Thursday, March 17, 2016

Minutes 3/15/16

March 15, 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, Rosa Leonardi
Organizations: none
City and County Representatives: Councilor Bennett; Officer Van Meter; Kimberli Fitzgerald, Community Development Department
Guest: Jan Kailuweit

The regular meeting of the CanDo Board of Directors was called to order at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at the First Christian Church at 685 Marion Street NE, Salem. David Dahle was in the chair and Michael Livingston acted as Secretary.

The minutes of the February meeting were approved unanimously.

Officer Van Meter reported on SPD’s successful coordination with social services agencies in providing assistance over the past week to campers being evicted from their illegal camp on K&D Sand and Gravel property along the Willamette River in West Salem, including transitional housing for two females.

Councilor Bennett reported that the Council had voted to site the new police facility on the O'Brien site; that there would be a public hearing on the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is scheduled for April 11; that the Salem Housing Authority is negotiating with DAS to acquire two acres around Yaquina Hall on the North Campus of the State Hospital ground; and that the Downtown Advisory Board (DAB) had recommended to the Urban Renewal Agency the acquisition of four opportunity purchases downtown properties, including the Scott’s Cycles block, but the URA had postponed action to allow affected businesses to receive notice of the recommendation.

In public comment, Jan Kailuweit introduced himself as a candidate for the Ward 1 position on the City Council, and Bruce Hoffman reported that the 42 year-old SAIF building at 400 High Street SE will be vacated for renovations by early April and there would be a party to mark the occasion, date and time TBA.

The board then heard a presentation by Historic Preservation Officer Kimberli Fitzgerald on effective advocacy before the Historic Landmarks Commission.

There being no other business before the board, the meeting of the Board of Directors adjourned at 7:10 p.m. 

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