Fairwood Community News                             


Minutes of Meeting
April 12, 2017
Monthly Board Meeting

The regular monthly business meeting of the Fairwood West Homeowners’ Association Board of Trustees was called to order at 7:03 pm on Thursday April 12th, 2017.  Trustees in attendance were Chris Hurless, Paul Buelow, Ray Byrd, Dave Sherman, Christine Sylvia and Jan Schroeder.    Also in attendance was Barb Simeona, Officer Sam Shirley of the King County Sheriff’s office and six homeowners.



Any changes to the outside of your home must have
an approved architectural control form on file
prior to work being done on the home.

You can locate the form on the Fairwood West website as noted below.

Visit the Fairwood West website located at www.fairwoodcommunitynews.com. Under the navigation bar,
hover over “Active HOAs” and select Fairwood West. 
Here you can find meeting minutes, architectural control
request forms, CC&Rs and contact information.


King County Sheriff – Officer Sam Shirley was present to discuss the past “for hire” patrol services they have provided and what they can currently provide.  He noted that he cannot enforce municipal codes in the City of Renton portion of the neighborhood.

It was noted that they require a 4/hr per shift minimum and the cost is $54.59/hr for the deputy and $10/hr for the car.

Molasses Creek/Park Pipeline – Nothing new to report.

Homeowner Appeals – There was a homeowner in attendance to voice a complaint regarding a home that constantly parks vehicles that block the sidewalks and mail box. 

Dave noted that there is King County action against the home that is public record, and brought a copy of the documentation that was available from the County’s website.

Community Events – The Annual Garage Sale will be June 23-25th. 

Pride In Ownership – Nothing new to report.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting – A motion was made 2nd and approved to accept the March meeting minutes as presented.

Financial Report – The monthly financial report was accepted as presented. 

Treasurer’s Report – Ray reported that we are in good shape to pay our required share of the Molasses Creek project.

Architectural Control Report – Nothing new to report.

Common Properties Report – It was reported that the sprinkler system start up process has been completed.

Covenant Enforcement – All homes in violation were reviewed. 

There was one homeowner in attendance to discuss ongoing negotiation regarding CC&R fines.

Unfinished Business – See the outstanding action items below. 

Paul is working on the website address name and the buttons on the website.  He should have a demo available for the next meeting.

David reported that Chris from NW Playground Equipment came down and looked at the existing equipment in the park.  Dave feels the climbing toy should be taken out.  It would cost around $2,600 to take it out.

The first quote is around $56K for both little kid and older kid toys.  He will mail out the proposal to everyone.

Another bid will be required.

New Business

Denise Carnahan, a homeowner, was in attendance and spoke regarding forming a welcoming committee to welcome new owners to the neighborhood.  She suggested perhaps the committee would deliver the CC&R book and personally welcome the new owners.  Paul noted that his wife is willing to help, as did another homeowner in attendance, Jay Durdy.   Denise will provide an outline at the next meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 9:20 pm.

The next two meetings of the Fairwood West Homeowners’ Association will be the held on Thursday May 11th and Thursday June 8th both at 7 pm.  These meetings are in the portable buildsing at the Nativity Lutheran Church, 17707 140th SE. 

All residents are welcome to attend. 

Respectfully Submitted,
Barb Simeona

Outstanding Action Items –
Barb – Bring stack of CC&R books and welcome letters to the next meeting.
Brandy – Contact previous big/toy vendor regarding replacement of toy in the park.
Dave – Gather bids from NW Playground Equipment
Jan – Handbook of processes for new Board Members
Paul – Website revisions