Association Board Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, June 21,
7:03 – 8:40 pm
Present: Tom Scott,
Helen Jackson, Anne Mackie, Jessica Bandstra, Barbara Davenport and Libby Stark. George Liepart, Judy Bachman and Amelia Lunde
indicated they would not be present.
Oso Keeler, former board member, attended as a guest.
Bachman is moving at the end of August to the Portland area. A farewell party will be held at the July
meeting. The city of Bellingham is not
paying for the “Welcome to the York Neighborhood” sign repair. YNA is covering the costs. Libby and Barbara are neighborhood conflict
managers through WWU Campus Coalition and Whatcom Dispute Resolution
Center. Barbara noted that Puget Sound
Energy has a form for green energy donations and the area that donates the most
receives a prize.
Preservation Committee Chair: Barbara and Toni Nagel, of the Lettered
Streets Neighborhood, are organizing a general historical committee
meeting for all Bellingham historic preservation committees to be held
July 12 at Garden Street United Methodist Church. Barbara noted that she had a meeting
with Katie Franks of the Planning Department who emphasized the importance
of deciding on a specific area and a design review standard. Barbara is doing some oral history work
with some elderly residents. Two
WWU students are researching and will be completing the triangle section
this summer for the required documentation. There is a new Comprehensive Plan out and Helen will give a
copy to the YNA.
Park Renovation Chairs: The trail
along the hillside is looking good.
There is grant money available but a master plan needs to be drawn
and approved by the Parks Department before we would be eligible. There was also discussion about a
crosswalk between Franklin and Grant Streets.
Park Market: Helen is looking at
suggestions for the use of the $420 profit. The dog station is too costly because of the yearly bag
cost. The Parks Department will
install a dog station made by the Eagle Scouts. Helen has been in contact with Rae of the Parks Department.
Street Island: There is a lot of
work to be done on the island and Katie Franks of the Planning Department
suggested dividing the island into thirds over three years to make it
manageable. One Yorker will begin
work in August..
Hill Park Steward: Amelia, Anne
and Carolyn planted and weeded.
Mulch will be coming later in June. The Parks Department is using herbicide to make the lawn
easier to cut. They still want the
butterfly arbor taken down.
- Treasurer: Helen provided a handout indicating we
have $168.70 in our checking account and $1051.61 in our savings
account. See attached.
Committee Chair: All “renewal”
letters have been mailed out for 2003, 2004 and 2005. There have been about 10 responses.
Club Chair: The last meeting was
held at Judy’s house where they took a tour of Franklin Park. The July meeting will be at Anne’s
Day Chair: The dumpster was full
by 11 am. Libby will write a thank
you letter to SSC and Recomp for their donations.
Membership Picnic: A potential
date is the third weekend in September at Franklin Park. Anne has a project plan sheet and two
co-chairs will be selected in July.
Doorknockers and landlord letters will be mailed out again this
Committee Chair: The city mailed
out the rezone request letter (see attached). The city is paying for the meeting but the YNA Planning Committee
is designing the format with the intent of collecting information from
attendees. Pat Carman and Chris
Koch, the Planning Department liaisons, will be doing a small presentation
at the meeting. Refreshments will
business: Tom brought a brochure
from the Office of Neighborhoods in Seattle. There is no sidewalk on the 1700 block of Humboldt, Barbara
will pursue further information.
Sidewalks are supposed to be addressed in the Comprehensive Plan.
Topics for next board meeting: General membership picnic
The meeting adjourned at 8:40.
Submitted by Libby Stark