The meeting was called to order at 7:04 PM by BJ Oneal. Board members present: BJ Oneal, Cindy Esselman, Bruce Vincent, Mary Ruhlman, Omar Nur, Maggie Taber, Steve Johnston & Jason Barth.
PRESIDENT, BJ Oneal –
The annual meeting this year is on Wednesday 01/19/22 at 7PM and there are 4 open board slots. PLEASE make sure you vote (voting will be online and by mail – more to come here soon on details about that) and if you have interest in running for the board please do not hesitate to reach out to a board member with any questions that you have.
COMPLIANCE, Bruce Vincent, Acting Chair–
• Many thanks to our voluntary photo support team for assembling both the aerial and POV photos that are used to help show potential view blocking vegetation and its impact on neighboring properties. We also greatly appreciate another volunteer that painstakingly listened to all Compliance Hearing recordings of record and assembled a spreadsheet list of those recordings. And I want to personally thank our newest board member, Omar, for his help with both these upcoming hearings but also for working with various members to gain voluntary compliance.
• Members of the Compliance Committee and IAC Counsel are continuing to focus on gaining compliance on all properties that the board has received a Compliance Request Form of merit on. The Committee greatly appreciates the efforts of all members that are continually working with their neighbors and keeping all the vegetation on their properties from blocking any of their neighbors’ views of the sound and mountains.
• Currently there are 12 petitioned (CRF) properties with unresolved compliance issues.
• On November 16th, at 7pm, Vegetation Compliance Hearings will be held for both 915 NW RB Road (Yu) and 18760 Ridgefield Rd. NW (Schuler).
• On November 30th, at 7pm, Vegetation Compliance Hearings will be held for both 17727 17th Ave NW (Lawson) and 17732 17th Ave NW (Bargreen).
• Since both property owners are relatively new to IA, the Board will delay holding Vegetation Compliance Hearings on both 18742 & 18770 Ridgefield Rd. NW until two board members can visit both properties and discuss directly. Both aerial and POV photo support is being assembled for those direct discussions.
• A total of 7 pre-petition properties still remain on the committee’s voluntary compliance/resolution list. The Committee will continue to reach out and seek voluntary compliance with property owners willing to do so.
BUILDING AND REMODEL, Cindy Esselman –
17060 10th Ave NW
TREASURER, Jason Barth –
At the close of August, our Operating Checking was $27,316, Collections Savings was $62,173, and the Asset Reserves Savings was $441,168.
SECRETARY, Dave Fosmire –
CLUBHOUSE, Mary Ruhlman
In October, we had one rental at the clubhouse.
If you have questions about renting the clubhouse, please contact Cheryl Malone at 206-542-5558 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GROUNDS, Bruce Vincent –
• Weekly maintenance continued during October.
• Grass cutting will continue until the end of the growing season. Reseeding and fertilizing were performed in October.
• The irrigation will be winterized on November 10th by our contractor Northern Waters.
• Weekly maintenance continuing and irrigation sprinkler head revisions as needed due to plant growth.
• Still monitoring the non-resident activity (littering & other debris), near the south side of the entrance by the new cedar fencing. AS Landscaping installed a “IA No Trespassing” sign near the SE corner of the Entry Reserve.
• AS Landscaping completed staining the new cedar fence (SE off 18533 8th Ave NW).
• Ballard tree’s stump grinding of 3 stumps is still pending.
Grounds Capital Improvements:
• NE Wood Crib Retaining Wall Replacement: -No update-
• Parking Lot Railing Repairs or Replacement: -No update-
ROW, Bruce Vincent
• 1010 & 1022 NW 175th St.: Pruning of dangerous hanging dead limbs and trimming of lower limbs on three trees behind both properties is still pending completion by Ballard Tree.
• Walking Safety & Landscaping Pruning Reminder: With daylight hours on the annual decline, it is going to continue to be harder to see pedestrians walking alongside the roadways in IA. Since IA does not have sidewalks, we are encouraging all property owners to trim back vegetation on the street side of their properties to ground level, at least 3 to 4 feet from the edge of the paved roadway. This will help provide a safe location for pedestrians to step out of the way of on-coming traffic. Pedestrians: If possible, please walk facing traffic and wear bright clothing or even “Hi-Vis” reflective outer wear. A headlamp or other light may not only help you see where you are walking, but also may help you be seen by approaching vehicles.
