Edgemoor Neighborhood Association
Monthly Board Meeting
February 6, 2014
The meeting held in the Library at Fairhaven Middle School was called to order at approximately 7:00pm by ENA Vice President John Erickson. Lauri Grove recorded the minutes.
Guest: Fletcher Wilkinson (RE-Sources for Sustainable Communities)
In 2008, WA passed legislation to reduce state green house gas emissions and set target dates to meet this goal. At current rate we will fall short of those targets. Fletcher encouraged everyone to get involved by writing letters and voicing support to legislators directly, gathering signatures and working to build support for climate policy. There would be a climate action workshop at Re-Sources on Feb. 13th.
Guest: David Pillinger (Southside Living Magazine)
David attended our meeting to make the neighborhood aware that a new magazine would be going to print in April. The ad-driven magazine, Southside Living, would be distributed monthly to about 2960 residents. He offered that the magazine would highlight an area family on the cover and include free classifieds, real estate listings, and pertinent local news. Neighborhood associations could be a source for news, meeting schedules, points of interest etc…
Guest: Officer Harper and Sgt. Gutierrez
Sgt. Gutierrez replaced Sgt. Almers as lead for the Neighborhood Anti Crime Team. He accompanied Officer Harper to our meeting to introduce himself and his vision for the team. Officer Harper reported that there was little crime in January.
A question was raised about a Block Watch Program in the neighborhood. Sandie offered there was a link on the website to Block Watch and it was up to individual blocks to get one started. Officer Courtney was offered as a contact to get more information about the program.
Officer Harper and a couple other policemen are now testing magnetic body cameras - he passed his tiny camera around. Officers must give warning that conversations are being videoed and recorded. Camera recording cannot be edited or deleted but can be turn it off if requested. Eventually all officers would wear body cameras which would aid in reviews, statements and arrests.
Business part of the meeting…
Minutes: The December meeting minutes were approved
Treasurers Report: Diane MacLean
MNAC Report: Diane MacLean
Business and Issues:
Sandie is in the process of ordering 5 copies of Office 213 for $25. She would bring copies to meeting when received.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:15pm
The next meeting will be held 7-9pm on Thursday, March 6th in the Library at Fairhaven Middle School. Everyone is encouraged and welcomed to come meet your neighbors and get to know your neighborhood.
(Minutes are subject to approval)