Green Belt Tree Work July 3rd

This is being sent out as a courtesy notice.  The recommended tree trimming and removals from the annual tree safety inspection will take Place on July 3rd.  This Inspection was performed by an ISA Certified Arborist in April.  The recommendations were submitted to and approved by the City of University Place.  The tree work is only expected to take one day.
Part of this work will be the dead limbing and wind-sailing of the trees that surround our swimming pool.  While this work is taking place the pool will be closed for safety reasons.  As soon as the work is completed the pool will re-open.  We asked the tree service Contractor to start trimming and windsailing the trees around the pool area first thing.  Our hope is that the tree work around the pool will be completed early in the day and there will be minimal impact on pool usage.
By Scott

Pond Update

Over the last two months We have monitored the pond water level daily.   The good news is the Pond is doing what it is supposed to be doing, it is holding the storm water run off as it is engineered and designed to do.  The issue we are currently experiencing is that it is not holding the water at a level high enough to run our fountain.  After it rains the pond will fill and then slowly loose water to the level it has been holding steady at for the last two months.  This is approximately 12 to 16  inches lower than where it needs to be to run the fountain.
Over the last two months a small group of board members and one volunteer have met at the pond on 5 separate occasions and have spent a considerable amount of hours trouble shooting and ruling out any issues with our pond mechanical systems, electrical systems,  timer systems and water flow and supply lines.  We obtained the engineered drawings from the county and have uncovered the debris vaults and located the main supply lines that feed our pond.   
In addition we had the city come out to flush and hydro jet the line from 61st all the way to the pond cleaning out 49 years of sediment and debris so that it can be properly inspected for cracks and or damage.  During this procedure it was observed that the amount of water going in is not coming out at the bottom of the supply pipe.  It was further narrowed down to the 45 foot section of pipe from the grate cover next to the asphalt trail in the greenbelt to the debris basin just before the feeder pipes on the pond bank.  Coincidentally, the depth of this pipe is also at the pond level and the water backs up into this pipe and holds at the same level as the water in the pond.
  At this time we are lowering the water level in the pond so that we can expose this section of pipe and have it professional inspected with a camera.  We are doing this to rule out any cracks in the line that would affect our water level in the pond.  We are not draining the pond only lowering it to expose the pipe that may be the source of the water loss and have it inspected.  Our intention is to view the results of the camera inspection, fix any problems found and then fill our pond back up.  We are working as quickly as we can and hope to have this issue fixed as soon as possible.  

By Scott

Chambers Trail Enhancement

We are currently in the process of transforming the old gravel foot path at the end of our development that leads to Chambers Elementary School to an asphalt path.  Due to the daily heavy use of this trail and the repeated requests from the residents over the years we have made it a priority to get this done.  This project will be done in three stages and we will be closing the trail down for safety only on the days when the work is being performed.

First stage is to pruning the trees and bushes that are protruding into the trail and pushing on the chain link fence supports, Second stage will be trail Preparation and the application of asphalt.  Third and final stage we will service the chain link fence as it has been damaged by trees and bushes pushing on the supporting rails and loosening the tension on the chain link.

The actual work to be performed will only take 3 days and should have minimal impact on the neighborhood. However, due to contractor work loads and scheduling it will occur on 3 separate days over the next month time frame.  We look forward to this trail enhancement and thank you for your patience as we work to complete this project.

Work starts tomorrow June 25th.

By Scott

Pool Opens May 25

The pool will open Friday May 25 at 9am.  POOL RULES MUST BE SIGNED AND RETURN TO EDWARD ARCHER PRIOR TO USING THE POOL.  Link to the  Pool

