MHCA Area Director's meeting minutes

January 2017 MHCA Minutes

chuckkrei Thursday 02 of February, 2017
TUESDAY January 24, 2017, 6:45 pm
Present: E. Rogers, C. Kreimendahl, J. Thoreson, D. Lamb, E. Mackey, L. Raihala, T. Jarvis, R. Rotter, G. Fischer, J. Chipault, S. Fitzsimmons, J. Lager
Also present: Nan Lager

1. Rogers called the meeting to order at 6:50 p.m.
2. Minutes of the September, October and November, 2016 meetings reviewed. Motion/second to approve. Motion carried.
3. Treasurer Rotter’s report presented and indicates account/asset balance of $48,279.88. Report included recent account adjustments, 6-year annual comparison, transaction detail and 22-year fiscal graph.
4. Lamb reported Segoe Park Concert planning, suggesting possibly two instead of four concerts with hopes for better overall attendance. Would get food carts, and possibly a tent in case of rain. Board feedback was to keep four concerts on Fridays in July.
5. Fitzsimmons discussed Neighborhood Watch program growth. May reach out to other neighborhoods to train/collaborate. If available, police mounted patrol may be at summer picnic. Proposed accepting donations for expenses for the upcoming May, 2017 West District police appreciation event and using the MHCA 501(c)3 conduit to allow more businesses to make a tax-deductible donation. If donations were greater than expenses, extra moneys would go to our Neighborhood Watch. Motion/second to authorize use of 501(c)3 for such donations. Motion carried.
Next Watch meeting 2/14 with K-9 dogs. There are still new Watch members getting registered.

6. Announcements included that garage sales is seeking a coordinator and will likely only continue if someone steps forward by 6/15/17.
Rogers will invite Rep. Therese Berceau to a spring meeting to give a legislative update. In response to an inquiry, he will also extend an invitation to judicial candidate Marilyn Townsend to attend an upcoming meeting.
Fitzsimmons emphasized the importance of partnering with and supporting the police.
Rotter questioned the propriety of political announcement in Watch Weekly Digest that Fitzsimmons was running for City Council because MHCA does not endorse candidates. Concerns about non-profit status discussed. Fitzsimmons acknowledged problem.
The possibility of spring local election candidate debate sponsorship by MHCA was discussed but no formal action taken. Rogers will check with other neighborhoods about sponsoring such debate.
Meeting adjourned at @ 8:20 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by C. Kreimendahl, Secy.