MRE Fall Neighborhood Cleanup

Friday-Sunday, November 8, 9, 10th 2019

As we head into the Winter season, the HOA will be providing a dumpster on-site for disposal of yard waste.

Dumpster will be placed by the neighborhood park.  Note: these are to be used for compostable wastes only.

Maple Ridge Estates HOA BOD Meeting, Q2 2019

June 5th, 2019

Minutes

Call to Order

  • Attendance
    • Janet, Toni, Pete, Michael
  • Welcome New Members
    • No new members

Treasurer’s Report

Financials Report out

  • 50% homes still owe for 2019
  • Less letters returned than last year
  • Completed items:
    • MRE email account upgraded to premium to remove unsightly advertisements – still not showing as premium
  • Open items (follow up)
    • Quotes for management company HOA assistance

Committee Reports

Maintenance

Work Completed

  • Common Area Maintenance

Open Items

  • Quote for new gravel in the park trail
  • Inspect the playground
  • gravel needs reseeding by newly installed accessibility area (near SE 156th & 139th CT SE)
  • Monument
    • Upper monument lighting noticeable dimmer than lower section
    • Upper monument lighting pretty much non existent

ACC

Work Completed

  • Quote for vacant house, Pete will call to get work started
  • Airbnb house has communicated that the current tenant will be gone end of Summer.
  • Open Items
    • Two houses with cars parked on grass/dirt (near 14025 SE 158th St and near 14039 SE 158th St) Does CCnRs allow?
    • Yard in front of fence appears overgrown (140th Ct SE)
    • Trailer in driveway of house at (14013 SE 158th St)
    • 13869 has trash/junk/overgrown in front yard/driveway
    • dead trees (near 14007 SE 158th St)
    • dead trees (near 15725 138th Pl)
    • Downed tree on sidewalk/garden (near 15725 138th Pl)
    • Vacant house (upper) status: quote has come through, board to approve- Pete call asap to complete
    • shopping cart by the park lookout need to dig out and get truck to take back to safeway

General Discussion Items:

  • Banners for: 1) Annual Garage Sale 2) Summer Picnic 3) Neighborhood Cleanup, 4) Annual Dues 5) Annual Meeting
    • Pete will get quote from contact on pricing, etc.
  • Management company: could assist in managing HOA enforcement, collecting dues, amending CCnRs. Quotes, discussion with company. First step to get quotes and see budget costs
  • 2019 Meeting Schedule
    • Next meeting October 2019

MRE Spring Cleanup

Friday-Sunday, April 5-7, 2019

As we head into the Spring season, the HOA will be providing a dumpster on-site for disposal of yard waste.

Dumpster will be placed by the neighborhood park.  Note: these are to be used for yard waste only.

Sept 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

Maple Ridge Estates HOA BOD Meeting

September 19, 2018

Minutes

Call to Order

    • Attendance
      • Rick, Bob, Janet, Pete, Helene, Michael
    • Approval of Meeting Minutes
      • June Meeting Minutes Approved with the following exception
        • Board verified that at the June HOA meeting there was a vote in favor – for quote received of $2,200 – received from Northwest Playground. This was a correction to the meeting minutes from June minutes stating $1,800 was approved.
    • Welcome New Members
      • No new members

Treasurer’s Report

Financials Report out

  • 30 homes still owe for 2018
  • Pete hand delivered notices to house that were returned in the mail, total 9 returned.
    • Pete mentioned putting out sandwich boards to remind people to pay dues.
  • The website billing was transferred from prior President to HOA
  • Open items
    • Pete to see who’s name the Bank of America account is in, should be in HOA name.
    • Pete tasked with coordination of the Audits for 2016 and 2017, Shannon and Vaughn volunteered to perform the Audit.

 

Committee Reports

Maintenance

Work Completed

      • Monument
        • Bark around monuments – Work completed
      • Common Area Maintenance
        • Dethatch/Reseed
        • Janet requested the play structure company to provide maintenance/tune up.

Open Items

      • Quote for Park Trail graveled to be refreshed
      • Dead tree to be addressed – meeting to discuss trees next week
      • Lighting at Monuments – Rick to follow up with prior President of HOA
        • Camber found no power to lower Monument lights – needs to know where breaker is located
        • Camber looking for location of transformer.

ACC

Work Completed

      • One house with Christmas lights.
      • One house with a boat park in front yard.
      • 2 trees on both sides of 158th st have been dropping pine needles and need to be addressed.

