Neighborhood Watch message from Charbonneau Country Club

Please note that CHOA received the following message from the Country Club:

“Charbonneau Residents:

In the last couple of weeks,  we have seen increased reports of auto theft and auto break-ins in Charbonneau.  This is typically something we only see during the Christmas season. Our Charbonneau security officers are aware of this situation and are patrolling our neighborhoods every night. If you see something or someone that seems out of place in the evenings, please call First Response at 503-207-5300.   If you see a crime in progress, dial 911.  As always, remember to lock your cars and don’t leave valuables in your car.

Jim Meierotto

CCC General Manager”

 

 

 

WHAT YOUR LANDSCAPE COMPANY IS DOING ABOUT COVID-19

Please note that CHOA received the following letter from Garron Grounds:

“WHAT IS YOUR LANDSCAPE COMPANY DOING ABOUT COVID-19

To Our Valued Customers:

A week ago, we brought in a crew to power wash and spray sanitize all vehicles, trailers, and equipment being used on your property.  It was a major effort.

Employees are being screened for any signs of flu or virus and being told to stay home if they or anyone in their family is sick.

They also have been told not to approach any customers or vendors and to keep a six-foot distance.

We have a supply of sanitizing wipes, gloves, N-95 masks, and disinfectant for our equipment.

It is our intent to continue providing services to our clients while providing safeguards to everyone’s health and safety.

Regular sanitizing of our equipment and facilities will continue as well as promoting personal hygiene of our employees.

You have the best regards from your grounds crew.

Ken Bartus, Owner and General Manager”

For your own safety, please stay off the golf course unless golfing

Please note that CHOA received the following note from the Golf Club:

Dear HOA Presidents:

I need your help to correct a very dangerous situation.  A couple of years ago as part of the TWCDI campaign we allowed walking on certain 9’s at certain hours.  That policy was wonderful and worked for a short time until we experienced daily cases of people walking at all times while golfers were playing, which made for one very dangerous situation after another.  Once that dangerous situation became the norm, I asked the CGC Board of Directors to restrict walking completely.  This has been and continues to be Charbonneau Golf Course official policy.

Over the last four months or so there has a been large increase in residents walking, jogging, biking and walking their dogs or allowing their dogs to run on the golf course.  Even though the Red nine is closed for winter, the policy of not walking on the golf course remains the same.

I am asking if you could send an email out on the CGC’s behalf to your residents asking them to abide by this very crucial policy.  We are trying to protect everyone involved with this policy and keep everyone safe.

***We will be working with CCC to evaluate the policy as soon as practical.  Policy updates will be announced as appropriate.  Until then, the current policy stands.

As the signs state around the entrances of the golf course property:

FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY, PLEASE….

NO WALKING

NO JOGGING

NO BICYCLES

NO DOGS

ON THE GOLF COURSE

…..THANK YOU

 

INSTACART HOME DELIVERY- Information from the CCC Emergency Preparedness/Public Safety Committee

In our area, Instacart handles home deliveries from the following stores: Fred Meyer, Safeway, Costco, Target, New Seasons and Petco.  Instacart is an independent contractor that allows you to shop at these stores online, then sends a “personal shopper” to fulfill and deliver your order. This personal shopper goes to the store, picks up everything on your list, and then drives it to you in their own car. How to begin:

  • Go to https://www.instacart.com/ The opening page may be for a particular store, like Fred Meyer. To the left of your screen, click on a drop-down menu “STORES” and select the store you want.
  • You will need to sign-up with Instacart, the process is very straight forward.
  • Select the store you want and begin shopping Understand that Instacart has nothing to do with how the prices are set. Typically, you might have to pay a little more for most items through Instacart than if you were shopping in real life. NOTE: Some folks have found shopping on the Fred Meyer website (rather than on Instacart’s) is more user friendly. Instacart will still be delivering your items, the order is just done on the FM website.
  • Instacart shoppers are shopping at the same stores as the rest of the American public. Which means, right now, lots of products may not be available. The app and website usually does a good job to warn you if something is low or out of stock, but know that you might not receive everything you request in your order. (Your total price will be corrected to accurately reflect what you did receive.)
  • Delivery costs are typically about $10.00
  • You can opt to have items left at your door
  • You can choose a delivery day and time window
  • ABOUT TIPPING:Tips are strongly encouraged. $5 or 20 percent of the total bill is typical but with everything going on right now, you may want to consider even more, if you are in the position to do so. Most people don’t want to leave their houses right now and your Instacart shopper might be taking this job because the money is desperately needed. Please, do what you can to support them.

