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May 27th - BOD reports
Please check out the 2nd Quarter 2021 Newsletter on this website under "Newsletters". It covers a number of issues and upcoming events.

Covenant Extension
  By now, you've probably received your letter and signature sheet regarding extension of the protective parts of the Covenants for our community (the Maintenance Covenants are perpetual and don't expire). As background, apparently our developer, Ren Martin, adapted an old set of Covenants that were used when protective covenants were required to have expiration dates. This has not been a state requirement for several years. As explained in the letter, lapse of the Protective Covenants removes restrictions on activities on lots (the controls still apply to common areas, like the roads). If the Protective Covenants are allowed to expire, we believe that most people would still maintain and use their property in a manner that would preserve their and their neighbor's property values; however, if they chose to do something else or chose not to maintain their property, the HOA couldn't do anything about it. A few other HOAs have lost these provisions and the appearance of those communities has deteriorated such that they lag behind in property values.
  The Board felt it was in the best interests of the community, and consistent with the legal responsibilities of the Board, to extend the Protective Covenants. The Board is asking for your approval by executing an instrument aproving extension (the signature page). Note that, since it is a legal document, you need to have your signature notarized and we will try to make that as easy as possible. If we achieve the approval by 42 owners, the signature pages will be appended to the instrument extending the covenants and this will be recorded with the county. THIS IS A ONE-TIME OPTION TO EXTEND THE PROTECTIVE COVENANTS. If they are allowed to lapse in January 2022, any replacement covenants could only be reinstated by a unanimous instrument executed by all Owners - which would be essentially impossible.
  We will continue to try to be consistent and fair in administering the covenants. Note that the Maintenance Covenants continue in any event, so there will still be an HOA collecting dues for maintenance of all the common facilities. If you have questions, ask any Board member.
Board Activities
The 2021 Board of Directors has been meeting monthly on the second Wednesday of each month. We are finally able to meet face-to-face now that we are all vaccinated. We have been addressing a number of issues that have been on the back burner for some time:

  In December, Jim Watterson resigned from the Board as vice-president. Thanks to Jim for his service in several capacities over the past few years. We have chosen not to replace Jim at this time. We will be seeking candidates for the Board election in the fall for those interested. We will be twisting arms if we don't get enough candidates! There will be two positions up for election.
  The Board is integrating HOA Community Solutions (HOACS) into our business processes with their expanded role as necessary. You will see more communications coming from them going forward. The new policies we have implemented will be largely administered by HOACS, for instance.
  We are looking hard at the quality of landscape maintenance we are getting from our current landscape contractor. There are several areas that need bark and gravel replenished. Polly Brantner is working to improve the performance. We may be forced to bid the work again if she is unsuccessful. It is hard to hold residents to a landscape maintenance standard when the HOA is fallen down on landscaping.
  You can catch up on all the Board activities in the Meeting Minutes section of this website.

Prior Years

Nov. 18th - BOD reports
Election Results and 2021 Budget
Congratulations to newly elected Directors Polly Brantner and Bruce Harjehausen and congratulations to Karen Streeby on her re-election. Continuing Directors are Steve Treese and Jim Watterson. The new Board will take office on January 1, 2021. We want to thank the outgoing President, Randall Lee, for his years of service to PRRHOA in several capacities.
We held our Organizational Meeting on November 17. The new Board positions will be:

The 2021 Budget was adopted by the HOA at our Annual Meeting on November 7. The approved budget is posted with the Financial Records on our PRRHOA website. The primary change you may notice is that the HOA dues are increasing to $500 per year (or $250 every 6 months) beginning January 1, 2021. This increase covers higher costs for administration and maintenance, and it ensures we will be able to maintain adequate reserves for several years. Even with this increase, our dues are still much less than those of similar communities in this area - we hope to keep it that way through good management and diligence.

Nov. 4th - BOD reports
Annual Meeting and Board Elections
Everyone should have received their PRRHOA Annual Meeting announcement. The meeting this year will be on Zoom on Saturday, November 7, at 4:00 PM. Please attend or be sure someone who does attend has your signed proxy form.

