Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association 2019-10-21T06:29:05-04:00 Boyd Acres Neighborhood urn:uuid:a2f47361-1aef-4da3-8efc-eae2ec2f7a70 Board Meeting Minutes urn:uuid:1a3dadf8-41e8-400f-8d09-2d624b5a86652016-01-25T00:00:00-05:00 North Fire Station BANAminutes urn:uuid:2abcf8d1-7541-4a47-a236-9943e30d1cb92016-03-28T00:00:00-04:00 North Fire Station Conference Room Board Meeting urn:uuid:a132865e-2d6b-4182-9141-6e69e587898b2016-04-25T00:00:00-04:00 North Fire Station Conference Room General Membership Meeting of Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association urn:uuid:44d3d435-e120-4889-91cd-f305eb5ee0472016-06-27T00:00:00-04:00 Pine Nursery Park Picnic Pavilion Open Board Meeting of Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association urn:uuid:eef6e13d-7f94-4b99-af2c-98b37390a2cd2016-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Wubbas BBQnbsp; Shack, 63055 Layton Ave Open To All Board Meeting of Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association urn:uuid:11bc2d8a-5a1d-4482-86ef-8f8298d49ada2016-10-10T00:00:00-04:00 North Fire Station Conference Room, 63377 Jamison, 97701 Neighborhood Meeting with the Board of Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association urn:uuid:5bf10b0d-7d87-4faf-9f85-3eb983beec412016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00 North Fire Station Conference Room, 63377 Jamison, 97701 Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association Meeting urn:uuid:cd68a2c5-84b5-443c-88d0-d7aeb5269e7b2016-12-12T00:00:00-05:00 North Fire Station Conference Room, 63377 Jamison, 97701 Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association Meeting urn:uuid:12ce78c8-f9f9-4550-baa7-75287aa7d9472017-01-09T00:00:00-05:00 North Fire Station Conference Room, 63377 Jamison, 97701 Snow Removal on Private Roads urn:uuid:7b368ee7-8a75-4d9c-9d33-82ec53eed7842017-01-19T00:00:00-05:00 Many BANA residents, overwhelmed by the snow, have asked for help getting their Homeowner’s Association or the City in snow removal.nbsp; We asked the City what the policy is and here is the response from Joshua Romero, Community Relations Manager BANA BOARD MEETING urn:uuid:aa26a7f3-9f12-4fe3-bb78-a0fe5a01645b2017-02-07T00:00:00-05:00 145 pm February 7, 2017Looking Glass Cafe 150 Bend River Mall DrIn attendance: Don Leonard, Joette Storm, Jeff Silverman, Larry Kierulff, Jim Beauchemin,Scott Hammers ​More Schools and a Bigger Better Senior Center urn:uuid:3a87ca37-5974-4cb4-8b2e-24b9c9fcef232017-02-15T00:00:00-05:00 Bend voters will be faced with a May 16 ballot initiative to sell $268.3 million in bonds to finance new schools in the Bend-La Pine School District. That issue and plans to expand the Senior Center will headline the agenda at BANA’s March meeting. BANA BOARD MEETING urn:uuid:a4c9416c-82c5-4d57-a4f8-d4b582c970cd2017-02-20T00:00:00-05:00 Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association Board Meeting2 pm February 20, 2017Storm Residence,nbsp;63214 Brightwater DrIn attendance: Chair Don Leonard, Secretary Larry Kierulff, Vice Chair Joette Storm, Land Use Chair Jim Beauchemin, Jeff Silverman and James Hutchens Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association Meeting urn:uuid:233e2806-8787-4bcf-a27b-b69c0316d43b2017-03-24T00:00:00-04:00 Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association Meetingnbsp;5 pm March 13, 2017Looking Glass Cafe, 150 River Mall Rdnbsp;In attendance: Chair Don Leonard, Secretary Larry Kierulff, Vice Chair Joette Storm, Land Use Chair Jim Beauchemin, Jeff Silverman, guest speakers Shay Mikalson, Quinn Keever, Jim Figurski and 9 others from the sign up sheet.nbsp; BANA Joins Civic Equity Project urn:uuid:3e7feb3a-2f06-4f9c-a9d7-047bd31ea1022017-05-01T00:00:00-04:00 BANA has been selected to participate in the Civic Equity Project along with other organizations. This is a project launched by Bend2030 and Opportunity Knocks.nbsp; CITY COUNCIL BUDGET MEETINGS urn:uuid:d5667254-c248-42cb-81b3-a500a816d71b2017-05-01T00:00:00-04:00 urn:uuid:f323e84a-07b5-4ecf-8a30-5f3385afe2492017-05-11T00:00:00-04:00 nbsp;Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association Meeting4 pm May 8, 2017North Fire Station, 63377 Jamisonnbsp;In attendance: Chair Don Leonard, Secretary Larry Kierulff, Vice Chair Joette Storm, Land Use Chair Jim Beauchemin, Jeff Silverman, guest speakers from 10Barrell and 8 others from the sign up sheet. nbsp; Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association Meeting urn:uuid:7e4613d8-00b0-477b-9dfc-699bd59e3e942017-05-11T00:00:00-04:00 In attendance: Chair Don Leonard, Secretary Larry Kierulff, Vice Chair Joette Storm, Land Use Chair Jim Beauchemin, Jeff Silverman, guest speakers from 10Barrell and 8 others from the sign up sheet. Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association Board Meeting urn:uuid:81873d38-e0c5-4681-90c7-4c2c0819c80a2017-06-11T00:00:00-04:00 In attendance: Chair Don Leonard, Secretary Larry Kierulff, Vice Chair Joette Storm, Land Use Chair Jim Beauchemin, Jeff Silverman. nbsp; BANA Helps Bikeways For Everyone Project urn:uuid:c58d7d74-7424-45af-94ba-bfd3977477c92017-06-11T00:00:00-04:00 City of Bend Bicycle Sounding Board met April 26th for a "Bikeways for Everyone" project kick-off meeting with various community representatives, including BANA.nbsp; Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association Annual Membership Meeting 5 pm, June 26, 2017 urn:uuid:bff400ee-6c1d-4c90-ae69-e47944895a2f2017-07-19T00:00:00-04:00 In attendance: Chair Don Leonard, Secretary Larry Kierulff, Vice Chair Joette Storm, Land Use Chair Jim Beauchemin, Jeff Silverman, guest speaker Mayor Casey Roats and 45 others who signed innbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association Membership Meeting 5 pm, July 10 2017 urn:uuid:38c36892-6e76-4312-ac8e-d70ffecad0e12017-07-19T00:00:00-04:00 In attendance: Chair Don Leonard, Secretary Larry Kierulff, Vice Chair Joette Storm, Land Use Chair Jim Beauchemin, Jeff Silverman and guest speaker Julie Craig, Also present were 19 others (14 of whom signed in). nbsp; Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association Board Meeting 10 am, July 18 2017 urn:uuid:36242f2d-b118-4c57-a627-e90037f7cdbb2017-07-19T00:00:00-04:00 In attendance: Chair Don Leonard, Secretary Larry Kierulff, Vice Chair Joette Storm, Land Use Chair Jim Beauchemin, Jeff Silverman and board applicant Matt Bryant Mirror Pond Restoration Plan urn:uuid:a2664b56-45a6-437d-9c70-66edd0ed7d442017-08-18T00:00:00-04:00 How will Mirror Pond change. Bend is Changing Fast urn:uuid:fb084517-7258-47b5-8398-38f65a5b393f2017-08-19T00:00:00-04:00 Come to the Monday, September 18 BANA meeting - 5 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 63129 Boyd Acres Rd. nbsp;Erin Foote Morgan, Move Bend Coalition, will talk about opportunities to influence the major transportation plans being developed by City, State and County agencies. nbsp; nbsp;nbsp; Roundabout Art in Bend urn:uuid:dbc4d2ea-987a-4b60-ae2a-ca6c2899335e2017-08-27T00:00:00-04:00 Bend residents love the sculptures that grace many roundabout plazas in our community.nbsp; They range from classic to fanciful geometric shapes.nbsp; BANA residents wish to have art in the roundabout at Empire and 18th streets.nbsp; Meet Our Newest Board Member urn:uuid:a4590297-c346-43d0-b30f-6a3ae75ed5ca2017-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Long time Boyd Acres resident, Cindy King, has become the seventh member of the BANA board.nbsp; Cindy has raised four sons in the neighborhood while working as a health coach and energy therapist. Construction Crews Working in Boyd Acres urn:uuid:9eeac54a-5862-48bf-a20d-7bcbca81b3ca2017-09-03T00:00:00-04:00 New construction is happening all around Boyd Acres, from sidewalks along Empire to a cluster of apartment buildings. nbsp;Robal Road Village is a multi-building outdoor mall on Robal Road and Third St. nbsp;It will boast three restaurants, an Ulta Beauty store and more than 26,000 square feet of shops.nbsp; change this urn:uuid:353e87b6-457f-4e29-a61f-8585756ea7f62017-09-20T00:00:00-04:00 September 18, 2017 meeting urn:uuid:d5290999-959a-4598-b192-5cd692296c152017-09-20T00:00:00-04:00 Erin Foote Morgan, Bend 2030, shared plans to engage the entire community in transportation planning so that all the needs and concerns can be considered by city, state and county planners. Rock Ridge Park a Hit with the Neighbors urn:uuid:cbc255d6-1df6-4ca8-995f-d8bd0d5707bd2017-09-24T00:00:00-04:00 In case you missed it, the new park at Egypt and 18th streets has opened and is already seeing lots of use. nbsp;The Community portion of the park has a skateboard rink and mini disc golf course as well as a bike skills course. Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes 5 pm Monday October 9, 2017 urn:uuid:04bf4765-0983-4231-9e6c-56332cabff052017-10-23T00:00:00-04:00 nbsp;In attendance: Chair Don Leonard, Secretary Larry Kierulff, Vice Chair Joette Storm, Land Use Chair Jim Beauchemin, at large board members Jeff Silverman, Matt Bryant and Cindy King, Other attendees numbered 22 per signup sheet. nbsp; Orchard District Promotes Good Samaritan Program urn:uuid:4b80b877-31d1-458e-a1b6-5382406fd9912017-10-25T00:00:00-04:00 In our neighboring area to the south, Orchard District, the residents have a Good Samaritan program that helps elderly and home bound residents during winter months.nbsp; Residents adopt a neighbor and assist them clearing a driveway or sidewalk and checking on the person periodically.nbsp; nbsp; OSU Conducts Campus Planning Session urn:uuid:cb15d15d-e3ac-4333-9f88-cd201dd81eb12017-11-15T00:00:00-05:00 November 15, 5:30 p.m.nbsp; nbsp; 650 SW Columbianbsp; November 13, 2017 Minutes urn:uuid:1b0d6c9c-b7f7-431b-923c-f1a30b236a492017-11-15T00:00:00-05:00 Attendees:nbsp; Don Leonard, chair, Joette Storm, vice chair, Jeff Silverman, Matt Bryant, Cindy King, Jim Beauchemin, land committeenbsp;nbsp; Excused: Larry Kierulffnbsp;Joshua Romero, city of Bend, Eric King, city of Bend, Tim Dragila, Carol Ganzer, John Parker, Jeremy Saltzman, Deb Saltzman, Erin Serra, Ani Kasch, Kathy Roche Bend Police Initiate Proactive Policing urn:uuid:78c4f309-a577-491d-93c3-bb48610714032017-12-13T00:00:00-05:00 Speaking at the December meeting Sgt Landolt said the department is using statistics on crime patterns to better target problems and seek long term solutions.nbsp; One example is transient camps. We don't want to just move the problem to another area or town, we want to connect the campers with social services so they can find housing and health care. Deschutes County Sheriff Forming Disaster Response Corps urn:uuid:c2bfb6ee-7c8a-4014-a18c-fb9b5ee616502017-12-13T00:00:00-05:00 The County Sheriff's Office proposes to form a Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD) corps to improve response and recovery in times of disasters. The collective of volunteer organizations, faith-based communities, non governmental, fraternal and government organizations would communicate, collaborate and coordinate in times of fires, earthquakes, floods or snow events. Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association Meeting Minutes December 11, 2017 urn:uuid:ec4291e3-8933-47a8-b142-0f98bfd524372017-12-14T00:00:00-05:00 Attendees:nbsp; Don Leonard, chair, Joette Storm, vice chair, Jeff Silverman, Jim Beauchemin, land committee, Larry Kierulff, Secretary, Joshua Romero, city of Bend, Mike Landolt, Bend Police and 4 other sign-ins. Is Moving Around Bend Getting to Be A Problem? urn:uuid:69b62fe9-546d-4e7c-9e84-70b5631bfde72017-12-21T00:00:00-05:00 In the coming months transportation planners in the City, State and County governments will be asking your input on updating their transportation plans.nbsp; Money from the State Legislature and tax revenues will be available for new projects. How do you think they should be spent?nbsp; Career Focused High School Programs Come to Boyd Acres urn:uuid:ef6dee05-7b7b-4646-a8c5-c19f3791c2652017-12-22T00:00:00-05:00 Bend La Pine School District plans to locate two new high schools in the BANA industrial area at 20730 Brinson Blvd in an existing warehouse structure.nbsp; Sharon Smith, District land use attorney, presented information about the schools at a Dec. 20 meeting at Ponderosa Elementary.nbsp;The new programs, named Realms and Skyline high schools, will provide options for students other than the larger neighborhood high school environment. They will offer an "incubator type environment", according to Smith, with curriculums focusing on 21st century career readiness and project-based learning in real world settings.nbsp; The entrepreneurial and experiential based learning will allow students to design and personalize their curriculum, supported by community members in relevant industries.nbsp; Build Your Own Emergency Kit urn:uuid:7fd296f2-a71e-4bcd-b0a9-52c92cc0dfaa2018-01-10T00:00:00-05:00 Deschutes County Emergency Management Coordinator Ashley Volz is publishing a multi week plan for how to build a personal or family disaster kit.nbsp; She is posting weekly tasks on Nextdoor social media site.nbsp;nbsp;Kits should include personal items like medications, hygiene items and warm clothing as well as food, water, and pet food.nbsp; 18th Street Sports Complex urn:uuid:dc9372a1-9803-431e-b8cb-49a7bc330d432018-01-10T00:00:00-05:00 The giant structure going up on 18th Street is slated to be a private pickle ball club built by the same person whonbsp;donated $250,000 to Bend Parks and Recreation last year for additional pickle ball courts in Pine Nursery Park.nbsp;The facility is rumored to have a trampoline area as well.nbsp; Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting 5 pm January 13, 2018 urn:uuid:d43da781-45af-401f-b293-dab8d24c098b2018-01-18T00:00:00-05:00 nbsp;In attendance: Chair Don Leonard, Secretary Larry Kierulff, Vice Chair Joette Storm, Land Use Chair Jim Beauchemin, board members Jeff Silverman, Matt Bryant and 12? sign-ins. Be a Ham Radio Operator in One Day urn:uuid:42ae75a1-e657-487d-967f-3c104c36d4e72018-01-19T00:00:00-05:00 COCC will offer a one-day class on February 10, 8:30- 5:30.nbsp; nbsp;In times of disaster cell phones and land lines may not operate. Ham radio operators have been the lifeline for communities for decades.nbsp;nbsp;You can learn the licensing requirements and how to operate a radio from your own home.nbsp; Empire Roundabout Construction Out for Bid urn:uuid:a248a8e1-0925-48ee-b0f5-106aaf7088962018-01-25T00:00:00-05:00 Project to include three roundabouts connecting Empire with Purcell, 27th ST. and Butler Market with 27th.nbsp; It will also include pedestrian improvements along Purcell. Empire Extension Project Out for Bid urn:uuid:b3ec88f5-ab82-47e7-81be-dd9ab3f71ace2018-01-25T00:00:00-05:00 Bend has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to design and build the Empire Blvd and 27th Street interconnect.nbsp; The project also includes roundabouts at Empire and Purcell and Butler Market and 27th St.nbsp; Fire Dept Proposes New Levy urn:uuid:19f14141-3562-4825-ad0d-56b873da2ae42018-02-06T00:00:00-05:00 At the general membership meeting Monday, representatives of the Bend Fire Dept. will explain why they need to raise more money to provide service to our community.nbsp; nbsp;The meeting is at the Elks Lodge, 63120 Boyd Acres Rd.nbsp; at 5 p.m. Chief Langston Says Levy Improved Service urn:uuid:36368ac2-c13a-4713-a0aa-f2706d0f72cb2018-02-16T00:00:00-05:00 With the $2.2 million in revenue from the 2014 levy, Bend's Fire Department made many changes to how it serves our community.nbsp; Response times are dramatically reduced and lives saved.nbsp; nbsp; Fire vehicles are smaller and quicker. Big engines no longer have to respond to a cardiac arrest call.nbsp;Police cars are also equipped with defillibrilators increasing the vehicles that can respond to emergency calls.nbsp; February 12, 2018 urn:uuid:8714b51f-cc62-46b9-8d3c-b2a5200d73ee2018-02-17T00:00:00-05:00 Guest SpeakersFire Chief Larry Langston, Deputy Chief of Operations Bill Boos, and Communications Director Jodie Baram presented the rationale for extending a property levy to support Bend Fire Dept. services.nbsp; The measure will be on the May ballot and will extend the original levy approved in 2014. Chief Langston said that as Bend grew the money from property taxes was not sufficient to keep up with the demands of a growing community.nbsp; Response times for the Fire Dept. were not satisfactory and the number of staff fell below national standards. Since the levy has brought in $2.2 million each year he has been able to increase the number of ambulance units and staff and the Department has greatly improved it response times.nbsp; A number of partnerships with the Bend Police and St. Charles Hospital have also improved service to those suffering cardiac arrest. The Department offers free classes in CPR at its North Station on Jamison Rd. the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.nbsp; Anyone interested may call 541-323-6200. Measure 9115 on the spring ballot if passed will take effect in 2019 extending the levy for four years. School Board member Julie Craig and REALM Middle School Principal Roger White shared details about the proposed two new high school programs to be located in a leased building on Brinson Blvd.nbsp; The career training programs will feature two different approaches to learning, REALM, like the Middle School will be team based and experiential.nbsp; “Students at Realms High School pursue an academically rigorous and standards aligned curriculum that comes to life through active teaching methods, frequent fieldwork, and inter-disciplinary projects where students address and solve real world problems in our community, including ones related to issues of social justice and environmental stewardship,” according to the school brochure. Skyline High School, while sharing some of the same values, will offer “personalized learning plans” and a flexible schedule. White said both programs are meant to offer a choice to students and continue the district’s use of theme based high schools.nbsp; The programs will be offered to all students on a lottery basis. The goal is for 100 each freshmen and sophomores this autumn, with attendance growing to 400-500 eventually. Students will have a Home School for languages, sports and music and have bus transportation to the career schools.nbsp; Land UseJim Beauchemin reported he provided comments to the City regarding traffic issues the new schools will pose.nbsp; The traffic study estimated 477 vehicle trips per day the first year. Public Hearing on Annexation for New School March 7 urn:uuid:bf81d7fc-c9eb-4e35-a344-bbec57398d032018-03-07T00:00:00-05:00 A hearing for annexation of land for a new 600 student elementary school is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at City Hall, 710 NW Wall St.nbsp; 6 p.m. - New Time for BANA Meeting urn:uuid:b155c83d-9e10-4472-b0ca-7e7d64ace15d2018-03-09T00:00:00-05:00 We are pushing back the start time of our March meeting so more of those of you who work 9 - 5nbsp; may attend.nbsp; A representative of the Fred Meyer grocery chain will present the latest news on the proposed new store for NE Bend.nbsp; Fred Meyer Store Expected by 2020 urn:uuid:e0ffcffc-8778-4f92-a934-130bbef6afd82018-03-13T00:00:00-04:00 A new Fred Meyer store in NE Bend probably won't be a reality until 2020, according to Peter Powell, Powell Development Co., the firm preparing a master plan for the grocery chain and other land owners.nbsp; nbsp;Much preparation of the land at Cooley Road and Rt 20 is necessary before Kroger, FM's parent company, will begin construction.nbsp; That preparation includes construction of a roundabout at Cooley and Rt 20.nbsp;Powell said his plan had included a signal at the intersection, but the Oregon Dept. of Transportation requires a roundabout instead.nbsp; The roundabout, which costs 5 times that of a signal, Powell told BANA members gathered at Monday's meeting, will be funded in part by the City of Bend, the State and his firm.nbsp; This change in plans results in a 9 month delay. Monthly Meeting March 12, 2018 urn:uuid:4b945086-79fc-4467-89c8-7432ffe1051f2018-04-02T00:00:00-04:00 In attendance: Chair Don Leonard, Vice Chair Joette Storm, Secretary Larry Kierulff, Land Use Chair Jim Beauchemin, board members Cindy King and Jeff Silverman in addition to 2 guest speakers and 29 sign-ins. nbsp; Advocates for the Disabled Seeking Projects urn:uuid:3748e997-92c1-461c-84d4-846b9b0abb1b2018-04-06T00:00:00-04:00 Advocates for Disabled Americans is soliciting projects to be submitted to the Bend City Council.nbsp; They are asking each Neighborhood Association to identify areas that need sidewalks, signals or traffic calming.nbsp;nbsp; City Proposes Sidewalk Exemption urn:uuid:238042bf-2e1a-462d-a385-33cc5b9493272018-04-19T00:00:00-04:00 Bend Planning commission will conduct a public hearing at 5:30, Monday April 23 on the proposal to amend the Bend Development code and allow residents to add Accessory Dwelling Units, sometimes called "mother-in-law apartments" but not include sidewalks on the property.nbsp; New Study Shows Capacity for More Housing Downtown urn:uuid:057e147d-b717-40cb-a74f-3c9b745de0462018-04-21T00:00:00-04:00 NEW STUDY SHOWS CAPACITY FOR HOUSING IN BCDA new study done by GBD Architectsnbsp;shows potential for close to one thousand new housing units with conservative redevelopment in the Bend Central District. As the city faces a serious housing crisis, these new estimates show hownbsp;catalyzing redevelopment through urban renewal projects in the BCD could add housing options for residents. Developer Unveils Site