September 2012 Meeting Minutes

November 12, 2012 in Meeting Minutes by brian

SHIPOKE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, September 10, 2012

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

2. Attendee Status:

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

3. Previous Meeting Minutes: Approved.

4. Treasury Activity Report:
Beginning Balance:             $8143.48
Activity:                                   951.89
Deposits:                                     0.00
Ending Balance:                   $7191.59

5. Committee Reports:

  • Crime Watch:
    Homeless individual still camped under the bridge.  Suspicious activity was reported on Nagle Street inside a vehicle.  Police were notified.  License plate number was taken and reported.
  • Social Committee:
    Food Bank Community Challenge:  Dates of September10 – 21st. Drop off in Jill Lawley’s garage.  Hunger Awareness Month.  Challenge Shipoke to be number one of all of the non-profits participating.  Another notice will go out to the neighborhood.
  • Communications:
    The new resident letter has been written and is ready to be distributed.   Ellie will send out the letter to board members so that they can distribute it to residents as they move into the neighborhood.  It was recommended to add a personal note when handing it out.  The new Resident’s Guide will be updated.
  • Beautification:
    Fall Clean up set to be October 6th. Rain date October 13th.
    Fence against Randall Shughart St. is falling down.  It is on State property.  Nothing has been done to repair it.
  • Fundraising:
    Flea Market: It was a success!  $2466 about 4% above plan.  $225 above last year.    Registration was smooth and made set up easier.  Pre reg highest ever.  Up by $110 from last year.  Gril$l 1500,  bake sale $600.  Expenses were up.  Lemonade stand $148.00.Binder put together to guide new person to direct the flea market next year.  A big thanks to Bill Renz to all of his effort in making the flea market a success.T shirts will kick off in the spring.

6. Old Business:

  • Property Issues:  Property on Tuscarora and Showers has high weeds.
  • Pots in playground were not watered.  Plants need to replaced.  Shirley will replace.  Ellie will be responsible for watering them.
  • Non-functional Streetlights:  Ellie and Shirley attended “Lighten Up Harrisburg” meeting.  The City has a data base of this of all City lights.  New public works director is Kevin Hagerich.  They would like to have a meeting with him.
  • Author Meet and Greet:  The authors had conflict with dates.  Will schedule in the late fall.
  • Skunks in Park:  Joanne Kaldy will call County Vector control to trap skunks and possibly groundhogs.
  • Street Repairs:  Potholes, Ellie will try again with new director of public works.

7. New Business:

  • Metal fencing in park around benches:  rusted and bent and cannot be repaired.
  • Individual with Wells Fargo was informed that they were no longer required to buy flood insurance.  FEMA has sent notification.
  • September General Meeting:  Newsletter will announce Meeting, food drive, welcome to neighborhood, function of neighborhood association, fall clean up, sidewalks and trees.  Website.  Date: 4 pm September 30th Kiddie Park.  Back up for inclement weather at Char’s.
  • Food at general meeting:  soda, chips and dips.  Voted to spend $100 for refreshments.
  • Melissa Snyder has resigned from the board due to conflicts.  We will search for a new committee member.  Judy Polliard had volunteered to serve in case of need.  Ellie Martindale to check with her.
  • Banners at corner of River Street and Washington Sts.  The property at 311 S River St. was acquired by Dauphin County Historical Society.
  • Bicycle police patrol has come through in the evening.

Next Meeting:    October 8, 2012 at 7 pm.  Home of Chuck Cenknar, 603 Showers St.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.
Submitted by Mary Beth Follett, Secretary.