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Boring CPO Meeting Minutes

Jan. 3, 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 7:00pm by CPO Vice-Chair Steve Wiege, who led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Boring CPO Board was introduced.

In attendance were: Bea Minnear, Betty Bates, Steve Bates, Kathy Bigelow, Pat Bigelow, Dan Bosserman, Milton Haley, Peter Hoffman, Diane Kelso, John Lee, Tom Mack, Kathleen Newbill, Dwight Reigert, Norm Rice, Karl Sandell, Michelle Sandell, LeRoy Stratton, Steve Wiege, Jim Zachrison

Visitors and Guests: Deputy Chief Jamie Karns

Community Reports:

Water District – Pat Bigelow reported that there would be a planning meeting in February that would develop the basis of the fiscal plan. The meeting is open to the public.

Clackamas Fire Department – Jamie Karns reported 1675 calls in December, most medical. The weather was responsible for many nasty accidents in the district. He suggested that people should have a blanket, water, and the means to survive in the cold when they drive in severe weather. Also, to be careful with space heaters and extension cords, which are responsible for cold weather fires. There will be a reception on 12 January from 6-8 at the fire station.

Boring Oregon Foundation – Steve Bates reported that new shirts are for sale, including moisture-wicking shirts for joggers. The old shirt designs are also still available. A fund for the Boring Oregon Vietnam Memorial has $1000 in the bank. They are working with CCB and the Parks Department to get a memorial erected in the Boring Station Trailhead Park. Elections will be held at the next meeting on January 26, at the Grange. Fund balances improved in 2016 thanks to the Blue Bag bottle redemption program, the Fred Meyer foundation, and the Amazon Smile program.

CPO Minutes for December, 2016 were distributed and accepted as submitted.

Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer reported that there has been no change in the bank account.

Land Use Issues: Two permits were granted for medical marijuana grow sites on Kelso Road.

Public Comments: Norm Rice reported that the Community Connections group received their 501(c)3 status. They publish an online community calendar at Their goal is to create new and promote existing social, educational, and service opportunities for residents and visitors. They currently have 10 community partners who support their goals and are inviting more groups and businesses to join them. They meet the first Monday of each month at the Boring Fire Station at 7pm. Meetings are open to the public.

Meeting adjourned by Vice-Chair Steve Wiege at 8:00pm.

After the meeting, it was announced that the speed limit on Highway 212 between the Boring Fire Station and Highway 26 will be reduced by ODOT to 45 mph as a result of action taken by the CPO at the request of the community.

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