Block Watch Meeting

Maple Ridge Estates HOA is hosting a Block Watch meeting April 16th at 7 PM at the Maplewood Greens River Rock Grill, 4050 Maple Valley Highway in Renton. Cyndie Parks from the Renton Police Department will be hosting the meeting. Please invite all your neighbors to attend as Cyndie will be talking about very time sensitive information due to the recent break-ins in our neighborhood.

The board members will be passing out fliers soon so please be on the look out for them with more information.

Thanks.

Spring Cleaning Event April 17th-18th

We are having our spring cleaning event for our neighborhood April 17th -18th. The HOA will be proving a yard waste dumpster that weekend and it will be in its normal spot across from the new play ground in the common area. Time to get rid of all of your tree branches and yard waste from trimming up your yards!

We will also be having a neighborhood clean-up day and are inviting everyone to come help spruce up the lower entrance to the neighborhood. Please see the flier that will be coming out soon with more details. Its time to come together as a neighborhood and help make it a cleaner and more inviting place.

 

March 26th, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Maple Ridge Estates HOA Meeting 3/26/15

Attendance: Brian, Rick, Alberta, Sean Michael, Shannon and Janet

Minutes approves from last meeting.

  • Looked at benches to put in the park. Found a few we liked and are looking for better pricing. Brian will put it out on Facebook asking if others want to contribute as well. We approved a price and design. We are using $500 donation and $500 city grant matching. Will use funds from HOA is needed but trying to use raised funds to pay for it.
  • Discussed signage in the park by the new play structure. We are thinking putting hours, private property and play at your own risk on signage. Looking at putting 2 signs up.
  • Pete and Shannon spoke to the Porters last month and they said they will keep their front yard cleaned and not work on their car in the driveway per the CCR. We also discussed them putting a cover on their classic car that is not a tarp. They said they will try to keep the newspapers cleared from their yard as well.
  • Spring Cleaning event April 17,18 and 19th. Our service project for getting the city to come out for the summer BBQ will consist of: cleaning our entrance areas to the neighborhood, cleaning our signs (pressure wash) and yard work in the park. We will be also providing a yard waste dumpster that weekend.
  • We will pass out fliers for the Block Watch and Spring Cleaning. Shannon will make the fliers and we will pass them out next few weeks. The Block Watch Meeting will be April 16th at Maple Wood Golf Courses.
  • Next meeting will be May21st @ 7 pm at Janets house.

February 26th, 2015 Meeting Minutes

HOA Meeting Maple Ridge Estate
In attendance:
Shannon Creekmore, Brian Ellis, Pete, Sean, Alberta, Rick, Julie, Ian
Minutes from last meeting in November approves unanimously.

New positions:
President – Brian
Vice President- Ian
Secretary- Shannon
Treasurer- Pete
Maintenance- Julie and Janet
ACC- Rick, Sean, Alberta

Pete passed out the treasures report. 20 houses pass due and we are sending out notices soon for this years dues.

We are going to get a mini grant for benches. We will have $1000 to spend from donations from a neighbor.

Pete will work on getting the audit done.

The monument on the 140th entrance lights are out. Will need to get an electrician to come out. Pete will have someone give us a bid.

Will get up to 2 Mitt Mutts orders a year. Each is about $90 an order and will look at cheaper options.

Will look at costs for signs to put in the park that say park hours etc.

There is a house with a broke down car, lots of newspapers, car parts etc that neighbors are complaining about. We will go and talk to them to see what we can do to help. Rick and Shannon will try and talk to them to figure out a plan.

There is a POD that has been in a driveway and that person is doing a house remodel.

Spring cleaning April 17-19. Sean will order the dumpster.

Sean will look into getting a dumpster for spring cleaning project for the city picnic.

Next meeting is March 26th at 7 pm

June 5th, 2014 Meeting Minutes

June 5th 2014 HOA Board Meeting

Members Present: Julie, Theresa, Brian, Sean, Ian, Rick and Shannon

Minutes Approved from 3/26/14 meeting

Neighborhood Garage Sale is June 27th to 29th. Ian will put info on the website and Theresa will put out the A frame signs.

