The GPNA Meeting Minutes
Grant Park Neighborhood Association
The Meeting was chaired by Michael Kinney
The current agenda for the meeting was reviewed and approved by all board members
The minutes from the January meeting were unavailable and therefore board was unable to approve/modify. These minutes approval was deferred and will be available at the next meeting for all board members.
Seve Ghose and Peggy Glascock from Portland Parks & Recreation (PPR) were in attendance and introduced.
There are 30 parks in the N & NE area and only 4 technicians.
GPBC CU permit update: There will be a special GPNA Board meeting on April 10th at 7pm w/ the GPBC CU Task force. It will focus solely on the GPBC CU permiting process and task force involvement.
Andy Mones will check with GHS about these issues.
Treasury report: $3191.17 in the bank.
Grant Park Bowl Project: no news. Lloyd Lindley has been unavailable.
Land Use: There is a business on 34th & Broadway who is brought a case re: Measure 37. Said business wanted to have signage facing Hwy 84 & city denied request. Info will be on our website. Concerned neighbor brought to Kathy Bangs attention the possible need to inoculate trees (Elms) that are in and around the GP neighborhoods. This will be followed up at a future meeting.
GPNA Clean Up: Scheduled for April 21st, 2007 from 9am to 12 pm. Paper shredding was too expensive. Kathy will look into plastics.
GHS/neighborhood litter concerns: Andy Mones was contacted by a frustrated neighbor re: excessive trash in the area. Andy reported that this is a multifaceted issue. GHS did have a paid student who went around the streets in close proximity to GHS and picked up litter on a regular basis. There currently is not a student available to do this job although Andy was told that there would be a replacement soon. The janitors on staff are not responsible for litter outside of the school. There are negotiations with a new company to provide assistance in this area. Andy also recommended that we add a note in the newsletter & website re: community involvement to pick up litter when possible.
Michael brought up the issue of possibly adding a currently non-involved area of NE PDX (37th-43 & Wisteria and Knott), which is not connected to another NA group at this time. Several questions and concerns were raised and will be tabled until the next meeting.
Ron will produce ballots for voting.
Agenda for May meeting:
Katie D. would also like to have Newsletter placement earlier in the meeting so that questions can be asked for newsletter.
Other business; Hal wanted to have GPNA board members come up w/ new/creative ideas fro GH students & trash issues.
Meeting adjourned at 21:00. Minutes taken & submitted by Mary Cal Hanson
In the 'Hood
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