Thursday, April 18th, 2013 8:45am – Noon (check-in at 8:30am)
Topics: Newberg/Dundee Growth & Development
This is our opportunity to be updated on the growth in Newberg & Dundee areas by the Newberg City Director of Building and Planning, Barton Brierley re: their new projects, development including the recent zoning table changes, as well as the most recent updates & activities on the Bypass. Also, Attorney Charles Harrel will update us on the recent appellate court decision for Stoller Winery re: zoning and commercial activities, and how it may affect other wineries in the area.
Speakers: Barton Brierly, Newberg City Planning Director & Charles Harrell, Attorney for wineries
Credits: 3 Credit Hours
Where: Friendsview Springbrook CC, off Providence Drive in Newberg
Directions: Lafayette Ave. to Riverside Dr., Left on Miller, Right. on Rivergate St., Left on Colvin, Right on Clearwater Dr.
Free for YCAR members & $20.00 for NON-YCAR members
Please RSVP to Chrissy at email@example.com. If you can’t attend after sending an RSVP, please cancel by letting Chrissy know ASAP!
Sponsor: Wine Country Homes & Lifestyles by Cirita Graham
Professional Standards, by Jean Elmore, Chair of the Professional Standards Committee
Rather than a case study this month, it’s time to revisit the procedures for filing a grievance. The first and foremost requirement of a grievance filing is CONFIDENTIALITY! The Grievance and Professional Standards committees are stand-alone entities. Even though the Association president appoints the chairpersons of the committees, the Board of Directors members have no advance knowledge of details of the grievance, or the parties involved as they may be called upon to ratify a decision of the Professional Standards Panel.
If you feel that a member of the Association has violated an article of the Code of Ethics (Grievance filing), or if you have a commission disbursement issue with a REALTOR® member agent (Request for Arbitration), here is how to get started:
Call or email Judi Hammer or Jean Elmore and say ONLY that you wish to request a Grievance or Arbitration Packet. Please do not vent or provide details. We will forward your message to our acting OAR appointed Professional Standards Administrator, Susan Schneider of PMAR. You may also contact Susan directly and she will send you the forms to fill out to start the process. She is the ONLY person who will have names and details at this point. She will then let Judi know that the Grievance Committee may have to meet to determine if the grievance or arbitration request has sufficient merit to forward to the Professional Standards Committee. The paperwork you submit to the administrator, as well as all communications, will have very specific instructions on how to proceed from this point.
CONFIDENTIALITY is the keystone of this entire process to assure that every case is considered fairly.