May 8th, 7pm Agenda NEXT MEETING


May 8th, 7pm Agenda NEXT MEETING
May 2014 2012
May 8th, 7pm
Vancouver Housing Authority
2500 Main Street
1st Floor Community Room
April ANA Meeting Minutes
Arnada Neighborhood Meeting
7pm - Thursday, April 10th, 2013
Vancouver Housing Authority - 2500 Main Street
The oil terminal letter that was published in the March newsletter was briefly discussed. There
was a motion and a second to approve the letter as written and it was unanimously approved
with no neighbors abstaining .
Graffiti has been observed as increasing in the neighborhood with the better weather. Specifically in the commercial business areas. There was discussion to consider purchasing a pressure washer for the tool library for graffiti removal only.
• Discussion and updates in regards
to proposed McDonald’s on 4th Plain
and Main.
The tool library location may be moving in the near future, so the topic on the purchase of a
pressure washer was tabled. There was also the question posed on the liability to the neighborhood with mechanical tools. There was a motion passed for purchase of an appliance dolly for
moving the larger tools.
• Kickball league for summer 2014
There was discussion on the Sparkle awards. Specifically, there were questions on Arnada’s
nomination process. It wasn’t known for certain when or frequently nominees could be put
forward. With one nomination already put forward, a number of neighbors wanted to open up
nominations for others. It wasn’t understood fully by all of the neighbors how the bylaws applied and how the nominations should be put forward.
Arnada Neighborhood Association bylaws require that any action taken by the neighborhood that is to be forwarded to the city must be published in the neighborhood newsletter
in the month prior to the meeting at which the vote is to be taken. The Sparkle award falls
under this requirement. Issues which are strictly internal, such as whether to use association
funds to purchase additional supplies for the neighborhood tool bank, do not require previous
publicity. However, in order to participate in voting on any issue, property owners and residents
must have attended and signed in at least 2 meetings over 1 year prior. Residents can then
vote during their third meeting. The recent Sparkle Award nomination process did follow correct procedure; The announcement of the nomination was promoted in the agenda section of
the February newsletter. The February meeting notes recorded the nomination annoucement
with the motion to vote slated for March. Also, the motion to vote for the nomination during the
March meeting was publicized within the agenda section of the March ANA Newsletter.
Arnada Gardening Group
Question & Answer Event
Need some gardening help with certain
plants or vegetables? The Arnada
Gardening group will be available to
help you with your gardening questions
on Thursday, May 15th from 7-8pm at
the Arnada Community Garden.
Also the May Gardening Group meeting is Saturday, May 3rd at 2222 G
Street. The June club meeting will be
Sunday, June 1st 10am at the Vancouver Community Garden plot, weather
There was a motion passed to table the processing of the recently voted on Sparkle award
nomination for a future date due to bylaw uncertaintity.
Park Planting, Kiosk, Neighborhood Garden & Dog problems in the Park:
There is a planting schedule for Wednesday, April 16th in the NW corner of Arnada Park.
There was a motion passed to replace the plexi-glass on Kiosk with a hinged cover.
Raised beds in the Arnada Gardens are still available for rent.
Arnada Park is frequently being used an informal dog park with dog’s off lease and many
owner’s no being responsible to pick up after their dogs. Neighbors were advised to contact
Animal Control for off leash dog’s and the neighborhood is in the process of obtaining a grant
for “mutt mitt” stations from the Watershed Alliance.
Garden Walking Tour of Arnada and Museum Fundraiser
Join the Historical Museum on Saturday, May 17, at Noon, for their first ever Garden Walking
Tour of Arnada Neighborhood. Learn about the historic homes of Arnada while viewing their
lovely contemporary gardens. Tour guides Brad Richardson and Barbara Clark will begin this
one-time tour at 12:00 noon at the Museum. Reservations are REQUIRED. Call (360) 9935679 or stop by the museum to get your ticket before we sell out. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members.
2014 CCHM Annual Fundraising Dinner & Auction: An Evening with Doug Smith
The Annual Dinner Auction with Grammy Award winning acoustic guitarist Doug Smith at Club Green Meadows on Saturday, May 10,
2014 from 5:00-9:00PM. The annual fundraising event will also feature a full catered dinner, silent auction of outstanding goods and services from local businesses and organizations, and “paddle raise.” A selection of Smith’s CDs will also be available for purchase. Come
at 5:00PM for the museum’s legendary silent auction. After dinner, Smith will take the stage to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the
Clark County Historical Museum, which opened to the public on May 24, 1964 in Vancouver’s Historic Carnegie Library building.
Doug Smith is a Grammy Award Winner and the 2006 winner of the prestigious Winfield International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition. His
playing has been heard on the big screen in the popular 2007 film August Rush and his original compositions are heard everywhere from
NPR to TCM to Martha Stewart to Good Morning, America. His playing combines folk, classical and jazz elements and has been called “a
cross between Chet Atkins, Leo Kottke, and Michael Hedges.”
On sale now, tickets for this year’s event are $65 for current CCHS members and $75 for non-members and must be reserved in advance. Tables for 8 go for $520. Call (360) 993-5679 to get your table today!
SW Vancouver Neighborhood Kickball
League is ON for this Summer
The SW Vancouver Neighborhood Kickball is officially happening this summer. We encourage all Arnada residents that
want to lend their feet and play for the Arnada Armada. Last
year we finished in a respectable third place. The league is
also welcoming a new team this year, NW Neighborhood.
Arnada Armada’s first game is Thursday, May 29th. Location
and opposing team TBD. Those interested in playing this
summer contact Todd at [email protected] We will
work to have a practice session two to three weeks before
May 29th’s game. Also we plan to have team tshirts made.