Instruction for participating using ZOOM
Talk to you all on Saturday.

Sept. 23rd - BOD reports
Greetings to all residents and members of the Point Richmond Ridge (PRR) Homeowners' Association (HOA)!
Please watch your USPS mailbox during the next few weeks for the required formal mailing announcement of our PRR HOA Annual Meeting!
Due to COVID-19 considerations, your Board of Directors (BOD) has decided to conduct this upcoming meeting in a "virtual-environment" via use of Zoom Meetings. Use of Zoom was selected based on input from a vast majority of our neighbors having experience using Zoom. The upcoming required formal mailing will include all necessary instructions for your participation and associated voting-utilities.
It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT for all those who choose to participate . the need to submit an applicable email address for Zoom Log-in purpose to: Doing so will ensure an "invite/log-in" to the meeting at its scheduled date and time. Thank you for your understanding and advance-action! . it really does help your community volunteers in service toward all our neighbors!

Thanks again,

Apr 6th - BOD reports
Backflow Assembly Testing - 2020 All those Residents that have a landscape irrigation system installed on their property are subject to a WA State Department of Health mandate to have the Backflow Assembly within the system tested annually by a state certified Backflow Assembly Tester (BAT). The purpose of this required test is to ensure that contaminants (pesticides/fertilizers/run-off) do not enter (backflow) into your personal and/or the public potable water supply systems.
In the past, the PRR HOA ACC has coordinated with a certified BAT to facilitate a very favorable cost for residents to have this testing service provided. For 2020, the ACC has once again contacted "The BAT Lady" (Jennifer Mercado) to provide this service to those residents that choose to have her do so during May 7th, 8th, and 9th (based on the number of residents that opt-in). Jennifer's greatly reduced fee, will again this year be identified at $30 per Lot owner. If you choose to leverage this opportunity for Jennifer's service, the following information and procedure applies for this year:

Mar 26th - BOD reports
In light of the recent closures of city playgrounds and facilities, our HOA board has agreed that it would be best to follow these guidelines and restrict the use of the play structures at our neighborhood playground until the quarantine is over.
Since we are a private development, the area will not be policed, so we appreciate your collective cooperation in making sure that the playground equipment is not used during this time.
Thanks for your cooperation and stay safe!

Dec 30th - BOD reports
Please see the Progress Report on Updating the Governing Documents as is provided by the HOA BOD:

Dec 20th - BOD reports
The PRR HOA Board of Directors wishes to extend sincere gratitude and a warm salutation to Mr. Hal Herzberger for almost ten years of service to our PRR HOA Architectural Control Committee as both its Managing Secretary as well as an active member. During these many years, Hal has tirelessly contributed to successful execution of countless community projects that include our Playground build-out, roads maintenance, greenbelts maintenance, storm drains maintenance, community signage, mailbox repair, among many others. In addition to these contributions, Hal has also been an integral member involved with identification and selection of many contractors to our HOA and working with others toward ensuring beneficial services delivery on behalf of all PRR. Based on personal considerations and a small need toward pacing oneself a bit, Hal has chosen to step-down from continued active ACC participation. We are honored to have had opportunity to work with Hal toward the betterment of PRR's common welfare over many years! Our "hats are off" to you, Hal! If it were not for folks like you, our PRR community would not be the great place that it is today! Once again, sir, a very BIG "shout out" to say . Thank you!

May 10th - ACC reports
Archon Tree Services will be onsite in Tract "G" on Tuesday, August 20th. They'll be here to cut down several Alder tree's that have been identified as being dead and/or dying.

May 10th - BOD reports
June 8, 2019 Open Board of Directors Meeting: The Point Richmond Ridge HOA Board of Directors is meeting at the Gig Harbor library large meeting room on June 8, 2019, starting at 2:00 PM. We encourage residents to come to this meeting to hear about the business of the HOA and to bring items of concern to the Board's attention.

We hope to see you there.

