WUN General meeting and election: Nov. 6, 2014

Do you live west of the university? Do you want to make a difference in your neighborhood? Join the Board of Directors of West University Neighbors!

If you are a resident of West University, you are eligible to vote and to serve on the WUN Board of Directors. West University Neighbors is a City of Eugene-recognized neighborhood association. The WUN Board is often asked for comments on issues affecting the neighborhood, especially relating to student housing. You can make your voice heard by serving on the WUN Board. Elections are held at the November general meeting: November 6, 2014 from 7-8:30 at Central Presbyterian Church, 555 E. 15th (enter via the alley). We will be electing the Chair, 2 Vice-Chairs, the Secretary, and 4 members-at-large. WUN consists largely of students, and the WUN Board would like student representation.

About the Board
Members at large serve for two years. Two or three are elected each year. All other positions are Executive Committee officers who serve for one year, with a maximum of two years in a row in any one position. Regular general meetings are held the first Thursday in November, February, May, and August. Board meetings are generally held the Tuesday before the general meeting (or another day mutually-agreed on by the Board).

Chair: The Chair is the public point of contact for the neighborhood association. A great deal goes on by email and phone, so the Chair should be willing to have his/her email and phone number made public. The Chair runs WUN meetings and works with the Board to set the agenda. The Chair or another Board member represents the neighborhood on the Neighborhood Leaders Council. This position has about 5 hours of work per month, on average, in addition to the Board and General Meetings.

1st Vice-Chair: The 1st Vice-Chair is a member of the Executive Committee. This person runs meetings and generally takes over when the Chair is not available. This person will serve on committees and have duties as needed, such as being the person in charge of a Neighborhood Matching Grant.

2nd Vice-Chair: The 2nd Vice-Chair is a member of the Executive Committee. This person will serve on committees and have duties as needed, such as being the substitute for the Chair on the Neighborhood Leaders Council.

Secretary: The Secretary is also a public point of contact for the neighborhood association, so needs to use email and have his/her email and phone number made public. The Secretary is responsible for taking and publishing minutes of WUN meetings and  writing letters of support or opposition as decided by the association (for example, for or opposing City actions, thanking neighborhood businesses for their support, etc.). The Secretary or another Board member updates the WUN Facebook page/website/Yahoo Group regularly. This position has about 4 hours of work per month, on average, in addition to the Board and General Meetings.

Members at Large: There are five members at large, serving for two years. Two or three are elected each year to provide continuity and change. Members at large attend Board and General Meetings. They serve on committees and take on duties as needed.

Duties that may be taken on by Board members include:
•    Neighborhood Leaders Council representative (4th Tuesday of the month, 7-9pm). Any Board member can represent the neighborhood on the Neighborhood Leaders Council (NLC), which meets once a month. Considerable work goes on via email for the WUN and the NLC.
•    WUN Facebook page updates (http://www.facebook.com/WUNeugene)
•    WUN website updates (http://www.thewun.org)
•    Membership in other City of Eugene committees or ad hoc groups

WUN boundaries go roughly from the University on the east, to 18th Avenue, to the west side of Oak Street, to 14th Avenue by downtown and to Franklin east of High Street.
See http://www.eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?NID=1489

for exact neighborhood boundaries or WUN map.

Make a difference – serve on the Board!

For more information, contact current Board Secretary Deborah Healey, dhealey@uoregon.edu, 541-510-0501 (phone or text).

West University Parking

Parking permits go on sale today for those who reside in West University. Please note that permits are allocated by BUILDING, not by apartment. This means that if your building has only two legal parking spaces on the street in front of it, there will be a total of two permits issued for the whole building. It’s first come, first served at

University of Oregon’s Department of Parking and Transportation
1401 Walnut St (On the corner of Franklin Blvd and Walnut St.)
Eugene, Oregon 97403
Phone: 541-346-5444

If you are too late, or if there are no legal parking spaces in front of your building, then try the following:
– Contact your landlord to ask about parking
– Check ePark to see if there is a City lot that you can pay a monthly fee to use at http://eugene-or.gov//index.aspx?NID=1926 ($50+/month)
– Contact Diamond Parking – www.diamondparking.com ($50+/month)

Remember that UO students can ride the bus for free, and bicycling is a great way to get around.

WUN General Meeting, August 7, 7 pm

Title: WUN General Meeting, 7 pm
Location: Central Presbyterian Church, 555 E. 15th (enter via the alley)
Description: WUN General meeting for August
Agenda: Update on parking permits in West University
WUN in the Eugene Celebration parade
(tentative) Community policing

For more information, contact WUN Chair Pete Knox, prknox@gmail.com; 541-357-7661
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2014-08-07
End Time: 20:30

WUN General Meeting Thursday Mar 6, 7 pm, Central Pres.

Our February meeting was cancelled due to weather, so we’ll be meeting March 6 at 7 pm in Central Presbyterian Church, 555 E. 15th Ave. (enter via the alley).

The main topic of discussion will be a proposed project located at 1659 Hilyard Street.The proposal tentatively includes conversion of a vacant two story, two-bedroom cottage into a tiny (20′ x 16′) convenience market.
All are welcome!
For more information, please contact WUN Chair Pete Knox, prknox@gmail.com, 541-357-7661.

