ANNOUNCEMENTS

07 May 2022

  • Reminder that there are three (3) positions for the Board of Directors up for election this year.  If you would like to be a candidate, you need to be an owner for at least two years, be in good standing, and turn in the attached application to the office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022.  Election will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022 (date correction from my original email), at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

 

  • There has been a report of bear activity within the Park.  In your travels around the Park, please stay aware of your surroundings and if you see a bear, make a lot of noise, yell, clap your hands, etc.  Let it know people are not friendly and that it should go somewhere else.  Also, please make every attempt to remove any sources of food for the bear around your lots.

 

18 Jan 2022
Good news…The snow is beginning to thaw out a bit.

Waste management was able to empty the upper dumpsters and they are once again available for use. (We have removed the extra dumpsters we put out while the upper location was closed.

Also, maintenance has cleared Kla-ta-wa Hill and re-opened it.

Seasons Greetings Lake Tyee owners!
Due to the holiday, we will be closing the office at noon (12pm) on Friday, December 24, 2021. We will re-open Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 8am.
We wish you all the warmest of holiday cheer!

Lake Tyee Budget Meeting
December 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
All Lake Tyee owners Welcome to attend.

The budget for 2022 will be reviewed and voted on during this meeting.
Meeting will be held in person in the clubhouse and also broadcast on zoom.
Clubhouse will be open at 9am, meeting starts at 10am
For zoom information, please see “Member’s Resources / Zoom Invitations” on the Lake Tyee.org website

05 Nov 2021
Lake Tyee has an opening for a full-time maintenance technician.
If interested, contact the office at 360-853-7020 or frontdesk@laketyee.org for details and an application.

06 Oct 2021
Good Morning Lake Tyee. Just a quick FYI that both hot tubs will be closed tomorrow, October 7th, for routine maintenance. They will be back open Friday, October 8th, for the normal hours, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m

05 Oct 2021
Final electrical pedestal swap overs 2A and 2B
We still have approximately 80 electrical pedestals and distribution panels in the 2A and 2B areas that need to be changed out to the new power system.
This work will be taking place over the next few weeks.
It has become both a safety and financial concern to maintain the old power structure alongside the new. The old power grid is susceptible to failures and shorts that require expensive patches to repair. The old power grid was not in conduit which is problematic for our maintenance crews whenever there are issues where they need to dig so we need to deenergize the old power lines as soon as possible. Lake Tyee has delayed this last swap over as long as possible but for safety reasons, it is now necessary to complete.
Unfortunately, some of these units have buried cords or the cords aren’t long enough to reach the new pedestals. Long ago, (long before the border was closed) owners were notified that the old electrical pedestals were going to be removed and new ones installed. Owners were informed then, that they needed to ensure their camping unit electrical cords were not buried, hardwired or too short to reach the new pedestals. If for any reason an owner’s electrical cord could not be unplugged from the old pedestal and plugged back into the new, they would need to make accommodations to reconnect their units once the pedestals were swapped.
Affected owners will be notified if their lot is one that cannot be reconnected when the swap takes place, so that they can make arrangements to get reconnected. Additional work and or equipment required beyond simply unplugging from the old pedestal and plugging into the new will be at the cost of the owner.
Due to the safety concerns, Lake Tyee will shut power off to the old pedestals on Nov 15th, 2021, for any remaining units on the old power system. Any unit that has not completed the swap over by that time, will be without power until the owner can arrange for a connection.
Thank you.

Sincerely,
Lake Tyee Management

9/18/21
Hooray!
The Lake Tyee fire ban has been lifted. We can all once again, enjoy a campfire.

9/15/21
Hi Lake Tyee. It’s that time of the year again: Pools will be closing today 15 Sep 2021 at 9:00 p.m. for the season. The hot tubs, however, will remain open, as will the ballroom.

The office will also go back to our winter hours, which are:

Tuesdays – Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

9/14/21
BOIL WATER NOTICE

Wednesday, September 15, 2021: Maintenance will be doing some water repairs, and as a result, water will be shut down for lots 2A041 through 2A082 and 2D021 through 2D028 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This shut down could result in a loss of system pressure. This loss of pressure can potentially contaminate the water system.

FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY THIS WATER SHUT DOWN

(LOTS 2A041 – 2A082 AND LOTS 2D021 – 2D028 ONLY):

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST.

Bring all water to a rolling boil for one minute, and let it cool before using. Boiled or purchased bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

When a loss of pressure occurs, it is possible that contamination from the environment or from human or animal waste may be drawn into the water system. Microbes in these wastes can cause short-term effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems. These symptoms are not only caused by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice about drinking water from their health care provider.

What is happening?

After maintenance is performed a coliform sample will be collected. Once the coliform sample comes back with satisfactory results, the water will no longer need to be boiled.

We will notify you when boiling is no longer required.

For more information, please contact the office, 360-853-7020 or frontdesk@laketyee.org or Water & Wastewater Services at 360-466-4443 or at 14263 Calhoun Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

This notice is sent to you by Lake Tyee Water and Water & Wastewater Services.

9/4/2021
Labor Day Weekend Office Hours:

Saturday, September 4th: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 5th: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday, September 6th: Closed
Tuesday, September 7th: Closed
Normal office hours will resume Wednesday, September 8th, at 9:00 a.m.

9/3/2021
Full Burn Ban still in effect at Lake Tyee

We hope everyone has a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

We have received questions as to whether Lake Tyee is still in a full burn ban since Skagit County is now allowing recreational fires East of Swinomish Channel.

Lake Tyee is still in a full burn ban.

Skagit county lifted parts of the burn ban to allow recreational fires, however, DNR did not for any of their managed recreational areas in Skagit County. Skagit County also applied a restriction to the recreational fires that states, fires must be at least 25 feet from any standing timber or combustibles. Lots in Lake Tyee cannot meet that restriction.

We have not received much rain lately, which has left our trees and brush quite dry with more dry, warm weather still in the forecast. This causes our fire danger to remain high.

We need some drenching rains and cooler temperatures to reduce the risk. Hopefully, the weather will soon turn, and we can then lift the ban. Until then, please remember that only propane firepits and BBQ’s are allowed. Charcoal is not allowed.

Have a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend.

27 July 2021
Letters Sent to Lot Owners Regarding Overgrown Grass/Weeds

There have been some concerns and opinions being expressed on social media about the recent notices to clean up lots. Our crews have gone through the park trying to identify the lots that are overgrown and a fire hazard. We identified the lots with dry, tall overgrown weeds and grass. In the past, the lack of adjacent fuel source such as long dry grass has limited trailer fires to just the one lot.
 
A letter was sent to the owners (both Canadian and American) of the lots that were identified as a fire hazard. This letter included a photo of the lot in its current condition, demonstrating the hazard.
 
Please be aware that NO FINES have been issued. The Manager has only informed the owners of lots that have been identified as a fire hazard, and that choosing to ignore the warning could lead to fines.
 
All Lot Owners are encouraged to attend the monthly Lot Owner’s Meetings to voice their questions, comments, and concerns. Since April of 2020, these meetings have been held via Zoom so that ALL owners have access to this direct communication resource. The next Lot Owner’s Meeting is August 21st 9am. Zoom links are available in the Member Resources tab of the Tyee Members Only Section.
 
Below is a copy of the letter that was sent:
 
Subject: Over-grown grass/weeds creating fire hazard
 
The summer of 2021 has been extremely dry and the risk of a fire starting and spreading rapidly is very high. We are currently in a full burn ban and expect it will last well into September.
 
Your lot has been identified as a higher risk due to the grass / weeds being over-grown.
 
We realize that it has been difficult, if not impossible, for many owners to come to the lake to take care of their properties and may not even be aware of the condition. This is the reason I’m reaching out to you. I have included a picture of your lot so you can see the current state.
 
We need for you to make arrangements, for the grass / weeds to be mowed on your lot to help prevent opportunities for fire spreading as soon as possible but at least within two weeks of this notice.
 
Many volunteers have been helping mow lawns and weed whack the brush and weeds, but they can’t get to everything.
 
There are also a few contractors offering their services for hire, to mow /edge/ clean etc.
 
If you have friends or neighbors that can assist, please contact them, if not please, make arrangements with a local contractor to help. You can contact the Lake Tyee office for a referral if you don’t know someone.
 
Office phone # (360) 853-7020.
Office email: frontdesk@laketyee.org
 
In addition to the need for mowing the grass to prevent fire risk, Lake Tyee’s PRL’s also require that we keep our lots clean and tidy with the grass cut.
 
Please be aware that failing to take care of this will lead to an untidy lot violation and the associated fines described in our Lake Tyee fine / fee schedule.
 
Thank you for your cooperation.

 

02 July 2021
Burn Ban Update 02 July 2021
Everyone,
The State of WA has implemented a State-wide burn ban for all forest lands DNR protects effective 02 July 2021- Sept 30, 2021, unless further direction is issued.
Lake Tyee is protected by DNR and as such we follow their orders.
Effective immediately, outdoor burning including the use of charcoal briquettes are banned. Only propane fire rings and enclosed propane barbeques are allowed.
Please see the attached news release and signed Commissioner’s Order.

