MHCA Area Director's meeting minutes

February 2008 Area Director's Meeting minutes

Tom Jarvis Sunday 25 of May, 2008
Midvale Heights Community Association
Board of Directors Meeting
February 26, 2008


Present: J. Eisenhauer, J. Sweet, M. Hoffman, M. Silbernagel, D. Lamb (presiding), R. and R. Meihsner, C. Bunge, T. Jarvis, R. Rotter, C. Robida, J. Gary, J. Lager, K. Reuter-Krohn, P. Baker

Also attending: Carousel Bayrd

1. Minutes: The minutes for the January 22, 2008 meeting were approved as distributed.

2. Treasurer=s report: R. Rotter distributed a report showing a cash balance of $15,817.79.

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 a recent hearing on the proposed power transmission line along the beltline highway. She also indicated that gypsy moth spraying in the neighborhood was planned for April or May.

5. Neighborhood plan update: D. Lamb made a brief report on the neighborhood planning project. The planning committee had prepared a RFP for a consultant to the project and submitted it to City officials for approval. The committee hoped to have the consultant hired by May.

6. Association website: T. Jarvis reported that re-design of the MHCA website, was progressing slowly. He asked Board members to look at the site and give him suggestions for further improvements.

7. Neighborhood watch program: C. Robida announced that the first meeting concerning a neighborhood watch program for the neighborhood would be held on April 1. Having accepted responsibility for chairing the neighborhood watch effort, he asked to be relieved of responsibility for coordinating the Association summer picnic. D. Lamb indicated that she would appoint someone else for that.

8. Newsletter: D Lamb announced that she had engaged a new printing firm to print the Association newsletter. She expected the March/April issue of the newsletter to be out soon.

9. Gateway project: R. and R. Meihsner reported that they had received a check for $700 from Robert and Carroll Heideman, to be applied toward the informational sign at the Gateway/bison site. They gave the check to the Treasurer and indicated that they would send the Heidemans a thank-you letter. They reported that they would be contacting the man who was designing the sign to see if he could finish the work and to take necessary further steps.

10. Reports and announcements: C. Bunge provided brief information on progress on the new quarters for the Sequoya Branch Library. D. Lamb reported on a meeting regarding Phase II of the development of Sequoya Commons. She felt that the developers had pulled back from some of the commitments they had made in earlier hearings and negotiations. D. Lamb indicated that she planned to attend the Mayor’s 2008 Neighborhood Roundtable and invited other Board members to attend. Some other Board members expressed interest in attending.

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

Charles Bunge,