Salem Public Library,
Anderson Room B
AGENDA / MINUTES
This is an open meeting. The public which lives, works, and recreates in the watershed is encouraged to attend.
Council Core Values:
President Victor Dodier called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm. Present were: Robin Straughan, Victor Dodier, Roger Heusser, Bob Roth, and John Savage.
On July 15, Council volunteers will mark storm drains in the Candelaria area and pass out door hangers about fish protection.
Bob Roth met with Tony Nielsen of Sustainable Fairview to discuss a proposed management plan for the stretch of Pringle Creek in the development. The plan will be focused on managing storm water, promoting recreation, and fostering wildlife. Bob will talk with Alan Pennington about who from the City should sit on the planning team.
Roger reported that a number of the new plants at the Salem Hospital Grounds site are ailing despite his best efforts. John will contact Wilbur Bluhm to do an assessment of causes and remedies. Other Council members will chip in to help Roger to maintain the site.
The Council discussed at length the status report prepared by Bob Roth for the Watershed Coordinator grant. Among the action items identified in the discussion were: (1) Preparing project-specific budgets; (2) Keeping track of volunteer hours; (3) Recruiting new volunteers and board members; (4) Contacting Ed Emrick about the City's plans for the Fairview Mitigation Wetlands site, including further work on the trail; and (5) Adding a brief description of recent and upcoming Council projects to the narrative.
Bob Roth reported on a proposal to combine the business meetings of the area's watershed councils into one monthly or quarterly meeting. The Council opposed the idea.
The Innovative Watershed Technologies Forum is scheduled for September 17 and 18. The Forum is being held in conjunction with a Sustainable Fairview Open House. The There will be technical presentations on pervious concrete, storm water filtering, and green roofs among other technologies.
On August 28, the Council will sponsor an Ivy Pull at Woodmansee Park.
Robin Straughan did the maiden-run presentation of her powerpoint program about how to identify and eradicate the most common noxious weeds. The audience loved it.
The next Council meeting is Tuesday, August 10, at 6:30 pm at a spot to be announced.
Respectfully Submitted, John Savage, Secretary.