SHNA Board of Directors Minutes

March 15, 2005, Himmel Library Meeting Room

Leon Bear, Roger Becksted, Carolyn Classen, Doug Donahue, John O’Dowd, Wallis Downer, Paul Mackey, Gail Schuessler, Frank Soltys, Rick Stertz, Laddie Stewart-Hall, John Wilder

Absent: Skip Andree, Janet Carbajal

Guests: Carol Ostrander, Marian Furman, Charles & Kerith Morriss, Michael Guymon/Ward VI

Meeting called to order at 7:02 p.m. by O’Dowd.

Motion by Soltys, seconded by Stertz, approving the February 15, 2005 minutes and accepting the Agenda (moving Home Tour report ahead of President’s report). Passed.

Home Tour Report: Sherry Medina circulated and explained the results of the tour on 3/14/05, resulting in a donation to Sam Hughes School of $771.00 and an estimated net income dedicated to the Water Tower Project of $9,952.47.  The next tour will be scheduled for the 2nd Sunday in March 2007.

President’s report: 1) Sam Hughes School Addition: school district is insisting SHNA go with the architects who have redesigned the kitchen; SHNA will continue efforts to get contract written so that our architects control design and development, will arrange a meeting with Roger Pfeiffer;  2) district considering moving 6th grade back next year in portables; 3) Neighborhood forums continuing with DMAF issue, in-fill coalition. 

Treasurer’s Report as of 2/28/05:

            Regular shares               62.11

            Checking account        1,913.72

            Money Market account              17,454.99

            TOTAL                      $19,430.82

Treasurer reported that a 4-drawer fireproof cabinet was purchased for $304.12 to store SHNA records. His research regarding water tower funds was discussed at length and he is to prepare 3 separate accountings for the operation account, Neighbors Care and water tower at the April meeting.

 PCOA Neighbors Care: Classen reported that half of the grant ($4,377) has been received, the rest coming this summer. Steering committee interviewed 8 applicants and chose Kay Roth. Motion by Schuessler, seconded by Stewart-Hall approving the proposed Stipend Agreement, hiring Ms. Roth as an independent contractor. Motion carried. Various means of acquiring liability and auto insurance coverage was discussed and the steering committee will research. Ms. Ostrander reported that a representative from Temple Emanuel may be added to the steering committee. Stewart-Hall is focusing efforts on future grant to sustain the project, once the present grant funds are dissipated.

CCRC: Soltys reported 1) Spring Fling is 4/7-10 at Rillito Downs; 2) Park & Ride moving from Catalina Church to Don Mackey location; 3) UA and City Police gearing up for NCAA tournament; 4) Dean of Students filming a movie of adults acting like students getting red tagged to show students; 5) to report air traffic noise, call 228-5091; 6) UA Visitors Center moving to Two Pesos location; 7) a 37’ 100-yr-old boojam tree removed from cactus garden on campus.

Historic Preservation: Gifts of appreciation to the Home Tour Committee were discussed and will be pursued. Stewart-Hall is starting preliminary grant preparation with suggestions from Kim Crooks, is preparing a list of potential donors to contact, will eventually need funds to attend informational workshops.

Public Relations: 1) Debbie Stertz will be mapping location of current members, begin marketing program; 2) Wilder received suggestions to improve website, i.e., map of neighborhood with styles; viewers can post on listserve, download member application.

Zoning: Re DM Overflight Classen reported on moratorium of the southeast development/Houghton area master plan, neighbors suggesting the runway be moved, flight pattern be changed; Stertz reported 1) #12 liquor license applications by Nonie & Elle were not objectionable, but #6 applications should be protested; 2) attended Board of Adjustment meeting re Hesser variances; 3) query—how can HOAs and peer review become a part of the process while in-fill ordinances being crafted? 4) Lane Bogulas, buyer of Christian Science Church, working on concepts to keep church and offices with R-1 zoning.

The remainder of the Agenda was tabled due to lack of time.

Meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m. 

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