MHCA Area Director's meeting minutes

MHCA Board November 2016 Minutes

chuckkrei Wednesday 18 of January, 2017
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2016, 6:45 pm

Present: E. Rogers, C. Kreimendahl, J. Thoreson, D. Lamb, T. Trapp, L. Raihala, T. Jarvis, G. Fischer, S. Fitzsimmons, J. Lager, K. Reuter-Krohn
Also Joe Parisi, Dane County Executive (and assistant), Elizabeth Mackey, Nan Lager

1. Rogers called the meeting to order at 6:50 p.m.

2. Motion/second to adjust agenda to have Parisi talk first. Motion carried. Parisi discussed that budgeting was done and now with reserve funds, Dane Co. has achieved a AAA bond rating. Update on lake conditions revealed that both urban and rural programs are in place to help reduce phosphorus. Rogers mentions 3-Area Midvale Hts organics recycling/separation pilot program. Parisi says County digesters might be help to help that program. New operators at the Waunakee manure digester have fixed prior problems. Springfield has a newer digester with Gundersen Health partnering with other private entities. Homeless Day Resource Center is under development at the E. Washington site of the former Greater Madison Chamber office with estimated 9/2017 completion. Also the County Veteran’s Service Organization is operating the veteran’s center to provide a variety of services. The County Jail (maximum security at the City-County Bldg) planning is underway for being updated, remodeled and improved for safety.

3. Elizabeth Mackey introduced as Area 6 resident interested in joining Board. Motion/second to elect her to fill the vacant Area 6 directorship. Motion carried.

4. Minutes of the September and October meetings will be deferred to January.

5. J. Lager presented Treasurer Rotter’s report indicating account/asset balance of $48,946.70.

6. Nominations/elections for Board Officers took place and elected were the following: President E. Rogers, Vice President S. Fitzsimmons, Secretary C. Kreimendahl, Treasurer R. Rotter

7. Kreimendahl reported on the Bison Prairie natural area near the bike path. Nancy Kieraldo is heading up the effort to improve native plantings including a spring burn and new plants. The neighborhood sign and the bison statues may need some repair next year. Budget for all to be determined.

8. Rogers reported that Midtown police station advocates want another letter of support from MHCA Board. After much discussion, motion/second to renew our support for the Midtown project. Motion carried. Rogers and Fitzsimmons will collaborate on drafting the letter.

9. Discussion about the Hy-Vee/Westgate property development. There has been no recent update from the developer. General consensus expressed that we should continue to monitor and work with City to adhere to the neighborhood plan goals.

10. Meeting adjourned at @ 8:07 p.m.