LACAMAS SHORES COMMUNITY
Beginning in March 13, 2014, members of the former RLS team* have argued and bothered the city of Camas, the State Department of Ecology and the Army Corps of Engineers with their efforts to change the status of our court designated “Wetlands”. This small band of homeowners have hired lawyers and consultants to challenge the court settlements of 1993 and allow them to do “maintenance” on the wetlands. Their actions have cost our community a lot of money and necessitated a series of dues increases. Now after four years of turmoil, the matter is settled… maybe.
This last email response from the Washington Department of Ecology seems to shut the door on the RLS team’s further efforts. What do you think? You can read the complete email chain below. There is also a February 22, 2018 letter from the Department of Ecology referenced in the email chain. Email chains begin with the first email at the bottom and the most recent emails on top. For those who are new to the neighborhood or have forgotten how this fuss about tree removal in our common area and wetlands started, the original request (Jan 10, 2014) from Steve Bang and the boards refusal to grant permission is included below. Mr. Bangs quest to cut down trees continues unabated.
*RLST refers to the Restore Lacamas Shores Team, a small group of homeowners who banded together to persuade the city and state to allow cutting trees in the wetlands and conservancy zone. For more information on their actions, go to the Owner's Area on this website and read "History of Trees & Views Issues".
Below are the last Synopsis of HOA board meetings. I am elected the new secretary for the HOA board for a 2 year term. I will see that all significant information and discussion from the meetings is in the minutes, not just some of the votes taken. And, I promise you that the minutes will be completed in a timely manner.
Yearly Synopsis of HOA Board Meetings:
Synopsis of 2016 Board Meetings
Synopsis of 2017 Board Meetings
Synopsis of 2018 Board Meetings
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Camas has been developing an urban tree policy dating back to 2016. The recent population growth and clear cutting of old growth forest has resulted in drafting of an ordinance to amend municipal codes and fee schedule. Yes…Camas new ordinance is now in effect. The link to the Camas Tree Ordinance No. 18-014 is published below. This could mean changes to the HOA's current tree policy.
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.
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