November Emergency Preparedness – Shelter in Place


Shelter in PlaceYour house provides a good first-layer barrier against airborne chemical agents.  Additional protection is achieved by tightly sealing one room of your home that you have pre-designated and prepared.

  • Designate a “safe’ room, one that can be easily and quickly sealed using plastic sheeting and duct tape.
  • Cut pieces to fits windows, vents, doors; store in in a bin with other supplies: blankets, water, snacks, batter-operated radio, etc.

For complete information go to and find the Prepare in a Year Booklet

October Emergency Preparedness – Fire Safety

Fire ExtinguisherAs the weather gets colder, use of fireplaces, wood stoves, electric and propane heaters, and other methods of warming our homes increases.  As we begin using these heating devices, we should all ensure we have adequate protection measures in place in the unlikely event of a fire.  Below are some ways to help ensure you are adequately prepared.

  • Choose a reunion place outside your home.
  • Draw a floor plan; discuss ways to exit
  • Test your fire alarm and carbon monoxide detector every six months (suggestion—when you change your clocks)
  • Purchase a fire extinguisher; learn how to properly use it.

Fire Extinguisher Video

For complete information go to and find the Prepare in a Year Booklet.

LED Light Replacement

Streetlight RetrofitWe have received word that the replacement of the streetlights in Scott Lake will begin being retrofitted to LED lights in the next couple weeks. Please be patient and allow the contractors the room they need to complete this important work. If you have any questions, please contact the Scott Lake office during business hours at (360) 352-4787.


Bills are being mailed today for the month of August, 2016. If your billing is the standard rate that you are routinely billed, it is the correct amount due. If your billing is in any other amount, it is incorrect and will need to be corrected.

Over a month of billing and payments data was lost and will need to be re-entered. We expect that everyone’s accounts will be corrected in the next thirty days and the next billing cycle will be accurate. We apologize for this unforeseen trouble.

If you know your account is accurate, please ignore the incorrect billing amount and pay the basic rate only. Thank you for working with us on this unusual problem!

Download the full document here

Yellow Flag Iris Removal

Yellow Flag IrisYellow flag iris is an invasive ornamental perennial that is a problem in many states and other countries. It will sicken livestock if ingested and is generally avoided by herbivores. Contact with its resins can cause skin irritation in humans.

As reported in our annual meeting, having this noxious weed on your property could lead to fines by the county, decreased property value, and negative impacts to the usability of our lake. As such, we are asking for your help in identifying and removing this invasive species if it is found on your property.

If identified, and you are removing this weed, please take precautions, as the saps from this plant can cause serious skin irritations or burns.  Care must also be taken when disposing of this plant.  Please do not put it in the yard waste disposal bin, as this will only cause further spread.  Instead, please place it in a sealed bag, and place it in the standard refuse bin.

For more information, please see the county’s Noxious Weed Control site.

Blue-Green Algae Results for Scott Lake

From your Thurston County Environmental Health Division

April 18, 2016

Dear Scott Lake Residents and Lake Users,

We have received the results from the algae sample taken on April 13th. The preliminary algae toxin result for the sample was below the health advisory limit for both Microcystin and Anatoxin-a.

        There is no Advisory in effect at this time

Because it is unknown when an algae bloom becomes toxic, please avoid contact with lake water that has visible algae or algae scum on the surface.  Keep pets and children out of the water.  When fishing, it is safest to catch-and-release any fish caught during a toxic algae bloom.

We are asking residents to call if you see algae scum on the shoreline. If you can collect a sample, please use a clean glass jar. Label and refrigerate the sample and  contact our office for pickup or delivery directions. We will continue to send samples for toxin testing if the blue-green algae bloom continues.

Please pass this information on to your neighbors.  More information about blue-green algae can be found on our website

If you have any questions please feel free to call us at  360-867-2626.

Water Quality Staff

Community Center Comfort/Charging Site

Plenitude Of A Winter Stroll

Plenitude Of A Winter Stroll

The community center has been connected to the fire station generator.  In the event of an extended, community-wide power outage or extreme temperatures, the community center can be used as a comfort site and charging station.  Comfort site hours will be set and monitored by the committee appointed, during the December 2014 Board of Trustees meeting.

It is your responsibility to make personal preparations BEFORE an emergency arises.  Gather essential items and assemble a “bug-out” pack.  The internet has very good suggestions for necessary items.  Have a family meeting, discuss personal preparations, THEN DO IT.

Talk with your neighbors.  Get to know them, exchange information.  Make a plan.  Helping each other is your first line of defense, during a disaster.

Rules and courtesies for use of the comfort site. (subject to revision)

  • Bright green signs placed in two community center windows indicate OPEN.
    • One facing Scott Creek Drive
    • The other facing 114th Way.
  • Due to regulations, no overnight stays.
  • No pets
  • Children 14 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Charging stations are for charging, not extended use.
  • Do Not come to the comfort site if you are sick.
  • Be courteous and respectful of others.  Contrary behavior will not be tolerated.

Remember, YOU are responsible for you and your family.  The community center comfort site is just that.  A comfort site.  Bring your prepared “bug-out” pack, with you, should a need arise for the comfort/charging site to be opened.

Many Thefts Occurring!

SheriffDuring the past couple of weeks, an RV, a kayak, and a fiberglass boat have been stolen within a block of each other.  Two homes have been burglarized by the park.  We are highly suggesting that neighbors look out for each other and report suspicious activity.  The non-emergency dispatch number is (360) 704-2740.

Scott Lake Book Exchange

BookGlassesFor those that may not know, there is a book exchange library available to residents in the Scott Lake Community Center.  Residents who want to participate can bring paperbacks to contribute to the library, and can take books to read and return at your convenience.  This is not a monitored activity, and is all on the honor system.  The library is available during office hours, which are 9:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

Curbside “FREE” Items

Couch In an effort to keep Scott Lake an attractive place to live, your Board
encourages everyone to maintain your yards,driveways and road-side areas.
Recently, many homeowners have been offering free household goods by
placing items in these areas. While we applaud sharing and re-using these
resources, we want to make sure they don’t become an unsightly
nuisance. After 5 days, curbside “FREE” items must be removed
and properly stored or disposed.