NEWS RELEASE

JULY 1, 2021

Commissioner Franz Enacts Statewide DNR Burn Ban

Prompted by increased fire danger due to prolonged drought, Fourth of July fireworks, increased temperatures and winds, the order bans all outdoor burning on all forest lands under DNR fire protection, including campfires

OLYMPIA – With fire danger increasing ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz has signed an order issuing a statewide burn ban on all forest lands under the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) fire protection.

Effective tomorrow, July 2, the order bans outdoor burning, campfires, the use of charcoal briquettes and prescribed burns on all forest lands within DNR’s fire protection through Sept. 30, 2021. This date may be extended or shortened depending on fire conditions.

This order supersedes all other burn bans currently in effect on forest lands within the state of Washington under the Department of Natural Resources’ fire protection.

Fire danger has increased following prolonged drought, a record-breaking heat wave and forecasted winds that can spread a wildfire quickly through the dry grasses and forests. Fireworks are expected to further increase that danger over the Fourth of July weekend.

“The record-breaking temperatures we saw last weekend have left our state bone dry,” said Commissioner Franz, “and the risks from fireworks and other holiday activities make the situation even more precarious. I am asking everyone in Washington to do their part to protect our firefighters and our communities this summer. Please do not start a fire outside, and please do not set off your own fireworks this weekend.”

Residents who see smoke should call 911 to report the fire. For tips on how to stay safe during fire season, go to https://www.dnr.wa.gov/WildfirePrevention<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dnr.wa.gov%2FWildfirePrevention&data=04%7C01%7CJanelle.Brown%40dnr.wa.gov%7Cc6af6a87f114405dfe7408d93cd2dad2%7C11d0e217264e400a8ba057dcc127d72d%7C0%7C0%7C637607698786446312%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=BL8%2BO9lgXU%2FMAsZxkh2RsNi7hKrVYFA5t8A3gU4jIAk%3D&reserved=0>.

Wildfire statistics can be found on DNR’s Fire Dashboard at http://fireinfo.dnr.wa.gov/<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffireinfo.dnr.wa.gov%2F&data=04%7C01%7CJanelle.Brown%40dnr.wa.gov%7Cc6af6a87f114405dfe7408d93cd2dad2%7C11d0e217264e400a8ba057dcc127d72d%7C0%7C0%7C637607698786451267%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=TdMQ%2BEoDi2jl%2BptF14LzlPyb5m0ywGi3xuYLoaZRS%2B4%3D&reserved=0>.

The signed statewide burn ban order can be seen here<https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dnr.wa.gov%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fpublications%2Frp_fire_cpl_burn_ban_statewide.pdf&data=04%7C01%7CJanelle.Brown%40dnr.wa.gov%7Cc6af6a87f114405dfe7408d93cd2dad2%7C11d0e217264e400a8ba057dcc127d72d%7C0%7C0%7C637607698786456243%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=3XRQvnrJv4%2BfeK%2FddQQTMXKvsOaqy8iN5jIIVHwA%2F4w%3D&reserved=0>.

Janelle Brown
Acting Dispatch Supervisor
Northwest Region
Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources
360.854.2825
Janelle.Brown@dnr.wa.gov<mailto:Janelle.Brown@dnr.wa.gov>

“Knowing what can be, unburdened by what has been” – Kamala Harris
COMMISSIONER’S ORDER
NUMBER 202111
STATE OF WASHINGTON
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Hilary S. Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands
WHEREAS, RCW 76.04 defines the lands within the State of Washington where the Department of Natural Resources is responsible for fire protection; and
WHEREAS, RCW 76.04 authorizes the Department of Natural Resources to regulate the use of fire on the forest lands for which it has fire protection responsibility; and
WHEREAS, RCW 76.04 authorizes the Department of Natural Resources in times and localities of unusual fire danger to prohibit the use of fire in those locations; and
WHEREAS, unusual fire danger exists and is forecast to continue through September 30, 2021, on forest lands protected by the Department of Natural Resources; and
WHEREAS, wildfires result in large expenditures of public funding that can be avoided through prudent actions to prevent them;
THEREFORE, outdoor burning, the use of charcoal briquettes, and prescribed burns are banned on all forest lands within the State of Washington under Department of Natural Resources fire protection through September 30, 2021. This date may be extended or shortened based upon ongoing fire conditions. The following exceptions will apply:
1. As approved in writing by the Commissioner of Public Lands or Department Supervisor, approved prescribed fire for ecological purposes, when conducted by trained professionals.
2. As approved in writing by the Commissioner of Public Lands or Department Supervisor when there are compelling reasons for such an exception.

Effective July 2, 2021, this order takes precedence over and supersedes all other burn bans currently in effect on forest lands within the state of Washington under Department of Natural Resources fire protection.
Dated this 1st day of July, 2021.
STATE OF WASHINGTON
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
_____________________________________
Hilary S. Franz
Commissioner of Public Lands

01 July 2021
Pardon our dust

As announced in the AGM, we are beginning to work on the roads, so things may be a bit rough and dusty for a little bit, please bear with us.
We are trying something new this year and it’s a bit of a test. In some areas, we are beginning to switch from building up roads to maintaining and improving. We are working on making a smoother road surface where we can, within the budget available.
The plan is:
6/30 – 7/6 we have a skip loader rented that we will use to prep the roads we are working. This involves using the rakes to break up the surface, then the blade to smooth and do final grading prepping. This will allow the new rock a surface it can bond with.
We are starting with the Meadow, then will do Tyee Drive South then the two hills in 2C and Helena lane.
7/7 – 7/8 Rock will be delivered. We have the skip loader and a roller rented for 7/7- 7/14 for final grading and smoothing.
5/8” minus will be put down in the Meadow and on Tyee Drive South. As we drop the rock, we will crown the center and grade to each side of the road.
The rock will then be watered and rolled for compaction.
1 ¼” minus rock will be used on the two hills in 2C and Helena lane, graded and rolled.
We are also adding rock to a couple small areas on Kla-ta-wa hill, filling in some low spots.
As soon as all the road work is finished, we will order the lignin dust control and apply it to the main roads in the most populated areas.
This plan allows us to see if the smoother roads are sustainable, fixes the worst areas and still allows us to apply the same amount of dust control we had last year, staying within this year’s budget.
After seeing how well the new roads hold up under traffic and weather will help us plan next years road maintenance and the budget that would be required.
Our goal is to make the roads a bit smoother and nicer for driving and walking. Hopefully, this will be a step in that direction.

Everyone,
With the dry, hot weather forecast and the distance of local emergency resources, Lake Tyee is immediately implementing a FULL BURN BAN, on the recommendation of the Fire Marshall.

No open flame is allowed except:
Enclosed barbeques and propane fire pits are allowed in improved areas on non-combustible surfaces which are a minimum of ten feet from vegetation or combustible materials. On private property, charcoal may be used within barbeques, fire pits or similar enclosures. Charcoal and ash should be discarded in a metal container and doused with water. The container should be kept ten feet from vegetation or combustible materials for 72 hours.

Smoking is now prohibited on all flammable areas of greenbelt, this includes all areas outside of personal property lines, including trails, beaches gazebos, comfort stations, etc.

No candles, tiki torches, propane weed burners, etc. allowed.

No warnings will be issued. Violations will receive $1500.00 fines per occurrence and may also be subject to additional fines from Skagit County Fire Marshall.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Hopefully, we get some relief and can allow everyone campfires again. We would rather keep everyone safe and not have any issues.

22 June 2021 NOTICES

Skagit County issued the following notice:

Burn Ban takes effect June 25, 2021, for all of Skagit County
Due to forecasted weather conditions, a modified burn ban for all residential and land clearing fires in unincorporated Skagit County will go into effect at noon Friday, June 25th, and continue until further notice. Skagit County will no longer issue permits for these activities and existing permits are suspended.
Recreational and cooking fires, limited to 3 feet in diameter and two feet high remain allowed within enclosures and when safety precautions are followed. Recreational or cooking fires can consist only of charcoal, seasoned firewood or propane-fueled firepits and must meet the following requirements:
• Enclosures must be AT LEAST 14 inches high, no wider than 3 feet, and made of cement blocks, stones or #10 gauge steel
• Burned material must be kept BELOW the top of the enclosure
• ALWAYS have a charged garden hose OR two 5-gallon buckets of water OR a 5-gallon Class A fire extinguisher and shovel present
• Fires MUST BE 15 feet from combustibles, standing timber or overhanging tree branches
• Someone 16 years old or older must ALWAYS be present to monitor and/or extinguish the fire
If you are within the city limits of any of the incorporated cities or towns, check with your city fire department for current burning restrictions.
This ban does not pertain to agricultural burning permitted through the Northwest Clean Air Agency or silvicultural burning permitted through Washington State Department of Natural Resources. For information on active permits, contact those agencies directly.
If you have any questions about open burning in Skagit County please contact the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s Office at 360-416-1840, or our website at www.skagitcounty.net/firemarshal.

Lake Tyee notice:
Fire Hazards / Clean up
This has been a very dry year at Lake Tyee and the forecast is showing more dry hot weather to come. These conditions create fire hazards quickly.
Along with following burn ban guidelines the Fire Marshall announced to prevent fires, we each need to do our part in preventing the possibility of a fire spreading by keeping up with the maintenance of our lots. Many lots are becoming over-grown with grass and weeds along with tree debris collecting on roofs. We need everyone to keep their grass mown, and clear debris off their roof (it’s also a requirement for owning a lot at Lake Tyee). If you are unable to come to the lake and take care of your property we suggest reaching out to friends, neighbors for help, or hire a contractor. The office can offer contact information for a couple of contractors if you don’t know any.

