Temple Lofts HOA

General Board Minutes

(31 January 2023)

Call to order: 07:00 am/pm 

In Attendance: ⬛(present) ⬜ (absent) 

  • ⬛ (Off Site Property Manager) – Itay Zigdon 
  • ⬛ (On-Site Property Manager) – Susan Carroll
  • ⬛ (President) –  Chris Higgins
  • ⬛ (Secretary) – Kevin Long
  • ⬛ (Treasurer) – Kirsten Severson


Board and On-Site Manager Updates 

  • Security
    • Keyfobs: Status on main building entry to eliminate the desire to hop the fence
    • Camera monitoring: Event triggering/NVR
    • Intruders: Status update
  • Status Updates:
    • Roof Sealing
    • Roof-mounted HVAC units
    • Leaks (Parker Plumbing helping on construction leaks, Plumber deal with the garage leak)
    • On-Site Manager: Susan!
  • 2023 Goal planning
    • Spa: (Working on a plan) Removal, Placeholder, Savings and Execution Plan
    • Ejector Pump: Deal with smell (ventilation, registers, additional steps), wall-off pump
  • On-Site Rentals:
    • Vehicle: 3 spots: 3 taken, 0 available
    • Bike Racks: <tbd> due to security issues
    • Storage: 2nd (taken), 3rd (taken), 4th (open), 5th (open), 6th (taken)

Current Status:

  • Current Violation Focus:
    • Trash, Animals, Vehicle Gates + Pedestrian Access (Security issues), Harassment, Anything in parking but empty wagon/cart or explicitly allowed items
    • Subsequent fines for the same issue have higher amounts and escalate (1st is $100, 2nd is $200, etc)
  • New Owners/Residents Page: Planned website update per new resident miscommunications
    • Noticed in the rules and regulations.
      • Even if not structural or in need of permit, if it’s work in the unit that causes noise and could be a nuisance, the architectural form is needed. Again, due to the noise and should be communicated.
      • Shon suggested that special instructions should come from the request of escrow to property management when they must provide financial statements. He said property management should provide special instructions at that time which would help cover us as well.
      • The packet of special instructions to schedule, would include:
        • Request to make communication with property manager. Get updated information and send to myself.
        • Schedule a walk around of the community and information to be imputed in the call box.
        • Schedule Move in.
        • How to get work done, how to get Cable or who to call, again the architectural form.
        • Where to go for additional resources like Website.
        • Hyperlink to the City of Long Beach for utilities and ordinances.
  • 2023 Ongoing:
    • Common Area Furniture: TBD
  • 2023 Accomplishments:
    • New On-Site Manager: Susan!!!
    • Ejector Pump: Gameplan constructed with Pumpman, Ventilation louvers installed, sensors purchased
    • Keyfobs: Conduit, Electrician, Cosco (Fire Company)
  • 2022 Accomplishments: 
    • Temple Documents
    • Fire Fixes: Lots of units had non-working equipment 
    • Cleaning: Electrical and Telcom rooms 
      • Telecom Closets: 1st floor to 6th floor have been cleaned. Temporarily using the 6th floor closet for tenant storage.  
      •  Electrical Rooms: South front/Spa room, South electrical/data room  
      • TBD: Telecom/Data Room in Basement Garage: Lots of large garbage
      • TBD: North guest Parking Electrical Room: Lots of construction material 
    • Fixes:
      • Delgado sealed HVAC on the roof 
      • Air handling: basement exhausting to roof, venting from storage doors, all Air Handlers running
    • Security Issues and Updates: Thefts and Upgrades
      • Metal angled pieces you can’t stand/balance on.  Installed on all 4 ledges to make that a more impossible feat
    • Window Washing – Complete, feedback?  
    • Roofing: Final repairs, all roofs setup on maintenance schedules 
    • Front Door Painting & Corner Bumps on first floor 
    • Fire Fixes: Finally got up to speed after years of being out of compliance and alarms and equipment being out of spec. 
    • Designer: (Complete)
    • Elevator Companies: Ported to new contract to save $6k 
    • BIG WINS:
      • Board has saved significant costs recently:
        • Keyfob conduit saved: $18k
        • HOA Insurance Research saved: $70k/yr
      • Christmas decorations!
    • NOTES: 
      • Late Payments: Just talk with us, otherwise without response it has to be legal, official, and expensive 
      • Rules and Fines: Noted within official docs, Website, Newsletter, Minutes, Emails… 
      • Current fine focus: Trash/Animals, Security (vehicle gate, don’t let people into the building you don’t know) 
      • Permits: If you are having work done, you have to abide by all required permits –  
        • If the management finds out a permit wasn’t achieved and was required, we’ll have to come back and require it or the work will have to be reversed at the owner’s expense… same as if the city inspects. 
      • Communications: Online communications flow 
    • Mills Act: Low priority – Leveraging Garry’s contact, working with City, website being updated with Temple, 1 multi-unit building is allowed into the program per year 
    • Garage/Storage water Leaks 
    • NPNA (North Pine Neighborhood Alliance): Tracking the 810 Pine adjacent building proposal. 


Open Forum 


  • We’re working on addressing the biggest issues first, everything else is prioritized in our backlog 
  • Feel free to ask about or challenge prioritization, doing the research yourself will help get it done faster 
  • Think about “What’s your goal?”, “Is this something that can be fixed?”, “Is this specific to my unit or the community”


  • Ivon: Still leaking over Ivon’s car based on the rains
  • Michele Hiebert: American flag update
  • Chris Pluck: Mills Act, Planning bureau, Alejandro over at the Historical Department, Opened the program in Long beach again since 2020
  • Wayne Jackson: Asking about the NPNA, Chris Pluck commented on whether they were moving forward with the construction on that building on Zoom, the city council gave the OK to continue moving forward, they do communicate about ground-breaking around the city, Construction crews were supposed to start in October (obviously hasn’t started just yet either without a sign/update of the conditions of that process)


  • Spa leak: Check out the
  • American Flag: Get a new one
  • Chris Pluck: Follow-up with the Mills Act, bring back up the flow of tax benefits and the gains from that pursuit