Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Minutes 2/16/16

February 16, 2016

David Dahle, Chair
Woody Dukes
Brock Campbell
Michael Livingston,
Vice Chair
Bob Hanna
Diana Dettwyler

Erma Hoffman, Treasurer
Bruce Hoffman
Neal Kern

Sarah Owens, Sec’y
Rebekah Engle

p=present a=absent e=excused

Residents: Bill Holmstrom, Deb Comini
Organizations: Don Russo, Elsinore Theater; Maurice Anderson, Salem Homeless Coalition
City and County Representatives: Councilor Bennett; Officer Vanmeter; Steve Powers, City Manager
Guest: Cara Kaser, Ward 1 Candidate

The regular meeting of the CanDo Board of Directors was called to order at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at the First Christian Church at 685 Marion Street NE, Salem. David Dahle was in the chair and Sarah Owens acted as secretary.

The minutes of the January meeting were approved unanimously.

Officer Vanmeter reported that he continues to receive complaints about garbage under the bridge and talked about how he intends to clean it up using his contacts at UGM, the crisis response team, and a LEAD-type of approach. 

Councilor Bennett reported there would be another work session on the siting and design of a new police facility on February 22, followed by a public hearing on February 29. He also reported on the decisions made at the last Council meeting to create a quiet zone through downtown and to authorize use of Streets and Bridges General Obligation Bond funds for right-of-way acquisition and construction of Marine Drive NW south of the Urban Growth Boundary (near Cameo Drive NW), but not to allow opportunity purchases of right-of-way needs in Marion County for the Salem River Crossing Preferred Alternative (aka, the Third Bridge). 

In public comment, Cara Kaser introduced herself as a candidate for the Ward 1 position on the City Council, and treasurer Erma Hoffman explained that, with respect to the SPIF grant application for funds to purchase playground equipment for Pringle Park, she had simply chosen the “most expensive” option of three, and that if matching funds cannot be found, a less expensive option could be chosen.  

The board then heard a presentation by City Manager Steve Powers on his view of the City’s challenges and priorities over the next few years. 

There being no other business before the board, the meeting of the Board of Directors adjourned at 7:02 p.m. 

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