Holiday Party was fun and informative with Murphy’s Green update

As you know, we had the CHOA Holiday Party on January 20th.  Approximately 100 folks attended.  There was great food and conversation.

In addition, Ken from Garron Grounds laid out several options for Murphy’s Green.  The reason the Board wanted to present this information during the Holiday Party was that the timing was good to figure out the Spring planting ideas for the space.

The Board wants to hear from you about what you want done with Murphy’s Green.

We had an informal survey of the folks attending and Option B (chipping and putting) got the most votes with Option A second (putting only).  You can see the options below.

Murphy’s Green Overview

Option A

Option B


Option C

Reminder: Winter Pruning and Weeding Update



You may notice the Garron crews out and about.  Winter pruning of Lilies, Hydrangeas, and Sedum and trimming of Lavenders, Red Twig, Ground Covers, and Grasses are beginning soon and will continue into February.

If there are plants you don’t want pruned, be sure you have your name on the “No Prune” list.  If you want to be added or are not sure you are on the list, please contact Steve Chinn at

Reminder: CHOA Holiday Party is next Saturday Jan 20th at 4:00 at the Country Club!

Happy New Year Neighbors!

Because December was such a busy time, the CHOA Holiday Party will be this coming Saturday January 20th, 4:00 pm at the Charbonneau Country Club.

This will be a great time to get together to meet new neighbors and catch up with everyone.

In addition, Garron Grounds will be will be presenting several options for Murphy’s Green.

Please bring an Appetizer to share.  Coffee and water will be provided.

Please bring your own adult beverage if you like.

We look forward to seeing you there!


To all the Snowbirds – Important notice

For our Snowbirds;

A Proposed amendment to Association Declaration requirement that CHOA pay alarm monitoring cost was mailed to each home by postal mail.  We wanted to make sure that you receive the information, so we are posting the documents here.

As you may recall we have been working on this requirement for the past several months.  Per information sent out in previous comunication the wording that will be removed from the CC&Rs page 48 Article XII Section 12 is only the portion that addresses Association requirement to pay the cost of security monitoring.  All security systems that are currently in residents homes will remain.


Attached please find the Proposed Amendment and the ballot.  We are asking all homes to complete the ballot and return by mail or email as stated on the ballot.  If you have trouble printing, let us know and forms can be sent by email.

New Guidelines for Using Rec Hall C

Please note that we have a great free resource here for CHOA neighbors to use.  All we ask is you follow the Guidelines for using Rec Hall C as noted below.  Please note that you need to get approval to use Rec Hall C in advance of your event. Please note also that this replaces the old form in the Information Directory  (we are in the process of updating the directory).

Charbonneau Homeowners AssociationCArea Recreation (Rec) Hall


Recreation & Amenities Located on Lafayette Way, the “C” Pool Rec Hall is free for the

use of members of our own Homeowners Association. It is large enough to facilitate a

large family gathering and handy for games and meetings. Anyone wanting to use the

hall must fill out a request form located under the calendar tab on the web site. The hall

must be used by homeowners in the CHOA area and their guests. There is no smoking in or within 10 feet of the hall.

  1. A limit of 50 people shall prevail for any event inside the building. The homeowner must be present during the event.
  2. Parking shall be confined to guest parking slots unless prior arrangements have been made with individual residents for the use of their driveways. Parking is not allowed on the street.
  3. Reservations for the Rec Hall do not include the pool area or swimming rights unless special permission is given by the CHOA board or Rec Hall Manager.
  4. If permission is granted to use the pool, wet bathing suits, etc. will not be allowed in the building. Standard pool rules shall apply and be enforced by the homeowner.
  5. The understanding is that the furnishings and equipment are to be used with reasonable care; any damage must be reported.
  6. Before leaving the building after any event, the homeowner shall be responsible for cleaning up, replacing furniture as found on arrival and turning off the lights and fans.
  7. Any equipment brought to the Hall for an event shall be removed before leaving the building.
  8. All garbage must be removed from the area by the homeowner and not dumped in the restroom garbage container.
  9. Meetings of committees or the Association’s Board of Directors, scheduled to be held in the C Rec Hall, shall have precedence over other uses of the building.
  10. Unless specifically authorized in advance by the Association’s board, the Hall may not be used for commercial purposes.
  11. Use of the back patio is strictly limited to the concrete slab and caution should be given to errant golf balls. Insure door is locked upon leaving.
  12. Upon approval of your request, you will be required to sign this agreement that states any damage by a guest will be solely the responsibility of the homeowner requesting the room.
  13. The homeowner who is requesting the room is responsible, before and after the event for any of their guest who become intoxicated and any of their actions.
  14. Drop this signed agreement in the box on Boones Bend Road labeled CHOA.
  15. Upon acceptance of the request, the entrance code will be given to the homeowner.
  16. By signing this agreement the homeowner acknowledges that he/she has read and understands these rules and regulations and will comply with them.

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Homeowners printed name                                                                 Date




Reminder- The Great Oregon Shakeout is coming October 19!

Please note that the “Great Oregon Shakeout” is coming October 19th at 10:19 am.  This is an exercise to test our preparedness for an Earthquake.  You can learn more about this event at :  Please see the great informative video on this site.

Please note that the recent earthquake activity in the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Oct. 11 – 4.5 quake off Vancouver Island.
Oct. 12 – 3.4 quake near Toppenish, WA.
Oct 13 – 4.5 quake off the Oregon coast near Bandon.
Oct. 14 3.4 quake near Vernonia , OR.
Oct. 17 – 3.4 quake near Goldendale, OR.

All this earthquake activity is fairly common in our region.  Does it forecast the Big One?  No one knows for sure, but scientists think that we are overdue.  In any case, it’s best to be prepared.

More information about earthquake activity can be found on the apps “QuakeFeed,” or  “QuakeWatch.


Alarm System assessment

In response to the letter from your board asking if you as a resident would like us to do more investigation on monitoring of alarm systems in CHOA,  the overwhelming response was that you would like us to gather more information.

In response to our CHOA residents request,  you will soon receive analarm assessment form as the next step in this process.   Please fill this form out and return to us so that we will have correct information on what is already in place in your home.

Return your form per the instructions on the bottom of the form, either to the CHOA mailbox on Boones Bend, or you can scan and email your form to

I have attached a copy of the form to this post,  if you for some reason did not receive the form, you can print it and return per the instructions on the bottom of the form

This is a very important next step for your board and for you.  We need your help in getting everyone to return the completed alarm assessment form.

Note from Garron Grounds on Pruning of Trees

CHOA Homeowners,

September 22nd is the Official Start of Fall.

As we begin our fall pruning, we’d like to hear from you about any pruning concerns you may have around your home.

We will be happy to meet with you and discuss preferences we can accommodate during this next pruning cycle. You may have plants that have grown so large they are blocking your views or interfering with your landscape.

We can also discuss the pros & cons of renovation pruning during this time of year.

We will be glad to schedule a visit with you to inspect your landscaping needs and any other concerns you may have.

Please contact us at

Sincerely Ken Bartus