Board Meeting Minutes: March 2015


March 11, 2015


The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Wilderness Property Owners’ Association was held on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in the home of President Cherryl Steben. Cherryl called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m. Board members present were Cherryl Steben, Dick Fankhauser, Jane Stavish, Larry Rus and John Cusick. Phil Harlan was absent.


MINUTES: The minutes of the February 11, 2015 Board meeting were read. Minutes were approved as read.


TREASURER’S REPORT: The Treasurer’s Report, as prepared by John Cusick, was filed. To date, 26 property owners have not paid their 2015 dues. Of those, seven have not paid for years previous to 2015.



Traffic Calming Research: Cherryl spoke with Scott Davis from Thurston County. He informed her that speed bumps would cost $3,000 to $5,000 each to install. An option to speed bumps is a speed watch program where homeowners monitor traffic speed with speed guns. If a license number is reported to the Sheriff, the Sheriff sends a letter to the reported speeder.


Cherryl will be contacting PSE regarding changing the street lights in Wilderness to LED.


Jane reported that a road to and construction of a water tower south of Morse-Merryman Road is in design. The road will extend from Morse-Merryman Road to the water tower site. The new water tower is a supplement to the existing Hoffman Road reservoir. There is a 1.2 million gallon storage deficit in the area.


Newsletter and Semi-Annual Meeting: It was decided that the next newsletter will go out in May and will announce the semi-annual meeting to be held either June 16 or 17 or June 23 or 24 depending upon availability of meeting room. John will check on the facility.



Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (CNA) and Wilderness Sign Repair: Cherryl submitted a grant application to CNA for renovation of the Boulevard Road sign.


2015 Landscape Maintenance Agreement: Cherryl requested that I contact South Sound Lawncare regarding an addendum to the existing contract to include the greenbelt area west of Edgeworth Drive immediately north of Lot 156, Division 17.


Parking on lawns and in the greenbelt: Cherryl will send a letter to homeowners requesting they stop.


Work parties: Cherryl suggested either April 18 or 25. Cherryl asked that we come to the next meeting with recommendations for a specific date, a location of the project area, and a person in charge.


Neighborhood Watch: Dick reported that the program is underway in his area.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m. The next Board meeting will be held at Cherryl’s home on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Dick Fankhauser, Secretary