Kingsgate Five

Homeowner's Association

Kingsgate 5 Fun and Sun Summer Party

Posted July 4, 2022

Dear Neighbors,

The HOA is excited to invite all Kingsgate 5 residents and pool community members to join us on August 5th from 5:30-8:30 at the Lower Field. You will have the option to purchase dinner from Jessica’s Unique Burger Bites food truck. There will also be a special frozen dessert available to all, compliments of the HOA.

As always, FUN activities for kids and adults will be provided! Please come prepared with chairs, picnic blankets and/or a sun canopy (in the event of a hot day). The food truck will have beverages but feel free to bring your own. If possible, enjoy walking over together with your neighbors as the parking lot will be closed off to cars. Let’s save street parking for those who need it. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Sincerely,

HOA Board Members

Pool Update 6/14

Posted June 14, 2022

The pool will be closed tonight (6/14) for the Gators Swim Team Meet. We invite you to come cheer on the team and enjoy food from HP Smokehouse. https://www.facebook.com/HPsSmokehouseBBQ

Check out future food trucks that will be at the pool during swim meets on the Gator website. https://kingsgategators.swimtopia.com/swim_meets

Thursday (6/16) the pool will be open from 4-8pm

Next week (6/20) starts summer hours. See the pool page for details.

We are looking to hire a part-time team member, to help with answering phones, collecting payment, selling concessions, and other administrative work. Starting June 20-mid July, 10am-noon, M-F. Min wage. Must be at least 15 years old. To apply, email pool@kingsate5.com

Spring 2022 Newsletter

Posted May 20, 2022


Pool News

Happy 2022 pool season! The pool will be opening from 4-8pm on Friday, May 27th. Join us for a free popsicle. We are excited to see many familiar and some new faces, as we introduce a few new lifeguards, and many returning. Come and play on the new ping pong table and relax with a treat from concessions. Pool questions can be directed to pool@kingsgate5.com. Updates/changes will be posted on the pool section of the website.


Open Position – Facilities Manager

The Kingsgate V Homeowner’s Association is looking for a year-round part time Facilities Manager. This is a paid part time position and would involve the upkeep of the pool house and pool area in addition to overseeing the park and common areas.

  • Keep up the ongoing facility repairs and handyman jobs
  • Supervising any substantial repairs including collecting bids, presenting them to the board, hiring the contractor, and overseeing the work
  • General cleaning, pressure washing, roof and gutter maintenance, removing debris from the pool
  • Biweekly check-ins of the pool facility and weekly check-ins in the off-season.
  • Look after the park, tennis courts, basketball courts, common areas, and fences
  • Hiring contractors when necessary and supervising the project
  • Be on call in the event of a pool emergency including pump room equipment failure

To apply, email resume and cover letter to: board@kingsgate5.com


Open Position – Board Member at Large

The K5 HOA Board of Trustees has an open position for a member at large. This is a volunteer position. The board meets monthly to conduct association business. The board’s primary duty is to preserve the integrity of the neighborhood by managing the following: Provide Financial Management & Neighborhood Planning; Common Area Maintenance and Repairs (Pool, Park, and Entrances); Provide Architectural Change/Improvement Guidance; and Oversee the Declaration of Covenants and Rules Enforcement. To apply, email board@kingsgate5.com.


Recap – Easter Egg Hunt

To all the Kingsgate 5 homeowners who came out and participated in the 2022 Easter Egg Hunt, we would love to say THANK YOU! Your smiles, enthusiasm and motivation to hunt down every last egg was so much fun to witness. Roughly 1100 eggs were distributed along with 42 Golden Tickets collected in exchange for a selection from the prize table. Kids and adults alike enjoyed delicious donut holes provided by Factory Donuts along with coffee from Starbucks. Hopefully all who wanted got their chance at saying hello to our favorite purple Easter Bunny. Thank you to everyone who made this such a special day and we can’t wait to see you out there again next year!