Last week to vote
This is the last week to cast your vote for Board members. If you are emailing your vote it must be returned by 4pm Friday 25 June 2021, if you are delivering your vote to the office in person the vote must be received by 10am Saturday 26 June 2021.
The AGM will only be broadcast on zoom (there will not be an in person meeting this year), you can find the link laketyee.org/member resources/zoom invitations.

08 June 2021
On Friday 11 June 2021 at 1:00 pm there will be a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors for the purpose of voting on the Changeroom renovation bid. The Special Meeting will be via zoom and the link may be found on this website under “Member Resources / Zoom Meeting Invitations”.

04 June 2021

Hi Lake Tyee,

We had great fun at the Virtual Campfire last month. The best part was being able to connect those of us who logged in from our places here at Lake Tyee with our neighbors who are still unable to travel from Canada to be at Tyee in person.

I am not sure who had more fun, the kids or the adults when we scrambled around gathering items for the scavenger hunt. We had beautifully colored frogs, piles of flashlights, and several bags of marshmallows for ready to roast!

We can celebrate our winners for the evening:
Frank and Patty Kukuk with 6 flashlights on hand
Dawn Robinson with 5 chocolate bars all ready to make s’mores
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

For June, we plan to meet again for more family fun and games! Kids of ALL ages are welcome!

Friday, June 4 6pm Lake Tyee time. All you need is a device that connects to the internet and the desire to have some fun!

How it works:

Click the Zoom link from any device connected to the internet (computer, laptop, iPad, tablet, smart phone)
The Zoom Meeting link for June 4th, 6-7pm
Link to Join:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvfuGorzsiG9PIQhitxkZkkhqgV7cwRMsh
Enter the following information
First Name: your Name
Last Name: The Division and Block number of your Lot (ex. 1C 3B 2A etc)
Your email address
This helps us sort groups for the activities
Click to ‘Register’
If you register BEFORE the event, you will get a confirmation email with your own special link to join on Friday, June 4th
If you register as the event starts, clicking register will move you directly into the open Zoom Meeting.
The Zoom meeting will be open by 5:40pm on Friday June 4th so that you can test your settings (audio, video, chat), say hi to the neighbors that you haven’t seen during the pandemic, and meet new neighbors that have recently joined the Tyee Community
What to expect:

There will be 2 light, fun family activities that can help meet new Tyee friends, or check in with ones you haven’t seen in awhile.

It is helpful if everyone comes on camera for the World Exploration – this is how we build and connect in our community. Camera shy? No worries! We will be ‘travelling’ around the world, so comfort is key! We are here for fun and connection 😊

Activity 1: Where in the World??

A link to a virtual geography game site will be shared through the chat feature of Zoom
Attendees will be placed into groups of 4 or 5.
Each Group will have a Travel Guide and a Flight Attendant.
The Travel Guide will use the geography game site that randomly displays countries from around the world. The Travel Guide will give clues about the country WITHOUT saying the country’s name so that their other group members guess the country.
The Flight Attendant will keep track of the number of countries successfully guessed, or ‘travelled’.
The groups that ‘travels’ to the most countries wins the prize
Activity 2: Neighborhood BBQ

Neighborhoods will be created based on the Division and Block number you used when you completed the registration for the event.
A link to a list of 3 questions will be sent via Zoom chat. These are fun conversation starters that can help you reconnect, or even connect for the first time with new neighbors. These are questions that can be easily answered if you are the only one from your family attending, or if there is a group of you logged in together.
Within your neighborhood, you can answer one question at a time, or each person/family answer more than one question before moving to the next person. The goal is that everyone get an opportunity to share.
There will be a few moments to share in the larger group, if you choose to.

We are looking forward to this fun

We have a few resources for you to get more familiar with Zoom. Please note that due to the increased use of Zoom, there have been several updates to their application. We recommend that you make sure you have the most current version to help keep your experience smooth. Below are some links that Zoom provides to help you feel successful 🙂 The videos are short and are followed by a step by step guide on who to do what was shown in the video.

Update Zoom App: https://zoom.us/support/download

Joining a Meeting: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

Testing Audio and Video: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362283-Testing-computer-or-device-audio

Viewing the Group (Speaker vs. Gallery View) https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362403-Active-Speaker-Video-Layout-

Using Chat in a Meeting: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/203650445-In-Meeting-Chat

Participating in a Breakout Room: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115005769646-Participating-in-Breakout-Rooms

18 May 2021
~Lake Tyee Social Committee
Everyone,

During April’s Board meeting a resolution was passed to require lot owners to shut off their water at the meter/hydrant on their lot if they were going to be absent for 24 hours or more. The resolution further required the owners to lock the meter/hydrant.

The intent behind this resolution was to help ensure property isn’t damaged and owners don’t face unnecessary charges for call outs due to water leaking in their absence. This comes from a long history of systems being left on keeping water pressure in the lines and then a splitter breaks, a hose ruptures, etc. while the owners are away. Water starts gushing out, things start to flood, and it takes time for someone to notify the office, for the office to contact maintenance and then get on the scene to correct the issue, all of which just leads to more potential damage.

The resolution was meant to ensure this couldn’t happen. If the water is shut off, then a major leak is less likely to happen. Locking it prevents someone from mistakenly or intentionally, turning the water back on when the owner isn’t there. An example is a unit winterized, water shut off but then someone turns it on…now, a unit that was prepared for winter is suddenly recharged with water and the owner may not learn this until the lines freeze or break.

In any case, the resolution was written not to be over regulatory but to help prevent potential damage.

There were several responses to this resolution and the Board listened to all the comments. Some very good points were made, one in particular, everyone agreed with was in the event of a fire every water source available may be helpful.

After listening to the various points of view the Board reviewed the resolution and agreed that it solved one problem but could create others and it would better serve the owners to eliminate the resolution.

With that, the Board has decided to rescind this resolution.

Please keep in mind that it is still highly recommended that if you are leaving for 24 hours or more to shut off your water at the meter/hydrant. If a leak develops and maintenance must respond, they will determine if the leak is on the owner’s side or Tyee’s. They will fix the leak if it is Tyee’s equipment that failed, if it’s the owner’s side they will shut the water off, and the owner will be notified and charged a $100.00 call out fee. Shutting off the water before leaving will prevent this.

We thank everyone for the input and this resolution has been eliminated, but we still ask for your help in solving what has been a fairly common problem.

Sincerely,

Lake Tyee Management

Resolutions

Everyone,

During the Apr 2021 Board meeting, three new resolutions were passed.

They were:

  • Invasive plants A-032021 – This resolution prohibits any new planting of invasive plants such as ivy, blackberries, bamboo, etc.

Explanation:

Our lake Tyee community is fortunate to be located, in a beautiful forest environment. It is up to us to care for that environment and ensure the generations after us will also be able to enjoy it.

Washington State has recognized that invasive plants threaten many environments in the state and to combat the destruction these plants may cause, formed a “Noxious Weed Control Board” to help define the invasive plants and set up controls to prevent them.

Forested areas such as ours, are susceptible to noxious weed (invasive plants) invasions. The threat to a forest habitat ranges from plants out-competing native plants and destroying the understory to vines climbing trees making them weak and vulnerable. Invasive plants reduce vegetation that wildlife depends on, overruns trails and waterways making them unusable and creates expenses for all of us both for control measures and for the damage they cause such as growing into pipes and tanks and destroying our infrastructure.

Lake Tyee has seen several invasive plants such as Ivy, Bamboo, Blackberry, etc. planted by owners not realizing the damage these plants can create.

These plants don’t care about property lines and can spread, interfering with your neighbor’s lots and even spread beyond the limits of Lake Tyee. Invasive plants impact all of us in Washington either directly or indirectly and it takes all of us cooperating to help control them.

Washington’s weed law is Chapter 17.10 RCW and is to limit economic loss and other negative impacts that noxious weeds may cause. Skagit County’s Noxious Weed Control Board publishes a list of noxious weeds and requirements for control of them. You can find more information at noxiousweeds@agr.wa.gov

In support of this effort to control the spread of invasive plants and to protect Lake Tyee the Board has passed a resolution banning the planting of any invasive plant (identified on the Skagit County Noxious Weed list) within Lake Tyee boundaries both for common areas and private lots.

  • Care of greenbelt trees B-032021 – This resolution prohibits attaching anything to the trees in the greenbelt.

Explanation:

Many items have been attached to the trees in the greenbelt in the past and has taught us that it may cause long term damage. We have several trees that have become danger trees due to a rope, chain or cable tied to them at some point. The tree will continue to grow except where it is bound. This causes a smaller trunk where the restriction is and the weight of the tree above it will eventually cause it to break. Nails and screws in the tree are a real hazard. Often signs have been nailed or screwed to a tree and then are taken down or fall off later, but the nail or screw stays in the tree. If the time comes to cut the tree down the person cutting it may hit that buried nail or screw, this can be dangerous for the person and at the least damage the chainsaw.

  • Shut off of water in owner’s absence – A-040821 – This resolution requires owners to turn off their water at the hydrant or meter setter and place a lock on it if they will be gone for more than 24 hours.