Pros:

Very convenient,

Thorough online selection, close to what you’d find in-store

Ability to order from stores beyond supermarkets

Access to Costco even without a membership

Friendly personal shoppers and an easy ordering experience; shoppers are communicative if there are any issues or substitutions

Cons:

Can’t be too choosy particularly right now when some supplies are low

Prices vary from actual in-store prices, which means you could pay a premium (but not always).

Experience:

Reports from residents who have used Instacart are favorable. Personal shoppers seem to communicate very well via text.

Important message about COVID 19 from CCC Emergency Preparedness

Please see the note below from the CCC Emergency Preparedness Committee and Eric Hoem, CHOA Emergency Preparedness Committee:

“We are sure everyone is trying to come to grips with what is best for their household as we learn to cope with a ‘new normal’ living with the COVID 19 outbreak. Many of you may have already done this, but we are asking you to extend a special kind of ‘Neighbor Care’ to your elderly neighbors.

You might (a) remind them that the Wilsonville Safeway and Fred Meyer both offer home delivery, and (b) if you are already shopping for groceries or health care items you might ask if you can pick up something for those elderly neighbors.

Obviously, no one should put their own health at risk, but if you can make a phone call to get a list, and deliver things to the front door, that might be a real life-saver for some folks!

Please stay safe, follow CDC and Oregon Health Authority guidelines and thank you for your commitment to Charbonneau.

1/28 CCC Special Meeting Official Proxy for those unable to attend (Must be delivered before the meeting)

Official Proxy Special Meeting on 1/28 at the CCC

 

Link to Official Proxy for the 1/28 Special Meeting:  https://choaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Special-Meeting-proxy-form-Final.docx

 

Agenda for the CCC Meeting on 1/28 6:30 pm:

      • A DISCUSSION OF BOARD RESOLUTIONS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS PROPOSES TO ADOPT IN RESPONSE TO THE PETITION’S FOUR DEMANDS; AND
      • A VOTE BY THE MEMBERSHIP REGARDING MEMBER SUPPORT OF, OR OPPOSITION TO, THE BOARD’S ACTIONS AND PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS REGARDING THE ANNEX AND THE GOLF CLUB.
You may also Download the form included below:

Notice- Special Meeting of Charbonneau County Club January 28th at 6:30 pm

Please see the notice below from CHARBONNEAU COUNTRY CLUB:

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION- JANUARY 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm

CHARBONNEAU CLUBHOUSE DINING ROOM

SUPPLEMENTAL MEETING NOTICE- DATED JANUARY 15, 2020

THIS NOTICE SUPPLEMENTS THE ONE COPIED BELOW SENT TO THE MEMBERSHIP DATED DECEMBER 19, 2020 BY ADDING TO THE SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA

  • A DISCUSSION OF BOARD RESOLUTIONS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS PROPOSES TO ADOPT IN RESPONSE TO THE PETITION’S FOUR DEMANDS; AND
  • A VOTE BY THE MEMBERSHIP REGARDING MEMBER SUPPORT OF, OR OPPOSITION TO, THE BOARD’S ACTIONS AND PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS REGARDING THE ANNEX AND THE GOLF CLUB.

Dear Fellow Residents:

On November 22, 2019, a petition signed by residents representing less than 100 Charbonneau voting members was delivered anonymously to the Charbonneau Country Club (CCC) Offices and also mailed to the CCC President. A full copy of the petition has been posted to the CCC website.   The Board believes the petition contains some factual errors and that the demands in the petition for membership votes at the meeting to override the Board create procedural issues, which the Board will address at the meeting.

  • The petition requests the Board call a special meeting of residents to make changes by acquiescing to the petitioners’ four stated demands.
  • The petition was delivered without identifying a contact person for whoever authored the petition; so the Board has no petitioner spokesperson with whom we can coordinate.

