Meeting Minutes, November 14, 2018

7:05 pm — Meeting Called to Order by President Stan Anderson

Introductions & Announcements: Members of the community introduced themselves.  President Stan Anderson made several announcements:

  1.  The MBNC is looking for new people to serve on the Executive Committee.  Stan requested that anyone who is interested or knows anyone who may be interested to contact him.
  2. The MBNC has negotiated for 24/7 security patrols of Marina Bay to be paid for by a new Cannabis business located just outside of the Marina Bay boundaries.
  3. The Holiday Pot Luck will take place on Wednesday December 12th.

Beat Cop Report — T. Peterson:   Officer Peterson reported on crime stats for our area, which included petty theft reports; identity theft; and restraining orders for domestic assault.   Several attendees asked questions.

Presentation — Richmond Homelessness Task Force, Officer Tim Gray, Richmond Police Department:  Officer Gray told residents all about the city council’s task force on homelessness, and some of the challenges the city and the police have in dealing with emcampments.

Presentation — Republic Services:  The representative of the waste management company was unable to attend, but MBNC President Stan Anderson had handouts regarding garbage collection and recylcing.   President Anderson advised the group regarding the challenge of keeping recycling collections clear of non-recyclable material.  He says due to the higher standards being put in place by buyers of recyclables (primarily Chinese companies) regarding what can and cannot be included, some waste collection companies and communities are now beginning to charge homeowners for putting non-recyclable items in the bins.   He warned that this could happen in Richmond and Marina Bay if the problems continued.

Meeting Adjourned.

Minutes prepared by Stephen Beard (MBNC Secretary)