3/20/2019 Swantown Inn 7-8:30 pm
Board members – Sheena Pietzold, Brian Brannies,
Jim Sweeney, Roger Horn, Nathan Allan
Others – Cheryl Bayle
1. Variety show update: Roger hasn’t heard back
from Salvation Army about the date availability yet. Bigelow Highlands
neighborhood wants to partner. We are looking at May 18th or June 1st but prefer
June 1st. Roger will meet with Angie Warner-Rein from Bigelow Highlands to talk
about getting performers, logistics, etc. We think partnering will help get
more people, more performers, and more volunteers.
2. Sub-area update: Roger provided some
background on what has happened so far. On the first survey (of four to get
feedback on what’s been done so far), some of the comments were somewhat
discouraging. There were 29 responses (the survey was 44 questions). We still
think doing this kind of outreach is a good thing and the right thing to do. A
tentative schedule for the rest of the planning process was discussed. We’ve
gotten 11 responses so far on the second survey (the survey is 27 questions). The
Core team is looking at the Vancouver subarea plans for examples and ideas.
City staff have not been as helpful as we’d like, but no one person is
currently devoted to helping with the subarea planning process right now. The next
really big date for the subarea plan process is June 8th when we’ll
hold a town hall. We’ll ask Paul Horton if he’ll facilitate and look at the
Elks Lodge similar to the first town hall we had.
3. Mural update – Brad submitted the Neighborhood
Matching Grant for the mural.
4. CNA report: Jim Sweeney – Dave Marty on the
CNA suggested putting in a grant to the RNA (recognized neighborhood association)
for facilitated training to make the CNA run more effectively/smoothly. There
was an update/debrief on the snow storm from Public works and PSE. From what
folks heard, positive take-a-way included people getting to know their
neighbors, getting outside and walking around, etc. The more negative
take-a-ways were mostly related access (like the kids couldn’t go to school
because they couldn’t walk without going in the roads). There was also an
update on the Homeless response plan (9-month timeline) that’s just getting
5. Picnic and block parties: Discussed dates for
these events – picnic will be August 17th, 4-7pm, block parties will
be July 12th, 5-7pm. Brian will work on securing the shelter and
insurance for the picnic as well as donations from the Co-op and Ralph’s,
Nathan will talk to Big Tom’s. Roger will coordinate with past block party
6. Treasurer report: Sherry unable to attend.
Brian needs to get login info and can then fill in for Sherry.
7. Other business
– Any place we can archive past ENA-related docs?
Example, past newsletters, etc. particularly hard copies. Perhaps a volunteer
would be interested in helping scan and catalog these. Maybe we can check with
city to see if we can use their facilities for scanning.
– Letter about armory – Jim S. will move on
finalizing the letter, Brian as new president will sign.
– Plum Street village – we do have a seat on the
advisory board, but things are moving a little slower than expected. The
village is only about half-full right now and is taking a little longer than
expected to fill the spots.
– Need to update the website with new board
members and send the city the updated info, Sheena will be Secretary (voted in
tonight). If we don’t get 2 more board members by next month, then we may need
to update bylaws. Discussed doing a post on Nextdoor, website post, and email
to the mail chimp account list to recruit more board members. It’s also a
possibility to update the neighborhood boundaries to include the area from Eastside
to Plum as well.
– County Courthouse Location special election is
supposed to be in August, so if we wanted to host a forum, we would need to do
it in July. City Council Candidate forum would need to be in late September or
early October to be ready for the for the vote in November.