September 23, 2019

The meeting was brought to order at 7:10 by Jeff Miller.

The minutes of the last Board meeting on August 19, 2019, were included as an attachment to the email reminder for tonight’s meeting.   After a correction was made to the spelling of Mike Werner’s name, a motion to approve the previous minutes was made and accepted.

Motion
Proposed by:     John Tomlinson
Seconded by:     Make WernerMotion made:   To accept the minutes of August 19, 2019 Board meeting, as corrected.
Approved:          Yes, unanimous

Treasurers Report:  After receiving delinquent dues from two homeowners and paying $3.06 for postage on Picnic/general membership meeting reminders, Janet reported a balance of $27,208.65 in the FAHA checking account.

The Documents Committee met on Sunday, September 22 to discuss ongoing revisions to the Association Agreement.  Jeff Miller had sent out a preliminary draft to several homeowners, including Dodson, Hernke, Littlefield, Eversole, Cullman, Leyde, Kellogg, and Cameron  in order to solicit feedback.  The majority of them had favorable comments.  In addition, several of them would be willing to contribute to the contingency financing, if it becomes necessary.

Motion
Proposed by:     Andy Karmy
Seconded by:     Mark Owen
Motion made:   To make a preliminary draft available for all homeowners at the upcoming picnic on September 29, 2019.
Approved:          Unanimous

Annual Homeowners Meeting and Picnic.  The original date set for October 6th did not work for Eric Eversole, so September 29th was selected.  Janet Gundlach and Tammy Nason could use help in preparation.

Surface Water Management.  Jeff Miller will be organizing a committee to start a communication with King County, including King County Council #7, Pete Von Reichbauer, Gordy Gibler (Fall City Airport HOA), King County Council #3, Cathy Lambert, and WPA.  Rex MacLean volunteered to help on the committee.

Association Agreement:  John Tomlinson displayed a Power Point to the Board which he intends to present to the Homeowners at the Picnic.  Mike Werner passed out his suggestion that an additional Membership classification be added to the agreement:

2.5  Associate Membership.  Any person who holds an ancillary interest in the airport remaining viable in the future are eligible for Associate Membership.  Associate members have no voting rights, but would be eligible for member discounts on hangar or tie down-down rental fees, fuel discounts and airport operation fees.  Associate membership would require a one-time initiation fee of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), transferrable to a succeeding associate member.  One tie-down or hangar rental would be allowed per associate membership.

After discussing the proposal at length, the Board decided not to add the Associate Membership at this time, wanting to keep the Association Agreement simple.  The general consensus of the Board was that the complexity of the proposal can be brought up further at a later and more appropriate time.

Motion
Proposed by:     Robbi Broussard
Seconded by:     Mark Owen
Motion made:   To adjourn at 8:55
Approved:          Yes

Respectfully submitted,
Robbi Broussard


10 in attendance at Broussard’s Home

Board Members present:
Jeff Miller (2012), President                        Telephone 253-639-1915
John Tomlinson (2013), VP
Robbi Broussard (2012), Secretary
Janet Gundlach (even year), Treasurer
Andy Karmy (2017)
Mike Werner (2018)
Rex MacLean (2018)
Mark Owen (2017)

Board Members absent:
Keith Hendrickson (2017)

Guests:
Dick Broussard
Lynne Gregg

August 19, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

The meeting was brought to order at 7:15 by Jeff Miller.

The minutes of the last Board meeting on June 4, 2019, were included as an attachment to the email reminder for tonight’s meeting.   A motion to approve the previous minutes was made and accepted.

Motion
Proposed by:     Rex MacLean
Seconded by:     John Tomlinson
Motion made:   To accept the minutes of June 4, 2019 Board meeting.
Approved:          Yes, unanimous

Treasurers Report:  Jeff reported in Janet’s absence.  There are no changes to report from previous board meeting.

Jeff also reported that Rikki is unhappy with golf carts on airport property after 5:00 pm. JT indicated that he did not believe golf carts were driven by members of FAHA.

Normandy Aircraft Picnic: The June picnic, financed and arranged by Normandy Aircraft, was well attended with excellent weather, and considered a success by all participating.  Thanks to all the volunteers that helped with tables and chairs. And thanks to all the homeowners and outside guests that brought airplanes to the ramp for display.

