Sam Hughes Neighborhood Association Board of Directors
Annual Meeting Minutes
January 16, 2007, Sam Hughes School, 700 N. Wilson
Board Members Present: Leon Bear, Janet Carbajal, Doug Donahue, Wallace Downer, Michael Guymon,
Kathi McLaughlin, John O’Dowd, Gail Schuessler, Penny Simms, Frank Soltys, John Wilder
Guests: Council Member Nina Trasoff, Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall and presenters mentioned below. 90 homeowners were present.
The Business Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by President John O’Dowd. Ms. Trasoff spoke briefly on the issues of 6th & Campbell development, traffic patterns, Rio Nuevo, land use codes, transient situation.
Nomination/election of Board members for 2007: Nominated were Adrienne Ash, Leon Bear, Janet Carbajal, Carolyn Classen, Doug Donahue, John O’Dowd, Wallis Downer, Michael Guymon, Dottie Daniel, Kathi McLaughlin, Gail Schuessler, Penny Simms, Frank Soltys, and John Wilder. Motion made and seconded accepting the slate. The new Board was voted in by proclamation.
Treasurer Leon Bear reported the following as of 12/31/06:
Regular shares 97.64
Checking account 1,327.87
Savings account 5,306.29
Money Market Account 2,0496.48
Membership (Debbie Stertz): Reported that membership totaled 220 last year, representing approximately 14% of the homeowners.
Home Tour (Denice Blake): Introduced her committee, expressed need for volunteers, stated funds would be used for neighborhood projects.
Sam Hughes School (Principal Roseanne DeCesari):1. Sam Hughes Cares for Seniors Program (Phil Mueller, Carol Ostrander and Ed Schevill): Reported on progress following its revival.
2. Senior Housing Project (Carbajal): 3. 2006 Neighborhood Crime Stats (Capt. Terry S. Rozema, TPD Midtown Patrol Commander (791-5638) and Cpl. J. Brei, UoA Police Dept.): Stressed importance of reporting via 911 as stats reviewed weekly; part of sanctions if recurrent problem, violators can be involved in community projects.
4. Traffic (Guymon): Reported on progress getting traffic counts.
5. Neighborhood Watch (D. Stertz): Encouraged homeowners to enroll on listserve, get house numbers painted on curbs, register vehicles at www.azwatchyourcar.com.
6. Victim Witness (LaWall): Explained: 1) functions of understaffed, underpaid County Attorney's Office; 2) crime stats for SHNA show burglary, auto theft and larceny as major crimes; 3) victims of a felony have a right to be notified, appear in court, make a statement, or be represented by another entity; 4) major problem is meth (house being used to manufacture, dealing, chop shop).
Presentations concluded at 8:45, followed by breakout sessions including 1) Sam Hughes Elementary School; 2) Membership; 3) Home Tour; 4) SH Cares for Seniors; 5) Sr. Housing Project, 6) Neighborhood Watch.
Refreshments donated by Safeway.
Minutes prepared by Maxine Fifer, Tucson Office Professionals, 5250 E. Pima #131, 85712, 325-7721, firstname.lastname@example.org