North Plains Chamber Of Commerce
P. O. Box 152
North Plains, Oregon 97133
North Plains Chamber of Commerce
Luncheon Meeting Notes
For April 9, 2013
Meeting notes from March were approved. Introductions were completed
Police Report -
- There are a lot of folks speeding on North Ave. There will be a flashing speed sign installed on May 1 for about one month.
- Received a great to put more officers on the street.
- Martha discussed possibly putting signs along Hwy 26–west bound. She didn't feel that it was needed on the east bound side. It was also suggested to put them on Glencoe on the south side. Others suggested having the signs read easy on and off ramps. Another suggestion was better re-route signs. There were other suggestion regarding stop signs and detours. In general the group thought it was a good idea to have the signs. Business over all is down this year and it is believed to be because of the bridge
- LPGA is not coming to North Plains this year. There will not be that extra bump in business.
- A mobile home hit the bridge. It was a foot too tall.
- Claxster Street Project
- Next Wednesday night the will be a meeting for the citizens to talk to the contractors to ask questions. - Hoss Paving (a North Plains business & Chamber member) will be handling the project.
- Highland court project is moving along.
- Volunteer recognition dinner will be held this Thursday. The Chamber is one of the groups being acknowledged.
- Lots of vendors/sponsors/bands signing up
- There were questions/comments about the two groups (Chamber & NPEA). This led to a very long discussion. One member stated that not enough information was shared with the membership regarding the issues the board was trying to correct. It was agreed that board should have brought the bookkeeping and transparency issues to the membership.
- It was announced that four board seats would be open for election. Joanna Mehaffey, Paul Coussens, Dan Parsons and Nathan Cleay – who stepped into fill Stewart Kings position. It was shared that Paul and Dan will not be running again. It was announced that ballots would be going out by the end of the week.
- Speaker Dick Rapp from Columbia State Bank discussed investments, what he does and retirement accounts.