Upper Nehalem Watershed Council Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

September 26, 2013

Steering Committee Members present: Jason Busch, Cory Colburn, Vic Dykstra, Lee Klingler, Eric Larke, Aaron Miller, Rachel Wilcoxen

Also presentMaggie Peyton, Steve Sorbets, Victoria McAdams, Jo Zettler


  • Chairman Jason Busch called meeting to order at 6:34
  • Jason allowed for public comment. None.

Council Business:

  • Minutes for August 29, 2013 accepted as presented
    • Motion to accept as presented-Cory C. /Seconded-Eric L. /Motion carried
  • Executive Director’s Report: Maggie Peyton
    • Oak Creek Ranch project: Apiary Rd. closure proceeding
    • Salmon Festival October 5, 2013 (Claudia, Stream Table, etc.)
      • S. Sorbets ‘catching’ Claudia (insurance will be in place)
      • Upgrade planned to overhaul computer system: Archive/backup system
      • Discussed OWEB potential direction towards Strategic Investment Partnership.  Maggie P. to research and report back.
      • Director stated UNWC needs to establish a general fund in order to ease cash flow pressure.
      • Note: Quarterly Report scheduled for October meeting as per adopted 2013-14 Steering Committee Annual Plan.
  • Treasurer’s Report: Lee Klingler
    • Motion to accept as presented-Eric L./Seconded-Cory C./Motion carried
  • 2013-14 Steering Committee Annual  Plan presentation: Jo Zettler
    • Motion to accept as presented-Cory C. /Seconded Vic D./Motion carried
    • Discussion included whether a contract/procedure is in place in case landowner backs out and UNWC experiences potential loss of time/funds

Finance Committee: Cory Colburn, Vic Dykstra, Lee Klingler, Eric Larke (See attached)

Human Resources Committee: Jason Busch, Aaron Miller, Rachel Wilcoxen, Jo Zettler (See attached)

  •  Any remaining council business offered up by Jason Busch? None.
  • 8:45 Adjourned


Next meeting:          October 24, 2013 @ 6:30 to 8:30 UNWC office


Note: This is scheduled subcommittee meeting to include short business meeting AND approval of operating budget; however as per bylaws it is also a scheduled quarterly report by Executive Director.