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 schinno@gmail.com 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.”    

Reminder- Feeding of Wild birds or animals except Hummingbirds is Prohibited in CHOA

As you know, we have seen an increase in the number of wild animals in Charbonneau- there have been recent reports and sightings of a Cougar, Coyotes, Skunks, Racoons, Rats and Mice.

In order to try to stem this trend, we want to help eliminate as much of their food sources as possible.  Therefore, we are asking that each CHOA neighbor refrain from feeding any animals and/or birds anywhere in CHOA or around your home except for Hummingbirds.  This includes inside your courtyard also.

In addition, please feed your pets indoors only and don’t leave them unsupervised outside.

Thanks in advance for your help here to make CHOA a safer neighborhood.

Slow Down signs on Boones Bend and Fairway Dr

Slow Down Signs for two of our busiest streets.

In CHOA we have two roads that are used more frequently than other roads; Fairway Dr and Boones Bend.  These roads are used by residents, contractors and guests.  In addition to vehicle traffic, most of our roads are used by residents as walking and biking paths. 

For some time CHOA has been concerned with the legal speed of 25 mph.   25mph is too fast when cars are parked illegally, contractors are parked while unloading, and there are walkers or bikers too.

In July CHOA did a speed study on Fairway Dr. The result, almost all drivers were traveling at 25 mph or lower.

 We are asking CHOA residents to drive at a speed closer to 15-20 mph.  We ask walkers and bikers to take responsibility for their own safety by staying close to the side of the street.

We are working with the city to monitor the speed and possible solutions to protect the safety of all of our residents.

August 14th CHOA Board Meeting Agenda

Here is the agenda for the CHOA Monthly Board meeting for Wednesday, August 14th at 10:00 am in Rec Hall C:

 10:00 AM – Welcome and Call to Order

  • Note for guests: Please remember this is a board meeting, guests 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 July Meeting Approval –ALL

**Treasurer’s Report:  –Sandie Maki

10:15 AM – Old Business

  • Speed of cars on Fairway -update on speed check equipment- Robin report
  • Parking on Fairway update –Robin report
  • Reserve Study Painting Account/New software options? Report from Reserve study Committee- Doug and Packard-
  • Additions to Rec Hall agreement- Doug and Randy
  • Neighborhood Watch – Training to be held September 21st
  • Guest Parking – Randy

10:45 AM – New Business

  • Painting Trust – All – Be sure to look at “A” neighborhood house paint as you walk or drive around CHOA, you can see that area on the Map on the website
  • Golf course bathrooms – Karen to check with Garrons to see if they pay for their use
  • Finishing of Rec Hall Bathroom – Steve to provide update
  • Window that was part of Bathroom solution? –Steve to provide update
  • Feeding of wildlife- Changes needed to Bylaws? All
  • CCC looking for 3 new Board members- Anyone interested? All

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

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

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

CHOA Welcomes Lady Bugs

Please note that Garron Grounds has placed Lady Bug Bags 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.  

Please note that the heater for the Spa in Pool B is not working

Please note that the heater for Spa B has broken.  The Spa is still usable but will not be heated.  We anticipate it taking a couple of weeks to repair.  Good news is the weather is planning to be nice during this time so perhaps a cooler Spa will be refreshing.  We are working hard to get this back up and running.

If you have any questions and/or need more info, please contact Steve Chinn at 503-312-0927 or schinno@gmail.com