2014 Minutes

December 19, 2014

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Ken Johns, Kathy Parks and Rick Ionita

Absent:  John Hamilton

Call to Order:  Del Hodgins, ASC Member and Acting Meeting Chair called the
meeting to order at 1:05 p.m.

Absent:  Debbie Smith, SRA Executive Director

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

Absent:  Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  Mark Theaman, SRA 2015 Liaison – 1:00 to 2:25 p.m.

1)  Approval of the November 21, 2014 Meeting Minutes. The minutes were approved. Note: the ASC meeting on December 5th was cancelled due to lack of agenda items.

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

3)  Acceptance Review - None

4)  Formal Review - None

5)  Construction Compliance Consultant (CCC) & Status Reports - The Hogans (9143 Belted Kingfisher) remodel was extended until December 31st. Janzen (5478 Night Heron) is putting in the foundation for the house. Hintz/Swansen (8726 Bufflehead Court) the roof is complete and work is being done on the interior.

6)  Inspections -
a)  Renoud, SAG IV-C, Lot 248687 Great Horned Owl – The Architectural StandardsCommittee inspected and approved removal of two alders on November 24th.
b)  Gaff, PV, Lot 195555 Sandpiper Lane – Three trees were approved for removal at the inspection on November 24th.
c)  Atchison, RT, Lot 168601 Great Horned Owl – The committee approved removal of four trees on November 24th.
d)  Quinnell, RT, Lot 158602 Great Horned Owl – The committee approved removal of three trees on December 10th. The windstorm brought one tree down and two others with shallow roots were a hazard of coming down onto the neighbors home.
e)  Eng, DH I, Lot 305462 Night Heron – The ASC members inspected and approved removal of 75+ deciduous trees on December 13th. This was a view control issue of an undeveloped lot.
f)  Madsen, SAG IV-B, Lot 125400 Canvasback Road – On December 17th the ASC inspected and approved removal of 15+ trees on this undeveloped lot. Several had recently fallen down.
g)  Lulu, SAG I, Lot 158981 Snowy Owl Lane – The committee inspected two trees on December 17th and approved removal.
h)  Jagoe, SAG I, Lot 168991 Snowy Owl Lane – The ASC inspected and approved removal of one tree on December 17th.
i)  Parsons, SAG II, Lot 515560 Peregrine Way – The ASC approved removal of 4+ trees sitting on both sides of the home on December 17th.      

7)  New Business -
a)  Standridge, SAG IV-C, Lot 438737 Wood Duck Way – The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) will inspect the neighboring undeveloped lot (SAG IV-C, lot 42) on December 29th.
b)  Dickson, SAG IV-B, Lot 488828 Wood Duck Way – The ASC will re-inspect SAG IV-B, lot 49 on December 29th.
c)  Sellinger (owner-Blum), BR I, Lot 369084 Chickadee Way – The committee will request that a rendering with a 4:12 pitch roof be submitted to the ASC for the meeting on January 9th for review.
d)  Hardman, SAG IV-B, Lot 425373 Canvasback Road – The ASC approved the driveway change from concrete to pavers.

8)  Unfinished Business -
a)  Ahn, SAG IV-A, Lot 76 5423 Canvasback Road – The issue regarding the stonework on the front of the home has been tabled until January 9th when the full committee will be in attendance.
b)  Undeveloped Lots – The committee reviewed the e-mail and letter sent to the Dougans and the response e-mail Mr. Rangi sent to the ASC. The committee will review the updated information on all the ‘immediate’ and ‘medium’ undeveloped lots at the meeting on January 9th.
c)  Choi, SAG IV-C, Lot 20 8710 Wood Duck – Another letter will be sent to the owner requesting that bark and shrubs be planted in the area around the trees instead of the grass seed the owner proposed.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report –
a) New SRA Liaison – Mark Theaman was introduced as the liaison from the SRA Board of Directors for 2015.    

10)  Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 2:25 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Friday, January 9, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.

 December 5, 2014

 (meeting cancelled due to lack of agenda items)

 November 21, 2014

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

Absent:  Kathy Parks and Rick Ionita

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

Absent:  Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison – 8:30 to 9:55 a.m.

1)  Approval of the October 24, 2014 Meeting Minutes. The minutes were approved. Note: the ASC meeting on November 7th was cancelled due to illness of the ASC Administrator.

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

3)  Acceptance Review - None

4)  Formal Review - None

5)  Construction Compliance Consultant (CCC) & Status Reports - The Hogans (9143 Belted Kingfisher) have requested an extension to complete the outside remodel of their home. Janzen (5478 Night Heron) is in the process of putting in the foundation. Hintz/Swansen (8726 Bufflehead Court) is completing the roofing of the house.

6)  Inspections -
a)  Gaasch/Fridell, DH I, Lot 105428 Night Heron – On October 24th the Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) approved the final inspection of the completion of the building of the new home. The Garden Consultant approved the landscaping on October 28th.
b)  Graves, SAG IV-C, Lot 138716 Bufflehead Court – On October 24th the ASC inspected and approved removal of one tree located behind the garage.
c)  Lurie, SAG II, Lots 44 & 46Cormorant/Bald Eagle Dr. – The committee inspected and approved removal of trees on both lots 44 and 46 on November 11th. The lots will need additional brushing out from the street.
d)  North Whatcom Fire Department9001 Semiahmoo Parkway – The committee approved removal of a tree on the north side of the Fire Station via e-mail on November 13th. The roots are lifting the generator and the conduit to the fire station, driveway and the foundation of the fire house.
e)  Renoud, SAG IV-C, Lot 248687 Great Horned Owl – A tree inspection is scheduled for November 24th.
f)  Gaff, PV, Lot 19,5555 Sandpiper Lane – A tree inspection is scheduled for November 24th.
g)  Atchison, RT, Lot 168601 Great Horned Owl – A tree inspection is scheduled for November 24th.

7)  New Business -
a)  Mayhew, SH, Lot 165447 Tananger Lane – The committee approved extending the patio located at the back of the house as requested by the owner.
b)  Yang, SAG-IV C, Lot 408715 Wood Duck Way – The committee approved the entry doorstorm door. It was noted that the color will be sandstone.
c)  Sturdivant, BR I, Lot 159161 Great Blue Heron – The committee reviewed the request for the addition of asphalt at the top of the driveway to make easier access to the garage with vehicles with less clearance to the ground. John Hamilton approved contingent on the onsite inspection on November 24th. [The committee inspected and approved the change on November 24th.]

8)  Unfinished Business -
a)  Ahn,
SAG IV-A, Lot 76 5423 Canvasback Road – The update on this issue is tabled until all the ASC members are available to discuss it.
b)  Undeveloped Lots - Update provided to the committee. ASC staff will obtain bids to ‘cleanup’ undeveloped lots for owners who did not respond to written requests to do the required maintenance of their lots.
c)  Choi, SAG IV-C, Lot 20 8710 Wood Duck – The committee noted that the trees have been ‘limbed’ up but request that the owner provide a plan of what will be done to complete this project.
d)  Hogan, BR I, Lot 279143 Belted Kingfisher – The committee approved extending the completion date for the remodel of the outside of the house until December 31st.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report – None

10)  Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 9:55 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

November 7, 2014 (meeting cancelled)

October 24, 2014

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

Absent:  Kathy Parks and Rick Ionita

Call to Order:  John Hamilton, Acting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:32 a.m.

Absent:  Debbie Smith, SRA Executive Director

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

Absent:  Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees:  Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison – 8:32 to 9:43 a.m.

1)  Approval of the October 10, 2014 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 (CCC) & Status Reports - The Gaasch/Fridell’s (5428 Pine Siskin) is scheduled for a final inspection. The Hogans (9143 Belted Kingfisher) have until October 31st to complete the outside remodel of their home. Janzen (5478 Night Heron) is in the process of excavating the foundation. Hintz/Swansen (8726 Bufflehead Court) framing of the house is continuing.

6) Inspections -
a) Eng, SH, Lot 145455 Tananger Lane – On October 13th the Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) inspected and approved removal of a dead maple tree.
b) Gaasch/Fridell, DH I, Lot 105428 Night Heron – Final inspection is scheduled for October 24th. Wally Greenough, Garden Consultant, will do the final inspection of the landscaping plans for this home.
c) Graves, SAG IV-C, Lot 138716 Bufflehead Court – Schedule tree inspection

7)  New Business -
a)  Johnston, DH II, Lot 45514 Pine Siskin – The ASC approved placement of the satellite dish subject to any future owners of the home coming to the ASC for approval of any changes in placement of the satellite dish.

8)  Unfinished Business -
a)  Ahn,
SAG IV-A, Lot 76 5423 Canvasback Road – It was proposed that an improvement concept(s) be developed for the front of the house for review by the committee. This item is tabled until the meeting on November 7th.
b)  Undeveloped Lots - The committee reviewed the updated items and made changes in the format of the document.
c)  Choi, SAG IV-C, Lot 20 8710 Wood Duck – The trees are scheduled to be removed by the end of October.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report –
a)  Draft 2015 ASC Meeting Schedule – The calendar was reviewed and approved for 2015.

10)  Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 9:43 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

 October 10, 2014

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Kathy Parks, and John Hamilton

Absent:  Ken Johns and Rick Ionita

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 26, 2014 Meeting Minutes. The minutes were approved.

