NOTE TIME AND FORMAT CHANGE! POTLUCK AT 12:30, GROUP PHOTO AT 1:30, SETUP AT 1:45, RITUAL PRACTICE AT 2:00, MEETING AT 3:00. WHEW!
DRAPING OF CHARTER
PROPOSALS FOR MEMBERSHIP
Hall –Still waiting for occupation limit signs. Will remind Fire Marshall (again) if they don’t arrive in the next week. Septic evaluation is in County’s very long que and county now says maybe 1st week in September for the site inspection, then I have to apply for the actual construction permit.
Four party rentals on the books and Quilters will be using basement twice a month this fall. Same fee as square dance lessons.
Home school kids theater group seems to have fallen through.
Reoiling of floor completed.
Hall Projects (in priority order):
Septic tank needs replaced - Summer 2021 project plus: - in progress
Parking bumpers need anchored - Summer 2021 project
Ped path to front door needs pea gravel - Summer 2021 project
Rear yard - In progress, anyone have mulch?
Front doors are coming apart at bottom, need glued and painted.
Entrance porch needs refinished
Dance hall floor will need re-oiled for 2021 – complete
Northeast side roofing screws
Kitchen needs exhaust hood and fan
Kitchen and dining hall floors need refinished
Agriculture – Harvest still happening, mostly hops in progress now and hazelnuts to go yet. Caution needed when encountering hop wagons and trucks. Harvest will be running 24/7 until they get done and drivers often short of sleep. Ag West CoOp sold most of it’s businesses and is pretty much done. Appears to be a combination of poor management and the labor shortages, especially of skilled technicians.
Education – “For the 2021-2022 school year, schools must plan to provide full-time, in-person education for all students every school day,” according to Oregon Education Department policy document, Ready Schools, Safe Learners.” This policy is still in place but what has changed is the governor has re-established a masking mandate for indoor gatherings including school rooms and square dances. The policy depending on counties to establish their own control measures locally has apparently failed.
Legislative – Deadlock in DC seems to have partially fractured. An Infrastructure bill has passed in the senate with significant Republican support and will now be debated in the house.
In Oregon the lobbying organizations are getting geared up for the short session in 2022. Thousand Friends and Farm Bureau are both planning to lobby for fewer non-farm uses in the EFU zones. Traffic and other conflicts with farm practices are escalating to the point they are significantly interfering with farm management, especially near major metropolitan areas.
Pomona Report – The log cabin at State Fair is still looking for volunteers. Shifts are 10:00 – 1:00; 1:00 – 4:00; 4:00 – 7:00. Contact is Susan Noah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Service –
COMMUNICATIONS – Betty
TREASURERS REPORT - Vicki
Bills – Dan
Refund on door hardware -$65.37
UPS for door hardware $18.81
Floor Oil and rental $159.15
Address Letters $32.33
Hand rail materials $55.27
Group photo for website
Bike rodeo for spring – I am not able to pursue this opportunity until the septic tank and building code issues are resolved.
Septic System and rear yard restoration – waiting on county evaluation and permits.
Reopening Party date – Pumpkin carving again on October 30?
GOOD OF THE ORDER:
Thought for the month: On this earth there are pestilences and victims. As far as possible one must refuse to be on the side of the pestilence. Albert Camus - French philosopher