MHCA Area Director's meeting minutes

January 2008 Area Director's Meeting minutes

Tom Jarvis Sunday 25 of May, 2008
Midvale Heights Community Association
Board of Directors Meeting
January 22, 2008


Present: J. Eisenhauer, M. Hoffman, D. Lamb (presiding), R. and R. Meihsner, C. Bunge, T. Jarvis, F. Stautz, C. Robida, J. Gary, K. Reuter-Krohn

Also attending: Charlie Sweet, Carousel Bayrd

1. Minutes: The minutes for the November 27, 2007 meeting were approved as distributed.

2. Treasurer=s report: R. Rotter was not present, and there was no treasurer’s report.

3. City report: Thuy Pham-Remmele was unable to attend the meeting, and there was no City report.

4. County report: Carousel Bayrd made a brief report concerning County Board matters, including comments on an impending hearing on the proposed power transmission line along the beltline highway.

5. Neighborhood plan update: D. Lamb made a brief report on the neighborhood planning project. She signed a contract with the City for the grant supporting the project. The Neighborhood Plan Committee was working on a request for proposals from potential consultants for the project. She indicated that MHCA will have to raise funds, beyond the $5,000 already authorized from the treasury, to support the project. She asked Board members to be thinking of ways to raise such funds.

6. Association website: T. Jarvis reported that he was making various changes to the MHCA website, which he hoped would make it more useful and effective. He asked Board members to look at the site and bring suggestions for further improvements to the next meeting. He expressed willingness to provide instruction to Board members on how to use the website. Board members suggested that ways be found to publicize the website and to encourage neighborhood residents and others to use it.

7. Neighborhood watch program: C. Robida reported that he was continuing to work with representatives of the Meadowood, Orchard Ridge, and Prairie Hills neighborhoods to develop a neighborhood watch program, even though they did not receive a grant from the City’s 2007 Allied and Emerging Neighborhoods program. He announced that he would be calling a meeting of the MHCA Neighborhood Watch Committee in the spring to plan further for the program.

8. Newsletter: D Lamb asked for comments and suggestions regarding the recently distributed Association newsletter. Discussion and suggestions followed, including dissatisfaction with the quality of the printing of some copies. D. Lamb indicated that she would gather information on changing printers.

9. Reports and announcements: C. Bunge and M. Hoffman shared information on progress on the new quarters for the Sequoya Branch Library. They also indicated that the Friends of the Sequoya Branch had been informed that they could keep their current space for a few months longer than previously thought. D. Lamb shared information regarding an upcoming informational meeting on gypsy moth spraying. J. Gary and D. Lamb reported briefly on a study regarding “sustainable neighborhoods” that might interest Board members and might have useful ideas for the neighborhood plan. D. Lamb reported briefly on meetings she had attended regarding planning for changes in the Verona Rd./beltline interchange and indicated that she would continue to attend such meetings.

10. Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 8:00.

Charles Bunge, Secretary