[approved at January 2016 meeting]
WOODLAWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 – 7:00 – 8:30PM
CLASSIC FOODS, 817 NE MADRONA
Maija Spencer (Chair)
Martin Vanderpass (Vice Chair/Vice Treasurer)
Jana Olsen (Secretary/Events Chair)
Luke Groser (Treasurer)
Shirley Minor (NECN)
Anjala Ehelebe (LUAT)
Byron Tennant (SALT)
Meg Chamber (SALT)
Beth Heins (Communications)
Approve agenda for tonight
Anjala Ehelebe makes motions to approve
Beth Heins seconds
All in favor
Approve minutes for 11/4
Dennis Kennedy motions to approve
Shirley Minor Seconds
All in favor
No police report
Northeast Coalition of Neighbors (NECN) Updates
Land Use & Transportation Committee
-She would like a vice chair. They would attend the NECN Land Use meetings when she is unavailable and run Woodlawn Land Use meetings when she out of town.
– She is also looking for more general members. She would like those attending meetings to take on a task. They currently have about 15 different projects going.
– There are lots of things going on in the comprehensive plan and it’s important we keep up with that.
We receive a lot of permits for demolitions. There have been neighbors who are contacting contractors about what actions they’re taking for demolitions to be done safely. Maija would like WNA to write contractors asking about safety when we get these notices.
Anjala says we don’t need a motion for that but it is something that would fall under land use.
Maija also suggests creating a map of all current and proposed demolitions and building sites.
Safety & Livability Team (SALT)
– He testified in front of city council about oil trans and fossil fuel infrastructure. Both resolutions passed unanimously.
– Fritz thanked NECN and said language from an NECN letter is going into the Comp Plan Economic Opportunities Analysis.
– SALT NECN will be focusing on emergency preparedness in 2016
– There are a few meeting coming up
Dec 3 6-9pm
Dec 10 @ Park Rose High School 6-9 pm
Dec 16 Rent Crisis Meeting @ Community Warehouse 5pm
No new business at NECN to report.
-Luke Groser has stepped down as NECN representative for WNA. We are supposed to have two (Shirley Minor is the other) so we need another. This person must be on the WNA board.
– Meg Chambers and Byron Tennant are both interested in taking Luke’s place. They are both going to attend the next NECN meeting and decide after that.
– Thank you Luke!!
Meals on Wheel sent WNA a letter thanking us for donating towards their event at Dawson Park
-Maija created a letter thanking businesses that donated to WNA this summer. Luke handed them out.
– Luke goes around thanking people for putting up holiday decorations. He handed out around 250 last year. He plans to do it again this year. Maija and Jana are going to help him make get a handout together.
Beth Hins motions to approve report.
Byron Tennant Seconds
Beth motions to approve
Greater Solid Rock Church’s Holiday Collection Drive
-Greater Rock Solid Church is located on 17th and Dekum
– For the last four years they’ve been feeding and clothing family’s in need at 4th and Burnside. They help over 800 people at their Day of Giving event. They will be collecting new and gently used blankets, socks, coats, gloves, and hats til the 13th. They also collect items for hygiene kits,. You can drop off at the church 8-5 pm every day.
-A business group is forming in Woodlawn. It is currently very informal and they will be meeting for lunch on Tuesday’s at Bushwhacker Cider.
-Maija urges inclusivity of all businesses. (update: Jana sent Josh a list of all Woodlawn businesses)
Anjala Ehelebe and Maija Spencer
NECN give out a $2000 a year gran every year The application will be out on January 4th, 2016. Later in January there’s a workshop to help those applying for grant. Applications are Due February 26, 2015
Knitting and Craft Group
She saw on Nextoor that a knitting and craft group is starting up. They meet at Bushwhacker Cider on Thursdays at 6
Woodlawn is going to transition from a K-8 to a K-5 school.
There are also going to be changes in school borders. They are minimal for the elementary school, but mean a lot for the middle schools. The two scenarios would bring different programs and different amount of students to the middle school.
For more information on these changes visit woodlawnwildcats.org
A food pantry has been set up at Woodlawn Elementary. They are looking for volunteers. Please email Mary Evans firstname.lastname@example.org
Street Tree Report & Workshops
– This past summer they went out and surveyed all the trees of Woodlawn
– All the data was compiled and is now a 44 page report.
– She would like to have a tree team that can come up with a tree plan based on this report.
Patrick Key with Urban Forestry with Urban Forestry
He will be putting on various workshops this year. Woodlawn qualifies for two this year and we need to sign up son . We have option such as general tree care, history of trees, heritage trees, and many more. Many people were interested in the general tree care
, – Avery Lewis would like them to hold a workshop at the farmers market this spring
-A heritage tree is a tree that is protected from being cut down. It is dependent on things such as species
-Lauren is a neighbor and new master student who is possibly using the data for school.
-Predominant tree species in Woodlawn are maple, plum, pear, snowball, and crabapples.
-Patrick warns about Golden Trees of China which are a weed and on the invasive species list. They are known to crack foundation. He working setting up a program to remove them
-Recommendations: 51% of possible planting sights don’t have trees. Woodlawn has many young small trees. We should work on planting more substantial ones.
Woodlawn Farmer’s Market
Holiday Market on Sun December 13, 1:30-4:30pm at the Village Ballroom on Dekum. There will be some farm vendors, lots of craft vendors and even christmas trees. You will be able to order food and drinks from Oregon Public house and bring it upstairs. They still need volunteers and are still taking vendors ($20 fee).
Currently working on applying for grants and sponsorsphips.
The farmers market will be held May 21 to 0ct 29 on Durham right next to Bushwhacker cider.
They plan to have a SNAP matching program and are working with Solterra.
Woodlawn Elementary will have a booth at the market.
They plan to have their workshops focus on environmental sustainability
– If you would like to get things on agenda please email or message on Facebook.
– Check out GoWoodlawn.com
– There has been lots of discussion about people knocking on doors asking for money. Be cautious and use your best judgement. Maybe just offer to call for help and do
Next WNA meeting – Wed, January 6th