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Jan. 14, 2002 Meeting Minute
North Indian Trail Neighborhood Council
Meeting Minutes for
January 14th, 2003

Welcome and Introductions, by Glenn Hall

Glenn Hall (GH) welcomed everyone to the meeting and announced that the date for the March meeting has been changed to the 18th, instead of the 11th. The change is allow everyone to go out and vote in the March 11th election. GH announced that the Neighborhood Council is looking for a lawyer for some Pro Bono work. The NITNC needs some legal advice concerning the BPA high voltage transmission lines and on a city enforced contractorís fund for neighborhood development. GH also reminded everyone that the next meeting would take place on February 11th, 2003 at the Prince of Peace Church.



Treasurerís Report, by Scott Barrick

For January 14th 2003 our beginning balance was $1286.98, income of $53.36 was collected from the last meeting. The Office of Neighborhood Services donated some office supplies for use by the NITNC. Expenses were $124.87 for some refreshments, supplies, and a $100 donation to the Prince of Peace church for use of the facility. Our ending balance was $1215.47.

Beginning Balance: $ 1286.98
Income: $ 53.36
Expenses: $ (124.84)
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Ending Balance $ 1215.47



Community Assembly Report, by Cheryl Fleming

Cheryl Fleming (CF) discussed the upcoming Traffic Awareness Week (April 13th to the 20th), and talked about the different ways neighbors can show their support. There are two types of signs available that can be purchased from the Office of Neighborhood services for displaying during the week. A yard sign, with 1 of 3 different sayings, costs $8.50 and a static cling sticker is available for $2. All orders must be paid for by February 7th, 2003. For more information please contact Cheryl Fleming or Glenn Hall. Or you can call Gary or Colleen Dennis at 532-1880 to arrange for orders and money drop-off.

CF discussed a purposed change to the Cityís Noise Ordinance for noisy parties and boom-box cars. The purposed change would make any offenses a criminal act instead of a civil one. This would mean people could be arrested instead of being fined for violating the Noise Ordinance. The change is being backed by the Law Enforcement Offices, but the Community Assembly prefers to keep it a civil offense enforced through steep fines. The general consensus at the meeting opposed the change.

CF discussed a proposal to make the parks in the city a smoke-free area. This would prohibit smoking on park grounds. In general it is assumed this would be a self enforced policy as the police department would not be patrolling parks looking for violators. The general consensus at the meeting opposed this proposal, as many people felt it would be to hard to enforce.

For more information on the Community Assembly, please visit the following link:
http://www.spokaneneighborhoods.org/comm_assembly.htm



School District 81 Levy, by Mike Dunn

Mike Dunn (MD) discussed the upcoming school levy on the March 11th ballot. This Levy would replace the existing levy that is set to expire in 2004. The Levy makes up 14% of the school districts operating budget, and generates $42 million dollars for the school district. The levy is estimated to be a $.05 cent decrease from the current approved levy rate of $3.86 per $1,000 of assessed property valuation.

School District 81 Bond, by Mike Dunn and Maggie Crabtree

Mike Dunn (MD) and Maggie Crabtree (MC) discussed the upcoming school bond on the March 11th ballot. The $163,350,000 bond will fund facility improvement projects ranging from building, safety, and technology upgrades at all schools, to renovations at four schools, and replacement of three elementary schools. The bond is the first phase (6 years) of an overall 25 year plan that would eventually include all the schools in the district. The current schools that this bond will effect include: Shadle, Rogers, Lincoln, Lidgerwood, and Ridgeview. The property tax rate required to pay off the proposed school bond is estimated to be $1.96 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. This is a $.47 cent increase from the current debt repayment rate of $1.49 per thousand approved by voters in the 1998 school bond election and would result in an increase of about $3.50 per month ($42 a year) for the owner of a $100,000 home.

For more information about the proposed school bond, you can go to www.yesforspokaneschools.org.

Community Concerns and Questions, By Glenn Hall

Glenn Hall (GH) took questions and comments from the crowd. A concern was raised about the growing use of Happy Birthday signs along Indian Trail Road, and the fact that these signs were not taken down in a timely manner.

Meeting attendance was 34 people.

Next meeting is scheduled to be held on February 11th, 2003.
 
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