Please note that the Red Course is closing to walkers, Tuesday, March 1st

Please note the following message from CCC:

“On behalf of our residents, the Charbonneau Country Club wishes to thank the Charbonneau Golf Club for allowing walkers on the cart paths on the Red Course during the winter. Having an additional safe place to walk has been appreciated and well used.

Starting March 1, golfers will be playing the Red course in addition to the other two courses. This means more maintenance equipment as well will be on the Red course and cart paths. Thus walking on all the courses and cart paths is discontinued on March 1.”

Reminder- Feeding of Wild Birds or Animals except Hummingbirds is Prohibited in CHOA

As you know, we have seen an increase in the number of wild animals in Charbonneau- there have been recent reports and sightings of Skunks, Raccoons, Rats and Mice.  Also, the local Squirrel population is getting larger.  They like to chew on the sprinkler heads which can destroy them and then we have to spend CHOA funds to replace the sprinkler heads.

In order to try to stem this trend, we want to help eliminate as much of their food sources as possible.  Therefore, we are asking that each CHOA neighbor refrain from feeding any animals and/or birds anywhere in CHOA or around your home except for Hummingbirds.  This includes inside your courtyard also.

In addition, please feed your pets indoors only and don’t leave them unsupervised outside.

Thanks in advance for your help here to make CHOA a safer neighborhood.

CHOA Looking for Volunteers to help with Charbonneau Neighborhood Watch Program

Please not that CCC is working to organize a Charbonneau wide Neighborhood Watch program. CHOA is looking for some folks to volunteer to join this effort. If you are interested, please let me know- Barry -hbgconsulting@gmail.com or 503-754-0322.

Please see letter below from CCC:

“To All Charbonneau HOA Presidents and EPPS Key Captains:

In response to an increase in neighborhood crimes in Charbonneau over the past couple of years, the Emergency Preparedness and Public Safety Committee (EPPS) has decided to establish Neighborhood Watch (NW) programs throughout Charbonneau.  As an EPPS committee member, I have volunteered to lead this endeavor and I introduced the idea to the Key Captains who tuned in to the Zoom meeting held this past week, and they unanimously agreed to the idea.

Using Charbonneau’s established HOA areas, we are asking the Key Captains and HOA Presidents to help get this set up by recruiting volunteers to monitor and administer the program. Many people have expressed concerns about increased crime; YOU best know your residents and who might be open to being involved.  Before you start recruiting NW Leaders, please read about the National Neighborhood Watch program on the website: www.nnw.org. It will provide you with many answers to questions you might have as to how it works. This program was first established 50 years ago in 1972, and today has the backing of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s department who will be involved with helping us. The NNW website will give you instructions on how to set up your neighborhoods most effectively. To begin with, I am suggesting that at least two NW Leaders be assigned on each major street.

I plan to have the first organizational meeting with the NW Leaders you have recruited on March 15th at 4:00 pm in the CCC dining room, during which myself and other EPPS members will try to answer any questions you might have and help you as we move forward.

On April 20th we will have our first official meeting in the CCC Pavilion building at 4:00 pm with Sarah McClurg from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Dept., which will be for all of the NW Leaders to attend. Sara will give us the details on how the program works and how it coordinates with local law enforcement.  She also will order signage and literature to share with each NW Leader.

I will check back with you around March 1st for an update as to how you are progressing with assembling your NW Leaders and hope you will be able to provide me with a list of names, home addresses, and email addresses. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Spencer Groshong

Sgroshong@comcast.net, 503-694-8390″

CHOA Board Meeting, Wednesday, Feb 9th at 6:00PM via Zoom

Wednesday February 9th at 6:00pm CHOA Monthly Board Meeting via Zoom

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6:00 PM – Welcome and Call to Order

  • Note for guest: Please remember this is a board meeting, guests are not to interrupt unless asked to speak by the chairman.  If you do have a concern, it is best to put your concern in writing prior to the board meeting so that the board will have time to thoughtfully consider your concern. – Thank You

**Minutes from Last Meeting Approval –ALL  

**Treasurer’s Report –Sandie Maki

6:15 Open Forum

  • Questions from Resident Attendees – 2 minutes top per person
  • Questions from “Ask the Board”

6:30 Old Business

  • Investment Policy/Financial Advisor– Sandie
  • Committee Updates-
    • Pools/Bathrooms- Packard and Ken
    • Rec Hall C- Packard
    • Landscape- Karen
    • Welcome- Janet

7:00 New Business 

  • Report on CCC- HOA Presidents meeting- Barry
  • Board goals for 2022- All
  • Annual Meeting- Barry

*Executive Session (as needed) –* Need to vote to move to executive meeting

** No need to approve by vote monthly minutes or treasurers report

Reminder- CHOA Board meeting, Wednesday, January 12 at 10:00am via Zoom- Note- new Zoom info!

