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  • NEIGHBORS - The stories and goings on in McNary Estates neighborhood
  • IN THE KITCHEN - News about local Restaurants, Home Cooking and more
  • HUMOR ME - A lighter side of life perspective
  • ON THE GREENS - McNary Golf Club is the central hub of activities on the course and beyond 
  • HOA NEWS - McNary Estates Home Owners Association current information 

The McNary Newsletter is paid for and distributed by Tom's Professional Services within the community, however McNary Estates HOA does not contribute financially to the newsletter. Contributing writers: Mark Percy, Chip Sullivan, and Bob Balmer. Contributing Photographers: Susan May


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Oregon Governor's Office Draft Phase II COVID 19 reopening guidelines
COVID-19 pandemic has closed businesses doors and sheltered in families of Oregon since March 11, 2020. Marion (and Polk) County were approved for moving into Phase 1 reopening from Governor Kate Brown's Stay at Home executive orders on May 22. Phase I is targeted to last 21 days.  Hospital rates, testing, etc has to remain in a manageable state in order to move to Phase II. The possible opening date for Phase II would be June 12. Below are inserts from what the Governor's Office sent out the draft PHASE II COVID-19 guidelines.  NOTE these are subject to change. The final guidelines will be sent out next week the second week of June.
Governor’s Goals for Reopening
  1. Minimize hospitalizations and deaths
  2. Allow people to safely return to work so they can support themselves and their families
  3. Minimize risk to frontline workers
  4. Avoid overwhelming health systems
  5. Protect those at highest risk of severe illness, especially communities of color
  6. Support for small local gatherings that preserve community cohesion and cultural practices.
Metrics for Phase II
Original Prerequisites Apply
  • Declining disease prevalence
  • Adequate number of contact tracers, reflective of community
  • Minimum Testing Regimen
  • Adequate isolation and quarantine facilities
  • Sufficient hospital surge capacity
  • Sufficient PPE supply for hospitals and first responders
Additional Criteria
  • 21 Days minimum in Phase I
  • Timely contact tracing
    • A minimum of 95% of all new cases must be contact traced within 24 hours as reported in ORPHEUS
  • Successful contact tracing
  • A minimum of 70% of new COVID-19 positive cases must be traced to an existing positive case
  • No significant increase in incident cases or positivity
Phase II General Guidance
  • Gatherings limited to 50 indoors, 100 outdoors 
  • Increased travel allowed
  • Limited Return to Work; remote working strongly recommended  
Limited Reopening of Certain Sectors
  • Venues: Theaters, Movie theaters, Churches
  • Occupancy limitations, sanitation requirements, physical distancing
  • Indoor/Outdoor Activities: Bowling, Pool, Arcades, Axe throwing, Jet boats, Batting cages, Mini golf
  • Physical distancing, sanitation requirements
  • Youth sports – with physical distancing, equipment sharing
  • Overnight Camps – with cohorts
Restaurant/Bars - Extend curfew to midnight; increase footprint for table space with approved outdoor space; allow partitions to curb physical distancing in booths 
Outdoor Recreation – guidance forthcoming Pools / Sports courts
McNary Garage Sale Postponed
The McNary Garage sale committee wanted to let you know that the annual "AUGUST" garage sale has been postponed due to Covid19. Our plans at this time are to have it either the middle to end of September or first of October. We will know more after the Governor opens Marion County up. We appreciate your patience and hope you will understand. Sincerely, Garage Sale Committee You are welcome to call me if you have any questions. Pam Getty 503.362.7979

Greeting New and Old Neighbors
With the COVID 19 Stay at Home orders McNary Estates streets have increase activity with neighbors walking, running, or biking. Residents are greeting one and other mostly 6 feet away or from the other side of the street.

There have been ten homes or condos sold since the start of 2020 according to Zillow. These household members are welcomed while long time residents catch up on family affairs. 
Nextdoor is McNary's Private Network 
Nextdoor is the neighborhood hub for trusted connections and the exchange of helpful information, goods, and services. We believe that by bringing neighbors together, we can cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on. 

Building connections in the real world is a universal human need. That truth, and the reality that neighborhoods are one of the most important and useful communities in our lives, have been a guiding principle for Nextdoor since the beginning.

Nextdoor's purpose is to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on, and our mission is to be the neighborhood hub for trusted connections and the exchange of helpful information, goods, and services.

To join your McNary neighbors on Nextdoor CLICK HERE
Jeff & Sheryl's Restaurant is Reopening June 2nd!
  • Under specific guidance from Governor Brown’s Office, Marion County has been approved to reopen starting May 22, 2020 under the Phase 1 reopening guidelines for Restaurants, Bars, Breweries, Brewpubs, Wineries, Tasting Rooms and Distilleries. Jeff & Sheryl’s Restaurant will open on June 2nd. The menu will be limited for the foreseeable future.
  • Some of the changes they are making:
    • Ordered hand sanitizing stations to be mounted in the building, three for customer use and two for staff use.
    • Disposable masks and cloth masks have been ordered as staff will be required to wear them while serving customers. 
    • Individual hand sanitizer cloths (like wet wipes) have been ordered for customer use as well.
  • Hiring two new Assistant Managers:
    • This Ensures that either Sheryl or a manager will be on duty at all times. 
    • Their main responsibility is to make sure that staff and customers are adhering to the new sanitation and distancing rules. They will also manage customer onsite counts while they navigate the new norm.  In the beginning they will be learning as they go and adjusting as needed. Please be patient as we try to ensure that the restaurant can remain open and viable. 
  • Hours of Operation:
                        Tues thru Thurs:                  11:00AM to 10:00PM
                        Fri & Sat:                             8:00AM to 10:00PM
                        Sunday:                               8:00AM to 7:00PM
                        Monday:                               Closed
  • Sunday there will a crew of three/four staff cleaning all contact services throughout the building.  These teams will change weekly and be managed by one of four people, myself, either assistance manager or our Kitchen lead.
By Bob Balmer
Coals or Gas…. Gas or Coals?
My neighbor is a purist.  He says: “There is only one way to barbecue.”  The way I barbecue, to him, it seems, turns art into a job.  It was as if Michelangelo had used spray paint and stencils to paint the Sistine Chapel.   Then my neighbor says, “But that’s just me.” 
I am trying hard not to take his that’s just me personally.   I imagine my gas barbecue the way one imagines his child, and I think: “I wish my neighbor hadn’t said that.”   Suddenly my grill, which I had grown to love for the its reliable startup, its cheerful consistency, the ease in which I could kick up the heat when clouds, eager to turn a backyard picnic into an episode of Survivor:  The Barbecue Monsoon Edition, rolled in. 
My neighbor, eyes gleaming with that incandescence of someone about to correct an idiot, tugged his beard.  Sounding like a NASA spokesperson explaining the intricacies of a lunar landing, he said, “It’s not so simple.  There are so many variables when using charcoal,” and as he rattled off his list, my mind drifted to my “briquette years”.

I was thinking particularly of the time I had not used enough coals and needed a flashlight to observe, my heart sinking, the feeble heat that failed to cook the burgers.  I remember someone saying, “Let’s get pizza.”  I remember me saying, as if my honor depended on serving charcoaled burgers: “Almost done.”  I remember ordering a combination and a pepperoni pizza.  Then I said to my neighbor “I’m more about just wanting to eat,” I said. 

He looked at me as if I’d just said, “Process is irrelevant-- see making a baby.”   A rebuttal sat on his tongue, but he held it in check, and the bugles from the battle of “gas versus briquettes” faded.  Then he, grinning, said, “What’s better:  chocolate or vanilla ice cream?”

Another subjective argument.  I didn’t have it in me.  “Let’s talk politics or religion,” I said. 
That worked.  We said, “Good evening,” and we each went home to barbecue.
I was glad.  I really do like him. 
Welcome New Board of Directors
By Mark Piercy, Board Secretary

McNary Golf Club conducted elections for the Board of Directors in May.  AJ Bormann, Tim Mounce, Mark Piercy, and Brenda Rodriguez, all of Keizer, were candidates for 3 of 7 board positions. Ballots were mailed out in April with votes counted May 20. Tim Mounce and Brenda Rodriguez won the two board seats vacated by Jeff Jones and Bob Zell whose terms had concluded. Mounce and Rodriguez will serve three-year terms. Piercy was elected to complete the one year remaining of a seat vacated via a resignation. The new members joined seated Directors Greg Holland, Jim Jobes, Todd Petzel, and Jerry Splonski. The new board then elected its officers of President-Todd Petzel, Vice President-Greg Holland, and Secretary-Mark Piercy.  One hundred and twenty-two Equity Owners participated in the election. The McNary Golf Club Board holds monthly meetings, usually the third Monday of each month. The last two meetings were conducted online using the Zoom application. Future meetings may be held in person contingent on the government loosening gathering restrictions.