Explanation:

Most often the maintenance calls for a water issue end up being a broken component attached to a water hydrant or the meter setter. It is quite common for people to put a splitter on the source so they can have a garden hose and a hose connected to their RV. Many of these splitters are pot metal and tend to crack and break. (Brass is much stronger and less likely to break but a bit more expensive). If the water source is left on and a component breaks, water will continue to run until someone can shut it off. When this happens and the owner is gone it can lead to a lot of lost water as well as damage to nearby RVs, structures, etc. If maintenance gets called to take care of it then it will become a charge for service. Requiring a lock be placed on the shut off source protects the owner from anyone turning it back on in their absence.

 

Hi (Tyee Member)

We have all been missing the ability to see and connect with our neighbors.  Whether we are north of the border eager to come down, or here at Tyee looking longingly at the quiet lots of our Canadian neighbors, we all feel it!  We also have many new neighbors that we have not had the opportunity to meet face to face, virtually or in person.

During the past year, many have moved to the use of Zoom or other platforms to stay connected to work, family or social activities – including with Tyee Monthly Owner and Board Meetings.

In the spirit of bringing ALL Tyee owners together for some fun, there are a few Zoom Social gatherings planned.  The first one is Friday, May 7th from 6-7pm Pacific time for a Virtual Campfire!

No, you do not need to be at Tyee to join in, and No you don’t even have to have any actual firewood either.  This event is to create the spirit of sitting around the campfire enjoying fun and conversation with friends.

What you do need is a device that connects to the internet and the willingness to try something new to have some fun!

How it works:

·         Click the Zoom link from any device connected to the internet (computer, laptop, iPad, table, smart phone)

·         Enter the following information

o   First Name:  your Name

o   Last Name:  The Division and Block number of your Lot  (ex. 1C   3B   2A  etc.)

o   Your email address

o   This helps us sort groups for the Neighborhood BBQ activity

·         Click to ‘Register’

·         If you register BEFORE the event, you will get a confirmation email with your own special link to join on Friday, May 7th

·         If you register as the event starts, clicking register will move you directly into the open Zoom Meeting.

·         The Zoom meeting will be open by 5:40pm on Friday May 7th so that you can test your settings (audio, video, chat), say hi to the neighbors that you haven’t seen during the pandemic, and meet new neighbors that have recently joined the Tyee Community

          What to expect:

There will be 2 light, fun family activities that can help meet new Tyee friends, or check in with ones you haven’t seen in a while.

It is helpful if everyone comes on camera for the Virtual Campfire – this is how we build and connect in our community.  Camera shy?  No worries!  We are at a campfire!  When we go to a campfire, we are sometime sin our jammies, wearing hats from ‘camping hair’, or whatever!  We are here for fun and connection 😊

Activity 1:  Scavenger Hunt

·         A link to a list of Scavenger Hunt Items will be sent in the Zoom chat.  These are simple and sometimes silly items that you may find in and around your home or wherever you are that evening.  Some items will be marked for special bonus prizes

·         You will be randomly sorted into groups, or CABINS of 5.

·         Each Cabin will appoint a Cabin Counselor to keep track of the quantity of items collected in the scavenger hunt.

·         Go through the list and gather – or send your family members to gather – as many of the items as you can.

·         Prizes will be awarded to the cabin with the greatest quantity found

·         Special bonus prizes will be awarded to the individuals who have gathered the most quantity of the specially marked items from the list.

Activity 2:  Neighborhood BBQ

·         Neighborhoods will be created based on the Division and Block number you used when you completed the registration for the event.

·         A link to a list of 3 questions will be sent via Zoom chat.  These are fun conversation starters that can help you reconnect, or even connect for the first time with new neighbors.  These are questions that can be easily answered if you are the only one from your family attending, or if there is a group of you logged in together.

·         Within your neighborhood, you can answer one question at a time, or each person/family answer more than one question before moving to the next person.  The goal is that everyone get an opportunity to share.

There will be a few moments to share in the larger group, if you choose to.

We are looking forward to this fun event!

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUud-6vrzgqG9AM–Bs2qFzDLwq2HSjc_6T

Here ate some resources for you to get more familiar with Zoom.  Please note that due to the increased use of Zoom, there have been several updates to their application.  I recommend that you make sure you have the most current version to help keep your experience smooth.  Below are some links that Zoom provides to help you feel successful 🙂  The videos are short and are followed by a step by step guide on who to do what was shown in the video.  I think you will find them helpful.  We will also have an opportunity to practice this on Friday, May 7th when have our first all group gathering.

Update Zoom App: https://zoom.us/support/download

Joining a Meeting:  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

Testing Audio and Video:  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362283-Testing-computer-or-device-audio

Viewing the Group (Speaker vs. Gallery View)  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362403-Active-Speaker-Video-Layout-

Using Chat in a Meeting:  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/203650445-In-Meeting-Chat

Participating in a Breakout Room:  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115005769646-Participating-in-Breakout-Rooms

15 April 2021

Springtime at Lake Tyee

 

All,

The weather is beginning to get warmer; we’re seeing the sunshine a bit more often and daylight lasts a bit longer. We’re excited to see everything coming back to life after the cold winter months, it’s a great time of year.

This is also the time of year many like to spruce up their lots and get them ready for the summer. We are all in favor of that, but we could use a bit of help with ensuring things are done properly.

Please keep a couple of things in mind as you do your cleanup work to avoid any issues.

  • Do not cut, trim or limb up trees in the greenbelt without first reviewing it and getting permission from the office. Trees within the boundaries of your lot are fine but not trees in the greenbelt.
  • Do not blow the debris from your lot out into the road. As cars drive over the debris it gets ground into dust adding to the dust issues we always get.
  • Please haul your tree limbs and other yard debris to the pit. Only natural debris is allowed at the pit.
  • Only regular household garbage is allowed in the dumpsters, no construction materials, furniture, car parts, etc. Those items need to be taken to one of the county transfer stations.
  • Before building any structure, be sure to fill out a Lake Tyee building permit and get approval.
  • If you have any questions about what is or isn’t allowed, please contact the office.

Thanks for helping and enjoy the Spring

Lake Tyee Management

25 Mar 2021

Everyone,

Please be aware, we have received reports of cougar activity in the area. The following “Caution” signs are posted at the gates and trail heads.

Caution

Cougar Activity Reported in this area

Prevent an encounter with a cougar:

  • Do not feed wildlife.
  • Do not feed pets outside, keep pets inside at night.
  • Install outdoor lighting or motion sensitive lights.
  • Watch young children and ensure they are inside before dark.
  • Avoid hiking alone, especially in the early morning or late evening, when cougars typically hunt.
  • When hiking with children, keep them together and near adults.
  • Make noise to avoid surprising a cougar.
  • Don’t walk up to a dead animal that could be a cougar-kill, left for the next feeding

If you come face to face with a cougar:

  • Pick up any small children.
  • Take a stand, maintain your ground or back away very slowly.
  • Keep direct eye contact with the cougar.
  • Speak loudly and firmly.
  • Stand erect and wave your arms, appear as large and menacing as possible.

NEVER RUN

NEVER TURN YOUR BACK

NEVER TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE COUGAR

If a cougar attacks, fight back with anything you have available.

 

06 Mar 2021

Hi all,

We hope everyone is doing well. We’re looking forward to the day we can all get together once again. Listening to the news, things seem to be improving so we’re hopeful restrictions may ease up a bit this summer.

With the first two months of 2021 under our belts, we wanted to touch bases with everyone and pass along a few reminders.

CHANGEROOM RENOVATION OUT FOR BID

Lake Tyee Recreational Community has put out a call for bids to renovate two clubhouse change rooms. Work is targeted to take place between 21 Sept 2021 and 30 Mar 2022. Bids are due by 5PM, 23 Apr 2021.

Documents are available at:

https://www.laketyee.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Clubhouse-change-room-RFP-2021-2022.pdf

COVID

The spas are still closed for now. Any time there is a change in status for our region or any changes in the restrictions for the current phase, we review the new requirements to see how it may affect us. So far, the restrictions don’t make opening the spas feasible, yet.

The ballroom and change rooms are still closed.

Playgrounds, and Putt-Putt are open (currently snow covered but not closed due to COVID-19). All the comfort stations are open. The office is open with standard COVID-19 restrictions (wear a mask, stay behind the blue line, maintain 6’ separation).

EMAILS

The Board and the office will be changing email addresses beginning April 6, 2021, all the previous gmail accounts will no longer be monitored.

The new email addresses are:

Board Email Addresses:

President@laketyee.org

VicePresident@laketyee.org

Treasurer@laketyee.org

Secretary@laketyee.org

Director@laketyee.org

Office Email Addresses:

Manager@laketyee.org

FrontDesk@laketyee.org

Bookkeeper@laketyee.org

210-Day limit

We are in a new year and that means the 210-day clock has started, and we will be enforcing the rule. We have noticed a few owners have been staying here at the park and want to remind everyone that these are recreational lots, you cannot live here. If you are staying or using your lot every day, then the 210th day of 2021 is Thursday July 29th. After that you would need to move to another location. The 210- day requirement, is for any use of the property, whether it be the owner using it, a guest, etc. Short visits to the property count towards the 210-day limit as well, it does not make an exception for not spending the night. This requirement is included on the deeds for our properties, it’s a requirement in Skagit County. We are zoned recreational, which helps keep the taxes we all pay lower. Please ensure you have alternative plans for any time outside the 210-day limit. If you have any questions about the rule, contact the office and we can help explain.

