Four Lakes Board of
August 26th, 2010
In Attendance: Terry Deschenes, Rod Case, Tara Bingham, Mark
Anderson, , Todd Ray, Brendan Pecht, Evan Lurton, Dave Prohazka, Steve Scott,
1. Approval of July Minutes
2. Treasurer Report: Rod Case
borrowed $2000 from water department to pay Lakes maintenance/permits
costs. This amount will be
recovered when 3rd quarter accounts receivable are in.
Ray asked if financial reports could be posted on the website. The Board expressed concerns about the
association’s financial status being made public on the web, but if any Four Lakes resident wishes to receive a
copy of the monthly budget reports, they can contact Rod Case, Treasurer.
3. Roads: Mark
activity has been started on ditch repair or culvert project because of
unreturned phone calls by residents affected. Excess culvert material that had been
considered for a project is no longer available.
feels that the committee should now turn its attention to patching
projects on hillside. Rick Ward has
expressed an interest and will be asked by Mark to coordinate. Shawn Mulqueeny and other residents
concerned about potholes on the hillside will be contacted to see if they
will help. Steve Scott suggested
that “Locate” be called before project starts.
is also going to get some bids for the ditch project to see which course
of action is appropriate. Terry
mentioned that weeds should be cut back first.
Roads Committee thanks Brendan Pecht for completing the striping project
at the crosswalks. Brendan was also
asked to put 2 single lines at stop signs.
4. Water: Rod Case
and Evan worked during the night to isolate lakes between Marvin and
Styskal residences. Leaks may also
be occurring in creek pipes.
3 is completed
leaks are not abated, the committee will go to each resident’s home to
identify where water loss is occurring.
5. Community Property
Moles: Rod says has given up on the
poison. If anyone else would like to try to eliminate mole problem they
should call Rick Ward.
will power wash entrance sign when recovered from knee injury. Mark mentioned that his son may be
interested in an Eagle Scout project that may include making a new
sign. Terry agreed to work as his
mentor on the project.
Four Lakes Board of
Lakes committee is waiting for water level to
drop so that work on deceivers can begin.
It looks like the level has been reached, so Steve is planning to drill
holes for new pipes soon.
The Lakes Budget process should begin early to
address funds needed for effective lakes management in 2011. Steve will provide information on costs
involved for mechanical cutting of weeds versus chemical treatment, which will
include permits needed. Terry will
forward the information he has on a person who can apply herbicide to the Lakes
Steve suggested that the Board identify a new
Lakes committee chairman for 2011, as his schedule will become more challenging
in the near future. Terry asked for a
list of Lakes committee members, and will call Bob Liebling to see if he is
7. Entertainment: Terry Dechenes
Terry will call Delainy Stritmatter to see if
the committee has discussed plans for a Fall Festival
8. Emergency Preparedness: Mark Anderson
Drill planned for October, 2010. Emergency
committee will meet in September to make plans.
Brendan introduced himself to the renters who
moved into Donna Jackson’s home. Bill
Steindle and family plan to be there for a couple of years or so. Brendan shared information about the
community with Bill and welcomed him to Four Lakes.
No new business.
The Board agreed to remove video surveillance
A newsletter will be published in
September. Items will include
achievements for 2010 by committees and the Board; Lakes work, stop lines, the
Fall Festival, the Emergency Preparedness drill, a call for volunteers, any
committee updates submitted by chairs, and a reminder about the annual
12. HOA President 2011
Achzenick expressed his willingness to run for president for next
year. This will mean that Four
Lakes HOA will need a new Roads Committee chair.
Four Lakes Board of
12. Cedar Grove Compost: Terry Dechenes and Tara Bingham
and Tara attended the King County UAC meeting in Hobart to find out what, if anything,
was being done about Cedar Grove Compost.. Among those in attendance was Dow Constantine, County Exec.; Tom Carpenter, Four Creeks
President; and Regan Dunn, King County Council member. The overall impression we received is
that the matter is not being taken seriously.
sent a letter that was previously presented to Puget Sound Air Quality
during the permit comment meeting at Maple Hills, to Regan Dunn’s
office. He did not get a timely
response, so he followed up with a phone call.
sent emails to the Four
Lakes community with
contact names and addresses of those officials mentioned above for a letter writing.
joined the effort.
copy of an email that was received from Lisa LaBrache, King County Rural
Liaison, regarding Cedar Grove Composting is available from Tara or Terry
for interested residents.
- Keep sending email and handwritten
complaints to PSAQ and provide a copy to the King County Health
planned action is to attend the PSAQ Board meeting to share comments and
concerns. Residents interested in
attending should contact Terry Dechenes or Tara Bingham.
Thursday September 23 @ Deschenes