January 25, 2011

Elliott Farm Homeowner’s Association

Board of Directors Meeting

January 25, 2011



The meeting was called to order at 7:05pm by John Wruble. The Board members present were John Wruble, Linda North, Laurie Wu, Scott Paul, and Jeri Martin. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved as written.


King County Sheriff’s Report: No report was provided this month.


Fire District 40 Report: Karl Rufener, Battalion Chief/Safety Officer, was present and announced that February is Renton Heart Month. The goal is to screen 5,000 people this month. Locations and times can be obtained by contacting Bill Flora at 425-430-7000 or Preeti  Shridhar at 425-430-6569. CPR classes will be held on February 28 at the Renton Vocational Institute.


Bookkeeper/Treasurer Report: There was no report provided by our bookkeeper, Joy Church. She will prepare one and it will be presented via e-mail later this month and posted on our website. John prepared an EFHOA Dues Analysis which was reviewed by the Board in anticipation of an annual dues increase. This will continue being reviewed throughout the year and presented to all residents when completed.


Landscaping Report: Scott Paul reported that everything is going well and on schedule with the landscaping at this time. Malone’s will be cutting back and cleaning up the arborvitaes at the Gables entrance. It was determined no special work is needed at the Woodward entrance at this time. The fence on the north side of the Gables entrance will need to be replaced in the future.

A date will be determined.


Linda North gave a presentation of possible ideas for permanent plantings in front of The Gables entrance sign. Currently we are having Malone’s put seasonal color there several times a year, but since they only last a few weeks and it is not considered cost effective. Permanent plants will be much easier to maintain and more cost effective. Further review of the plan will be done at future meetings.


Architectural Control Report: Jeri Martin reported that there had been one request presented to her this month. A homeowner in the Gables made a request to replace their garage doors. The request was  approved and final inspection will be made once the project is complete.


With spring approaching, homes will be reviewed and checked again to ensure homeowners are maintaining their property appropriately, which helps enhance property values and keeps our neighborhood looking lovely.


Old Business:

  • CR&R update –There is nothing to report at this time.
  • Tree maintenance in common areas – This project has been completed.
  • Status on foreclosure action – There is nothing new to report at this time. Impact to EFHOA is minimal.
  • Christmas Decorating contest – It was wonderful to see all the great home decorations this year. And the winners were:

Best Yard Display – Gables, The King residence – Woodward, The  Postma residence


Most Creative use of Lights – Gables, The Lewis residence – Woodward, Handeland residence


Overall Grand Prize – The Woolard residence in Woodward


Winners each received a $25.00 gift certificate to Armondo’s Restaurant in Renton, with the Grand Prize winner receiving a $50.00 gift certificate. Thanks to winners from the 2009 contest, as well as the Board for their participation. A special thanks to Laurie Wu for creating and distributing the contest flyers and for obtaining the prizes for the winners.

  • Third Board position- We still have a position open for the Board of Directors. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please contact John Wruble, President. Being on the Board is an easy task and usually only takes a few hours each month.


New Business:

  • E-mail Policy and Procedure – The Board reviewed our new policy regarding e-mail notifications sent to homeowners. It was approved as written.

If for some reason you do not wish to receive these informative e-mails, please contact John Wruble and your name will be removed from the list. If you know any homeowners who are not currently receiving the  e-mails, please ask them to provide their e-mail address so we can add them.

  • Stop/Yield Sign in Gables – A request has been made to the King County Department of Transportation, Road Services Division to investigate the need for a stop/yield sign at the intersection of 154th Pl. and 141st Pl. in the Gables. After a check on the intersection they will report their findings back to us.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:20pm. The next meeting will be held at 7:00pm at the Nativity Lutheran Church on Tuesday February 22nd. Residents are encouraged to attend.