February Meeting Notes: The board met on February 27 and hosted Whitney Bennett from Commute Options to present the Oregon Friendly Driver Program. Attendees learned a variety of safety tips, rules of the road, and how to share our roadways with all users. If you were not able to attend, check out the Oregon Friendly Driver Program or visit the Commute Options website for more information.
To see a draft of the February meeting minutes, including new land use news, visit the MVNA website.
The March Meeting is Gardens Galore! Please join us and our special guest Ashley Joyce, local school and backyard garden expert, on March 20 at 6:00 pm, for a presentation and Q and A on all things Central Oregon gardening. With years of experience helping Bendites grow their own vegetables, Ashley will share her expertise with us. More info to follow in the March meeting invite later this month.
New Board Members Needed: The board will have vacancies this spring and we need neighbors to fill these key positions:
Land Use - monitors all land use development within the MVNA boundaries, including tracking new STR permits.
NART representative - attends meetings of the Neighborhood Association Round Table, a monthly meet up with the other NAs in Bend, to discuss hot topics and increase communication amongst the NAs.
Board Chair - sets the MVNA meeting agendas, runs the meetings, and acts as the point person for all things MVNA. Duties are shared with the Vice Chair as needed.
Community Events Coordinator - MVNA is looking to increase our community building work. We hope to recruit a member who will plan and facilitate community events for our neighborhood.
Please complete this application if you are interested in one of these board positions or in finding another role to serve.
Wanted: Your Speed Radar Sign Requests! Every year, the City of Bend provides speed radar signs to our NAs to track speeding and daily traffic volume, as well as remind drivers to slow down. If you have a location request, please fill out this form by April 10. Per the City's guidelines, "the street locations should be more than three blocks long, connect other streets in the neighborhood, and have multiple speeding complaints. Signs can only go where there is an existing speed sign post or space in the shoulder." Thank you!
Neighborhood Safe Streets Project (NSSP) Update: The latest phase of the NSSP projects will be wrapped up this summer, with the next phase entering the design process soon. Project 20: Traffic Calming at Providence and Locksley will be in this next phase. This project was requested by our neighbors living on Providence to slow traffic and create a crosswalk to Providence Park. We will keep you posted as this project moves out of the design phase and into construction. You can learn more about NSSP here on the City's website.