Thompson Creek Homeowner’s Association Annual Meeting
April 18, 2017
Trinity United Methodist Church
2016 ongoing projects
- South pond landscaping project – this is continuation and improvement to what was done in 2016. Much of what was done in 2016 has washed out due to hard rains. Campbell’s will be starting the landscaping project any day now.
- Additional street lights were installed on Billings and Kentwell.
- Aerator in south pond – improve water quality, weed control and habitat life. Homeowners agreed this will be a good addition. Several homeowners commented that the aerator bubblers/motors are not loud enough to disturb nearby homeowners.
- Sidewalk repair along Thompson Creek, north and south ponds. This will occur after landscaping is done at the south pond.
Suggestions/concerns from homeowners:
- Concerns over Thompson Creek Blvd speed limit. We cannot do speed bumps because slope of street. Stop signs have been installed which appears to have helped somewhat on Kentwell and Thompson Creek Blvd.
- Could we add a 25 mph sign on Kentwell heading south and on Thompson Creek? Advised homeowner to go to Lincoln City Streets website and place a suggestion. This really isn’t a Homeowner Association responsibility; however if enough requests are received something could be implemented.
- Silt problem in north pond is a major concern for homeowners whose homes back to the trees and waterway. Silt problem is terrible in water way and north pond. Lots of garbage in water way; water is not flowing well through there. This has gotten much worse since the building of the LPS school. This is a GREAT concern for homeowners.
- Much of the downed trees and logs have to be carried out by hand. The board is in the process of getting bids to get the trees cleaned out. One bid has been close to $25,000.
- Can we reach out to LPS for silt drainage issue? A lot of silt was sent to pond from construction and hard rains.
- Big Thompson Creek culvert debris – could they put a screen on their culvert to prevent garbage? Kevin has reached out to BTC homeowner’s board – they were not overly receptive to assisting in clean up. Much of their budget goes to clean up and maintenance of the culvert area already. Trash build up in BTC culvert is starting to smell.
- Need to keep ponds as beautiful as we can. Could builders be on board in neighborhood to clean up ponds? Boy Scout troops- clean up area? Wysong does have a Boy Scout troop – would they be willing to pick up trash and debris in the commons area?
- We need to measure the pond depth. We will put this on agenda to measure depth as soon as possible. Barb Green (Jim Green) will volunteer to measure depth of pond again. Contact them and they are willing to assist.
- Reviewed budget documents. Accounting budget came under plan for 2016.
- No objections to the budget.
Landscape and Mowing
- Lincoln Landscaping has been hired to maintain landscaped areas only for spring cleanup. This will be Loma Circle island, Monarch Circle island, Thompson Creek park rock sign, landscaping maintenance at the park. They do not do mowing. We will need to determine if we need monthly maintenance – this may need to happen for all of the above areas – as well as new south pond landscaping.
- No spring cleanup day will occur. Not doing roll offs at this time.
- Weed control? Who is doing mowing? Park and commons areas need sprayed for weeds. Need to contact Jake Kessler to get park mowed.
- Very hard to get someone to do both landscaping maintenance and mowing.
- Bids for mowing? Yard Smart – they do mowing and fertilizing. Call for bid.
- Campbell’s will be doing our south pond landscaping. One homeowner mentioned they’d like it to look like the new pond that Campbell’s just completed along 62nd & Pine Lake.
- Rubber mats underneath playground equipment at park. $10,000 to put in rubber mats. Homeowners voted no’ this was not a necessity and too much to spend. Leave the park mulched. The mats would be very difficult to keep clean with all the leaves and branches.
- Rubber mat under slides? Could we get rubber mats replaced under the slides?
- Could we get another set of swings at park? General consensus was that yes, this would be useful. Tire swing? Something that spins?
- Garbage can in south pond area? Could we have a garbage company do it for us? Ryan has a contact for new trash company to get a bid.
- Park trash needs changed out every 2 weeks now. Keep one garbage bin at park and one at south pond.
- Reminder to all not to put out trash containers on windy evenings. Trash gets scattered all over the neighborhood.
- Utility tap – aerator for north pond. Need electricity first.
- Sam can get that installed for us. Aerator is a good idea. Just need to address silt problem first.
- Park —- bikes are getting parked on the sidewalk at the park. It could be hazardous to have bikes lying around here. We do have a bike rack. Can we move it?
- Sidewalks- general property owners. 2” dip needs repaired. The City may help pay for sidewalk repair.
- Reminder to pick up dog waste.
- Access to ponds? Some homeowners on the north pond are seeing trash, kids being loud, etc. Access to the water areas is public. We do not have ability to police the ponds. Suggestion- a sign down by the ponds that states ‘ For Thompson Creek homeowners only’?
- Bag worms on street trees and bushes– watch for them in the area. Pick them off and destroy them.
- Ash borer beetle. How many Ash trees in our commons area? Has anyone identified how many are in our commons area? This can be a topic for the future. We’ve been advised to hold off for now.
- Trees on Thompson Creek Blvd (along north and south side of the pond, along the sidewalks). We will have Campbell’s look at those to replace what is needed. Quite a few of those trees need replaced. Homeowners would like consistency with trees. They would like more street trees on Thompson Creek Blvd. Fill it in. We need to replace some trees and add additional trees.
- Blanchard Blvd median – that Blvd is under contract with a mowing company. This area belongs to Village Meadows, not Thompson Creek Homeowner’s Assoc.
- Pine Lake construction – not starting until spring 2018. Fire station going nearby on Pine Lake Rd.
- June 2, 3rd. Neighborhood garage sales.
- Neighborhood Community Event – May 19th 6-8:00.
Retiring 2017 members
Jodi Kruse, Bruce Stephens
Carol – 1st nomination for new members
Amy – 2nd nomination for new members
2017/2018 board members
Kevin Abel – President
Ryan Hamilton – Vice President
Tara Johnson – Secretary