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

3)  Acceptance Review - None

4)  Formal Review -
a)  Louca, BR I, Lot 9 9135 Great Blue Heron – The landscaping plan for this lot was approved by the Architectural Standards Committee. There were no comments from the neighbors regarding this project. The Garden Consultant noted that the Pinus virginiana trees will be of the contorted type which will spread out and limit the height of the tree.

5)  Construction Compliance Consultant (CCC) & Status Reports - The Gaasch/Fridell’s (5428 Pine Siskin) are completing their landscaping. The Hogans (9143 Belted Kingfisher) have until October 31st to complete the outside of their remodel. Janzen (5478 Night Heron) has not broken ground on their home. Hintz/Swansen (8726 Bufflehead Court) are framing the new home.

6)  Inspections -
a)  King, SAG IV-C, Lot 16 8725 Bufflehead Court – The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) inspected three (3) trees on September 29th and approved removal. The trees were leaning toward the neighboring home at the back of the lot and would be a hazard in a windstorm.
b)  Lockwood, BR II, Lot 2 9007 Shearwater – On September 29th the committee inspected and approved removal of the gum tree in front of the house and recommended ‘limbing’ up the tree to the left of the driveway area.
c)  Eng, SH, Lot 14 5455 Tananger Lane – A tree inspection is scheduled for October 13th.

7)  New Business - None    

8)  Unfinished Business -
a)  Ahn, SAG IV-A, Lot 76 5423 Canvasback Road
This issue is tabled until the meeting of October 24th.
b)  Undeveloped Lots -
Letters will be sent to the “immeditate and medium priority” individuals who have not responded as requested in the previous letter. This letter will include the information from Article X 10.21on Enforcement of the Architectural Standards by the ASC.
c)  Choi, SAG IV-C, Lot 20 8710 Wood Duck
Staff has been in contact with the owner and person responsible for removal of the mutilated trees. The work is to be done by the end of October.
d)  ASC
The updated information regarding the criteria for tree inspections is tabled until all members of the ASC can review and discuss. A copy of the tree removal criteria from Sudden Valley will be sent to all the ASC members to see if any of these criteria points could be incorporated into the proposed ASC criteria on tree inspections.
e)  ASC
Any revision to the Landscaping Guidelines for Home Construction will be discussed in a December work session when all ASC members are available.
f)  City of Blaine (COB) – Semiahmoo Resort Master Plan – Planning Commission (PC) Public Hearing on October 9th.
The COB PC has delayed the decision on the design standards until February 12, 2015. Awaiting information on the Cannery Hill @ Semiahmoo proposal.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report –
a)  Dahl, BR I, Lot 31 9131 Chickadee Way – There are no cars parked on the roadway. All vehicles are parked in the owners driveway.
b)  Cannery Hill @ Semiahmoo – At the COB PC meeting on October 9th preliminary information was received from Green Lake Global regarding a possible golf course within the Cannery Hill/West Semiahmoo area of the City of Blaine and the Cannery Hill area within Whatcom County. This company is in the process of acquiring the property within the city and the county for a proposed golf course named Cannery Hill @ Semiahmoo. The COB PC has delayed this issue until February 12, 2015.

10) Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Friday, October 25, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

September 26, 2014

Confirmation of Quorum: Del Hodgins, Kathy Parks, Ken Johns and Rick Ionita

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: None

1)  Approval of the September 12, 2014 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 (CCC) & Status Reports - The Gaasch/Fridell’s (5428
Pine Siskin) have moved into their home. The landscaping is almost completed. The Hogans (9143 Belted Kingfisher) are still completing the outside of the remodel. Janzen (5478 Night Heron) have not broken ground on their home. Hintz/Swansen (8726 Bufflehead Court) are completing the foundation on the new home.

6)  Inspections -
a)  McLeod, TW, Lot 2 8606 Goldeneye – The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) approved removal of eleven (11) trees on September 15th.
b)  King, SAG IV-C, Lot 16 8725 Bufflehead Court – Tree inspection scheduled for September 29th
c)  Lockwood, BR II, Lot 2 9007 Shearwater – Tree inspection scheduled for September 9th

7) New Business -
a) Nelson, PV, Lot 8 5596 Sandpiper Lane – The ASC reviewed the house colors presented by
the owner. The committee approved Sherwin Williams (SW) Aloof Gray as the body color and the trim choice of SW Link Gray, Storm Cloud or Beechwood. The owner came by the office after the meeting and chose Sherwin Williams Storm Cloud as the trim color.

8)  Unfinished Business -                        
a)  Ahn, SAG IV-A, Lot 76 5423 Canvasback Road – A meeting with the Ahn’s took place on
September 19th. The Ahn’s were given the suggestions Ken Johns had drawn on the color photos. The Ahn’s were asked to contact Lynden Design to provide suggestions to the ASC showing what changes could be made to the second story of the front of the home to lessen the amount of stone. At the ASC meeting on September 26th the committee discussed this issue and asked that Lynden Design provide color photos showing these suggestions by October 15th. At this time the ASC does not have any intention to change the
design requirements.
b)  Undeveloped Lots - The committee added lot 7, Drayton Hillside II to the intermediate list
because three clumps of trees had not been removed. Note: A letter was sent to this owner on August 25th giving permission to remove these trees. The letter stated that the owners have until March 9, 2015 to remove the trees. A company who removes trees has been contacted regarding this issue. No letter is necessary as this issue is being resolved.
c)  Choi, SAG IV-C, Lot 20 – 8710 Wood Duck – Staff has been in touch with the owner who will have the mutilated trees removed. The ASC is giving the owner until the end of October to remove the trees. The stumps must be completely removed and/or ground down and all debris removed. The owner must submit a request to the ASC for approval of what will be replaced in this area.
d)  ASC –
The criteria submitted by Rick Ionita for the ASC guidelines for inspecting trees was reviewed by the committee. A redraft will be done for the meeting on October 10th to include items that were discussed.
e)  ASC –
The committee reviewed the Landscaping Guidelines for Home Construction (LGHC). This item has been tabled until December when all the ASC members will be available for a work session on this issue.
f) City of Blaine – Semiahmoo Resort Master Plan –
Planning Commission Public Hearing September 25th. The Public hearing on this item has been extended until the next COB PC meeting on October 9th. Any letters can be submitted at that time or committee members attending the meeting could speak at the public hearing.
g) PV –
Some of the Prestwick Village Homeowners, several City of Blaine employees, the Mayor of Blaine and one of the SRA Board Members met in Prestwick Village and discussed the painting of the outside of the electrical boxes. The question was asked how would the electrical department do this type of work if they were going to work around the electrical boxes. They said anytime they work near the electrical boxes they use special gloves since there is the danger of electrical arcing. This does not seem to be a feasible option to do any work on the boxes as anyone working on them could be in danger.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report –
a)  Dahl, BR I, Lot 31 9131 Chickadee Way – The committee was given the information regarding the excessive number of cars parked in the driveway and area around this owner’s home.

10) Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:20 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

September 12, 2014

Confirmation of Quorum: Del Hodgins, Kathy Parks, Ken Johns and Rick Ionita

Absent:  John Hamilton

Call to Order: Debbie Smith, Executive Director and 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 to the ASC – 8:31 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

1) Approval of the August 22, 2014 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 (CCC) & Status Reports - The Gaasch/Fridell’s (5428 Pine Siskin) have moved into their home. The landscaping is being completed. The Hogans (9143 Belted Kingfisher) have until October 31st to complete their remodel. Janzen (5478 Night Heron) have not broken ground on their home. Hintz/Swansen (8726 Bufflehead Court) are completing the foundation on the new home.

6)  Inspections -
a)  SRA – The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) inspected the dead tree by SAG Gate #2 and approved removal on August 25th.
b)  Windrum/Young SAG IV-A, Lot 63 5431 Quail Run On August 25th the ASC approved removal of five trees and suggested ‘limbing’ up the two cedar trees in the courtyard but not removing them.
c)  Kwok, SAG IV-A, Lot 62 5425 Quail Run – On August 25th the ASC approved removal of the tree in the backyard.
 d)  Niedbalski, DH II, Lot 75506 Night Heron – On August 25th the ASC approved removal of
three groups of multi-trunked trees next to the neighbors property at the inspection on August 25th.
e)  Nikel/Dolk, DH I, Lot 9 5456 Night Heron – On August 25th the ASC approved removal of five trees on the lower part of the property along Pine Siskin Road.
f)  Kendal, BR I, Lot 48 9174 Belted Kingfisher – The ASC did an onsite inspection on August 25th of the fencing and approved the accent fence above the tiered flower beds and two corner accent fence sections toward Great Blue Heron Road. Any other fencing will need to be removed.
g)  Lockwood, BR II, Lot 2 9007 Shearwater – The committee inspected five trees on August 25th and approved removal of two cedars and a double trunked tree on the south side of the property. The gum tree in front of the house was not approved for removal. The committee
suggested “limbing” up the tree next to the driveway but did not approve removing.
h)  King, SAG IV-C, Lot 16 8725 Bufflehead – The committee approved removal of four trees along the neighbor’s property line. These trees are leaning toward the neighbor’s home.
i)  Mcleod, TW, Lot 2 8606 Goldeneye – A tree inspection is scheduled for September 16th

7)  New Business -
a)  Hamilton, SAG I, Lot 26 9000 Snowy Owl Lane – The committee approved the request to lower the curb at the entrance to the driveway.
b)  Sothy/Serediuk, RT, Lot 1 8660 Great Horned Owl – The request to change the house colors to Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain (2134-30) for the body of the house and Benjamin Moore Morning Dew (OC-140) for the trim around the windows was approved by the committee.
c)  ASC Criteria for ASC tree inspections was presented to the committee by Rick Ionita. The other ASC members and staff will review and discuss at the next ASC meeting. As a homework assignment the ASC Chair asked that the committee review the Landscaping Only Guidelines and Standards for Home Construction with an objective to ensure that these Guidelines are consistent with any new guidelines that the committee may agree upon and utilize for approving either landscape changes to mature lots or for decisions on tree removal/retention during ad hoc inspections.

