On the 4th of July the HOA provided a barbeque of burgers and hot dogs, and a neighbor was kind enough to also bring a batch of pulled pork. More than 30 residents came to enjoy the beach and each other's company along with the barbeque. It was a pleasure to see people having fun, and getting a chance to chat. The Board of Directors wants to thank the members for their support and community spirit.
In the evening, it was wonderful to see a large number of residents come to the docks to fire off their fireworks to celebrate our great country's independence. While we are imperfect as all human endeavors are, we as a country have strived to be as perfect as possible since our inception. Despite our imperfections, we are lucky to live in the most free and open country on earth.
For those who came to the docks to fire off your fireworks, it is really appreciated. It is much safer to fire the fireworks over the water instead of in the heavily wooded areas of PLBC, and as a bonus, other people can enjoy your fireworks as you enjoy theirs! We have seen no reports of fires and injuries from this years celebration, and given the Covid 19 situation we are sure that everyone was well past due for a celebration.
A big call out to Kim Hunsaker and her friends who went to the dock areas early on the 5th and cleaned up the fireworks debris. We are lucky to have community members who volunteer and take pride in making the community a safe, clean and fun place to live and raise our families!
In October of 2019 the members of Palmer Lake Beach Club (PLBC) made Bylaw changes to clarify and strengthen the PLBC policies and rules regarding property upkeep and construction approval. These changes included a process of notification, fines and appeals. On May 30, 2020, the membership approved the first policy document, which is effective June 1, 2020. Please take the time to review this policy document, which is found in the HOA section of this website.
Just as a reminder, the annual dues billing has been sent out, and all dues were due on July 1, for FY 2020-2021. If your dues are paid after July 30th, the membership's rules require us to charge a late fee equal to the dues amount. Please pay on time, and please note the membership does not allow us to waive late fees. Even if you do not receive an invoice, you are still obligated to pay the dues ($150 per year), and you can pay your dues without an invoice, by sending a check or money order to PLBC (ensure it has your property address or PLBC account number on the check). Please pay on time. You can mail payment to our mailing address (check or money order, no cash or in-person payments can be accepted).
As we move forward with the lake overflow drainage project, we are also soliciting member participation in a Community Development Committee (CDC). The CDC needs your help to make recommendations on how to improve the community. For example, building a nice play area with play equipment on South Beach after the drainage project is completed is one idea that has been floated. In order for the Board to take proposals to the membership, we need to hear the voice of the community, and the first step is to use the CDC. We need your participation and voice. If you want to join the CDC, please send an email to PLBC with the subject line "CDC", and you will be added. To be on the CDC, you need to be an owner in good standing.
The locks on the bathrooms at both ends of the lake are push-button code locks. The codes are changed regularly, and the new codes are emailed to all members who have registered their email. This reduces unauthorized access problems. Please click on the "register your email" tab at the top to complete the form and register your email.
As your HOA continues it's collection actions on past due accounts, effective 10-24-2019 the cost of Liens applied to past due accounts will increase from $185 to $244.50, reflecting the increase in filing costs by Pierce County, as well as HOA bookkeeping costs. In the coming weeks, all accounts which are past due $600.00 or more will have liens recorded on their deeds, consistent with historical collection policy.
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