Owners of townhomes in Peterkort Woods should have received a letter from the City of Beaverton regarding the annexation of some property owned by the Peterkort Company. The land in question is adjacent to but does not include any land owned by Peterkort Woods HOA.
In the past week there have been two incidents witnessed at the pool that were not reported until it was too late to confront the violators.
Both incidents involved people climbing over the fence to gain entry, then letting others in. The first incident also involved sitting on the pump room roof after drinking Rainer beer (so 4 violations total).
I am posting security photos of the suspects. Let me know if you know them. (I apologize for the quality of the images. I will replace them with higher resolution images when I can.)
For minor violations, I would suggest talking to those involved. If you are uncomfortable doing this, report it to AMS as soon as possible with as many details as possible. If they are a resident and used their FOB to gain entry, the Association can figure out who they are and have a discussion with them.
If they did not use a FOB to gain entry and are violating other rules (like sitting on the roof) assume they are trespassing until you know otherwise.
If it is criminal behavior, including trespassing, call the Washington County Dispatch non-emergency line 503-629-0111. If it is life threatening, call 911.
This advice applies to other suspicious behaviors in our community, such as people looking in vehicles or on porches, drug use late at night in the common areas, people following delivery vehicles, etc.
Look out for your neighbors and their property by saying something when you see something.
If you are an original owner in Peterkort Woods, your JELD-WEN windows have a lifetime warranty. According to a customer service representative I spoke with, this warranty transferred to secondary owners but was only good for 10 years from the original installation.
I am aware of 5 homes in our community that have dealt with failed window seals this year. One original homeowner has completed the installation of new windows from Jeld-Wen. Two original homeowners are in the process of obtaining new windows (including this author). The other two homeowners are not original owners and are not covered by the warranty.
My process started when I noticed what I thought was a haze on the outside of the window. A contractor for the HOA was doing some warranty repairs on the outside of our house and confirmed that the haze was inside the windows. In his opinion, the seal on the window had failed.
I filled out a form on JELD-WEN’s website and requested an inspection. After several emails back and forth, they located the original purchase order for my windows and set up a virtual inspection.
During the original request for service and the inspection, I also reported that most of my windows were very difficult to open and shut.
Following the inspection, I received a message that a window was going to be delivered to a technician next month and it would be installed at a later date. There was no mention fixing the opening problems.
I will give a full report when the process is completed, but there are a few things I have learned that may help.
The warranty mentions “skilled labor” which is only good for two years. According to the warranty : “Skilled labor” refers to tasks where specialized technical knowledge, experience, methods or tools are required to properly identify, diagnose and/or correct product-related issues. This is the reason they gave for only providing a virtual inspection.
When I asked about “regular” labor to install the window, I was assured this was included. My neighbor (also an original owner) was told he had to find his own installer.
Also be advised that you will be responsible to removed any shutters, blinds, or other items obstructing access to the windows.
During the virtual inspection you will have to give the inspector access to your smartphone or tablet. You will have to take several measurements and you may have to use a few tools.
Below is a photo of the window in question. It is clean on both sides. the streaks and haze is in-between the panes.
Update June 28
The failed window has been replaced at no cost to me.
The Jeld-Wen technician also worked on six other windows that were hard to open and shut. The majority of the “adjustment” was to lubricate the locks and the inside of the window frames. No parts were replaced.
The tech did remove several windows to inspect them. He does not recommend that owners do this. Other than that, he did not do anything that homeowners could not do themselves
In my opinion, the windows are now only moderately easier to open and shut. They technically function but are more difficult to operate than I think is reasonable. If you are paying for replacement windows, I can not recommend this particular model.
I will say that Jeld-Wen Customer service and the technician ‘Tim’ were very professional and easy to work with.
Jeld-Wen will not be doing any work outside of warranty at this time. For that, I would recommend Culver.
If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.
The PKWHOA Board of Directors is working diligently to ensure the opening of our pool in 2021. There are two factors affecting how and when this will happen: mandates from The Oregon Health Authority and Washington County regarding pool operations, and repairs to the pool restrooms water supply.
