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MONTHLY POTLUCK December 20th

Peterkort Woods residents are invited to the third monthly potluck of the season, December 20th, 2022, 6pm. Bring a dish to share with your neighbors (4-6 servings). Plates and utensils will be provided.

We will meet in the clubhouse every third Tuesday of the month until the pool opens next May.

Questions? Fill out then contact form below

Monthly potluck November 15th

Peterkort Woods residents are invited to the second monthly potluck of the season, November 15th, 2022, 6pm. Bring a dish to share with your neighbors (4-6 servings). Plates and utensils will be provided.

We will meet in the clubhouse every third Tuesday of the month until the pool opens next May.

Questions? Fill out then contact form below

2022 Annual meeting recap

Peterkort Woods homeowners met for their annual meeting on August 8, 2022 at the clubhouse.

Longtime board members Harriet Linville and Robert Phillippi did not run for reelection. The community thanked them for their combined 23 years of service to the community.

Current board member Michael Hildenbrand was joined by Drake Butsch and Keith Sawallich on the ballot. All three were unanimously elected for a two-year term.

Following the homeowners meeting, the new board met to elect officers. See Board of directors for the results.

The Revenue Ruling 70-604 resolution passed 49-0.

Updated: Summer BBQ at Peterkort Pool

Summer BBQ at Peterkort Pool


Come Meet & Eat with your Neighbors on Wednesday September 14th at 600PM.


Join us at the BBQ’s on the upper pool deck next to the Clubhouse.


Bring your own food to grill (or ready-to-eat), your own beverage, and
your own place settings.


No need to RSVP – just show up!


Update: September 14th was the last official gathering outside for 2022. A potluck will be held on the third Tuesday starting in October (pending Board approval). We will meet inside the Clubhouse. Details coming soon.

Landscaping Dos and Don’t

When people talk to me about why they love living in Peterkort Woods, they frequently mention how beautiful the landscaping is. When people complain about the conditions at Peterkort Woods, landscaping is also number one.

It’s hard to please 223 homeowners.

It is one of our most visible assets. When it looks nice, it increases the beauty and value of our homes. When it doesn’t, it is hard to see anything else.

This is why the builder spent so much effort in the landscape design of our community. It is why the Board of Directors spends an inordinate amount of time and resources on landscape issues.

If you want to be part of the process to improve our landscaping, here are some tips.

Do

  1. Learn about our landscaping. Talk to a Landscape Committee person or one of the Board of Directors. See landscape website for more.
  2. Join the committee.
  3. Come to a Board of Directors meeting.
  4. Fill out a landscape request form. see contact instructions

Don’t

  1. Alter the landscape yourself. see PKW CCRs especially 5.16. This means: no yard art, no planting, trimming, removing any item in the beds around our homes.
  2. Complain directly to the Landscapers. If you have an issue with them, contact the Board.
  3. Dig. Besides being prohibited (see #1), you could damage the sprinkler system or hit a utility.
  4. Trim the trees. (see #1)

Do you agree or disagree with my list? Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Let me know by filling out a contact form.

Pool Opening 2022 Updated

June 27

The pool is operating normally at this time. The heater is working but may need to be replaced in the future.

If you see anything that needs attention at the pool, please call AMS at (503) 598-0552 or fill out a contact form below.

Please comply with the Pool Rules. Please leave the pool area by 10pm.

If you see suspicious or illegal activity (like trespassers drinking beer on the roof) call the Washington County Sheriff at 503-629-0111.

Read more: Pool Opening 2022 Updated Read more: Pool Opening 2022 Updated

COMMUNITY CLEANUP DAY May 14th, 2022

FOLLOW UP: We had 20 volunteers at our cleanup day. They were from-

Windwood 14

Morrison 4

Taylor 2.


If you would like to participate and have not already sent a response, please do so now. This will help lunch and project planning.

When: Saturday May 14th at 900am to noon (lunch provided)

Where: meet at the Clubhouse, 10353 SW Taylor Street

Residents of Peterkort Woods will gather on May 14th to tackle a few maintenance and landscape projects. The scope of the work will be determined by the number of volunteers.

In the past we have picked up trash in the surrounding community, cleaned our mailboxes, and removed invasive ivy, This year’s priority is getting the pool area ready for the May 27th opening. There are also a couple of small landscape projects.

If you have not already done so, please RSVP so we can gather supplies and plan lunch.

May 14, 2022

Peterkort annexation

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.

According to the Cedar Mills News (https://cedarmillnews.com/article/1021-devt-news-west-union-gas-station-peterkort-annexation/) “The assignment of the applicable City of Beaverton zoning and land use designations upon annexation will not eliminate the existing trail or natural resource designations on the subject property.” That means any kind of development is unlikely.”

According to the article, Peterkort Company’s stated reason for the annexation request “was to consolidate all their area holdings under one jurisdiction.”

 If this annexation is approved, it will have no direct effect on PKW other than to bring the city of Beaverton closer to our property. 

A public hearing on the matter will be held remotely on October 27, 2021 at 630pm.

Public comments can be directed by email to lsmith@beavertonoregon.gov or mailboxcddplanning@beavertonoregon.gov or in writing to the project planner at PO Box 4755, Beaverton, OR 97076.

Community Safety and fun at the pool

I have posted two articles in the past regarding how to act at the pool and how to respond to inappropriate behavior. You can read them here: Pool etiquette and Pool safety and security.

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.

Questions, comments, concerns?