Effective March 15, 2020, all Board Meetings will be held via Zoom meetings due to social distancing mandates.
Board meetings are typically held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, board meetings will be determined on a month by month basis. Notice of the meeting will be included in the monthly Statements.
- No parking on the streets between 2AM and 6AM. Vehicles will be cited once and towed on the 2nd citation, without further notice to the vehicle owner.
- NO PARKING ACROSS DRIVEWAY APRONS OR SIDEWALKS – Violators will be towed.
GATE PROCEDURES THROUGH THE PACIFIC CREST GATE WHEN THERE IS GUARD ON DUTY AND PEDESTRIAN GATE ACCESS
At the Pacific Crest gate there are two lanes of entry. One is for Residents with a working gate opener and the second entry is for Residents who do not have a working gate opener and all
Visitors. There is also a key pad at the entry, but it only works when the guard is not on duty. At 9:00 p.m., when the guard is on duty, the key pad becomes inactivated at the Pacific Crest gate.
Universal Protection Services (guard service provider) has a guard on duty between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. only. During the guarded hours, Residents who have a gate opener are able to access the community without any problems or without being stopped by the Guard; however, Residents who do not have a gate opener, as well as all Visitors will be stopped by the Guard between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. The Guard will require the following information before entry into the community is granted:
- Destination – the residential address
- Identification – A valid Driver’s License or Identification document
- Admission – A Resident without a remote, showing the Guard a driver's license to validate the home address will permit entry. The admission of a Visitor is one who has been authorized to enter the community by the Ridge resident via a call from the guard on duty to the Resident.
Unless previously authorized, if a guest is at the gate, the guard is required to call a residence to verify the entry of the guest into the community from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight. After 12 Midnight, if the visitor has not been previously authorized by the Resident, the guard will not call the residence.
It is important for Universal Protection Services to have every Homeowner and Resident’s contact information at the guard gate. Their job cannot be done without homeowners or residents phone numbers. This contact information is held in strict confidence to be used by the Board of Directors and Universal Protection only. If you have not provided your contact information, please contact the Management Company Representatives at 714-285-2626, ext. 1211, or 1204 or email the information to: Karen.Newsome@managementtrust.com or Ryan.Ahmath@managementtrust.com.
How does a Homeowner or Resident authorize the Guard to let a guest in?
- From 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., when the Guard is on duty, the Guard will answer your call and take the required information (i.e. Homeowner/Resident name, Ridge address, and telephone number). The telephone number to the guard station is 949-443-1280.
- When the guard is not on duty, you can call the guard station at 949-443-1280 and leave a message. You will be required to leave your name, Ridge address, your telephone number, and the name of your guests. The Guard will check their records to verify the homeowner/resident information provided.
- Additionally, during regular business hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), you may also call Universal Protection at 714-560-9226 and provide Universal with your name, Ridge address and the name of your guest(s). Universal will pass the information to the guard on duty after 9:00 p.m.
There is no key for the pedestrian gates in Bear Brand Ridge. The pedestrian gates operate on a keyless entry system. From sunrise to sunset, the pedestrian gates do not require the gate code – the pedestrian gates remain unlocked from sunrise to sunset. This is a requirement by the City of Laguna Niguel for public access to the park from sunrise to sunset.
The pedestrian gate code for Ridge Residents is 9100 and is only operational from sunset to sunrise.
The Board of Directors specifically requests that this code be restricted to family
Remote gate openers may be purchased from the gate service company, Royal Access by contacting them 949-716-1808, ext. 102. Royal Access will program the access code for a gate opener purchased through them.
Gate openers can only be mailed and the cost is $28.00 ea. plus $5.00 shipping.
Homeowners/Residents may purchase a Multi-Code remote: Model #3089
Dip Switches: Open: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Closed: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
MAJOR LANDSCAPE SLOPE RENOVATION
We are excited to announce that the Board of Directors approved moving forward with last phase of major slope renovations inside the Ridge, which includes the slopes between Park Paseo and Eastborne Bay and Larkfield Lane; the slopes below Eastborne Bay and Larkfield Lane and the slope above Halsey Ave. and Fairlane Rd. This renovation will start in early September 2017 and we anticipate the entire Ridge project will take approximately 3 months to complete (weather permitting). During this time, we appreciate the patience and understanding of all Ridge Residents.
This renovation involves removal of almost all of the existing plant material, the removal of mature trees that pose a possible safety issue, and any necessary repairs to the irrigation systems.
After plant material is removed, the Landscape Committee will come back with O’Connell Landscape (OCLM), and the Project Oversight Manager and they will review the cleared off slopes for any additional tree removals as well as for plant and tree replacements and installations. This gives us a better picture of how best to proceed forward with the replanting plan.
The planting plan uses a plant palate which is determined by sun exposure, and consists of the use of a variety of plants, which are drought tolerant and planted 8’ on center. The trees installed will be 15-gallon and 24” box trees, and the types of trees will be Pepper trees and Crape Myrtle trees.
If additional plants and trees are needed on the newly planted slopes, the Landscape Committee will review and determine where additions are needed -- this is done after the entire slope is replanted.
We have employed the use of a Project Oversight Manager to assist the Board, Landscape Committee and Management. We found that when working with this expert, we used the best options for the association’s money. We used landscape resource management experts who are also water management certified and ISA Certified Arborists.
These landscape renovation projects are carefully planned and saved for. Every renovated slope has been a great success thus far -- and all this has been done over an 8-year process without a special assessment and without an increase in dues!
We invite you to drive south on Camino del Avion and Bear Brand Road, (near St. Anne’s School) and review the newly planted slopes bordering the Riveria and Silvertide Associations.
The cooperation and patience of all Ridge Owners is
appreciated during this project. If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact
the Management Company.
MAJOR LANDSCAPE SLOPE RENOVATION
As you know, the Bear Brand Master Community has been undergoing major landscape slope renovations for the last 8 years. We are excited to announce that the Board of Directors has approved moving forward with major slope renovations inside the Ridge and on the slopes bordering the exterior perimeter, starting in the months of August/September 2016. We anticipate the entire Ridge project will take approximately 12-16 mos. to complete. Please review the attached notice.