Board Meeting Minutes 2019-04-15

ENA Board Meeting minutes April 15, 2019
St. Philip Deacon Episcopal Church
NE 120 Knott St.

 

Meeting called to order at 6:40pm. Introductions to follow.

Motion to accept the minutes for March (Jim, Sue 2nds) Board votes to approve.

COMMITTE REPORTS

 

  • Treasurer report:

 

      • Two payments to Newspaper and to Community Garden. Expenses reviewed. Motion to approve (Pat, Maggie 2nds) Board votes to approve.
      • Albina cooperative garden – Kat following up on budget request from last year. Jim agrees to pay her the lump sum of $1750, Kat will follow up with us: bookkeeper’s name is Doug, will show us how money was spent. She will follow up with Sue so that we can write an article about the garden.

 

  • Community Relations – Jimmy and Shireen

 

      • At a Lew Frederick event, Jimmy asked him to address Clean Air issues that affect our neighborhood.
      • Updates from PSAC (Public Safety Action Committee) meeting
        • About 45 people, 8-10 neighborhood associations
        • Police force seeing large budget cuts
        • Police force losing staff to retirement, low salary, and low morale (don’t feel they have support from community). Hard to recruit new officers. Approx 200 positions open.
        • We are losing backup enforcement support from Washington County
        • Discussed homelessness, crime, bicyclist licensing
        • Discussed Neighborhood watch training
      • Forum with Chief Outlaw
        • Continuing to try to schedule, will keep us posted

 

  • Newsletter – Sue

 

      • New issue out!
      • Next issue prints in July, need content by June 1

 

  • LUTC – Jonathan

 

      • We shared proposed boundary to Boise. David came to discuss. His board ratified the map – agrees with our suggestion with one amendment: splits Vancouver/Ivy/Fremont block so that easternmost 100 feet is Eliot, the rest is Boise. LUTC will work with Boise to submit official paperwork to the city.

 

  • SEAT –

 

    • Parking initiative did not pass. Still working on neighborhood watch

 

NEW BUSINESS

  • Community Gardens – beds have gone in! 2 planted, 2 more being built. Plans to make them wheelchair accessible. Sue mentions: Harper’s Playground helps make playgrounds wheelchair accessible – might be a good resource. Partnered with the Church, involve families and kids, add artwork installations. Plans to add native plants. Church hopes to improve lighting.
  • Jimmy and Sue ran into the Lew Frederick’s legislative aid, confirms that Sen. Frederick will come to one of our meetings. Johnny is interested in supporting this.
  • Website – Thursday
    • wants to update billing. Will work with Jim to get it on a board-owned credit card
    • Wants to survey residents. Will send out shared doc for board members to help brainstorm questions AND brainstorm ways to get the surveys to people (eg: Pat’s recommendation to have drop-box near Chuck’s market)

Extra

  • Adam volunteers to help Shireen with garden

Announcements

  • David DeLaRoche announces Eliot-Boise Navite Grove work party.
    • April 20, 10a-1p. Install bench around Oak Tree
  • Ricky invites us to join him at this church (St. Philip) on Saturdays at 11am for lunch/pantry services
  • Litter Pickup on April 20, 10a-12p at Breadwinner Cycles
  • Portland Clean Air Spoke Training on April 23rd, 6-8pm 2420 NE Sandy Blvd
  • Open Signal gardening event on Sat April 27, 10-5p. BYO tools

 

meeting adjourned at 8:25p

Board Attendance: Jimmy Wilson, Sue Stringer, Jonathan Konkol, Maggie Gardner, Jim Hlava, Shireen Hasan, Darren Holcomb. Johnny Engleheart, Patricia Montgomery

Guests: Thursday Graham, Kwanita Wilson, Adam, Ricky, Michael Espinoza, Kat (Albina coop garden), David DeLaRoche (Boise NA)

 

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