The General meeting of the North Salmon Creek Neighborhood Association (NSCNA) was called to order at 7pm by President Jennifer Hickel, leading approximately 26 members and guests in the pledge of allegiance.

Attendees were informed that minutes for NSCNA General Meetings are available online at

Treasurer Dave Farrell reported on the Association account balance and activity.

Sheriff’s Report

No deputy was able to attend.


President Hickel opened the floor for nominations for Board positions and Neighborhood District positions 2/4/6. Jennifer Hickel was nominated for District 4; Mitch Canton for District 6; no nomination for District 2; for Officers, David Farrell for Treasurer; no nominations for secretary/vice president/president. A motion was made by the President, and seconded, to leave Board as is and revisit issue at January meeting.

Friends of Trees

Megan Van de Mark, Friends of Trees, a community non-profit group, reported Friends of Trees has received grant to plant trees in the Salmon Creek, Felida, and West Hazel Dell Neighborhoods. Trees can be planted along the curb, whether or not there is a sidewalk. Megan said not able to plant yard trees at this time. Residents select a tree on website; Friends of Trees will determine if feasible to plant, contact utility workers, deliver, and help plant trees. Cost is $35. Visit website. Sign up by March 6, 2017 to participate. April 8 is planting day. or meganv@friendsoftrees or 503-467-2530


Cara Kangas, 211 Information Community Engagement Coordinator, discussed the 211 phone system in our area, which includes Oregon and SW Washington. 211 provides information, resources and referrals for the public. Database has over 2600 agencies and 42,000 resources and the 211 staff includes specialists in the following programs: family line, child care referrals, SNAP , Foster parents, emergency services, maternal and child health, homeless services, reproductive and sexual health and a pesticide hotline! Online at or download the app “211 info”

Whipple Creek Park Trail Naming

Jay Small, Mt Vista Neighborhood Association member, talked about efforts to name trails in Whipple Creek Park. Why? Because efforts to map the Park and do signage have been hindered by fact that many trails have not been officially “named”. Jay Small and Mike Lenz, on behalf of the users of Whipple Creek Park, have drawn up a list of trails and proposed names with explanations. County asked them to share this information with NSCNA, because our neighborhood borders part of the Park. Our Association needs to vote its approval. See the naming proposal on our website at We will vote at next general meeting in January. Up/down vote on entire list.

Neighborhood issues

Walk and Knock – Saturday, December 3

Thank you to Wayside Market, Jeff Thamert for providing food, Starbucks for the coffee and Riverview Community Bank for use of their branch for our general meetings.

Meeting adjourned at approximately 8:30 pm

Respectfully submitted by co-Secretary Fiona Humphrey

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