Auroa Airport Master Plan

If so inclined would you consider cutting and pasting the letter below to your e-mail and send it to the address at the bottom? We would so appreciate it.  I know we all have lives and commitments. So please just consider it.  By Oct 4th, all written comments must be at the Oregon Aviation Board and their final decision to forward their recommendation will be decided on Oct 31st in Sun River.  I know Greg Leo and I will be there. You may think, as I do, that this cynically short time period is intentional to reduce our opportunity for public comment. Let’s prove them wrong. I’ve also attached a wonderful letter from Friends of French Prairie written by Ben Williams.  I personally know everything in his letter is factual. You may find the OABs actions infuriating and biased. So do I.  The OAB is full of contradictions, sleight -of-hand, back room meetings with airport business owners, and they’re looking at a non “master plan” that violates at least six of Oregon’s Land Use Plan rules. Please read Ben’s letter and feel free to use any part of it (or all of it) for your letter.  If you would rather write your own, great.  You may use the following if you like:   Email address:



Oregon Aviation Board

3040 25th St SE

Salem, Oregon 97302


ATTN: Aurora Master Plan 09/27/2019


I’m writing in total opposition to what is called the “Aurora State Airport Master Plan”.  The plan is required to address all of Oregon’s Land Use Plan.  It does not address Goal 1 Civic Participation, Goal 3 Protection of EFU land (Exclusive Farm Use), Goal 6 Pollution.  The Arora airport is the third largest polluter of all thirty state airport. This truly effects or health and safety. Goal 11 Public Services. It’s sewer and water are not connected to a utility district! Goal 12 Transportation. The plan has no consideration for surface road congestion. As if it isn’t bad enough. The plan is also required to counsel with state agencies.  I’m surprised they missed the Department of Agriculture,  The Department of Transportation, The DEQ? Really?  We also understand there are now real airport usage numbers.  So what’s wrong with getting the process right and using real numbers?  Following the rules like everyone else? Letting us in on the decision making process?  Do the master plan correctly.  Don’t hurt our quality of life, our health and our safety so that a handful of business owners can make a little more money.


Your Name



CHOA to participate in the Great Shakeout Drill Thursday October 17th

On Thursday, 10/17, at 10:17AM, CHOA and all of Charbonneau will be participating in the Great Oregon ShakeOut drill!  Why is it important to do a Drop, Cover, and Hold On drill? The Oregon Office of Emergency Management reminds us: “To react quickly you must practice often. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake, before strong shaking knocks you down–or drops something on you. Practicing helps you be ready to respond.

Homeowner Associations participating in the drill will hand out free raffle tickets to residents taking part!  Each HOA will have prizes to award!   REMEMBER: In any disaster, your most immediate source of help are the people living around you!   Additional information is available in the clubhouse.

Your CHOA Emergency Preparedness Team will be bringing around materials for our participation and we hope EVERYONE will be involved!



September 21st 10:00 am Neighborhood watch training

Officer Sara McClurg will present information and training on how to set up a Neighborhood watch with your closest neighbors (ideally 5 residents)

When: Saturday September 21st at 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Where: Rec Hall C on Lafaeyette

Please talk with your neighbors and plan to attend as a group.

We will need to confirm who will be attending so that Sara can bring the right amount of training materials.

Please let us know in the comments if you plan to attend

I sent email reminders to all of those who committed to come.  There is room for more


This will be a 90 minute presentation where you will learn how to set up a phone tree and email group to notify your neighbors of any suspicious activities.  This is a good way to get to know your neighbors better.



