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Meeting Minutes February 3, 2010


Dickens—Ann reported that although profits from this year’s event were still not finalized, it was clear that less profit was made than in previous years.  In addition, guests reportedly missed the ambience created by visiting historic homes that had been decorated for the season.  Kay reported that certain aspects of the event were easier for volunteers: using a professional kitchen; not having to arrange for houses to host the dinner.

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Meeting Minutes, January 6, 2010

Agenda item: Dickens

Discussion: Ann reported that there were 62 paid attendees, including 30 for the Ball.  Overall, the profit was between $600 and $700.  (Only an estimate was available since not all bills had been submitted and paid.)  Ann noted that in previous years, the event had netted about $1200.  Ann and Cindy Carson summarized comments from attendees indicating that they preferred the previous event, held in historic homes in the neighborhood, to the current year’s event held at the Greek church.  Attendees also noted that they preferred the menu in previous years to this year’s menu.  There was a brief discussion of the extent of decorations this year compared to previous years, and whether it might be possible to resurrect some sort of carriage ride in future years, even if the horses we used in the past were not available.

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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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