2013 Minutes

 

December 19, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Ken Johns, Jennifer Plombon, John Hamilton and Wally Greenough

Absent:  None

Call to Order:  Wally Greenough, ASC Member and Acting Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

Absent:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison  8:30 a.m. to 9:04 a.m.

1)  Approval of the December 5, 2013 Meeting Minutes. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review Current Agenda –  Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review – None

4)  Formal Review –  None

5)  Construction Compliance Consultant’s & Status Reports –  The Haydens have put a new roof on the old and new part of the house. Siding should be starting. The Gaasch home is being framed. The Brides are moving into their new home and the landscaping is in the process of being completed.

6)  Inspections
a)  Hepple, SAG III, Lot 4 –  5512 Canvasback –  On December 10th the Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) inspected and approved removal of five (5) trees and suggested removal of an additional tree. All trees are located in the front yard.
b)  Wagner, CHP, Lot A8789 Clubhouse Point Drive –  On December 10th the committee approved the final inspection of the completed home in Clubhouse Point.
c)  Yiu, SAG I, Lot 358930 Bald Eagle Drive – The committee did an extensive tree inspection on December 10th. They approved removal of ten (10) trees.
d)  Young, DH I, Lot 355496 Night Heron – Tree inspection is scheduled for December 19th.

7)  New Business
a)  Callender, DC, Lot 2 –  9121 Pintail Loop –  The Architectural Standards Committee reviewed and approved the change in the patio and addition of the hot tub/spa. The owners have the choice of TimberTech deck colors Silver Maple, Plank Slate, or Azek Tahoe for the decking. The railing/posts around the deck will either be TimberTech Antique White or River Rock. The existing pavers will be placed under the hot tub/spa. These changes will not be seen from the road or by the neighbors.

8)  Unfinished Business – None

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report
a)  Undeveloped lots – The committee noted the memo sent to the Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Board of Directors.
b)  Jennifer Plombon was acknowledged and thanked for the last two years of service as a valuable member of the ASC.
c)  The SRA Board of Directors appointed Rick Ionita as the new ASC member. His term will start January 1, 2014 and go through December 31, 2015.

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 9:04 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at 8:30 a.m.

December 5, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Ken Johns, Jennifer Plombon, John Hamilton and Wally Greenough

Absent:  None

Call to Order:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:33 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison  – 8:30 a.m. to 9:53 a.m.

1)  Approval of the November 21, 2013 Meeting Minutes. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review Current Agenda  –  Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review  –
a)  Delaney, SAG IV-A, Lot 3  –  5440 Canvasback Road  –  The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) reviewed the change for the back deck area and approved the following:

The owners will be enclosing the deck with walls, windows and a sliding glass door. There is a roof already over the deck. The decking will be changed to Trex (color) “Swing Rope”. All outside colors will match the existing home. The ASC approved a three month time limit to complete the project.

4)  Formal Review  –
a)  Hogan, BR I, Lot 27  –  9143 Belted Kingfisher  –  The ASC formally reviewed and approved the changes on the outside of the home as noted at the acceptance review on November 21st. The committee approved a six month timeline for this project. There were no comments from the neighbors.

5)  Construction Compliance Consultant’s & Status Reports  –  The Bride home is in the process of being landscaped and work is still be completed indoors. The Hayden project has the walls up and ready for siding. Work is being completed indoors.

6)  Inspections  –

a)  Cleave, SAG IV-C, Lot 41  – 8723 Wood Duck Way  –  On November 25th the committee inspected trees and approved removal of five trees which are dead. These trees are on an undeveloped lot.
b)  Booth, SAG III, Lot 17  –  5482 Canvasback  – On November 25th the committee inspected and approved the removal of the tree which has fungus growing on the bark. The owners provided an arborist report recommending its removal.
c)  Reynolds, SAG IV-A, Lot 72  – 5388 Quail Run – The committee could not complete the tree inspection on November 25th as the tree did not seem diseased nor a hazard. An arborist report will be necessary to complete this inspection.
d)  Prestwick Gate  – The committee approved removal of the tree behind the Prestwick Gate sign on November 25th. It was dead and could be a hazard to people walking or driving in this area.
e)  Hepple, SAG III, Lot 4  –  5512 Canvasback  – Tree inspection is scheduled for December 10th
f)  Wagner, CHP, Lot A  – 8789 Clubhouse Point Drive  – The final inspection is scheduled for December 10th
g)  Yiu, SAG I, Lot 35  – 8930 Bald Eagle Drive –  A tree inspection is scheduled for December 10th

7)  New Business  –
a)  Vandenberg, SH, Lot 338608 Blue Grouse Way – The ASC approved the request to place a railing by the front entry way and along the back stairs going down to the backyard. The railing color will be white. They also approved the use of solar post caps which will be using an led light, the color will match the railings.

8)  Unfinished Business  –
a)  City of Blaine – The committee drafted and approved a letter to be sent to the City of Blaine for the Planning Commission meeting on December 5th. The draft copy will be forwarded to the Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Board of Directors for approval before being forwarded to the Planning Commission.
b)  Schwartz, DH I, Lot 9 5436 Night Heron – The committee reviewed and approved the change for the patio addition. The color will match the outside of the house and the stone approved by the committee.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report
a)  Signage by the SRA Office – A sign will be made and placed on a post outside the entrance (in back of the Firehouse by the parking area) to show people which door to come into the staff offices. The sign will say “Semiahmoo Resort Association Offices” with an arrow pointing toward the entry door. The colors will be green lettering on a white background.
b)  Debbie Smith will be out of the office on December 19th which will be the last ASC meeting of 2013. Wally Greenough will chair this meeting.

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 9:53 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

November 21, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Ken Johns, Jennifer Plombon and Wally Greenough

Absent:  John Hamilton

Call to Order:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  Colin Hogan, 9:00 a.m. to 9:08 a.m.
Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison – 8:30 a.m. to 9:22 a.m.

1) Approval of the November 7, 2013 minutes. The minutes were approved.

2) Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3) Acceptance Review -
a) Hogan, BR I, Lot 27 - 9143 Belted Kingfisher - The owner spoke to the Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) explaining the changes requested for the outside of his home. The new windows will match existing windows. The committee noted the addition of skylights, a new front door and a glass roof over the existing sundeck. Minor roof changes to the kitchen will be done to accommodate the glass roof. The committee accepted these changes and noted that the changes on the outside of the house will match the existing colors. The owner would like to start the remodel in January and stated it is a 5 to 6 month   project. Post cards will be mailed to adjacent neighbors for review of the plans in the ASC office. The ASC will formally review the project on December 5th noting any comments received by the neighbors.

4) Formal Review - None

5) Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) & Status Report - The committee was informed that the home in Clubhouse Point seems to be completed. The owner will be contacted to see if he is ready for a final inspection. The home in Drayton Hillside has the foundation being poured and the landscaping and indoor work is being done on the home in St. Andrews Green I.

6)  Inspections -
a) Clubhouse Point - On November 11th the committee inspected numerous trees on the properties in Clubhouse Point and approved all trees requested for removal. In addition, the committee suggested removal of one tree that was intertwined with another in tract A. The committee noted the arborist report on these trees.
b) Whitney, TW, Lot 14 - 8854 Dunlin Court - On November 11th the committee inspected three trees. They approved removal of the tree in the front of the house. They did not complete the inspection of the trees in the back, a large cottonwood and cedar. The committee requested an arborist report on these two trees to complete the inspection.
c) Guimond, SH, Lot 39 - 8632 Blue Grouse - On November 11th the committee looked at the property where trees had been removed. It was noted that one tree had been approved and numerous trees larger than 6” in diameter at a height of 4’ were removed. The staff will contact the owner to see which company removed the trees.
d) Cleave, SAG IV-C, Lot 41 - 8723 Wood Duck Way - Tree inspection is scheduled for November 25th.
e) Booth, SAG III, Lot 17 - 5482 Canvasback - Tree inspection is scheduled for November 25th.
f) Reynolds, SAG IV-A, Lot 72 - 5388 Quail Run - Tree inspection is scheduled for November 25th.
g)  Prestwick Gate - A tree inspection is scheduled for November 25th.

7)  New Business -
a)  Mueller, SAG IV-C, Lot 18 - 8730 Wood Duck Way - The committee approved the change in the garage door and noted that the door color will be almond to match the trim around the house.

8)  Unfinished Business -
a)  Signage -  The committee changed and noted the suggestion to change the wording in the Signage regulations as follows:
                1.1  A single sign is allowed per property, not to exceed 18” x 18” with either a single, or double, wood post (see example). Golf course frontage lots may have a single sign with wood post(s) on the fairway side and one single, or approved double sign, with wood posts, on the street side.
                1.3  For Sale signs may have the following information: “For Sale”, “Telephone/Cell Number” (one number only), “Agent’s Name”, “Brokerage Company”, “E-Mail Address”. “Website, Virtual tour and QR” (Quick Response Code with Bar Code) can be incorporated in the sign. No additional words or descriptions of any kind will be permitted. Real estate companies will be responsible for submitting a ‘rendering’ of the wording and size of sign they wish to use for approval by the ASC.
b)  Gaasch/Fridell, DH I, Lot 10 - 5428 Night Heron - The committee approved the change in the location of the spiral staircase located off the deck. The change was a necessary requirement by the City of Blaine.
c)  City of Blaine – The committee reviewed the Master Plan update received from the City of Blaine.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report – None

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 9:22 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

November 7, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, John Hamilton and Wally Greenough

Absent:  Ken Johns and Jennifer Plombon

Call to Order:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 3:27 p.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker

Absent:  Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  None

1)  Approval of the October 24, 2013 minutes. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review – None

4)  Formal Review – None

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) & Status Report – In Rob’s absence, Sandy reported that the Hayden remodel project is progressing. The framing and the roofing is being completed. The Drayton Hillside home for the Gaasch/Fridell’s started excavation on October 28th and the foundation was begun this week.

6)  Inspections
a)  Clubhouse Point Tree inspection is scheduled for November 11th.
b)  Whitney, TW, Lot 14 8854 Dunlin Court – Tree inspection is scheduled for November 11th.
c)  Guimond, SH, Lot 398632 Blue Grouse – Inspection is scheduled for November 11th

7)  New Business
a)  Signage – The committee reviewed the request to add information regarding websites, virtual tours and a QR (Quick Response Code also known as a bar code) as an addition to the signage on real estate signs. The committee approved the addition of a 6” x 18” sign with the website, virtual tour and QR (scan with smart phone) symbol. Sign can be placed above or hung below the regular real estate sign. Colors to be the same as used on approved real estate signage. When the property is ‘pending’ the virtual sign must be removed as a ‘pending’ and ‘virtual tour’ sign cannot be displayed at the same time.
b)  Clubhouse Point – There were no ‘for sale’ signs used within the gates for Clubhouse Point by the previous owner. Presidio Partners Inc. will provide ‘for sale’ signage information for the lots in Clubhouse Point at a future meeting. The ASC can then review for possible approval.
c)  Signage for lower road/path below Drayton Cove. The Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA), at their meeting on October 18th, approved the following wording for a sign to be placed between Drayton Cove lots 11-21 on the road/path below Drayton Cove during the months of October to May.

Path Closed
During Winter Months
due to
Dangerous Conditions
The sign is necessary due to possible dangerous conditions above the path along this area. The ASC approved the sign with the SRA wording. It was suggested to look into wording of a sign for The stairway that comes down from Pine Siskin to the path as it is extremely slippery during the rainy season.

