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HeaderWelcome to the Yacht Club Knolls Homeowner's Association website

This page was updated on July 3, 2016

Web Updates CURRENT YACHT CLUB KNOLLS NEWSLETTER

The current issue of Yacht Club Knolls News can be viewed using the button in the left column.
Previous issues of the newsletter can be found on the Documents page.


REMINDER (FOR OWNERS)

Dues Increased on July 1st

A final reminder that the new budget includes a 2% increase in monthly dues. Details of the new budget and the future funding plan have been mailed to all owners. A copy of the budget information is available on the Minutes & Budget page. Please be sure to update future payment amounts to reflect the new monthly dues appropriate for your unit.


COMMUNITY SECURITY NEWS

Web Updates

In response to resident concerns, new security cameras have been installed on our property. There are three cameras for our entrance driveways, one for the pool and one in each parking lot. In addition, signs let would-be thieves and vandals know we are monitoring their activities. Be sure to promptly report all such incidents to the Resident Manager so that the video record can be preserved for police followup.
  
37 Yacht Club Knolls neighbors are currently enrolled in Nextdoor Yacht Club Knolls. Nextdoor is a private social network with access restricted to nearby neighbors and linked to other Nextdoor sites in the surrounding community. It provides a way for neighbors to talk online and "use the power of technology to build stronger and safer neighborhoods". Links to area crime reports are added frequently to the Nextdoor sites. Just click on the Yacht Club Knolls + 5 Nearby Neighborhoods tab to see recent postings from the surrounding area.
If you're not already a member, click Nextdoor to learn more and sign up.


TRASH COLLECTION SERVICES

Court action supports continuing City Trash Collection services.
Last year, the City of Honolulu wanted all condominium associations to use private trash collection contractors. Switching to private services would cause a substantial increase in our monthly association dues. Our position is that we pay property taxes like other county homeowners and the City needs to continue providing comparable services to all residents. The city employees union opposes the privatization of these city services and recently, a Hawaii Supreme Court decision confirmed a lower court injunction preventing the privatization. As a result, City collections will likely continue for the foreseeable future, although there is some possibility of legislative action on the subject by the City Council. We plan to continue using City services as long as they are available and will keep you up to date when there are ways you may be able to help by making your voice heard!

   
YACHT CLUB KNOLLS EVENTS, PROJECTS, ETC.

Here are a few photos of some past events and projects

-- Click the links below for more --

Events                                            Projects


   
REMINDERS FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Residents are reminded that Cleanup After Pets is their responsibility. Animal droppings detract from the appearance and use of our common property. Small bags for droppings are provided in the dumpster areas. In addition, please do not feed ducks, chickens or other feral animals that frequent our open areas. While we all may enjoy their visits, feeding interferes with their natural foraging behavior and can create a localized nuisance for other residents.

  • Residents can obtain basic enclosed and interior area Pest Control Services for a small fee when they are pre-scheduled around the Yacht Club Knolls general service dates (normally the second Thursday of each month). Additional information is available on the NeXgen flyer posted in the pool area and service can be scheduled by calling NeXgen.

  • When available, the upcoming meeting Notice and Agenda are provided on the Yacht Club Knolls Minutes & Budget page. In addition, our Documents page provides access to other useful information; including our governing documents and House Rules, as well as links to related state documents, construction drawings, insurance information and recent newsletters. Owner access is required to view some documents.
  • Yacht Club Knolls Association has an In-House Trash Collection Program: Bins are currently processed by our maintenance crew on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Please help keep maintenance costs down by doing your best to follow these guidelines:
    1. Do not overload the trash bins. If the bin is full, please take your trash to another bin.
    2. Collapse all cardboard boxes before putting them in the bins. This reduces wasted space and overfilling.
    3. Heavy construction rubble or heavy bulk items will damage the bins. See the following bullet for disposal alternatives or contact our Resident Manager if you need assistance.
    4. No burning coals or hazardous materials are allowed in the bins.
    5. Reasonable amounts of yard waste may be placed in the bins at this time.

  • Large Item Disposal: Bulky items can be taken to the nearby Kapaa Transfer Facility. The city also has a Bulk Item Pickup day which, for our area, is the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Many types of Bulk Items may be placed by the Kaneohe Bay Drive curb the day before our scheduled pickup day. Further details regarding this program and acceptable bulk items can be obtained from the city website.
    Please do not use the curbs by the entrance to Yacht Club Knolls as a dump site!
    PLEASE DON'T PUT REFUSE OUT EARLIER THAN
      THE TUESDAY BEFORE A SCHEDULED PICKUP!

  • Recycling: Our maintenance crew collects HI-5 items in special bins, located in every trash collection area. Please place only HI-5 labeled containers in these bins. In addition, The City now accepts other recycled items in several of its HI-5 centers. More information can be found on their HI-5 Plus web site.

  • Maintenance Responsibilities: repair or replacement of doors and windows are the responsibility of owners. Approved designs and models are available at the resident manager's office. Doors and window frames are to be painted to match approved colors. In addition, owners should be aware that maintenance and replacement costs for electric boxes, plumbing fixtures and interior surface treatments are also an owner-responsibility. A letter providing clarification regarding interior repairs is available here.

  • Owners should not attempt to fix external sewer backups on their own. Please immediately inform our Site Manager of any backup that could be caused by buried lines. All residents can help prevent sewer backups by following "FOG" guidance and disposing of oily cooking residue in the trash instead of putting it down the drain.
 
 
YACHT CLUB KNOLLS PHOTOS


Click on arrows to view other Sunrise and Sunset photos (mostly taken by Tom Kinney)

  • Red Sky at Night, Moanalua Saddle, October 2001 Red Sky at Night, Moanalua Saddle, October 2001
  • Sunset over Pu`u Keahi a Kahoe, December 2004 Sunset over Pu`u Keahi a Kahoe, December 2004
  • Sunset over Pu`u Keahi a Kahoe, January 2008 Sunset over Pu`u Keahi a Kahoe, January 2008
  • Sunrise from Pu'u Papa`a, February 2007 Sunrise from Pu'u Papa`a, February 2007
  • Konahuanui Peak at Sunset, December 2005 Konahuanui Peak at Sunset, December 2005
  • Sunset Fans through Moanalua Saddle, January 2011 Sunset Fans through Moanalua Saddle, January 2011
Click here to view our flora.   If you have any photos you would like to add, please let us know.

   

YACHT CLUB KNOLLS WEB SITE UPDATES

Web Updates

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