Capes News – August 2022

The Sign Says, “No Signs!”

With several new homes under construction and many existing homes taking advantage of the “summer” weather to have exterior work done, it seems like a good time to remind everyone of the policy regarding yard signs. Our CC&Rs state that the only signs allowed to be posted are “for sale” signs, or political signs for no more than 2 weeks prior to an election. Your contractor may put up a sign advertising the name of their business while they are working on your home, but it must be removed no later than 5 days after the completion of construction. All other signs are not allowed, unless first approved by the Architectural Review Committee. If you currently have a sign up in your yard that does not fit the criteria listed above, please remove it.

Road and Driveway Seal Coating

Northwest Asphalt will be at The Capes on August 10th and 12th to continue filling cracks and preparing our roads for seal coating later in the month. They will return (weather permitting, as always!) on August 30th, 31st and September 1st to do the seal coating. If they aren’t able to get everything done during those three days, they will come back on September 7th, 8th and 9th.

After they are done with the roads, they will also seal coat private driveways for any owner who wishes to have theirs done. The rates for driveways is the same as the roadway work: $1.01 per linear ft. for crack filling and $0.25 per square ft. to seal the asphalt. Contact the manager to get on the list if you would like your driveway to be done.

The Fun Committee Strikes Again

The Bridge House (FUN!) Committee has a couple of events coming up in September that you’re going to want to add to your calendar.

  • Saturday, September 3, 2022 from 2-4pm – Potluck Picnic in the Meadow: This will be a very informal gathering where all Capes owners (and their families and guests) are invited to meet up in the meadow for a potluck picnic. Plates, cups and silverware will be provided, but otherwise it’s a BYO event – BYO tables, chairs and/or picnic blankets, BYO drinks (whether that be adult beverages or otherwise) and BYO dish to share.
  • Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 2-4 pm – Come hear the Kitchen Maven: The Bridge House Activities Committee has invited author and cook Judi Yamada to present her journey of writing a cookbook during the pandemic. It is one of the good things that has come from the pandemic – Judith Yamada’s cookbook “Thrifty Comfort Cooking for Challenging Times.” Seeing a need to help all cooks be more efficient in the kitchen when dealing with food shortages and high prices, Yamada’s cookbook provides a welcome guide to making the most of what you have on hand. Filled with helpful tips as well as over 100 delicious recipes this cookbook is truly a comfort, and 100% of sales that will benefit our local Food Bank. Please bring a can or dry goods to donate to the Food Bank. Her book can be purchased at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. A reception will follow her lecture. [Please note: This is a limited-seating event, and spaces will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to attend, send an email to to reserve your seat today!]

Cape Meares Road Relocation Project

The culvert failure on Highway 131 last week served as one of those periodic reminders that currently there is only one way in or out of the Oceanside area. When we lose access to Highway 131, we’re stuck…or forced to take a 20 mile detour, as was the case last week. Relocation and repair is still underway, however, for the Cape Meares Loop road, and hopefully in about 15 months we will have a second route available to Tillamook and beyond. If you’d like to read an update on the Cape Meares Road Relocation Project, follow this link:

Annual Water Quality Report

The Oceanside Water District has released its annual water quality report, and you can check that out here: