BOD email to community 4.20.16

Greetings Rainbow Ridge Estates homeowners,

As we enter into the warmer months, your board of directors has two requests to make of you.

First, please be kind and courteous to one another with regard to your dogs. Please be sure to pick up after your dog poops. As a dog owner myself, I routinely pick up the poop of dogs other than my own that is left in the park or on my lawn. It is gross, to say the least!

Also, many of our lots are close to one another and, even with the larger lots, the sounds of dog barking carries far and wide. Being awakened in the night by a barking dog or listening to more than about 2 minutes of barking mars the beauty of our lovely neighborhood. Please be kind to your surrounding neighbors and promptly stop your dog(s) from barking. 

The second request regards the Architectural Control Committee. As the neighborhood matures, houses sell to second and third owners, and needs change, following the ACC guidelines is becoming more and more critical to keeping the harmonious and elegant look of the neighborhood. 

I am attaching a highlighted copy of the guidelines which draw attention to when ACC approval is needed. 

I have also taken the liberty of highlighting what can happen if you choose   not to seek ACC approval. The HOA has the authority to remove, at your expense, the offending items. We do not want to go down this road and kindly request your voluntary cooperation.

The guidelines can also be found here. http://www.rainbowridgeestates.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/RRE-HOA-Design-Guidelines.pdf 

To summarize when you need ACC approval in one sentence: If you are changing the exterior appearance of your home, adding permanent structures such as play sets or playhouses, or changing landscaping from its original appearance, you need ACC approval. 

To summarize when you DO NOT need ACC approval in one sentence: If you are repainting within the original palette, replacing similar sized and appearing landscaping items or planting anything that at it’s mature height will be less than 24 inches, you DO NOT need ACC approval. 

Thank-you for reading this lengthy missive and please be kind to your neighbors!

Amy Okubo

RREHOA Board president 

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 1.11.16

Rainbow Ridge Estates HOA Board of Directors 1/11/16 Meeting Minutes

Attendees: Amy Okubo, President; Julie Orbanosky, Treasurer; Sharon Ogez, Secretary; Mark Turner, Director of Grounds; David Silverstein, Director

  1. Minutes from August 22, 2015 Annual HOA meeting approved. Amy will post on website.
  2. Discussed problem of ice build-up on roads since last storm. Safety concern discussed since our roads have been iced over for several weeks. Agreed to hire a private firm for this winter on a trial basis. Sharon located a firm willing to plow our roads on an “as-needed” basis (call from us when snow is greater than 3-4”, followed by cold weather) at $75/hour. Little Tornado, Home and Yard Service, Troy Hughes. Mark motioned we pursue this effort unless TNT has a similar/better rate. Sharon seconded the motion.   All agreed. Sharon will also ask Troy about clearing sidewalk adjacent to park.

Update 1/12/16: TNT is slightly more expensive and wants a contract rather than an “as needed” basis. Board agreed via email for Sharon to follow-up with Troy Hughes of Little Tornado.

  1. Julie discussed budget. Roughly, the dues cover our bills, although we do have a surplus this year because of transfer fees and HOA BOD’s paying dues. Julie will have more budget details at the next BOD meeting where we will discuss how to spend the excess money. Julie also noted the books are not based on an annual calendar as required per our bylaws. Mark motioned the books be realigned with an annual calendar and Sharon seconded the motion. Everyone agreed and Julie will work on this.
  2. Amy agreed to send out a letter to all HOA members regarding barking dog complaints. Sharon to provide Amy with most current email list.

 

  1. David led discussion about potential surveillance cameras in RRE. We all agreed it was an idea worth pursuing and David will gather and forward more information. Further discussion at next meeting.

 

  1. Next HOA BOD meeting will be held on Sunday, 4/10/16 at 5:00. Back-up date 4/11. Another HOA BOD meeting scheduled for Sunday, 8/7/16 at 5:00. Back-up date 8/8.

Annual HOA meeting/picnic scheduled for Saturday, 9/10/16 with rain-date of 9/11/16.

 

Mark motioned to adjourn the meeting; David seconded. All agreed. Meeting adjourned.