Open Items

      • Vacant house (upper) has lawn overgrown.  Bob hand delivered letter to the home.
        • Next step Bob will issue a certified letter telling them to clean up or HOA will at a cost to the owner.
      • Bob (and potentially Janet) will talk to the owner of a home on 158th about a non-functioning car and general maintenance issues

 

General Discussion Items:

 

  • Pride of Ownership award – in surrounding neighborhoods, example Fairwood West HOA. Board discussed in general if quarterly award, could incent with discounted dues.  Will put on the agenda for the Annual meeting.

 

  • New Board Positions
    • Hire HOA Service – Property Mgmt Company – Rick presented that it costs about $3000 for general administrative services. This will be put on the Annual Meeting agenda

 

  • Neighborhood Picnic
    • Helene presented that 67-people attended, lower that 2017 which had 160 people attend.
    • Helene coordinating with City of Renton for a grant equal to $2 per person.
  • Garage Sale –Summer 2019 same time as Fairwood
  • 2018 Meeting Schedule
    • Annual Board Meeting – November 13 2018 Fairwood Library
      • 2 drawings for ½ HOA dues.
    • Website/Facebook Updates
      • Michael and Helene to post upcoming HOA meeting dates/locations, and keep updated with photos.

 

 

Date/Time/Location of Next Meeting:  Annual Board Meeting – November 13 2018 Fairwood Library

 

 

 

 

June 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

Call to Order

    • Attendance
      • Roseana, Rick, Bob, Janet, Pete, Helene, Michael
    • Approval of Meeting Minutes
      • April Meeting Minutes Approved
    • Welcome New Members
      • ew members to be added to email list and website

Treasurer’s Report

  • Financials Report out
    • 9 Houses have sold in 2018 YTD
    • Need to transfer the website billing from prior President
    • Pete and Rick to review the HOA banking accounts
    • Tax Return has been filed.
  • 2018 Dues Report – about ¾ have been paid.
  • Audit Update
    • Open Action for Pete. Shannon and Vaughn have volunteered to support the Audit.

Committee Reports

  • Maintenance
      • Monument – Canber
        • Lighting – Board voted in favor to request a lighting assessment. Janet to request for proposal pricing with a not to exceed amount $ and/or hrs
        • Bark around monuments – beauty barks around the 2 monuments.
          • Board voted in favor of Canber – quoted $975
      • Common Area Maintenance – Spring 2018
        • Play Area Structure
          • Board voted in favor – for quote received of $1,800 – received from Northwest Playground.
          • Request to company to assess the play structure maintenance/tune up.
        • Dethatch/Reseed – Postponed to Fall 2018
          • Board voted in favor – Quote from Canber – $2,611.
        • Park Trail graveled to be refreshed
          • Request Canber for a quote.
        • Dead tree to be addressed
          • Janet to request Canber to pull out the dead tree.
  • ACC
    • Open Items
      • Addressed: “Chickens” were removed in April
      • Addressed: Cul-de-sac off 158th, parking issues has been resolved
    • New Business
      • Pride of Ownership award – in surrounding neighborhoods. Board to evaluate if this should be implemented. Set up for monthly or quarterly award, could incent with discounted dues. Rick to request sample criteria for the program.
      • One house with Christmas lights (in cul-de-sac near the park).
      • One house with a boat park in front yard.
      • 2 trees on both sides of 158th st have been dropping pine needles and need to be addressed.
      • Vacant house (upper) has lawn overgrown.
        • Will attempt to contact the homeowner(s) for first notice. Next step, board will hire company to address the maintenance and charge to owners.

New Business

  • New Board Positions
    • Board to Consider hiring HOA Service – Property Mgmt Company
    • Administrative Services – take meeting minutes, maintain website, send letters?
    • Rick to get quotes.
  • Neighborhood Picnic
    • Helene coordinated with City of Renton – invited some City Officials
    • Board will provide hotdogs/chips/drinks/water balloons
    • Potluck style from neighbors
    • Scheduled: Wednesday, August 8th (5pm-8pm)
    • Helene to print out fliers and get distributed
    • Roseana to update Facebook and Website
  • Garage Sale – Board voted against a community wide sale. To be revisited in Summer 2019.
  • 2018 Meeting Schedule
    • 1st month of the quarter, 3rd Wednesday of the month
      • September 19th, 2018
      • Annual Board Meeting – November 7th or 14th 2018? Rick to reserve library.
  • Website/Facebook Updates
    • Post reminder of upcoming HOA meeting dates/locations

Date/Time/Location of Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 19th @ Bob’s House