March 24, 2015

Elliott Farm Homeowners Association Board Meeting

Minutes of March 24, 2015

The meeting was called to order promptly at 7:00 PM by president Chris Rodrigues.  Others in attendance were Gordon Hill, Meg Paul and Shirleann Nold.

No report from Renton Fire Department.

Minutes from February were approved as corrected.

Financial statements from Joy Church were reviewed and approved.  There are just 5 homeowners currently in arrears.  Liens have been applied to 3 properties.  The HOA and Bluejeans Bookkeeping will explore setting up Pay Pal account.  This may streamline payment transactions for homeowners.

Landscape chair, Gordon Hill, praised Natural Affects, our new landscaping company, for the good work they are doing in the neighborhood.  There will be an e-mail blast, signs will be posted and door hangars distributed on March 25th regarding spring cleaning of the 140th.  Volunteers will meet at the tot lot at 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 28th.  A Thatcher and Aerator will be provided to homeowners on April 25th and 26th. Contact Gordon at landscaping@elliottfarmhoa.org to reserve your spot. The HOA also has a pressure washer available to homeowners at $10 per day. Contact Chris Rodrigues to reserve.

Gordon Hill has received three bids for mulching the common areas.  The board selected the bid from Natural Affects to do the work.  They will deliver and spread 30 yards of mulch in April.   Sean Bauer reported one inquiry for a fence replacement.

Our current webpage @ elliottfarmhoa.org is dated and our contract ends by mid-year.  The board is in the planning stages of developing a new web page. We have a reasonable bid from a web designer with great credentials.  All data and history will be intact. The new site will have a modern look with an enhanced photo gallery and updated menu.  Placards will be affixed to the mailbox stations with our web site address to make information about events more easily accessible to homeowners.

The HOA encourages homeowners to sign up for our private “Next Door” site. This site is a forum for our community to share information and events.  There is a General greeting from Chris.  Click on your name on the upper right side of the page to expose the settings feature. This allows you to privatize the site to Elliott Farm only and relieve you from receiving posts outside our community.

Chris has been busy gathering phone numbers and e-mail addresses with the intent of informing all residents of neighborhood block watch meetings.  Block Watch signs have been ordered from King County.  The board was very impressed with the pamphlet prepared by Covington and we will follow their format for setting block watch up in our neighborhood.

With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Shirleann Nold, secretary