Plan for Juniper Ridge urn:uuid:cbc2fe89-3421-47ab-8240-75aab81824862018-04-23T00:00:00-04:00 Blackmore Planning and Development Services will host a meeting April 23 at 4 p.m. at the East Fire Station on Hamby Rd. to present the site plan for a 30,000 sq. ft. building at 20949 Cooley in the Juniper Ridge Employment District.nbsp;nbsp;For details contact: City Council Moves Forward on Neighborhood Leadership Alliance urn:uuid:e1fdcc8a-952b-4b8f-9404-60c68c5aef2b2018-04-30T00:00:00-04:00 Bend's City Council will discuss the creation of a Neighborhood Leadership Alliance committee at its Wednesday, May 2 meeting at City Hall, 710 NW Wall St.nbsp; The new committee provide a regular and continuing channel of communications between the City Council and the Neighborhood Associations.nbsp; City Council Approves Neighborhood Leadership Alliance urn:uuid:b8df71ed-74d1-4e7b-900c-2ad99b12131b2018-05-03T00:00:00-04:00 At its May 2 meeting the Bend City council unanimously approved a new ordinance creating a Neighborhood Leadership Alliance as a formal city committee.nbsp; nbsp;The Alliance will be a means of communication between the Council and city government and the 13 Neighborhood Associations recognized by the city.nbsp;Neighborhood leaders have worked for months on the language of the charter and how it defines the role of the new committee.nbsp;nbsp; Meet City Councilor Barbara Campbell May 14 BANA meeting urn:uuid:66996b5f-0135-4392-9bea-00e390cb64a12018-05-04T00:00:00-04:00 Come with your questions for City Councilor Campbell and learn what the council is facing in the coming months.nbsp;Monday, May 14 6 p.m. is the BANA general membership meeting at the Elks Lodge.nbsp;Meet your neighbors and hear the latest in happenings. Have You Ever Wanted a Direct Line to the City Council? urn:uuid:13b6abfb-f6be-4b4a-8abd-ae623e8d2c462018-05-08T00:00:00-04:00 With the creation of a Neighborhood Leadership Alliance the Bend City Council invites more direct citizen participation in government.nbsp; BANA will be selecting a representative and an alternate to serve on the NLA.nbsp; We are expected to submit their names by June 22.nbsp; nbsp;If you are interested in being BANA's link to the City and helping find solutions to everyday problems, now is the time to step up.nbsp; Knife River Construction To Survey Empire and Purcell urn:uuid:a63c6eec-4e2f-406d-87ee-56d0d7ed39df2018-05-16T00:00:00-04:00 Crews will be working in the Right of Way Thursday May 17 starting at 9AM. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled with Flaggers.We anticipate to be open back up to traffic by 2 PM.nbsp; 30 Day comment period on Neighborhood Leadership Alliance urn:uuid:a61d3948-f166-4863-821a-052b7cbd9efd2018-05-19T00:00:00-04:00 Bend's City Council approved the new Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA) committee last week. A 30 day comment period allows residents to ask questions and provide opinions about the new advisory committee and how it should operate.nbsp; May 4 Board meeting urn:uuid:e88b3728-fdc0-4b82-ac55-dabdb63c497a2018-05-23T00:00:00-04:00 May 14 General Membership Meeting urn:uuid:bee23767-2556-4776-8d8d-6c0ebed832012018-05-23T00:00:00-04:00 Highway 97 Safety Improvements urn:uuid:5f394f85-7d74-447f-ba28-61c7fdb2c3f92018-06-01T00:00:00-04:00 ODOT open house Monday 5nbsp; - 7 p.m.nbsp; nbsp;63055 NW Hwy 9732,000 vehicles drive from Bend to Redmond daily. Oregon Dept. of Transportation wants to improve access.nbsp; Neighbors Step Up to Run for BANA Board urn:uuid:414da65a-e65d-4774-b29d-bd02e257b2b02018-06-07T00:00:00-04:00 BANA will conduct an election at the June 18 annual meeting to fill two board vacancies and to amend the bylaws to recognize new boundaries.nbsp; As a result of the city's Urban Boundary Expansion BANA will expand.nbsp; The amendment brings the association in compliance with City Code.nbsp; nbsp; New candidates are Greta Turillo and Sara Miller.nbsp; As Bend Grows So Does the Neighborhood urn:uuid:fad3b4e7-9406-47a6-adea-434d7737b8282018-06-08T00:00:00-04:00 BANA will amend its bylaws to comply with the new Urban Growth Boundary.nbsp; Members to vote on the change:Section 2: The BANA is generally located in north/north central Bend, easterly of the Deschutes River and northerly of the Oregon Irrigation District's North Unit Canal. The Deschutes River defines the western boundary. The southern boundary is defined by Mount Washington Drive from the Deschutes River eastward to US 97, then along Butler Market Road from US 97 to the North Unit Canal, following the North Unit Canal eastward to its intersection of the city's boundary. The eastern boundary is defined by the extent of the city's boundary limits to its northern terminus. The northern boundary is defined by the extent of the city's boundary limits to its intersection with the Deschutes River.nbsp; The eastern and northern boundaries of BANA are further defined to include new land parcels (from the UGB) as they are officially annexed into the city's boundary.nbsp;nbsp;BANA recognizes that assumed boundaries, including any changes, must adhere to conditions and requirements stated in City of Bend Code, Chapter 1.70, Neighborhood Associations, 1.70.030 Recognition of New Neighborhood Associations. nbsp;Any boundary changes constitute a modification to BANA Bylaws and must be an agenda item and approved, by a majority of membership present, by vote at a BANA General Membership Meeting or Special Membership Meeting. Any boundary changes resulting from such a vote will be promptly submitted to the City of Bend staff liaison to BANA for review and official recognition. nbsp; BANA Residents Elect 7-member Board urn:uuid:44ea4c64-4107-4b63-84da-c3f98c2f3f602018-06-18T00:00:00-04:00 Attendees unanimously elected the following board members:nbsp; Chair Joette Storm,nbsp; Vice Chair Cindy King, At large Jeff Silverman, Jim Beauchemin, Matt Bryant, Greta Turillo, and Sara Miller.nbsp; Welcome to our two newest members, Sara and Greta, who both bring a wealth of experience to BANA.nbsp; We look forward to another great year in the "hood".The bylaws were amended to acknowledge the change in boundaries due to expansion of the City's Urban Growth boundary. June 18 Annual Meeting urn:uuid:a8682b38-c23e-49cd-b502-23e0af927f932018-06-25T00:00:00-04:00 Neighborhood Leader Transitions Off BANA Board urn:uuid:e5e38478-3849-4530-9247-7af3dd68c5f12018-06-28T00:00:00-04:00 Our thanks to Larry Kierulff, past chair of BANA, for his leadership the past several years.nbsp; He is not relinquishing his board seat after single handedly holding the association together for some time.nbsp;Larry, our institutional memory, will continue to support BANA on the Communications Committee How Do We Cope with More Cars in a Growing City? urn:uuid:d79e8630-d197-495c-b7e5-2520277129812018-07-13T00:00:00-04:00 New developments, new residents and increasing numbers of visitors mean more cars and trucks in our town.nbsp; What are the transportation agencies and services doing to tackle the congestion problem and move people and goods?nbsp; Let's find out at the September 10 general membership meeting.nbsp; Business Advisory Board Calls for New Approach to Juniper Ridge urn:uuid:823c1e6d-2ff6-4bd8-9434-32ae6517d31f2018-07-31T00:00:00-04:00 The City's Business Economic Development Advisory Board has recommended the City Council create a separate management body to plan for and promote the development of Juniper Ridge.nbsp; nbsp;Saying the City Council should relinquish control of the area, the board suggests bringing in professional real estate developers and marketing staff to identify opportunities for developing the parcels off of Cooley Road.nbsp; The Circuit Proposes Climbing Gym for High Desert and Lower Meadow urn:uuid:02d41bfd-ea7c-45e9-876e-a5dded8952ce2018-08-02T00:00:00-04:00 The rocky vertical lots at the corner of High Desert Lane and Lower Meadow could be transformed into a modern athletic facility for rope free climbing, yoga and children's activities.nbsp; Andrew Coleman, owner of The Circuit, bouldering gymnasiums in Portland has applied for a permit to construct the new facility.nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; The is challenging for its rocky terrain and drastic aspect.nbsp; nbsp; Architect Rebecca Kerr shared plans with BANA and adjacent property owners at an August 2 meeting.nbsp; The firm hopes to break ground next spring.nbsp; July 30, 2018 Board Briefing urn:uuid:287c367f-25dc-4e6d-ad86-c45b037463302018-08-10T00:00:00-04:00 Empire Blvd to Close for Construction September 10 urn:uuid:420a670a-bc1e-4252-aa28-a0c95a8400602018-08-13T00:00:00-04:00 Work will begin on Empire Blvd improvements on September 10 with a closure of the street from the 18th St. roundabout to Purcell.nbsp; Phase i of the Empire Extension project will upgrade the street to full arterial standards including pavement, curbs, sidewalk on the south side of the road, drainage control and landscaping.nbsp; It will include construction of the west half of the new roundabout at Empire and Purcell.nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; City engineer Sinclair Burr debuted the project at the BANA meeting Aug. 13.nbsp; He said a hotline for neighborhood questions and concerns isnbsp; 541-200-6939. September 10 2018 urn:uuid:ed101249-2c76-4d0d-a394-447219c7a55f2018-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association September 10, 2018 nbsp;MeetingThis month we invited a great panel of five experts to discuss transportation issues relevant to our neighborhood. They represented the City of Bend, Metro Planning Organization (MPO), ODOT, Cascade East Transit (CET), and Commute Options. More than 70 people attended and after the presentation we opened it up for a brisk Qamp;A! All of the slides they used will be posted on our website. Karen Swirsky, Sr. Planner of the City of Bend was first up. She explained how the city is coordinating their efforts with MPO, ODOT, CET, and Commute Options as they update their 20 year Transportation Plan. They are presently finishing up on their 2 year work plan which studies existing conditions. They will be having meetings open to the public discussing funding the work projects which be posted on the City of Bend website. If you have a concern on your street such as an unsafe sidewalk that you think should be addressed by the city you may contact Janet Hruby by using a citizen request form. Tyler Deke, Executive Director of the MPO, said his focus is on a Safety Action Plan identifying locations where serious accidents occur and how they can be prevented. He also explained the Intelligent Transportation Systems Plan that determines street signals communication and traffic to flow. He gave us 7 key projects they are working on that directly affect our neighborhood:1. US 97/North Bend Corridor which currently has a