Someone from the city’s Public Works department is going to attend TCC’s board meeting next week to give us an overview of the Sahalee project and answer any questions we have. Our idea is that we can collect questions from TCC members and post the answers after the meeting. Please submit your questions via the comments button.
The TCC Board is actively seeking members for the TCC Welcoming Committee. If interested, please contact:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcoming Committee Description
Upon being notified by the TCC bookkeeper of new homeowners, the welcoming committee makes time to visit the homeowners in person to greet them and welcome them to the neighborhood. The committee is supplied with goody bags from the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce to welcome the neighbors to the area. The new neighbors are also provided with an ACC fact sheet for the neighborhood, as well as any updated newsletters or directories.
Timberline’s distinctive forests are in generally good health. However, invasive species are creeping in around the edges from neighboring yards. Without removal, our forests will become wastelands of ivy, yellow archangel, blackberry, holly and laurel. Only 5 species, when over 25 natives currently offer a wide diversity of food and shelter for birds and bugs. To protect the diversity of plants in our forests, the HOA board is undertaking a restoration project to remove the invasive plants and add more native species in their place.
The first step in this project is updating the forest management plan created in the 1990’s. The first step in THAT process is to evaluate the current status of the forests. So on Saturday July 2, there will be teams working in the forests to document plants, soil conditions, etc. If you used the trails last Saturday, you may have noticed us measuring and identifying plants. Hopefully, we’ll finish this weekend and then we’ll begin writing the management plan update.
With the new plan in hand, we will apply for grants so we can hire crews to help Timberline volunteers restore the forests.
Watch for news on our progress and how you can get involved.
There is an upcoming Special Election on April 26, 2016. One issue on the ballot this year is the Lake Washington School District Bond Measure, which has an impact on the children in our community as well as those surrounding us. Please take a few moments to visit the following websites to learn more about this bond measure.
Lake Washington School district website: www.lwsd.org
Campaign website: www.vote4lwsdkids.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/More.Schools.for.More.Kids/
When your ballot arrives in the mail, please take the time to vote! If you are not already registered to vote, you need to do so by March 28. It only takes five minutes and you can do it online: www.vote.wa.gov
The new Timberline Community Club Board for 2016 is:
President: Kevin Jensen
Vice President: Kelly Lyon-King
Secretary: Kathi Lowe
Architectural Control Committee (ACC) Chair: Rebecca Lavier
Common Areas Management Committee (CAM) Chair: Michael Neale
Contact Information for the board is listed on the Meet Board webpage.
The position of secretary for our HOA in Timberline is a great way to volunteer within your community! The job requires a maximum time commitment of 2 to 2 ½ hours a month. As secretary, your job will be to record the minutes (or take notes) at monthly board meetings which will be posted on the Timberline CC website. On occasion you will be required to sign checks, assist the president and vice president with the creation of meeting agendas, and attend the end-of-year general membership meeting. This position is an easy way to get to know your community a little better. If interested please contact: timberlinecc@@live.com.
The Timberline Community Club Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 at the Blackwell Elementary School at 7:00 pm in the Library room.
Agenda items will include a review of TCC Board and Committee activities and challenges, financials, the proposed 2016 budget, updates on the Timberline Directory and Newsletter, and the election of the 2016 TCC Board and Committee Chairpersons. We will also discuss the proposed bike lanes on NE 37th Way and the barrier at NE 42ns Street.