September 16, 2021
Lake Grove Neighborhood Association
Annual Board Meeting
Chairman Dan Anderson called the meeting to order at 7:03
Board members: Dan Anderson, Mike Buck, Trudy Corrigan, Chuck Fisher, Audrey Block, Yoko Kinoshita, Robert Dove, Jerry Nierengarten
Guests: Courtney Clementh, Barbara Christenson, Jim Newcomer, Cliff Warren, Jim Frank, Pam Frank, Janet Buck
Minutes for the March meeting were approved
Election of Board Members
Dan introduced Board members to the group and Board officers. He encouraged other attendees to join our Board. He presented the slate of candidates for Board officers and asked if there were any others who might want an officer position. There were no others.
Dan asked Lake Grove neighbors attending to vote for the candidates and there was unanimous approval
Dan Anderson – Chair
Trudy Corrigan – Vice Chair
Chuck Fisher – Treasurer
Jerry Nierengarten – Secretary
EcoHome LO Presentation was cancelled
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Lake Oswego School Bond
Dan introduced Courtney Clementh who is heading the Oswego School Bond Measure for the November election. She explained how the upcoming election measure is the second of three bond measures to upgrade our schools.
The first measure was passed in 2017 and funded the rebuilding of Lakeridge Middle School, the renovation of Oak Creek Elementary and various updating projects at other schools. This $180 million bond would build new buildings for Lake Oswego Junior High and River Grove Elementary plus science and lab renovations at both high schools, improved HVAC, electrical mechanical and plumbing systems and roof repairs plus other upgrades. It would add $0.92 per $1,000 of assessed value to our property taxes.
Mike Buck asked if Lake Grove Elementary was OK seismically. She indicated those issues would be addressed in the next bond issue. She was asked if the District considered closing the school and rebuilding elsewhere to take advantage of gain to be realized by the sale of valuable commercial property. The District is not considering this at this time.
Parks Charter Amendments
Mike Buck explained the differences between Measure 3-568 and 3-575 and gave a history of how these two measures related to the management of our parks both came to be on our upcoming ballot. Our Board had discussed this at our prior meeting and voted support for Measure 3-575 which was written by Lake Oswego City Council and expressed opposition to 3-568. Scott Handley who wrote 3-568 and its restrictions were to be too severe for effective park management to meet the needs now and in the future of the City and its citizens.
Mike did this presentation for the benefit of non-Board members who came for our Annual Board meeting for all of Lake Grove Neighborhood who were unaware of the implications of both measures.
Dan Anderson pointed out that these measures are like amendments to the US Constitution and difficult to change once approved. Mike added to this noting that under 3-568 you couldn’t add a trail for handicap access. Jerry Nierengarten noted that all park developments in recent years have been reviewed by hearings with neighbors and input from the neighbors influenced all plans.
Dan opened the meeting for questions and concerns from neighbors attending.
Friends of Iron Mountain will be planting Yew trees It was explained why there is no center line on Upper Cliff Warren wanted to know what happened to the old horse trail that was behind the commercial lots on the east side of Boones Ferry and who policed the excess noise coming from the car was and from the performance car repair shop. Mike explained that code violations should be directed to Diana Smith-Bouwer, the City’s Public Resource Officer. Dan’s neighbor Ed provided an article on the importance of trees.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 The next Board meeting is on Thursday October 21