Trash

Only household garbage is allowed in the dumpsters. This has been a difficult issue for some time. Garbage collection is one of the highest expenses we have at the Lake. The costs are based on how much trash we have each week. Throwing out furniture, construction materials, BBQ’s, etc. takes a lot of space in the dumpsters, adds weight, and causes additional dumpsters to be required.  Also, anything the drivers believe to be unsafe, such as propane tanks, poles sticking out of the lids, overfilled dumpsters and so on, can cause them to not dump the can and may provide waste management a reason to discontinue our service. Signs have been posted at the dumpster sites identifying where materials not allowed in our dumpsters can be disposed of. Please do your part and dump responsibly.

 

With Daylight Savings time coming up we’re starting to think of Spring. Hopefully, sunny days and clear (virus free) air are heading our way.

Until we see you again, stay well, stay safe.

 

04 Mar 2021

To all lot owners,

We have had a software change at the Lake Tyee office and due to compliance requirements for credit card information we need to re-enter the credit card information for those that are on auto pay.

We have a list of all owners that are currently on auto pay and will be calling each of them to re-enter the payment information.

If it is more convenient, you are welcome to call the office (360) 853-7020 with your information, rather than wait for our call.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Nov 19, 2020

Lands West, Lake Tyee’s on-site realty company, is open again!!  They’re under new management and are ready to help you sell or help you buy your vacation property here at the Lake.  You can reach them at their telephone number of (360) 853-8111, or at their new email address landswest@laketyee.com.

Nov 18, 2020 Notification

There will be a Board meeting held after the budget meeting on December 12, 2020 from 12:00PM until 1:00 PM

The budget meeting zoom information is;

Topic: Budget Meeting
Time: Dec 12, 2020 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82513024555?pwd=eWN3SmJJbzVPczdZZ0dHcHVTTkJmUT09
Meeting ID: 825 1302 4555
Passcode: 754963
The zoom information for the Board meeting is;
Topic: Board meeting
Time: Dec 12, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83205457727?pwd=R1gyOVNCTkFiT25YUGt0K2RILzRZdz09
 
Meeting ID: 832 0545 7727
Passcode: 927697
___________________________________________________________________________

Nov 2020 – Notice

Due to an insufficient amount of bids for the clubhouse changeroom renovation, the time for accepting bids has been extended by two weeks per the bylaws. The date to have bids submitted is now 5:00 PM Nov 20, 2020

Nov 2020 – Notice 

Meeting date changes

To avoid having the December budget meeting impact people’s holidays, the date for the meeting has been moved up to Saturday Dec 12, 2020.
To allow adequate time to prepare for the budget meeting the November Lot Owner’s meeting and the November Board meeting have also been moved up. They will now be held on Sat. 14 Nov 2020.
We will once again be zooming the Lot Owner’s meeting and we are also going to zoom the Board meeting. They will be separate meetings so you will have to join each meeting separately.
Meeting dates and times:
November lot owner’s meeting Saturday 14 Nov 2020 9 AM – 10 AM
November Board Meeting Saturday 14 Nov 2020 10 AM – 12 PM
December Budget Meeting Saturday 12 Dec 2020 10 AM – 12 PM
For the zoom link with the meeting ID and passcode please see either the Lot Owner’s email that was sent out or on this website under
“Member Resources / Zoom Meeting Invitations” you can find the links for the meetings.
Please remember that Lot Owner Meetings, Board Meetings and the Budget Meeting are for lot owners only and the links to those meetings are not intended to be shared on social media.
Thank you

10 Oct 2020

Lot owners meeting scheduled 17 Oct 2020 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM on zoom.us
The meeting link is:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85041404406?pwd=QnJhdjU5ajRxU1Z6azNhWnYxWnd6Zz09
​Passcode is:
652659
This is our first attempt using this format to hold a lot owners meeting. We are very hopeful that it works well but we aren’t offering any guarantees.​ So please bear with us and let’s give it a try…our subscription will allow up to 100 participants, first come, first served.
Scott Curdie

 

August 28, 2019

We wanted to share a couple of things with you today:

1) Clubhouse Closure for Renovations.The Clubhouse will be closed for renovations from September 3 until October 11.  We will be installing a new vinyl floor in the ballroom and lobby area.  Access to the changing room for the pools will be available until the pool closes September 15th.   We ask that you please not drop off any books, puzzles, or magazines in the Clubhouse lobby until after renovations are completed.

2) Effective September 9, 2019:  Guest Passes will be on-line!  We will, of course, still have Guest Passes available in the office.   However, if you choose to use the on-line method, you will need to go to the Guest Usage page which will detail the policies and procedures and connect you to the form. Click here for access.

Once you have completed the form, you will need to print and display the “Guest Section” on the front windshield of the car or email the driver of the car a completed copy for display on their mobile device.  You will need to return the “Office Section” of the Guest Pass to the office for the Guest Pass to become effective.  For your quick reference, here are some of the basics concerning our Guest Policy:

  • A ‘guest’ is anyone 16 years or older who is not a lot owner (this includes lot owner’s adult child/ren*);
  • The Guest Pass must include the driver’s name and ALL passengers 16 years+;
  • A maximum of 10 people (owners, guests, and children under 16) per lot are permitted overnight.Larger groups must be pre-approved by the Manager;
  • Members may host visitors for a maximum of 6 days per visit.Additional days must be pre-approved by the Manager;
  • Day Use – if day use visitors are entering the Park with a vehicle, only the driver and vehicle must be registered;
  • Lot owner assumes full responsibility and liability for the actions and behavior of the Guest;
  • Lot Owners who do not follow the guest policy will be subject to fines and/or loss of good standing within the Association.

*Lot owners may add frequent family members (i.e. adult children) and/or frequent guests to their account provided the frequent family/guests have their own gate key.  These gate keys are assigned to that particular guest and are not shareable or transferrable.  Holders of these keys and registered passengers will automatically be registered as guests when they enter the Park. The following is information we will need in order to add them to your account:

  • Names of all members associated with the vehicle
  • Relationship
  • Gate key # (additional gate keys are available for $25 per key)
  • Email
  • Emergency #
  • Vehicle info (make, model, and license plate number)

Bring this information to the office so that we can update your account and assign gate key(s).

The complete terms and conditions for the Guest Policy can be found in the Member’s Section of the Lake Tyee website.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.  We hope that by including the Guest Pass on our website, it will make things a bit easier and less time-consuming for some of you, but, as mentioned, we will continue to have Guest Passes available in the office.

August 25, 2019

Hi Lake Tyee!

DON’T MISS OUT:  The deadline for the Lake Tyee apparel is this Saturday, August 31.   I’ve attached another copy of the order form for your convenience if you haven’t already submitted it with your payment.   All proceeds go to help our Social Committee bring us future events like the Labor Day festivities coming up this weekend.

Which brings me to another reminder of this coming weekend’s activities which include billiards, corn hole, horseshoe, and volleyball tournaments, fun with beach balls in the pool for the  kids, 50/50 Draw, a LIVE band (that’s right – a live performance by Dakota Poorman), and what Labor Day isn’t complete without a concession stand?!?!  Vendors like 5 B’s Bakery and Eagle Haven Winery will also be on-site for some tasting and sampling.  I’ve attached another copy of the Labor Day activities for the schedule.

Have a great week, and we’ll see everybody next weekend!


July 6, 2019

Good Afternoon Lake Tyee Owners,

Here we are with some updates and news for you all!

We’re changing things up in the Lower Section with newly traffic signs hoping to make the area near office and clubhouse “Pedestrian Friendly”…PLEASE make note we now have 3-Way Stops at Tyee Drive and Similk Trail (across from Horseshoe Pits at Clubhouse) and at Tyee Drive and Suiattle Trail (near the Putt-Putt Golf Course)

The Clubhouse Ballroom will now be open for enjoyment Friday through Sunday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Play Air Hockey, Pool and Ping Pong…Children 12 and under must be accompanied by someone 16 years of age or older. Just a reminder, the Clubhouse Ballroom is under 24hr Video Surveillance.

Skagit County Fire Marshall has announced Modified Burn Ban will go into effect on July 12th, throughout Skagit County. Fires will be allowed in APPROVED Fire Pits only. Please go to www.laketyee.org to view Fire Pit Regulations or contact the Lake Tyee Office.

We’re not sure if it was accident or vandalism, but serious damage occurred in the Clubhouse Playground yesterday. The Dune Buggy was torn off the spring mount!! If anyone has any information on this incident, please contact the office.

Mark your calendars now for Lot Owners meeting and July Board Meeting on Saturday July 20th! Lot owners meeting begins at 9:00am in the conference room and Board Meeting begins at 10:15 am.

Thanks, and continue to have a great weekend!

 

June 9, 2019

Dear Lake Tyee members,

Greetings!

We sincerely hope this packet finds you well and ready for a beautiful summer at Lake Tyee!

It’s time for the Annual General Meeting/Elections and we hope you will attend.

