MHCA Area Director's meeting minutes

March 2008 Area Director's Meeting minutes

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


Present: J. Sweet, M. Silbernagel, R. and R. Meihsner, C. Bunge, T. Jarvis, R. Rotter, J. Sherwood, Floyd Stautz, C. Robida (presiding), J. Gary, J. Lager, K. Reuter-Krohn

1. Minutes: The minutes for the February 26, 2008 meeting were approved as distributed.

2. Treasurer's report: R. Rotter distributed a report showing a cash balance of $16,692.79. During discussion of the report, Board members agreed to think about how to market the history book, including another article in the newsletter.

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

4. County report: Carousel Bayrd was not able to attend the meeting, and there was no County Board report.

5. Neighborhood plan: During a brief discussion of this matter, Board members raised the issue of expanding the boundaries of the Association area to include the Odana Hills Golf Course and the adjacent bicycle path. There was consensus that this matter should be pursued. Board members also expressed the need to be better informed regarding the projected total cost to the Association of the neighborhood planning effort, as well as the need to be appropriately involved in budgeting for this cost.

6. Association website: T. Jarvis reported that he had not made as much progress as he had hoped on the re-design of the MHCA website. 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 at the Sequoya Branch Library. He reported that a number of people had contacted him indicating plans to attend the meeting.

8. Newsletter: Board members remarked on the marked improvement in the printing and paper quality of the last issue of the Association newsletter.

9. Gateway project: R. and R. Meihsner reported that the person who had been engaged to produce the informational sign at the Gateway/bison site was not able to do the work. They had begun work with a new firm, which had promised to finish the sign in several weeks. The exact placement of the sign was still to be determined.

10. Neighborhood picnic: C. Robida reminded the Board of the need to find a new coordinator for the annual picnic and to establish a date for the event. [Note: After the meeting, C. Robida informed the Board via email that Ruth Monson had volunteered to coordinate the picnic, along with a neighbor, and that she would be meeting with C. Robida and J. Gary to begin the planning process.]

11. Reports and announcements: C. Bunge provided brief information on new developments concerning new quarters for the Westside Senior Center, which involved negations with the owners of Weston Place to have the center occupy space of the ground floor of that building. M. Silbernagel reported that the Friends of Sequoya Branch Library would be moving to Westgate Mall, with the first book sale at the mall scheduled for May 3.

12. Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 7:45.

Charles Bunge