8)  Unfinished Business -
a)  Ahn, SAG IV-A, Lot 76 5423 Canvasback Road – On August 28th the ASC Administrator, the Construction/Compliance/Consultant, Ken Johns, ASC member, and a neighbor met with the Ahn’s at their home to review the stone that had been added without permission of the ASC. Ken Johns will bring the group renderings on the photos for suggestions to remedy the additional Stonework that was added. These will be reviewed by those at the meeting in the near future.
b)  Undeveloped Lots - The committee reviewed the spreadsheet on the undeveloped lots and added lot 33 on Canvasback Road as an immediate priority with a letter to address 7 trees on the roadside bank and adding criteria #5 tree removal to the document.
c)  Choi, SAG IV-C, Lot 20 8710 Wood Duck – A letter was sent to the Choi family on August 27th with the deadline to remove the unsightly trees by September 30th.  No response had been received as of September 12th. A certified letter will be sent to the owners addressing the specific actions required by the lot owner.
d)  Wade, SAG I, Lot 13 8795 Snowy Owl Lane – On August 25th the committee did an onsite review of the house color on the front of the home and approved changing the color on the bottom of the house to match the top and the rest of the exterior of the house. The trim will remain the same.
e)  ASC The committee discussed view control issues and as the arborist mentioned in his reports that these need to be addressed on a case-by-case basis. In the future it was agreed that this should be a three step process: 1) A neighbor-to-neighbor discussion of the issue, if no satisfactory resolution 2) an ASC committee member to help mediate a solution, and if no resolution 3) action by the ASC to ensure compliance with the View Control Plan. If an arborist is required the lot owners will be responsible for any related costs.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report –
a)  The ASC will review topics to be mentioned at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) on October 25th. Bryan Johnson indicated that special emphasis will be put on issues related to the fact that Semiahmoo is now a mature development.  Current issues around criteria for tree removal and View Control issues are directly related to this maturing process and changes to approach could be presented at the AGM.
b) An owner in the Boundary Ridge neighborhood purchased the lot next to their home. They are not planning on building but creating a nice garden like setting for their use. Landscaping plans will be sent to the ASC in the near future for review and approval.
 
10) Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

August 22, 2014

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Kathy Parks, Ken Johns, Rick Ionita and John Hamilton

Absent: None

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:  Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison to the ASC – 8:40 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.
Hope & Auk Ahn, Bob Williams  9:15 to 9:48 a.m.

1)  Approval of the August 8, 2014 Meeting Minutes. The minutes were approved with one minor change.

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

3)  Acceptance Review - None

4)  Formal Review - None

5)  Construction Compliance Consultant (CCC) & Status Reports - The landscaping is being completed on the Gaasch/Fridell (5428 Pine Siskin) home. The Hogans (9143 Belted Kingfisher) have asked for a two month extension to complete the work on the remodel of their home. Janzen (5478 Night Heron) are awaiting the permit from the City of Blaine to start their home. Hintz/Swansen (8726 Bufflehead Court) have cleared their lot.

6)  Inspections -
a)  Vogt, SAG II, Lot 46 8815 Goshawk – The tree inspection was done on August 18th The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) approved the removal of one tree.
b)  Wade, SAG I, Lot 13 8795 Snowy Owl Lane – On August 18th the ASC inspected and approved removal of the dead tree in the front yard.
c)  Bass, SAG II, Lot 4 8847 Bald Eagle Drive – The ASC inspected and approved removal of one tree in the backyard on August 18th.
d)  Bray, SAG IV-A, Lot 71 5394 Quail Run – The committee approved removal of two trees on August 18th.
e)  Kendal, BR I, Lot 48 9174 Belted Kingfisher On August 18th the committee approved removal of one tree and noted that the tree next to it will be ‘windowed’.
f)  McCaig, BR II, Lot 8 9053 Shearwater On August 18th the ASC approved removal of the Sequoia tree at the front of the home.
g)  SRA The tree leaning over the owners property near St. Andrews Green Gate #2 will be inspected on August 25th.

7)  New Business -
a)  Entin, BR I, Lot 25 9151 Belted Kingfisher – The View Control Issue with the trees facing the waterside of the Entin home will be addressed with the arborist. This issue is tabled until the next meeting.
b)  Cymbalski, SH, Lot 37 8726 Blue Grouse Way The request for the installation of a weather vane was approved by the committee. It will not be higher than the roof line.
c)  Fences – The committee will look at the fencing at the Kendal home (9174 Belted Kingfisher) on August 25th 

8)  Unfinished Business -
a)  Ahn,
SAG IV-A, Lot 765423 Canvasback Road – The Ahn’s and Bob Williams spoke to the the committee regarding the adding of the additional stone to the outside of the house and pedestal of mailbox. The Ahn’s had water leaks on the outside walls of the house. Vapor barriers were put in and the wood siding was replaced with stone. Because of the water leaks on the roof area all the gutters were replaced. One of the ASC members, two staff members, the Ahn’s and Bob Williams will meet onsite at the Ahn home within the next week to discuss what remedial actions can be done since additional stone was added without ASC approval.
b)  Undeveloped Lots -
The ASC Administrator has had numerous responses to the letters recently sent to the owners. The updated excel spread sheet will be completed and forwarded to the committee members as soon as possible with all the pertinent information.
c)  Choi, SAG IV-C, Lot 20 8710 Wood Duck
The letter regarding removal of the unsightly trees was delayed due to the illness of the ASC Administrator. A letter will be sent to the owners by August 27th. The date to complete this project is now scheduled for the end of September.
d)  Hogan, BR I, Lot 27 9143 Belted Kingfisher
The ASC approved a two month extension on remodeling of the home.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report - None

10)  Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:18 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

August 8, 2014

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

Absent:   Rick Ionita

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:  Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison to the ASC – 8:40 a.m. to 9:20  a.m.

1)  Approval of the August 8, 2014 Meeting Minutes. The minutes were approved with one minor change. 

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

3)  Acceptance Review - None

4)  Formal Review - None

5)  Construction Compliance Consultant (CCC) & Status Reports - The landscaping and interior work is being completed on the Gaasch/Fridell (5428 Pine Siskin) home. The Hogan exterior and interior remodel (9143 Belted Kingfisher) is scheduled to be completed by August 24th. An e-mail will be sent to see if they are on schedule. Janzen (5478 Night Heron) is waiting for the permit from the City of Blaine and has brushed the lot. Hintz/Swansen (8726 Bufflehead Court) has brushed the lot out.

6)  Inspections -
a)  Vliet/Huberman, SAG IV-A, Lot 66 5426 Quail Run – On July 28th the Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) inspected and approved removal of one of the three cedar trees the owner asked be removed. The owner clarified problems with the other two trees and via e-mail the committee approved removal of the other two trees on July 31st.
b)  Bergquist, SAG IV-C, Lot 21 5370 Golden Eagle Lane – On July 28th the ASC inspected and approved removal of one tree.
c)  Jordan, PV, Lot 14 5593 Sandpiper Lane On July 28th the committee inspected and approved removal of one tree.
d)  Parks/Mitchell, SAG IV-C, Lot 8 8750 Wood Duck Way The ASC inspected and approved removal of one dying tree on July 28th.
e)  Mulhern, SAG IV-C, Lot 45 8755 Wood Duck Way – On July 28th the ASC inspected and approved removal of two Himalayan Cedars which are dying.
f)  Vogt, SAG II, Lot 46 8815 Goshawk – Tree inspection scheduled for August 11th
g)  Wade, SAG I, Lot 13 8795 Snowy Owl Lane – A tree inspection is scheduled for August 11th
h)  Bass, SAG II, Lot 4 8847 Bald Eagle Drive – A tree inspection is scheduled for August 11th
i)  Bray, SAG IV-A, Lot 71 5394 Quail Run – A tree inspection is scheduled for August 11th
j)  Kendal, BR I, Lot 48 9174 Belted Kingfisher A tree inspection is scheduled for August 11th

7)  New Business - 
a)  Cymbalski, SH, Lot 37 8624 Blue Grouse The ASC approved a change in house color to: Benjamin Moore Coriander Seed #AF-110 for the body of the house, Benjamin Moore Bone White #PM-30 for the trim and Benjamin Moore Cottage Red #PM-15 for the front door.

