Another benefit of being part of CHOA

Your CHOA provides the service of removal of leaves from all gutters once a year.   However, removal of leaves in downspouts is not provided.  The process of cleaning the gutters of leaves is beginning a little earlier than previous years.  It takes approximately two months to clean the gutters from all CHOA homes, dependent upon the weather.

Most “gutter problems” are the result of plugged downspouts.  The recommendation is to purchase and install “heavy metal” downspout covers, which will greatly assist in preventing gutter problems.   The downspout covers can be purchased at any hardware store, Home Depot, Lowes, ACE Hardware, etc.

I wasn’t sure what a gutter cover looked like, so I checked with ACE Hardware, they have an Amerimax  Expandable Alum. Mesh Strainer,  like the one pictured below. 

Wire Downspout cover

If you have covers that have worked for you or find a good buy on a cover, please share your information  below.

Reminder CHOA Holiday Gathering December 11th

You are invited to the 2014 CHOA Holiday Gathering

Thursday, December 11th

6:00 p.m.

Charbonneau Country Club

Holiday bird

  Please BYOB and hearty hors d’oeuvres to share.   Come meet and greet our newest neighbors! We will be recognizing and welcoming our new 2014 residents.  See the list below for their names and addresses.   Again this year we will be gifting The Community Transitional School of Portland, a school for homeless or at-risk students.  You may choose something specific for a child (ages 5-16) and bring it unwrapped to this party, or you may give a check made out to the school.

Visit their website,, for more information about the school and specific suggested gift ideas.

Join us as we celebrate the spirit of the holidays and Charbonneau!