June 24, 2014


Minutes of June 24, 2014

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM by president Chris Rodrigues.  Treasurer Gordon Hill, Secretary Shirleann Nold, and Meg Paul were present.  Sean Bauer was not present.

Renton Fire District 40 was not represented this month.  Updates appear in the Fairwood Flyer.

Minutes from the May meeting were approved as read.

The bookkeeper’s report was not available.  There are only 2 cases of outstanding dues at this time.   Chris, Meg and Gordon will arrange to have new signatures on the HOA bank account.

Architectural Control: Sean Bauer submitted four approvals: –two for painting, one for a fence, and a fourth for a backyard landscaping project. All proposed projects in the community need to have the approval of the architectural chairman.

Landscaping: Gordon is meeting with Malone’s regarding the sprinkler system.  The broken pipes and sprinklers have been repaired, but are not on timers to date.  The board is actively seeking bids for electrical work at the Gables entrance.  Chris has ordered replacements for the broken flyer boxes.   Chris is sanding and repainting the sign at the tot lot. The board is taking bids for stump grinding at the site where trees were removed by the city at the Gables tot lot. There were three residences that have rented the power washer last month. The power washer is available upon request at 10.00 per day by the HOA. Please contact Chris Rodrigues at 206-659-3072 to make your reservation.

New Business:  It was approved by the board that Meg Paul will serve as the new treasurer, replacing Gordon Hill.  Gordon will take on the responsibility for the landscaping committee.

Dumping grass clippings in the green belt is not condoned because wet clippings combined with hot weather can become combustible.

The board is considering new speed limits within our community of 10 mph.

This year, “America’s Night Out” will be celebrated in our community on Tuesday, August 5th at 7:00 PM at the tot lot.  The Fire Department will be invited to send a truck and ice cream will be served.  The board looks forward to big community turnout.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 22, at 7:00 PM.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.

Respectfully submitted, Shirleann Nold, secretary

May 27, 2014


Minutes of May 27th, 2014

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 by Chris Rodrigues. Treasurer Gordon Hill, Architectural lead Sean Bauer was present. Shirleann Nold was absent.  Due to scheduling difficulties the board did not hold an April meeting.

Renton Fire Department did not attend the meeting.  Note that the Fire Department does post updates in the Fairwood Flyer.

Gordon Hill reported that the majority of the Homeowner Association dues have been collected with only a few outstanding balances. If you have not paid your dues please contact Joy Church at 16915 SE 272nd St. Suite 100 – PMB 197 Covington, WA. 98042.

The Spring Cleanup held April 26-27th was a success with many homeowners taking advantage of the aerator and thatcher.  The board would like to thank Gordon Hill for coordinating this project.

The board has a few landscaping improvement projects in our common areas on the calendar and will review bids within the month.

Sean Bauer reported we had one submission for fence replacement and landscape improvement.  A reminder to all homeowner’s that the board adheres to the Declaration Covenants to maintain uniformity of use and appearance for our community. Please submit all plans for change to Sean Bauer at architecture@elloittfarms.net.

The sport court is being resurfaced just in time for summer.  The board would like to thank Sean Bauer for collecting bids and coordinating this project.

The “Homes of Elliott Farms” sign located at the Gables tot lot will be repainted and relocated. This work will be completed by mid-June.

The board recognizes many of the flyer notification boxes attached to the mailboxes have been damaged and we are working to find replacements.

The next board meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 24th, at 7:00 PM at Nativity Lutheran Church, located on 140th, on the right just past Petrovitsky.  Homeowners are encouraged to come.

Respectfully submitted,

Chris Rodrigues

March 25, 2014


Minutes of March 25, 2014

The meeting was called to order at 7:20 by Chris Rodrigues.  Bookkeeper Joy Church, treasurer Gordon Hill, Architectural lead Sean Bauer, secretary Shirleann Nold, and Captain Larry Welch of the fire department were present.

