Friday, June 18, 2021

6/15/21 Minutes


Members: Barbara McReal 

Organizations: none

City, County and State Representatives: Virginia Stapleton, Ward 1 Councilor; Patricia Farrell, Natural Resource Specialist; Irma Down, Neighborhood Services Coordinator

Guests: none

The regular meeting of CANDO was called to order at 6:00 p.m., on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.  The meeting was conducted by Zoom video-conference.  The Chair and Secretary-Treasurer were present.  

The agenda and minutes of the May meeting were approved unanimously. 

Councilor Stapleton gave a report on her and Council’s activities and answered questions.  Among other things, she reported that the City is pursuing the purchase of a building in the City's southeast to be used as the navigation center, rather than downtown, and this is the preference of the homeless services providers.  She also reported that the City proposes to locate a Safe Park program on the City parking lot in the 500 block of Commercial Street SE known as “Windows on the West.”  

Patricia Farrell Barnes gave a presentation and answered questions on the progress of Salem’s developing Climate Action Plan.

Michael Livingston’s motion to reelect Rebekah Engle to the board under Article V, Section 1 of the Bylaws (requiring the number of directors to be at least 6), following her resignation under Article V, Section 3 (“three consecutive unexcused absences from regular meetings, including Board and annual general membership meetings, will be construed as a resignation from the Board of Directors”), passed unanimously.

There being no further business before the board, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 6:47.