Next Town Hall Meeting
Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 7-8:30pm at the Dunbar School
11700 Dunbar Road in Glen Ellen
The Glen Ellen Forum is working on
- Building a stronger community for the benefit of us all.
- Working together from a positive frame of mind on common goals.
- Valuing all our experiences, with a shared sense of civic discourse and respect of participants.
- Carrying out all of our work with elements of tolerance, co-operation, compromise, diversity, preservation and inclusiveness.
There is always more that brings us together than what divides us. We are all volunteers.
5 year Strategic Plan - proposed
The draft 5-year strategic plan is intended to start a conversation around how our community might enhance village life, while ensuring the charm and rural character are not sacrificed.
SDC UPDATE - PRESS RELEASE
April 2, 2019
Short Term Plan & Initiatives
Short Term Plans
The proposed short-term plan & initiatives list is intended to outline what we are actively working on or can work towards together. See individual committee goals by visiting "Committees" menu tab above.
Monthly Meeting Agenda - May 6
- WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
- COMMITTEE UPDATES and OTHER COMMUNITY BUSINESS
- Traffic & Safety
- SDC/Eldridge Transition
- Projects - Earth Day Town Clean-up
- Bylaws Update
- Board Meeting and Elections update
- Steering - no update
- Treasurer - no update
- Commerce and Tourism
- Glen Ellen Faire update
- OTHER BUSINESS
- THANK YOU FOR COMING
- Next Month's Meeting: Monday 6/3/19 @ 7pm, Dunbar School 11700 Dunbar Rd., Glen Ellen
Next Board of Directors Meeting
The Next Board of Directors Meeting Thursday July 18, 6:00 pm at Mayflower Hall
FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - TBD
Meeting Minutes & Video
2018 - Video
(open the link and scroll to the bottom)
2019 - Minutes
January February - no meeting March April May June July August September October
October- no meeting November December
Future Goals for Glen Ellen
The Forum would like to share three energizing ideas that we believe will greatly enhance our community.
Downtown Maintenance Person 1 day/week
Proposed by Leslie Vaughn
Glen Ellen Plaza (pending update)
Proposal by Jim Shere
Proposal by Arthur Dawson
READY GLEN ELLEN
The Ready Glen Ellen Emergency Plan was created by the Glen Ellen Forum Traffic and Safety Committee and other members of the Glen Ellen community. We encourage all residents, businesses and employees of Glen Ellen to have an emergency plan and hope this document helps you.
Click here to access the Ready Glen Ellen website.
INFORMATION: Proposed Development Project in Downtown Glen Ellen
Glen Ellen Properties requested a Design Review Hearing with the Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Committee for a mixed-use project, titled “The Rustic Shops and Apartments”. The project is comprised of 7,000 square feet of commercial/office space, eight residential units (four one-bedroom and four two-bedroom units), and a parking area (34 spaces). The proposed project includes:
1) Retention of an existing commercial building (+/-1,980 sf) and an existing cottage (+/-986 sf) to be converted to office space), on Arnold and Carquinez Drive, Glen Ellen
2) Elimination of an existing triplex 13651 Arnold Drive
3) Construction of two new mixed-use buildings, and one new residential building
Affordable housing requirements under Article 89 to be met on-site (two one-bedroom units to be affordable).
For more information on the project, here is a link to the materials presented to the Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Committee on March 27, 2019:
(note - the content specific to the Rustic Shops and Apartments project starts about half way through the document)
To provide your feedback and suggestions on the project, please contact the Planner, Nina Bellucci via email at Nina.Bellucci@Sonoma-County.org or by phone at 707-565-1236. Refer to the permit number PLP17-0034 in your correspondence.
Reference Documents for download:
UPDATE: The Forum is happy to report that it was able to fill ALL fire victim shed applications received by the lottery deadline, instead of the 10 we anticipated funding. The sheds were funded through the United Way Wine Country Sonoma County Wildfire Recovery & Resilience Neighborhood Grant. Additionally, with support and help from discounts by Home Depot and a deep discount from Friedman's Home Improvement, along with a very generous donation from Beltane Winery's Wine Club Members, the Forum was able to fulfill ALL 20 of the shed requests received earlier. We are very grateful to all who made this possible. For those needed assistance in assembling the sheds, the Forum will organize some shed-building work parties in January. Notifications for application information were found in the Kenwood Press, Glen Ellen Forum's Facebook, the Glen Ellen Forum's website, posted on Nextdoor.com, posted in the kiosk in front of the Glen Ellen Post Office, posted inside the Glen Ellen Post Office, and announced at the December 3rd Forum meeting.
Updated BYLAWS Approved by the Glen Ellen Forum Board
After many drafts by the BYLAWS team as well as input from the community, the Glen Ellen Forum Board of Directors approved updated BYLAWS at their quarterly board meeting on April 13th 2019. You can view the bylaws here Glen Ellen Forum Bylaws.
GOT HOUSING? NEED HOUSING?
Please visit Facebook's Keep Them In Sonoma Valley - Homes For Fire Victims set up by Glen Ellen's Ed Davis. Ed is keeping a running inventory of housing needs and availability in Sonoma Valley!
Another Opportunity to Help
A growing number of Sonoma County residents, especially older adults are without a home. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of SHARE (Shared Housing and Resource Exchange) living arrangements are being made between two or more unrelated people, who agree to share a home or apartment for their mutual benefit. As part of SHAREfire, SHARE has broadened their scope to allow for all kinds of housing. Whether you can provide a home, are seeking a home, or interested in making a donation, for more information email them at email@example.com.
Please view the links below.
If you would like to host a Social Event at your house contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. It's a Pot Luck of hors d'oeuvres and drinks. Get better acquainted with your neighbors and community members. We send out the invitations, you provide the location, and everyone brings their favorite food and drink to share.
FREE RIDES FOR SENIORS
LIMO - Local Independent Mobility Options for Seniors is offered the Vintage House.
It's designed to provide seniors 60 years and better who can no longer drive with FREE door-to-door rides for non-medical purposes. Rides are available within Sonoma Valley Monday – Friday, 9am. to 4pm (excluding holidays). Typical destinations include grocery shopping, hair dresser, post office, banks, library, Farmers Market and of course Vintage House! For rides to medical appointments please call FISH at 707-996-0111.
A notice of Five (5) working days is required to reserve your ride.
To schedule a ride, contact us at 707.996.0311 x308 or go to email@example.com
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- The Forum does not necessarily endorse all that is posted on our website, monthly newsletter and Facebook page.
We'd Love to Hear from You!
Please use the contact form below to send us your ideas, suggestions, or any topics you'd like to add to the agenda for the next meeting.