Information from the September 11th Board meeting

Request that the pools remain open longer

  • Based on the weather on Monday 9/16 all pools except A pool (Boones Bend Pool) will close.
    • This decision was based on the fact that cooler temperatures during the evening hours increase the cost of heating the pools for day time use
      • Note: Pool A is located off of Boones Bend on Boones Bend RD/Street/cul-de-sac
    • Pool A (on Boones Bend Rd)was chosen to stay open until 9/27 because it has a hot tub and the most parking available

Winter use of the Springridge pool is available to all Charbonneau residents:

      • Adult  Open Swim 6:00 am to 7:00 am
      • Water Aerobics Class information Contact Helen Heestand for class information at 503-694-2192
        • Note: Robin Shultz called and Helen Heestand states that the pool will be closed starting September 23 for several weeks due to a new roof being put on

Update on safety efforts to address speed on our roads

  •  At the October Board Meeting (10/9 at 6:00 pm)  we have a representative from the City of Wilsonville who is attending our board meeting to discuss what can be done
  • We encourage residents to attend so that the City can see that this is an important safety issue for our community
  •  We will have more documented information at that time from the city on the traffic and speed on the two main streets in CHOA

Garron Grounds annual pruning will start soon

Please note that the The Fall/Winter prune will begin in September and continue into October.

The pruning will include clearing of ornamental flowers that are spent, removal of spent and unsightly foliage of hostas, ferns, and daylilies.  Hedges and arborvitaes will be topped and shaped.  Plant growth that blocks views from windows will be lowered.  Roses, topiaries and owner-planted perennials and espaliers WILL NOT be pruned nor will ornamental grasses. 

We will clear sidewalks (including cart paths), entries, driveways, and parking, of any overgrowth according to approved clearances.

If you have plants that you do not want pruned please place a blue tape around those plants.  If you do not want any pruning done, please contact Steve Chinn at or  503-682-0234 to request to be placed on the Do Not Prune list.

September 11 at 10:00 am Board Meeting Agenda

2019 September CHOA Monthly Meeting

Wednesday – 9/11/2019 – 10:00 am 


10:00 AM – Welcome and Call to Order

  • Note for guest: Please remember this is a board meeting, guest are not to interrupt unless asked to speak by the chairman. If you do have a concern, it is best to put your concern in writing prior to the board meeting so that the board will have time to thoughtfully consider your concern. – Thank You

**Minutes from August Meeting Approval –ALL

**Treasurer’s Report: Water Bill update –Sandie Maki


10:15 AM – Old Business

  • Speed of cars on Fairway/Boones Bend-review of feedback to Slow Down signs/ plan for City of Wilsonville visitor at our October meeting- All
    • Lots of response to the Post – from wanting to reduce speed, to ordering more signs (see new business), to speed bumps
  • Parking on Fairway update- plan questions for City of Wilsonville visitor– All
  • Additions to Rec Hall agreement- Doug and Randy
  • Neighborhood Watch – Training to be held September 21st
  • Finishing of Rec Hall Bathroom –review bids, select committee to manage this- New bid – Consider a Committee to decide?

11:00 AM – New Business

  • Feeding of wildlife-feedback on Post- Jan
  • Other items from the Floor– All
  • Chimneys and Brick Walls – Steve/Ron
  • Request to keep the Pool open past the 16th – Steve/Jan
  • Request for more signs- Missing Signs – Down to 1 on Fairway and 3 on Boones Bend
  • 2020 Budget planning – Sandi
  • Disaster Preparedness information – October 17th – Great American Shakeout

11:30 AM – Open Forum

  • Questions from Resident Attendees
  • Questions from “Ask the Board”

To keep for further discussion

  • Process for informing for next painting – paint chips available, etc.
    • Send out information 1 year in advance
    • Have Database and Chips on the Rec Hall bulletin board
    • Ann to send a note to new owners about paint color change
  • Reserve Study Painting Account/New software options? Report from Reserve study Committee- Doug and Packard

Pools to remain open until 9/16

Because the weather looks good for the upcoming few weeks, the pools will remain open until 9/16.  On that date we will make a decision to close or remain open based on weather

Reminder- September is Emergency Preparedness Month

Please don’t throw away your copy of the September Boones Ferry Messenger from the City of Wilsonville.  All of page 5 contains important information from FEMA and other sources about getting your home ready for an emergency.  Everything in those articles complements what your own CHOA Emergency Preparedness Team is developing to help in the event of an emergency that leaves Charbonneau isolated for a day or more.  Doing some preparation will ready us for the state-wide practice drill, The Great Oregon Shakeout, which takes place October 17, 2019, at 10-17 in the morning.  Let’s all “be prepared.”