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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?

Annual Homeowners’ Meeting 2021:

updated 8/9/21 11pm

The Peterkort Woods Homeowners’ Association held its Annual owners meeting on August 9th at 630pm.

This was an in person meeting at our clubhouse.

Two Board positions were up for election.

The following candidates were elected:

  • Barb Purdy– Board member since 2019
  • Murray Jenkins– owner since 2006, current Chair of the Gutter/Downspout Committee.

Barb Purdy

Murray Jenkins

Owners also passed a resolution regarding the 70-604 ruling.

Following the homeowners meeting, the Board held a brief organization meeting to elect officers. The following assignments were agreed to:

  • President- Robert Phillippi
  • Vice-President- Murray Jenkins
  • Treasurer- Barbara Purdy
  • Secretary-Harriet Linville
  • Member at Large-Michael Hildenbrand

Pool 2021

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)

50% capacity

social distancing enforced


June 25

The pool is scheduled to open today!

June 29

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.

Any questions?

This article will be updated if the situation changes. Homeowners should receive a notice with more details.

Pool 2020

Updated September 14th

Homeowners should have received a letter or email on June 22 detailing the Board’s discussion on this topic. If you have not received this notice, contact  AMS.

An update was sent July 20th.

The pool opening was contingent on Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas Counties all being approved for Phase 2 and our Association’s ability to meet all of the County and State requirements.

For information on Washington County’s COVID-19 response, see Washington County reopening. (updated July 8) 

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.

Items for sale and DIY home improvement

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.

If you are having trouble finding the correct air filter or central vacuum part, look here. https://peterkortwoodshoa.com/home-improvement-and-maintenance/home-improvementmaintenance/

If you have been successful finding items for your home, let me know so I can post it for the community.

Do you have a custom item for your home that you are trying to sell or donate? Check out this page: https://peterkortwoodshoa.com/home-improvement-and-maintenance/items-for-sale/

Update March 2021: Fireplaces

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?

Burglaries in the neighborhood

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.

Neighbors helping neighbors

Contact Dave Kresta (612 SW Foresta) with your name, phone number, address, and description of needs: email: davekresta@gmail.com

Phone/text(preferred): 503-442-9667
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.
QUARANTINED?
A group of PKW neighbors is available to help if your household is self- isolating. Your neighbors can help with:

❑ groceries
❑ medications
❑ mail
❑ 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.

Peterkort Woods HOA communications

There are several ways to keep in touch with members of your community and stay apprised of upcoming events.

News and information is posted on https://peterkortwooodshoa.com

Our management company’s website is: https://ams-nw.com/owner-resources/portal-login

Please note:  Many of us wondered why we stopped getting announcements from the HOA.  After some sleuthing, we discovered that when AMS upgraded their system, they kept only one email active per account.  If someone in your household stopped getting email communications, you can log in and activate or re-activate your email

(info provided by the PKWHOA social committee)