Weekender How the Budget is Prepared

Weekender
October 31, 2014
How the Budget is Prepared
Inside this issue:
Pacific County ROW/RVs
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Stocking Project
3
Travis Says
4
Flag Code
5
Hunting In Surfside
6
Wounded Warrior Project
7
Green Bag Program
8
Committee Corner
9
Committee Corner
10
Committee Corner—
Budget Voting
11
Recycling
12
Jam Session
13
Clam dig schedule
14
Community Halloween
Party
15
St. Mary’s Bazaar
16
Word Search
17
Calendar
18
SURFSIDE HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION
31402 H St.
Ocean Park, WA 98640
360-665-4171
[email protected]
Each year you receive a draft of the proposed budget for review
and comment. A lot of work goes into preparing the budget. It’s
a complex activity that has to start early so the budget can be
finalized and approved prior to the beginning of the new fiscal
year.
Here’s how we do it:
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The board appoints a budget committee to help with some
or all of the following tasks.
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All financial information is gathered to project what we’ll
need for expenses for the coming year. This could be a reserve analysis, bids for contracts, projections for utility or
service increases, comparisons of past years’ budget trends
and many other details.
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All sources of income is looked at—assessments, interest
on investments, proceeds from concession or club operation
and other types of miscellaneous income.
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A working draft is created by adjusting the expenses and income until they balance. This may be accomplished by foregoing certain expenses to avoid raising assessments. Or it
may be necessary to raise assessments to cover increased
expenses such as utilities that the board cannot control.
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When the board has the best possible draft budget the Association sends it to every member for review and comment.
One of the reasons we start the process early is to allow you
plenty of time to study the budget, ask questions and offer
comments.
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At the special budget meeting or by proxy you will have the
opportunity to vote to approve the final budget.
Source: CAI ~ Community Associations Institute
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Pacific County ROW Clearing
Pacific County will be coming through Surfside starting today October 30, 2014 and clearing the ROW (Right of Way) of trees that
are in the ROW. The ROW is up to 30 feet from the center of the
road outward towards your property.
If you have any questions regarding the clearing of the right of
way call Pacific County at 360-642-9368
RV STORAGE AREA
Just a reminder that all RVs in winter restricted areas must be pulled off the lots by end of day October
31, 2014. If you have not paid for your RV storage
space and turned in the required documentation you
will NOT be allowed into the RV storage area.
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Travis Says,
SURFSIDE DEPUTY REPORT
DEPUTY T. OSTGAARD
OCTOBER 23rd, 2014 – OCTOBER 29th, 2014
On 10/23 I was doing follow up with my burglary victim from 336th Place
when I observed a subject I knew to have a felony warrant. The subject ran,
but gave up about 100 yards. I took him in to custody for 2 felony warrants
and transported him to the jail.
On 10/25 I was dispatched to the 30000 block of U. Place after a neighbor reported seeing some smoke coming from a house and no one answered the
door. I was able to contact the homeowner and he stated he had just started
his pellet stove.
On 10/29 I was on patrol when I contacted a suspicious subject walking in
the area of 314th and H. Place. The female subject stated she was looking for
the bathroom.
On 10/29 I received a call of a suspicious truck at 311th and J. Place I arrived as the trucks owner was putting gas in his tank. He stated he ran out
of gas and had to wait for a friend.
Traffic warnings: 7—Traffic citations: 2—Suspicious circumstances: 3—Warrant: 1
SLOW DOWN!! 25 MPH in all Surfside areas other than I Street north of the mini mall!
Emergency? CALL 911!!!! - For Non Emergency calls , call the Sheriff’s office at 360-6429397
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Did you know...How unserviceable flags destroyed?
The Flag Code suggests that when a flag has served its useful purpose, “it
should be destroyed, preferably by burning.” For individual citizens, this
should be done discreetly so the act of destruction is not perceived as a
protest or desecration. Many American Legion posts conduct disposal of
unserviceable flag ceremonies on June 14, Flag Day. Such ceremonies are
particularly dignified and solemn occasions for the retirement of
unserviceable flags.
In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates
the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day
in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.
If you have a flag that needs to be replaced, you can bring the tattered one
down to the business office Monday—Friday. We save them for the Flag
Day Ceremony.
