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SNA minutes 2017-02

SNA Meeting February 16, 2017

SNA Meeting called to order. BOD present were Steve Abell, Nikki Long, Judy Brightman, Dick Conoboy, Tom Read, Kevin Probasco, and Joe Carpenter. Other attendees were Tom Dohman (resident) and Questen Inghram (WWU student).

Officer Osterkamp is at the Sudden Valley Neighborhood Association meeting tonight.

January 2017 SNA Meeting Minutes approved unanimously.

Treasurers Report: Tom reported that we did not have any deposits or withdraws, thus our balance from January was unchanged at $2,425.39.

Planning Commission Board change will go in to effect April 1, 2017. New requirement will allow no more than (3) representatives from the Real Estate and Development Industry. There are currently (2) openings and the mayor’s office has received 12 applications. 8 interviews have already started.

MNAC Update: MNAC meeting talked about the purpose of MNAC. There was also discussion about “Nextdoor” website. This information was provided by “Neighborhood Leads” that control the website in their respective areas. SNA BOD discussed our interest in having a SNA “Neighborhood Lead”. The last topic discussed at MNAC was school district changes happening in the northern part of the city.

March 16, 2017 General Meeting at the Elks Club was discussed. Joe made a motion to, “Recommend having the City of Bellingham Police Departments ‘Bearcat’ vehicle attend our meeting”. Motion was seconded, and voted on. Motion failed 4-3.

Steve asked for input from the board on the order of the agenda for our meeting. We decided to take care of SNA business before speaker presentations begin.

Dick met with Planning Director Rick Sepler and asked him if the city had any plans to sell COB owned property currently designated as ‘open space’. Rick said the city does not have any plans at this time.

University Ridge Development update: No update to provide at this time.

Dick noted that the city is drafting a vacation rental property ordinance and it will be implemented later this year. This includes properties offered by AirBnB, VRBO (vacation rentals by owner), and Craigslist.

ADU issues is still being discussed within the COB.

The COB has a group of WASU students reviewing the zoning in COB looking for overlap and ways to both simplify the zoning and set design standards that are more uniform.

Tom Dohman was nominated to serve on the SNA Board of Directors. We’ll vote for him at the annual meeting.

Judy informed the BOD that she will not seek reelection to the BOD. Kevin and Joe will seek another term on the BOD.

Meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

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