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

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.”    

Come and celebrate 30 years of Service with Jay Puppo 9/6 On CCC Garden Terrace

You may have seen this in your mail. 

Jay Puppo will celebrate 30 years of service as your State Farm Insurance agent Friday September 6th. 

 

To do this he has invited all residents of Charbonneau

 

……And he is going to celebrate with                      Ice Cream, Wine and Cheese.

 

 

When: Friday 9/6 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Where: Weather permitting this event will be on the Garden Terrace outside of the Country Club.

 

 Please RSVP by August 30th, by Phone  503-582-8181

I’m definitely coming – hope to see you there

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.

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.  

August 14th Board Meeting Agenda

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

 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 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

10:30 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

Please Read – Important information on increase of Rodents and Possible Water problems

Please help CHOA maintain our livability.  RATS have been seen and confirmed around (and in some cases below) some houses

We believe this is due to residents feeding the wildlife.

There is only one birdseed that can be used that will not attract Rodents

Janet MCGarrigle did some research to find out what to do:

 I called Backyard Bird Shop where we have been purchasing bird seed for quite a while.  We have only had trouble with one bold squirrel which we have been turning the hose on to scare off.  We have been diligent about cleaning off any spilled seed from our deck surface.  However, we agree that we now need to take further steps.  I learned today  there is a birdseed available that squirrels, rats, skunks, raccoons, and other mammals will not eat – but birds love it.  It’s called:

“HOT MEATS” may be found at:

Backyard Bird Shop

22000 Willamette Drive

West Linn, Or

503-303-4653

 

We do not want Rodents to overtake CHOA, please store your birdseed, that you may already own, in heavy duty containers with lids, clean any left over seed off of decks, etc.

***Golf information:   The golf course is putting in updated irrigation controllers, this MAY cause a disruption in the irrigation around your house.  Have Patience, it will come back on.  In the interim call Steve (see info below) and plan on hand watering until the system is fully upgraded

Steve Chinn
schinno@gmail.com
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 219, Wilsonville, OR 97070
Telephone:
(Cell) 503-312-0927 – (Office) 503-682-0234

Information from June Board Meeting

Gutters:

At the Annual Meeting there was a request for an earlier Gutter Cleaning:

  • Per CHOA’s budget there is only one cleaning a year,  For the winter 2019/2020  gutter cleaning will start in November and continue until all homes are completed.
  •  A flyer will be left on your door or gate, informing you that your home’s gutters have been cleaned
  • You as a homeowner will be responsible for any additional gutter cleanings.
  • Please contact Steve for a list of contractors that have been used in Charbonneau.  We cannot put the list on the website legally.

Irrigation Concerns:

  • At the start of the season, the irrigation system was off on several days, and so the irrigation system could not be tested for repairs/adjustments
  • Currently there are three full time irrigation people working to get all systems up and running
  • If you have a system that does not seem to be functioning properly, please contact Steve so that he can get the information to these three people
  • Be patient and know that work is being done.  You may need to hand water until all systems are up and running
Golf course side note: The golf course has recently spent over 100, 000 to upgrade the course sprinklers, this should result in better irrigation there too.

Hope to see you Saturday (6/15) at the REC HALL open house to celebrate our addition of a kitchen.  From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm 8298 SW Lafayette