January 2020 Board Meeting

The next meeting of the Regatta Estates HOA will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020, in the community room of the Mukilteo City Hall.  The meeting will begin 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. REHOA committees will discuss their plans for 2020, and the yearly budget will be set.

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

When: Thursday, January 9, 2020
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.

South County Fire Marshals call for ban on the sale and use of fireworks

The Fire Marshals of South Snohomish County, together with the Everett Herald and the Sno-King Watershed Council are calling on the Snohomish County Council to place a ban on the sale and use of fireworks in un-incorporated South Snohomish County. They cite the fire danger to the trees and forests, property damage, ($3.7M since 2005), physical injuries (242 injuries in 2017 alone), plastic and litter contamination to streams, air pollution, and noise pollution.

Fear and anxiety are also a very real issue, both for humans and pets. There is a 40% increase in the number of missing pets during the fireworks season. The loud explosions can also cause severe issues for service veterans suffering from PTSD and in persons who have been victims of gun-shot injuries.

The Sno-King Watershed Council (SKWC) points to the amounts of elemental sulfur that remains on the streets and sidewalks where fireworks have been set off.   This will mix with rain water to produce sulfuric acid which will end up in our rivers, streams, and surface water. The SKWC suggests continued use of fireworks could be considered a violation of the Clean Water Act.

For more details, visit the News section of this site for related articles. If you wish to offer feedback for, or against, a ban of fireworks, the articles in the News section include the email addresses for all five Snohomish County Council members. Residents of Divisions 1, 4, and 5 are in District Three of Snohomish County. Residents of Division 2 and 3 are in District Two of Snohomish County.