Pool Closures

As the weather starts to cool we will start closing pools.

Two pools will close the evening of Sunday 9/11 :

B pool and B spa

E pool

Remember your pool key opens all pools in the CHOA area.  So if next week ends up getting warm again and you feel in need of pool time, the following pools will remain open a little longer:

A pool and A spa

C pool

F&G pool


Reminder: Monthly Board Meeting September 14th at 10:00 am

The Monthly CHOA Board Meeting is an open meeting.

Date: Wednesday September 14th

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00pm

Rec Hall C, LaFayette St



Minutes approval

Treasurer’s Report

Old Business:

Parking – We will have Lt Jeff Smith from Wilsonville Police to give us more information on Wilsonville Parking Ordinance ( See attached summary)

New Business:

Storm Drain Lines – Ralph Martin

Committee reports


Results from the Survey

We had 36 responses from the survey that was sent out a little less than a month ago, below is a summary of the responses:


  1. Comments about the new planters around the pools – Most responses were positive and liked the attractive addition to the pools
  2. Response to the question oflabeling our area, similar to LaVonne – Most felt that it would be a waste of money and perhaps be divisive
  3. To the Question about the resurfacing of the pool at Boones Bend and Winchester – Many people had not had a chance yet to go to the pool and evaluate the improvement.  Some felt it might be best to wait to see how this resurfacing holds up before doing the rest of the pools
  4. The responses about the practice green (Murphy’s green) next to Green on Red nine were very positive, with many looking forward to using this area again.  However, the report from the board meeting was that the seeding of this area did not work.  Next step “plugging” in September – so stay tuned
  5. Finally whattype of information do you want to see on Website Post:
    • Information about Rec Hall C – we are looking at some updates to this building soon, I will be posting pictures and descriptions soon
    • Budget Summaries -Will work with our Treasurer and see what we can put together
    • Minutes – Highlights from board meetings, especially decision that affect expenditures, Questionnaires on upcoming decisions before the decision is made, updates on Disaster Preparedness –  Minutes are posted on the website one month after their approval.  So if you look under minutes you will see July’s minutes.  I do understand your request for highlights and will try to address some of important information in some future post. Link to the Minutes
    • More Surveys – Your response was very helpful, so look forward to more surveys in the future
    • On-line recommendations of contractors – Unfortunately as part of the Board, we cannot recommend contractors.  But if you find someone that you would like to recommend.  You can post in the comments your recommendations

      What’s happening in Charbonneau – Crime waves, I believe that this information comes first from the Country club as they receive reports from security patrols

      Pertinent information = When does trimming start, spraying, weeding, anything that affects homeowners.  Response from Landscaping that all areas are different and changes are made all the time.

      Break down of the homeowners insurance – so can see big picture – Our policy is on-line at the information directory – We are checking with Jay to see if he can put something together.  Link to Information Directory and Insurance Policy

      Work behind the houses on Miley – Unbelievable improvement – I will be posting pictures soon.

      Finally there was a suggestion that we have an Orientation for new & old residents explaining landscaping – what do the gardeners maintain outside of gates, sprinklers and water systems, e.g. Flushing schedules. 2. Noise abatement on weekends, e.g. Blowers in early am.  This sounds like a great committee project.  Please let me know if there is anyone who would like to help plan and put together a presentation welcome new residents to our community.

Report from Mick Hergert – Another Scam to be aware of

Report from Mick and Donna Hergert

Donna and I received a phone call this a.m. from our oldest grandson who suddenly went to New York to attend a wedding.  While there he rear ended someone, broke his nose, and was issued a DUI.  He had one phone call to make after the emergency room and booking at the police station.  Didn’t want to have us tell his parents. Real fishy.  We got a call 10 minutes later from an attorney in NY giving us details of how we can “spring” the kid out of jail.  Of course it meant sending $$ to him. I knew it was a scam pretty quickly as I have read about the “grandparents scam”.  So, for all the grandparents in Charbonneau take warning.

The scammers claiming a broken nose and therefore sounding nasally, did explain the change of voice.  However, Mick stated that they know their Grandson and know that he would never go on a lark trip to NY for just his friends wedding and so they called him immediately and of course he was at work.
Bottom line is always good to check the facts of any phone calls you receive

Happy 4th of July – Fun Fact about our flag

The Designer of Our Current Flag

The flag, as it flies today with 50 stars and 13 stripes, was designed in 1958 by 17-year-old high school student, Robert G. Heft, of Lancaster, Ohio.

While his teacher only awarded Heft a B- for the sewing project, President Dwight D. Eisenhower chose his design out of 1,500 entries.

Thankfully, Heft’s teacher made good on her promise to raise his grade in the unlikely event that his design won the contest.

4th of July

Information meeting on Proposed Wilsonville Recreational and Aquatic Center

So that you will have all of the facts in November to make an informed decision, Councilman Starr will give a short presentation on the Proposed Wilsonville Recreation and Aquatic Center

When: Thursday June 30, 2016
6:30 PM
Recreation Hall C
Lafayette Street

Open to all CHOA residents

Questions: Jan Landis, CHOA Communication Director, CHOAonline@gmail.com, 503-550-7264

For a fact sheet, please click link below:

Wilsonville Recreational Aquatic Center Fact Sheet

Be aware that Vermin have been seen in the neighborhood

A Rat was seen by Ralph Martin (CHOA Landscape Director) on a bird feeder just inside a courtyard on Fairway Dr.  Please do not feed the ducks throwing birdseed in the grass!  I personally (Jan Landis, CHOA communication Director) have seen an increase of duck activity, including excrement all over our patio.

According to Ralph, if many residents are feeding wildlife, outside of the CHOA policy, it may be why we are seeing rats and recent sightings of the coyote.  Ralph has personally  seen a coyote 3 times around F&G pool area in the early evenings!  With the added concern of the rats, who now have crossed over from Louvonne to Fairway this must be addressed.  Thank you!  Ralph


Policy regarding feeding of wildlife in CHOA Neighborhoods (May 14, 2014):


  • Feeding of wild animals, for example, geese, ducks, squirrels, and deer in all areas outside your home, including your courtyard, is prohibited.
  • Birds may only be fed inside a homeowner’s courtyard with a feeder hung above the ground.
  • Homeowners should only use cracked birdseed or a seed mixture called No Waste®
  • Homeowners may feed hummingbirds inside their courtyard and in common areas outside of the courtyard with a liquid feeder hung above the ground.
  • Offenders of the above policy will be given one oral warning. Subsequent offenses will be enforced in accordance with CHOA’s Enforcement Resolution 2013-002.
  • A fine of $25.00 could be issued.

Coyote spotted near Fairway Dr and F&G Pool

A coyote was spotted on the path by F & G pool and walking across Fairway Dr at the parking area near 8225 SW Fairway Dr.

Please be careful with your pets and small children



2016 Annual Meeting April 25th at 7:00 pm – Please plan to attend

Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for Monday 4/25/16 at 7:00 pm at the Charobonneau Country Club.   Please plan to attend this important meeting


  • Election of New Board Members
  • Introduction of Board Members
  • Minutes from 2015 Annual Meeting for approval
  • Financial Report
  • Updates and Accomplishments
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Homeowners Open Forum

March Monthly Board Meeting Canceled

There is not a quorum for the the monthly board meeting in March, as a result Wednesday, March 9th board meeting has been canceled.

The next Monthly meeting will be April 13th, at 10:00 in Pool House C on Lafayette.