WUN Board Meeting Nov 5, 2013 – Parking and more

The November WUN Board meeting will be November 5 from 7-8:30 at the Glenwood Restaurant, 13th and Alder. We are usually upstairs. Topics include:

New residential parking permit (RPP) program proposal: Information from Jeff Petrie, City of Eugene, about proposed changes to the RPP program. If you park in West University, you will probably find this interesting.

WUN Board election information: We will be electing WUN Board members at our Thursday, Nov. 7 meeting (7-8:30pm, Central Presbyterian Church – see other post on this page for details). Those interested in Board positions are welcome to attend the Board meeting to find out more.

For more information, please contact current WUN Chair Pete Knox, prknox@gmail.com, 541-357-7661 or current WUN Secretary, Deborah Healey, dhealey@uoregon.edu, 541-510-0501.

WUN Board Elections – November 7, 2013

Do you live west of the university? Do you want to make a difference in your neighborhood?

If you are a resident of West University, you are eligible to vote and to serve on the WUN Board of Directors. West University Neighbors is a City of Eugene-recognized neighborhood association. The WUN Board is often asked for comments on issues affecting the neighborhood, especially relating to student housing. You can make your voice heard by serving on the WUN Board. Elections are held at the November general meeting: November 7, 2013 from 7-8:30 at Central Presbyterian Church, 555 E. 15th (enter via the alley). We will be electing the Chair, 2 Vice-Chairs, the Secretary, and 3 members-at-large. WUN consists largely of students, and the WUN Board would like student representation.

About the Board
Members at large serve for two years. Two or three are elected each year. All other positions are Executive Committee officers who serve for one year, with a maximum of two years in a row in any one position. Regular general meetings are held the first Thursday in November, February, May, and August. Board meetings are generally held the Tuesday before the general meeting (or another day mutually-agreed on by the Board).

Chair: The Chair is the public point of contact for the neighborhood association. A great deal goes on by email and phone, so the Chair should be willing to have his/her email and phone number made public. The Chair runs WUN meetings and works with the Board to set the agenda. The Chair or another Board member represents the neighborhood on the Neighborhood Leaders Council. This position has about 5-6 hours of work per month, on average, in addition to the Board and General Meetings.

1st Vice-Chair: The 1st Vice-Chair is a member of the Executive Committee. This person runs meetings and generally takes over when the Chair is not available. This person will serve on committees and have duties as needed, such as being the person in charge of a Neighborhood Matching Grant.

2nd Vice-Chair: The 2nd Vice-Chair is a member of the Executive Committee. This person will serve on committees and have duties as needed, such as being the substitute for the Chair on the Neighborhood Leaders Council.

Secretary: The Secretary is also a public point of contact for the neighborhood association. Like the Chair, the Secretary needs to use email and have his/her email and phone number made public. The Secretary is responsible for taking and publishing minutes of WUN meetings,  writing letters of support or opposition as decided by the association (for example, for or opposing City actions, thanking neighborhood businesses for their support, etc.), and creating WUN publicity – postcards and newsletters. The Secretary or another Board member updates the WUN website/Yahoo Group regularly. This position has about 4-5 hours of work per month, on average, in addition to the Board and General Meetings.

Members at Large: There are five members at large, serving for two years. Two or three are elected each year to provide continuity and change. Members at large attend Board and General Meetings. They serve on committees and take on duties as needed.

Duties that may be taken on by Board members include:
•    Neighborhood Leaders Council representative (4th Tuesday of the month, 7-9pm). Any Board member can represent the neighborhood on the Neighborhood Leaders Council (NLC), which meets once a month. Considerable work goes on via email for the WUN and the NLC.
•    WUN Facebook page updates (http://www.facebook.com/WUNeugene)
•    WUN website updates (http://www.thewun.org)
•    Membership in other City of Eugene committees or ad hoc groups

WUN boundaries go roughly from the University on the east, to 18th Avenue, to the west side of Oak Street, to 14th Avenue by downtown and to Franklin east of High Street.
See http://www.eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?NID=1489 for exact neighborhood boundaries or WUN map.

Make a difference – serve on the Board!

For more information, contact current Board Chair Pete Knox, prknox@gmail.com, 541-357-7661; or Secretary Deborah Healey, dhealey@uoregon.edu, 541-510-0501 (phone or text).

WUN General Meeting May 2nd: Head to head on City fee

The May West University Neighbors General meeting will focus on the proposed City of Eugene fee, to go on the ballot on May 21st. This would cost up to $10 per month per household and probably be collected through EWEB billing. According to the Eugene Register Guard, the ordinance says that “all fee revenues shall be deposited in a separate fund that only can be used to pay for ‘fire and police service, homeless and human services, and quality of life services such as libraries and pools.’ It also says fee revenue can be used to establish reserves for these purposes and to pay for the billing and collection of the fee. The council also may designate a portion of the revenue to provide financial assistance to low-income residents” (Russo, Eugene Register-Guard, April 19, 2013).

Come and hear both sides of the discussion at the meeting.

Also on the agenda: Debriefing from Campus Day of Service in Neighborhoods, where UO students and community members helped beautify West University.

Refreshments will be served.

WUN General Meeting March 7, 2013

Title: WUN General Meeting March 7, 2013
Location: Central Presbyterian Church, 555 E 15th (enter via the alley)
Description: General Meeting
Draft Agenda
Discussion of Unruly Gatherings Ordinance – what it means, staying safe; UO and Eugene Police Department representatives expected to attend
Start Time: 07:30 PM
Date: 2013-03-07
End Time: 08:30 PM