budget of $50 million but needs $200 million to be completed.2. US 20 and Empire with construction slated for 2019.3.nbsp; US 20 / Cooley Rd. Roundabout4. Empire Ave from 18th Street to Purcell which started construction 9/11/18. Phase 1 will be completed by December of this year. Phase II Purcell upgrades will follow and the entire project including the extension of Empire to 27th Street by 2020.5. Archie Briggs Bridge replacement to start in 2020.6. Purcell Rd. completion.7. Purcell Rd. /Neff project.Richard Williams from ODOT shared their commitment to work with the other organizations. He highlighted their Bend Parkway Study which will help them determine how people use the roads. You are invited to take the survey on their website. In the spring of 2019 there will be an online open house. ODOT is planning for future conditions to prepare for 40,000 more people projected to be living here by 2025. Michelle Rhodes , Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, and Andrea Breault from CET nbsp;nbsp;presented how CET operates our mass transit buses, Dial-A-Ride, and the free river shuttle. They will complete their Master Plan Update this fall. They would like to increase the frequency of bus stops, expand to outlying areas, consider a Bus Rapid Transit using Hwy 97 or 3rd St., and increase regional connectivity with Breeze and Greyhound. She said they need to survey the needs of the community before moving forward with any changes as they are funded by Federal, State, and City grants. Jeff Monson of Commute Options described his organization as one that educates and encourages citizens and businesses to be proactive with driving alternatives to reduce traffic. They receive some funding from ODOT. Some of their programs include:1. Teaching kids how to safely bike/walk to school2. Promoting "Drive Less Connect"3. Friendly Driver Program4. Walking to and from school instead of bussing where a guide will walk with groups of children.5. Worksite Commute Options to encourage businesses to use cars less.The Qamp;A subjects included questions about: noise studies, Cascadia earthquake and impact of traffic on 97, Senior citizen transit options, livability and the need to partner with city planners and developers, capacity of transportation system, is a fixed route transit coming to Boyd Acres neighborhood, Juniper Ridge and the Golden Triangle planning and future projections. Travel Trivia:Hwy 97 has 50,000 trips/day through Bend, but only 9,000/day through LaPine; during the summer there are 23,000 tourist trips/day.The meeting closed at 8 pm.Thank you to all who participated!nbsp; nbsp; Roundabout Construction Begins urn:uuid:fd715217-6187-4da7-b9fb-2b9332ffb7842018-09-21T00:00:00-04:00 Heavy equipment has taken up residence in Pine Nursery Park for construction of a new roundabout. October 8 BANA Meeting urn:uuid:540d74b7-0eb1-4d85-b8ef-dd5b8e6999be2018-10-03T00:00:00-04:00 BANA's agenda includes new construction projects in our area and ways to create more sense of community in the neighborhood.nbsp; Are you interested in a holiday project?nbsp; Roundabout art? A Boyd Acres photo contest?nbsp;Come to the Elks 6 p.m. Monday, October 8 BANA Sponors Photo Contest urn:uuid:87f3ba00-c7f8-4a10-a547-04697b20d9c82018-10-17T00:00:00-04:00 It's a beautiful autumn.nbsp; Share a photo of your favorite BANA place and enter the photo contest.nbsp; City Seeks Your Input on Affordable Housing urn:uuid:0810f65d-5297-493b-8819-c663bd47c8cc2018-10-19T00:00:00-04:00 The City of Bend has launched thenbsp;public survey for the 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan, which gives the community an opportunity to comment on needs and priorities for affordable housing and community development programs. The anonymous survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and is open to the public through Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. BANA to Partner With Bethlehem Inn urn:uuid:7842712a-1f2e-44d2-acff-e679308d08de2018-10-30T00:00:00-04:00 BANA members will be the first in Bend to help Bethlehem Inn collect food for the winter via its Blue Bag Program. Courtney Gallant will bring a supply of Blue Bags to the November 12 membership meeting for all of us to take home and fill.nbsp; Each person filling a bag is invited to bring it to Bethlehem Inn and see the new facility.nbsp;nbsp;For those who are new to Bend, Bethlehem Inn is a family shelter for those experiencing homelessness.nbsp; It recently opened a new building on Third Street on the site of its original shelter.nbsp; nbsp;Join the board in helping fill the pantry with wholesome food by taking a Blue Bag home and filling it with staple food items.nbsp; It's the Little Things That Cause a House Fire urn:uuid:a9372eaa-999d-457a-9b66-c5125a7025c72018-11-13T00:00:00-05:00 Testing smoke detectors regularly and replacing those that are 10 years old is a must, according to Fire Marshall Sullivan. He urged BANA members to place a smoke detector in every bedroom and in the hall outside a bedroom.nbsp; He said many fires are caused by unattended candles, cooking pots or space heaters.nbsp; Avion Water To Install New Main on Purcell urn:uuid:f0aa8597-e71e-46b5-8fe5-f0c134372c762018-11-13T00:00:00-05:00 Avion Water will be notifying homeowners on Rock Park Street of a temporary water shut down on Monday Nov. 19. The utility will be installing a 12-inch main pipe.nbsp; The project will require a one-lane closure of Purcell according to the project engineer.nbsp; October 8, 2018 urn:uuid:04ab6bc2-8c32-404f-8b6d-f4ebc491bd992018-11-13T00:00:00-05:00 Photo Contest ...Enter Now urn:uuid:81f02553-d07c-4ea4-a929-13357a3d446f2018-11-15T00:00:00-05:00 If you are thankful for where you live, then take a photo of this neighborhood showing what you love about it and submit itnbsp; to our Facebook Group pagenbsp; - Boyd Acres Neighborhood Association.Photos will be accepted until November 30.nbsp;nbsp; Bend Wins Right To Expand Housing urn:uuid:ca6e9f75-081a-4127-82cd-16ac187722302018-11-19T00:00:00-05:00 The Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission last week approved the City of Bend's proposal to construct affordable housing outside of the traditional Urban Growth Boundary. The site is approximately 35 acres between U.S. Highway 20 and Bear Creek Road, adjacent to the eastern boundary of the Bend City limits.nbsp;nbsp;Under House Bill 4079 a pilot project allows the City to use a non-traditional area of expansion to address the lack of affordable housing in our community.nbsp; November 12 Land Use committee report urn:uuid:fe2eba7c-f6c4-4a09-ad31-cc0f380b0ba12018-11-25T00:00:00-05:00 BANA receives notification of applications for permits for developments within the boundaries of the Boyd Acres Neighborhood.nbsp; nbsp;Every Neighborhood Association may comment on the proposed development and its impacts on the residents.nbsp; Neighborhood Roundtable to Meet Dec. 1 urn:uuid:b26dc181-6724-4e37-a9f2-90ac9110476c2018-11-27T00:00:00-05:00 For the past several years Neighborhood Associations (NA) in Bend have met occasionally to share information, ideas and issues.nbsp; The NA Roundtable was an informal means of communications for the 13 NAs funded by the City of Bend.nbsp;NA representatives will meet Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Elks Lodge to determine the future of the forum. 15 Residential Units Proposed for 63326 Lamoine Lane urn:uuid:8d84207c-b7b0-4e64-aac2-d29c0c24cb502018-11-29T00:00:00-05:00 Hayden Homes is applying for permit to construct 15 homes on 2.64 acres reference number PZ-18-0850.nbsp; The homes would be accessed on Lamoine Lane near Liberty Lane. Want To Give the City A Piece or Your Mind? urn:uuid:e98f1149-7998-4a12-bf96-3273af5f89b92018-12-11T00:00:00-05:00 The City of Bend has a survey on the internet that anyone may answer to give opinions about how our City government is performing its role in managing Bend.nbsp; Go tonbsp; www.bendcommunitysurvey.comnbsp; nbsp;The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete.nbsp;nbsp; Citizens Work To Change Driving Culture urn:uuid:34214f71-b74d-46dc-8165-215cf83d67862018-12-12T00:00:00-05:00 If you feel traffic on residential streets is too fast and too dangerous, the Slow Down, It's Our Town safety campaign may be of interest to you.nbsp; Mountain View Neighborhood Association is spearheading the effort to change the speed at which Bend drivers traverse city streets.nbsp;They are presenting plans for the campaign on December 12, 6 p.m. at the Northeast Fire Station on Jamison Road. Any BANA resident is welcome to attend and learn how we can all change the way we drive. December 10, 2018 Board Business Meeting urn:uuid:828f02b8-323a-426a-b338-5664edb0bdb62018-12-14T00:00:00-05:00 Residents and Businesses Concerned about Marijuana Operation urn:uuid:b39c33d6-b8d2-4623-a9d4-c9461921f7bd2018-12-18T00:00:00-05:00 A marijuana cultivation and processing business is proposed for the Brinson Business Park on 20755 High Desert Lane. A public meeting to disclose the site plan and other details is scheduled for 4:30 December 19 at Sun Country Engineering, 920 SE Armour Dr., Bend.nbsp; Neighborhood Meet and Greet 10 a.m. Thursday Dec. 20 urn:uuid:61e90cf0-d8de-45ea-8372-2e7bd35d3d7c2018-12-19T00:00:00-05:00 Thursday 10 a.m. BANA Meet and Greet at Black Rock Coffee.nbsp; Come say hello to board members and enjoy a great cup of java at our neighborhood get together.nbsp; Learn about Boyd Acres and City of Bend happenings.nbsp; Juniper Ridge Advisory Board Re-established urn:uuid:864db7f8-c561-49bc-a0d8-4eddaa6fc3722018-12-20T00:00:00-05:00 At the Dec. 19 City Council meeting, the Council adopted a resolution to re-establish the Juniper Ridge Management Advisory Board, a citizens committee tasked with developing a vision and framework for developing the 500 acre parcel in the northeast corner of our neighborhood.nbsp;Council members also voted to designate one of the seven board positions for a BANA representative.nbsp; That representative will bring expertise in one of several areas - real estate, finance, industrial land development, economic development, business and sustainable development.nbsp; Tree Removal to Create Fire Break urn:uuid:c635fd13-dfea-4283-8d0a-c4808347c0ec2018-12-22T00:00:00-05:00 In an effort to prevent the spread of fire to residences, the City of Bend contracted for tree removal at Juniper Ridge. Year in Review urn:uuid:2b3b82f0-d551-4338-bb89-a628389ab2bc2018-12-26T00:00:00-05:00 January 14th BANA General Member Meeting urn:uuid:fdf50963-c370-4635-9cfc-9c5c0ff7db2c2019-01-03T00:00:00-05:00 City Sustainability Manager Cassie Lacy will present Climate Actions plans for the Bend in the coming year.nbsp;Other agenda items include plans to nominate a member to the City's Juniper Ridge Management Advisory Committee.The Committee's task will include