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In recent weeks the Altamont Board of Directors appears to have been ticketing one particular resident's car for parking overnight along Bristol Park Drive. This “ticket” is actually a self-adhesive label that is difficult to remove and leaves a patch of glue obscuring the driver’s vision. There are now four... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins Shortly after May 9 North Clackamas Schools sent a public information letter to the leadership of the Altamont Homeowners Association addressed to “Altamont Neighbors.” Additionally, I obtained a copy from the school district, but I did not want to publish it on the Bristol Park Blog until I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins Last Wednesday night, at the May 14 Board meeting, Roy Jay announced the results of the 2014 Village Representative election that ended in April. It is well to keep in mind that the village reps serve a one-year term that runs from the May meeting to the May... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins As many of you may or may not know, I have been conducting opinion surveys on the advisability of the Altamont HOA buying the North Clackamas school property (field) bordered by Bristol Park Drive and Johnson Creek Boulevard. Those surveys attempted to measure the opinion of three groups:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2013 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins Recently, since I distributed the special alert notifying our residents of the Altamont HOA’s interest in acquiring some form of property rights to the North Clackamas School District’s property on Bristol Park Drive that may soon be for sale, there has been a lot of misleading or substantiated... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins Roy Jay ran for the open slot to finish the remainder of the term created by the resignation of Dale Johannes and a subsequent appointment of Michael McCoy in the Clatsop/Graystone/Highlands voting group. The 2014 termination date is correct since that is the end of the Johannes two-year... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins The 2013 annual meeting of the Altamont Homeowners Association was held Wednesday, September 11, at Fire Station #5 Community Room, 9339 SE Causey Avenue, Happy Valley. The purpose of the meeting was twofold: (1) to elect new board members to fill open seats and (2) to discuss the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins With the annual meeting being held September 11, 2013 there is information coming out that is both confusing and disconcerting. There is also the question whether it is being distributed to all the village reps. Let’s take a look at these issues and violations one at a time.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins For some time I have been contemplating writing a post dealing with the governance of the Altamont Homeowners Association. Since theturnover of the Association in 2004, no topic has caused more confusion, administrative errors, and legal problems including election miscues, conflict resolution procedures and even litigation, than this.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2013 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins Although the annual Village Representative election ended in the latter part of April, neither the management company nor the Board has announced or published the results. Since the one-year terms of these representatives begin May 1 or at the May Board meeting, I felt that it is important... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2013 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins Very shortly, September 12 to be exact, the board of directors will hold its annual meeting and the election to replace or reelect directors whose terms are expiring. This year those directors are Jan Schumacher (Bristol Park), Jim Corso (Scott Meadows), and Jeff Albelo (Highlands). Because time is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at Bristol Park Blog
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Jun 9, 2012
Phil Robbins In accordance with the bylaws of the Association, the annual ritual for electing a new set of village reps for a one-year term begins in early March. It should be completed at the end of April or in early May so that those elected can take office at... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2012 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins Welcome to our new readers of the Bristol Park Blog as a result of our refrigerator magnet cards that I have distributed to the Bristol Park residents. Hopefully we can make them available to everybody in the other villages as well. If anyone in those villages would like... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2012 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins I don't know how many Altamont residents saw the article reprinted in last Sunday's Oregonian entitled “Homeowners could be on hook and in a civil case over teen’s killing” (April 1, p. A8), but it is certainly worth reading. The article was written by Mary Shanklin of The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins At the March meeting all Board members were present except Jeff Albelo. Only three others attended: Candra representing Northwest Management; Bob Shrum, VR for the Graystone Condos; and Phil Robbins, homeowner. For the most part the Board discussed bread and butter issues including unpaid assessments, attorney payments, status... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2012 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins The first meeting of 2012 consisted of four items, three of which were left over from 2011. 1. There was the election for the Clatsop/Greystone/Highlands Board position to break the tie between Bob Ferguson and Michael Hamersly. On this occasion Hamersly did not run and the nominees were... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Bristol Park Blog
May I wish you the best for this holiday season and the new year. I will do my best to keep the residents of Altamont informed during the coming year, and thanks to those of you who have made this task easier. Phil Robbins Bristol Park Blog Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2011 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins For some time I’ve been planning to do a post on meeting minutes specifically and communication with the association membership in general. I don’t know of any organization that I’ve been associated with that does a poorer job of keeping its members informed than the Altamont HOA. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins The main items on the agenda of the October 12 meeting were to re-run two segments of the annual election: (1) to break the tie vote for board director for the Graystone/Highlands/Clatsop voting group and (2) to elect a director at large that was overlooked because there was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2011 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins The annual meeting is really divided into three parts. First, there are the regular meeting activities with residents voicing their concerns and so forth. Second, there is the election of Board directors for openings on the Board of which there were three this time. Third, the new board... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2011 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins Only two topics of interest took place at the July 13, 2011 meeting. One was an announcement by Jeff Albelo that the Board of Directors (BOD) would now be interpreting the CC&Rs. The other was that the Board wanted to use the Village Reps to enforce the association... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins Near the end of May one of the Board members ask me where to find the 20-day rule that says that the AMC (Architectural Modification Committee) must get back to a homeowner filing an application within 20 days or the application is automatically approved. This provision of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins Surveillance of Homeowner Properties An interesting subject came up at the May 11 Board meeting. Michael Hamersly, resident of the Highlands and who currently has a legal controversy going on with the Board, accused Bob Ferguson, Board member for the Graystone Condos of driving around the Highlands looking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2011 at Bristol Park Blog
Phil Robbins Many thanks to all of the people in Bristol Park who participated in our survey on whether or not they wanted the new street signs at a cost of approximately $8,000. On April 19 I contacted Candra Cole at NWCM and voted the project down for our area.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at Bristol Park Blog