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Approved Minutes - 02-15-2017 (c.:( PARKS, RECREATION & NATURAL RESOURCES ADVISORY BOARD 0 MINUTES February 15, 2017 OREGOr� Co-Chair Bill Gordon called the meeting to order at 6:03p.m. at Palisades Present: Co-Chair Bill Gordon,James Stupfel, Heidi Schrimsher, Charles Aubin, Mark Hoyt (arrived at 6:20), Chris Stewart (left at 7:30),Skip O'Neill, Council Liaison Absent: Co-Chair Scott Bullard,Tom Widden,Todd Van Rysselberghe, Rhys Richmond,Youth Member Staff: Ivan Anderholm, Director of Parks& Recreation and Dina Balogh, Parks & Recreation Administrative Assistant Guests: Amy Paldi and Hallinan Neighborhood representatives. Mike Buck. Councilor Joe Buck and John LaMotte. APPROVAL OF MINUTES The Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Board (PARKS Board) reviewed and unanimously approved the minutes with one minor change from January 18, 2017. Citizen Comment • Hallinan Nature Park neighborhood representatives returned to give the board an update on the Hallinan 2.8 parcel.The Hallinan representatives asked the Parks board to add the acquisition of the Hallinan 2.8 parcel to the City and Parks list of projects.The nature park representatives have received 330 signatures online and canvasing the neighborhood door to door.The group has spoken to the owner's agent and the owner is willing to sell to the City. • Mike Buck proposed an educational campaign focused on educating the property owners in Lake Oswego that ivy does not belong on trees. The campaign would educate the public on how to remove ivy on trees. Mike asked the board to support the ivy removal campaign. Heidi Schrimsher suggested incorporating the campaign into arbor week. Educational resources would be available to citizens who may need help removing ivy on private property. Morgan Holen will include the information in the April Hello LO.The Parks Department will work on developing a "How To" handbook for citizens. CITY COUNCIL UPDATE • School Bond is a high priority for the City Council. City Council members will be meeting with the School board next week to hear what the bond will be used for.The school board and the district has allocated 7m of the bond for a pool.The question from the council is who will shoulder the extra cost? Will it involve an Intergovernmental agreement with the City and the school district? Hoping the discussion is meaningful. • Other items coming up for discussion on the Council agenda: Police, City Hall, North Anchor, Maintenance Center, Council Goals and affordable housing issues. • The Boards and Commissions Summit is February 16 at 6:00pm at Palisades.The City Council and Boards and Commission goals will be presented. REGULAR BUSINESS Oregon Iron Jubilee: Marylou Colver and Susanna Kuo, Lake Oswego Preservation Society proposed an Oregon Iron Jubilee to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the first casting of pig iron from the Oregon Iron Furnace. Prior to 1867, all iron on the Pacific coast had to be shipped 17,000 miles around the Horn in a hazardous voyage that took four to five months. Marylou and Susanna proposed a community wide, family friendly jubilee to celebrate and showcase two of the seven sites on the City's Oswego Iron Heritage Trail: the furnace and the workers cottage. Both of these were restored using tourism funds. One goal of this event is to realize a return on this investment by attracting visitors. It will also highlight the City's nationally recognized role in this important preservation effort,which save these unique vestiges of our industrial heritage.The hope is that this would become an annual or biannual event. Lake Oswego currently has no festival that celebrates history. Marylou asked the board for recommendation to the City Council to support the project as well as the cost. The Parks Board proposed that the Preservation Society ask Portland area iron companies to sponsor the project. Marylou and Susanna will be asking for support from the Tourism Board at the February 22 meeting. Skip O'Neill, Council Liaison told Marylou and the Board that the City Council is in favor of the planned celebration in the Park. Hazelia Agri-Cultural Heritage Trail: Ann Culter, and Rick Cook presented 9 Hazelia Agricultural Trail panels that show and tell the history of the area around the Heritage trail.There are two Grand Ronde panels that were not available for the presentation. The panels presented: • Hazelia's Luscher Farm • Hinatsu Farmstead • Whitten Farmstead • Oswego Pioneer Cemetery • Shipley-Cook Farmstead • Oswego Grange 175 • Stevens Meadow • Crawford Land • Cook's Butte Park Ann and Rick would like to plan a ribbon cutting event once the panels are complete sometime in May. Heritage Tree Nomination: Morgan Holen,City Consulting