January 20, 2007
Rhododendron CPO Meeting Minutes
Six people in attendance a it was determined there was a Quorum.
The beginning balance in the Rhododendron CPO Checking account, as of December 1, 2006 was $583.64. Since there was no activity during December, the ending balance remains the same.
“The traffic folks have just finished the details on the signing changes discussed at our previous meeting (July, 2006). Here is a brief summary of the signing changes to be made –
On November 24, 2006 Steve Graeper replied to Richard Watanabe:
Regarding the Rhododendron Speed sign changes – We appreciate anything your sign people can do to increase the visibility of the speed reduction through Rhododendron. I’m not sure of the location of the Mile posts to which you refer, but it sounds like they are in the same general area of where they are currently. We had initially talked with Bill about the possibility of extending the speed reduction area through Rhododendron to begin, West Bound, (Coming down the Mt.) just across from the Toll Gate, so as to include the first and eastern most house and driveway in Rhododendron. According to Bill, moving the 40 MPH Speed sign eastward to that point would also mean that the East bound 55 MPH would begin at that point as well. His initial thoughts were that moving the speed area at the east end of Rhododendron was very doable and we had hoped that when the signs got updated that would take place.
Any possibility that could happen?
The residents of Rhododendron are very concerned with the safety of vehicles turning from Hwy 26 onto Forest Service Road 20 at the east end of Rhododendron. Moving the 55 MPH further east, up the highway could perhaps start to curtail those who see the 55 MPH sign from the middle of Rhododendron from beginning to speed up. That area near Road 20 where the highway makes the transition from 4 lanes to 2 is of particular concern and if traffic could start slowing/speeding further east of Rhododendron that would be viewed with a very positive eye by Rhododendron residents.
We also spoke with Bill about moving
the beginning of the speed reduction area at the West end of Rhododendron to a
A Special Meeting for the community to hear about the results from the speed check and to discuss the status on the above issues with ODOT will be scheduled for early February.
Step One: Establish boundaries. Steve is going to contact the county about survey costs and moving forward with this.
Step Two: Landscape design.
Sheri Holm seconded, and all voted in favor.
Since Susan was unable to attend,
COMMUNITY MEDIATION AND
Steve Graeper made the motion to proceed with setting a time for someone to speak to us about the process. Dale Crockett moved for this to happen, everyone voted in favor.
BUSINESS: C.P.O. DINNER AND MEETING ON JANUARY 30TH AT 6:30 PM IN
This dinner is for discussing the steps for fund raising and establishing 501(c) (3) status.
If you are interested in attending,
RESTRICTIONS IN BCC BUSINESS HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
“You will want to be aware that the public comment portion of the BCC hearings has changed. It is now no longer than 15 minutes long and is placed immediately following the consent agenda, so be there early if you wish to speak. The three minute maximum remains; however, if there are no more than five people who wish to speak, the time will be reduced proportionally or moved to the end of the agenda.”
Steve Graeper reported he has not received any notifications from the county regarding zoning variances or measure 37 issues for the Rhododendron area. He has not heard anything since April, 2006.
There was a question from the
attendees as to the status on the violation
ordinance’s status on
Dan Holm seconded, and everyone voted in favor.