Bridgewood Estates HOA
November 14, 2007
Joe Faulkner’s Home
Attendees: Joe Faulkner, Gordon Benjamin, Bill
Koontz, Deborah Swigart and Dianne Matthes.
The meeting was called to order by Joe Faulkner
at 7:25 p.m. The minutes from the August meeting
were approved. Deborah Swigart was welcomed back
to the board.
The 2007 expenses were reviewed and the 2008
budget was discussed and planned. There are
still a few outstanding expenses to be paid,
when the 2007 expenditures are current, the
budget for 2008 will be finalized. Bill and Joe
will be working on that project. When the 2008
budget is finalized, a letter with a copy of the
budget will go out to all homeowners. According
to the CC&Rs, the annual dues can be increased
by 10% over the previous year without a vote
from the homeowners.
A letter was received from Pierce County that
the storm drains and retention ponds need
cleaning, the sediment is over 60% full. The
deadline for that cleaning is Spring/Summer
2008. Three quotes were received, the least
expensive is for $28,000 that will include
hauling away the debris. It will be announced at
the annual meeting that a special assessment
will be needed.
A complaint was received regarding a person
giving piano lessons out of their home.
According to our by-laws, Bridgewood does not
allow home-based businesses that would impact
the neighborhood with traffic, etc. Deborah and
Sharon are going to speak to the piano teacher
to get some facts in order to better assess the
Joe has talked to Clark Brothers about cleaning
out the vegetation around the Bridgewood signs,
that will be done and some new plantings will go
in their place, the new plantings will allow the
signs to be more visible.
The repairs to the lights in Section I are still
on-going. The company that has been doing the
repairs is not too reliable. Bill and Joe are
going to negotiate with them and hopefully the
work will get done in the near future.
A letter was sent to the Northwest Mountain
Region Air Traffic Organization regarding the
helicopter school by Tim Hoiland. A copy of that
letter was emailed to the homeowners for their
The meeting was adjourned at 10:05 p.m.
Dianne Matthes, Secretary
Bridgewood Homeowners Association