Minutes, July 2022

July 21, 2022
Lake Grove Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting

Chairman Dan Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:03

Attendees: 

Board members:  Dan Anderson,  Mike Buck, Audrey Block, Yoko Kinoshita, Jerry Nierengarten, Trudy Corrigan

Guests:  Walt Buckley

***** Chair report ****

Dan told the Board our annual meeting will be held on October 22.  Eric from City Planning will gives a presentation on the affect of State Measure H2001 Low Income Housing on Lake Oswego.  The measure will allow duplex, triplex and quadplex on  lots zoned for only single family homes.

EcoHome has also been invited to make a presentation.  The volunteer ecology group has been invited to talk to us before but has had difficulty lining up a speaker for our group.

The Habitat for Humanity affordable home project at Upper and Boones Ferry has been moving forward meetings with the City.  A neighborhood meeting will be held on Monday August 7.  Ken Sandblast and representatives from Humanity for Humanity will be there for presentation and questions.  There is going to be a left turn-lane added on south-bound Boones Ferry to allow additional access to the property in addition to the right-turn access on Boones Ferry. Trees in the median will have to be removes for the new left-turn lane.

***** Neighbor input  – Walt *****

 

Walt commented that traffic seems a bit lighter after the completion of the Boone Ferry Project.  He noted some neighborhood signs are missing that directed folks to Lake Grove Presbyterian and to KinderCare.

***** Director Reports *****

Mike reported on meetings of Lake Grove Businessmen and the City.  Jim Bateman from the City indicated that Holiday lighting was already expensive and took three weeks to install.  Lake Grove Businesses will continue to solicit the city for more help and funding for decorations.  LG businesses voted to approve the purchase of about $80 worth of red and gold ribbons to hang from 48 lampposts along Boones Ferry.

Mike and Trudy are trying to get holiday tree banners for Lake Grove

Yoko report on her preparations for the Ice Cream Social for Lake Grove which our Board has arranged for our neighbors on August  9 at Iron Mountain Park with music from 7:30 – 8:30 pm.  

[note:  the Ice Cream Social was very successful with about 50 guests, music for two hours, police, fireman and a firetruck.

Our next meeting will be September 15.

Minutes, June 2022

June 16, 2022
Lake Grove Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting

Chairman Dan Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:00

Attendees: 

Board members:  Dan Anderson, Mike Buck,  Audrey Block, Yoko Kinoshita, Jerry Nierengarten

Guests:  None, no neighbors in attendance

***** Chair report ****

Dan attended the Pre-Ap PA 22-0048  the Habit for Humanity Project on Upper and Bones Ferry.  Permit is the same as was approved before the site was sold. A neighborhood meeting will occur in the next 45 days [July 25, LG Presbyterian Church 6:00 pm]

Dan noted that the West Lake Grove [WLG] design restriction changes have not yet been approved but we hope that this will occur before the end of summer. Siding for this project could be an issue if not approved as the wish to use a composite which the old design restrictions would not allow.  Habitat for Humanity wanted an online neighborhood meeting but this requires approval from the LGNA Chair and Dan denied this.

At the Pre-Ap, Dan indicated approval for an affordable housing project of this typeset wanted the end hob left over between Boones Ferry and Upper Drive made into something.  Habitat could retain right-of-way but perhaps they could install a connecting sidewalk to the various units.  [ a good question for their neighborhood presentation ]

$2.5 million may be available for a joint parking site for Boones Ferry merchants and restaurants  with leftover Boones Ferry Project funds.  This means that the Oakridge property is still under consideration for this [next to Wells Fargo, across for the Post Office].

***** Director Reports*****

Mike Buck talked to Jim Bateman about the possibility that our light poles may get Christmas decorations like they do in the old Oswego side of town.  Lake Oswego City Manage may review this to give little more equity for our business district here.

Mike indicated that Iron Mountain Park is going to need volunteer and City help to remove evasive plants.  He hopes that fire prevention funds might contribute to this.

Yoko Kinoshita discussed plans for the August 2 Ice Cream Social.  She chatted with the Fire Department and they will be coming out for the event.  August 2 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Dan indicated we can use one of our two annual mailing to get this information out to our neighbors and this can be sent out shortly.

Meeting adjourned  7:50 pm

Next meeting will be July 21

Annual General Membership Meeting 2022

Thursday September 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4044 Sunset Drive, Lake Oswego, OR (corner of Upper Drive/Reese Road). We meet at the main level Patio room.

Agenda

  • LO City Council Candidates Forum. We have invited candidates to speak, followed by neighbor questions. Candidates are John Wendland, Katherine Lupton, Jeff Gudman, Trudy Corrigan (Lake Grove), Charles Bryan, and Ali Afghan.
  • Call for Neighborhood Association volunteers. Lake Grove residents are encouraged to join
  • Annual Election of Neighborhood Association board and officers
  • Approval of By-law changes to make the office of Treasurer optional
  • Neighbor Social after the forum and election

Neighborhood boards are advisory. The city looks to the board for suggestions, insights, and recommendations to maintain and improve the beauty and livability of our neighborhood

LGNA Board Members: Dan Anderson, Trudy Corrigan, Chuck Fisher, Audrey Block, Mike Buck, Yoko Kinoshita

Neighborhood Night Out (Ice Cream Social) 

With The Lake Oswego Fire Department

Tuesday August 2, 2022; 7:00-9:00 P.M.
@ Iron Mountain Park,
2401 Iron Mountain Road

Lake Oswego Fire Department:  Ben Sanders, Lieutenant at Station 211, will give a Fire Truck Tour and stickers for children

  • The next monthly board member meeting is September 15, 2022, @ Lake Grove Presbyterian Church. (3rd. Thursday of the Month). No August meeting
  • LGNA Board Members: Dan Anderson, Audrey Block, Mike Buck, Trudy Corrigan, Chuck Fisher, Jerry Nierengarten, Yoko Kinoshita-Gorman.
  • Website:  https://lakegroveneighborhood.com/

Neighborhood Meeting for Townhome Development, Mon. July 25

There will be a neighborhood meeting for 23 townhomes proposed at 16858 Boones Ferry Road, between Washington Court and Upper Drive. It will be 6pm Monday July 25, 2022 at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church, 4040 Sunset Drive. For more information, contact Ken Sandblast, Westlake Consultants, 503-684-0652. The Lake Oswego city application number is PA 22-0048 (see also the original 2018 application, LU18-0024).

