Legion Way Trees – Nine Coming Down Soon

This informational news was sent to the President. I am sharing it so the neighborhood knows;

My name is Kevin McFarland and I am the consulting arborist working for the City of Olympia.  I have been tasked with conducting tree risk assessments of the Legion Way trees and supervising tree removal and replacement efforts as part of this project.  The project area is between Central and Plum Street.  There have been 9 trees identified as ‘High’ risk.  These trees have been earmarked for removal.  The City has sent out request for quotes to area tree contractor (small works roster).  The quotes have been received and the City is in the process of review and with the anticipation of awarding a contract.  If this goes through the trees will be removed later this month or in May.  There will be 9 red oak trees replanted along Legion Way following tree removal.  I will be dropping off letters to the adjacent properties tomorrow informing them as to the upcoming project.
Please feel free to contact me if you or anyone has questions.
Sincerely,
Kevin McFarland
Sound Urban Forestry, LLC
870-2511 – suf1234@comcast.net

April 2015 Board Meeting Agenda

Swantown Inn Bed & Breakfast, 1431 11th Ave SE (corner of Central)
Wednesday, April 15th, 2014, 6:30PM – 7:30PM (this is a packed agenda and may run over)
Monthly Board meeting of the Eastside Neighborhood Association.

Agenda

  • Approval of March Minutes
  • Decision on who is going to be Secretary, or if it will be handled jointly.
  • ENA Generic Business Cards
    • Distribute to Board Members
  • Dog waste stations update
    • Call for volunteers to help on last installation.
  • Neighborhood Match Grant Update
    • RNA (Recogonized Neighborhood Association) updated with City of Olympia by Sherry.
    • Decisions made in May.
    • Take out bounce house as it increases insurance from $101 to $400+?
  • ENA Sign Cleaning
    • Nathan has personally purchased an extension pole for his own use and offers this for cleaning our signs.  Hence we just need cleaning product. “Simple Green” is Nathan’s suggestion. Any better ideas?
  • Annual Garage Sale
    • More signage? Serve dual purpose with Annual Picnic promotion and general meetings.
    • 10 more signs and 15 more stands (as they break) = $182.57
  • CNA – Report from attending CNA meetings.
  • Federal and State Procedures on Highway Noise Abatement
  • Proposal for another security minded ENA General Meeting brought forward by Anna Schlecht
  • Bike Boulevard in Eastiside – Sophie Stimson, Senior Planner, Public Works Transportation
  • Olympia village convergence building – Pat Russmussen
  • Treasurers Report
    • Renewing Long Term CD
  • New business.

Please note you do not need to be a board member to attend. We start promptly at 6:30pm.

Lions Park Clean Up

Here is a great clean up event organized by some of your neighbors!

When? Check out the Facebook Event page for details.

Meet up at Lions park for an afternoon of hanging with the bros and cleaning up the surrounding area.

Group size should be 5-20 people. All ages. Gloves/garbage bags/buckets/grabbers provided.

Participants invited but not required to dinner and drinks afterward.

March 2015 Board Meeting Minutes

Swantown Inn Bed & Breakfast, 1431 11th Ave SE (corner of Central)
Wednesday, March 18th, 2014, 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Monthly Board meeting of the Eastside Neighborhood Association.
Board Members In Attendance: Nathan Allan, Susan Herring,  Melissa Bluestein, Rita Sammons, Ira Silberlicht, Brian Brannies, Sheena Pietzold, Sherry Cillicut
Board Members Absent:  Ted Braid (had volunteered at Annual meeting but did not show up), Mitch Dennis (we are confirming if he is continuing on as a board member)
Neighbors in Attendance: Roger Horn, Rhonda Davis, Josh Davis
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March 2015 Board Meeting Agenda

Swantown Inn Bed & Breakfast, 1431 11th Ave SE (corner of Central)
Wednesday, March 18th, 2014, 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Monthly Board meeting of the Eastside Neighborhood Association.

Agenda

  • Welcome new board members
  • Election of Officers
  • Adoption of updated By-Laws as discussed at the Annual Meeting.
  • ENA Generic Business Cards
    • Approve cost of $20.47 for 500 cards
  • Dog waste stations update
    • Call for volunteers to help on last installation.
  • Annual Summer Picnic Update
    • Neighborhood Match Grant applied for (by Nathan Allan on behalf of ENA)
    • Shelter reserved through Parks Department (we require insurance to cover this)
  • Traffic Circle Beautification
    • Neighborhood Match Grant applied for (by Brian Brannies on behalf of ENA)
  • Annual Garage Sale
    • Rhonda from New Bridge wants to have their Rummage Sale coincide with the Annual Garage Sale.
  • CNA – Report from attending CNA meetings.
  • Treasurers Report
  • New business.

Please note you do not need to be a board member to attend. We start promptly at 6:30pm.

Native Plant Sale: March 7th

Native Plant Sale is coming up on March 7th from 10am-3pm

There will be great educational workshops including topics such as attracting pollinators, how to grow edible mushrooms and a rain garden workshop! Taylor Shellfish and the Henderson Community Shellfish farm will also be providing free shellfish tasting!

This is also a great volunteer opportunity!

Plant Sale Flyer with Schedule

Eastside Food Project Pick-Up Saturday 2/14/15

The February pick-up for the Food Project is this Saturday, February 14. Please place your green bags on your front porch by 9:00 am, unless your Neighborhood Coordinator has specified otherwise.

The theme for this pick-up is canned fruit, but you are always welcome to include whatever you’d like.

We are working to slowly grow this program in the Eastside, and are looking for more fooddonors” (filling a bag and placing it on your porch) as well as “neighborhood coordinators” (picking up the filled bags). If you are interested in becoming a donor or a neighborhood coordinator please get in touch – it really is very simple and does not take much time, you simply assemble as many or as few neighbors as you like to pick-up from (in other neighborhoods this ranges from 3 to 30+). And, if you know of neighbors who may be interested in participating in the program please refer them to the Food Project page on the ENA website, or request a hard-copy brochure.

 

February Annual Meeting

February Annual Meeting

Time: Wednesday 18th, 6:30pm

Location: New Bridge Church

Agenda for Annual Meeting:

  • Minutes of the last years meetings are available
  • Report of President
    • Dog Poop Bag Stations
    • ENA vs. NextDoor
    • What do you want the ENA to achieve in 2015?
  • Report of Treasurer
  • Elections will take place of Board members. Officer positions are voted on by the new board the following month. Vice President, Secretary
  • Bread and Roses; information on new format?
  • Food Project – Update
  • Change the Bylaws for the Board
  • City of Olympia Matching Grant Program