April Board Meeting

The next meeting of the REHOA Board of Directors will be held Thursday, April 11th, in the Community Room at Mukilteo City Hall. The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. and all members of the Regatta Estates HOA are invited to attend.

At the beginning of the meeting, there will be a Member Forum at which time homeowners in the REHOA will be invited to discuss their concerns. The meeting will also have presentations from the board and various committees.

Where: Mukilteo City Hall
Community Room
11930 Cyrus Way
Mukilteo, WA 98275

When: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Meeting: 7:00 P.M.

The Sno-King Watershed Council Needs Your Support

Even though the Sno-King Watershed Council (SKWC) was unsuccessful in their fight to stop the logging and and were unable to save the trees above our homes, they will continue to monitor the project and are reviewing the Frognal design drawings. The SKWC is working to assure that any final design approved by Snohomish County is in strict conformance with the county's own stormwater requirements.

The SKWC needs your support. They need to raise approximately $5,000 above what has already been donated to cover the legal expenses incurred during the emergency stay that the SKWC filed in King County court in early December to halt the Frognal clear-cutting..

Any amount that homeowners can contribute will be greatly appreciated and will allow the SKWC to continue the fight to protect the water quality and threatened species both here and in other parts of Snohomish County.

A membership form to the SKWC can be found in the Documents sections of this website, and donations can be sent to the address on the form.

Snohomish County Council approves Change to Building Code

The Snohomish County Council held a brief hearing on January 16 and then approved the change to the building code for Snohomish County that will allow developers to build directly on your property line.

Proponents of the change were members of the Master Builders Association. They argued that the two foot buffer was being used by transients and the homeless, and have become a dumping ground for needles from drug users. They also claimed that the two foot buffer dramatically reduced their efforts to build afordable housing for the homeless.

Opponents of the change were members of the Sno-King Watershed Council and supporters of Save the Picnic Point Forest. They argued that building on the property line infringed on the homeowners property rights. This construction could also damage existing trees and plants as well as affect the ground support for fences and walls.

Some of the council members listened to the statements. Other council members appeared to be bored with the proceedings. After the last homeowner spoke, another representative of the building trades spoke to the council, making light of any conflict of interest and refuting the comments of the homeowners.

The county council approved the change in the ordinance by a vote of 4-1. Unfortuantely, the voter and taxpayer concerns fell on deaf ears. There was no discussion. It was apparent that the council members had made up their minds before the hearing.