Save the Date- Murphy’s Green Grand Re-Opening- Monday August 20th at 6:00 pm

Please note that we are having our Grand Re-Opening for the new Upgraded Murphy’s Green on Monday, August 20th at 6 pm.  Stay tuned for additional details!

CHOA Welcomes Lady Bugs

Please note that Garron Grounds will again be placing Lady Bugs 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.  

July Board Meeting Agenda 7/11/18 at Rec Hall C

Please join us for July Board Meeting

Rec Hall C = On Lafayette Way

Wednesday – 7/11/18 – 10:00am to 12:00pm

 

10:00 AM – Welcome and Call to Order

**Minutes from June Meeting Approval (addition of *Executive Meeting result)– ALL

**Treasurer’s Report:  –Sandie Maki

10: 15 AM – Old Business

Murphy’s Green update – Karen/Steve

Rec Hall C Kitchen update – Ron/Steve (Plumber quote)

Revision of the Information Directory – Karen/Sandie/Janet

Rec Hall Agreement

11:15 AM – New Business

Saturday or evening meeting in August

Events for 2019 = Holiday Social and any changes to Annual meeting

Pool Cost ?? – Sandy

Ty’s replacement

Rec Hall C monitor’s – Karen Miller and Sallie Brallier

11:30 AM – Open Forum

Questions from Resident Attendees

Questions from “Ask the Board”

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

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

Information only:

HOA Attorney- Steve

Monthly article for Villager, (written by Jan) Ideas for articles: Serve with Love, Beautification, Modernization, Maintenance, Community, Outreach to Highschool and College

There is an Alligator in my pool (and now ants)

The Ducks have decided that some of our pools are new ponds for them to play in.  Ducks are fun, except when they leave reminders of their visit.

To help keep the pools clean of “debris” we  recently purchased an Articulating Alligator to see if this device would discourage the ducks.  The pool we chose to trial the alligator in was F&G pool.  Unfortunately, the Alligator was viewed as a toy and ended up in pieces in the surrounding yard.

Karen Siegel was able to reassemble the Alligator so that we can continue to use it.

Please if you see the Alligator in your pool, it is not a toy.

I know that for some the Alligator can be a temptation.  If you need to, you can remove the Alligator device while you are in the pool.  Ducks don’t usually land when people are present.  Just remember to put the Alligator back in before you leave.

 

Thanks for your help.

While we’re on the subject of keeping our pools clean………

Remember, there is no eating in the pool area.

We do have a service that helps keep our pools clean and usable.  That said, food debris attracts ants and other wildlife.  In addition to the regular pool cleaning service paid for out of your HOA dues, treatment for ants is an extra cost that should not be needed if food is only consumed in areas outside of the pool.

 

 

Agenda for Monthly Board Meeting on 6/13 at 10:00 AM

2018 June CHOA Monthly Meeting
Wednesday – 6/13/18 – 10:00am to 12:00pm

10:00 AM – Welcome and Call to Order

**Minutes from May Meeting Approval – ALL
**Treasurer’s Report: –Sandie Maki

10: 15 AM – Old Business
• Murphy’s Green update – Karen/Steve
• Rec Hall C Kitchen update – Ron/Steve
• Revision of the Information Directory – Karen/Sandie/Janet
• Moss covered curbs committee – Email from Ann Bush
11:15 AM – New Business
• Appeal concerning painting of trim
• Addition to the Information Directory to give a heads up when homeowners install new windows or gutters how they should plan for future painting
• Organizing Guest Parking painting of strips for parking
• Energy trust Light bulbs
• Thank you for donation to the Rec Hall – Janet sweeper, Jan Vacuum
• Cleaning Fee charge for use of the Rec Hall? – Recent misuse

Addition of Agreement for the Pool use in conjunction to the use of the Rec Hall

11:30 AM – Open Forum
• Questions from Resident Attendees
• Questions from “Ask the Board”

What to do if you spot Honey Bees in CHOA

Please note that Honey Bees have been spotted in CHOA.

Here is a note from one of our neighbors – “Yesterday, Sunday May 27th…….Memorial Day weekend I was sitting by the F & G Pool about 4:00 when I noticed a swarm of bees on the side of the pool house.  They just appeared and swarmed for 30 to 60 minutes and then gathered on a bush to rest.  I thought they looked like honey bees (and they were).  I know that we shouldn’t destroy bees……….just report them.  Well, on Memorial weekend you can imagine how hard is was to get ahold of anyone for a non-emergency call.  Finally, I was in touch with “Debbie” in Woodland Washington (Preservation Bee Keeping) who gave me a local # (503-649-8577).  A very nice lady came out and was very happy that no one had tried to destroy the bees.  She gathered them in a box and asked if she could leave it over night, since as the weather cools most of the bees will get in the box.  She came before 7:00am this morning and took her bees”.

In addition, there is a Daniel Kovac who also works with bees.  He can be contacted is 503-628-1236.

Please do not destroy Honey Bees.  Please call one of the two numbers in this Post if you see Honey Bees.

Sprinklers will be turned on this weekend

Please note that we will be running the sprinklers on Saturday night (May 12th) and Monday (May 14th) at 50% because of the hot weather which is forecast. This isn’t the start of full-time watering.  That won’t start till the pumps go in the river probably late May or early June.

Per the Golf Course- ” We usually wait until were comfortable that the river levels won’t rise.  We think we can have the river pump operational within the next 1 – 2 weeks.  In the meantime, water as needed to maintain what you have, but encourage your landscapers to be judicious, I don’t think anything in the 10-day forecast will necessitate mid-summer type irrigation.

We’ll let you know when we have the pump in the river, we’re currently working through a couple logistical issues, but should have those resolved shortly”.

Danny Vandecoevering

Golf Course Superintendent

Pilates with Jules schedule change for Summer

Pilates with Jules (July 16th – Sept 3rd )

Mondays only

Mondays 10:30-11:30am at the Rec Hall on Lafayette.

8 week session – $60

Drop in $10

 

Spring Snail Alert

Spring is here – and so are the snails who love to dine on our leafy green plants, especially hostas.  Garron has treated with an initial application of snail and slug bait. We are recommending that homeowners continue treating their plants to defeat these pests.

 

Pilates with Jules schedule change for Summer

Pilates with Jules (July 16th – Sept 3rd )

Mondays only

Mondays 10:30-11:30am at the Rec Hall on Lafayette.

8 week session – $60

Drop in $10