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2006-07-18

HIDDEN SPRINGS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MINUTES MEETING OF JULY 18, 2006 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. Eligible members in good standing as of the previous meeting: 38. 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 6. Therefore, the meeting stands as an official meeting of the Neighborhood Association. MINUTES OF THE JUNE 20, 2006 MEETING. Motion To Approve The Minutes: Curt Sommer Second To The Motion: Harvey Schultz Vote On The Motion: 6 Aye, 0 Nay, 0 Abstentions ? Motion Carried TREASURER’S REPORT. President Lynn Fox reported a current account balance of $613.42. POLICE REPORT. Officer Kempas reported that it was a quiet month in the Hidden Springs neighborhood: one burglary on Palomino Circle and three nuisance complaints, all over alleged illegal fireworks over the July Fourth holiday period. HSNA POLICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE REPORT. n/a GUEST SPEAKERS. 1) Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. Captain Halle passed out two pamphlets: “Fire-Resistant Plants For Oregon Home Landscapes” and “Wildfire Can Happen Here: Protect Yourself This Summer.” He then stressed that TVF&R wants to inform home owners so that the fuel load in West Linn neighborhoods is reduced as much as possible. He stated that TVF&R cannot force homeowners to clean up their property. One help for the fire trucks is to keep private drives clear. The various trucks need a minimum clearance of 20 ft wide by 15 ft high. Long driveways to flag lots are particularly vulnerable to impeding clearances. He finished with two recommendations and a “wish:” clean out the areas underneath decks; store firewood at least 100 ft from the house; replace cedar shingles with composition roofing. Visit TVF&R’s website for more information (www.tvfr.com) or call their North Division Office at (503)-356-4700. 2) Truls Neal, Field Services Manager; Brian Imdieke, Probation & Parole Officer; Jay Scroggin, Community Corrections Supervisor/Domestic Violence; all of Clackamas County Department of Community Corrections. The speakers talked about sex offenders in Clackamas County and how the probation/tracking system functions. There are currently 300 registered sex offenders in the County, eighteen of whom have been categorized as predatory by the County Parole Board. Predatory sex offenders are placed under direct supervision. It was emphasized that, nationwide, over 95% of offenses occur between persons who know one another. Often, they are relatives. OLD BUSINESS. 1) Garage Sale. The garage sale held on July 7 & 8 netted $200.03. (Three cents???) This money will be used towards plants to beautify the median strip on Santa Anita between Hidden Springs and Churchill Downs. 2) Non-Informed Consent Saline Study (see minutes to the June 2006 meeting). It was noted that this study was the subject of an Oregonian article, with several letters to the editor opposing the idea that holding a few public meetings and placing a few ads in local newspapers qualified as “informed consent” for all the residents of the tri-county area. The HSNA membership agreed. Charles Lytle made the following motion: HSNA Minutes July 18, 2006 Meeting Page 2 The HSNA membership instructs the President to inform the study principals at OHSU in writing that they oppose the concept and implementation of the study and that outreach efforts do not equate to informed consent. Second To The Motion: Curt Sommers Vote On The Motion: 6 Yea, 0 Nay, 0 Abstention ? Motion Carried NEW BUSINESS. 1) Planned Development at 1165 Rosemont. This is the rectangle of pasture directly north and across Rosemont from Rosemont Middle School. On the map recently mailed out to nearby residents, the number of lots has increased to 21 from the originally proposed 19. The development is zoned R-10, however eight of the lots are 6,200 sq ft, eight of the lots are 10,000 to 10,600 sq ft, with the remaining five lots in between. Thus, only 38% of the proposed lots meet the R-10 designation. President Fox noted that both the land owner and developer were invited to attend a neighborhood association meeting in August 2005. Both claimed they were too busy to attend. Now, the developer has called his own meeting, pretending that it’s an official meeting of the Hidden Springs Neighborhood Association, so he can move quickly on the development. Charles Lytle made the following motion: The Hidden Springs Neighborhood Association opposes any lots in the development at 1165 Rosemont Road less than the zoning requirement of 10,000 sq ft. The proposed small lots will create too much density and too much traffic for the surrounding streets and roads. Second To The Motion: Martin Brother Vote On The Motion: 6 Yea, 0 Nay, 0 Abstention ? Motion Carried 2) METRO To Decide Hospital Siting. News articles were discussed in which it was reported that METRO is considering an attempt to increase its power by intruding into health care delivery. Specifically, METRO wants to be the arbiter in the siting of any new hospitals and care facilities in its service area. It was reported that METRO’s concern was “uneven” delivery of health services that appeared to favor affluent communities over concentrations of the poor. After a discussion by the membership, Harvey Schultz made the following motion: The HSNA membership instructs the President to inform METRO in writing that the membership opposes any attempt by METRO to intrude into the health care arena, specifically in the siting of new hospitals and healthcare facilities. Second To The Motion: Curt Sommers Vote On The Motion: 6 Yea, 0 Nay, 0 Abstention ? Motion Carried NEXT MEETING DATE TO BE AUGUST 15, 2006 Motion To Meet In August: Ingrid Mueller Second To The Motion: Curt Sommer Vote On The Motion: 6 Yea, 0 Nay, 0 Abstention ? Motion Carried ADJOURNMENT. There being no other business to come before the membership, the meeting was adjourned at 9:30 PM by President Lynn C. Fox. CORRECTED MINUTES APPROVED BY FORMAL MOTION AND VOTE AT THE DULY-CALLED MEETING OF AUGUST 15, 2006.