OUR SPONSORS

To see an alphabetical list, go to this page. For more about each sponsor, click the sponsor name. To become a sponsor fill out the form on this page.

The Pumpkin Patch Local farm-fresh produce at low, farm-direct prices. U-Pick, Animal Barn, Giftshop, Cafe.
Cistus Nursery Ornamental plants from around the world
Sauvie Island Grange Serving the community since 1935! Rent our hall for non-alcoholic events.
Charlton Kennels and Farm Quality, low stress, all breed boarding and obedience training
Linnton Feed & Seed Linnton Feed & Seed has been supporting rural and urban farming and agriculture since 1946.
Sauvie Island Natives Native plants for your backyard habitat. By appointment only.
Fazio AG LLC 4th generation Farm
Shirley Walton Real Estate Broker, Oregon & Washington Helping you navigate selling and buying your Home & Property.
Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC is proud to help residents of Portland seek compensation after devastating accidents.
Sauvie Island Kennels Professional all-breed pet boarding, training and grooming
HomeLight Looking to buy or sell a home in Portland, Oregon?
Minoggie Kennels All breed boarding and obedience/retriever training.
Oak Island Farms Family farm raising Sauvie Island beef, silage, hay and alfalfa

SICA Board, Committee Chairs, Bylaws, and Policies

2019 Officers and Board of Directors

  • President – John Houle
  • Vice-President – Michael Rubenstein
  • Treasurer – Ellen Prouty
  • Secretary – Sue Peterson
  • Board members at large
    • Megan Tedeshchi
    • Kari Egger
    • Kathryn Hathaway

SICA members may attend board meetings, which are held the first Tuesday of each month, but please follow the attendance policy below.

Standing Committees

  • Land Use and Transportation Committee – John Houle, Kari Egger, Mark Greenfield
  • Communications and Outreach Committee; Chairperson – Kathryn Hathaway, Michael Rubenstein
  • Business-Farming, Church, Drainage; Chairperson – Kari Egger, Megan Tedeshchi
  • Emergency Planning and Fire; Chairperson – Michael Rubenstein

For a description of the committees, see the Bylaws, Article VII.


SAUVIE ISLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION POLICY

SICA Involvement in Land Use Complaints:

SICA may inquire or comment on proposed land use applications or potential land use infractions with local government or agency authorities if the proposed land use or the potential infraction:

  • Has a negative environmental impact on Sauvie Island 
  • Poses an immediate safety risk to Sauvie Island residents
  • Inhibits the public from utilizing public open spaces
  • Conflicts with adopted land use planning policies, zoning requirements, or case law
  • Would create a significant change to, or significantly increase the cost of, accepted farm practices on a commercial farm zoned EFU, or would violate an approval condition imposed to prevent such a significant impact. Stop the Dump Coalition v. Yamhill County, 364 Or 432, 435 P3d 698 (2109).
  • Violates an approval condition to a land use permit

If SICA is notified of an informal complaint (meaning no formal complaint has been filed with the County) regarding a land use infraction, the Association will encourage the complainant to first file a formal land use complaint; however, this will not be a requirement for SICA to comment or inquire on the potential infraction. Association Board members maintain the discretion to determine if the complaint meets any of the above criteria. SICA will abstain from comment or inquiry on land use complaints if none of the above criteria are met. 


Members in Attendance at Board of Director Meetings

Members of SICA may attend Board of Directors meetings, which are usually held at 5:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. Anyone attending must:

  1. Be an active member in good standing.
  2. Notify the Board of his/her intention to attend the meeting at least 48 hours prior to the meeting by using the “contact us” page on this website. A reply will be sent with information about the location of that month’s meeting.
  3. Non-Board members attending meetings of the Board of Director shall not participate in discussions during the meetings without first being invited by the Board President.

Adopted May 17, 2012


Anonymous Communication Policy

The Sauvie Island Community Association declares that any anonymous written communication concerning any Island resident or business is hereby condemned and unworthy of consideration by this Association and its members.

Adopted April 2010


Public Comment Policy

SICA will provide for public comment at each of its regular member meetings. The public comment period will occur at the end of the regular meeting. The Board will listen to public comments and may ask questions for clarification, but will not engage in discussion or debate.

  1. Persons wishing to comment must be in attendance at the meeting and shall:
    • Sign in and state the topic you will comment on;
    • Speak only when recognized by the President of the Board or the person conducting the meeting.
  2. The public comment section of the agenda is reserved for non-agenda subjects.
  3. When called by the President, each speaker will:
    • Rise, state your name;
    • Make your comment;
    • Be courteous in your language and presentation
      1. There is an absolute prohibition on personal attacks on Board members or others. Comments considered profane, frivolous, harassing and/or repetitive are not appropriate for comment.
      2. The President of the Board or the presiding officer has the right to exclude such comments at his/her discretion, prohibit further comment for any speaker who violates the rules, and, if necessary, call for that person’s removal from the meeting.
  4. The maximum number of speakers on the same subject is three.
  5. Each speaker will have up to three minutes to make his/her comments.
  6. Speakers will be courteous in their language and presentation.
  7. Speakers will not discuss the following items:
    • Candidacy of any person seeking office;
    • Matters in current or anticipated litigation;
    • Matters which are made confidential by law.
  8. The President shall prohibit audience demonstrations, spontaneous verbal interjections, or other disruptive actions that affect the orderly conduct of the meeting.
  9. After each speaker has made a comment, he/she will be seated with no further debate, dialogue, or comment.

Adopted May 17, 2012


Bylaws of the
SAUVIE ISLAND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

This link downloads or opens a pdf file of the bylaws amended in 2014.