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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />PARKS, RECREATION & NATURAL RESOURCES ADVISORY <br />BOARD <br />MINUTES <br />November 20, 2019 <br /> <br />Bill Gordon called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m., at the Maintenance Center. <br /> <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 /> <br />Guests: Scott Handley, Rosemary DiCandilo, Donald Mattersdorff <br /> <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 /> <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 /> <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 /> <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 /> <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 /> <br />YOUTH MEMBER UPDATE: NA <br /> <br />