The Association Agreement:  The primary meeting agenda was to review and edit the Association Agreement draft.  The following changes were made by the board:

Preamble.  Board members expressed a preference of having a cover letter included with the Association Agreement; this, instead of inclusion in the body of the Association Agreement text. The preamble sets out the desire, purpose, and expectation of the airport purchase as a community.

Some suggested that an appraisal would help give some reality to the figures in the document.  Also suggested the date 1.1.2025 be changed to 12.31.2025.

5.1.2.  Board members prefer the term “Contingency” over “Backstop” Financing.  We need to include verbiage to say what will trigger “contingent” financing. “ In the event that the number of participants will not generate sufficient funds to make the xxxxxxx outlined in 5.1.1, then a contingency….”

5.3.  Discussion of Special Assessment and what it would include. Further discussion and refinement required.

5.6.5.  The Board voted the entire “Opt Out” section be deleted.

5.6.6.  The Board unanimously agreed that there should be no “Initiation Fee” to ownership transfer to Opt-In homeowners. Section 5.6.6 of the presented draft was deleted.

5.1.  Considered redundant. Deleted.

Motion
Proposed by:     John Tomlinson
Seconded by:     Andy Karmy
Motion made:   To set October 6, 2019 for Annual Picnic (if okay with Eric Eversole)
Approved:          Unanimous

Next Board meeting:  Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:00.

Motion
Proposed by:     Andy Karmy
Seconded by:     Mike Warner
Motion made:   To adjourn at 9:30
Approved:          Yes

Respectfully submitted,
Robbi Broussard


7 in attendance at Broussard’s Home

Board Members present:
Jeff Miller (2012), President                        Telephone 253-639-1915
John Tomlinson (2013), VP
Robbi Broussard (2012), Secretary
Andy Karmy (2017)
Mike Warner (2018)
Rex MacLean (2018)

Board Members absent:
Janet Gundlach (even year), Treasurer
Mark Owen (2017)
Keith Hendrickson (2017)

Guests:
Leone Tomlinson

 

June 4, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

The meeting was brought to order at 7:08 by Jeff Miller.

The minutes of the last Board meeting on April 29, 2019, were included as an attachment to the email reminder for tonight’s meeting.  Regarding the information on Surface Water Management, Rex MacLean corrected that “return call” should read “return response”.  A motion to approve the previous minutes was made and accepted.

Motion

Proposed by:      John Tomlinson
Seconded by:     Mike Warner
Motion made:    To accept the minutes of April 29, 2019 Board meeting, as corrected.
Approved:           Yes, unanimous

Treasurers Report:  Janet reported a balance of $27,123.55, having just received three more checks for homeowner dues.

Surface Water Management:  Jeff Miller has been in contact with the management at the Auburn Airport concerning their SWM fees, and in addition has been in contact with home owner president, Gordon Gibler of the Fall City Airport.  Auburn airport was determined to not have any Surface Water Management fees. Even though located in King County, as a municipal airport they do not have this category of fees. The Fall City Airport has experienced a similar extreme increase in Surface Water Management fees. Gordon Gibler has been in contact with the county bureaucrats that adjudicate these fees and was told SWM fees will be increasing by 20% in the next two years.  Gordon is also attempting meetings with the County Commissioners and will include us in any meetings.

Documents Committee: The latest revisions of the Association Agreement was included in the meeting reminder.  Having met the week previous, the committee had two main concerns in the latest Ledger Square documents:

  1. How to handle properties that are not included in the Homeowners Association, i.e. Norm’s property.
  2. When the airport comes up for sale, how to proceed.

The Board agreed annual special assessments in excess of$10,000 will require 60% homeowner approval.  The Board also felt that putting the dollar amount on a “per lot owner” would make it easier for homeowners to accept.

John Tomlinson originated a “max” purchase price schedule to use when presenting the commitment letters:  The County Appraised Value plus 10%, then divided by 80 (the projected number of committed homeowners), then increased to the nearest $5,000.  Since the appraised value will certainly increase each year, he also showed the future commitment price through the year 2025, using a 3% inflation rate.

