Minutes of the ICA Meeting on December 12, 2009
Officers: President Christine Coers-Mitchell, Vice-President William Archer, Treasurer Rupert Prince, Secretary Mary Piper
Directors: Chris Allen, Jim Barta, Nathan Corser, Susan Dunn, Dean Gisvold, Nikki Johnston, Jeff Jones, Susan Hathaway-Marxer, Pam Lindholm Levy, Michela McMahon, Jason Messer, Brad Perkins, Josh Plager, Charlotte Uris
Ann Jackson, Jim Heuer, Brian Schaeperkoetter (ICA newsletter editor), Jimmie St. Arnold
President Christine Coers-Mitchell called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm, at Irvington Elementary School. Introductions were made.
The November 12 meeting minutes as posted to the ICA web site were approved.
Dean Gisvold reported on the status of the application for a Conditional Use Permit for the Bed & Breakfast on 15th. Dean drafted a proposed Good Neighbor Agreement, however, it was not accepted by the owner’s representative. Dean is waiting for the City’s review. The City has set 16 conditions for the use. Dean doesn’t think the ICA should have a standard for opposition of B&Bs but that there be an agreement with the City to mediate this type of use.
The Land Use Committee presented a draft Board Resolution concerning the Sullivan Gulch Trail and the North Willamette Trail. Amended to the Resolution was the following: Be it further resolved that the ICA supports the proposed bicycle bridge across I-84. Dean noted that off-street bicycle riding is a safety issue and most people will not go on streets. There is a question as to how much funding will be available.
IT WAS MOVED and seconded that the amended Resolution be sent to the Portland Bureau of Transportation. Motion carried unanimously.
IT WAS MOVED and seconded that the Amended Resolution be sent to Mayor Adams and candidates for Metro as well as the Portland Development Commission. Motion carried unanimously.
Brad Perkins, who is working with a committee exploring attempting to resolve transportation issues in the area of the convention center (including a study of high speed rail) reported that Union Pacific is not cooperating where the proposed trail is near their tracks. They are not allowing surveying of the area.
Brad proposed the following additional Recommendation:
The ICA recommends that the Portland Development Commission allocate $400,000 from the Oregon Convention Center funds for the planning study of the convergence of the two bikeways (Sullivan Gulch Corridor Trail and North Willamette Greenway Trail) along the east bank of the Willamette River. The study is also to include plans for a high speed rail track and station between Interstate Blvd and the Willamette River next to the Steel Bridge.
IT WAS MOVED AND SECONDED that the Recommendation be adopted. 1 opposed, 1 abstention, motion carried.
Following the vote at the November 12 meeting which approved the ICA’s 2009-10 Budget as prepared by the Finance Committee, the Budget was opened for reconsideration.
Treasurer Rupert Prince redistributed the Finance Committee’s Budget (see November 12 minutes) and Dean Gisvold introduced an alternate Budget. A lengthy discussion followed, including a historical review of the ICA’s budgeting process.
The following budget was adopted and replaces the one adopted on November 12.
2009-2010 ICA Budget
Opening Balance and Projected Income
Opening Balance $22,000
Home Tour 26,000
Clean up 2,000
Park Donations 500
Gross Income, including Opening Balance $60,250 $60,250
Expenses, Ending Balance, and Restricted Funds
Parks Capital Account $2,000
Neighborhood Cap Account Neighborhood Cap Account 2,500
Land Use Legal Fund 1,500
Contingency/Rainy Day Fund 6,000
Ending Balance 12,000 $24,000
Operating Expenses, such as holiday party $1,000
Clean up 1,000
Historic District 3,500
Home Tour 7,000
Park (including movies) 1,000
Committee Expenses (all committees) 500 $23,500
Charitable Giving $12,750 $12,750
Total Expenses, Ending Balance, and Designated Funds $60,250
Respectfully submitted by Mary Piper