New developments, new residents and increasing numbers of visitors mean more cars and trucks in our town. What are the transportation agencies and services doing to tackle the congestion problem and move people and goods? Let's find out at the September 10 general membership meeting.
Your Board of Directors has been hard at work wrapping up the year end report and planning future meetings. We have invited Knife River construction to update us on the Empire Extension project and set Transportation at the theme of the September meeting. Check this website for details of future meetings.
Our thanks to Larry Kierulff, past chair of BANA, for his leadership the past several years. He is not relinquishing his board seat after single handedly holding the association together for some time.
Larry, our institutional memory, will continue to support BANA on the Communications Committee
Attendees unanimously elected the following board members: Chair Joette Storm, Vice Chair Cindy King, At large Jeff Silverman, Jim Beauchemin, Matt Bryant, Greta Turillo, and Sara Miller. Welcome to our two newest members, Sara and Greta, who both bring a wealth of experience to BANA. We look forward to another great year in the "hood".
The bylaws were amended to acknowledge the change in boundaries due to expansion of the City's Urban Growth boundary.
BANA will amend its bylaws to comply with the new Urban Growth Boundary. Members to vote on the change:
Section 2: The BANA is generally located in north/north central Bend, easterly of the Deschutes River and northerly of the Oregon Irrigation Districtís North Unit Canal. The Deschutes River defines the western boundary. The southern boundary is defined by Mount Washington Drive from the Deschutes River eastward to US 97, then along Butler Market Road from US 97 to the North Unit Canal, following the North Unit Canal eastward to its intersection of the cityís boundary. The eastern boundary is defined by the extent of the cityís boundary limits to its northern terminus. The northern boundary is defined by the extent of the cityís boundary limits to its intersection with the Deschutes River. The eastern and northern boundaries of BANA are further defined to include new land parcels (from the UGB) as they are officially annexed into the cityís boundary.
BANA recognizes that assumed boundaries, including any changes, must adhere to conditions and requirements stated in City of Bend Code, Chapter 1.70, Neighborhood Associations, 1.70.030 Recognition of New Neighborhood Associations. Any boundary changes constitute a modification to BANA Bylaws and must be an agenda item and approved, by a majority of membership present, by vote at a BANA General Membership Meeting or Special Membership Meeting. Any boundary changes resulting from such a vote will be promptly submitted to the City of Bend staff liaison to BANA for review and official recognition.
BANA will conduct an election at the June 18 annual meeting to fill two board vacancies and to amend the bylaws to recognize new boundaries. As a result of the city's Urban Boundary Expansion BANA will expand. The amendment brings the association in compliance with City Code. New candidates are Greta Turillo and Sara Miller.
Bend's City Council approved the new Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA) committee last week. A 30 day comment period allows residents to ask questions and provide opinions about the new advisory committee and how it should operate.
Crews will be working in the Right of Way Thursday May 17 starting at 9AM. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled with Flaggers.
We anticipate to be open back up to traffic by 2 PM.
With the creation of a Neighborhood Leadership Alliance the Bend City Council invites more direct citizen participation in government. BANA will be selecting a representative and an alternate to serve on the NLA. We are expected to submit their names by June 22.
If you are interested in being BANA's link to the City and helping find solutions to everyday problems, now is the time to step up.