RRCO News February 2012 Newsletter

River Road Community Organization


1. Recruiting Board members
2. RRCO Board meeting – February 13
3. RRCO General Meeting – March 12 – Board Elections
4. March 22 – Envision for River Road and Santa Clara – North Eugene High School – Time to be announced later
5. RRCO General Meeting – April 9 – Candidate forum – County Commissioner race
6. RRCO Board Meeting – May 14
7. Police Alerts & Neighborhood Watch
8. Land Use Applications
9. SCRROL update
10. Free Dental Clinic at LCC for kids with limited access to dental care
11. Healthy Bees/Healthy Gardens
12. Green Neighbors Faire – March 3

Regular meetings of RRCO are USUALLY the Second Monday of each month. All RRCO meetings are open to the public with a public comment period at each meeting. Contact RRCO Co-Chairs Jon Belcher or Carleen Reilly if you have questions or need more information. Please reply to this e-mail if you wish to be deleted from this e-mail list.
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Board elections for the River Road Community Organization happen in March of each year. Four of our Board members’ two-year terms end in March. Those members may run again for a seat. However, our charter states that any neighborhood property owner, renter or business owner who has attended at least one meeting per year (and signed in) may run for a seat. Let us know if you need more information. Co-Chairs: Carleen Reilly or Jon Belcher .
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Should RRCO start a Facebook page?
RRCO is going to try out some new e-mail software that we hope will make our news more attractive and useful to our neighbors.
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RRCO Board meeting
February 13, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
River Road Annex, 1055 River Road

The Board has a long agenda: Finalize tasks for Board elections in March and select the evening’s program; report on bike/ped plan, county stormwater plan and decommissioning of dry wells, land use applications, graffiti clean up, interview with neighborhood business, River Road Park meeting, Candidate Forum, SCRROL recommendations, and other assorted issues.
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RRCO General meeting – Board Elections
March 12, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
River Road Annex, 1055 River Road

If you have an interest in taking on a leadership role in the neighborhood, please contact us to obtain more information. Jon Belcher and Carleen Reilly are always available, however, any RRCO Board member can help you with additional information. You can read the charter at www.riverroadco.org.
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RRCO General meeting – County Commissioner race
April 9, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
River Road Annex, 1055 River Road

Several non-partisan races will have a great impact on our neighborhood: City Councilor, Mayor, and County Commissioner. Depending upon how many candidates are running in each race, we can determine how many races we can feature. The last day to file for these elections is March 6.
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RRCO Board meeting
May 14, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
River Road Annex, 1055 River Road

Planning for June General meeting plus other emerging issues.
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Police Alerts and Neighborhood Watch for River Road. Contact carleenr@gmail.com to sign up for Police Alert e-list. E-mails are sent about neighborhood criminal activities and crime prevention tips. If you have a break in, send information to Carleen for circulation to interested neighbors.

If you want to set up a Neighborhood Watch groups, e-mail Carleen. The Lane County Neighborhood Watch website is:


The City of Eugene’s Neighborhood Watch is on their website along with crime statistics, maps, file a graffiti report, and crime prevention information. Follow the webpages to Police, Crime Prevention, and Neighborhood Crime Prevention. http://www.eugene-or.gov/portal/server.pt
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Land Use Applications

Applications to the City of Eugene are being filed.
• Two lots at 925 River Road between McClure Ln and Oakleigh Ln were annexed to the City by W. Dickinson Properties. The File Number is A 11-1.
• The Greenway Apartment project where River Road intersects with Park Ave has been reviewed an commented on by River Road neighbors. The File Number is ARB 11-1.
• Project Consultation #12-07 for 1950/1960 River Road Commercial Redevelopment Project
Conference Schedule: Friday, February 17th at 10am in the Sloat Room
Applicant: Rich Olson – ABRE, LLC (541-689-0019)
Project Description: Redevelop existing commercial site to include bank, retail space and multi-family housing.
Tax Lot: 17-04-14-14-00600, 00700, 00800
Zoning: C-2/SR
All land use applications can be found on the City of Eugene website under Planning & Development/Planning. You can search the Application Database several ways, one of which is to go to the neighborhood (River Road Community Organization) and click on the search button.
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The Santa Clara-River Road Outreach and Learning (SCRROL) project completed their outreach phase and has almost completed the Final Report. We have a set of recommendations for an implementation team. Contact Jerry Finigan at jerry@scrrol.org, check out our website http://www.scrrol.org or our SCRROL Facebook page for more information.
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Free Dental Clinic at LCC for kids with limited access to dental care

Saturday, March 3rd will be the annual sealant clinic at Lane Community College for kids with limited access to dental care. Children *ages 7-14* will be provided with a free exam, x-rays, sealants (if appropriate), and a fluoride varnish. A parent or guardian must be present to fill out and sign the child’s health history and authorization to treat. Kids and their parents need to arrive between 9:30 AM and 12 Noon.

This event is made possible by LCC, local dental professionals, dental supply houses and numerous community organizations. For more information contact Linda Eichner at (541) 590-5181 or Dr. Carolyn Cantrell at (541) 687-2156.

Mark your calendar?
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Green Neighbors Faire on Saturday, March 3, 10-2:30
First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive Street

An exciting opportunity to hear speakers, learn new skills and share knowledge on topics like food preservation, emergency preparedness, alternative energy and transport, lawn-to-garden, and more. A dedicated youth education area will provide an opportunity for young people to share their ideas. A keynote at 10 am with Richard Heinberg, nationally known author of End of Growth, will speak. We hope you will join us. Watch for details in local news and on our website: www.eugenesustainability.org
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Healthy Bees/Healthy Gardens
Saving the Bees, one garden at a time
Saturday March 24 from 10-2 at Madison Meadow
For more information, contact Jen and Doug Hornaday at healthybeeshealthygardens@gmail.com.
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Carleen Reilly, Co-Chair
River Road Community Organization
395 Marion Ln.
Eugene, OR 97404