|Monarch Summit II is a community of individually owned homes, governed by an association. Technically, it is a “planned unit development,” that is, the individual owner has title to the lot and all the improvements on it—the house, fence, and other property within the lot line. Notably, Monarch Summit II is not a condominium (in which an individual has only internal rights within a building owned by an association). The entire community occupies approximately 77 acres near Aliso Peak—about 900 feet above sea level—in Laguna Niguel, California.
The Monarch Summit II Homeowners Association is a non-profit corporation, formed to own and administer the “common area” for the benefit and enjoyment of the residents. The common area is all property in the community that is outside the individually owned homes. It includes the lawns, sidewalks, streets, and slopes as well as a clubhouse, pool, and spa.
A nine-member Board of Directors governs the association. Officers—President, Vice President/Treasurer, and Secretary—are elected annually for a one-year term. Three Board members are elected annually for a two-year term to provide continuity to the Board. The Board sets policy and direction while its Managing Agent—Laguna Shores Management Corp.—handles day-to-day management activities.
Laguna Shores Management is a certified professional property manager, a member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). It is responsible for all accounting, financial activities, record keeping and customer service. The association is responsible for all exterior maintenance of its units, and MS II homeowners can request maintenance and repair services through the Customer Service Department of Laguna Shores Management, including emergencies during non-business hours.
The association is fortunate to have a cadre of dedicated volunteers who staff its 20 committees. Some of the principal committees are Architecture, BYOB, Clubhouse, Landscape, Maintenance & Repair, Pool & Spa, Social, and Welcome. Our volunteers are the backbone of the community. Without their dedicated efforts, our dues would be higher, our surroundings wouldn’t be as beautiful or as well-maintained, our new residents wouldn’t be as warmly welcomed– and we wouldn’t have as much fun at our festive gatherings.