Kingsgate Five

Homeowner's Association

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.

Gators 2021 Registration Open

Posted April 24, 2021

The Kingsgate Gators 2021 registration is open! Register at this link:

https://kingsgategators.swimtopia.com/register

The Kingsgate Gators swim team are looking forward to the 2021 season, and are working hard to make it a great experience for the kids.

To reduce the stress of registration, we have a simplified process. There is a single registration window, broken out into 2 forms:

  • HOA or Pool Pass
  • New and Returning Gators

HOA and pool pass are granted preferential registration to the team. These registrations will be completed all the way through payment.

New and returning Gators will be completing a pre-registration, showing intent to join the team. On May 8th, each pre-registration applicant will be sent an email either containing a private link to register, or letting them know they are on a wait-list.

Here are the important dates:

Registration Window: Friday, 4/23/2021 5pm - Tuesday 5/4/2021 10am

  • Registration for HOA and Pool Pass
  • Pre-registration for New and Returning Gators (Intent to join the team)

Saturday, 5/8/2021

  • Email will be sent to all who have pre-registered with either a link to register, or a waitlist notification

Thursday, 5/13/2021

  • Tentative date for virtual team meeting

Please send any registration questions to registrar.kgg@gmail.com.

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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