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HUNTING IN SURFSIDE
December 20, 2012
RE: Hunting in Surfside
Dear Ms (member’s name removed):
Director Phil Anderson has asked me to respond to your letter about deer hunting in Surfside, Washington. In
short, hunting is legal in Pacific County, including Surfside, but the area west of Sand Ridge Road is a firearm-restricted area. Please allow me to explain:
The Washington State Legislature decided long ago that only the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
(WDFW) has the authority to regulate the time, place, and manner of hunting and fishing in Washington. This
authority is found in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW)77.12.047. For firearms in general, the State of
Washington is the sole regulatory entity; see RCW 9.41.290. What this means is that the State controls who can
own, carry, and use firearms, and WDFW controls where, when, and how firearms can be used for hunting. Divisions of local government, which include cities, counties, towns, and other municipalities, can restrict the discharge of firearms within their boundaries, but only if there is a reasonable likelihood that humans, domestic animals, or property will be jeopardized. See RCW 9.41.300. Neither Pacific County nor the city of Ocean Park
restrict the discharge of firearms. Homeowner's associations like Surfside cannot legally restrict the discharge or firearms or prohibit hunting on association property.
The Long Beach Peninsula, which is where Surfside is located, composes game management unit (GMU) 684 for
deer hunting. However, WDFW has designated the pmi of GMU 684 that is west of Sand Ridge Road as a firearm-restricted area, because WDFW recognizes the danger in people discharging modern firearms there. "Modern
firearms" means centerfire and rimfire rifles. In firearm-restricted areas, hunters are only allowed to hunt
with bows and arrows, crossbows, muzzleloaders, revolver-type handguns meeting equipment restrictions,
or legal shotguns firing slugs or buckshot. These types of weapons are safer to hunt with in heavily populated areas and on islands, peninsulas, and the like.
It is important to note that although hunting is allowed in GMU 684, no one is permitted anywhere in Washington
State to recklessly engage in conduct that creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another
person. So, if a person discharges a firearm or any type of weapon in a manner that no reasonable person would
and that truly endangers the safety of others, that person is committing reckless endangerment. Reckless endangerment is a crime under RCW 9A.36.050. If you see a person who you think is committing this crime, you
should immediately contact your local sheriff’s department or local WDFW police officer to report the activity.
I hope you find this information helpful.
If you have any questions, you can e-mail me at
[email protected], or by phone at (360) 902-2930.
Sincerely,
Lori Preuss, WSBA #33045 WDFW Criminal Justice Liaison
Cc:
Director Phil Anderson, Deputy Chief Mike Cenci, Sergeant Dan Chadwick
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Green Bag Program
Have you ever wondered how you can help make a difference is
someone’s life? Are you looking for ways to give back to your
community? All it takes is just 3 easy steps!
“A SIMPLE GESTURE” Is an ongoing Food Bank Program here
in Ocean Park...AND IT IS JUST THAT….SIMPLE!
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A SIMPLE GESTURE PROVIDES YOU WITH A “DESIGNER” BAG TO
STORE YOUR ITEMS IN.
THEN WHILE SHOPPING PICK UP AN EXTRA FOOD ITEM OR TWO.
JUST FILL YOUR BAG WITH THE EXTRA FOOD ITEMS AND LEAVE IT
ON YOUR FRONT PORCH. THE BAGS ARE PICKED UP THE SECOND
SATURDAY OF ALTERNATING MONTHS.
THAT’S IT! Such a very simple gesture that will make someone’s day!!
There are many ways to lend a helping hand! You can offer your time,
make a donation, gather food items OR you can do all three!! The
feeling of helping someone in need is like no other!!
FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU CAN CALL - LARRY AMUNDSON at
665-2779 or THE OCEAN PARK FOOD BANK at 665-6567
DARE TO REACH OUT YOUR HAND INTO THE DARKNESS, TO PULL ANOTHER
HAND INTO THE LIGHT ~ AMRIT DESAI
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Committee Corner
TERRARIUM PLANTING & PUMPKIN PAINTING
October 26, 2014 - very cool pumpkins designed by the kids and wonderful terrariums
for the grown-ups. A fun way to spend a wet rainy weekend!
Thank You CRC for setting up such a fun event! Thank you for the donations received
for the Ocean Park food bank!
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Committee Corner
Do you have experience in real estate or the construction industry?
Maybe you were a contractor or a building inspector, If so the Architectural Committee needs volunteers like you! We meet once a week to review
all building applications that are submitted to the Surfside business office.
Most meetings run about an hour long; if you have an extra hour a week
to spare, we would love your help!
