The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by President Easton Craft via Zoom. Board members in attendance: Easton Craft, Maggie Taber, Cindy Esselman, Steve Johnston, Brian Branagan, Dave Fosmire, Jim McCulloch, Jeff Gough, and BJ Oneal.

Amendment to June Meeting Minutes: The Board voted affirmatively on a motion to hold a hearing in the Finnegan matter at 18742 Ridgefield Road NW on July 7th via ZOOM.

PRESIDENT, Easton Craft –
On Storm Creek erosion issue, as you know the City has indicated that more grant funds came through for the project so that the requested contribution from IAC going forward will be minimal. IAC will still have to manage a large number of legal agreements for easements, liability waiver, etc., which will create some cost for IAC, but the grant funds are a welcome contribution. IAC has spent significant funds to date on the project, including legal and consulting fees. Members of the Board have also committed significant time to help resolve the matter. The Board looks forward to the commencement of the project and will actively participate throughout the process.

IAC’s years long quest for a Code amendment for a Management Plan for large open space tracts (like IAC Reserves) may have recently gotten a boost by the reappearance of the Seattle Golf Club proposal for a complete exemption from the Code. That exemption would not benefit IAC, but in discussion with the City it appears possible that it could result in consideration of a Code provision for stewardship plans for large Open Space Tracts.

NOTE: All Compliance hearings are held at the Innis Arden Clubhouse at 7:00PM unless noted otherwise.

After a lengthy discussion, the Board voted affirmatively to hold hearings on the Schuler matter at 18760 Ridgefield Road NW and the Li matter at 915 NW Richmond Beach Road on August 19th via ZOOM. These hearings will begin at 6PM. The Board discussed the Hjelle matter at 18029 13th Ave NW and will set a supplemental hearing date at the September Board meeting.

Solar Panels
18384 Ridgefield RD NW

The Board voted unanimously to approve the solar panels as proposed for the Butler property at 18384 Ridgefield RD NW.

Solar Panels
17790 15th Ave NW

The Board voted unanimously to approve the solar panels as proposed for
the Harkess property at 17790 15th Ave NW.

18429 17th Ave NW

The Barth project is a complete tear down and rebuild. The existing footprint of the home intrudes into the 10’ side setbacks, which will be corrected with the new home. The new home will be on a lower grade and be moved to the south opening up a northern view for the property immediately to the north.

The Board voted unanimously to approve the Barth rebuild at 18429 17th Ave NW approved as submitted with the requirement that the exterior color palate be approved by the Board before application.

August B&R Agenda

1516 NW 186th St
Garage Addition

18008 13th Ave NW

TREASURER, Jeff Gough –
At the close of June, our Operating Checking was $6,084, Collections Savings was $342,393, and the Asset Reserve Savings was $295,871.

CLUBHOUSE, Brian Branagan –
We are rescheduling reservations through the rest of the year into 2021. If King County enters Phase 3 sooner, we will accept reservations for events with 50 or fewer attendees.

If you have questions about renting the clubhouse for events, please contact Cheryl Malone at 206-542-5558 or reservations@innisarden.org.

Since there are no events planned for the rest of 2020, I contacted Recology to reduce our waste pick-up to bi-weekly to reduce our monthly billing.

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:
o Weekly maintenance
o Installed edging along 8th NW to keep clover from encroaching into entrance landscaping. Special thanks to Judy and Bob Allen for procuring a professional edging.
• Grounds:
o Weekly maintenance.
o Aerated and fertilized lawn area

Work Items Scheduled this Month:
• Continue weekly maintenance of Grounds and Entrances
• Continue restoration of triangle area by adding chips to path areas, when chips are available

ROW Trees
• Begin permit process for tree removal in front of 18008 13th Ave NW (Joseph property)

Other Items
• No other items

NATURAL RESERVES, Steve Johnston –
Trail maintenance, including weed whacking, continued in June.

A cedar tree that had snapped and fallen onto the trail near the east entrance of Eagle Reserve was removed to reopen the trail.

The first hornet’s nest of the year (coincidentally near the fallen tree) was sprayed, and is no longer active. Please report any nests or wasp activity in the Reserves to me and I will take care of it.

The graffiti in the Boeing Creek tunnel was painted over. Within days, they had sprayed it again. Also, a load of construction debris was dumped near the gate. It has been removed.

Finally, Garden Cycles is busy again, combatting invasives in many of the Reserves.

ACTIVITIES, Maggie Taber –
Save the Dates:
Annual IA Salmon BBQ – Wednesday, September 2nd – NOTE NEW DATE!!!
IA Wine Tasting – new date TBD
Oktoberfest – Saturday, October 3rd
Holiday Party – TBD

The July 6th Activities meeting was held outside on the clubhouse patio, with social distancing in mind. Nice to see each other in person!

Salmon BBQ: Wednesday, September 2, 2020. We are looking at our options, per COVID-19 requirements. More info as things evolve. Randi Fattizzi and Lela Norberg are co-chairs. Maybe a take-out version, possible social distancing on the field.

As indicated last month(s), we are keeping our other previously scheduled events on the calendar, with the hope that things will ease up and allow for us to get back to regular activities.

Next Activities meeting: Monday, August 3, 2020, 7pm at the Clubhouse patio. Ann will serve cocktails. Please join us!!!

Note: I still have several items that were left behind in the clubhouse kitchen during Rummage set up. Blue with silver top water bottle, glass bowl with hearts and a gray IKEA platter. Please let me know if you would like to be reunited.

Shoreline Council of Neighborhoods:
Please see http://www.shorelinewa.gov/our-city/neighborhoods/council-of-neighborhoods/con-minutes for the meeting minutes from the Shoreline Council of Neighborhoods.

Community Comments:
A neighbor had some questions/concerns regarding the Storm Creek matter.

Meeting adjourned at approximately 8:00 PM