Update on Pool closures

Electrical Box repair for “A” and “B” Pool has been completed

C Pool will be closed on Monday July 10th, for the electrical panel upgrade.

**Be aware that C Pool may be still closed on Tuesday July 11th, but the plan is to complete by the end of day on Monday.

 

Please note that the Electrical Boxes at our Pools are in need of upgrading (as noted in the above picture!)  This work will start on July 6th.  The electricians will be starting on the 6th of July at A pool. It will take them 1-2 working days (M-F) per pool. The work should be completed by the 13th.  The Pool will be shut down for the day or two that the they are working on the upgrade for that Pool.  After A, they move to B and then to C.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to connect with Steve Chinn schinno@gmail.com or 503-312-0927 or Bob Barnum cbbarnum@comcast.net who is the Board member in charge of the Pools.

Please note- Swimming Pool upgrades to electrical panels

 

Please note that the Electrical Boxes at our Pools are in need of upgrading (as noted in the above picture!)  This work will start on July 6th.  The electricians will be starting on the 6th of July at A pool. It will take them 1-2 working days (M-F) per pool. The work should be completed by the 13th.  The Pool will be shut down for the day or two that the they are working on the upgrade for that Pool.  After A, they move to B and then to C.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to connect with Steve Chinn schinno@gmail.com or 503-312-0927 or Bob Barnum cbbarnum@comcast.net who is the Board member in charge of the Pools.

Home Water Damage Prevention Inspection Information

For those of you who were not able to attend Jay Puppo’s informative June 20th presentation on Potential Home Water Damage, below is the PowerPoint from his talk.  Please note that it is not too late to get your home inspected.  There are still a few openings available please see below.

 

 

Please note that we have 4 openings left for the $35 plumbing inspection service. 

Wednesday 07/12

1:30 pm

Friday 07/14

12:00 (noon)

1:30 pm

3:00 pm

If you are interested in this, please contact:

Lindy Kae Galatz

Office Manager

Licensed Producer LSA5

State Farm Insurance

Jay Puppo Agency

503-582-8181 office

503-685-6282 fax

spraying for Bluegrass BillBug and Crane Fly – Extended to Tuesday the 20th

Bluegrass billbug larvae

Crane Fly larvae

Garron Grounds will be spraying for both Bluegrass Billbug and Crane Fly on Thursday and Friday.  It is best to not let children or pets on the lawn after treatment, until the lawn has been watered and is dry.   Thursday will be a perfect day for them to spray, as the weather channel has promised rain, followed by a few days of dry weather.

Both the Billbug and the Crane Fly eat the roots and the crowns of the grass, causing brown spots within the lawn.  After the spraying is complete Garron will be fertilizing and re-seeding to ensure that we don’t have brown spots (caused by the pest) for long

Aphids and Ladybugs

Also, if you notice bags on some trees:

Garron is releasing 300,000 lady bugs.  Bags filled with ladybugs are attached to the trees, the lady bug  climbs up the tree and eats the aphids attached to the tree.  You may remember last year some sap dripping off trees in our area.  We had some on our patio that looked like drops of rain or sprinkler spray.  According to Ken (Garron Grounds) a aphid can eat 50 times their weight and cause your trees to respond with a dripping sap.

What’s great about the Aphid treatment, is that it is a considered a “Beneficial insect” as they will not hurt the bees that we need.  Ken is really excited to use Ladybugs, instead of insecticides.

 

If there is a tree on your property that you would like cut down or trimmed, let Steve Chinn know

Steve asked me to let everyone know that CTS is going to be in the neighborhood next Friday, June 23rd.  CTS is the company that does a lot of the tree removal for us in Charbonneau.

Some of you have already asked Steve about a tree on your property already, if you did Steve will make sure that CTS gets over to your place and gives you a bid.  If the bid sounds good to you, CTS will let you know when they will get by to cut/trim your tree.  Once they have completed all jobs in the neighborhood, CTS will send one bill to Ann Higgins and then Ann will mail you a bill for the price that you agreed to pay for your tree/trees.

If you have a tree on your property that you would like to have trimmed or cut down, and you havenot told anyone, please let Steve know ASAP, he will add you to the list of homes so that CTS can come to your place to give you a bid.   CTS will then send the bid they quoted to you to Ann, (same as the paragraph above) and Ann will mail you a bill after all work by CTS has been done.

This is just an offer from CTS to hopefully save you some money, if you don’t like their bid, of course you can tell them no.

 

Please direct any Questions to Steve, by email or phone =  Office: 503-682-0234 ,Email: schinno@gmail.com

If there is a tree on your property that you would like cut down or trimmed, let Steve Chinn know

Steve asked me to let everyone know that CTS is going to be in the neighborhood next Friday, June 23rd.  CTS is the company that does a lot of the tree removal for us in Charbonneau.

