As reported here in Oct of 2010, discussions continue for including the Forest Service cabin area into the Rhododendron CPO (Community Planning Organization) boundry. This was a topic on the agenda at the latest CPO meeting of March 24, 2012.
A CPO representative will be present at our Annual Meeting to discuss and answer questions on this subject.
The following is an excerpt from the meeting minutes.
Rhododendron CPO Boundary Update:
As reported in the CPO minutes March 24
Steve Graeper has been heading the effort to expand the boundaries of the current CPO. He reported that he has been following the Best Practices Guidelines as outlined by Clackamas County and had previously gained approval from neighboring CPO’s to proceed with the process.
He reported that a map of the proposed Boundary was drawn and approved at a previous RCPO meeting. That map was then presented to the Neighboring CPO’s and Neighborhood groups. With one minor change to the NW corner boundary, the Government Camp CPO (GC-CPO), the Mt. Hood Corridor CPO (MHCCPO), the Mt. Hood Forest Cabin Homeowners Association (MHFHA) and the Woodlands Neighborhood Group, has approved the proposed boundaries as outlined on the revised map.
The minutes of the motions from each group were read and he has record of those minutes in his file. Graeper went on to explain the reasoning behind the MHC-CPO request for a minor boundary adjustment, which was merely to consolidate the Ranger Station maintenance area on the north side of Hwy. 26 and allow MHC-CPO to retain that area.
Following the Best Practices Guidelines, the next step in the process is to garner community input. To that end, Graeper has submitted a Press Release to the Mt. Times, Sandy Post and Gresham Outlook. He will be scheduling at least 2 Community forums designed to allow community input. Discussion then turned to the possibility of bringing into the Rhododendron boundary the Autumn Lane area, currently served by MHC-CPO, which is located on the east side of Lolo Pass Rd approximately 1 mile from US Hwy. 26.
No motions were presented and it was decided during discussion that Autumn Lane residents and/or the MHC-CPO should make a formal request during the community input stage, if in fact, that is their desire. Graeper pointed out that the county has
requested boundaries follow either man made or natural boundaries such as roads or rivers. That being the case, a Boundary adjustment to include Autumn Lane could potentially include all the properties on the east side of Lolo Pass Rd. and he didn’t think MHC-CPO would be real keen on that.