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Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Board of Directors

Annual Meeting Minutes – 2nd Revision 2/8/05

January 18, 2005, Sam Hughes School


Present: Skip Andree, Leon Bear, Janet Carbajal, Carolyn Classen, Doug Donahue, John O’Dowd, Janys Neill, Gail Schuessler, Frank Soltys, Rick Stertz , Laddie Stewart-Hall, John Wilder


Guests: Fred Ronstadt and Michael Guymon/Ward VI, and presenters mentioned below.


Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. by John O’Dowd.


Nomination/election of Board members for 2005: Nominated were Skip Andree, Leon Bear, Janet Carbajal, Carolyn Classen, Doug Donahue, John O’Dowd, Gail Schuessler, Frank Soltys, Rick Stertz , Laddie Stewart-Hall, John Wilder, Paul Mackey, Roger Becksted, and Wallis Downer Joyner. Motion made and seconded, accepting the slate. The new Board was voted in by proclamation.


Treasurer Leon Bear had detailed 2004 financial reports available and reported the following as of 12/31/04:            Regular shares                      62.03

            Checking account        915.72

            Money Market Account            17,423.86

            Total                18,401.61


1.                  John Wilder spoke about the electronic communication available and encouraged residents to visit SHNA’s website at samhughes.org, as well as sign up for listserve.


2.                  Sherry Medina and Denice Blake spoke about the home tour scheduled for March 13, 2005, requesting volunteers for houses and monitors. $1 from each ticket is to be given to Sam Hughes School, the balance of net proceeds going toward water tower seed money.


3.                  John O’Dowd mentioned the possibility of future public informational meetings to enlighten residents of up-coming issues.


Motion made, seconded and unanimously passed to adjourn the business portion of the meeting.




1.                  Sam Hughes Multipurpose Room:  Principal Roseann DeCesari read January 4, 2005 correspondence addressed to John O’Dowd on behalf of the Sam Hughes School Site Council, thanking the Board for their efforts to “literally change the face of the school’s future multi-purpose room.” Initially the school intends to make a formal recommendation to the TUSD Board that they adopt the plan’s “Option B” detailed in the drawing package prepared by Jody Gibbs and Bob Vint, which includes relocating and expanding the overall footprint of the school library. Messrs. Gibbs and Vint showed proposed drawings and discussed the plan.


2.                  Traffic signal at 3rd & Tucson Blvd.: Doug Donahue and Rick Nassi, Administrator, Tucson Dept. of Transportation spoke about the planned signal which is scheduled for approval by Mayor & Council in a few weeks.


3.                  Carolyn Classen mentioned the possible sale of the First Church of Christ Scientist, development of Sam Hughes Place, and the Davis-Monthan corridor widening. She and Carol Ostrander, Outreach Coordinator, Neighbors Care Alliance, PCOA, spoke about the plans for use of the $8,754 grant, which would include forming a steering committee and hiring a coordinator at $10/hour, 12 hours per week, to begin canvassing the residents for those needing assistance. Former statistics showed that 10% of SHNA’s residents were over the age of 85.


4.                  Janet Carbajal spoke about the Don Mackey Redevelopment, including a recent possibility of using the space for non-profit housing for the elderly.


5.                  Councilman Ronstadt spoke about the new Ward VI facilities at Anderson & Country Club, as well as the critical issue of diminishing water supplies and how to manage future water supply.


Following a moment of prayer for the Tsunami victims, the meeting officially adjourned at 8:15 p.m., after which residents were encouraged to ask further questions of the presenters.


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