Year Commitment
2020 $35,000.00
2021 $36,050.00
2022 $37,132.00
2923 $38,246.00
2024 $39,393.00
2025 $40,575.00

 

How will FAHA handle late-comers?  The Board would like all residents to be included in the airport purchase.  Any additional fees beyond the equal share price of ownership for late buy-in homes will be up to the Board sitting at that time.

How to handle Non-Participants who access the airport?  Again, this is something that a future Board will have to determine, however, it was suggested that a $100 landing fees could be issued.  It was suggested to add to the documents:  “Airport operations by non-participants will be managed by the Board”.

Normandy Aircraft Picnic:  John needs help moving tables for the picnic at the office this Saturday, June 8th.  Several board members volunteered.

Sale of Property Pending:  A former resident of Crest Airport (Chad and Julie Jordeson) have put an offer on the vacant lot on 301st.  There are issues with septic viability.

Motion

Proposed by:      John Tomlinson
Seconded by:     Keith Hendrickson
Motion made:    To adjourn
Approved by:     Yes, unanimous

Respectfully submitted,
Robbi Broussard


11 in attendance at Broussard’s Home

Board Members present:
Jeff Miller (2012), President         Telephone 253-639-1915
John Tomlinson (2013), VP
Janet Gundlach (even year), Treasurer
Robbi Broussard (2012), Secretary
Andy Karmy (2017)
Mark Owen (2017)
Mike Warner (2018)
Rex MacLean (2018)
Keith Hendrickson (2017)

Guests:
Dick Broussard
Leone Tomlinson

April 29, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

The meeting was brought to order by Jeff Miller with a welcome to our guests.

The minutes of the last Board meeting, March 18, 2019, were included as an attachment to the email reminder for tonight’s meeting.  A motion to approve the previous minutes was made and accepted.

Motion
Proposed by:      Mike Warner
Seconded by:     John Tomlinson
Motion made:    To accept the minutes of March 18, 2019 Board meeting.
Approved:           Yes, unanimous

Treasurers Report:  Janet reported that there is a balance of $27,756.15 in the account.  She also reported on the status of the annual assessments for the Airport:  seven homeowners were late paying, but with her prodding, managed to get paid.  In total, there are 111 lots that have paid the assessment.  Janet still has not been able to ascertain what the $1000 charge was for, and has asked Jeff to see if he can find out.

Update on Ledger Square Law Group:  The Documents Committee finally received documents from LSLG on Friday evening.  John Tomlinson has created a summary of the document and will be emailing both of these to all Board members for review and comment.  The committee feels the document is 90-95% complete, with 95% confidence.  John feels that the biggest issue is the trigger:  How do we decide when we proceed with the purchase (not included in this offering).  John plans to make a table laying out various scenarios in purchase price.  LSLG indicates that a Prospectus is necessary.  The plan is to review the offering, make any necessary changes after input from the board, meet again in June, and hopefully, present it at the next general membership meeting in the fall.

Normandy Aircraft Picnic:  John has spoken to Logan and offered tables.  Janet has 2 canopies that will also be offered.  EAA is donating ice cream and WPA has advertised the event on its calendar.

Surface Water Management:  Rex contacted them 4 weeks ago and was promised a return call within 2 days, but still has had no response.  A discussion ensued about forming a community relations committee.  All agreed that building relations with the WPA would be beneficial.

Motion
Proposed by:      John Tomlinson
Seconded by:     Andy Karmy
Motion made:    To adjourn
Approved by:     Yes

Respectfully submitted,
Robbi Broussard


FAHA Board Meeting                                                  April 29, 2019
12 in attendance at Broussard’s Home

Board Members present:
Jeff Miller (2012), President                        Telephone 253-639-1915
John Tomlinson (2013), VP
Janet Gundlach (even year), Treasurer
Robbi Broussard (2012), Secretary
Andy Karmy (2017)
Mark Owen (2017)
Mike Warner (2018)
Rex MacLean (2018)

Guests:
Dick Broussard
Teresa White
Leone Tomlinson
Lynne Gregg

 

March 18, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

The meeting was brought to order at 7:13 by Jeff Miller with a welcome to our guests.

The meeting was interrupted by general discussion regarding the injury accident that occurred just hours prior on Covington Way near the Costco, involving a School Bus and small red car.  Several board members were impacted by the rerouted traffic.

