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Columbia Village
Owners Association

Announcements

The next Board of Directors meeting will be held Tuesday, July 21, 2020 starting at 6:00 PM in the Rec Center, Pioneer room. From 6:00 PM to approximately 6:30 PM procedural agenda items will be handled. The Homeowner Forum, where specific homeowner concerns and issues will be discussed, at 6:30 PM. If you wish to attend and present something during the Homeowner Forum, please contact Christian Brockl, cbrockl@sentrymgt.com, at Sentry prior to the meeting to have your name added to the agenda. Please specify the topic that you wish to address so the Board can gather additional important information, if needed. 

UPDATE ON THE OPENING OF THE REC CENTER DUE TO COVID-19
 
POOL UPDATE
Please read the full rules here prior to visiting the pool for the first time: New Pool Rules

We appreciate everyone's patience as we navigated this new environment, and understanding as we adjusted our policies to open our pool safely. First and foremost, the board feels it is our inherent responsibility to keep our residents safe, and help reduce community spread. For this reason, we have chosen to follow the City, State and CDC guidelines and adhere to their recommendations. We acknowledge and have reviewed the resident concerns over the new pool rules, and we want to assure you that we worked through many ideas, researched what other communities were doing, and worked hard to find a solution that would allow the majority of residents to use the pool, in the safest manner possible. We are considering this set of rules a trial period, and are in constant communication with the security team in regards to what has been working, and what has not been working. We will evaluate our rules on a weekly basis, and make any adjustments necessary as time goes on. Any feedback you have after visiting the pools can be sent to Christian for the board's review. We wanted to answer a few questions that have come up regarding the rules, and inform you of one change:
   * If we have not hit the maximum capacity at the end of the hour, we will not be asking residents to leave. This will only come into effect when we are at max capacity (currently 125 people). The capacity was set to allow residents ample space to social distance.
   * The 1 hour time limit was implemented to give as many residents the opportunity to swim as possible, especially during peak hours. Longer blocks of time would also lead to longer wait times in line during peak hours. If you come during non-peak hours, you may be able to swim longer if we are not at capacity.
   * The pool furniture was removed due to sanitary concerns, we can not ensure they have been wiped down properly between use. We understand there are other surfaces still present with the same issue, but we are trying to reduce our points of contact between residents the best we can.
   * The food coolers are not allowed due to concerns of people camping out. Snacks are certainly allowed if needed.
   *  RULE CHANGE: We had hoped to provide open swim in the lap pool during certain hours and a chance to spread out more. We have been informed that the lane dividers are not easily removable, and we cannot allow open swim with the lane dividers set up due to safety and damage concerns. For these reasons, the lap pool will now remain a lap pool for all hours. 

GYM & RACQUETBALL COURT
At this time, the Rec Center will remain closed until further notice. We understand that other indoor gyms in town are now open, however, they are able to open because they meet the guidelines in the Governor's Stages of Re-opening. The board did not feel that we could safely open the gym and racquetball court at this time due to the following reasons:
   * Keeping equipment 6 feet apart would have removed most of the equipment in the gym
   * Since it is not staffed, we cannot ensure equipment and the space is being wiped down between use
   * We do not have the optimal ventilation that is recommended in either room.
At this time, we do not have an opening date scheduled. But we will continue to monitor the City, State and CDC guidelines to determine when it may be safe to open these areas. We have received requests for a reimbursement of a portion of homeowner dues due to these closed amenities. Unfortunately, increased security at the pool has increased our costs and are an offset to any savings we are experiencing by keeping the rec center closed. 
 
PIONEER ROOM
Read the full rules here: New Rules for renting the Pioneer Room
Updated Rental Agreement: Pioneer Room Rental Agreement Pioneer Room Rental Agreement

We have updated our policies to reduce the reservation rate to homeowners for full day rentals. We understand that the additional required sanitation fee and the requirement to pay for a full day, even if only using for a half day, ended up being costly. We have now reduced the rental rate for the pioneer room to $100, which includes the sanitation fee. 

SAND VOLLEYBALL COURT & HORSESHOE PIT
The board has approved to install volleyball nets and poles in the sand volleyball court area, and to refresh the horseshoe pits, located on either side of the Rec Center. We hope that the addition of these outdoor amenities will provide more opportunities for residents to stay safe and enjoy the outdoors.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Check out our new Community Events Calendar!
Located in the 'CVOA' dropdown in the navigation menu above (or CLICK HERE) this calendar will list all upcoming Columbia Village community events, including the food truck schedule for the summer.  

Food Trucks at the Rec Center | Now Every Wednesday and Saturday
Come and enjoy lunch and dinner at the Rec Center parking lot every Wednesday and Saturday through Labor Day! Each week is subject to change and is subject to their availability. For the upcoming food truck schedule, please visit the new community calendar - CLICK HERE. You can click on the individual appts on the calendar for menus, if provided. 
 
Community Yard Sale | July 18th & 19th
This has now been re-scheduled. If you haven't already had a yard sale but still need to, save the date and consider holding it this weekend! CVOA will post ads in several places online and place signage on Federal Way, Gowen, and Amity. Residents will be responsible for placing their own signage to direct traffic to their individual street from our main streets (Lake Forest, Grand Forest, Eastgate). We strongly encourage that you use safe practices while hosting your yard sale, including spreading out items and tables to allow social distancing while browsing, and providing hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes at your sale. Those visiting and hosting yard sales are also strongly encouraged to wear masks.

