Listed below are Frequently Asked Questions submitted by Forest Heights residents. If you have a question that you would like to see added to this list, please send your question to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the purpose of the Forest Heights Semi Annual Assessment?
- Recreational trail system consisting of approximately six miles of graveled and paved trails
- Mill Pond Park including playground structures
- Landscape maintenance throughout the Association’s common area open space
- Transportation service required by the City of Portland as a condition of the City’s approval of the Forest Heights Planned Unit Development
The Forest Heights HOA Semi-Annual Assessment is determined based on the annual operating budget which includes the funding of the Common Property Reserve as specified in our reserve study
- Slurry Surfacing/Overlay
- Storm Drain maintenance
Note: Private streets Do Not include streets located within a condominium/townhome (sub-association) as these streets are maintained through the assessment collected for the individual condominium/townhome sub-association.
The coyote is one of the most adaptable animals in the U.S., learning to live and thrive in diverse habitats from deserts, to swamps, suburbs to cities. True scavenger, coyotes will eat nearly anything. This includes bird food, birds trying to eat bird food, carrion, snakes, small rodents, fruit, vegetables, garbage, pet food and unfortunately pets as well (mostly cats and small dogs).
Neither Multnomah County Animal Control nor Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have the resources to trap and relocate coyotes.
Individual home owners control their private property and control who is allowed to enter and remain on that property or face possible criminal charges for trespassing under ORS 164.245. To assist in this effort, the Architectural Review Committee has approved several different plaques made by web-based vendor Custom Doorbell. Custom Doorbell offers bronze and pewter plaques available with or without a decorative stone backing. The plaques are made to adhere to a variety of siding finishes and range in price from $45 to $50, including shipping and handling. A sample sign can be viewed at the Association office.
There are several steps that you can take to deter door to door solicitations in our neighborhood:
- Post the ARC-approved “No Solicitors” plaque next to your doorbell (this will prohibit licensed solicitors from ringing your doorbell). Should unknown visitors ring your doorbell, it is best not to answer the door.
- If you choose to answer the door, tell them you have a policy of never buying anything at your door. Then say “goodbye” and close the door.
- Never let a stranger in to your house to show you something or do a demonstration.
- Feel free to call the Association office (during regular business hours 9AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday) or the patrol service (503-846-9607) during evening hours to report solicitors.
- If at any time something doesn’t add up, the solicitor refuses to leave your property when asked, appears to be casing the neighborhood, or is doing something they shouldn’t, call the police non-emergency dispatch 503-823-3333, or if you believe you are in danger call 911.
- The best policy is to never buy anything from solicitors. If no one bought anything, solicitors would not continue to routinely blanket our neighborhood.
- Street address of the nearest residence
- Place a ribbon around the street light at eye level. This ribbon will be removed when the light is fixed.
Public street light outages and/or cycling issues (light turns on and off) can also be reported to the City of Portland via their online reporting form. You will need to supply the city with the following information:
- The map number and pole number from the actual light pole
- Street address of the nearest residence
- Late fees – $50
- Interest on past due accounts – 9% Annual
- New owner setup fee – $150
- Lender Questionnaire – $50
- Resale demand – $100 ($25 for an update)
- Rush fees – $25
- Shuttle ID replacement – $10
- Guest passes for shuttle – $1/trip
- ARC applications – vary
- Compliance fines – vary
- Administrative fee for violation notices and past due notices – $35