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  SHNA Board of Directors Minutes

June 20, 2006, Himmel Library Meeting Room

Present: Leon Bear, Janett Carbajal, Dottie Daniel, Doug Donahue, Michael Guymon, Kathi McLaughlin, Gail Schuessler, Penny Simms, Frank Soltys, Rick Stertz, John Wilder

Absent: Carolyn Classen, Wallis Downer, John O’Dowd

Guests: Laura Burge/Ward 6 Rep, Denice Blake, Sherry Medina, Debbie Stertz

Meeting called to order at 7:04 p.m. by Frank Soltys

Minutes of 5/16/06 Board Meeting: MSP approving as amended.

Acceptance of Agenda: MSP approving.

V.P. Report:

  1. Historic slide and swings still stand at Himmel Park
  2. O'Dowd addressed Sam Hughes School's desire and SHNA objection to keeping portables at last week's TUSD governing board meeting; construction began today on the school expansion project.
  3. Rainbow Bridge update: Donahue and Soltys attended a recent meeting; if Tax Increment Financing (TIF) extension fails, project will not happen (TIF extension passed 6/21.) Soltys and Donahue--self described cynics--were impressed with the UA proposal.

Treasurer’s Report

            Regular shares                            62.72

            Checking account                        2,886.93

Money market account                7,739.57

6-mo. CD at Washington Federal Savings 20,000.00

Balance as of 5/31/06                 $30,689.22

Home Tour: Poster for 3/11/07 event circulated and ideas suggested for publicity, business advertising, possible silent auction, banner for Country Club & 1st.

Call to Audience: Burge commented on drive-by crime in the SW quadrant (10th & Norris), need for feedback.

Committee Reports:


1.       MC3 issue: (Daniel lodged "Statement on Military Community Compatibility Committee Process and Recommendations" dated 5/17/06 regarding SHNA's position, presented at the 5/17 meeting, with the Secretary)

2.       Stertz report:

A.    502 N. Campbell Parking Lot operating under temporary use permit: planning opposition to renewal coming up end of October.

B.     Ward 6 meeting: Main question with City property--how single source developer allowed.

C.     Short term lease properties at 8th & Sawtelle: Met with Adrianne Ash.

D.    Plumer & 7th St.: City-owned property south of church property (drainage way) is not for sale

E.     3337 E. Speedway: Wireless tower installation

F.      Uncontested applications: 2121 E. 2nd, 2710 E. 7th

G.     Letters of protest/applications denied: 2143 E. 5th, 2910 E. 2nd

H.    Presidio Terrace Rezoning: Review despite being out of SHNA area

3.       Drachman Overlay Zoning Meeting: Schuessler advised next meeting 6/21, Miramonte and Jefferson Park attempting to retain integrity of their neighborhoods. McLaughlin reported their desire for "walking paths".

Traffic/Security Committee: Guymon's committee looking at ways to limit traffic; ward 6 to complete traffic count in September; requesting information from homeowners in the Summer newsletter.

Historic Preservation Committee: Restoration of Water Tower, SW corner 1st/Tucson Blvd: Committee met with Jody Gibbs re: adaptive reuse of tower property; looking into master plan for Himmel Park, gathering usage and demographics of Himmel Library; elderly housing not feasible; need good multi-faceted master plan funded through the decades with multiple owners (City, County, UofA, TUSD, etc.) Space could be used for meeting rooms, water preservation and landscape programs, housing library archives. Sam Hughes neighborhood will suffer if the City remains "criminally oblivious" to the human capital inherent in inner city neighborhoods.

Membership/PR: D.Stertz advised Summer newsletter going to press; inquired about website advertising ($100/yr) as a source of income; indicated a database would be helpful to track member numbers; expressed need for house address information if homeowner gets mail at a postoffice box (City does not circulate newsletters to postoffice boxes).

Schools:  Downer is inquiring what enrollment looks like for next year.

Parks & Rec: Karen Larkin, Parks & Rec, presenter at the July 18th meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m. 

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