Hope you all had a wonderful holiday. The New Year is upon us and NVCA is moving toward a productive 2018. We are planning the next steps for the development of the park which includes securing funding for infrastructure projects, the playground, the skate park, and Science Camp 2018. Also, we are planning our processes to keep the parking lot open in peak periods this spring and summer.
NVCA would like to hold an “Open House” this spring for the community to view the park and its future plans. We need someone to lead a committee to organize a spring/summer “Open House”. Do you have good event planning skills? Do you want to help make a difference in the community?
With the help and support of the NVCA board, the Open House committee would recruit a few members, develop a budget, plan and implement the Open House. Interested? Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just put Open House in the subject line. Or call Richard at 503-965-0018.
Next NVCA Park Meeting is schedule for Saturday, January 13th at the Kiawanda Community Center at 1:00 pm. Come join us!
As you already know, NVCA is an all volunteer organization. It is run by the community for the community. We would encourage all to help in this endeavor.
Let’s make this a great year for Pacific City.
The NVCA board would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support over the past 4 years. We have come a long way from bare ground in 2013, to putting in the fence – One Foot at a Time project in 2014, to finalizing the park design in 2015.
In 2016, we received a grant of $97,800 from TLT to construct a gravel parking lot, an interim step toward the final asphalt parking area. Bids requests went out and the contract has been awarded. Many thanks to our partner Tillamook Lightwave. Construction will begin in early 2017. As you know this is a long term project and each year we make a little more progress.
The parking lot will need a radio controlled gate for easy access, signage, parking lot definition and electric power. It is estimated that $5,500 will be needed to complete the amenities. To date, the New Year’s Eve Party at the Sportman’s Pub-n-Grub contributed $1,100 to this effort. We greatly appreciate their help.
The parking lot has two obvious benefits, relief of the congestion at the Cape as the space is made available for overflow parking and also a chance for NVCA to earn income to be used for further construction projects.
We would not have made progress without your help. There is still more that needs to be done and we ask that you consider a cash donation to help. It is easy just visit our website at http://www.nestucca.org/1-donate/
Or contribute your talents and leadership skills and volunteer to help complete this project. Contact us at http://www.nestucca.org/come-join-the-nvca-team/
Remember this is a Community Park built by the community for the community. It will furnish a venue for recreation and physical fitness opportunities for children, families and adults. It will include a children’s play area, small pavilion that can be used for family gatherings and will have picnic tables, cooking grills and adult game areas. A small bike and skate area is also in the plan. Take a “Tour of the Park” to see all the recreational areas. Please help us in 2017.
We are getting closer. NVCA and TLW are teaming up to complete the lease/license agreement by the end of summer – maybe sooner. With a signed agreement we can begin developing a park – still a lot of work to do but we will be on our way.
While we are working out the details we are proceeding in other areas – our Educational Outreach group is working with the Nestucca Valley School District on the Summer Science Camp that got underway today. Fifty-six students from grades 1-6 are participating. NVCA has the next three Thursdays for demonstrations.
Other activities include Dory Days and our first ever fund raiser on August 11th.
For Dory Days – we need a few people to help set-up our tent on the morning of July 20 and tear it down again in the late afternoon – evening. At Dory Days we will be featuring videos from OOI – the Oceans Observatories Initiative, TLW will have information on the fiber optic system in Tillamook County and we will have some concept drawings of park – including an area for a skate park.
Fund Raiser – Saturday – August 10th. THis fund raiser is a silent auction in the afternoon and a dinner and dance in the evening. All funds raised at this event will go towards the development of the park. We need people who can help set up, assist at the silent auction, set up for dinner and clean up after dinner. It will be only a few hours of your time to help.
Got questions, – just let us know – e-mail us at NVCAinfo@gmail.com.
We hope you will help us with these first steps toward the park.
Gloria Scullin President NVCA
The next regular monthly board meeting of NVCA is Wednesday February 20th at 6:30 pm in the Fireside Room at Kiawanda Community Center. Items on the agenda include:
- Review of Lease Meeting with TLC-CU and Paul Levesque 2/6/2013
- Workshop for Property Configuration – 2/27/2013 2:00 PM Tillamook PUD, Carl Rawe Room
- Agenda for Meeting – Scullin/Johnson/Carlson
- TPUD Grant – Timing? Should we return?
- Report of meeting with NVSD / NVS Science Week – Paul Carlson/Bill Busch/Marie Heimburg
- Distribution/Volunteer’s Lists – Program for Volunteers
- Dory Days – Planning – Volunteers
- Reminder – tracking hours – Merrianne Hoffman
Come Join Us!!!!