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Sep. 9, 2008 Meeting Minute
September 9, 2008

Craig Culbertson: welcomed 40 neighbors to this first fall meeting of NITNC with a reminder of upcoming Elections for NITNC officers to take place in May of 2009. Visit our website for more information.

Dwayne Jantz: reported a balance of $4,854.02 which reflects proceeds minus expenses for the NITNC Annual Yard Sale. Expenses included the ads and signs to advertise this event.

Chuck Moser: Dump Passes will be available at the October 14th NITNC meeting and will be in effect through the last day of October 2008.

John Dietzman: The Hunt Pointe development plans are proceeding as described in the public meeting in May. The developer and City staff are working on a revised plat that will reduce the number of houses, increase lot size, and add an additional lane on the west side of the portion of Indian Trail that adjoins the property. The property owner will also dedicate a right-of-way on the east side of Indian Trail for a future additional lane. The office development project on the property between the Library and Indian Trail Church is still alive, but is proceeding slowly due to traffic study issues.

Jim Bakke: Transportation Impact Fees are slated for a first reading at the Sept 22nd City Council meeting, with hearings beginning the 29th of September. State and federal transportation funds require local matching funds. Impact fees would be a source for those funds. The development community is waging a vigorous campaign against impact fees. They contend that all residents should pay the total cost for street capacity improvements, even though those improvements are made necessary by new development. For more information:

Water Conservation issues' first reading will be on the 27th of October with hearings due in November. We need to start conserving our aquifer. It is not an inexhaustible resource. Our aquifer's "high level" is now what used to be the "low level".

Neighborhood Planning: The 3 Council Districts have chosen the neighborhoods that will proceed in the first of three phases. West Central and 5 Mile will be first in our district. NIT will go in phase 2 or 3. Neighborhoods may opt to do anything from a "full" plan to planning projects such as bike or pedestrian paths to mini-parks. Watch for details under
Envision Spokane: This organization is made up of 3 "clusters", Labor Union, Neighborhood Councils - several participate, not all - and Community Group. Its purpose is to generate City Charter amendments. Likely amendments to be proposed by the Neighborhood Council Cluster include:
a. Neighborhoods have the right to have developers pay impact fees.
b. Neighborhood Councils have a right to veto a development.

The main meeting was adjourned at 8:07 pm. John Dietzman then chaired a 30 minute meeting with about a dozen homeowners to discuss their concerns about youth gatherings and activities on the undeveloped wooded property along Indian Trail between Barnes and Shawnee. They also discussed ideas for addressing these concerns and agreed to meet the following week with representatives from the two property owners and the police.

The Next NITNC Meeting date is October 14, 2008

Respectfully Submitted - Patty Shadden

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