LACAMAS SHORES COMMUNITY
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The evidence in this whole mess is voluminous. Nothing is secret except the deliberations and reasoning of the current board. All evidence that I have is totally available to any association member. First of all, no one objects to Cindy Ontkean’s gardening project on the corner lot between Lacamas Drive and El Rey. In fact, most people like it. The real issue is the transfer of HOA property and contractual easement obligations with the City of Camas. Over time, the developer and the past HOA boards have agreed many times to allow Cindy’s garden. The initial landscaping was done at HOA expense and when Cindy offered to spruce it up, we all agreed to let her do it. Cindy’s “dwarf garden” is not at issue here. Transfer of HOA property and building permanent structures on the HOA Common areas is the issue. The Ontkean’s have been told and they have agreed never to build permanent structures on the common area properties. Yet they have done so. They have several times asked for ownership of the property. We have told them of the effort required to do that.
It seems to me that the board is clearly wrong. I’ve asked if they have a valid reason for ignoring state law, our contract with the city, and our CC&Rs…they will not share it. This recent email chain (Board promised response to June 26 Meeting) sums it up pretty well. Start at the bottom email and work your way up.
My latest synopsis is for the Monday, June 26th HOA Board monthly meeting. Since the June 19th “Working Meeting” was to collect neighbor input for the monthly board meeting, I added my comments to the board about the Deed of Dedication confusion as an introduction. Many of you have asked me not to stop posting my Synopses. You tell me that the official HOA Board minutes do not give a proper sense of what was discussed, nor what was said at the meeting. Thank you. I will keep doing them.
Recap of June 19 Working Meeting
Synopsis of June 26, 2017 Board Meeting
Synopsis of Annual Meeting March 18, 2017
Synopsis of February 13, 2017 Board Minutes
Synopsis of January 16, 2017 Board Minutes
Synopsis of 2016 Board Meeting Minutes
The 9th Annual Downtown Camas Vintage & Art Street Faire features 60+ vintage and local art vendors all in the charming tree lined streets of Downtown Camas.
For more information: Downtown Camas
Pay Attention! Texting or holding a phone to your ear is already against the law in Washington state, and now Washington drivers are prohibited from doing all the other stuff some do while driving or sitting in traffic: checking Facebook, reading emails or anything else that requires them to hold their electronic devices while behind the wheel.
The standard traffic fine of $136 would apply to a first offense but would increase to about $234 for a second offense. The first distracted driving offense would also be reportable to insurance companies, which could raise rates like any other moving violation.
Another section of the new law also says a person who engages in "any activity not related to the actual operation of a motor vehicle" — like eating or putting on makeup — is subject to pay an additional fine of $99. It only applies if an officer catches a driver being distracted while committing a standard traffic offense, such as running a stop sign because their coffee spilled.
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra begins the season with a family-friendly free outdoor concert in downtown Vancouver's Esther Short Park.
Conductor-Composer, Dr. Donald Appert, Chair of the Music Department at Clark College, will lead the VSO. The master of ceremonies will be OPB State of Wonder's award winning producer/reporter – Aaron Scott. Renowned soprano, Linda Appert, will make a special appearance.
Selections will include audience favorites such as Overture to Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss, Dvorak's Slavonic Dances, Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever, Copland's Hoedown as well as stirring film scores from Gladiator, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.
More information on upcoming season: vancouversymphony.org
A July 11 open house announced the city's plans to widen NW Larksur Street north of Lake Road. This change will impact our neighborhood as well as others closer to the street. Below is a link to the feedback the city received from those who attended the event. There is also the project fact sheet and street design alternatives.
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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