WRA Annual Meeting: July 9th, 2005

The Wilderness Rim Association (WRA) Annual Meeting is almost here! The 2005 WRA Annual Meeting will be held at Cascade Park on July 9th, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Come early and enjoy coffee, doughnuts and conversation with your neighbors. The meeting will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

• Announcements
• Introduce the Board of Trustees
• Introduce the Architectural Review Committee
• Review the 2004 Annual Meeting Minutes
• Nominate and present Trustees
• Nominate and present the Architectural Review Committee representatives
• Present the proposed Special Assessment for security
• Present the proposed dues increase
• Present the proposed 2005-2006 WRA Annual Budget
• Guest Speaker: Donald Klausing, President of Sallal Water Association
• Vote
• Adjourn

We are working to serve our community and in order to do so effectively we need to know what issues are important to our residents. Your participation is vital. Please join us and help us keep the Rim wonderful!

Burning Ban

Due to our drier than usual winter, the annual burn ban go into effect earlier this year. The ban began on May 16th, 2005. Permits may be obtained at the North Bend Fire Station on 2nd Street in downtown North Bend. Additional information regarding permits can be found on the web at

Notice to WRA Homeowners

On 3/21/2005 the WRA Office received a notice from the Sallal Water Association that proposes an increase to the metered water rate that greatly exceeds any prior increase negotiated between WRA and Sallal. Our WRA Board of Trustees is in contact with our attorney and is reviewing the proposed increase to determine if it is fair and legal. If our homeowners have any information regarding this issue please contact the WRA office at (425) 888-0087.

Easter Egg Hunt Canceled

We are very sorry to report that the Easter egg hunt had to be cancelled this year.

Unfortunately, we did not have enough volunteer support.

We are happy to report that we are planning a scavenger hunt for the whole family that will take place this summer.

Volunteers are always welcome and are so important when it comes to making these fun events happen. If you are interested in helping out, please contact us by email at or call the WRA office. We’d love to hear from you and it’s never too early to get involved! Thank you!

Extra! Extra! News You Need to Know…

  • The Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 9th at 10:00am.
  • The WRA Board of Trustees has openings for two new members. We need you! Please contact the Rim office if you are interested.
  • Brewster Lake will be stocked with fish this year, but it may occur later than usual, due to the decreased water level.
  • Please remember to lock your home. There have been recent incidents of theft in the Rim. You can never be too careful. As always, be sure to report such occurrences to the police and the Rim office.

A Note From the Fire Station

As you are all aware, this is already shaping up to be a bad wildfire season. Here are some suggestions to help limit the risk to your home:

  • Create a defensible space by removing all dry grass, brush, dead leaves, and dead or downed trees at least 30 feet from your home. If you live on a hill or slope, this distance will need to be substantially increased.
  • Remove any dead branches hanging over your roof and all branches within 10 feet of your chimney. Your roof is the most vulnerable part of your house; build or reroof with fire resistant materials.
  • Enclose the underside of balconies and above ground decks with fire-resistant materials.
  • For trees taller than 18 feet, prune lower branches within six feet of the ground to keep fires from spreading to treetops. Experience has revealed that a minimum distance of 100 to 150 feet around your home needs to be defensible, with comprehensive landscaping, including moist, trim low plants, turf or groundcover.

Street Light Outages

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