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Meeting Minutes :
Oct. 14, 2003 Meeting Minute
North Indian Trail Neighborhood Council
Meeting Minutes for
October 14th, 2003

Welcome and Introductions, by Cheryl Fleming

Cheryl Fleming (CF) welcomed everyone to the meeting. CF announced that we had invited members from the 5-mile Prairie and Balboa/South Indian Trail neighborhoods to tonight’s meeting as well as our panel of speakers. CF announced the format for the candidates who are going to be speaking tonight, and that we will be passing out question cards for people’s questions after all the speakers have finished.

CF also made the following announcements:
- We still have no representative for the citywide traffic committee, which has been on going for almost two years now. We are looking for someone to serve our neighborhood by being on this committee.
- A new development (Ponderosa Ridge) is going up behind Sundance Plaza and the first phase will include 37 homes. Nine of these homes will have alley access.
- The Planning Committee has been meeting for 4 months now, and is reviewing comments made by the City regarding our Neighborhood specific plan.

Lastly, CF reminded everyone that the next meeting would take place on November 11th, 2003 at 7pm at the Prince of Peace Church.

Treasurer’s Report, by Scott Barrick

For October 14th 2003 our beginning balance was $1705.21, income of $21.16 was collected from the last meeting. Expenses were $180.96 for meeting refreshments, copies, flyers, and supplies. Our ending balance was $1545.41.

Beginning Balance: $ 1705.21
Income: $ 21.16
Expenses: $ (180.96)
Ending Balance $ 1545.41

Curb Side Pick-up Update, by Chuck Moser

Chuck Moser (CM) had mentioned that we had passed out flyers, got an article in the paper, and had the email announcements to help promote the pick-up this year. CM reported that we had 29.7 tons of trash picked up over the two days and had spent $4600 out of the possible $5000 allotment.

Storm Water Ordinance Update, by Ed Lewis

Ed Lewis (EL) gave an update on the current Storm Water Ordinance draft being proposed to the City Council for adoption. EL highlighted some of the points he felt were lacking in the current draft proposal. These included the proposal being to narrow in its scope and only protecting the City and not the residents who are affected by it, does not address public health and safety concerns with regards to standing water, and is harmful to the current homeowner’s property values who live in the affected area.

A 5-minute video was shown, that included a news report on the Stormwater drainage problem on 5-mile Prairie.

Storm Water Ordinance Rebuttal, by Kathy Miotke

Kathy Miotke (KM) talked about why 5-mile Prairie is in favor of the current draft (#7) of the Storm Water Ordinance. KM talked about how the Ordinance insures natural drainage is preserved; it eliminates current standing water problems. KM feels we need to get something in place, as they already have condemned houses on 5-mile. KM feels a regional system would be better, but there is currently no money to create one.

Stormwater / West Nile Virus Panel Speakers, by Cheryl Fleming

Cheryl Fleming introduced each candidate who had come to speak at our meeting in the following order. The candidates who spoke included:

Dick Roark – Co-Chair Woodridge Civic Association
Tom Arnold – City Director of Engineering Services
Lars Hendron – City Engineer Waste Water Management
Shirley Broyles– Environmental Health Specialist, Spokane Regional Health Department

Each speaker was given 10 minutes to speak.

Dick Roark discussed his history with dealing with the City Planning department concerning water run-off and changes to neighborhood developments in the area.

Tom Arnold discussed the importance of having an Ordinance in place, so the City has a mechanism to work with Citizens and developers concerning Stormwater drainage and run-off. Tom Arnold mentioned the proposed ordinance is not a complete design standard for developers to follow, but lists policies and procedures that must be followed. He mentioned that if your home doesn’t have a basement this ordinance does not affect you. Mr. Arnold also said existing homes would not be effected as well.

Lars Hendron discussed the current policies and procedures that are in place to help developers determine how to handle drainage and run-off issues in their developments. Mr. Hendron also talked about how residential and commercial inspections are handled by different groups, and that a full-time inspector has just been added for existing developments. Mr. Hendron also talked about how the Waste Water Management group handles spraying for mosquitoes.

Shirley Broyles discussed the role of the Health Department in educating the public about West Nile Virus and how to prevent it. Ms. Broyles talked about how the WNV is mainly a bird born illness and that infections in humans and horses are accidental and are not contagious. Ms. Broyles talked about how the Health Department monitors for WNV around the area.

Neighborhood Panel Questions, by Cheryl Fleming and Alan Bain

Cheryl Fleming and Alan Bain read the question cards submitted by the audience to the Panel for answers.

Meeting attendance was 55 people.

Next meeting is scheduled for November 11th, 2003.
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