The Charbonneau Villager Newspaper 2020_Jan issue Villager newspaper - Page 2

2 THE CHARBONNEAU VILLAGER January 2020 CCC President’s Column By KATHY HARP CCC Board’s 2020 Plan reveals vision, core values As we begin this new year and new de- cade in our lives, it is a perfect time to reflect on the HARP many wonder- ful reasons we all moved to Charbonneau. Even in the darkest part of winter, it is still amazing to make that turn onto French Prairie and enjoy the beauty that is all around us. The CCC Board has a 2020 Plan which has served as our Strate- gic Plan since it was adopted in 2005. The core values of this plan include a strong community identity, friendly and welcoming spirit, park-like beauty, personal safety, neighborliness, enhanced amenities and activities, finan- cial strength, enhancement of value, effective governance and sustainable use of resources. Someone recently asked if we have a plan. The answer is a defi- nite yes and it includes our vi- sion, core values, planning as- sumptions and goals. All the de- tails can be found at our website, located in the “projects” section under “community.” For decades CCC Boards have been dedicated to keeping Charbonneau a strong and vibrant community. Along the same thread, Wilson- ville’s Mayor Tim Knapp spoke at our December board meeting. He discussed the Oregon Aviation Board’s (OAB) decision that Char- bonneau would not be an affected community in the master plan of the Aurora Airport extension. Of course, we would be affected. The CCC Board then voted unanimous- ly to support the City of Wilson- ville’s effort to take the OAB to the Land Use Board of Appeals (LU- BA). We are grateful to the City of Wilsonville for their involvement on our behalf. There is more infor- mation on this topic in this Villag- er from our Civic Affairs Chair Wayne Richards. The theme of this month’s Villager is New Year’s resolutions. At our December monthly meeting of the Board of Directors, several resolutions were adopted to mod- ernize our governing documents. Below are some details of the resolutions that were approved: ■ Ensure that the association complies with applicable state law, the intended democratic principles of the declaration and bylaws, and best practices in respect of the for- mation of a quorum for association meetings, budget procedures, and insurance requirements ■ Ensure enjoyment for all resi- dents in the affairs of the association ■ Provide for more orderly func- tioning of association meetings and to clarify the declaration where there are ambiguities or si- lence in the document’s express language and the stated or implied intent of the declaration and by- laws It was resolved that the provi- sions and terms set for in ORS 94.645 Adoption of annual budget, ORS 94.655 Quorum for association meetings, and ORS 94.675 Insur- ance for common property will govern the association and be deemed included in the declaration and bylaws. The board also adopt- ed policies and procedures that are based on the governing state stat- utes and best practices, regarding record keeping and providing ac- cess and duplication of certain As- sociation records. The details for each of these can be found on our website. By the time you read this, the demolition of the old Annex build- ing will have begun. The Village Center Development Task Force continues to meet and discuss plans for our new building. We are hoping that sometime in January we will have some golf course in- formation to share with our resi- dents. Look for more information on both of these topics in the months ahead. May this New Year bring new happiness, new goals, new achieve- ments and a lot of new inspirations in your life. Wishing you a year fully loaded with happiness. NEW STREET SIGNS ON ARBOR LAKE DRIVE By KAREN VARTY A rbor Lake Townhome Association (ALTA) has received several complaints regarding the speed of vehicles passing pe- destrians walking along the sides of the road on Arbor Lake Drive. ALTA has narrow streets and no walkways in either direc- tion. Therefore, it is necessary that pedestrians walk along the edge of the street. ALTA has recently placed street signs reading “CAUTION-SLOW DOWN — PEDESTRIAN TRAF- FIC” along Arbor Lake Drive as a reminder to drivers to slow down and be considerate of pedestrians and their pets as they pass them. If you have additional concerns, suggestions or comments, the AL- TA Board of Directors would like to hear from you. The Board of Di- rectors meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Char- bonneau Clubhouse. You are wel- come to attend. Traffic concerns can be reported directly to the City of Wilsonville by submitting a “Traffic Concern” request form. Go to https://www. ask-city. 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