Captain Welch presented talking points for the month of March regarding household falls, poisoning, and checking smoke alarms.  These are published in the Fairwood Flyer.  He also reviewed Heart Awareness statistics for the district.  Over 6,000 blood pressure and blood sugar checks were done.  They found that 15% of adults tested for high blood pressure.  Alerts for diabetes were issued for 166 of those tested.  Surprisingly, a large number of children were also found to have high sugar and/or high blood pressure.  Next month the fire department will address the issue of outdoor burning and barbecue safety.  See the Flyer.

Minutes were pre-approved by e-mail.

Joy Church submitted a financial report.  We are current within our proposed budget.  She reported that our property taxes were up by just $10.80.   The board approved receiving the monthly financial report prior to the board meeting.  Joy will be available during board meetings by cell phone, if there are questions.  This will save the association @$600 per year.  Joy reported that just 8 homeowners have failed to pay their homeowner’s dues at this time.  Homeowners are reminded that dues pay for our community landscaping, upkeep of the tot lot and tennis courts, use of community landscaping equipment, community events and more importantly, contribute to maintaining house values.

Spring Cleanup is scheduled for April 26-27th.  Gordon Hill will handle the schedule for the aerator and thatcher.  Homeowners are encouraged to e-mail Gordon to make an appointment for free use of the equipment at treasurer@elliotfarms.org.  Mortar to repair the rockery at the entranceway has been purchased.

Sean reported that there have been no new submittals for painting, tree removal, etc.

After reviewing 2 quotes for resurfacing the tennis courts, the board agreed to accept a bid from Pacific Ace of Longview.  They will pressure and acid wash, fill in seams, sand, coat with coarse grit and acrylic grit, and then repaint the lines for tennis and basketball for a total of $3,500.  The board agreed to have Sean purchase 2 new basketball nets to replace the ones in disrepair.

There was discussion regarding relocating the Elliot Farms sign, now located in the common area, to the Gables’ tot lot.  Gordon presented a plan to make permanent rainproof signs for the Halloween Parade, Night Out, Spring Clean Up, and other community activities for a total cost of $200.  This was approved.

A community walk- through, to check on compliance with our by-laws in regard to pressure washing roofs and driveways, need for paint, overgrown landscaping, in sight garbage cans, etc., will take place in the next few weeks.  Those out of compliance will receive a note letting them know what must be done. There continues to be an issue with pet waste in common areas.  Homeowners with pets are advised to be good neighbors by carrying pet waste bags.

One car burglary was reported in the Woodward neighborhood.  We are reminded to lock our vehicles and to remove valuables and remote entry devices from cars left outside.

The speed limit in our neighborhoods is 20 mph.  This is particularly important as the weather gets warmer and children are outdoors riding bicycles and playing ball.  Please slow down.

The next board meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 22, at 7:00 PM at Nativity Lutheran Church, located on 140th, on the right just past Petrovitsky.  Homeowners are encouraged to come.  There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:05 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Shirleann Nold




February 25, 2014

Elliott Farm Homeowner’s Association Board Meeting

Minutes of February, 25th 2014

The meeting was called to order at 7 PM by Chris Rodrigues.  Bookkeeper Joy Church, treasurer Gordon Hill and Architectural lead Sean Bauer were present.  Secretary Shirleann Nold and Landscape lead Rob Wick were absent.

Chris Rodrigues read the minutes of our January meeting and the board approved the minutes to be posted on our website.

There was no report from King County Sheriff or the Fairwood Fire District.

Joy Church reported we have 85% of our annual dues collected as of February 25th. Homeowner’s with an outstanding balance of the 2014 dues will be assessed a $25.00 late fee if not paid by March 1st.  Make your checks payable to the Elliott Farm Homeowners Association.  Mail to 16915 SE 272nd St. Suite 100 – PMB 197 Covington, WA. 98042.

Gordon Hill reported he has made contact with a representative of a Bank owned property.

Rob Wick will make arrangements to reserve the equipment needed for Spring Cleanup April 26th& 27th.