8)  Unfinished Business
a)  Gaasch/Fridell, DH I, Lot 105428 Night Heron – The request for a change in the spiral stairway and windows was tabled until the next meeting. Clarification on the plans is needed to complete the review by the committee.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report
a)  An additional inspection will be added to the list for the lot in Stonehaven where additional trees were removed without approval.

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 4:47 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

October 24, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Ken Johns, Jennifer Plombon, John Hamilton and Wally Greenough

Absent:  None

Call to Order:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:29 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison – 8:35 to 9:23 a.m.

1)  Approval of the October 10, 2013. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review – None

4)  Formal Review – None

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) & Status Report – The final inspection for the Matz remodel was completed on October 14th. The Hayden remodel project is progressing. The Drayton Hillside home for the Gaasch/Fridell’s is awaiting the permit from the City of Blaine to begin building their home.

6)  Inspections
a)  SRA Tree – On October 14th the Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) approved removal of the dead tree on Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) common property along Drayton Harbor Road behind Drayton Cove.
b)  Matz, SAG IV-C, Lot 318668 Great Horned Owl Lane – The ASC did a final inspection on October 14th and approved the remodel work done on this home.
c)  Gavin, BR I, Lot 18 9060 Shearwater Rd. – The committee inspected and approved the  removal of three trees (one is smaller than the 6” size) on the owners property on October 14th.

7)  New Business
a)  Schwartz, DH I, Lot 95436 Night Heron – The owners have not contacted the ASC in reference to the exact placement of the patio changes and the wood burning oven. The change in the patio cannot overlap into the setback area. Where will the wood be stored for the wood burning oven? It was suggested, by the SRA Liaison, that the owners come and talk to the ASC regarding their plans.
b)  Signage – Possible ‘for sale’ signage for Clubhouse Point will be reviewed at the meeting on November 7th. Staff will check the files for information on the type of signage previously approved for the original sale of Clubhouse Point homes and lots.

8)  Unfinished Business
a)  Carnoustie – The committee reviewed the information received from the Cypress Group, the City of Blaine and the owners of Carnoustie Semiahmoo LLC. Staff will contact the Cypress Group and Semiahmoo LLC for further clarification on how changes to the Carnoustie CC&R’s can be completed.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report
a)  Maintenance of undeveloped owner lots – The ASC Administrator relayed the positive response from owners to the undeveloped lot letter.
b)  Draft ASC 2014 Scheduled Meetings – The committee approved the draft of the scheduled calendar of 2014 ASC meetings.

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 9:23 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013, at 3:30 p.m.

October 10, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Ken Johns, Jennifer Plombon, John Hamilton and Wally Greenough

Absent:  None

Call to Order: Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:33 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  None

1)  Approval of the September 26, 2013. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review – None

4)  Formal Review  – None

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) & Status Report – A final inspection is scheduled for the Matz remodel. The Hayden remodel project is progressing. The Drayton Hillside home for the Gaasch/Fridell’s has not begun.

6)  Inspections
a)  Dixon, SAG IV-C, Lots 38 & 398707 Wood Duck Way – The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) inspected five trees on September 30th and approved removal of the two birch trees by the house and removal of the three trees on the undeveloped lot owned by the Dixon’s.
b)  SRA TreeDrayton Harbor Road – The inspection is scheduled for October 14th.
c)  Matz, SAG IV-C, Lot 318668 Great Horned Owl Lane – The final remodel inspection is scheduled for October 14th.

7)  New Business
a)  Cohenour, BR II, Lot 99035 Shearwater – The committee reviewed the request to limb up the trees along the SRA stairway to the beach along the owner’s property and the response from the City of Blaine (COB) regarding this issue. The committee approved ‘limbing’ up trees along the beach stairway and removal and replacement of trees on the owners property. The guideline to be the City of Blaine approval of the Shoreline Landscape Modification and Restoration dated October 7, 2013. It was noted that the Cohenour’s will pay for all expenses for this modification and restoration. The committee wanted the owners to note that cedar roots are shallow.
b)  Cohenour, DH I, Lot 75448 Pine Siskin – The ASC approved the changes for the shoreline modification and restoration on the undeveloped lot as specified in the COB letter dated October 7, 2013.
c)  Serdy, SH, Lot 34 8612 Blue Grouse Way – The committee approved the change of placement of the satellite dish to the roof near the chimney. This change in placement is not seen by any of the neighbors.

8)  Unfinished Business
a)  Carnoustie – The committee would like the owners, Semiahmoo LLC, to highlight the proposed changes they wish to make in the Carnoustie CC&R’s. The ASC will review these at the next ASC meeting on October 24, 2013.
b)  Resort SemiahmooChange in Porte Cochere – The committee approved the conceptual rendering of the change in the Porte Cochere for the front of the hotel. The concept shows that the siding and colors will match the colors presently on the hotel.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report – None

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 9:10 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

September 26, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Ken Johns, Jennifer Plombon and Wally Greenough

Absent:  John Hamilton

Call to Order:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  None

1)  Approval of the September 12, 2013. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review – None

4)  Formal Review – None

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) & Status Report – The committee reviewed the status report. The Matz remodel deadline date is the end of September and should be ready for a final inspection after that date.

6)  Inspections
a)  Langford, MRC, Lot 115568 Canvasback Road – The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) inspected and approved removal of the requested tree on September 16th.
b)  Hawn, TW, Lot 108838 Goldeneye Lane – The committee inspected two trees on September 16th. They approved removal of a tree close to the golf course and the neighbors home. The tree closest to the deck and house was not approved for removal. The tree is not in distress or a hazard to the house. The committee suggest limbing and/or windowing of the tree. The committee suggested obtaining an arborist report if the owners wish to determine the health of or any hazard posed by the tree. Information regarding requesting an arborist report was send to Mr. Hawn.
c)  Carroll, SAG IV-C, Lot 365384 Snow Goose Lane – On September 16th the committee re-inspected eight (8) aspen trees and approved removal. It was suggested that at least one tree be planted in the area being vacated by the aspens.
d)  Sturdivant, BR I, Lot 15 – 9161 Great Blue Heron – The committee approved removal of the tree between owner and neighboring property at the inspection on September 16th. It was suggested that a small tree or shrub be placed in this area.
e)  Dixon, SAG IV-C, Lots 38 & 39 8707 Wood Duck Way – A tree inspection is scheduled for September 30th.

7)  New Business – None

8)  Unfinished Business
a)  Cypress GroupMichael Jones – The committee reviewed the questions received from Michael Jones, Community Development Director with the City of Blaine. In reviewing the Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) and Carnoustie Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&R’s) the committee is not aware of any differences in a duplex or 4-plex standards in quality or design. At this time, the committee is not aware of any changes necessary in the SRA or Carnoustie CC&R’s for the Cypress Group multi-family concept shown to the ASC at the meeting on September 12th.
b)  Bride, SAG I, Lot 318976 Snowy Owl Lane – The change in garage door & exterior lighting was approved by the committee. It was noted that the doors will be painted the color to match the house.
c)  Hawn, TW, Lot 108838 Goldeneye Lane – The committee reviewed the owner’s response to the letter sent by the ASC from the tree inspection on September 16th. Note: on September 27th the ASC Administrator received a call from the owner stating the trees had been limbed up and the yard now had a very open and enjoyable view. Mr. Hawn seemed very pleased with the change in his yard.
d)  Wagner, CHP, Lot A – 8789 Clubhouse Point Drive – The change in color to Sikkens Butternut stain for the beams and trellis was approved by the committee.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report – None

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 9:07 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

September 12, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, John Hamilton, and Ken Johns

Absent:  Jennifer Plombon and Wally Greenough

Call to Order:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:33 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison – 8:33 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.
Michael Jones, City of Blaine (COB) – 9:04 a.m. to 9:41 a.m.
Craig Waddell, Cypress Group – 8:57 a.m. to 9:41 a.m.

1)  Approval of the August 23, 2013. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review – None

4)  Formal Review – None

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) & Status Report – A copy of the completed GeoTech report was received by the Architectural Standard staff for the Gaasch/Fridell property in Drayton Hillside. There were no outstanding issues from the GeoTech report and it has been added to the owners file. The Construction/Compliance Consultant will check on the Matz remodel to see if they are on schedule for a final inspection by the beginning of October.

6)  Inspections
a)  Hanrahan, BR I, Lot 299135 Chickadee Way – A final inspection was done on August 26th the committee approved the inspection and noted that a small amount of stonework is in the process of being completed.
b)  Carroll, SAG IV-C, Lot 36 5384 Snow Goose Lane – The committee could not complete the tree inspection on August 26th as more trees had been ribboned than requested and another type of tree had not been ribboned. Another inspection will be done when requested by the owner.

c)  Guimond, SH, Lot 398632 Blue Grouse – The ASC inspected and approved removal of a tree on August 26th.
d)  Jardine, BR I, Lot 445741 Kildeer Way – On September 3rd the ASC inspected and approved removal of three trees growing too close to the house.
e)  Lancaster, TW, Lot  9 8834 Goldeneye – The committee inspected and approved removal of two trees on September 3rd. They also suggested removal of three other trees growing too close to the deck or house.
f)  Langford, MRC, Lot 115568 Canvasback Road – Tree inspection is scheduled for September 16th.
g)  Hawn, TW, Lot 108838 Goldeneye Lane – A tree inspection is scheduled for September 16th.
h)  Carroll, SAG IV-C, Lot 365384 Snow Goose Lane – Re-inspection of trees is scheduled for September 16th.
i)  Sturdivant, BR I, Lot 15 9161 Great Blue Heron – Tree inspection scheduled for September 16th.

7)  New Business
a)  Cypress Group – Craig Waddell/Michael Jones (COB) – The Cypress Group provided the ASC with a conceptual multi-family project in Carnoustie. This includes changing the following:
Tract “D” 8 townhomes to 2 single level units accessed from Wood Duck Way; remainder would be a landscaped park area.
Tract “E” with exception of a service road all would be a landscaped park area.
Tract “F” 20 units contained in five buildings accessed from Wood Duck Loop

Height of the buildings in Tract “F” will be significantly below the allowable height of thirty-five feet. There will be an option to add additional square footage on the second level to the ten units along upper Wood Duck Loop but the buildings will be well below the height restrictions of the Carnoustie CC&R’s.

Michael Jones, from the City of Blaine discussed the PUD and long subdivision approval process. Mr. Jones will send the ASC Administrator an e-mail requesting the information needed from the ASC and SRA for this project.
b)  Kalanj, TW, Lot 178866 Dunlin Court – The committee approved the change in house colors to: Benjamin Moore HC-64 Harbor Brown for the Garage Doors and Benjamin Moore 1077 Great Plains Gold for the siding. The trim color will remain the same.

8)  Unfinished Business

a)  Lot Maintenance –  The undeveloped lot owner maintenance letter was sent to all Semiahmoo community members. The ASC Administrator has received phone calls and e-mails from home owners that thought there was something wrong with their yards. Undeveloped lot owners have also been in contact regarding their concerns. In the future the ASC Administrator will look at the undeveloped lots in question. If the lots require more than brushing out or normal maintenance any tree removal issues will be referred to the committee for approval. The ASC Administrator will keep a record of any on-site visits.
b)  BR I – The Boundary Ridge I homeowners requested removal of trees in the Boundary Ridge common area in the fall of 2012. The committee approved this on September 15, 2012. Not all the trees were removed within the six month time period for approval. At the meeting on September 12, 2013 the ASC re-approved removal of the remaining trees.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report –  None

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:05 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

August 23, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, John Hamilton (left 10: 24 a.m.), and Ken Johns

Absent:  Jennifer Plombon and Wally Greenough

Call to Order:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:28 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant – 8:28 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Guest Attendees:  Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison – 8:28 a.m. to 10:26 a.m.
Carole Gaasch/Lane Fridell – 9:00 a.m. to 9:07 a.m.

