July 6, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes


SEN BOARD MEETING MINUTES JULY 6, 2017  7:00-8:30pm

Present: Board Chair David Monk, Board Vice-Chair Dennis Hebert, Board Treasurer Kit Kirkpatrick, Board members Deborah Noble, William Collinge, Cindy Allen, Laurel Burke, and Lynne McDonald. Absent: Board Secretary Emily Fox and at-large member Krystal Abrams.

Meeting minutes taken by both Cindy and David given Emily’s absence.

TRANSFERRING SIGNERS ON THE SEN ACCOUNT WITH US BANK

David indicated that the minutes presented to US Bank last month were insufficient and that more detailed minutes were needed to transfer the signers on the bank account.  Deborah Noble moved that the Board request that US Bank remove former Treasurer Ken Beesen and former Chair Heather Selicki as signers on the Associations bank account and replace them with new Treasurer Kit Kirkpatrick and new Chair David Monk.  Lynn McDonald seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Motion approved unanimously.

PICNIC

David led the discussion notifying the Board of the organizing done thus far by the Picnic Committee. It was agreed that the picnic would last the full four hours as previously suggested. As with last year David Saul has offered to play his guitar for the first half an hour as neighbors begin arriving.  We’ll have a 10 minute period after he finishes to make announcements and introduce board members. The Bhangra Dance Group will take the stage next and conduct lessons after their performance is finished. Another intermission with opportunity for non-profits who are tabling to have a brief time at the microphone to describe their organization to the attendees. An Ice cream social is scheduled next with the intention of having neighbors come to the tables and meet and talk while enjoying the donated ice cream. Comedic magician John Roy will entertain us after the social.

We’ll take a 30 minute break, do more announcements and have Mood Area 52 take the stage for two sets.

Pedal Power will provide the sound equipment and engineer. The City will reimburse the neighborhood association for some of the expenses and asks that the Board establish a budget for the picnic.

Some discussion and suggestions about specific timing and announcements. Everyone pleased with the picnic agenda. As requested by City HRNI staff David recommends that the Board establish a budget for the picnic. Some discussion about the costs of the sound equipment, engineer, and musicians. Deborah moved that the Board establish a $1000 budget for the picnic. Laurel seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Discussion about the testing of the communications equipment, the need to identify Block Captains, and initiate as many “Mapping Your Neighborhood” efforts as is possible.

LAND USE

Discussion about the possibilities of a refinement plan for the transportation corridor (Hilyard to E. and W. Amazon) in the neighborhood. It was suggested that a look at C-2 zoning might well produce similar positive effects and require less time and energy.  It was noted in this discussion that other neighborhoods have advocated for revisions to C-2 zoning and that the City Planning Dept. has begun to assess what changes might be appropriate.

EAST AMAZON REPAVING, BICYCLE LANES, AND LOSS OF PARKING

A recap of the discussion with Reed Dunbar from the City at last month’s meeting about the plans for E. Amazon and how best to reach out to those neighbors along that street who will loose their on-street parking. Reed contacted David and the two of them were working together to set up a

meeting with the affected neighbors to ascertain if there was support or not  for the project, identify objections, and possible solutions.

David adjourned the meeting at 8:32

Board Chair

David Monk