February 2016 Meeting Minutes

November 6, 2016 in Meeting Minutes by brian

Shipoke Neighborhood Association Minutes
February 1, 2016

1. Call to order
2. Present:  David Witwer, Kathy Dunbar, Ellie Martindale, Betty MacLaughlin,  Kayla Thornton,   Mary Beth Follett, Brian Moore, Jose Manjon, Chris Stoudt, Betsy Dorbian, Sebastian Schrank, Bob Haigh.   Joann Kaldy was present as a guest.
–Gene Gangwish was excused.

3. The minutes of the January 4, 2015 meeting were approved.

4. Treasurer’s Report:   No activity has occurred since the last meeting and so the balance remains the same.   The board also again discussed the need to update the signatories for the association’s bank account.  Also, the board discussed the change resulting from 1st National Bank’s purchase of Metro Bank.

Statement account balance as of 12/31/2015:   $7,915.62

5. Committee Reports:

  • Communications:
    There has been more Facebook activity in response to the upcoming Groundhog Day event.  Mary Beth is in the process of producing the newsletter and will be working with Brian to have it posted.
  • Crime:
    Megan’s Law fliers were distributed by the police along 2nd Street, notifying residents there of the presence of a sex offender residing in their area of Shipoke.
  • Beautification:
    The board reviewed and approved the fundraising letter that is seeking donations for improvements to the Race Street Park.    Plans were made to have the letter distributed.
  • Social:
    Plans for Groundhog Day event were discussed.  The board approved a $200 budget.The date for Neighborhood Association’s next general meeting was set for April 3rd.  At an earlier meeting the board had discussed having that meeting at Los Tres Cubanos, but Jose explained that because of issues involved with the renovation project of the building’s second floor, it might be necessary to find an alternate location.  The board discussed the possibility of turning to the John Harris Mansion, a venue that has been used for previous meetings.

    Kayla agreed to be in charge of this year’s Easter Egg hunt in the park and the board approved a $150 budget for the event.

  • Fund Raising:
    Ellie Martindale reviewed the tentative schedule for the flea market which will probably be on July 9th.   She is continuing to wait to see when the Pump Primers will be holding their event.   The flea market is usually timed to coincide with the historic fire engine celebration.

6. Old Business:

  • The board discussed the problem of lights in the Kiddie Park, including one that appears to be broken.
  • Jose Manjon provided an update on the improvements being implemented at the restaurant and his efforts to have these changes approved by the various city boards.
  • There is an apparently abandoned vehicle on Tuscarora Street, a white van
  • There is a big pot hole on Race Street at Tuscarora and the city will be notified.

7. New Business:

  • The Comprehensive Plan being considered for Harrisburg will include a component on flood control.   There will be a meeting with a representative from the plan on February 18th, at 7 PM, at the Passage to India’s meeting room.  Glen Dunbar will be presiding.
  • The group the Harrisburg Young Professionals is planning on having a house tour in Shipoke on May 21st.  The board discussed the association’s participation in helping with this event and the contribution that the HYP made to the association the last time the event occurred here.

Date and Location of next meeting – March 7  at 7 pm, at the home of Mary Beth Follett.

8. Adjournment – The meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm