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Edgemoor Neighborhood Association Meetings are held on the first Thursday of September, December, March and June at 7 pm at Fairhaven Middle School in the Library (Unless otherwise noted in the monthly President's letter below)
ENA Annual Meeting Summary
The annual meeting of ENA was held on June 4th at Lairmont Manor. Lairmont Manor is such a lovely place to meet and for that opportunity we our thankful. Our speaker, Emily Kubiak from Sustainable Connections, spoke about the Community Energy Challenge. This program works with homeowners to help make your living space more comfortable, lower energy bills, conserve energy and inform homeowners of cost effective options. If you missed the presentation, visit the website at http://sustainableconnections.org/energy/energychallenge.
Elections were held at the annual meeting and we are happy to have 7 board members sharing ideas for the next one-year term. A special meeting was held in August to elect officers and we are grateful for the volunteers who step up to help keep the organization running. The Board decided to meet quarterly in the future, rather than monthly, since the neighborhood seems fairly quiet and well-connected with Nextdoor Edgemoor, the Edgemoor Conversations Blog and the neighborhood website. Meetings will continue to be held on the first Thursday in September, December, March and June. We discussed the organization’s purpose and focus as outlined in our bylaws. We welcome suggestions from Edgemoor residents for topics of discussion and presentations at upcoming meetings.
Other than that we had a relatively quiet summer. If you follow Nextdoor Edgemoor you probably noted the sporadic break-ins that continue to haunt the neighborhood. Be aware, lock doors, use outside lighting, and if you see anything that feels ‘off’ be vocal to the police and to neighbors.
There will NOT be a regular ENA meeting in September. Instead, there will be a celebration at Bayside Swimming Club on September 4, from 8-10pm, in honor of the first 10 years of Edgemoor Neighborhood Association. All Edgemoor residents are welcome to attend.
Read past issues of the ENA Newsletter by visiting the ENA Newsletter Archive
"Edgemoor Conversations" provides a venue for dialog about local issues. A summary of the Edgemoor Neighborhood Meetings are also posted here as well as invitatoins to local events. Check it out at www.EdgemoorNeighborhood.com/wordpress.
Egdemoor Nextdoor - The private social network for our neighborhood
Residents of Edgemoor neighborhood can post information on Edgemoor Nextdoor to let neighbors know about safety concerns, sell items, ask advice about services such as yard maintenance companies, painters, babysitters, etc. You must be a resident of Edgemoor Neighborhood to sign up for Edgemoor Nextdoor. Once registered, members can go into thier settings and establish how often they wish to be contacted with posts from Edgemoor Nextdoor...immediately, daily, weekly or not at all. So far over 350 residents have signed up on Edgemoor Nextdoor.
Sign up or log in at https://edgemoor.nextdoor.com/login/
Edgemoor Neighborhood Association Bylaws Update
The ENA Bylaws committee updated the bylaws which were developed in 2005 when ENA was formed. It become obvious that changes were necessary for ENA to be in compliance with requirements by the city and state and to better reflect the structure of the organization. The proposed changes to the ENA bylaws were presented at the ENA meeting in February of 2012 and were approved in March 2012. Here are links to the old bylaws, proposed bylaws and draft showing the old bylaws with proposed changes. In 2014 proposed changes to the Bylaws were made to clarify the election of officers.
Edgemoor Neighborhood Plan Update
The Edgemoor Neighborhood Plan was updated in 2011 and approved by Edgemoor residents in 2012, but was not docketed by the City of Bellingham for review in 2013, due to the zoning changes outlined in the plan. Further plan review has been put on hold until the city is ready to address the need for zoning changes.
Committee Contacts: , and .
Links of Interest:
For a listing of current Public Notices, visit: http://www.cob.org/cob/Pubnot.nsf
Post Point Sewer Treatment Plant
Planning underway for wastewater facility improvements
Every day, people in Bellingham wash dishes, shower, brush teeth, and flush sending between 8 and 72 million gallons of wastewater mixed with some stormwater, through a complex system of pipes and pumps to the Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).
What arrives in the wastewater (called load) is as important as the quantity (or flow). Some days the amount of solid and dissolved, organic material or Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) touches or exceeds the rated capacity of the plant.
Treated wastewater entering Bellingham Bay from our plant consistently meets or exceeds all state and federal standards designed to protect public health and the environment. However, as the plant reaches capacity for both "load" and "flow", we must make improvements to be able to continue to meet wastewater requirements and serve our community safely and effectively in the future.
To address this need, a City-hired consultant team has prepared several improvement alternatives for review and consideration.
Read the full article at http://www.cob.org/issues/wastewater.aspx.
Read the Frequently Asked Questions document HERE