Meeting Minutes – Feb. 12th, 2020

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Reiche Community Center

Officers present: Liz Parsons, Kim Sutton, Gwynne Williams, Ian Jacob, Pamela Shaw, Bryan Van Dussen, Christian Bisimwa, Leana Good-Simpson
Officers absent: Barb DeSerres

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 PM & self-introductions followed. “All I want for Valentine’s Day is…”

Secretary’s report:

No Minutes from the Dec 2019 meeting available.

Treasurer’s report:

October 2019

Available Funds by Source:
Norway Savings $6,837
Paypal $233
Petty Cash $30.00
Less outstanding debits $68.86 (USPS Post office box // Osher Membership)

Total Available Funds $7,031

Swim for Life $3,177
Harbor view $254
General fund $3,386
Petty Cash $30

Total Earmarks $7,032

Community Policing:

Community Announcements:

  • Charles Skold is running for State Rep District 38; find out more:
  • There is a meeting to discuss The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs proposal of a 62,000-square-foot clinic and an adjacent 382-space covered parking garage on Commercial Street. Located at 113 West Commercial Street, Portland, ME.

Meeting Location:  Casco Bay Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, 321 Commercial Street, Portland ME

Meeting Date:  Thursday, February 13, 2020

Meeting Time:  5:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please call Vincent Veroneau at (207)774-5908.

Invited Guests:

Helen Donaldson & Matt Grooms gave a talk on the re-writing/streamlining the City’s Building and Land Use Code. Helen’s Email:

Matt’s Email:

Visit the City of Portland website FMI
For more information:

Articles 1-13 can be viewed/commented on here:

Previous sections can be commented on here:

Spencer Thibodeau will now be attending WENA meetings as he is only on 2 City Committees this year. Reach Spencer at:

  1. The property tax re-evaluation information will be sent to homeowners in May. There will be scheduled Q&As with Assessing staff.
  2. Air quality is being worked on, air quality monitors will be installed. Results should be available in April/May
  3. Coffee with your councilor – March 14th Details TBD

Motion to dismiss, and meeting adjourned at 8:00pm

NEXT WENA MEETING:  March 11th, 2020   6:30-8:00 pm at Reiche Community Center

Kim Sutton, Secretary