SHNA Board of Directors Minutes
March 21, 2006, Himmel Library Meeting Room
Present: Leon Bear, Janett Carbajal , Dottie Daniel, Doug Donahue, John O’Dowd, Wallis Downer, Kathi McLaughlin, Gail Schuessler, Frank Soltys, Rick Stertz, John Wilder
Absent: Carolyn Classen, Michael Guymon, Paul Mackey
Guests: Tim Murphy (City of Tucson); Jim Murphy (Tucson Housing); Joy Taylor (HUD consultant); Peg Harmon (Catholic Community Services); Tom McQuillen, Alex Rycar, Nicea Wilder, Robin & Gary Russell
Meeting called to order at 7:03 p.m.
Agenda & Minutes of 2/21/06 Board Meeting: MSP approving.
Presentation: McQuillen & Taylor discussed the re-application of the 56-unit housing for elderly at 2121 E. Broadway, co-sponsored by Tucson Housing Foundation and Catholic Community Services, and requested a letter of support and approval of the concept. Details of the project were reiterated for new members of the Board.
Treasurer’s Report as of 2/28/06
Regular shares 62.59
Checking account 5,196.09
Money market account 25,710.67
Balance as of 10/31/05 $30,969.35 (does not include $173.58 SH Cares for Seniors funds)
$20,000 was invested in a 6-mo. CD at Washington Federal Savings at 4.25%.
Historic Preservation Committee (Co-Chairs McLaughlin & Soltys; other members O'Dowd & Daniel)Three goals are: 1) move on water tower site in some capacity, identify appropriate development; 2) protect the historic identity of the neighborhood, density, quality of life, etc.; 3) preservation of Sam Hughes School, advocate for appropriate renovation (kitchen project).
Traffic/Security Committee: (Chair Guymon, other members Donahue, Daniel, Penny Sims)Goals are: 1) further discuss strategies that reduce speeds within the neighborhood; 2) further discuss strategies that more adequately light the neighborhood; 3) study programs & initiatives that would help to resurface the neighborhood streets; 4) investigate garbage truck problem deteriorating pavement in alleyways and cul-de-sacs; 5) look for partnering opportunities with UAPD and TPD to create safer and more peaceful environments for the residents; 6) investigate improvement district processes that would help to install sidewalks where none currently exist; 7) investigate means to reduce noise impact of beeping traffic signals on the neighborhood
Public Relations/Newsletter Committee: (Downer, Debbie Stertz, Wilder)Debbie presented 3 goals: 1) continue to increase membership (now at 200); 2) quarterly newsletters (deadlines & publication dates circulated); 3) proposal for Neighbor Af-Fair at Sam Hughes School Sunday, 4/23/06. MSP approving up to $500 to fund the event. A motion to allocate 10% of dues collected 4/1/06-3/07 for a similar event in '07 was withdrawn and the issue was referred to the budget committee (R. Stertz & Bear) to use as a guideline for the '07 budget. A fundraiser of especially designed tiles is being investigated further.
Zoning Committee: (Co-Chairs Classen & R. Stertz; other members Carbajal, Schuessler, McLaughlin)Pro/con forum & discussion on proposed RTP scheduled for 4/5/06 at Sam Hughes Elementary School. The committee will 1) monitor MC3 re DMAFB noise; 2) monitor MOU with Sam Hughes Place developers re off-site parking; 3) work with development of church properties; 4) participate in meetings with the City Planning Commission's Infill Subcommittee. R.Stertz will process any objections to lot developments.
Schools: O'Dowd, Downer, Schuessler
TUSD Board meeting 3/28 to vote on Sam Hughes School Addition
1. Resignation of Roger Becksted accepted; MSP inviting Penny Simms to fill vacancy.
2. MSP supporting HUD's reapplication of 2121 E. Broadway by letter to Mayor & Council
3. RTA position in newsletter postponed
4. R.Sterz suggested all committees prepare written reports for distribution at board meetings
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