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2007-09-18

HIDDEN SPRINGS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MINUTES MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2007 CALL TO ORDER. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM at the West Linn Adult Community Center by President, Lynn C. Fox. Other officers in attendance: Harvey Schultz, Vice President; Charles Lytle, Secretary. QUORUM DATA. The number of eligible members since the beginning of the calendar year was 26. At 10%, the quorum was 2.6 = 3 members. There were 8 members present at the start of the meeting. Therefore, the meeting stands as an official meeting of the Neighborhood Association. MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 21, 2007 MEETING. There was one correction: Harvey Schultz was not present at the meeting. President Fox declared the minutes approved as corrected. TREASURER’S REPORT. President Fox reported a balance of $1,500.00. POLICE REPORT. Officer Bunch reported that, as was the case in July and August, the majority of calls in the neighborhood were in response to barking and/or loose dogs (12). There were three reports of door-to-door solicitors, one of a house burglar alarm w/ no one home, and one incident of a reckless driver. OLD BUSINESS. President Lynn Fox reported on the following: 1) A petition was passed around in support of the city Parks & Recreation Department plan for developing Marylhurst Park. It was noted that there are two views of the park. Nearby neighbors and the Marylhurst NA consider the park to be a neighborhood park. The city considers it to be a city park, and the city plan treats it as part of an integrated, city-wide park development plan. 2) Chuck Lytle reported that the Hidden Springs Ranch 8 Homeowners’ Association had completed its work at the Churchill Downs-Santa Anita intersection. The line-of-sight to the north for vehicles at the Churchill Downs stop sign is greatly improved. 3) President Fox asked for volunteers to continue the chain saw work at the newly-created open space on the Palomio Loop trail where our NA bench is to be placed. She noted that member Chuck Lytle worked a number of hours on the previous Saturday, but that there was still a lot of work left to be done. NEW BUSINESS. President Lynn Fox reported on the following: 1) Work is continuing on the neighborhood newsletter. Features will include a“garden of the month”, a local home based business of the month,a section for the Home Owner Associations to submit information, a section welcoming new neighbors, a “Baby of the Month” article, a recipe of the month section,a West Linn Police department section, a listing of current Hidden Springs properties for sale and for rent, a listing of cars for sale, a listing of garage sales, a section advertising miscellaneous items for sale like laws mowers, refrigerators, exercise equipment, etc., a section called Kids at Work where local kids can list babysitting, lawn mowing, pet walking, house sitting, snow shoveling services, etc. a section for Rosemont Ridge to list current events so that local residents that do not have a student in the school system can be informed about plays and concerts at the Middle School that they may wish to attend. GUEST SPEAKER BEN ALTMAN, SFA DESIGN GROUP. SFA is assisting a land owner in presenting a 3.8 acre parcel on Suncrest for annexation into the city and eventual development. The surrounding area is mostly zoned R-10, which means each lot would normally be at least 10,000 square feet. However, about one third of the property is in a natural drainage area that can’t be developed. Thus, it’s expected that a PUD (planned unit development) will be requested to decrease the allowed lot sizes on the portion that can be developed. GUEST SPEAKER KIRSTEN WYATT, CITY MANGER’S OFFICE. Ms. Wyatt introduced herself and explained that her position is that of administrative assistant to Chris Jordan, City Manager. Kerstin explained that she would be visiting the neighborhood associations and working to enhance communication between the city and the NAs and among the NAs themselves. NEXT MEETING DATE IS OCTOBER 16, 2007. ADJOURNMENT. There being no other business to come before the membership, the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM by President Lynn C. Fox. Recorded by HSNA Secretary Charles R. Lytle.