1)  Approval of the August 8, 2013. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review – None

4)  Formal Review
a)  Gaasch/Fridell, DH I, Lot 10 5428 Night Heron Drive – The Architectural Standards Committee reviewed and approved the house plans. There were no neighborhood comments. The GeoTech report will be completed by September 3rd. Construction will not commence until the City of Blaine and the ASC receive a satisfactory GeoTech report.
b)  Wagner, CHP, Lot A8789 Clubhouse Point Drive – The landscaping plan submitted to the ASC was approved. No comments were received from the neighbors. A copy of the Garden Consultant notes will be sent to the owner.
c)  Bride, SAG I, Lot 318976 Snowy Owl Lane – The ASC approved the landscaping plan. There were no comments from the neighbors. The Garden Consultant notes will be sent to the owner.

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) & Status Report
– The committee noted the Status Report. The Hayden project has begun and the others on the list are on schedule. Hanrahan has requested a final inspection.

6)  Inspections

a)  Ulis, SAG II, Lot 14 8776 Goshawk – The committee did a final inspection on August 12th but did not approve the inspection to release the deposit. The ASC requested that the concrete area around the front of the foundation by the garage be painted to match the body color. The committee had questions regarding the area between the bottom of the wraparound porch to the ground. Would this be modified to keep out animals? Will there be any additional planting of shrubs in front/side of the heat pump. The garden shed beside the home had not been completed.
b)  Hill, BR I, Lot 339099 Chickadee Way – The committee inspected the tree growing through the deck on August 12th and approved removal. They suggested removing an oddly shaped limb on a tree on the northeast corner of the lot.
c)  Bailey, TW,  Lot 238821 Goldeneye Lane – The ASC inspected and approved removal of an evergreen tree on August 12th.
d)  Gaasch/Fridell, DH I, Lot 105428 Night Heron Drive – On August 12th the ASC did an on-site review of the trees shown on the survey map for removal.  The committee approved removal (and one by the water) predicated on the City of Blaine Shoreline Management approval. Owners may be required to replace with smaller trees for bank stabilization.
e)  Hanrahan, BR I, Lot 299135 Chickadee Way – A final inspection is scheduled for August 26th.
f)  Carroll, SAG IV-C, Lot 36 5384 Snow Goose Lane – Tree inspection is scheduled for August 26th.
g)  Guimond, SH, Lot 398632 Blue Grouse – A tree inspection is scheduled for August 26th.

7)  New Business

a)  Hastings, BR I, Lot 509175 Great Blue Heron Lane – The hard surface change in the patio below the upstairs deck was approved by the ASC. The patio will match the aggregate finish used in the driveway. The impervious amount is at 19% well below the allowable amount. The requested change in landscaping for the backyard area will be reviewed and submitted to the committee during the winter or early spring.
b)  Schwartz, DH I, Lot 95436 Night Heron Dr. – The committee reviewed and approved the color changes for the owner’s home to: Benjamin Moore HC-69 Whitall Brown for the body of the house and Benjamin Moore Regal Select White N401 01 for the trim.
c)  Crowle, SAG IV-A, Lot 825447 Canvasback – The committee approved the request for the placement of a satellite dish in the backyard. This home is surrounded by trees on both sides of the house and on the golf course side of the home. It may be a challenge to have a direct line-of-sight for a satellite dish.

8)  Unfinished Business
a)  Lot Maintenance – The undeveloped lot letter was submitted to the Semiahmoo Resort Association Board of Directors at their meeting on August 16th. The Board approved the letter for distribution to the community members.
b)  Rangi, SAG II, Lot 54 8836 Osprey Road – The ASC condoned the amount of the funds refunded to the owner by the SRA for withdrawing the building plans on this lot. If the owner decides to build on this property in the future a submission fee of $2,500 will have to be paid again. Any trenching the owner wishes to do along the three property lines will need to be reviewed by the committee for approval.
c)  Emmerson, BR I, Lot 319161 Belted Kingfisher – The remodel items requested by the owner for improvements to his home were approved by the committee.
d)  Ulis, SAG II, Lot 148776 Goshawk – The committee reviewed the letter sent by the owner in response to the final inspection letter from the ASC dated August 13th. In view of the information received from the owner the committee approved the final inspection. The committee will do a ‘re-inspection’ on August 26th to see if there are any ‘punch list’ items to be completed. The committee noted that a barrier will be placed between the wraparound porch and the ground and that plants will be planted to enhance the area in front of the porch. In addition, the committee noted that the garden shed is not part of the house           plans but a separate issue.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report
a)  City of Blaine (COB) Planning Commission August 8, 2013 – Information received at City of Blaine Planning Commission August 8, 2013 re: Introduction of Proposed Resort Semiahmoo Master Plan Update for Semiahmoo Spit was distributed to the committee members.
b)  COB Agricultural Land Use Amendments – COB Council did not approve or disapprove this issue and it died for non-action.

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:26 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

August 8, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, John Hamilton, Wally Greenough and Ken Johns

Absent:  Jennifer Plombon

Call to Order:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison – 8:30 a.m. to 10:47 a.m.
Carole Gaasch/Lane Fridell – 9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

1)  Approval of the July 25, 2013. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review  –
a)  Gaasch/Fridell, DH I, Lot 105428 Night Heron Drive  – The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) accepted the house plans for posting. The GeoTech report must be submitted to the ASC for review before construction starts. It was suggested that the windows along the garage area be enlarged to match the other windows in the home or landscape this area to break up the blank area along the garage. The ASC will do an on-site review of the two trees submitted for removal on August 12th. The committee will review the placement/screening of the hot tub when the landscaping plan is submitted.

4)  Formal Review  –  None

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) & Status Report  –  Status report noted.

6)  Inspections  –
a)  Pendleton/Knoll, PV, Lot 5 5578 Sandpiper Lane – The ASC inspected a tree in the backyard area that has more than one trunk. The tree seemed to be in good health. The committee denied the request at the inspection on July 29th. The owners may contact an arborist to provide the committee with a report at a future meeting.
b)  MRC, Deebach, Lot 5, 5544 Canvasback Road – The committee inspected a tree in the backyard near the corner of the house and reviewed the arborist report on July 29th. The committee approved removal of the tree. A new tree or shrub will be planted in this space.
c)  Ulis, SAG II, Lot 14 –  8776 Goshawk  – Final inspection is scheduled for August 12th
d)  Hill, BR I, Lot 33 9099 Chickadee Way – Tree inspection is scheduled for August 12th
e)  Bailey, TW, Lot 23 8821 Goldeneye Lane – Scheduled tree inspection for August 12th

7)  New Business  –
a)  Cogert, SAG IV-C, Lot 38786 Wood Duck Way – The committee reviewed the photos of the area where a satellite dish could be placed. They approved the request for placement of a dish. Both the back and side yards are very shaded from the neighbors and golf course.
b)  Taylor, SAG I, Lot 98951 Bald Eagle – The committee reviewed the information that the neighbor’s dog is excessively barking creating a nuisance. The committee suggests that the owner contact the Whatcom Humane Society so they may contact the owner of the dog.
c)  GEV – The committee approved the change in outside door colors. The individual owners will choose between Benjamin Moore “Black Bean Soup” or Benjamin Moore “Cottage Red”.

8)  Unfinished Business
  –
a)  Ahn, SAG IV-A, Lot 76 5423 Canvasback Road – The committee did an on-site review on July 29th of the areas where cultured stone would be placed over the stucco. The committee approved the stonework.
b)  Letter from Undeveloped Lot Owners – The committee reviewed the undeveloped lot owners letter and it will be sent to the Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Board of Directors with the draft undeveloped lot maintenance letter.
c)  Lot Maintenance Letter  – The Architectural Standards Committee is reviewing and changing wording on the draft letter prior to the meeting on August 16th of the SRA Board of Directors for their review and approval.
d)  Rangi, SAG II, Lot 54 – 8836 Osprey Road – The owner of the lot has withdrawn his application for building a home. The house plans were previously returned and a refund check for $2,000 was sent to the applicant.
e)  Collins, BR I, Lot 229167 Belted Kingfisher – The owners have a view control issue looking to the northwest side of their property. The committee asks that the owners contact the neighbors in that area regarding the trees which they think may have grown taller than the allowable roof height. The trees in question may come under the Shoreline Management area with the City of Blaine.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report  –
a)  City of Blaine Planning Commission August 8, 2013 – Information regarding the Proposed Resort Semiahmoo Master Plan Update for Semiahmoo Spit was given to the committee. The ASC Administrator will attend the meeting of the Planning Commission on August 8th.
b)  Garden Consultants – The ASC Administrator will contact a homeowner to see if they may be interested in being a Garden Consultant.

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:47 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Friday, August 23, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

July 25, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Jennifer Plombon, John Hamilton, Wally Greenough and Ken Johns

Call to Order:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:33 a.m.

Staff in Attendance: 
Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison – 8:33 a.m. to 10:35 a.m.

1)  Approval of the July 11, 2013. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review – None

4)  Formal Review – None

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) & Status Report – The contractor for the Bride home is working inside the house and putting siding on the outside.

6)  Inspections
a)  SRA, Aerie – The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) inspected a tree on June 25th which was overhanging the light in front of the Aerie gate. The tree removal was approved as you could not see the light.
b)  Lancaster, TW, Lot 98834 Goldeneye Lane – The committee inspected a dying tree in the front yard by the road on June 25th and approved removal.
c)  Oucharek, SAG IV-C, Lot 335371 Golden Eagle – The two trees in the front yard were inspected by the ASC on June 25th and approved for removal.
d)  SRA, MRC Round-a-bout circle – The tree in the Melrose Cottage round-a-bout was inspected and approved for removal on June 25th
e)  MRC, Lots 4/5, 5540/5544 Canvasback Road – The tree in the front yard between 5540 and 5544 Canvasback was approved for removal by the committee on June 25th. A large limb had fallen from this tree and was a hazard to people or cars within this area.
f)  Martin, DH II, Lot 45514 Pine Siskin – The committee did a re-inspection of the landscaping on June 17th but did not approve what had been planted. Another inspection was done on June 26th and the committee approved the landscaping and release of the security deposit.
g)  Emmerson, BR I, Lot 319161 Belted Kingfisher – The committee did an on-site review of the bank below the house on June 25th. The owner had requested to upgrade the retaining wall. The committee requested that a landscaping plan be submitted to the committee for the July 11th meeting. The landscaping plan was submitted and approved on July 11th. There was one comment from a neighbor in favor of the landscaping plan. The Garden Consultant comments were sent to the owner.
h)  Eng, DH I, Lot 305462 Night Heron – The committee inspected the tree and approved reshaping and taking down dead wood from the top of the tree which could be a hazard to the neighboring home.
i)  Kim, RT, Lot 178605 Great Horned Owl Lane – The ASC inspected a dead tree on June 25th and approved removal.
j)  Webb, SAG IV-A, Lot 575401 Quail Run – The committee inspected four (4) trees in the backyard on June 25th. None of these trees were diseased or were a danger/hazard to any homes. The request was denied.
k)  Sellinger, SAG I, Lot 18871 Bald Eagle Drive – The ASC did a final inspection on July 15th and approved the home as completed. The security deposit was approved to be refunded to the owner.
l)  Pendleton/Knoll, PV, Lot 5 5578 Sandpiper Lane – A tree inspection is scheduled for July 29th.
m)  MRC, Lots 5, 5544 Canvasback Road – A tree inspection is scheduled for July 29th.

