Attending: Cindy King, Jim Beauchemin, Joan Miller, Tom Fisher, Kelsey Schwartz, Kathy Roche
Todd Dunkelberg, J. Cunningham, Bob Townsend from ODOT
Also attending: +61
New library – Todd Dunkelberg.
10K library cards per year. Other things: outreach, book club, senior, reach almost every student in Deschutes county, over 100,000 attend programs, author-author program raises money, law support, social services connections, invested in e-books, e-audio, 1st run movies, increase in attendance because more can attend, can browse for up to 30 minutes, reduced hours, and no volunteers,
Move staff out of downtown bend library, so will increase space available to public. New library will be a central library for Deschutes Library. On the edge of Boyd Acres. Expanded children’s areas in all buildings. Need to get the planning done to add to the city. Want to have this completed within 5 years. Will add some staff –maybe 15-20. CET will have service nearby. Lots of questions.
Intend to reduce congestion, reduce signal associated crashes, provide predictability, improve bicycle and pedestrian access. It is using grant money from the feds, Trimmed down and changed from previous plan. Goal is start next march. Try to give folks 18 months to move. 97 will be realigned and will be separated from Cooley. Will have some different options from 3rd to 97. Cooley and BNSF will remain as is. 30 million to separate and would eliminate several houses. Do not want to put heavy truck traffic on Cooley. Want trucks to use Empire or a proposed northern connection between Cooley and Old Deschutes. Acquiring property between 97 and the RR. Completion by 2024. Extension of bus system – the library and Empire improvements are being discussed. Should be less noise with fewer intersection as braking and stopping are major noise components.
Finances –no new proposed expenditures. We have a category for the website.
Land Use -quite a bit of activity. Mostly amendments to Bend code to make it less ambiguous. Feb 23 hearing for more code amendments, article 11 for Juniper Ridge overlay, JRAB presented to council on Dec 14th, some recent land sales, new building.
Site plan in Brinson Industrial Park, very typical – 5 bay light industrial Jan 22? No surprises expected
New bldg. on Hunnel Road across from Les Schwab, rental business,
Extending the timeline and the area around the development notification requirements extended.
Research in JR Cascade integration controls developer. Blasting at east end of Cooley.
Planning Dept has new online portal. Only been up a week or 2.
NLA – Kathy. NLA is a city-chartered committee that has a representative from each Neighborhood Association and works on city wide issues.
Affordable housing presentation, responses due on NSSP, managed camps, 3rd item.
NSSP- yes stick with original submission.
Communications report - Tom
Tom –logo for letter - Joette –on file at mail company. Will use email.
It will be interesting to see what happens with Covid fines.
It will be interesting to see what will happen to Nels Anderson.
NART Neighborhood Association Round Table– meets monthly. Discussed the tree code proposal. Not sure the new councilors know what NA are. Open to all. BANA needs to discuss the managed camps talking points and reply.
Taylor Dyer resigned from the board. Too much challenge in managing his businesses and attending BANA meeting.
Joan Miller has also tendered her resignation as of our annual meeting in June.
Recruit new members.
Allocate money- a motion was made to allocate money to work on the webpage. The motion was seconded and passed. Jim requested we get a proposal for what is needed.