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SNA minutes 2010.02

Samish Neighborhood Association (SNA)

Board of Directors Meeting

February 9, 2010

Call to order: President Greg McCracken called the meeting to order: BOD present is Greg McCracken, Steve Hood, Joe Carpenter, Dick Conoboy, Tom Roehl, April Markiewicz, Tim Wynn, Eric Weight, and Trinn Murray. Absent were Shirley Forslof, Gary Vodopich, Ned Hannah, and David Gilbertson. Neighborhood residents attending were Barry Alsos, Beth Fryback, Julia Howard, and Bob Wallin.

Public Comments: No public comments were made.

Old Business

President’s Announcement: Greg informed BOD of Planning Director (Tim Stewart) is considering providing a 2 year extension for development and land use permits.

Approval of January 2009 Minutes: A motion was made and approved unanimously to approve the January minutes.

Treasurer’s Report: April reported we have a total balance of $1,240.38 $65.21 of which is in savings, $10 petty cash, and the remaining $1,165.17 in checking. $600 expenditure requested for the SNA Newsletter, motion made and passed unanimously to approve newsletter cost. The Treasurer’s report was approved unanimously.

MNAC Report: Greg reported that Block Watch and Disaster Preparedness is the focus for 2010. He also noted a WWU club, Viking Commons Builders Club that has a quarterly trash pick-up plan. BOD discussed if consideration should be made to WWU students to be represented on BOD. Nicole in planning department updated the MNAC by saying the 2010 Planning agenda is getting shorter, the Barkley and Meridian Neighborhoods are being divided, and planners are taking on additional duties to plan urban villages. Linda Stewart is back in City Hall, but not working on Waterfront.

SNA Tax Status: April has reviewed the SNA’s Articles of Incorporation and sent the request for change in tax status to the Secretary of State.

Good Neighbor/Business Award: Trinn discussed looking for both businesses and community groups that contribute to a strong neighborhood. Ask the question, ‘How do businesses and or groups add or detract from the value of the neighborhood. i.e. Zoom, Zoom Coffee, not in neighborhood but do they add to quality of life. BOD noted that Haggen donates to our General Meeting’s every year. We discussed how we could leverage our relationship with us and they could leverage theirs too.

New Business

Newsletter: Pauline provided BOD with Newsletter Draft for Review.

Plan For General Meeting: General meeting in march moved back to March 17 too accommodate schedule conflict at Elks Lodge. We expect guest speakers like Assistant Fire Chief Andy Day to have a Disaster Preparedness table. University Relations VP Steve Swan will present too.

For the Good of the Neighborhood: Nothing to report.

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