reviewing the Juniper Ridge Strategic Plan developed in 2005 and recommending updates.nbsp; This 2-year task is intended to prepare the area for development as a Light Industrial, Mixed Use district.nbsp; January 5th Board Meeting urn:uuid:eed6d0c2-1efd-4394-8736-30134d309b6d2019-01-09T00:00:00-05:00 The City of Bend has requested Neighborhood Associations to provide goals for 2019. The deadline is January 11, thus the board must meet prior to the general membership meeting on Jan. 14th. Climate Action is Coming to Bend urn:uuid:26a54fc7-d5d8-4e3b-8d84-9b9965878a862019-01-09T00:00:00-05:00 The City and thenbsp;Climate Action Steering Committeenbsp;are inviting Bend residents to take 15 minutes to participate in an online community survey. Community participation will help the City set priorities for the best ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The survey will be available at:nbsp;;from Jan. 9, 2019 until Feb. 3, 2019.The survey results will be shared with the Climate Action Steering Committee and will help shape their recommendations for thenbsp;Community Climate Action Plannbsp;(CCAP).The Community Climate Action Plan will be created by the committee and include a set of strategies, policies and programs that encourage voluntary fossil fuel use reduction throughout the community. The plan will define a roadmap to meet the City's community wide fossil fuel use reduction goals established in Council Resolution 3044. Speed Limit Change on Boyd Acres urn:uuid:fc8d88f9-252a-44e4-9940-fe2905437c0d2019-01-14T00:00:00-05:00 The City of Bend is reducing speed limits on area streets.nbsp; Boyd Acres Road from Butler Market to Morningstar will be reduced to 35 mph.nbsp; nbsp; OB Riley will also have speed reduced from 45 to 40 mph on the section between Hardy and Cooley.nbsp;In the south end of town, American Lane will be posted at 35 mph.nbsp; City Council Asks for Priorities urn:uuid:9dda760f-606c-41db-b061-0bac3ec6d0852019-01-15T00:00:00-05:00 Transportation, Emergency Preparedness and Affordable Housing remain issues of concern for Boyd Acre residents and businesses.nbsp; The Board listed transportation needs for transit services, complete streets and sidewalks as two areas we wish to see improved.nbsp;nbsp;Secondly, we listednbsp; the need to update the community's Emergency Response Plan and conduct an exercise so that every resident is prepared to evacuate if necessary in the event of wildland fire or other disaster.nbsp; In case your missed the meeting.... urn:uuid:ae17ba02-d1f8-49d4-8a3f-0522bc5f666e2019-01-15T00:00:00-05:00 nbsp;The City of Bend is serious about adapting to climate change.nbsp; With the help of the Climate Action Steering committee, the city now has goals for cutting carbon emissions of government, business and residents over the next 10 to 30 years.nbsp;Sustainability Coordinator Cassie Lacy and Committee member Russ Donnelly shared the goals for reducing energy use and waste in order to lessen our impact on the environment.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Goals:nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; community wide 40% reduction of fossil fuels by 2030nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; 50% reduction by 2050 nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; Commute Options News urn:uuid:5d185ae8-4d47-43b5-98f6-11c2c2fe8e7c2019-01-22T00:00:00-05:00 Valentine's Day isn't the only day to show your love and affection!nbsp;Carpool Lovenbsp;is a new event that proves that good things happen to those who share. If you haven't thought about carpooling or haven't organized a carpool yet, get started on February 1st.nbsp;Learn about how you can spread the Carpool Love (and win!) Opportunity To Serve Our Community urn:uuid:16f8cfaf-b1c3-4e13-b99f-b83a66daeda52019-01-25T00:00:00-05:00 The City of Bend is seeking applicants for two positions on the Planning Commission. The City Council appoints members to four-year terms. The Planning Commission reviews and makes recommendations regarding land-use matters, subject to State law and City code. Consideration will be given to include representatives of the various geographical parts of the City of Bend, as well as familiarity with land-use and development within Bend.The current openings are for four-year terms beginning in January 2019, concluding at the end of December 2022.nbsp; Community Survey Results Show Residents Still Consider Bend a Good Place To Live urn:uuid:640e490b-8731-46d7-8374-22f557bccd792019-01-27T00:00:00-05:00 City Manager Eric King shared the results of the Community Survey in a recent memo to City Council.nbsp; The results of the survey indicate residents are satisfied with City services, especially water quality.nbsp; Transportation and housing are still priorities. BANA Board Nominates Jim Beauchemin to Juniper Ridge Committee urn:uuid:9c490271-3593-4c50-b94c-0f91b3cb8dea2019-02-14T00:00:00-05:00 At the Feb. 13 meeting the Board voted to nominate Jim Beauchemin, land us chair, to be the Boyd Acres member of the advisory board.nbsp; The J.R. board will have 2 years to review the master plan and previously created agreements with the Department of Transportation andnbsp; other entities.nbsp;nbsp; Highway 97 Funding Update urn:uuid:bcad121e-ffc7-43e2-9519-afe1409518ff2019-02-16T00:00:00-05:00 Last year, a delegation from the City of Bend headed to Washington DC to seek federal funding that would leverage the existing $50 million earmarked by the state for addressing the intersections on 97 at Bend's north end. That effort was ultimately unsuccessful in securing the needed $60-$70 million although the group made headway in generating interest in the project with federal policymakers and staff. Council will discuss taking another shot at the INFRA Grant at their meeting next Wednesday, Feb. 20. The motion would include two components, a formal statement of support for the project along with the approval of match contribution up to $5 million by the City in 2022 if the project is successful. February 12 Minutes urn:uuid:186e935d-d405-4338-852c-063d4a3676482019-02-18T00:00:00-05:00 Snow Storm Brings Out the Best in Neighbors urn:uuid:bdb417b3-54c7-4a1a-8c40-d72df37fde942019-02-27T00:00:00-05:00 Not everyone owns a snowblower.nbsp; But many Boyd Acres residents who do have such equipment are sharing them with neighbors.nbsp; It is rewarding to see how many of you are helping others.nbsp;nbsp;Please check with elderly residents or folks living alone to ask if they need help, a ride, or groceries.nbsp; Offer to shovel those berms that block the driveway.nbsp; BANA Teen Shoveling for Others urn:uuid:94df192c-cada-4c09-99ab-b47aec6fd0e32019-02-28T00:00:00-05:00 If you need help shoveling snow, a BANA resident Tobin Miller, is offering shoveling services and doing a bang up business.nbsp; Tobin, son of BANA secretary Sara Miller, decided to start his shoveling business when the snow piled up in our town. He has gained a reputation for excellent service.nbsp;nbsp;Call or text Tobin at 541-610-8931. Mark Your Calendar for the BANA Picnic urn:uuid:4a03406a-9794-40b7-9ddc-5f24f9f1a6212019-03-15T00:00:00-04:00 We are recruiting volunteers for the picnic committee to plan the Monday, June 17 event at Pine Nursery Park. Contact the board at if you have ideas for our annual celebration. Transportation Plan Update urn:uuid:d7ce3eed-5248-4f2b-b8b2-521a5a9cee672019-03-15T00:00:00-04:00 Cochairs of the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee Ruth Williamson and Mike Riley provided some insight to how the 20 year Transportation System Plan (TSP) is being developed for BANA residents this week. The 25 member committee has studied Bend's transportation needs and problems in order to recommend to the City Council various projects, programs and policies that will improve transportation in our town. March 13, 2019 urn:uuid:b33521b3-2e42-4c3a-a730-2e13123851582019-03-18T00:00:00-04:00 BANA Board Monthly / General MeetingElks Lodge, 63120 Boyd Acres Road, Bend OR 97701March 13 2019 General session 6:00pmIn attendance: Greta Turillo, Sara Miller, Joette Storm, Jeff Silverman, Jim Beauchemin, excused: Cindy King, Matt Bryant I. Welcome and Introduction II.Presentation - Bend's Transportation Plan, Mike Riley amp; Ruth Williamson, Co-Chairs Citizens' Transportation Advisory Committee CTACThese volunteers on the city committee have dedicated a year to studying the transportation needs and issues as preparation for developing the plan and options for physical improvements, policy decisions and programs. nbsp;They reported that a funding committee was simultaneously considering what funding sources are available, what the shortfalls are and possible new sources of funding. The committee will make recommendations to a Steering Committee and City Council this year. Ruth Williamson offered the public outreach has been extensive. 280 persons participated in workshops. She urged everyone to attend a CTAC meeting and share needs and ideas.Mike Riley estimated the final budget might exceed $225million for all of the improvements and programs to implement a plan depending upon the final recommendations.nbsp; nbsp; *Looking in 5 year increments nbsp;for actionable initiativesnbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; *nbsp; Improvements needed for projected/planned growth to 2040, projects/programs/policies that reflect City Goals, balancing the needs of all travel modes, meetnbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; legal requirements, coordinate with other planning effortnbsp; nbsp;* Goal 12: To provide and encourage a safe, convenient and economical transportation system.nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;*The Transportation Planning Rule (OAR660-12) implements Goal 12 by requiring cities to have a 20-year planConcurrent Planning Coordination:Metropolitan Planning OrganizationCascades East Transit: Regional Transit Plan updateDecision Making1. Working groups (funding others) + CTAC (ADVISE)2. Steering Committee (REFINE)3. City Council/MPO Board (DECIDE)Phase I: Establish Goals:Increase system capacity, quality, connectivity for all users (drivers, walkers, bicyclists, transit riders, mobility device users, commercial vehicles, and other forms of transportationEnsure safety for all users Facilitate housing supply, job creation, and economic development to meet demand/growthProtect livability and ensure equity and accessSteward the environmentHave a regional outlook and future focusImplement comprehensive funding and implementation planInitial Funding Assessment:Funding Challenges: Needed transportation projects amp; programs are only partially funded, rising costs of construction, deferred street maintenance, rapid growthForecast funding from existing sources #8594; compare funding capacity to needs. What is the gap? #8594; identify and