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Sep. 11, 2012 Meeting Minute

Curt Fackler, Chairman, NITNC, welcomed the 58 attendees.

Jim Bakke provided an update on Community Assembly activities.

Diana Postlewait reported a balance of $2075.34 in our treasury.

Spokane Police Chief Straub reported on crime in Spokane and his goals and plans for making the city safer.

Curt Fackler reported as follows:

Barnes Road LLC Update: Curt Fackler and John Dietzman met with Rod Plese last week to discuss his interest in selling the 27 acres at the top of Barnes Road to the Spokane County Conservation Futures to be retained as open space. Rod represents the Barnes Road LLC partnership who owns the property (his partners are Mike Graham and Dick Vandervert). They have decided to sell the property and have had it on the market for $650,000. There is one prominent Spokane developer who has expressed interest. However, they are also willing to sell the property to Conservation Futures and wanted our support in that effort. Conservation Futures makes purchases every 5 years. We told Rod that NITNC and Five Mile Prairie would definitely support this effort, and we would check to see if our strong support might possibly lead to a purchase prior to the next scheduled purchase cycle in 2015.

Animal Clinic Update: In a hearing on 8-8-12, the Plan Commission voted unanimously to recommend that the City Council approve Dr. Brown's Application for rezoning 2 acres at the corner of Barnes and Indian Trail Road to Office-35 so that he can build a new Animal Clinic. At the hearing, two petitions were presented, both with dozens of signatures from NIT Neighborhood residents, one urging approval and one urging disapproval of the proposal. Our NITNC membership vote on whether or not to support the rezoning has been moved to our October 9th meeting. This is because the Staff is still working on what they will present to the City Council for approval and that package will not be available for us to see until 9/26/12. This package will give us information on the content of the Development Agreement that goes along with the rezoning and is an important factor in deciding our level of support. We will discuss this proposal in our 10/9/12 meeting, take a vote, and present the results when the City Council has a public hearing on the issue on 10/15/12.

Multi Family Tax Exemption for Apartments Update: The Multi Family Tax Exemption Program hearing before the City Council will be Sept 24th. The key features of the proposal are:
Decrease allowed area to downtown and up Monroe and Hamilton streets. NITN is excluded.
8 Yr property tax exemption available to any new multifamily unit ( 4plex or larger) within this zone.
To receive a 12 yr exemption, 20% of units must be for affordable units. This means income must be 50% of Average Monthly income for Spokane county. ( old standard 80%).
This program will be reviewed in 5 Yrs.
Mayor Condon reported on his plans for meeting the challenges he sees for the City and how to improve it's future.

Terry Deno gave a reminder that dump passes would be issues at our 10-9-12 meeting.

Curt Fackler reported on a proposal to create a Dog Park on the undeveloped Meadowglen Park land next to the STA turnaround on Indian Trail near the power lines.

Submitted: John Dietzman, Past Co-Chairman
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