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Disaster Preparedness Planning

Where: At our Clubhouse.

When:  Saturday, January 9th. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm and will last until about 8:30pm.

The entire Peterkort Woods community is invited to attend. A presentation will be made covering the following topics related to disaster preparedness planning, as it affects our Peterkort Woods community.


  • Developing a plan for a disaster, talk, plan, and practice
  • Building individual survival kits (go bags), what to include in the kit for days or weeks
  • Vehicle survival kits
  • Transportation
  • First Aid Kits
  • Food supplies
  • Water
  • Sanitation
  • Tools and supplies
  • Financial preparedness
  • Important papers
  • Security

As a community, we also need to know our neighbors and how many people live in each residence to enable rescue personnel to know who might be trapped inside should a disaster strike.  We also need to learn of any special skills/disciplines and expertise represented in our community that would be of great help should a disaster strike and we become isolated from the rest of Portland (e.g. police, firefighters, medical, security, communications, mechanical, electrical, construction, etc.)  It is also important that we know of any disabilities or physical limitations that might put certain community members at risk in an emergency.  To do this, we will be handing out a questionnaire. Completed questionnaires should be forwarded to any HOA board member.  Filling out this questionnaire is voluntary.  Once the information is gathered and compiled the HOA board will publish and disseminate the information to all Peterkort Woods residence owners.

At the meeting, we will have examples of some of the survival items that will be discussed.   Also, upon arrival at the Clubhouse, each person will be given a raffle ticket for a chance to win several door prizes.  Prizes include two survival backpacks each containing food, water, thermal blankets, first aid kits, etc; a windup emergency radio receiver; two LifeStraw water filters, and two sets of thermal blankets.  We will also be serving bottled water and trail mix snacks.

We look forward to seeing you all there on the 9th!

Theft in the neighborhood

There have been several thefts in PKW recently.  Most of theses have been thefts of plants and other decorations taken from the front porch or steps.  With Christmas coming soon, there will likely be an increase in delivered package thefts.

I would urge residents to take the following precautions:

  1. Leave your front porch lights on at night.
  2. Don’t leave valuables unsecured.
  3. Require a signature for all deliveries.
  4. Consider having packages delivered to a secure location such as a UPS store.
  5. Keep an eye on strangers at your neighbors’ door.
  6. Report suspicious activity to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

If you see a crime occurring now (even if it’s a minor theft) call 911.  For non-emergency police response, cal 503-629-0111.

Christmas Social at the Clubhouse

Christmas Cookies, Caroling, and Crafting Celebration
December 6, 2015
from 3pm – 5pm
Bring your favorite cookies to share or a can of food for Oregon Food Bank.
Craft project fun for all ages.
If you have any questions, please use the contact form below.

Sunset Station and Barnes Road PUD

Some of you may have received a letter recently from the City of Beaverton regarding the proposed development on SW Barnes Rd. An extension for a previously approved Conditional Use-PUD application is being requested.  (see the attached documents)

Sunset Station extension notice0001

The deadline for written comments is 400pm on December 2, 2015.


You may have noticed some work being done along Barnes Road. According to the Cedar Mills News, “… the work being done now is “investigational,” and might include geological reports. They (the land owners) are talking to a developer, who will share their plans when they are ready.”

For information on this project, read the article in the latest edition of Cedar Mills News

Pool etiquette

A small pool for 223 families presents a few challenges.  On any nice day there may be more people who wish to use the pool and barbeque area than can be comfortably accommodated.

The rules that are in place are intended to insure the health, safety, and contentment of all.  Not all situations are covered in the rules, so more rules have been proposed.  For example: should we limit hours of use by children, number of floaty toys, etc.

The HOA Board has the right to add or modify these rules, but I do not think this is the best course of action.  Homeowners need to be more responsible.  Obey the existing rules and tactfully correct others when they are in violation.  Above all, keep in mind that you are not the only person who wishes to enjoy the pool or BBQ.

So, in case you are not sure how to accomplish this, here are a few tips.

NO GLASS in the lower pool area.  This includes wine and beer bottles.

NO UNATTENDED CHILDREN under 14.  It does not matter how mature you think they are, your 10 year old cannot be left at the pool all day by herself.

