I apologize for the web outage yesterday, and I'll own it and do my best to ensure it never happens again on my watch. Please see the note below that I wrote yesterday, ironic!
. . . . . . .Webmaster Robert
Our Web Site is Moving to a New Host
Friends at Miller Bay Estates,
Due to 'quality of service' issues, we are transferring the Miller Bay Estates web domain, account and website to a new host. Our planning leads us to believe we won't experience any downtime!
Mail Theft Reported
One of our homeowners reported their outgoing mail was stolen from their mailbox on Tuesday evening (11/12). They reported it to the police who advised that mailbox thieves are looking for outgoing mail with checks, holiday gift cards, cash or personal information.
A further suggestion, don't put outgoing mail in the mailbox the night before pick up, and you may consider getting a post office box. Please continue to report thefts no matter how small or insignificant you think they are. Keep vehicles locked up at night
01/28/20 The Editor
REDUCING MAILING COST
Mailings: MBE will continue to send out dues statements monthly but most all other correspondence will be located on the MBE website and in the new information box located at the clubhouse. This will save thousands of dollars on postage and materials.
Here are few reasons why volunteering would be great for you and our community.
1. To protect your property values and maintain a quality of life you expect in your community
2. To be socials, meet your neighbors and make friends
3. To get educated on the many facets of running a community association such as the many laws and
regulation, maintenance and repair and understanding financials.
4. To advance your career and build your personal resume by including your leadership experience and community volunteer service.
BECOME A BOARD MEMBER
If interested in becoming a board member, attend the HOA meeting on 07 Sept 2019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in the subject line type "Becoming a Board Member"
MILLER BAY ESTATES DOCUMENTATION
All documents such as the CC&R's, By-Laws, MBE Calendar are on the Miller Bay Estates Website and are printable. Financials are always available upon request by contacting the board at email@example.com or Katherine Klint, email: firstname.lastname@example.org , Phone: 360-930-0868.
As a reminder if you or your children are walking your pet (specifically dogs) it is your (their) responsibility to pick up your animals waste. All animals shall be leashed.
For animal control issues such as barking dogs, uncontrolled animals etc…https://www.kitsap-humane.org/programs-services/animal-control Visit
Good Neighbor Program, if you are having issues with your neighbor try to talk to them first if it cannot be resolved, contact your HOA Board President at email@example.com or leave a detailed message at 360-297-2100 but once again if you have issues, concerns or comments at any time please contact via email or phone
2019 Board Election Proxies will be available via the website at millerbayestates.com or in the information box at the clubhouse .
As we continue to strive for improvements, the board still needs your volunteer help in the community.
MBE Annual Homeowners Meeting & Board Elections will be held on Saturday 07 Sept 2019 at 4:00 pm at the clubhouse. Refreshments will be available.
When you become a board member, meetings are held quarterly to discuss and update any issues that may arise if not answered via email.
We hope that none of us in Miller Bay Estates contract this awful virus. Please contact me if you need help obtaining groceries or need prescriptions picked up at a local market or pharmacy. We will attempt to help out. Leave a message on the MBE phone, or email me! Sincerely, Tracy Darlene Harris
PSE's replacement of the power line from Harborview down Beachwood hill to Indianola Road appears to have prevented outages throughout the snow and high winds to date. Thanks PSE!!
HOA Yearly Dues
2020 HOA dues are now 200.00 per year, and statements will start arriving in the mail this week, payment is due on 30 April.
If you need to make payment arrangements please contact Katherine Klint,
If you have questions regading HOA dues please email Tracy Darlene Harris, HOA President at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: 2020 Homeowners Association Fees Increase
Dear Miller Bay Estates Owners & Residents
Our HOA has not increased homeowner dues for the past 13 years. During my term as President, I have been successful at keeping dues at $160.00 ($13.33 per month).
We are increasing 2020 dues to $200.00 per year ($16.67 per month) to cover the increasing cost of facility maintenance and unplanned expenses. Surprise expenses like the 2019 vandalism caused repair of the swimming pool bathrooms.
Some of our budgeted costs for 2020 are:
Mandatory repair of pool gate as required by Kitsap County
Replacement of the old bathroom shower inserts and the showerhead.
Drywall repair of the bathrooms.
Purchasing clubhouse bike racks.
Replacement of the clubhouse kitchen flooring.
Improvement of beach access on Seacrest Avenue to minimize liability.
Community Clean-up to include a dump day at the clubhouse.
Extra cleanup of downed limbs in common area and Beachwood Avenue.
Clubhouse parking lot re-graveling.
