Join us for the next Lake Social

Submitted by: Laurie Martin-Cohn, Social Committee Member

Please come to Mary and Charles’ home for our next Social on Saturday, February 25 at 6:00pm. Their address is 21351 NE Shore Drive. Just bring something to drink and something to share!

FLPOA Weed Control Update

From your local volunteer FLPOA member Anthony DeSimone an update with the Fairview Lake weed issues.

These comments are from my meeting I had with George Lingelbach on 02/03/21012.

1. AquaTechnix has been hired to create our pesticide management plan and to fill out the application for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. This permit is required since we are applying herbicides to the lake. Expected permit delivery date is in February sometime.
2. In December Mike Johnson and Bettianne Goetz met with Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel to describe the Fairview Lake issues and to ask for her support.
3. Alan Berry from the city of Fairview met with DEQ during December and discussed general principles, plus agreed to a detailed discussion in January about our FLPOA plan.
4. Invoices were sent to FLPOA members for 2012. These include the increase in annual dues plus a special assessment for the treatment required for the lake. ($400 per house hold)
5. January 11th meeting with DEQ, City of Fairview, FLPOA and AquaTechnix discussed the specifics of FLPOA plan. The attendees indicated our research, plan and timeline were reasonable.
6. The FLPOA dues and special assessment are proceeding successfully. Over 50% invoices collected. We have enough to proceed with the first treatments.
7. FLPOA now has a second proposal for a weed control contractor to administer the treatment to the lake. Both bids are similar.
8. The board / FLPOA members will meet soon with City of Gresham and Cereghino farms to explain our plan.
9. AquaTechnix has the application ready to submit. The permit does not require approval after filing. The administering of the weed control may be applied this April if we meet all of the DEQ application requirements.
10. FLPOA will be attending a Columbia Slough Watershed Council event on February 10th to keep communications open with parties involved.
11. FLPOA is reviewing the treatment plan for the homes on the creek that is south of Fairview Lake Way.
12. The next FLPOA board meeting is February 23rd, at 6:30 pm at George Ligelbach’s house.

Summary: The permit process is moving right along as well as communicating with all parties involved. The application of the weed control into the lake will need some good timing with Mother Nature if we are to stay on schedule. Since it will be dependant on how long we can keep the lake from going over the dam due to rains.

End of comments: Please call me (Anthony DeSimone 503-912-0909 hm w/ voice mail) if you have any questions or contact your board members.

Thanks Anthony D

Social Committee Meeting

Submitted By: Lynne Johnson

FLPOA Social Committee will meet on Sunday, February 19, 6:30 3588 N.E. 214 Ave. Come join us!

Volunteers Needed for Osborne Creek Restoration 2/11/12

Submitted by: Bob Dolphin

Event Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012

Begins At: 10:00 AM Ends At: 1:00 PM

Osborne Creek draining into Fairview Lake offers an inspiring sight of sword fern, thimble berry, and resident cutthroat trout. Most impressive is that this is all tucked behind a humble Sandy Blvd convenient store. Since 2003, community members and organizations have been gathering to restore this waterway, one of the three surface streams left in the watershed. February 11th the Columbia Slough Watershed Council will continue this work by hosting a planting party along this 2 acre section of the creek and needs your help. Tools, gloves, and snacks will be provided, but participants should come prepared for all weather conditions. Waterproof footwear is encouraged, as we’ll be working closely along the banks.

Special tool donation by Beaumont Hardware; Food donated by Panera Cares; Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

Osborne Creek
20800 NE Sandy Blvd
Fairview, OR 97024
Park at the Jackson Food Store

For more information:

Contact: Sam Schongalla
Phone: 503-281-1132

Feedback needed on kid events

Submitted by: Lynne Johnson

The social committee will be planning summer events soon. To help with planning we would like to know if there is an interest in planning an event for children this summer. If we had an event would your children or grandchildren participate?This could be a regatta or obstacle course for paddle boats, kayaks etc. Any other ideas for kid events on the lake?

Fairview Lake Social Committee Meeting Soon!

Submitted by: Lynne Johnson

Come join us!

The Fairview Lake Social Committee will be meeting soon. If you would like to help plan this year’s social activities volunteer to be part of the Fairview Lake Social Committee.We have three new members that signed up at the annual FLPOA meeting, but can always use more ideas and help.

Call Lynne Johnson at 503-667-8461 or e-mail