNE 19, 2019 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE TARZANA
PLAZA COURTYARD AT 18530 HATTERAS STREET, TARZANA, CALIFORNIA, HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND
WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TARZANA PLAZA CONDOMINIUMS ASSOCIATIONopens PDF file
June 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

The water will be shut off tomorrow, Tuesday June 4, 2019 between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. for the entire building.opens PDF file

Please be advised that the Court set the next homeowner meeting date as follows:

Date:            June 19, 2019

Time:           2:30 PM

Location:      Van Nuys Courthouse East, Department A, Room 510

6230 Sylmar Avenue

Van Nuys, CA 91401

Agenda for Meeting with the Court on May 14, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.opens PDF file

A meeting with the Judge will be held on May 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM in Dept. A of the Van Nuys Superior Court. Any owner is welcome to attend. If anyone owner has any concerns/issues for discussion that they would like to have the Receiver add to the agenda, please feel free to email the Receiver at steve.donell@fedreceiver.comcreate new email and provide a list of item(s) for discussion to add to the agenda. Any proposed items for discussion must be submitted in writing no later than May 4, 2019.

04/29/2019

The water for the building will be shut off between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday April 30, 2019.

A meeting with the Judge will be held on May 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM in Dept. A of the Van Nuys Superior Court. Any owner is welcome to attend. If anyone owner has any concerns/issues for discussion that they would like to have the Receiver add to the agenda, please feel free to email the Receiver at steve.donell@fedreceiver.comcreate new email and provide a list of item(s) for discussion to add to the agenda. Any proposed items for discussion must be submitted in writing no later than May 4, 2019.

March 20, 2019

To: Owners at Tarzana Plaza Condominiums Association

Re: Official Notice of a Special Meeting for Restated CC&Rs and Bylaws Amendment Vote

The Special Meeting of Members will be held as follows:

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

6:45 PM Registration of Hand Delivered Ballots
7:00 PM Call to Order

Location:  Sherman Oaks Women’s Club
4808 Kester Ave, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Review entire notice by clicking hereopens PDF file . The full package will be mailed.

03/11/2019

The Receiver is aware of the lighting/power issue at the property and is working on the problem to determine a solution.

02/19/2019

The hearing regarding the special assessment was continued until February 26, 2019.

02/12/2019

This manopens IMAGE file broke the glass of a common area table at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2019 while trying to move it into the pool area. He then went back through the pool area and used the elevator. If you know who this is, please call our office to provide information. If this is you, please turn yourself in to the Receiver. Phone: 310-207-8481. The man is wearing a Chargers football sweatshirt, has a grey beard, and glasses.

02/11/2019

Please do not back into your parking space. Please park forward only.

02/05/2019

The Receiver is advised that numerous residents are allowing their dogs to wander around the property off-leash and that they are creating messes in common areas and are not picking up after their dogs. If you observe this behavior, please email the Receiver’s office immediately – pictures of the offenders are welcome. Since the cleaning crew is only servicing the property once a week, this situation is going to continue to get worse. It is shameful that certain individuals continue to allow this conduct to occur. At the next board meeting, the Receiver will be formally adopting a fine schedule. Thereafter, owners may be subject to fines. There is one individual that consistently violates this rule, even after having been sent numerous letters to cease and desist. After the fine schedule is adopted, the Receiver will vigorously pursue enforcement of this rule against this individual – as well as all others that violate this common sense policy (keep dogs on leashes and pick up after your dog).

01/22/2019

Due to lack of funds, effective  1/22/19, the HOA’s earthquake insurance policy expired.

1/14/2019

The cash position of Tarzana Plaza is extremely dire. Approximately 30% of owners are delinquent in their HOA assessments. As a result, the HOA is unable to pay its basic monthly operating expenses. The Receiver is working on emergency funding which he hopes to receive on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. If those funds are not received, it will likely be necessary to terminate the landscape, janitorial and security services. In addition, it may not be possible to maintain earthquake insurance on the building. The Receiver encourages all delinquent homeowners to pay their delinquent assessments immediately.

1/9/2019

NOTICE OF GROUP PARKING RATE

ASSOCIATION MEETING

JANUARY 15, 2019

The January 15, 2019 meeting of the Tarzana Plaza Condominiums Association will be held at Courtyard by Marriott, 15433 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, California 91403 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Brentwood Room located on the ground floor of the hotel.

WE HAVE ARRANGED FOR A GROUP PARKING RATE OF $5.00 FOR THE MEETING TIME PERIOD.  IF YOU WISH TO USE THE GROUP PARKING RATE, YOU MUST PAY YOUR PARKING AT THE FRONT DESK IN ORDER TO USE THE DISCOUNTED RATE.  DO NOT PAY FOR YOUR PARKING AT THE PARKING MACHINES.  PAY AT THE FRONT DESK.

12/13/2018

Letter regarding Proposed Amended and Restated Bylaws and CC&Rs, Notice of Association meeting on January 15, 2019. Please view the letter by clicking hereopens PDF file .

12/14/2018

To:  Owners – Tarzana Plaza Condominiums
                             Notice of Association Meeting

Date:                  January 15, 2019
Time:                 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location:         Courtyard by Marriott
                            15433 Ventura Boulevard
                            Sherman Oaks, California
                            Brentwood Room

The Receiver has scheduled a meeting of the Tarzana Plaza Condominiums Association on January 15, 2019 as set forth above to assist you in understanding the reasons for amending and restating the Covenants Conditions and Restrictions (“CC&Rs”), and the Bylaws of Tarzana Plaza Condominiums Association, and to answer any questions.  In the near future you will receive a letter from the Receiver’s counsel, Loewenthal, Hillshafer & Carter, LLP, enclosing a copy of the proposed amended and restated CC&Rs and Bylaws for your information and review.

Please plan to attend the meeting on January 15, 2019 if you have any questions concerning the proposed new CC&Rs.

Courtyard by Marriott is located near the intersection of the I-405 and Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks.

ORDER GRANTING AMENDED EX PARTE APPLICATION OF STEPHEN J. DONELL, STATE COURT RECEIVER, FOR ORDER AUTHORIZING THE RECEIVER TO TURN OVER POSSESSION AND CONTROL OF TARZANA PLAZA CONDOMINIUMS ASSOCIATION TO THE NEWLY ELECTED BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND APPROVAL OF THE NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

11/05/2018

A claim form has been mailed to owners/creditors. A copy of it may be viewed hereopens PDF file . You must complete the claim form attached hereto, include copies of all documentation supporting the amount you claim to be owed, and mail all documents so that they are received by the Receiver no later than December 28, 2018. The Claim Form and Letter can also be viewed under Claim Information on this site.

11/05/2018

Notice of Special Meeting of Board of Directors of Tarzana Plaza Condominiums Association – Set for November 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. A copy of the notice may be viewed hereopens PDF file .

Update from Receiver

10/10/2018

For the units inspected by Isotech Pest Control for bed bugs, no bed bugs were found.

September 5, 2018

Please use this formopens PDF file to set up auto pay for Tarzana HOA payments.

August 20, 2018

TO:  ALL OWNERS/RESIDENTS

RE:  NOTICE OF EMERGENCY WATER SHUTOFF

Dear Owner/Resident:

Due to an emergency, the water to the building may be shut off between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this might cause, but to prevent damage to the building, repairs must take place immediately.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

07/13/2018

SPA MOTOR UPDATE: The spa motor and pump needs to be replaced. This work has been scheduled for Monday, July 16th. The pool maintenance company will be by today or tomorrow morning to shut off the motor until Monday. Therefore, please avoid using the spa until further notice. Hopefully, the spa will be functioning normal and ready for use by Tuesday of next week.

07/12/2018

POOL/SPA UPDATE: Our pool company is aware of the problem and will be sending someone out today to address the issue. We will have a report back from them tomorrow morning.

