<br />PARKS, RECREATION & NATURAL RESOURCES ADVISORY
<br />November 20, 2019
<br />Bill Gordon called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m., at the Maintenance Center.
<br />Present: Co-Chair Bill Gordon, Co-Chair Heidi Schrimsher, Natalie Bennon, Scott Bullard, Doug
<br />McKean, Sandy Intraversato, Brittany Weiler, Youth Member Madeline Champion, Youth
<br />Member Anna Hovey, Alternate Sarah Ellison, Alternate Christopher Duncan, Nguyen,
<br />Council Liaison
<br />Absent: Anne Ruybalid, Rick Gruen
<br />Staff: Ivan Anderholm, Director of Parks & Recreation, Jan Wirtz, Recreation Superintendent,
<br />Jeff Munro, Parks Superintendent, Megan Big John, Senior Crew Leader/Parks & Natural
<br />Areas, Dina Balogh, Parks & Recreation Administrative Assistant, Charity Taylor,
<br />Management Analysis
<br />Guests: Scott Handley, Rosemary DiCandilo, Donald Mattersdorff
<br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES
<br /> The Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Board (PARKS Board) reviewed and
<br />unanimously approved the minutes from October 09, 2019.
<br />Citizen Comment:
<br /> Scott Handley thanked the Board for voting with the “Save Cooks Butte Coalition”.
<br />Scott presented the “LoveLOParks” prospective ballot initiative to the Board. The initiative repeals
<br />and replaces Chapter X, Park Development Limitations in Lake Oswego’s City Charter, Chapter 1, with
<br />expanded limitations for fifteen natural parks. The purpose of this Chapter is to preserve all
<br />designated Nature Preserves that are owned by the City.
<br />Ivan Anderholm, Parks & Recreation Director told the Board he had a conversation with Scott about
<br />the ballot initiative. Questions were brought up during their conversation such as, “What is the
<br />intent of the property?” The City Attorney will speak with Scott to go over technical issues with the
<br />ballot initiative.
<br /> Rosemary DiCandilo thanked the Board and department for all the work they do for the City parks.
<br />She asked for continued transparency and trust from the department.
<br /> Donald Mattersdorf told the Board the Hallinan neighborhood have worked for years to protect and
<br />expand Hallinan Woods. The neighborhood is grateful to the Parks Board for voting last year to
<br />recommend that the City make a fair market offer for the Yates property. The City Council made an
<br />offer to purchase the property below the appraised value of the property. In a letter sent to the
<br />editor of the LO Review the neighborhood urged the City Council to make an offer for the property at
<br />its appraised value.
<br />YOUTH MEMBER UPDATE: NA