SHNA Board of Directors Minutes
October 18, 2005, Himmel Library Meeting Room
Present: Leon Bear, Roger Becksted, Janet Carbajal, Carolyn Classen, Doug Donahue, John O’Dowd, Wallis Downer, Paul Mackey, Gail Schuessler, Frank Soltys, John Wilder
Absent: Skip Andree, Rick Stertz, Laddie Stewart-Hall
Guests: Michael Guymon/Ward VI, Kay Roth/SH Cares for Seniors, Ken O'Day/Campbell-Grant Neighborhood Assn.
Meeting called to order at 7:05 p.m. by O’Dowd.
Motion by Soltys, seconded by Donahue, accepting the Agenda, Passed.
Motion by Mackey, seconded by Bear, approving the 9/20/05 minutes as amended (correct spelling of "Guymon" and "Schwalm"). Passed.
Call to the Audience: O'Day attending re Regional Transportation Authority Plan, Grant Road widening
President's report: O'Dowd submitted a letter to Southwestern Fdn. Re feasibility of having a community joint use facility with THS for fitness and aquatic center.
Regular shares 62.39
Checking account 2,545.90
Money market account 25,575.19
Balance as of 9/30/05 $28,183.48
Sam Hughes Cares for Seniors: Kay reported the program will not be funded in 2006, so she will attempt to extend her position as program coordinator and explore other funding options. Insurance coverage for volunteers was discussed.
Traffic & Security:
1. Regional Transportation Plan: Mackey placing emphasis on trying to have them look at streets as part of built-up area of Tucson. His proposed letter to the Natl. Transportation Authority Board, RTA Citizens Advisory Committee and RTA Technical/Management Committee was discussed at length. O'Day stressed it is important for a fresh voice, that they are still struggling with the plan, may opt to postpone May '06 election until November. Motion by Classen, seconded by Mackey that the letter be sent, (copy to media) with language revised to opposing the present plan, suggesting modifications (concerning the streetcar). Passed.
2. Transit on the Move: Donahue distributed a 10/10/05 memo from City COT Project Mgr. Shellie Ginn.
Public Relations: The October "News on Hughes" stimulated 30 new memberships. The Board also acknowledged receipt of Robin Laidlaw's letter.
1. DM Expansion: Classen reported funds of $2,000 from Ronstadt's office, $10,000 from Pima Co., $12,000 State Dept. of Commerce to pay staff support and new facilitator.
2. Infill Coalition: Town/Gown Forum 9/21/05 was well attended. Comments from the panelists distributed to the Board.
Schools: O'Dowd displayed the final design development plan for Sam Hughes School addition.
University: Soltys attended 2 meetings re University President search and believes neighborhood input is immaterial to the process
Billboard Issue: County voted 3-2 to reject the mediation decision of Judge Fleishman, deciding to litigate.
Meeting adjourned at 8:57 p.m.
Minutes prepared by Maxine Fifer, Tucson Office Professionals, 5250 E. Pima #131, 325-7721, firstname.lastname@example.org