7)  New Business
a)  Resort Semiahmoo – The ASC reviewed and approved the hotel color changes/ exterior railing design for the balconies and the Porte Cochere concept. The color change includes Packers. The committee requests information on the color for the railings around the back of the hotel.
b)  Ahn, SAG IV-A, Lot 765423 Canvasback Road – The committee will do an onsite review of requested changes to add stone to the stucco on the home on July 29th. Additional information will be sought on this project from the installer/design company. The ASC did an on-site review of the home on July 29th and approved the addition of stone over the stucco areas as requested by the owner.

8)  Unfinished Business
a)  Emmerson, BR I, Lot 319161 Belted Kingfisher – The committee approved the addition of the air conditioning unit to be placed on the pad at the back of the garage. They noted the decibel level as 72. Any noise issues from the neighbors may require additional screening on this unit.
b)  Hanrahan, BR I, Lot 29 9135 Chickadee Way – The owner requested August 20th as the final date for completion of this project due to contractor delays. The committee approved this request and will be looking at a final inspection being completed the week of August 26th.
c)  Wagner, CHP, Lot A 8789 Clubhouse Point Drive – The change in the windows from five to two on the south elevation as per change on the house plans was approved by the committee. John Hamilton abstained from the approval process.
d)  Lorenzi, SAC, Lot 125680 Sanderling Way – The committee approved the change in the deck from wood to Trex Transcend in the color Tiki Torch (brown). It was noted that the railings will match the existing house colors.
e)  Lot Maintenance – The committee will submit the changes in the Undeveloped Lot Maintenance Letter to the ASC Administrator by August 2nd. This letter will be reviewed at the meeting on August 8th.
f)  City of Blaine – The Shoreline Master Program from the City of Blaine (COB) was reviewed. One scenario questioned was if one entity has stricter regulations, i.e. the Semiahmoo CC&R’s are more restrictive than the COB Shoreline Management regulations does this mean that the SRA CC&R’s are adhered to and not the Shoreline Management regulations which may be less restrictive? This may be a legal question.
g)  City of Blaine –  The committee noted the information on the COB Study Session Agricultural Land Use Amendments. The date for the additional public meeting has not been scheduled yet. The ASC Administrator has been added to the e-mail list for upcoming agendas for both the COB Council and Planning Commission meetings.
h)  City of Blaine – The committed noted the Minimum Density Residential Staff Report from the COB.
i)  Burnside – The ASC Administrator talked with the owner of this parcel. He stated that he is in the process of getting bids with a contractor to grind the debris in Burnside. No date has been established. He did say that people could go onto the parcel to remove the remaining downed wood if they wished.
j)  Stonehaven – Dissolution of Homeowners Association (HOA) – A phone number has been found for the last President of the Stonehaven HOA. A response from the letter to this person has never been received by the ASC. The ASC Administrator will try to contact this individual again.
k)  Mailboxes – The ASC Administrator contacted Idaho Wood regarding a trademark on their mailboxes. They do not have trademarks on their products. They are small ‘local’ company from the Pacific Northwest. The trees are locally grown. One of the community members receives two newspapers and Idaho Wood made a custom mailbox which was two of the square boxes side by side to accommodate the extra newspaper. The new mailboxes are appearing throughout the community. At this time, Idaho Wood is the only approved mailbox provider for the SRA.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report 

a)  New ASC members – The ASC welcomed our new ASC member Ken Johns and returning member Wally Greenough.

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:35 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

July 11, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Jennifer Plombon, and Wally Greenough

Absent: John Hamilton

Call to Order:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison – 8:30 a.m. to 9:31 a.m.

1)  Approval of the June 24, 2013. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review
–  None

4)  Formal Review
a)  Emmerson, BR I, Lot 31 – 9161 Belted Kingfisher – The landscaping plan changes for the area below the home were approved as submitted.

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) & Status Report – The Bride home is being roofed. The Sellinger home is complete and has requested a final inspection.

6)  Inspections  –
a)  SRA, Aerie – Tree inspection on June 25th
b)  Lancaster, TW, Lot 98834 Goldeneye Lane – Tree inspection on June 25th
c)  Oucharek, SAG IV-C, Lot 33 5371 Golden Eagle – Tree inspection on June 25th
d)  SRA, MRC Round-a-bout circle – Tree inspection on June 25th
e)  MRC, Lots 4/5, 5540/5544 Canvasback Road – Tree inspection on June 25th
f)  Martin, DH II, Lot 4 – 5514 Pine Siskin – Inspection completed on June 21st
g)  Emmerson, BR I, Lot 319161 Belted Kingfisher – Committee onsite review June 25th
h)  Eng, DH I, Lot 305462 Night Heron – Tree inspection on June 25th
i)  Kim, RT, Lot 17 8605 Great Horned Owl Lane – Tree inspection on June 25th
j)  Sellinger, SAG I, Lot 1 8871 Bald Eagle Drive – Final inspection is scheduled for July 15th

7)  New Business
a)  Emmerson, BR I, Lot 319161 Belted Kingfisher – A cement pad is in place along the side of the garage for an air conditioning unit. The ASC approved the pad and will be receiving a cut sheet on the type of unit and decibel level for approval at the meeting on July 25th.
b)  Lot Maintenance – A lot maintenance letter will be drafted and recommended for approval by the ASC by August 16th.
c)  Bailey, TW, Lot 23 8821 Goldeneye Lane – The committee approved the change in house color to: Benjamin Moore #HC33 Montgomery White for the body of the house and Benjamin Moore Townsend Brown for the trim.
d)  City of BlaineShoreline Master Program Update –The committee and staff will review the information received on the Shoreline Master Program update and discuss at the meeting on July 25th. It was noted that the committee has until August 8th to have any comments to the City of Blaine Planning Commission for inclusion at that meeting.
e)  City of Blaine – Study Session Agricultural Land Use Amendments – A work session was held on July 8th. A staff member attended as an observer. 160 acres have been bought by Munger Farms, a California company, who would like to grow a food crop in the Semiahmoo area. Craig Parkinson represents Munger Farms and this company wishes to change the residential planned recreation zoning to agriculture. This acreage is part of the Semiahmoo Residential Planned Recreation area on the plat maps. There was a large contingency of Semiahmoo community members who attended and spoke at the             workshop voicing questions and concerns. The COB Council has stated there will be a public hearing at a future date. This company is presently growing blueberries on acreage in the Sumas area. The ASC will review any additional information as it is received from the COB.
f)  City of BlaineMinimum Density Residential Staff Report – This item had a public hearing on June 27th with the Planning Commission. The ASC did not have an opportunity to review this information as the information was received on June 24th. The Minimum Density Residential Report will be reviewed at the ASC meeting on July 25th.

8)   Unfinished Business
a)  Burnside Village Completion of logging – The logging of the hardwood is completed but the debris/slash piles are still on the ground. The debris is to be chipped and spread on the property. The Fire Marshall does not view the debris as an immediate fire hazard according to the SRA Liaison . This could change if the weather is hot for a long period of time. Staff will check to see if people can remove the wood remaining on the parcel and if there is a date when the debris will be chipped.
b)  StonehavenDissolution of Homeowners Association – No response has been received from the previous President of the Stonehaven Homeowners Association regarding the paperwork sent to Washington State to dissolve the HOA.
c)  Mailboxes – Due to the office staff move the ASC Administrator has not had the opportunity to follow-up with Idaho Wood on whether their mailboxes are          trademarked. This item is tabled until the ASC meeting on July 25th.
d)  Hanrahan, BR I, Lot 29 – 9135 Chickadee Way – The owner had until July 9th to have the remodel of his home completed. He is still trying to finish the outside of the house. The roof was ‘re-roofed’ on July 10th and the chimney is in the process of having the stone placed on it. The owner will be contacted to find out the exact date he anticipates the work will be completed.

e)  Sign at Golf Course – The ASC Administrator is contacting the Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club to see if they know who erected the mileage sign on the Semiahmoo Parkway just before St. Andrews Green Gate 3.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report
a)  New ASC members – Wally Greenough will be extending her time on the ASC for another year, until June 30, 2014 to complete the time left on Terry Johnston’s term. Ken Johns was appointed as a new ASC member for a two (2) year term starting July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015.

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 9:31 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

June 24, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Jennifer Plombon and John Hamilton

Absent:  Wally Greenough

Call to Order:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  None

1)  Approval of the June 6, 2013. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review  – None

4)  Formal Review
a)  Hayden, SAG II, Lot 338815 Osprey Road – The remodel of the owners home was approved with a completion date of January 31, 2014. The committee noted that the trees marked for removal are on the submitted plans.
b)  Matz, SAG IV-C, Lot 318668 Great Horned Owl Lane – The remodel of the owners home was approved by the committee with a completion date of September 30th.

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) & Status Report – The offices at the Fire Station on Semiahmoo Parkway are being remodeled for the move of the SRA administrative staff on July 1st.

6)  Inspections
a)  Marin – The committee approved the final inspection of Building “B” on June 11th.
b)  MacKay, SH, Lot 25 8623 Blue Grouse Way – On June 11th the committee inspected and approved the removal of three (3) alder trees. The arborist report was noted.
c)  McDougall, SAG IV-A, Lot 815441 Canvasback Road – The committee approved removal of the Tanyosho Pine when they inspected the tree on June 11th.
d)  Jordan, PV, Lot 14 5593 Sandpiper Lane – The committee inspected and approved removal of the dying tree on June 17th.
e)  Martin, DH II, Lot 4 – 5514 Pine Siskin – The committee inspected the landscaping on June 11th and June 17th. They did not approve the completion of the landscaping at either of these inspections. The committee is requiring additional landscaping along the driveway as stated in the landscaping plan.
f)   Novak, BR I, Lot 349085 Chickadee – On June 11th the committee inspected and approved the removal of the diseased cedar tree.

g)   Kendal, BR I, Lot 489174 Belted Kingfisher – The committee inspected and approved removal of the trees requested by the owner on June 11th. They also suggested removal of two additional Mugo pines.
h)  SRA, Aerie – Tree inspection scheduled for June 25th
i)  Lancaster, TW, Lot 98834 Goldeneye Lane – A tree inspection is scheduled for June 25th
j)  Oucharek, SAG IV-C, Lot 335371 Golden Eagle – Tree inspection scheduled for June 25th
k)  SRA, MRC Round-a-bout circle – Tree inspection is scheduled for June 25th
l)  MRC, Lots 4/5 5540/5544 Canvasback Road – Tree inspection scheduled for June 25th

7)  New Business
a)  Marin – The committee approved the “Private Property, No Trespassing” four (4) signs to be placed along the perimeter of the Marin property where public access borders the property. There will be (1) sign saying “Private Property, No Public Access” at the start of the public access path along Semiahmoo Parkway. All the signs will be 12” wide by 18” in height. The color of the signs will be white with green lettering.
b)  Lot Maintenance – The Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Board changed the name of vacant lots to “undeveloped lots”. The ASC discussed the wording in the Lot Maintenance letter and would like to make changes and/or additions. Some of the discussion included trees leaning toward a neighbor and/or the street. There was a recommendation to have a minimum of 4’ on all sides of a lot cut back or maintained. If undeveloped lots have overhanging trees or branches beyond the 4’ minimum it could be up to 12’ for maintenance on the property to keep from encroaching on the road. If a homeowner lives next to an undeveloped lot and feels maintenance is necessary on the undeveloped lot, contact the ASC, for information regarding the neighbor. It was discussed that hillside lots may have different issues due to water runoff for the amount of area to be maintained from the road or neighboring lots/homes. This may require a decision be made on a case-by-case basis. Updating the Guidelines on Lot Maintenance will be discussed at a future meeting.
c)  Hayden, SAG II, Lot 338815 Osprey Road – The committee approved the changes in the color of the home to: Benjamin Moore, #1007, Beige for the wood siding; Benjamin Moore, #1468, Willow Creek for the accent gables; Benjamin Moore, #17, White Dove for the trim and the door will remain the same color Gooseberry.
d)  Emmerson, BR I, Lot 31 – 9161 Belted Kingfisher – The committee will inspect the rock wall changes, as requested on the landscaping plan, on June 25th. It was suggested that the owner contact a civil engineer regarding the drainage from the spring along the bank area. In further discussion with the owner by staff and meeting with two of the ASC members at the owner’s home on June 25th the committee would like the owner to submit a landscaping plan (not a sketch) to the committee for approval for the meeting on July 11th with all the appropriate information.

