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Woodlawn Neighborhood Association Meeting Minutes

March 5, 2014


Present: Nola Silverman, Kathleen Elliott, Jim Peterson, Nathan Mattis, Don Hill, Angie Hill, Luke Groser, J. Byron Tennant, Bethany Wofford, Lisa Gladstone, Anjala Ehelebe, Rick Reynolds, Wren Schiffler.  Rick took minutes. Meeting called to order at 7:01.


Introductions included Nathan¸ owner of Fringe Meadery (honey wine); he produces at home but is trying to get biz established in the remodeled building with Tamale Boy and the gelato shop coming next month (Don and Angie of Bassotto Gelato also present).

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Monthly Board Meeting

April 2, 2014

7:00        Introductions, approval of agenda, approval of minutes from March 5th Board Meeting

7:10        Guest Speaker: Richard Nudelman, Portland Food Project

7:20        Davey Hendrickson, neighbor, to share information about Health Care for All Oregon

7:30        Vote on Bylaws Amendment – Third reading and final vote

7:35        Treasurer’s Report

7:40        Approval of payment to Parks for Movies in the Park 2013

7:45        Action Plans for Fundraising for Movies in the Park 2014

7:55        Update on Easter Egg Hunt

8:00        Update on the Clean-Up

8:15        SALT Update

8:20        Land Use Update

8:25        New Business and Announcements

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DRAFT Minutes

WNA Board Meeting 2/5/14

Once approved, these minutes will also be posted at

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Join the Woodlawn Neighborhood Association for our next monthly board meeting. We meet  March 5th, and most first Wednesdays, at Classic Foods - 817 NE Madrona St – at 7pm.

Draft Agenda:

7:00 Introductions and approval of agenda and meeting minutes (Feb 5th meeting)

7:10 I Heart Woodlawn – taking the next steps

 7:30 Updates on the off leash area

7:40 Treasurers report

  • Financial Policy Updates
  • Costs for upcoming events
  •  Fundraising Initiatives

7: 55 Bylaws updates – second reading

8:00 Land Use Report

8:10 SALT Report (if Available)

New Business


Meeting Ends


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Community Conversation: Dogs at Woodlawn Park

Notes from January 15, 2014

typed up by Elizabeth Erickson

About 60 people attended the meeting at Classic Foods.  All but a few live in the neighborhood, and many of those live next to the park.  Just over half are dog owners.  A few indicated they were there to learn something new, and a few said they were there to share an opinion.  About half felt optimistic about finding a solution to the problem.

The problems stated were about dogs using Woodlawn Park: the conversation mainly focused on the fact that the Park does not have an off-leash area, yet many dog owners bring their dogs there to run off-leash.  This has caused some neighbors to feel unsafe, either for themselves, their children, or their own dogs.  Another problem brought up was dog poop left on the ground.

Neighbors brought forth various ideas on creating an off-leash area, and had questions on how to have it meet the City’s criteria, which was explained in detail by representatives from the Parks Department.  The meeting ended with a handful of neighbors agreeing to meet again soon to follow up with ideas to resolve the problem.  Contact to be part of the team working on resolution. 

Below is the data transcribed from notes taken during the meeting.

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Draft Agenda

Woodlawn Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Wednesday Feb. 5 2014 – 7pm at Classic Foods (817 NE Madrona)

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Over the last several months, WNA has worked to craft new language for our bylaws in an effort to make these guiding principles the best they can be for our organization. We’ve presented the proposed changes at several meetings, heard some additional feedback and incorporated changes. As always, we invite everyone’s participation! Will you join us as we vote to adopt our new bylaws?

Woodlawn Neighborhood Association Membership Meeting

Classic Foods
Wednesday, October 16th
7:00 PM

A summary of proposed changes and a draft document are available for viewing at:

Current bylaws are

Proposed amendments:

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Please note that WNA is not having its General Meeting on Wednesday, August 21. Check the calendar, and come see us in September!

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classicfoodsStarting with the June 3rd meeting, all Woodlawn Neighborhood Association board and general meetings will be held at Classic Foods, 817 NE Madrona Street. This location is at street level and is wheelchair-accessible. Hope to see you there!

We are very appreciative of Woodlawn Methodist Church’s support, but the new location will enable more of our neighbors to attend meetings because of its accessibility and larger gathering space. Thank you Woodlawn Methodist Church for supporting us in the past and thank you Classic Foods for providing space for future Woodlawn meetings!

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The meeting is Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00pm, NECN, 4815 NE 7th Ave. Below you will find the draft agenda, as well as January’s minutes.

A few points of interest:
As to new apartment buildings and parking, a proposed set of zoning amendments has been released, primarily affecting new buildings of 40 or more units. We will discuss at the meeting, please review the proposal here:

Comprehensive Plan Open Houses: If you can’t make the Saturday, March 9th open house at Beaumont Middle School, another one near us is Tuesday, Feb 26th, 5:30-8:30pm, at De La Salle High School, 7528 N Fenwick Ave.

Columbia River Crossing: As you probably heard, the funding bill, HB 2800, passed out of Committee on Monday and is up for a floor vote soon (date not set). A special Thank You to the several LUTC members who went to Salem to testify in person. There is still an opportunity to personally write elected officials urging them to stop this project, relevant addresses are posted on our CRC action page.

February meeting agaenda: LUTC 2013_Agenda_Feb

January’s minutes: LUTC Jan 23 draft minutes

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