SHNA Board of Directors Minutes

October 17, 2006, Himmel Library Meeting Room

Present: Leon Bear, Janett Carbajal, Carolyn Classen, Doug Donahue, Wallis Downer, Kathi McLaughlin, John O’Dowd, Gail Schuessler, Penny Simms, Frank Soltys, John Wilder

Absent: Dottie Daniel, Michael Guymon

Guests: Jack & Susie Isselin, Nicea Wilder, Dick Basye, Oscar & Judy Gandy, UA Student Grant Stratton

Meeting called to order at 7:05 p.m. by O'Dowd.

Minutes of 9/19/06 Board Meeting and 10/3/06 Special Meeting, Acceptance of Agenda: MSP approving after revisions.

Call to the Audience:

A.                 Jack Isselin circulated a proposal submitted to Council Member Nina Trasoff regarding the need for a secure, sound resistant barrier wall, given the encroachment of ongoing commercial development, suggesting location on the south side of the east-west alley between 6th and 5th Streets and between Campbell Ave. and Norris Ave.

B.                 Grant Stratton requested the names/emails of the Board for the purposes of a study of how organizations work. MSP that he be allowed this information, Donahue opposing.

President's Report:

A.                 No Zoning Chair: Rick Stertz having resigned from the Board and Carolyn Classen having resigned as Zoning Co-Chair. O'Dowd will contact Paul Mackey as a possible replacement.

B.                 Development of NE corner of 6th & Campbell: There has been no filing; therefore premature to discuss.

Treasurer’s Report:

            Regular shares                            62.92

            Checking account                        1,472.18 

Money market account                5,277.22

CD at Washington Federal Savings             20,000.00

Balance as of 9/19/06                 $26,812.32

MSP that the CD (maturing 10/10/06) be renewed at 5.35% for 7 mos. MSP that Bear write a check to Alltel (cell phone) for $173.58 to be used by SH Cares for Srs.

Committee Reports:

CCRC (Soltys):

A.                 Door hangers "Having a Party?" prepared by UA Office of Community Relations distributed

B.                 Neighborhood had 27% of the 22 red tags in September

C.                 Student Code of Conduct has relaxed Red Tag violations to minor in possession, drugs or violence

D.                 UMC breaking ground on 7-story bldg. north of existing hospital w/heliport on top

E.                  December is annual meeting with Pres. Shelton

F.                  Inter collegiate athletics basketball/volleyball training facility on mall--due to CPAC efforts originally 47' tall, depressed to 28'

G.                 4 aleppo pines saved

SH Cares for Seniors (Classen): Phil Mueller acting as administrative coordinator. Database being set up of 30 volunteers, hope to start up 11/1, interviewing clients, brochures have been updated.

Zoning (Schuessler):

A.                 16 neighborhoods were represented at the 9/7/06 Planning Commission meeting resulting in the recommendation that all Residential Cluster Projects of 5 acres or less go to a public hearing before the Zoning Examiner. RCP identified certain criteria to protect neighborhoods.

B.                 Neighborhood Preservation Zone establishing design criteria for overlay zones (Miramonte & Jefferson Park).

Traffic/Security (Guymon/Simms): TDOT will conduct traffic counts separately in each quadrant starting with the NW quadrant. Committee hopes to have traffic counts completed by the end of 2006.

Historic Preservation (Soltys): Next meeting 10/24/06. Trying to save water tower by investing in the park, revisiting master plan.

Membership/Public Relations (Wallis): Wallis will contact Debbie Stertz re Neighborhood Watch activities and preparation of the newsletter Winter Issue.

Schools (Wallis): Exterior gates at SH School locked for greater security. Main reason for absences is parents taking kids on trips.

Don Mackey Project (Carbajal): Should hear in next 2 weeks if application accepted. Concerns about the graffiti/vandalism of the building (City should take responsibility), preservation of Christmas lights on property.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.  

Minutes prepared by Maxine Fifer, Tucson Office Professionals, 5250 E. Pima #131, 325-7721,