8)  Unfinished Business
a) Sign to Golf Course SAG Gate 3 – Staff will contact the Semiahmoo Golf Course to see if they know who had put the .3 mile Golf Course sign up along the parkway just before St. Andrews Gate #3.
b)  Ulis, SAG II, Lot 148776 Goshawk – The committee approved the extension to complete the home until July 31, 2013. It was noted that additional landscaping needs to be completed during this time.
c)  Burnside – In response to an e-mail sent to the City of Blaine (COB) regarding the debris piles on the Burnside parcel the COB stated there is no timeline for removal of the debris and EcoLog is not responsible for this part of the job. Another company will do the grinding and chipping of the debris. The owner of the parcel will be retaining this company.
d)  Stonehaven – In regards to the dissolution of Stonehaven Homeowners Association – A letter has been sent to the past president of the Stonehaven Homeowners Association. No response has been received as of this date.
e)  Mailboxes – The committee reviewed the mailbox issue and will continue to use Idaho Wood for the mailboxes. It was noted that the people who have bought the new mailbox model seem quite pleased with the look and the additional strength of the latch to close and open the box. Staff will contact Idaho Wood to see if the mailboxes are trademarked. A community member had suggested using a local person to make the boxes.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report
a)  ASC meetings – Today is the last meeting of the ASC in the ‘old’ office and further meetings will be held at our new office/conference room at 9001 Semiahmoo Parkway.
b)  Website changes are being addressed by the Semiahmoo Resort Association Board Members. The website is very dated and needs to be upgraded and made more user friendly for the staff and community members.
c)  Carnoustie – A letter will be sent to the owners of the home in Carnoustie regarding the issue of maintaining their landscaping.

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:05 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday,  July 11, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

June 6, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Jennifer Plombon (until 10:00 a.m.) and John Hamilton

Absent: Wally Greenough

Call to Order: Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:25 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees: 
Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison – 8:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

1)  Approval of the May 9, 2013. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review
 –
a)  Hayden, SAG II, Lot 33 – 8815 Osprey Road – The owners are awaiting approval from the City of Blaine (COB) for a lot line adjustment onto the lot they own next to their home. The committee accepted the house remodel plans which will be posted on the property. The committee will look at this property on June 17th. The committee will formally review on June 24th. The owners do not have a contractor as of this date so a timeline to complete the project is yet to be determined.
b)  Matz, SAG IV-C, Lot 318668 Great Horned Owl Lane – The remodel request raising the patio level with the steps and the additional roofing with skylights over the patio was accepted for posting. The committee will formally review this request on June 24th. In further discussion with the contractor this project should take six (6) weeks to complete.

4)  Formal Review – None

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) & Status Report – A renter was informed that the window air conditioner they had installed is not allowed. The status of on-going projects was reviewed by the ASC.

6)  Inspections
a)  Marin – A final inspection is scheduled for Building “B” on June 11th.
b)  Booth, SAG III, Lot 175482 Canvasback Road – The committee inspected four (4) alder trees on May 10th and approved removal.
c)  MacKay, SH, Lot 258623 Blue Grouse Way – The tree inspection is scheduled for June 11th.
d)  McDougall, SAG IV-A, Lot 815441 Canvasback Road – The tree inspection is scheduled for June 11th.

7)  New Business
a)  Liddell, SAG IV-C 8758 Wood Duck Way – The change in house colors was approved by the ASC. The colors approved are: Rodda Paint Pussy Willow #8329 for the body and Burnished Pewter #8237 for the trim. In talking with the owner the windows which are ‘white’ will remain that color and the wood trim around the windows will be painted the new trim color.
b)  Huberman/Vliet, SAG IV-A, Lot 66 5426 Quail Run – The committee approved the change in house color to Martha Stewart Body: Bayou MSL 237; the trim will be Heavy Goose MSL 261 and the gutters and doors will remain the green color Ground Pepper MSL 252.
c)  Lot Maintenance – The committee reviewed the SRA suggestions on changing the undeveloped lot maintenance standards. Staff will take photos around the community of undeveloped lots to see how these suggested changes would work in the different neighborhoods. The SRA Liaison talked about the Let’s Improve Semiahmoo (LISA) group that spoke to the SRA on changes/improvements they would like to see to enhance the Semiahmoo community. This issue is tabled until the next meeting.
d)  Hobberlin, SAC, Lot 13 5670 Sanderling Way – The committee reviewed and approved the request to place a trellis between the owner and neighboring deck to provide more privacy.

8)  Unfinished Business
a) Mailboxes – The committee noted the new updated mailbox form from Idaho Wood which includes the new style mailboxes. The Guidelines for Home Construction will be updated to include this new information.
b) Sign to Golf Course SAG Gate 3 – The suggestion, by a homeowner, to change the sign (as you come up Semiahmoo Parkway toward the golf course) that says the Golf Course is .3 miles ahead to ‘2nd turn’ should solve the problem of people trying to drive into St. Andrews Gate 3 looking for the Golf Course. Staff will research who initially had this sign placed along the parkway and see if it is possible to change this sign.
c)  Martin, DH II, Lot 45514 Pine Siskin – The owners were notified that the committee had not approved the final re-inspection done on May 10th. The ASC staff has not heard from the owners in response to the letter of May 31st.
d)  Ulis, SAG II, Lot 14 – 8776 Goshawk – The committee approved the garden building (next to the house) and the placement of the gazebo. On June 17th the committee will do an on-site review of where the garden building is proposed.
e)  Hanrahan, BR I, Lot 299135 Chickadee Way – The committee approved an extension for completion of the house remodel until July 10th. If the house is not completed by this date the committee will take further action (as per 10.21 of the Semiahmoo CC&R’s) as this is the 4th extension for this owner.
f)  Plat of Muirfield – The committee reviewed the COB approval of this plat. This item is tabled until a future ASC meeting.
g)  Stonehaven – Staff has not been successful in locating the past president of the Stonehaven Homeowners Association, which was disbanded in 2011. Staff is still trying to get in touch with this individual.
h)  Burnside status – The ASC is concerned about the amount of debris that is on the property where the hardwood has been removed. Staff will check with the COB to see if they have reviewed the status of the debris on the property and when it will be removed. This issue is tabled until the next meeting.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report
a)  ASC member Terry Johnston – Our ASC member, Terry Johnston, has sold his home and will be relocating out of the area. We thank him for his service to the committee and the community. It was suggested that a member of LISA might be someone to consider as a new ASC member.
b)  The SRA/ASC is moving! – The SRA/ASC offices will be relocating to the Fire Station on Semiahmoo Parkway. The offices should be up and running by the first week in July.
c)  Note the ASC meeting on June 20 has been changed to June 24th at 8:30 a.m.

Adjournment
– The meeting adjourned at 10:10 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

May 23, 2103

(Meeting cancelled no quorum)

May 9, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Wally Greenough, Jennifer Plombon and John Hamilton

Absent:  Terry Johnston

Call to Order:   Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:33 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:   Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison – 8:33 a.m. to 10:52 a.m.
Alex Wenger, City of Blaine – 8:55 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

1)  Approval of the April 28, 2013. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review – None

4)  Formal Review
a)  Rangi, SAG II, Lot 54 8836 Osprey Road – The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) went to Mr. Rangi’s lot on April 29th and noticed a larger sized nest in one of the trees that was to be removed. Mr. Rangi was informed and he contacted an arborist who said he did not feel this was an eagle nest and it looked abandoned. Mr. Rangi has withdrawn the house plans for his home. He is seeking a new designer and will resubmit the new/revised plans in the near future.
b)  Sellinger, SAG I, Lot 18871 Bald Eagle Drive – The ASC approved the revised landscaping plans, which were amended to reflect the results of the ASC Master Gardener meeting with the owner on April 29th. The ASC Master Gardener recommended using a small using a smaller number of trees/plants/shrubs in the landscaping plan.

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) & Status Report – The homes in the process of being built are on schedule. The only change was the Bride home now in the framing stage.

6)  Inspections
a)  Jordan, PV, Lot 149953 Sandpiper Lane – On April 29th the ASC inspected six Portuguese elms and approved removal. This will allow the surrounding trees to receive more light.
b)  Martin, DH II, Lot 45514 Pine Siskin – The ASC attempted to do a final inspection on April 29th but did not approve this home as there were items not completed on the house and the committee did not accept the sparseness of the landscaping. The Martin’s will be invited to the next ASC meeting to discuss the landscaping for their property. (The Martins did not request to come to the meeting on May 9th)
c)  Callender, DC, Lot 19129 Pintail Loop – The ASC inspected ten trees on April 29th.  The committee found nine of the ‘ribboned’ trees. The committee found two additional trees that needed to be removed. The committee approved removal of all of these dead trees.
d)  Greenough, SAG II, Lot 458823 Goshawk Road – The committee approved removal of the dead tree in the backyard on April 29th. Wally Greenough abstained from voting.
e)  Lancaster, TW, Lot 9 8834 Goldeneye Lane – On April 29th the committee inspected a healthy evergreen tree in the front yard of the home and suggested the tree be limbed up and windowed on the top to allow the wind to blow through this area. The owner was not asking for the tree to be removed. The owner then asked permission to remove the tree. The tree will be re-inspected on May 10th.
f)  Booth, SAG III, Lot 175482 Canvasback Road – Tree inspection is scheduled for May 10th.

7)  New Business
a)  Collins, BR I, Lot 229167 Belted Kingfisher – The ASC approved the use of the following roofing: Boral Monterey Shake 600 in the color Gold River Blend #21BOT3300.

     b)  Alex Wenger – Alex gave a very comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of the Semiahmoo projects within the Semiahmoo community. This information was very informative and helpful to understand what is active, inactive or expired with the various projects in the community.

