Salmon Creek NA General Meeting Notes March, 2016

          The General meeting of the North Salmon Creek Neighborhood Association (NSCNA) was called to order at 7pm by President Jennifer Hickel, leading approximately 45 members and guests in the pledge of allegiance.

          Minutes for NSCNA General Meetings are available online at

          Treasurer Dave Farrell absent. President reported no recent expenses so account balance has not changed.

          Sheriff Report

          Deputy Andrew Kennison reminded members to report incidents when happening using 911. Calling 311 later, after incident, not as effective. Deputy asked about public access to police data showing neighborhood crime rates and types. Deputy said he would check on this and report back. Reporting graffiti – Sheriffs Dept cannot help with graffiti unless they catch in process. Report graffiti to appropriate organization depending on location. e.g. local bridge, call Public Works.

          Neighbors on Watch (NOW) Volunteer community members work in pairs and are either assigned to an area to patrol or patrol in your own neighborhood. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Kasey Frazier in the Sheriff’s Office [email protected] or call her at 360-397-2211 X3380

          Community Home Health and Hospice (

          Julie Rinard and Caryl Taylor from Community Health Home and Hospice spoke about their organization and services offered. CHHH is a community based independent non-profit health caregiver agency, founded 1977 in Longview. The Salmon Creek location offers grief support classes for those who have lost loved ones, a home health program, home care, hospice and other programs. Community members are encouraged to contact CHHH for further information.

          Neighborhood Issues

          There will be a neighborhood meeting on Monday, April 4, 7:00 pm, at the Three Creeks Library, to discuss plans for a cell tower near NW 151st St. across from NW 29th Court. If you have questions contact Robin Smith, Centerline Solutions 971-270-1930 Ext 5016.

          President Hickel reported the Neighborhood Associations Council of Clark County (NACCC) recently submitted letter of concern to EPA regarding Cowlitz Tribe plan to pump treated sewage water into ground near the Troutdale Aquifer, which provides water to Clark County.

          The NACCC letter expressed concern over the Cowlitz Tribe proposed plan to use deep water injection to dispose of waste water produced by Casino, calls for full environmental assessments prior to permitting, opportunity for public comment and implementation of monitoring systems.

          Neighborhood residents are encouraged to write to Gina McCarthy, Administrator, EPA Office of the Administrator 1101 A 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW 20460.

          Thank you to Wayside Market, Jeff Thamert for providing tonight’s chicken and jo-jo’s, Starbucks for the coffee and Riverview Community Bank for the cookies and use of their branch for our general meetings.

          Meeting adjourned at approximately 8:30 pm.

          Respectfully submitted by Secretary Fiona Humphrey.

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