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Dues Increase Reminder

As a reminder, the quarterly assessments is increasing to $600 per quarter starting on April 1, 2020. Please make the necessary adjustments based on your payment methods. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact michael@collins-mgmt.com. Thank you. 

Please note that the quarterly assessments have not increased over the last 5 years while the cost of living index was between 2.5% -3.6% during the same period. The Board expects more regular increases in the future as expenses will continue to go up. The increase for 2020-2021 is expected to help pay for upcoming reserve expenditures and new landscaping services that will enhance the community. 

 

Important Information Regarding Where to Pay Your Dues

As a reminder, your quarterly dues are to be sent to Alliance Association Bank. Please see the attached “Ways to Pay” information sheet to help you select a payment method.

 

Quarterly Statements

Payment statements with a remittance coupon for your quarterly assessment will be sent prior to April 1, July 1, October 1, and January 1. The remittance coupon is to be submitted to Alliance Bank, along with your assessment payment, at the following address: 

 

Hiller Highlands Five Association

c/o Collins Mgmt. Co. Processing Center
P. O. Box 96624
Las Vegas, NV 89193-6624

 

Please remember to include your account number on the memo line of your check and remember to make your check payable to Hiller Highlands Five Association.

 

For overnight delivery ONLY of your assessments check,  please mail to:

 

Hiller Highlands Five Association

500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite 250

Hercules, CA 94547

 

If you pay your assessments online or through your own bank’s bill pay and do not need a statement sent to you, please contact Collins Management to opt out. The association pays for every statement mailed out, so by opting out you will be saving the association money. 

 

Remember…

If April 1st arrives and you do not have your quarterly statement, please contact Collins Management.  You can make arrangements to have your payments automatically transferred from your bank to the Association’s bank at no additional cost to you.  Electronic transfer of your assessment will eliminate the need to write a check each quarter. Again, please refer to the “Ways to Pay” information sheet included with your Annual Policy Statement packet.

 


New Recommendations and Guidance to Protect Alameda County Residents from COVID-19

March 10, 2020 ACPHD Announces New Recommendations and Guidance to Protect Alameda County Residents from COVID-19

Alameda County Public Health Department is taking proactive steps to protect the health of county residents by making recommendations intended to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in our community and protect the most vulnerable among us from severe illness. These recommendations are effective immediately and will be reassessed periodically as this COVID-19 outbreak evolves.

“There is evidence of increasing circulation of COVID-19 in our region. These recommendations are meant to slow the spread of the virus in order to protect the health of Alameda County residents, particularly the elderly and people who have underlying medical conditions,” said Dr. Erica Pan, Health Officer for Alameda County. “To limit the impact of COVID-19 and reduce the number of people infected, we must reduce the number of opportunities the virus has to spread from person-to-person. This means limiting the times and places people come together.”

New Guidance for Persons Hosting Mass Gatherings and Large Community Events

ACPHD offers this guidance to help people planning or attending large gatherings to make informed decisions. We have seen evidence of community transmission of COVID-19 across the Bay Area, and we have weighed the potential benefits to our community’s health alongside the potential for disruptive impacts on event organizers and attendees.

The goals of this guidance are: (1) to protect people attending and working at the event and the local community from COVID-19 infection; and (2) to reduce community transmission, decrease the introduction of COVID-19 into new communities, and slow and decrease the spread of the virus.

Guidance for Persons at Higher Risk

Older people and people with certain underlying health conditions like heart disease, lung disease and diabetes, for example, may be at greater risk of serious illness. Persons at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should stay home and away from crowded social gatherings as much as possible. These types of gatherings include, but are not limited to parades, conferences, sporting events, and concerts where large numbers of people are within arm’s length of one another.

Those considered at higher risk include:

  • People over 60 years of age. The risk increases significantly thereafter and escalates with age, with persons over age 80 in the highest risk category.
  • People, regardless of age, with underlying health conditions including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, or chronic lung diseases like COPD, as well as those with severely weakened immune systems.

Guidance for Event Organizers

At this time, we recommend postponing or canceling non-essential mass gatherings and large community events where large numbers of people are within arm’s length of one another. Mass gatherings do not include typical office environments or stores.

  • As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, community event calendars should be assessed on a rolling 30-day basis.
  • Large events (more than 1000 people): Cancel or postpone
  • Medium events (100-1000 people): Consider the following recommendations when determining event cancellation or postponement:
    • Size: Smaller is better. The risk of getting the virus increases as the size of the crowd increases.
    • Duration: Shorter is better. The risk of getting the virus increases as the duration of the event increases (e.g., a 2-hour meeting is lower risk than a 2-day conference).
    • Density: Risk of getting the virus increases in crowded settings. If the venue or setting doesn’t enable people to keep social distance (more than arm’s length of one another), the risk of spreading the virus increases. People should avoid crowded places where large numbers of people are within arm’s length of one another.
    • Geographic reach: Mixing of people across regions, states, and countries
  • Small events (<100 people): Cancel smaller community events where people at increased risk of severe illness (older adults and those with chronic medical conditions) will be congregating.

