Executive Board Meeting January 11, 2016
Attending: Members: Bill Aspegren, Tim Shinabarger, Carolyn Jacobs, Kari Parsons, Pamela Miller, Nancy Meyer. Guests: Karen Hyatt, University of Oregon office of government and community relations
December 14 board meeting minutes: Bill moved to approve the revised draft minutes, Kari provided a second. Approved by voice vote.
UO Report: –Hayward Field renovations: Karen said consultants Cameron McCarthy will submit a Traffic Impact Analysis application to the City of Eugene by March 1st. Karen hopes to hold a meeting in late February to discuss Hayward issues with neighbors and other stakeholders.
Kari asked about legal aspects of asking for an Environmental Impact Study including noise effects.
Pamela asked if there is something the UO Foundation can do to decrease the magnitude of amplified sound reaching affected neighborhoods.
Agate Hall renovations: Karen said the building is being renovated so the American English Institute can move into Agate Hall. Work already started and is expected to continue into summer.
Little Free Library at Edison School: Kari said Bill and others would repurpose a small existing structure to serve as the library structure. Edison decision-makers approved her proposed penny drive and she will start fundraising the week of January 18th. Costs might total $52.45. She said the penny drive should cover most or all of the costs. The board members consented to cover any costs not covered by the penny drive.
University Park: Kari said board member Connie Van Flandern is deploying a survey digitally to canvass neighbors for what we want for the park and was accepting comments through January 13th. She said Connie wants to subscribe to the hosting site “Survey Monkey” for two months to do this. Cost for two months = $52.
Community Based Planning – Talk at Tsunami: Bill, Nancy and Carolyn will attend.
Upcoming General Meeting: Nancy said the last general meeting included only a few short presentations by a limited number of speakers, allowing a lot of time for attendees to go to information tables. She asked if that is a formula we should emulate for the upcoming March 2nd meeting. Response was positive. Tentatively, speakers and topics include:
Edison News – Principal Tom Horn;
Next Door (Web site) — Connie Van Flandern;
Little Free Library – Kari or Connie;
SUNA board nominations;
Hayward Field Renovation — Karen or UO Foundation;
City Council update – Councilor Alan Zelenka;
University Park — UO faculty member Ron Lovenger or others.
Tentatively, tabling groups include: SUNA;
Good of the Order: Tim said he will not be running or seeking re-election to the board in the upcoming board nomination process.
Minutes submitted by Tim Shinabarger, board secretary