As of April 23, 2021, Washington County is in the High-Risk category regarding COVID-19. Among other restrictions, occupancy in the pool area would be limited to 15% of maximum capacity. According to OHA, “Public Pools and Spas must remain closed in Extreme Risk Level counties…” They also reported, “the next assignment of risk levels will be announced May 4 and take effect May 7.”
As of April 24th, the cause of the leak to the pool restrooms has been discovered and plans have been made to repair it. The contractor is hopeful that the job will be completed in the next two weeks. The water to the pool and the clubhouse cannot be turned on until this is done.
The opening of the pool will be on the agenda for the next Board Meeting on May 10th.
Update April 28th: The water is back on. The pool deck above the repair should be restored in the next few days.
Also, it looks like Washington County will remain in the “High Risk” category for the next couple weeks.
Update May 11th:
At the HOA Board meeting last night, the PKWHOA Board of Directors approved several motions in preparation for a potential May 28th opening. A pool monitor will be hired, days and hours of operation will be limited, and maximum occupancy will be reduced. All in accordance with state mandates.
County risk status and the HOA’s ability to comply with COVID restrictions may push back this date.
Update May 28:
The pool opening has been pushed back until at least the first week of June.
Washington County has moved to ‘Lower Risk’ status. We can operate at 50% capacity but are still required to have a monitor in place whenever the pool is open. The monitor should be able to start as early as next week.
There was a mechanical failure this week with the pool pump. A part had to be ordered and will not be available until at least June 1st.
Update June 4
The part for the pump will be installed next week. The Pool monitor will start today. The pool deck and BBQ areas will be open with restrictions. Owners should have received a notice with details.
Until restrictions are lifted:
Pool area is open noon-8pm Friday-Monday
Residents only (no guests)
social distancing enforced
The pool is scheduled to open today!
The restrictions placed on our pool by the State and County are set to expire on June 30th. Normal hours and use should resume on June 30th at 8am (pending any changes by Washington County)
There will still be a pool monitor on site during peak hours as there has been in years past.
An email blast will go out to owners who receive their notices in this manner. If you are not receiving any of these notices, please contact AMS ASAP.
This article will be updated if the situation changes. Homeowners should receive a notice with more details.
As of September 14th at 415pm, there is no indication that Washington County will apply for phase 2 any time soon. The tri-county area is still failing to meet two of the six public health indicator benchmarks required before moving to phase 2. (See OHA)
For more information on Oregon’s requirements for swimming pools Phase 2 pools
The PKW Board decided against spending HOA monies preparing for an opening that may not even be possible this summer.
The bottom line is, the pool will not open this season.
Peterkort Woods is a unique townhouse community. The quality of design and construction is far above other attached home developments in the metro area. This can sometimes present a challenge when trying to find replacement hardware or fixtures that fit our space.
Most of us have electric fireplaces. Until recently I have not heard of them failing. A neighbor reported that their fireplace produces heat, but no light. They are having difficulty locating a repair person.
Has anyone experienced a similar problem or has a recommendation for a repair person?
Early Sunday morning, April 19, 2020, at least three townhouses in Peterkort Woods were burglarized.
It looks like the incidents occurred between midnight and 5am. No force was used to enter homes. One may have been unlocked. In another case, a garage door opener was taken from a vehicle on the street and the suspect entered through the garage.
The homeowners were home at the time in all cases but were unaware of the crimes until later in the morning.
We live in a relatively safe neighborhood and burglaries to occupied dwellings, especially townhouses, are rare. However, I would suggest the following precautions be taken.
Lock all the doors on your vehicles and home
Don’t leave valuables in your vehicles (even in your garage)
Lock the entry door from the garage to the lower level of your home
Keep your porch light on at night
Consider installing a front entry camera
If you have been the victim of a crime, please report it to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The non-emergency phone number is 503-629-0111.
Contact Dave Kresta (612 SW Foresta) with your name, phone number, address, and description of needs: email: email@example.com
Interested in being on the response team?
If you are in a healthy, non-symptomatic household, please contact Dave Kresta and you’ll be added to response team.
A group of PKW neighbors is available to help if your household is self- isolating. Your neighbors can help with:
❑ A friendly phone call
We’ll keep our distance and leave everything at your door-step.
After we receive your request you’ll be contacted by a member of the PKW neighbor response team to confirm and make arrangements.