Lake Tyee has 3 Director seats open this year for candidacy/election. And lucky for us, we had 3 applications turned in. The candidates running are currently serving the community and will be listed on the Ballot as incumbents. You can learn more about these individuals by reading the Candidate Biography page in this packet and meet them on the evening of Friday June 21st during a planned social event at the Clubhouse. Our very own band, “The Lot Owners” will be playing for the evening. Please plan on attending! Bring an appetizer to share and your favorite beverage!

We have updates and news for you all,

The Electrical Project is well underway and making progress in Divisions 1A & 1B. Crews are averaging 200 feet per day trenching and since the project began in March, over 70,000 feet of conduit has been buried. Crews have had no major obstacles to overcome. We’ve had perfect weather for the project and if Mother Nature continues to treat us right, all Distribution Panels and Pedestals should be installed before the third weekend of June!

For many years there have been 2 Well Heads near the edge of the Lake that have been inoperable.  In late 2018, with help from the Department of Ecology, we learned the wells were located fully within the designated area of the park Water Rights. In September of 2018, we were able to register the well-heads with WA State as an additional water source for the Lake. Currently, contractors are working on installing pumps/piping and when the project is complete, we will utilize this additional source of water to feed the Lake during the summer season.

The park is busier than ever! Lots here are being utilized by members more than ever before. As an example, on Memorial weekend 2017, there were Members are inviting guests to join them in the enjoyment of their little slice of paradise, which is creating a higher populace than in any time in history. On Memorial Day weekend in 2018, the park nearly ran out of water due to the high number of people in the Park. Considering the evidence of growing numbers of members and guests occupying the park, management and the Board of Directors were prompted to review historic rules and begin work on a formal Guest Policy for Lake Tyee. A copy of the final policy is enclosed in the Annual Meeting packet.

Lake Tyee Website www.laketyee.org will soon have an “Online Guest Registration” link as a convenience for owners. Members will have the option to register guests online and print Guest Passes for the dashboard of the guest vehicle.

Lake Tyee Members may register Adult Children who are in possession of Gate Keys in the Office. The Gate Key will be assigned to the Members’ child with vehicle information, contact information, email and emergency number. We will be working toward full implantation of the Guest Policy for January 1, 2020

If you have questions concerning the new Guest Policy, contact the office and we will be happy to help.

Speeding has been an ongoing problem for the Lake. We will be installing new Stop signs at the corner of Similk Trail and Tyee Drive and Suiattle Trail and S. Tyee Drive. The new signs will create an intersection and reorganize current traffic rules to implement a three way stop for vehicles. We understand “additional signage” may not be popular, and we may hear “Three Way Stops at Lake Tyee?!?…Really??” … We simply ask that members please be patient and work with us for the safety of the children and pedestrians of the Park.

Make plans to attend the Annual Meeting… we hope to see many of you there and at the Social event the evening before.

Thanks,

Lorri and the Lake Tyee Team

June 8, 2019

Good morning Lake Tyee,

It is time for our annual Father’s Day Breakfast. Presented by the social committee, this year the breakfast will be held on Sunday, June 16th from 9am -11am. Adults are $5 and children ages 8 and under will be $4. They will be serving a delicious plate of french toast topped with fruit and sausage links, as well as coffee and juice.

Also, you will be able to buy your quilt raffle tickets while you are enjoying your meal. The social committee is only able to accept USA currency. And please NO PETS!

All proceeds benefit the Lake Tyee Social Committee. So come and enjoy a delicious breakfast in honor of our awesome dads. We hope to see you there.

Regards,

Lake Tyee

April 17, 2019

Here I am with updates, information and a few reminders for you all…

We want to thank you with your patience concerning the delay with the April dues/electrical statements. We are still working on the issue. Lake Tyee did not receive a statement of charges from PSE (Puget Sound Energy) for monthly electrical charges. Historically, we receive the statement between the 23rd-27th each month. Our statements for the past two months have been delayed with no understanding or explanation as to why the date has changed. I’ve spent plenty of time investigating the issue and have been assured and reassured there has been a STAT placed on Lake Tyees’ electric bill. Again, thank you for your patience. We will be closely reviewing statements for undeserved Late Fees, etc.

The Easter Bunny is on the way! Remember… it is almost time for the annual Lake Tyee Easter Egg Hunt! Festivities will begin at 11:00am at the Clubhouse.

The topic of discussion at the Lot Owners meeting this month will be the “Lake Tyee Guest Policy”, with additional information on the implementation of the new online Guest Pass procedure. The Lot Owners Meeting will begin on Saturday at 9:00am in the Lake Tyee Conference room. The Board meeting will follow the Lot Owners Meeting at 10:15am.

April 12, 2019

The April statements have been delayed AGAIN due to the fact that Lake Tyee has not received a statement from PSE for the current electrical charges… This was the issue with the statements last month also. I have made NUMEROUS calls to PSE since March 25th with request for our statement. I have been assured over and over that my request has been placed on the “EXPEDITE” list, yet to date, we have not received our March Bill…. We will send the statements out as soon as the April Electrical Charges can be imported into QuickBooks…


December 11, 2018

Lake Tyee Lumberjack New Year’s Eve

8:00pm – 1:00am

Featuring: The Lot Owners  playing from 9:00pm – 1:00am

Doors open at 8:00pm

Join the fun and dress in your Lumberjack attire and plaid

Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share

Dancing

50/50 draw at 10:00pm (Winner must be there to win)

Silent Auction 10:30pm

The Social Committee is requesting new silent auction items. Items will be accepted at the Office up to and on Dec.31, 2018

 

November 29, 2017

Good afternoon Lake Tyee Owners,

The Back Gate is out of order until further notice. The Gate was rammed and broken, and the lift mechanism was tweaked. We will be working to get the gate repaired as soon as possible.

For now, staff has taken measures to secure the park by placing barricades on the road. If you have a trailer delivery scheduled, please contact the office and we will plan to move the ecology blocks to allow access.

Unfortunately, there were several break-ins during the power outage. The break ins were reported by staff and the owners whose properties were affected have been contacted.

The Back-Gate closure is an inconvenience for many of you. We thank you in advance for your patience.

 

November 3, 2017

A quick email for you all while we have power and internet service~ The power has flickered twice in the office this morning!

It is a winter wonderland here at the Lake! And the snow continues to fall. (It’s early!)

Due to the weight of the snow, there are many trees down on Burpee Hill Rd. Baker Lake Hwy was reported to be clear of trees at 8:00am this morning. Lake Tyee staff are out on rounds and will report downed trees in the park.

At this time, there are no plans to postpone the work scheduled for the secondary electrical project tomorrow.

If you plan on coming to the Lake this weekend, be prepared for power outages, trees across roadways and snow. There will be no power tomorrow from 8:30-4:00pm. 4 Wheel drive is necessary for safe travel within the Park.

Keep warm & Be safe….

October 27,2017

The forecast is perfect for Saturday’s Halloween Trunk or Treat Event at the Clubhouse! Remember, the event starts at 5:00 pm in the Clubhouse parking Lot! Prizes will be awarded for the top decorated vehicles and for the best Costume for kids up to 16! Pot Luck and Movie will follow at 6:00 pm.

We have some important dates for you all…

We’ve had several tailgating incidents reported. Please be aware of vehicles attempting to follow owners/staff into the Park. Swipe your Gate Key, enter the Gate and come to a stop. Let the Gate close before proceeding into the park.

Due to 2018 Budget preparation, The Lot Owner Meeting/Board Meeting for November has been rescheduled for Saturday November 11th.

Just a reminder…Owners, if you have Guests, Vendors or Realtors coming to the Lake, please give them Guest passes, Maps and Gate Keys. Please do not send them to the Business Office for Guest Passes and access to the Park. The office cannot issue guest passes or loan gate keys.

Please make note of the following important dates:

Tuesday 10/31/2017: A Power Shut Down will occur for 1-2 hours starting at 9:00 am

Wednesday 11/01/17: Water repairs are scheduled for the lower section of the Park. Water shut down will begin at 8:00 am. Divisions 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 2E & 2F will be affected. Thank you for your patience!

Saturday 11/11/17: Lot Owner Meeting at 9:00 am in Lake Tyee Conference Room. Board Meeting will begin at 10:15.

The fall colors are spectacular! Hope to see many of you here for this weekend to enjoy the beauty.

October 18, 2017

We wanted to send out a quick email to you all letting you know that we are having rainy weather here at the Lake, but so far this week, the winds have been minimal. The weather is creating issues with internet here at the Lake has been sketchy, as well as Cell Service.

Puget Sound Energy has issued bad weather/high wind warning messages for the next few days, and into the weekend. We are forwarding the info to those who may not have access to Skagit Breaking (Facebook) and local Skagit news. If you plan on coming to the Lake this weekend, please be prepared. Be prepared for high winds and possible power outages.

A reminder for you all- a Lot Owners Meeting/Board Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, beginning at 9:00 am in the Conference Room.

And…. please Keep those Halloween Candy donations coming!!! We’re sending a big “Thank you” to those owners who have brought in their Halloween Candy donations for the “Trunk or Treat” Event on 10/28/17. Your contributions are greatly appreciated! And tasty too! (we promise not to eat many…tee hee)

I’ve copied and pasted the email from PSE- please note the links and consider adding to your cell phones. If you have Facebook, look for and follow the page “Skagit Breaking” – a good source of weather/traffic information for frequent travelers of Hwy 20 East-

Please see the below email from Puget Sound Energy:

We are watching the weather forecasts closely for the potential of damaging winds early Wednesday morning through the weekend throughout our service area.

