Edgemoor Neighborhood Association
Monthly Business Meeting
The Monthly Business Meeting of Edgemoor Neighborhood Association was called to order by Sandie Koplowitz at about on October 5th at the Fairhaven Park Pavilion. Lauri Grove recorded the minutes. We did not have a quorum present, but did have a nice turn out of members.
The minutes from the September meeting were approved as recorded.
Report of Officers
President:: In Brien Thane’s absence, Sandie gave an overview of the meeting agenda and recapped the various Board/Committee positions for the upcoming elections in November.
Treasurer: Lois Miles announced that there were no expenses this month. ENA received $30 in dues from 2 new members and $75.00 from the sale of “Drive 25” signs. A detailed report was filed.
Income - $105.00
Closing Balance - $2420.73
MNAC Representative: Brad Rose was not available. Pam Went noted that he asked her to attend the meeting scheduled in October and she agreed to send a summarizing report to Sandie for the website/newsletter. A reminder to read the current Just So You Are Aware newsletter.
Communication: Kathy Kaiser did not have any news to report.
Hospitality: – We are looking for volunteers to head this committee. Please contact a board member if interested. Elections will be held at the November 2nd meeting.
Growth and Land Use: Brad was not able to attend the meeting. Check the city’s website for growth related issues.
Membership: - Sandie reported we have approximately 150 members.
Neighborhood Safety: - Veronica Douglas has decided to step down from her position as Chairman of Neighborhood Safety due to lack of time. She has done a great job and contributed much to the Board of Edgemoor Neighborhood Association. We thank Veronica for all her enthusiasm and effort She will continue to sell the remaining inventory of ‘Drive 25’ signs.
- We are looking for volunteers to head this committee. Please contact a board member if interested. Elections will be held at the November 2nd meeting.
Plan Update – No report.
The September ‘Vision of Edgemoor’ meeting facilitated by Brad Rose was
a fun, informative start to updating our neighborhood plan. John Erickson and Martin Nickerson offered to
represent ENA at the
Chuckanut Mountain Park District - Bob Gibb updated ENA on the park districts progress. He informed us that a committee has been formed. The first meeting discussion centered around structure and policy. Designating district lines, developing neighborhood lists, and a door to door petition for signatures were mentioned in the future plan. His request to give about a 10 minute presentation at the next meeting was approved.
Coalition of Southside Neighborhoods – Pam reminded the group that CSN planned to meet with the Port and welcomed any involved/informed representatives from the 5 south neighborhoods. The premise of the meeting was to establish a partnership in planning future waterfront development. Pam also reported that CSN would host representatives from the Bellingham Herald at the October monthly meeting to discuss how to best work with one another concerning south side issues. She offered no decision had been made concerning leadership of CSN or changes to the meeting format – it remains a work in progress.
Academy – John
Erickson informed us that much material had been covered at the
The on-going business about Internet voting was continued. Brien did some research in an attempt to come up with language for the amendment. He e-mailed an example to the Board to work with and discuss at the meeting. Sandie offered better possible wording for the amendment. After a short discussion it was decided that due to lack of a quorum we could not vote to change the Bylaws at the Oct. meeting and that would not be a priority for the Nov. meeting.
Earlier in the meeting the upcoming elections were discussed and vacancies identified. At this time there was general discussion about the bylaws, the organization, agenda and proposed candidates. A nominating committee would put together possible candidates for the board elections at the November 2nd meeting. Please contact Sandie (or any officer) if interested in becoming actively involved with the association – Thank you!
Issues and Concerns
Yaver mentioned earlier in the meeting that he wanted it to go on record that
he was against the
Meeting was adjourned at approximately .
The next meeting scheduled would be the Edgemoor Neighborhood Association Annual Membership Meeting to be held on November 2nd from at Lairmont Manor. All Edgemoor residents are invited and encouraged to attend. Hope to see you there