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Directors' Meeting Minutes - December, 2020

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DATE:  Thursday, December 17, 2020  PLACE:  Via Zoom  -  Residents were notified of the Board meeting and invited to join. BOARD MEMBERS:  Kathy Anderson, President                Marilyn Herst, Vice President               Peggy Noethlich, Secretary               Norm Culbert, Treasurer                Lee Worthy, Member-at-Large MINUTES:  Alice Dickey CALL TO ORDER:  President Anderson called the meeting to order at 8:40. QUORUM:  Alice Dickey confirmed all 5 Board members were present.   PRIOR MEETING MINUTES: Peggy Noethlich made a motion to approve November Minutes with the correction to RV Committee report changing $25/mo to $30/mo, Norm Culbert seconded, all in favor, motion passed. CORRESPONDENCE:   1.  Per Alice Dickey – none this month. Alice Dickey asked for decision regarding 10% holdback on Simply Yards payments.  Peggy Noethlich made a motion to release the holdback, Kathy Anderson seconded, all in favor, motion passed. GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: 1.  After discus

Creekside Village Newsletter - December, 2020

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  Subscribe to receive news from our new website…creeksidenow.org!  It’s free and very interesting to “walk” through the site to get the latest very local news.  Thanks to Dave Wenning for the recent holiday pictures around Creekside! Save the Date!  Our Creekside Annual Meeting will be February 25, 2021.  The meeting packet will be mailed out about one month earlier so take the time to be informed before the meeting! Message from Our President Kathy Anderson: As we reach the end of 2020 and look forward to a much-improved 2021, please join me in thanking each other for kindness and support during a difficult time and wishing our friends and neighbors here at Creekside a happy and healthy new year. Staying in touch as a community has been the real challenge this year, and we expect this situation will continue to be a struggle through much of 2021. Some of us have been able to take advantage of new technology and learn new ways to get together. Others are not so fortunate, and that pre

Christmas at Creekside 2020

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  In preparing for this post, I wanted to begin with an image that tells the story of this unusual Christmas.  I decided to use an empty dining room table, because this year, there won't be any guests or family from outside the household.  But don't think of it as an image of sadness.  See it as an image of resilience and resolve.  Although few, if any, will ever see it, the table was given a fresh centerpiece, and the red candles were brought out from storage.  It might have been a dreary, colorless holiday, but that's not who we are.  We want all the color and brightness of the season possible, in spite of what has come our way. This past year, much of our lives has been moved outdoors or online.  So too, the people of Creekside have gotten together virtually, and moved their celebrations outside.  Our homes' exteriors have been decorated with lights and colors for all to enjoy.  And what a wonderful display it is.  If you haven't already, bundle up and take a str

Creekside Village Newsletter - November, 2020

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  Have you subscribed yet to receive news from our new website www.creeksidenow.org, where you can also obtain copies of our governing documents, meeting minutes, and request forms.  We encourage you to subscribe…it is free!  Special thanks to Dave Wenning for all his work on this site!  If you see someone “sneaking” around the neighborhood, taking pictures of foliage, Christmas decorations, or wildlife…it might be Dave!  Stop and say hi…masked of course. Message from Our President Kathy Anderson:    November has been a blustery month and a busy one. Just as Board members were thinking we could hunker down for a winter nap, windstorms arrived to send branches flying onto roofs, refill gutters with debris, and bring down a 40-foot Douglas Fir on a home in the Circle.  And it’s only the beginning.  The Board would like to remind everyone to be mindful and take precautions for their safety and to report damage they observe at the earliest opportunity.  If snow is forecast, be prepared to

Directors' Meeting Minutes - November, 2020

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DATE: Thursday, November 19, 2020  PLACE: Via Zoom  -  Residents were notified of the Board meeting and invited to join. BOARD MEMBERS: Kathy Anderson, President                Marilyn Herst, Vice President               Peggy Noethlich, Secretary               Norm Culbert, Treasurer                Lee Worthy Member-at-Large MINUTES:  Alice Dickey CALL TO ORDER: President Anderson called the meeting to order at 8:40. QUORUM: Alice Dickey confirmed there were 5 Board members present.   PRIOR MEETING MINUTES: Peggy Noethlich made a motion to approve October Minutes, Norm Culbert seconded, all in favor, motion passed. CORRESPONDENCE:            1. Notice for yearly renewal of corporation filing with Secretary of State, Alice Dickey has taken care of it. 2. Two notices from PSE regarding low usage on irrigation meters.  Alice responded. GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:  President Anderson reported the By-laws amendment regarding electronic meetings received 63 votes, all of which we

Governor Inslee Announces Statewide COVID-19 Exposure Notification Tool

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  Announced today, this smartphone tool is an important step in combating the pandemic.  I have already activated it on my iPhone, and wanted to share this information with the Creekside community ASAP.  WA Notify uses privacy-preserving technology and works without collecting or revealing any location or personal data.  Also, activating the tool on your smartphone is completely voluntary.  If you activate the tool, don't forget to activate Bluetooth as well, if not already switched on. Reprinted from  https://medium.com/wagovernor/inslee-announces-statewide-covid-19-exposure-notification-tool-34b5740aa02 This video explains how it works: Gov. Jay Inslee, along with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), today announced the launch of WA Notify, a simple, anonymous exposure notification tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19. By adding WA Notify to their smartphones, Washington residents will be alerted if they spent time near another WA Notify user who later tests posit

Directors' Meeting Minutes - October, 2020

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DATE: Thursday, October 22, 2020  PLACE:  Online via Zoom BOARD MEMBERS: Kathy Anderson, President                                       Marilyn Herst, Vice President               Peggy Noethlich, Secretary               Norm Culbert, Treasurer (joined late)               Lee Worthy. Member-at-Large MINUTES:  Alice Dickey Residents were notified of the Board meeting and invited to join on Zoom. Marilyn Hearst stated she had to leave at 11:00, gives her proxy to Peggy Noethlich if any votes after that time. CALL TO ORDER: President Anderson called the meeting to order at 8:40. QUORUM: Alice Dickey confirmed there were 4 Board members present.   PRIOR MEETING MINUTES: Peggy Noethlich made a motion to approve September Minutes with the following correction: Landscape Committee Report, last sentence – change “walk” to “work”.  Marilyn Herst seconded, all in favor, motion passed. CORRESPONDENCE:  Alice Dickey said all correspondence that has come in has been forwarded to committee

Creekside Village Newsletter - October, 2020

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  Subscribe Now to receive news from our new website www.creeksidenow.org , where you can also obtain copies of our governing documents , meeting minutes, and request forms .  We encourage you to subscribe…it is free!  There is a lovely article about our new neighbors Beth and David and their travels.  Meet the Friends of the Berm!  Present and older newsletters, FAQs, and much more are there.  Look at the picture album!  Finally, the weather information includes not only that but also wind alerts and live regional weather radar!  Special thanks to Dave Wenning for all his work on this site! The Mission of the Creekside Village Homeowners Association is to protect the property value of the community as a whole and give continuity to the community by:  1.      Preserving common assets and infrastructure through sound fiscal management, prioritizing timely maintenance, repair, and replacement of assets, and ensuring that residents’ activities support and do not compromise this missi

Creekside Village Autumn 2020

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    "Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go." -Unknown    "How beautiful the leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days." -John Burroughs     "I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house" -Nathaniel Hawthorn, The American Notebooks     "Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers, we more than gain in fruits." -Samuel Butler     "Every leaf speaks bliss to me / Fluttering from the autumn tree." -Emily Brontë, "Fall, Leaves, Fall"     "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." -F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby    "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." -L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Country Living The Oprah Magazine