Update – Sidewalk Maintenance

Late last year the HOA sent out a survey asking which neighborhood projects you’d like to see tackled this year. A number of our neighbors weighed in and indicate they would like the sidewalks maintained. In an effort to help keep our neighborhood looking clean and cared for, we have asked APOLS, our neighborhood landscaper, to spray for weeds along all the sidewalks. If you’d prefer the sidewalk in front of your home not be sprayed, please notify us as soon as possible at board@kingsgate5.com. If you are one of these individuals, we kindly ask that you do your best at maintaining that space on your own. We all share the sidewalks and want to keep them looking as nice as we can for everyone to enjoy.

2022 Kingsgate 5 Easter Egg Hunt

Posted March 26, 2022

We are incredibly excited to announce that the HOA will be hosting The Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16th at 10:00 AM SHARP for all Kingsgate 5 residents and homeowners. We suggest arriving 5 minutes early so that your kids are in place right when the hunt begins. If you’ve attended in the past, you know how quickly it ends! Please convene in the following areas depending on your child(s) age.

Ages 0-4: Pool Parking Lot

Ages 5-7: Playground

Ages 8-12: Grassy Park Area (between playground and tennis courts)

Come prepared with a basket, a smile and get excited for treats and prizes.

Additional Questions: please contact Recreation Chair, Carissa Haws, at board@kingsgate5.com.

The Way of the HOA

Posted March 15, 2022

Greetings, residents of Kingsgate 5! We realize that living in a neighborhood with a homeowners association can, at times, be confusing. We have made this document to clarify both the spirit and the rules of our neighborhood. Kingsgate 5 has been an HOA since it was originally developed in the late 1960s, and it is our charter to maintain and supervise our neighborhood as a unified entity. Keep in mind this document is a brief overview, and not an exhaustive list of rules. Please consult our CC&Rs and Bylaws at www.kingsgate5.com for exact details.


Community Spirit

Why do we have so many rules? It is important to remember we are a community, and not just a collection of independent houses. Whether you’re friends with your neighbors, or you’ve never talked, whether you’re gregarious or reclusive, remember we all live here together. Be neighborly, be considerate, and be aware that what you do on your property may have an impact on the people around you. Please keep your property clean and tidy as a courtesy to all of us.


Building

If you plan to make changes to your property, whether that is substantial landscaping, new outbuildings, additions, or other outwardly-visible alterations to your house, please consult the HOA Board first to approve your plans. Most frequently, this is a simple review to make sure bylaws and codes are observed, including set-backs from property lines. We recommend consulting with your nearest neighbors before you start to avoid complaints later. You should always check with Kirkland or Woodinville about what projects require permits. City planning has rules about placement, foundations, electrical work, and expansions, among other things.


Fences

The fencing rules are simple. Side and back fences may not be taller than 6 feet, and front yards cannot be fenced. Please consult the HOA Board and your neighbors before any fencing project.


Occupancy

Please remember, our neighborhood is composed of single-family homes. Properties cannot be divided, nor can additional separate residential spaces be added. Properties may be rented in their entirety, but renting rooms and Airbnb hosting violate the one family rule. Group homes and businesses with employees on site are not allowed. If you have a small home business, you may need a license from the city, but the HOA requires all activity to be entirely indoors with no visible equipment or materials outdoors. Please be considerate of your neighbors when it comes to activity or noise.


Parking

One of the common complaints we receive is about crowded parking conditions. Our rules limit you to a maximum of four cars, in good working condition, to be parked in your driveway. If you have driveway space, please do not park on the streets. Having periodic guests is fine, but regularly congesting the streets with extra cars is awkward for everyone. Furthermore, you must never park in a way that obstructs access. If garbage and fire trucks cannot pass through, or get around cul-de-sacs, you are parked illegally. The red curbs are no-parking zones.

Streets are public right-of-way, so street parking enforcement is the responsibility of Woodinville and Kirkland police. If you see a parking violation, please contact them. The HOA can only enforce parking on properties.


RVs & Boats

If you have a boat, trailer, or an RV, it must be parked off the street behind a 6-foot enclosure fence. RVs may not be used as secondary residences. Any boats or RVs parked on the streets have 48 hours to be moved. Any on-street violation should be reported to the police.


