Residents of McFarland Farm -
Please read the below information re: a potential mining/quarry operation on Happy Valley Road and the impact we may have here in McFarland Farm if approved.
Because this is an issue that impacts all residents along Happy Valley Road, the McFarland Farm Board urges all residents to contact Donella Clark or Bruce Emery, the newly elected Director of Community Development at Bruce.firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to register their concerns with this project.
Residents must respond by AUGUST 8th to report concern. All comments should be sent to the Principal Planner, Donella Clark at (360) 417-2594 or emailed to her attention at email@example.com. Note there is also a public meeting everyone who can, should attend. The meeting is Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 2:00pm in the Board Room at the County Courthouse in Port Angeles.
Recently, Clallam County issued a conditional use permit for a mining/quarry operation on Happy Valley Road – approximately 1.5 miles from Highway 101. They plan on:
Currently, the county is seeking public comment – but has limited the time when they will receive it. All comments must be received before Saturday, August 8, 2023. All comments should be sent to the Principal Planner, Donella Clark at (360) 417-2594 or emailed to her attention at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, a public hearing will take place on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 2:00pm in the Board Room at the County Courthouse in Port Angeles. It is there the Hearing Examiner will make a final decision on the permit request. Please do what you can to attend this meeting to show your objection to this proposal.
Synopsis of MFPOA Board Meeting
June 5, 2023
This evening all members of the MFPOA board met to review the financial status of the POA. The transfer of funds into long term accounts has returned between $32 and $36 monthly per account. Long term financial reserves are $23,272.51 and short-term account has $4,868.95 – for total cash available of $28,029.46. Permanent dates for the McFarland Farm Picnic and Annual meeting were set at the third Saturday of August and January respectively. The possibility for holding an annual Yard Sale was discussed and residents of McFarland Farm will be asked to indicate if they are interested in having the board coordinate and advertise the event which would be held on the third Saturday of July. Light pollution can be an issue in rural communities as the light travels across vast distances and can disrupt neighbors. Covenant 5.12 states exterior lights cannot be posted in excess of 10 feet from the ground. Additional articles on the effects of light pollution will be posted on the community website. Action on covenant violations is pending the outcome of an appeal with the court and are being monitored by an attorney and future action will be discussed at the next board meeting in August 2023. The McFarland Farm Annual Picnic is fast approaching and will be held on the third Saturday of August (8.19.2023) from 2:00-5:00pm. Volunteers are needed to help set up and take down tables and chairs, and residents are requested to bring a side dish. Bratwurst, burgers, vegetarian options, and water will be provided. Further information will be posted online and sent to residents as the date approaches.
Annual Meeting on February 4, 2023, at the Sequim Masonic Lodge
Hi all - we had 25 members of our community at the Annual Members meeting. Below is the information that we reviewed and had discussions about. While the group was small, the contribution by all was thoughtful, wise and in the interest of the full community.
Results of community survey was reviewed by Libby Hartman (president)
Financial information reviewed by Christine Charters (treasurer)
Summary of MFPOA Board meeting held on 1/5/23:
On January 5, 2023, the McFarland Farm Property Owners Board met to plan the annual meeting scheduled for February 4, 2023. The agenda for the meeting will include a review of the past year’s events, report out on resident survey, voting outcomes of covenant changes, and a financial overview of the POA and other topics. Refreshments will be provided (coffee, tea, and pastry items) and a raffle will be held for those in attendance. Additional actionable items discussed during the meeting included ensuring a timely posting of a summary of board meetings on the McFarland Farm website and whether moving money from long term accounts could result in a greater yield for the POA. Possible future covenant revision regarding easements is being considered to ensure clarity. In response to the recent survey about communication within the McFarland Farm community – the board will post a summary of board meetings and pertinent information that impacts residents such as crime, wildlife sightings, or community gatherings in a timely manner on the website.
2022 Board Activities Summary
1. Board Membership:
2. Three property sales: 224 Barbara, 103 Lester Way, 154 Yellow Brick Road
3. Welcomed five new residents: John & Mary Bulinda, Vanessa Gunther, Christine Charters
4. Addressed Five Covenant Violations:
5. Owners voted in favor of three new covenants:
6. Began reporting local crime and wild animal events
7. Held annual meeting in January, annual picnic in August and yard sale in September
8. Revised Bylaws covering:
9. Conducted survey of owners regarding Board mission
10. Expended $10,368 (incl $8,040 legal fees) and had an end of year balance of $25,021.