NO CLIMBING THE FENCE.  If you forgot or lost your FOB, go home or wait for another homeowner to let you in.

Please keep track of your property.  If you brought it, take it home.  If it was there, leave it.  If you lost something, contact this website or TMG.  If you know who took the brand new BBQ scrubber (purchased by a homeowner for use by all), please tell them to return it.

I think we can throw out most rules and replace them with one.  Treat others as you wish to be treated.

National Night Out August 4th

August 4, 2015 6-9 pm
National “Night Out” Family Event
(Fun for all ages)
On the Great Lawn behind the clubhouse in our neighborhood

Bring your picnic
Bring your chairs/blankets

Provided: beverages and everything needed for smores
Featuring neighborhood talent
(If you have a talent you want to share, call Marilyn Gray to sign up)
There will be games and prizes for all

Questons? Call Marilyn Gray Or Shawna Phillippi (if you need their number, fill out the contact form and it will be sent to you)

Annual Homeowners’ Meeting August 10th

The Annual Homeowners meeting has been scheduled for August 10th at 600pm in the Clubhouse. Agenda items include: an election for 2 Board positions, a presentation from the HOA’s insurance agent, a Fire Safety presentation, and a 2016 budget preview. The Sheriff of Washington County, Pat Garrett, will will be on hand to give an overview and answer questions about the upcoming Public Safety Levy (Measure 34-236).

Bios for the Board candidates.


Hear is some information regarding Measure 34-236.

Washington County measure 34-236 LOL

Fire 10192 SW Morrison Street Updated June 13th

There was a fire early on the morning of June 5th at 10192 SW Morrison Street.  There was extensive property damage but no injuries.  10198 SW Morrison suffered some water damage.  10184 had some smoke damage.

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue and the insurance investigators have completed their investigations. The HOA is working with our insurance company to start the restoration process.

The investigators from TVFR and the insurance companies met on June 10th to discuss their findings.  After a thorough investigation, the insurance company is classifying the cause of the fire as “indeterminate”. The Fire Marshall’s report will be completed in a few weeks.  It is not anticipated that it will yield any surprises.  The scene has been released so that demolition and reconstruction can begin.

As is the case with many fires, the point of origin can be determined but not the cause of the fire.  In this case, the fire started in the garage with no determinable cause.  However, the following sources can be ruled out: the garbage can, the hot water heater, the central vacuum, and faulty wiring.  The sprinkler systems worked as designed.

Due to the quick response of TVFR and the excellent fire walls in our homes, the fire damage was mostly contained in 10192.

The three families affected are grateful for the support and care from the community.  Their material needs are being met at this time.  This will be a long and emotionally difficult reconstruction process.  I encourage you to continue supporting them in the months ahead.

As I learn more, I will update this post.

Crime in the neighborhood

At least five PKW residents had items stolen from their front porch the night of May 13, 2015.  The stolen property ranged from flower pots to outdoor furniture.

While crime is relatively rare in our neighborhood, it is important that it is reported to the authorities as soon as possible.

Peterkort Woods is located in unincorporated Washington County.  Your police services are supplied by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.  The WCSO divides its patrol area into 14 districts.  PKW is located in the 20 District.  It is also located within the Enhanced Sheriffs Patrol Districts (ESPD).

Staffing in these districts is determined in part by the number of reported crimes and calls for service in each district.

If you see a crime occurring, call 911.  If you need police or fire anywhere in Washington County and it is not an emergency, call 503-629-0111.

For more information about ESPD or other services provided by the WCSO, visit their website at:

For an interactive map of police services in Washington County:


Peterkort Woods Community Summer Kick-Off!

Pool Opening BBQ/Potluck
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Come join your neighbors on Saturday, May 23rd from 4-8 pm
at the Clubhouse/Pool for a Summer Kick-Off BBQ.

Provided:  Brats, Hot Dogs, Buns & Lemonade plus all paper products Brats & Hot Dogs will be cooked at 5:00 pm

Bring: A side dish, salad, or dessert to share

This will be a great time to connect with neighbors you already
know, meet new friends and take a dip in the pool!

:  Mike and Gail Hildenbrand (or fill out a contact form at the bottom of this page).

No RSVP is necessary…Just come!