June 13, 2019 Board and General Meeting Minutes

Meeting of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association 6-13-19

Present: sitting SNA Board members-Pat, Collin, Reuben, KC, Matt, Lorraine, Dave

Not present: Russell

Meeting came to order at 7:04. Introductions were made

Motion to approve agenda (Reuben) seconded (Dave) Motion carries

Announcements were made-Mazama Open House July 28th-an application to close SE 43rd Avenue between Stark and Washington was made for the event

Police Officer Report-no Officer attended

Town Centers Main Street Overlay Zoning-presentation was given by Chris Trejbal from Overlook Neighborhood Association

This involves a project north of Kaiser on Alberta. Prosper Portland purchased the land and it became an affordable housing project.The City created a Comp Plan last year which designates “Town Centers” along major transit routes were 25% of building space is for “Active Use” to encourage pedestrians and visitors to walk the neighborhoods. Developers of this new project in Overlook sought to reduce that to 14% and City Planners granted those adjustments. There is a public hearing next week. The City is looking for clarification-a 19% gross instead of the 25% it should be. Chris says the City needs to enforce the codes and is asking SNA and other NA’s to testify or prepare statements to be read at the hearing next Thursday, June 28th at the Design Review office (PPS building in 2500 B at 5PM.

A motion was made to support this appeal (Reuben) and seconded (Dave) Motion carries

Lorraine will compose a letter to be read at appeals hearing. For more information, contact Benjamin.Nielsen@portlandoregon.gov, with subject Case # LU18-277183

Deborah Johnson discussed a crosswalk at 39th and Alder. She is requesting a letter of support for PBOT. She reported that a pedestrian was hit by a car and injured at this crosswalk which does not have white lines or any signage identifying it as a crosswalk. She was told by a City Commissioner’s office that there is no funding for this. Matt suggested she look at “Safe Routes to Schools” as a source of funding.

Sunnyside Work Crew-David Rees

David has lived in Sunnyside for 18 years, and he would like to see more storage space for houseless people’s “stuff” and a resource for gigs and jobs, especially ones that would “put money in their pockets.” Colin suggested this would be an excellent pilot project for the Homelessness Response Committee.

Committee Reports were given.

Reuben announced he will be going to Germany for as long as 3 months-he may not return until September.

Matt: Chair, Reuben-Vice Chair, KC-Treasurer, Lorraine-Secretary

Vote to install Officers-Unanimous vote to install these officers.

Amended May minutes to reflect vote to pass new SNA Bylaws was 19-1 in favor

Motion to pass minutes as amended (Reuben) Seconded (KC) Motion carried.

Communication funding-SNA Board members decided to allocate all of the $1099.00 to Newsletter production

Matt asked if committee chairs will remain in their roles. Reuben will continue as SEUL liason and LUTC, KC will continue with SES and PTSA, Matt and Dave will share the HBBA and BABA. Communications- Dave passed this on to Colin who agreed to chair.

Homelessness Response Committee will be chaired by Colin and Matt, and Russell Rinaldi will be included.

Events Committee was discussed. There are now 8 Board members, unless Sunia, the new Pastor at SHC would like to be involved.

Meeting adjourned at 9:17. Next meeting will be Thursday, July 11, 7-9PM at SEUL building. Minutes recorded and submitted by Lorraine Henriques, SNA Board Secretary

SNA Revised 6-13-19

May 9th, 2019 Board and General Meeting Minutes

Sunnyside Neighborhood Association Elections 5/09/2019
Present: Board members: Lorraine, Matt, KC, Reuben, Dave, Pat, Maggee

Community Members: Colin Wonnacott, Precinct Officers Fox and Mina, Christina (SEUL),

Meeting came to order at 7:29
Introductions\Proposed Bylaws change announced by Matt

Discussion about the current language of the Bylaws regarding meetings, Article IV, Section 2 Subsection A

Proposed language is: Regular meetings: the Board shall endeavor to meet at least 6 times per year on the second Thursday of the month and up to 6 times per year at a place, date and time determined by the Board to conduct the business of the association. Opportunity will be provided at regular meetings for the membership to advise the board of current concerns and possible actions. Notice of regular meetings of the board to the public must be at least 7 days in advance. Direct notice to the Directors and individuals known to have an interest in topics on the meeting agenda must be provided at least one day in advance.

Maggee moved to amend language in proposed bylaws regarding notice from…”from 7 days…” to “from 30 days.” A straw poll was taken, and the amendment did not garner interest, so no formal vote to change language was made.

Motion to approve Bylaws change (Reuben) seconded (Dave). Motion passed

Reuben gave a presentation about the history of SNA-Reuben has served as a Board member for 13 years. He discussed the current projects: The Good Neighbor Agreement which is in process between Sunnyside Neighbors and the Sunnyside Community House, Community Clean-Ups, Belmont Street Fair, Sunnyside Foot Patrol, and others. He highlighted why being on the Board was fun and valuable as a community member.

Elections ballots were handed out. There are 5 open seats-Sean stepped down, and Maggee is not running again. Voting results: Board: KC Hoffert, Colin Wonnacott, Pat Schwiebert, and Lorraine.

Bylaws change-results showed that the votes were even.

Goals of new Board were discussed: Improvements to digital communications, Board Development and Engagement, Events Committee/fund raising, Land Use and Transportation.