If you can’t avoid bringing groups of people together:

  • Urge anyone who is sick to not attend.
  • Encourage those who are at higher risk for serious illness to not attend.
  • Find ways to give people more physical space and reduce close contact as much as possible.
  • Encourage attendees to follow increased hygiene, such as:
  • Washing their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used
  • Avoid close contact with other people
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Covering their cough or sneeze with a tissue - if available - or into their elbow
  • Clean surfaces with standard cleaner.
  • Provide alternative options for attending the event via phone, video, or web applications.
  • Maintain a registration list of participants and staff; this will assist local public health officials in contact tracing in the event a COVID-19 case is later identified as having attended the event.
  • Ensure that event venues are well ventilated.
  • Use event messaging and communications to provide COVID-19 updates and promote everyday preventive health messages to your participants and staff.
  • For additional recommendations and resources, please see: CDC's website | CDPH's website

In deciding whether to hold an event, organizers should stay informed, please see:

Guidance for schools

Consider alternates to congregate or group programming within the school including any large or communal activities such as assemblies. Alternate approaches which limit close contact may include conducting assemblies via webcasts or intercom announcements.

The Alameda County Public Health Department is not recommending closing schools at this time. If a significant COVID-19 exposure occurs on a school site, ACPHD will work closely with school and school district administration to evaluate risk and determine steps to protect students, staff, and families by preventing the spread of disease.

Closing a school is a serious decision that requires balancing the safety of students and staff and the disruption caused to parents, guardians and the community. While health officials can recommend or order school dismissals to prevent the spread of disease or to protect the health of the community, school administrators hold the responsibility for decisions regarding school dismissal and closures.

We encourage all school officials to carefully review ACPHD’s guidance for K-12 schools and childcare centers, as well as the California Department of Public Health’s guidance for schools.

Guidance for homelessness services providers

The Alameda County Public Health Department and Health Care for the Homeless program have developed guidance for shelters and other transitional housing sites for staff who visit encampments, and for individuals experiencing homelessness. For more information, visit Alameda County's Healthcare for the Homeless Program website.

Guidance for the general public

The general public should continue to take these precautions to stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses:

  • Practice good personal hygiene habits;
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing;
  • Refrain from touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
  • Stay home when you are sick and away from others in your home;
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects using normal household cleansers;
  • Try alternatives to shaking hands, like an elbow bump or wave
  • Plan for the possibility of school dismissals, cancellations of large gatherings, and other ways to reduce contact between people;
  • Get a flu shot to protect yourself and others from the flu, which has similar symptoms to COVID-19.

The CDC continues to provide and update guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in communities. For additional information visit CDC'S website.

For general inquiries, please email ncov@acgov.org or call (510) 268-2101

IMPORTANT: PG&E HAS SCHEDULED A PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF (PSPS) FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 AROUND 5 PM

Oakland Fire Safety & PG&E Power Shutoff Information (Beginning October 26, 2019)

Date Posted: October 25th, 2019 @ 11:05 AM
Last Updated: October 25th, 2019 @ 12:09 PM

For updates on public facility and park closures, please visit:

  • Oakland City Facility Closures & Restrictions [Not Announced]
  • OUSD Updates [TBA]
  • Oakland Road Closures during PG&E Shutoff [Not Announced]

Learn more:

Latest Situational Updates

Update Friday, October 25, 11 a.m.


Pacific Gas and Electric Company will be turning off power for almost 57,000 residents/businesses in Alameda County on Saturday, October 26 at about 5 pm. Power is expected to be off for more than 48 hours.


Important Message from AC Alert, the Alameda County unified mass notification system

This is an important message from AC Alert, the Alameda County unified mass notification system.

Please click here to acknowledge receipt of this message

To help officers and firefighters respond to the anticipated PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff and extreme fire danger in the hills, we need you to take steps to make our streets passable for first responders. 

Here are few things you can do to help with public safety:

1.       Do NOT park in the following areas:

a.       at red curbs

b.      posted tow-away zones

c.       posted no parking areas

d.      within 15 feet of fire hydrants

e.      within 15 feet fire station driveways

f.        and do NOT double-park

 

2.       If you see that signals are out, please treat all intersections as ALL-Way STOPS.

To report any dangerous conditions (not an emergency), you can contact the 311 Customer Service line at 510-981-2489

 

If you have an emergency, you should dial 911.


Power safety shutoffs - info from EBMUD

Dear all,

We received the following message from East Bay MUD about water supply during a potential power safety shutoff:

As you may have heard, PG&E has announced plans to conduct a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in 34 counties including Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The PSPS is expected to begin on Wednesday, October 9, and may last for up to five days, depending on how long it takes to restore power. 

Given the breadth of the outage and the information available to-date, the District has activated its Emergency Operations Team. Information about the potential outage is being reported on the news and PG&E has issued its own press release.

EBMUD has staged generators at critical facilities in preparation for a PSPS event. EBMUD strike teams are mobilizing now to maintain continuous operations during this period. Our customers can use the map of affected areas at www.ebmud.com/psps2019 to determine if they will be impacted by the shutoff. We are asking customers in the affected areas to conserve water by reducing indoor water use and shutting off outdoor irrigation. We will also provide up-to-date information on ebmud.com and follow us @ebmud on Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor. 





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