The Monthly Business Meeting
of Edgemoor Neighborhood Association was called to order by Brien Thane at on June 1st at the Fairhaven
Park Pavilion.Lauri Grove recorded the
minutes.A quorum was present.
The minutes from the April
and May meetings were approved as submitted.
Report of Officers
President:: Brien Thane updated us about what had been
happening with the ‘1988-89 Agreements’ introduced by Sue Kahn at a previous
ENA meeting (a copy of these Agreements can be found on the Fairhaven Neighbors
website).A request was made to the
City and Port asking them to a review these agreements originally made with the
Concerned Southside Citizens.Brien reported
that the City responded with a memo citing what had or had not been done to
date.The City referred to several
additional documents, that they seemed to have in their possession, when
stating how the original agreements were fulfilled.However, a request for copies of this
additional documentation was not warmly received.After much solicitation a city staff member
contacted the South Neighborhood to let them know copies were being put
together and would be given to them.As
a point of interest, Joan Beardsley proposed a mediated meeting to discuss the
Agreements with CSN, herself, Tim Douglas, and a city administrator – the idea
Treasurer: Lois Miles announced a meeting planned this
month for the Finance Committee to get together to draft a budget proposal.
–$40 (payment for Articles of
$15 (membership dues)
Balance - $2401.42
MNAC Representative: Brad Rose attended the monthly MNAC meeting and briefed
us on a couple points of interest.Marilyn Vogel talked about a development design code project – which
would offer universal design standards for new construction.Greg Aucutt clarified the relationship between
development planning and codes and how it was all implemented.For additional information please read the
monthly Just so You are Aware
newsletter.In conclusion, there was a
good response to the survey (posted on our website) and neighbors can continue
to respond with their views. The purpose of the survey and what effect in would
have in planning was questioned.Brad
suggested, it offered the new City
Planning Director, Tim Stewart, a chance to hear what we like about living in
our neighborhood, our concerns, and recommendations to best deal with infill in
Communication: Kathy Kaiser reported that most of the
communication boxes located throughout Edgemoor have been removed.Many of them were broken and their original
purpose has been served.
– No report.
and Land Use: Brad
offered he was thinking about planning another Tour of Fairhaven for a nice evening this summer - that thought met
with a favorable response.He updated us
on a few issues and building activities affecting the Edgemoor community.The CUP for the 1100 sq. ft. building on Briar Rd.
was okayed.Work on replacing an old
broken pipeline that runs from the treatment plant to the water would
temporarily tear up a section of MarinePark.On June 14th two appeals
concerning Fairhaven Harbors would be brought before the Hearing Examiner.Pam Went
asked if we could put information about this hearing on the website and get it
out to the membership before the 14th.She agreed to write a short notice.
Safety: - No
Plan Update – No
of Southside Neighborhoods – Pam
reported that CSN had hosted several interesting speakers at recent
meetings.In April, Wendy Scherrer, the
Executive Director of Nooksack Salmon Enhancement was the featured
speaker.Her presentation included
information about the Chuckanut and Padden Creek Estuary.In May, the coalition was encouraged to
attend a meeting sponsored by a Puget Sound
action-team –a group working on an initiative to protect the Sound.Pam also mentioned that Glen Nardi and Julie
Shirley from the Bellingham Herald would speak at the July meeting.In conclusion, she informed us that CSN now
has an information folder at the Fairhaven Library.
Neighborhoods – We are still
soliciting a volunteer to represent ENA at the ABN
meetings.Meetings are held on the 4th
Tuesday of each month at .Please contact any officer if interested.
Thank you.Larry Horowitz and
attended the last meeting.Brad reported
that he read over and summarized the Edgemoor responses to the survey.He presented this information at the meeting
along with comments from the ENA Visions
meeting held several months ago.
on-going discussion of ‘Procedural Rules’
was reopened. Areas in question were the fiscal year, whether or not to
authorize phone and Internet votes, and how to handle Co-Chair votes.Motions were made with the exception of
whether or not to allow phone or Internet voting still in question.Kathy suggested a committee to work on
formulating some rules.Brien offered to
do some research in an attempt to find out what other organizations have
instituted for voting and draft up some procedures to review at the next
made by Brad Rose to designate the calendar year as our fiscal
year.He also moved to formally state
that only one vote is authorized per committee with Co-Chairmen.
This motion was seconded and approved
Issues and Concerns
of the Chuckanut Mountains Park District was presented and discussed at this
explained that he was part of a group working to research the possible
formation of a Park District to save the ChuckanutMountains
(which include Chuckanut Ridge and BlanchardMt.)He passed out information that profiled various types of park districts,
the advantages of forming districts and how that might be implemented. He set
up a film that was presented by Jerry Wilbour detailing the recreational use
and beauty of BlanchardMountain.Current critical issues, he mentioned,included the plan to log BlanchardMt.
and the proposed development of Chuckanut Ridge.
A Park District Levy could be used for acquisition and protection of these
natural resources in the district’s defined area.During the general discussion, Dr. Gibb
questioned whether Edgemoor would support such a levy - the group would like
feed-back from the neighborhood. He offered to write up some information to
post on the website that would include a provision for comments.
Meeting was adjourned at .
The next meeting scheduled
would be an Edgemoor Neighborhood Association
Business Meeting to be held on July 6th at Fairhaven Park Pavilion.All Edgemoor residents are welcome and
encouraged to attend.