5/03/2022 General Meeting

Approved Minutes

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:03pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Isabel Rodriguez, Vice President Patrick Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Taylor Hampton, At-large Member Minea Kiss. Absent: none
    • General members present: none
  3. Old Business
    • Moore Park Tiles – Isabel has all the tile vouchers! If you would like to decorate a ceramic tile on behalf of Mills Neighborhood Association, please let us know.
  4. New Business
    • Invite for Board Members at Large – Discussion about inviting new folks to the board. Most board members have been in their position for several years. Several individuals were discussed, including Teri of Yesterday’s Plaza. Also discussion of how to get business owners in Mills Addition, and East Main Street, more involved in our organization. This would help us to develop better projects and goals to keep Mills a comfortable, attractive, and affordable place.
    • New State Mattress Recycling Bill – Senate Bill 1576:

“Establishes product stewardship program for mattresses. Establishes Mattress Stewardship Fund. Establishes mattress stewardship program advisory committee. Requires stewardship organizations to submit plans for mattress stewardship programs to Department of Environmental Quality. Imposes civil penalties for violation of program provisions not to exceed, per day for each day of violation, $100 for violation by retailer, $1,000 for violation by producer or renovator and $1,000 for violation by stewardship organization. Becomes operative January 1, 2023.”

  • Rehab Grant for Vacant Homes – Isabel provided information about a grant opportunity to make improvements to uninhabited rental properties in the UGB (the city’s urban growth boundary). The program is funded by SCOEDD (South Central Oregon Economic Development District). The application for this program, and much more info, is on their website: https://www.scoedd.org/
  • May 22 is National Crater Lake Park Day – may offer free admission that day
  1. Public Comment
    • Taylor – IYS was recently awarded a $800k grant, and part of those funds will go towards their Work to Learn youth crews
    • Isabel – update on zoning on East Main Street
      • can’t cut wood or cook on-site
      • moved one of the red metal planters to Keeper’s Corner – they are excited to add plants and maintain it. Thanks, Keeper’s Corner!
  2. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:28pm

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