PROPOSALS FOR MEMBERSHIP –
Hall Report –
Seven party rentals on the books plus Chaps, Zumba, Rental Housing Maintenance, Gamers and Scouts have long term contracts. Discussion of Zumba/Chaps timing conflict.
Rear lot is growing well where birds haven’t eaten it off. Fabric has helped some. Next job will be to grade the area over the sewer pipe and place a load of gravel there and around back.
Furnace has been working well. I have scheduled a service call for the heat pump.
Spring cleaning day?
Hall Projects (in priority order):
Rear yard - needs continued varmint control.
Some grading and additional gravel needed on parking areas.
Front doors are coming apart at bottom, need glued and painted.
Northeast side roof needs additional screws
Kitchen needs exhaust hood and fan
Kitchen and dining hall floors need refinished
Agriculture – The overtime wage exemption for Agriculture has been repealed. Farmers will soon have to pay overtime like other businesses.
Senate Bill 1521 made it so that school boards could terminate superintendents without cause “only if certain conditions are met.”
One of the bill’s main changes is a requirement that a school board can fire a superintendent without cause “only if the district school board provides the superintendent with at least 12 months’ notice of the termination.” School boards could still fire superintendents with cause.
The bill text also states that a district cannot direct a superintendent to ignore or violate state or federal law or take action against a superintendent who follows state or federal law.
Testing results overall show a couple percent decrease of students at grade level during the pandemic.
Culture wars riling up school board meetings. Sex ed and related subjects are controversial as always. History is becoming more so. Seems some folks object to an unvarnished version of history, particularly as regards slavery and treatment of indigenous groups.
HB 4037A: Requires the State of Oregon to use reasonable efforts to enter into lease agreements for state property with the city of Salem, so the city may use them for transitional housing.
HB 4064B: Expands affordable housing options by making it easier to site manufactured housing in residential areas in UGBs.
HB 4092: Expands broadband access; especially to rural areas. Federal money being used. Grange priority.
Oregon Agricultural Heritage Program funded with requested $5 million.
OSU Agricultural Extension funding and related programs were funded to backfill past cuts. Grange priority
New Congressional District 6 boundary is I5 in this area so Maplewood is in dist. 6 but Donald, St. Paul and Newburg will continue in Dist, 5. Around 15 candidates have filed to run for the seat. District is shaping up to be more politically competitive than anticipated.
Pomona Report – I am assigned to work on the Pomona website and bring it up to date along with Cat Thomas and Suzy Ramm. My proposal for a list of things that should be on the web and can be properly maintained is attached for comment. There is active discussion regarding what should be on facebook vrs website vrs other social media. Comments welcome.
Community Service –
COMMUNICATIONS – Betty
TREASURERS REPORT - Vicki
Bills – Dan - $19.77 Insurance – $2498
Bike rodeo idea
Youth group proposal – References requested
PAC hosted State/Federation Meeting at Maplewood- Sept 17-18, 2022
April 15th Chaps and Petticoats dance - camper/RV Visitation possible
Clackamas County Fair - Maplewood Grange Booth interest? Theme "See the old and new in 2022." Cookie Booth?
MEMBERS SICK OR IN DISTRESS:
GOOD OF THE ORDER:
You’ve got to live somewhere you aren’t afraid to die - Ukranian poet Serhiy Zhadan