HALLOWEEN

Saturday is Halloween. Let’s make it special for all the kids in the neighborhood.

Halloween reminders:

hours: 6:00 pm to 8:00pm

if you are not participating please turn off porch light.

Enjoy and watch out for the kids.

By Scott

Coyote

there have been numerous sightings of a large coyote in the neighborhood. Recently around the 9am timeframe.

By Scott

POOL OPENS Tomorrow

Great news, the pool opens at noon tomorrow August 4, 2020. Due to corona virus restrictions the pool is limited to 8 swimmers at a time. Residents have priority. If others are waiting to use pool, time will be limited to 45 minutes in the pool. In order to use the pool, you will need to print and sign the last page of the rules. Give the signed copy to the lifeguard. There are no printed copies at the pool. Lifeguards are on duty 12-5 daily. Links to the rules and covid rules are on the pool page above.

By Scott

Pond Repairs

Pond Repairs Underway.
Alex has coordinated the volunteer’s and the supplies needed for the necessary pond repairs as outlined in the annual meeting update sent out to all residents in may.  We appreciate the huge amount of time and effort this will take and look forward to having this pond repair completed. This project will start June 17th and will be completed as soon as possible.  We will need a little cooperation with the weather as well.  We need no rain for repair work and then some rain to fill the pond back up after repairs are completed.  A big thank you to Alex and the volunteers !  

By Scott

POOL UPDATE

Greetings,

Typically the Woodlake Pool opens Memorial Day. As you are well aware of we are living through strange times. We are getting the pool ready for a June opening. The pool cannot open until phase 3 of the pandemic.

Thank you for your patience.

By Scott

Burglaries in Woodlake

We have had two burglaries in the neighborhood.  One occurred on 63 st W in the new Woodlake and one on 58th St W.  The one on 63rd occurred this morning at 1230 am.  There are many new faces on the street and increased vehicle traffic due to the virus.  Stay vigilant and if you see something out of the ordinary or vehicles loitering in the  neighborhood, call 911.   
Pay attention to suspicious vehicles at the pond, especially after dusk when the parking is supposed to be closed.


By Scott

Burning Yard Waste

  Burning yard waste is illegal and considered a nuisance.  Woodlake is a residential community and our homes are right next to each other.  Please be a courteous neighbor and follow the law when it comes to outdoor residential fires.   Below is information from your local fire department regarding out door burning.  

WEST PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE

3631 Drexler Drive West
University Place, WA 98466
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
253.564.1623 Business
253.564.1629 Fax

Outdoor Burning in West Pierce

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.

 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.  (This includes trees, cedar fences and homes).

· Only charcoal, dried firewood, or manufactured fire logs may be used.  Never use gasoline or other flammable or combustible liquids in a recreational fire.

· Avoid burning on windy, dry days.  With these conditions, it is easy for outdoor burning to quickly spread out of control.

· Do not leave fires unattended at any time.  Have a hose, bucket of water, or shovel and dirt nearby to extinguish the fire fully before leaving the area.

· An adult should always be present and supervise children around any fire, including campfires, fire pits, chimineas, and outdoor fireplaces.

· Keep children at least three feet away from any fire to ensure their safety.

· Chimineas should not be placed on a deck or other combustible surface.  Bricks or cement create a steady surface for the chiminea to rest and decreases the risk of an unwanted fire.

· Be sure any recreational fire is not under an overhead structure.  Be sure low hanging branches are cleared from nearby trees.

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 1-800-552-3565.

By Scott