Public Areas

The park, the playground, and the pool are all community property for use by all residents in good standing. Please be respectful of our property and leave it as you found it, and close gates if you open them. The owner of a rental property may choose whether they or the renter may use the facilities, and should notify the HOA Board of their choice. If you see any activity which you find concerning, please contact the Kirkland Police, as they handle all enforcement at the park area.


Enforcement

This is nobody’s favorite subject, including ours, but we must enforce the neighborhood rules evenhandedly. If we see a violation of our rules, or we receive a complaint, then we are obliged to address it, first with warning letters, followed by fines and possible legal action if the violation continues.

You are welcome to apply to the HOA for a variance to neighborhood rules, and we will vote on it at our next meeting. The decision will be final.


Dues

All homeowners are required to pay the annual dues. All dues paid in full by January 31 will receive four guest passes for any visit to the pool as long as a homeowner is also in attendance. Dues are to be paid in full by March 31. We regret that we can no longer accommodate partial payment plans, and we have no way of offering aid. There are aid programs if you need financial assistance.


Contacting the Board

If you have a question, request, or complaint, you can email the board at board@kingsgate5.com. This is the quickest way to reach us. You are welcome to attend our monthly board meetings, usually held on the second Monday of the month. They are listed on our calendar at <www.kingsgate5.com>. We hold our annual meeting every January, and we encourage you to attend.

Thank you for being a part of Kingsgate 5.

Now Hiring Lifeguards!

Posted February 14, 2022

Kingsgate 5 pool is hiring for certified life guards! We offer a very competitive wage, fun work environment and best of all you get to enjoy the PNW summer outside!

Send your resume to pool@kingsgate5.com. We will conduct interviews in March.

2022 Pool Waitlist Open

Posted January 1, 2022

The 2022 pool waitlist is now open! Follow this link to join the waitlist for 2022 pool season passes:

Join Kingsgate 5 Pool Pass Waitlist

2022 Pool Waitlist Opening Soon

Posted December 18, 2021

The 2021 pool waitlist will be opening soon! If you’d like to join the waiting list to purchase a pool pass for the 2022 pool year, please check back here on our website on January 1, 2022 at 10am.

Happy Halloween!

Posted October 11, 2021

Happy Halloween Kingsgate 5!

We hope you and your family are having fun searching for costumes or decorating your homes in all things Pumpkin! Though the HOA does not officially organize any events on Halloween, we are still excited to see all the trick-or-treaters out and about! For all those who feel safe doing so, join together with your neighbors and friends in walking the neighborhood in search for the largest possible candy bar! As a friendly reminder, be respectful of the homes who clearly do not look interested in receiving trick-or-treaters, or just others who are not as comfortable in participating in the evening’s events.

Sincerely,

Your HOA

Memorial Day Pool Hours

Posted May 24, 2021

The pool will be open Memorial Day, May 31st, from 1 - 8pm for open swim!

Pool Opens May 29

Posted May 4, 2021

The Kingsgate 5 Pool will open May 29th! Presuming that King County remains in Phase 3, we will no longer require reservations; instead we’re delighted to be able to return to open swim (up to 28 people!).

Information on our pool hours, parties, lessons and more for 2021 are now available on our Kingstate 5 Pool Info page.

2021 Pool Waitlist Open

Posted January 1, 2021

The 2021 pool waitlist is now open! Follow this link to join the waitlist for 2021 pool season passes:

Join Kingsgate 5 Pool Pass Waitlist

2021 Pool Waitlist Opening Soon

Posted December 29, 2020

The 2021 pool waitlist will be opening soon! If you’d like to join the waiting list to purchase a pool pass for the 2021 pool year, please check back here on our website on January 1, 2021 at 10am.

Annual Meeting and Proxy

Posted December 10, 2020

Greetings Fellow Kingsgate Five Homeowner,

This year has been a really different and strange time for all of us. Covid-19 limited our members’ enjoyment of the park and pool. The annual Easter Egg Hunt and Association BBQ had to be cancelled. We all hope to be able to resume these events next year. As always, important information regarding dates, news, and activities for the association can be found here on our website.