Many trees are still full of leaves and can tip over easily which can send branches sailing into the power lines. If heavy rain has saturated the ground, trees are more susceptible to falling down, especially in windy conditions.

Our first step in restoring power is damage assessment: getting a look at what’s been done to the system and determining the extent of repairs that are needed. The process takes time, especially if weather remains an issue. Unsafe weather conditions can also slow these efforts.

Please be safe and never touch downed power lines because they might be energized. Call PSE at 888-225-5773 or 911 to report problems.

Outage information

NOAA: weather advisory information
pse.com/outagemap: online outage map
MyPSE app: report and track outages
pse.com/reportoutage: sign in to report your outage or find out your outage status
@PSETalk on Twitter or visit PSE on Facebook: for more weather update.

October 12, 2017

The rush of summer at the Lake is over… It’s time for flannel shirts, campfires and s’mores! Autumn is a favorite time for many. “F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall”.

You’ve all heard it, “autumn is the year’s last, most beautiful smile”…. And the year’s last smile is certainly beautiful here at the Lake.

After the busy, busy summer, it seems so very quiet. The roads are empty, no boats on the Lake or kids at the playground. It seems like a different place! The snow level on the distant hills is very LOW…brrrr…It is chilly. It seems early, but the time is now to plan for winterizing. Winter may show up early and dampen autumn’s smile! We cannot predict freezing weather, but no one is smiling when water lines are frozen, so begin to make plans now to winterize your unit.

We are short staffed this week. We have staff away on Holiday, and now a bug is going around. The Lake Tyee Office will close early tomorrow at 1:00pm due to staffing issues. We will be back to regular Office Hours for Saturday.

Mark the following dates on your calendars!

Saturday October 21st, 2017

Lot Owners Meeting will start at 9:00am

Board Meeting at will start at 10:15am Meetings will be held in the Conference Room at the Lake Tyee Office. Hope to see many of you in attendance.

Reminder: Boats must be removed from the Lake Shore by end of day on 10/21/2017. All boats on the Lake the following week will be impounded.

Saturday October 28th, 2017 Lake Tyee Halloween Event~ Trunk or Treat!

Decorate your vehicle and load up your trunk with Halloween Candy! Be in the Clubhouse Parking Lot at 5:00pm for the Trick or Treaters! There will be prizes awarded for Top Decorated Vehicles and Best Costume for kids up to 16! A Pot Luck Dinner & Movie will follow at 6:00pm in the Ballroom. Bring your favorite Main course, side dish, salad or dessert and join other members for some Halloween fun! Please see attached poster with event details. Bite size Halloween Candy donations are needed and greatly appreciated. Support your Community and your Lake Tyee Social Committee by dropping off your candy donations at the Lake Tyee Office!

The Lake Tyee Board of Directors has developed a new policy regarding the age of RV’s coming in to the Park. And, I will repeat…coming IN to the Park. I have attached a copy of the policy for owner review. If you have questions or comments after review, please feel free to attend the Lot Owners Meeting on Saturday, October 21st at 9:00am in the Conference Room.

August 15, 2017

Lake Tyee Labor Day Weekend Activities

Horseshoe Tournament 9:30am registration 10:00am start.

Entry Fee: $5.00  Cash prizes for A & B side winners.

Volleyball Tournament 10:30am registration 11:00 start.

Entry fee for teams of 6 persons on the court $20.00. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd winners.

Clubhouse Concession: Noon – 4:00pm Serving: Hot Dogs, Pop, Chips, Root Beer Floats, Snow Cones

Clubhouse Dinner: Lone Star Restaurant & Waterin’ Hole

Serving: Ribs or Pulled Chicken, with Mac & Cheese, Cole Slaw, Baked beans and Corn Bread     Adults: $10.00   Children 10 and Under: $5.00

LIVE BAND: JONES & FISCHER    2:00pm – 6:00pm

Lots of Fun for Everyone: Chainsaw Carving, 50/50 Draw (6:00pm Winner must be present), Silent Auction, Clothing, Jewelry, Cosmetic Vendor

 

 

August 1, 2017

Skagit County Full Burn Ban – Effective August 2, 2017

Dear Lake Tyee Owners,

The “No Fires” signs have been posted on Gates at entrances of Park.

No more wood campfires for the remainder of the summer season. Propane Fire rings are allowed- only until Midnight tonight, as Skagit County Fire Marshall has sent notice of a Full Burn Ban that will go into effect August 2nd, 2017.

During a Full Burn Ban, NO OPEN FLAME is permitted. This includes: Propane Fire Pits, Tiki Torches and Citronella Candles. Enclosed Propane BBQ’s are allowed for cooking outdoors. Please see the press release below from Skagit County Fire Marshall:

August 1, 2017

Complete burn ban in effect Aug. 2 for all of Skagit County

Due to hot weather conditions ahead and low fuel moisture levels, the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s Office joins the State of Washington Department of Natural Resources, Whatcom County and Island County in banning all outdoor burning, including campfires, in unincorporated Skagit County.

This full burn ban is effective Aug. 2, until further notice.

Enclosed outdoor gas-fueled appliances are still allowed, provided the use is over a non-flammable surface and is at least 10 feet from combustible materials or vegetation. Charcoal cooking appliances are allowed at private residences only. Discarded charcoal and ash should be doused with water and kept in a metal container, away from combustible materials, for at least 72 hours.

If you are within the city limits of any of the incorporated cities or towns, check with your city fire department for current burning restrictions.

This ban does not pertain to agricultural burning permitted through the Northwest Clean Air Agency or Silvicultural burning permitted through Washington State Department of Natural Resources. For information on active permits, contact those agencies directly.

If you have any questions about open burning in Skagit County please contact the Skagit County Fire Marshal’s Office at 360-416-1842, or our website at http://skagitcounty.net/Departments/FireMarshal/main.htm.

 

January 12, 2016

A few updates and reminders for you all-

Staff have placed warning cones and barricades on Tyee Drive in 2F and near Kullah Trail in 2D to close access to  Kla-ta-wa Hill due to icy conditions. Kla-ta-wa Hill is extremely icy and dangerous to travel. Signs will be posted at the Gates to alert Owners to the Hill closure due to icy condition of road.

REMINDER for you all of the scheduled power outage for Saturday January 16th. The power will go down between 8:00am and 9:00am. Power will be restored on or before 4:00pm Saturday afternoon. Crews will be working on installation of the new Main Switch Panel and the Secondary Electrical Project in Divisions 2D, 3A, 3B and 3C

Lot owners Meeting will begin at 9:00am in the Lake Tyee Conference Room.

Board Meeting will begin at 10:15am in the Lake Tyee Conference Room.

January 8, 2016

Happy New Year and all the best to you all in 2016!

We’re hoping you all had a wonderful holiday season.

The New Year’s Eve Celebration was a big hit! It was splendid to see so many owners turn out for the fun! Many thanks to the Social Committee for the wonderful event! The decorations, dinner and music were spectacular. The Silent Auction was a great success. Thanks to all who donated items for auction! The evening was full of fun for all! Thanks again to all who attended! It was the perfect way to bring in the New Year.

Please mark the following date on your Calendars…. Saturday, January 16th, 2016 will prove to be a busy day at the Lake!

The monthly Lot Owners Meeting and Board Meeting will begin at 9:00am in the Conference Room. The Park will also be busy with Electrical Contractors from 8:00am to 4:00pm. The work was originally scheduled for Jan. 9th, 2016, but due to unforeseen circumstances, it was necessary to reschedule. We tried to schedule the work for a weekday, as to not add inconvenience to weekend property use, but a Saturday was the only option.

January 16th, 2016 Schedule:
8:00am: PSE will shut down power at Burpee Hill Pole
8:00-8:30am: Power up Generator to Lake Tyee Office in preparation for Meetings.
9:00am: Coffee ready in the Conference Room for the Lot Owners Meeting.
10:15am: Board Meeting
4:00pm: Power restored to Park.

Crews will begin installation of the new Main Switch Panel; crews will be working to energize the newest phase of the Secondary Electrical project in the upper section of the Park. Crews in the Upper Section of the Park will be working on Transformers and Secondary Lines providing services to 2D, 3A, 3B and 3C.
All Electrical lines to new Pedestals will be energized.

Power to the Park will be restored by 4:00pm

We do realize the inconvenience of this scheduled shut down, but we do hope to see many of you at the Lot owners meeting. The conference room will be warm and coffee will be provided, so please consider joining us for the meeting. Security will be the topic of the day and we hope to have a Skagit County Sheriff Deputy in attendance to offer advice on security issues and answer questions.

Thanks and have a great evening!

 

 

October 18th, 2015– Deadline for Boats to be off the Lake shore and stored on properties for the winter. We will be creating a Map to publish and post to the Website with highlighted areas designated for Boat Storage.  Boats can return to the South Lake shore for storage on the weekend of April 16th, 2016

Labor Day weekend events were a great success! Many thanks to the Social Committee and the helpers that made it all happen! It was great to see so many folks out enjoying the activities.

