Water System Flushing October 23rd

On Saturday October 23 the Community will be performing the bi-annual water system flushing per Washington State Department of Health Guidelines.

This involves running large volumes of water through our water system in an effort to remove sediments that may have collected with the distribution piping.

As the water is flushed through the lines, Ferric Iron (res water iron) that is loosely adhered to the inside of the pipes will be scrubbed loose and flow downstream. Most of the loose Ferric Iron will be flushed out, but you may find your water is cloudy and has reddish brown particles in it for a few days. This has no effect on the water quality (other than visually).

If you experience this condition you may run water through all of your taps (inside and out of the dwelling) for 5 to 10 minutes. This should remedy the condition. If the condition persists please contact the CMCC water system Manger for further guidance.

Additional Notes:

  • CMCC does not add chlorine to the water system for routine system flushing.
  • To avoid cloudy water within your house plumbing, you could opt to consider installing a whole house filter. An example of a water filter installation can be found on this site under the Water System section.
  • Learn more about your water quality in the latest Consumer Confidence Report which is sent to you annually, and filed under the Water System section on this site.

2021 CMCC Annual Meeting: Now Closed

Dear neighbors,

Thank you for your participation in the modified version of our Colony Mountain Community Club Annual Meeting. We had a great turnout, and are in the process of reviewing the results now.

As a reminder, the next step is for the Election Monitors to review the votes, then the CMCC Board of Directors will prepare a final wrap-up statement which will be sent to all shareholders shortly thereafter. This will conclude the 2021 Annual Meeting and initiate the 2021/2022 CMCC Board of Directors to begin their term.

Your participation was very much appreciated! A quorum (participation of at least 25% of shareholders) is required in order for this process to proceed successfully. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding while we continue to navigate these challenging times. We look forward to your participation in this year’s virtual meeting.

All our best,
CMCC Board of Directors

2021 CMCC Annual Meeting (virtual again)

Dear Neighbors,

The CMCC Board of Directors has determined that given the state of the pandemic, that it would be prudent to hold the 2021 CMCC Annual Meeting virtually again this year. Using the same format as last year, we will conduct the meeting using fillable forms which will be available online (or in paper form if requested), and this year we are adding an optional live virtual component for a community open forum which will be held online via Zoom.

Once again, this virtual format requires two parts to complete, as well as the optional live component. You will have ample time to review the materials and respond at each step. Our process will be as follows:

  • Review and complete Part 1 by September 15, 2021
  • Join the live Community Open Forum (Optional) 10:00-11:00 on Saturday, September 11, 2021. This will provide a platform for you to raise questions, concerns, or other ideas and discuss with your community. Register today. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Review and complete Part 2 by September 27, 2021. Part 2 will be released on September 20, which will include the Q&A and comments from Part 1, as well as board nominations.
  • The Election Monitors will review the votes, then the CMCC Board of Directors will prepare a final wrap-up statement which will be sent to all shareholders shortly thereafter. This will conclude the 2021 Annual Meeting and initiate the 2021/2022 CMCC Board of Directors to begin their term.

Your participation is very important! A quorum (participation of at least 25% of shareholders) is required in order for this process to proceed successfully. If however, you are unable to attend the annual meeting (online or in writing), please complete and return this proxy statement. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding while we continue to navigate these challenging times. We look forward to your participation in this year’s virtual meeting.

All our best,
CMCC Board of Directors

Fireworks, Burning and Other Concerns

Dear Neighbors, 

The CMCC Board of Directors has continued to receive numerous complaints regarding fireworks over the last several years, and some recent concerns about open fires during the burn ban. With the increasing risk of wildfires, and local burn bans in effect, we ask that all community members consider the potential impacts on your neighbors and emergency responders when making decisions regarding fires, fireworks or other flammable materials. As a reminder, the Community Covenants Restrictions and Agreements document states property restrictions and we ask that you review #1 and #13 on this matter. 

