Don L. called a work session part of the meeting to order at 4 pm.
Jim B. provided copies of the application to the Civic Equity Project. Contact person Joette S. explained that total commitment to the 2-year project by BANA would depend on further information provided at an introductory meeting May 8th. Jim B. pointed out the mission statement he drafted in the application is subject to later discussion. There was consensus to support participation in the project in order to become a more effective organization.
Plans for the annual picnic were discussed. A motion was made, seconded, and passed by majority to spend up to $500 on food, facility, promotion and program on the picnic. Joette S. offered to pursue speakers starting with new mayor, our liaison councilman and State Senator of district 53, and a representative school board member. Program time will be reserved for BANA business including a survey regarding the new website and elections. Current members expressed interest in remaining on the board but it was suggested that expanding the board to 7 could be voted on at the annual meeting. Larry K. said a postcard should be presented to Bend Mailing Service by June 6 for mailing by June 12. Content will be primarily the annual meeting announcement. Larry K. will be back in town to send a newsletter in June to encourage nominations for board and push members to review new website. Don L. offered to research Port o Subs for food options. Don L. proposed a board meeting 4 pm June 5th at Wubba’s to finalized plans.
At 5 pm Don L. introduced guest speakers from 10 Barrel, Kyle McKee, Andy Goggins and Jack Blake. They were excited to announce imminent opening an expanded packaging facility and pub and that parts of the new facility may be previewed at the upcoming Ten Year Anniversary Party May 13th. They responded to questions regarding new jobs, parking availability, traffic and noise impacts on the neighborhood.
Joette S provided copies of the status of rollover grant project that is nearly complete and coming in below budget.
Jim B reported on land use activities including a liquor license request of Mountain Air Trampoline for which he provided feedback, expansion of a home park north of Cooley and other projects in the LI areas of the neighborhood. His report also included his attendance of a bicycle trail planning meeting directed by Robin Lewis and plans to attend a downtown parking strategy meeting May 11th and a pocket park inquiry on Boyd Acres. There were questions about construction on Layton and the traffic and visual impact of such.
Larry K reported a member request to visit website www.Change.org, search for “Ranch Village” and petition for a “Safer Neighborhood” as result of serious concerns about the safe route for students on Egypt. Larry K. also reported the need for designate representation at an upcoming Neighborhood Association Round Table meeting May 18th, 4pm and City Council boardroom. Lacking time for the rest of the agenda, Don L. tabled a discussion of a Clean Up Project and adjourned the meeting at 6 30 pm.
Respectfully submitted, Larry Kierulff, BANA Secretary