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Candlewood Ridge – Carriage Wood Homeowners’ Association

Minutes of the Board Meeting
February 21
, 2017

The following is a summary of the meeting minutes.

Board Members Present: Alicia Follette, Catherine George, George McGill, Carol Nyseth and Dan Nelson.
Others Present:  Five homeowners and the King County Sheriff’s representative Sam

This monthly meeting was called to order at 7:03 pm at the King County Sheriff’s Office – Fairwood Storefront.

Fire Department Report:  No report this month.

Police Report:  Last month there were 137 calls for service in Fairwood that generated case reports.  5 were in our HOA area.  There were two larcenies and one each car theft, family disturbance, and id theft.


Vehicle stops: 11
Parking contacts: 10
Extra meeting: 1

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

Homeowner Concerns:
Five home owners were present and had a concern about apparent drug sales by a young man living with his father who is a homeowner in the HOA.  They wanted to know what the homeowners, the HOA and the police can do/are doing about the issue.  Sam told them to call 911 each time they observe an issue as the number of 911 calls has an impact on how many police are assigned to the area.  George will talk to our lawyer to see if we can 1) make a log of each contact (to be given to Sam) and 2) put a note on suspicious cars parked at the CR Park.  The note would state that the park was for use by HOA members only and that the contact was being logged.  The lawyer will be asked to write a letter to the father of the person who appears to be selling drugs, noting our concerns.  The homeowners brought up the fact that the Neighborhood Watch signs need cleaning.  It was also suggested that signs about parking at the park could be installed at the CR Park.
The suggestion that the HOA look into a part time private security patrol was brought up again.  George will investigate.  Last time the Securitas patrol contract was canceled due to objections by the primary HOA involved (not CR/CW).  In addition, the suggestion was made that the HOA purchase a camera and recording system so that we could provide video of the activity near where the apparent drug deals were taking place.  This could be moved as the activity moves.  It would have to be good enough to record car license plates and work in the dark.
The homeowners also brought up a shooting (into the air) after a party in September 2016.  They wanted to know what they could do to get the issue resolved.

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.
  • Reminder all dogs must be on leash – this is a King County Law as well as our policy in our HOA Parks.
  • Status report on the CR Brick entry sign – work should be starting very soon now that the freezing weather is gone.
  • We had 3 small trees fall in CR Park and 1 in CW – we had Canber cut up and remove.
  •  PLEASE keep your street drains clear. The County does not do this it is up to each Homeowner to keep the street drains by their house clear. This means any street drain in front or on the side of your lot.
  • Our 2 Committees have met twice now. It is not too late to join – contact the Board.
  • King County Sheriff Patrols and requests are 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 ACR requests via e-mail when the form does not need paint chips.  (All paint chips must be mailed or hand delivered.)  It has been noted that paint requests have been received lately without paint chips as well as requests without ACR forms. All requests must be accompanied by ACR forms which must be signed, include a valid address and phone number and, if for paint, must include paint chips and note which paint is for what part of the house (body, trim, deck, gutters, door, …).

ACC requests for this month were:
1 window replacement
1 partial roof replacement
1 side driveway
1 shed
1 deck replacement

Complaints Negotiations Report:
There were no new complaints.  The postcard project third letters were sent out

Treasurer’s Report:
No report this month.

Legal and Insurance Report:
No report this month.

Community Events Committee
No report this month.

Please note that, if a home owner wants to reserve a park, he or she should contact the CAM chair at commonareas@crcwhoa.org or call 425-738-8611 #80 and leave a message.

Cul-de-Sac Committee
No report this month.

Web Site:
No report this month.

Capital Improvement Committee:
Please contact the Board if you have any ideas for Capital Improvements.

Nominating Committee
No report this month.

Old Business:
We talked about the postcard project, due to start in April.  Volunteers are still needed.  Board members need to review the letter to be sent to homeowners.

New Business:
There was no new business this month.

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 2016 HOA Board Members

George McGill             President / Common Areas Chair / Cul-de-sac Chair
Dan Nelson                 Vice President / Treasurer
Catherine George        Reporting Secretary / ACC Chair / Web Master
Alicia Follette              Complaints
Carol Nyseth               Member at Large
Holly Jensen                Community Events Committee Chair
*Don Nelson               Legal and Insurance
* Volunteer, not a Board Member

Special Topics:  Visit our Website and contact the HOA via Email at:
Web –    www.crcwhoa.org
Facebook -    Candlewood Ridge/Carriagewood HOA
Email –  president@crcwhoa.org         info@crcwhoa.org           architecture@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:
There was no session this month.

A motion was made to adjourn the main meeting at 8:27pm.

Next Board Meetings:

  • March 21st, 2017
  • April 18th, 2017
  • May 16th, 2017
  • June 20th, 2017
  • July 18th, 2017
  • August 15th, 2017
  • September 19th, 2017
  • October 17th, 2017
  • November 21st, 2017
  • December 19th, 2017

Annual Meeting:

  • January 23th, 2018      
    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 on the third Tuesday of the month. All Homeowners are welcome to attend. 


Board Slide Presentation - Annual Meeting