July 4th Parade and Picnic: Assigned out duties for the day, Brian will get the food, Ian will bring a poster of the play structure, Julie will make a flier for the garage sale and parade.

Play structure: Canber will give us a bid to prep the site as well as the company we are having build the play structure to compare prices.  Also need to pick out a spot for the play structure.

ACC has a email that people email requests to. The email address and password were passed out to members on that committee to check it and approve requests. Ian will be taking care of emails sent to HOA@mapleridgeestates.org.

Ian will update HOA website with a FAQ section for complaints.

Rick will send out a letter to the house with the cigarette problem.

Brian will send out letters to the 3 houses with yards that need to be cleaned up.

September 23rd, 2014 Meeting Minutes

MRE HOA Meeting 9/23/14

Members Present: Brian, Ian, Sean Michael, Rick, Pete, Alberta and Shannon

  • we discussed the Playground that is being built 10/11/14 at 8 am. We will be distributing fliers and putting out the A frame signs. Pete will be getting the cement and Shannon will be getting Starbucks to donate coffee for the morning.
  • Annual Meeting: Rick will be contacting a local church about reserving a room and Shannon will contact the city of Renton to see about rooms avail as the library is still under construction.
  • Garbage at house on 158th is picked up now. They have had problems in the past with garbage in their front yard.
  • Fence approved for a house on 1400 SE 159th St
  • ACC is also approving items through the website

Playground Installation

Everything is set for the playground installation on Saturday, October 11th at 8:00am. It will take around 8 hours, and we need 15-20 volunteers. Volunteers do not need construction skills but should have strong backs and be able to read and follow directions. The typical activities in a volunteer’s day include:

  • Unwrapping and organizing each individual piece of equipment.
  • Lifting posts into the holes, or attaching the decks to the posts.
  • Some will work on individual activities such as a slides or climbers. This group will need to read directions, find all of the pieces, put all of the hardware together properly, and finally bring the activity to the Supervisor when instructed.
  • Others will mix concrete and move the concrete to the holes when instructed.

If anyone has a concrete mixer, that would be a great help. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Playground Update

We’ve finalized everything with the playground, and now have an official build date:

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Mark your calendars, we will need as many people as possible to come help! To get you even more excited, we have some high-quality renderings of the playground and site:

Playground from the front
Playground from the front
Playground from the back
Playground from the back

Northwest Playground has also provided us with more information about the site build:

March 26th, 2014 Meeting Minutes

Maple Ridge Estates HOA Meeting 3/26/14

Members Present: Alberta, Brian, Ian, Rick, Sean, Shannon, Julie, Ian and Pete

Minutes approved from last meeting on 3/1/14

The purpose of this meeting was to vote on a play structure. We had two proposals to work with: PlaySense and Playworld. We debated on the pros and cons of each proposal. After discussing each option and looking at the bids as it relates to the volunteer labor we can do as a community and the price, we decided on the Playworld bid. It comes in about $3k-$4k cheaper than the other bid and allows up to do as much volunteer work as we need in prepping the site and the actual building of the play structure.

We all reviewed the grant application for the city of Renton and finalized the grant. Shannon will get all the needed documentation together for the grant and send it out to the board members this weekend to review. Once that is done she will have Brian sign the application as he will be the project coordinator and she will turn it into the city of Renton before the April 4th deadline.

Sean brought up the issue of people being concerned there are people walking in our neighborhood that may not belong. We also brought up the incident of someone being attacked a few months ago and if we can follow up on that to keep people in our neighborhood informed. Sean will email Cyndie Parks to see if they have a flyer about neighborhood safety and walking safety. If so, we can pass this info along in our next flyer to the neighborhood.

Our next meeting will depend on when we find out about the grant and if we are approved. The grant process takes around 45 days to review. We cannot start the build of the play structure until we know if we are approved for the grant or not.