Capes News – December 2022

2023 Budget Approved!

The Board of Directors has voted to approve the 2023 operating budget as proposed by the Budget Committee and emailed to all Capes owners for review on November 8, 2022. As a result, starting on January 1, 2023, monthly dues will be as follows:

  • Townhomes: $283 (a $6 per month increase)
  • Single Family Homes: $155 (a $13 per month increase)
  • Cottages: $155 (a $13 per month increase)
  • Undeveloped Lots: $141 (a $12 per month increase)

If you use your bank’s autopay system, please make sure to update the amount that is being paid AFTER your December payment has been sent. [Hint – this is usually more successful if you delete the current payment entirely and just set up a new one. If you just change the dollar amount on your current recurring transaction, it tends to revert to the old amount after one month.] If you aren’t sure if you’ve paid for December yet or not, feel free to ask me!

The approved budget document has been uploaded to the Library section of the owner portal. You can view it by logging in to the portal and selecting “Library” from the Community menu, then selecting the “Finance” folder.

Last Call for Payment Books!

This is your last chance to let me know if you would like to receive a tear-out payment book for your 2023 HOA dues, as I will be placing the order very soon. Please also let me know if you would like to make your payments at some other frequency than monthly (annually, bi-annually, quarterly, every other month, etc…), and if you would like to receive monthly statements via email. Whatever your preference, please take a moment now to let me know by filling out this brief form:

So far I’ve heard from 42 of you, but I know there are more of you out there! I will be placing the order for the payment books on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. If I haven’t heard from you before then, you may not receive a payment book. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya! [If you’re one of the 42 who has already responded, thank you! No need to respond again!]

Don’t Forget to Update Our Mailing Address!

If you still haven’t done so after all of the previous reminders, please, please, PLEASE make sure you update our mailing address in your address book. (This includes the address your bank has on file for us if you use autopay or online billpay to send us your monthly dues.) After 12/31/2022 we will be closing our PO Box in Oceanside and using our Capes mailbox exclusively to receive mail. The correct address to use is:

The Capes Homeowners Association
605 Capes Drive
Tillamook, OR 97141

2023 Meeting Schedule

Here are the meeting dates for all 2023 board meetings. Most take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month, with January’s meeting being the only exception – it will take place on Saturday, January 7, 2023. There are no meetings scheduled for August or December.

  • January 7, 2023
  • February 18, 2023
  • March 18, 2023
  • April 15, 2023 – Annual Homeowner Meeting and Board Meeting
  • May 20, 2023
  • June 17, 2023
  • July 15, 2023
  • September 16, 2023
  • October 21, 2023
  • November 18, 2023

Holiday Office Closures

The office will be closed for the Christmas holiday Saturday, Sunday and Monday, December 24 – 26. We will also be closed for New Year’s Saturday, Sunday and Monday, December 31 – January 2.