Notes from 4-16-13 SOS Public Meeting

Here are the notes from our meeting last night:

1) Opioid Clinic Presentation/Meeting Wednesday April 17, 2013 (Toni Webb) Toni gave a great power-point presentation on how far the clinic has come; Great job Toni!
2) School Tax Presentation (Stacy Hanley and Gary Penning) Gary gave the presentation defining the bond and explaining how the rate will go from $1.37 to a proposed Bond rate of $1.29 for capital improvements to the schools.  Gary explained some safety components in the schools that would also be addressed via this bond.  SOS mentioned our lottery research that could eventually help the school districts as well and that we should work together in a format to be decided.
3) Memorial Day Parade Float Unanimously we voted to have a float in the “Boatnik Memorial Day Parade” (Deadline is May 3, 2013 and the entry fee is $50/Cheri Adkins)
4) The Ball Update: (Kimberly Gasperson) Ticket Update—as I write this, there are 18 tickets left for our Fundraiser Ball! There are some pretty awesome Silent Auction Items to include Cake Ball Pops; Hellgate Jet Boat Dinner Tickets; an Ipad; Wine Trip to California which includes Hot Air Balloon Ride; Two Wooden Crafts; Custom Jewelry; Three Plane Rides, Two Cruiser Bicycles, etc.
5) Property/Resource (Phil KillianDave CorsiPat Fahey and Jay Meredith) Still waiting on answer from Board of County Commissioners before proceeding
6) SOS Refunding Committee UPDATE (Carl Raskins) Carl announced plans he had to collect recyclables that had refund value; Carl’s Secretary shall be submitting a synopsis of his plan
7) College Works UPDATE (Ashley and Steven Lombardo and Shane Simon) Ashley spoke briefly about how the Rogue Community College is encouraging her Committee to form a “group” on campus/Ashley spoke about her group’s Social Media following of over 300 people
8) Walking For Justice Walk on April 30, 2013 (Ashley and Steven Lombardo and Shane Simon) Ashley indicated the Flyer for the Walk will be done for next meeting/Again, we spoke about having T-Shirts and Media available for all events
9) View of WEBSITE—(Jay Meredith/Gordon Edstrom/Frank Morin) We actually began the meeting tonight with this team, by having Jay review the website/It looks FANTASTIC! We reviewed the Committees/Our Community Pulls Together article/ There was talk about how easy it was to go to our site and link into the County’s Site to determine one’s property tax

10) Our Community Pulls Together (THIS SATURDAY) We spoke of this event; we shall have a brief introduction prior to “the pull” of some of our recent crime victims who shall be participating; at the end of “the pull”, RESTORE is planning a small rally at the top of town;

As you are aware, on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 0900 Hrs., people who care about our home, have agreed to step up and physically pull an “Out of Service” Josephine County Sheriff’s Patrol car, from A Street in Grants Pass, 1.2 miles,up hill on 7TH Street to the top of town, in a symbolic gesture of our dedication to the restoration of the Criminal Justice System and demonstrate HOPE by our actions!

Fred Borngasser secured AMR to follow as a Shadow Vehicle!

Nearly 50 Warriors have signed up to pull so far!

Please e-mail us ASAP if you would like to join this band of Warriors!

11)Media Impact —(Pat Fahey/Bill Ertel) We need the attention of KAJO and others for our Pull/Walk/Ball and DEBATE! Postponed unitl next week
12)The Debate UPDATE (Pat Fahey) Shaun Hall of the Daily Courier Moderator? Postponed unitl next week
13)Justice of the Peace Court UPDATE (Dave CorsiPostponed unitl next week
14)Fireteams (Bill West) Upcoming Presentations planned/Neighborhood Watch Captains Postponed unitl next week

15) RESTORE Meeting (Jeff Wolf) Followed the SOS Meeting; the PAC invited everyone to attend their meetings, which are now at 5:15 PM at the Wild River Brew Pub on Mondays; Jeff spoke about the upcoming Magical Merlin Parade
Date: 5/4/2013 10:00 AM

Thank you all for your energy and support for our home!

MISSION STATEMENT: “A citizen-voiced plan to provide for a secure, stable and sustainable Josephine County.”

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