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 – when you need permission to make changes to your home

Please note that when you make changes to the outside of your residence that are visible from your neighbors, the street, or the golf course, such as roofs, decks, additions, you need to follow these simple rules:

  1. Use a licensed and bonded supplier.
  2. Fill out the application for Physical Change Procedure page 91/92 in the Information Directory.
  3. If the change can be seen by your neighbors, the street, or golf course, fill out the Architectural Change Request Line-of-Sight-Neighbors Notification Form- page 93 in the Information Directory.  Be sure to get your roof mates signatures whether they can see it or not.

All Charbonneau homeowners are subject to the agreement between the Charbonneau Country Club and all individual homeowner associations regarding architectural control matters (originally adopted, 1995; revised, 2008). See the current edition of the Charbonneau Country Club Architectural Control Standards and Residents’ Directory for details (also available at our association’s website www.choaonline.org).

The rules for changes are both in CHOA’s Information Directory and in your resident address book from the Country Club.

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

Come meet your new HOA board members at the monthly meeting on Wednesday May 10th

Results of the ballot for three positions on the Board were announced at the Annual Meeting held at the Country Club, last Monday April 24th.  Ron Reiter was re-elected for another term, Barry Hendrix and Janet McGarrigle will joined the board.  If you would like to come and meet your new board members, a great way to do that is to attend the monthly board meeting at Rec Hall C, on Lafayette St at 10:00 am on May 10th

At the board meeting following the Annual meeting the following officers were elected:

Jan Landis, President,

Secretary, Janet McGarrigle,

Treasurer, Sandie Maki,

Architectural, Ron Reiter,

Landscape Chair, Ralph Martin,

Welcoming Chair, Ty Kuhns,

Communications, Barry Hendrix

Bob Barnum will continue as a member at large and Eric Hoem will continue as Disaster Preparedness

Please also thank Chuck Robertson, Mike Tewell, and Rosemary Ricken for the service as board members for the last few years.  They did a great job and we have all benefited from their dedication to our HOA

 

New information from Zach Weigel on City of Wilsonville Storm drain/Sewer Construction

Email from Zach Weigel:

Good Morning,

 

I wanted to give you an update on the construction schedule for the Charbonneau Utility Repair work as I am sure many of you are wondering why construction has not started yet.  Recently, the City’s contractor requested that the construction schedule be delayed a couple of months to better align with their pipe lining subcontractor’s schedule.  Pipe lining is very specialized work, which is becoming more and more popular as a solution to repairing older pipelines.  As a result, scheduling contractors that specialize in pipe lining is becoming difficult.

 

Instead of starting the construction work now and then waiting until the pipe lining contractor is available, the City has requested the Contractor delay the start of construction to better align with the pipe lining schedule.  This will lessen the amount of total construction time and impacts to the residents.

 

I had been waiting to send a project update until the details of the construction schedule change are resolved with the Contractor, but I realize that we are almost two weeks beyond the original start date.  As soon as the construction schedule is resolved, I will send you an update and provide updated notice to residents within the construction areas.  I apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Thank you,

 

Zachary J. Weigel, PE
Civil Engineer

City of Wilsonville

Check Your Disaster Preparedness Kit for a possible leak of Waterless gel

At our Annual meeting on Monday 4/24, Eric Hoem and Mike Tewell set up a great display of Earthquake information and disaster supplies.  Eric was showing his Quake-Ready Kit to a person interested and found that one of the packets had been leaking.  The small bottles of antiseptic hand cleaner had leaked into the zip bag it was in and destroyed several components, including the First Aid booklet, waterproof matches, and packaged hand wipes, and covering the rest with hand cleaner goo.
Eric contacted Lee Montalvo, the supplier, and he is mailing replacement items to Eric for his kit.  Because of this discovery Eric thought any folks who have purchased a Quake-Ready Kit should think about checking the contents of their kits.  For anyone finding a problem the contact information for the Quake-Ready kit is: Lee Montalvo, 360-791-7746 and lee@quakereadykit.com.