Mt Scott Arleta Neighborhood Association
September 4, 2013 Board members in attendance: Erika Wilson, Terah Beth Balzer Varga, Jonathan Brandt, Nicole Green, Meghan Humphreys, Jed Roberts, Marcel Hermans, Regan Hermans, Patrick Fuller Meeting started at 6:30. Stacey from SMART attended the meeting to ask for volunteers to help read with kids in the neighborhood
at two schools: Arleta K-8 and Woodmere Elementary. Need help for 40 kids at Woodmere; 20 at Arleta. Time commitment for a volunteer session is one hour at a time, once a week, mid October
mid-May, mostly with kids in K-3
grade. For those with changing schedules, SMART recommends considering being a substitute reader. There is a short training volunteers have to do; on how to read with kids and get them engaged. The website is www.getsmartoregon.org
Jed Roberts said the budget requests need to come in from all committees and subcommittees ASAP, so that action can be taken next month. Currently we have some numbers
Transportation, Communications, and Arleta Triangle have submitted requests. Other general requests include $500 for neighborhood socials and other events. Jed thinks we should also talk about fundraising opportunities next month. Erika is looking at possible partnership nights with Dutch Bros. and Round Table Pizza to get funds for the NA.
Terah Beth presented the gateway signage project that the neighborhood is applying for PDC grant funds for now. Looking to do two signs and lampposts on 72
, south of Foster, and also on Woodstock just west of 82nd (done on a light pole, made out of metal and built to last.) The lamps would ideally match the ones already in Lents in style. The Communications subcommittee has already committed $400 to the project, and there is a proposal to match that with another $400 from the general neighborhood fund. Jonathan wondered whether the developers who are looking to upgrade the two PDC properties would kick in fund
s or help with the project. Erika didn’t know if there were adequate funds available at
Hacienda to do any sort of financial assistance. Marcel suggested calling out in the grant that $400 is 10% of our overall budget / cash on hand to demonstrate our commitment to the project. Terah Beth made a motion to spend $400 from the general fund to put toward the general fund if we get the PDC grant for more of the cost. Nicole seconded the motion. Approved unanimously.
Ryan Givens from Foster Green Ecodistrict decided to create a master plan for Laurelwood Park that they will offer the City in the future. The next step is an endorsement (anytime we feel ready to approve) from the two neighborhoods (Foster Powell and Mt Scott Arleta). The main concepts of the