Update from the IHCA: COVID-19-Related Updates to Operations and Community Rules from Executive Director, Sarah Hoey
1. Landscaping and Maintenance: All IHCA landscaping/maintenance crews and our 3rd party vendors are now on limited service. According to the Governor’s new guidance proclamation which clarified “essential” vs. “non-essential” work, regular services cannot be provided. However, IHCA does have a responsibility to ensure that the community is safe and sanitary. IHCA will still complete trash and dog waste pick up within the common areas and continue to provide emergency service if needed. Additionally, a few of our staff members can work independently if they follow the mandate of “social distancing.” If you see an IHCA crew member in the field, please practice social distancing; for your safety and the IHCA employee. IHCA office staff are available although working remotely. I will continue to assess the needs of the community and will adjust operations in accordance with the law.
2. Parks: I have decided to align our park closures protocol with the City of Issaquah. Beginning tomorrow I will re-open the parks (grass areas only) and the large and small dog park. ALL PARK PLAY EQUIPMENT, BASKETBALL COURTS, AND THE SPORT COURT WILL REMAIN CLOSED. For more on park closures and safety watch this message from City of Issaquah Parks and Recreation Department Director Jeff Watling.
3. Booster Club Signage: Emergency variance to rule granted: There is currently a rule on acceptable yard signage that does not allow Booster Club signs around school graduations. Given our worldwide situation the board has granted an emergency variance to this rule to support all students graduating this spring who reside in Issaquah Highlands.
- Approved Signage Guidelines: Yard signs only (18” x 24”) with stakes single or double sided, signs can display student’s name, school logo & colors. Limit (3) three per household. Please do not install signs on other’s property or IHCA common areas or hinder line of sight of road or alleyways. Owner is responsible to remove signs within (10) ten days after graduation.
I will continue to provide updates to the community as things progress. The IHCA team is here for you; please contact us if we can be of assistance.
Sarah Hoey, IHCA Executive Director.