747 Boulevard Rd SE 7pm – 8:45pm
Monthly Board Meeting of the Eastside Neighborhood Assoc.
Board members in attendance: Brian Brannies, Rita Sammons, Sherry Cillicut, Sam Green, Sheena Pietzold, Susan Herring, Jim Sweeney, Charlotte Claybrook
Others: Roger Horn
Absent: Melissa Bluestein, Nathan Allan
Treasurer’s Report by Sherry Cillicut
$692 Checking Account
$500 Community Beautification
Will be on Aug. 20, 4 – 7pm, Lion’s Park
Brian stated that the application and insurance fees will be approx $150. Sam moved, seconded by Brian, to spend no more than $200 on fees. Motion was approved.
Brian will explore potential donations from Michael at Big Tom’s, Ralph’s Thriftway, and the Olympia Food Co-op. Brian moved, seconded by Charlotte, to approve a potential expenditure of $200 for food budget. Motion was approved.
Food preparation plans will be finalized at the next Board Meeting on Aug. 17.
Garage Sale Update by Susan Herring
on July 23, 9 – 3pm.
Discussion of advertising strategies such as craigslist and Nextdoor
Eastside Crime and Safety Committee (ECSC) by Roger Horn
Roger is a member of the newly-formed ECSC which is addressing crime and safety issues impacting the Eastside neighborhood. He along with Whitney Bowerman and a few other community members have met with Todd Cunningham (Code Enforcement) and will soon meet with Amy Stull (OPD), and Paul Simmons (Parks Dept.) to discuss these issues.
The concept of ECSC becoming an Ad-Hoc Subcommittee of the ENA was discussed. It was decided to postpone that decision. Sam moved, seconded by Jim, to have an ENA representative attend the ECSC meetings and an ECSC representative attend the ENA meetings . Motion was approved. The next ECSC meeting will be held Aug. 4.
In an effort to promote community bonding, the ECSC is organizing Block Parties, scheduled for Aug. 26, 5 – 8pm. There will be 4 locations, hosted by 4 neighborhood members. Charlotte moved, seconded by Sherry, that the ECSC Block Parties be sanctioned by the ENA. Motion was approved. Use of ENA signs to advertise the Block Parties was OK’d
Update on Nuisance Houses
The duplex on Central has an eviction notice effective September 19.
There is another possible nuisance house located at 715 Chambers.
The roundabout at 9th and Sawyer will be cleaned up and replanted this fall. More details to follow.
There has been discussion of a community rat problem on Nextdoor.
CNA Update from Sam Green
Cannabis shops – no concern from CNA over licensed shops, citizens are urged to report suspected unlicensed sellers
Opportunity for Olympia Initiative will likely go to a public vote in November (1.5% income tax)
Olympia Municipal Parks District will have hearings to set tax rate for parks levee
Minutes submitted by Rita Sammons