Also…
The Land & Buildings Committee and the Water Systems Planning
Committee is currently recruiting new members for openings in both
committees.
Prospective committee members might have some of the following
skills: oral/writing skills, word processing, spreadsheets, computer operating systems, construction design, hydrology, geology, water law, business
law, Washington state statutes and regulations, financial analysis, budget
analysis and a working knowledge of the Surfside HOA Operations Manual
and the CCR’s.
Prospective committee members would be expected to devote several
hours a week to the function of the committees.
Requirements for the committee positions include: a Surfside property owner in good standing with interest in the progress of the community.
If you are interested, please contact Laura Frazier, Surfside Business
Manager at 360.665.4171
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Committee Corner
ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2015 SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING AND VOTING
INSTRUCTIONS
Pursuant to Title 64.38 RCW (Homeowners Association) Surfside Homeowners Association
is required to hold a special meeting of the members to ratify the 2015 budget. Any member
whose dues and assessments are current as of 4:00 p.m., Friday November 14, 2014, may
vote at the Special Budget meeting of the Association to be held at the Surfside Boardroom
Ocean Park, Washington, on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Said Member may
vote either IN PERSON or by PROXY. Surfside’s attorney has advised the Board that the
use of absentee ballots are NOT authorized by law or by the Association’s Articles, Bylaws,
Covenants or Operation Manual. For this reason, no absentee ballots will be accepted for
the Associations’ meeting.
If you choose to vote by PROXY, your proxy holder can either be a person of your selection
who will attend the Budget meeting or the Board Executive Committee made up of the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. In either case, you may instruct the proxy
holder to vote for or against ratification of the budget of the Association. If you do
not indicate your choice of vote, your proxy holder may vote as he/she fits.
IF YOU WISH TO VOTE BY PROXY, YOU MUST SIGN AND DATE THE PROXY
APPOINTMENT FORM.
YOU MUST RETURN YOUR PROXY APPOINTMENT FORM TO THE ADDRESS BELOW FOR
YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED AND IT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER
14, 2014, AT 4:00 P.M.
BUDGET
SURFSIDE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION
31402 H STREET
OCEAN PARK, WA 98640
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR MAIL FOR YOUR 2015 BUDGET VOTING PACKET
If you have any questions please call the Surfside Business office at 360-665-4171
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Recycling
DID YOU KNOW SURFSIDE RECEIVES MONEY BACK
EACH MONTH FOR OUR RECYCLING EFFORTS? IF WE
CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER WE CAN SEE AN EVEN
BIGGER RETURN! HERE ARE A FEW WAYS TO HELP:
Aluminum
Rinse and Dry
Cardboard
Flatten (waxed cardboard is not accepted)
Glass
Bottles and jars only. Rinse and remove caps. Do not break. There is no need
HDPE Plastic
Bottles and jars only. Look for #2 on the bottom of the container. Remove
lid, rinse, and flatten.
PET Plastic
Bottles and jars only. Look for #1 on the bottom of the container. Remove
Newspaper
Place loosely into paper sacks. May include newspaper inserts.
Magazines
Magazines and catalogs less than one inch thick (slicked or glossy page only).
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TENTATIVE CLAM DIGS FOR NOVEMBER 2014
Looking ahead to next month, WDFW will announce the final word on a tentative dig
to begin Nov. 4 after marine toxin tests have been completed. That dig is tentatively
scheduled on the following dates, beaches and low tides:
Nov. 4, Tuesday; 4:26 p.m., -0.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
Nov. 5, Wednesday; 5:14 p.m., -0.7 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
Nov. 6, Thursday; 5:59 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
Nov. 7, Friday; 6:42 p.m., -1.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
Nov. 8, Saturday; 7:24 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Copalis
Nov. 9, Sunday; 8:05 p.m., -0.7 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
Nov. 10, Monday; 8:47 p.m., -0.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
Nov. 11, Tuesday; 9:31 p.m., 0.2 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors
Comprehensive information about razor clams - from updates on tentative digs to
how-to advice on digging and cooking - is available at
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/razorclams/
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St. Mary’s Altar Society Annual Bazaar
November 6, 7 & 8
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
A variety of 14 vendors conveniently located
indoors will have many beautiful gift items!
Lunch will be available as well as pie, cake
and beverages to enjoy while you’re shopping.
The Altar Society will be selling gift baskets
and baked goods!
Located at 48th & Pacific Hwy
Seaview, WA
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