In keeping with our governing documents, the Oregon Planned Community Act, and the advice of the association’s legal counsel, we have scheduled a Special Meeting to address the petition’s four purposes for calling a Special Meeting, summarized as follows:

  1. A demand that the Board provide transparency on feasibility studies, financial impacts, market analysis and contracts, specifically regarding the golf course transaction under negotiation and the Annex development and financing under consideration.
  2. A demand that the Board agree to a membership vote of all members prior to Board action requiring financial commitment exceeding $1,000,000
  3. A demand that the Board agree to create a committee and facilitate accomplishment of amendments and/or completely redraft the CC&R’s along with complimentary and corollary amendments to the bylaws, and rules and regulations.
  4. A demand that the Board stop annual increases to HOA dues above the Consumer Price Index without a vote of the members.

This special meeting is scheduled for January 28, 2020 at 6:30PM inour  CCC Dining Room.

Respectfully,

Charbonneau Country Club Board of Directors

Test your Chess skills against a Champion and help support a good cause- Jan 29th!

 CHESS TOURNAMENT

Featuring Chess Champion Nick Raptis

Fundraiser for Friends of French Prairie

 January 29th, 2020
6:30 – 9:00 PM

Charbonneau Clubhouse
32000 SW Charbonneau Drive, Wilsonville, OR 97070

Help raise funds for Friends of French Prairie and their fight to protect our farmland and our quality of life in and around Charbonneau. Every dime raised by registration and the live and silent auctions goes to support Friends of French Prairie!

Here is how it works:

Register to play Nick Raptis, highly ranked International Chess Federation player, and winner of many Oregon Chess Championships, as he plays up to 20 people simultaneously!

Or attend to watch the tournament and presentation on how to become a better chess player!

Competition Registration: $50
Compete against champion Nick Raptis

Spectator Tickets: $20 (first beverage included)
Enjoy the play-by-play on the big screen, sip local wine, mix and mingle!

Additional wine available for donation. Light snacks served.

Register, RSVP, Questions: Wayne Richards, Charbonneau Civic Affairs Chair
rich4748@outlook.com

December 11th Board Agenda

2019 December CHOA Monthly Meeting

Wednesday – 12/11/19 10:00 AM

 

10:00AM – 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 November Meeting Approval –ALL

**Treasurer’s Report –Sandie Maki

 

10:15 AM Open Forum

  • Questions from Resident Attendees – 2 minutes top per person
  • Questions from “Ask the Board”

 

Old Business

  • Additions to Rec Hall agreement- All – Was sent to everyone for review by email on 10/14
  • Chimneys and Brick Walls– Report Report on Raccoons on roofs, seals at base of the chimney and roof pipes
  • Report on efforts to address street safety –Jan
  • Range use of Pool – Response from Range – Sandie
  • Finishing of Rec Hall Bathroom –review bids, select committee to manage this- – Committee Report – Roger McGarrigle – Possible Bid Solicitation consideration – Feedback needs to be given to Roger for vote in January
  • Reserve Study Painting Account/New software options? Report from Reserve study Committee- Doug and Packard – Will be given in December

10:30 am – New Business

  • Other items from the Floor– All
  • Talked with Alta on Street Safety – Next step contact with CCC
  • January Holiday Party – January 25th at 5 pm *note we cannot have the room until 4 pm which is when we are scheduled to have it

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

Gutter Cleaning has started

Per request from our Residents – This year we are starting the Gutter Cleaning before the 1st of the year.

Our contractor was scheduled to start November 1st, but because of the great weather we’ve been having  the leaves were too dry and  just kept blowing away.

After the rain this last week – which made the leaves more wet – Gutter cleaning was started earlier this week in “A” Neighborhood.

So you may see the contractor cleaning your gutters in the near future.  Probably will continue into December.

 

On another note: Please be aware a cougar was spotted running from on French Prairie and then running down Miley Rd early in the morning.

Watch your pets when they are outside, especially early in the morning

 

 

 

Have a great Thanksgiving.  Charbonneau is a great place to live!!

We are all truly blessed

Jan Landis

CHOA President