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Current News & Events

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RECENT UPDATES ON YOUR HOA BOARD

Synopsis of Recent Board Meetings:
Below is the latest synopsis of the November 18, 2016 Board Meeting. There was a lot of discussion from the floor concerning how the board has decided to spend HOA funds and lack of disclosure to the neighborhood. I don’t editorialize in the synopsis, but I would appreciate hearing community opinions/thoughts about them in the Forum.
Synopsis of November 18, 2016 Board Minutes
Synopsis of October 17, 2016 Board Meeting
Synopsis of September 19, 2016 Board Meeting
Synopsis of August 22, 2016 Board Meeting
Synopsis of July 25, 2016 Board Meeting
Synopsis of June 27, 2016 Board Meeting
Synopsis of May 5, 2016 Working Board Meeting
Synopsis of May 16, 2016 Board Meeting
Synopsis of April 18, 2016 Board Meeting

ACTIONS speak LOUDER than Words...
All homeowners are encouraged to attend the Board meetings. WHY? To make sure financial decisions are made that benefit the majority of homeowners, not a minority. To find out latest board actions, please read the review below.
ACTIONS Speak LOUDER than Words!

ATTENTION Lacamas Shores Homeowners
There’s an important article regarding the HOA posted in the LS Owners section of this website, titled, Mass Exodus Signals Trouble. It’s important that all owners read this! 

LSHOA Board Mid Year Report
As concerned homeowners of Lacamas Shores, we are compelled to keep the homeowners informed of the current Board’s slate of projects, activities, and actions that can have a significant impact on our community and HOA funds.

We hope you find this report helpful in evaluating for yourself, the effectiveness of this current leadership and their alignment with our collective best interests.
Mid year report on HOA Board

Proposed Changes to the HOA/City Maintenance Agreement
Please read answer to the proposed re-negotiation of our maintenance understanding with the City of Camas.
Answer to the RLS/HOA Board Announcement, August 17, 2016

OUR OVERSIGHT OF THIS HOA BOARD MAKES A DIFFERENCE!!!
You may think that recent articles exposing the missteps of the HOA Board are not effective. I would encourage you to THINK AGAIN. Recently, there was a Backfence email entitled “Chicago Politics Come To Camas” which exposed the biased and non-professional “Request For Proposal” (RFP) that your Board prepared and sent to several engineering firms. The way it was worded, they were clearly attempting to find a firm they could pay to report the conclusions they wanted stated. In short, it was a sham.

Exposing the RFP for what it really was had its effect. Two days after the resignation of three board members, the HOA Board revised the RFP. While it is still far from the professional standards that this community deserves, it does correct many of the obvious deficiencies that were present in the original RFP. So, congratulations to those of you that expressed dismay and thanks to the Board for listening - at least this once. We can now only hope that the revised RFP was actually sent to the original potential respondents and not just revised for the official HOA website - otherwise, that would be Chicago politics at its finest.

RFP Comparison

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The BEST Holiday Lights Displays

The Portland/Vancouver area really lights up in December. Below are some of the best Holdiay Light Dispays anywhere. It's a wonderful, joyful time for all the family. Follow the links below for additional information.

The Grotto Festival of Lights:
The Grotto is a short drive from Lacamas Shores and will dazzle you with over 500,000 light displays. In addition to the amazing light displays, famillies can enjoy carolers and additional Choral performances. (https://thegrotto.org/christmas-festival-of-lights/)

Oregon Zoo Zoolights:
What could be more fun for the family than a trip to the zoo AND an amazing light show? This light display provides families with a magical train ride through the zoo. Buy a regual zoo ticket and stick around to see the lights.(Portland Zoo lights 2016)

Winter Wonderland at Portland International Raceway:
Touted as the "Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi, this spectacular drive-through features over 250 colorful set peices and many animated scenes viewed from your vehicle. In addition, all proceeds benefit the Sunshine Division. (http://winterwonderlandportland.com)

Peacock Lane Light Display:
Peacock Lane is one of my personal favorites as I lived a street over many years ago. When you move into that neighborhood, you know what is expected as every home on the short street is fully and beautifully decorated each Christmas season. Traffic can back up so strolling is much more fun allowing you to take in all the wonder. Maybe we can do that on our street in Lacamas Shores? (http://www.peacocklane.org)

Lacamas Shores BEST HOLIDAY DISPLAY:
Let's not forget our very own Annual Christmas Light Show. Bundle up the family, drive, run, jog, walk or stroll around the neighborhood to see all the wonderful displays and cast your ballot for your favorites. A ballot box will be placed at the entrance to the neighborhood on Leadbetter.

This wonderful tradition continues to showcase the beauty of our neighborhood to all who live here and the ever increasing number of visitors who are making an evening drive through our neighborhood one of their holiday traditions. Watch this site for additional information.

Christmas Ships: Every year, private boat owners decorate and parade on the Willamette and Columbia rivers. The light displays are spectacular with over 60 boats signed on this year. This is a sight you don't want to miss! Check the schedule and take the family and friends for a fun evening. (http://www.christmasships.org)

Wishing all our neighbors a Happy Holiday!

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BE PREPARED, WINTERIZE

Northwest weather is unpredictable. To protect your sprinkler pipes from freezing underground, it is advisable to have them winterized. We are very fortunate to have the Grounds Keeper special Lacamas Shores winterization group price of $45.00 + tax.

Use the information below to contact the Grounds Keeper soon to get the special Lacamas Shores discount rate. Include your name, address and phone number in the email and state that you want the “Lacamas Shores Winterization Rate.”

The Grounds Keeper
360.576.4119 Phone
rstromberg@thegroundskeeper.com
www.thegroundskeeper.com

 

CONFUSED ABOUT RECYCLING?
Relax...they have an app for that!

Is it garbage or recycle? Clark County has a Recycling A - Z Directory online that will teach you the best way to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Educate. They also have a free App called, RecycleRight Vancouver Clark Co. Follow the link below to get answers and options to your recycling questions and download the free App.
https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/recycling-z
 

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VIEWS Archives

The VIEWS newsletter was published bi-monthly in the past. New publication dates will be announced by the current board. Enjoy reading the history of Lacamas Shores in past issues.
VIEWS Archives

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Backfence

The BackFence is a neighborhood email list that allows homeowners to contact neighbors. This email list is a curtesy to our neighborhood and allows neighbors to express opinions and news to a limited audience. Please sign up to be included.
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Community Forum

We have created a Community Forum to allow all members of our neighborhood to express opinions, share ideas and be heard. Freedom of expression is a fundamental right and we foster creative, substantive dialogue within our community. Especially important is the right to address your critics.

We believe a open forum will allow our community to share, learn, gather information useful to address common concerns and to solve problems. When neighbors talk, solutions can be found.

The default "username" for the forum is your email address.To protect your privacy, you may choose to change your username by clicking on the update login link under the top menu, Login.
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Activities/Clubs

Lacamas Shores has many amenities and activities available to residents. Follow the links to get more information.

HAVE FUN!