07/08/2018

Regarding the recent hot water/lack of water problem – a leak in a 2 inch line was discovered and repaired. The plumber advises that the plumbing systems, especially the hot water boiler, are in poor condition. A bid for major repair/replacement of the boiler and associated plumbing lines is being obtained. The HOA previously obtained a bid from another plumber and the Receiver is comparing this bid with a new bid. The cost will likely be very high. This process will likely take months to resolve and in the meantime, repairs will be made on an as-needed basis. The source of payment will be in the form of a special assessment or loan to the HOA.

Overall, the HOA is in dire financial condition. There are virtually no reserves (less than $1,000.00) and the current cash in the operating account is less than the bills on hand. A payment plan was recently arranged with the utility company just to keep the electricity on in the building. Legal fees, expenses and lack of proper reserves have contributed to the current situation.

Bids for the replacement of the roof are being obtained. A recent inspection by a roofing consultant confirmed that the roof needs to be replaced – however, not in the areas where recent work was completed. The source of payment will be in the form of a special assessment or loan to the HOA.

The mold situation in the clubhouse as well as in some units will/have been investigated. The source of payment will be in the form of a special assessment or loan to the HOA.

Many owners have complained about the condition of awnings. This matter will be investigated. The source of payment will be in the form of a special assessment or loan to the HOA.

The numerous law suits filed in connection with the property/HOA continue to be investigated. Settlement agreements are being pursued where possible. Legal fees paid by the HOA are also being investigated.

The former management company, J&N Realty, abruptly resigned after the Receiver requested financial reporting that is ordinary and customary. J&N refused to provide those reports and resigned. The Receiver was in negotiations with a replacement management company and without warning, they declined to take on the assignment. This HOA has a very bad reputation for many reasons, including the fact that the HOA and the HOA management company have been sued. As of July 2018, all management functions of the HOA are being performed by the Receiver’s office. The Receiver and his company have decades of experience in managing commercial and residential property. During the transition from J&N to the Receiver’s office, there may be some periods of inconvenience due to paperwork/contract issues.  The Receiver continues to work to minimize any disruption.

Beginning during the second week of July 2018, the Receiver’s employees will begin performing cleaning to the property. The former landscaping/cleaning crew was not retained by the Receiver due to insurance concerns. If there are any concerns regarding cleaning, please do not interact directly with the individuals doing the work; rather, please email concerns to Tarzanahoa@fedreceiver.comcreate new email .

Bids for a new landscape company will be obtained in July 2018.

The Receiver is working on his Initial Receiver’s Report. A copy of the Report will be filed with the Court and a copy will be posted on this website.

All owners should be prepared for a Dues Increase/Special Assessment or both. This will likely occur during the 3rd quarter of 2018. It will be subject to court order and after an HOA Board meeting is held. The Receiver is the only member of the HOA Board of Directors. All former board members have resigned.

Additional information will continue to be posted on this site as it becomes available.

07/06/2018

UPDATE: As of 2:30 pm on July 6, 2018: The plumber found an existing 2” cold water inlet to the boiler that was leaking. They installed a temporary clamp and will require about 3 hours of work to make the repairs.

The Receiver is aware of and is working on the hot water heater issue.

07/03/2018

Memo from the Receiver regarding payment of dues, mailing address and HOA email address. A copy of the letter can be found hereopens PDF file .

06/25/2018

If you are an owner and you have a problem due to leaks, please email the Receiver to advise the Receiver of the nature of the problems. Steve.Donell@fedreceiver.com06create new email/11/2018

The Receiver and his staff have begun their review of the roof, boiler, mold, HOA litigation, HOA indemnity issues, member delinquencies, cash, payables, HOA legal counsel, HOA management company and other operational issues.

06/04/2018

On June 4, 2018, the Receiver mailed letters to all members of the association regarding his appointment as Receiver. A copy of this letter can be found hereopens PDF file .

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