The Board Meeting of
Interim President, Sue Tercek and
Interim Co Secretary,
The Meeting was called to order by Parliamentarian, Brian Thane.
The Minutes of the September 22nd Board Meeting were approved as recorded.
Opening Balance $1445.00
Closing Balance $1086.36
A detailed report was presented to the President and Secretary to file.
ENA has collected $1445.00 in dues to date from approximately 95 members.
Interim President, Sue Tercek presented important details from the October meeting of Association of Bellingham Neighborhoods. She also informed us of several City Council Public Hearings coming up this month and recommended checking the city website for details. Sue suggested that later in the evening, we discuss having speakers at future meetings
Bylaws committee report was
presented by Chair,
Communication Committee report was
presented by Chair,
v Paul Stephenson suggested that we outreach and consider communicating with city officials on a regular basis. This was discussed and will be formalized as an agenda item at the next meeting.
v A budget request for an annual mailing and a sign was tabled at this time also to be discussed at the next meeting.
Motion by Donna Grasdock, requesting a $100.00 budget for communication supplies.
Motion amended to state that a receipt must be presented to treasurer for payment.
Motion passed unanimously.
Motion passed unanimously
Growth/Land Use Committee report was
presented by Chair, Brad
Membership Committee report was presented by Chair, Sandie Koplowitz. Meetings for the Membership Committee are now combined with the Communication Committee. Membership is trying to increase interest in this committee as well as increase ENA membership. They would like to publicize at Bayside pool and introduce ENA to other neighborhood organizations. Membership will continue to work in conjunction with Communication.
Safety Committee report was
presented by Co Chair, Donna Grasdock with help from
A block watch meeting to be coordinated with surrounding neighborhoods is planned on January 10th at the Fairhaven Library.
Motion by Paul Stephenson to advocate for sidewalks on Fieldston from Lairmont Manor to Willow.
Motion by Donna Grasdock to advocate for a 4 way stop at the intersection of Willow and Fieldston.
Motion by Donna Grasdock to pursue a crosswalk on Chuckanut Drive between Willow and Fairhaven Park.
Motion by Donna Grasdock that ENA approve a $30.00 budget to cover Block Watch meeting expenses and a map.
View Committee report was presented by Chair, Paul Stephenson. The committee is very interested in introducing a peer mediation mechanism to the neighborhood. Please check the View Committee site for details. The request to send 4-5 volunteers to a training program at the cost of $20.00 per person was discussed at length. Several ideas were brought up for consideration. Paul agreed to contact others that have completed the training to speak to the group. He will also find out how other neighborhoods have approached and settled disputes.
v Please continue to check the website for additional committee news and meeting details.
At this time, Sue Tercek solicited guidance from the membership on whether to have outside speakers at meetings. She questioned ideas and concerns that might be addressed. Several were sited. To start, Paul will contact a “Peer Mediator” to explain the benefits of the training process at the December meeting. Going forward speakers will be introduced at the beginning of the agenda.
Is ENA planning an active approach to what is happening around the Edgemoor neighborhood? For example, development in Fairhaven and possible building across Chuckanut might have a great impact on us all. How can we get a heads up?
In reply, we will try to decide how to best meet with city officials in an attempt to stay abreast of what is happening in Bellingham and to advocate our vision for Edgemoor. Every resident is welcome to join in with ideas and become active.
ENA meetings will be held at Fairhaven Pavilion in Fairhaven Park on the 1st Thursday of each month. All residents are welcome to attend meetings
v Next meeting is on December 2nd at 7:00.
Meeting adjourned by general consent at 9:10.
Thank you for attending.