Minutes from the FAN Executive Board Meeting
March 9, 2009

Present: Carlos Barrera, Nancy Classen, Bernie Corrigan, Andrew Fisher, Greg Giesy, Mike Giroux, Amy Henne, Nancy Ellen Locke, Matt Lutter

Absent: Mike Howard, Rick Grosscup, Rob Tobias, Dan Vishney

Guests: Meredith Birch, Jane Conlon, Jeannemarie Moore, Bruce Strimling, Tracy Strimling, Christine Thompson



Bruce Strimling: Has petition signed against the sidewalk infill project. Has made an informal survey regarding foot traffic and auto traffic on 23rd and Olive. Will leave a copy of the signed petition with the Board.

Jeanne Marie Moore; Used to live on Olive Street with guide dog. Has had to move to another home separate from her husband in order to be safe with sidewalks. Walking in the street is very difficult for her. 3 guide dog agencies have refused to give her a guide dog if she lives in a neighborhood with no sidewalks. States that there is a great deal of misinformation related to the project and wants to clear the air.

Jane Conlon: Expresses empathy with Jeanne Marie. Is concerned how the project is organized, who had decision-making power and funding for the actual project. States that the project would be problematic for her particular property. States that she was excluded from the project planning. States that sidewalk issues are prevalent throughout the Friendly Area Neighborhood. Is concerned that Carlos B. has too much control because he is the primary private funder. Feels that there needs to be more involvement. Concerned that the costs of the project are under-estimated.

Meredith Birch: Concerned about the Heritage Trees on Olive and them being removed.

Christine Thompson: Main concern about not knowing how to participate. There is a need to step back and take another look at process.

Jane Conlon: Feels that there needs to be more round-table conversation, rather than going into mediation.

Jeanne Marie Moore: Agrees with mediation approach.

Amy shared information related to Community Mediation Services:

769 Monroe Street 344-5366
Chip Coker, Executive Director

And how their services could be used to further clarify the conversation and identify issues. Gave a report. Has all the information related to their services.

Carlos: Concept approval by the Board. Rumors going around. Information went out to neighbors early. Agrees that there is the need for clarification.

II. SECRETARY’S MINUTES—Amy Henne. Minutes approved. Approved with 2 abstentions.

III. TREASURER’S REPORT—Rick Grosscup. Bernie reports that Rick will be taking a leave of absence.
Nancy Ellen made motion to have Amy be temporary Treasurer. Nancy Classen seconds. Approved with one abstention.
Greg, Bernie and Amy will be signers on the account. Bernie and Greg will move the accounts to OCCU. Amy will figure out balances at ENI and the City. The issue of canceling the second federal tax ID number that was issued still needs to be resolved. To be discussed at the April Executive Board Meeting.

NOTE: as of 3.23.09 accounts at US BANK were closed and re-opened with original Fed ID number used to open accounts at US Bank.


A. Neighborhood Leadership Council (NLC). Carlos Barrera & Greg Giesy. John Barofsky, President of the City Budget Committee, contact: baroskybudgetcomm@gmail.com. Barofsky could be possible General Meeting speaker. EWEB proposing 18% increase - public meeting on Tuesday, March 17th. Contact: Dorothy Goode 343-7295. Discussed ways that people could take on various projects in the neighborhood.

B. Neighborhood Empowerment Initiative (NEI). Bernie Corrigan. Neighborhood Summit was an “unqualified success”. An intermediate report will summarize what happened at the meeting. Idea is to start collaborations between City, Neighborhood Associations, and NGO’s in the City. Neighborhood Services may move out from under the City Planning Department. Sustainability, public safety, human rights, parks, diversity are some of the topic areas needing further participation

C. Fillmore UPDATE, et al. Nancy Ellen Locke. ATA plastic field is getting their fence adjusted. No other road projects.

D. Eugene Neighbors, Inc. (ENI) Matt Lutter and Greg Giesy. Committee did not meet.

E. FAN-CH (Friendly Area Neighborhood-College Hill). Rick Grosscup. Report from Greg Geisy: Matching grant for Reservoir has been approved by Committee, going to City Council for final approval. Project started in 2001.

F. FRIENDLY PARK. Greg Giesy & Nancy Ellen Locke. Finished all grant paperwork and turned it in. Haven’t heard back yet. City is deciding what can be done with remaining money. City wants a grand re-opening party for the neighborhood. Rocks and trees will be purchased.

G. COMMUNICATIONS / FAN NEWSLETTER. Andrew Fisher and Mike Giroux. Spring edition of the newsletter will coincide with next General Meeting on April 23rd. April 1st is the City deadline. Reviewed existing list of articles and is looking for more articles.

H. SAVE CIVIC STADIUM. Nancy Classen. Editorial in the Register-Guard on March 8th “Can Civic Stadium be saved?” Register Guard supports the saving of the stadium. http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/news/sevendays/9109037-35/story.csp

I. SIDEWALK INFILL. Carlos Barrera. Reviewed background information.

J. FAN website. Updates from Andrew and Mike regarding small changes made to grow more changes on the website.

K. EWEB Grant. Adams School has been selected as 1 of 5 finalists. Look for voting opportunity in your EWEB bill


NANCY ELLEN LOCKE: Regarding the Annual FAN gathering in July, she is formally requesting $212.00 for the printing of the 2009 Picnic poster and an extra 15%, $32.00, to cover any cost overruns. This is puts total funding request at $244.00.

Amy moves $245 budget. Greg seconds. Motion passes unanimously.


1. full color posters, 130 ea (20 ea laminated) ~$212

2. 4-up full color postcard ~ $780

3. 2-up full color postcard ~$1,200


1. In keeping with our policy that email motions and votes on them be recorded in the minutes of the Exec Board meeting immediately following:

Email motion and vote: Bernie moved that the FAN Executive Board recommend to the OLCC that the liquor license application by Annie's Bar & Grill be approved.

Greg seconded the motion. The motion passed 11 - 0.

Bernie wrote to the OLCC and told them this and cc'ed Annie's.

2. Bernie reports that City will now accept our budget requests by June 10th (absolute deadline), rather than April 30th as had originally been determined.

JEANNE MARIE MOORE will contact the daughter of the woman with the messy yard who is living under tarps in her backyard.

2009 PICNIC. July 26 is the date. 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm is the suggested time. Nancy Ellen Locke makes a motion to change the time. Nancy Classen seconds. Passes unanimously.

APRIL GENERAL MEETING. Carlos will contact Barofsky to see if he can speak with us about the City budget process. Jeanne Marie suggests “your neighborhood on the web”


Meetings are held the second Monday of the month at the Washington Park Recreation Center, 2025 Washington Street, Eugene. OR. The public is invited to attend.

Respectfully submitted: Amy Henne, FAN Board Secretary/Treasurer