Category Archives for "Announcements"

Dec 13

Celebrate!!

On Friday, the 21st at seven pm, I’d like you all to come to the clubhouse to help me celebrate my BIG-BIG-BIG birthday!

There will be a bit of food and drink. HOWEVER, my two lovely daughters are planning this shindig, so who knows what will happen! I just know we will have fun!

There is a sign up sheet on the ledge.

No gifts.

Thanks, Carol

Dec 13

Book Club

There will be a Book Club meeting at 7:00 PM tonight, 12-13-2018.
Helen Terpsma

Nov 30

VACCA Handyman

If you see this gentleman around the Village, it’s O.K. because he is our Handyman Peter Bemment.

Nov 08

PSE Home Evaluation

Puget Sound Energy provides a free service to homeowners. They will come out to your unit and evaluate your home’s energy efficiency, all for free. They evaluate many parts of your home’s energy efficiency, including insulation, heating and cooling, lighting, etc. They will even replace older light bulbs with new efficient LED bulbs for free.

The best way to schedule your appointment is to call the number below (probably the easiest way) or go to the website below (if you prefer filling out an online form instead of talking to a person).

If you prefer to speak to someone directly to schedule, modify or cancel an existing appointment, or to receive more information on the program, please contact 1-855-973-1575, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Home Energy Assessment: https://www.pse.com/rebates/home-energy-assessment

You must have your PSE account number to use either of these approaches. If you don’t know the number, it is on your monthly bill. If you don’t have a bill handy, you can call PSE customer service (1-888-225-5773)
and they will tell you your account number if you give them the name on your bill, your address, and the last four digits of your social security number.

Aug 10

Clean Windows in the Pool & Spa

Thanks today to the industrious helping hands of Linda, Katie, Rita, Carol, David and Diane, the windows are crystal clear for your swimming and spa pleasure.We are very fortunate at VACCA to have a pool and spa facility with so much open natural light.Treat yourself, take a dip in our pool and cool off!

P.S. The volunteer efforts by the committee team saved VACCA at least $300 in professional fees.

Paul J Grey

Jul 01

Swim Program

Since we have a renewed swimming pool and hot tub I would like to invite residents to a new swimming exercise program on Mondays and Wednesday’s at 10:30 – 11:15 A.M.
This will be instructed by volunteers Tracy and Chris at no cost. We will start on Monday July 2nd and Wednesday the 4th, and continue on a regular schedule. If you are interested please join us at the VACCA pool to work toward better health.
Any questions feel free to call. Nettie jungers 360-387-5713

Jun 28

Wood Shop

Please attend to your projects.
Items left in the wood shop for over thirty days will be considered abandoned. They will be available for any use or be discarded.
Please ask Roy or Ron K. before donating or leaving items in the wood shop.

Roy Teeter 360-380-4097

May 22

B & R Phase Concept

5/22/2018 

B&R has broken painting down into five phases that roughly, but not totally, mirror the VACCA original construction phases.  The plan divides the total number of buildings into the five near equal groups to be painted over five years.  (See the phase groupings on page 3).  The purpose of phasing is to spread the cost of painting all of our buildings over five years.  This phasing concept is also generally used with siding, window and garage door projects covered by replacement funding.  The Reserve Fund contributions we make each month reflect this concept to ensure we have needed funding available before each project begins.  We are currently in Phase II of the painting cycle.

Painting is our buildings’ primary protection against the elements and must always be in good order.  The paint we use is of excellent quality and is expected to last seven years or more.  Our phased approach is five years of painting (the five phases) and two years off.  That is, we have a seven year cycle with most of the expenses for the major projects spread over five of those years

Painting

Our painting contracts include the painting of all exterior surfaces and are bid that way.  Since siding, windows and garage doors, when replaced, also require painting, B&R tries to make sure this work is done prior to painting for each phase.  This ensures the work is included in the general cost of painting for that phase.  If done outside of a planned phase (e.g., emergency replacement), we incur an added cost to have them painted, which can be substantial.  Therefore B&R focuses on completing necessary siding, window and garage door replacements prior each phase of painting.  It is also why painting is scheduled later in the year (in addition to the weather being better) to allow for the completion of those projects.

Note that “emergency” repair and replacements will occur when needed and will incur the additional cost of painting unless it happens to fall into a current phase before scheduled painting has begun for that phase.

Siding

Just as painting protects siding, siding protects a building’s sub-structure.  Siding is crucial to a building’s structural integrity and with proper maintenance reduces the risk of costly sub-structure repairs over the long term.  In the past, rotten siding has, at times, been painted over which led to expensive repairs and replacement of not only siding but building sub-structure elements.  This is why B&R now includes a siding assessment in our five year painting cycle.  Any siding that will not protect the sub-structure until the next cycle year for that phase (i.e., seven years) will be replaced in the current cycle.  This is a judgment call by B&R with input from siding experts.  Any replacements required between cycles will be accomplished following our emergency process.