Keith Hendrickson reported on an incident last night involving 6 adults and 6-8 youths driving golf balls down the runway near the office and climbing on an Amphibious airplane. They were all from off-airport.  Keith called the police, but they did not arrive until after the group left the scene. No further action was taken.

A few homeowners have complained that a non-homeowner has been walking dogs through their yards to get to access the runway walking path.  Although he has been told that the proper entrance to the walk is through the fence at the north end, he has ignored the advice, and still goes through homeowner yards.

The minutes of the last Board meeting, November 19, 2018, were included as an attachment to the email reminder for tonight’s meeting. A motion to approve the previous minutes was made and accepted.

Motion
Proposed by:     Andy Karmy
Seconded by:     Janet Gundlach
Motion made:   To accept the minutes of November 19, 2018 Board meeting.
Approved:          Yes, unanimous

On February 2, 2019 the following motion was presented by email to all of the board members:

Motion
Proposed by:     John Tomlinson
Seconded by:     Robbi Broussard
Motion made:   Assess a special assessment of $100 with the objective of maintaining at least $20,000 in the general fund.
Approved:          No, unanimous

The general consensus after the “No” vote was that the current level of the general fund would be adequate to carry us through this year. An addition of an assessment will likely be necessary for next year if there is still a desire to maintain a minimum balance of $20,000 in the general fund.

Treasurer’s Report:  Janet reported that so far in 2019 she has paid $77 to the Post Office, $275 to the CPA, $6.52 to Office Depot, $50 to Ledger Square, and received dues amounting to $4,220, leaving a balance of $27,118.15.

On February 22, 2019 John, Jeff, and Andy met with Ledger Square Law for a review and update of the Association Agreement draft. The committee feels that the document is now close to being presentable.  An additional task identified to the committee was the need to prepare a Prospectus prior to presenting airport purchase terms to participating members.  The prospectus will highlight expectations and risks for the purchase of the airport by our members.  The prospectus will be prepared by a different lawyer or group, and Ledger Square Law has given a recommendation.  The Attorneys at Ledger Square Law have also recommended an appraiser for us.  The thought is that a pre-appraisal estimate could be helpful in membership confidence in committing to the Association Agreement.  Also stated:  Early momentum is the key!

The State recently had a WSDOT review of airports and it shows that Norm Grier Field is in sad shape.  So much deferred maintenance could reduce the value of the airport.  There is an interest with some members of the board to create a pre-appraisal cost estimation that would include deferred maintenance in a valuation estimate.

The King County Surface Water Management recently assessed the airport with a huge jump, from $4,800 the last two years to $28,000+ this year.  Rikki Birge notified Jeff that she was delaying the annual Homeowner Airport Assessment until she has had a chance to challenge the increase.  John researched the figures and concluded they are correct based on the King County formula for setting fees. This is an unresolved issue at this time awaiting further information from Rikki Birge.

On June 8th, Normandy Aircraft (Logan Shelton) is planning to once again host a fly-in BBQ at the airport.  Last year, Logan said 250 guests participated in the event.  John has suggested (and the Board concurs) that it would be good to participate through loaning tables and chairs, coordinating parking of aircraft, and other small duties. The local EAA has already committed to providing the ice cream.  The Washington Pilots Association has put this event on their Fly-for-Fun calendar (https://wpaflys.org/fly-for-fun/) to advertise the time and location. Any participation by the FAHA board members will be as volunteers. There will be no money spent or allocated from the FAHA general funds.

John wanted to correct terminology that has been previously used: “First right of refusal” does not properly characterize our legal agreement to purchase the airport. We have a “Purchase and Sale Agreement” (per the settlement) with two contingencies. FAHA can 1) elect not to proceed with the purchase when presented by Crest Airpark; and 2) abandon the purchase if the appraised price is not acceptable.

General discussion was begun regarding a “failure to perform clause”.  When we start to have homeowners commit to the airport purchase, we need to have a clear statement that escrow fees collected will be returned if for any reason the airport purchase is unsuccessful. Also, in the event of an unsuccessful airport purchase we need to include verbiage that allows FAHA to continue to represent the homeowners regarding the airport property into the future.