8)  Unfinished Business -
a)  Ahn, SAG IV-A, Lot 76 5423 Canvasback Road – A letter was sent to the owners requesting they meet with the ASC to explain why they had added unauthorized stonework on their home and a stone pedestal under the mailbox. They have until the end of September to comply with this request.
b)  Proposed Supplement Residential Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Design Standards – The committee reviewed the suggested changes from the City of Blaine Planning Department. Ken Johns and John Hamilton are working with Michael Jones to complete this document in time for the August 28th COB Planning Commission meeting.
c)  Undeveloped Lots - The immediate and priority letters have been mailed to the owners. An excel spreadsheet will be created for the committee member, listing the locations, owners and  items that need to be completed.
d)  Choi, SAG IV-C, Lot 20 8710 Wood Duck – The ASC staff will send a letter send to the owners that these unsightly trees must be removed no later than August 31st  including removal of the stumps and all debris. The ASC expects a reply no later than August 22nd with information regarding what will be planted in this area.
e)  PV HOA – The committee reviewed the minutes from the August 4th meeting with the potential Prestwick Village multi-family developer and the Prestwick Homeowners Association.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report
a)  King, DC, Lot 16 – 9108 Mallard – The committee approved, via the telephone (August 7th), the white standalone box placed in the driveway for a period of 3 months. It will hold items from the house as the water leak damage that flooded the house is corrected.

10)  Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 9:20 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

July 22, 2014

Confirmation of Quorum: Del Hodgins (8:33 to 10:32 a.m.), Rick Ionita, Kathy Parks and John Hamilton

Absent:  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 to the ASC – 8:30 a.m. to 10:38 a.m.
Clinton Bell, Prestwick Village HOA – 9:18 a.m. to 9:59 a.m
Chris Nicolls, Prestwick Village HOA – 9:18 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.

1)  Approval of the July 11, 2014 Meeting Minutes. The minutes were approved with one minor change.

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

3)  Acceptance Review - None

4)  Formal Review -
a)  Swansen/Hintz, SAG IV-C, Lot 11 8726 Bufflehead Court The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) formally reviewed and approved the house plans. It was noted that there were no comments from the neighbors.

5)  Construction Compliance Consultant (CCC) & Status Reports - The landscaping and interior work is being completed on the Gaasch/Fridell (5428 Pine Siskin) home. The Hogan exterior and interior remodel (9143 Belted Kingfisher) is being done and on schedule to be completed by August 24, 2014. Janzen (5478 Night Heron) are awaiting the permit from the City of Blaine to start excavating the property.

6)  Inspections -
a)  Whitmore, SAG II, Lot 138778 Goshawk On July 14th the ASC inspected and approved the removal of a Blue Spruce tree growing next to the driveway. The roots have cracked the driveway. The tree will be replaced with a garden/flower area with the possibilities of some small trees.
b)  Striech/Liddell, SAG II, Lot 16 8785 Goshawk – The committee approved removal of six trees on July 14th. They are in the backyard and growing very close together which does not allow any light into the area. The trees are so dense they block visibility to the golf course from inside the house. The owners will be replacing with shrubs and colorful flowering plants.
c)  Jansen, DC, Lot 7 9107 Pintail Loop – A tree inspection is scheduled for July 28th.
d)  Vliet/Huberman, SAG IV-A, Lot 66 5426 Quail Run – The tree inspection is scheduled for July 28th.
e)  Bergquist, SAG IV-C, Lot 21 5370 Golden Eye Lane – A tree inspection is scheduled for July 28th.
f)  Jordan, PV, Lot 14 5593 Sandpiper Lane A tree inspection is scheduled for July 28th.
g)  Parks/Mitchell, SAG IV-C, Lot 8 8750 Wood Duck Way A tree inspection is scheduled for July 28th.
h)  Mulhern, SAG IV-C, Lot 45 8755 Wood Duck Way – A tree inspection is scheduled for July 28th.

7)  New Business -
a)  Prestwick Village (PV) – Utility boxes PV Homeowners Association (HOA) – Chris Nicolls from the PV HOA, shared the concept of painting and stenciling artwork on the electrical box as you come into the community. The PV HOA is seeking permission from the Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA)/ASC to allow the PV HOA to conduct a trial whereby the electrical box shall be painted/stenciled to make the box more attractive. If the SRA approves the trial then the PV HOA will seek permission from the City of Blaine (COB) for approval. The COB Public Works Department services the electrical boxes. If the trial is approved by all parties, the PV HOA agreed it would be responsible for the initial capital expense to treat the box plus any and all maintenance required to maintain the look of the box. The ASC voted in favor of recommending this trial  to the SRA Board of Directors. The ASC also discussed and determined to recommend to the SRA Board of Directors that if they similarly decide the “trial” is a worthy endeavor, the PV HOA should be advised in writing that their approval of this trial is a one time, one instance approval and is not to be interpreted as an approval for any more similar treatment of other utility boxes, whether electrical or other. ASC also decided to recommend to the SRA Board that if they decide in favor of this trial, this approval does not extend to other areas of Semiahmoo except those areas with CCR’s that contemplate such a program and delineate capital cost and maintenance responsibility is for the account of said HOA, and it must have such costs covered in their annual budget. And each community HOA, would be responsible for bringing their request to the ASC for consideration and approval.
b)  White, SAG I, Lot 9 8951 Bald Eagle The ASC approved the request to install a satellite dish. It was noted that the dish will not be seen by the neighbors.
c)  Engerman, SAG IV-B, Lot 39 5358 Canvasback Road The request to cut the curb down at the driveway entrance was approved with the stipulation that a copy of the permit from the COB be sent to the ASC when it is received by the owner. In addition, a list of the specifications   (approved by the COB) of the changes to be done to the driveway and curb.
d)  McCaig, BR II, Lot 8 9053 Shearwater – The neighboring property has trees which have grown beyond the 24’ height limit. The ASC will contact John Hymas the Arborist previously used by the SRA, to do an onsite inspection, take photos and bring a report back to the ASC with specific suggestions on what can be done to bring these trees back within the View Control regulations. The cost of the arborist report shall not exceed more than $250. The property owner owning the trees will be apprised of the ASC’s decision to commission the arborist’s services.

8)  Unfinished Business -
a)  Prestwick Village – Concept for Multi-Family homes – Clinton Bell, from the PV Homeowners Association, spoke to the ASC and related potential concerns about the plan presented to the ASC at its meeting on July 11th. The committee suggested that the PV HOA meet with the prospective owners/developers to make them aware of the PV community concerns.
b)  Undeveloped Lots - The committee reviewed the updated draft letters. They were approved with two changes. Change verbiage to ‘require’ deleting ‘requesting’ and one month for completion in the high priority letter and two months for completion on the intermediate letter.
c)  Memo sent to Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Board of Directors – A memo was sent to the SRA Board recommending that they add an Amendment for Alternative Siding on the ballot for the Annual General Meeting on October 25, 2014.
d)  Additional Alternative Type Building Products – A list of possible alternative building materials, complied by one the ASC members was reviewed and it was decided to defer any action until after the AGM meeting on October 25, 2014.
e)  Ahn, SAG IV-A, Lot 76 5423 Canvasback Road – Pending issue of unauthorized stonework done on the house. The ASC instructed staff to send a letter to the Ahn’s making them aware of its concerns and that the ASC wants the Owners to meet with the ASC within the next two months to discuss the fact the work that has been done did not comply with the approval given to the owner by the ASC.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report – Two undeveloped lot owners on Wood Duck Way will be sent International Registered Letters regarding the maintenance needed on these lots.

10)  Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:38 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

July 11, 2014

Confirmation of Quorum:  Ken Johns, Del Hodgins, Rick Ionita, Kathy Parks and John Hamilton

Absent: None

Call to Order:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director and 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 to the ASC – 8:31 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Dr. Eugene Tsang, 9:11 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Mrs. Stella Tsang, 9:11 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Mrs. Rita Lichimo, 9:11 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Sean Hegstad, 9:11 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
Todd Bunger, 9:11 to 9:50 a.m.

1)  Approval of the June 26, 2014 Meeting Minutes. The minutes were approved.

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

3)  Acceptance Review -
a)  Swansen/Hintz, SAG IV-C, Lot 11 8726 Bufflehead Court The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) reviewed and accepted the house plans for submission. The plans will be posted on the lot for the neighbors to review and comment.

4)  Formal Review - None

5)  Construction Compliance Consultant (CCC) & Status Reports - The interior and landscaping of the Gaasch/Fridell (5428 Pine Siskin) home is being finished. The Hogan exterior and interior remodel (9143 Belted Kingfisher) is being completed scheduled to be done by August 24, 2014. Janzen (5478 Night Heron) has not broken ground on the home yet.

6)  Inspections -
a)  Elliott, SAG IV-C, Lot 35 5389 Snow Goose Lane – On June 30th the ASC inspected and approved removal of two fir trees which were growing too close to the house.
b)  Towey, SAG IV-C, Lot 26 8693 Great Horned Owl – On June 30th the inspected and approved removal of three trees and ‘limbing’ of several other trees. On July 2nd the committee approved removal of an additional tree (via e-mail).   
c)  Nuyten, RT, Lot 32 – 8651 Great Horned Owl Lane – The committee inspected and approved removal of two trees in the side and backyard area on June 30th.
d)  Johnston, SAG II, Lot 535568 Peregrine Way – On June 30th the ASC inspected and approved the removal of one tree which was growing into the trees along the backyard of the house.
e)  Whitmore, SAG II, Lot 138778 Goshawk A tree inspection is scheduled for July 14th
f)  Striech/Liddell, SAG II, Lot 16 8785 Goshawk – A tree inspection is scheduled for July 14th

7)  New Business -
a)  Prestwick Village – The prospective buyers of the Prestwick Fairway Condo’s multi-family acreage presented a concept which would include a total of 52 units in 4 buildings. They would use an alternative type roofing and would like to incorporate an alternative type siding for a portion of the buildings. In addition they would like to have a path that would go directly to the golf course. This concept includes a separate gate entrance to the condominiums. The condos would be built in stages.
b)  City of Blaine (COB) Planning Commission (PC) – Comprehensive Plan Amendment for the Semiahmoo Spit – Proposed Spa Resort – The Planning Department staff presented a power point concept to the PC on July 10th. The company (no name was given) is doing due diligence before purchasing the property. The company wants to put a hotel/spa on the property across from Marin and Beachwalker Villas. The water tower would stay and the Cannery Commons area (near the water tower) would like to use oxidized tin roofs. At the City Council meeting on July 28th the potential buyers are requesting that this item be placed on the docket for the current year.
c)  City of Blaine Planning Commission – Cannery Hill and West Semiahmoo Comprehensive Plan Amendment – Introduction – On July 10th the staff of the COB PC gave an introduction to the PC to change the Resort Semiahmoo Master Plan to remove two amendments that were added in the 1990’s for Cannery Hill and West Semiahmo. A public hearing will be scheduled regarding this issue at the PC meeting on August 28th. Additional information is available through the COB  Planning staff.

8)  Unfinished Business -
a)  Ahn, SAG IV-A, Lot 76 5423 Canvasback Road – The CCC reviewed and mapped out on the elevations of the home which areas had been approved to add stone and then where stone was added without ASC approval. The Ahns will be invited to meet with the ASC (within the next several months) to explain why stone was added to the outside elevations without approval by the ASC.
b)  Undeveloped Lots - The draft priority and intermediate letters will be blended and sent to the ASC members via e-mail so the letters can be sent out as soon as possible.
c)  Plat of Muirfield – The SRA Liaison requested that the approval from the City of Blaine Council for the Plat of Muirfield be given to the ASC. This information had been given to the ASC on June 12th. The CC&R’s for Muirfield are on file in the ASC office for review.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report
a)  Welcome Newest ASC Member – Kathy Parks, the newest member of the ASC, was welcomed to her first meeting. The dates of her appointment started on July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016.
b)  Revised 2014 ASC Calendar/Updated ASC Committee Member List – Both items were given to the committee members.

10)  Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:52 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Friday, July 24, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

June 26, 2014

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Rick Ionita, John Hamilton, Ken Johns 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: Paul Atchison, SRA Liaison – 8:30 a.m. to 10:36 a.m.
John Sproule – 9:00 a.m. to 9:48 a.m
Chris Franiek – 9:00 a.m. to 9:48 a.m.
Henry Yong – 9:00 a.m. to 9:48 a.m.

1)  Approval of the June 12, 2014 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 & Status Reports - Work continues on the Gaasch/Fridell (5428 Night Heron) home on both the exterior and interior of the home. The Hogan exterior and interior remodel (9143 Belted Kingfisher) should be completed by the deadline date of August 24, 2014. The Janzen home at (5478 Night Heron) has been approved for building but work has not started yet.

6)  Inspections -
a)  Bass, SAG II, Lot 4 8847 Bald Eagle Drive – The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) inspected and approved removal of four trees on June 13th.
b)  Hawn, TW, Lot 108838 Goldeneye Lane – On June 13th the ASC inspected a tree in the backyard but did not approve removal as it seemed healthy and not a hazard.
c)  Flaherty, DH II, Lot 2 5482 Pine Siskin Road – The committee inspected and approved removal of four trees by the driveway and road in front of the house on June 13th
d)  Worley, PV, Lot 17 5571 Sandpiper Lane On June 13th the committee inspected and approved removal of a plum tree in the front of the house. The committee noted that it will be replaced with a maple tree.
e)  Elliott, SAG IV-C, Lot 35 5389 Snow Goose Lane – A tree inspection is scheduled for June 30th.
f)  Towey, SAG IV-C, Lot 26 8693 Great Horned Owl – A tree inspection is scheduled for June 30th.   

7)  New Business -
a)  Marin Building “C” – Conceptual ideas for Building “C” – John Sproule, Architect and prospective buyers Chris Franiek and Henry Yong spoke to the committee regarding their concept for Building “C” at Marin. This building would have larger condominium units with a density of between 12 to 15 units. They would most likely use the present pad and build up three stories. The concept is for the units to have larger decks/patios and large windows. The larger windows would expand the view on both sides of the building. They would like to propose the use of an alternative type roofing material and siding to be more durable in the harsh salt-air environment. The first row of parking spaces to the east of the building are dedicated parking for Building “C”.
b)  Request to Change Siding for Guidelines & Standards for Building – The committee will send a recommendation to the Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Board of Directors that an Amendment be brought before the Semiahmoo community to change the wording in the Semiahmoo CC&R’s so that alternative siding could be used as a building material. Wording to be similar to the Twenty-Fourth Amendment dated November 10, 1995. (“…or a substitute roofing material which looks like shingles or shakes in size, thickness, texture and color from an approved list of substitutes as established by The Board of Directors of Semiahmoo Resort Association.”) substituting the wording to conform to the use of alternative siding.

8)  Unfinished Business -
a)  Ahn, SAG IV-A, Lot 76 5423 Canvasback Road – The committee reviewed the information regarding the additional stone which was added to the exterior of the home without approval by the ASC. The staff will identify the approved and not approved elevations for the committee to review at the next meeting. This item was tabled until July 11th.
b)  Undeveloped Lots - The draft letters for high priority and medium priority lot maintenance were reviewed by the committee. The finalized letters will be sent to the ASC for approval and the letters will then be sent to the lot owners on the the lists developed from the ASC surveys.
c)  GEV Request to use Locking Mailboxes – The ASC approved the request from the GEV homeowners to use the same type of USPS approved ‘gang’ mailbox used in GEV III. GEV I & II will be adding three of these type mailboxes. The boxes will have a shake type roofing covering the mailboxes.
d)  Locking Mailboxes/Additional colors – The committee approved three colors for locking mailboxes, in addition to the copper color approved on May 22nd. The approved colors are now Green, Black, Brown & Copper. These are approved USPS locking mailboxes from www.mailboxes.com called Roadside Mailboxes. Staff will notify the Blaine Post Office of this addition to the approved list of mailboxes for the community.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report
a)  The Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Board of Directors approved the extension of John Hamilton as an ASC member for an additional 18 months. The term starts on July 1, 2014 ending December 31, 2015. Kathy Parks will be the newest member of the ASC, her term will run from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016. Wally Greenough was thanked for her 5 years as an ASC member. Wally’s help and guidance is very appreciated and will be missed.
b)  Change in day for ASC meetings – The committee members approved the change in meeting days to the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.

10)  Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:36 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

June 12, 2014

Confirmation of Quorum: Del Hodgins, Rick Ionita and Wally Greenough

 Absent:  John Hamilton 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 to the ASC – 8:33 to 9:11 a.m.

1)  Approval of the May 22, 2014 Meeting Minutes. The minutes were approved.

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

3)  Acceptance Review - None

4)  Formal Review -
a)  Janzen, DH I, Lot 32 5478 Night Heron The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) approved the house submission. There were no neighborhood comments. The committee noted that the belly band will be extended on the west elevation to breakup the blank wall. It was also noted that any concrete foundation showing between 6 and 12 inches will be painted the same color as the body of the house. Landscaping will be added around the foundation areas.
b)  Gaasch/Fridell, DH I, Lot 10 – 5428 Night Heron Drive – The Architectural Standards committee (ASC) approved the landscaping plans as submitted. They did suggest using a Japanese Snowbell, which is a slower growing tree, rather than the Japanese Maple. The Garden Consultants comments will be sent to the owner. There were no comments from the neighbors.

5)  Construction Compliance Consultant & Status Reports - Work is continuing on Gaasch/Fridell (5428 Pine Siskin) home. The driveway has just been completed and the interior and exterior work continues. The Hogan exterior and interior remodel (9143 Belted Kingfisher) should be completed by the deadline date of August 24, 2014.

6)  Inspections -
a)  Cox, SAG III, Lot 9 5511 Canvasback Road – The committee approved removal of a tree in the backyard on May 27th and an additional tree on May 30th.
b)  Leslie, SAG III, Lot 10 5509 Canvasback Road – On May 27th the committee approved removal of six tall cedar trees blocking sunlight on the neighboring property to the west. The owners will replace with smaller trees. They also asked for removal of an additional cedar tree  on May 28th and the committee approved this request. This tree will be replaced with a transplanted tree from another part of the yard.
c)  Bass, SAG II, Lot 4 8847 Bald Eagle Drive – A tree inspection is scheduled for June 13th
d)  Hawn, TW, Lot 10 – 8838 Goldeneye Lane – Tree inspection is scheduled for June 13th
e)  Flaherty, DH II, Lot 2 5482 Pine Siskin Road – The committee will do a tree inspection on June 13th

7)  New Business -
a)  Ahn, SAG IV-A, Lot 76 5423 Canvasback Road – The committee discussed the additional stone added to the home without approval by the ASC. This issued is tabled until the ASC meeting on June 26th.

8)  Unfinished Business -
a)  Undeveloped Lots - The committee will review the draft letters for the lots needing additional brushing out or cleanup at the meeting on June 26th. Rick Ionita and Sandy Bonnickson will draft these letters.
b)  Carnoustie – City of Blaine (COB) Council approved the changes to the Carnoustie lot plan on May 29, 2014.
c)  COB Planning Commission (PC) – The Plat of Muirfield Master Plan is on the agenda for the Planning Commission meeting on June 12, 2014.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report
a)  Suggestion to change the ASC meeting day is tabled until the meeting on June 26th.    

