Updated: Jan 19
PLEASE NOTE: I STATED THE INCORRECT DATE FOR OUR ANNUAL MEETING IN THE EARLIER MAILING OF THIS MONTHLY. IT IS FEBRUARY 16TH, 7PM, PER THE PAPER MAILED FORM. MY APOLOGIES! CORRECTED COPY IS BELOW.--JIM
HELLO GREENWOOD POINT NEIGHBORS & HAPPY NEW YEAR! If you're receiving this email, then you are a member of the Greenwood Point Homeowners Association (GPHOA). This association consists of the 138 homeowners of the homes comprising the Greenwood Point Plat and exists because of the declaration put in place when Greenwood Point was built in 1977. Its stated purpose is to "protect the value and desirability" of our neighborhood. It is a legally-required organization. You can read the original declaration at our website, at https://www.greenwoodpointhoa.com/. This email is an update on what's going on and a bit of the business of your HOA. NEWS 1. Monthly Meeting. There was no HOA board meeting in December 2022. However, numerous communications regarding various initiatives, the upcoming 2023 Annual Meeting and the 2023 budget planning process, were shared amongst board members.It's a busy time. 2. Beach Park. The beach park remains open and a peaceful place to enjoy serene views of Lake Sammamish. The grass is quite lush now. 3. Green Space Risk Assessment. The formal technical report from ArboristsNW of the Green Space (Open Area A on our plat map) has been received. Please reply to this email address if you'd like a copy of the report. The board plans to review the recommendations for which trees require care to minimize the chance of property damage and then to stage any work within budget constraints. 4. Greenwood Point First Ever Pulse Survey! Please watch your email inbox for a survey from your friendly HOA board on Wednesday, 11 January 2023. We've assembled this survey, via Surveymonkey, to get a better of what's important to you. It's only 10 multiple choice questions, so it'll be quick, and we'd really value input. Please take a minute when you see it to respond. 5. Landscaping Proposal Along 188th Ave SE. Follow-Up communication was made with the South Cove HOA and they remain supportive of a modest improvement of the reference sidewalk adjacent area, probably now in the form of putting down bark and a few landscape rock arrangements. We'll keep working on this. 6. Annual Meeting. The Greenwood Point Annual Meeting is scheduled for 16 January February 2023 at 7PM via Zoom. As noted in the paper mailing you should be receiving about now, instructions for logging into the meeting will be provided to e-mail addresses we have on record for each home. Please plan to join. As homework, you can review our Covenants and By-Laws posted at https://greenwoodpointhoa.com.
7. Weather. We are in the winter and high wind season, so please evaluate the state of your fences, trees, homes and other structures to ensure the safety of your family and your neighbors. Also, be prepared for power outages by keeping flashlights nearby and cells charged. I frequently check the PSE Outage Map when the lights start to flicker so I can see what's going on. PLEASE ENJOY YOUR BEACH PARK. Your HOA membership includes access to Lake Sammamish via the beach park and there's a beautiful lawn, shade, picnic tables, a kids play area, swimming area, and BBQ facilities available. You should have a key to permit entry. If not, contact a board member for replacement. GREENWOOD POINT FACEBOOK GROUP. Though not affiliated with the GPHOA, there is a private Greenwood Point Facebook group you might be interested in joining. Neighborhood happenings, items for free and sale, and communications may be found here. The link is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/469316523132049 . UPCOMING EVENTS - Greenwood Point HOA Survey, 11 January 2023 - Greenwood Point HOA Annual Meeting via Zoom, 16 January February 2023 REMINDERS 1. If you have a home modification in mind, please obtain a form and submit to the A.C.C. for review. Submissions can either be mailed through USPS to the address on the form, or they can be scanned and emailed to the GPHOA at firstname.lastname@example.org. The forms are available at https://www.greenwoodpointhoa.com/covenants-forms. 2. Please remember to clean up after your pet when walking the area. 3. If you have an interest in taking a more active role in our neighborhood, the HOA committees are a wonderful way to get to know your neighbors and the area and usually only need a couple hours a month. Retirees are especially welcome. Students get community service credit too! You may join any committee, but here's where we need immediate help: - The Maintenance Committee needs a couple more folks to help coordinate keeping our signage, landscaping, green belt and hardscaping (like mailboxes) in good working order. · The Architectural Control Committee (ACC), which reviews designs, remodels and related plans, is turning over membership and seeking new support. · The Social Committee, particularly, if you have an aptitude for arranging events and enjoy meeting people, please reach out! CLOSING Thank you for your interest in the Greenwood Point Homeowners Association. As always, if you have questions, concerns, suggestions, would like to help, or just say hello, please respond to this email. Cheers! Jim Cotton 2022 GPHOA President