Midvale Heights Community Association
Board of Directors Meeting
May 22, 2012
Present: C. Kreimendahl, G. Poulson, J. Thoreson (presiding), M. Silbernagel, P. Schell, C. Bunge, T. Jarvis, R. Rotter, J. Gary, F. Stautz, K. Reuter-Krohn
Also present: Ann Albert, Eric Wolf, Ingrid Kundinger
1. Call to order: J. Thoreson called the meeting to order.
2. Presentation by SAIL: Ann Albert and Eric Wolf, representing Supporting Active Independent Lives (SAIL), and Ingrid Kundinger, from the West Madison Senior Coalition, presented information on the SAIL program and its partnership with the West Madison Senior Coalition. Discussion followed regarding how the organization and MHCA might cooperate to serve senior citizens in the neighborhood. The guests indicated that they would be willing to make a presentation at the MHCA Annual Meeting.
3. Minutes: The minutes of the Board meeting of April 24 were approved as distributred.
4. Treasurer’s report: R. Rotter gave a brief treasurer’s report, indicating that money was coming in from the T-ball program and from new memberships.
5. County Supervisor report: Carousel Bayrd did not attend the meeting, and there was no county report.
6. Alder report: Brian Solomon did not attend the meeting, and there was no alder report.
7. Green Team: J. Gary reported that the prairie flower area had been planted. She had not heard back from Bill Grover regarding repair of the bisons at the Bison Prairie Gateway. Board members suggested checking with someone in the neighborhood. R. Rotter and J. Gary indicated that they would follow up on the matter.
8. Neighborhood watch: C. Kreimendahl reported that one of his neighbors had asked about MHCA sponsoring a neighborhood watch program. He went to the Madison police website and gathered some information on the Police Department model for such a program. After discussion, the Board agreed that C. Kreimendahl should do an article on the matter for the MHCA newsletter.
9. Neighborhood signs: J. Thoreson reported that he had received a quote of $2,800 from Openwood Studio for painting two neighborhood signs. After discussion, he indicated that he would get a quote from another firm. Board members raised the possibility that funds may be available from the City for such maintenance. Note: Subsequent checking with the City revealed that funds are not available for such maintenance, only for replacement of damaged signs. During the discussion of neighborhood signs and City funds, a Board member raised the issue of park benches that needed repair. G. Poulson agreed to check with the Parks Department to see about getting the benches repaired. Note: The Parks Department subsequently agreed to repair the benches.
10. Adjournment: Motion was made, seconded, and passed to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m.
Charles Bunge, Secretary