The 2021 annual meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 7:00 – 9:00pm. Please refer to the mailed letter for the link, or email board@kingsgate5.com and request an invitation.

The meeting will open at 6:30pm to allow time to register and assure a quorum prior to the 7pm meeting start. You can download Zoom at https://zoom.us Click the resource tab and select download. There is a free version that you can use.

Please observe the following rules for the meeting:

  • Please join the meeting in mute mode with your name and lot number displayed.
  • If you have questions, enter them in chat please. We will have a board member monitoring it.
  • Have your video on with plenty of light. Even though we are not together it is good to see faces.
  • Please do not share the link with non-homeowners.
  • Be patient. This is new for all of us and there will be hiccups.
  • If this is your first Zoom meeting and you need help, please reach out to the board. Also, on the Zoom site you can click on the resources tab for tutorials and other training.

Important issues that will be voted on include approving the 2021 budget and voting for 3 board members for future years.

I would like to give a huge thank you to all members of our association for their ongoing support and feedback to the board. I also want to thank all the members of our homeowners’ board who support our whole community with many hours of service: Jeff Campeau - vice president; Ashley Gillen - treasurer; Susan Schilling - secretary; Sarah Starr - trustee at large and pool manager; Alan Nelson - compliance chair; James Weinrod - communications; Sarah Curde - recreation; and Bill Keating - park chair. I would particularly like to thank Dan Lund, our maintenance manager, and Sarah Starr, our pool manager, for their excellent service. Because of their hard work and commitment our pool was able to be open when most in the county and state were not. Also, thank you to Jonathan McPherson for the outstanding work keeping our website up to date with all the changes Covid-19 brought.

Highlights of this year

  • Annual board meeting - in addition to budget approval, election of new members, etc.,
  • Approval of grant to purchase AED for our pool.
  • Pool open on limited basis during Covid-19 restrictions.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the annual meeting. If you are unable to attend the Zoom call, please submit a proxy ballot to appoint an individual to vote on your behalf. Make sure your proxy is mailed or placed in the drop box at the pool by January 18th to make sure it can be processed before the meeting.

Check the website for updates regarding this information and for when the drop box will be available.

Royal Hanson,

President & Homeowner

Kingsgate Highlands Division V Homes Association

Annual Meeting Proxy Ballot

Blood Donation at Chateau Lill

Posted October 10, 2020

Our neighbors at Chateau Lill are hosting a pop-up blood donation center October 13-22:

Chateau Lill, 14208 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Please join us in supporting local hospitals & patients by donating this Fall! Blood donors will receive a coupon for 20% off when they purchase 6 or more bottles of wine, complements of Chateau Lill & Lill Family Wines.

Donating blood is an essential and encouraged activity critical to sustaining community healthcare, especially during emergencies. Your one-hour donation appointment is a safe action. Pop-Up Donor Centers are being conducted in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

No walk-ins, guests, or people under age 16 are permitted onsite. Donors are required to wear a face mask/covering while donating. To make your appointment, visit https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org or call 800-398-7888.

Kingsgate 5 Neighborhood Newsletter

Posted September 3, 2020

Digital COVID-19 Edition, September 2020

 

A Word from our President

What a past few months this has been. I hope that you are doing well during this time of unusualness. If you’re like me it has been an extraordinarily quiet summer. At our house we have been mostly staying at home with limited gathering except in the front yard with social distancing in place. My fondest wish is for all of this to settle down soon. We’ll see. One of the bright spots is that we have been able to open the pool. Not as flexible as most summers but we are an exception in being open. I know this because I (and Sarah also) have been contacted by pools as far away as Spokane asking how we were able to do it. Sarah has done an outstanding job understanding the rules and following them. Thanks to her and all of the guards who are doing such a great job.

My hope for all of us is that at this time next year we’ll be wrapping up a more normal summer. I really missed seeing people at the barbeque and egg hunt.

A reminder that the board is still meeting monthly via Zoom. In the interest of preventing non-members from crashing the meetings we are not posting the meeting info on the website. If you are interested in attending contact us for the meeting info.