Sean Bauer reported there no submissions for property improvement this month.  The board will be conducting our annual Architectural community walk through at the end of March.  After data is collected a report card will be delivered by the board members to each home March 29thand 30th.

Old Business:  The board plans to resurface the Sport Court at Woodward this summer.  Sean Bauer is in the process of gathering bids for the work to be completed.

New Business:  The date for Spring Cleanup will be April 26th and 27th.  The HOA will provide an aerator and thatcher at no cost to the homeowners.  If you would like to use this equipment and give your yard a jump start please e-mail Chris Rodrigues @vicepresident@elliottfarmhoa.org.

We have reports in the Woodward tract of someone not picking up after their dogs. Please help keep our community clean by preparing yourself when walking your dog and using pet waste bags.

The Homeowner’s association now has a pressure washer available to residents of the Gables and Woodward communities.  To make arrangements for use e-mail Chris Rodrigues @ vicepresident@elliottfarmhoa.org.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50. The Board meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month. The next Board meeting will be held on March 25th at 7:00pm at Nativity Lutheran Church. Residents are encouraged to attend.

Janaury 28, 2014

Elliott Farm Homeowner’s Association Board Meeting

Minutes of January, 28th 2014

The meeting was called to order at 7 PM by Chris Rodrigues.  Bookkeeper Joy Church, Treasurer Gordon Hill, Landscape lead Rob Wick and Architectural lead Sean Bauer were also in attendance.  Secretary Shirleann Nold was absent.

Gordon Hill read the minutes of our November meeting and the board approved the minutes to be posted on our website.

There was no report from King County Sheriff or the Fairwood Fire District.

Joy Church reported we have close to 80% of our annual dues collected as of January 28th. A reminder to homeowners with an outstanding balance for 2014 dues, please make your checks payable to the Elliott Farm Homeowners Association.  Mail to 16915 SE 272nd St. Suite 100 – PMB 197 Covington, WA. 98042. Homeowner dues fund maintenance of our common grounds, permits, licenses and taxes, energy and water billing, arborist and special projects we may face as a community.  All of this translates to a well groomed setting that will maintain your property value.

Gordon Hill reported he is investigating two bank owned properties in our neighborhood.  The HOA will identify the bank representing the properties to create a point of contact.

Rob Wick will consult with Malone’s to clear some of the overgrowth at the Gables entry.

Sean Bauer reported there was one submission for a roof replacement.  The roof replacement was approved.

Dale Prior, 2013 HOA president, has sold his home and moved from the area.  The board unanimously elected Chris Rodrigues President of the HOA as of January 28th, 2014. The directors will consist of Chris Rodrigues, Gordon Hill and Shirleann Nold. The committee members are Sean Bauer  and Rob Wick.

Old Business:  A big thank you goes out to John Wruble, Sean Bauer & Gordon Hill for Christmas decorations at the Gables and Woodward entry.

New Business:  Spring is just around the corner and the board will be making plans for our annual spring cleanup.  The date is set for the third weekend in April.  The HOA will provide an aerator and thatcher at no cost to the homeowners.  Look for signup sheets and reserve your spot.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM.  Board meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month. The next Board meeting will be held on February 25th at 7:00 PM at Nativity Lutheran Church. Residents are encouraged to attend.

November 25, 2013

Elliot Farm Homeowner’s Association Board Meeting

Minutes of November 25, 2013

The meeting was called to order at 7PM by Dale Prior, in the absence of Chris Rodriquez, Rob Wick and bookkeeper, Joy Church.  Also present were Gordon Hill, Sean Bauer, Shirleann Nold, and Rick Marshall of Fire District 40.

It was decided that in lieu of reading the minutes of past board meeting, the minutes will be sent to board members before the monthly meeting for approval.  They are also available on our website.

