Kingsgate Five

Homeowner's Association

Mission and Vision Statement

Posted January 27, 2024

Vision Statement

We envision a community of increasing appeal and continuing functional value, one that is in high demand by prospective property owners because of the well-maintained lots and the reputation, quality, and curb appeal of the Association. We see our neighborhood as one that offers great quality of life and is considered by the residents and surrounding neighborhoods to be an affordable and desirable place in which to live, where all owners can benefit from a good return on their investment.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Board of Trustees for Kingsgate V Homeowners Association (K5) is to preserve and enhance the property of our association by maintaining the common areas, and upholding our Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CCR’s) and By-Laws. The board will serve the Homeowners by taking a fair, ethical, and objective approach in representing the interests of all homeowners. K5 will be maintained as a safe, friendly, and enjoyable place to live for each homeowner and their respective family. The board will enforce the K5 By-Laws & CCR’s while providing ethical and fiscally responsible solutions to promote a sense of community, to enhance our property values, and plan for the future.

Values

In fulfilling our mission and achieving our vision we value honesty, fairness, firmness, equity, efficiency, transparency, common sense, participation, respect, cooperation, and neighborliness in all our actions.

Guiding Principles for the K5 Board Members

  • Take a fair, ethical, and objective approach in representing the interest of all homeowners.
  • Communicate with homeowners in a timely manner through appropriate mediums.
  • Conduct business with transparency by providing regular financial statements, meeting agendas and minutes to the homeowners.
  • To make and implement responsible decisions regarding the use of funds and assets belonging to the Association.
  • Uphold the CCR’s and By-Laws of K5.
  • Protect and enhance the value of our neighborhood by maintaining all common areas.
  • Treat every issue which comes before the Board with respect.
  • To ensure that all additions/changes to lots, homes, and property in the association will preserve and/or enhance the value of our properties as a whole.
  • Work with residents in a professional, objective, ethical manner and resolve or respond to requests in a timely manner.
  • Enable opportunities for community activities and committees promoting a neighborly association that works together for the good of all.

2024 Annual Meeting and Proxy

Posted December 7, 2023

Greetings Fellow Kingsgate Five Homeowner,

Kingsgate Five has spent 2023 enjoying gatherings as a community through the Easter Egg Hunt, the Summer BBQ, the Gators Swim Team Season, and a great season at the pool with record attendance on the first day, over 200 guests checked in this season, and over 250 children took part in swim lessons. Plans are in place for tile replacement at the pool and fixing the coating on the bottom of the pool. We are in a healthy financial position with sufficient reserves to care for our infrastructure. We are looking at potential sign replacement project in the upcoming year or two. We look forward to the continued growth of our community and a great 2024. Keep up to date with HOA news and activities at our website, http://www.kingsgate5.com.

The 2024 annual meeting will be held in person at John Muir Elementary Library on Monday, January 22, 2024 from 7:00 – 9:00pm The library will open at 6:30pm to allow time to check-in and assure a quorum prior to the 7pm meeting start.

I would like to thank all members of our association. Without you there would be no community. We appreciate all who attend meetings and help support the community through service or ideas. Thank you to our board who support our whole community with many hours of service. Thank you, Essex Speckhals, as vice president and taking on communications; Ashley Gillen for her diligence as treasurer; Meighan Lailey for a great job as secretary; Sarah Starr for keeping our pool the best in the area as pool manager; Bill Keating for helping to keep our park beautiful. In addition, our Gators board led by Sarah Wujick and Jonathan McPherson for upkeeping our website. A thank you for service as Alan Nelson who has been driving compliance and Carissa Haws who has headed our parks and recreation programs will be stepping down from the board this year.

We will be looking for help on the board this year with recreation and compliance. If you would like to be considered, please let the board know and we will uphold nominees at the annual meeting. I look forward to seeing many of you at the annual meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, please submit a proxy ballot (below) 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 15th to make sure it can be processed before the meeting.

Sincerely,

Sarah Curde

President & Homeowner

Annual Meeting Proxy Ballot

Kingsgate 5 Summer Party

Posted June 27, 2023

The HOA is excited to invite all Kingsgate 5 residents and pool community members to join us on Thursday, August 3rd 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.

We are also super excited to be welcoming Big Island Shave Ice as the provider of this year’s sweet treat, 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 most.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Preschool Swim Lesson Signups

Posted May 20, 2023

Sign ups are now available online for preschool swim sessions for age 2-4 year olds.

Lessons are $70 for each session, which run 5 days in a row. Sessions run June 5th-June 9th and June 12th-June 16th.

Sign Up for Preschool Swim Lessons

More information is available on our pool page. See you in the water!

2023 Kingsgate 5 Easter Egg Hunt

Posted March 12, 2023

We are incredibly excited to announce that the HOA is hosting The Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8th 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 carissa.haws@kingsgate5.com.

2023 Pool Waitlist Opening Tomorrow

Posted December 31, 2022

The 2023 pool pass waitlist will open tomorrow (January 1st) at 10am! Check back here at this time if you’d like to purchase a pool pass for the 2023 pool season.

Annual Meeting and Proxy

Posted December 20, 2022

Greetings Fellow Kingsgate Five Homeowner,

As a community, Kingsgate Five has spent 2022 bringing back some of our old favorites like the Easter egg hunt and a full season for the Gators Swim Team. We’ve continued to build and expand on our successful programs including the addition of toddler swim lessons. We are in a healthy financial position with our park loan now paid off and sufficient reserves to care for and replace our infrastructure as it ages. I look forward to the continued growth of our community and a great 2023.

Keep up to date with HOA news and activities here at our website.

The 2023 annual meeting will be held in person at John Muir Elementary Library on Monday, January 23, 2023 from 7:00 - 9:00pm. The library will open at 6:30pm to allow time to check-in and assure a quorum prior to the 7pm meeting start.

I would like to thank all members of our association. Without you there would be no community. And I would like to thank especially the members who have participated in our events, brought ideas or proposals to the board, or provided the board feedback throughout the year.

Thank you to our board who support our whole community with many hours of service. Thank you Sarah Curde as vice president and taking on communications, Ashley Gillen for her diligence as treasurer, Essex Speckhals and Meighan Lailey for each taking a turn as secretary, Sarah Starr for keeping our pool the best in the area as pool manager, Alan Nelson for driving compliance, Carissa Haws heading our parks and recreation programs, and Bill Keating for keeping our park beautiful. In addition, our Gators board led by Sarah Wujick and Jonathan McPherson for upkeeping our website.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the annual meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, please submit a proxy ballot (below) 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 16th to make sure it can be processed before the meeting.

Sincerely,

Jeff Campeau

President & Homeowner

Annual Meeting Proxy Ballot

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.

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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