Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Board of Directors

Annual Meeting Minutes

January 20, 2004 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Sam Hughes School


Present: Mary Zulli, John Blackwell, John O’Dowd, Joan Johnson, Leon Bear, John Schwarz

Absent: Janys Neill, Dennis Garrison, Jean Millen, John Hinderaker


Guests: Michael Guymon/Ward VI; numerous residents of SHNA, Paul Cisek (see Presentation #1), representatives of the Sam Hughes School Project (see Presentation #2)


Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mary Zulli.




1.                  Paul Cisek regarding Rincon Market’s plan to apply for a #9 liquor license which would allow the sale of hard liquor in an off-sale mode, i.e. wine tastings for evening business.


2.                  Sam Hughes School Project: Kathy Mundiger, PTA; Principal Roseann DeCesari; Douglas Huie/Heery International, Project Manager; Frank Mascia & Valerie Hudson, CDG Architects; Marcus Jones, TUSD Director of Engineering & Plan Services.


Issue #1: Noisy AC units. Issues raised: reduce high decibal, why need to run AC at night (response: district has programmed dual units); Resident Randy Downer’s research indicates mitigation cost would run $500-$600  (response: cannot be mitigated without state approval). Rich Kinney offered to match funds with neighbors to fix AC problem. Later in the meeting motion made by Doug Donahue, seconded by Gladys Kenney, that SHNA Board consider funding the cost of mitigation. Motion carried.


Issue #2: Installation of  Activity Center Building to be completed in 6-9 months beginning summer 2004: Floor plan distributed. Reasons for need (loss of space because of full-time kindergarten, need for indoor space when inclement weather, don’t want to tear out existing athletic fields and equipment), site functional for school. Issues: why SHNA not notified of proposed installation; is school a historic building (response: state buildings not subject to historic review); how AC units to be housed, why not tile roof; why building not placed in another area, lack of setback info). 


Treasurer Leon Bear had detailed 2003 financial reports available and reported the following as of 12/31/03:            Regular shares                      61.50

            Checking account        1,444.18

            Money Market Account            15,230.08

            Total                16,735.76


Committee Reports:


Zoning/Mary Zulli: Re 6th & Campbell Development, the Committee arranged to develop CCRs to prevent commercial activity when unregulated, restrictions that are now part of the ordinance that went into the rezoning. There are still minor problems regarding variances.


Historic Preservation/John Blackwell: Discussed the water tower restoration project, i.e. renewal of City lease, hiring of an architect for preliminary plans, grant writers, funding.


Home Tour/Sherry Medina & Denice Blake: Home tour scheduled for 4/18/04, requested volunteers for houses and monitors. 1,000-1,300 people tour, $1 from each ticket to be given to Sam Hughes School, balance of net proceeds toward water tower seed money.


Traffic/Joan Johnson: Reported on the parking permit program south of 6th, north of 9th, between Campbell & Plumer. Violations can be reported to 791-5071, can request additional speed humps and stop signs. She explained the cost and procedure for obtaining additional speed humps and stop signs in their neighborhoods.


Nomination/election of Board members for 2004: Nominations: Leon Bear, John O’Dowd, Janys Neill, Frank Soltys, John Schwarz, Gail Schuessler, Elizabeth Parker, Skip Andree, Carolyn Classen, Doug Donahue, Laddie Stewart-Hall, John Wilder. Motion made by Molly McKassen, seconded by John Blackwell, accepting slate. The new Board voted in by proclamation.


Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.


Minutes prepared by Maxine Fifer, Tucson Office Professionals, 5102 E. Pima #H, 85712, 325-7721,