Rick Marshall spoke of how proud he is to represent fire district 40 and the new firehouse.  We pay a bit more in the Fairwood area, but we are rewarded by having a four man engine company, backed up by an aid car, making it three times more effective than the usual three man company.  This makes the response time in an emergency 3-5 times faster.  Fairwood is a central dispatch center and they are often backed up by nearby fire companies, some as far away as Kent.  Every minute of delay equals a 10% less effective rate of survival in case of fire or heart attack.  Rick made it clear that the fireman work for the citizens in the district and wants to hear of any issues that may arise.  Once again, he invited citizens to visit the new firehouse.  He also spoke of concerns regarding walkers who neglect to wear reflective gear while walking on dark winter nights.   He issued a caution regarding frozen pipes and burn bans.

There was no report by Joy Church at this time due to a family emergency.

Gordon Hill reported that he will release two liens on properties in the development.  A discussion ensued on how we can release the liens without the aid of a lawyer.

Rob Wick was absent, but Dale noted that there is a section of landscaping behind the monument at the Gables that appears to need additional work. (Volunteer trees)  Dale will talk to Rob about that.

Chris has the net for the sport court and Sean Bauer will look into resurfacing companies.  This will be a major project this spring.

New Business

Board members positions have not been solidified yet and will be done at January’s meeting.

Welcome Amy Paul who has volunteered to join the board

It was decided to dispense with the Christmas decorating contest this year.  However, on December 9th, lights will be hung at the entries of The Gables and Woodward.  Volunteers and lights are needed.  Last year, no lights were hung at the Gable because no one volunteered.

It was suggested that it would be a good idea to appoint someone as an official greeter to newcomers in the neighborhood.  A name was mentioned of the perfect candidate and she will be asked, but volunteers are welcome to apply.

Dale Prior’s home has sold and he will be moving at the end of December.  Once again, we thank Dale for his many hours of service to the community.  He will be missed.

Respectfully submitted,

Shirleann Nold, secretary

October 22, 2013

Elliot Farm Homeowner’s Association

Annual Homeowner’s Meeting

October 22, 2013



The Elliot Farm Homeowner’s Association annual meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM by Dale Prior, president.  Board members present were Dale Prior, president, Chris Rodrigues, vice-president, Gordon Hill, treasurer, Sean Bauer, architectural control, and Shirleann Nold, secretary.  Committee member, Roy Wick, landscaping, and Joy Church, bookkeeper, were also present, as were four members of Fire District 40 and 16 additional homeowners.

Dale welcomed the homeowners present and then asked Lt. Souci of Fire District 40 to speak first, as he was scheduled at four other board meetings that evening.  The Lieutenant cited the upcoming Fire Prevention Week, reminding homeowners that most home fires are caused by smoking (in bed), cooking (unattended), and heating (portable heaters and objects left close to heaters).  He mentioned that this is an ideal time to check batteries in smoke alarms and CO detectors.  Seventy percent of the Fire district’s responses are medical calls.  They are fully equipped as first responders.  Firemen are pleased with their new station and because of the layout; it has resulted in a decreased response time. Homeowners are invited to stop in for a visit and might want to check blood pressure while there.

Minutes from the annual homeowners meeting of 2012 were approved as read.

Joy Church reviewed the financial statement and commented that spending is well within the budget for the year with no unforeseen expenditures.  It was suggested that expenses for the Gables entry be moved to landscaping.  Chris added that no large expenditures are expected in the coming year with the possible exception of resurfacing the sport court, for which money has been set aside.   The 2014 budget was approved as presented.

Rob Wick reviewed what has been done this year in regard to landscaping.  He oversees all common areas including entrances, tot lot and the sport court .  His message to Malone’s is to make the common areas an example of how we want our development to look.  There is a lot of turnover among the landscaping crew and Rob works to keep crews abreast of our expectations.  This year they have concentrated on thinning out shrubs at the entrance to Woodward and the shrubs in the sport court, as well as adding well-priced plants for color.  Trees behind the monument in Gables were thinned and Malone’s is in the process of replacing parts of the hedge that have died.  A homeowner noted that the sprinklers have been on during the rain and Rob said that will be corrected when the lines are blown for the winter.  Another homeowner noted that the monument in the Gables was dark.  The photo sensors are not recognizing night and are on during the day.  Chris has an electrician coming to look into that. The board extended a thank you to Rob for all his hard work.

