May 19, 2015
David Dahle, Chair (new)
Michael Livingston, Vice Chair (frmr Chair)
Erma Hoffman, Treasurer
Sarah Owens, Sec’y
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Residents: Bill Holmstrom, Valerie Freeman
Organizations: Jon Lazarus, First Christian Church, Long Range Planning Committee; Alan Mela, Grocery Outlet; Jeff Leach and Angela Obery, Salem Bike Boulevard Advocates;
City/County Representatives: Officer Jason Vanmeter, Salem Police Department; Commissioner Janet Carlson, Marion County; Brady Rogers, Community Development Department, Neighborhood Enhancement Division;
Guests: Keizer City Councilor Marlene Quinn
The regular meeting of the CanDo Board of Directors was called to order at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 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 April meeting were approved by unanimous consent.
Citing a 2009 study on the true costs of homelessness, Officer Vanmeter reported that the Downtown Enforcement team is continuing its efforts to connect homeless residents with social services to the extent possible within the team’s law enforcement responsibilities. He also invited residents to contact him directly with concerns, rather than go through SPD “dispatch.” He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 503-932-1474.
Councilor Bennett being absent, the Chair used the time to allow remarks by Brady Rogers about his division, and to report that CanDo had been awarded the matching grant sought from the Salem Parks Foundation that will allow CanDo to install the playground equipment at Pringle Park, and also that he would be meeting with Patricia Farrell, Public Works Department, the following day, about the status of proposed amendments to Chapter 86 of the city code.
The board heard a presentation by Commissioner Janet Carlson and Keizer City Councilor Marlene Quinn on the Keizer Rapids Park project. The Chair’s motion to issue a letter of support for the project passed unanimously.
The board then heard a presentation by Jeff Leach and Angela Obery about the campaign to encourage the City to implement its plan to develop family-friendly bikeways in the near term. The Chair’s motions to send a letter supporting the development of a “bike boulevard” to the Mayor and City Council [see below], and to form a committee to work with Salem Bike Boulevard Advocates on their campaign, passed unanimously. Michael Livingston, Rebekah Engle, and Bob Hanna volunteered and were appointed to the committee.
Thereafter, the Chair opened the floor for the nomination of officers and received two, David Dahle for Chair and Michael Livingston as Vice-Chair, following which both were elected unanimously.