SEN Board Minutes July 5, 2018


Members present William, Kit, Lynne, Laurel, David, Emily, Dennis and neighbor Nan Ahnert and guest speaker Linda Heyl. Absent- Jane, Kate, Krystal

TREASURER REPORT

In April we paid the lawyer Charlie Tebbit $4,482.25 for his work on procuring the Amazon Headwaters. SEN owed the firm $7,200 but he has excused the rest of the fee. We have $656.99 in bank account and a   possible $4,600 in outreach funds(july- oct.). David Monk floated the idea that we purchase lawn signs($4-$5) that say “love your neighbor”- check out the Jefferson WEstside neighborhood to see these signs. Also he informed us about printing materials  costs for disaster preparedness(100 brochures -$10) And walkie talkies( $20 each) for disaster preparedness- good deal from Bi-Mart. Walkie talkies were voted on in previous meeting. City should reimburse us for sound engineers,  and performers for picnic.

LINDA HEYL from  350 Eugene spoke about the pipeline being installed  on 30th street from Amazon Park to Bloomberg Road( up the 30th) “natural gas” is really methane gas which is being fracked. SheInformed us that there is a Eugene  Climate Recovery Ordinance 2014 that calls for the phasing out of all fossil fuels( which natural gas is). John Kloor, representative for Northwest Natural Gas said that the pipeline work is not expansion but a” stabilization of the system.especially for existing customers in Winter months; In Eugene, natural gas burns 8 times more carbon than electricity. The city does not get to say yes or no to this project- only if it meets technical requirements. The scope of the project was okayed at  a state level. 350 Eugene is trying to educate people about how switching fuels to electricity is less harmful to the environment. Fuel switching rallies will be held  at 30th and Hilyard throughout the  coming months- check their website. 

PICNIC-ANNUAL SEN PICNIC SEPT 8 AT 3-7PM 

EMILY-contact david Saul , Clown, John Roy, Talk to Coconut Bliss people

DAVID- contact area 52( ask for more tango) , David Villalobos.figure out icecream-cones or bars, contact food trucks

KIT -Non profits

DENNIS-Auction

KATE-gather aucton donations

KRYSTAL-publicize on facebook

LYNNE- send out postcard before picnic?

All board members are encourage to come and help out and enlist volunteers to help,too

NO LOUD MACHINES IN SEN , ONE DAY A WEEK Kit brought up suggestion tried in other places to have neighborhood put a ban on using loud machines one day a week-ie lawnmowers, blowers. Board was enthusiastic. Taking a survey of neighbors was suggested.

REORGANIZATION OF SEN BOARD’S ONLINE PRESENCE

IN the future all postings  should to b e sent to Lynne, Laurel, David , and Krystal

Website just got fixed- problem with who could add postings

Lynne- responsible for email list, mail chimp

Our future electronic communications will be sent out on Facebook, mail chimp and the

SEN website. We will no longer send out electronic newsletter

DENNIS’S REPORT ON NLC MEETING(neighborhood leader’s council)

Lucy Vinis was present and leaders  told her that city planner don’t listen to

the neighborhood associations

NEXT MEETING AUG 2 AT TUGMAN PARK- AT ONE OF THE SHELTERS AT 7:00PM

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