evaluate additional funding sources #8594; develop packages of funding options #8594; assess funding package optionsAdopted Funding Principles:Intentional diversification, equity and fairness, full funding for priority projects, community buy-in, phased implementation, be flexible and 'future proof', cover costs for capital and on-going maintenance.Adopted ToolsFunding mechanisms tied to transportation useSeasonal fuel taxesCounty vehicle registration feesTransportation utility feesFunding mechanisms tied to land value captureUrban renewal fundingLocal improvement districtsOther funding mechanismsGeneral obligation bondsTransportation SDC increasesLocal option levyTargeted sales tax (prepared food amp; beverage)Citywide Transportation FrameworkFocused on collectors and arterials and citywide programsAssumed a baseline of projects (Bend CIP, MPO list)Projects identified through public meetingA balanced system:Implementing efficiency measures (ie signal timing, TDM, transit)Addressing east-west capacity/connectivity and north-south capacity through a combination ofNew infrastructure projects (roads, intersection/safety improvements)Incremental projects (ie fix the intersections before widening the road)acquiring/protecting ROW for future widening/new projectsConsidering different mobility targets in specific areaFeasibility studies (ie a new southern bridge, relocating the BNSF Railroad switching yard)A connected low-stress bike and pedestrian systemPhase II: Two Parts1. Neighborhood Outreach: Identify Local Priorities2. Develop Draft PoliciesPolicy working groups:Bicycle/pedestrian/complete streetsEquitymobility/accessSafetyTechnology/transit/transportation demand managementMeeting February through AprilWork groups report back to full CTAC in AprilPhase III: Five Parts1. Revise Citywide Transportation Framework (neighborhood input)2. Finalize Policies3. Adopt Performance Measures4. Establish Project Priorities (near, medium and long-term)5. Finalize Funding Plan6. Compile full package into Proposed Bend Transportation Plan (BTP/TSP) to send to City CouncilTimeframe: April 2019-Winter 2020Council hearings on proposed BTP/TSP) (also MPO)Phase IV: Two Parts1. Council Hearings on Proposed BTP(TSP)(also MPO)2. Adopt Final BTP(TSP)Timeframe: Spring 2020Phase V: Funding DecisionsPossible Council Actions:Approve funding mechanisms that do not require vote of citizensRefer funding ballot measures to votersWHEN? Not certain, shortly after adoption of BTP(TSP)Possible Voter Actions:Vote on measures referred by councilWHEN? Not The CTF and BANA (N/NE area) Specific Issues:A few examples: Empire/27th widening, intersection improvements, sidewalks and bike routesQamp;ACity Councilor Gena Goodman-Campbell visited with us and we were able to encourage her to get answers as to why the city abandoned the snow removal plan and what they plan to do differently. She stated her priorities are transportation and affordable housing. Lands Report - Jim Beauchemin Request to Annex Rockridge Park to facilitate construction of a restroom. Comments required by March 20Review of Bend development code re: wireless facilities on March 20 City Council agenda.Type 2 application/notice of administrative review for short term rental 63027 Fresca Street. City of Bend holding Open House for SE Area Plan Thursday March 21 @ Lutheran Church on Brosterhous Road. Similar issues may be coming to our area re: sewer hookup, North Intersect, etc...Neighborhood Round Table - Joette StormThe roundtable adopted a revised mission statement, updated the website, and shared techniques for communicating with residents. The group will meet bimonthly.New BusinessResolution seeking assessment of the City's snow emergency planPicnic Date - set for Monday, June 17 at 5pm - Pine Nursery ShelterDraft Welcome mailerBANA breakfast proposed. Greta proposed a BANA breakfast at Cracker Barrel each month. The company will donate 5% of receipts to Neighbor Impact. Seek input from members on this idea.Facebook Group more than 100 persons participated in a call for snow photos Gena Goodman-Campbell Named Liaison urn:uuid:0fcbb4c2-af43-4277-80a2-8e8a65313abd2019-03-18T00:00:00-04:00 Although city council members run at large in Bend, they are designated as liaisons to specific neighborhoods. Newly elected council woman Gena Goodman-Campbell will serve as the Boyd Acres liaison.nbsp;nbsp; 140 Lot Subdivision Planned Between Sierra Dr. and Morningstar urn:uuid:b4ab824a-1f6f-4b01-bce1-f82415b098d52019-03-19T00:00:00-04:00 A Texas developer is proposing a new subdivision of 140 lots in the tract between Sierra Drive and Morningstar Street, west of 18th Street.nbsp; As required by the City there will be a pre permit meeting April 4th, 5:15 p.m. in the Brooks Room of the Downtown library.nbsp; Discover Your Forest Hiring for Summer Jobs urn:uuid:7c300099-681b-4121-864b-a219fff84c082019-03-23T00:00:00-04:00 Discover Your Forests, a partner with the U.S.Forest Service, is hiring part time employees for interpretive positions at the Newberry National Volcano Monument and Lava Lands Visitor Center south of Bend. The positions pay $11.24 per hour.nbsp; Work on Empire Roundabout Continues urn:uuid:770b3fb7-437e-4cd9-93b1-9a77f9dff7fd2019-03-26T00:00:00-04:00 City engineers scramble to rework their plan for the roundabout due to the late snow storm.nbsp; BANA's board in anticipation of detours, asked if the speed limit on Desert Sage through the Lava Ridges subdivision could be lowered to 20 mph.nbsp;Sinclair Burr, the project engineer, responded the team was considering various options to lessen the impact on the neighborhood. Work might be pushed out until after school is out when there is less traffic on Purcell.nbsp; Civic Equity Project, A 2-year Success urn:uuid:6937e5ef-6355-422a-bebb-b38b3b3b9a572019-04-02T00:00:00-04:00 The culmination of the 2-year Civic Equity Project was celebration of growth and accomplishments for the BANA board and the other 10 community organizations that participated in the training and strategic planning. Organizations shared what they learned and how they attained goals at a celebration last month.nbsp; Empire Blvd Update urn:uuid:a6261974-7c18-4d0f-bd10-19a66d4f361d2019-04-05T00:00:00-04:00 Be Aware of Empire One-Lane Road Closures Beginning Monday, April 9th-11thExpect to see flaggers and crews working betweennbsp;the 18th Street roundabout and NEnbsp;Purcell.Springtime Landscaping will benbsp;completing landscapingnbsp;on both sides of Empire in newly constructed areas.Work continues on the NE Purcell roundabout.Expect minimal delays. Rock Park and NE Purcell Intersection Construction Scheduled for Tuesday, April 16th urn:uuid:5cbf6ad7-30cd-4450-9410-0bb982f748f32019-04-12T00:00:00-04:00 * The Rock Park Drive right turn lane will be demolished beginning Tuesday, April 16th.* The scope of this work includes the removal of the existing right turn lane and pedestrian island.* A new shared use path will be constructed and will tie into the new Empire and NE Purcell Roundabout.* During this time two way traffic will be maintained.* Minimal delays are anticipated.* Please slow down when approaching road construction zones. nbsp; Boyd Acres General Membership Meeting May 8 urn:uuid:83449556-c1dd-46d2-9aef-e2a79a1ba7df2019-04-20T00:00:00-04:00 Empire Roundabout update - Annual meeting plans at the May 8, BANA meeting6 p.m.nbsp; Bend Elks Lodge.nbsp; Street Closures and Detours Headline May 8 Meeting urn:uuid:01fd7f67-e8c5-4b08-a855-d16477b145052019-04-29T00:00:00-04:00 City staff will be on hand to share information about the Empire Roundabout and the street closures and detours.6 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 at Elks Lodge.nbsp; Deschutes County Needs Ombudsmen for Long Term Care Facilities urn:uuid:0ccb1570-ef9b-442d-935f-bcaead161e522019-05-01T00:00:00-04:00 Deschutes County Long Term Care staff is offering training for volunteers to become Ombudsmen in nursing homes and other long term care facilities.nbsp;Deschutes County, and Bend specifically, are in desperate need for Long-Term Care Ombudsman. There are 29 facilities (not including adult foster care homes) in Bend, and only 15 of those facilities are covered by a volunteer Ombudsman. This leaves a substantial amount of people vulnerable and underserved. May is Historic Preservation Month urn:uuid:823d9bf2-e3e5-40f8-b872-8e38feebf9f32019-05-06T00:00:00-04:00 May is the Deschutes Countynbsp;Historic Preservation Monthnbsp;with a full schedule of eventsnbsp;to join that will demonstratenbsp;how historic preservationnbsp;enhances quality of life.nbsp; nbsp;Because Bend is designatednbsp;an Oregon Heritage All-Starnbsp;Community grant funding wasnbsp;received for preservationnbsp;oriented projects includingnbsp;new banners (pictured here)nbsp;hanging during the Maynbsp;around downtown. SAVE the DATE - June 12th urn:uuid:06cdea40-fe42-416b-b214-8f867335367b2019-05-11T00:00:00-04:00 Fire Wise is the theme of the BANA annual meeting at Pine Nursery Park shelter on June 12th.nbsp; We will have presentations by the Deschutes Emergency Management staff, free food, exhibits and a chance to meet County Commissioner Tony DeBone and our City Council liaison Gena Goodman-Campbell.The fun starts at 5:00 with refreshments by the Port of Subs.nbsp; Thanks to Bendbroadband, our sponsor.Door Prizes for those who join a committee. BANA Seeks Social Media Guru urn:uuid:222877a6-bb2a-4490-b6a8-8053b96b23202019-05-24T00:00:00-04:00 BANA needs a replacement for our wonderful Social Media (SM) Diva, who is leaving Bend.nbsp; The position is on the Communications Committee.nbsp; nbsp;The SM Guru or Diva is responsible for spreading BANA news on the Boyd Acres Facebook group, Nextdoor and other social media platforms.nbsp; SGS Development LLC Proposes New Homes urn:uuid:d46366a4-23ac-45ec-b973-0c0dc0742e002019-05-26T00:00:00-04:00 A public meeting will be held at 11 a.m. May 31 in the Downtown Library Brooks room on the proposed development of 23 single family homes on a plot at 63220 O.B. Riley Road and Halfway Road.nbsp;The developer is SGS Development LLC Changes Proposed for BANA Bylaws urn:uuid:fa4d2c23-156f-427c-bc3f-870c8e077ec52019-05-29T00:00:00-04:00 Several changes have been made to BANA's bylaws to better clarify the responsibilities of the officers and add the new position of Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA) respresentative.nbsp; The changes listed here will be presented at the June 12 annual meeting for a vote by the membership.nbsp; Residents Encouraged to Use Water Wisely Outdoors urn:uuid:4a1bddee-6296-4e86-b1cc-34cde9afde382019-06-02T00:00:00-04:00 As growing season in Central Oregon begins, the City of Bendnbsp;WaterWise Programnbsp;encourages residents to take an active role in managing their outdoor water."This is the time of year when we see landscape irrigation systems