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Active Bethel Community Executive Board Meeting Minutes

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

Online  August 17th, 7-8:30pm (PST)

Members in attendance: Lin Woodrich, Sarah Warren, Charlie Sterling, Zach Mulholland, Jeremy AAsum, Tai Pruce-Zimmerman, Suzanne O’Shea, Diane Behling

Absent: Travis Johannes, Ethan Clevenger, Amie Anderson-Forbis

Guest: John Q. Murray, Lisa Arkin

7:04: Call to order by: Tai – Lin shared screen with agenda Agenda approved.

7:05: Public comments

– Suzanne – E.S.S.N. – meeting this Saturday with Councilor Syrett

– Lin – Speed bumps for community and would like to help poll neighbors

7:08: Hours tabled for next meeting.

7:09: Name change resolution – Tai – No updates as of yet. Need new neighborhood liaison first.

7:11: John Murray – Southeast neighbors – presentation of a Time Bank for volunteers. Shared screen for slide show. Map your neighborhood and C.E.R.T. programs supported by City of Eugene. Multi-year exercise and evaluation programs for neighborhoods for emergency preparedness. Time Bank – idea that volunteer hours have worth. hourworld.org – non profit time bank in Eugene.

-Put forth suggestion to share volunteer hours to see about starting a time bank

– Lin: Motion put forth for board to join Time Bank. Those interested were able to sign up.

7:30: Seneca Saw Mill – Lin discussed on Lisa Arkins behalf – went over taking points sent and shared screen.

-Suzanne: Have health document for Bethel address issues?

– Lin: Not at present.

– Diane: What is letter being used for?

– Lin: To voice concern regarding health implications and severe for Bethel if this is to go forward.

– Diane: Would be happy to draft a statement to letter to stress support once letter has been drafted.

7:38: Public overlay zone – Lin moved to beginning of September. Mayor Vinis sent letter acknowledging Bethel Plan to move forward.

– How would ABC like to move forward on issues?

– 9/7 6:30-7:30 – Civic Engagement. Develop speeches to give.

– 1st session 9/12 – 7:15 sign in for meeting.

7:50: Committee Reports: 

– 7:50: – Civic Engagement – Had a great meeting earlier this month. Ideas to drive engagement. 1-2 core issues, targeting social media, businesses, schools, etc.

Jeremy: How much time before meeting?

Lin: At least a couple of months

– 8:06: Finance – Suzanne sent out financial report earlier to board for review.

– Diane: Could report include more details regarding expenses/ income?

– Suzanne: Directed meeting to email sent out on 8/12 for full details.

*** Meeting minutes for July put forth

• 1st: Lin

• 2nd: Diane

Board approved meeting minutes

– 8:20: Emergency Preparedness– Tabled for next meeting.

– 8:23: Beautification – Sarah – Updates about Upstream art project, Herb garden.

– 8:37: Pantry – Charlie – Lin assisted – Hanging out fliers about items needed – donations slowing down.

– 8:24: Transportation – Zach – Nothing to report for current week.

– 8:25: Business Planning – Lin/Diane – Isaiah Yard to be possible guest speaker. Lin will reach out with next meeting.

– 8:30 – Motion to adjourn made by: Tai Approved by board.

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