Mt Scott Arleta Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting October 3, 2012Meeting started at 6:30 p.m.Board members attending: Erika Wilson, Lisa Anne Ross, Jonathan Brandt, Dan Portis-Cathers, ScottVala, Meghan Humphreys, Jed RobertsMt Scott Community Center - Fall Festival / Halloween Carnival coming up soon. A flyer was passedaround with the details.Scott moved for a $30 gift certificate for Mt. Scott CC staffer Sarah, who was recently moved to a newlocation within Parks & Recreation. Jonathan seconded and the motion passed.
Erika said that she met with Brad Taylor, Crime Prevention, re: homeless folksin Park and Arleta Triangle. He has been talking to the Presbyterian Church, which is starting a Thursdaynight foot patrols. Erika offered the foot patrol option to the full group if anyone wants to start one intheir area.
s a Neighborhood Watch, but with the added element of walking around theneighborhood. Brad mentioned that a group (not sure what organization) is connecting withneighborhoods that border 82
Avenue, and are doing more foot patrols around 82
. Dan Portis-Cathers said that if someone finds a spot and no one responds immediately, they are likely to campthere for as long as possible.
Feast for Southeast Event (Nov. 22, 2 to 4 p.m.):
Louisa Lakos said they’re in the third year of
this freemeal program. Last year, 320 people showed up, of all walks of life. They will be offering hats, gloves,scarves and socks (but not canned food as last year.) They will have a few street team / canvassingparties at Pieper Café on the last two Saturdays in October, approaching businesses to ask forhelp/involvement. On the Saturdays in November, they visit homes in the neighborhood to invite themto the event. Last year, 80% of the houses where they spoke to someone had someone attend the actualFeast. Anyone can volunteer on the day of the event, including families with kids, and also donate fundsto the Feast. Louisa is asking for $300 for the meal from the Neighborhood Association. The overall costof putting it on is $20,000. The group agreed to discuss the Neighborhood Association contributionwhen we discuss the budget tonight.Scott Fernandez is running as a write in candidate for mayor due to the recent fluoridation issue. ScottVala said active campaigning is not allowed per nonprofit rules, at least according to SE Uplift. Cheri saidthat ONI said that candidates are allowed to visit. The neighborhood will get clarification about thiscandidate issue before the November election. Cheri has the referendum petition for people to sign if they want to put it on the ballot in May 2014.
Officer Declerque visited for Officer Staples. No stats were available for the meeting.He asked about graffiti, and Don said a couple of businesses have cleaned up since last month; most are
“tagger” graffiti rather
than gang graffiti as far as he can tell.
Foster Green EcoDistrict
Ryan Givens said this group wants to initiate projects in this area, includinghis project to a master plan for Laurelwood Park at Holgate and Foster. He is volunteering as a project