Board Meeting December 14, 2015Attending: Rebekah Hanley, Kari Parsons, Nancy Meyer, Bill Aspegren, Carolyn Jacobs, Tim Shinabarger, Marsha Shankman, Malcolm Wilson, Laura Illig, board members; Connie van Flandern, SUNA member; Karen Hyatt, University of Oregon office of government and community relations.
UO Report– student day of service: Karen said the next student day of service is January 30th. Student volunteers will be doing projects in Washburn Park and Hendricks Park.
UO Report– Party log: Karen said the Eugene Police Department is continuing to provide a party noise/complaint report in a new format. It is in the format of a crime log applicable to the entire city regarding party and noise complaints. Karen said it lists incident number, type of event and citations issued.
UO Report– Hayward Field renovation: Karen said the UO Foundation Web site will soon have a Frequently Asked Questions section regarding the renovation. She said the City of Eugene will require a Traffic Impact Analysis of the renovation proposal. The foundation has hired Cameron McCarthy Landscape Architecture & Planning to manage the analysis. She said Cameron McCarthy will subcontract to a traffic engineering firm for the analysis. The Traffic Impact Analysis process includes public review. Karen said the UO will host a separate public meeting in February on campus for multiple neighborhoods and other stakeholders, independent of the TIA process.
Kari asked if there will be hearings on sound and lighting. Karen said not that she knows.
November board minutes: Bill called for approval or discussion of the minutes. Board approval was unanimous.
Board Appointment: Carolyn moved to appoint Connie to the vacant position on the board. Nancy seconded. Motion was approved by unanimous vote.
Eugene Neighbors, Inc. membership renewal — Bill said SUNA has membership in ENI and that he and Carolyn are contacts. Carolyn said ENI can be a vehicle for small contributions made out to Eugene Neighbors, Inc. with a memo that the contribution be dedicated to the SUNA account. Bill said that would only be if the donor wanted the contribution to be tax-deductible. Tim moved to renew membership. Carolyn seconded. Motion was approved by unanimous vote.
March 2nd General Meeting: Connie said she is willing to design a card announcing the meeting as long as she has necessary information by mid-January. Agenda will include board nominations. Marsha, Tim, Malcolm, Carolyn and Bill will have finished terms and can seek re-election. Connie will be up for re-election because she was appointed to finish a term that concludes in 2016. Other agenda items discussed include: parks; disaster preparedness; Hayward Field renovation update; Next Door South University Web site; Kesey Square development proposal; Neighborhood Watch; Little Free Library update; recent armed hold-ups in adjoining neighborhoods; the city parking permit program.
University Park — Connie said she wants to start a “friends of” group — Friends of SUNUP (South University Neighborhood University Park). She will ask a city staff member to attend the January board meeting to discuss it. She said the city is sifting through survey results regarding a 10-year parks plan and working to issue the plan in Spring 2017. She said she wants to create a survey for SUNA residents to help clarify what the neighborhood residents want the park to be and to include. She said she contacted a UO instructor who assigned a grad student to put together a survey. Connie said the survey needs concise questions; she asked board members to send her questions and to get them to her by Christmas week.
Little Free Library — Kari said the library site planned to be at Edison School requires a $40 registration fee. Members discussed using money from the SUNA treasury. Marsha said the treasury has only slightly more than $100 in it. Kari said she will do a penny drive at Edison to raise the $40.
SUNA Board Chair Succession– Kari moved that Nancy and Bill be appointed to serve as co-chairs. Laura seconded. Motion was approved by unanimous vote.
Next meeting is January 11.
Meeting adjourned at 8:52 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Tim Shinabarger, board secretary