Minutes: October 21, 2021

Meeting Minutes

Lake Grove Neighborhood Association

October 21,2021

Meeting called to order by Chairman Dan Anderson at 7:02 pm

Attending Board members:  Dan Anderson, Robert Dove, Trudy Corrigan, Chuck Fisher, Yoko Kinoshita, Audrey Block, Jerry Nierengarten, Mike Buck

Guest Robert Hroinsky

Minutes for the last meeting were approved.

Documentation for written approval by the Board officers was presented to Dan by Jerry Nierengarten Secretary.  The document authorizes in writing who is approved by the Board ro sign on LGNA’s bank account , make deposits and Board approved payments as the Board directs.  Board officers all sign and dated the document.  

The Board approved this at the September 16 meeting and this document added the signed signatures to that oral approval.

Treasurer Chuck Fisher and Secretary Jerry Nierengarten will meet with Home Street Bank in the following week to formally add their names as authorized signers on the LGNA account and remove Rob Loesch’s name from the account.

  • * * * * Chairman’s report  * * * * *

Dan welcomed neighbor Robert Hroinsky to the meeting.  He lives just down the street on Upper.

Dan advised us that going forward neighborhoods receiving Neighborhood Enhancement Grants would have to pay for the service or product their neighborhood was awarded and then request reimbursement from the City.  Dan talked to the City and was promised that reimbursement would be quick and likely take place in a day or two.

Dan advised that the City Parks and Rec will sponsor a Farmers Market event in Lake Grove on October 24.  Members commented that there was little publicity for this and there were concerns that attendance could suffer.

Dan noted an upcoming Pre-Ap PA 21-0101 for tax lot 4300 onNovember 4 at 1:15 pm.  This is the island property between Upper and Boones Ferry by the Pamplin property.  Dan will attend.

  • * * * *Board Member reports* * * * *

Chuck Fisher

Chuck submitted a motion that the Board approve the purchase the domain name for our website,  lakegroveneighborhood.org.  The motion wasseconded and unanimously approved by the Board.  The goal will be to accomplish this by year-end.

Yoko Kinoshita

Dan advised that Yoko was in a PSU Student Leadership Program.  Yoko indicated that under the program participants commit to volunteering four hours a week and that she would like to volunteer for that period on work for our neighborhood.  Dan motioned that the Board approve Yoko as our volunteer.  The motion was seconded and unanimously approved.

Dan requested that an initial project for her would be to help revise our website which we have been unable to update.  Yoko agreed to this and our guest Robert Hroinsk indicated that he would help her with this project.

Trudy Corrigan

Vice Chair Trudy advised that that the owner of the lot at Boones Ferry and Upper that had been under consideration for condos is now interested in selling the lot for affordable housing.

The meeting ended about 8:00 pm

July 18, 2019


July 18, 2019

Board Members Present: Chair, Chuck Fisher; Vice Chair/Secretary, Jo Sparkes; Directors: Jerry Nierengarten; Mike Buck; Dan Anderson; Trudy Corrigan; Audrey Block; Mike Carlson; Sheila Carlson. Attendees: Ed Gehrig, Dana Turner, Mitch Ellison

Called to Order by Chuck Fisher at 7:00 pm 

Minutes: Approved 

Treasurer Report: no report 

Board Chair Report

  • Ed Gehrig follow up to his letter and concern over the triangle of land for sale along Boones Ferry. It seems the land is indeed for sale – the pre apps for the multi-dwelling project there were done to enhance the price of the land. The owner never intended to do the work himself.
  • The owner is very open to the idea of selling the land to become a park/greenspace area, rather than a development. He even spoke of taking a lower price for it in such a case. The challenge is getting the city to purchase it. Ed was urged to continue his campaign with the City of Lake Oswego.
  • A letter was sent to Jessica Numanoglu, the Planning Manager, regarding the proposed ordinance to temporarily relax sign restrictions. The LGNA Board was unanimously in favor of this during the Boones Ferry Project.
  • Pre App June 20th for PA 19-0033, 3355 Upper Drive. Chuck did not attend, but when discussed in the original pre app meeting, it appeared to be a minor variance that made sense.
  • Pre App Conference June 27 for PA 19-0036 16110 Boones Ferry. This is the one with the outbuilding constructed without permission. The planner responsible for the application reported that the business owners thought they were subject to residential code, and thus could construct the outbuilding without permission. They now understand they must either fix it or tear it down.
  • Certificate of Liability Insurance, through the Neighborhood Coalition of Lake Oswego, was provided to Lake Grove Presbyterian Church. Iris McCaleb, Long Range Planning, coordinates insurance for NA’s. The Church needs a new certificate each year. (Iris McCaleb – 503 607-6591; imccaleb@ci.oswego.or.us)
  • The next year’s LGNA schedule has been set with the Lake Grove Presbyterian Church through June 2020. The contact person for this is Grace Westbrook, Database Administrator. (503 636-5656; grace@lakegrovepres.org.
  • Question of the City hosting the Neighborhood Associations’ websites – Chuck exchanged emails with Cheryl Uchida. She’s willing to revisit this idea, and will bring up at the next Chairs meeting (set for July 20th). Chuck will follow up.

Board Vice-Chair Report 

  • Jo Sparkes – hasn’t spoken to Will Mahoney-Watson yet, who developed the website, about updating the website. Specifically, what he proposes to do and how long it will take at $30 an hour. 

Director Reports 

Neighborhood Enhancement Grant: Mike Buck accepted our Neighborhood Enhancement Grant from the City Council on 7/2. He is working with Eric Olsen, Staff Planner, as the grant work is more complex than first thought due to public easement. 

Tree Summit: set for 10/5/19, at the Church on Southshore, and will run for 3 hours. The LGNA Board is one of the sponsors. 

  • Current plan is to only look at the canopy. It will be an interactive session, breaking out into groups. The first hour will be Benefits; the second Stewardship; and the third Next Steps.

Notices of Pending Tree Removal:

15193 Boones Way (#499-19-03359, 7/12/19): Appears reasonable.

3130 Douglas Circle (#499-19-3260, 7/8/19): 2 trees are to come down – a deodar cedar and a sequoia. While the cedar seems reasonable, the sequoia is so close to the road that it may well be a street tree (belonging to the City of Lake Oswego). The reason given to remove it is the possibility of its crowding other trees. As other trees have survived such crowding, this reason is questionable.  

Annual Membership Meeting:

Takes place at the next meeting, which is September 19th. There is no August meeting. A topic of interest might be the new law HB 2001, multi family zoning, that just passed in Oregon. Upon initial reading, it appears to raise a great many questions.

Notification cards must be sent to the neighborhood for this meeting.

Adjourned: 8:00 p.m. 

Next up is General Meeting: 7 p.m., September 19th, 2019,