Wednesday January 12th at 10:00am CHOA Monthly Board Meeting via Zoom

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10:00 AM – Welcome and Call to Order

  • Note for guest: Please remember this is a board meeting, guests are not to interrupt unless asked to speak by the chairman.  If you do have a concern, it is best to put your concern in writing prior to the board meeting so that the board will have time to thoughtfully consider your concern. – Thank You

**Minutes from Last Meeting Approval –ALL  

**Treasurer’s Report –Sandie Maki

10:15 Open Forum

  • Questions from Resident Attendees – 2 minutes top per person
  • Questions from “Ask the Board”

10:30 Old Business

  • Investment Policy/Financial Advisor– Sandie
  • Committee Updates-
    • Pools/Bathrooms- Packard and Ken
    • Rec Hall C- Packard
    • Landscape- Karen
    • Welcome- Janet

11:30 New Business 

  • Report on CCC- HOA Presidents meeting- Barry
  • Board goals for 2022- All
  • Annual Meeting- Barry

*Executive Session (as needed) –* Need to vote to move to executive meeting

** No need to approve by vote monthly minutes or treasurers report

Tips for Winterizing your home

Folks,

As Winter is now officially here, we wanted to remind you of some basic things you can do to protect your home.

1. Protect the pipes

Protect against frozen pipes by insulating those that could be susceptible to freezing. With severe temperature drops, keep a trickle of water running in a few faucets to guard against freezing and bursting.

2. Stop the slips.

Keep driveways and sidewalks clear of ice and snow and repair any issues with steps and handrails.  Be especially vigilant of slippery moss on your sidewalks and driveways that grows during our wet times.

3. House the hose.

Remove all attached garden hoses, drain them and store them away. Shut off the valves and insulate the faucet.  There are inexpensive faucet covers for this.

If you’re heading south for the winter, you need to take extra precautions. Turn the water completely off and consider having the plumbing system drained to keep pipes from freezing. Also, have a friend or neighbor check on your home regularly to look for any issues. If a problem is detected, time is of the essence.

Please note that you can call Wilsonville Security (the folks that patrol the streets at night) at 503-207-5300 and let them know you will be gone and they will make an effort to check your address more often.

4. Clear the yard.

Keep the trees trimmed and remove dead branches and debris from your yard. Ice, snow and wind can weaken trees and cause branches to fall and potentially damage your home, car or even yourself and others.

5. Check the gutters.

Prevent ice dams by cleaning out your gutters, installing gutter guards (if feasible) and making sure the attic floor is properly insulated. The attic itself should be well-ventilated and about 10 degrees warmer than outside.

6. Seal the cracks.

Caulk around holes and openings to help prevent cold air from seeping in. Install weather stripping and seals around openings such as windows, doors, air conditioners and mail chutes.

7. Check the Roof.

Make sure that there is little or no Moss and/or missing shingles.  Moss can catch the snow and ice and lead to ice dams and missing shingles can allow water to penetrate the roof and leak into the attic or directly into the home.

8. Have heating checked.

The manufacturers recommend that your Furnaces and chimneys should be serviced at least once a year to clear any buildup and to keep them running efficiently.

9. Test your detectors.

Residential fires are more common in winter, so it is important that all of your smoke detectors work. Check them monthly and replace batteries as needed.  Write the date on the battery when you installed it. You should also consider installing a carbon monoxide detector (or in combination with a smoke detector) to avoid inadvertently trapping this toxic gas in your home.

Happy Holidays!

It’s that time of year when all the leaves are falling from the trees into gutters. Gutter cleaning has started and should be completed by January 31st. Please contact Steve Chinn with questions.

CHOA Board Meeting, Wed, Dec 8th at 10:00 am via Zoom

Wednesday December 8th at 10:00am CHOA Monthly Board Meeting via Zoom

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10:00 AM – Welcome and Call to Order

  • Note for guest: Please remember this is a board meeting, guests are not to interrupt unless asked to speak by the chairman.  If you do have a concern, it is best to put your concern in writing prior to the board meeting so that the board will have time to thoughtfully consider your concern. – Thank You

**Minutes from Last Meeting Approval –ALL  

**Treasurer’s Report –Sandie Maki

10:15 Open Forum

  • Questions from Resident Attendees – 2 minutes top per person
  • Questions from “Ask the Board”

10:30 Old Business

  • Investment Policy/Financial Advisor– Sandie
  • Review CCRs and Bylaws for compliance to new requirements- Packard
  • New Board member search- All
  • Homeowner Maintenance obligations- Barry
  • Committee Updates-
    • Pools/Bathrooms- Packard and Ken
    • Rec Hall C- Packard
    • Landscape- Karen
    • Welcome- Janet

11:30 New Business 

  • Any items from the floor?

*Executive Session (as needed) –* Need to vote to move to executive meeting

** No need to approve by vote monthly minutes or treasurers report

Red Course Open for neighbors to use

Please note that the Red Golf Course- the one that surrounds CHOA – is closed for golfing for the season and now open to neighbors to use.

This is nice feature to have in our neighborhood but there are a few rules:

+ Please stay on the paths

+ Please stay off of the Greens

+ Please clean-up after your dogs

Please note that the Golf team will not be maintaining the paths, so they may get a little slippery/leafy/dirty.

Enjoy!

CHOA looking for additional Board members

Please note that the CHOA Board is looking for additional Board members to support the organization. The Board meets monthly and is responsible for the governance and management of the HOA.

If you are interested in this volunteer role, please contact Steve Chinn at schinno@gmail.com or 503-312-0927

Thanks,

Barry