2014 General Meeting Minutes

April 14, 2014 in Meeting Minutes by brian

SHIPOKE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

MARCH 23, 2014

The meeting was called to order by Ellie Martindale, President, at 4:30 PM.

Announcements:

  • Joanne Kaldy, Mary Lou Dallam and Rev. Hal Fox, Kathy Marley-Dunbar, Mary Beth Follett, Amanda Beaudoin, Dave Witwer and Mia Witwer  were commended for their efforts on the “Shipoke Sheena” event.  Well done to one and all!
  • The new “Cleanup” day option was reviewed, wherein residents can adopt a tree or bush in Race Street park and prepare it at their own convenience to be ready for Mulch Day.   President Ellie Martindale has Markers on which residents can put their name to mark their adopted tree(s) or bush(es).  We will still have a “cleanup day” for the neighborhood (date TBA)
  • The membership was reminded that, in addition to or instead of physical labor, donations to be used for purchasing mulch or plants are always happily accepted.  PayPal will soon be available for donation.
  • Board member Betty Wolf has established a Face Book page for the Association.
  • The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the playground on Sunday, April 13th .  (Rain date is Sunday the 27th.)
  • Flood insurance comments:
    • This is a National issue, (1/5 of Dauphin County is in the flood plain.)
    • The County Commissioners are our local leads on this issue.
    • The SNA will keep residents informed by email of new findings on this issue.
    • Please sign up for email at Shipoke.org.
    • Dogs – must have city licenses (county or other city licenses are not valid within Harrisburg city limits).  Please respect leash laws, and please clean up after your pooch (again, to comply with Harrisburg city ordinances).
    • The Shipoke Flea Market will be on July 12th.
    • Spring may bring an increase in crime.  We should be especially mindful of bicycles and exposed packages.

The floor was opened for comment:

  • The dog feces issue was again addressed and a newsletter comment was requested.
  • Comment was also made regarding crime.  Anyone with legitimate reasons for being in a yard or garage will be willing to answer questions.  Feel free to ask questions of any stranger you notice on private property within the neighborhood.

There being no more comment the meeting was adjourned.

ADDENDUM:

The meeting and social was attended by approximately fifty residents and guests.  The food display was bountiful and tasty.  Glen Dunbar presented a history of the “Ghostly Sites of Shipoke”, recounting the many tragedies and mysteries of our area. It was a good time with good food and stories.  A special treat of food was later taken to the Bethesda Mission.