|PRINGLE CREEK WATERSHED COUNCIL|
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tuesday, March 12, 2002 6:30 PM
Leslie Middle School
AGENDA / MINUTES
Welcome, Introductions & Agenda Review
Approval of Last Month's Minutes
Comments from the
Old and New Business
This is an open meeting. The public which lives, works, and recreates in the watershed is encouraged to attend.
Council Core Values:
The Pringle Creek Watershed Council is a nonprofit association representing watershed residents, businesses, schools, neighborhood associations, government, the scientific community and environmental organizations.
Meeting Minutes, March 13, 2002
Welcome, Introduction & Agenda Review
Wendy Kroger opened the meeting with introductions of all those present. The February Meeting Minutes were then approved.
City of Salem Reports
Need people to sign up to work for Earth Day, checking on plants at Minto Brown, and planting at Cannery Park Bioswale.
Watershed Coordinator's Report
The assessments document for our watershed is in the corrections phase and should be finished by the end of the month.
We are applying for an Americorp student, who would do work research on ownership of structures in Pringle Creek, which could be removed.
For Earth Day we would like to have a new interactive display for our table. We are looking for something that generates interest and is educational.
Bob would also like to see us create some smaller groups around various topics, like Public Education, Volunteer Recruitment, Resource Development, etc so that more can be accomplished outside our monthly council meeting.
Capital Improvement Projects - Steve Downs
Steve talked about some of the problems in identifying needy projects that are in the Capital Improvement Plan. Erosion control, Storm Water Management, Systems Development are some topics considered as a priority.
The CIP master plan is looking at multiple use for regional detention, water quality and flood control the sports fields at Leslie Middle School is an example detention basin for West Pringle Creek.
Another need is to prioritize our streams according to restoration, water quality, the 99 Fish Survey, and culvert replacement especially associated with road improvement and possible fish passage.
They will also look at the two-bioassessment studies again looking to see where to use money to the best advantage.
The Willamette River will be the first to be studied for the Riparian Setback Plan. By starting here we will help to protect the streams.
Urban Stream Flow Monitoring is also being planned. Four to six stations will be set up this summer to monitor temperature, bacteria, nitrates, dissolved oxygen and turbidity.
Revenue bonds in the city will help pay for these projects. Over the next 15 years storm water projects will cost $500 million and wastewater projects $300 million. Steve said that master plan projects could be used to take care of environmental projects along with other master plan projects.
Watershed Council ReportsPresident's Report- Wendy Kroger
Wendy introduced Cooper Raines , an Eagle Scout, who is going to be doing a project for Pringle Creek.
Working with Union Pacific RR to set guidelines for spraying.
Willamette students doing projects in Pringle Creek watershed.
Spring Calendar: Signup sheets going around room for Earth Day, Planting days, etc
Water Rights Work Plan- John Borden
It was moved and seconded that we accept John's Goal statement in regard to Water Rights. This statement is Goal: To improve and maintain stream flows in Pringle Creek and its tributaries to exceed the minimum needs of anadromous fish, including salmon, steelhead, and cutthroat.
It was approved that we include the modification added--- and not to compromise other biotic organisms in the stream.
It was suggested that we draft a detailed work plan looking at county assessor maps that could be marked up to show illegal water use.
Small Grants Team Jerry Eder
OWEB has organized Oregon into small grants teams with $100,000 available for each area and $10,000 for individual projects. Jerry will be the representative for PCWC.
Salem Hospital Restoration Roger Heusser
Roger said that Salem Hospital is willing to work with PCWC to help restore the section of creek bank between Mission and Winter.
Website Victor Dodier
Victor is working on getting text to pictures for those we selected in January.
Proposed Recycling Options- Dave Neliton
Dave discussed the value of what is called co-mingling of items in recycling. Comingling just means homeowners do not have to separate all their recyclable materials. They have increased their recycling efforts by 75% in areas where this has been in practice.
Old and New Business
.Brad Nanke reported that the Supplemental and Environmental Program (SEP) has endorsed the project proposed by PCWC over a year ago involving some improvements for the parking area on the north side of Bush's Pasture. The final approval is contingent on DEQ's acceptance of the project.
The next meeting was set for April 9, 2002, 6:30 PM at Leslie Middle School Media Center.