FAQ Group: General
How do I shut off the water to my unit?
There are two places where you can stop water from flowing into your unit. One is just upstream of the hose-connection in the carport. The other is in the underground vault that contains the water meter for your unit. The vault is also in your carport, on the outer side, between the cement pillars. The following two photos describe how to access and turn off the valve in the water meter vault. (Note that the water meter vault in the photos has cement on all sides, but most have soil.)
Is there a waste bin somewhere nearby for kitchen waste, compost?
What do I do if I have a question or concern about my unit or one of the common areas?
Please communicate any questions or concerns you may have about your unit or the common areas directly to our property manager, Sandie Foehl, at Coast Community Property Management, by calling (805) 968-3435 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Her office always tries to answer the phone during regular business hours (9 am to 5 pm, Mon – Fri), but if they are unable to take your call, be sure to leave a message. Someone will return your call within 24 hours. Note that they give voice-mail priority over e-mail. So, if what you have to say is time-sensitive, please call!
Again, do not email with an emergency! They will not be able to respond as promptly as may be necessary. However, for non-urgent, and especially for complicated requests, sending an email works well. They generally responds to e-mail within 48 hours.
What are homeowners’ responsibilities for maintenance?
With few exceptions, such as the solar system, homeowners are responsible for all maintenance on the interior of their units. A document detailing homeowner maintenance responsibilities is posted on this website under the tab “Documents”.
How can homeowners communicate with other homeowners at WCP?
WCP has a community discussion list which homeowners may choose to join. The list is for internal communications and its membership is exclusive to the community. Please let the management company know if you wish to be included.
Homeowners should use the list responsibly, paying attention to keeping discussions on the list respectful, civil, and to the point. Common uses include requests for recommendations of commercial vendors of various kinds: plumbers, electricians, carpet cleaners, painters, handymen, etc. The WCP Community list allows for reply to all, which is often requested when it comes to such referrals because our units have so much in common.
When planning a social gathering in the Palm Plaza or a pool party, please post to the community list with the time your group will be using common facilities.
The community list should not be used for political purposes or to discuss political issues.
Note: The HOA also has a WCP Announcements list, to which all homeowners must subscribe. The board president and the property manager have exclusive use of this list to post important messages to homeowners. The Announcements list does not have a reply function.
Can I rent my unit?
As specified in the CC&Rs, you can rent your unit for no less than a month and no more than a year. Thus, you cannot use your unit for a rental business (e.g., via Airbnb) and it must be your primary residence. Following a one-year rental, you may be permitted to rent for a second year, but your request must be made to and approved by the UCSB administration. Your tenants are required to abide by the CC&Rs. You are urged to contact your insurance company to understand the conditions of your coverage when renting your unit.
Can I have pets?
As laid out in the CC&Rs, homeowners are permitted to have a total of two ordinary pets (such as cats and dogs). Homeowners’ pets should not cause a nuisance to other WCP residents. In particular, dog owners must keep their animals on leash and clean up their solid waste when out of doors.
Note that the open field immediately south of WCP is part of a public and permanent natural reserve. Dogs must be on leash in this area and owners must pick up their animals’ solid waste.
Where can I plant?
Homeowners may plant non-invasive plants within the walls of their side and back patios. Homeowners may also plant in the strips of soil next to the carport and fireplace of their unit, provided that they contact the management company so that the landscape company knows which units are not part of their regular maintenance. Homeowners that opt for maintaining their carport and/or fireplace strip are expected to keep it well trimmed and free of weeds.
Homeowners may not plant in the common area of WCP. Complete planting regulations and other landscaping matters are posted here.
Where can I properly dispose of green waste?
Green waste consists of Grass, Leaves, Ivy, Flowers, Yard trimmings, Small branches
Green waste does NOT include Palm fronds, Succulents, Food, Animal waste, Plastic bags, Dirt or Rocks
For WCP Neighbors, the HOA currently provides three green waste containers; one in the 900s (at 909), one in the 920s (at 925), and one in the 940s (at 945). See map below.
Where may I park my car other than my carport or garage?
General parking spaces are available adjacent to every cluster. It is optimal to leave the spaces in these parking lots for visitors, but homeowners may use them. Please, be courteous. Most notably, if you are away for an extended period of time, such as on sabbatical, please do not leave a car in a visitor lot.
Note that parking is prohibited in the autocourts and on the perimeter road. This is so that emergency vehicles can have access.
Finally, do not park in a handicap parking spot unless you have a valid handicap placard
Full parking regulations can be found here (make this a link!).