SHNA Board of Directors Minutes
November 16, 2004, Himmel Library Meeting Room
Present: Skip Andree, Leon Bear, Janet Carbajal, Carolyn Classen, John O’Dowd, Frank Soltys, Laddie Stewart-Hall, Gail Schuessler, Rick Stertz , John Wilder
Absent: Doug Donahue, Janys Neill
Guests:Peter McNellis, Tom Powers, Jane & Roger Becksted, Denice Blake, Sherry Medina, Michael Guymon/Ward VI
Presenter: Kimberley Elliott, College of Medicine, UMC
Meeting called to order at 7:03 p.m. by O’Dowd.
Motion by Bear, seconded by Soltys, that the Minutes of both the 10/19/04 meeting and the 11/3/04 special meeting be approved. Passed.
Motion by Andree, seconded by Schuessler, accepting the Agenda. Passed.
President’s report: Waived in deference to committee reports to be presented.
Treasurer’s Report as of 10/31/04:
Checking account 932.11
Money Market account 17,393.33
*Includes balance of $500 donated by Southwest Foundation and $500 Downer contribution earmarked for the Sam Hughes School Activities Bldg. issue.
Call to Audience: Roger Becksted (So. Park Neighborhood Assn.) discussed the City Transportation meeting concerning a trolley from Rio Nuevo to UMC. He agreed to serve on SHNA Transportation committee.
Guest Presentation: Ms. Elliott discussed Project Reach, a training research study offered by the U of A and Pima Community College. 1,110 volunteer participants (people who want to help someone quit smoking) are needed. After an hour orientation, training can be completed by 4.5 hr. classroom session or 4-6.5 hr. training on the web base (in computer lab). For more information call 626-1900.
2005 Home Tour: Set for March 13, 2005, 12-5 PM, 8 sites confirmed. $1 of the $15 ticket will be donated to the school with the net balance going to the water tower preservation. Suggestions for displays at the water tower, additional sites discussed. Motion by Stewart-Hall, seconded by Soltys supporting the proposed budget of $3,050. Passed.
Historic Preservation: Stewart-Hall and O’Dowd discussed the TUSD board meeting 11/10/04 regarding the Sam Hughes School Activities Bldg. Our architects’ concept was favorably reviewed. Comparable costs involved: original “box” under-estimated at $150,000, realistically $300-350. Proposed alternative $379,700 or $475,200 with expanded library. Board has 60 days after opening bids to decide. Their next meeting 12/14/04.
Zoning: Carolyn reported that:
B. A series of city in-fill forums are scheduled by the Drachman Institute, the Neighborhood Infill Coalition and City Councilman Steve Leal concerning the proposed land use code changes.
C. United Way grant for $9,000 concerning the Neighbors Care Alliance. Should hear in the next month.
Parks & Recs: Stewart-Hall reported Mr. Guymon is facilitating a meeting with the City re obtrusive amplified music at Himmel Park.
Other business: Mackey Development Project: Carbajal and Stertz from the board attended a meeting with City Staff on 11/9/04. Primary neighborhood concerns are traffic circulation, noise buffer, no student housing, retaining the alley along the north boundary and possible abandonment of Olsen & Plumer as it relates to future circulation and access. Committee meeting next on 11/18/04.
Traffic: Tucson Blvd./3rd St. intersection. Mr. Guymon reported that flashing lights will be installed in a year’s time, but improvements will not include a traffic light with button for pedestrians and bicyclists. Painted no turns on street surface being done in the meantime. The traffic committee will continue to pursue installation of a traffic light with button not planned at this time.
Meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m. Next meeting December 21, 2004.
Minutes prepared by Maxine Fifer, Tucson Office Professionals, 5102 E. Pima, 325-7721, firstname.lastname@example.org