March 1, 2006
1. Convened at 7:05 pm by President, Don
2. Bertha Triangle Project Naming Effort Results: The Hillsdale Senior Housing project has been named “The Watershed”, which was released to the public in a 2/6/06 news release from Robin Scholetzky, the Housing and Resource Development Manager for the Community Partners for affordable Housing, Inc. (CPAH). Craig Kelley briefly discussed the Brown Field clean-up requirements. There are some contaminates at the site, and DEQ has issued a letter indicating “no further action” if the contaminated materials are not disturbed. The alternatives for clean-up include excavation and proper disposal of the contaminated materials under the DEQ voluntary program with consultant overview. This work should start in July or August of 2006. The project consists of 51 units of affordable housing in two buildings. Because CPAH is a non-profit organization the project budget is important, but they want to incorporate as many sustainable practices as possible into the final project. The project is transit oriented by nature of the intended residents and the adjacency to available public transit in Hillsdale. CPAH is asking for a letter of support from HNA as the community has been very supportive of this gateway project from the start. Walsh Construction is the General Contractor for the project and they will have a job trailer and staging area north of Capitol Hwy. An overall schedule for the project will be posted in the near future.
3. The Watershed Design Discussion: The group continued the review and discussion of The Watershed project indicating a desire to reflect the Swiss historical background of the Hillsdale area while also reflecting the NW Architectural influence. Many comments about the design, size, shape, and top of the “tower” were mentioned. A Tower review Committee of John Gould, Wes Risher, and Duane Hunting were selected to work with the architects for a presentation at the April HNA meeting. The budget for the tower component is around $40-55 thousand dollars.
4. SWHRL – Hillsdale Boundary Results: Aloha provided a brief update on the SWHRL – Hillsdale boundary survey results, indicating that one of the more exciting outcomes will be going over all the ideas that people suggested for activities for the community to focus on.
5. Consideration of Hillsdale Neighborhood Association Bylaw Changes: Bill Joseph briefly reviewed some of the items in the HNA Bylaws that have been updated to better match the ONI Guidelines. Things such as the grievance procedures, voting, quorum, purposes section, membership section, age, and open meeting law items were addressed. A vote provided a unanimous passage of approval of these updates. The HNA Board will continue to review the 70 pages of small print in the ONI Guidelines to back check for any additional updates required.
6. Stephens Creek Walkway Engineering drawings: Don Baack brought some engineering drawings of the Stephens Creek Walkway for the group to review and discuss. Because of lack of time, a more detail review/discussion was held off until next month on this subject. Don indicated that there will be a May 2006 ground breaking for this project.
8. Robert Hamilton explained his research into the gift from HNA to St. Barnabus of a flip chart stand at a cost of about $110.00. A vote from the floor approved this idea and authorized him to purchase this gift.
9. Hillsdale Community Activities: Aloha reminded the group to pick up a survey and continue to identify areas of concerns and things to work on in the future.
Adjourned: 8:55 pm
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