The common area grasses, bark and Islands are being treated with fertilizer and weed preventative.

By Scott


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

Pond Update 2

The City of University place was on site with a crew for two days in August.  They inspected the pond, trimmed the feeder pipes above the pond back to the bank and sealed them.  Next they went into the debris basin located directly above the pond on the landscaped bank and cleaned out 30 years worth of debris and inspected that end of the pipe seals and also sealed the debris basin.  From the debris going back up the trail to the vault they cleaned out and inspected the vault and pipe that connects the debris basin and vault. They mortared and sealed that pipe joint, sealed the pipe and also sealed the vault.  The City has also added us to their Maintenance schedule and will be back to inspect and clean these areas on a scheduled basis. Pond is now filling again and we are all hoping for a good result.

By Scott

Coyote in Neighborhood

100 pound coyote seen coming out of greenbelt at 89th and Woodlake. This was a very large coyote. It came out around 6:45am today.

By Scott

Pond Update

The Woodlake board is currently working with the City of University Place on the issue of our pond. The city has expressed its determination to work with us to solve the problem, whatever it takes: We WILL raise the level of the water and it WILL flow over and into the large drain culvert, and when that happens the fountain can once again be fully functional.

The new pipes the city installed (a $25,000 investment in our community) corrected major leaks that were preventing the pond from filling. Since then all the cracks in the pond liner (asphalt) have been resealed. Obviously though, while the pond is fuller than a year ago it is well below its normal level. Also, the algae continues to grow.

The next obstacle, what we’re looking at now, is a leak in the concrete vault that connects all three of the new pipes. If this turns out to be the final problem you’ll soon be seeing a full pond. If not we will plan our next move.

Stay tuned!

By Scott