The Sequim Airport is for sale although it is not a good comparison. The price is $4,250,000 for 35 acres and all the improvements on it. It was noted that it has not sold and has been on the market for some time now. Some of the key differences are:

  1. Very complex configuration: multiple parcels with confusing ownership
  2. The pavement, building and other facilities are in much better physical shape
  3. Has an airport overlay district with zoning to protect it
  4. 26 lots with legal access (Discovery Trails), $50,000 guarantees access

Motion
Proposed by:     Andy Karmy
Seconded by:     John Tomlinson
Motion made:   To adjourn
Approved by:     Yes

Respectfully submitted,

Robbi Broussard


13 in attendance at Broussard’s Home

Board Members present:
Jeff Miller (2012), President                        Telephone 253-639-1915
John Tomlinson (2013), VP
Janet Gundlach (even year), Treasurer
Robbi Broussard (2012), Secretary
Keith Hendrickson (2017)
Andy Karmy (2017)
Mark Owen (2017)
Mike Warner (2018)
Rex MacLean (2018)

Guests:
Dick Broussard
Teresa White
Leone Tomlinson
Lynn (Rex’s friend)

October 7, 2018 FAHA Annual Meeting and Picnic

The meeting was brought to order by Jeff Miller with a welcome to all neighbors who were in attendance.

Jeff brought the membership up to date with Board activities during the last year, specifically, the change for FAHA legal representation from HIP, Law Group to Ledger Square, whose attorneys, Jason Whalen and Shasta Kelly, have a better understanding of our particular needs as an airport homeowner organization. Although the Association agreement is still in the works, the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws are close to 80% complete.

Jeff announced changes in home ownership:

  • Grindstaff home has sold (Keith Reichow is the new owner and in attendance at the meeting)
  • Bob Johnson’s home is being prepped for sale
  • Rosemary Smith’s home has sold (new owners Loren and Michelle Kutz)
  • Jan Mitchell’s home (on 296th) is being prepped for sale

Jeff introduced the current board and announced that Doug Matuska and Keith Littlefield will be retiring. Rex MacLean and Mike Warner have agreed to serve on the board along with continuing board members, Jeff Miller, Janet Gundlach, and Robbi Broussard. Jeff invited additional nominations from the floor for the board. Having heard no additional nominations:

Motion
Proposed by:      Andrea Chay
Seconded by:     Eric Eversole
Motion made:    To Accept the slate for the FAHA Board: Rex MacLean, Mike Warner, Jeff Miller, Robbi Broussard, Janet Gundlach
Approved:           Yes

Treasurer’s report: The current balance is $27,186. The Board is happy to announce that it appears that no additional assessment will be necessary for the near future.

John Tomlinson gave an updated Power Point presentation showing the goals and objectives the FAHA Board is working on in anticipation of the airport purchase. Additionally, he demonstrated how to navigate through the new and improved Crest Homeowner Website.

Jeff then allowed Ken Kellogg (who had distributed letters to attendees prior to the meeting) the floor to read and discuss his alternate idea for airport access. He would like to suggest that we negotiate an easement with Rikki, believing that it would cost less than the purchase option. Discussion followed, siting pros and cons of both options. Overwhelmingly, owners feel that we already have the pathway to ownership. According to Mike Warner, attorneys always say: “Get it in writing!”, and we already have it in writing.

Jeff invited all homeowners to share their ideas, concerns, and questions to the Board. He reminded them that the Board meetings are open to anyone wishing to attend.

The meeting was adjourned to commence with the picnic!

Respectfully submitted,
Robbi Broussard


62 adults in Attendance representing 43 votes with numerous proxy votes available at Eversole’s Hangar

Board Members present:

Jeff Miller (2012), President         Telephone 253-639-1915
John Tomlinson (2013), VP
Robbi Broussard (2012), Secretary
Keith Hendrickson (2017)
Andy Karmy (2017)
Keith Littlefield (2012)
Doug Matuska (2012)
Mark Owen (2017)

September 24, 2018 Board Meeting

The meeting was brought to order at 7:08 by Jeff Miller.

Jeff welcomed visitors to tonight’s meeting: Rex MacLean, Mike Warner, Teresa White, and Debbie Karmy. Both Rex and Mike have expressed an interest in serving on the Board.

