May 24, 2011

Elliott Farm Homeowner’s Association

Board of Directors Meeting

May 24, 2011


The meeting was called to order at 7:05 by John Wruble. The Board members present were John Wruble, Linda North, and Chris Rodrigues. Also present was our bookkeeper Joy Church. The minutes for the March and April meetings were read and approved as written.


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


Fire District 40 Report: Brian McGee reported there were 376 Aid Car responses and 165 Engine Company responses in the first quarter of 2011, about 80% of which were for medical emergencies. He also brought safety tip sheets on “What To Do In An Earthquake”, and “Safety Tips for Teen Drivers during Prom and Graduation”. Both are extremely informative and we urge all homeowners and their family to read them. They have been added to our website. Brian also reminded us of the importance of smoke detectors in our home


Smoke Detectors – We are again reminded that the smoke detectors put in our homes at the time they were constructed had a life expectancy of 10 years. If you have not checked or had your detectors checked recently, you are urged to do so and have them replaced. Also, remember that the batteries need to be replaced at least once a year.


Bookkeeper/Treasurer Report: Joy Church went over the financials with us. There were no deposits during the month of April as no homeowner dues were paid. We again reviewed the collections report. At least one homeowner will be turned over to our attorney to start the lien process. There are still several homeowners who have not yet paid their 2011 dues and are urged to do so. The possibility of turning delinquent accounts over to a collection agency was discussed and will be considered further next month.  A reminder to delinquent homeowners: A late charge of $25.00 per month is being added to your account until it is paid in full.


Landscaping Report:  Scott Paul was not present but sent the following report. Malone’s has responded and trimming of the arborvitaes in the sport court area will be done. Trees at the entrance of Woodward will be trimmed as well as the tree at the entrance near the speed limit sign. Light bulbs at the entrances will be replaced.


A motion was made and approved to have Linda North go ahead and purchase the new plants for the entrance to The Gables. Board members have agreed to assist in planting them sometime in the next two weeks.


Architectural Control Report: Jeri was not present but sent the following report. There have been 3 requests for outside improvements and all have been approved, with some conditions. There was a homeowner complaint regarding the chalk art being done all over Woodward. Generally it is considered a temporary thing and not a problem as long as it is done on sidewalks and driveways. However, parents are asked to help control the extent to which it is being done and that the content is appropriate.


Old Business:

  • CR&R update– This project has been tabled for the future.
  • Stop/Yield sign in The Gables – John will follow-up with the county as to when we can expect completion of this project.
  • Tot Lot fence refinish and repair – John is still conferring with our attorney to determine the responsibility for the maintenance of the fences adjacent to the Tot Lot, Sport Court, and north side of The Gables entrance. Once it has been determined, a discussion will be held, and bids for repair/replacement of the fences taken.
  • Erosion –As reported last month by a concerned homeowner, the erosion problem is still being investigated but is not considered an eminent danger to homes at this time.


The meeting was adjourned at 8 :15. The next meeting will be held at 7:00pm at the Nativity Lutheran Church on Tuesday, June 28th. Residents are encouraged to attend.