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Sudden Valley Community Association is a 1,500-acre Homeowners Association situated in a forest setting with 3,000 homes and more than 40 miles of hard surfaced roads.  Our Maintenance department is seeking to fill a full-time Maintenance Lead position. The position will support the department manager and lead our HOA’s maintenance team in maintaining buildings, grounds and road infrastructure. This Lead position also assumes the Maintenance Manager’s duties when the incumbent is on special assignments or off site.

The successful candidate will have a solid background in installation/repair skills for carpentry, dry wall, painting, electrical, plumbing and in the operation of equipment such as a backhoe, frontend loader and 1-ton dump trucks. The work environment ranges from indoor building maintenance to clearing fallen trees and plowing snow during storms. Overtime is required when needed in the support our community during weather events and varied job tasks. 

Our HOA provides a health care package, paid vacation, paid sick leave and paid certified Traffic Control training. The Maintenance staff are progressive thinking, team orientated and dedicated to the Sudden Valley community.

Basic Qualifications:

Four years maintenance Lead responsibility        

Washington State Driver’s license

High School Diploma or GED                             

Pass pre-employment drug screening

Computer literate                                 

Working knowledge of WAC 296-800-100

Trade School Diploma is a plus                          

CDL is a plus

Please contact asm@suddenvalley.com with your resume and coverletter explaining why you’d be a great fit for this position. SVCA is an equal opportunity employer.

Free Wood Chips

CVC bucket truck tree-trimming

On Monday, May 11th, Maintenance started the capital-funded 2020 Vegetation Control project. This year, they started at the intersection of Sudden Valley Drive and Berry Wood Court and will work towards the intersection of Sudden Valley Drive and Honeycomb Lane. This section of road is a heavy canopy of tree limbs overhanging the storm water ditches and road surface, so they expect to have a lot of wood chips once the limbs have been cleaned up. These limbs will be run through the large mobile woodchipper and the chips blown into a special dump truck on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The Maintenance team is offering to deliver a free truck load of wood chips to residents who want to register for them. As the truck is filled with wood chips, deliveries will be made in the sequence that the requests are received. The offer is limited to a full truckload of chips, about 4-5 cubic yards. Partial loads of chips are not feasible for delivery. There is the option of neighbors getting together and sharing a single truck load of chips from a central location.

To register, send an e-mail to chips@suddenvalley.com with the following information:

  • Address where the chips are to be delivered.
  • Name of the person making the request.
  • A contact phone number.
  • A contact e-mail address.
  • A description of a specific, well-marked spot, where the wood chips can be dropped off. Please note that the delivery truck is large and cannot drive over lawns or dump the chips on the road or in a ditch.

A hard copy of your e-mail will be given to the Team’s Lead so that they have the specific information to make your delivery.

Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home period, we will not be able to take phone requests because of limited staffing for phone support.

The Maintenance team will call one or two days ahead of the delivery to let residents know that they are close to having the wood chips delivered.

If you have a question please call Bruce Bishop, SVCA Maintenance Manager at (360) 724-8000.

CVC Maintenance Team


Upcoming PSE Work scheduled in Gate 2

October 15th, 2019:

Marigold Drive [8:00 a.m.] – Add topsoil and straw to exposed dirt areas.

Orchid Court – Add topsoil and straw to exposed dirt areas.

Ranch House Condos [10:00 a.m.] – Check/top-off cold patch locations.

Morning Beach Drive: Add topsoil in area of the underground vault.

Estimated start time for inspection and topping-off existing road cold patch – 12:00 p.m. Work will occur in sequence listed.

West lane of Marigold by Center Condos: Top-off cold patch in settling areas. Compact as needed.

Valley View Court to Orchid Court (Ridge Field Condos): Inspect and top-off cold patch areas.

October 16th, 2019:

Morning Beach Drive: Starting about 9:00 a.m., re-work river rock by vault for added erosion control.

Questions or concerns about the above schedule/work may be directed to JTH, Jason Handy, at (360) 421-7091.

Upcoming AM Beach Closure

Area of Excavation at AM Beach

The Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District will be making repairs to the AM Beach’s Sudden Valley water intake system starting Monday, September 9th, 2019. The repairs are estimated to take four (4) days. For public safety during this time, access to the AM Beach will be closed. Signs and red Danger flagging tape will be in place during the four-day construction window.

For questions regarding the repairs, please contact General Manager Justin Clary at (360) 734-9224. For emergencies after normal working hours, the “on-call” staff can be reached at (360) 734-9224. The answering service will dispatch the “on-call” person to respond to your call.

Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience this closure may have caused users of the beach facilities.

Tree Limbing, Deadwood Removal, and Trimming

When: 6/6/19 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: 4 Whispering Cedars Court

What: There will be significant tree limbing, trimming, and reduction of deadwood in this area by a licensed tree service. Residents that use the Lake Louise Trail should be cautious of the work activity due to the potential of tree limbs falling. [See photo]

Contact: Norm Smith at norm@suddenvalley.com or (360) 746-8437.