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 email@example.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;
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
10 Oct 2020
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
- Gate key # (additional gate keys are available for $25 per key)
- 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,
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.
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.
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
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….
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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