Minutes of the ICA Meeting on June 12, 2010
Officers: President Christine Coers-Mitchell, Vice-President William Archer, Treasurer Rupert Prince, Secretary Mary Piper
Directors: Chris Allen, Barb Christopher, Erik Hovmiller, Susan Hathaway-Marxer, Nikki Johnston, Jeff Jones, Pam Lindholm Levy, Michela McMahon, Jason Messer, Peter O’Neil, Josh Plager, Charlotte Uris
Absent: Dean Gisvold, Nathan Corser, Brad Perkins
Guests: Lee Perlman (Hollywood Star); Jimmie St. Arnold (Home Tour Chair); Cynthia Huntington, Bruce Kaplan, Wayne Naillon, Steve Cole, Phaedra Cole, Bruce Hegna, Doug Norseth, Ken & Kathy Tickster, Debra Raphael, Anne Egan, Jeff Espidal, Frank Chestnut, Ralph Prows, Carolyn Dale, Abigail Chipley, Jolyna Mitchel, Deb and Rob Kemp, Steve Brier, Grant Armbuster, Kathleen Harrison (Irvington residents); Paige Coleman (NECN); Kirk Ranzetta, (ENTRIX); Officer Perry (Portland Police); Spencer Burton
IRVINGTON COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
June 10, 2010
ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES
Irvington Elementary School
President Christine Coers-Mitchell called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm, at Irvington Elementary School. Introductions were made.
Officer Perry spoke briefly regarding crime statistics. It was noted that gang activity is increasing. For non-emergency calls he suggested residents use 503-823-3333.
Clear-Wire Broadband Proposal
The President departed from the Itinerary to permit Kirk Ranzetta, consultant with ENTRIX, to offer information and suggestions on how the community could handle the proposed installation of a broadband microwave tower on NE Stanton. He is in the process of addressing concerns about an AT&T tower that has been installed within the steeple of the Fremont Methodist Church at NE 27th and Fremont. These towers are also of concern to the parents of children attending Madelaine School.
Kirk pointed out various tactics that might be employed using Federal regulations of both the FCC and the Historic Preservation Act (Section 106). He offered his services on an ¡§as needed¡¨ fee basis once the Clear Wire application is submitted to the City of Portland.
Minutes for the May 2010 meeting were approved as posted to the web site.
Rupert distributed a financial report. Funds as budgeted are on track.
The nomination for the Irvington National District was presented at a hearing of the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation. The Committee approved the nomination but requested some additions and justifications to some sections of the nomination. They asked that the ICA and its consultant work with Ian Johnson of the State Historic Preservation Office to make these changes and then pass the nomination on to the Federal Parks Service for final consideration. A decision could be made in early September,
Jimmie St. Arnold, chair of the 2010 tour, distributed a financial report. The tour is projected to show a net income of $26,394.60. Jimmie and her committee were thanked for the great success of the tour.
The Movies in the Park program is set for July 23 and August 20. There will be free popcorn and snow cones. Local talent has been secured to provide entertainment before the films.
Jason Messer is trying to schedule the Tree Climbing specialists to visit Irving Park this summer; the Friends of Trees would like to co-sponsor their appearance.
At the May meeting, it was decided to use the July 23 Movie in the Park night to officially dedicate the Dick Levy memorial bench. There was discussion on ways to add plants to the area but it was noted that any decision had to be approved by the Parks Department. Pam Lindholm Levy will contact Dick¡¦s partner to invite him to the event.
Paige Coleman announced the NECN is planning an all neighborhood picnic for association leaders at Irving or King Park this summer.
The status of the new playground equipment at Irving Park was discussed. Although the Parks Department has assured the ICA that the equipment would be installed for summer use, a sign posted at the site now says installation will be in the fall. This is very disappointing to the ICA which provided substantial funds for the new equipment.
