Thursday, January 21, 2021

1/19/21 Minutes


Members: Paul Gehlar 

Organizations: AJ Klausen, Timothy Sinatra, Doug Circosta, and Chuck Adams with the YMCA; Rob Justus Home First Development

City, County and State Representatives: Julie Warnke, City of Salem;  Matthew Gill, Downtown Enforcement Team

Guests: none

The regular meeting of CANDO was called to order at 6:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The meeting was conducted by Zoom video-conference.  The Chair and Secretary-Treasurer were present.  

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

Sgt. Matthew Gill has replaced Sgt. Kevin Hill as head of the Downtown Enforcement Team, which is now staffed back up to six members, having been stripped down to three early in the pandemic. 
The board heard a presentation on the YMCA’s 34-unit low-income veteran housing project at 220 Cottage Street SE, to be developed by Home First Development.  The intent is to provide residents with “wrap-around” support services and YMCA membership.  The project is expected to be complete in the first quarter 2022.

Michael’s motion to authorize Chair Kern or designee to submit a letter supporting the City of Salem's application to the Oregon Community Paths Program for a grant to fund construction of a path running from City Hall, under Commercial Street and the railroad, to Riverfront Park at or near the Eco Earth (aka acid ball) passed unanimously.    

There being no further business before the board, the Chair adjourned the meeting at 7:00 p.m.