8)  Unfinished Business
a)  Mailboxes – The committee reviewed and approved the Idaho Wood square shaped mailbox with the new larger powder coated hinge. The price will be the same as the Standard R280 box $85.00 and the R280 w/std. paper box vertical mount is $159.00. The owners will now have the option of the new square mailbox or the octagon shape the community has been using for many years. A prototype of the new box is available for review at the ASC office.
b)  Magelssen, TW, Lot 3 8810 Goldeneye Lane – The ASC approved the BBQ Island addition which will not be in the setback area. It is relocated closest to the side of the original deck and steps will come down from the deck to the new patio area previously approved.
c)  Sign to Golf Course – The ASC will review the area where a homeowner would like to see a sign be placed saying “Golf Next Entrance (with an arrow pointing left) at SAG Gate #3 on May 10th.
d)  Martin, DH II, Lot 4 5514 Pine Siskin – The committee scheduled another final inspection (home construction and landscaping installation) for May 10th.

e)  Formal approval of Boral Monterey Shake 600 Roofing material –The SRA approved the addition of Boral Monterey Shake 600 as an alternative roofing material at their meeting on April 25th.
f)  Memo from ASC to SRA Board regarding Plat at Muirfield was given to the ASC members.
g)  Stonehaven – The information regarding the dissolution of the Stonehaven HOA was tabled until the June 6th ASC meeting.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report

a)  The ASC meeting for May 23rd is cancelled. The ASC does not have a quorum. The meetings for June are changed to June 6th & 20th
b)  ASC Administrator – will be out of the office from May 13-17th returning on May 20th

Adjournment
 – The meeting adjourned at 10:52 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

April 25, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Wally Greenough, Terry Johnston (left at 10:31), Jennifer Plombon and John Hamilton

Call to Order:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:25 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison – 8:25 a.m. to 11:02 a.m.
Joe O’Brien, Marin – 9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.

1)  Approval of the March 28, 2013. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review
a)  Rangi, SAG IILot 548836 Osprey Road –  The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) accepted the house plans for posting. The committee will inspect the trees submitted for removal on April 29th.

4)  Formal Review
a)  Sellinger, SAG I, Lot 1 8871 Bald Eagle Drive – The committee reviewed the landscaping plans. The Garden Consultant had concerns regarding over planting of shrubs, trees and plants and being too close to the house. The ASC Master Gardner will do an on-site inspection on April 29th. This plan will be brought back to the committee for further review and approval at the ASC meeting on May 9th.

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) & Status Report –  The Ulis landscaping is on track for their completion date. Clubhouse Point is receiving their building permit from the City of Blaine (COB) and should start construction the week of April 29th. The Martin home in Drayton Hillside has requested their final inspection.

6)  Inspections
a)  Oucharek, SAG IVC Lot 335371 Golden Eagle –  On April 15th the ASC inspected and approved the removal of four trees. Three trees along the property line have roots which are lifting the pathway by the house.
b) Larson, RT, Lot 8 8628 Great Horned Owl Lane –  On April 15th the committee inspected but did not approve removal of the redwood tree in the front of the house. It was not diseased or in danger of falling onto the road. This is a slow growing tree. The committee did suggest that the Japanese maple growing next to the redwood moved further away to allow healthy growth in both trees.
c)  Jordan, PV, Lot 149953 Sandpiper Lane –  A tree inspection is scheduled for April 29th
d)  Martin, DH II, Lot 4  5514 Pine Siskin –  Final inspection is scheduled for April 29th
e)  Callender, DC, Lot 1  – 9129 Pintail Loop –  The tree inspection is scheduled for April 29th
f)   Bride, SAG I, Lot 31 –  8976 Snowy Owl Lane – The committee will review the area where trees were removed along the property line on April 29th.
g)  Greenough, SAG II, Lot 45 8823 Goshawk Road – A tree inspection is scheduled for April 29th
h)  Lancaster, TW, Lot 9 8834 Goldeneye Lane – Tree inspection scheduled for April 29th

7)  New Business
a)  Lorenzi, SAC, Lot 125680 Sanderling Way –  The committee approved the change in decking to red cedar with a clear finish. The fascia will match the existing colors with the neighbor.  The St. Andrews Cottage Homeowners Association gave the ASC a verbal approval for this change.

b)  Magelssen, TW, Lot 38810 Goldeneye Lane – The committee approved the change in the fireplace from an indoor to an indoor/outdoor fireplace and the rounded patio area with the large rock around it. The BBQ addition was not approved as the placement of the BBQ Island is within the setback area.
c)  Gillies, BWV, B-12 9499 Semiahmoo Parkway – The committee approved the for sale sandwich board and wording. The committee suggests using green lettering for the wording. The ASC did note white will be the background for the sandwich board. The sandwich board is only allowed to be placed outside the Beachwalker Villa gate during the times of the open house.
d)  Dugdale, BR I, Lot 209175 Belted Kingfisher – The committee approved the following house colors: Olympic D31-3, Gray Marble for the body of the house. Trim to change to Olympic C30-3, Irish Cream; and the front door color will be Olympic D43-6 Black Elegance.

8)  Unfinished Business
a)  Muirfield – Alex Wenger with the City of Blaine (COB) provided the ASC with the latest information for the COB Planning Commission for their meeting on April 25th regarding the Plat of Muirfield. The Planning Department recommends the COB Planning Commission approve the Preliminary Plat request and forward it to the COB Council for approval. It was noted this is not a public hearing and no further input from the public can be given at this time. The ASC discussed this issue at length and noted there are still many unknown and unanswered issues. The ASC will recommend to the SRA Board of Directors that the SRA not include the Plat at Muirfield in the SRA unless they have established a Muirfield Homeowners Association with appropriate CC&R’s to the satisfaction of the SRA. The CC&R’s are to include the PUD system and open space area and the upkeep of such be the responsibility would be the responsibility of the Muirfield HOA. The SRA would maintain the gate and road areas as is done in the all the gated areas.
b)  Burnside Village – The logging of hardwoods commenced on April 11th. To date the ASC office has not received any comments or phone calls regarding the logging.
c)  Boral Roofing – The SRA approved the addition of Boral Monterey 600 Shake clay tiles to the alternative roofing list as of April 19, 2013.
d)  Huggett, TW, Lot 208841 Goldeneye Lane – The committee reviewed and approved the arbor and sample Crystalite smoke colored structured panel roofing. It was noted that any rain runoff from the roofing will go into the existing gutters.
e)  Marin – Joe O’Brien spoke to the committee regarding flags for Marin as an advertising tool and helping prospective clients to find the buildings at the end of the Semiahmoo spit. The committee discussed this issue and will allow the temporary use of three flags to be flown at one time from now until the fall of 2013 on a 24-hour basis. The ASC will review this issue again in the fall once the summer season is over.
f)  Stonehaven – The Stonehaven CC&R’s discussion has been tabled until the next meeting. The ASC staff is awaiting information regarding the Stonehaven Homeower Associaton having become inactive on January 1, 2008 according to the State of Washington website.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report
a)  SRA Liaison to the ASC  Bryan Johnson spoke to the committee regarding various issues discussed at the SRA meeting on April 19th.
b)  Miscellaneous – Alex Wenger (COB) would like to attend the ASC meeting on May 9th to give status updates on Semiahmoo projects. The ASC meeting for May 23rd will be cancelled due to lack of quorum.

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 11:02 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

April 11, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Wally Greenough, Terry Johnston, Jennifer Plombon and John Hamilton (until 10:09)

Call to Order:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison – 8:30 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.
Kelly Zender, Welcome Construction – 9:05 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.

1)  Approval of the March 28, 2013. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review – None

4)  Formal Review
a)  Marin – The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) approved the landscape plans for Building “B” after an on-site review on April 2, 2013. The firepit area was approved in 2006. It was noted that Marin will be extending the 6’ wide path to the beach along the same area as designated and approved by the City of Blaine (COB) and in keeping with the shoreline management regulations. Marin will decrease a few shrubs closest to the shoreline and in view of the Beachwalker owners closest to Building “A”. Signs will be placed along the path and shoreline areas to delineate the walking area for the public and the private no trespassing areas for owners of Marin.

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) & Status Report – The temporary fencing around Marin Building “B” will start being removed during the week of April 8th. The foundation has been poured for the Bride residence in St. Andrews Green I. Landscaping is commencing on the Martin property in Drayton Hillside I.

6)  Inspections
a)  Worley, PV, Lot 175571 Sandpiper Lane – The committee inspected and approved removal of the ‘ribboned’ tree in the backyard on April 2nd.
b)  Farrar, SAG I, Lot 13 8975 Snowy Owl Lane – Nine trees were inspected for removal on April 2nd. Eight of the trees were approved for removal.
c)  Bride, SAG I, Lot 318976 Snowy Owl Lane – The committee inspected nine trees on April 2nd and 8th. The committee only approved removal of four trees at that time and ‘limbing up’ the rest. It was noted that the neighbor had done an additional property survey and that the lot lines as shown with the submission of the Brides was correct. The trees in question are on the Bride property.
d)  Sellinger, SAG I, Lot 18871 Bald Eagle Drive – The tree inspected on April 2nd was approved for removal.

e)  Stauffer, SH, Lot 75448 Tananger Lane – The committee inspected four alder trees along the back of the property; the tops are broken off. These trees were approved for removal. It was noted they are within the Stonehaven native buffer area.

f)  Oucharek, SAG IV–C, Lot 335371 Golden Eagle – A tree inspection is scheduled for April 15th.

7) New Business
a)  Huggett, TW, Lot 208841 Goldeneye Lane – The request for a covered patio arbor is tabled until the ASC meeting on April 25th. The owners will need to provide a sample of the Crystalite structured panel roofing in the color Opal for the committee to review.

8)  Unfinished Business
a)  Muirfield – No new information has been received from the City of Blaine (COB) since the information was reviewed at the ASC meeting on March 28th. This issue is tabled until the SRA reviews this issue at their meeting on April 19th.
b)  Burnside Village – The Land Disturbance Permit, to begin logging, was issued by the City of Blaine on April 9th. The ASC was informed the morning of April 10th. The permit stated that work would commence on April 11th and would be completed by the middle or end of May. All work will be conducted Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The road for logging will go through the North Whatcom Fire Station on Semiahmoo Parkway. A Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) e-mail newsletter was broadcast to the community on April 10th. Any questions should be sent to the COB as the designated agency issuing this permit. Note: any required pre-construction meeting between the contractor and the COB has been completed. Kerry Thalhofer, with EcoLog did contact the ASC Administrator on April 10th to let the committee know that the work would be commencing.
c)  Boral Roofing – The ASC recommends that the SRA Board of Directors approve the Boral Monterey Shake 600 for use as an alternative roofing material. Boral bought Monier in January of 2012. Several SRA community owners have the Monier tile roofing. One of the owners has had problems with the Monier roof and would like approval to use the Boral Clay product on his roof and is willing to be the first person in the community to replace his roof with this product. The original Boral representative spoke to the ASC and it was noted that this particular clay product had only come into production in September of 2011. This means the two year ‘age’ limit would not be until September of 2013. Due to scheduling and change in agents for Boral an on-site inspection of their product was not possible. Two of the SRA staff members went to the closest Boral clay roof within close proximity of Semiahmoo and did an on-site inspection in Bow, Washington. Photos were taken and will be given to the SRA Board of Directors for their review.
d)  Bride, SAG I, Lot 31 – 8976 Snowy Owl Lane – Kelly Zender, Welcome Construction, spoke to the ASC at the meeting on April 11th and explained the problems with keeping the trees along the foundation area. In order to put the utilities along the area where the trees sit equipment 10’ wide will be digging a trench and back filling. This will cut the roots along this area next to the foundation. The overhang on the roofline will be an additional two feet toward the trees. Some of these trees are within 4’ of the foundation now. The committee approved the removal of the nine ‘ribboned’ trees/shrub. The committee will take into consideration the removal of these items when the landscaping plan is presented in the future as to mitigate the loss of privacy of the neighbor.
e)  Hanrahan, BRI, Lot 29  – 9135 Chickadee Way – The ASC granted an extension until May 31, 2013 to complete the remodel of this home.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report

a)  Marin – The committee discussed the flags at Marin and tabled this issue until the next meeting.
b)  Stonehaven – The Stonehaven Homeowners Association became inactive on January 1, 2008, per the Washington State Corporation website. Information will be requested from the agent for Stonehaven on what information was sent to the State of Washington to become an inactive homeowners association.
c)  Signs – The committee had a general discussion of signage. This issue was tabled until the next meeting.

