Is your House Electrical Panel Safe?

Please note that one of our neighbors had an issue with their electrical panel and we wanted you to be aware in case you are in this situation also.    It appears to apply to Charbonneau homes that have not been significantly renovated.

Here is the note:  “We are having some electrical work done and the electrician pointed out that our electrical panel is on a Federal recall list and a safety and fire hazard.  The panel was made by the now-defunct Federal Pacific. An article about its panels is attached”. (see link below).

“We are having our panel replaced in the coming week.  The cost is $1845 which could be a surprise and burden for some residents.  In any case, I thought you should know, if you didn’t already”.

These Federal Pacific electrical panels are the same ones we replaced at the CHOA pools last year.

Save the Date- Murphy’s Green Grand Re-Opening- Monday August 20th at 6:00 pm

Please note that we are having our Grand Re-Opening for the new Upgraded Murphy’s Green on Monday, August 20th at 6 pm.  Stay tuned for additional details!

CHOA Welcomes Lady Bugs

Please note that Garron Grounds will again be placing Lady Bugs in the large leaf Maples and Linden trees for aphid control.   The “ladies” can eat up to 50 aphids a day and are a safe and natural method for aphid control.

The lady bugs are placed in the trees in the evening hours in small bags.  They move out of the bags into their new homes where the food supply is plentiful.   So if you see the little bags in the trees please don’t remove them.  

CHOA Board looking for new Board and Committee Members- Correction

Please note that the last Post on this topic was not correct.  Ty Kuhns  resigned  from your CHOA Board.  The Post said he retired.    Sorry for the confusion-  Barry

Ty- thanks for your great service to the Board.

We are seeking additional Board members, ideally someone with some legal background.   That is a wish, but certainly not a requirement.

In addition, we are looking for neighbors who would be willing to join our Committees.  Current Committees include:

  • Rec Hall C
  • Pools
  • Landscape
  • Moss Control
  • Finance
  • Governance
  • Architecture
  • Social

While the Board meets monthly, the Committees meet on an ad hoc basis as needed.

If you are interested in any of these volunteer positions, please contact Steve Chinn at or 503-682-0234.

July Board Meeting Agenda 7/11/18 at Rec Hall C

Please join us for July Board Meeting

Rec Hall C = On Lafayette Way

Wednesday – 7/11/18 – 10:00am to 12:00pm


10:00 AM – Welcome and Call to Order

**Minutes from June Meeting Approval (addition of *Executive Meeting result)– ALL

**Treasurer’s Report:  –Sandie Maki

10: 15 AM – Old Business

Murphy’s Green update – Karen/Steve

Rec Hall C Kitchen update – Ron/Steve (Plumber quote)

Revision of the Information Directory – Karen/Sandie/Janet

Rec Hall Agreement

11:15 AM – New Business

Saturday or evening meeting in August

Events for 2019 = Holiday Social and any changes to Annual meeting

Pool Cost ?? – Sandy

Ty’s replacement

Rec Hall C monitor’s – Karen Miller and Sallie Brallier

11:30 AM – Open Forum

Questions from Resident Attendees

Questions from “Ask the Board”

*Executive Session (as needed) –* Need to vote to move to executive meeting

** No need to approve by vote monthly minutes or treasurers report

Information only:

HOA Attorney- Steve

Monthly article for Villager, (written by Jan) Ideas for articles: Serve with Love, Beautification, Modernization, Maintenance, Community, Outreach to Highschool and College