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PARKS, RECREATION & NATURAL RESOURCES ADVISORY BOARD <br /> MINUTES <br /> September 20, 2017 <br /> OREGOr, <br /> Board member James Stupfel called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. at Palisades. <br /> Present: James Stupfel, Charles Aubin,Tom Widden, Mark Hoyt, Brittany Weiler, Co-Chair <br /> Scott Bullard (arrived at 4:45) Sabrina Safari,Youth Member, Skip O'Neill, Council <br /> Liaison, Brian Gullen,Alternate <br /> Absent: Co-Chair Bill Gordon, Heidi Schrimsher, Kimberlie Peeler <br /> Staff: Ivan Anderholm, Director of Parks & Recreation,Jan Wirtz, Superintendent of Parks <br /> & Recreation, Bruce Powers, Parks Analyst/Project Manager,Jeff Munro, <br /> Park/Natural Area/Golf Maintenance Superintendent, Megan Big John, Natural <br /> Areas &Athletic Fields Crew Leader and Dina Balogh, Parks & Recreation <br /> Administrative Assistant <br /> Guests: Sarah Ellison, Christian Huettemeyer and Christy Clark, Hallinan Woods Ad Hoc Committee <br /> members. <br /> APPROVAL OF MINUTES <br /> The Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Board (PARKS Board) reviewed and unanimously <br /> approved the minutes from July 19, 2017. <br /> Sabrina Safari, 2017-18 Parks Board Youth Member introduced herself to the board. <br /> Citizen Comment: <br /> Sarah Ellison, Christian Huettemeyer, Christy Clark, Hallinan Woods Ad Hoc Committee. Sarah gave an <br /> update on the Committees goal and desire to purchase the Yates property. She gave a brief overview of <br /> the Committees efforts for the last 5 years. The committee members spoke to the board at the April 19 <br /> meeting when the Parks board made a motion to not support the request for the City to allocate fiscal <br /> 2017/2018 general fund monies for the purchase of the private two acres adjacent to Hallinan Woods. <br /> The board moved that the potential purchase be included in the list of Park's CIP projects but without <br /> priority. <br /> The Committee is asking the City to purchase a portion of the property as a recreational easement.The <br /> plans for the property includes trails and a recreational easement that would be managed by the City. <br /> The recreational easement would be the best way to manage the property and allow public access.The <br /> neighborhood is working on raising 15 to 25 thousand dollars to help in the purchase of the easement <br /> and the lots.The Committee has already raised 5 thousand. In addition to neighborhood private <br /> individuals raising money to purchase the property the Hallinan Heights NA board has applied for a <br /> neighborhood enhancement grant.The Committee has also reached out to 5 neighboring <br /> neighborhoods that are in the Hallinan school boundary to see if they would collaborate in the <br /> neighborhood enhancement grant.They have heard from 3 neighborhoods who are enthusiastically <br /> wanting to help.The collaboration would allow them to apply for more enhancement grant money. <br />