MHCA Area Director's meeting minutes

May 2013 Area Directors' Meeting Minutes

Tom Jarvis Thursday 20 of June, 2013
Midvale Heights Community Association
Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Bd. Members Present: C. Kreimendahl, G. Poulson, J. Thoreson, D. Lamb, P. Haskew, T. Jarvis, R. Rotter, F. Stautz, E. Rogers, J. Chiphault, G. Fischer, J. Butler, K. Reuter-Krohn.
Also Present: Ald. M. Cheeks, C. Rotter

  1. Meeting called to order by J. Thoreson at 6:50 pm.

  2. Minutes approved with editorial corrections and embellishments.
  3. R. Rotter reviewed treasurer’s statement and answered questions.

  4. Membership report P. Haskew deferred to T. Jarvis regarding online registrations. Jarvis reported that 22 folks attempted membership registration online with varying degrees of success. Rotter stated that @ 200 completed forms were mailed in. Membership committee should meet soon. It was suggested to follow up with a postcard to those not returning the membership form. Haskew reported that some new businesses are joining the discount program. Hy-Vee market restaurant is considering this program.

  5. Thoreson reported that the picnic planning is pretty much set. Planning on 300 meals with Hy-Vee catering the meat part of the event. Invites will be sent to the Mayor, State Representative, Alder, and County Supervisor. G. Poulson said he would make some of those contacts including the local fire house. The event will be 6/20 starting at 6 pm.

  6. Thoreson lead a discussion about the website. Should we continue to have one when so few people visit the site? Jarvis reviewed the history of the website including the costs. Those costs have been covered by Jarvis since hosting it had some advantages to him. We may need to consider how much band-width we need and use. Jarvis does not have a current problem hosting the site, but there is no guarantee that his family would live in the neighborhood. Several expressions of support and appreciation for Jarvis taking on this role. Also concern expressed that Jarvis shouldn’t have to bear the cost of MHCA’s web needs current and future. A motion was made and adopted expenses related to having a MHCA web-site, up to $30 a month paid on a quarterly basis should be paid to the webmaster (Jarvis).

  7. Regarding the Bison Prairie bike rest area, Arthur Ross from the city could not attend tonight. A small group should meet to discuss future of project. Names suggested included Janice Gary, Laura Brown and from the Board E. Rogers, D. Lamb and C. Kreimendahl.

  8. Lamb reminded us that we do not meet in July and that we should start to think about a speaker for our annual meeting. Rotter picked up damaged neighborhood sign and dropped off at Vital Signs. J. Chiphault wondered if there were any neighborhood sites for Madison Makes Music day on 6/21. Rotter stated that he would investigate replacing the Little Library box that was at Piper Park. Haskew wondered if should make an effort to sign up as new members those folks who would be moving in to the apartments at Segoe and Odana.

  9. Meeting adjourned @ 7:50 pm.

Minutes by Gary Poulson, Secretary