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Candlewood Ridge – Carriage Wood Homeowners’ Association

Minutes of the Meeting
January 19, 2016

The following is a summary of the meeting minutes.

Board Members Present: Alicia Follette, Carol Nyseth, Catherine George, Don Nelson and George McGill
Others Present:  One homeowner

This monthly meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm at the King County Sheriff’s Office – Fairwood Storefront.

Fire Department Report:  There was no report this month.

Police Report:
Last month we had 141 calls for service that generated case reports in Fairwood.  Six were in our HOA area.  They were: one burglary, one car prowl, one case of indecent phone calls, one stolen car (warming up in the driveway) and two recovered stolen cars.  The two recovered cars were both near the main entrance.  If I had to guess, it was someone from the apartments that didn’t want to be spotted in their own hood. 

Traffic contacts:  14
Parking contacts:  7

I contacted the direct TV truck that parks on the sidewalk.  He promised to stay on the street.  I tagged the red truck on 161 SE.  I will talk to the owner and get it moved in the next day or two or get it towed.  The RV moving every couple of days is more problematic.  They are supposed to move every day, however the mechanism for enforcement is to tag and impound them, which can’t be done in two days.  When they move the clock starts over.

Approval of Last Month’s Minutes: The last month’s minutes were approved.

Homeowner Concerns:
No homeowner concerns were expressed at this meeting.

Committee Reports:
Common Areas Maintenance Report:

  • Reminder to all Homeowners – It is our responsibility (Not King County’s) to keep the street drains clear. Please clear the debris and leaves from the drains by your house and at the ends of your street.
  • We continue to have branches and trees fall onto the paths at CR Park. Please contact me at commonareas@crcwhoa.org or call 425-738-8611 #80 and leave a message if you notice any trees or branches at either park or any of the Common areas or entrances.
  • I found more stolen mail down at CR Park. It was from 6 houses all on the same cul de sac. I returned what was left and suggested to the Homeowners to get locking mailboxes.
  • Reminder all dogs must be on leash – this is a King County Law as well as our policy in our HOA Parks.
  • King County Sheriff Patrols and requests will now be coordinated by the CAM Chair and monthly reports will be submitted before each monthly meeting. Please contact the Board with any areas of concern and we will do our best to accommodate.
  • Please keep a watch for suspicious Activity and call 911

Reminder: Our parks are private parks which exist for the use and enjoyment of HOA residents, their families and guests. They are not public parks. Our park usage rules apply to everyone. Following are some of the rules that have been established to maximize safety, and minimize liability and maintenance cost:
A. Park Hours: 9:00 am to dusk.
B. No Smoking, alcohol, drugs, loud music, golfing, motorized vehicles or Fireworks are allowed.
C. Animals must be leashed and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their animals.

ACC Report:
We are now accepting ACC requests via e-mail when the form does not need paint chips.  (All paint chips must be mailed or hand delivered.)

ACC requests for this month were:
1 landscaping
1 driveway replacement

Complaints Negotiations Report: 
There was no report this month.  (The Complaints chair had a hard drive crash which caused issues with reporting.)

Treasurer’s Report:
The 2015 budget is looking good.  We are keeping expenses down.

Legal and Insurance Report:
There were no issues to be discussed.

Cul-de-Sac Committee
We will probably do one or maybe two more islands in 2016.

Web Site:
Catherine is working on putting a FAQ page on the web site.  She reviewed what she had so far.

Capital Improvement Committee:
The irrigation problem in CW has been solved.  Now the CR entrance has an electrical problem.
Please contact the board if you have any ideas for Capital Improvements.

Nominating Committee
Carol and George will stand for re-election.  Dan Nelson has been appointed to an open position (#6).  Catherine George is the only current member of the committee. There is one old open Board position (#5).  If you are interested in serving on the Board, please contact a Board member or attend a monthly meeting.

Old Business:
We reviewed the preparations for the annual meeting next week.

New Business:
We reviewed FAQ questions sent in by the bookkeeper.

Alicia would like to revise the welcome packets.  Ideas for improvements are welcome.

If you would like to give us your email address in order to be added to our email announcements please send your info to bookkeeper@crcwhoa.org.  No one will see your email and we will not give it to anyone.

Roles for the 2015 HOA Board Members

Alicia Follette              Complaints
George McGill              President / Common Areas Chair / Cul-de-sac Chair
Don Nelson                 Legal and Insurance/Treasurer / Vice President
Catherine George       ACC / Web Master / Reporting Secretary
Carol Nyseth               Member at Large
Dan Nelson                 Member at Large
Open position             Member at Large

Special Topics:  Visit our Website and contact the HOA via Email at:
Web –    www.crcwhoa.org
Email –  president@crcwhoa.org         info@crcwhoa.org
If you would like to give us your email address in order to be added to our email announcements please send your info to bookkeeper@crcwhoa.org.
Please visit us on Facebook also.

Executive session:

A motion was made to adjourn the main meeting at 8:21pm.

Next Board Meetings:

  • February 16th, 2016
  • March 15th, 2016
  • April 19th, 2016
  • May 17th, 2016
  • June 21st, 2016
  • July 19th, 2016
  • August 16th, 2016
  • September 20th, 2016
  • October 18th, 2016
  • November 15th, 2016
  • December 20th, 2016

Annual Meeting:

  • January 24th, 2017      
    7:00 at Fairwood Community United Methodist Church

Board meetings are usually held at 7:00 pm. at the Sheriff’s Office, Albertson’s Shopping Center.

All Homeowners are welcome to attend.