September 16, 2014
Michael Livingston, Chair
Sarah Owens, Sect’y
Erma Hoffman, Treasurer
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Residents: David Dahle
City/County Representatives: Officer Ramirez, Salem Police Department; Councilor Bennett, Salem City Council; Patricia Farrell, Salem Public Works Development Department, Planning & Development Division
A regular meeting of the CanDo Board of Directors was called to order at 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at the First Christian Church at 685 Marion Street NE, Salem. Michael Livingston was in the chair and Sarah Owens was secretary.
Minutes of the July meeting were approved by unanimous consent.
Officer Ramirez reported that in recent weeks there have been no reported vehicle thefts and only one burglary downtown (First Presbyterian Church, daytime, and mental illness was a factor). He cautioned, however, that bike thefts tend to rise in the fall as kids start back to school, and urged everyone who has not yet done so to register bikes with the SPD. He also reported a successful Salem Sunday Streets event, with no problems. Finally, he reported that the Downtown Enforcement Team will be rotating in three to four new officers beginning in January.
Councilor Bennett reported on the status of the proposed ordinance regulating marijuana dispensaries (there will be none downtown), the status of the proposed amendments to the parking ordinance, and the status of the City’s request for proposal to provide “pay and display” parking “meters” in the Capitol Mall area. He advised that the Council would be holding work sessions on the Tree Code Revisions (November 17) and the North Gateway Redevelopment Advisory Board (TBA).
After presentations on Congregations Helping People by Roberta Moore, and soon-to-be- proposed the tree code revisions by Patricia Farrell, the meeting of the Board of Directors adjourned at 7:37 p.m.