ENA Update – February 2nd Meeting

The February ENA meeting covered a lot of ground, but we still had time for a coffee and cookie break and finished a bit early.  Formal minutes will be published later this month, but I wanted to give you a sense of what is happening.  There was some fun stuff!

The South Neighborhood will be painting the Caretaker’s House this summer and has had a wonderful Exterior Color Report done.  It shows the house in a variety of color combinations and explains the historical and/or environmental reasons behind them.  They are requesting input, so feel free to participate in their Caretakers House color survey.  Help and donations would be appreciated.  Contact Steve Wilson at caretakershouse@gmail.com.

 Something else fun was to see the results of our first online survey.  As you will remember, it was related to the proposed Padden Trails development.  From 404 newsletters sent out, we had 50 survey responses.   Of those, 72% opposed the increased density, 26% supported it and 2% had no opinion.  48% supported use of the housing infill toolkit, 10% had no opinion and 42% did not support its use.  After discussion, those in attendance voted to support the letter drafted by the Coalition of Southside Neighborhoods, which conforms to our survey results, so I signed it at the CSN meeting February 20th.  To all of you who responded to the survey, well done! Based on our first trial, you will be seeing more surveys, so monitor this space as well as the newsletter.

 Those attending the February meeting voted to add the clause regarding train traffic concerns to our  proposed Neighborhood Plan.  We will have it presented to the city before the April 1 deadline, so be prepared to participate in and hear about hearings as they arise through the summer and fall.

The final draft of the Edgemoor Neighborhood Bylaws was formally presented and discussed.  We will be voting on it at our March meeting so take a look and see what you think.  It is also posted on the website.  

 The meeting schedule for the rest of the year is set.  Our annual meeting will be held June 7th, at which time elections will be held…more on that later.  We are also planning to have a speaker, so if there is someone you have been dying to hear, let us know!  There will be no meetings in July and August, but we will resume our monthly meeting schedule in September.  You will probably be getting surveys regarding possible speakers and/or activities, so put on your thinking cap and let’s come up with some cool stuff!

Enjoy the beginning of spring! (as soon as the rain stops)   Lylene

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