present were: Margaret Bundy, Lauri Grove,
Minutes The minutes of the previous
meeting were reviewed and a motion was made by Sandie to approve. It was
seconded by Lois and approved by all by an oral vote.
President Adoption of ENA purpose: This purpose was used on our corporation application. The purpose is subject to change once a bylaw committee is formed and functioning.
To represent the needs and concerns of the residents in the
To improve the quality of life in our neighborhood.
To monitor all civic issues in order to promote the best possible solutions for our neighborhood and the community at large.
To encourage the residents of Edgemoor to actively participate in achieving this purpose.
Status of legal documents: Sandie has created a Legal
Document Notebook. She received a Certificate of Incorporation for a
non-profit corporation from
Neighborhood mailing list and map: The spreadsheet containing the ENA mailing list now has 877 names. Margaret offered to go to the Assessors office and get any missing addresses.
July 22 – Bellingham Planning Commission, , consolidation of neighborhood codes outside the neighborhood plan.
Treasurer Sandie opened a non-profit checking account with Peoples Bank for the
ENA. There are no fees for this account and no minimum balance. The
balance of this account is $105.00, received from dues. There is
currently $75.00 in expenses related to the filing of Legal Documents.
There are also accumulating expenses related to the printing of signs. There
will be future expenses of approximately $40.00 for the rental of a PO Box,
which is shared with
Membership: After a general discussion of membership, it was decided that either a property owner or resident could be a member of the ENA. It will not be necessary to be a member to vote. The membership fee will be $15.00. There is a need for a Membership Chair to provide checks and balances. The membership chair would manage the spreadsheet and encourage new members.
Website: Sandie asked that a request be made at the general meeting for people familiar with website development to help in the design and proofing of our website. Michael suggested that the website have a forum limited to members. Once a website committee is formed, they will decide if and how advertising will be incorporated.
General Meeting: Michael will facilitate the first general meeting. The introduction will acquaint attendees with the history and purpose of the ENA. We will then brainstorm issues and work in groups to identify action committees such as safety, traffic, view preservation, parks, growth and development, update of neighborhood plan, land use. Board Members will be elected and Committees formed
Publicity & Logistics: Laurie will send the first pass of a flyer to Sandie for review and editing. She will also contact Lairmont Manor to make sure it will be available for the meeting. Suggested dates are August 18, or August 25. Sandie will divide addresses in the mailing list in preparation for flyer distribution. She will also purchase 5-6 exterior flyer distribution boxes.
Planning Meeting The next planning meeting will be Monday, July 26th at Sherry's home, 628 Fieldston. The meeting will begin at . Sandie will work to have the flyers available at this meeting. Michael will have a preliminary agenda for the General Meeting for review.
Close Susan ended the meeting at