Royal Hanson

President Kingsgate Five HOA and homeowner

 

COVID-19 and Our Neighborhood

First of all, thank you all for your patience and perseverance through all the challenges this year has thrown at us! As we head into fall, we wanted to reiterate the rules for using the public areas in our neighborhood.

  • The playground will remain closed until Phase 3 reopening occurs

  • Small group social gathering in the park is permitted as long as social distancing and mask use is observed.

  • The tennis and basketball courts are available for use. Please observe all the usage rules and regulations, and lock the gate behind you when you leave to keep them safe from vandalism. If you need the combination, feel free to contact us – just give us your name and lot number for verification.

  • Currently, the pool and courts are for resident use only. Normally, we would welcome homeowners to bring guests, but for now, we can only allow permanent residents of a household. Thank you for your understanding on this matter!

Please remember to use a mask in public. The current wisdom is that most transmission is airborne, so masks reduce the chances of catching COVID-19, and greatly reduce the risk of transmitting the virus if you have it! For more information on this issue visit: https://www.kirklandwa.gov/playitsafe

 

Pool News

We are extending the pool season through September 12! Please see our Pool Page for updated pool hours.

A few reminders:

  • You must wear a mask to enter the lobby.
  • Please take up to 4 slots a week. (Lap swim doesn’t count for this.)
  • Please delete your reservation ASAP to make room for more people. (call the pool if you need too).
  • No guests.

Pool Reservations Required

Posted June 23, 2020

We are delighted to announce that we have been able to open the pool! However, due to COVID precautions, we are requiring reservations in advance to ensure safety. You can make a reservation here:

Make Pool Reservations

Annual BBQ Postponed

Posted June 18, 2020

The Kingsgate 5 Annual Homeowner’s Barbecue was originally scheduled for Sunday, July 12. However, it has been postponed since it is unsure what gatherings will be permitted at that date, and because it is very difficult to eat a hamburger while wearing a mask.

We will make a decision at the board meeting in July concerning the Annual BBQ, and notify you via e-mail and this website whether we have successfully postponed it or had to cancel it entirely.

Pool Phased Opening

Posted May 6, 2020

Dear Pool Patrons,

I hope this email finds you and your family, safe and healthy among this new and uncharted territory. We wanted to send a quick update about the pool and let you all know as much as we do.

Per state regulations, we will be able to open the pool at the start of Phase 3. This could start as early as the middle of June, or later.

Here is what that means:

Phase 3

  • Limit 50 people (pool and deck combined) (typical average is less)
  • Most swim parties and lessons will resume at regular intervals (dates to come)
  • Standard fire code enforcement will apply

Phase 4

  • Business as usual

Our goal is to continue our preparations, to ensure the pool opens as soon as possible (safely). Over the last few weeks, we have completed virtual video interviews with all of our guards, who look forward to returning.

Updates:

New information, guidelines, or updated will be emailed/posted on Facebook.

Thank you all for understanding, again as things change, we will keep all of our HOA members and pool pass purchasers in mind. You all make the pool such a wonderful and fun place to hang out in the summer!

Sincerely,

Sarah Starr

pool@kingsgate5.com

Social Distance Scavenger Hunt

Posted April 27, 2020

Hello Neighbors! We on the board hope you and your families are doing well and staying healthy. We appreciate all the cooperation in social distancing and know this is hard on all of us. With the cancellation of the Easter Egg Hunt, we wanted to find a safe, social distancing alternative.

Neighborhood Social Distance Scavenger Hunt!

Take the following list and see what you can find. If you find at least 10 items, you can email recreation@kingsgate5.com and submit the addresses you found them at or pictures that you took and win one prize per child that completes the hunt that will be dropped off with no contact :)

  1. How many parking spots are at the upper parking lot for the pool?
  2. Find a house with a rabbit in the window
  3. Find a personal lending library
  4. Find a house with metal flowers on their gate
  5. Find a house with a Snoopy figure near their front stairs
  6. Find a house with flower spinners in the yard
  7. Find the house that has a yard that is a certified wildlife habitat (this house is just outside our HOA boundaries, but worth checking out :) )
  8. House with basketball hoop
  9. House with a chair in the front yard
  10. Find a house with tulips in the front garden
  11. Find a house with the number 7 in the address
  12. Find a house with a flag on it
  13. Find a house with something unique displayed in their window
  14. Find a house with Rhododendrons in their yard
  15. Find a house with Disney art in their window
  16. Find a cul de sac with a bench on their center island
  17. Find a house with a colorful front door
  18. Find several houses with rainbows in their windows
  19. Find a sign thanking our healthcare workers

Have fun neighbors and feel free to add something fun to your yard or window to help with the fun for others!

