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Minutes of Interlachen Board Meeting

July 7, 2009

Welsch Park

Present: Bettianne Goetz, Jeff Hauck, Allen Johnson, Sue Myers, Tammy Reynolds Erika Teyema, Jeff Townsend, Greg Whitehead, Karen Whitehead

Excused: Roger Keast

Meeting called to Order 6:30pm

June minutes approved.


Sue started out by asking Bettianne to relay some historical information about park and easement. Interlachen Inc was started in 1930. It is believed to be the oldest neighborhood association in the state. The gazebo was built in 1980. The project was speared by Curt Knight. In 1999, the play structure was built. Carl Marking organized this effort.

Sue looked into the tree issues. She spoke to the city of Fairview about how they respond to easement tree issues. Fairview requires property owners to maintain their own easements. A motion to adopt municipal code was made. The motion was not seconded. After discussion, there was a motion that Interlachen is not responsible for the removal of trees in the unincorporated Multnomah County easement. The motion was seconded and passed with 7 in favor and 1 opposed.

Sue is emailing correspondence minutes and alerts.

VP: Greg and Karen Whitehead

Greg asked Bettianne to elaborate about the history about the different associations: FLPOA and Interlachen. When new development began, it was decided to form FLPOA to help maintain established lake rules. Another purpose was to keep communication open all around the lake. FLPOA wanted new residents to recognize that they were moving into an established neighborhood and address all concerns between new neighbors, developers, and long time residents. However, some neighbors feel they only need to belong to one association. A goal of this board and FLPOA should be to work on activities that pull the two organizations together.

TREASURERS REPORT: Roger Keast – not present but sent report

A motion was made to accept the financials as submitted by Roger.


Suggestions for the next newsletter include talking about email communications, park improvements, as well as the possibility of a name the Blue Lake Easement contest. The next newsletter is expected out within the next month. The 4th of July Parade was a huge success…over 50 kids participated. We hope for it to become an annual event and plan to invite FLPOA next year.

Kids play date at Welsh Park TBA.


Blue Lake Commissioner – Jeff Townsend

A check was received from Blatchfords for boat fees. We need to establish one single boat fee at the next annual meeting. It is too confusing now with boat fees, operators fees, and non-powered boat fees. Boat rules are a mess. There are 14 rules that are not being followed. There will be a meeting about boat rules aside from this meeting. We need to reevaluate our rules with regards to safety to others and as well as property damage. Jeff will also talk with the paddle boat concession regarding the need to put the red flag out sooner when the lake gets crowded.

Road and Parks Commissioner – Jeff Hauck

No report

Membership Tammy Reynolds

Tammy distributed new membership lists and maps. There was discussion about offering associate memberships to FLPOA/Lachenview residents – only those living outside of the boundaries of Interlachen membership – this idea will be revisited at a future meeting. Current phone list is ready for email.

FLPOA – Allen Johnson

PUD met on the 15th. They didn’t get any of the stimulus money so they are looking at the state revolving loan fund to do the upgrades that are needed. All water bills are paid. Water tests look good. Number 3 pump is off-line. A new pump may be installed.

FLPOA has not met. However, they did have an excellent annual 4th of July boat parade. Allen will request that next year they advertise the parade so Blue Lake Residents can come over and enjoy.

Social – Bettianne Goetz

The next picnic is the International Picnic on Thursday, July 23rd at 6pm. Pancake breakfast was well attended.

Blue Lake Improvement Meeting

The committee is dealing with the contract with Metro over the Solar Bees. BLIA is $6,000 from goal. Fundraiser plans to sell hot dogs/concessions on the lake one weekend— date TBD.


Pickle ball committee forming.

Greg will look at reviewing the by-laws.


Bank of America is not being very customer friendly. A motion was made to move banking to Riverview. Sue will make the move and do it for Roger. The motion was passed.


Next meeting on August 3

Teyema House 7pm