SHNA Board of Directors Minutes
November 15, 2005, Himmel Library Meeting Room
Present: Skip Andree, Roger Becksted, Carolyn Classen, Doug Donahue, John O’Dowd, Wallis Downer, Paul Mackey, Gail Schuessler, Frank Soltys, Rick Stertz, John Wilder
Absent: Leon Bear, Janet Carbajal, Laddie Stewart-Hall
Guests: Kay Roth, Carol Ostrander & Molly Senor/SH Cares for Seniors, Marian Schwalm Furman
Meeting called to order at 7:05 p.m. by O’Dowd.
Agenda: MSP approving with rearrangement of reports
Minutes of 10/18/05 Regular Board Meeting and November 3, 2005 SpecialBoard Meeting: MSP approving.
1. New Board Member: MSP accepting Kathi McLaughlin, 2739 E. Carthay Circle, 85716, 325-6179,
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2. Annual Meeting: Suggestions made for breakout presentations, i.e., U of A Arboretum, Libby Davidson, Nina Trasoff, RTA, Neighborhood Watch, etc. A proposed budget is to be prepared.
Regular shares 62.43
Checking account 2,965.90
Money market account 25,602.34
Balance as of 10/31/05 $28,630.67
Sam Hughes Cares for Seniors:
1. Financials Mar.-Dec. 05 and proposed spending of $2,301.69 balance of United Way (green sheet) presented by Roth/Ostrander/Senor. Discussion followed about options for finding a home for the program, board being open to possibilities but cannot sustain program. Annual projection $500/mo or $6,000/yr.
2. Successor organization: 3 faith based churches (Catalina UMC, Temple Emanu-El, American Evangelical Lutheran) only wish to send representatives.
3. Insurance coverage: O'Dowd has the PCOA insurance application, providing $1M liability per incident $3M annual aggregate, auto not covered.
4. Motion by Mackey, seconded by Andree, that the steering committee evaluate the situation and make a recommendation to the board at the December meeting. Passed with 7 yes, 3 no.
5. Motion by Classen, seconded by Mackey, that the balance of the budget be spent as proposed on the green sheet. Passed.
1. Website: Has 2 new advertisers, could use more news
2. Membership is increasing, now stands at 236
3. The November issue of "News on Hughes" being finalized
Sam Hughes School: A final plan design was presented; job going out for bids
Traffic & Security:
1. Mackey Redevelopment Project: Waiting to hear from HUD re grant application.
2. Emergency Street & Traffic Maintenance: Contact info presented will be published in the January "News on Hughes"
3. 3rd & Tucson light: Should be up and running soon. O'Dowd to send thank you letter to the City and the press when ribbon cutting ceremony occurs
4. Neighborhood Watch: http://samhughes.org/documents/neighborhood-watch.htm if you and your block want to form a watch, use the guide provided.
5. Regional Transportation Plan: Some of the points in Mackey's correspondence were cited by the Board of Supervisors; there is a move to set up citizen based committees for each of the corridors, i.e., Grant, Broadway, 1st. Suggestion made to have an RTA program in the spring.
6. Bus Bench: Classen was successful in getting a bench via Ward 6 at the SE corner of Tucson Blvd./Speedway and is now waiting for a bus shelter.
1. Variance Request:1919 E. 3rd given okay for zero setback on the back; covenant recorded with Pima County re deed restrictions on real property--rooms not to be rented separately
2. DM Expansion: Formal mediation meeting10/19/05. Wide based interest about DM noise; steering committee meeting 11/16/05, next MC3 mediation meeting 11/30, public forum 12/14/05.
3. Infill Coalition: Next subcommittee meeting 11/21/05
University: Phase 2 Town & Gown to empower the neighborhood, spoke to some of the issues, i.e., mini-dorms, noise. Positive note: "Neighbors vs. Students" response was apology for poor choice of words, want to work with neighborhoods--students are neighbors.
Other Business: Board Member Laddie Stewart-Hall not active, citing health reasons.
Meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.
Minutes prepared by Maxine Fifer, Tucson Office Professionals, 5250 E. Pima #131, 325-7721, email@example.com