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May. 10, 2016 Meeting Minute
NITNC Meeting Minutes
May 10, 2016
Attendees: 73

Terry Deno opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Matt Elton
• Scout Master of Pack 171 gave a recap of the Neighborhood clean-up by the scouts from Woodridge Elementary school. Great community give-back event. The boys received a hearty round of applause.

Terry Deno
• An Email was sent to all membership email accounts regarding the scheduled May 25, 2016 meeting with the Developer regarding the Traffic Study. Meeting will be at the Indian Trail Church on the corner of Barnes and Indian Trail rd. Starts at 7:00 pm, but it is suggested that to get a seat, come early, as capacity is at 565 for the room. It is projected to be a standing room only meeting. Police and fire dept. reps will be attending.
o We need to be respectful when making comments. Our goal is to protect and preserve our neighborhood.
 We need to be to the point
 Concise
 Specific
 Factual
• Index cards are on the front table for membership to write down any questions that they may have regarding the Traffic Study for the May 25 meeting.
• We need to get real time information regarding Woodridge Elementary capacity if apartments get built.
• Kathy Miotke will be assisting us with our fight against the proposed zoning change.
• Curbside pickup was a huge success. 43.27 tone of garbage picked up. 2 trucks, 2 men per truck, 7am to 7 pm on 4-19-16. Our budget was $6500.00 for all of 2016. Spring came in at $7947.00. We exceeded our budget tremendously, so we will not be having a Fall 2016 Curbside pickup this year. The question asked was if people just put out their regular trash early instead of their regular day 2 days later? That may have contributed to the over budget charge we incurred.
• Zoning change can be appealed and reapplied for in 2 years if it is denied.
• Membership as asked to approve or deny an expenditure of up to $2000.00 for a traffic study REVIEW if it is deemed necessary. Yes: 55 No: 0.
• Traffic Study Review is 160 pages. It was paid for by the Developer. The city traffic engineer reviewed the Traffic Study. We want an unbiased reviewer to review the Traffic Study.

Officer Doug Strohsal
• The kids that were shooting out the windows at the new apartment complex have been caught.
• Kids with BB guns that caused damage in the area were from the area and were also caught.
• The Bloomsday incident in our area was not as bad as it was first reported. Domestic dispute only.
• Let us know of any nuisance house in your area.
• Membership appreciates the great response from the police in our area. We appreciate your help

Mel Neil
• Mel Neil is now the Vice-Chair due to the opening left by John Hernandez. Mel will continue to be Treasurer also.
• The $500.00 Grant Money that was voted on at the meeting of 3-15-16 has been approved.
• Gave the treasurer’s fund account update: $3,606.96 in the NITNC account. The Treasurer’s audit was completed on April 26, 2016. Auditors committee members were: Curt Fackler, Mark Davies and Bryan Olsen. Results were approved by the membership unanimously.
• Please donate what you can to help build our coffer to help fight the Morningside development expenses of potential legal fees.
• We need to continue to fight the Zoning Change and keep the original proposed single family construction. No multi-family zoning is our goal.
• Our Annual NIT Garage Sale Event is Saturday, June 18. Please use the application form to register for this event, available at the front table. $6.00 to participate without a NITNC sign, and $12.00 to register with a

Jim Bakke
• There is conversation at the city level to start repair and replacing of damaged and missing sidewalks in Spokane. The city is looking at how to come up with money to improve and install sidewalks. Currently, money comes from the $10.00 tab fees. Possible federal grant money may be obtained. Property owners are responsible for maintaining their sidewalks that border their property. Possible LID money for streets and alleys. Possible 60% of money could be covered of repairs if a group of neighbors go together and submit for large repairs. Money would be at a low interest rate over a larger period of time. City council is asking if sidewalks to be repaired may be paid with increased property tax fee. The membership voted unanimously and did not want an additional property tax fee, or increased car tab fees to pay for sidewalk improvements.

Curt Fackler
• Our yearly financial audit was completed. Audit committee was: Curt Fackler, Bryan Olsen and Mark Davies. Copies of the audit were distributed to the attending membership and unanimously approved by eligible voting members.
• Going forward, we are recommending for vote yearly audits will be completed between January 15 and February 15 each year, with results given at the March monthly membership meeting.
o For: 55 Against: 0
o Bylaws will be updated with yearly approved audit clause.
• In-Fill ordinance. No zoning change next year. In-Fill is specific: Pieces of land 1/3 to 1 acre. Developers want to control in-fill of open spaces.
o Cottage houses in 1 acre would allow 8 small houses on 1 acre lots in the 5-mile area.
o Concern is with existing big homes on small lots that are demolished or possibly burn down. What can be built on the existing lot?

Mark Davies – CA Rep
• Browns Addition Art in the Park on June 1.
• The next free tree event is in the Fall. Spring event is now closed.
Membership Comments / Questions
• East/West egress is still a big concern. North/South egress is already highly congested now.
• How many apartments will be scheduled for low income units? Unknown at this time.
• How involved is South Indian Trail/Balboa with our concerns and actions? Minimal involvement at this time.


Terry Deno closed the meeting at 8:15 p.m.
 
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