SECURITY, Bruce Vincent
IA Clubhouse and Grounds
• Clubhouse grounds will continue to be patrolled by our off-duty officers to deter after hours use and vandalism.
Trial Program for Off-Duty Shoreline Police/KCSO Deputy Officers Patrolling IA
• A total of 20 hours of Deputy time was logged for October.
• Areas of emphasis include reducing non-resident use of, or access thru, the nearly 50 acres of IA private grounds and reserves.
• This success of this program requires the active involvement and cooperation of our community alongside the expertise and commitment of our KCSO Officers. It’s a partnership that requires two-way communication in a timely manner.
• Please only report activities as noted below. Do not report to IA Board Members will not be dispatching for the KCSO.
• This is Trial Program that will discontinue at the end of the year 2021. If you would like this program to continue, would like to modify this program, or would like to discontinue this trial program, please provide your comments to the board via email at email@example.com Current cost of the program is just under $1500 per month for 20 hours per month, or would total $18,000 for a year. While we have not requested additional hours for specific days, or events, during this trail period it is a possibility with should include some contingency for. At this time, KCSO Off-Duty officer and vehicle rates are not expected to increase for 2022, but it is a possibility. Normally rate increases are limited to 3%.
City of Shoreline IA Reserves Park
• North Entrance (15th Ave NW) The installation of a new streetlight to illuminate the ROW at the north entrance is still pending City of Shoreline action.
How to Report Activities to the Shoreline Police:
• If it is an emergency CALL 911
• If it is not and emergency, you can call 911 and tell them “It’s not an emergency” and you will be routed to a non-emergency “Call Receiver”.
• Alternately, you can call the KCSO Non-Emergency phone at 206-296-3311 and you will also be routed to a non-emergency “Call Receiver”.
• A “Call Receiver” will ask you many questions to triage the call. When they ask “Do you want contact?”, always answer “Yes”, if you want an officer to respond onsite. If you answer “No”, an officer/s will not be dispatched.
• Please tell the “Call Receiver” you “Saw this, and I’m willing to assist with being a witness for prosecution.”
• Photos should be submitted online to the KCSO. The photos need to identify a suspect easily and clearly and/or vehicle. Do not post these photos on Next-door.
NATURAL RESERVES, Steve Johnston –
Boeing Creek Pedestrian Gate – Our new locksmith replaced the outer lock mechanism on the pedestrian gate, which had failed. The lock now seems to be operating without any trouble.
Routine Maintenance and Fall Planting – Regular trail maintenance and invasive plant control occurred as usual this past month. Also, we have been preparing sites for planting close to 200 new native trees and plants in the next few weeks.
Tree Down in Eagle – We removed it from the trail.
Eagle Reserve – We met with a geotech consultant to assess possible erosion mitigation along the creek bed.
Blue Heron – An arborist assessed several possibly hazardous trees in Blue Heron and one tree in upper Eagle and we are waiting for recommendations. The City added flow monitoring sensors in Heron Creek and Storm Creek after returning a completed access form and being granted access by the Board.
ACTIVITIES, Maggie Taber –
Save the Dates:
Santa’s Sleigh Ride – Thursday, December 9th, 4:30-6:45pm
Halloween fun this year included the costume parade and pumpkin decorating on Saturday, October 30th. Well-attended and the weather was great! On Sunday, October 31st, 92 houses volunteered to be on the trick or treat map (up from 80 last year.)
Holiday Party – on hold for 2021.
Santa’s Sleigh Ride will be coming through the neighborhood on Wednesday, December 9th, between 4:30-6:45pm. The map has been slightly revised from last year and will show approximate times that Santa and his helpers will drive by and hand out candy. This is a fun event where residents can set up an outdoor station to await Santa’s arrival. Randi Fattizzi is still looking for a truck to use with a ladder/utility rack.
The Activities committee will be working on a survey for the neighborhood to help us decide what the future of activities should look like. What does the community want?
Our next Activities meeting will be Monday, December 6th, 7pm via Zoom. Please join us!
Meeting was adjourned approximately 7:52pm.
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