Motion
Proposed by: Doug Matuska
Seconded by: John Tomlinson
Motion made: To Approve July 16, 2018 minutes
Approved: Yes

Treasurer’s report by Janet Gundlach: Treasurer reports were emailed to all board members prior to tonight’s meeting. A D&O insurance bill will be due soon.

The meeting was brought to order at 7:08 by Jeff Miller.

Jeff welcomed visitors to tonight’s meeting: Rex MacLean, Mike Warner, Teresa White, and Debbie Karmy. Both Rex and Mike have expressed an interest in serving on the Board.

Motion
Proposed by:      Doug Matuska
Seconded by:     John Tomlinson
Motion made:    To Approve July 16, 2018 minutes
Approved:           Yes

Treasurer’s report by Janet Gundlach: Treasurer reports were emailed to all board members prior to tonight’s meeting. A D&O insurance bill will be due soon.

An update on Crest Airpark home sales:

  • Bob Johnson’s home is now occupied by Jannelle Noller and her husband Tom Noeller, They plan repairs and fix-up prior to sale.
  • Rosemary Smith’s home will soon undergo a major remodel. It was recently purchased by Loren Kutz (Alaska Airlines).
  • Jan Mitchell’s home is vacant at this time. Her son is getting it ready for sale.

The Document committee, consisting of Jeff Miller, John Tomlinson, Mark Owen, and Andy Karmy, met with Ledger Square Law on August 15. First draft of the Association Agreement was extensively reviewed and updated. The revised draft has just been made available from our law firm (Friday, 9/21/18). There remains a number of issues to address prior to review by the home owners. We consider ourselves 80% complete with documents at this time.

Our annual meeting and picnic will be held in the Eversole hangar on Sunday, October 7. The Start time has changed from 4:00 to 4:30 to support our Seahawks fans (game starts at 1:25 pm…GO HAWKS). Janet, who will be unavailable in her usual role has kindly set out a list of chores to be accomplished in advance of the picnic. Jeff will recruit and manage the “to-do list”. John will take charge of collecting and setting up tables and chairs.

John Tomlinson has prepared an updated Power Point presentation to be shown at the annual meeting. The full Board reviewed the presentation with suggestions for changes and additions. After a lively discussion, John said he would make the changes ready for the October 7th meeting.

The board discussed next-steps involving the general membership review of the Association Agreement and revised Bylaws. The pros and cons of additional taxiway meetings (taxiway A, B,…J.) versus a general membership meeting was discussed. Further consideration is necessary.

Motion
Proposed by:      Andy Karmy
Seconded by:     Mark Owen
Motion made:    To Adjourn the meeting
Approved:           Yes

The meeting was adjourned at 9:08 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Robbi Broussard


15 in Attendance at Broussard’s Home

Board Members present:
Jeff Miller (2012), President Telephone 253-639-1915
John Tomlinson (2013), VP
Robbi Broussard (2012), Secretary
Janet Gundlach (even year), Treasurer
Keith Hendrickson (2017)
Andy Karmy (2017)
Keith Littlefield (2012)
Doug Matuska (2012)
Mark Owen (2017)
Leone Tomlinson
Dick Broussard

Guests:
Debbie Karmy
Rex MacLean
Mike Warner
Teresa White

July 16, 2018 Board Meeting

The meeting was brought to order at 7:07 by Jeff Miller.

  • Motion
  • Proposed by:      Keith Hendrickson
  • Seconded by:     John Tomlinson
  • Motion made:    To Approve April 15, 2018 minutes
  • Approved:           Yes

A letter (see below for a copy) was received by many Crest homeowners from Frank and Debra Parsons (174th Ave SE) expressing their extreme frustrations regarding Earl Soushek. Earl owns the 17 acres accessible from 176th Ave. who has had questionable business practices. The board discussed the situation but has limited authority beyond raising awareness among members and directing complaints to the appropriate King County Authorities. The letter from the Parsons is included as an appendix to these Board Minutes.

Janet Gunlach gave the Treasurer’s report.

Three homes are soon to be renovated and put on the market. Now is a good time to talk up Crest as an aviation community and encourage pilots to move to our community:

1) Bob Johnson’s house; 29902 SE 176th Ave. SE

2) Rosemary Smith’s house; 17607 SE 297th Pl

3) Jan Mitchel’s house; 17614 296th ST.

