Frontage Cleanup and Green Belt Storm Debris Pick Up & Noxious weed Control

We have Scheduled our land-care company Nasim and Sons to clean up both green belts and inside Pond gate area.  They will also be removing the debris piles that are currently inside the pond liner.  They are not removing any vegetation or trees.  They are picking up downed storm debris, fallen branches and trash that has found its way into the Green belt.  This will now occur annually after the winter storm season with the option off adding it in as needed during other times of the Year.  This project should only take one day and they are going to use vehicle to haul the collected debris out of the green belts.  This is scheduled for May 26th ( Friday ).
In addition we have scheduled True Green to spray the green belt areas for Noxious weed control.  This will include both green belt areas and inside the pond gate as well. The primary focus of this application is to spray black berry bushes, scotch broom and other Noxious weeds that can take over the green belts if not taken care of.  This is the same service you see the City of University Place doing to promote a healthy and safe environment in their forested urban areas and parks.  This project is scheduled for the week of May 28th through June 2.  This project should only take one day to complete.
FRONTAGE:
This Friday May 26th we have scheduled our land care company Nasim and Sons to clean up our frontage along Chambers Creek Road.  This is included in our landscape service contract and will be maintained on an as needed basis.
PARKING:
Remember park in your driveway not the street for the safety of our neighborhood.
From the Pierce County Noxious Weed Control Board.
Noxious Weed is the traditional, legal term given to non‐native plants that have been proven to have a negative impact on the environment, and are destructive, competitive, and/or difficult to control.

Noxious weeds arrive in our region in a variety of different ways.  Many are escaped garden plants, others arrive through agricultural crops, contaminated hay or seed, or from vehicle tires along transportation corridors.

Once established, noxious weeds  crowd out desirable vegetation, reduce agricultural productivity, compromise public health and safety, lower property values, increase flood hazards, and destroy native plant and animal habitat.

By Scott

2017 HOA Accomplishments

Woodlake Annual Meeting: Accomplishments 2017

  1. Moss control applied to pool house roof and pool deck.
  2. Pond drained and cleaned. Over 60 tons of debris hauled away.
  3. Richardson Well company evaluated our well and water supply for pond.  Operational.
  4. City came out and inspected trees surrounding pond liner.  Tree roots have pierced liner.  
  5. Pond liner professionally evaluated and waiting on weather to cooperate to patch holes.
  6. Pond  fountain pump repaired, rusted shut taken apart and rebuilt by volunteer.
  7. Pond fountain pump motor taken apart, sandblasted and re assembled.  Operational now.
  8. Pond Piping was rusted shut and non serviceable, all piping changed out by volunteer.
  9. Main pond supply pipe bored through concrete wall to be re installed.
  10. Pond Circuit breaker, Timer and Low water level relay all non serviceable.  Replaced.  
  11. Wiring for well pump circuit replaced with larger gauge wire.   
  12. Power line that feeds frontage failed,  Line was located fault was found and repaired.
  13. Underground power line is compromised in several places, researching repair options.
  14. Entrance light pole bulbs are being changed out to LED.  Will start using LED as needed.
  15. Pool House door vents added for ventilation.
  16. Pool house interior trim redone.
  17. Greenbelt Trails rechipped ( in progress now ).
  18. Light poles in front of pond are not serviceable and are scheduled to be replaced 2017.
  19. Weekly landscaping service for common areas.
  20. Monthly Pool Maintenance Service.
  21. New landscape maintenance provider selected. Nasim and Sons Started April 2017.
  22. Green belt storm debris and limb clean up to be scheduled on an annual basis.    
  23. All common area green belts were treated semi annually for noxious weed control.
  24. Sprayed all chipped trails for weed control as needed.
  25. Certified Arborist Performed Annual safety inspection of common area Trees April 2017.
  26. 2016 Safety inspection results submitted to city and approved.  Dangerous trees removed.
  27. City advised us to create an Urban Forest Management plan and have it on file with city.
  28. Woodlake Little Library installed.
  29. Bus stop window repaired. Plastic window pops out of tracking during winter months.  
  30. New Neighbors Welcomed.
  31. Pool water leak identified and fixed.
  32. Lifeguard selection process underway for the 2017 pool season.
  33. Annual Easter egg hunt for residents 2017.
  34. National night out August 2016.
By Scott

Yard and Roof Cleanup

It’s that time of year for spring cleaning.  This year has brought us more rain than anyone cares to think about.  Time to clean up the moss on the roofs and remove debris from yards.

