Happy New Year Kingswood Village Homeowners! On behalf of Kingswood Village Property Owners Board of Directors, we hope you all had a wonderful holiday season filled with family, friends, and good times!
As we look back on 2019, we realize that Kingswood Board of Directors has worked hard to facilitate and implement compliance with some tough new regulations. We couldn’t have done this without the support and help of all the homeowners. For that we say thank you!
As we approach the start of 2020 the board will continue to meet regularly to keep Kingswood Village as a desirable place to own a home and place to enjoy the beautiful Lake Tahoe region. Please take a few moments to read through this newsletter for the topics that will come up in the new year.
Placer County Short Term Rental Ordinance Passed:
In our last newsletter we shared that the board would be discussing a short-term rental fee for Kingswood Village homeowners who rent their unit. We heard from many of you regarding this issue and appreciate the feedback. At our meetings this fall, we put our discussions on hold pending the results Placer County’s short-term rental ordinance. This ordinance was passed and becomes effective on January 1, 2020.
If you rent your unit, the following is a link to the details of the ordinance:
If you have specific questions, we encourage you to contact:
Kally Kedinger-Cecil at 530-745-3034 email@example.com
Placer County Planning Services Division
Parking During Snow Season:
Now that the snow has started again, we can all use some helpful reminders about parking in the winter to keep everyone using Kingswood Village lots safe. If you rent your unit or have guests unfamiliar with winter parking, it would be a great idea to share these tips with them.
Please move vehicles to parking areas that have already been cleared of snow as soon as possible. All vehicles must be moved every 24 hours during snow for snow removal. The clock starts at 12 pm (noon) daily during snow events. Vehicles that aren’t moved within the 24 hours are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
Please park so that drive lanes are not blocked. We have to keep things open for emergency vehicles and our snow removal equipment.
When returning to Kingswood please park at least one parking space away from any spaces that have not been plowed.
If you leave town, make arrangements for your vehicle: to be moved by a roommate or friend, arrange to park off site, or call maintenance at 530-546-5003 to make parking arrangements.
The Boat Lot closed 10/15/19 to be used for snow storage and will reopen next spring. Arrangements must be made with KVPOA maintenance prior to any winter use of this lot. Any unauthorized vehicles or trailers in the lot will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Dumpsters, Trash, and Ash:
The dumpsters are for household trash only. Furniture appliances, tires, and construction debris are your responsibility to take to the landfill/transfer station. Go to waste101.com for more information.
The local wildlife loves to dine at Kingswood, it is unhealthy and makes a terrible mess. All garbage must be placed inside of the dumpsters! As a helpful reminder, we’ve placed a graphic on each dumpster to help everyone understand how to use these bear bins. Please look for it and tell your renters and guests how to use the dumpsters.
The bears are also well versed at breaking into vehicles to get food. Our bears do not hibernate through the winter, they wake every 4 weeks or so to eat. Do not leave any food, wrappers, bags etc. in your vehicle. Vehicles get destroyed every winter due to a bear trying to get food. Keep your property and our bears safe: Be Bear Aware!
All fireplace ashes are to be emptied in the red metal cans suspended near the dumpsters. Even in the winter when it is snowing and cold ashes stored on the wood decks are a fire hazard.
It’s that time of year when we all rely on our furnaces. When you are using your unit you want to stay warm, but when you’re away it is important to keep the water pipes warm too. A furnace failure could lead to frozen pipes and costly water damage. When leaving your unit for any length of time, secure all doors, windows (especially the loft), and have your thermostat set no lower than 55 degrees to prevent your water pipes from freezing.
Keep your dogs leashed and picked up after at all times. There are dog waste bag stations in several spots in the complex, please use them. Renters are prohibited by our rules and regulations to have dogs at Kingswood. Please inform your rental agent and or include “no dogs” on your online listing. The owner of the unit will be responsible for any fines resulting from renters having dogs.
Gym Hours and Location
The gym at Kingswood is located in the center room of the pool building. Access is provided at the north west pool gate, and through the restrooms, via your amenities card. Gate and Door hours are set to allow access between 5:30 am to 9 pm.
North Tahoe PUD has begun metering water usage...
Towards the end of last summer, we were informed that North Tahoe PUD had begun to meter water usage. Many of the complexes in North Tahoe have a system such as the one at Kingswood Village where there is one main line to the buildings and water usage was at a flat rate. Now that they are metering, this has caused some additional water expenses for some homeowners where their buildings support the watering of Kingswood common areas.
Our property manager is currently working with the NTPUD engineering department to determine a way to separate our common use area water irrigation from units. NTPUD has agreed to prepare a map of service locations and will provide the board for some options for individual water metering during the month of December. The board will review those options at our January meeting. Please know that the board is very aware of some of the inequities now that metering is in place. Your board is diligently working to find a solution so that no individual homeowners support common use area watering. We will share more information as it becomes available.
KVPOA Board Meeting Dates:
Your board of directors meet ten times per year in the meeting room at Kingswood Village. These meetings are open to all homeowners of Kingswood Village. The board welcomes you to attend and has a regular section of the board meeting agenda set aside for your comments. If you have a comment you would like to share with the board but are unable to attend in person, please contact our president Mary Ann Pivetti at firstname.lastname@example.org. All meetings begin at 9:00am.
The 2020 meeting dates are as follows: