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Abiqua Heights Homeowners Association

Special Meeting Information Summary
Monday, August 3, 2015
Abiqua Heights Commons


  • Meeting was called to order by Steve Barrett, at 19:15. Other board members present were Nikkie McIntire and Darren Von Flue. 38 members and residents from the surrounding community signed in attendance.

Community members and neighbors were invited to meet represenitives from “Work Unlimited”, an “Adult Assisted Living Home” that is operating on Eastview Rd.

Open Session:

  • Attendees were given the opportunity to ask questions to “Work Unlimited” staff.
  • “Work Unlimited” staff were given the opportunity to address the community with what they thought was pertinent information that their neighbors should know about them.


  • Community first became aware of the nature of the home that opened in January, through an incident that involved police coming to the home.
  • The individual that the police were called for is no longer a resident at the home.
  • Home is staffed with employees at all times.
  • Home residents are labeled “semi-independent”.
  • Residents are screened for safety and compatibility with other residents before being placed in the home.
  • All staff are trained in the Oregon Intervention System.
  • Staffing levels are determined by the State of Oregon and Marion County.
  • Residents must have no higher than a level 1 risk assessment level.
  • Referrals to the house come from “Oregon State Developmental Disability Services” also known as “Seniors and People with Disabilities”.
  • The residence is in Marion County and the Sherriff’s Department Deputies are the first responders.
  • Silverton Police will fill in, in an emergency.
  • The residents must be classified “Intellectually disabled” to be considered for this home.
  • It is possible that sex offenders could be residents in the home.