South Tabor Neighborhood Association, August 2018 Meeting Minutes
August 16, 2018, 7:03pm, Marcelle Thurston, Land Use Chair; John Carr, SE Uplift LUTC; Ute Munger, Treasurer; Tina Kimmey, Interim Secretary & SE Uplift delegate. President Duane Hanson arranged for Marcelle (Land Use Chair) to run the meeting in his absence.
Mary Karter, Ron Chambers, Margie Chambers, Mary Davis, Therese Miller, Kathryn Carnel from Boys & Girls Aid
Kathryn Carnell, Outreach coordinator for Boys & Girls Aid, a non profit that facilitates adoptions & foster care.
There is currently a Foster care crisis in Oregon, on any given night about 8000 kids in foster care. There is still a 500 bed shortage in Oregon and there is a need for foster parents, adoptive parents and volunteers to help out.
Our 9th Annual Harvest Fest is to be held Sunday September 16th, with fresh pressed apple cider, corn on the cob, and a seed, veggie, plant, and tool swap. There will be family entertainment as well as a raffle with prizes from The Portland Nursery, Por Que No, and more.
Our Land Use committee had a speaker from PBOT to talk about their Portland in the Streets programs that include their Spaces to Places program and Street Prototyping.
Friends of Trees will be planting in our neighborhood November 4th.
We voted to endorse Environment Oregon’s petition for Trimet to stop purchasing diesel busses by 2020 in hopes to improve the air quality in Portland.
Ute moved that the neighborhood endorse the Environment Oregon petition that Trimet purchase electric busses. Tina seconds and the vote was unanimous by the neighborhood.
John moved to approve with June minutes corrections, Ute seconds. Unanimously passes.
Treasurer’s report: Paid PO Box $120 for the year + $10 in stamps, paid CT-12 for 2017 & 2018 new stakes for the yard signs, Paid for Dept of Justice, purchased extension cord.
Ute turned in our reimbursable communications funds for $595.00 from SE Uplift so we can look forward to that.
John moved to approve the Treasurer’s report, costs for po box & stamps, and future expenditures of the SE Examiner ad for the Harvest Fest and for the buttons we hand out at the Harvest Fest. Tina seconded the motion which unanimously passed.
Discussion turned to the former 7 Dees property; there has been accelerated activity where the property is being cleared for the roads being built for the new homes that are planned for the back of the property. The storage unit portion of the property is the permitting process. There are still lots of questions regarding the safety of the driveway placement which is being taken away from Powell and being created on the narrow side street to the east of the property.
Move to adjourn by Tina, seconded by Ute, vote was unanimous. Meeting adjourned at 8:09pm