Neighborhood Association Meeting Minutes
Location: West Linn Library
CALL TO ORDER
Patti McCoy, President of the Sunset Neighborhood
Association (SNA), called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
Doug Vokes, Treasurer, reported that of the $1500/year (July
1 – June 30) from the city, we currently have a balance of $1095.31. A separate fund containing monies raised by
the SNA has a balance of $262.71
Short representing The Aquatic Center Task Force reported on the
proposed aquatic center. From the 1998 $8 million dollar bond measure,
approx $1 million has not been spent, of which $625,000 is reserved for
land purchase. She answered questions regarding the proposal and handed
out a flyer showing operational costs, rental incomes, as well as a
schematic of the facility.
addition, she reported on the proposed pocket park to be located in a
vacant lot at the corner of Summit and Rosemont. The property, owned by
the city, is the site of a former water tower. The park is to contain
exercise equipment mainly for the benefits of adults. Parking spots may be
available if room permits. If the park can be locked (similar to the skate
park on Parker Rd) lights may not be necessary. The cost at this point is
estimated to be approx $15 K.
an effort to support this park, the SNA passed a motion that $1000
of our unspent city fund budget for 2003 – 2004 be allocated back to the
city. This money is to be used specifically for this park only.
Parkin, City of West Linn engineer, spoke briefly about the Sunset
water line replacement project. This project began in May with an
anticipated completion date in July. As of today, the main waster lines
have been replaced. The paving will be done next month. The new water
pipes will be 6” in diameter, and additional hydrants will be installed.
The net result is increased capacity for the fire department. Also, the
residents in the area may benefit by getting a lower rate on homeowners
insurance due to a more favorable fire protection classification.
Rick Senger from the West Linn Police Dept reported that crime in our
area is down. A brief review of our nuisance ordinance and the city code
was done. The West Linn City Code, on the city web page, will now be
better enforced by Peggy Jones, a new fulltime city employee. She can be
reached at 655-6214. Her sole function is to ensure that the code is
understood by the citizens and enforced when necessary.
was made of the Neighborhood Watch program, which has shown to be an
effective method of reducing crime. There are no official registered watch
groups in the Sunset area, however, there are active groups in other
neighborhoods within West Linn.
police department is offering a free seminar titled “Developing Problem
Solving Teams” on June 4th, 2004 from 8am – 5PM at the West
Linn Library. To register, contact
Shauna Shroyer at 723-2544. This one-day seminar will focus on developing
teams within your neighborhood to solve issues or problems. For example,
solving a dispute with your neighbor concerning a barking dog.
ordinance passed by vote of city council May 5th. Details can
be found on city web site
neighborhood Clean-up Day April 17th was a success. Three
dumpsters were quickly filled up by 1 PM, and another dumpster could have
easily been filled if available. This is a free service to the residents
of the SNA for the purpose of keeping trash/garbage free from view. We
anticipate another event on either September 25th, or Oct 2nd.
We thank the volunteers for helping out, and for our citizens for their
interest in keeping our city clean and livable.
was made of the Lock Fest Festival Saturday May 15th. The locks have been in existence for
131 years, and all-volunteer community support is needed to ensure
governmental funding to keep the locks in operation next year. Come and
enjoy this event.
concerning a staircase on Falls View/Riverview Streets. This city owned
stairway needs to be maintained to be usable for the residents.
prolific ivy in Wilderness Park (and elsewhere) is a concern. It was felt
that the 200 goats used in 2002 were very effective in destroying not only
the ivy, but the under brush as well.
Several volunteer groups have participated in this effort with
varying degrees of success.
Halley, new captain of the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, introduced
himself. He also handed out flyers on family disaster planning.
With no further business before the SNA, Patti adjourned the
Next meeting either September 14th or 21st
2004 at West Linn Senior Center.
Respectfully submitted by Doug Vokes, Secretary/Treasurer of
Patti McCoy 503-655-3445 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President, Barry Hendrix 503-656-1670 email@example.com
Secretary/Treasurer, Doug Vokes 503-650-2072 firstname.lastname@example.org
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