The Covenants Restrictions and Agreements and other community documents are posted at the community bulletin board located at the CMCC well site located at the corner of Colony Mountain Drive and Park Place, as well as on our website at colonymtcc.org.

If you have any questions about community restrictions or documents, contact us at info@colonymtcc.org or through the “Contact Us” form on our website.

We also want to encourage community members to take additional action to address their concerns, some resources you may want to consider include:

Let’s all work together to ensure the safety and well being of our community. 

Thank you, 

CMCC Board of Directors

Notice of Partial Service Area Relinquishment

Earlier this year the Colony Mountain Community Club (CMCC) Board was approached by Blanchard Edison Water Association (BEWA) about relinquishing a portion of the CMCC service area that abuts the BEWA service area.

The CMCC Board evaluated the request from BEWA and determined that it was in CMCC’s best interest to relinquish the service area to BEWA, and is proposing a Service Area change to include 6 parcels at the end of Flinn Rd near the extents of the current Service Area. See service area map in Figure 1b here*. The red line defines the current boundary and the green line the proposed new boundary.

CMCC and BEWA have a formal agreement in which CMCC relinquishes the portion of the water Service Area defined by the subject parcels to BEWA, and this Service Area adjustment is now open for comment.

Written questions or comments related to the proposed Service Area adjustment can be directed to the CMCC Board of Directors by July 13, submitted by email, mail or delivered to the dropbox at the well house.

Email: info@colonymtcc.org
Mail: Colony Mountain Community Club, PO Box 91, Bow, WA 98232
Drop: Dropbox at the well house communication board

*Documents associated with this transfer including the BEWA request letter and associated maps can be referenced on the CMCC website under “Water System”.

Asplundh Tree Trimming Tomorrow: 4/29

We just received word from Asplundh Tree Experts, a service partner of Puget Sound Energy, that they will be doing the tree trimming on Mountain Drive tomorrow, April 29.

While this work is being done access along Mountain Drive will be limited. You may experience delays while your driveway or road is blocked.

Please call or email Victoria at Asplundh with your name, number, and address if you have any questions or would like more information. See their earlier notice below.

Tree Trimming May Cause Traffic Delays

We received notice from Asplundh Tree Experts, a service partner of Puget Sound Energy, that they will be trimming in our neighborhood over the next few weeks. Traffic may slow while this work is being done, but they have promised to do their best to be quick and efficient. Most roads in the area will probably not experience long delays, with the exception of Mountain Drive.

While this work is being done passage along Mountain Drive will be very limited due to the road width. Those who live on Mountain Drive may have their driveways and/or the road blocked. Please call or email Victoria at Asplundh with your name, number, and address if you would like to be notified when crews are in the area.

See attached notice for more information: Asplundh Tree Trimming Notice

Water System Flushing Feb 6 or 7

On February 6 or 7 (weather and operational commitments permitting) the Community will be performing the bi-annual water system flushing per Washington State Department of Health Guidelines.

This involves running large volumes of water through our water system in an effort to remove sediments that may have collected with the distribution piping.

As the water is flushed through the lines, Ferric Iron (res water iron) that is loosely adhered to the inside of the pipes will be scrubbed loose and flow downstream. Most of the loose Ferric Iron will be flushed out, but you may find your water is cloudy and has reddish brown particles in it for a few days. This has no effect on the water quality (other than visually).

If you experience this condition you may run water through all of your taps (inside and out of the dwelling) for 5 to 10 minutes. This should remedy the condition. If the condition persists please contact the CMCC water system Manger for further guidance.

Additional Notes:

  • CMCC does not add chlorine to the water system for routine system flushing.
  • To avoid cloudy water within your house plumbing, you could opt to consider installing a whole house filter. An example of a water filter installation can be found on this site under the Water System section.
  • Learn more about your water quality in the latest Consumer Confidence Report which is sent to you annually, and filed under the Water System section on this site.