Sean reviewed submissions to the architectural committee.  There has been one new submission to add a fence in Woodward to match a neighbor’s, as well as adding some concrete curbing.  Two house paintings have been approved.  Homeowners are reminded to submit a request when doing any major renovation.  Covenants, minutes, and applications for architectural changes (fences, paint, tree removal, etc.) can be found on our website.

Chris reviewed the work done on the green belt where we have rapidly maturing trees encroaching on homes.  Using an arborist for advice, several trees have been topped at 5-10 feet in height, leaving the root system to stabilize the hillside.  Chris and the arborists don orange vests while working so that homeowners are made aware of their official presence in their backyards.  Dale mentioned the pressure washer purchased by the board this year and loaned to homeowners at a fee of $10.  Call Chris to reserve.  In the spring, the association rents a Thatcher and aerator for use by homeowners on a sign up basis.  There will also be a community clean-up day to maintain the area along the road.

Dale addressed the issue of homeowners delinquent in paying their dues.  There are @3 homeowners who have neglected to pay dues over a period of time but continue to benefit from the collective effort of homeowners who take pride in the community and finance its upkeep with their annual dues.  These delinquent homeowners have been sent to collections with poor results.  Liens are placed on these properties that are recoverable when a house is sold.  Some people do not care, even when offered a way to pay on a month to month basis. Perhaps peer pressure is the answer.

Dale extended gratitude to a number of people who have contributed to the community this year including Bruce King, our webmaster,  Jim Nold, who was successful in getting the stop and yield signs installed after years of negotiation with the county, and to Joyce Kiel, who once again has stepped up to put our Halloween celebration together.

Dale requested e-mail addresses from new homeowners so that they can be notified of neighborhood activities such as incidents involving crime.  It would  also include plans for a neighborhood Christmas decorating contest.  In the past winners have been chosen by previous winners and by neighborhood kids.  Anyone willing to help decorate the entries please contact Chris.

Dale announced that he will be selling his home, moving north and he will resign from the board after many years of service.  He thanked everyone for their help and cooperation and was given a round of thankful applause by those present.  Consequently, there will be one open board position.  Meg Paul agreed to serve for the coming year.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM.  The next regular board meeting will be on Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00 PM at Nativity Lutheran Church.  All are welcome.

Respectfully submitted,

Shirleann Nold



August 27, 2013

Elliot Farm Homeowner’s Association Minutes

August 27, 2013

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM by President Dale Prior.  Also present were Joy Church, Chris Rodrigues, Rob Wick, Sean Bauer, Jim and Shirleann Nold.

Minutes from the July board meeting were read and approved as corrected.  Corrections involved the date of the annual meeting which will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd.  Homeowners should contact Chris at (vicepresident@elliottfarmhoa.org) rather than Sean, to rent the neighborhood pressure washer.

There was no report from the King County Sherriff or Fire District 40.

Joy Church, bookkeeper, stated that we are still on track with our budget.  Three demand letters have been submitted as houses have changed owners.   Expenses for spring cleanup will be moved from the maintenance line to the equipment rental line.  Joy will send out a notice for the annual meeting including an agenda, proxy and the 2014 budget.  Joy reported that our insurance is current through 2015.  She will pay the boardroom rental.  Our expenses for the ice cream social were $57.50.

Rob Wick, landscaping, reported that all major projects have been completed.  Irrigation repairs totaled $300. Five arborvitaes are dying at the Gables entry and will be replaced.  Some pruning is necessary at the Woodward entry to reveal signs.  After 15 years of growth in the Northwest, trees are becoming mature and some may need to be removed and replanted.  The foliage along the trail will be whacked back during the winter.  Now would be a good time to take a foot or two off the hedge next to the sport court.  In regard to the sport court, the water comes and goes.  Currently it is dry.  There have been many positive comments on the work that has been done.  Thanks Rob!