I will be happy to meet with you and discuss our budget issues at any time or and you may send questions or comments to me at email@example.com
"Thank You" for all your support during the past year. The HOA Board welcomes the opportunity to assist you and your family to make MBE a better place to live. We make decisions based on the needs of the community, and provide the future foundation that will keep our community thriving.
Thanks to our current board members go to: Caroline James (Treasurer/Pool), Bob Lund (Web Master), Carol Atkinson (Clubhouse) & Katherine Klint (West Sound Accounting)
2019 Board Election Proxies will be available via the website at millerbayestates.com and are printable, or in the information box at the clubhouse .
A homeowners association fee (HOA) is an amount of money that must be paid by lot owners. The HOA collects these fees to assist with maintaining and improving properties in the association. HOA fees cover the costs of maintaining the community clubhouse, landscaping, swimming pool & bathrooms, some common utilities, such as water/sewer fees and garbage disposal, maintenance of financial books, website, required insurance and to maintain a reserve account just to name a few.
Thank you so much for your continuing support Tracy Darlene Harris, MBE HOA President
MBE By-Laws ARTICLE VIII: Dues and Assessments
Section 1. For purpose of financing the activities of the corporation, it is hereby declared that all the lots within the jurisdiction of the corporation shall charged and/or assessed dues at the rate of $100.00 per lot per year, with the exception that any lots retained in ownership by the developers of the property, as hereinabove set out , and as being within the jurisdiction of the corporation, shall not be assessed until such time as the developers shall perfect a sale thereof, which ordinary annual dues and/or charges shall be the member's dues, fixed by the affirmative vote of the majority the members of the Board of Directors for each year after the initial year at a meeting of the Board of Directors & held immediately following the annual meeting of the members. The dues may be changed by affirmative vote of a majority of the Board at any special or annual meeting .
Section 2. The annual dues shall be due and payable January 1st of each and every year; in the event any sale is made by the developers of the subject property subsequent to January 1st of any year then the annual dues shall be prorated on a monthly basis commencing at the first of the month following date of sale. Thereafter, dues shall be on an annual basis as above provided.
Section 3. Any dues herein set forth and/or authorized shall be and become a lien upon the property of the membership if not paid when due, provided that said lien shall be inferior to wit mortgage liens heretofore existing or hereafter placed upon any lot or lots.
MILLER BAY YACHT & BEACH CLUB, Corporate Seal, Washington, 1983
MBE Beach Access
Someone has placed a stair casing down to the beach area waterftont. The stairs are still quite dangerous and I encourage all to not use this access until our upgrades are completed.
We are working with Kitsap County to resolve this issue and we will not be adding in a dock as requested. It's not within our budget and many approvals would be needed including the Tribe.
We are getting a bid to re-secure the wooden rails, add a handrail on the left side, placing a wooden fence along the grass area. Plus adding a better walking surface using gravel to prevent slipping.
As a reminder, MBE Common Areas belong to the HOA and any changes made there must be approved by the board.
If you have questions or comments please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you - Tracy Darlene Harris - HOA President
Tracy has contacted Kitsap County regarding the potholes on Beachwood. They have agreed to inspect and repair them. As yet there is no schedule for completion.
Beachwood Pothole repair
Due to the serious nature of the Corona COVID-19 virus, the clubhouse will only be available to those with a scheduled reservation.
We advise that if you have a reservation, please limit your guest list to your immediate family.
Please take extra measures to clean up the clubhouse after your reservation. There are sterilizing cleaning supplies available in the kitchen.
Also, please check in with your elderly neighbors to see if anyone needs anything. If so please email me at email@example.com
Thank you, Tracy Darlene Harris
Corona COVID-19 virus and our clubhouse
Yesterday around 8:30 AM my neighbor texted me having noticed a red truck with 2 male occupants in front of their house behaving strangely. While the driver waited the passenger ran out of view up Beachwood hill returning shortly with a propane tank in hand, tossed it in the truck and they sped off.
The victim homeowner called the police. They determined the propane tank had been taken from his camper. The officers took a report and left, only to return in no time with the propane tank.
These are becomming the most difficult times seen in recent history.
Now is the time to be vigilant and secure your property, homes,
Thank you Kitsap County Sheriff Deputy
Theft in Miller Bay Estates in Broad Daylight with Witnesses
We are aware of these rumors. At this time, there are no known cases of Corona Virus COVID-19 in Miller Bay Estates. There are unknown numbers of seniors, others, or health comprised individuals who will remain sequestered at home for an extended period of time.
There are rumors of COVID-19 infected individuals in Miller Bay Estates
Our clubhouse exterior has been cleaned and pressure washed, and the clubhouse grounds have been tidied up and a some landscaping completed.