Are You Interested in Helping Our community?
Two Board members, have recently resigned and need to be replaced as soon as possible. The open positions are for Treasurer and Secretary. The incumbents, Bob Malady and Misty Moran, respectively, have graciously agreed to continue covering the positions for a short time and to help with the transitions. The time commitment for each of these positions is about 3-4 hours per month. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING CONSIDERED FOR ONE OF THESE POSITIONS, PLEASE LET ONE OF THE BOARD MEMBERS KNOW.

April 22nd- BOD reports
Our most recent First Quarter Newsletter reflects that an Open HOA Meeting will be conducted on Sunday, June 2nd at the Gig Harbor Library from 3:00 - 5:00PM. Please note that the date and time of this HOA Meeting has been changed to Saturday, June 8th at the Gig Harbor Library from 2:30 - 4:30PM. All Residents of Point Richmond Ridge are welcome to attend and share any thoughts and ideas with other neighbors. We hope to see you there!

December 6th - BOD reports
Winter has arrived!
Your ACC has recently put a 5-gallon bucket/container of "soft-salt" at the new Stop-Sign located at the intersection of 134th Street NW and 13th Avenue NW (first primary PRR entrance) as this intersection can become slippery and pose a hazard.
This new "salt-bucket" is air-tight with a screw-on top cover. There is a metal cup inside the bucket. The bucket's "soft-salt" contains an Eco-Friendly blend of salts that minimizes use of pure sodium chloride (NaCl). As such, it is favorable toward lawns, trees, shrubs, and our Puget Sound.
Should you need to use the salt for safe passage, please note that 4-5 cups (spread somewhat uniformly) is sufficient for treating the entire intersection. When closing the screw-on top of the bucket, it only needs to be "snug" to engage the gasket/seal. Be careful not to over-tighten which will break the seal, allow moisture in, and render the entire bucket unusable!
For your own property, during our cold and sometimes icy Winter months, please refrain from using traditional "Rock-Salt" on your driveways/walks. "Rock-Salt" is not only detrimental to the environment, it is also harsh for your landscape, concrete, and our newly repaired/re-sealed roadways.
Please be diligent and courteous toward fellow neighbors while driving throughout PRR . our entire community is much better with your considerate observance. Enjoy the Holiday Season and drive safely.
Thank you,
Patty Lee, ACC Liaison and Committee

October 16th - BOD reports
A recent mailing to all PRR HOA Lot Owners was recently sent. This mailing included the Third Quarter Newsletter and the Formal Announcement of our HOA Annual Meeting of Members with associated supporting documents. The supporting document of the Agenda contains an error. Within the Agenda, identified under New Business, Item A states: "Election of two Board Members for two-year Appointments." It should read: "Election of two Board Members for three-year Appointments." Notification and correction of this error will be addressed during the early on-set of the Annual Meeting. Thank you for your notation.

October 1st - BOD reports
Your PRR HOA Board of Directors extends Greetings to PRR Residents for our new 2018 Fall Season!
We wish to identify a couple important items for your attention. These items are as follows:

Enjoy a wonderful month of October! We look forward to seeing you in seven weeks at our Annual Meeting!

August 10th - Patty Lee reports:
Dear Fellow PRR Owners 8/7/18 We are starting this month on one of our most critical (and expensive) maintenance projects - sealing of our road system. Attached is the contractor's schedule and information sheet. Please be very diligent about following the instructions and take care to assist your neighbors with parking across the street, etc.
It will be very helpful if you all would ensure that no heavy truck traffic (gravel/ bark trucks, moving vans, etc.) is scheduled during the sealing period.
Since this is a very critical operation, should an owner damage the newly sealed surface before it is fully cured (before the barricades are removed), he or she will be assessed the cost of repairs.

PRR HOA Board of Directors

August 8th - Randall Lee reports:
Road sealing has been scheduled. Please see the following for details of the dates and locations
Road Seal Details

July 16th - Randall Lee reports:
Great news for PRR Homeowners! Complete evacuation of our Storm Drains System was completed early this month! This project completion has been long over-due and serves our community for the next 10-years! . a BIG Thank You is extended to our ACC volunteers for a job "well done"!

July 13th - Patty Lee reports: