The Quarterly General
Membership Meeting of Edgemoor Neighborhood Association was called to order at on February 1st at Fairhaven
Pavilion.Kathy Kaiser facilitated the
meeting and Lauri Grove recorded the minutes. A quorum was present.
There was no January meeting
due to weather.The minutes of the
December meeting were approved as recorded.
Report of Officers
Treasurer, Lois Miles
reported that the ENA Neighborhood Mail-out went out in January and we received
$765.00 in 2007 membership dues to date.
- $442.15 (Neighborhood Mail-out)
MNACReport Brad started with a
warning that decisions would need to be made at this meeting!He reported something new for 2007 a
Neighborhood Support Grant offering $700.00 to help associations with various
business expenses.This grant could be
applied toward mail-outs, workshop registration fees, consultations, print
materials or such costs.The Small and
Simple Grant was also available and Brad noted the March 15th
deadline date for applications.Barbara
Zielstra offered an idea for use of this grant to landscape the Willow Rd entrance
to Edgemoor.She agreed to gather
estimated fees for discussion at the March meeting.Brad continued his report briefly mentioning
the new library planned drop off points that included WhatcomCommunity College
and Fairhaven Library.Fairhaven
Neighbors would be addressing height limits in updates to their neighborhood
plan.Now for the decision, Brad offered 2 choices for priority
consideration from the Bellingham Comprehensive Plan; 1) Street widening on
Fieldston Rd to accommodate a bike lane and sidewalk,2)
Improved pedestrian facilities on Bayside
Rd.When put to a vote, an majority chose the first of the two a vote
for neither was not an option.Finally,
he mentioned a Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program that would work toward
traffic calming issues in the community.Neighborhoods could submit, by April 30th, up to 3 priority non-arterial
areas of traffic concern for consideration and possible resolve (adding speed
bumps, flashing crosswalks ).Brad
directed that project to the Safety Committee to come up with items for
approval at the next meeting.
Reports of Committees
Neighborhood Mail-out went out in January.
Growth Sandie moved,
and the board accepted, Pam Went to replace Brad as Chair of Growth for the
remainder of the term.Pam jumped right
in with the buzz that the city was inclined to put the Haskell property rezone
on the back burner until Fairhaven Neighborhood had a chance to update their
plan.She cited a modest proposal made
for loft studio apartments on Old
Fairhaven Pkwy at 14th Street.In addition, a high impact development of
over 35ft. in height was proposed on 12th Street and
Donovan (at the gas station near the bridge).Pam will continue to monitor and keep us informed of growth issues in
and around the neighborhood.
Membership We have 54 new members.Sandie
brought sign up sheets for anyone interested in a committee.
Motion was made by KathyKaiser to approve $125.00 to be paid to Sandie for 2007 website expenses.
This motion was approved.
Safety Don reported that he and Brad had talked
about speeding problems in Edgemoor particularly on Fieldston Drive.Speed bumps had been questioned, but are not
allowed by the city on main arterial streets.They continue to work on safety concerns for various problem spots
throughout the neighborhood.
Chuckanut Mountain Park District
(CMPD) Bob Gibb
reported that the petition for signatures was completed and awaiting
approval.There would be a meeting for
petitioners to explain how to best handle the door to door request for
signatures and push for the needed numbers.
Planning Academy A date had not been set for the first
meeting.John and Martin asked that
anyone interested in updating the neighborhood plan contact them for more
offered letters from CSN that had ENA signature support to keep on in our
record file.She reported that no
decision had been made about the FairhavenHarbor redesign.The Waterfront Advisory Committee met to
present the work of their consultants on the Shoreline Master Plan.It was nice to see many community
recommendations were included in their power-point presentation As Pam said,
they heard us.Some neighborhoods in the coalition were
working on updates to their neighborhood plans and Fairhavens plan would address height
limits.In conclusion, Pam informed us
that CSN would not continue to meet monthly.CSN was now being organized by a steering committee made up of the five
presidents and some representatives who will handle the ongoing work of the
coalition.Community meetings would be
scheduled as relevant topics of general interest were identified.
ABN We are
still looking for a volunteer to represent ENA at ABN
meetings held on the last Tuesday of the month.
Yaver continued to collect e-mails or any information concerning the Chuckanut
Ridge development.A couple
correspondence (one questioning a traffic study) had come up that were rather
sketchy and he planned a meeting to request more information.In his opinion actions were stirring with
possible negative connotations.RD would
try to stay abreast of any activity on the Ridge.Pledges to help cover expenses were
welcomed.Sandie recommended looking at
the RD NOW website much work had
been put into updating information.
Brad Rose was elected as
Pam Went volunteered to Chair the Growth
(Although this did not happen at the meeting John Erickson
volunteered to be Vice President)
Issues and Concerns
public meeting held to gather input for land acquisition through Greenways III was brought up.Brad attended the meeting and summarized activities.Some questioned the direction of Greenways
especially concerning their commitment to land acquisition.
Meeting was adjourned at .
The next meeting scheduled
will be an Edgemoor Neighborhood Association
Business Meeting to be held from 7-9 on March
1st at Fairhaven Park
Pavilion.All meetings are open
to all residents and we encourage you to attend.