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Waikiki Banyan News

1608, 2017

Special Meeting, TUESDAY, August 22, 3:00 pm

WB Special Meeting Notice and Agenda

908, 2017

NEW Emergency Fire Alarm System Test

Emergency First Alarm System Test

2007, 2017

AOAO BOARD VACANCY

AOAO BOARD VACANCY
 
 
 
July 20, 2017
 
Aloha Owners,
 
Due to a recent resignation from the Board, there is now a vacancy to be filled.   The term expires at the annual meeting in February 2018.  At that time, the new Director is free to stand for election at the annual meeting.  
 
If you are interested in serving on the Board, please attend the Special Meeting currently scheduled for August 22nd, 3:00 p.m., in the 3rd Floor Banyan Room, Tower 1.  The position will be filled at this meeting.  If you cannot attend the meeting, but would like to be considered […]

1907, 2017

Hurricane Season 2017 Update #1

Aloha WB Ohana,
 
The first official named storm of the 2017 Season, Hurricane Fernanda is slowly churning towards the islands and will be entering the Central Pacific basin early Thursday morning which means it will be in our vicinity and we all need to prepared. 
 
As of 2:00 p.m. today, Hurricane Fernanda is a category 2 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph and is about 1300 miles east of Hilo.  Some weakening is forecasted during the next 48 hours and Fernanda is expected to become a Tropical Storm by Thursday. 
 
Our islands should start to see some effects from this storm like increased surf and rain showers by Thursday and through the weekend with Fernanda expected to be passing east of Hawaii Island by Sunday. 
 
At this point, forecasters do not expect Fernanda to have any major impact on our Hawaiian Islands but it’s still […]

1407, 2017

Quarterly Exterior Window Cleaning

Be advised that we will be continuing with our quarterly Exterior Window Cleaning for both towers starting on Monday, July 17th through Wednesday, July 26th (weather permitting) from 8:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m.

Please keep in mind that the window cleaners will be working/cleaning the exterior kitchen and bedroom windows and there will be workers with ropes and equipment on the outside of the units during this process.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.  If you have any questions, please let us know.

1407, 2017

Annual Property Backflow Prevention Tests

Be advised that our property is scheduled for our annual Backflow Prevention Tests which will be conducted on Wednesday, July 26th.  The Backflow Prevention (Valves) Tests are required to insure the protection of the public water supply (via Board of Water Supply) as required under state regulations and will be done by a certified contractor. 
 
These tests will require a TOTAL shut down of all water for all units of the property in both towers.  We will do these tests one tower at a time and the water shut off times will be:
 
  • Tower 1: 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 noon
  • Tower 2: 1:00 p.m. till 3:00 p.m. 
 
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience for these important and required tests.  Thank you for your patience and understanding!
3006, 2017

REVISED Drain Line Project Schedule for Phase 1, Tower 2, 14 stack units

REVISED Drain Line Project Schedule

 

2106, 2017

Drain Line Replacement Project Beginning June 26th

We are pleased to announce the re-starting of our drain line replacement project.  We will be resuming work for units in the “14” stack in Tower 2 on Monday, June 26th and the first set of units that will be affected are 2-2314, 2-2414, 2-2514, & 2-2614.

The work schedule will require access to those units and the schedule will consist of unit prep work/demo, pipe replacement (water shut down for stack), and restoration work to bathroom areas affected.

 

 

105, 2017

President’s Newsletter – May 2017

Aloha Fellow Owners,

I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the spring season. Well here we are, already moving into the summer. The GM and staff have been working hard at our spring cleaning activities from power washing, painting, repairing and trashing (tossing out the junk we should have never had) to landscaping, pruning and replacing old, ugly stuff (like the trash bins). Now time to start moving into those pre-summer activities like completely draining and cleaning the pool (we’re not sure when draining of the pool was last done); replacing the Mango tree (finally got C&C permits) with some nice Palms, and cleaning the trash chutes (Yahoo!)

Your Board, along with the GM and Hawaiiana has been working hard towards completing some of the actions started last year including:

– The Fire Alarm System Replacement (now complete pending some minor work and obtaining Fire Marshall Approval)

– The CCTV System upgrade (done)

– Tower 1, Unit 604 rental (previously resident manager’s unit repurposed for unit rental with all proceeds being added to the general AOAO revenue fund).

– Parking fee addition providing for up to 4 hours parking for $10 (A pilot program which will be assessed at the next BOD meeting.)

– Expanding […]

105, 2017

General Manager’s Letter – May 2017

Aloha WB Ohana,

May is almost over and once the Memorial Day weekend passes, that signifies summer is upon us and that means our Rec Deck, BBQ areas, and pool will be all very busy with residents and guests enjoying the sun, fun, and just being outside. Our expansive Rec Deck and numerous property amenities will be quite busy and I am happy to announce that we have a new operator for our Snack Bar and once they complete some renovations and improvements including a new menu, the “Banyan Snack Shack” will be re-opening just in time for those hot summer days. In conjunction with the anticipation of summer and as part of our continued efforts for improvements, we have scheduled the temporary closure of our swimming pool and Jacuzzi’s for general cleaning, service, and repairs and this will be done from 5/22-5/28.  As a reminder, we ask all residents and guests using our Rec Deck, BBQ grills, swimming pool, Jacuzzi’s, children’s play area, sauna’s, etc. to be sure to remove all personal items after use, deposit trash in containers , clean up after you are done, and enjoy yourselves but be mindful of others.

