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In attendance: Rod Case, Brendan Pecht, Tara Bingham, Terry
Deschenes, Tod Ray, Tom Price
1. Treasurer Report: Rod Case –
many changes from June’s report except we paid $500 for a water test.
Financial was given notice that they are $150 behind in dues but so far we
hasn’t received a response. It may be necessary to let the Attorney
contact them again, should the account get farther behind.
resident recently complained about a $2 interest charge on a late invoice
for dues; Rod reviewed the Bylaws which allow such an assessment with the
resident, who promptly paid the past due amount but not the interest
Rod Case -
Pecht replaced turtles this summer and used the weed burner. Total
expenditure was $84.
committee met 10/04/09
to discuss the Loop Road
(culdesac on 241st).
Todd Ray said that the city maintenance person he knows purposed a
culvert to help the drainage problem. Glen Kitchen proposed digging a
ditch on the East side of the road (2-3 ft) which would be filled with 4-6 inch rip rap. The Board discussed both proposals and
decided that more information was needed from the Roads committee. Rod mentioned that the committee is
concerned that special care be taken because of buried utilities. Glen Kitchen, who will be doing the
digging, will call the utility companies and have them marked.
were also discussed at the Roads committee meeting. Mark Achzenick’s father made some
comments about the repairs being done right before any new asphalt is
applied, and the Board agreed. This
matter will be discussed further after receiving more information from the
The area near the Kitchen and
Stritmatter residences are at risk for a flood during the wet season. Tod Ray did some research and found out that
FEMA’s definition of a flood plain is that that water must affect several
properties. For that reason, it may be a good idea for anyone living in the
area previously mentioned to consider flood insurance. The Board decided that because several
properties may be involved, as well as impacting the roads, this was a
community problem that should be handled by the Roads committee. Glen Kitchen priced 24” culverts to address the
problem, but the cost was $4000. Rod
suggested Roads committee price two, 12” culverts to see if its
more cost effective. The Board suggested
that the Roads committee insure that they have any necessary permits. The Roads committee has the funds in their
current budget to accomplish this task if they choose to; however, when the
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creating a budget for future roads projects, utilizing these funds will create
a shortage in the near future. When it
was indicated that the schedule for this project was next year, it was
suggested that the road committee take this issue to the annual meeting to
secure funding above and beyond the routine road budget. .
- Trees: There was a recent incident reported to
the Roads committee involving lowing hanging branches that damaged an
RV. Brenden Pecht asked where this
incident took place, and it was determined that it happened at or near the
Schaffer residence. The Board
discussed this issue of all trees over pavement being trimmed to 14 feet to avoid any
more problems. After discussion,
Board members decided that this issue is something that should be
discussed at the annual meeting, since it may be fairly costly to hire a
service to do this. For that reason
the issue was tabled.
Rod Case –
leaks discussed in the June meeting were repaired.
Anderson’s water flow is still to slow so the Water committee has purposed
the installation of a third line.
However, the location of the current line is under the road, so
that project has been put off until Summer,
2010. Right now the plan is to cut the line at
Greenings and then put an additional pressure reducer on the lines that
service the Brays, Holecheks, Ray and AndersonAll lines involved in the
project will have to be carefully located and assessed first.
on well house has been postponed until Summer,
main well has a spare pump which is in good working order, but the second,
older well (#2)that is used for emergency back up
demand is high during the Summer months needs some work. Evan is going to determine if the
problem is wiring or something fixable. If not, an outside contractor will
have to be brought in to pull the pump and motor out of the well for repairs.
broken waterline on the community entry road was successfully repaired and
inserted into a steel pipe to protect it.
Nolet’s line break, which was losing a considerable amount of
water, was also repaired. Rod has
noticed a small reduction in power costs for the system since these
repairs were made.
4. Community Property: Terry Deschenes –
Sanican is paid for until the
10th of October, 2009. The Community Property chair was
notified that it would be picked up soon after that.
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5. Entertainment: The Back to School BBQ was held in
September. Weather was a factor in the
low attendance. The committee will
discuss doing it again next year.
A weed cutter was purchased for $3000 and a group of volunteers worked
on clearing ½ of the lake a few weeks ago.
It was very labor intensive, so this may not be
the best option for weed control,
but it did help and the group plans to work on the second half of the lake in
October. Terry contacted Aquatech on
behalf of Shawn Mulqueeney the Lakes committee chair, to find out if more herbicide can be
applied, but the company is not responding.
Terry then contacted a lakes maintenance consultant to find out how much
it would cost to figure out a long term solution to the weed problem, which is
cost prohibitive, so Rod is going to do some research at some local golf
courses to find out how they maintain their lakes. The search for resources capable of helping
the lakes problem will continue.
7. Legal/Insurance: No new business
8. Hospitality: Tom Price was asked to welcome the Jones
family, who bought Horrocks property.
9. Volunteers: We are still searching for a new HOA
President. Terry’s term will end this year.
Any interested residents should call a member of the Board.
10. Communication: Terry Deschenes –
will come out this quarter with information about video security, tree
trimming, and the annual meeting.
Submissions should be sent to Terry via email.
11. Emergency Preparedness: Remember to charge handsets and review your
plans before winter! Our frequency is “14”.
12. Passage Point: Rod Case -
original lawsuit filed by surrounding neighbors of the proposed site was
resolved, but it has been appealed by the county. The County told the YWCA to continue
working on the project until the appeal process was completed. The Advisory committee was officially
13. Cedar Grove Composting: Terry Deschenes –
site was fined three times this summer for major violations. The plan that Cedar Grove Composting is
required to have their license renewed and they were required to file
documents in May of this year.
After reviewing the document, Puget Sound
air Quality sent the documents back to Cedar Grove requesting more
information and clarification. The
communities’ opportunity to comment on their
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license request has not occurred
yet. Overall the smell seems to be
better, but not gone. Residents are
encouraged to keep calling and emailing Puget Sound Air Quality with odor
complaints; it seems to be making a difference!
14. New Business: Terry Descheness
Fourlakes resident complained about receiving the Issaquah Reporter and
suggested that the Board call and ask that this paper be discontinued for
the entire community. The Board
decided that stopping the delivery is up to individual residents.
King County Landfill sent out a notice to our community about public
meetings that will take place regarding future plans for the dump. The Board will not be officially
represented at these meetings, but any residents that are interested are
encouraged to attend.
Next Meeting: TBA – November 2009