November 2012

Dollars & Sense

Good news! The 2013 Budget has been approved. We are happy to announce that for the 3rd consecutive year, our annual dues will not increase. We’ve achieved this by scrutinizing every expense that has been presented to us by requiring 3 bids for all maintenance/repair projects. The November newsletter addresses all these issues.


Directory Update

We’ve hit a bump but we’re not giving up. The directory is going forward but we need your help. For more information please read the November newsletter which will be arriving soon in your in-box or mail box.


Site Reviews

We’ve heard your comments about the frequency of management walking and reviewing the neighborhood.  So, we’ve made some changes. The previous schedule was twice a month. The Board has decided that we could achieve the same results by reducing site reviews to every 6 weeks. This will also save us a little money.


Community Events

  • Holiday Bazaar — Come to the 4th annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 17th, 9 am to 4 pm at the West Linn Adult Community Center. Last year there were over 25 vendors featuring hand-crafted gifts, jewelry, woodworks, paintings and sweets/snacks. The Gift Shop at the center will also be open featuring many lovely seasonal items for the holidays. Did you know that the gift shop is managed and operated by volunteers? All profits are donated to the West Linn Food Pantry. For more information about our local food bank, please visit
  • Lighting of Maddox Woods — Friends of Maddox Woods will be having a benefit sale November 12th from 3 to 8 pm. Conifers with lights, nature related gifts and live native plants will be for sale. The Woods will be lit daily from 4 to 9 pm November 17 – December 31. Come and enjoy a magical walk down a lighted accessible path through the Woods and to the viewing platform on the Willamette River.
  • In honor of Veteran’s Day, the West Linn Public Library will host a “Letter Drive” through the month of November. Drop off a note of thanks for our deployed troops, veterans, wounded warriors and first responders between November 1 and November 30.