Memorial Day Tournament Results
By Mark Piercy, Golf Club Member

McNary’s annual Memorial Day tournament, featuring 3 divisions, drew 86 members to the course on Monday, May 25. Fifteen 4-person couples teams, eleven 2-Man teams, and two 2-Lady teams competed in a scramble format with a shotgun start. In the couples division the team of Mary and Jeff Jones, and Pam and Chris Morrison, bested the field with a gross score of 61. Second place went to Sheryl and Jeff McDonnell, and Vicki and Mark Heppner, with a 65. First net was taken by the team of Brittnie and Greg Holland, and Zoya Howe and Matt Kraft with a score of 52.4 The team of Bette Dempsey and Rick Watson, and Paula and Joe Corsi finished just behind at 53.3. Third net went to Carol Dornfeld and Al Coven, and Mary and Jim Hanson at 53.5. Fourth, 5th, and 6th net went to the team of Christine and Tom Dieker, and Cindy and Jim Marion, followed by the team of Marianne and Sam Ozuna, and Jeanie and Jim White, and then the team of Jodi King and Pete Tosi, and Dale Vandersanden and Shirley Howard, respectively.
In the Men’s division 1st gross went to Bob Cyran and Roger Ousey at 70, followed by Bart Heath and Kent Hollingsworth at 71, and Greg Pedersen and Jim McKenna at 72. There was a tie for 1st net at 63 between the team of Jesse Rodriguez and David Smith, and the team of Denny Palanuk and Mark Piercy. The team of Robbie Wood and Tim Mounce and the team of Mac Martin and Todd Petzel tied for 3rd net with scores of 67.
In the Ladies division, Carol Prall and Linda Stevens took low gross with a 78. Nancy Boyer and Diane Rinks won low net with a 71.
 A Message from Chip Sullivan, PGA Director of Club Operations, McNary Golf Club

Please Don't Feed the Geese 

We are getting reports of homeowners feeding the ducks and geese. We have signage posted throughout the property stating, “DO NOT FEED WILDLIFE”. The influx of Canadian Geese is a terrible detriment to our golf course.
The large amount of feces left behind contains a wide variety of pathogens capable of infecting humans. Couple that with the damage they cause by eating the turf down to the dirt. McNary Golf Club spends thousands of dollars annually to repair the damage caused by the geese which has a significant effect on our revenue. Billy Hutchins (Goose Patrol) volunteers his time daily using harassment techniques to move the geese off the golf course.
McNary Golf Club holds a Migratory Bird Depredation Permit that helps us work with local USDA Fish and Wildlife Services to kill/remove several geese when things escalate beyond our resources. By people feeding the ducks and/or geese you are attracting more geese, and putting the birds in jeopardy of being lethally removed. If you see anyone feeding the wildlife please let us know so we can contact the proper authorities.  
Bathroom Notice -
Our golf course is in a housing community. As a reminder, bathrooms are located at the clubhouse and on holes 7, 13, and 15. The Golf Shop staff has been instructed to mention the bathroom locations to first time golfers at our course as well. It is important to remember that urinating in public is illegal and will not be tolerated at McNary Golf Club. If you are a witness to this please call the golf shop immediately with the cart number if possible. We will act swiftly to have the person removed from the course.

Welcome New Members
Adam Sargent
Frank and Ashley Roe
Richard Sorenson
David Reece and Jessica Grimes
Adam and Dona Vasas
Kenton Kugler
Gregg and Marci Kraft
Shane and Lori Hart
Bryan Marciniak
Bill Post
Don Holland
Doug Bedell
Harold and Jackie Tennant
Griffin Peal
Barbara and Ron Eggiman
Zach Puentes
Todd and Elizabeth Smith
Steve and Karen Such
Please find the meeting agenda and information on how to access the Zoom meeting. Please let us know if you have any questions.

McNary Estates Homeowners Association

Board of Directors Meeting: Agenda
Date:                                                                      June 4, 2020
Location:                            Virtual via Zoom (conference call/video program)

Time:               7:00 p.m.
I.          Call to Order
II.         Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes – May 7, 2020
III.        Reports and Discussions
           A.         President’s Report – Patty Scruggs
           B.         Treasurer & Finance Report – Larry Newcomer
           C.         Architectural Review Committee Report – Lisa Mador
           D.          Welcome Committee
           E.           Garage Sale Committee
IV.          Old Business
           A.          Roadway Maintenance Update
           B.          Curb Repairs
           C.          Bridge Painting Proposal
           D.          Fountain Ct.  Repairs Proposal
           E.           Traffic Counter
           F.           Microphone
           G.          Parking Policy Including Parking Over Sidewalks
           H.          Directory
V.            New Business
            A.          Roadway Weed Treatment
            B.          Board Vacancy
            C.          Tree Removal in Triangle
VI.          Next Meeting Date – July 2, 2020 via Zoom
VII.        Owner’s Forum
VIII.     Adjournment
Community Updates:
  1. With Board Secretary, Molly McVey, moving from the community, we are looking for a new Board member to fill her seat. If you are interested in becoming a Board member, please contact Joel McDonell at CMI.
  2. Remember that if you are planning to do any work this summer to the exterior of your home like painting, roofing, landscaping etc. Contact CMI for an ARC form or obtain one via the web portal.
*This agenda is subject to change.
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