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Minutes for the Boring CPO Meeting of February 7, 2017
The meeting was held at the Boring Fire Department. Notice of this meeting was made by press release to newspapers of general and local circulation throughout the area. CPO members were also contacted by email or telephone. Those in attendance who had not previously registered were asked to register as CPO members if they reside or own a business within the CPO boundaries. Those eligible to vote are people who have attended two of the last twelve CPO meetings.
The meeting was called to order at 7:01pm by CPO Chair Michael Fitz, who led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Boring CPO Board was introduced.
In attendance were: Betty Bates, Steve Bates, Kathy Bigelow, Pat Bigelow, Dan Bosserman, John Chambers, David Chatelain, Cynthia Crawford, Leila Leathers Fitz, Mike Fitz, John Griffith, Judy Gullixson, Peter Hoffman, Diane Kelso, John Lee, Bev McIntyre, Tom Mack, Bea Minnear, Dwight Reigert, Karl Sandell, Michelle Sandell, Grace SchoutenGordon Watkins, Ty Weisdorfer, Candice Wiege, Steve Wiege
Visitors and Guests: Dan Moore, Caroline Haney, Bruce Haney
Guest Speaker: From Clackamas County - Mike McCallister, Planning Director; Martha Fritzie, Senior Planner
- History of Urban/Rural Reserves: (Handout attached; full audio transcript available)
- History of the Reserves in the Stafford Area: (Handout attached; full audio transcript available)
- Current Status: In January, the Clackamas County Commission decided they would not change any of the designations on the current map but instead move forward with Metro to adopt the court findings related to the Stafford area and send that back up through the system to the Court of Appeals.
- That decision initiated a public process of communication with the communities about how this decision will play out, to develop Memoranda of Understanding that give the communities some certainty about how they will be able to help shape their future, and to outline things that will need to happen before the communities would ever urbanize.
- Boring CPO (this meeting) is the first of the public meetings and other meetings and hearings are already set relating to the Stafford area remand. Metro public hearings: March 2, 16, 23. Clackamas County public hearing: Wednesday, April 12, 6:30pm to potentially adopt the revised findings to address the remand.
- The map is set for 50 years. There will be an opportunity to look at the map again in 20 years. The legal meaning of this is not clear.
- There is an up-zoning moratorium in the urban reserve areas. Consensus is that the moratorium is in the OARs and possibly embedded the Clackamas County Comprehensive Plan.
- The City of Sandy is applying to amend the Clackamas County Comprehensive Plan to expand their Urban Growth Boundary. The hearing in front of the Planning Commission is February 27; it goes before the County Commission on March 15. The expansion will all be within the Sandy Urban Reserves and will not encroach on the Metro Rural Reserves.
Boring Water District – Pat Bigelow
- The district has new office staff. They’ve been dealing with weather-related issues. Planning meeting later in February.
Clackamas Fire Department – Brian Stewart
- The Boring trustees finalized action to move remaining assets and liabilities from BFD to Clackamas Fire District. Property taxes now go to the Clackamas Fire District. Clackamas Fire Board meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month at the Mt. Scott station near New Hope church. Budgeting for the next year is beginning. Two seats on the board will be on the May ballot. Damascus Station reopens full time with 6 personnel on February 27.
Boring Oregon Foundation – Steve Wiege
- The annual meeting was held in January. Officers were elected. Fund raising continues. Next meeting is at the Grange on the 4th Thursday.
A Moment of Boring History: Dan Bosserman and Bruce Haney (www.boringoregonhistory.com)
CPO Minutes for September, 2015 were distributed and approved unanimously as printed (John Lee/Dan Bosserman).
The Treasurer reported that there has been no change in the bank account. Balance: $2855.00.
Land Use Issues:
- Z0619016 – 33180 SE Compton Rd, Boring, Evelyn M. Hedden, Trustee: to subdivide 4.5 acres zoned RRFF5 into 3 lots
- Z0625-16 – 35350 SE Crescent Rd, Boring, Ann Hall: new temporary care permit
- Z0018-17 – 14321 SE 340th Ct, Boring, applicant Kate Masuo by Jack Kinze Masuo and Stephanie, Rev Trust: to renew a temporary care permit.
- Z0027-17 – 13930 SE 282nd Ln, Boring, Terry and Ronda L Kimble: to renew a temporary care permit.
- A public request for assistance to get Hwy 212 patched/paved after the recent weather related disintegration. ODOT will be paving 212 through Boring during the summer of 2017. There will continue to be only patchwork until then.
- The Hwy 212 speed limit signs through Boring are delayed by weather.
- Steve Bates presented more information about the Boring, Oregon Vietnam Memorial for BSTHP .
Meeting adjourned by Chair Michael Fitz at 8:50pm.
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