The Monthly Business Meeting
of Edgemoor Neighborhood Association
was called to order at
on September 1st at the Fairhaven Park Pavilion.Interim President, Niall
Hackett was not able to be present to facilitate the
Grove, Interim Secretary, recorded the minutes.A quorum was present.
The minutes of the August 5th
meeting were summarized with a brief discussion about the Coast Guard presence at
the Ferry Terminal.The minutes were
approved as recorded.
Report of Officers
Treasurer, Lois Miles
presented the budget report and offered we now have 156 members.
Income - $90.00
Balance - $1675.52
detailed report was presented to the secretary to file.
Committee Chair, Kathy Kaiser discussed advertising for the October
meeting and determined there would not be enough time or enough help to get out
a neighborhood flier.In place she suggested
having a couple large signs made up and positioned to remind and attract new
members.In addition, meeting
information would posted in several papers.Kathy solicited ideas for the survey which the communication committee
would work on a formatting.Also Sandie
brought up the fact that committee chairs are not getting timely reports to her
for the newsletter.She once again asked
neighbors to offer news, neighborhood happenings, and articles for the
website.It is difficult to maintain the
site, keep it up to date and interesting without input.
Committee Chair, Laurie Renne,
was not present and there was no committee report.
and Land Use Committee report
was presented by Chair, Brad Rose.
(Before he actually got into his report we decided to give walk-in guest Sharon
Crozier a moment to talk with the membership – brief summary to follow Brad’s
report.)Brad brought up a few new
development issues listed below and detailed on the website.
vRequest for CUP to build an oversized 6500 sq.
ft. home at 415 Bayside
in plan for McKenzie Square to include 4-5 mixed use buildings with about 80
apartments and open parking.
request for 44 ft. height addition to the Waldron Building to allow for higher
ceilings inside units.
the plan to construct a parking lot beneath present lot left of the Waldron
Building.Apparently this would be a
private gated lot under city property with monthly parking permits and access
for Waldron Building tenants - not sure of all the details.
Neighbors filed an appeal with the Washington State Shorelines Hearing Board
which has scheduled a hearing for October 24-26 in Bellingham.Until then the Fairhaven Harbor project and
impending threat to Padden Estuary has been halted.
Crozier introduced herself and her plan to run against incumbent Louise
Bjornson for Bellingham City Council at large position.Sharon
worked to get 2 stroke engines off LakeWhatcom.She feels that there is a lack of leadership
and accountability in the city – only a couple council members really speak up
NOTE - Primary
Election Candidates Forum on Wed.,September 14,
to be held at County Council Chambers.
MembershipCommittee Chair, Sandie Koplowitz
reported that we have 156 members and she continues to invite new members to
Plan Update Chair, Brad Rose
moved the Vision of Edgemoor meeting
to October.He expressed the plan to
have a proctor layout and prioritize our “visions” for Edgemoor which would
become the foundation for the neighborhood planHe would announce the date at the October Annual Membership Meeting.
Safety Committee Chair, Veronica Douglas questioned spray paint on Hawthorn Road
indicating impending work.She went on
to report that she planned to contact a handful of people that expressed
interest in becoming block watch captains.She contacted Sergeant Richards
to report speeding and urged others to continue to report incidents in the
neighborhood.Members agreed the signs
do remind drivers to keep speed down and drive cautiously.
of Southside Neighborhoods– Brad Rose
briefly mentioned that Hal Hart spoke at the CSN meeting where he discussed the
Critical Areas Ordinance.
Horowitz (Responsible Development) took over as our ENA
representative to ABN.Thank you
Larry!ABN held a meeting on August 29th
to discuss the pace of development in Bellingham
and reach a consensus of action from the neighborhood associations.Concerns were voiced that included a lack of
confidence in the planning director, Jorge Vega.Larry also talked a bit about critical masses
and the fact that 1461 signatures on a petition could offer a powerful
possibility of having a speaker(s) educate membership about Greenways Legacy
at the Annual Meeting in October was brought up and met with interest.
Issues and Concerns (Old Business)
board discussed and determined the ENA Policy for Support to Outside
Organizations and Individuals.The
secretary would keep a record of this policy and any future policies in a file
for Policies and Procedures.
accept the following ENA policy:
Association Policy for Support to Outside Organizations and Individuals
vNo monetary support to any outside organization
vAny request for written or verbal support to an
outside organization or individual must be documented in the ENA newsletter and
on the website at least one week prior to the meeting at which the request will
be brought before the membership.
Motion was seconded by Veronica
Douglas and passed unanimously.
for Board Elections were not available from the nominating committee.Brien Thane
would be contacted to get nominees posted on website as soon as possible.The board members present at the meeting
agreed to continue with positions if so elected.
Meeting was adjourned at .
The next meeting scheduled
will be the Edgemoor
Annual MembershipMeeting to be held on
October 6that Lairmont Manor.Every resident of Edgemoor is invited and
encouraged to attend.