Susan Hathaway-Marxer announced the recipients of the 2010 Charitable Giving awards:
Food Share Fund for NE King Market $1000.00
Loaves & Fishes (Meals on Wheels) $1000.00
NE Indoor Park for toddlers (Central Lutheran Church) $ 505.00
Kinship House for foster home counseling $1500.00
Dalke Manor & Grace Peck for foot care $2000.00
Grant High School graduation party $1000.00
Irvington Preschool for parenting classes $ 400.00
Hancock Preschool for scholarships $ 600.00
NE Community Child Development Center
for preschool fitness program $1000.00
Project Linkage for services to elderly $2000.00
Irvington Elementary School for music instrument rentals $ 872.50
Sabin Elementary School ¡V unspecified $ 872.50
IT WAS MOVED and seconded that the Charitable Giving Committee¡¦s recommendation be accepted. One abstention. Motion carried.
Land Use Committee
The next meeting of the Land Use Committee will be June 17, Westminster Church, 7 pm, Rooms C & D.
The Land Use Committee has been briefed on the Type II proposal for a 50-unit structure at NE 15th and Hancock. Additional discussion will be heard on June 17.
Mediation has been scheduled in July with the representative of a proposed B&B with absentee owner and the ICA. The ICA has been supporting neighbors who are opposed to this use.
Another application for a B&B on NE 15th has been received from the City. This structure has had some unfortunate and inappropriate remodeling to the exterior. It was suggested that the ICA might use this application to encourage the owner to restore the original appearance of the house.
Consideration of a resolution regarding the Clear Wire proposal for a Broadband Tower
Following the community meeting on June 9 regarding the Clearwire Wireless tower, the Land Use Committee of the ICA passed a resolution recommending that the ICA take the following actions regarding the Clearwire proposal:
„Ï The ICA President should write a letter to the Cable & Franchise Management Division of the City urging it to deny Clear¡¦s application because: (a) notice requirements to neighbors were not met, and (b) the address of the installation site was unclear on the notice. The letter should also request that Clear address defects before application approved.
„Ï The letter should further request that no additional wireless towers (91 foot) be placed in Irvington, whose application on the National Historic Registry has been accepted by SHPO and will be before considered by the National Parks this summer or early fall.
„Ï The ICA President should write a letter to City Council asking that it write to the Obama Administration to change the federal government regulations on allowing wireless towers in residential areas.
IT WAS MOVED and seconded that the Land Use Committee drafts the appropriate letters for the President¡¦s signature. The motion was amended and seconded that the Land Use Committee make recommendations ¡§as they see fit¡¨ regarding this issue. Approved unanimously.
A draft letter from Robert C. Lothrop, Irvington resident, has been distributed via email and is made part of these minutes. It will be forwarded to the Land Use Committee for its consideration.
Nikki Johnston offered a slate of officers and directors for open seats. All residents were invited to vote
President: William Archer
Vice President: Pam Lindholm Levy
Secretary: Rupert Prince
Treasurer: Mary Piper
Slate elected by acclamation
After many years of service, Charlotte Uris stepped down as a Board member. She was thanked heartedly for her dedication to the neighborhood.
Two open seats were filled for a term ending in 2012:
Steven Cole position #16
Brian Schaeperkoetter position #17
State elected by acclamation
Eight board members whose terms expire in June 2010 agreed to continue on the board to serve in 2010-12.
Peter O¡¦Neil position #8
Nathan Corser position #9
Barb Christopher position #10
Dean Gisvold position #11
Susan Hathaway-Marxer position #12
Michela McMahon position #13
Jason Messer position #14
Brad Perkins position #15
Slate elected by acclamation.
Six board members continue with terms ending in June 2011.
Chris Allen position #1
Erik Hoffmiller position #2
Jeff Jones position #3
Nikki Johnston position #4
Josh Plager position #6
Jim Barta position #7
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods representatives will be Peter O'Neill and Steven Cole.
Christine Coers Mitchel was thanked for her years of service as an officer and will continue in Position #5 (2009-11) held previously by Pam Lindholm Levy who becomes Vice President.
Nikki Johnston was thanked for so successfully fulfilling her assignment as Nominating Chair.
Mary Piper was thanked for her efforts on behalf of the Historic District Nomination.
The all Irvington Neighborhood Yard sale is June 26.
Meeting adjourned 9:30 pm.
Respectfully submitted by Mary Piper, Secretary