New Board will meet and discuss goals, ideas, and officers/committee chairs May 25th. Motion to Approve April minutes-(Dave) seconded (Reuben). Motion passed.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30PM
Minutes submitted by: Lorraine Henriques

SNA Minutes 5-09-19

April 11, 2019 Board and General Meeting Minutes

SNA Board Meeting April 11, 2019

Present: Board Members: K.C., Lorraine, Reuben, Matt  Excused-absent: Maggie, Pat

Members and Guests: Emily Panos, Dale Peppel, Bethany Sakewitz, Glenn Devitt, Jan Molinaro, Colin Wonnacott, Christina Estime, Gaby Saldana-Lopez

Meeting came to order at 7:05PM

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March 14, 2019 Board and General Meeting Minutes

SNA minutes 3/14/2019

Board Present: Matt Lembo, Dave Boush, Maggie McGann, K.C, Hoffert, Pat Schwiebert, Reuben Deumling
Board Absent: Lorraine Enriques, Russell Rinaldi

Alice Myers, Sheryl McCoy, A Jameson, Molinaro, Dale Peppel, Brad Hudy, Marcia Conger, Heather Flint-Chatto, Judi Brandel, Kundalini
Introductions
Minutes Feb RD moved, DB second, all in favor
Moved budget item to next month
Announcements
Matt:
Safety livability and OCCL sponsoring community park watch organization training 4/2 6:30-8:30
Plant sale toward end of summer no date yet
Maggie suggesting Lorraine may be interested in helping with that.

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February 14, 2019 Board and General Meeting Minutes

Sunnyside Neighborhood Association Board Meeting-February 14, 2019 Meeting came to order at 7:02

Present: SNA Board-Reuben, Dave, Lorraine, KC, Pat, Matt, Maggie Community members: Colin Wonnacott, Dale Pepper, Rob Filitor

Introductions
Agenda-Motion to approve Reuben, Pat seconds, motion approved
January minutes-Motion to approve-Reuben, Dave seconded, motion approved

Announcements: Matt says we have an invitation to meet with a developer for 3150 SE Belmont-45 unit (Mcguirl Design and Architecture) building proposed-across from Substation-5 story building. Reuben says we should meet with the developer as they have invited us. KC will contact him to ask him to come to next meeting. Reuben would like a synopsis put in newsletter so neighbors will know.

Dave has brought an orange comment box for anyone who would like to leave one.
KC announces that light at Sunnyside Park was replaced on January 25th at her request.

Officer present commented that if this kind of thing happens again we can contact them.
Officers present commented on importance of being careful not to leave valuables in car and visible. Officer reported on 24th century Policing-Pilot for idea was Hawthorne District-one of the key goals is to reduce calls for service, and improve livability-Officers doing community outreach to familiarize themselves with people in neighborhood and let people know who they are.
Officer reported on Crime Stats for Sunnyside-4351 crimes reported a year ago-same number year before, so level of crime is not changing overall. 3120 calls for service in a year. Average response time is 26 minutes citywide average. Crimes reported as occurring now is about 9 minutes. Officers asking SNA to brainstorm issues that are of concern that need attention. Discussion ensued about issues with cold temps and houseless folks. Officer Fox is our contact in this district.

Sunnyside Community House GNA-Matt reported on 2nd session-Community House has received more attention lately, so GNA is in the works. Basic structure is Safety and livability committee acts as community sounding board. Small drafting committee takes info and works on the language. Outline, principles and goals were developed. Next meeting is next weekend. Meetings are the first Tue of the month. Next meeting is March 5th.

Committee Reports: LUTC-Dave-
BABA: met today, Tom Weber has Hawthorne Gardens Senior Living invites SNA to have our meeting there sometime. Board will discuss for a future meeting.
HBBA: K.C.: she attended the Hawthorne Vision meeting-get out in front of development before demolition happens. Mapped out neighborhood/buildings. PDX initiative is being worked on.
SES PTSA=K.C.: doing fundraising for school in May, tree recycling event coming up.
Communications: Dave: Website, neighborhood groups and crime watch and Park Watch, Community Gardens. May be able to product something by end of year.

SE Uplift Neighborhood Support Overview and Discussion: Reuben Overseen by Office of Community and Civic Life
SE Uplift is here to support Neighborhood Associations.
There is an annual grant

Grant Stipulations:

Outreach Organizational Support Advocacy Support Participate in OCCL programs Neighborhood Small Grants Program

Training and Skill Builds Maintain accessible office

Document management

SEUL Programs and Services:

Communications Funds Neighborhood Cleanups Fiscal Sponsorship
Grants Events, Trainings, Workshops Land Use and Transportation Admin Support Board Support/NA Liason Outreach and Communication

SNA Budget Allocation Work Session-Maggie
Maggie asked Board last month to think about our priorities
We are losing funds gradually, and we have to consider how we want to allocate funds, or raise them. Matt suggested we set aside money for a project that comes into focus as a result of the GNA.
Ideas for budget building and general budgetary structure were discussed
Maggie said we need to have speakers, community events to let neighbors know who we are so they will participate
What are our priorities? Safety and livability seem to be the issue this year.
Board may meet fewer times/year and have more informational/community events
We will discuss this issue at our next meeting
Meeting adjourned 9:02
Minutes recorded and submitted by Lorraine Henriques, SNA Board Secretary

SNA Meeting Minutes 2019-02-14