Category: 2019

Mailboxes

The Board has identified two over-riding issues related to our mailboxes. They are not well lit. At night (which we have a lot of during the winter months), it is difficult to see the numbers on the individual boxes and on the keys and boxes for oversized packages.  The surrounding darkness is also somewhat vexing… Read more »

Snow Removal

Winter is coming and along with it the threat of snow.  Our experience of the past two winters (2017-18 and 2018-19) suggests that we’re pretty much on our own for dealing with snow on our streets (especially the private streets and shared driveways).  We are therefore executing an agreement with a local snow-removal company.  This… Read more »

Rossi One-Way

There have been a large number of complaints about vehicular traffic on the one-way section of Rossi Lane where it comes down the hill and meets Brian Court.  Vehicles are often speeding and/or going the wrong way.  The Board has discussed the situation with the Police and Fire Departments and has examined a wide array… Read more »

Wetland Signage

The Board has recently installed “Pet Waste Stations” at four entry points to our Wetland walking path.  These stations provide plastic waste bags for picking up the pet waste and trash receptacles for depositing the used bags.  They will be maintained by Windwood Landscaping Inc.  Also coming are signs that will define appropriate use of… Read more »

Results of Homeowner “Straw Vote” on Proposed Neighborhood Playground

The letter from Windermere Property Management to Meadows Homeowners dated September 6th, 2019 provided information concerning a Board-sponsored project to investigate the feasibility and desirability of a proposed playground (aka “Tot Lot”) on one of our neighborhood lots.  The letter explained some of the issues and requested a non-binding “straw vote” to determine if there… Read more »

Wetland Activity

This is a “For Your Information” notice that Aqua-Terr Systems Inc (ATSI) will be conducting their periodic mitigation monitoring of our wetland areas on October 2, 2019.  On that date, you will see ATSI personnel in the Wetlands inspecting, sampling, and taking notes.  This activity is in compliance with requirements levied on the Meadows-Ferndale Association… Read more »

Announcement/Memorandum

The Meadows-Ferndale Board of Directors has recently announced, via a mailing (both USPS and email) by Windermere Property Management, information related to the following topics:  Rules and Regulations Project (homeowner response requested) Penalty/Fine Schedule (See Resolution 4-2019 under “HOA Policies”) Playground (“Tot Lot”) Recommendation (homeowner response requested) The complete announcement can be found by opening… Read more »

Reply to Facebook Posting

The link below is to a document which contains a Facebook posting from one of our Meadows homeowners – and a paragraph-by-paragraph response from your Board of Directors (aka Board). It is clear that Facebook has gained some traction as a means of communication for our residents. We (the Board) need to point out, however,… Read more »

Rules and Regulations Project (Update)

A news item posted to this web site on July 11, 2019 described the HOA “Rules and Regulations Project” that will develop a set of Rules and Regulations for the HOA to clarify and amplify (where necessary) the community CC&Rs and By-Laws.  That posting specified that the input from homeowners would take place during the… Read more »

Solicitors in our Community

There have been numerous reports of solicitors visiting our neighborhood lately.  Some are legitimate, others either not legitimate or at least suspicious.  The following information is intended to help you deal with such encounters. Chapter 5.20 of the Ferndale Municipal Code, which addresses Peddlers and Solicitors, states that it is unlawful for any peddler or… Read more »

Community Rules and Regulations

Your Board of Directors has recently initiated a project to create a set of Rules and Regulations (hereinafter referred to as the R&R Document) in accordance with the provisions of Section 6.2 of the Association By-Laws.  The creation of an R&R document follows common practice and is a means to augment and interpret the Association… Read more »

Architectural Review Process Information

The Architectural Review Process has been established to facilitate the process of customizing our residential properties while maintaining community standards.  The CC&Rs and By-Laws, augmented by the ARC Charter policy, establish the standards of the process: e.g., when an ARC application is required and how to move it through the process. These documents may be… Read more »

Traffic Safety In Our Community

In response to comments at our last HOA Board meeting concerning speeding in our community, we requested the Ferndale Police Department (FPD) to deploy a speed monitoring radar trailer to collect vehicle speed data.  They put the requested trailer on Monument drive from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM on the following dates:  18-19 March and… Read more »

Protection Of Our Common Areas (Revised 2 April 2019)

Most recent revisions are in italics. It is gratifying to see so many dogs walking their owners on our walking paths through the wonderful expanse of Natural Growth Protection Areas  that surrounds our homes.  But with this privilege comes responsibility.  These areas are a joint protected development project of the Washington Department of Ecology and… Read more »