August was a quiet month for the Hamlet meeting as there were no land use activities or applications, and no guest speakers on the docket. The board shared that their budget was approved so they will have some money to spend on the Hamlet. In the past they’ve had $2,000 but this year have around $4,000 and will be discussing how to best serve the community. If you’re curious to see what other Hamlets are doing, check out the Stafford Hamlet Family Fest on September 15.
The board shared an update on the Park Place Concept Plan, saying the development at the bottom of Holly Lane and Redland Road was approved by the City Commission. Citizens in Park Place have taken an appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals in Salem, which will delay the plan. In the meantime, however, the development companies continue to tear down trees in the area.
In last month’s meeting, there was early discussion about whether the inactive Carus CPO would be interested in joining the Beavercreek CPO. The board continues to gather information from the County and discuss internally what that would entail. It will probably be early next year before anything happens, the board said.
The point was again raised by the board that a critical purpose of the CPO is to give residents a voice–a group who will monitor land use applications and sound the alarm for major changes that would affect the area. The board urged residents to be involved and know what’s going on–rather than wait until Oregon City is already here and you can’t do anything about it.
The August Stars in the Park event was very well received. Unfortunately, the headline singer had to cancel as she was a finalist in a competition but Lance Kinnaird played a wide range of songs all evening along with another country singer. Vendors sold all their food, folks enjoyed beer and wine, and one lucky raffle winner went home with almost $100.
Want to Help the Hamlet? Join the Board!
Four seats on the Hamlet Board of Directors are up for election in October, which are currently held by Bill Merchant, Christine Kosinski, Tammy Stevens, and William Bender. Election of directors for two-year terms will be held at the Town Hall meeting on October 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Any resident that fits the following criteria may apply: 18 years old or older; live or own property or a business in the Recognized Area of the Hamlet area; be willing to volunteer time to work on projects, help represent the area, and fulfill responsibilities as described in the bylaws.
To learn about responsibilities and to get an application, email Bill@Beavercreek.org or call 503-632-7115. Applications are due in September to Bill Merchant, Vice Chair, Hamlet of Beavercreek, at Bill@Beavercreek.org or mail to PO Box 587, Beavercreek OR 97004.
The Hamlet of Beavercreek is here to protect and preserve the rural culture of the area, and serves to help all residents. Monthly meetings are the best place to share feedback and learn how to get involved. Join us at 7:00 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Beavercreek Grange.