MHCA Area Director's meeting minutes

August 2010 Area Directors' Meeting Minutes

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Midvale Heights Community Association

Board of Directors Meeting

August 24, 2010


Present: G. Poulson, J. Sweet, M. Silbernagel, D. Lamb (presiding), C. Bunge, T. Jarvis, R. Rotter, S. Schmidt, J. Gary

Also present: Greg Fischer

1. Minutes: The minutes of the June 22, 2010 meeting were approved as distributed.

2. Treasurer’s report: R. Rotter distributed a report showing a cash and bank accounts total of $21,172.20, along with other financial information. He noted the income figures from T-ball and the figures for the Annual Picnic. He pointed out that the newsletter was consistently the highest cost item for the Association. D. Lamb indicated that she would make a concentrated effort to collect money for advertisements in the newsletter to help offset this cost.

3. Proposed development at Segoe and Odana: D. Lamb indicated that she had been in contact with the developers of the agronomy association site and that they had said that work on design and financing was still underway. D. Lamb indicated that she had urged the developers to host a meeting with nearby neighbors to gain their input on the project. The developers indicated that they planned to come to the September Board meeting for a progress report.

4. Neighborhood garage sale: D. Lamb reported that some 60 residents had signed up to have garage sales. Planning for the event was coming along well.

5. Interpretive sign for Bison Prairie Gateway/Green Team: J. Gary reported that a tentative date had been set for dedication of the interpretive sign, September 26, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. She still needed to get City approval for placement of the sign. The display panels were in process. J. Gary had obtained one quote of $875 for installing the sign. J. Gary reported that the plantings at the Bison Prairie Gateway were doing well, and she distributed photos of them.

6. Annual Meeting: D. Lamb announced that the date for the Association Annual Meeting would be October 26. The place would be the Sequoya Branch Library. Various ideas for the program were mentioned and discussed by Board members, with some consensus around inviting the neighborhood police officer or the Mayor to speak and the idea of a wine tasting event. D. Lamb agreed to try to firm up ideas and to announce the program in the newsletter.

7. Community Car update: D. Lamb indicated that the organizers for having a community car at the Sequoya Branch Library site had been in contact with other neighborhood associations, but had not received a commitment for financial support. Motion was made and seconded that MHCA commit $750 for each of three years to support the project. After discussion, including expressions of concern about MHCA’s overall financial situation, motion was made, seconded, and passed to refer the matter to the September Board meeting.

8. Other business and announcements: D. Lamb and J. Sweet reported on their attendance at a meeting concerning neighborhoods and their participation in City planning and development. They felt that the general consensus at the meeting was that present processes were working, though some suggestions for improvement were made. D. Lamb indicated that a neighborhood resident had complained to her about the noise of early-morning garbage pickup in University Research Park. She planned to write to the resident suggesting that he contact neighbors for their opinions and support. D. Lamb indicated that she had learned that traffic calming features would be installed on Keating Terrace. She planned to gather further information and to put a report in the newsletter. Matt Phair, had been in touch with D. Lamb, indicating his intent to run for District 20 Alder and asking that any ideas and concerns of neighborhood residents be passed on to him.

9. Adjournment: Motion made, seconded, and passed to adjourn the meeting at 8:40.

Charles Bunge, Secretary