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Meeting Minutes November 4, 2009

Agenda item:  Minutes from October 7, 2009

Discussion: Members asked if Liam was still interested in serving on the Board.

Action: Minutes were approved by a unanimous vote.


Agenda item: Property Concerns – 402 Broadway SE

Discussion: This vacant commercial building on the corner of Lead and Broadway is a magnet for crime in the area. Neighbor Kat Owensby has asked the Board for help.  Options were discussed. Amberley reported that the current owner of the building, Brian Rothman, is looking for a buyer.

Action: Karen volunteered to call Bill Hoch, former Board member and current member of the Safe City Task Force, to see what he recommended.

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Meeting Minutes October 7, 2009

It’s election time for the new year and the new and returning officers are as follows:

President, Joaquin Garofalo; Vice President, Amberley Pyles; Secretary, Bonnie Anderson; Treasurer, Ann Carson

We appreciate all of the volunteers that give their time to serve the Neighborhood Association.

Our largest fundraiser is fast approaching. Dickens of a Dinner that is now combined with the Victorian Ball, is scheduled for December 12th.

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Minutes July 7, 2009

As many of you may have noticed, there is a new fence around the Preservation Station as part of our efforts to make the site a meeting area for the association. Part of this plan, is to split some of the costs with TACA, who own the Station. An agreement is being written that will clearly define both of our financial obligations so that there will be no misunderstandings. We hope to start next year on doing some gardening to enhance the space and make the exterior an option for outdoor meetings.

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Minutes June 2, 2009

We have been notified that there will be a request for 119 Arno SE to issue a variance for surface parking on a temporary basis. Our goal has been to eliminate as many surface parking lots as possible, but this is how the lot is used currently and a change may provide an improved situation for the immediate neighbors. We still feel that surface parking lots attract a certain amount of undesirable activities, but we may be able to help both the developers and the Neighborhood

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Minutes April 7, 2009

We held a very successful workday at the Preservation Station to get things in better shape for our neighborhood meeting place. There was cleaning, painting, wiring, organizing and the scraping of very many layers of old paint off of the tiles in the bay. We had some very tasty scones to start the day and Joaquin provided pizza and soft drinks for the crew’s lunch. He is also looking into an easier way to remove the many layers of paint from the tiles in the bay. Despite all the hard work, we had a wonderful time and look forward to our partnership with TACA

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