The meeting was called to order by Secretary BJ Oneal at 7:02PM. Board members in attendance: Maggie Taber, Cindy Esselman, Steve Johnston, Brian Branagan, Jeff Gough, B.J. Oneal, and Jim McCulloch.

PRESIDENT, Easton Craft –
No report provided.

NOTE: All Compliance hearings are held at the Innis Arden Clubhouse unless noted otherwise.

No new compliance hearings to schedule. The board continues to work on various compliance matters that have been previously brought forth.


17025 15th Ave NW

The existing home is @ 1650sf. The proposed home is @ 2,200sf. The footprint of the structure is extending @ 8’ to the south and 4’ to the north. All is within the required IA setbacks. The front setback for the property is 20’.

The discussion involved one neighbor who had concerns with the height of the western roofline.
In response the following motion was unanimously approved.

Approve the Bradley rebuild at 17025 15th Ave NW with the condition that the western and northern overhang on the higher main living area structure be reduced to 2’. The Board requires an updated plan set for verification before final approval.

January 2021 B&R Agenda
Solar Panels
17781 15th Ave NW

17259 13th Ave NW

TREASURER, Jeff Gough –
The 2021 Estimated Budget and an overview letter were mailed to residents at the end of November.  The unchanged dues and new budget will be voted on by the community at the January Annual Meeting.

At the close of November our Operating Checking was $14,733, Collections Savings was $67,161 and the Asset Reserve Savings was $441,127.

Because of COVID-19, the 2021 annual meeting scheduled for Wednesday 01/20/21 will be held via Zoom. A meeting notice will be sent to all community members beforehand. We have contracted a web specialist who has helped us develop an online voting module and directions for how to vote online will be forthcoming. PLEASE make sure to vote so that we get a quorum and can carry on with HOA business. In prior years we have had difficulty getting a quorum (we have even had to postpone meetings before) so it is imperative that every resident votes!

We have two board positions up for re-election. A HUGE thank you to Jim McCulloch and Brian Branagan for serving on the board and doing such an amazing job over these past several years!! Fortunately, we already have several interested community members joining the board, so we look forward to welcoming new faces here soon!

CLUBHOUSE, Brian Branagan
Clubhouse Report for December 2020

There are no scheduled Clubhouse rentals because King County has now rolled back between Phase 1 and Phase 2 of its re-opening plan.

We have had inquiries from prospective renters seeking to use the less restrictive guidelines for religious services.  I checked with the King County Department of Public Health and learned that they classify Innis Arden as a Community-based Organization and the exemptions for religious services only apply to Faith-based Organizations.  This means we cannot open the Clubhouse for community use until King County enters Phase 4 which allows gatherings for events with 50 or more attendees.  The Department of Public Health staff member told me that the 50 attendees will be interpreted to mean family members would have already been operating as shared pods.

On November 5th, several teenagers spread green paint on the east side of the clubhouse and on the concrete area near the tennis courts.  I filed a police report along with pictures from our security camera to the Shoreline Police Department.  The damage was repaired at a cost of over $600.

If you have questions about renting the clubhouse for events once King County enters Phase 4, please contact Cheryl Malone at 206-542-5558 or

GROUNDS, Jim McCulloch –
2020 Objectives for the Grounds Committee:

  • Maintain and improve the existing lawn and planting beds around the Clubhouse
  • Maintain the Innis Arden Main Entrance and other Innis Arden Entrances
  • Improve lawn areas by removing moss and re-seeding
  • Investigate Capital Repairs/Replacement for Parking Lot Railing and NW Retaining Wall

Work Items Completed Last Month:

  • Main Entrance:
    • Weekly maintenance
    • Prune grasses at entrance
  • Grounds:
    • Weekly maintenance
    • Added solar lights to Innis Arden Clubhouse rock sign

Work Items Scheduled this Month:

  • Continue weekly maintenance of Grounds and Entrances
  • Add Christmas lights to entrance

ROW Trees

  • 18008 13th Ave NW (Joseph property). City has accepted payment for permit; waiting for issuance.

Other Items:
No other items.

NATURAL RESERVES, Steve Johnston –
Trails Maintenance
Gravel was added to the trails as needed.  Work is being done to improve the steps leading into Running Water Reserve to make them easier to navigate.  The maintenance crew now has the parts to fix the sticky gate leading into Boeing Creek, and will be doing that very soon, if it has not already been done.

New Signs and Suspected Encampment Attempt
New “No Trespassing / Innis Arden Residents Only” signs which state “Closed Sunset to Sunrise” (approved by our attorney) have been posted at all trailheads and cul-de-sac access points in the northern 5 Reserves.

This is due to multiple reports of attempted dumping of materials with suspected intent to build encampments in mid-Blue Heron Reserve.  Thank you, Stacy and Einar, for helping prevent this from happening.

If anyone notices this sort of thing, please immediately contact the board and/or call the City of Shoreline Police Dept Non-Emergency dispatcher at (206) 296-3311.

Fall Planting
100 Excelsa Cedar (A small cultivar of the Western Red Cedar) and 50 Cascara trees were planted in selected areas in Blue Heron and Bear Reserve. Additional planting habitat improvement is currently underway.

ACTIVITIES, Maggie Taber –

Save the Dates:
Santa Sleigh Ride – Saturday, Dec 12.  4:30-6:45pm. Please see the email flyer for map and times.

Home Decorating Contest – Winner to be determined Dec. 20th. Please see the email flyer for info and to VOTE!!!

2021 Activities Board Members:
President:  Mike Konopinski
Secretary:  Ann Garnsey-Harter
Treasurer:  Randi Fattizzi
Chair/Board Representative:  Maggie Taber

Change to Innis Arden Living Magazine – Stephen Barrett is stepping down from running/owning the magazine.  The magazine will continue to be owned by corporate.  We hope to have more information next month.

New neighbor packet:  We are working on an updated version.

There have been inquiries about the 2021 Rummage Sale.  Under current guidelines, the event isn’t possible.  In addition, we do not have the pool building available to store items, so there will be no collections for now.  If things open up, Maggie Taber has agreed to be Rummage Chair.

Our next Activities meeting will be Monday, January 4th via Zoom.  Please join us!!!

NOTE: Maggie made a motion to hold an executive session at a future date to be determined between this meeting and the Annual Meeting (01/20/21). The motion was seconded and unanimously approved.

Shoreline Council of Neighborhoods:

Please see for the meeting minutes from the Shoreline Council of Neighborhoods.

Meeting adjourned at 7:52 PM.