Exterior Maintenance Committee (April 13, 2011)
The HOA Board of Directors is trying to gauge interest in and recruit volunteers for a committee on exterior maintenance. The intent is to address actions that reduce overall property value or attract and propagate rats. Examples may include poor lawn maintenance, unmaintained house paint, or accumulation of yard debris. The Committee will work with homeowners and the Board of Directors to draft changes to the CC&Rs as well as plans for enforcement. These changes will then be put to a vote by the HOA members.
A portion of the annual meeting on April 28, 2011 has been designated for discussion of this topic and member involvement is encouraged. If you cannot attend the meeting, but would like to make comments or volunteer, please contact the
2011 Annual Meeting - Abbey Road Homeowners Assoc. (April 11, 2011)
Time & Date: 7pm, Thursday, April 28, 2011
Location: Emerald Heights
Brought to you by the Board of Directors. Contact the board by email.
For directions on how to send email to the board, look at
The Board page.
The agenda for the annual meeting can be viewed by clicking
Redmond Snow and Ice Removal (January 10, 2011)
here to view the City of Redmond Snow and Ice Removal plan and routes map. Below is a response from the city with regards to clearing residential
streets in our neighborhood.
The priority routes are the ones we keep open during a snow or ice event, at times some of those roads could possible close. Once we have those roads under control we will then plow and de-ice hills or areas of concerns in residential areas. It is not our policy to do all residential roads but if you have an area of concern you can call 425 556-2800 and let us now if your roads need plowing or de-icing. Only City crews are authorized to plow, sand or de-ice city roadways
the homeowner is responsible for clearing the sidewalk in front or adjacent to their property. If I can answer any other question please email or call me.
Robin Brown, Street Operations Supervisor
firstname.lastname@example.org 425 556-2833
Red Light & School Speed Zone Cameras
(December 6, 2010)
Dear Redmond community and friends:
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Just a reminder that on January 1st red light and school speed zone cameras will be active in Redmond. For the first month, violators will be sent a warning if a violation occurs. Citations will be issued beginning on February 1st. Here are the locations:
Red Light Cameras
School Speed Zone Cameras
- 148th Ave NE and Redmond Way - Eastbound on Redmond Way
- 156th Ave NE and NE 40th St - Eastbound and Westbound on NE 40th St
- Union Hill Rd and Avondale Rd - Westbound on Union Hill Rd and Northbound on Avondale Rd
- Einstein Elementary -- 18025 NE 116th St (There are yellow beacons at this location when active)
8:30 to 9:15 am
and 3:30 to 4:00 pm
Several things to note….
- This is a pilot program. Throughout 2011 we’ll be looking at statistics to see if these are accomplishing our goal, if violations have increased/decreased, if traffic accidents have increased/decreased, etc.
- Most questions are addressed on the city website, so be sure to check that out. (And in a few days, you’ll be able to see our NEW city website!)
- If you’re issued a citation, you can view video footage online.
- Citations are the same as they would be if an officer stopped you, which is $124.
- Violations are considered a civil infraction and are not reported to insurance agencies or DMV.
- All camera locations will be clearly signed.
- Fees collected go towards the safety camera pilot program. If there is additional revenue, it will be used for public safety purposes.
Bottom-line here is that nothing has changed—laws remain the same, citation fees remain the same, and your right to pay the fine/request a hearing/submit an affidavit if issued a citation remains the same. Whether you receive a citation or not is up to you! The good news is: if you’re a safe, cautious driver then you have nothing to worry about.
It is not our goal to catch people off guard, so please pass this on to others who may be interested. We have been doing outreach regarding this program in hopes to educate as many people as possible and that will continue over the next few months. But again, please share with others.
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Redmond Police Department
Community Outreach Facilitator
Office (425) 556-2545
Pager (206) 917-0023
Update to HOA Projects (November 11, 2010)
View the HOA Projects page for the latest
update on community projects. Current updates are about the mailbox
stands, trail signs and bollards, and trees in common areas.
Dues Increase Approved by Members (September
Recently the Board of Directors proposed an increase of the annual dues from $180 to $300. Ballots were mailed to all members on August 11, and a meeting was held on September 14. Ballots were cast by 124 of the 205 members (60%). Of the 124 received, 92 voted to approve the increase (74%) and 32 voted to reject it (26%). A sufficient number of votes were received to meet the quorum requirement (50%) and the approval requirement (2/3).
This message was intended to inform all members of the dues increase, but not to request any payment. The increase will take effect starting with 2011 dues, which are due by January 1, 2011. Invoices will be mailed out in October 2010. No action is required other than payment of the annual dues.
Special Meeting for Dues Increase on September
14, 2010 (August 13, 2010)
A special meeting is being held on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 7:00 pm at Emerald Heights
for the sole purpose of voting on the motion to raise the annual
assessment. Details regarding the increase and a proxy ballot can be
found in the letter mailed to all homeowners postmarked August 11, 2010.
Click here to view the
online copy of the letter.
Voting may be done by proxy ballot. Proxy ballots sent by mail must be postmarked by September
7, 2010 to assure it is delivered in time for the special meeting on September
Your Homeowners Association Board recommends you vote "Yes" on the
Annual Assessment increase.
Change of mailing address for Abbey Road HOA (August 13, 2010)
The mailing address for the Abbey Road Homeowners Association has changed to
17704 NE 105th Street, Redmond, WA 98052. We installed a new mailbox just for
the use of the HOA.
