Members: Deb Comini, Craig Volz, M. Bryant Baird
Organizations: Denyc Boles, Salem Health
City and County Representatives: Allen Dannen, Public Works Department; Brady Rogers, Neighborhood Enhancement Division; Steve Bellshaw and Darren Mumy, SPD; Councilor Cara Kaser
The regular meeting of the CANDO Board of Directors was called to order at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the First Christian Church at 685 Marion Street NE, Salem. The Chair and Secretary-Treasurer were present.
The minutes of the April meeting were approved by unanimous consent.
Officer Mumy of the Salem Downtown Enforcement Team reported the team would soon be going to seven-days per week coverage and invited questions or concerns about public safety downtown.
Councilor Kaser reported that the City Council had voted to affirm and modify the hearing officer’s decision to grant of a conditional use permit to UGM, but that she was still constrained from discussing it during the pendency of the appeal. There will be an analysis of strategies proposed by the Downtown Homeless Solutions Task Force coming out in the next few weeks, which she will forward to CANDO. The fifth and final Task Force meeting will be June 13. The Citizens Budget Committee issued its budget recommendation on schedule.
In public comment, Sarah Owens commented that she and Michael Livingston would be going to the Community Health Forum sponsored by area health providers as part of their community health assessment conducted every five years, and advocating for the needs of CANDO members. She suggested to Councilor Kaser that the DHSTF might want to participate as well. The forum will be held at 5:30 p.m. on May 30th at Center 50+. Also in public comment, Denyc Boles said that Salem Health was working with Councilor Andersen and Church Street neighbors to limit parking on the east side of Church south of Pringle Creek to three hours, and thereby make more street parking available for those using the Let’s All Play playground.
The board heard a presentation by Deputy Chief Steve Bellshaw and Allen Dannen on the progress of construction of the new police facility on the corner of Commercial and Division Streets NE.
There being no other business before the board, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 6:47 p.m.