From the Office archives

Nov 2019

Notes from the office:

To all our veterans, thank you for your service!

Just a few updates:

Hot tubs are once again open for use.

The electrical switch over that required the park wide power outage is complete. However, there are still a number of pedestal switch overs that need to be made, which will require localized short power outages.

Reminder, as you are preparing your lots for winter remember that NO BLUE TARPS are allowed. Brown, Forest Green and Brown/Green Camo are all acceptable.

If you have not already done so, please return your opt out form to the office. If you need a copy you can pick one up at the office or from the brown table outside the office. This opt out form allows you to receive notifications  about the budget packets, general meetings, etc by email. This does not apply to your monthly billing.

For the Thanksgiving holiday the office will be closing at 2:00 PM on Wed 11/27/2019 and will re-open at 11:00 AM on Fri 11/29/2019

Please note the Lot Owners meeting and Board of Directors meeting are scheduled for Sat Nov 16, 2019. They were previously scheduled on the calendar on the wrong date. This has been corrected.

 

If you have not already winterized your unit, now would be the time. Temperatures are beginning to drop into the freezing range at night and similar daytime temperatures aren’t far away. If you aren’t familiar with the winterizing process there are several Youtube videos available to help show you how.

Other tips include:

Ensure the main water supply is turned off at the hydrant or the in ground supply line.

Empty out the fridge and freezer. Food can spoil if the power goes out for an extended time.

This is a good time to replace the annode in the hot water tank if your unit has one.

If you are staying during the winter, ensure water lines are buried at least one foot below ground (below the frost line). Apply heat tape to any exposed water lines including the water hydrant and ensure it is plugged in and working. Heat tape are typically good for 3-5 years if you unplug them for the summer. If you notice a high electric bill this would be one of the first things to check. Heat tape that has gone bad can cause excess electric usage.

Oct 2019

Important Announcements

10/28/10

A friendly reminder that the power outages start this Monday, October 28, and will run through Thursday, October 31.   Power will be shut off each of those days from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Electricians are requesting that everybody turn off any electric heaters until AFTER the power has been restored that evening to help with the initial draw on the system when the power is turned back on.
  • Hot tubs will be closed ALL day for each of those days.
  • Personnel will be present at the back gate (unless an emergency arises), so that it can remain operational during the power outages.
  • The Office will remain open throughout the power outages 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

10/9/19

10/1/19

Apparel orders are here! For those that placed an order and haven’t yet picked it up, you may come by the office Saturday, October 5, to pick up your order.   If this day doesn’t work for you, please call the office, so we can work out something separately for you to get your goodies.

Clubhouse and Hot tubs are closed until after the flooring has been installed in the Clubhouse, which is currently slated for completion on October 11, 2019. (Pools are closed for the season).

The power outages for the secondary electrical swap-over will start Monday, October 28, 2019, and go through Thursday, October 31, 2019.  You can expect park-wide power outages from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each of those days.  Power is to be restored for the evening hours.  The office will remain open during its normal business hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays), but please keep in mind that we will also be without power so we’ll have no ability to access computers or phones during the power outages.

The Office has returned to it’s winter hours.  Office will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., closed for lunch from 12:00 – 12:30.

Tuesday, October 15th is the date all boats (including kayaks, canoes, paddle boards or other water floating devices) must be removed from the lake side storage areas. Any boats remaining after Tuesday, October 15th, will be impounded and a fine imposed.

Tuesday, October 15th is also the date that tarps are once again allowed for the winter months. Remember, NO BLUE TARPS ALLOWED. Acceptable tarp colors are brown, forest green or brown/green camo.

 

Important Upcoming dates

9/13/19 – 10/11/19 – Clubhouse closed for renovations

10/15/19 – Tarps are allowed again for the Winter – No BLUE TARPS ALLOWED

10/15/19 – Boats must be removed from Lake side storage areas for the Winter

Sept 2019

Important Announcements

27 Sept 2019

For those that placed an apparel order, the apparel is here!  You may come by the office tomorrow, Saturday, September 28, or next Saturday, October 5, to pick up your order.   If neither of those days work for you, let me know so we can work out something separately so that you can get your goodies.

26 Sept 2019

The power outages for the secondary electrical swap-over will start Monday, October 28, 2019, and go through Thursday, October 31, 2019.  You can expect park-wide power outages from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each of those days.  Power is to be restored for the evening hours.  The office will remain open during its normal business hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays), but please keep in mind that we will also be without power so we’ll have no ability to access computers or phones during the power outages.

Effective 15 Sep 2019

Pools will be officially closed for the season this evening.  Hot tubs will also be closed until after the flooring has been installed in the Clubhouse, which is currently slated for completion on October 11, 2019.

Starting this Tuesday, September 17, the Office will resume it’s winter hours schedule.  Office hours will be Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with lunch from 12:00 – 12:30.

We’ve got Frisbee Golf here at the Lake!  There are currently 4 baskets located on the Southeast part of the Lake.  If anybody has any gently used discs lying around that they’d like to donate, the Office will gladly accept them so that we can keep them on hand for the folks that don’t have any discs but would like to try the sport.

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Previous Sep Announcements

Hello Lake Tyee!

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.

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.

 

Important Upcoming dates

9/13/19 – 10/11/19 – Clubhouse closed for renovations

9/15/2019 – Pools close for the season

9/17/19 – Office changes to Winter hours (Tue – Sat 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Closed Sun and Mon)

10/15/19 – Tarps are allowed on lots for the Winter

10/15/19 – Boats need to be removed from Lake storage areas for the Winter

Aug 2019

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Effective Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Lake Tyee Security and Maintenance have been given new phones with new phone numbers. The old phone numbers have been cancelled.