By Scott

2017 List of Accomplishments


  • New Landscape Service Provider selected Nasim and Sons. April 2017
  • Annual Tree safety inspection performed by Arborist. April 2017
  • Outdoor Burning restrictions/ Info posted to website from West Pierce Fire. April 2017
  • Coyote sightings and Info Post to Website.  April 2017
  • Annual Easter egg hunt. April 2017
  • Took Annual safety report to City of University Place Approved. May 2017
  • Scheduled Tree removals and trimming for July 2017.
  • Annual Board Meeting. May 2017
  • Obtained Bids for future trail Upgrade to Chambers Elementary. May 2017
  • Noxious weed control application common areas. May 2017
  • Frontage Clean up. May 2017
  • Pool House Bathrooms and Storage room clean up in preparation for 2017 season. May 2017
  • Prepared annual Pool Rules and Registration for 2017 season.  May 2017
  • Hired Lifeguard for Pool. May 2017
  • Opened the Pool for 2017 season. May 2017
  • Pond area and Green belt Storm debris clean up. June 2017
  • All trails in green belts Re-chipped with wood chips. June 2017
  • Elected New Member to Board. June 2017
  • Determined new Board Positions. June 2017
  • Pool Leak discovered and Located by American Leak Detection. Both underwater lights leaking. June 2017
  • Researching pool leak fix repair needed will post notification. June 2017
  • Light Poles Ordered for the pond parking strip light pole replacement. June 2017
  • Created new Woodlake Directory will be sending out hard copies when finalized. June 2017
  • Posted No street Parking reminders on website for the second time this year. June 2017
  • Pool outdoor lighting fixed.  July 2017
  • Pond cold patching completed. July 2017
  • Pond Well final repair completed and now operational. All repairs done for cost of materials by volunteer.  July 2017
  • Pond water fountain installation.  July 2017
  • Sewer line blockage cleared from pool bathrooms. This caused pool closure due to sewer backup into the pool bathrooms. July 2017
  • Dangerous tree removal and pruning completed per Arborist report.  July 2017
  • Annual national night out ice cream social with bounce house attraction.  August 2017
  • Pool water quality issues ( green water )  addressed and additional cleaning added.  Aug 2017
  • Pool Skimmer repaired. August 2017
  • Underground utilities marked for light pole replacement job.  August 2017
  • Ordered Light Pole bases and Light Poles.  August 2017
  • Met with Niwar @ Nasim & Sons to get estimates for green belt entrance clean up beautification. July 2107
  • Placed new first aid kit  for Pool.  August 2017
  • John Fuller volunteered to be back up for Scott and Eddie at pool to maintain chlorine levels.  August 2017
  • Eddie, Scott and John check the pool chemical levels daily and add chlorine if needed and keep in  communication with Aqua Care to keep pool clear.  Daily June -September 2017.
  • Light pole demo and replacement. August 2017
  • Lighting Contractor The Repair Works installed a new underground power line in conduit
    for cost of materials only as a thank-you for being a returning customer saving us $3500.  August 2017.
  • Removed no parking signs from old light poles will reuse them on new poles.  August 2017
  • Met with new landscape crew and established contact with the Crew leads to stay on top of our monthly contract.   August 2017
  • Sprinkler head by path to pool repaired.  August 2017
  • Pay phone at pool ( Required by health department for emergency calls )  was not working, receiver will be repaired by resident Adolfo.  September 2017.
  • Met with Brian at Archon tree service to follow up on removals and trimming from July. August 2017
  • Researched local pay phone companies to take over pay phone at pool.  Current company not local and having issues with servicing the phone.  August 2017
  • True Green sprayed noxious weeds in green belts second application for this year.  Sept 2017.
  • Replaced the three entrance lamp bulbs with LED bulbs.  August 2017.
  • Met with Nasim and Sons to get estimate on barking the area under light poles due to no sprinkler and the grass dying out every summer. August 2017
  • Archon Tree service Followup to safety Inspection completed.  Sept 2017
  • Semi annual Moss control applied to Roof of Pool house.  Sept 2017
  • Pool Contractors bidding on the handrail addition and other regulatory items needed.  Sept 2017
  • True Green semi annual noxious weed control application in Green belts.  Sept 2017
  • Pond Light installation completed, updated with LED lights.  Sept 2017
  • Several no street parking violations sent out to residents that routinely park in street.  Sept 2017
  • Discovered  well water supply line pipe crack, coordinated repairs.  Oct 2017
  • Ordered Mesh / screen and designed a custom fountain screen to help filter debris in pond water that causes fountain to clog.  Oct 2017
  • Ordered replacement Bibs / Waders to help when servicing the pond quarterly when full of water. Oct 2017
  • Winter Pond maintenance requires entry into pond to clean and troubleshoot fountain, check pipes and water flow etc…..  Oct 2017
  • Winterized pool house and bathrooms Nov 2017
  • Coordinated storm debris pickup Dec 2017
  • Obtained paving estimates for path to Chambers Primary Feb 2018
  • Obtained landscaping estimates for this year Feb 2018
  • Obtained quotes to repair broken gate at pond and other common areas  Feb 2018
  • Annual arborist safety inspection March 2018
  • Constructed electrical pole cover for the lighting control boxes. March 2018
  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt March 2018
  • Preparing annual arborist report for the city of UP.  April 2018
  • Contracted for bus stop window replacement and painting  April 2018
  • Handrail for pool stairs installed.  April 2018
By Scott

Pool Cleanup for Opening day.

In anticipation of the pool opening we will have a pool cleanup, get ready day on May 12 at 10am.

Please show up to help get the pool ready for opening on May 25.
By Scott