9/01/20 General Meeting

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:06pm
  2. Roll Call
    1. Board members present: President Isabel Rodriguez, Vice President Patrick Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large member Minea Miss. Absent: None
    2. General members present: Maria Duran, Tabita Rodriguez, Christa Crone, Brian Weissmeyer
  3. Guests: Dr. Glenn Gailis, Kendra Santiago, John Bellon, David Roman


  • Jenny Reed – Klamath Area on Aging – Jenny was not able to present at the meeting. Guests present indicated that her presentation discusses the Village Model of elder care.
  • Kendra Santiago – Blue Zones – Kendra provided the group with copies of Living Well magazine, which includes several articles about mental health awareness and coping techniques. Her organization received a grant from OHA for communicating relevant info about COVID-19 to the community. She also provided copies of “best practices” cards for preventing the spread of COVID-19, as well as cards with information about their resource hub (page of the Blue Zones website). It includes information about ODE, housing, business resources, food access, which businesses are providing curbside service, and other valuable information. Will also be providing information about “safe routes to school”, which includes general walking and biking safety for kids. Free screening of “Mindfulness” film offered by Sky Lakes and Blue Zones.
  • Feedback on Community Sale – Brian W. and Secretary/Treasurer Hakanson – The event was well-attended and went well. Some suggestions for making it better next time was more food options and better advertising. Several vendors expected more advertising on facebook, specifically.
  • Board member at large positions – President Rodriguez – Reminder that we still have multiple vacant board positions available.
  • “Act it Out” – Everyone at the meeting played a short game of charades. We’re all pretty good at it!
  • Coupon for local restaurant – President Rodriguez – President Rodriguez created a new handout about the free dinner certificates being provided by Stephanie Shrum. The front of the flyer has the details of the offer, and the back has a list of restaurants in Mills Addition.

Public Comment

  • In regard to the business on the corner of E. Main and Vine, owners of neighboring businesses had a meeting with the City Police. The occupant has responded to Code Enforcement rules, but continues to cause policing and aesthetic issues for other businesses and residents of the East Main corridor.
  • John Bellon – New concrete pads have been poured at Mills-Kiwanis Park, ready for benches to be re-installed. New porta-potty cover and water bottle fill station installed at the park. New dog park being constructed at Kit Carson Park.
  • Christa – The Children’s Museum will be hosting rummage sales every Saturday in September, from 10 – noon. They have many different types of items, including clothes, furniture, toys, craft supplies, and school supplies.
  • General discussion about handling nuisances, criminal activity, and property damage in the neighborhood. The board collectively suggested that if there is something going on, it’s best to reach out to the police or code enforcement directly, on your own.

Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:39pm