March 7, 2006
The winter meeting of the Skyline Ridge Neighborhood Association was held on the evening of March 7, 2006 in the West Linn City Council chamber at City Hall.
The review of old business began with discussion of the minutes of the last meeting in November. Minutes from previous meetings are available on the Skyline Ridge section of the city website. www.ci.west-linn.or.us
Our treasurer, Loretta Schwartz (in absentia) indicated no change in our budget status from the prior report last fall. We currently have $695 in our neighborhood account.
The CC&R’s including challenges of enforcement were discussed. Information regarding roofing requirements are now available on our website. Please contact me if additional information is needed.
Residents have previously complained of speeding traffic, primarily on Troon and Skye Parkway. A variety of potential solutions have been proposed; at this point we are working with the city to use the radar trailer as a first step. The trailer has recently been positioned at the upper end of Troon/Marylhurst and we will request that future placements include the lower section of Troon and Skye Parkway.
We are in the early stages of developing an overall Neighborhood Plan, which the city has requested from each of the neighborhood associations. One of the primary desires of our residents is to improve pedestrian access from our neighborhood to Highway 43. We will explore options to arrange a walkway along the steep lower section of Skye Parkway as a first step. Marylhurst Drive is a much more problematic route for a variety of reasons.
We need volunteers to work as a committee to develop the neighborhood plan and to work on these issues in particular. Please let me know if you’re interested.
Esther Cramer presented information regarding the Music in the Park series which began last summer and was very successful. Patterned after the well established program in Lake Oswego, this year the program will expand and provide outdoor concerts on Thursday evenings in Tanner Park through July and August. Esther is soliciting contributions from the various neighborhood associations to support this program. The vote was unanimous from those in attendance to use a portion of our available funds to support this project.
Phil Gentemann of Centurion Homes presented his plans for a new housing development along Mountain View Ct just off Skye Parkway. The plans are now near completion and include 8 houses similar in size to those on nearby Marylwood Court. Centurion Homes will present their plans to the city planning commission at their 7pm meeting on March 23rd at City Hall. Those with questions or concerns are invited to attend.
I have been asked to continue on as neighborhood president. Unless someone steps forward to assume this role, I am willing to carry on as president through the end of the year.