HIDDEN SPRINGS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
MEETING OF MAY 16, 2006
CALL TO ORDER. The meeting was called to order at 7:07 PM at the West Linn Adult Community Center by President, Lynn C. Fox. Other officers in attendance: Harvey Schultz, Vice President; Donna Baker, Treasurer; Charles Lytle, Secretary.
QUORUM DATA. Eligible members in good standing as of the previous meeting: 37. At 10%, the quorum for this meeting was 4. Only members in good standing can vote. The number of eligible members in good standing in attendance at the start of the meeting was 8. Therefore, the meeting stands as an official meeting of the Neighborhood Association.
GUEST SPEAKERS. David Rittenhouse, President, Tanner Basin Neighborhood Association.
MINUTES OF THE APRIL 18, 2006 MEETING.
Motion To Approve The Minutes: Officer Bunch
Second To The Motion: Curt Sommer
Vote On The Motion: 7 Aye, 0 Nay, 1 Abstentions ? Motion Carried
TREASURER’S REPORT. Treasurer Donna Baker reported a current account balance of $613.42.
POLICE REPORT. Officer Bunch reported that there were a total of 38 calls to the police from the Hidden Springs area since the last meeting: a burglary was reported on Appoloosa on April 12th, and there was one report of a stolen vehicle. The remainder of the calls were for minor nuisances such as noise and unleashed dog complaints. In response to a question on illegal parking, Officer Bunch said to call the Code Violation officer at (503)635-0238
HSNA POLICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPORT. n/a
TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMITTEE REPORT. President Lynn Fox reported that this committee had not met since our last neighborhood association meeting. Mr. Wright is replacing Ron Hudson, who just retired, as City Engineer. President Fox also reviewed the current status of radar sign placement. (See a detailed review in the April minutes.) She said that the neighborhood associations only receive $1,500 per year, and the signs cost ~$4,000-$5,000. We would have to form a nonprofit group and raise money via donations.
GUEST SPEAKER. Mr. Rittenhouse gave a brief presentation on the current status of the proposed Tannler East development. The property is zoned for office/commercial use, not for retail. Parking will be severely limited. There will be an athletic club in the complex. The Tanner Basin N.A. is concerned about traffic using Tannler and Salamo instead of the Tenth Street/I-205 interchange, which is already clogged during the morning and evening commutes. The Tannler/Blankenship intersection is already rated “F” in terms of traffic congestion, and the Tannler East development will only make this worse. There is a proposal on the table to develop the old Albertson’s property on the south side of the freeway. The pre-application hearing will be before the Planning Commission on Thursday, May 25th. Mr. Rittenhouse asked for support of his N.A. position that the Tannler East development not be allowed to proceed until the traffic issues have been resolved. In response, member Curt Sommer moved that the following resolution be adopted by the HSNA and forwarded in writing by the President to the TBNA, WL Planning Commission, and the City Manager and Council:
“It is hereby resolved that the HSNA formally requests that the proposed Tannler East commercial development NOT be allowed to move forward until all issues have been resolved to the satisfaction of
the Tanner Basin Neighborhood Association.”
Second To The Motion: Donna Baker
Vote On The Motion: 8 Yea, 0 Nay, 1 Abstention ? Motion Carried
April 18, 2006 Meeting
OLD BUSINESS. n/a
NEW BUSINESS. President Lynn Fox, Vice President Harvey Schultz, and Secretary Charles Lytle briefly discussed the progress on the neighborhood plan. The survey is on the City website, and it was supposed to be mailed as an insert in the latest Update mailed out to residents by the City but the City failed to include the survey in the Update. When the NLPT pointed this out the Consultant agreed to include the survey in the Tidings sent to subscribers. Approximately 250 of the 3400 residents of Hidden Springs actually subscribe to the Tidings. Therefore, about one out of ten of the residents received the survey. Approximately 90 people have responded which is very good response based on the small number of HSNA residents who actually received a survey. This indicates that residents are very interested in the Neighborhood Plan survey if we could just get one in their hands. The Board and the NLPT are working to increase notification and participation in the plan process. President Fox raised concerns that the City of Portland’s proposed traffic plan update will create substantial truck traffic through West Linn. She also discussed proposals being examined to replace Lake Oswego-to-Portland bus service w/ light rail that would run over the track now used by the old-time trolley. This would result in West Linn commuters having to either drive and park in Lake Oswego or to take a bus that would end in Lake Oswego where they would have to transfer to the trolley which would drop them at 4th street where they would have to walk uphill to 6th street, transfer to a third bus which would take them downtown where they would have to walk two blocks and transfer to fourth bus which would take them to the train/bus station. They do not plan to give you a transfer that guarantees you a seat on the next train so you may have to wait for a while for each of your transfers. Currently you can get on a bus in West Linn and take it all the way to the train station without transferring and get on Amtrak. These changes reduce and complicate service for our residents including those attending PSU, those who would like to go on vacation and leave their cars at home, those who want to use the bus to get to work and those who would like to be occasional users. Currently West Linn residents have no representation by elected officials at the meetings determining the future of our public transportation services.
NEXT MEETING DATE TO BE JUNE 20, 2006
Motion To Meet In June: Charles Lytle
Second To The Motion: Donna Baker
Vote On The Motion: 8 Yea, 0 Nay, 0 Abstention ? Motion Carried
ADJOURNMENT. The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM by President Lynn C. Fox
CORRECTED MINUTES APPROVED BY FORMAL MOTION AND VOTE AT THE DULY-CALLED MEETING OF JUNE 20, 2006.