start to come on and water demands increase," said Mike Buettner, City of Bend Water Conservation Program Manager. "It's important to make sure your irrigation system is operating efficiently and programmed for this time of year, and then make incremental adjustments throughout summer."nbsp; Share Your Ideas on Transportation urn:uuid:8e192807-db8b-4005-9d81-ca690160e3ac2019-06-03T00:00:00-04:00 Jim Beauchemin Named to Juniper Ridge Committee urn:uuid:446c37c0-f79f-4b1c-b32b-4c40dec38a912019-06-06T00:00:00-04:00 BANA board member Jim Beauchemin has been appointed to the City of Bend advisory committee on Juniper Ridge. The committee is tasked with reviewing the plan and agreements covering the development of the large JR parcel in the Boyd Acres Neighborhood.nbsp;Matt Stuart, newly hired staff to the committee, announced the news this week.nbsp; Bylaws Changes Proposed urn:uuid:37653cff-c2fa-4fa0-8491-3ab26344be302019-06-09T00:00:00-04:00 In order to clarify the duties of the officers, the Board is proposing to update the bylaws. BANA has a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and a Land Use Committee chair.nbsp; The amendments separate the Secretary and Treasurer roles and add the representative for the Neighborhood Leadership Alliance.nbsp; See proposed language below. Three residents apply for Board positions urn:uuid:b62ea0a6-25e0-4e69-8024-406f3dc68b9a2019-06-09T00:00:00-04:00 One important task at the June 12 BANA annual meeting is the election of a Board of Directors.nbsp; Offering to continue are:Jeff Silverman, ChairCindy King, Vice ChairJim BeaucheminMatt BryantArea residentsnbsp; Thomas Fisher, a retired educator,nbsp; Lara Hodge, a property manager, and Jordan Marx, a realtor are standing for one of the three open positions.In addition members will be asked to vote on a proposed bylaws update. City to Hire New Neighborhood Liaison urn:uuid:e53cd32c-b8d8-48ff-b367-b967c7b2646a2019-06-10T00:00:00-04:00 Community Relations Manager - Neighborhood amp; Civic EngagementBend, ORFull Timenbsp;-nbsp;$69,735.53 - $90,556.96 AnnuallyCategory: CommunicationsDepartment: Administrative Services - City HallPosition is pending Council Approval of Budget Adoption on June 19, 2019 The City of Bend is actively recruiting for a regular, full-time Community Relations Manager -nbsp;Neighborhoods and Civic Engagement. This opportunity is a non-represented, FLSA exempt position. The City of Bend encourages interested applicants to use this link to access the ideal candidate profile for this position. The Community Relations Manager; Neighborhoods and Civic Engagement, reports to the Communications Director in the City Manager's office, but works collaboratively with a multitude of City departments, neighborhood associations,nbsp; community partners and organized groups. The position will promote Council goals,...Posted 1 week agonbsp;|nbsp;Closes in 1 weeknbsp;nbsp;nbsp; BANA Members Elect New Board of Directors urn:uuid:7d317809-8aea-46cc-bd9f-bbf6dc6812682019-06-13T00:00:00-04:00 Congratulations to the six persons elected to serve on BANA's board at the June 12 annual meeting.nbsp; Jeff Silverman will be the new Chair, Cindy King, continues as Vice Chair.nbsp; Jim Beauchemin continues as Land use Chair and Matt Bryant as Neighborhood Leadership Alliance.nbsp; Joining the four continuing members are Lara Hodge and Thomas Fisher.nbsp;Members also approved adding descriptions of the officer roles and separating the Secretary and Treasurer duties for better management.nbsp; Public Hearing on Fee Changes urn:uuid:f1640108-e9bb-40a3-8e77-0867a2fd4c892019-06-14T00:00:00-04:00 The City is holding a public hearing on proposed fee changes at 7 p.m. on June 19 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 710 NW Wall Street, Bend. The proposed fee changes will be effective July 1, 2019.nbsp; City Police and Fire to Combat Fireworks urn:uuid:09bafe3d-c3f6-4535-82ec-62cf63ed4c5a2019-06-14T00:00:00-04:00 Illegal Fireworks Task ForceThe City is planning to pair Police officers and Fire inspectors for an Illegal Fireworks Task Force to respond exclusively to illegal fireworks calls in late June and early July. The task force will patrol areas where data have shown a higher use of illegal fireworks."If you've had a lot of fireworks in your neighborhood in the past, you can expect to see some patrols this year," said Fire Department Battalion Chief Dave Howe.The task force, being scheduled for the nights of June 27 and 28 and July 3, 5 and 6, will focus on problematic areas identified by data, but will also respond to calls as able.nbsp; Circuit Bouldering Gym Coming to Boyd Acres urn:uuid:c9e1a465-107c-419f-bf1b-7d2d903795a92019-06-17T00:00:00-04:00 On July 2ndnbsp;nbsp;at noon, Rebecca Kerr, consultant will host a new neighborhood meeting at 63051 NE Corporate Place, which will be the site of The Circuit Gym.nbsp; City Gains Permission to Lower Speed Limit on Desert Sage urn:uuid:dbffc5f1-a01a-4387-80a7-af4d75879dd42019-06-17T00:00:00-04:00 We did it!nbsp; nbsp;BANA's Board of Directors asked the city engineer for the Empire Roundabout project to consider lowering the speed limit on Desert Sage to 20 mph during the period when the street would be a detour around the construction. For such changes, the City of Bend actually hasnbsp; to request permission from the State Department of Transportation.nbsp;Sinclair Burr was successful in changing the speed.nbsp; He also placed a very large speed bump at the bottom of the hill.nbsp; Plastic Bag Ban Update urn:uuid:06990b10-7e0b-4894-8f1f-0a9d821e790d2019-07-17T00:00:00-04:00 As you may recall, City Council adopted an ordinance in December of 2018 to encourage the use of reusable bags and limit the use of checkout plastic bags. It was set to go into effect in July with enforcement beginning Jan. 1, 2020.Earlier this month, the Oregon state legislature also passed a bill banning single-use plastic checkout bags statewide that takes effect Jan. 1, 2020. The bill is largely similar to the City's ordinance and also includes plastic restaurant take-out bags and the fee for bags provided to customers is at least five cents (compared to the City's 10 cent minimum). Community Resilience Festival urn:uuid:33171bda-a5f7-4734-acd6-507bf106267d2019-07-17T00:00:00-04:00 The River Road Community Organization [one of Eugene's 25 NAs] will be hosting the Fest, from 10 AM to 5 PM, August 24,nbsp; at the River Road Rec Center, 1400 Lake Drive, River Road Neighborhood, Eugene.For updated information in coming days and weeks, please seenbsp; Summer is Commute Options Time urn:uuid:f1783b2d-013c-4219-92a7-011f187b867b2019-07-30T00:00:00-04:00 Frustrated with traffic and parking in Bend? New transportation options are available so you can be part of the solution, not the problem.nbsp; Check out for more info on bus service.nbsp; BANA Board Meeting urn:uuid:0142c1a4-cc17-4ba8-b218-c0658b0b6fe32019-07-31T00:00:00-04:00 BANA Board Meeting Minutes July 31st, 2019nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp;10:45-12:20 nbsp; at Black Rock CafeIn attendance: Cindy King, Jim Beauchemin, Matt Bryant, Tom FisherWe welcomed Tom Fisher as our new Board member and gave him a packet of orientation documents.nbsp;We discussed Board roles and assignments for 2019-201.Chair: recruiting,nbsp;2.Vice Chair: Cindy King acting as temporary Chair,nbsp;3.Secretary: Cindy King temporary4.Treasurer: Tom Fisher5.Website content: Joette Storm6.Social Media: Matt Bryant7.Next Door Lead: Matt Bryantnbsp;III. We are recruiting for 3 new Board members. Matt will advertise on FB, Cindy to send him content for publication.IV. Committee ReportsLand use. Jim will continue to check PO Box. He reported on Juniper Ridge.NLA Matt reported. We now have more radar traffic calming signs that any other neighborhood because of his diligence.Business outreach will be put on the back burner until we have time2020 Bi-anual picnic/meetings. Since our budget is doubling we will plan 2 outreach events: one in February, and one in June.V. We planned the August 14th meeting. Matt will explain the Neighborhood Street Safety Program put forth by the City of Bend. Jim will go over the Juniper Advisory Board information. Cindy to call to reserve the Elks Club. Cindy to make info handouts.nbsp;VI. We discussed speakers and topics for future meetings: Bend Senior Center, ODOT next steps now that they received their funding September meeting) , Street Safety Program (Aug meeting).VII. We went over the June 2019 annual picnic and committee sign-ups. Both Matt and Jim reached out but haven't gotten great responses. Cindy will invite them to join the board. Did the member sign-ins get added to the newsletter mailing list?nbsp;VIII. Our next executive board meeting will be 8/20/19 at 10:30 at Wild Roots. We will create the coming year's budget. It will increase to $8000 for more outreach. Jim would like to expand our presence without more work. He wondered if the website could be streamlined. City Starts New 3-Day Limit on Parking urn:uuid:703b17dc-d42c-47e9-848c-9bef21be7ff52019-08-01T00:00:00-04:00 Today, the Bend Police Department begins enforcing anbsp;recent amendment to Bend Codenbsp;that reduces the number of days a vehicle may park on the public-right-of-way from five calendar days to three business days.The change is intended to promote parking turnover, shorten the time between when a vehicle is reported as being illegally parked and when the vehicle is towed, and align with the Police Department's enforcement capacity.Vehicles parked illegally on the public right-of-way for more than three business days are subject to citation and towing through a complaint-driven process. Community members can report illegally parked vehicles through a parking complaint. Volunteers from the Police Department respond to complaints when they are received. When a volunteer makes contact with a reported vehicle, the volunteer marks the vehicle tire with chalk and documents its location. Three business days later, a volunteer returns to the marked vehicle. If it has not been moved, the vehicle is towed. BANA Needs You urn:uuid:0e4357e9-3b99-4da3-80bd-498cc53ea71f2019-08-03T00:00:00-04:00 Boyd Acres N.A. has experienced a loss of three board members due to moves and personal issues.nbsp; We are currently recruiting new members to fill out the board and provide voices from across our neighborhood.nbsp;nbsp;If you are interested in sharing your time and talents with BANA, check out the bylaws on this website and request an application.nbsp;nbsp;For more information go to boydacres@gmail.comnbsp; Citizen Service Request Link Changed urn:uuid:5a79c46e-f384-4dec-b1ed-263469001b562019-08-08T00:00:00-04:00 The Citizen Service Request email is now at this web address:nbsp; is the address to notify about potholes, downed signs etc.nbsp; Ride Bend Shuttle Offers Transportation Alternative urn:uuid:0d02c22d-7db3-44ef-bbbf-1f3aa0e395a22019-08-17T00:00:00-04:00 City Launches Safe Streets Program urn:uuid:2ef9bf6c-81c5-4641-a646-914fe0e4ad672019-08-17T00:00:00-04:00 The Neighborhood Street Safety Program (NSSP) is a new program for small-scale, residential street projects to address pedestrian and bicycle safety, safe routes to school, speeding, intersection control and crossings, and other residential street traffic safety related issues. Walk and Roll Into the New School Year urn:uuid:bf0d3c50-9cd3-41f0-9418-5613d1af802f2019-08-20T00:00:00-04:00 Join us for another great year with the Walking School Bus program where students get to walk and roll to school with friends and a trained adult leader.