Arborists& Urban Forest Management Morgan presented the criteria for a heritage tree nomination. There are currently 36 heritage trees in Lake Oswego.Twenty two heritage trees are on private property and there are 18 different species. This year's nomination is one of the largest Dogwood tree in Oregon located in the Lake Oswego heritage cemetery.This native tree was nominated by Jerry Instenes on behalf of the Oswego Pioneer Cemetery Board because of landmark importance due to its large size, attractive canopy, mature age, good health, and historic importance.The Oswego Pioneer Cemetery is a historical site and many of the City's pioneers are buried here.There are currently no Pacific dogwoods listed as Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Board Minutes February 15, 2017 Page 2 of 4 Lake Oswego Heritage Trees. This tree measures 38-inches in diameter(or nearly 10-feet in circumference) at the narrowest point beneath the split of codominant stems and is approximately 60-feet in height. It has a generally symmetrical crown spread averaging 45-feet in width.This trees is in very good health and of remarkable size for its species. It has codominant stems and multiple leaders, but no major defects. The dogwood is located along the main drive aisle through the cemetery near the exit onto Stafford Road and is adjacent to cemetery markers with dates ranging from 1894 to 1995.The age of this tree is unknown. It is likely to be in excess of 80 years old considering its grand stature for the species. The tree could be considered of landmark importance due to size, species, and horticultural quality. Morgan asked the Board for a decision and motion to approve the heritage tree nomination as presented. APPROVED Charles Aubin made a motion to approve the heritage tree nomination. Mark Hoyt seconded the motion.The Parks Board unanimously approved the motion. Hallinan-Yates Property update: Ivan Anderholm presented information for discussion of the potential consideration of acquiring real property at 1107 Yates Street. The department has been tracking the potential development of this property (2.08 acres) since September 2015,when a pre-application for possible development was received by the Planning Department. Ivan passed out a packet that included the map included in the pre-application. The subsequent information included in the packet included surveys, determinations and a letter from the neighborhood. An application for RP delineation was submitted in late 2016 and received approval in January of 2017. The associated map included showing that the original lots 5 and 6 are within the RP designation. The city has not received any additional applications for development on this property. Based on the zoning and the restrictions of the associated RP zone half of the property will not be developed. The Park Departments current opinion on the property is that the valuable resource (approximately 1 acre)will continue to be protected by our local sensitive lands regulations as well as state and federal wetland and stream regulations. At the time of application for development the department will assess the importance of further measures (conservation easement)to protect this resource. Findings from an independent consultant, recommendation 30 foot riparian setback at the slope break to the stream. The last appraised value forwarded from the property owner was$1.2 million. ACTION: Plan a Parks Board field trip to the property. STAFF AND BOARD UPDATE • Ivan listed prioritized park proiects and answered questions in response to a question from a citizen at the meeting. • Motion detector Mobile trail counters will be arriving soon from Metro.The trail counters are funded from a grant. • Heidi Schrimsher volunteered to represent the Parks Board on the Woodmont Advisory Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Board Minutes February 15, 2017 Page 3 of 4 Committee. Bruce Powers has reorganized the PAC schedule. First meeting is March 2. • The draft of the Parks budget has been submitted. Ivan has mandated 30% reduction on water usage at the public Golf Course.The School district is number 1 and the Parks department is number 2 in overall water usage. • UGB information and discussion regarding Stafford and Luscher Farm from Heidi Schrimsher and Skip O"Neill, Council Liaison. • Parks Board recruitment closes March 15. Advisory Board Actions: • PARKS BOARD propose to invite Friends groups to future meetings on behalf of Parks& Recreation. ADJOURNMENT The next scheduled meeting will be March 15, 2017, 6pm, Palisades. Co-Chair Bill Gordon adjourned the meeting at approximately 8:30PM Prepared by, Dina Balogh,Administrative Support Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Board Minutes February 15, 2017 Page 4 of 4