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Eagle Creek –Barton Community Planning Organization Minutes

Oct. 13, 2016

Notices were posted at the Eagle Creek Post Office, and sent by email.

President Brent Parries called the meeting to order at the Eagle Creek Fire Station., at 7:02 p.m.

Brent Parries, chair, Charlene DeBruin, Secretary, Simon DeBruin treasurer, Board members Earlean March, Tom State, and Carol Hausafus, were present. Meg Wiesheier was excused. 16 attended.

Treasurer’s report Bank acct began at $880.50. Reimbursement check of 70 for P O Box was issued. So bank now shows 810.50. $4 in donations in cash reserve.

The minutes for September meeting were approved as sent out by email.

Sheriff’s. Sgt. Jeff Juker discussed the Sherriff’s Dept. levy which contains no increase over expiring levy. This covers personnel for Jail -30, Patrol -19 and 9 others.

Justice court fines go into general fund.

Illegal dumping on private property is covered by Code enforcement, not Sherriff. Dump stoppers addresses dumping also. Sgt Juker went back and made some calls while we moved on, then returned and said barriers are planned at the Judd property egress.

Carol inquired about 10 year old life flighted from accident near Meinig Park, and we learned that shooting is allowed on private property with approved backstop.

Fire District Report: Dep. Chief James Karn, Battalion chief Steve Deters and Director Mike Strickland attended to answer questions and discuss bond. We are 2 yrs. into 5 year contract, but hope to expedite a merger. Volunteers would move to Eagle Creek, which is staffed 22 nights a month now, as Damascus gets full time staff, going toward equalizing services. Only Boring station is currently staffed 24/7 although Damascus has larger population. Greater road congestion leads to reduced response time, with all stations responding as needed throughout district. 

C mentioned: The better the fire departments rating, the more favorable our insurance rates.

Old Business

ZO468-16 this was application to replace culvert on Goose Creek with larger squash culvert. It was approved by county and work has been done.

New Business

Z0487-16 TC renewal not addressed

ZO484-16 FTT on Knox Road Motion by Earlean: If it passes template test we would approve with stipulation that SDC’s be levied. Carol 2nd, all yeah.

Citizen input

Carol Hausafus attended Clackamas River Water Providers tour Oct. 1. She told us the River has 4 intakes plants cleaning and recycling water near Oregon City, The new Tigard/Lake Oswego facility can handle 30m gallons a day.

Fishers Bend has restoration area on Chrysalis farms.

Tour also visited Sycamore Farmes, a charitable riding program for the handicapped to view their composting facility.

Hazmat Station response team is located near 172nd and Sunnyside.

Tom asked about property near Barton where 20 to 30 occupied trailers have appeared.

Al brought information on his contacts with various county agencies and the attempt to get enforcement of situation on Dale Lane. There are now people living in a barn at end of lane adjacent to wet land. They apparently have put in an composting? toilet. Property at 28121 SE Hwy 224 is still a dump ground.

Charlene made a motion to authorize Brent to address letter to County with our complaints about Dale Lane problems. Simon seconded, Earlean third and all approved.

Adjourned at 9:10 p.m. for refreshments and socializing, short due to storm.

Next meeting proposed for Nov. 10.

Charlene DeBruin, Sec.

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