Keep Woodlake Beautiful!

By Scott

COYOTES

There have been numerous coyote sightings in Woodlake.  In addition some neighbors have reported their cats have been killed by the coyote.

For more information about coyotes please refer to this link:     http://wdfw.wa.gov/living/coyotes.html

The City of University Place and Pierce County do not dispatch animal control for wildlife.   If you want to report a coyote sighting use the following contact number:

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1 877 933 9847.  Press Option # 2  for dangerous animal sightings.

By Scott

Outdoor Burning

The following information is being provided to you from the city of University Place and West Pierce Fire Department. Please take a minute and review for important information.   Everyone enjoys the nice weather and being outside, please be a courteous neighbor !

Outdoor Burning in West Pierce

(University Place and Lakewood)

Recreational fires can provide enjoyment for many, yet create frustration for others.  The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency regulates burn bans in our area to ensure the health and safety of its residents.  When burn bans are not in place, recreational fires are allowed within West Pierce Fire & Rescue’s jurisdiction.

Recreational fires are not the same as burning yard waste and land-clearing debris.  They are defined as “cooking fires, campfires, and bonfires using charcoal or firewood that occur in designated areas or on private property for cooking, pleasure, or ceremonial purposes.”  (WAC 173-425-030)

This also includes fires lit in chimineas, fire pits, fire bowls, and similar free-standing devices, except burn barrels.  These devices can be found at most home improvement stores.  Please remember that it is always illegal to burn trash or use a burn barrel.

Prohibited Burning

  • It is always illegal to smoke out your neighbor.  If smoke bothers your neighbors or otherwise becomes a nuisance, you must immediately put it out.
  • Burning of trash and/or yard debris is not allowed.
  • The use of a burn barrel is prohibited.
  • Be aware of current burn bans.

Burn ban information can be found at the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s website: www.pscleanair.org 1-800-552-3565

Safety Tips to Consider

West Pierce Fire & Rescue asks that you consider these safety tips when using a recreational fire of any kind.

  • Fires shall not exceed three feet in diameter or two feet in height.
  • Recreational fires need to be at least 25 feet from anything that can burn.
  • Only charcoal, dried firewood, or manufactured fire logs may be used.  Never use gasoline or other flammable or combustible liquids in a recreational fire.

Burn Bans

Burn bans in Pierce County are placed into effect by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, as needed, for the safety and well-being of its residents.  Before having a recreational fire, please take into consideration the current burn ban status.

Call 1-800-595-4341 for burn ban information.

 

Violations of outdoor burning regulations can be costly. Fines can exceed $16,000 per day and typically start at $2,000. These fines are enforced by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

By Scott

Pond Update

 

Below is a list of the most up to date and recent information in regard to the pond project. We have piping and wiring issues we are dealing with as we are trying to finish up this project. With this information we will determine the best and most cost effective way to proceed. To date there has been a tremendous amount of repair work that has been completed and there is a considerable amount left to finish up. We have been able to do the majority of this work for the cost of materials because we are fortunate to have residents that are skilled and knowledgeable in these areas and are willing to volunteer their time. Much appreciation and thanks goes out to Lee Richardson, Tom Purcela ( Resident volunteer’s ) and Mike Cooney for the many hours you have spent fixing our pond pipes, wiring and recent electrical issues.

1. All the pipes in the man hole that feed the pond were almost rusted shut.

2. All of the pipes needed to get the well water to flow have been replaced.

3. The Pump was taken apart and re built. It is working and pressure has returned.

4. Once the clogged pipes were replaced everything was connected back to the original configuration to test the condition of the underground pipes. The large pipe that fed the fountain is no longer usable. It is to clogged and very little water flows out of it . The small pipe that is used to provide water to the divert-er pipe by the bridge still seems to be in usable shape.

5. Since we can no longer use the large pipe, it needs to be cut down and sealed.

6. We need to determine best route for fountain and the pump that is in man hole. The issue concerns circulation, the need for the additional pump, clogging issues and if fountain will accept water fed from a remote pump? We will discuss this and determine best path when schedules coordinate.

7. Using schedule 40 2 inch PVC with 2 inch rubber hose used to connect the pipes together will make it easier to maintain, more flexible to move around if needed, and less expensive.

9. The wiring for the electrical timers used to turn on the old fountain pump and the well have some issues. Several damaged areas were located and are in process of being fixed.

10. We also need to patch some spots in the pond area as soon as the weather cooperates.

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