10)  Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 9:11 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

May 22, 2014

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

 Absent:  Wally Greenough

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

Absent:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair

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

Guest Attendees:  Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison to the ASC – 8:33 to 10:02 a.m.

1)  Approval of the May 8, 2014 Meeting Minutes. The minutes were approved.

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

3)  Acceptance Review -
a)  Janzen, DH I, Lot 32 5478 Night Heron The submission was accepted by the Architectural Standards Committee (ASC). The owners must clarify how the exposed foundation over 6” in height will be covered and how they will breakup the west elevation so it is not a solid wall. The plans will be posted for neighbor review and comment until June 10, 2014. Formal review will take place on June 12, 2014

4)  Formal Review - None

5)  Construction Compliance Consultant’s & Status Reports - Work continues on the outside and interior of the Gaasch/Fridell (5428 Pine Siskin) home. The Hogan remodel (9143 Belted Kingfisher) is moving along and should be completed by the deadline date of August 24, 2014.

6)  Inspections -
a)  Hayden, SAG II, Lot 33 – 8815 Osprey Road The final inspection of the completed remodel was viewed and approved on May 13th.
b)  Cox, SAG III, Lot 9 5511 Canvasback Road – An inspection is scheduled for May 27th.

7)  New Business -
a)  Feasibility of Semiahmoo Dog Park – The committee discussed the possible feasibility of a dog park within the Semiahmoo Community. No action was taken by the ASC and the issue should be taken up with the SRA by interested parties if they wish to pursue the concept.

8)  Unfinished Business -
a)  Tessmer/Hale, SAG IV-C, Lot 178740 Wood Duck Way – The committee approved the color changes for the house as follows: Rodda Paint C 5094 Winlock for the Trim, Rodda Paint C5044 Sisters for the outside doors and garage and Rodda Paint C5095 Pasco for the body of the house.
b)  Mailboxes – If owners would like to use a locking mailbox the ASC has approved the Designer roadside Mailbox from www.mailboxes.com. The approved color is copper. Posts and newspaper holders are available from the company. The locking mailbox is USPS approved. Contact the ASC Administrator for additional information.
c)  Yiu, SAG I, Lot 35 – 8930 Bald Eagle Drive – The committee reviewed and approved the requests for the deck as presented by the owners. The owners are to contact the ASC Administrator once the deck and all screening is completed so a photograph can be taken of the finished deck area.
d)  Undeveloped Lots - Three of the undeveloped lots needing immediate attention are presently in the process of being taken care of. The committee will do an on-site inspection of the remaining three on May 27th.
e)  Proposed Supplement Residential Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Design Standards – At the City of Blaine (COB) Planning Commission (PC) meeting on May 8th this document was presented by John Hamilton. At this meeting the PC asked if the SRA would be submitting this document to the Whatcom County Planning Commission for review. This question will be forwarded to the SRA for their action. Michael Jones has not completed any changes to this document as of May 27th. He will forward the changes to the ASC as soon as he has them completed.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report
a)  Signs for Resort Semiahmoo – The Resort asked the ASC to review the proposed signs on May 13th via photos sent to the committee for approval. The proposed new signs will be located at the Lincoln Road/Shintaffer and the Birch Bay Waterslide locations. The signs will be similar to the sign in the circle by the hotel and will be done in wood. The committee was pleased to see the concept for the new signs and gave a courtesy approval.

10)  Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:02 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

 May 8, 2014

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

Absent:  None 

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 

Absent:  Rob Bloch, Construction/Compliance Consultant

Guest Attendees: None

1)  Approval of the April 24, 2014 Meeting Minutes. The minutes were approved with some minor changes. 

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 - Work continues on the outside and interior of the Gaasch/Fridell (5428 Pine Siskin) home. The Hayden’s (8815 Osprey Road) remodel has been completed and they have requested a final inspection.

6)  Inspections -
a)  Windrum/Young, RT, Lot 19 8609 Great Horned Owl – On April 29th the Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) inspected four trees and approved removal of  all four trees. Two located in the front of the house which will be replaced with shrubs. One tree is on the right side of the house and the last is in the back of the house on the left. The stump is not to be removed. Only the trees growing out of it.
b)  Delaney, SAG IV-A, Lot 3 5440 Canvasback Road – A final inspection was performed on April 29th. The committee approved the remodel/addition of a sunroom/deck in the back of the house.
c)  Hayden, SAG II, Lot 33 8815 Osprey Road Final inspection is scheduled for May 13th.

7)  New Business -
a)  Jacobs SAG IV-B, Lot 33 – 5343 Canvasback Road The committee will do an onsite review of this lot on May 13th.  The new owners are asking for a temporary access from the road up into the lot so it may be brushed out and small trees removed. The committee has concerns regarding the steep slope and keeping it stable since the root system can be seen from the road. The committee may ask to see a possible restoration plan of the access area before work is started. The committee will do an onsite review of the lot on May 13th.

8)  Unfinished Business -
a)  Tessmer/Hale, SAG IV-C, Lot 17 – 8740 Wood Duck Way – The committee will contact a local color consultant regarding to review the requested colors. Tabled until the next meeting.
b)  Mailboxes – Use of locking mailboxes is tabled until the next meeting
c)  Yiu, SAG I, Lot 35 – 8930 Bald Eagle Drive – In further review the committee would like the ASC staff to meet with the owners to discuss the following items:
1)  The proposed deck plan changes must be drawn to scale in detail.
2)  The posts must be not more than 3’ 6” in height.
3)  The proposed gates are to be no wider than 3’ across.
4)  The gate bars (photo from owners with aluminum gate) to be in a horizontal position not vertical.
5)  Provide a ‘cutsheet’ for the solar caps.
6)  Lattice is required under the deck with shrubs/plants as additional screening.
Answers to these items will be brought to the committee at the meeting on May 22nd.
d)  Gaasch/Fridell, DH I, Lot 10 – 5428 Night Heron Drive – The ASC approved the change in outside light fixtures, the heat pump (which has a lower dB noise level) and switching the BBQ and outside fireplace items on the plans.
e)  Undeveloped Lots - The ASC have assessed the undeveloped lots with 6 needing immediate attention, 20 medium attention and the remaining 143 either need minimal work or are already cleaned up.
f)  Proposed Supplement Residential Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Design Standards – Final document to be presented to the City of Blaine Planning Commission on May 8th.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report – John Hamilton will chair the ASC meeting on May 22nd as Debbie Smith will be absent.

10)  Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:07 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

April 24, 2014

Confirmation of Quorum:  Del Hodgins, Ken Johns, Rick Ionita and Wally Greenough

Absent:  John Hamilton 

Call to Order:  Debbie Smith, Executive Director and 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 – 8:30 to 9:55 a.m.
Larry Larson, SRA Director – 8:30 to 9:12 a.m.

1)  Approval of the April 10, 2014 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 Delaney (5440 Canvasback) project is completed and the final inspection has been scheduled. Work continues on the outside and interior of the Gaasch/Fridell (5428 Pine Siskin) home. The Haydens (8815 Osprey Road) are completing the landscaping of the remodel of their home.

6)  Inspections -
a)  Babcock, SAG I, Lot 29 8986 Merganser – A member of the Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) approved removal of the additional ten trees (ribboned in yellow) on this lot on April 7th. The three trees ribboned in orange are to remain.
b)  Windrum/Young, RT, Lot 19 8609 Great Horned Owl – Tree inspection scheduled for April 29th.   
c)  Delaney, SAG IV-A, Lot 3 5440 Canvasback Road – Final inspection scheduled for April 29th

7)  New Business - 
a)  Tessmer/Hale, SAG IV-C, Lot 178740 Wood Duck Way – The following color changes were approved for the house: Body of house Cloverdale Paint Mud Bath EX079; Trim Cloverdale Paint Rattan EX074; Doors Cloverdale Paint Open Water EX045 and Deck Cloverdale Paints Pewter EX098. The committee will do an onsite review of the proposed garage door color on April 29th.
b)  Mailboxes –The community has had a couple of issues with the theft of outgoing mail removed from mailboxes. The committee reviewed several options for locking mailboxes. Staff will bring additional information regarding locking mailboxes and samples for the committee to review at the next meeting. Idaho Wood was contacted but does not make locking mailboxes.
c)  Yiu, SAG I, Lot 35 – 8930 Bald Eagle Drive – The committee approved the railing around the deck area noting that the posts will be 4’ in height (placed on the top of the deck) with solar caps. The posts will be painted the brown color to match the trim of the house. Wire strands covered in plastic will be used as the railing material. The gate is 5’ in width and opens in the middle. The committee would like to see that the wood boards in the gate be placed in a horizontal not vertical position. The color of the gate will match the posts and trim. The open area below the deck should be latticed (or have some type of screening installed) to keep unwanted animals from going under the deck. The lattice should be painted to match the deck color. It is noted that shrubs and or small trees will be planted around the deck.
d)  Bryan Johnson SRA Liaison – Bryan discussed the minutes of the Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) meeting on April 18th. The City of Blaine is discussing a possible name change from Blaine to BlaineHarbor. Tree ‘limbing’ along Semiahmoo Parkway and Drayton Harbor Road has been proposed to be done in this fall when the leaves are off the trees. The LED light changes on the light poles within the community should start soon. The SRA is responsible for maintaining the trail and drainage systems in the Drayton Cove Recreational Easement below Drayton Cove.

