Lake Washington Ridge is a community of 119 upscale homes nestled in the city of Newcastle, Washington. Most homes border wooded greenbelts, and some include breathtaking views of Lake Washington, The Olympic Mountains, Seattle, Mt. Rainier and Bellevue. Several parks border our neighborhood or are within walking distance. Wide streets provide safe, year-round biking, walking, or jogging, and our location provides easy access to many hikes and walking trails.
The purpose of our website is to provide access to LWRHOA documents and resources as well as
to communicate upcoming events and meetings.
Please email us at email@example.com with your feedback or ideas to improve our neighborhood or this website
Wednesday March 23rd 2016: Save The Date
The LWRHOA 2016 Annual meeting will be held on Wednesday March 23rd, 7pm at Hazelwood Elementary School. The tentative meeting agenda includes:
Report on financial matters (including a vote on a budget for 2016)
Review of standing committee affairs
Proposal to engage the services of an external property manager for the association will be presented for discussion and a vote. Anticipated services would include financial and administrative matters, and CC&R enforcement. The outsourcing of such services would increase our expenses and have an impact on annual assessments
Board and committee member nominations will be solicited both before and at the meeting, followed by a vote on any nominees
Summer social review
Please feel free to contact a board member or use the association’s email address firstname.lastname@example.org to propose additional items for the meeting agenda
Call for Volunteers 2016
Board of Trustees - There are presently four volunteer board members whose three-year terms expire. We would like to return to an arrangement of staggered board terms that is called for in the Association’s bylaws. This would facilitate continuity of governance and the transfer of experience between board members. At this time, we are seeking a minimum of 3 candidates to serve a three-year term.
Volunteers needed now
Landscape Committee – Recent anticipated turnover has created a need for someone to lead the Landscape Committee.
If you have any interest in volunteering, please email LWRHOA Board members at email@example.com or come to the annual meeting and express your interest in person.
Newcastle Community Activities
Wendy Kirchner, the city’s Community Activities Liaison, is a good point of contact for inquiries about city services, programs and activities. She may be reached at WendyK@ci.newcastle.wa.us or 425-649-4444 x142.
The Lake Washington Ridge Homeowners Association is working with the Newcastle Police Department to organize neighborhood units into a Block Watch Program.
Some of the Block Watch units are already functioning. Others are being organized now! If you are interested in being part of Block Watch, please email LWRHOA Board members at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Neighborhood Block Watch?
A key to Community
Block Watches are programs in which neighbors watch each other’s property. Whenever you are home, you should be alert to what’s going on in your neighborhood. A police officer many not recognize strangers in your neighborhood, but you and your neighbors will. You can then call police if the person is acting suspiciously.
How does it work?
The program works thru cooperation: neighbors watching out for neighbors. Neighbors know who you are and what car your drive. They may be the first to notice a burglar at your door or windows.
Block Watches are not intended to be a substitute for police; they should not become patrols or vigilante groups. You are asked to report situations to police and let them handle it.
How do I start a
First, call the Newcastle Police Department. You can set a date and time for a meeting and arrange for an officer to attend.
Second, personally invite your neighbors and friends to attend. You can hold the meeting at your home, a library, or at the police station.
Finally, stay committed by holding frequent meetings with your Block Watch members and staying alert in your neighborhood.
What do I watch for?
Strange vehicles, suspicious persons, and people removing valuables from homes or vehicles are good indicators that something may be wrong. Also, listen for the sound of breaking windows or wood, or screams that indicate fear. Watch for people going door-to-door or driving around the neighborhood. Finally, watch for people being forced into cars, anyone shining a flashlight into a home, or people loitering.
If you see something suspicious, write down a description of the person and their vehicle (including make, model, color, and license number). Then call police (911) immediately.
What else can I do?
Exchange work and vacation schedules with a neighbor you can trust so you can keep an eye on each other’s homes. Neighbors should also be able to contact you; be sure to give them home, work, and cellular phone numbers. If you know that neighbor is away and you see an obvious invitation to a burglar, correct it. Close the open garage door and remove the newspapers from the doorstep. Collect their mail.
It takes effort to become acquainted with your neighbors and build the trust needed for a good Block Watch. The result is worth the effort.
Neighborhood watch information provided by Newcastle Police Department (206-205-4278)