Board Meetings Online

Posted April 12, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are holding the Kingsgate 5 HOA Board meetings via video conference until social distancing restrictions are lifted.

Board meetings are still open to homeowners who desire to attend, but for security and privacy reasons we cannot have a link here on our website. Please e-mail the Board (board@kingsgate5.com) if you would like a private invitation to the video conference.

COVID-19 Closures and Cancellations

Posted March 23, 2020

Park and Playground Closed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to close the Kingsgate 5 park and playground areas until further notice. We don’t have the resources to sterilize these properly to ensure that they do not become transmission surfaces for the virus, and don’t want to encourage people to gather at the common areas in large groups.

Easter Egg Hunt Canceled

We’ve also canceled this year’s annual Easter Egg Hunt for similar reasons.

We hope to re-open soon when the worst of the virus is behind us. Stay safe and well!

Annual Meeting and Proxy

Posted December 7, 2019

Greetings Fellow Kingsgate Five Homeowner,

This has been another great year for Kingsgate V. Good weather led to many of our members enjoying the sun and water at the pool and NEW PLAYGROUND. The annual Easter Egg Hunt in April and Association BBQ at the pool in July were well attended. Thanks to all who helped organize and attended these fun events. As always, important information regarding dates, news, and activities for the association can be found here on our website.

The annual meeting will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 from 7:00 – 9:00pm in the library at John Muir Elementary. Among the important issues that will be voted on include the 2020 budget and 4 board positons (3 terms expiring, 1 resignation) for future years.

Once again, let me give a huge thank you to all members of our association for their continued support and feedback to the board. The board really needs this to continue for everyone’s benefit. My last thank you is to all the members of our homeowner’s board who support our whole community with many hours of service: Ashley Gillen – treasurer, James Weinrod – member at large, Susan Schilling – secretary, Alan Nelson – vice president and compliance chair, Tracy Joshi – trustee at large and recreation, Sarah Starr – trustee at large and pool manager, Sarah Curde – compliance, and Bill Keating – park chair. Also thank you to our maintenance manager Dan Lund and Sarah Starr our pool manager for their excellent service. Sarah became our newest pool manager and board trustee when she replaced Lauren Johnson whose family moved to Idaho unexpectedly. I really appreciate how she hit the ground running. Lastly, a massive thank you to Jonathan McPherson for the outstanding work keeping our website up to date and looking wonderful.

Highlights 2019

  • Annual board meeting – in addition to budget approval, election of new members, etc., those in attendance authorized the board to pursue a loan to fund the playground equipment replacement.
  • Securing loan, choosing contractor, and installation of new playground equipment.
  • Continued work with our attorney to get the bylaws and CCNRs updated.
  • Movie nights in the park.
  • Hiring new pool manager.
  • Pursuit of a grant to purchase an AED for our pool.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the annual meeting. If you are unable to attend in person, please submit a proxy ballot to appoint an individual to vote on your behalf.

Annual Meeting Proxy Ballot

Playground Opening Saturday!

Posted June 28, 2019

Greetings Neighbors,

Our new playground will be open Saturday, June 29th at noon. Board members will be present Sunday, June 30th from 5-6pm to greet you, answer questions, and will supply a treat for all the children. We hope to see you there.

Please note the engineered wood carpet (i.e. wood chips) are fresh off the mill. They will take time to compact and weather. Please keep shoes on in the playground area.

Excitedly!

Kingsgate 5 Board of Trustees

The Kingsgate 5 Homeowners Association serves over 300 homes in the Kingsgate community located where Kirkland and Woodinville meet. Our neighborhood is also home of the Kingsgate Gators swim team.

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