MHCA Area Director's meeting minutes

February 2010 Area Directors' Meeting Minutes

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Midvale Heights Community Association

Board of Directors Meeting

February 23, 2010


Present: G. Poulson, J. Sweet, M. Silbernagel, D. Lamb (presiding), P. Haskew, C. Bunge, T. Jarvis, R. Rotter, C. Robida, S. Schmidt, J. Gary, K. Reuter-Krohn

Also present: Timothy Kritter, John, Bieno, John Walsh, Shana Weber, Gregg Schimanski, Mike Slavney, Jon Hoffman, Charlie Quagliana, Cathy Rotter

1. Minutes: The minutes of the January 26 meeting were approved as distributed.

2. Treasurer’s report: R. Rotter distributed a treasurer’s report showing total cash and bank accounts of $18,924.63, along with other financial information. He reported that the number of residents who had paid their membership dues was about the same as in past years. The membership directory had been mailed to members, and Board members reported having received their copies.

3. Proposed development at Segoe and Odana: John Bieno, Timothy Kritter, John Walsh, and Shana Weber presented information regarding early planning for mixed-use development at the corner of S. Segoe Rd. and Odana Rd. They indicated that they envisioned a combination of multi-family residential units and offices, with underground parking. They hoped to have the project started in the fall of 2010, with a fall 2011 opening. In response to questions and comments from Board members and from Jon Hoffman and Mike Slavney, the presenters indicated that they planned to meet the guidelines of the neighborhood plan. They promised to keep the Board informed and to work with the neighborhood to make the development an asset to the area.

4. Proposed addition of an apartment at Ascot Hill Apartments: Gregg Schimanski, owner of an apartment complex on Ascot Lane, presented plans for making a one-bedroom apartment out of underused space in one of his buildings. His intent was that the apartment would be occupied by a resident manager. Board members asked questions, and Mike Slavney suggested that the project would be improved by reconfiguring the parking spaces near the proposed apartment. Motion was made, seconded, and passed that the MHCA Board supports the project, contingent on the reconfiguration of the parking spaces.

5. Babysitting co-op: S. Schmidt had to leave the meeting early, but D. Lamb reported that work toward the establishment of a neighborhood babysitting co-op was progressing.

6. The Road Home support: Cathy Rotter informed the Board that The Road Home is a project that supports finding homes for homeless people. The project is always in need of furniture for the homes. To facilitate donations of furniture by area residents, Cathy and Ron Rotter plan to have a truck at their home to receive donations, and to pick up large items from residents’ homes. There was a consensus among Board members that the Association should support the project, including having an article in the Association newsletter. Board members also suggested that participants in the annual garage sale should be urged to consider giving unsold items to this project.

7. Newsletter: D. Lamb announced that she hoped to get the next issue of the newsletter to the printer around March 1.

8. Outreach to apartment building owners and residents: D. Lamb expressed the need for MHCA to gain participation in its activities by owners and residents of apartments in the neighborhood. She indicated that Gregg Schimanski was willing to share some ideas with the Board. She also suggested getting someone from the apartment owners’ association to share ideas with the Board. She had the name of Nancy Jenson, and Board members encouraged her to explore having Ms. Jenson meet with the Board.

9. Green Team: J. Sweet announced that the City will plant red roses in the Tokay Blvd. median.

10. Adjournment: Motion made, seconded, and passed to adjourn the meeting at 8:00.

Charles Bunge, Secretary