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NOVEMBER MONTHLY NEWSLETTER


HELLO GREENWOOD POINT NEIGHBORS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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. I'll also say that it's been great receiving your emails with questions, news and requests. Keep them coming! NEWS 1. Monthly Meeting. The GPHOA board held their monthly meeting on 11/17/22 via Zoom. The October 2022 minutes were reviewed and approved. There is no HOA board meeting planned for December 2022. 2. Beach Park. The beach park remains open and a peaceful place to enjoy serene views of Lake Sammamish. 3. Green Space Risk Assessment. ArboristsNW completed a risk assessment of the Green Space (Open Area A on our plat map). This is required per our covenants, and is to identify potential trees and branches that may fall onto any of 10 adjacent Greenwood Point properties. The official report is forthcoming, but a preliminary summary indicated no imminent threats from trees or branches. Also, of trees that have already fallen, they all fell to the NE, which is the direction of prevailing winds. Furthermore, they noted invasive English Ivy and Morning Glory expanding in certain areas, so if you see these, please remove them. I'll report in more detail after we receive their report. 4. Crosswalks, Speed Bumps and Other Speed Control Measures. Last month, we reported on our requests to the City of Issaquah to assist with speed controls, particularly along 188th Ave SE and SE 43 St. This request was filed at https://seeclickfix.com/issues/13473834\. The city engineer informed us that, while nearly 80% of cars do speed along 188th Ave SE, most are traveling between 25-35 MPH and per policy, they are not speeding enough above the posted 25 MPH limit to warrant interventions. Some data from their April 2022 study are shown below. At this point, there's not a lot we, as a neighborhood, can do, but we do ask everyone to mind their speed and especially, watch out for kids and pedestrians. 5. Landscaping Proposal Along 188th Ave SE. There's been little progress on this proposal, except to say that it has been noted that the soil condition is poor between the sidewalk and the South Cove fences, and it will be difficult to maintain plantings. We are exploring other ideas, such as decorative panels, artwork, rockeries, or even just bark cover at a minimum. 6. Architectural Control Committee & Rules. Requests continue to come in to review exterior paint and roofing materials. These reviews are required per our covenants and it is so appreciated when you take the initiative to send in the one-page form. Also, the board has evaluated the input received in September from the Rules Review Committee and as a result, are developing an online survey to collect YOUR input on further refinement of the rules as a result. Please watch for this survey in advance of the 2023 Annual Meeting. 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. At least two fences in the area have suffered wind damage this year. Also, be prepared for power outages--we've already had several. 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 - Santa At The Beach, 10 Dec 2022, 11AM-12PM 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 greenwoodpointhoa@gmail.com. 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

HELLO GREENWOOD POINT NEIGHBORS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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. I'll also say that it's been great receiving your emails with questions, news and requests. Keep them coming! NEWS 1. Monthly Meeting. The GPHOA board held their monthly meeting on 11/17/22 via Zoom. The October 2022 minutes were reviewed and approved. There is no HOA board meeting planned for December 2022. 2. Beach Park. The beach park remains open and a peaceful place to enjoy serene views of Lake Sammamish. 3. Green Space Risk Assessment. ArboristsNW completed a risk assessment of the Green Space (Open Area A on our plat map). This is required per our covenants, and is to identify potential trees and branches that may fall onto any of 10 adjacent Greenwood Point properties. The official report is forthcoming, but a preliminary summary indicated no imminent threats from trees or branches. Also, of trees that have already fallen, they all fell to the NE, which is the direction of prevailing winds. Furthermore, they noted invasive English Ivy and Morning Glory expanding in certain areas, so if you see these, please remove them. I'll report in more detail after we receive their report. 4. Crosswalks, Speed Bumps and Other Speed Control Measures. Last month, we reported on our requests to the City of Issaquah to assist with speed controls, particularly along 188th Ave SE and SE 43 St. This request was filed at https://seeclickfix.com/issues/13473834\. The city engineer informed us that, while nearly 80% of cars do speed along 188th Ave SE, most are traveling between 25-35 MPH and per policy, they are not speeding enough above the posted 25 MPH limit to warrant interventions. Some data from their April 2022 study are shown below. At this point, there's not a lot we, as a neighborhood, can do, but we do ask everyone to mind their speed and especially, watch out for kids and pedestrians. 5. Landscaping Proposal Along 188th Ave SE. There's been little progress on this proposal, except to say that it has been noted that the soil condition is poor between the sidewalk and the South Cove fences, and it will be difficult to maintain plantings. We are exploring other ideas, such as decorative panels, artwork, rockeries, or even just bark cover at a minimum. 6. Architectural Control Committee & Rules. Requests continue to come in to review exterior paint and roofing materials. These reviews are required per our covenants and it is so appreciated when you take the initiative to send in the one-page form. Also, the board has evaluated the input received in September from the Rules Review Committee and as a result, are developing an online survey to collect YOUR input on further refinement of the rules as a result. Please watch for this survey in advance of the 2023 Annual Meeting. 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. At least two fences in the area have suffered wind damage this year. Also, be prepared for power outages--we've already had several. 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 - Santa At The Beach, 10 Dec 2022, 11AM-12PM 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 greenwoodpointhoa@gmail.com. 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

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