SHNA Board of Directors Minutes
December 19, 2006, Himmel Library Meeting Room
Present: Leon Bear, Carolyn Classen, Wallis Downer, Kathi McLaughlin, John O’Dowd, Gail Schuessler, Penny Simms, Frank Soltys, John Wilder
Absent: Janett Carbajal, Dottie Daniel, Doug Donahue, Michael Guymon
Guests: Debbie Stertz, Leonard & Betty Guarrara, Ed Schevill, Denice Blake, Nicea Wilder, Brad Holland (Dep. Co. Atty), Victor Quiros (Community Mediation Program).
Meeting called to order at 7:06 p.m. by O'Dowd.
Call to the Audience:
A. Home Tour 3/11/07 (Blake & Guarrara): Progress recruiting volunteers, homes, businesses, possible signage and banners publicizing event.
B. SH Cares for Seniors (Classen and Schevill): 1) Beginning 1/1/07 volunteers can be reimbursed 48 cents per mile by PCOA-RTA, which could be donated toward the project, 2) most requests thus far have been for transportation; 3) future financial support for cell phone will be needed.
C. Neighborhood Watch Project (Stertz): 1) a list of Neighborhood Watch Block Captains and other crime deterrent information will be included in the Winter Issue of News on Hughes, 3) curb house number painting project (approx. 200 done) at a standstill due to lack of manpower. Suggestions for completing project were Boy & Girl Scouts, Red Tag recipients and hiring someone. It was decided that Stertz will oversee a painter and submit expenses, NTE $300, to Bear for payment.
D. Newsletter/Membership/Public Relations: Winter issue of News on Hughes being finalized. Downer and Schuessler to co-chair in 2007.
E. Resources for Neighborhood Security (Holland): City Attorney's office handles misdemeanors, County Attorney's office handles misdemeanors and felonies. Burglaries (the biggest crime) usually are committed by someone within 150' of your house, someone you know, or new residents. Recent legislation provides that victims have a right to be notified, be present, and be heard at hearings, and neighborhood associations can now be registered as victims. Victims make a choice to apply for victim's rights, who will be contact person and who will be spokesperson at trial. A certified copy of an exclusion order zoning perpetrator out of the area can be obtained for prosecution of infractions.
F. Community Mediation Program: Quiros distributed two brochures detailing "a safe, neutral and voluntary way for people (especially neighbors) to resolve their disputes without going to court," conducted by volunteers.
Minutes of 11/21/06 Board Meeting: MSP approving.
Regular shares 63.02
Checking account 1,460.42
Money market account 5,295.63
CD at Washington Federal Savings 20,496.48
Balance as of 11/30/06 $27,315.55
The Agenda for the annual meeting 1/16/07 was discussed and finalized for inclusion in News on Hughes.
CCRC (Stoltys): Details of the Red Tag Pilot Program , to be implemented 1/1/07, distributed. Asst. Dean
of Students working on a provision for on-line code of conduct referrals.
Zoning (Schuessler): 2349 Hawthorne application denied. Future application notices will be directed to
Schuessler. Meetings being held to establish a standard to provide supporting information and outline
procedures to create a Neighborhood Preservation Zone, defined as an overlay zone in the LUC.
Traffic/Security (Simms): Committee may have information for the Annual Meeting.
Schools (Wallis): Distributed the SH School's December issue.
Meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.
Minutes prepared by Maxine Fifer, Tucson Office Professionals, 5250 E. Pima #131, 325-7721, firstname.lastname@example.org