Caring for your Roses

There is still time to enjoy the beautiful roses that are growing throughout the Charbonneau community.

However, it will soon be time to prune them back so that we will have roses to enjoy next year.  Mid-October to mid-November is a good time for a cleanup pruning and then major pruning in February. This is just a reminder that Garron does not prune our roses and it is the homeowners’ responsibility.

CPR and AED Training available to CHOA members

Please note that representatives from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue provided basic CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and use of our new AED (Automated External Defibrillator) on August 30 located in Rec Hall C.  10 of your neighbors attended.  We would like to offer this class again if there is an interest from other neighbors.

Also- please note that there is an app- PulsePoint that lists all of the AEDs in Oregon.  Please download so you always know where there nearest AED is located.

Here is a basic overview of the training for CPR:

Before Giving CPR
1  Check the scene and the person. Check to make sure the scene is safe, tap the person on the shoulder to see if they’re OK, and look for signs of rhythmic, normal breathing.
2  Call 911 for assistance. If there’s no response from the victim when asked if he or she is OK, call 911, or ask a bystander to call for help.

3  Begin compressions. If the person is unresponsive, perform hands-only CPR.

How to Perform Hands-Only CPR
1  Kneel beside the person who needs help.
2  Place the heel of one hand on the center of the chest.
3  Place the heel of the other hand on top of the first
hand, then lace your fingers together.
4  Position your body so that your shoulders are directly over your hands, and keep your arms straight.
5  Push hard, push fast. Use your body weight to help you administer compressions that are at least 2 inches deep and delivered at a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute. (Just be sure to let chest rise completely between compressions.)
6  Keep pushing. Continue hands-only CPR until you see obvious signs of life, like breathing, another trained responder or EMS professional can take over, you’re too exhausted to continue, an AED becomes available, or the scene becomes unsafe.

Here you can see your neighbors practicing CPR and using the AED. The AED walks you through the process. All you have to do is follow its directions.

Please let us know if you would like training in CPR and the use of the AED and we will schedule additional training sessions.

Alarm system Open Letter – Please respond with a short Yes or No

You Received an Open Letter on the Alarm System

If you have already responded by email that’s great.  If you would rather just respond as a comment online, this is just another way to respond.

The purpose of this post and the letter is to hear from our 228 residents about their desire to investigate changing or maintaining the current CC&Rs related to the Alarm System monitoring.  


The current step is to gather a tally Yay/Nay responses

Questions or Next steps should be addressed in an email to Jan Landis, not on the website.

We will give a report after two weeks of Yay/Nay responses received.

Information:  If you have a landline, you may be connected to the Alarm monitoring system that is managed by Wilsonville Lock and Security, they could not tell me who was or was not.

You may want to call Wilsonville Lock and Security to see if you are truly connected


Pool Electrical Panels all updated!






Please note that the Electrical Boxes at our Pools are now all upgraded to the latest codes.  See Before and After pictures above!

Nice work by Steve Chinn and Bob Barnum.

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

Irrigation Issues


Please note that the irrigation water is filled with algae and debris, which is clogging our filters and sprinklers. It’s taking up most of the time of our Irrigation Specialist just keeping the sprinklers running. Until this condition clears up we may not be able to respond to regular irrigation requests in a timely manner.

We ask that the residents please hand water if they have plants in danger.  

We appreciate your patience as we work thru this problem.

Please contact Steve Chinn at or 503-682-0234 if you have any questions and/or need more information.

New Poolside Chair Lift in Charbonneau

Please see note below from the Charbonneau Country Club regarding the new Poolside Chair Lift:

“Charbonneau County Club (CCC) recently installed a poolside motorized chair lift at the swimming pool located on the corner of French Prairie Road  and Arbor Lake Drive near the east entrance to Charbonneau.  This was in response to a request from a homeowner whose granddaughter uses a wheelchair.    As far as CCC knows, this is the only pool in Charbonneau, with the exception of SpringRidge.

CCC would like to offer the use of this pool to those residents with need who would enjoy the benefit of thi amenity.  If you have a homeowner who cannot use your neighborhood pool because a disability requires a motorized pool lift, please contact CCC office and we will make arrangements for use of the pool at the east entrance.

Please have interested residents contact Susie at for more information.

Thank you,

Tony Holt, CCC President”

Latest Update on Wilsonville Storm drain/Sewer Construction – 7/24/17

I just received this Update on Sewer/Storm drain construction by email from Zach:

Construction Status Week of 7/24 – 7/28


  • Mon. 7/24 thru Thu. 7/27 – Street cutting (all locations)


  • Tue. 7/25 thru Thu. 7/27 – Fairway Drive:  Open Trench Pipe and Replace Manholes.  Fairway Drive closed to through traffic, local access only during construction hours.


  • Fri. 7/28 – Louvonne Drive:  Open Trench Pipe. Louvonne Drive down to one lane of traffic with flaggers – tentative start


Please call or email with any questions or concerns regarding this construction project.  Your help circulating project information is very much appreciated.


Thank again,

Zachary J. Weigel, PE
Civil Engineer

City of Wilsonville






Please Note- RV Lot to be repaved next week


RV Lot to be repaved next week

Please note that the RV lot is getting repaved next week, starting Sunday July 16th.  All RVs will need to be removed from the RV lot during that time.

In addition to the sewer line construction, we will also all need to be more tolerant and patient with our neighbors, especially those who have RVs that may need to use some of our Guest parking spaces while the RV lot is closed.

It is nice to see the continuation of improvements to our neighborhood and appreciate your understanding during these disruptions to our normal routines.

Update on Wilsonville Storm drain/Sewer Construction – Start Date 7/17/17

I just received this Update on Sewer/Storm drain construction by email from Zach:

According to Zachary J. Weigel,Civil Engineer,City of Wilsonville the scheduled construction on Fairway Dr is due to start this coming Monday July 17th and last thru October 2017.  Time each day 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Boones Bend Road  – Storm – CIPP

Fairway Drive – Sanitary & Storm – Open Trench and CIPP

Mon 7/17  thru Wed 7/19 – Move equipment and materials onsite (all locations)

Thurs 7/20 thru Fri 7/21 – Street cutting (all locations)

Roadways will be closed to through traffic during periods of active construction.  Access for garbage service, emergency vehicles and resident’s driveways will be provided at all times.

You may receive a Flyer through the mail, but I wanted to get this out ASAP