They will cost somewhere around $10 each. If you’re interested in buying one, contact Todd at [email protected]
.net with your needed size.
Arnada Neighborhood Clean Up Day Saturday, June 14th
Help your dad out on Father’s Day by pitching in to clean your house and get rid of the clutter/trash at this neighborhood clean up.
Father’s, use your Father’s Day clout to get your family to help clean house.
Arnada will have both a yard debris box provided by Waste Connections and a chipper operated by city operations staff for yard waste.
The chipper can handle large limbs and brush, but not vines or sod. If you have all woody material, head for the chipper. If you have a
mix of vines and brush, the Waste Connection drop box will be the place for that material.
There will also be a compacting garbage truck that can handle most large items that don’t fit in your garbage can. This is a great opportunity to get rid of bulky items that aren’t repairable, like broken screen doors, rotten deck boards, broken flower pots, etc. Please do not
bring liquids, household garbage, hazardous waste, concrete or roofing. Take TV’s and monitors to a Goodwill store and old computer
equipment to Empower Up, 3206 NE 52nd Street (between St. Johns and St. James 314-4171).
We are also scheduled to have a metal box; the proceeds will benefit the neighborhood treasury, so this is a good time to get rid of metal
objects that you no longer want. Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners cannot be accepted.
The clean up site will be at 16th and E Street from 9am - 3pm for the wood chipper and 9am - 3pm for the
Waste Connections services.
Because of these volunteers, our park is
that much more beautiful
Special thanks to those who helped plant trees and shrubs in
the bare area of Arnada Park the Vancouver School of Arts
and Academics, the City of Vancouver Urban Foresty’s Jessica
Antoine, Karen from Main Street Trader and the handful of Arnada
Neighbors. Together they planted Elms, Hemlocks, Dogwoods
and Serviceberrys to bare area of the park creating a better buffer
between the park and 4th Plain. They look great now, just want
until they grow!
Extra special thanks go
to Jessica and the VSAA
students as they also picked
up litter (including a trashed
up bicycle) around the entire
park and trimmed back the
English Ivy.
In Honor of Older American’s Month, Vancouver Parks & Recreation’s “50 and Better” Program Announces its 25th annual
Senior Prom
We invite you to join us for a lively evening of dining and dancing. Adults 50 and Better will celebrate “
A Night to Sparkle Silver Jubilee” featuring live music with Charles Suniga, dinner served by celebrity
waiters, Mayor’s dance, door prizes and more. Register early by phone for activity #97757at 487-7100
or sign up at the Marshall or Luepke Community Centers.
Luepke Community Room Friday, May 16, 2014, 6-9:30pm $13 resident $15 non-resident includes
Live Music Featuring: Charles Sungia and Friends. Co-sponsored by: Courtyard Village Vancouver, The
Messenger and Kisn Real Oldies Radio. For details contact Kelly Lund at 487-7055.
The City of Vancouver is seeking applicants to fill one (1) vacancy on the Parking Advisory Committee.
Applications must be received in the City Manager’s Office by 5 p.m., Friday, May 23, 2014.
The Committee is a seven-member volunteer body that advises the Vancouver City Council and City
staff on parking policy and program implementation. Committee members must be either city residents
or property owners, business owners, or an officer or partner in a business located in the downtown
area. One member may be an employee of a downtown business. The Parking Advisory Committee meets once a month on the fourth Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at City Hall or as scheduled, January
through October. From November through December the committee meets on the third Wednesday of
each month, 7:30 a.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers.
For applications or further information, contact Alexis Bafus in the City Manager’s Office at City Hall,
P.O. Box 1995, Vancouver, WA, 98668 or call (360) 487.8607; email [email protected] or
FAX (360) 487.8625. To apply on-line visit:
May 2014
May 3rd 10am - May Arnada Garden Group meeting 2222 G Street
May 8th 7pm - ANA May Meeting at VHA
May 15th 7pm - Ask a Gardener event by Arnada Gardening Group at Community Garden
May 17th 12pm - CCHM Arnada Garden Walk. See this newsletter for more info.
May 29th 7pm - First Kickball game for 2014 season. Location and opposing team TBD
June 2014
June 1st - 10am Arnada Gardening Club at Vancouver Community Garden
2014 ANA Volunteers
Elected ANA Board:
Jim Girard - 696-2949
Kathy Lane - [email protected]
Anita Reyes - [email protected]
Committe Representatives/Coordinators:
Advertising Coordinator
Amy Shearer - [email protected]
Neighborhood Traffic Safety Alliance
Richard McShan - [email protected]
Tool Lending Library
Jim Girard - 696-2949
Suze Marshall - [email protected]
Newsletter Editor/Layout
Todd Bachmann - [email protected]
Newsletter Distribution
Jim Girard - 696-2949
City Contacts
Neighborhood Liaison
Annette Griffy
[email protected]
Neighborhood Police Officer
Corporal Neil Martin
[email protected]
Office of Neighborhoods
Judy Bailey - 487-8608
Neighborhood Fire Station
Downtown station 900 W. Evergreen Blvd.
Station Captain - Warren Wyant
487-7301 - [email protected]
June 12th - 7:00pm Kickball Game #2. Location and opposing team TBD
Code Enforcement 487-7810
June 14th - Neighborhood Clean Up at 16th and E Street
Clark County Animal Control
Weekdays 8:30-4:30 Ph 397-2488
File an online report at:
June 19th - Final day of School VSD
June 26th - 7:00pm Kickball Game #3. Location and opposing team TBD
** - For more information, see the City of Vancouver’s Website:
ANA = Arnada Neighborhood Association
VHA = Vancouver Housing Authority (2500 Main St.) CCHM = Clark County Historical Museum, (1511 Main St)
VSD = Vancouver School District
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