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Fox Hill Homeowners Association
News - January 2019




 




Annual Homeowners' Meeting

Tuesday - March 10, 2020
6:00 p.m.
East Olympia Fire Station #6
8047 Normandy Street SE
Olympia, WA  98501
 

All of the officers are up for election and there are vacancies. The agenda also includes discussion of decisions and issues affecting homeowners in the subdivision. 

The bylaws require a large quorum of homeowners present to do business, so please make sure your home is represented at the meeting.

 If you are unable to attend...

Please ask a trusted neighbor to cast your vote. You will need to download the Proxy ballot (link below) from this website. Your chosen neighbor will need to bring the ballot with your original ink signature with them to the meeting to vote on your behalf to submit your proxy votes.

 

>>>> Click Here to download a 2020 proxy ballot

 

Fox Hill Homeowners Association
Salmon Enhancement Group (FHSEG)
Message from Chairman Mitch Ybarra
July 27, 2016


Dear HOA Members:

This update is a staff action to update members of the Salmon Enhancement Group's Committees actions to date. Our last action was to await the grant application ranking this past 22 June 2016.

Unfortunately, our project was not approved for this round of funding for FY2017. This year’s Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) allocation was quite small and only represented 417,000 funding allocation. It funded two projects. The committee however, “really liked the Fox Hill neighborhoods enthusiasm for restoration and the high benefit to juvenile salmonids of Spurgeon Creek”. The higher ranked projects where relatively inexpensive (under $150,000 each).

The Salmon Enhancement Group, led by Jerilyn, will submit the list of unfunded projects to the Washington State Legislature during the upcoming session for funding through the "Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration Fund (PSAR)”. This allocation is usually much larger.

 Jerilyn, is pursuing funding to update the preliminary designs and/or planting planning.

 If successful, this will place ahead of schedule should we compete well during FY 2018; there will be a larger allocation for next SRFB round in 2018.

 I may be contacted at mitchell.l.ybarra@outlook.com.

Sincerely,

Chair Mitch Ybarra
Fox Hill Homeowner’s Association
Salmon Enhancement Group Committee

Printable pdf copy of this letter

Click HERE for a printable pdf copy of the 2016 application submitted by the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board.

Click HERE for Mitch's previous update in May, 2016.

The project is now undergoing substantial change in design that has not been completed.  For deep background, a summary of the original project as it was first proposed and posted in 2012 may be found under the Fox Hill
Info Tab on this website.



 


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Fox Hill Homeowners Association
News - May 2016

 

Fox Hill Homeowners Association
Salmon Enhancement Group (FHSEG)
Message from Chairman Mitch Ybarra
May 14, 2016


Dear HOA Members:

I am writing to inform all HOA members of our Salmon Enhancement Group’s effort thus far. Our last HOA annual meeting included a concept briefing, timeline of actions, requests for information and next actions required by the Fox Hill Salmon Enhancement Group (FHSEG). This update is a staff action to update members of the Salmon Enhancement Group Committee's actions to date.

There is formal timeline associated with this effort. The timeline spans 18 months and includes a letter of intent, technical committee site visit, grant ranking, final grant application, award, contract actions, designs approval, permits and finally construction. Upon completion of the project, the Salmon Enhancement Group provides site awareness functions for 10 years.

Our HOA has submitted the letter of intent and received the technical committee this past 27 April, 2016. This site visit included over 13 Thurston County and Washington state agencies. The technical committee’s purpose was to validate findings based on our HOA’s letter of intent. We are currently waiting on comments from the Technical Review Panel. These comments will help direct whether the Salmon Enhancement Group applies for design/build funding or proceeds in two stages: design and then build. Based on the comments from the technical committee, the Salmon Enhancement Group expects positive feedback.

Those agencies that participated in the visit include:

Thurston County Public Works (TCPW) South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group (SPSSEG), City of Olympia-Water Resources (COly), Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB), Salmon Recovery Funding Board Review Panel (SRFB RP), Wild Fish Conservancy (WFC), Capital Land Trust, Thurston Conservation District (TCD), Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO), Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW), Squaxin Island Tribe, Puget Sound Partnerships (PSP) and Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC).

The Salmon Recovery Funding Board is part of the Recreation and Conservation Office, a state agency. This agency manages the grant funds that come from both US Fish and Wildlife and state Fish and Wildlife.

The grant application will get updated this coming 22 June 2016 and get represented, and ranked. Funding is based on where the board ranks our project in the suite of projects brought forward. If not approved, our project will route to a ranked list submitted to the Legislature for future funding.

Two requests for information were presented at the last Annual HOA meeting; tax impacts to the HOA and flooding concerns. The HOA currently pays $1,324.21 in property tax for all green spaces. Susan Grigsby contacted Thurston County Ecology that does restoration work and that agency indicated this project would not change any property taxes. The SPSSEG confirms a “no net rise standard” to every project of this nature. In short, the project will not raise the level of the water in Spurgeon Creek.

The FHSEG’s next actions will include staffing the Landowner Acknowledgement form. We don’t expect this staff action to occur until we get notification on the status of the grant.

I may be contacted at mitchell.l.ybarra@outlook.com. Additionally, please see photos of the site visit team. Finally, I’d like to thank Bill Hanson for assistance with the site visit and Susan Grigsby for addressing the tax question.

Sincerely,

Chair Mitch Ybarra
Fox Hill Homeowner’s Association
Salmon Enhancement Group Committee

Click HERE for a printable pdf copy of the 2016 application submitted by the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board.

The project is now undergoing substantial change in design that has not been completed.  For deep background, a summary of the original project as it was first proposed and posted in 2012 may be found under the Fox Hill Info Tab on this website.