Please join us in Cascade Park on July 12, 2008 for the Wilderness Rim Association Annual Meeting.Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. Refreshments will be served. Your participation is encouraged and your vote can make a difference. If you can’t join us at the meeting, please fill out your proxy vote and return it to the WRA office by June 30, 2008.

Annual Assessment
This year we are asking you to vote to increase the annual assessment from $60.00 a year to $80.00 a year. The assessment was $50.00 from 1987 to 2005 at which time it was increased to $60.00 a year. As you all know from having to live within your own budgets, everything costs more these days. Due to inflation and increased costs, we have no choice but to ask for this increase in order to maintain the services provided for the park and for the day to day expenses of the association. We wouldn’t ask for this increase if it wasn’t absolutely necessary.

Refund on park clean up assessment B
In March, homeowners received a refund from WRA Special Park assessment B because the bids for clean up came in much lower than anticipated. The money was earmarked specifically for storm damage clean up and the excess amount was returned to homeowners when the project was completed.

Security Patrol Special Assessment
Once again, one of the issues on this year’s Annual Meeting ballot is a special assessment for the sole purpose of hiring security personnel to patrol Wilderness Rim. The cost of the special assessment for the patrol will be $27.50. We will have a representative from the King County Sheriff’s Dept available at the Annual Meeting to answer your questions.

People Running for the Board of Trustees
Blanca Anderson: My husband and I have lived in the Rim for 4 years and I have served on the board for almost all of those four years. I am currently serving as Treasurer and would like to continue to be a part of the WRA board. I want to be on the board to continue working for the betterment of the community and helping to insure that the Rim remains an enjoyable place to live.

Andrea Nelson: My husband and I have lived in the Rim since 1998. I served on the WRA Board of Trustees’ from 1999 to 2004. During my tenure I served as Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary, and was active on all the committees. I would like an opportunity to serve again. I am currently serving as a member of many of the WRA committees and I enjoy being involved in the homeowners association.

Chad Villegas: My wife and I have lived in the Rim for 2 years and I am currently serving as the ARC chairperson. I want to insure that Wilderness Rim continues to be an enjoyable and comfortable place to live and I would like to serve as a member of the board.

Brian Mogridge: No statement submitted