Executive Board Meeting Minutes – October 16, 2019


Active Bethel Citizens
Board Meeting Minutes
Asbury United Methodist Church
October 16, 2019
Members in attendance: Lin Woodrich, Ethan Clevenger, Janice Kerber, Tai Pruce-
Zimmerman, Pennie Moblo, Bonnie Stone, Heather Quaas-Annsa, Douglas Barr,
Jenelle Boyd
Absent: Suzanne O’Shea, Yolanda Gomez
Visitors: Greg Evans, Ryan Moore, Arlene, Ed Farren, Ted Vasquez, Tom Schwetz,
Rob Inerfeld
Meeting was called to order at 7:01 by Lin.
Motion to approve agenda made by Heather, seconded by Tai and approved.
Open floor, public comment:

  • Ryan Moore announced that he was running for City Council, Ward 8. His
    primary interest establishing more diversity. For more information see
    Old Business:
  • Motion to approve August Board Meeting and September Annual General
    Meeting minutes as amended made by Tai, seconded by Bonnie and
  • 501(c)(3) sponsorship (Lin)
    o Lin has emailed a draft of the sponsorship letter to Kim.
    o Heather will help with this effort. Janice will email by-laws to Heather.
  • 350 Eugene / Carbon Free Challenge (Ethan)
    o Tai will try to set up a time for a demo.
    New Business:
  • Presentation from LTD and City: Moving Ahead (Tom Schwetz and Rob
    o Tom and Rob gave an excellent overview of the 5 corridor options that
    LTD and the City are considering including changes to be made and
    estimated costs.
    o The five corridors under review are Highway 99, River Road, Coburg
    Road, MLK, Jr. Blvd. and 30th Avenue to LCC.
    o Considerations include walking, biking and transit in the same plan.
    o Next meeting is Monday, Oct 21 at Lane County Public Services Bldg,
    Harris Hall, 125 East Eighth Avenue. Open house 5:00-7:00, publish
    hearing 7:30 p.m. There will also be an opportunity for public
    comments online.
  • Long Range Facilities Planning Committee (Lin)
    o Heather is already part of the committee.
    o Tai and Doug expressed interest.
  • Process for selecting general meeting speakers (Ethan)
    o Three groups:
     Those who have expressed interest in speaking to us,
     Speakers that we would like to have,
     Speakers that our constituents are interested in.
    o Since we only have three general meetings a year it would be nice to
    have a policy for determining how to choose speakers.
    o There was a discussion on how to poll constituents. For now, we will
    bring speaker suggestions to the board meetings for discussion.
    o Heather expressed the desire to have someone from the Bethel
    Education Foundation come and explain what they do.
  • Finalize January general meeting agenda (Ethan)
    o Town hall – Julie Fahey will invite panelists.
    o Egan Warming Center has been invited; we should also invite Love,
    o Add a “Warm Sock” drive and FFLC foodcontainers
  • ENI Meeting Report and discussion of possible new committee (Lin)
    o Excellent presentation on affordable housing in Eugene at annual
     Eugene’s Neighbor Emergency Home Repair program provides
    grants to residents up to $10,000, zero interest, that do not need
    to be repaid until the property is sold.
     Rental Rehab, low interest loans are available.
     River Road Neighborhood Association was instrumental in
    helping to set guidelines for an Affordable Housing project in
    their area which included sustainable building and incorporation
    into the community including a community house with
    programming for the wider community.
    o Lin will look into joining.
    Committee Reports:
  • Finance (Janice gave report for Suzanne)
    o $325.50 has been spent from HRNI funds for Kindness Campaign lawn
    signs and bumper stickers
    o $4.00 donation has been received for ABC account. Current balance
    is $346.89.
  • Events (Lin)
    o Booo Barn – October 25, 5:30-7:00. Lin, Bonnie, Pennie, Duane and
    Janice signed up to help. We will have our bean bag board and candy
    prizes, committee sign-up sheets etc, and Neighborhood Watch
    o City of Kindness Celebration – Sunday, Nov 3, 2:00 p.m. at the Shedd.
    Lawn signs have been distributed to Bethel schools, bumper stickers
    have been handed out and more ordered.
    o General Meeting/Bethel Town Hall – Saturday, January 18, 6:00-8:30
    at Peterson Barn. Panelists to include Sen. Manning, Commissioner
    Farr, Councilor Evans, EWEB Commissioner and School Board Chair.
    o ABC Scavenger Hunt – details to follow
    o We Are Bethel – June 6, 2020, 12:00-4:00 p.m. Most of last year’s
    booths are returning, more school bands and Peterson Barn will
    advertise in their “Barnie” flyer so should be even bigger than last year.
  • Public Safety (Lin)
    o Neighborhood Leaders Emergency Preparedness Committee met on
    September 28.
    o Bethesda Disaster Preparedness Team had their first meeting on
    October 14.
  • Beautification (Doug)
    o Doug will meet with Greg Evans to discuss the possibility of a park on
    Highway 99.
  • ABC Food Pantry (Doug)
    o Has received more shelves from Valley Restaurant Equipment.
    o Currently waiting for approval from Oregon Food Bank.
    o Once we receive approval will need volunteers for weekly food
    deliveries to the schools. Tuesday is the best day for KHS.
  • Business Relations (Ethan)
    o Meets the 3rd Monday, 11:00-12:00 at Farmers Union Coffee Roasters.
    o This committee needs a chair.
    o Promotes an online business directory for Bethel businesses.
  • Communications (Ethan)
    o Recycling event added to Facebook and email newsletter.
    o LTD meeting will be added to Facebook.
    o Email newsletter is up another 24 subscriptions.
  • Civic Engagement (Tai)
    o Working with Councilman Evans to bring investment into Bethel.
    o Working to revive committee.
  • Bylaws (Janice) – no report.
  • Recycling (Bonnie)
    o Saturday, October 26, 10:00-2:00 at Bethesda Church.
    o #2, #4, and #5 clean with labels and adhesive removed.
    Meeting adjourned at 8:36 – Motion to adjourn made by Tai, seconded by Pennie.

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