To all the Snowbirds – Important notice

For our Snowbirds;

A Proposed amendment to Association Declaration requirement that CHOA pay alarm monitoring cost was mailed to each home by postal mail.  We wanted to make sure that you receive the information, so we are posting the documents here.

As you may recall we have been working on this requirement for the past several months.  Per information sent out in previous comunication the wording that will be removed from the CC&Rs page 48 Article XII Section 12 is only the portion that addresses Association requirement to pay the cost of security monitoring.  All security systems that are currently in residents homes will remain.


Attached please find the Proposed Amendment and the ballot.  We are asking all homes to complete the ballot and return by mail or email as stated on the ballot.  If you have trouble printing, let us know and forms can be sent by email.

New Guidelines for Using Rec Hall C

Please note that we have a great free resource here for CHOA neighbors to use.  All we ask is you follow the Guidelines for using Rec Hall C as noted below.  Please note that you need to get approval to use Rec Hall C in advance of your event. Please note also that this replaces the old form in the Information Directory  (we are in the process of updating the directory).

Charbonneau Homeowners Association C Area Recreation (Rec) Hall


Recreation & Amenities Located on Lafayette Way, the “C” Pool Rec Hall is free for the

use of members of our own Homeowners Association. It is large enough to facilitate a

large family gathering and handy for games and meetings. Anyone wanting to use the

hall must fill out a request form located under the calendar tab on the web site. The hall

must be used by homeowners in the CHOA area and their guests. There is no smoking in or within 10 feet of the hall.

  1. A limit of 50 people shall prevail for any event inside the building. The homeowner must be present during the event.
  2. Parking shall be confined to guest parking slots unless prior arrangements have been made with individual residents for the use of their driveways. Parking is not allowed on the street.
  3. Reservations for the Rec Hall do not include the pool area or swimming rights unless special permission is given by the CHOA board or Rec Hall Manager.
  4. If permission is granted to use the pool, wet bathing suits, etc. will not be allowed in the building. Standard pool rules shall apply and be enforced by the homeowner.
  5. The understanding is that the furnishings and equipment are to be used with reasonable care; any damage must be reported.
  6. Before leaving the building after any event, the homeowner shall be responsible for cleaning up, replacing furniture as found on arrival and turning off the lights and fans.
  7. Any equipment brought to the Hall for an event shall be removed before leaving the building.
  8. All garbage must be removed from the area by the homeowner and not dumped in the restroom garbage container.
  9. Meetings of committees or the Association’s Board of Directors, scheduled to be held in the C Rec Hall, shall have precedence over other uses of the building.
  10. Unless specifically authorized in advance by the Association’s board, the Hall may not be used for commercial purposes.
  11. Use of the back patio is strictly limited to the concrete slab and caution should be given to errant golf balls. Insure door is locked upon leaving.
  12. Upon approval of your request, you will be required to sign this agreement that states any damage by a guest will be solely the responsibility of the homeowner requesting the room.
  13. The homeowner who is requesting the room is responsible, before and after the event for any of their guest who become intoxicated and any of their actions.
  14. Drop this signed agreement in the box on Boones Bend Road labeled CHOA.
  15. Upon acceptance of the request, the entrance code will be given to the homeowner.
  16. By signing this agreement the homeowner acknowledges that he/she has read and understands these rules and regulations and will comply with them.

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Homeowners printed name                                                                 Date




Save the Date January 20, 2018 4:00 Pm

Because December is such a busy time.  The CHOA Holiday Party will be January 20th, 4:00 pm at the Charbonneau Country Club.

This is just a Great time to get together to meet new neighbors and catch up with everyone.


Please plan on bringing an Appetizer to share.



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 :  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.


Alarm System assessment

In response to the letter from your board asking if you as a resident would like us to do more investigation on monitoring of alarm systems in CHOA,  the overwhelming response was that you would like us to gather more information.

In response to our CHOA residents request,  you will soon receive an alarm assessment form as the next step in this process.   Please fill this form out and return to us so that we will have correct information on what is already in place in your home.

Return your form per the instructions on the bottom of the form, either to the CHOA mailbox on Boones Bend, or you can scan and email your form to

I have attached a copy of the form to this post,  if you for some reason did not receive the form, you can print it and return per the instructions on the bottom of the form

This is a very important next step for your board and for you.  We need your help in getting everyone to return the completed alarm assessment form.

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

Sincerely Ken Bartus

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.

Pools to remain open thru September 17th

Please note that due to the continued nice weather, the pools will remain open thru September 17th.  Enjoy!!

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!

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.