April 2012 Meeting Minutes

May 16, 2012 in Meeting Minutes by brian


1. Meeting called to order at 7 pm by Ellie Martindale.

2. Attendee Status:

Present: Ellie Martindale, Shirley Marks, Marie Iaria, Kathy Marley-Dunbar, Glen Dunbar, Chuck Cenkner, Mary Beth Follett, Bill Renz, Bob Hosteter, Melissa Snyder, Joanne Kaldy, Brian Moore
Excused: Jill Lawley, Theresa Bell Mowery, Kathryn Nonas-Hunter , Gene Gangwish.

3. Previous Meeting Minutes: Approved as written.

4. Treasury Activity Report:

Beginning Balance: $2773.67
Activity: ( 129.57) Social expenses Jill Lawley
Ending Balance: $ 2644.10
Outstanding Checks:

5. Committee Reports:

  • Crime Watch: No new crimes this past month.
    Tents are still under the I-83 Bridge.
    National Night Out:
    Spring Influx of visitors: be wary of visitors who look suspicious.
    Social Committee: Next event is July picnic.
    Food Bank donation weight was 104 lbs.
  • Communications:
    Brian Moore is working on making things work better on the web site. Events should be posted soon on the web site. Minutes will be on there soon. Plan is for pictures as well.
  • Beautification:
    April 21st clean up in Race St park and and Riverfront Park. Meet at 8 am in the Kiddie Park.  Bill Renz will donate coffee and donuts.
    May 5th is the mulch date.  Bill Renz will donate the coffee and donuts.
    Flyers will be distributed prior to each event.  HYP will also provide volunteers to help with the clean-up.
    Erica at Highland Gardens can provide help with gardens at a reasonable cost.  Phone: 737-8633
    We will discuss the move back from the cow until next month.
    Kathryn Nonas was unable to get the information from Officer Young on the case number to get funding for the damaged trees from an auto accident. Melissa Snyder to contact Steph Barrelet about accident.
  • Fundraising:
    Spring House Tour:  Melissa Miller from HYP attended the meeting. She heads up the House Tour committee.
    22 homes are on the tour. 25 homes was the goal. All the questionnaires and waivers were received by the committee. Registration will be on City Island. Transportation will be available on City Island to Shipoke.
    Goal is to grow the young professional population in the city. We would like more “homes for sale” are encouraged to participate. Cut off is end of the week to get on the tour. Photos will be taken of each home around April 25th. An email will go out to remind residents of the date. The brochure will go to print on May 1st. A walk through will happen the Friday night prior to the tour at 6 pm. Ads for the tour will be in Hbg Mag, Mode and Patriot News. A PDF file will go out to the neighborhood.
    An after party will be held on City Island. GM will provide courtesy cars as shuttles. The bike taxi will be working that day as well. The time of the party is 5 – 8. The tour is 1 – 5. House managers will arrive at 10:30 am. Homeowners should be prepared by 10 am.
    Concern was expressed that people under 21 would attend. The House Manager will be responsible for this matter.
    A secondary location for registration will be at the former Char’s.
    The John Harris Mansion will not be on the tour. There were not enough homes in the north part of the neighborhood to make the logistics work for the tour.
    A suggestion was made to place the high water mark on the railroad bridge.

    Flea Market:  Volunteers needed for the Flea Market….bakers, traffic attendants, etc. Contact Bill Renz.

6. Old Business:

Non-functional Streetlights: We continue to be patient. Since Public Works is now without a director, we are unsure when the lighting will be repaired.

Art building is now owned by the city.

Vine Street church: Is it possible that it is for sale?

Contractors appear to be parking legally at this time.

7. New Business:

Permit parking letters: There will be a fee increase. Letters were sent out. $25 or $30.

Easter egg hunt was a success. Thanks to the organizer, Katherine Rios.

Thanks to Jill Lawley for her work on the Winter Social at the John Harris Mansion.

Book reading: Authors are available. Dates suggested are June 23 or 30. September or October are alternatives.

Music in the Park was suggested for this summer. This will be tied to National Night out. Glen Dunbar will head up this effort.

8. Next Meeting: May 14, 2012 at the home of Ellie Martindale.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.
Submitted by Mary Beth Follett, Secretary