Welcome to the Silver Creek Home Owners Association, Puyallup Washington
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You may have noticed there have been several gate collisions lately. While in each one of them the driver's have been found at fault; there have been times that we haven't been able to catch the person who did it... thereby costing the association a lot of money. Because of this, the Board decided to follow the example set in the test area of Country Hollow (which has saved the community a fortune) and install speed bumps to protect your investment. Once laid the speed bumps will be painted yellow ASAP - until then please use extra caution... form the time they are installed, you will need to be prepared to stop before entering or exiting the gates at Hillsboro, Grayhawk, and Premier (The Board has decided that since at least one of the gates in All of these neighborhoods, like Country Hollow, have been hit on one or more occasion, each of them need this protection).
Thank you all for your cooperation throughout the 2017 inaugural seal coating projects! We will resume with the next neighborhoods in this massive undertaking late spring 2018. If you live in Grayhawk or Brookfield, please watch your mailboxes (we will also use door hangers as well as postings on this website to notify all) starting early this coming summer.
Note: Country Hollow and Southridge are scheduled to be done in 2019 which will complete this project until the next sealcoating is due.
RE: Parking Issues posted 2/21/2018
As those who live in Brookfield are aware the Board several months ago; in response to continued and numerous complaints from that neighborhood, after careful consideration as well as many discussions about several options across the format of many board meetings, began taking measures to control the street parking problem (as you know parking on the streets poses many problems and it is not legal by the governing documents). You probably know that your Board of Directors is charged with making the community safe; and it is clear that throughout Silver Creek parking and speeding issues continue to have need to be addressed.
Because on street parking is by far the largest violation that we deal with, we believed that it was time something needed to be done to begin to rectify it. We decided to start with Brookfield because that is the neighborhood within Silver Creek from which we were receiving the most complaints; also the Brookfield streets are unique in that anywhere an ‘Alley Load’ or ‘Rear Garage’ house was approved by County Planning and Land Services permitting, the streets are either extremely wide or there are areas of the road known as ‘Cut Outs’ or ‘pull offs’ that are made for parking. This made it confusing as to where parking is and is not approved; so Brookfield was the best starting point for clearing up this multi layered problem of street parking which would take several years to get under better control.
It was decided that the most effective way to clearly delineate where parking is allowed in Brookfield would be to paint the curbs red (and stencil “No Parking” on them) in the ‘No Parking Zones’. Since this was completed, our research shows that this red paint and stenciling method has done its job. Street parking is way down.
While red striping may have seemed extreme to some people, the Board agreed with the many others who felt that something needed to be done to stop the parking of cars in non-designated areas – which in emergency situations can block access of the aide vehicles of first responders.
As the weather begins to change and eventually dry out, the Board is looking to get back to work on this project throughout Silver Creek and at this time we’re asking for your input. Though the Board does have autonomous authority through the Association’s Governing Documents and Statute to make decisions like these; we have decided to post this opinion poll on this, our official website. For monitoring this input, we have established a special email address; email@example.com will be accepting your comments and suggestions for a period of time. The Board will review these suggestions and comments as it comes to two decisions: 1) what, if any, changes to make to the red striping already laid down in Brookfield and 2) ideas for similar control measures that will eventually be implemented in the other neighborhoods of Silver Creek. Some of the suggestions have been - signage (similar to areas like downtown Puyallup); covering up the red paint with gray (sort of starting over); stenciling No Parking without the red striping; narrower less visible red lines with No Parking lettered below the stripes (similar to adjacent non-silver Creek neighborhoods); yellow striping instead of red; and so on.
Please feel free to address your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org we will announce the end of the comment period as it comes closer to the Board needing to make its final decision regarding this matter.
Thank you for your input and participation.
Silver Creek HOA Board of Directors
IMPORTANT Brookfield Info.
In order to curb a huge parking problem that had continued to develop and to get worse in Brookfield (many complaints were coming to the board and management), Areas in Brookfield that are NO PARKING zones have been striped with red paint to clarify tow away zones. The mailbox areas were marked for the convenience of USPS mail carriers (so that your mail delivery is not blocked). Areas near Fire Hydrants and some other spaces are considered FIRE LANES; the rest of the areas that are RED are simply NO PARKING zones and as such any vehicle parked in any of these red areas is subject to immediate tow without further notice - vehicles parked on streets impede emergency access when someone needs help.
Any vehicle that is towed will be done so at the owner’s sole risk and expense. (Violators will be towed by Engle’s Towing of Puyallup). Thank you for your cooperation in this all important matter and please share this information with your tenants and guests as well. (And finally - a reminder; the owners of record are ultimately responsible for the actions of their tenants and or guests). The other neighborhoods will be analyzed and striped as and if need arises and as the budget allows.
ATTENTION ALL DRIVERS!
Please be aware that, for the safety of our community and our children, the Silver Creek HOA installed some new speed bumps. Plans are being made to add more of these in strategic locations - once current research results are in and the board has a chance to work through that information. Watch for them and as always, please drive safely and watch for pedestrians throughout the community! There are also speed bumps installed at each entrance and exit to the Country Hollow Neighborhood. Your Board of Directors made the decision to install these in an attempt to cut some of the high gate repair expenses. Please drive carefully when entering or exiting this area. The board also felt that this would help promote the safety of pedestrians near the gates.
