December 16, 2014
Michael Livingston, Chair
Sarah Owens, Sect’y
Erma Hoffman, Treasurer
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Residents: Neal T. Kern, Deb Comini, David Dahle, Carole Smith, John Sailes
Organizations: Scott Bigham, First Christian Church, A.P. Walther, Salem Weekly, Bud Austin, UGM, John Gallagher, Gallagher Fitness Resource
City/County Representatives: Officers Treven Upkes and Jason Vanmeter, Salem Police Department; Councilor Bennett, Salem City Council; Kristi Kirkpatrick, observing
Guests: Jim Vu, Brian Hines, Jon Christenson (SCAN)
A regular meeting of the CanDo Board of Directors was called to order at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at the First Christian Church at 685 Marion Street NE, Salem. Michael Livingston was in the chair and Sarah Owens was secretary.
The agenda and the minutes of the November meeting were approved by unanimous consent.
Officer Upkes introduced Sergeant Jason Vanmeter, who will take his place on the Downtown Enforcement Team and in CANDO meetings, as Officer Upkes has been promoted to Lieutenant.
Councilor Bennett reported that the Council had advanced the bill permitting the use of goats for “targeted grazing”, approved the appointment of Josh Pollack, Chair of the West Salem Neighborhood Association’s Land Use Committee, to the Planning Commission, and adopted a resolution naming the planned Minto Island bridge for Senator Peter Courtney. He also reported that a work session on the proposed amendments to Chapter 86 (aka “Tree Code”) is scheduled for March 9, 2015.
Interested citizen Jon Christenson expressed concern about the connotations associated with the slang use of the term “hustle” as it relates to the “High Street Hustle” (the walking/running event) planned for August 2015 and noted that SCAN favors revising Chapter 86.
The board heard presentations from Jim Vu on factors the City, residents and businesses should take into account in developing long-term solutions for downtown Salem's "parking problems" and from John Gallagher on a running and walking event planned for August 15, 2015.
In New Business, Sarah Owens’s motion to accept the invitation of the Buell Grange to collaborate with them in the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project should their proposal to host the "Toward One Oregon" conversation ("Bridging Oregon's Urban and Rural Communities") be accepted passed unanimously, and the board accepted Sarah’s offer to act as CANDO’s contact.