SHNA Board of Directors Minutes
February 20, 2007, 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: Adrienne Ash, Michael Guymon
Guests: Denice Blake/Home Tour, John Cwik, Ed Stokes, (Alex, Emilie & Adrien Brill, Celeste Coguen, Richard Rushforth on behalf of Solar Rock), (Thomas McQuillen, Tim Murphy, Jim Murphy, George Parke on behalf of Don Mackey property project), Lori Stratton, Sam Hughes School PTA President.
Meeting called to order at 7:02 p.m. by O'Dowd.
Minutes of 12/19/06 Board Meeting & 1/16/07 Annual Meeting: MSP approving.
Call to the Audience:
A. Mackey project: McQuillen displayed various views of the proposed development. 1) Teardown has begun by B&C Demolition; 2) City Housing Fdn. will be appointing board members, originally 7, asking for 3-4 volunteers from SHNA; 3) O'Dowd requested that a provision be included in the architect's contract allowing neighborhood's ability to look at the design before signing; 4) Soltys to investigate disposal of Christmas ornaments. A time-frame plan was distributed, with tentative HUD initial closing and commencement of construction April 2008.
B. Step It Up/Solar Rock event: Emilie detailed the free event re: global warming, to be held 4/14/07, tentatively 12-4 pm, in Himmel Park's middle amphitheater; music to be solar powered and interspersed with speakers. Flyers informing the neighborhood were suggested; Emilie to draft letter of approval to City to be signed by O'Dowd.
C. Sam Hughes School: Stratton detailed renovations being considered, i.e., planting 40 trees, new sandbox/sod, change in entrances, scoring on sidewalks, extending playground, relocating basketball courts.
D. Home Tour 3/11/07 : Blake has 8 houses scheduled, needs at least one more as well as volunteers. Apprised the Board that the sign at 1st & Country Club has been replaced.
Regular shares 97.72
Checking account 2,073.12
Money market account 5,316.97
CD at Washington Federal Savings 20,496.48
Balance as of 1/31/07 27,984.29 ($60 collected at annual meeting unaccounted for)
Corporate tax return and application for 501(c)(3) status have been filed.
A. Zoning (Schuessler): Property at 1925 E. 5th filed for 3 variances to develop property from 1400 to 4000 sq.ft. Concern was expressed that Board of Adjustment notices are not being received in a timely manner (presently mailed to P.O. Box).
B. Traffic/Security (Simms): Guymon asked to vacate chair position.
C. Historic Preservation/Parks (Soltys): Should have report next month, at which time committee will look over and present plan for board approval on 3/20/07. Next committee meeting 3/28/07.
D. President's Report (O'Dowd): Hoping for aquatic center as part of Tucson High P.E. plans.
E. SH Cares for Seniors (Classen): Presently 20 trained volunteers, 6 actual clients being served; next meeting 3/8/07. Still $135 credit on cell phone; may need funds for new brochures.
F. Newsletter/Membership/Public Relations (Downer): Spring issue of News on Hughes deadlines: 3/15 for articles, mailing out 4/12. Debbie Stertz will continue as Member Chair.
Nominations for Board vacancies: John Cwik and Ed Stokes were voted in by acclamation.
Meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.
Minutes prepared by Maxine Fifer, Tucson Office Professionals, 5250 E. Pima #131, 325-7721, email@example.com