Next Available Dates to Pickup Your 2021 Pool Pass

If you did not already pick up your 2021 pool pass and gate access card, the next dates to pickup your pool pass/access card are as follows: Thursday, January 7th from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the pool and Monday, January 11th from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Board Meeting at the Clubhouse (Maple Room).

Please note that the pass and gate access card will not be mailed out this year. If you will not be around, you can give someone else permission to pickup the pass/access card for you by filing out a permission form.

If you need the permission form:

  1. Download the form below. Complete the form to give permission to your tenant or representative to pickup your pool pass and gate access key card.
  2. Your designated person will need to bring this form and an I.D. to one of the specified pick up dates above (dates on the form refer to the original pickup dates, please refer to the dates and times above) to obtain the pass/access card.

By signing the form, you authorize the tenant/representative listed on the form to pickup the pass/access card on your behalf and that it is your responsibility to pay the replacement cost of $25 per pass/card if they are lost.

Homeowners: Cover Unprotected A/C Unit Lines

Landscaping and maintenance crews could cause damage to A/C lines if they are not protected. Be sure to see the photos. The Raintree Board is requesting that all homeowners check their A/C unit and cover the copper lines with foam pipe. This can easily be done by yourself, or ask your A/C company.

Here you can see exposed lines:

And now the exposed lines are covered with foam pipe:

Foam pipe covering can be purchased at Home Depot, Lowes or Ace Hardware. It takes about 15 minutes to cover lines and about $2.50 in materials.

Pool Gate Access Card Readers Installed

The conduits and wires for the new electronic pool gate card readers were installed last week. Starting in December, Raintree residents will receive their pool pass and an electronic card to open the gate. You’ll need both of these to use and enter the pool. Check out the photos to see what the boxes look like at the gates.

Proposed 2021 Budget and 1st Annual Meeting Notice Packet

Vista Management mailed out the 2021 Proposed Budget and 1st Annual Meeting notices on October 9th. If you did not receive the mailing, the notices are available for download below.

2021 Proposed Budget Notice
Contains a copy of the 2021 proposed budget which will be approved by the Raintree Board of Directors on Monday, November 9, 2020, 7:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse.

1st Annual Meeting Notice
This is the meeting where the votes are counted for the election to the Board of Directors. Meeting will take place on Monday, December 14, 2020, 7:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse. There are three open positions on the Board of Directors. One of three positions is a one year term to fill the vacancy until December 2021. If you are interested in becoming a candidate for the Board, fill out the form found in this notice by November 4, 2020.

[Revised] Upcoming BOD Election: Three Board Seats Open

The Raintree Condominium Association has three positions open on the Board of Directors. One of three positions is a one year term to fill the vacancy until December 2021. Any Raintree Condominium Owner can become a candidate and if elected, becomes the representative for all five Condo Divisions.

The current Board encourages all homeowners to become involved and participate in planning and maintaining the quality of the community.

If you are interested in becoming a candidate for the Board, please complete the form in the 1st Annual Meeting Notice and mail it to the address indicated on the form by November 4, 2020:

You may prepare an information sheet describing your background and qualifications as well as other factors deemed relevant. The information sheet must be received at the address indicated on the form by November 9, 2020.

The Information Sheet and ballots will be mailed to voting members at least fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the Annual Meeting, which will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020, 7:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse.

Dumpster Issue on Clubview Drive

Over the past few weeks, several residents have observed a trend at the Clubview Drive dumpster that is creating a mess and potential health hazards:

  • Trash bags are being left OUTSIDE of the gates of the dumpster and/or beside the gates leading into the dumpster. 
  • Trash bags are being left inside the gates, beside the dumpster. 
  • White kitchen bags with orange ties are being left beside the dumpster and the ties are NOT TIED. Animals have gotten into these bags.
  • Sometimes the trash is put into small boxes and lined up on the side of the dumpster gate.

It should come as no surprise that garbage must be placed INSIDE the dumpster. This is a friendly reminder that when garbage is not handled properly, your neighbors not only see your mess, but often have to pick up your mess.

Thank you for helping to keep this community a beautiful place to live.

Community Reminder: Pet Waste Must Be Picked Up

It doesn’t take much to remember that we have pets in our community. If you don’t watch your step, you are liable to step in one such reminder! 

Besides being unsightly and smelly, animal waste can carry bacteria and parasites which can affect both humans and other pets.

One of the most common forms of disease transmission between dogs is through fecal matter.

By taking a few simple steps to clean up after your pet, you contribute not only to the beautification of our community but also help to eliminate one of the most irritating nuisances in our community. Thank you for your cooperation.

When walking your dog(s) in the community, remember to:

  • Stay on the community grass and sidewalks.
     
  • Take along a baggie with you to pick up waste with and then dispose of it properly. 
     
  • Have all dogs on a leash.

Raintree Pool Open, COVID-19 Guidelines

The Raintree pool is currently open. By choosing to enter the pool area, you are entering at your own risk and understand that you could be infected with COVID-19.

Please follow the safety guidelines below. Non-compliance of these guidelines will result in pool closure.

  1. Practice social distancing and keep at least 6 feet (2 meters) between your party and others.
  2. Bring your own hand sanitizer.
  3. Bring your own disinfectant wipes to wipe down table surfaces, chairs and anything you touch in the restroom.
  4. Chairs and chaise lounges must be covered with a towel.

Please do not use the pool, hot tub (spa), and/or pool area if you feel unwell or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Owners and renters should evaluate their risk in determining whether to use the pool, hot tub (spa) or the pool area.

Remember to wash your hands often.

Don’t forget to put down the umbrella.

If you see lightning while in the pool, exit the water immediately and use the “30 second-30 minute” rule to determine when it is safe to go back into the water. Count to 30 and listen for thunder. If thunder is heard, do not go back into the pool for 30 minutes.

Check out the Raintree Pool section of this website for hours, pool rules, and pass requirements.

Raintree Pool Scheduled to Reopen in June

5/11/2020 Update: The Raintree pool area, pool and spa (hot tub) will remain closed until at least June 16th. During this time, the pool will be drained, repaired and resurfaced to be brought up to current code. Watch for notices posted at the mailboxes and pool gates for opening details. Thank you for your patience.

5/5/2020 Update: The pool will be pressure tested this week for leaks in the water lines and will remain closed during this time. The pool is tentatively scheduled to re-open on May 9th. Watch for notices posted at the mailboxes and pool gates.

3/27/2020 Update: The Raintree pool area, pool and spa (hot tub) are currently closed in order to comply with the Orange County Emergency Order 2020-04 regarding COVID-19/Section 2 that states that all pools and playgrounds must be closed [for 14 days]. This is also in response to the Orange County “Stay at Home” order that went into effect on April 9th at 11:00 p.m.

Also look out for Raintree community emails. If do not receive emails from Raintree, now is great time to sign up! Sign up for Raintree community emails now.

Have You Checked the Smoke Detector & Fire Extinguisher Lately?

Help prevent and be prepared for potential fires in your condo unit by installing smoke detectors and having a fire extinguisher readily available. Regular maintenance of these devices is critical. Learn more about when to test and change the batteries in your smoke detectors and how to maintain and where to store a fire extinguisher.

Learn more about smoke detectors and fire extinguishers under Unit Maintenance.