Fox Hill Homeowners Association
Salmon Enhancement Group (FHSEG)
from Chairman Mitch Ybarra
Dear HOA Members:Chair Mitch
am writing to inform all HOA members of our Salmon Enhancement
Group’s effort thus far. Our last HOA annual meeting included a
concept briefing, timeline of actions, requests for information and
next actions required by the Fox Hill Salmon Enhancement Group
(FHSEG). This update is a staff action to update members of the
Salmon Enhancement Group Committee's actions to date.
is formal timeline associated with this effort. The timeline spans
18 months and includes a letter of intent, technical committee site
visit, grant ranking, final grant application, award, contract
actions, designs approval, permits and finally construction. Upon
completion of the project, the Salmon Enhancement Group provides
site awareness functions for 10 years.
HOA has submitted the letter of intent and received the technical
committee this past 27 April, 2016. This site visit included over
13 Thurston County and Washington state agencies. The technical
committee’s purpose was to validate findings based on our HOA’s
letter of intent. We are currently waiting on comments from the
Technical Review Panel. These comments will help direct whether the
Salmon Enhancement Group applies for design/build funding or
proceeds in two stages: design and then build. Based on the
comments from the technical committee, the Salmon Enhancement Group
expects positive feedback.
agencies that participated in the visit include:
County Public Works (TCPW) South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement
Group (SPSSEG), City of Olympia-Water Resources (COly), Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB),
Salmon Recovery Funding Board Review Panel (SRFB RP), Wild Fish
Conservancy (WFC), Capital Land Trust, Thurston Conservation
District (TCD), Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO),
Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW), Squaxin Island Tribe,
Puget Sound Partnerships (PSP) and Thurston Regional Planning
Salmon Recovery Funding Board is part of the Recreation and
Conservation Office, a state agency. This agency manages the grant
funds that come from both US Fish and Wildlife and state Fish and
grant application will get updated this coming 22 June 2016 and get
represented, and ranked. Funding is based on where the board ranks
our project in the suite of projects brought forward. If not
approved, our project will route to a ranked list submitted to the
Legislature for future funding.
requests for information were presented at the last Annual HOA
meeting; tax impacts to the HOA and flooding concerns. The HOA
currently pays $1,324.21 in property tax for all green spaces.
Susan Grigsby contacted Thurston County Ecology that does
restoration work and that agency indicated this project would not
change any property taxes. The SPSSEG confirms a “no net rise
standard” to every project of this nature. In short, the project
will not raise the level of the water in Spurgeon Creek.
FHSEG’s next actions will include staffing the Landowner
Acknowledgement form. We don’t expect this staff action to occur
until we get notification on the status of the grant.
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Additionally, please see photos of the site visit team. Finally,
I’d like to thank Bill Hanson for assistance with the site visit
and Susan Grigsby for addressing the tax question.
Enhancement Group Committee
HERE for a printable pdf copy of the 2016
application submitted by the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement
Group to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board.
The project is
now undergoing substantial change in design that has not been
completed. For deep background, a summary of the original
project as it was first proposed and posted in 2012 may be found
under the Fox Hill Info Tab on this website.