Minutes of the Hillsdale Neighborhood Association Meeting
September 7, 2005
1. Convened at 7:04
pm by President, Don Baack.
Attendance : 23
July minutes approved.
2. The final draft of the
route of the Red Electric trail is available. No change from preliminary
draft. Hillsdale’s comments were not adopted.
3. Hillsdale Park charette.
The result will be displayed at Hillsdale Library starting Sept 18. This
will be on our November agenda.
4. Dewitt Park extension.
Rick Seifert wants Parks to acquire the lot across from the library, to
extend Dewitt Park. He is encouraging the formation of Friends of
5. Land Use.
Bob Savage sought HNA thoughts
on his proposal to create a flag lot behind the residence at 1669
SW Sunset. Rick Seifert suggested joinder with the new owner of the
Gedrose house and joint use of a driveway to the back. One next door neighbor
opposed the idea, saying it would destroy his privacy. The idea has to
pass restrictive covenants, as well a city zoing. Rick moved that a neighborhood
group be encouraged to be formed among interested parties, to discuss various
alternatives. This passed with one dissent.
Duane Hunting reported an
application to subdivide one acre along 18th into 10 lots, to be served
off one interior roadway. The owner was not present.
6. Glenn Bridger moved support
for a SWNI Schools Committee. This passed unanimously.
7. Meaghan MacKenzie made
a plea for assistance in recruiting interviewees for the next round
of ourtreach focus groups, for Oct 1 and 22.
8. A SWHRL update
was given byJohn Gould: A survey will be conducted among members
of the Overlap, targeted for Sept 20. This will assuage public opinion
in the area, lead to the creation of resolution from both Boards, public
comment for 60 days, and a final joint resolution concluding the matter.
9. SWNI report. Keturah
Tryon Creek Watershed Council
has plans to bring anadromous fish up Tryon Creek.
The Mayor’s Visioning Committee
is being formed and seeking volunteers.
Fall Clean-up will be the first
Sat in November.
The Transportation Committee
is pondering criteria for installing sidewalks.
Noise on I-5 from Jake Brakes
is being policed and quieted.
Net training is coming; stand
Adjourned: 8:30 pm.
Pedestrian Summit this Saturday,
Storm sewer filters will be
installed later this fall.
Lights along Wilson Pool should
be installed this week. Signage for the pool is still being slighted.
Fund raising continues for conducting
a Hillsdale Plaza charette.
Stephens Creek walkway will
have to be self-funded.
Bus route 39 proceeds.
Talks have been held with Tri-Met by 4 adjoining neighborhoods.
City Thai restaurant has applied
for a liquor license.
For issues pertaining to pedestrian
safety call 823 SAFE.
Glenn Bridger solicited Hillsdale
representation on SWNI committees.
Submitted by John Gould,