Jeff Miller and the Documents Committee have received first drafts of documents from Ledger Square Law firm regarding airport purchase/operation. John Tomlinson reported that there were two documents in draft form:

  • Homeowners Association Agreement (tying individual property to airport ownership)
  • By-Laws (necessary update to accommodate airport ownership)

Line by line discussion of the Association Agreement followed to assist the Documents Committee in evaluating the first draft. Much boiler-plate verbiage was eliminated as it does not apply to our situation. One important proposal: A sufficient number of homeowner signatures on the Association Agreement should be required to trigger the agreement. Another session with the attorneys is expected soon. The Board expects to have 2nd draft documents ready for discussion with homeowners at the general meeting/picnic.

The picnic is scheduled for Sunday, October 7th. Eric Eversole has made his hangar available. John Tomlinson has agreed to preparing an updated power point presentation.

We plan to have elections at the annual meeting on October 7th. Doug Matuska has expressed his desire to retire from the Board.

A neighborhood Garage Sale is scheduled for July 28th.

Motion

  • Proposed by:      John Tomlinson
  • Seconded by:     Keith Hendrickson
  • Motion made:    To Adjourn the meeting
  • Approved:           Yes

Respectfully submitted,

Robbi Broussard


12 in Attendance at Broussard’s Home

Board Members present:

  • Jeff Miller (2012), President                        Telephone 253-639-1915
  • John Tomlinson (2013), VP
  • Robbi Broussard (2012), Secretary
  • Janet Gundlach  (even year), Treasurer
  • Keith Hendrickson (2017)
  • Andy Karmy (2017)
  • Molly Littlefield (2012)
  • Leone Tomlinson
  • Dick Broussard

Board Members absent:

  • Doug Matuska (2012)
  • Mark Owen (2017)

May 1, 2018

Dear Neighbors:

My husband and I have lived in the Crest Air Park area for 24 years. We live outside the homeowners association area but we want to make you aware of a problem we are ALL facing.

A man named Earl Soushek, at 29517 176th Ave SE, Parcel #0121059017, purchased this 17 acres of land back in 2006. He also owns a business named Crest Development LLC. The property is zoned as Residential. He has a permit with King County to build a house with attached garage and a 12,210 sq ft detached garage. Over these 12 years, he has barely started his house, and his detached garage is nothing more than a very large, unsightly, unfinished metal frame. He also has an accumulation of debris/building materials that have been laying around for years.   He seems to be using this land as a staging/storage area for his trucks and equipment. Why else would he want such a huge detached garage? He starts up his diesel trucks and heavy equipment in the early morning. He lets them idle awhile, pouring large clouds of diesel smoke into the air. The trucks come and go but the heavy equipment runs on the property all day long.

Mr. Soushek is causing great distress for those of us who border his property! My husband and I have planted trees to block the view of the mess but we hear all the noise from his trucks and other heavy equipment and smell the diesel smoke day after day after day. We can no longer use our own backyard, open our windows or plant a vegetable garden because of the noise and pollution. We run electric fans to help block the noise we still hear inside. He could be bringing down the property values for all of us by operating his business out of a zoned Residential area. We invite you to come to the cul-de-sac at the end of 174th Ave SE and see for yourself.

We have sent a letter of complaint to King County. If you would like to do the same, the address is: Code Enforcement – Department of Permitting & Environmental Review, 35030 SE Douglas St., Ste. 210, Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9266. You can also call 206-296-6680 during regular business hours. For instructions on what to include in a complaint visit the King County web site: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/permitting-environmental-review/ce/complaints.aspx                       Your complaint can be confidential but you must state that in your complaint.

Mr Soushek should not be operating or staging his business out of this property. This is a Residential neighborhood. We all have the right to live in peace and quiet. When one of our neighbors takes away our peace and quiet, we must work together to preserve our community. If anyone knows another way to get results from King County, please come forward with that information.

We also invite members of the Crest Flying Acres Homeowners Association to get involved. Many of your members are enduring the truck traffic and noise on 176th Ave SE.

Thank you for reading this plea and we hope it will cause many of you to contact King County to help us.

