Leslie Middle School
AGENDA / NOTES
This is an open meeting. The public which lives, works, and recreates in the watershed is encouraged to attend.
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Watershed Council Notes:February 13, 2007
Victor Dodier called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Present were: Ed Emrick, Mary Liepins, Wally Reed, Roger Heusser, Marcia Kelly, Susan Kephart, Martin Pitchford, Victor Dodier, and John Savage.
Victor Dodier reported on the City's response to the Council's letters about protecting the riparian trees and significant trees at both the proposed subdivision near Coloma Dr. SE and Hrubetz and the proposed Bluff Heights subdivision. The City was noncommittal about action at the proposed Hrubetz subdivision and explained why "significant" trees would be cut at the Bluff Heights site.
The Council decided to sponsor a planting of shrubs at the Fairview Mitigated Wetlands on March 24. Susan Kephart reported that Willamette University classes will be planting Nelson's Checkermallow at Fairview in early March. Also, Victor will organize a small work party to smooth out the bark dust on the Fairview walking trail.
Ed Emrick showed preliminary designs for signs at Fairview. Council members will provide feedback.
Wally Reed updated the Council on the status of the proposed project to pave the parking lot at the southeast corner of Bush Park, to daylight about 150 feet of Clark Creek now encased in pipe, and to add stormwater basins to clean rainwater before it enters Clark Creek. Since last Council meeting, the Reeds and Marcia Kelly met with a steering group of City Parks and Public Works employees. About $26,000 to $28,000 from developers is now dedicated to the project. In addition, there will be a delay in the ability of the City to seek grants for the project. The Council decided to support the inclusion of the project in the Capital Improvement Program.
The Council is continuing to explore grants for a restoration project at Fairview.
Respectfully submitted, John Savage, Secretary.