September 10th, 2019 BOARD MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Vice President David Fosmire. Board members present: Cindy Esselman, Jeff Gough, Maggie Taber, David Fosmire, BJ Oneal, Steve Johnston, Jim McCulloch, and Brian Branagan.

Approved September meeting agenda and August meeting minutes (with no updates/edits).

PRESIDENT, Easton Craft –

Carlson Litigation:

On August 20 Judge Shaffer ordered Carlson to pay the Club sanctions as attorney’s fees in the amount of  $148,435.11.

On August 23rd the Court also heard the Club’s motion for summary judgment on the Club’s counterclaims which include both a mandatory injunction order requiring that he bring his lot into compliance and rulings that the Club is entitled to additional attorney’s fees and fines.

After hearing argument from the attorneys on August 23, the Judge her ruling from the bench granting a mandatory injunction that the Carlson lot must be brought into compliance. The Judge also held that the Club is entitled to collect from Carlson additional attorney’s fees and fines beyond the $148,435.11. She has already ordered him to pay the Club.

Her Order authorizes the Club Board to adopt the outstanding fines and attorney fees as a dues assessment against Carlson and to bring a collection action against him if he does not pay.

As is standard practice, when she gave her oral ruling the Judge asked that all sides agree on the wording of a written Order embodying the ruling. However, we were unable to reach agreement with Carlson because he was insisting on from our point of view various extraneous contingencies and inappropriate provisions. As it turned out, when presented on August 26 with competing versions of the proposed written Order, the Judge signed the Club’s.

To follow up on the Court’s Order, Carlson apparently accomplished some vegetation work last week. A compliance site meeting is being scheduled this week to review that work and determine what more needs to be done to achieve compliance. Even assuming compliance, the matter will not be completely resolved until Carlson indicates he will comply with the Court’s Order in its entirety, including required payments, appeals, and/or a settlement with the.

Storm Creek: We are still awaiting word on whether the City’s application for a King County Flood District grant for Storm Creek has been approved.

Hjelle: There has been a lot of activity over the last month in this compliance lawsuit.  Hjelle apparently fired her first lawyer and hired three new ones. A number of depositions have been taken including those of Hjelle’s neighbor, Mrs. Schilling, Hjelle herself, Hjelle’s arborist, and of David Fosmire.

Per a superior court requirement, a settlement mediation was held, but was unsuccessful. What has not happened, as far as the Club is aware, is submission by Hjelle of a complete application to the City to enable her to bring her lot into compliance per the Board’s June, 2017 Decision. The matter is currently set for superior court trial at the end of October. A summary judgment motion to be filed by the Club is currently scheduled for October 11. Summary judgment can in some instances  (as was the case in Carlson) resolve a case short of trial.

Hidden Lake: As noted last month, the City is planning a project potentially involving elimination of Hidden Lake. Easton Craft has invited John Featherstone from the City’s Public Works Department to attend a Club meeting in November to present information and answer questions about the project.



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

The compliance committee is continuing to work on properties on 175th Street NW. Otherwise, nothing new to report regarding compliance apart from what is noted above.



Buchmayr Greenhouse

1086 NW Innis Arden Drive

The greenhouse was approved by the Board with the condition that Board approved western screening of the greenhouse be installed within 30 days.

The motion passed: 7 approve / 1 disapprove


Upcoming Building and Remodel projects for the October meeting:


18737 Ridgefield Road NW

House Addition/ garage and workspace



18261 Springdale Ct NW



Gustad/ Ray

16767 16th Ave NW

Attached carport addition


TREASURER, Jeff Gough –

This upcoming month I will be working on a draft 2020 budget for review at the October Board meeting.  This will allow a month to circulate it and get feedback prior to presenting something more concrete at the November meeting and then getting it mailed out to homeowners by the beginning of December.

At the close of August, the Club Operating Checking balance was $10,333, the Collections Savings balance was $144,557 and the Asset Reserve Savings was $277,152.


CLUBHOUSE, Brian Branagan


The compressor on the clubhouse freezer went out in early August.  Fortunately, it was still under warranty and we will only have to pay for labor.  It will be replaced in early September


August rentals included the Innis Arden Family Night Out hosted by the Innis Arden Activities Committee. There were also seven other rentals including Brewfest sponsored by the 4-Corners neighborhood associations, a charity event, company picnic, school staff meetings, a class reunion, and a celebration of life.

If you are interested in renting the clubhouse for holiday events, please contact Cheryl Malone at 206-542-5558 or


GROUNDS, Jim McCulloch –

2019 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.

