Monday, April 8, 2013

Official HOA Website

Our new HOA website is up and running. Jay spent hours putting it together and did a very nice job. It's packed full of information about Grand Firs. Check it out!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Annual Meeting

This year's annual meeting is scheduled for January 31 at 6:30pm. We'll meet at North Star Elementary in the cafeteria. Notices will be mailed soon and will include the proposed budget for 2013, dues statement, and ballot. See you there!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Board Positions

If you're interested in a board position, please submit your name, lot number, and a short paragraph about yourself to by January 14. We will be electing two new board members at our next meeting (Jan 31). We'll still accept nominations at the meeting itself, but wanted to give those who are interested a chance to have their name on the ballot. Thanks!!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Hay Ride

It's Hay Ride time! The HOA and Safety Committee are happy to announce that this year's hay ride will take place on Thursday, December 20. Meet us near the Phase 1 park... Jay and Scott will prepare the flatbed trailer and will drive us around the community to admire the Christmas lights.

Santa and his elves will be on site with hot chocolate and candy canes. Bring your camera!

This year, we're asking that neighbors RSVP in advance. The trailer can only hold so many, and we don't want to make people stand around and wait any longer than they need to. Please email Michelle ( with your time request by Dec 18. The following times are being offered: 6:00pm, 6:45pm, and 7:30pm. Michelle will distribute a schedule by Dec 19.

We also ask that neighbors bring one non-perishable food item per rider (or purchase a $10 food donation bag at Safeway and show your receipt). All items collected will be donated to a local food bank.

And finally, hay ride participants will be voting on the best Christmas light displays. Ballots will be available.

We hope to see many of you there!

(Rain plan: stay tuned... in the event of rain, we'll post our plan on the blog and on Facebook.)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

December Hay Ride

I'm working with Scott and Jay on a hay ride for December. Last year we did this just before Halloween and it was tons of fun! This year we thought it might be fun to ride around and look at Christmas lights. We will decide on a date soon, but I just wanted to let everyone know that we've got something in the works :)

Gate Programming Change

I'm way too busy to continue with gate programming these days, so we've hired an outside company to do it. From here on out, please email for any programming needs.

If you're new to the community, the gate programmer needs you to email the following information:
1. Last name, to program into the call box
2. Your lot number
3. A 3-digit number that will make up your home's 6-digit entry code. The first 3 digits are your lot number, and the last 3 digits are yours to pick.
4. A local phone number (land line or cell, just needs to be local)
5. Numbers off the backs of your remotes

If you've changed your phone number, want to change your code, need to add another remote, please email JC Higgins with the request.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Community Improvements

Two improvements are coming to our community! Thank you to our Capital Improvements Committee for helping with the research on these items.

1. Dog waste stations (signs and bag dispensers)

2. Outdoor message boards (for community announcements, ads, garage sales, missing pets, etc)

We've ordered 4 of each, to be placed near each park. I'm especially excited about the message boards because I can place announcements in 4 places instead of on 20 mailboxes. All will be welcome to post messages on the boards.


If you're on Facebook, you've probably noticed that our page has been disabled. As the page grew, so were the negative comments, arguments, and name-calling. While Facebook is a great way to network with neighbors, the page was turning into too much work for me. Just wanted to let everyone know why it's gone! Maybe we can start it up again.. just need to have some ground rules set :)

North Gate

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I've posted. I wanted to let people know that the north gate control box is toast and needs to be replaced. Parts will be ordered ASAP but in the meantime, the arms will be open 24 hours since codes and remotes won't work.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Movie This Saturday

This is last-minute! We have a LOT of hot dogs left over from National Night Out, and I figured we could enjoy them while watching a movie.

Jay will be taking over with this one, and he'll be setting up in the Phase 1 park. Movie starts at 9pm, and he'll be showing The Lorax! Invite your friends! Hope to see a lot of people there!