Grant Park Neighborhood Association

The GPNA Meeting Minutes

Grant Park Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting
Grant Park Church
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7:00pm

In attendance:

Board Members in attendance:
Geoff Hyde
Merryl Mix
Kate Davenport
Mary Cal Hanson
Ron Laster
Board Members not present:
Cori Jacobs
Liz Alexander
Greg Sneller

Minutes from March Board meeting unavailable. Will be reviewed at next board meeting along w/ these and the special meeting minutes in November.



Merryl handed in a report with a reimbursement from NECN to come to the final value of $5,187.08.

Meeting dates:

Board-November 3rd, 2009, January 5th 2010, and March 30th 2010
General-October 6th, 2009, December 1st, 2009, February 23rd, 2010 and the Clean Up meeting May 14th, 2010.

Gregg Sneller gave an overview of the recent Neighborhood Fair that took place in the GPBC parking lot a few weeks ago. It was a great success for a first time event with a good turnout of neighbors. It is being considered to become an annual event. At the GPNA desk there were some questions and answers and very good for the GPNA to have a presence at this event. It was brought up about the possibility of the board members having business cards made up to be able to hand out. Also there was a request for a nice map of the GPNA boundary area.

Clean U preview:

Things went pretty well with many great volunteers. A few issues that arose were: maybe highlighting that "household garbage" is not accepted. We also need more info on the metal(s) that would be useful and how they can arrive to the dumpster for the best use. Should we consider a weight limit?? Several people brought in concrete?


Results were validated.

Web page:

Katie has turned all of the information over to Trenton Lipscom. Board has still not met this man and hope to in the future.

Newsletter stories and issues were brought up by Katie so she can get the newsletter going. These include NE community center would like a newsletter. Merryl will make sure that they get one.

Upcoming meetings:

The principal from Beverly Cleary Fernwood (BCF) campus will be invited to speak. Would like his view on the recent "good neighbor agreement" re: the ball fields at BCF.

It was moved to support the rider advocate system on Tri Met. This was seconded and unanimously approved.

Agenda for the next meeting was set to include:

  • Census information
  • Ride Connection
  • GHS, BCF principals

Move to adjourn, 8:30 pm

Minutes by Mary Cal Hanson


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