Work Items Completed Last Month:

  • Main Entrance:
    • Weekly maintenance.
  • Grounds:
    • Weekly maintenance.
    • Minor irrigation repairs.
    • Pruned north and west fences to Grounds area.

Work Items Scheduled this Month:

  • Continue weekly maintenance of Grounds and Entrances.

ROW  Trees

  • 18742 Ridgefield Rd. NW (One 30”Conifer):  Trees removed 9/3/19; replant this fall.
  • 16904 14th Ave NW (Two 14” Conifers):  City has approved permit; trees to come down 9/10; planting this fall.
  • 18747 Ridgefield Rd. NW (One 18” Conifer, pine): Permit approved; work to be completed this fall.  Homeowner has agreed to pay for all costs for this work.


Other Items

  • Reminder: Please note requirements for use of Grounds by organized sport teams:
    • Fields are NOT reserved; use is on first come first serve basis.
    • At least one member of the team must be a member of the HOA.
    • Team must provide the Grounds Chairperson a copy of their Certificate of Insurance showing Innis Arden Club as additionally insured, prior to use.


NATURAL RESERVES, Steve Johnston –

Invasive Plant Control

Summer invasive plant control continued as expected, primarily targeting English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry.



The trails were weed whacked as needed as they have been all summer.


Hazardous Trees

And finally, the City has inspected and approved 6 hazardous trees for removal and replacement in mid-Blue Heron Reserve.  Most of these trees are alders that have been repeatedly topped in the past.


ACTIVITIES, Maggie Taber –

Save the dates:

Oktoberfest – Saturday, October 5th

Annual Holiday Party – Saturday, December 7th (note change)

2020 Rummage Sale – Saturday, Sunday, March 7-8, 2020

The First (hopefully annual) Innis Arden Family Camping on the lawn was Saturday, August 17th.  Ten families had their tents up an functioning by 4:30.  Kids and parents got to meet and greet, then have some great fun with soccer games, egg relays, and bike riding around the park.  There was a BBQ, s’mores and folktales.  For those that camped out, there were pancakes in the morning.

The September Activities Meeting was a fun gathering.  New neighbors from the past several years were invited to join us for a casual gathering at the clubhouse.  A fun time to meet and talk about what the Activities Club does.

Rummage collection should begin in November.  The pool house is not available in October.

Oktoberfest is coming!  Tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets:

Tim & Mary Cleaveland and Robert & Tierna Buchmayer are Chairing.  Volunteers Needed!

The Annual Holiday Party, note new date of Saturday, December 7th (moved due to Seahawks game!)  Kelly and Julie Sanders have been the chairs for several years – they are hoping to pass the torch and this year mentor some new volunteers to take us forward!


Community Comments:

  • Jim was thanked for his work on the ROW project.
  • A community member shared information about Shoreline Proposition 1 related to replacing the Shoreline Community Center/Pool.
  • Steve was thanked for his work on the trails.
  • The board was thanked for getting meeting minutes out timely.
  • A community member asked about status of the website and the board indicated the need for a meeting about this.


In Memory Of:

Randal Dayn Hoverson

September 26th 1964 to June 4th 2019


Eulogy: Randall Dayn Hoverson was born September 26, 1964, Edmonds, Washington, Stevens Hospital (Edmonds).

One of his loves was basketball that he exceeded in at King’s High School in Shoreline, Washington. Went on to Abilene Christian University where he helped take the team to the Loan Star Conference Tournament Championships in 1986 and 1987.

He loves Jesus and had such a passion for everyone to get to know Jesus too. He was active with all Alicia and Jonah’s sports showing the love for Christ in his attitude and actions. He intentionally involved himself in the ministry of Young Life and lead many to Christ while helping others grow their faith.

He was a very successful business owner, started Welcome Home Incorporated Elderly Care in 1991 and had to close his doors due to colon cancer, April 18, 2019. He has received many accolades for being professional and compassionate in his care of the elderly for the 28 years he was in business.

Throughout his whole life, Randy loved to engage in sports and activities of all kinds, having a passion for skiing, boating, and travel. The day he stopped chemotherapy he looked at his best friend Vince and said, “well, let’s go skiing.”

Survived by Sue, his loving wife of 26 years, daughter Alicia and son Jonah. Mother Ila Hall, sister Janette Klumb, her husband Dwight and sons Matthew and Steven. Mother-in-law Kathy Chadwick and sister-in-law Karen Chadwick.

Any donations to be made out to Shoreline Young Life.


Shoreline Council of Neighborhoods:

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

Meeting adjourned at approximately 8:00 PM