PHAN September General Meeting Minutes

PHAN General Meeting Minutes

9/22/09

 

The meeting was called to order by President Carol Williams at 7:01pm.

 

 

Present: Carol / John / Andi / Becky / Eric / Stephanie

 

Absent: None

 

Guests:

Naomi Angier – Multnomah County Library / Midland Branch

Angela Wagnon – Crime Prevention Coordinator

 

The General Meeting minutes for June were approved as read.

 

Treasurer’s Report - John

Balance of $2101.10 as of 8/31/ 2009. Budget to be developed at upcoming meeting(s)

 

Election of Fall Board Voted in unanimously

ü       Vice President – Andi Howell

ü       Recording Secretary – Becky Hartsfield

ü       At Large Member – Stephanie Viegas Dias

ü       At Large Member – A J Limbrick (Tentative to her acceptance)

 

Guest Speakers

 

Naomi Angier – Multnomah County Library / Midland Branch

 

Helpful information was provided regarding the resources available at the Midland Branch of the Multnomah County Library. Potential upcoming events were also discussed. All were encouraged to come by the library to talk with the youth librarians and library assistants, pick up some books to read, and/or and make use of other resources available there, including computer terminals. It was noted that for patrons’ convenience, books that have been checked out through the Midland Branch could be returned to any branch within the Multnomah County Library system.

Location, phone

·        805 S.E. 122nd Avenue / Portland, OR 97233

·         503.988.5392  503.988.5392

 

Further information: http://www.multcolib.org/agcy/mid.html

 

 

Angela Wagnon – Crime Prevention Coordinator for Parkrose Heights

 

Angela reviewed recent crime statistics. (Andi posts these in the Knott Park kiosk.) She reported that all liquor licenses North of Burnside within Portland City Limits expire on 12/31/ 2009, unless renewed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). Concerns about the renewal of these licenses should be reported to Theresa Marchetti, Liquor Licensing Specialist, at the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, 503- 823-3092.

 

PHAN General Meeting Minutes

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Angela discussed Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), which aims to reduce crime through the implementation of three preventive measure principles:

Ø       Natural Surveillance – Visual line of sight of property

Ø       Territoriality – Differentiate between where public access ends and private property begins

Ø       Access Control – Reduce unwanted traffic

 

Examples include:

¨       Keeping shrubbery cut back around houses and in parks (being done in Knott Park)

¨       Use of “hostile” vegetation (i.e. Oregon grape) to reduce foot traffic in specific areas

¨       Keeping areas clear of debris, graffiti, etc.

 

Call Angela if interested in having someone come out and walk a specific property to evaluate what steps need to be taken to reduce potential for crime.

 

Angela reported that staffing cuts have taken place in the Bureau of Development Services (BDS). This directly affects the number of personnel assigned to Neighborhood Inspection Teams and those available to deal with Nuisance complaints such as overgrown vegetation and disabled vehicles on private property. For additional information or to register dissatisfaction with these cuts, contact Randy Leonard, City Commissioner assigned to oversee BDS

 

Additional Crime Prevention Resources:

¨       RID (Regional Illegal Dumping) Patrol: 503-234-3000

ü       Can be used to report items dumped off in front of house

¨       City of Portland Info / Referral: 503-823-4000

¨       Non-Emergency Police: 503-823-3333

ü       Can be used to report homeless people sleeping on sidewalks.

ü       Calls to this number are logged, which may lead to more officers being assigned to a neighborhood.

¨       Police Commanders Meeting – Held at 106th and Washington on first Tuesdays

 

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:13pm.

 

Next Board Meeting

October 20, 2009 @ 7pm

 

Next General Meeting

January 26, 2010 @ 7pm

 

All Meetings Held at:

Parkrose Heights United Methodist Church

NE 111th and Knott

 

Respectfully submitted by: Becky Hartsfield, PHAN Recording Secretary

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