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

WINTER PRUNING AND WEEDING

 

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 schinno@gmail.com.

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!

 

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 : https://www.shakeout.org/oregon/.  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.

 

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

CHOA@garrongrounds.com

Sincerely Ken Bartus

Please do not feed the wildlife

Please do not feed any of the wildlife we have here in Charbonneau.  This includes:

Geese, Ducks, Squirrels, Chipmunks, Deer, Coyotes, Skunks and any other wild animal you might come across in our neighborhood.

Wild animals that are fed by humans can lose their fear of people and become aggressive when they don’t get food as expected.

While it is fun to watch the wildlife in our neighborhood, please remember they are wild and designed to find their own food.  So please enjoy them but don’t feed them!

Pool Electrical Panels all updated!

 

BEFORE

AFTER

 

 

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 schinno@gmail.com or 503-312-0927 or Bob Barnum cbbarnum@comcast.net who is the Board member in charge of the Pools.

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 Susie@charbonneaucountryclub.com for more information.

Thank you,

Tony Holt, CCC President”

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.