Thursday, January 19, 2017
STNA MEETING NOTES (written by Sandra Hay Magdaleno – 1/25/17) Amended 2/1/17, Approved 3/16/17
Board Members Present: Duane Hanson, Sandra Hay Magdaleno, George Kepnick
Members and Guests: KF Mundt, Tina Kimmey, Stacie Greer, Jamie Orr, Bonnie Holland, Mary Karter, Sarah Hughey, Ron Chambers, John Carr, Marilyn Anderson, Anne Storrs
Meeting was called to order at 7pm with welcome and introductions.
No PPB Officer in attendance this month.
The Secretary and Treasurer Reports were tabled until the next meeting.
It was noted that STNA is looking for volunteers for the Land Use Committee Chair, the SE Uplift Board Member and the SE Uplift Land Use Chair as well as some other positions.
We’re also looking for someone to take the lead in working with Warner Pacific College for a movie in the park.
The application for the grant funding for the “Emergency Preparedness Workshop” was sent in by Jennifer Day-Domanski. It is likely we will get $2K to help fund the event. The Emergency Preparedness Workshop will be held Saturday, 5/13/17 from noon to 4pm. It is scheduled to be an outdoor event. The location will be announced soon.
Division Transit Project – 60’ long articulated buses will be coming to SE Division Street in 2021 as part of the Division Transit Project. John Carr, a local neighbor, brought information from Portland Clear Air and TriMet on the Division Transit Project and the articulated buses. Currently TriMet is in the process of designing the project now. The agency’s default choice for the buses is diesel which have higher CO2 emissions and more engine noise than battery-electric. Electric buses provide zero tailpipe emissions, up to 75% fewer lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions, a much quieter ride, and low street noise, and they pay for themselves in fuel and maintenance savings within about 6 years. Bus life in general is an average of 12+ years.
To see the fact sheet John presented, visit http://portlandcleanair.org/files/divisionbus.pdf. To voice support for electric buses on Division, contact TriMet’s General Manager Neil McFarlane at: email@example.com.
Also, TriMet has purchased 5 electric buses to arrive in 2018. Let’s propose that they test them on the No. 4 route here on Division. The City of Portland has pledged to be all electric by 2035. Let’s start on Division.
John informed us that there are a couple well known bus companies that have tested and proven electric buses. BYD and New Flyer are companies that manufacture in the US and have proven electric buses. Seattle has been using some electric buses for several years now.
Next on the agenda was a discussion of the 7 Dees site on 62nd and Powell. There is cite plan that has been filed with the city with a hearing that will be/was held on 1/26/17. The proposal is asking to add 900 storage units, 3 stories high with parking and loading docks with entrance from SE 62nd. If this goes through, it is proposed to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the leasing office and personnel on site from 9am – 6pm most days of the week. No staff or people will be onsite after hours.
Renaissance will still be building the 7-10 new homes on the adjacent sites at 7 Dees.
Motion: Made by Duane, Seconded by George to: Write a letter of inquiry to the Texas company that is making the proposal letting them know there is a public phase. Duane and John will contact Shem Harding our past Land Use Chair for suggestions on the best way to approach. After some discussion the motion was tabled and no formal vote was made. A letter of inquiry will be written and brought to the February meeting for review and approval.
Bonnie Holland who lives in our neighborhood will be adding a physical therapy/manual therapy practice to her home at 3028 SE 71st. Her Facebook page is: BonnieHollandPT
Motion: Made by Duane and Seconded by George to adjourn was made at 8:10pm. Meeting adjorned by unanimous vote of the board.