The meeting was called to order by Pres. Jack Klinker at 7:00 pm. .
Minutes of the October 2008 meeting approved as written. Agenda approved. There was no treasurer report. Everyone was asked to give his/her name and location in the neighborhood.
Guest: Dale Fishback from the Tualatin Valley Water District updated us on the property at 62nd & Garden Home Road. His comments included relocating the lights and driveway, which are the first phase. The seismic upgrade of the tanks will have to wait a couple of years. The tall pine tree on the SW part of the property will be taken down. Nothing will be done with the sequoia trees until next July. They will be thinned and the tanks repainted. He will continue to update us.
Officer Elwood reports very few crimes reported in our neighborhood.
Southwest Community Center & Community Liaison Nancy Donner reported we should insist on a conditional use permit that Riverdale school has to bus children to school to alleviate traffic at the Smith school site. Ashcreek neighborhood Assn. wants to be a "party to the contract". Also want assurances that the neighborhood has full use of the school field.
Land Use Gary Miniszewski reported there was nothing much to report.
Tricia Knoll is the new volunteer of the watershed steward for North Ash Creek with the Southwest Watershed Resource Center of the City of Portland. The center is located at Gabriel Park Community Center. Her role is to pass on information that improves stream health to neighbors within this watershed within Portland boundaries. Jen Seamans at the Watershed Resource Center has a lot of information -- and will help her pass information to you about possible grant monies for removing non-native plants near streams, etc.
She also talked about the "City of Portland Dogs for the Environment" program. You and your dog pledge to do a few simple things to help protect stream health and natural park areas (like Moonshadow and Woods Park). In return, your dog gets to wear a "good dog/green dog" bandana. You can find out more about the reasons to scoop poop and keep dogs on leash in natural areas at Portland Online. This brochure is also what you can print, fill out, and mail in to the City of Portland for your dog's bandana.
Meeting adjourned 8:15 pm
Next meeting : December 8th, 2008 Multnomah Center Rm 34