National Night Out | Postponed to October 6, 2020
Columbia Village's National Night Out, previously scheduled for August 4th, has been postponed for the time being to October 6, 2020, per the recommendation of https://natw.org/.

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New Sentry Office:
Sentry Management now has an east Boise office to serve the needs of Columbia Village and it's other communities. It is open Tuesday through Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. It is located at 300 E. Mallard Dr. Suite 120. If you need assistance, please drop in, or call. (208) 323-1080.  
 


Quarterly Assessments

Quarterly Assessment payments are due January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year. The payments have a 45-day grace period. This means the payments are considered late after the 16th of the following month (January is due by February 15; April is due by May 15; July is due by August 15; October is due by November 15).

Columbia Village Owners Association

Monthly CVOA Board meetings are the third  (3rd) Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. 

Columbia Village Owners Association

President - Chuck Mione
Vice President - Bonnie Straight
Secretary - Caitlin Reicks
Treasurer - Russelee Horsburgh
Director - Tara Davis
Director - Tim Egbert
Director - Darren Hall
Director - Sal Palazzolo

The Architectural Control Committee exists to help ensure consistent application of design criteria and requirements included in the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&R’s) and Architectural Specifications and Standards. All proposed exterior changes to homes and landscaping must be reviewed and approved by this committee prior to work commencing. Some examples include: changes to house color, installation of a new roof, addition of more living or garage space, patio covers, construction of fences, placement of storage shed or significant changes to the landscaping in your yard.

This committee also handles Covenant Violations and tries to resolve these violations with the homeowner. If a homeowner does not comply with the Covenants, corrective action up to and including legal action may be taken. All complaints must be in writing with your name and phone number so that we can sure to address the correct issue on the correct property. All complaints will be kept confidential.
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The Landscape and Maintenance Committee plans and oversees the maintenance of the common area which includes berms, lawns, bedding areas, sprinkler irrigation system, micro paths, and the desert belt areas. The committee serves as a liaison with our landscape maintenance contractor to assure that the care of our common areas is done properly. Landscape maintenance is the largest cost item in the budget or our homeowners association.
The committee serves as a liaison with our landscape maintenance contractor and Sentry Management to assure that the care of our common areas is done properly.
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Communications and Events Committee plans a few annual events including the pool Opening Day in the spring and National Night Out in the fall. Members of this committee work with the CVOA management company and the webmaster to provide updates to the website. Upcoming events are communicated via the Announcements section of the website and via emails from Sentry. The Neighborhood Watch Committee is part pf the CVOA Communications and is organized into a team of block captains who are the contact people for specific sections of the neighborhood. The committee is responsible for maintenance of the Neighborhood Watch signs located on each street. Columbia Village has approximately 90 designated small sections for block captain participation. There’s always a need for more help and the time commitment is very minor, although some block captains go above and beyond by planning block parties and other fun activities. Block Captains act as a ‘telephone tree’ and to communicate with neighbors in the event of an neighborhood emergency. The Neighborhood Watch chairperson holds meetings once or twice per year for block captains to share ideas and learn more about what is happening in our community from guest speakers such as BPD, Carey Guard, and other relevant resources.
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The Recreation and Amenities Committee tends to the operation and maintenance of the recreation center. With the help of our management company, this committee’s responsibilities include the office located inside the clubhouse, security card access, rule violations/vandalism, security camera system, security patrol, exercise room, pool maintenance, pool rules, disk golf course, swings, park area, rental of the recreation center, building maintenance and improvements, and the operation and maintenance of the RV Storage lot.


CVOA Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes from the monthly Columbia Village Owners Association Board meetings are not intended to be a transcript or a full report of the meeting. Minutes are a legal record of the board decisions made at the meeting, the votes taken, with outcome noted.

Columbia Village Governing Docs

The Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) sets forth the covenants between homeowners/residents and the Columbia Village Owners’ Association. 

Columbia Village Plat Maps

Architectural Control Committee
 Request Forms/Policies

The Architectural Control Committee exists to help ensure consistent application of design criteria and requirements included in the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&R’s) and Architectural Specifications and Standards. All proposed exterior changes to homes and landscaping must be reviewed and approved by this committee prior to work commencing. Some examples include: changes to house color, installation of a new roof, addition of more living or garage space, patio covers, construction of fences, placement of storage shed or significant changes to the landscaping in your yard.
This committee also handles Covenant Violations and tries to resolve these violations with the homeowner. If a homeowner does not comply with the Covenants, corrective action up to and including legal action may be taken. All complaints must be in writing with your name and phone number so that we can sure to address the correct issue on the correct property. All complaints will be kept confidential. 

 

 

 

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Sentry Mgt.
Boise Office Hours


Mon/Wed/Fri
8:30am - 5:00pm
6149 N Meeker
Suite 150
Boise, ID 83713
T: 208-323-1080 x59509
F: 208-853-1960
Contact: Christian Brockl

Sentry Mgt.
CVOA Office Hours

Tues-Thurs
830a-430p
300 E. Mallard Dr.
Suite 120
Boise, Idaho 83716
T: 208-433-0643
Contact: Christian Brockl  

CVOA 
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24/7 Emergency
T: 208-871-4343
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PO Box 105302
Atlanta, GA 30348

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