Sean, architectural control, reported few submissions.  A larger shed than planned was approved for one site.  Shrubs need to be planted around a heat pump that is exposed to the street.  Two houses have been painted with approval.

Old business: The board thanked Jim Nold, who was present, for his perseverance in getting the county to install a stop sign in the Gables and, recently, the yield sign in Woodward.  Great job Jim!  National Night Out was a hit again this year with over 40 people in attendance.  Dale sent pictures to the Fairwood Flyer.  Shirleann will send a thank you to Fire District 40 for sending a fire truck, always a big draw for the kids.

New Business:  The 2014 budget was approved by the board.  Chris Rodrigues was nominated for another three year term.  The following were approved as presented – annual meeting notice letter, proxy, ballots and agenda.  The meeting will be on Tuesday, October 22nd and all homeowners are encouraged to come.  Besides the packet sent to homeowners, Dale will send an e-mail and Shirleann will make 17×17 inch signs to be posted the day of the meeting..

The children’s Halloween Costume Party to be held on Thursday, October 31st, at 7:00 at the Sport Court.  Dale has the canopies and lights, Joyce has the red carpet and Shirleann will prepare 7 mailbox flyers.  Chris will check with Lori to see if there is a template for the Halloween flyers. This has always been a popular event.

Resurfacing the sport court was discussed.  We are looking for quotes to see what is feasible.

Assembling a welcome packet for new Homeowners was discussed, but no decision was made.

We are reminded to keep our lights on at night as the days get longer and check to be sure that garage doors are down.  Both suggestions make our neighborhood safer.

The next board meeting will be September 24, 2013 at Nativity Lutheran Church at 7PM.


Respectfully submitted,

Shirleann Nold

July 23, 2013

Elliot Farm Homeowner’s Association Meeting

July 23, 2013

The HOA meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM by president, Dale Prior.  Also present were Chris Rodriguez, Gordon Hill, Sean Bauer, Joy Church, Captain Mike Proulx of Fire District 40, and Shirleann Nold.

Minutes of the June meeting were approved as read.

Captain Mike Proulx of fire district 40, emphasized summer  safety including:  the risk of children falling from open or screened windows, children and pets left in cars parked in warm weather, and the “stop, drop and roll” technique to be used if clothing catches fire during barbecues and campfires.  Barring an emergency, fire district 40 fire trucks will be at the tot lot again this year for our neighborhood’s “National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 7th.  He also reminded us that Renton River Days will be held this coming weekend.

There was no report from the King County Sheriff.

Joy Church, bookkeeper, updated the financials, which are on track for the year. The budget should be the same next year with no increase in dues. We are still paying down a street light credit.  Delinquent dues are being collected on foreclosed homes.  There have been three foreclosures.

The Gables has new neighbors at 15794 141st Pl., SE, the James Hyun Kwan family.  Welcome.  Dale has templates for the packets sent to newcomers and they will be distributed in person with information about the HOA.  The new HOA collection policy has been posted on the website.

Gordon reported on progress with Malone’s. There have been many positive comments on the entry and sport court improvements at Woodward.  There is still more to be done regarding the trees at the Gables entry.  The issue with water at the tot lot is still to be resolved.  Is drainage or absorption the right way to go?  Discussion of the net at the sport court centered on over – tightening.  It was suggested that a clip may be needed to prevent that.  We are looking at a possible re-surface of the sport court next year.  Any major improvements to community facilities must be brought up to code to be covered by our insurance policy.

Sean Bauer, of Woodward, was unanimously approved as the new architectural chair. Several properties have been greatly improved since the initial walk-about this spring.  All homeowners need to be reminded that any improvements (exterior paint, fences, sheds, tree cutting) need to be approved before proceeding.  This month there were 2 shed approvals and one heat pump approval. We are also reminded that there is a pressure washer available at a nominal fee for use on driveways and sidewalks, if needed.  Contact Chris (Vicepresident@elliottfarmhoa.org) via the HOA website.