Some of you have already asked Steve about a tree on your property already, if you did Steve will make sure that CTS gets over to your place and gives you a bid.  If the bid sounds good to you, CTS will let you know when they will get by to cut/trim your tree.  Once they have completed all jobs in the neighborhood, CTS will send one bill to Ann Higgins and then Ann will mail you a bill for the price that you agreed to pay for your tree/trees.

If you have a tree on your property that you would like to have trimmed or cut down, and you havenot told anyone, please let Steve know ASAP, he will add you to the list of homes so that CTS can come to your place to give you a bid.   CTS will then send the bid they quoted to you to Ann, (same as the paragraph above) and Ann will mail you a bill after all work by CTS has been done.

This is just an offer from CTS to hopefully save you some money, if you don’t like their bid, of course you can tell them no.

 

Please direct any Questions to Steve, by email or phone =  Office: 503-682-0234 ,Email: schinno@gmail.com

Garron Grounds will be spraying for Bluegrass BillBug and Crane Fly – Please do not allow your dog or children on the grass

Bluegrass billbug larvae

Crane Fly larvae

Garron Grounds will be spraying for both Bluegrass Billbug and Crane Fly on Thursday and Friday.  It is best to not let children or pets on the lawn after treatment, until the lawn has been watered and is dry.   Thursday will be a perfect day for them to spray, as the weather channel has promised rain, followed by a few days of dry weather.

Both the Billbug and the Crane Fly eat the roots and the crowns of the grass, causing brown spots within the lawn.  After the spraying is complete Garron will be fertilizing and re-seeding to ensure that we don’t have brown spots (caused by the pest) for long

Aphids and Ladybugs

Also, if you notice bags on some trees:

Garron is releasing 300,000 lady bugs.  Bags filled with ladybugs are attached to the trees, the lady bug  climbs up the tree and eats the aphids attached to the tree.  You may remember last year some sap dripping off trees in our area.  We had some on our patio that looked like drops of rain or sprinkler spray.  According to Ken (Garron Grounds) a aphid can eat 50 times their weight and cause your trees to respond with a dripping sap.

What’s great about the Aphid treatment, is that it is a considered a “Beneficial insect” as they will not hurt the bees that we need.  Ken is really excited to use Ladybugs, instead of insecticides.

 

Reminder- June 20th 6:30 Preventive Water Damage Program Presentation

 

To identify problems before they happen, the board is working with our insurance agent and a local plumber to offer optional  inspections of our plumbing systems.  Come to an informational meeting and enjoy a nice glass of wine and a variety of meats and cheeses on Tuesday, June 20th at 6:30 pm at Rec Hall C, on Lafayette Dr.

Jay Puppo will show a 7 minute slide show of the problem and introduce us to the plumber.  The first 5 owners to sign up for a plumbing inspection will receive high grade stainless steel washing machine hoses to be installed by the plumber.

RSVP: Janl4479@gmail.com OR Just comment below that you are coming

Save the Date: June 20th 6:30 Preventive Water Damage Program Presentation

Water damage claims are the most frequent home insurance claim in Charbonneau.  Many can be avoided.  Here are some examples of recent water damage that owners had to deal with:

 

  1. Ice maker water line burst during the night.  The next morning the owners’ new hardwood floors were all buckled and completely destroyed.  It was a nightmare for the owner to get a good contractor to come out and replace her floors and cost many thousands of dollars.

 

  1. The drain hose on a washing machine failed and an entire load of bleach water dumped onto the floor destroying the floor.

 

  1. A hot water tank located in the attic failed and water damaged the ceiling and leaked onto and damaged beautiful antique furniture.

 

To identify problems before they happen, the board is working with our insurance agent and a local plumber to offer optionalinspections of our plumbing systems.  Come to an informational meeting and enjoy a nice glass of wine and a variety of meats and cheeses on Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30 pm at Rec Hall C, on Lafayette Dr.

 

Jay Puppo will show a 7 minute slide show of the problem and introduce us to the plumber.  The first 5 owners to sign up for a plumbing inspection will receive high grade stainless steel washing machine hoses to be installed by the plumber.

 

RSVP: Janl4479@gmail.com

Revised = Pool opening schedule – all pools will now open Memorial Weekend

The decision to open only two pools was decided (just a week ago) because of the weather and the cost to open pools even when no one would desire this.

 

Because of the more recent weather (this week) and the forecast for more of the same, the board has decided to open all of the pools this Memorial Weekend.

Enjoy your pool and have a great Memorial Weekend