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Minutes, May 2022

5/19/2022

Lake Grove Neighborhood Association

Chairman Dan Anderson opened the meeting at 7:00 pm

Attending: Dan Anderson, Trudy Corrigan, Audrey Block, Yoko Kinoshita, Chuck Fisher, Jerry Nierengarten

No guests or neighbors in attendance

Minutes Approved, Treasury Balance  “0”

Chair report

Dan advised us of the progress on the Lanewood Pathwood.  No dates for implementation as yet.  There were twelve neighbors at the meeting with the City on the pathway and two consultants. The consultants laid out maps for Lanewood and the south side of Douglas Circle to show where the pathway would be located.  Neighbors general liked the idea however one was concerned that he would lose a bit of his front for the path.  However, that piece may already be deeded as City right away.

Director Reports

Chuck reported that he has successfully brought our Treasury balance to zero with the balance being donated to Lake Oswego Watershed.  Our association is now inactive with the State of Oregon.  Prior to zeroing it out Yoko was given $200 for the Neighborhood summer gathering as voted on and approved in the April meeting for an August acre cream social for the neighborhood.

Yoko told us she received an extension on the grant from Portland State so that she can continue to receive payments for helping our neighborhood with various projects and events for another year.

There were no neighbors in attendance at the meeting and no other input.

The meeting adjourned at 7:50

April 21, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes 4/21/2022

Lake Grove Neighborhood Association

Chairman Dan Anderson opened the meeting at 7:04 pm

Attending: Dan Anderson, Trudy Corrigan, Audrey Block,Yoko Kinoshita, Chuck Fisher, Jerry Nierengarten

No guests or neighbors in attendance

Minutes Approved

Chairman’s Report

Dan announced that Robert Dove resigned from the Board

Dan led a discussion on City sponsored art along Boones Ferry Road.  Lake Grove has just three street art installations compared to 47 in downtown Lake Oswego.  Trudy explained that LGNA is working with Waluga and Lake Forest to use our potential Neighborhood Enhancement Grants for street art along Boones Ferry.  Mike Buck wrote a letter to Eric Olson [City Planner]  indicating that Lake Grove needs a better deal.  In the Boones Ferry project three pads for art work were built plus additional pads at each intersection and these are wired for lighting.

We discussed having the City build a new sign saying “Welcome to Lake Grove Village” and paying for the sign with a Neighborhood Enhancement grant.  A motion was made for this and seconded.  Board members attending voted unanimously to approve the measure.

Dan talked on the recent Mayor/Board Chair meeting.  A new park has been approved for the Palisades, Lake Oswego’s largest neighborhood.  It will have extensive activity areas including a skate board park and pickle ball court.

Police Chief Dale Ferguson has hired four more police officers, mostly for the graveyard shift.  All new officers will undergo a psychological interview.  All LO police officers body cams.

Mayor Joe Buck announced Earth Day events.  Flower baskets along major streets will be back this year.  The demolition code will be made more strict.  Joe noted a Council concern that I-205 tolling could effect Lake Oswego traffic if it goes into effect.

Dan is considering inviting Eric Olson to our annual meeting to explain state law HB2001 to our neighbors with its major changes in neighborhood zoning allowing for duplex, triplex and quadplex housing where currently there are only single homes.

Director Reports    

Chuck Fisher, Treasurer

Chuck advised that Articles of Dissolution have been filed with the state ending our non-profit agency status and the $50 paid to the State Department of Justice.

Jerry Nierengarten, Urban Forest

Jerry reported on an April 23 tree ivy removal Arbor Day Project that Board members Jerry, Dan, Trudy and Mike would participate in as part of the the Oswego Lake Watershed Council.

Jerry reviewed tree cutting permits for 4456 Sunset, 3876 Lake Grove Avenue, 3850 Lake Grove Avenue and 15655  Twin Fir Road.  The first three are for builders to build new spec homes.  The Twin Fir site will be for a new home but it will be for the current owner, who is a landscape designer and maintained a beautiful yard over the years and loves trees.  On all these, we do not have leverage to block the tree removals.

Yoko Kinoshita

Yoko arranged with Starbucks [by LG Elementary] to provide us with free coffee and cookies for the April 24 Arbor Weekend Cleanup at Iron Mountain Park.  Mike Buck has arranged for a guest speaker for the event.

Yoko discussed another event at Iron Mountain Park for our neighbors on National Night Out. The City may help with the budget for this.  It was proposed and seconded that the Board provide $200 from our treasury account balance for the event.  Attending Board member unanimously approved the expenditure. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm

04/24/2022: Earth Day Event Thank you for all coming to the Educational Class and Clean-Up!

Thank you, Ms. Sharon Hawley, for the awesome presentation on “Mosses”!

Thank you, Douglas Way Starbucks Coffee, for the wonderful donation of coffee and pastries!

Thank you for your kind collaboration to keep our neighborhood clean and thrive in your busy schedule! We did it together nicely!! 🙂

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