Edgemoor Neighborhood Association

Monthly Board Meeting

February 7, 2008


The monthly Board Meeting of the Edgemoor Neighborhood Association was called to order about 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2008 by President Brad Rose.  The only members present were: Brad Rose, Pam Went, Lloyd Grasdock, Joe Yaver and Kathy Kaiser.Since no quorum was present an informal discussion was held concerning Chuckanut Ridge, the Haskell property, a previously held CSN meeting and proposed building in the city.


Minutes:  The minutes of the January 3, 2008 meeting were accepted as submitted.


Reports of Officers

Presidentís Report: Brad reported that the EIS Scoping meeting was well attended.

He also mentioned that a neighbor contacted him regarding a burned out auto that has been sitting in a driveway near the pool for several months requesting that he assist in having the auto moved.  Brad called the homeowner who wasnít home and left a message to contact him.  A brief discussion ensued regarding ENAís role in this situation.

Brad also relayed information from a meeting sponsored by the Parks and Recreation department soliciting input from the neighbors regarding what type/size/number/location of park area is needed to accommodate our growing city. Joe attended and reported that the Parks department was very open to citizenís input and wanted those in attendance to consider what type of facilities would meet their needs if money and politics werenít issues. References were made to the north/south divide which it was agreed was detrimental to the city wide planning and should not be referenced in the future.


The MNAC retreat will be on February 23 which Brad will attend as our ENA representative and Pam Went will be in attendance as our alternate.

MNAC Report: Brad mentioned that the Small and Simple grant applications are due Feb. 15th. Since we are not ready with a plan it was agreed to try and start working on this procedure in September in preparation for 2009 funding.

Neighborhood traffic safety ideas are due April 1st.  Suggestions need to be submitted so it was suggested that both the Safety Committee and the Neighborhood Plan Committee be contacted as they have previously both gathered information concerning traffic safety in the neighborhood. 

Brad also mentioned that TIP review suggestions for general road improvements are due March 1st.  Last year we submitted a request for a sidewalk on Fieldston Road.  Due to some confusion the city took our request to mean from Lairmont to the end of Fieldston which was an extremely costly project.  This year we are going to make our request clear, a sidewalk from where it ends on Fieldston by Lairmont Manor to Willow Road where it would meet an existing sidewalk.


Treasurerís Report:  Lois submitted a report to Brad reporting that the balance in the ENA account is $4.032.96. It was mentioned that ENA needs a new treasurer as Lois, after providing excellent service to ENA, would like to focus on the Disaster and Preparedness Committee.


Communications Committee: No report

By-laws Revision: It was decided not to pursue a by-laws change regarding payment of dues as a requirement to be a voting member of ENA and it was suggested that dues not be collected this year. It was brought up that we need to decide whether or not e-mail voting by the Board should be added to the by-laws. Discussion followed.


Disaster Preparedness Committee: No report. Refer to the newsletter for information.


Growth and Land Use Committee: No report. Refer to the newsletter for information.


Membership Committee: No report


Neighborhood Plan Committee: No report


Safety Committee: No report


Chuckanut Mountain Park District:  See newsletter for information


March 6 Annual Membership Meeting: It will be held at the Fairhaven Park Pavilion at 7 p.m.  Officers will be elected.  Brad will contact Rand Jack of the Whatcom Land Trust to see whether he is available to speak.


Closing: The meeting was adjourned about 8:30 p.m.


The next meeting scheduled will be an Edgemoor Neighborhood Association Annual Membership Meeting to be held from 7-9 p.m. on March 6th at Fairhaven Park Pavilion.  All residents are encouraged to attend.


Respectfully Submitted,

Kathy Kaiser

Standing in for Lauri Grove