Windows

To a limited extent window replacement is also linked to the painting phases.  Phases I & II of the current five phases are complete.  Phase III replacements are planned for 2019.  However, since phases I & II were done before our new guidelines, B&R plans to review both of those phases yet this year following the new guidelines.  Any additional new windows in Phase I or II buildings identified as needing replacement under our new guidelines will be addressed by next year’s budget (we have no non-emergency window replacement budget remaining this year).  It is our desire to get any new window replacements identified for Phase I & II buildings replaced in 2019.  However, this will depend on our normal budget process which also must accommodate Phase III window replacements.

Garage Doors

As with siding and windows, garage doors in each phase will be assessed and as necessary will be replaced during the phase for that group of buildings to gain the benefit of reduced painting costs.  Similar to siding and windows, any emergency replacements will incur added painting costs.

Future

The sixth year of the current cycle is 2022; no major painting, siding, etc. is planned for this year or 2023.  Currently, the basic plan is the entire cycle will start again in the next year - 2024 (every seven years).  So in this case, 2024 would be Phase I of the next painting, siding, etc. cycle. 

Note – the amount of siding requiring replacement should diminish significantly after the current cycle because we are replacing anything we can with Hardie Board which lasts for a very long time.  Similarly, since the original wood garage doors are being replaced with metal doors, replacements should be significantly reduced after the current cycle.  This will all be taken into consideration during our Reserve Study and yearly budget creation processes.


Phase Groupings
(defines which buildings are included in each phase)

Phase I (completed in 2017)            Phase II (to be completed in 2018)         Phase III (planned for 2019)

1.            4881   A & B NVL                              1.   4851    A & B   NVL                         1.           4630    A & B  VD                  

2.            4878   A & B NVL                              2.   4850    A & B   NVL                         2.           4625    A & B   VD                

3.            4877   A & B NVL                              3.   1230                WVL                        3.           4600    A & B    VD                

4.            4874   A & B NVL                              4.   1229    A & B   WVL                        4.           4585    A & B   VD                

5.            4871   A & B NVL                              5.   1220    A & B   WVL                        5.           4563    VD

6.            4868   A & B NVL                              6.   1217    A & B   WVL                        6.           4553    A & B   VD                

7.            4867              NVL                              7.   1205    A & B   WVL                        7.           4550    A & B   VD                  

8.            4866   A & B NVL                              8.   1202    A & B   WVL                        8.           4425    VD

9.            4864   A & B NVL                              9.   4750    A & B   VD                           9.           4409    A & B   VD                

10.           4863   A & B NVL                              10. 4743    A & B   VD                           10.           4380    A & B   VD              

11.           4860   A & B NVL                              11. 4720    A & B   VD                           11.           4377    A & B   VD                

12.           4858   A & B NVL                              12. 4711    A & B   VD                           12.           4355    A & B   VD                

13.           4856   A & B NVL                              13. 4843                VD

14.           4855   A & B NVL                              14. 4650    A & B   VD

15.           4852              NVL                              15. 4645    A & B   VD

Phase IV (planned for 2020)                (Phase V (planned for 2021)                 

1.            4848              VD (CH)                        1.   1153    A & B   EVL                             

2.            4350   A & B VD                                2.   1150    A & B   EVL

3.            4315   A & B VD                                3.   1223    A & B   EVL

4.            4310   A & B VD                                4.   1230    A & B   EVL

5.            4259   A & B VD                                5.   1301    A & B   EVL

6.            4220   A & B VD                                6.   1339    A & B   EVL

7.            4201   A & B VD                                7.   1354    A & B   EVL

8.            4143   A & B VD                                8.   1379    A & B   EVL

9.            4121              VD                                9.   1427    A & B   EVL

10.           4103   A & B VD                                10. 1430    A & B   EVL

11.           4039   A & B VD                                11. 1495    A & B   EVL

12.           4005   A & B VD                                12. 1498    A & B   EVL

May 19

Green Gardening

5/20/2018

  Are your rhody's and azaleas getting eaten by those little green worms/flies?  Sharon Rood supplied a "green" spray that will make them disappear;

1 cup vegetable oil  

1 Tbl soap (liquid such as dish soap).

Use 2 tsp of the mixture with 1 qt of warm water. 

Shake well and spray.

For weeds;

1 gal vinegar

2 cups Epson salts  

1/4 cup liquid dish soap. 

Use sparingly, directly on weeds

Todd does not spray for the worms/flies as they are short lived.

Thanks Sharon!

Apr 27

Free Window Screen Available

4/25
Is anyone looking for a good window screen. If so, please read the email below from Roy Teeter.
There are good window screens that fit original windows stored in two locations in the RV lot. Help yourself or ask Roy for help.

Roy Teeter 360 380-4097