Interlachen Inc. Homeowner’s Association – Annual Meeting
Monday, April 14, 2014
Lake House – 21160 NE Blue Lake Road
Meeting Called to Order: 7:03 P.M.
Moved and seconded to approve April, 2013 minutes.
Reports of Officers and Commissioners:
PRESIDENT – Allen Johnson
Allen reported on the significant accomplishments by the board in the last year:
Clean-up of the Blue Lake Easement
Landscaping the entrance at Blue Lake Road.
Ball box, fountain, and hose reel at Welsh Park.
Participation in the Troutdale Energy Center hearings
Installation of the new ‘Report Illegal Dumping’ sign.
METRO – Shirley Craddick / Justin Patterson.
They discussed the enhancements to Blue Lake Park and the dirt piles at 223rd and Blue Lake Drive. Shirley Craddick is the Metro Counselor. She represents the East portion of the Metro region, which includes, Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village, Gresham, Damascus and Boring. Justin Patterson is the Park and Property Stewardship Program Director for Metro. Justin informed the attendees that the area will be brought back to its original state. They will remove the temporary fence. They will remove all of the invasive vegetation that has grown over the last few years. One of the methods of vegetation removal may be use of goats. After soil testing they will grade the site smooth. They plan to restore the area by seeding, planting and installing a new split rail fence. There are no plans for the site to be developed. The work will begin after July 1, 2014.
They’re also planning improvements at Blue Lake Park starting this fall and will continue in the next few years. They plan on restroom renovations, maintenance building renovations and landscape renovations. There are plans to reconfigure the park entrance as well as improvements to the playground area.
TROUTDALE ENERGY CENTER
Mark Klein and Paul Silo were not able to attend the meeting. Allen Johnson did explain on their behalf about the construction of the 652 Megawatt electric generation facility, which is being funded by a New York based company. It will be a natural gas powered turbine system. Allen explained that we, along with The Friends of the Columbia Gorge, US Forest Service, Oregon Pilots Association, and the US Department of Agriculture have all filed opposition to the construction of the facility. The filings are currently under review. Our main concern is the possible effect to our aquifers. The plant will need 5.3 million gallons of water a day to cool the facility. Most of the water will come from the Troutdale Water Reclamation Facility. Some of the water will draw from Port of Portland wells and an onsite well to be drilled. We have no proof that there are any ties to our aquifers. We won’t know until the facility begins operation. TEC has offered a Memorandum Of Understanding that if we can prove any loss of water due to the operation of the plant, we will be made whole for the purchase of water. We need to find a way to establish that baseline.
TREASURER – Roger Keast
Roger prepared and provided the current reconciliation. Funds available:
|General Purpose Fund||$5,867.00|
|Blue Lake Reserve||$7,160.00|
|Total Cash||$18,227.00 (estimated)|
IWPUD – Terry Schultz
Terry said that there has been nothing unusual. All four of the wells have been sampled for arsenic because of concerns about the dirt piles on Blue Lake Road. The arsenic levels have tested below normal or non-existent. There are no near future plans to change the water bill.
FIPOA – Bob Dolphin
Bob said that Fairview Lake will be filled sometime between April 28th and May 5th. There is continuous monitoring of weed growth in Fairview Lake. The association has funds in reserve to treat the weeds as needed. There are also concerns about silting in the northwest corner in the Canal. The Association is in the process of applying for a grant from Metro for improvements.
BLUE LAKE COMMISSIONER – Ted Smits
There have been no accidents this year. There are 15 boats confirmed to be on the lake this year. We are expecting to have approximately 20 boats. There are no changes to the boating rules as of now.
BLIA – Ernie Brawley
The weevils have been working well.
MEMBERSHIP COMMISSIONER – Bettianne Goetz
Betty introduced the new members. Don and Brenda Jacobsen, Mark McLane, David McQuaid, Dee Randolph and Eric and Rea Alvalou.
Reports from Committees:
SOCIAL COMMITTEE – Erika Teyema and Debbie Weaver
Erica handed out the 2014 Social Calendar. The pancake breakfast is still being discussed. They will be having a meeting to discuss planned activities and to see how many volunteers will be available to accomplish the planned social events.
NOMINATIONS – The following people were elected to the 2014/15 board: Allen Johnson, Roger Keast, Ted Smits, Bob Torheim, and Michelle Monson. Steve Nelson volunteered from the floor. Don Jacobson volunteered after the meeting and subsequently elected by a majority vote taken by email.
The following people were elected to the nominating committee for 2014/15: Jon Wissler, Mel Rieff, and Betty Keast. Bev Knight will be the alternate.
AUDIT – Ernie Brawley
Expenditures have been double checked and everything was correct, as usual.
PROPOSED BUDGET AND DUES INCREASE
The proposed 2014/15 budget was approved. A motion was made to increase the annual dues by $50 to $250. a year for the 2015/16 fiscal year. The motion passed 25-17.
BLUE LAKE WATER FILL
Nothing was confirmed on timing or budgeting for the lake fill. Mel Rieff has agreed to be chairman of a new Blue Lake Committee that will discuss and vote on lake fills in the future.
Meeting Adjourned at 9:40 P.M.