Adjournment
– The meeting adjourned at 10:25 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.

March 28, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Wally Greenough, Jennifer Plombon, Terry Johnston and John Hamilton (until 10:10 a.m.)

Absent:  Debbie Smith, SRA Executive Director & ASC Meeting Chair

Call to Order:  Wally Greenough, ASC Vice Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:31 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker                                Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison – 8:33 a.m. to 10:16 a.m.                                   Trevor Hoskins – 8:48 a.m. to 9:07 a.m.

1)  Approval of the March 14, 2013.  The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda.  Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review - None

4)  Formal Review –                                                                                       a)  Marin - The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) reviewed the landscape plan and comments received by the neighbors and garden consultant. There were questions regarding plant heights, the fire pit area and noise when using the fire pit along the area closest to Beachwalker Villas. An overview of the original landscaping plan approved in 2006 and the new landscaping plan will be given to the committee members for further review before the next ASC meeting on April 11th.  The ASC Administrator will contact Marin regarding questions asked by the committee. This item is tabled until the next meeting.

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) Report - No report

6)  Inspections -
a)  Farquhar, SAG IV-C, Lot 2 - 8792 Wood Duck Way - The committee inspected the tree in the front area of the yard on March 18th. The tree root system has created cracks in the driveway and path in front of the house. The tree is top heavy and is a hazard if the top breaks it would fall through the house. The committee approved removal of the tree. The owner is reviewing what tree and/or shrubs will be planted in this area.
b) Pitzer, RT, Lot 10 8620 Great Horned Owl – The ASC re-inspected the trees on March 18th. Eight trees were ‘ribboned’ (not ten). Seven trees were approved for removal. Five trees were too close to the house (this included the stump) and the other two directly in front of the deck area were diseased. The replacement trees and/or shrubs will be reviewed when the updated landscaping changes are submitted to the committee.

c)  Worley, PV, Lot 17 – 5571 Sandpiper Lane – Tree inspection is scheduled for April 2nd

d)  Farrar, SAG I, Lot 13 - 8975 Snowy Owl Lane - Tree inspection is scheduled for April 2nd

7) New Business -
a)  Kendal, BRI Lot 489174 Belted Kingfisher – The change in the entry door was approved as reviewed on the cutsheet. The color of the door will be Mahogany.
b)  Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA), Stonehaven – Trevor Hoskins, SRA Board Member discussed the trees in the native buffer area along Semiahmoo Parkway by Stonehaven. He has talked with the City of Blaine (COB) on trimming the alder trees overhanging along the parkway. At the corner of Semiahmoo Parkway and Snow Goose Lane (by the gate) are three alder trees that he feels could be a hazard. This is an area where children wait for the bus and people walk their dogs and cars come through the gate. The owner on this corner will be asked, by Trevor, to contact the ASC regarding an inspection of these trees for possible removal. He also suggested that the owners of Stonehaven lots 1, 3 & 4 backing up to Snowy Owl Lane remove the large alder trees on these lots. Trevor further suggests that changes be made in the Semiahmoo CC&R’s to include removal of any Alder trees (which he considers junk trees) without approval by the ASC.  At this time alders less than 6” in diameter at a height of 4’ can be removed without coming to the ASC for an inspection and/or approval. Presently, the costs for removal of trees would be borne by the owners and the COB for the trimming of overhanging trees along Semiahmoo Parkway. A copy of the Stonehaven CC&R’s will be e-mail to the ASC members for review.

8)  Status Report:  Homes Under Construction. - The report was reviewed.

9)  Unfinished Business -
a)  Muirfield – The committee discussed the additional information received from Craig Parkinson, representative for Muirfield, and Alex Wenger, COB Planning Department. The COB Council has sent the Plat of Muirfield back to the Planning Department for further clarification on the ‘open space’ issue and consideration for discussion at the Planning Commission meeting on April 25th. This item has been tabled until the next ASC meeting.
b)  Burnside Village – The COB has not issued a Land Disturbance Permit for removal of the ‘hardwood trees’ as of March 15th. EcoLog was working to get permission of the Fire District to use the road through the Semiahmoo Fire Station property to remove the trees. Item tabled until next ASC meeting.
c)  Pierce, TW, Lot 6 – 8822 Goldeneye Lane – The committee reviewed and approved the change in house colors to: Benjamin Moore, 2108-40, Stardust for Body of house, belly bands, chimneys and garage doors. Benjamin Moore 2112-10, Mink for Soffits, gutter, downspouts, trim around garage doors and chimney caps. Window frames will be Benjamin Moore 2108-60 in Abalone.
d)  Martin, DH II, Lot 4 5514 Pine Siskin – The ASC did an onsite inspection immediately after the meeting on March 28th and approved the color change on the body of the house to: Sherwin Williams 6100, Practical Beige.

10)  ASC Administrator’s Report -
a)  SRA Ad Hoc Report from March 15th meeting regarding ASC – The committee discussed aesthetics in approving home plans. The other items on the list had already been discussed in the meeting on March 28th.
b)  Signs at Seagrass - The Realtor who placed signs on the Seagrass property will be contacted by the ASC Administrator. Note: before the Administrator could contact the realtor he contacted the SRA Executive Director  to say that the signs will be removed on March 29th 
11)  Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:16 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11th, at 8:30 a.m.

March 14, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Wally Greenough, Jennifer Plombon and Terry Johnston

Absent:  John Hamilton

Call to Order:Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting           to order at 8:33 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees: Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison – 8:33 a.m. to 9:24 a.m.

1)  Approval of the February 28, 2013.  The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda.  Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review - None

4)  Formal Review - None

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) Report - No report

6)  Inspections -
a)  Farquhar, SAG IV-C, Lot 2 - 8792 Wood Duck Way - The tree inspection is scheduled for March 18th
b)  Pitzer, RT, Lot 10 8620 Great Horned Owl – Tree inspection scheduled for March 18th
b>c)  Bride, SAG I, Lot 31 – 8976 Snowy Owl Lane – The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) approved removal of the last tree, via e-mail photos, on March 12, 2013. The tree was too close to the future home.

7)  New Business -
a)  Real Estate Sign for Inverness Property - The ASC approved the rendering for the real estate sign by Samish Bay Land Company for the 37 acre parcel previously known as Inverness. The sign will be located directly across from the entrance to the Horizon Development.       

8)  Status Report:  Homes Under Construction. - The report was reviewed.

9)  Unfinished Business -
a)  Muirfield – The committee reviewed and discussed the information regarding the Plat of Muirfield from the COB Planning Commission Meeting on February 28th. The committee is sending a memo to the Semiahmoo Resort Association Board of Directors regarding the         conclusions of the ASC to date. The owner will be sent a letter asking for further clarification on the infiltration system and the green belt area. The COB Planning Commission was meeting on March 14th and any additional information received by the ASC Administrator will be reviewed and discussed at the ASC meeting on March 28th.
b)  Burnside Village – A finalized Land Disturbance Permit has not been received from the City of Blaine. The ASC Administrator will contact the COB to see if the permit has been issued and when the work is scheduled to commence.
c)  Sellinger, SAG I, Lot 1 – 8871 Bald Eagle Drive – The change in stone from Cultured Stone Southwest Blend Ledgerock to Pangaea Natural Stone Ledgestone in the color Grigio was approved by the committee.

10)  ASC Administrator’s Report - None

11)  Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 9:24 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 28th, at 8:30 a.m.

February 28, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum: John Hamilton, Del Hodgins, Wally Greenough departed: 9:45 a.m., Jennifer Plombon and Terry Johnston

 Absent: None

Call to Order:Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:29 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison  – 8:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.
Craig Parkinson, Cascade Engineering – 9:00 a.m. to 9:46 a.m.

1)  Approval of the February 14, 2013.  The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda.  Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review None

4)  Formal Review None

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) Report No report

6)  Inspections
a)  Mulhern, SAG IV-C, Lot 45 – 8755 Wood Duck Way – The Architectural Standards Committee inspected and approved removal of one tree on February 18th. The outside bark of the tree had been shredded by woodpeckers or some other type of wildlife. No replacement is necessary.
b)  Hashimoto, TW, Lot 21 8833 Goldeneye Lane The committee inspected the completed punch list items on February 18th and approved release of the deposited funds.
c)  Pitzer, RT, Lot 10 8620 Great Horned Owl Lane - The owner had not ‘ribboned’ the trees and the committee was not able to complete the tree inspection on February 18th.
d)  Innovation Homes, SAG IV-A, Lot 8 5422 Canvasback - Due to bad weather a couple of painting items must be completed as noted on there-inspection of February 18th. The ASC Administrator will be notified when these are complete and after an on-site review will have the deposited funds released. 

7)  New Business
a)  Muirfield – Craig Parkinson of Cascade Engineering Group spoke to the ASC at the meeting on  February 28th to talk about the Muirfield parcel. The owner would like to put ten (10) lots on this 4.93 acres parcel to build homes. Craig explained the design of the lots and road going into the Parcel and discussed three different possibilities for sewer hookup to the City of Blaine (COB) sewer system. Mr. Parkinson mentioned that the owner is hopeful for preliminary plat approval from the COB within a month. The owner may or may not decide to join the Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA). One of the issues discussed was the stormwater system. Muirfield will install a Planned Unit Development (PUD) type infiltration system approved in 2012. The COB Planning Commission will be meeting on February 28th to listen and give Preliminary Approval of this project. The ASC Administrator will attend this meeting as an observer. The committee has numerous unanswered questions which will be addressed at the next ASC meeting on March 14th.  A letter will be sent to Alex Wenger, COB to be included in the Planning Commission meeting.  Neither the COB nor the owner of the parcel contacted the ASC regarding this project.
b)  Reeves, SAG IV-A, Lot 7 5426 Canvasback Road – Mr. Reeves contacted the ASC regarding the neighbor’s newly landscaped trees at 5422 Canvasback Road. The ASC had approved the landscaping plan prior to Mr. Reeves buying his home. Mr. Reeves will be given the information to contact his neighbor so this issue can be discussed from one neighbor to another.
c)  Shrubs at intersections – It was brought to the attention of the SRA and then the ASC that shrubs at the corners of Golden Eagle Street and Great Horned Owl Lane are blocking the line of vision as you approach these intersections. The owners will be asked to prune the shrubbery so that it does not impair the line of sight at these corners.       

8)  Status Report:  Homes Under Construction. The report was reviewed.

9)  Unfinished Business
a)  Boral – The Boral representative will contact the ASC Administrator with possible dates for the ASC to go to Bow, Washington for an on-site clay roof review and discussion with the clay roof owners when they return to the area in March.
b)  Burnside Village – Per the COB the Land Disturbance Permit has not been issued as of February 28th for any tree removal on this parcel.
c)  Mailboxes – This issue is tabled until information is received from Idaho Wood regarding finding a manufacturer for the wider hinges.
d)  Sellinger, SAG I, Lot 1 - 8871 Bald Eagle Drive The committee approved the color change to Sherwin Williams Pro-727 for the body of the house and door/window trim soffits.
e)  Hanrahan, BR I, Lot 29 - 9135 Chickadee Way The committee approved extending the home  remodel completion date until April 8th

10)  ASC Administrator’s Report The old Inverness realtor sign has not been removed. The realtor will be asked, again, to remove the sign. Another realtor representing this property has put a sign up that does not conform to the ASC Guidelines. He was contacted and will be submitting a rendering of the wording, size and color of the sign for approval by the committee.

11)  Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:10 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday,  March 14th, at 8:30 a.m.