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;Looking for volunteer opportunities? Learn more about becoming anbsp;Walking School Bus leader! Deschutes County Sheriff to Expand Campus urn:uuid:249e3ec6-fd5d-4ea0-a0b3-a58562afbcfa2019-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 Project Number: PZ-19-0372 Type II site Plan to construct improvements to parking, a shop building, expansion of theAdult Parole and Probation facility and remodel of the Crisis Stabilization Center at the Deschutes County Public SafetyCampus in Industrial Light (IL) and Mized Employment (ME) zones.Location: 63360 Britta Street, Bend, Oregon (Deschutes County Public Safety Campus)The City of Bend is seeking comments on this permit application. Board Meeting urn:uuid:cc954a23-651c-4cfb-bda3-6c513fdd30ac2019-08-29T00:00:00-04:00 I. Acting Board Chair Cindy King convened a special meeting to consider the application of Joan Miller for one of the vacant positions. After considering the application, the board voted unanimously to accept Joan Miller.nbsp; She has offered to serve as treasurer as she was a CPA for many years.nbsp;II. Board roles will be filled as follows:nbsp; acting chair, Cindy King, who was elected Vice Chair; Joan Miller Treasurer, Secretary is vacant; Land Use Jim Beauchemin:nbsp; NLA representative Matt Bryant; Business Outreach Tom Fisher.nbsp;nbsp;Looking to fill the Chair, Secretary and Communications committee positions.nbsp; Communications would include the newsletter, Facebook and Nextdoor postings.nbsp;III. The board discussed the request of a Wall Street Journal reporter for interviews about a change in code that would eliminate the Single Family Residence zone and permit mixed sized dwellings in any SRA zone in the future.nbsp; There are concerns about traffic, safety and overcrowding and being able to maintain the quality of life that makes our a great place to live. neighborhood Street Safety Project Off to a Whopping Start urn:uuid:236cedaa-0e2a-47f2-bd77-f55705893e3c2019-08-30T00:00:00-04:00 Thenbsp;Neighborhood Street Safety Programnbsp;is off to a great start and just hit a milestone on Thursday: over 100 applications!You have until September 20 to submit a project to improve safety in your block or area.nbsp; Cooley Road Closure Next Monday and Tuesday urn:uuid:410c7148-3abb-41f2-9bbe-ee658017a2262019-09-09T00:00:00-04:00 nbsp; nbsp;nbsp;Cooley Road between Highway 97 and Hunters Circle will be closed for railroad crossing repairs, with detour, 9/16/19 - 9/17/19. Tips for Seniors Relocating urn:uuid:70dede28-d401-4786-bc75-b5cee8578ac02019-09-11T00:00:00-04:00 Leaving a house full of memories can be an emotional process. When it comes time to downsize, letting go of a large home and moving on to something smaller is easier said than done. But there are steps you can take to make the transition to your new home easier and more efficient.nbsp;Shop Aroundnbsp;Where to move is a big decision no matter your age. When it comes to your golden years, there is a need for more attention to detail. Important information about the interior of a home and the community and concern for your finances are key factors for consideration. For example, you may decide that you need a more accessible bathroom, but depending on how much work is needed, you'll have to factor the costs into your budget (the average cost of a bathroom remodel is $8,000-$10,000).nbsp; Once you have an idea of what you're looking for, internet searches are the best way to get a head start in the hunt for a new home. This way, you'll be able to gauge the affordability of a desired neighborhood. For example, if you're looking to move to Bend, you'll find in your search that the average sale price of homes in that area has been $475,000 over the last month. Selling your current home can certainly help with expenses; however, a long distance move requires serious thought.nbsp; North Bend Highway Project Tops September 11 Meeting urn:uuid:9e969273-ae6d-4816-84a2-0510b0dc8adf2019-09-11T00:00:00-04:00 Oregon Department of Transportation officials will be at the Wednesday, September 11 membership meeting of BANA to explain the plan for extending HWY 97 parkway and improving traffic in northeast Bend.nbsp; Omar Ahmed, Resident Engineer and Robert Townsend of ODOT will project design and timeline.nbsp;The meeting is held at the Elks Lodge, 63210 Boyd Acres Road at 6 p.m.nbsp; nbsp;All Boyd Acres Neighborhood residents and businesses are welcome to attend.nbsp; Idaho Business Buys Applebees for a Tear Down urn:uuid:4f1791c9-b733-47ff-b703-c692c6e43c3f2019-09-12T00:00:00-04:00 Rokan River Bend LLC applied for a permit ( PZ-19-0565) to remove the existing Applebees building and construct a new 7,093 sq ft commercial building.nbsp; Details available on the City of Bend sitenbsp; Public Viewer for Planning Permits.nbsp; Parks and Rec Plan New Park in North Pointe Area urn:uuid:379d9ba0-1ef7-4840-af53-ede5134ff9152019-09-12T00:00:00-04:00 Purcell / Canal Bridge Construction urn:uuid:ca419f5a-44ad-499b-8043-b01dea07a8fe2019-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 Construction on a new pedestrian crossing of the North Unit Canal at Purcell Blvd. will begin this October. No pedestrian or bicycle traffic will be allowed on the bridge during construction, according to Linda Swearingen of the project.nbsp; The construction is expected to be completed by May 2020.nbsp;For more information:nbsp; Linda Swearingennbsp; 541-350-6012nbsp; or IIIswear@aol.comVisit September General Membership Meeting urn:uuid:1006f32c-0e22-4bad-a80c-ac85468f0b1e2019-09-20T00:00:00-04:00 Forest Service Recruiting for 2020 urn:uuid:b090c103-6295-4964-8ff0-2df61c62de602019-09-29T00:00:00-04:00 Interested in working for the Forest Service next summer?! Apply now, onnbsp;USAJOBS.GOV! The application window is open through Monday, September 30th, so submit your application today! There are positions open on both the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forest. Vehicle Recycling Tips urn:uuid:d96cac1d-cb92-4973-a7e8-450a4c973f392019-09-30T00:00:00-04:00 According to thenbsp; Automobile Recycling Association each year over 14 million vehicles reach the end of their usable lives in the United States, and it is estimated that 80 percent of these end-of-life vehicles (ELVs) material from ELVs can be recycled, reused, and become something new. SO, why are we throwing these rigs into the Earth instead of putting them back into the market at a lower cost, using fewer resources than initially?Read more:nbsp;nbsp; Open House to Plan New Park urn:uuid:486e699e-8739-455d-99d9-cf97ca6a695a2019-09-30T00:00:00-04:00 Bend Parks and Recreation will host an open house to discuss the features of a new park they plan for our area.nbsp;This new 2.7 acre neighborhood park, north of Cooley Road, in the Northpointe subdivision will provide recreation to residents in a growing area that has been under-served to date.nbsp; Neighborhood parks offer amenities such as picnic shelters, open lawn play areas, children's play areas, paths and natural areas.The goal for the first round of public outreach, beginning fall 2019, is to understand the desired experiences the community would like to have in the park. This feedback will be used to generate a master plan.nbsp; Give us your comments bynbsp;taking this surveynbsp;nbsp; Meet BANA's Board urn:uuid:77269e14-9855-449c-8984-9597842e8a462019-10-10T00:00:00-04:00 Summer brought lots of changes for the Boyd Acres NA board. A number of members left Bend or experienced personal changes and that brought new voices to the board. Currently Cindy King is serving as acting Chair and Vice Chair. Joan Miller is Secretary.nbsp; The Treasurer position is open.nbsp;Other members are Jim Beauchemin, Land Use Chair and Juniper Ridge Advisory Board representative. Matthew Bryant, Neighborhood Leadership Alliance representative. Thomas Fisher,Business Outreach Chair, and Kathleen Roche, At large member.nbsp; There is room for two more members to fill out the board.nbsp; North Unit Canal Trail Closed urn:uuid:845cbea3-b1b3-4f69-9ed0-976bd2ce372e2019-10-16T00:00:00-04:00 The North Unit Irrigation District (NUID) canal trail will be closed between NE Purcell Boulevard and Deschutes Market Road beginning Friday, October 18 until July 1, 2020.The 10-month closure is needed to widen the Purcell Boulevard canal bridge and construct a new bridge for the Empire Boulevard extension. The new section of Empire will connect the existing road from Purcell to the intersection of NE Butler Market Road and 27th Street. October 11, 2019 Minutes urn:uuid:2d5f5278-7665-45f5-af26-42bc4d03d01e2019-10-17T00:00:00-04:00 BANA General Meeting amp; Board Meeting October 11th, 2019In attendance: Matt Bryant, Cindy King, Tom Fisher, Jim Beauchemin, Kathy RocheProgram: Matt Bryant led the discussion for prioritizing the NSSP. We had almost 20 submissions to go through. 9 people attended and we hosted the meeting live on facebook which is still available to view. One man came to represent 50 of his neighbors. We had a lively discussion around 5 major issues and narrowed it down to the top 5 to be further reduced to top 2 by the BANA board. All submissions will be archived by the city to be considered for later projects in the coming years.1.nbsp; Boyd Acres S curve widen shoulder2.nbsp; Archie Briggs before the bridge improvements3.nbsp; OB Riley Rd. sidewalks4.nbsp; Cooley Rd widen shoulder before RR crossingnbsp;Boyd Acres lightingnbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; The submissions go to the NLA meeting 10/15 for a final decision to be made by them by 1/31/20.nbsp;Board MeetingWe welcomed Kathy Roche to the board, she is considering being secretary.The Winter Party will be in January, 14th or 21st. Cindy will call Trampoline Zone to reserve.nbsp;We planned a meet and greet at Port o Subs for Monday 10/14, Joette to host. We will also do some business and clarify which NSSP projects go to the NLA meeting 10/15/19.Our next general meeting will be November 13th at 6:00 with the board meeting at 5:30 at the Elks Club on Boyd Acres Rd.nbsp;