Please Return Your Ballots If You Haven’t Done So!

Remember!  The May 19 primary election is a very important one.  Among other issues to be decided is a measure that would, if approved, limit the number of terms that Wilsonville’s mayor and city councilors could serve.  Make your vote count.  Mail your ballot right away!

Update from Vote by Mail Annual Meeting

As you know, due to the COVID virus, the CHOA Annual Meeting was replaced this year with a Vote by Mail of the members.  The votes were turned in by April 27th and counted shortly thereafter.  The Board then held a follow-up meeting on April 30th (which is normally held right after the Annual Meeting) to Accept the members votes and plan Board assignments for the next year.

Here are the actions/summary of that meeting:

  1. Review and Accept Vote on the Minutes for last year’s Annual Meeting- Approved
  2. Review and Accept Vote of Resolution for IRS- Approved
  3. Review and Accept Vote for Renewing Board members- Janet McGarrigle and Barry Hendrix –Approved
  4. Review and Accept Vote for New Board member- Ken Gregson- Approved
  5. At this meeting, Jan Landis resigned from the Board effective April 28th. Jan had one year left on her term.  Jan was a great leader for the Board and will certainly be missed
  6. The Board has the ability to appoint a replacement and selected and Voted for Robin Shultz who has been serving as an advisor to the Board to complete Jan’s term. Approved
  7. In addition, Ron Reiter termed off of the Board after serving his second term. Ron did a nice job with the Architecture Committee and will be missed.
  8. Annually, the Board makes assignments and votes on the President and Vice President position. Barry Hendrix was voted in as President and Randy Hitz was voted in as Vice President and Secretary.  Approved. In addition, the following committee assignments were agreed to:
  • Janet McGarrigle- Welcoming
  • Sandie Maki- Finance
  • Karen Siegel- Landscaping
  • Packard Phillips – Pools
  • Robin Shultz- Communications
  • Doug- Parker- Governance, Architectural
  • Ken Gregson– Pools

The Board looks forward to working with all neighbors to continue to make Charbonneau a great place to live!

Reminder- CHOA homeowners: Please return your Primary Election ballots

Residents of the CHOA are reminded that they should return their mail-in ballots for the Tuesday, May 19 primary election as soon as possible.  Ballots must be received by the elections office no later than 8:00 pm on election.   This is made easy since all registered voters are provided a stamped self-addressed envelope in which to return their ballot.

This election is particularly important because it includes Measure 3-556 which, if approved, would limit the number of terms that Wilsonville’s mayor and city councilors could serve.  And it would be retroactive.  Whatever you decide on this measure and on other contests, make your vote count by returning your ballot soon.

Irrigation water system down until Monday

Please note that CHOA received the following note from the Golf Course/Water Company:

“I am sorry to have to send you all this notice.  We have unfortunately run into a major issue with the pumps and must do immediate repairs.  So, as of today the pumps and we will not be able to supply irrigation water till Monday.

Thanks and again sorry for the inconvenience,

Chris Bensel

PGA General Manager

Charbonneau Golf Club / Charbonneau Water Co.”

Charbonneau Ladies Niners Golf Club commends neighbors

Please see the following message from the Charbonneau Ladies Golf Club:

“Congratulations to all the Charbonneau residents participating in the Easter Sunday event to say Thank You to our Local First Responders and Medical Personnel.

The city of Wilsonville Police Department and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Department provided manpower and vehicles with lights and sirens ablazin’, to drive through the area.

The photographer for the Villager and the Easter Bunny (thanks Nancy Larsen) toured many of the homes on side streets in the area – especially those that notified us of having special displays.  While the Fire and Police weren’t able to get down every street in the neighborhood, they expressed how touched and appreciative they were with the rousing response from all our neighborhoods.  Watch for future editions of the Villager to see some of the many photos taken.

So, FANTASTIC JOB, Charbonneau residents!   Once again, you’ve shown what great neighbors you are.

Special thanks also to Dominoes Pizza, Wilsonville, for their generous donation of pizzas to both TVFR Station 52 and the Wilsonville Police Dept.”

Thank You- First Responders and Medical Professionals Sunday, April 12th at noon

Please note that there is a Thank you to our First Responders and Medical Professionals on Sunday, APRIL 12 (EASTER) at 12:00 NOON.

BE OUTSIDE YOUR HOME (STREET SIDE) TO CHEER FOR ALL THOSE WHO TAKE SUCH GOOD CARE OF US. MAKE SOME NOISE AND LET THEM KNOW WE SUPPORT THEIR EFFORTS.

Contact Mary Fieweger at 503-519-4388 or Karen Siegel at 503-970-0735 if you are participating. We’ll have The Villager photographer in the area and perhaps some of the First Responders.

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.

COVID-19 Concerns: An important Message from your CCC Emergency Preparedness / Public Safety Committee

We are all living through an extraordinary experience and one that changes daily. It is the hope of the CCC Emergency Preparedness/Public Safety (EPPS) committee to disseminate vital information to the community through our network of EPPS Captains. Please use any method at your disposal to spread the word.

The role of EPPS committee during this crisis is two-fold: 1. Encourage our residents to use trusted sources of information to learn best practices during this pandemic and then to USE THOSE BEST PRACTICES! 2. Share community information that might ease the burdens of our neighbors, particularly if we are quarantined or if they do not have access to necessities like groceries and medicines, while staying mindful of social distancing and protecting our own health.

TRUSTED INFORMATION:

Oregon Health Authority (OHA): https://www.oregon.gov/oha/pages/index.aspx

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/

Local news rooms are doing an excellent job with updated Oregon information.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION: This information is current as of 03/20/2020, be aware that things are constantly changing. As an example, as of this date home delivery of groceries, etc. is scheduled about 4 days out from the time of order. This is likely to get longer, so plan ahead!

HOME DELIVERIES: Home deliveries are available through Instacart for the following stores:

Fred Meyer, Safeway, Costco, Target, New Seasons and Petco. Details about how this works will be Posted next.  In the meantime, you can go to Instacart.com.

STORE PICKUPS: A number of local stores offer pickup services where you place an order online, select a time and pickup at the store. You will get an estimate of your bill when you place your order, you give them a credit or debit card number but the final bill may change due to weighed items, coupons, availability, etc. so when you pick up you need to present the card you used online. Another person can pick up your order but they need to provide the payment you used when ordering and valid ID for any age-restricted item. Please be cautious about sharing your credit/debit cards!!

RIDE SHARING: Caring members of our community have offered to drive people to the doctor or pharmacy: This is something we cannot recommend. The CDC advises us to avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis. Private vehicles can be used to transport people to the doctor but only by a primary member of their household (someone who has already been in contact).

Sandy Batte & Jerry Baker, Co-chairs

Rec Hall C closed until further notice

Since the health and welfare of our neighbors is of utmost importance, please note that due to the COVID-19 virus and the current rules around gatherings in groups, we have closed Rec Hall C to all activity at this time. 

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed when this changes.

Thank you for your support and understanding here.