February 14, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  John Hamilton, Del Hodgins and Terry Johnston

Absent:  Wally Greenough and Jennifer Plombon

Call to Order:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  None

1) Approval of the January 24, 2013. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review  None

4)  Formal Review
a)  CHP, Lot 1 (changing to “A”) 8789 Clubhouse Point Drive – The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) formally reviewed and approved the house submission. An e-mail from Jennifer Plombon giving approval is noted in the minutes. John Hamilton abstained in the voting process.

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) Report  No report

6)  Inspections
a)  Mueller, SAG IV-C, Lot 188730 Wood Duck Way – The ASC inspected and approved removal of four (4) trees which were dead or dying on January 29th. It was noted that the trees will be replaced with a tree or trees in the same area.

b)  Grycel, SAG IV-C, Lot 198720 Wood Duck Way – The committee approved removal of one tree on January 29th and another on February 5th.

c)  Pierce, TW, Lot 68822 Goldeneye Lane – The ASC inspected and approved removal of a cedar tree near the entry door on January 29th. They also suggested ‘limbing up’ the pine tree by the driveway as you walk toward the house.

d)  Johnson, SAG IV-B, Lot 265324 Canvasback Loop – The committee inspected and approved removal of the tree which had fallen onto the road on January 29th.

e)  Johnston, DH II, Lot 355496 Night Heron Drive – A photo was shown to the committee at the meeting on February 14th showing a Cypress tree which is growing too close to the garage. The committee members approved removal. Terry Johnston abstained from the vote.

f)   Mulhern, SAG IV-C, Lot 458755 Wood Duck Way – A tree inspection is scheduled for February 18th.

g)  Pitzer, RT, Lot 108620 Great Horned Owl – Tree inspection scheduled on February 18th.

 i)  Innovation Homes, SAG IV-A, Lot 8 5422 Canvasback Road – Second final inspection scheduled on February 18th.

7)  New Business – None

8)  Status Report: Homes Under Construction.
– The report was reviewed.

9)  Unfinished Business
a)  Faquir, DC, Lot 239138 Wigeon Court – The View Control tree was removed on January 30th. A shrub will be planted in the area of where the tree was removed in March when the possibility of frost is no longer an issue. The View Control tree issue is completed.
b)  Boral – The new representative for Boral is Gary Weberling, he has contacted the owners of the home in Bow, Washington and they are out of the area until March. Gary will contact the owners when they return to setup a mutual date and time for the ASC for an onsite to see the clay roofing material and talk with the owner and Boral representative.
c)  Burnside Village – The land disturbance permit has not been issued as of the meeting on February 14th. EcoLog is scheduled to meet with the North Whatcom Fire Department to see if it is possible to access the property for logging through the firehouse driveway.

The ASC will send a memo to the Semiahmoo Resort Association Board of Directors regarding the 33rd Amendment as it relates to un-platted properties at Semiahmoo.
d)  Mailboxes – Idaho Wood responded to the letter from the last meeting and suggested the use of a stainless steel hinge and bracing the hinge with a small piece of wood to make it stronger when closing the pull down door. The sample box sent to the committee has silicone in the areas that meet at the back of the box to keep it water resistant. A letter will be sent requesting that Idaho Wood let the committee know when they have a manufacturer for the hinge. With the changes presented to the committee the new box is a viable addition in choices for a mailbox for the community.

e)  Innovation Homes, SAG IV-A, Lot 85422 Canvasback Road – The change in the garage door without windows at the top was approved by the committee. The second final inspection will be done prior to the ASC meeting on February 28th.

10)  ASC Administrator’s Report – None

11)  Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 9:25 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 28th, at 8:30 a.m.

January 24, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:  Jennifer Plombon, John Hamilton, Del Hodgins and Terry Johnston

Absent:Wally Greenough

Call to Order:Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:  Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison 8:30 – 10:58 a.m.
Kerry Thalhofer, Ecolog, 9:15 to 9:53 a.m. (Burnside)

1)  Approval of the January 10, 2013 Minutes. The minutes were approved with the following change:
"4a) ….Any future heat pump must have a decibel level transmission rating and be located with adequate screening and with soundproofing to achieve a decibel level (at the property line separating subject lot and home from closest adjoining lot/home) to satisfy the most stringent standards of the City of Blaine and State of Washington…."

2)  Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.
3)  Acceptance Review
a)  CHP, Lot 1 (changing to “A”)8789 Clubhouse Point Drive – The new submission was accepted for posting by the Architectural Committee (ASC) . It was noted that Lot 1 will be changing to Lot “A” with the approval of the lot line adjustment by the City of Blaine (COB). This home has been approved by the COB to be a detached home. John Hamilton abstained from voting.

4)  Formal Review
a)  Ulis, SAG II, Lot 148776 Goshawk – The landscaping plan was approved by the ASC. The heat pump and utility meters will need to be screened from the neighbors and the road. The gazebo must be set within the building envelope and the exact location shown on the landscaping plan. In addition, the owners will need to provide a cutsheet and/or photo of the gazebo and a color sample board for approval by the ASC. There were no comments by the neighbors. A copy of the Garden Consultant comments will be included in the letter to the owners.

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) Report  – No report

6)  Inspections
a)  Jordan, PV, Lot 145593 Sandpiper Lane – The ASC inspected the tree on January 15th and approved removal of the Portuguese Elm growing near the house and between two other trees.
b)  Mueller, SAG IV-C, Lot 188730 Wood Duck Way – A tree inspection is scheduled for January 29th.

c)  Grycel, SAG IV-C, Lot 198720 Wood Duck Way – A tree inspection is scheduled for January 29th.

7)  New Business – None

8)  Status Report: Homes Under Construction. – The report was reviewed. Innovation Homes will be notified they have until February 11th to complete the punch list from the previous final inspection.

9)  Unfinished Business
a)  Faquir, DC, Lot 239138 Wigeon Court – Several e-mails were received by the ASC Administrator from the owner regarding the View Control tree. The ASC Administrator will be working with both parties to have the work completed by the deadline date of February 11th specified by the ASC at the meeting of January 24th.
b)  Boral – The issue regarding the Boral clay roofing products has been tabled. The Boral representative staff has been working with is no longer working for this company. The field trip to Bow, Washington will be planned through the new representative when we have this information.
c)  Burnside Village – Mr. Kerry Thalhofer from Ecolog spoke to the committee regarding the logging that will be done on the 20 acre property at the corner of Semiahmoo Parkway and Semiahmoo Drive. It will take approximately one month to complete the project and the ASC will be notified of the actual dates that the work will commence. The work will be done during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Land Disturbance Permit is in the process of being finalized with the City of Blaine. The Semiahmoo Community will be sent an SRA e-mail news when all the details are finalized. The ASC was advised that in addition to COB approval and permit, they also need and are in process of obtaining an approval and/or permit from State of Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and they will not start any clearing or other work until both approvals/permits are received. And they are to provide ASC with copies of the DNR approval/permit.
d)  Hashimoto, TW, Lot 218833 Goldeneye Lane – The screening of the heat pump is a work in progress. A wall has been put up on two sides with sound deadening material on the insides by the heat pump. Additional deadening material will be added to this enclosure. The enclosure will be painted to match the house. Trees will be planted on the outside of the enclosure and additional trees along the property line with the neighbor. No further comments have been received from the neighbor.
e)  Martin, DH II, Lot 45514 Pine Siskin – The change in the exterior of the chimney from stone to siding was approved by the ASC. The color will match the siding approved for the home.

f)   Mailboxes – Tabled until next meeting.

10)  ASC Administrator’s Report – None

11)  Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:58 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 14th, at 8:30 a.m.

January 10, 2013

Confirmation of Quorum:Jennifer Plombon, John Hamilton, Del Hodgins and Terry Johnston

Absent:
Wally Greenough

Call to Order:Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

Staff in Attendance:Sandy Bonnickson, ASC Administrator/Minute Taker
Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison 8:30 – 9:51 a.m.

1)  Approval of the December 13, 2012. The minutes were approved.

2)  Review the Current Agenda. Members reviewed the agenda for this meeting.

3)  Acceptance Review – None

4)  Formal Review
a)  Bride, SAG I, Lot 318976 Snowy Owl Lane – The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) formally reviewed and approved the submission of the house plans. A neighbor had concerns regarding the possibility of a future heat pump. The owner must bring any heat pump request to the ASC for review and approval. Any future heat pump must have a decibel level transmission rating and be located with adequate screening and with soundproofing to achieve a decibel level (at the property line separating subject lot and home from closest adjoining lot/home) to satisfy the most stringent standards of the City of Blaine and State of Washington. The committee will do an on-site review of the trees on the north side of the property on January 15th.

5)  Construction/Compliance Consultant’s (CCC) Report

6)  Inspections
a)  Long, SH, Lot 168634 Blue Grouse – A tree inspection was done on December 18, 2012. The tree was not ribboned and the inspection has been postponed for a future date.
b)  Xing, Carnoustie, Lot 175457 Wood Duck Loop – The committee performed a final inspection on December 18, 2012. The committee approved the inspection and the owner has been notified that additional screening is necessary around the utility area.
c)  Innovation Homes, SAG IV- A, Lot 85422 Canvasback Road – The committee met on December 18, 2012 for a final inspection. Unfortunately, there were numerous items not complete and the inspection was not completed. Staff will look at the property and a letter with a punch list will be sent to the owner. A final inspection will be scheduled once this work is completed.
d)  Hashimoto, TW, Lot 21 8833 Goldeneye Lane – A final inspection was performed by the committee on December 18, 2012. The committee approved the inspection with several punch list items to be completed before the deposit funds can be released. One item of great concern to the neighbor was noise from the heat pump. The contractor will be addressing this issue immediately.
e)  Jordan, PV, Lot 14 – 5593 Sandpiper Lane – A tree inspection is scheduled for January 15, 2013.

7)  New Business
a)  Burnside Village – The City of Blaine (COB) received a land disturbance permit request for the 20 acre property at the corner of Semiahmoo Parkway and Semiahmoo Drive. The owner would like to remove 40% of the total trees on his property and make it into a park like setting. The owner will need access onto the property to haul the trees out and if going through the Firehouse parking lot (on Semiahmoo Parkway) is not feasible would suggest making road access off Semiahmoo Drive. The committee has questions regarding the size of the buffer areas along both roads; the length of time to complete the project; what time during the day would the tree fellers and trucks hauling the wood would be working. Would additional wildlife warning signs be necessary along both Semiahmoo Drive and Semiahmoo Parkway as this will impact the living environment of the deer and other animals. One of the committee members will check on the SRA 33rd Amendment to see if this issue is addressed for this property. This item is tabled until the next meeting.

8)  Status Report: Homes Under Construction. – The report was reviewed.

9)  Unfinished Business
a)  Faquir, DC, Lot 239138 Wigeon Court – The View Control letter was sent to the owners and no response has been received to date.
b)  Boral – Staff will contact the Boral representative to see if he and the owners would be available to talk with the committee on-site in Bow, Washington to see the clay roof product on this home.
c)  Mailboxes – The committee reviewed the prototype mailbox sent by Idaho Wood. They were not satisfied with the hinges and had concerns about the possibility of using additional caulking in the back of the box where water could leak into the box. They also wondered if there were mailboxes made with the alternative type wood products as used in the decking for homes. Staff and committee members will check to see if these are available.

10)  ASC Administrator’s Report
a)  The new members of the ASC, Terry Johnston and Del Hodgins were welcomed at the meeting. Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison was also welcomed to the committee.
11)  Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 9:51 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, January 24th, at 8:30 a.m.