NOTICE REGARDING PARKING RULES ENFORCEMENT: The Streets of Silver Creek continue to be clogged with repetitive parking violators. Parking/Towing patrols are out and working on a random schedule to help keep our streets as clear as possible . Inevitably there will unfortunately come a time that access through our narrow streets will be necessary by emergency vehicles. If cars are blocking the streets, these first responders cannot get through to help you or your neighbors in your time of need. Please do your part and keep your vehicles off of the street (park in your driveway or your garage). During these random patrols cars found parked on street will be tagged and warning letters will go out via a detailed tracking system. Parking is never allowed on the sidewalks - that offense is subject to immediate tow. Parking guidelines are posted and can be seen by navigating through the fees, rules and regulations tab above. Please help keep Silver Creek safe!
Held on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Silver Creek Community Center; Homeowners are welcome to attend to observe these meetings. Occasionally/unfortunately - unforeseen circumstances could cancel or change a meeting. Please note that we will give as much notice as possible when this happens. Watch this website for info.
Silver Point COA
To clear up any mis-conception that may be out there... Silver Pointe is NOT part of Silver Creek. Though we are neighbors, Silver Pointe owners do not pay into the maintenance funds for the amenities in Silver Creek and therefore do not have rights to use them (it has come to the Silver Creek Board's attention that some owners may have been mis-informed before, or after sales of units in Silver Pointe). Silver Pointe's Board and Management have recently been notified.
See a street light that is not on? or maybe it’s blinking?
To report a problem with a street light;
1) If you live in
Country Hollow or Brookfield
click on the following link:
and go to the “contact us” line on 'The Repair Works' website. Once there, Click on "CONTACT US", fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page. In the “message” box please type in the number of the streetlight… this will be a three digit number (001 – 141) which you will find by going to the light and looking at the pole. The number is on the "road" side of the pole about six feet above the ground. (If the number is missing for some reason, please give a location i.e. the nearest house address, cross street etc.) Once the contact form is filled out click “submit” to send the report.
You may also call the phone number listed in the contact form. Once you have made a report, please email email@example.com and let us know that you have done so.
or 2) If you live in
Premier, Highlands, Ashford, Grayhawk, Southridge or Hillsboro,
click on the following link:
Enter the requested information and the address nearest the light and the Grid Number and/or Tag Number from the light pole. (Numbers usually located on the light pole about six feet above the ground). Click submit to send the report.
Dues Assessment Information: URGENT
Mid-way through Last Year (if your account showed a balance owing) you were sent a statement; Unless you have payment arrangements with the HOA through the management company, the balance must be caught up. Balances left owing after July 31st each year will continue to show as delinquent and collection actions have been and will continue to be taken. These efforts will become more severe as time passes. Legal action should be expected and has commenced on many accounts. Your Association operates at its best when all owners pay their share - it is not fair for those who pay to support those who do not. Again, if you have a bona-fide hardship and need special arrangements it's imperative that you contact Erin@jc-higgins.com right away. You may call but please remember that all arrangement requests need to be in writing so please email. Erin can be reached via telephone at 253-841-0111 ext. 115.
NOTE: IF you are contacted by the Association's collection Attorney (Law Firm of Pody & McDonald) regarding your dues assessment or any money that you owe, it is because your payments are severely past due and (after several notices) your account has been referred to them for the next collection steps - you will need to contact them directly as neither the management team nor the Board of Directors will be able to discuss it with you or help in any way. Their contact info will be in any letters that you receive from them.
There are several convenient ways to make your payment: please click on the "Fees, Rules and Regulations" page above, there you can scroll down to the "HOA dues payments" tab where you can read about these options.
Should you find yourself in need of payment arrangements other than the traditional billing cycle (first half in January and balance in July) please contact the management company: Erin@jc-higgins.com or call Erin at 253-841-0111 ext. 115 to make suitable arrangements. Please remember that all arrangement requests need to be in writing so please email.
Attention: Please do not leave valuables in your car or out in your yard. For your protection we recommend that you not leave garage doors open unattended either. There have been cases where people walk through the neighborhoods and take personal property... Please be vigilant and watch out for yourself and your neighbors. If you see any suspicious activity please call the Pierce County Sherriff and file a report. It is better to have multiple reports rather than no reports (thinking that "someone else probably reported it" is a mistake). Policing is driven by reporting hot spots. The more reports they get, the better they can manage their resources for patrolling communities such as ours!
Recognized Official Committees
Notice: All committees are selected by the Board of Directors. As such, only Board approved and appointed committees are recognized as official and any information obtained through other sources should be verified.
(If you wish to inquire about any of these, or form a new committee of any kind, please contact the board or management via firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com to make your proposal.)
The recognized official committees are currently:
- ACC (Architectural Control Committee) : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Budget & Finance Committee : email@example.com
- Neighborhood watch patrol : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Forest Conservation Committee : email@example.com
The Neighbohood watch patrol (new as of September 2013) is now recognized and supported by the Silver Creek HOA. Anyone (whether a resident of Silver Creek or not) acting in any 'Neighborhood Watch' or 'Crime Watch' capacity other than as trained by the Pierce County Sherrif's Department is doing so of their own volition and is not endorsed by the HOA in any way. If any homeowner or group of homeowners are interested in this committee, they should contact the committee directly. Anyone interested in starting any other form of a crime watch committee would need to contact the board of directors by email firstname.lastname@example.org to present a proposal. The Board could then put volunteers in touch with the Pierce County Sheriff's Department for proper training, and then may consider endorsement of the group.
You can also email email@example.com any time.
Your Homeowner's Association is always in need of volunteers. There are many people who, working together, keep the HOA running by volunteering their time - we wish to thank them all. Some positions are vacant and some are filled by people who wish to take a little break. If you can volunteer any amount of time at all, to do anything at all, it would be greatly appreciated; please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what your talents and time availability are... we will try to find a place for you. 'Many hands make light the work' and it takes many to run this "small city" that we call home!
Specifically at this time:
If you are interested in helping the Budget and Finance Committee please email email@example.com
Board of Directors