Category Archives: Special Announcement

Amenity Access Cards Now Available at the Rec Center!

Access Cards are now available at the Recreation Department!

If you would like to access the gym or pool, please stop on by the Recreation Department located in the Community Center at Barn 8 to get your Amenity Access Card.

We are available Monday and Tuesday from 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Recreational Shellfish Harvest Closed for All Whatcom County Beaches

Unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) biotoxin have been detected in molluscan shellfish on beaches throughout Whatcom County. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed recreational harvest for all species of molluscan shellfish on all beaches in Whatcom County. Read more:

Hiring Parks Maintenance Staff

Rate $13.50 hr. DOE

Term: Full Time w/ full benefits

Job Description:

Maintains grounds at common areas, including parks, trails and play grounds, and other areas as needed in the Sudden Valley Community Association. Work will be conducted in all weather conditions. Will train to operate several types of rotary mowers, blowers, string trimmers, small chainsaw, push walk spreader, and truck and trailer. Experience is not required, will provide training. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Applicants must have a positive attitude and strong work ethic. Applicants will have reliable means of transportation to worksite. Must be able to lift 70 lbs.

  • Using Walking Rotary Mower (21”)
  • Use of Zero Turn Radius and Front Rotary Mower
  • Use of 45 HP tractor and implements
  • Use of string trimmer/chainsaw/blower
  • Use of power washer
  • Use of company truck and 10’ trailer
  • Schedule will necessitate limited weekend work from May 1st to September 31st
  • Maintenance of Trails
  • Maintenance of Playground systems
  • Assist with construction and landscape projects
  • Move supplies, picnic tables and equipment as directed
  • Collect and dispose of garbage and litter as directed
  • Snow Plowing during winter months


  • Full Health/Dental Coverage
  • Free use of Sudden Valley Amenities (pools, golf course, gym, beaches)
  • Vacation/Personal/Sick Time
  • Work Pants
  • Work Boots

To apply, please send a resume and coverletter stating why you’d be a good fit for this position to

Bill SB6175 Affects Sudden Valley

The Association recently was informed by our attorney that, on March 27, the Governor signed a bill (SB6175) that contains new law applicable to Washington Home Owners Associations.


According to the attorney’s analysis of the statute, just received by the Board, Sections 117 and 326 of this newly controlling HOA law will apply to Sudden Valley as of July 1 this year. Section 326 requires dues assessments, and special assessments, to be included in, and part of, any proposed budget. Budgets are approved unless a “majority of the votes in the association … reject” it. Separate voting on dues and assessments is no longer permitted.

The Board will be working with the Association’s attorney to determine how best to deal with the required impact.