Fire Pit News: Due to some conflicting reports on fire pit and fire size, we are currently reviewing the long term fire pit fire regulations. The issue will be reviewed at the Board Meeting and we will be posting an official set of rules in the next couple of weeks.

All the best,

The Lake Tyee Team

June 23, 2015

BURN BAN IN EFFECT JUNE 23rd, 2015

Dear Lake Tyee Owners,

Lake Tyee is announcing a community wide Burn Ban beginning today, Tuesday 6/23/2015

Skagit County Website Burn Ban information on states “Recreational Fires are permitted during a moderate Burn Ban”. Just a reminder, Lake Tyee is not a State Campground”. Lake Tyee is similar to a unincorporated city” surrounded by Industrial Forest-Natural Resource Lands.

As we approach a predicted unprecedented Fire Season in Washington State, please BE SAFE.

Thank you,

Lorri

 

June 18, 2015

Dear Lake Tyee Owners,

 

Please see the following message from the Lake Tyee Board of Directors.

“We have received feedback from lot owners (particularly those in Canada) that they are concerned that they will not be able to get their ballot back in time to make the cut off of June 26th due to slow mail delivery. Note that Lake Tyee did send out the ballots 20 days in advance, which exceeds the requirement under the bylaws that they be sent out a minimum of 14 days in advance. In light of this, Lake Tyee has spoken with our attorney to review options and we have decided on the following course of action. Ballots that are sent in must be validated against the list of owners so each ballot must be designed in such a way as to allow staff to validate. Our bylaws have been adjusted to “allow” for secrecy when submitting your ballot, but do not require such. Essentially, it is up to the lot owner if they wish their selection to remain a secret, much like any other voting process we typically participate in. So, for this balloting process Lake Tyee will permit lot owners in good standing to email or fax in their completed ballots. This ballot will have a section attached where the lot owner will put their name, lot and signature (allowing validation) and will include a waiver to the secret ballot process. A lot owner can choose to waive their anonymity in voting by signing this ballot and emailing or faxing it in. These ballots will be held until the morning of the vote at which time (after validation) the identifying information will be cut off of the ballot and the ballot will be providing to the scrutineers for counting. Essentially, only staff and those appointed to supervise the ballot validation will see the lot owners’ choice. Ballot counters will not.

If a lot owner does not wish to email or fax their ballot in, they can still send it in by mail. Lake Tyee has decided that we will continue to accept ballots up until July 4th as long as the ballots sent in are post marked June 22nd or earlier. At the AGM on June 27th, we will still take the vote of the lot owners present and open all ballots that have been sent in. This is to ensure that any lot owners at the AGM can view the process of opening the ballots that have already been received. Preliminary results will be announced once these ballots have been counted. Another ballot opening and counting session will occur on July 5th at 10am in the office meeting room. All lot owners are welcome to attend. At this session, any new ballots that have been received by the second deadline and post marked June 22nd or earlier will be opened and counted. Note – the only late ballots considered valid will be those received by mail and posts marked June 22nd or earlier. No hand delivered ballots will be accepted. We stress that ballots MUST be post marked June 22nd or earlier to be considered valid. Once the counting of these ballots has occurred, official results will be released by email. This week long extension will be considered an extension of the counting process only, not an extension of the meeting itself. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the office.”

Please Fax your Ballots to 1-360-853-7020

or E-mail your Ballots to: ltofficeassist@gmail.com

Thank you!

 

June 10,2015

 

June 28, 2014

The Back Gate Replacement Project is underway. We are not able to barricade the entry, we are unable to block possible Fire/EMS vehicles from entering for an emergency. Thanks to owners who are monitoring and reporting possible entry of unauthorized vehicles.

June 19, 2014

The Secondary Electrical Project is moving along nicely. Divisons 2E & 2F are near completion,and tentatively, tomorrow morning, Crews will be moving into Division 1D to begin secondary replacement for Lots in the Meadow. Construction crews will be working as carefully as possible so as not to cause inconvenience to owner services while in the area. Secondary Construction are onsite Mondays through Thursdays- Crews are careful to have the project safe and secure (All areas of Ditching filled) before departure on Thursday evenings.

Unfortuantely, we have had two incidents within the last 3 weeks with oversized vehicles trying to enter through the Back Gate. The last incident caused damaged beyond repair… We are in contact with several different companies waiting on bids for replacement/installation costs. We are working toward purchasing and installing a replacement as quickly as possible. In the ‘tween, please be patient and put the Lake Tyee Security number on speedial.. Lake Tyee Security: 360-661-4226

The Hot Tub is scheduled for a “tune up” next week! We are having issues keeping the temperature in our remaining Spa higher than 101 degrees… We have a Spa Technician coming in to assist in troubleshooting the problem. Please keep in mind, the Spa is rarely “used as directed”… The Pool attendants are often adding water to the the Spa throughout the day for cleanliness and also due to water loss that occurs during times of “spa overpopulation”, adding water significantly lowers the temperature… Also, Pool Attendants report a high number in items being left behind in the Shower Rooms: Please pop into the Clubhouse and take a look in the “Lost and Found Bin” for missing towels, swim trunks and suits…unclaimed items will be donated to GoodWill at the end of each month.

January 18, 2014

Skagit County contact information – Flooding at Lake Tyee The county responded to a call from a concerned Lake Tyee owner (the Vice President) and drove out to see the water when it was nearly at the highest level during the recent flooding- In a nutshell, the County’s response was “we cannot do anything without the green light from fisheries”…i.e.  This would equal out to an approved JARPA Permit from Fisheries, for Lake Tyee. This is the response we have received on each County visit to the Lake to look at this issue. (I have been a part of 4 County visits since June of 2009) The county will not respond officially (in writing) and they also seem to take the stance that the Culvert in question is the Property of Lake Tyee…

At the Lot Owners meeting on Saturday, owners were encouraged to contact the proper County authorities and express your personal concerns regarding how this issue is impacting your property.

Please see the information below:

Contact: Public Works and Surface Water Management
1800 Continental Place
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 336-9400
FAX: (360) 336-9478
Email: pw@co.skagit.wa.us

July 11, 2013
To all Lot Owners,

There has recently been some activity on Facebook discussing the departure of Lake Tyee employees. There is also an inference that the board is being less than transparent or forthright in discussing the reasons for these departures. To that end, the board would like to clear up some misconceptions regarding these types of issues. We would like to state that the below clarification is not related to any specific employee, rather it is a general statement of policy that relates to how we strive to treat all staff – past, present and future.

First and foremost, it is important to note that the right to hire/fire/discipline employees is assigned to the board and through the board to the management of Lake Tyee. We point this out to illustrate and let Lot Owners know that the board and management are acting fully within their rights when making these types of decisions. Some Lot Owners feel these decisions should be brought to the membership to make.  That is not required, nor is it workable.

Secondly, our decision to NOT issue written statements and explanations for terminations is based on advice from our legal counsel. Generally speaking, employee related issues should only be discussed with those who need to know. While it is certainly a reasonable argument that lot owners are entitled to information such as this, our legal counsel has indicated sending out written documentation which can then be passed onto others not entitled to have such information creates significant risk of claims of a privacy breach and should be avoided in order to protect the association. Our attorney did suggest that we can discuss these issues in person after interested parties sign non-disclosure agreements which allow Lake Tyee to pursue damages against a Lot Owner that violates that agreement. This is the reason for directing Lot Owners to the Lot Owners Meeting to get more information. Is this an optimal solution for those that cannot attend? No, it is not. But it is necessary to protect the association from legal claims.

We understand that many Lot Owners have relationships with staff at Lake Tyee and that they very much enjoy seeing these individuals and interacting with them. We are pleased that any who feel this way have positive relationships with the staff. That being said, the Board is responsible for making the best possible decisions benefiting the greatest number of owners. That means we need to look at all the related information when making these decisions, often considering things that Lot Owners are not aware of. And to be blunt, Lot Owners generally should not be aware of any negative specifics of staff performance. Whether a person works for a major corporation, a corner store, or a non-profit association like Lake Tyee, they are entitled to their privacy and they are entitled to not have the challenges they are having at work broadcast to the owners at large. Such behavior would be unprofessional on the part of Lake Tyee and hurtful to the employee. To that end, the board takes the position that these things are confidential. In fact, our bylaws specifically state that “employee issues” are one of the examples of topics that can be discussed in executive session (private meetings of the board). This is standard as both the law and best practices encourage the protection of this type of information. As stated earlier, an association like Lake Tyee is a bit different than a standard business entity and there is a certain level of disclosure permitted because of the unique relationship of the Lot Owners being owners of the association. So, if there is a significant interest in discussing staff departures (like when Lloyd left), then we set up a special meeting to review and have all attendees sign the non-disclosure.

Further, it is important to note that former employees are free to make whatever statements and claims they wish. They are not constrained by the law in disclosing their own information or their interpretation of events. The only legal element they have to take into consideration is if they commit liable or slander against their previous employer. So, if you are having discussions with former employees, please remember that you are likely not getting all the facts regarding the circumstances of their departure. Once again, they are free to make whatever statements they wish while an employer is not.

We hope this helps our Lot Owners understand our approach regarding these issues. If you have questions regarding the specifics of our approach, please feel free to send them to the office and they will direct them to the appropriate board member.

Lake Tyee Board