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2007-03-20

HIDDEN SPRINGS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MINUTES MEETING OF MARCH 20, 2007 CALL TO ORDER. The meeting was called to order at 7:05 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. The number of eligible members in attendance at the Februrary 20th meeting was 13. At 10%, the quorum was 1.3 = 2 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 FEBRUARY 20, 2006 MEETING. Secretary Lytle noted that Robert’s Rules of Order is explicit that meeting minutes are NOT transcripts, and they are not to contain or attempt to contain a verbatim rendering of everything that is spoken at meetings. He also noted that if draft minutes are either read aloud at the meeting or distributed prior to the meeting, approval of the minutes is done by the presiding officer after calling for corrections and then adding corrections, if necessary. Approval of minutes does not require a motion, a seconding of the motion, or vote. An unabridged copy of the most recent Robert’s Rules of Order was made available to the membership for inspection of the pertinent sections. There being no responses to a call for corrections from the chair, President Fox declared the minutes approved as written. TREASURER’S REPORT. Treasurer Donna Baker reported an account balance of $852.72. POLICE REPORT. Officer Kempas reported that there was one ID theft within the NA boundaries. There were the usual complaints of barking dogs, etc. The police levy was passing by ~72% but failed to garner at least 50% of the number of registered voters and thus did not pass. It will be up for vote again in May. OLD BUSINESS. President Lynn Fox presented the membership with the latest information she had on recent land use decisions, the resuscitation of “Imagine West Linn,” and the development at 1165 Rosemont Road. NEW BUSINESS. President Fox also briefed the membership on the proposed changes to the sign ordinance that will allow home-based businesses to erect large signs close to sidewalks and on the sides of houses. If the ordinance is changed as proposed, it will be in conflict with most, if not all, the homeowner association C C & R’s. It is uncertain which will have precedence. GUEST SPEAKER BRIAN NEWMAN, AREA METRO REPRESENTATIVE. Mr. Newman began his presentation with an overview of the history, responsibilities, and mandates for METRO. His talk included discussions of regional planning for growth, the purchase and maintenance of natural areas, and the METRO grant program for preserving watersheds. Currently $800,000 is available for West Linn. Grants are usually in the range of $50,000 to $200,000. He noted that METRO’s greatest challenge is new projections that predict the growth expected by 2040 will actually be here by 2020. Mr. Newman concluded his presentation by answering questions from the membership. NEXT MEETING DATE TO BE APRIL 17, 2007 Motion To Meet In March : Charles Lytle Second To The Motion: Donna Baker Vote On The Motion: 9 Yea, 0 Nay, 0 Abstention ? Motion Carried ADJOURNMENT. There being no other business to come before the membership, the meeting was adjourned at 9:05 PM by President Lynn C. Fox. Recorded by HSNA Secretary Charles R. Lytle. Approved at the 4/17/07 meeting.