Jim Nold reported that a yield sign will be installed in Woodward.  King County denied a stop sign was needed as the road configuration is slightly different than in the Gables.

The annual homeowners meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 27th.  All residents are greatly encouraged to attend.  Budget requests should be submitted in advance.  The HOA currently has 3 directors serving a 3 year term.  Dale Prior has been a director for most of the association’s history.  Chris has been nominated for another 3 year term.   Gordon is currently the third voting director.  Residents are encouraged to turn out and to get involved to make this a well-run community.  Many residents have lived here for over 13 years but have never attended a community event. It would be awesome to have every home represented.   Everyone’s input is welcome and many hands would lighten the load.

Respectfully submitted,

Shirleann Nold, secretary

Our next big neighborhood event is Tuesday, August 7th when we celebrate “National Night Out” on the tot lot at 7PM.  This is a great opportunity to meet and greet your neighbors and was very well attended last year.  Chris will be responsible for the ice-cream and the fliers posted on mail boxes.  Shirleann will look into getting 4 laminated signs printed for reader boards at the entries with a pocket for changeable dates and time.  All residents are encouraged to participate.  The better we know our neighbors, the safer our neighborhood will be.




June 25, 2013


June 25th, 2013

The Elliot Farm HOA meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM by president, Dale Prior.  Also present were Gordon Hill, Shirleann Nold and Chris Rodriquez.  Absent was Rob Wick.

Minutes of the May meeting were approved as read.

There was no King County Sherriff.

Fire District 40 report.  Mike Proulx (Captain) Focus on Fireworks.   All fireworks are illegal in Renton. For answers to your questions please go to the Fire District #40 website. Please use caution and courtesy to your neighbors for the 4th.

Joy Church, bookkeeper. Off this week, but forwarded the financials which Gordon Hill reviewed and we approved.

In Rob Wick’s absence, it was reported that work on the sport court and the Woodward entryway began this month. The work done so far is looking very good. Take a look when you get a chance. Landscapers due to complete the proposed work by cleaning up the volunteer trees behind the Gables monument. Chris Rodriguez and Scott Paul spent some time replacing the burnt out lights at the Gables entryway. Thanks guys!

Nichol Collier, architectural control chair, has had to leave the board. Chris Rodriguez will take over in the interim while we look for a replacement. If you or someone you know would like to take over the architectural position please contact Dale Prior President.

There were no new submissions this month.

Chris Rodriguez has purchased a pressure washer, which will be community property.  There will be a $10 charge for its use, which will be used for maintenance and/or replacement, if necessary. Homeowners will be responsible to refuel.  Contact Chris atvicepresident@elliottfarmhoa.org.  Use of the machine is in demand so sign up soon to get your turn to use it.

The neighborhood garage sale was held on June 22nd and 23rd from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  Although there was not a huge turn out the people that participated thought it was good.

“America’s Night Out” will be Tuesday, August 6th, at 7:00 PM.  We had a wonderful turnout last year for this event.  It is an opportunity to meet and greet your neighbors.  We have scheduled representatives from the fire department to be present, as well as the usual ice cream treats.  Check the HOA web site for more information and mark your calendar.

Gordon Hill suggested we put pictures of the 2 entryways on the cover page of our website and also installing a button to bring up a neighborhood event calendar. Good suggestions Gordon.

Dale will follow up with Bruce our webmaster to see if it can be done.

Reviewing a couple of suggestions for next year which are sport court resurfacing and drainage installed around the Tot Park.

Any questions or comments please contact Dale Prior at 425-226-6712 or president@elliottfarmhoa.org

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 PM.

Next meeting will be July 23rd at 7:00pm at the Nativity Lutheran Church

Respectfully submitted,

Shirleann Nold, HOA secretary