June 23, 2015

Elliot Farm Homeowner’s Association Board Meeting

Minutes of June 23, 2015

The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM by President Chris Rodrigues.  Treasurer Meg Paul, Landscaping Chair Gordon Hill, Architectural Chair Sean Bauer, and Secretary Shirleann Nold were also present.

Minutes of the May board meeting were approved as read.

There was no report from Fire District 40.

Bookkeeper Joy Church reported financial to Meg Paul.  We are operating within our budget. Cash payments for use of the pressure washer were translated to personal checks for accounting purposes.

Gordon Hill reported that our landscape company, Natural Land Effects, is doing a good job.  Gordon plans to walk the tract with the supervisor to address a few issues: sprinklers that are not hitting the grass in the tot lot, aeration of a few compacted areas where water runs off, and trimming of the path between our developments.  Bags of dog feces in the garbage cans have increased in number.  Our landscaper cannot dump those cans in the yard waste and is taking the contents to his own home for disposal.  It is preferable that responsible pet owners take the bags home to dispose of them themselves.  Gordon will meet with the lighting company regarding lighting at the entrance to Woodward.  There is a possibility of replacing the lighting with free standing flood lights.

With the July 4th weekend coming up, homeowners are reminded to be aware of the overly dry conditions in regard to the use of fireworks.

Sean Bauer reported three submissions for painting.  Neighborhood reviews will be done next spring.

Old Business:  The new web page is in progress and is in the first review stage.  It will include photos, NEXT DOOR, links to documents, service providers’ information, and information on disaster preparedness, block watch links, and a calendar of upcoming events.  A second request for block watch signs has been made to King County which is backlogged at present.  Woodward block captains are in place.  More are needed at Gables.  The block watch link is http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/sheriff/-/media/safety/sheriff/documents/b/blockwatch.ashx

New Business: Our 2015 community garage sale is slated for the weekend of August 1st.  Posters and flyers will be distributed by the board.  Tuesday, August 4th is National Night Out and the board will host our annual ice-cream social again this year at the tot lot in Gables at 7:00 PM.  The Fire Department will once again be invited to stop by with their truck.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM.  The next meeting is July 28th at Nativity Lutheran Church, 7 PM.  Homeowners are encouraged to attend.