8)  Unfinished Business -
a)  City of Blaine – Update on Planning Commission Meeting on April 10, 2014 – The City of Blaine (COB) Planning Commission approved the change in the Carnoustie plat and CC&R’s.
b)  Undeveloped Lots - The ASC is in the process of assessing all the undeveloped lots in the community. As requested on April 18th, an update will be provided to the SRA Board of Directors for their meeting on May 9th.
c)  Proposed Supplement Residential Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Design Standards – On April 18th the SRA approved the document regarding this issue. There will be a meeting with Larry Larson, Ken Johns, John Hamilton, Debbie Smith and Michael Jones, from the COB regarding this document before it is presented to the Planning Commission.    

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report – None

10)  Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 9:55 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

April 10, 2014

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

Absent: Rick Ionita

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 March 27, 2014 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 Gaasch/Fridell home is completely sided and the interior is being completed. Landscaping is being completed on the Hayden remodel.

6)  Inspections -
a)  SRA Drayton Cove Greenbelt Area – The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC)inspected trees within the Drayton Cove Greenbelt on March 31st. The committee approved   removal of the trees requested by the Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA). These various trees are a potential hazard to the adjoining homes and or road along Semiahmoo Parkway and Drayton Harbor Road.
b) GEV Wu, Lot  28 9043 Gleneagle Drive – The tree in the Gleneagle Villas greenbelt area was inspected on March 31st and approved for removal.  
c) Sihota, SAG I, Lot 27 – 8996 Snowy Owl Lane – On April 2nd the ASC inspected and approved the removal of 34+/- trees on this lot. These trees were rotten with broken tops and some were leaning toward the neighboring home creating a hazardous condition.

7) New Business -
a)  McDougall, SAG IV, Lot 81 – 5441 Canvasback Road – The committee approved the change in landscaping but noted that the use of thyme does not do well in wet conditions. It is suggested that the owner use moss between the stones in the walkway.
b) Metz, SH, Lot 32 8606 Blue Grouse – The committee approved the change in the backyard landscaping including the addition of pavers next to the existing patio and walkway from the backyard to the front of the house. It was noted that new sod will be put in the front of the house and the owner will be redoing the planter beds.

8) Unfinished Business -
a) Carnoustie - CC&R’s changes – The committee noted the letter from the Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) to the City of Blaine (COB) supporting the ASC’s recommendation to  approve the proposed changes to the Carnoustie CC&R’s and Amended Plat.
b) City of Blaine – The committee noted the agenda for the COB Planning Commission on April 10, 2014. The ASC Administrator will attend the COB Planning Commission Public Hearing on April 10th regarding Carnoustie.
c) Undeveloped Lots - Several ASC members will meet with the ASC Administrator on April 11th to decide the criteria on performing a first inspection of the various undeveloped lots and bringing the information back to the committee for further review and action.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report
a)  Ulis, SAG, Lot 148776 Goshawk – The owner suggested that the lakes in the Semiahmoo Resort be named. This request was brought to the Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club (SG&CG) as the owners of the lakes within the golf course. The SG&CG thought the SRA community may wish to make some suggestions on names. The owner request will be forwarded to the SRA for their agenda on April 18th.
b)  Proposed Supplement Residential Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Design Standards – The committee noted the document.

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:10 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

March 27, 2014

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

Absent: Rick Ionita

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

Guest Attendees: Larry Larson, SRA Board Secretary - 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

1) Approval of the March 13, 2014 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 Hayden’s are completing the interior of the house and replacing the landscaping in the yard. The Gaasch/Fridell’s are completing the siding and interior.

6) Inspections -
a) Collins, SAG II, Lot 40 – 8851 Bald Eagle Drive – The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) inspected six (6) trees on March 14th. They approved removal of two (2) on the owners property and two (2) on the St. Andrews Green Homeowners Association greenbelt.
b) SRA Drayton Cove Greenbelt Area – A tree inspection is scheduled for March 31st.
c) GEV Wu, Lot  28 9043 Gleneagle Drive – The tree will be inspected on March 31st.   

7) New Business -
a) Kennett, DH II, Lot 23 5464 Puffin Place – The committee reviewed the mailbox request and approved the use of a locking metal mailbox which is not in conformance with the usual mailbox used in the Semiahmoo community. It was noted that this home is one of only three who have  access to mailboxes along Drayton Harbor Road and are not within the Semiahmoo community gates. The color of the box must be a natural color, green, brown or black to conform with the colors used in Semiahmoo.
b) Dodson, SH, Lot 28 – 8613 Blue Grouse Way – The proposed gravel pathway addition along the side of the house to the backyard was approved by the committee. It was noted that this area constantly has water on it and should help in walking around in the rainy season.

8) Unfinished Business -
a) Guimond, SH, Lot 39 8632 Blue Grouse Way – Our resident Master Gardener has made suggestions on the type of plantings to be placed along the property line area with the neighbor. If the Guimonds have any other suggestions they will need to have these suggestions brought to the committee as soon as possible. The owners will have until May 31st to complete the plantings. They must notify the ASC Administrator as soon as the work is completed.
b) Carnoustie - CC&R’s changes – The committee reviewed the Amended Plat which has been submitted to the City of Blaine. The ASC recommends that a letter be sent by the Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Board to the COB Planning Department stating that the SRA approves the proposed changes to the Carnoustie CC&R’s and Amended Plat. The ASC also suggests that the letter request that the SRA and the ASC receive an approved and recorded copy of finalized documents from the COB as soon as it is recorded.
c) Undeveloped Lots - At the next meeting the committee members will discuss how they wish to review the undeveloped lots which have not complied with the maintenance lot letter dated August 30, 2013. This issue is tabled until April 10th.
d) Proposed Supplement Residential Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Design Standards – SRA member Larry Larson and ASC members John Hamilton and Ken Johns co-authored the draft design standards documents which Ken will be amalgamating into one document. After review by the ASC; the authors and Debbie Smith will meet with Michael Jones and Alex Wenger with the City of Blaine (COB) Planning Department and the document will be presented to the COB Planning Commission in April.
e) Hayden, SAG II, Lot 33 - 8815 Osprey - The owners requested an extension to complete their project. The ASC approved the extension date to May 1st. It was noted that there has been an excessive amount of rain in the past month.
f) City of Blaine – The February 27, 2014 Minutes of the Planning Commission Meeting were reviewed by the committee which included the final changes for the Resort Semiahmoo Master Plan.
g) Muirfield – The committee reviewed the Muirfield CC&R’s and Master Plan received from the COB Planning Department.

9) ASC Administrator’s Report – None

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:19 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

March 13, 2014

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

Absent: Rick Ionita

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 to 11:30 a.m.
Pat Guimond – 8:50 to 9:10 a.m.
Michael Jones, City of Blaine – 9:30 to 11:20 a.m.
Paul Greenough, City of Blaine Council Member – 9:30 to 11:20 a.m.

1)  Approval of the February 13, 2014 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 Gaasch/Fridell home is enclosed and the interior and siding is being completed. The Hayden home is completing the interior and still has the yard to be completed.

6) Inspections -
a) Bride, SAG I, Lot 31 - 8976 Snowy Owl Lane - On February 17th the Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) approved the final inspection of the Bride home.
b) Metz, SH, Lot 32 - 8606 Blue Grouse Way - The ASC inspected one tree on February 17th and approved removal.
c) Vandenberg, SH, Lot 33 - 8608 Blue Grouse Way - The ASC inspected one tree on February 17th and approved removal.
d) Allison, SH, Lot 11 - 5467 Tananger Lane - The committee did a tree inspection on February 17th and approved removal of three trees. At the meeting on March 13th the committee approved removal of one additional small tree.
e)  Babcock, SH, Lot 29 - 8986 Merganser Court - The ASC inspected trees on the property on February 17th. The committee had concerns regarding limbs that had come down onto a neighboring yard. ASC members and staff will meet with the owner and her son on March 14th to assess what maintenance needs to be done on this lot.
f) Reynolds, SAG IV-A, Lot 72 - 5388 Quail Run - On February 17th the ASC inspected six trees which were approved for removal.
g) Yao,SAG II, Lot 44 8831 Goshawk – On February 19th the committee approved removal of two trees in the backyard. One had dropped a large limb just missing the house. Both trees are a potential hazard.
h) Collins, SAG II, Lot 40 8851 Bald Eagle Drive – A tree inspection is scheduled for March 14th.

7) New Business - 
a) Haggman, SAG II, Lot - 8814 Goshawk Road - Approval of deck change by ASC on February 17th.
b) Allison, SH, Lot 11 - 5467 Tananger Lane - The committee reviewed and approved the roofing addition over the patio area. It was noted that this change is within the setbacks and footprint of the house.
c) City of Blaine, Michael Jones and Paul Greenough – Michael Jones and Paul Greenough met with the ASC members and staff updating them on the current 2014 projects.  Both Michael and Paul reiterated the importance of input from the residents during the times public hearings are scheduled for the different projects that involve Semiahmoo. Michael said he would have two boards made so that the Semiahmoo Resort Association Community members could see the updated information on the zoned areas within Semiahmoo.   