The new numbers are:

Lake Tyee Security (360) 421-7035

Lake Tyee Maintenance Emergency (360) 421-7036

Please make a note of the new phone numbers and delete any references to the old ones.

Thank you

 

GATES

DID YOU KNOW???

Annoyed with the gate breaking? Well, who knew, according to the repair technicians we are doing it to ourselves.

Apparently, when someone swipes their card while the gate is still closing, from the last person to go through, is causing considerable damage. The belts and gears are all turning one direction when the gate is closing. If someone swipes their card, it immediately changes the direction of the gears and belts. This causes the belts to slip and burn and stresses the gears increasing the risk of breaking.

Management is talking with the gate company about installing a delay so the gate won’t recognize a card swipe until the gate has completely closed but, in the meantime, we can all help by allowing the gate to fully close before swiping our card (please be patient with those in front of you allowing the gate to close before they go). By doing this the gates should work without issue for many years!

POOLS and HOT TUBS

August is typically the busiest month here at Lake Tyee. Summer is winding down, temperatures are on the high side and people are squeezing in those last summer vacations.

With the pools in such high demand, it’s a good time to remind everyone of the rules for the pools and hot tubs. Please know that the State of WA dictates many of the rules in place if we want to have pools at our facilities. Some, such as hours of operation are directed by management in response to previous issues. Most people using the pools and hot tubs follow the rules without issue, however, there are always a few that seem to struggle with the concept. The rules are designed to keep people SAFE, so please do your part.

In accordance with WA WAC 246-260-121(5)

  • There is NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY at the pools.
  • Children under the age of 13 must be supervised by a responsible adult.
  • Children 13-17 cannot use the pool or hot tub alone.
  • Everyone must take a cleansing shower before using the pool/hot tub.
  • If you have a disease that can be transmitted by water or have been ill with diarrhea or vomiting in the last two weeks, don’t use the pool/hot tub.
  • No diapers (including swim diapers and adult diapers) allowed in pool/hot tub.
  • People with seizure, heart or circulatory problems should not swim alone.
  • No diving, running or rough play is allowed.
  • No food is allowed in the pool area
  • Clear drinks allowed in PLASTIC sealable containers only.
  • Don’t use the pool when under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Additional Hot tub rules;

  • Children under the age of 6 should not use the hot tubs.
  • Limit any one session in hot tub to 15 minutes.
  • Maximum number of people allowed in hot tub is 10 persons.
  • People with heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood pressure and women who are or may be pregnant are advised to consult a physician before using hot tubs.

If you don’t follow the rules, you may be removed from the premises.

In an EMERGENCY call 911. An EMERGENCY phone is located on the clubhouse wall near hot tub #1

 

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STOP

We have installed some new STOP signs, creating a couple of three way STOPS

There is now a three way stop sign near the Putt Putt golf course at South Tyee Drive and Suiattle Trail and the other is near the Horsehoe Pits  at Tyee Drive and Similk Trail.

The new three way stops are to help make these popular areas more pedestrian friendly and safer.

Come check out the new signs, just be sure to take your time and STOP when you’re there.

 

July 2019

 

EMERGENCIES

We have received numerous questions about how to handle emergencies and maintenance issues. Who to call, what number, what constitutes an emergency, etc.

To help clarify some of these issues;

  • The most important issues would be a medical emergency, a fire or a crime. If any of these happen please call 911 immediately! Stay calm. Be sure to give the dispatcher your blue street address and the gate nearest your property. Gate #1 is the Meadow, Gate #2 is the Main Gate, Gate #3 is the Back Gate.

Lake Tyee maintenance staff maintains the parks infrastructure.

They are responsible for;

  • Sewer systems up to a lot owners structure. Lot owners are responsible for the plumbing in and under their structures.
  • Electrical systems up to the pedestal. Lot owners are responsible for any electrical issues from the pedestal to their unit and inside their unit.
  • Water systems up to each lots hydrant. Lot owners are responsible for water lines from the hydrant into and inside their unit.

Sewer issues are the staffs first priority since a leak is a health and safety issue.

Leaks in the sewer system and ruptured waterlines are among the most common issues. If you notice an issue please call the maintenance phone number and report it even if it is the responsibility of a lot owner. Many times the maintenance staff can help with a temporary fix, shut off utilities to prevent further damage or refer you to someone who can help.

Lake Tyee Security is responsible for code enforcement. They do not have the training or authority that the police and fire department have, for issues requiring those services, call 911. Security monitors the gates, pool areas, clubhouse and park buildings, address speeding issues, fire violations, etc. They are emissaries for the park, helping with lot owners questions, handling code violations with owners and watching over the park, reporting issues to the proper authorities.

The Lake Tyee Security and Maintenance phone numbers are message lines. These lines are monitored. Occasionally security or maintenance may be available at the moment you call and will answer in person but most times you will need to leave them a message.  When you call please leave a detailed message explaining what the issue is. Remember to leave your name, a call back number and your lot number.

 

June 2019

 

SPEEDING


At nearly every lot owners meeting the issue of speeding is brought up. It has continued to be among the top concerns of the lot owners. The staff has been doing all they can, adding speed bumps, stop signs and having security monitor the park. Fines have been levied for offenders but the problem still persists.

Please set the example, follow the speed limits, talk with your neighbors, spread the word…why be in such a hurry? Slow down and enjoy the park! If you are going 10 MPH then the person behind you will be also!

Most importantly remember that the little ones don’t know all the rules of the road and are unpredictable. They can appear from nowhere, anytime. Go slow, watch for the unexpected and let’s make sure everyone here has a safe visit.

Thank you to the majority that follow the speed limit, lets encourage the few struggling with it to join us!