Student Contributor -L. Platt
The purpose of the HOA is to help facilitate the care and upkeep of a neighborhood called Pine Rock Ridge in Spokane Valley. The HOA consists of roughly 140 homes and contracts with various service providers for landscaping and snow removal. They also pay (with dues from homeowners) to service a sewer pump house that pumps waste from homes in the neighborhood to the county’s sewer system. The HOA has the authority to act as liaison between homeowners and the city of Spokane Valley to mitigate issues concerning streets, street lighting and sewer service.
The Pine Rock Ridge Homeowners Association helps homeowners with concerns they may have with city services and by-laws issues between neighbors. When considering this organization, teachers should take into account their proximity to the HOA. Pine Rock Ridge HOA is within walking distance of three schools in the Central Valley School District; Chester Elementary, Horizon Middle School, and University Highschool. Homeowners and interested persons can talk directly with Board Members to help facilitate concerns over issues affecting the HOA.
Teachers who live within the HOA can partner with Pine Rock Ridge to host events in various green space areas of the property. In 2018, board members hosted a “National Night Out” event for homeowners to gather and talk about ways to help keep crime low in their neighborhood. Members of the Spokane Valley City Council, the Sheriff’s Office, and local Firefighters were invited to help reinforce positive relationships between homeowners and the people who help provide city services.