I would also like to share a few […]

2003, 2017

President’s Newsletter

Aloha Fellow Owners,

Hope you are all doing well and are getting ready for the Spring Season. Here at the Waikiki Banyan, we have already started our Spring cleaning. We’ve trimmed all the trees around the property and started power-washing the driveways and open areas. We’ve also cleaned up most of the trash, left-over construction material, old tires (not sure why we had these anyway!), miscellaneous owner- discarded items, etc. We will continue this work, but the cleaner/fresher look is already being noticed. Thanks to Sterling and the crew for moving this forward.

My thanks to those of you who sent in your proxies or attended the AOAO General Meeting in person. We just squeaked by with a quorum and were able to have a very productive meeting. As we said farewell to Director’s Dick Eide and Shraga Dachner and thanked them for their service on the board; we were delighted to welcome new Directors Jeanie Philips and John Guagliardo to our board. We also elected Board officers with me as President, Michael Job as Vice President; Kini Olegario as Secretary and Lorimegan Black as Treasurer. I know we all look forward to a very productive 2017.

Prior to our 14 March Board […]

101, 2017

Updated House Rules

At its recent Regular Meeting, the Board approved three new House Rules revisions.

Article 3.11. AIR CONDITIONING has been revised to allow the installation of split air conditioning units, provided certain condition are met. This section now reads:

3.11. AIR CONDITIONING. Air conditioning must be maintained so as neither to cause leaks into other apartments nor to cause excessive noise. No additional air conditioning unit may be installed in any apartment without express written approval of the Board of Directors.

The installation of a split air conditioning system is permitted provided it meets management approval and other requirements herein, including but not limited to:

A. no structural modifications to the building;

B. no overloading of electrical or plumbing systems;

C. installation by a licensed contractor.

Article 7.4. NOISE has been revised to establish a “quiet time” from 10 pm to 6 am on the recreation deck, during which no noise above a “normal conversational-level” will be allowed and no “sound producing devices of any kind may be played.” This includes devices like radios, music players and musical instruments.

Article 7.8. SWIMMING POOL (E) has been revised to read “Only U.S. Coast Guard approved or otherwise attachable small personal flotation devices may be used in the pool.” Any flotation […]

101, 2017

2017 Parking Passes

The parking passes for 2017 have been ordered. The new passes will be effective noon January 1, 2017. The 2016 passes will no longer be valid after that date.

Each owner is entitled to one (1) parking pass for each apartment owned. Control of the parking pass is the unit owner’s responsibility. You may assign your pass to your tenant or rental agent, however we must have your personally signed authorization before we will give a pass to anyone but you.

If you sell your unit, please give the pass to the new owner. If you do not, the new owner will have to pay $100 for a new pass.

We will not mail out the passes. They will be available beginning December 21 in the Administration Office, 306-II, during normal business hours.

To assign your parking pass, please fill out and sign the authorization form and mail, email or fax it to the Admin Office.

211, 2016

Nov 2, 2016 Updates

2017 Parking Permits. The parking passes for 2017 have been ordered. The new passes will be effective noon January 1, 2017. The 2016 passes will no longer be valid after that date.

Each owner is entitled to one (1) parking pass for each apartment owned. Control of the parking pass is the unit owner’s responsibility. You may assign your pass to your tenant or rental agent, however we must have your personally signed authorization before we will give a pass to anyone but you.
We will not mail out the passes. They will be available beginning Wednesday, December 21, from the Administration Office, 306-II, during normal business hours.

To assign your parking pass, please fill out and sign the authorization form and email, mail or fax it to the Admin Office.

House Rules Revisions. At its recent Regular Meeting, the Board approved new House Rules revisions.
Article 3.11. AIR CONDITIONING has been revised to allow the installation of split air conditioning units without Board approval, provided certain condition are met. In addition to the existing rules governing air conditioners, the revision states:

The installation of a split air conditioning system is permitted provided it meets management approval and other requirements herein, including but not limited to:

no […]

111, 2016

GM Retirement

I started working at Waikiki Banyan in August of 1988 with my friend and former GM Brian Molmen. I will retire at the end of this year.

There have been many changes over the years and it’s been gratifying to see the ways in which Waikiki Banyan and its operation have improved.

While there have inevitably been challenges, I have enjoyed working with many different Boards, Directors and owners; differences of opinion are easily resolved when everyone shares the goal of doing what is best for our building and residents. Thank you all for your trust and support over the years.

Finally, mahalo nui loa to our staff, the exceptional group of people that is the Waikiki Banyan ‘ohana. Your efforts have made my job easier and the Banyan a home for all who live and work here.

—Wayne Babineau