Somerset Creek Frequently Asked Questions

Under our community’s governing documents, only owners of condominium units may serve on the Board. The term owners means those on the deed with a fee title interest, in addition to those who are purchasers under a real estate contract.

For specifics, please refer to a non-confidential memo by CLICKING HERE.

The City of Bellevue contracts our recycling with Republic Services. They have provided a brochure to help us determine what goes in recycling, and what goes in the trash.

Please do not bag recyclables in plastic bags.

To view the garbage guide brochure, CLICK HERE.

Please note that the Association’s Deductible is now $10,000 per occurrence. Please inform your individual insurance of the change to ensure your H06 Policy and your unit are properly insured.

If you have questions about what the HOA’s insurance covers versus your own insurance policy, please view the “How the Associations Policy Blens with Your Homeowners Policy” provided by CAU by CLICKING HERE.

Ever wondered about the Blackberry bushes that are growing along our creek? They are a Himalayan species of blackberry that are highly invasive and difficult to control. Originally introduced for fruit production, they are now naturalized and widespread throughout the Pacific Northwest. They are easy to spot by their large, vigorous, thicket-forming growth and sharp spines covering the stems.

The best way to remove them is to dig up the roots. Over the next few years, we will be working to better manage the growth of these sticker bushes for better enjoyment of the park area. One of the most effective tools for the removal of the roots is a weed puller; The Up Rooter.

You can learn more about these invasive blackberry bushes on King Counties website by CLICKING HERE.

According to a new landscaping contract Somerset Creek signed in the summer of 2014 to reduce cost, the landscapers visit on Mondays.
December; One Visit
January; One Visit
February; One Visit
April through November; Weekly

For sale signs are not allowed on the Somerset Creek property. Our association has a post on SE 42nd Street which contains brochure boxes for displaying “For Sale” flyers. Thanks!

Interested in painting your front door? Go to Home Depot, or your favorite paint store, and have them match the following paint codes.
Darker Blue – Martha Stewart Living Wrought Iron MSL168
Lighter Blue – Martha Stewart Living Mariner MSL165
Behr’s Loyalty (blue)

The Board of Directors would like to remind owners they have an active part to play in preventing these crimes. Get informed and get involved – be aware of factors that might make homes and vehicles more attractive to thieves and vandals. Let’s work together for a safer community! If you see any suspicious activity, call 911!

CLICK HERE to view more information on both residential and auto burglary prevention.

Need to use the community pressure washer? There is a 7 day allowance for usage of the pressure washer. Send and e-mail to for instructions and pickup information.

CLICK HERE to view instructions on how to start the pressure washer.

What type of gasoline should I use?

High octane fuels are designed for and should only be used in high performance automobile engines. Additives in the higher octane fuels can cause higher engine operating temperatures and accelerated carbon buildup in the crankcase and on the spark plugs. These factors can greatly deteriorate and trouble a smaller air-cooled engine.

It is recommended that customers use unleaded gasoline in the 84-90 octane range and avoid using gasoline with more than 10% alcohol.

The Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R’s) are the governing legal documents that set up the guidelines for the operation of the planned community as a non-profit corporation. Failure to abide by the CC&R’s may result in a fine to a homeowner by the Association. The governing legal documents for the association may be viewed online within the documents page of this site.

The Bylaws are the guidelines for the operation of the non-profit corporation. The Bylaws define the duties of the various offices of the Board of Directors, the terms of the Directors, the membership’s voting rights, required meetings and notices of meetings, and the principal office of the Association, as well as other specific items that are necessary to run the Association as a business. The Bylaws for the association may be viewed online within the Documents page of this site.

Deck Paint Codes

If you’re thinking of painting your deck, ensure you have the correct color. Below is a list of approved color codes for use on the decks. If you have purchased these colors from any store not listed, please send us the details so we can list them here. (email to

Blue Deck Codes
Home Depot / DP-9501 (this is a deck stain, so no primer required)
Sherwin Williams Exterior – Sleepy Blue #6225

Grey Deck Codes
Home Depot / Cape Code Grey / DP-365 (This is a deck stain, so no primer required)
Sherwin Williams Exterior – Argos #7065