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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />PARKS, RECREATION & NATURAL RESOURCES ADVISORY <br />BOARD <br />MINUTES <br />March 20, 2019 <br /> <br />Co-Chair Bill Gordon called the meeting to order at 4:00p.m., at Maintenance Center. <br /> <br />Present: Co-Chair Bill Gordon, Brian Gullen, Amy Waterbury, Heidi Schrimsher, Doug McKean, <br />Natalie Bennon, Youth Member Cameron Iizuka, Youth Member Mariana Wahab and <br />Mark Silen, Alternate Brittany Weiler (arrived 4:35), <br />Absent: Daniel Nguyen, Council Liaison, Co-Chair Scott Bullard, Tom Widden, <br />Staff: Ivan Anderholm, Director of Parks & Recreation, Jeff Munro, Parks Superintendent, <br />Bruce Powers, Parks Analyst, Parks & Natural Areas and Dina Balogh, Parks & Recreation <br />Administrative Assistant <br />Guests: NA <br /> <br />APPROVAL OF MINUTES <br />The Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Advisory Board (PARKS Board) reviewed and unanimously <br />approved the minutes from February 20, 2019. <br /> <br />Citizen Comment: NA <br /> <br />YOUTH MEMBER UPDATE: <br />Mariana Wahab and Cameron Iizuka, Youth Members – <br />Lake Oswego High School students walked out of class on March 15 to protest climate change. They joined <br />other students across the country in solidarity to bring awareness to the irreversible effects of the climate <br />change crisis. <br /> <br />CITY COUNCIL UPDATE: <br />• The Parks Bond Explanatory Statement was approved by the City Council at the March 19 meeting. A <br />Ballot number will be issued by the County. <br /> <br />REGULAR BUSINESS: NA <br /> <br />STAFF AND BOARD MONTHLY UPDATE: <br />• Ivan clarified the restrictions on political campaigning by public employees. Boards and Commissions <br />fall under the same rules as City employees. Board members are “public employees” for the <br />purposes of the election law restrictions and may not promote or oppose candidates or measures <br />while “on the job” (e.g. during board meetings or while acting in their official capacity). Individual <br />expression of personal political views during personal time is allowed. Board members can list their <br />names in support of a ballot or bond, but only as individuals. <br />• The 2018 Parks & Recreation Fact Book was passed out to Board members. <br />• March Stewardship work party at Woodmont Park: Over 50 volunteers participated in the work <br />party. The stewardship coordinators job is very important. Outreach is working and the volunteer <br />numbers are growing. <br />• Jeff met with LOSD regarding the sports fields at LOJHS. The district is willing to work with Parks on <br />available fields. <br />