8) Unfinished Business -
a) Guimond, SH, Lot 39 8632 Blue Grouse Way – Mr. Guimond spoke to the ASC and discussed the timeline before the removal of the shrubs and trees in his lot. The shrubs and trees were removed in the fall of 2013. An ASC member, who is a master gardener, will look at the lot and recommend which trees and/or shrubs should be replaced on the lot. This issue is tabled until the next ASC meeting.
b) Carnoustie - CC&R’s changes – The ASC forwarded the revised Carnoustie CC&R’s to the Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Board of Directors. From the minutes of the SRA meeting of February 21st:

 “b)  Carnoustie - First Amendment to Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions

 Board members found the document acceptable; yet determined final approval will be deferred until the ASC has had an opportunity to review the plat.”

The plat is being submitted to the City of Blaine. The committee will be notified as soon as it has been approved and recorded.
c) Undeveloped Lots - Staff noted that additional lots have been brushed out and cleaned up throughout the neighborhoods. The ASC Administrator is checking each neighborhood to see which lot owners require a second letter, referencing the undeveloped lot letter of August 31, 2013, and that the SRA has the option of cleaning up the owner’s lot at owner expense.
d) Proposed Supplement Residential Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Design Standards – This issue is tabled until the March 27th meeting.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report – None

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

February 13, 2014

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

Absent: Rick Ionita 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:Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison - 8:33 to 10:00 a.m.

1) Approval of the January 23, 2014 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 Brides have completed their landscaping and have requested a final inspection. The Gaasch/Fridell home is now in the process of being roofed. Hayden project is working on the interior. Delaney remodel of deck is still in process.

6) Inspections -
a) Bride, SAG I, Lot 31 - 8976 Snowy Owl Lane - Final inspection scheduled for February 17th
b) Metz, SH, Lot 32 - 8606 Blue Grouse Way - Tree inspection scheduled for February 17th
c) Vandenberg, SH, Lot 33 - 8608 Blue Grouse Way - Tree inspection scheduled for February 17th
d) Allison, SH, Lot 11 - 5467 Tananger Lane - Tree inspection scheduled for February 17th
e) Babcock, SH, Lot 29 - 8986 Merganser Court - Tree inspection scheduled for February 17th
f) Reynolds, SAG IV-A, Lot 72 - 5388 Quail Run - Tree inspection scheduled for February 17th

7) New Business -
a)  SRA/ASC meeting on February 7th - Semiahmoo Standards - The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) reviewed the draft items written (by two ASC members and one Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Board of Director member) after the SRA/ASC meeting on February 7th.To present one comprehensive document the parties writing the three different portions will work together to bring the document to the ASC meeting on March 27th. The draft items brought to the committee at the February 13th ASC meeting will be forwarded to the SRA Board of Directors for review at their meeting on February 21st. Any input from the SRA Board will be forwarded to the parties completing the ‘one’ document. The comprehensive draft document will be presented to the ASC at the meeting on March 27th and forwarded to the SRA for their meeting on April 18th.

8) Unfinished Business
a) Guimond, SH, Lot 39 8632 Blue Grouse Way – The owner will be invited to attend the ASC meeting on March 13th to discuss the circumstances on the removal of trees on his property.
b) Carnoustie - CC&R’s changes – The committee reviewed and accepted the first amendment to the Carnousite CC&R’s subject to the revised plat approval by the City of Blaine. The first amendment will be forwarded to the SRA for approval at their meeting on February 21st.
c) Undeveloped Lots - This item has been tabled until the meeting on March 13th.

9) ASC Administrator’s Report
a) The ASC meeting on February 27th has been cancelled as the committee will not have a quorum. The ASC Administrator will contact available committee members for any emergency inspections prior to the next meeting.

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 10:00 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. 

January 23, 2014

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

Absent:None

Call to Order: Debbie Smith, Executive Director and 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 8:31 to 11:05 a.m.

Guest Attendees: Bryan Johnson, SRA Liaison – 8:31 to 11:14 a.m.

1) Approval of the January 9, 2014 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
– Bride completing landscaping

6) Inspection
a) Hepple, SAG III, Lot 4 5512 Canvasback – On January 13th the Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) inspected one tree in the front of the owners home and approved removal.
b) Pedersen, SAG IV-C, Lot 4 – 8778 Wood Duck Way – The committee reviewed the photo of the rotted tree in the front of the lot on January 13th and approved removal.

7) New Business
a) Kent, DC, Lot 119111 Pintail Loop – The committee approved the use of the Boral Clay Tile Monterey Shake 600 to replace the Monier tiles which are failing. The color will be Gold River Blend.

8) Unfinished Business
a) Guimond, SH, Lot 39 8632 Blue Grouse Way A letter was sent to the owner regarding the discussion on the trees removed from their lot. Staff is awaiting a response to the letter.
b) Stonehaven – The ASC Administrator contacted the State of Washington regarding the dissolution of the Stonehaven Homeowners Association (HOA). The dissolution was done by the State of Washington as an administrative action in January 2008. The Stonehaven HOA did not turn in the appropriate paperwork and fee to the State of Washington for the year 2007 to keep the Stonehaven HOA active. The HOA did send a note to the State of Washington stating they did not collect dues nor have a board of directors for this HOA.
c) Semiahmoo Resort Hotel – The committee reviewed and approved all the changes for the outside of the hotel. There will be a new revolving door at the entrance to the hotel. It was noted that the Porte Cochere paving option 2 was preferred by the hotel. The asphalt will be Dark Grey (8084) colored concrete and the band will be Pewter (860) mixed with oyster shells and beach glass. The changes to the outside by Packers and Pierside were reviewed noting that the stairway to the beach has not been approved by the City of Blaine as they need further information.
d) City of Blaine – The committee reviewed the Resort Semiahmoo Master Plan changes sent to the ASC from the City of Blaine Planning Department. Several committee members, the SRA Liaison to the ASC and the ASC Administrator will attend the Planning Commission meeting on January 23rd.
e) Carnoustie – The committee reviewed proposed changes to the Carnoustie CC&R’s. The committee was in agreement in concept with the changes, but recommended the wording clarify the locations of the proposed reduction in setbacks. The committee would also like to see the updated plat that will be submitted with the revised CC&R’s to the City of Blaine for approval. Item tabled until the meeting on February 13th.
f) SRA January 17, 2014 Meeting Minutes – The committee reviewed the SRA meeting minutes of January 17th and discussed the information regarding the different projects brought to the SRA’s attention by Michael Jones, COB Planner and Paul Greenough, COB Councilman. The ASC will ask the SRA Board to attend a ‘brain storming’ meeting to discuss the information that Michael and Paul brought to the SRA. The ASC Administrator, ASC           Compliance/Construction/Consultant and SRA Executive Director will meet with Michael Jones and Alex Wenger prior to the SRA/ASC meeting on February 7th.
g) Undeveloped Lots – The committee discussed the lots which had been brushed out and the remaining lots that need attention. The ASC Administrator will continue to contact owners on lots which still need to be cleaned up.

9) ASC Administrator’s Report – None

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 11:14 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

January 9, 2014

Confirmation of Quorum: Del Hodgins, Ken Johns, John Hamilton and Rick Ionita (8:47 a.m. to 9:26 a.m.)

Absent: Wally Greenough

Call to Order: Debbie Smith, Executive Director and Meeting Chair called the meeting to order at 8:34 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 9:26 a.m.

1)  Approval of the December 19, 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 Delaney patio enhancement is scheduled to begin on January 9th. The contractors are working on the siding and interior of the Hayden home. The Bride home is completed except for the landscaping. The completion date given for the Bride home is March 4, 2014.

6)  Inspections
a)  Young, DH I, Lot 355496 Night Heron – The Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) inspected the tree on the hillside below the home and approved removal on December 19th. It was noted that the tree will be replaced with a dwarf tree and flowering shrubs. The committee suggested that the stump be left in place to provide hillside stability.
b)  Hepple, SAG III, Lot 4 5512 Canvasback – A tree inspection is scheduled for January 13th.

7)  New Business – None

8)  Unfinished Business
a)  Hastings, BR I, Lot 509175 Great Blue Heron Lane – The committee approved the change in the backyard landscaping. It was noted that this area of the property is not seen by any neighbors. A copy of the Garden Consultants report will be sent to the owner.
b)  Guimond, SH, Lot 398632 Blue Grouse Way – The owner contacted the ASC Administrator by e-mail regarding the trees removed from his property. The committee noted that the tree removal was done by Kendall Tree Service and additional trees were removed at the request of the neighbor. The owners are planning on building on this lot. Staff will request a timeline for a possible house submission. The committee leaves open the option of pursuing the illegal removal of trees, not approved by the ASC, at a future time if a building submission is not brought to the ASC with a reasonable timeframe.
c)  SH – Update on dissolution of Stonehaven HOA. Staff will seek written information from the State of Washington on the Stonehaven Homeowners Association and the dissolution of the HOA. This information will be brought to the Semiahmoo Resort Association (SRA) Board of Directors as an agenda item at the February SRA meeting.
d)  Hayden, SAG II, Lot 338815 Osprey Road – The ASC approved an extension until April 1st for completing the home remodel.
e)  Gaasch/Fridell, DH I, Lot 105428 Night Heron Drive – The committee approved the change in the windows as shown on the house plans.

9)  ASC Administrator’s Report
a)  New ASC Member – Rick Ionita was welcomed as the newest ASC member appointed by the SRA Board of Directors in December 2013.

Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 9:26 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.