April 5, 2016
Meeting Location: Aims Community Church
Notice for this meeting was made by signage in the CPO area and by e-mail to people on the Bull Run CPO mailing list.
The Spring 2015 Bull Run CPO meeting was called to order by President Roger Bell at 7:04 p.m. with the following 23 members in attendance:
Leila and Brent Blakely
Chris and Diane Anderson
Donald and Shawna King
Karen and Vic Padrta
Dan Reynoldson, Sr.
Jeri and Dan Reynoldson
Craig and Allison Klascius
The President presented the agenda as follows:
- Business Meeting, including Election of Officers
- Program: Code Enforcement in Clackamas County
Minutes of the Sept. 29, 2015 meeting were read and accepted as read.
Old Business – none
Gift presentation: Keith Sprengel presented a thank-you gift to President Roger Bell on behalf of the Bull Run CPO for his many years of service as CPO President.
Election of officers: Following a review of the election rules in the Bull Run CPO bylaws, which state that an individual must have been present at one of the CPO meetings during the past two years in order to be eligible for election as officer, elections were held. Results are as follows:
President: Beth Willhite
Vice President: Craig Klascius
Secretary-Treasurer: Keith Sprengel
Dean Brown, Clackamas County Code Enforcement Specialist, provided information on how Clackamas County Code Enforcement works, current hot topics, and the complaint and enforcement process. Questions and discussion by the audience were entertained during Mr. Brown’s presentation. Following are some presentation highlights:
- There is one code enforcement specialist for 100,000 residents.
- Violations are investigated and enforced for the following codes: solid waste, building, and zoning.
- Code enforcement is a civil enforcement process, not a law enforcement process (violations are not criminal offenses)
- Current hot topics are marijuana enforcement (smell, traffic, and noise) and tiny homes (don’t conform to current zoning ordinances).
- Go to the online complaint reporting system to make a complaint – no anonymous complaints allowed, however, confidential complaints are allowed (name, address, and telephone number are withheld from public disclosure).
- Need two separate parties to call on the same complaint before code enforcement will respond.
- Neighbors are discouraged from attempting to use the code complaint system to settle disputes. The County has a dispute resolution service for neighbor disputes that are not code violations.
- For quicker service, contact Mr. Brown directly by office phone or email.
- Include digital photos of code violations.
- Code enforcement works with offenders to help them comply with the codes via a sequence of personal contacts, letters, citations, hearings and if not resolved, eventual legal actions.
A motion to adjourn was made by Leila Blakely and seconded by Craig Klascius. President Roger Bell adjourned the meeting at 8:30 p.m.
Beth Willhite, Vice President, Acting Secretary-Treasurer
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