General Meeting
April, 2002

Minutes of the Hillsdale Neighborhood Association Meeting
April 3,  2002

April 3, 2002

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 pm by Vice-President, Keturah Pennington in the absence of Wes Risher on military duty.  The agenda with two additions and the previous meeting's minutes were approved.  Budget cuts have reduced the likelihood of Neighborhood Liason Officer, Scott Martin attending future HNA meetings.

Jim Sjulin, speaking as a volunteer, reviewed the $48.4 million 5-year levy and enumerated the cuts in staff and service.  He said Hillsdale Park was under consideration as a off-leash area.  Don Baack moved to insist upon adequate  parking  for any additional use of the park, and the motion passed.

A slide show presented by the SWTrails committee displayed bike and pedestrian trails from the Willamette River to the Tualatin River.  Don moved that HNA approve the thrust of efforts to adopt a task force to examine a revised process on environmental projects.  Motion passed.  He announced the proposed names for five trail sections: in brief, Helen Farren, Red Electric, Willamette-Fanno Creek, Stephen Creek, Oregon Electric.  The Trails committee, Land Use committee, and the Parks committee will review the two environmental papers, also SWNI.

Glenn Bridger reported on the SW Barbur Blvd. and Terwilliger commercial redevelopment, Land Use 02-106337.  Community approval is important, and the discussion of enhancements will continue.

Ilene Lorber presented a resolution in opposition to the Marquam Hill Plan stating the need for more time to review the impact the plan will have on traffic, parking, and the Terwilliger Park corridor.  Homestead NA and Corbett-Terwilliger-Lair Hill NA also support the delay and request the aerial tram be excluded from the comprehensive plan.   Resolution accepted.

Keturah announced the HNA Sunday market is planned to start in June.  The SWNI Blood Drive is scheduled for April 25 at Multnomah Center.  The SWNI electric cleanup drive was a very successful event.  HNA will meet May 1st at 7:30 pm.  St Barnabas Church.  SWNI Volunteer Recognition Day is Monday, June 17th.

Meeting adjourned after 9:30pm.

Sharon Nelson

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