New Board Members (June 24, 2010)
The Board members were elected during the 2010 Annual HOA meeting
held on June 3, 2010. Specific offices were determined during the
first meeting of the Board, which took place on June 17, 2010.
The current board members are:
|Vice-President & Architecture
|Landscape & Trees
We would like to thank Sandy Spinrad (10+ years?) and Bruce Reynolds (1 year)
for their service on the Board, and we would also like to welcome the new
Contact information for the Board members can be found on the The Board
section of the site.
- Harrison Resigns from the Board of Directors (October 19, 2009)
The directors received an email from Howard Harrison letting them know that, due to time constraints, he was
tendering his resignation to the board of directors of the association.
- Association Pays Back Taxes (October 1, 2009)
After reviewing the association's financial statements, the CPA hired by the association has confirmed that the assocation
will owe back taxes for tax year 2008. The CPA prepared an amended 2008 tax return.
After reviewing the 2008 tax return and the CPA's report, the treasurer prepared amended returns for both 2007 and 2006. The
total amount underpaid for all three years is $3340. Penalties and interest will be assessed by the IRS when the amended returns
are processed. The treasurer expects penalties and interest to be less than $1500.
- Camara Resigns from the Board of Directors (July 9, 2009)
The directors received an email from Frank Camara letting them know that, due to personal priorities, he would not
be able to continue with his appointment to the board of directors of the association.
- President Cancels Dues Increase Vote (June 16, 2009)
After reviewing financial statements prepared by the new treasurer, the president of the board of directors of
the association elected not to schedule the next meeting to vote on a dues increase.
The treasurer prepared and delivered
to the directors a detailed 2010 budget, which does not cut any
services and in which expenses are within a few thousand dollars of the association's expected 2010 income. That budget does not include any
capital improvements, such as trail renovation, new mailbox stands, trailhead bollards, or replacement trailhead signs.
The treasurer expects the association
to end the 2009 fiscal year with a savings balance of more than $15,000.
To receive a copy of the detailed 2010 budget, please send an email to the
with your name and address.
- Financial Statements Are Available For Review (May 31, 2009)
In response to requests at the meeting to vote on a dues increase, the new treasurer has prepared a
complete set of current financial statements for the association, including
income and position statements. Historical annual income and position statements are also
available, going back to 1999. To get access to the statements, please send an email to the
with your name and address.
- Treasurer Identifies Possibility of Underpayment of Taxes (May 29, 2009)
After review of the association's finances, the new treasurer has identified a possibility that the
association has underpaid federal taxes for a number of years. The board of directors of the association decided to have
the association's finances reviewed as soon as possible by a CPA familiar with IRS rules governing homeowners' associations.
- Dues Increase Voting by Mail Will Be Allowed (May 28, 2009)
At the meeting held on May 28 to vote on a dues increase, members of the
association suggested that they be allowed to cast votes on the increase by mail. The board of directors
agreed to the proposal. Voting by mail-in ballot will be allowed for any further dues increase votes.
Dues Increase Vote on May 28, 2009, 7
PM at Emerald Heights (May 6, 2009)
A meeting is being held on Thursday, May 28, 2009, 7 PM
at Emerald Heights to vote on a dues increase. A postcard was mailed out postmark April
16, 2009 to all Abbey Road households to announce the meeting. Come and
New Board Members (April
New board members were elected to the board at the 2009 Abbey Road Homeowners meeting held on Thursday, April 9, 2009.
The current board members are:
We thank both Mark Klingensmith (9 years) and Carey Fujii (14 years) for
their years of service to the board.
We also thank the continuing members for their ongoing service.
We welcome the new members of the board and thank them for volunteering.
Go to The Board page for complete contact
information for the all board members.
- Backflow Device Testing (April 23, 2008)
- Does your yard have an irrigation
- Does your home have a fire suppression
If you answered yes to either of the above questions, it is likely your
home has one or more backflow devices installed somewhere in your
water line. If backflow device testing is not being performed
annually on your home, or this is the first time you're learning about it, read
the Backflow Device Testing page and
arrange to have your backflow device tested today.
Washington State Law
requires annual testing for all backflow devices by a state certified backflow assembly tester.
Annual test results must be submitted to the City of Redmond.
- Status on Chatsworth Entry Monument
The HOA board had the loose debris from the damaged sign hauled away. Unfortunately, some of
the pieces were too heavy for humans to remove.
The HOA board has contacted the contractor used by Burnstead to build the entryway signs
to provide an estimate for rebuilding the destroyed sign. The
same contractor will also remove the larger pieces.
Once the estimate is forwarded on to the driver's insurance company and the cost authorized, work on
replacing the sign will proceed.
- Status on Chatsworth Entry Monument
(November 10, 2007)
The monument at the Chatsworth entry was hit by car on October 18, 2007. Redmond police investigated
and cited the driver. Damages are being handled by the car owner's insurance company as a claim number
and adjuster has been assigned.
- Recall on Fire Sprinkler Heads
(November 22, 2006)
There is a recall on fire sprinkler heads. Homes in the neighborhood have been found
to have the recalled fire sprinkler heads.
If your home has a fire suppression sprinkler
system please read the Fire Sprinkler Head Recall
page for more information.