Sincerely,

Frank and Debra Parsons       cell # 206-718-2799  

 

April 15, 2018 Board Meeting

FAHA Board Meeting April 15, 2018

The meeting was called to order by Jeff Miller at 7:14.

Doug Matuska brought the two new windsocks that he had ordered for Rikki at Crest Airpark, displaying the new airport name. As the cost for the windsocks is being paid for by Board members, and not from FAHA dues, board members can reimburse Doug directly, at a suggested amount of $25 each. Doug plans to rent a “cherry picker” from Home Depot to install the windsocks.

Our guests from the last meeting, Neil and Marty Bryant, were encouraged by conversations during the January meeting. Jeff Miller spoke to their new neighbors, Keith and Susan, who had similar concerns about airport access. They told Jeff that they are likely to join the community, which is encouraging.

Kudos to Andy Karmy and John Tomlinson for their work on the website. A conversation with a realtor on the Lunde residence elicited comments of “brilliant”, “clean”, and “professional”.

Motion

  • Proposed by:      John Tomlinson
  • Seconded by:     Keith Hendrickson
  • Motion made:    To Approve January 15, 2018 minutes
  • Approved:           Yes

Janet Gundlach—Treasurer’s Report. As requested by John Tomlinson, Janet produced a report listing lot owners, lot description, and ….

Janet has sent out reminders to owners who have yet to send in their 2018 FAHA HOA dues (about 18).

Janet has also been watching for homeowners who may not have paid the Airpark dues. At least one homeowner was reported as unpaid by the Airpark, but had a cancelled check to prove otherwise.

For March: $1260 in income, no expense, leaving a balance of $36,292.40.

A $2984.83 billing for Ledger Square services will be paid in April.

Motion

  • Proposed by:      John Tomlinson
  • Seconded by:     Andy Karmy
  • Motion made:    To accept the Treasurer’s report
  • Approved:           Yes

Janet read a “History of Crest”, which she helped to write a couple decades ago. Andy Karmy will try to include it on the FAHA website.

John Tomlinson, Andy Karmy, and Jeff Miller met with attorneys from Ledger Square on March 23, 2018. One of the objectives of our board members was to familiarize the law group with who we are (homeowners) and what we want to do (own and operate the airport). A second objective was to have them provide a rough estimate of the cost. Our group was pleased that they came with examples of other airports and associations that showed they had knowledge of our situation. They also estimated around 40 hours of work, which eased John Tomlinson’s mind as something we could afford. They also suggested that they would like to offer a set bid as opposed to hourly billing. The group discussed voluntary vs. mandatory participation. This is not a traditional HOA; the LLC owns it, then the homeowners tie into it. Shasta (full-partner) has the structural mind and Jason listens to her opinion. John sent out a visual as to the anticipated structure.

John Tomlinson brought up the upcoming fly-in that Logan Shepherd of Normandy Aircraft is planning to host on June 2, 2018. John wondered if we should offer homeowner assistance: wheel BBQs, provide garbage cans, parking? According to the website/facebook page, 39 plan to attend and 216 are interested. This could impact FAHA residents, so an email will be sent out to homeowners to give them a heads-up.

Logan Shepherd, who rents the hangar owned by Norm Grier at the south end of the airport, worked on the rotating beacon. He has reported that he has had trouble with one homeowner. The board discussed the need to have the walking path markers more visible…perhaps with concrete poured around the monument.

Motion

  • Proposed by:      John Tomlinson
  • Seconded by:     Keith Hendrickson
  • Motion made:    To Adjourn the meeting
  • Approved:           Yes

Respectfully submitted,

Robbi Broussard

12 in Attendance at Broussard’s Home

Board Members present:

  • Jeff Miller (2012), President                        Telephone 253-639-1915
  • John Tomlinson (2013), VP
  • Robbi Broussard (2012), Secretary
  • Janet Gundlach  (even year), Treasurer
  • Doug Matuska (2012)
  • Keith Hendrickson (2017)
  • Andy Karmy (2017)
  • Drew Anderson (2015)
  • Leone Tomlinson
  • Dick Broussard
  • Debbie Karmy
  • Shawn Selander

Board Members absent:

  • Molly Littlefield (2012)