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SHNA Board of Directors Minutes

June 19, 2007, Himmel Library Meeting Room

Present: Leon Bear, Janett Carbajal, Doug Donahue, Wallis Downer, Michael Guymon, Kathi McLaughlin, John O’Dowd, Gail Schuessler, Frank Soltys, Penny Simms, John Wilder.

Absent: Carolyn Classen, Ed Stokes.

Guests: Rosanna Ortiz-Montoya, Asst. Principal, Mansfeld; Steve Tofel, Tofel Construction; Tom McQuillen and Joy Taylor (Don Mackey Project); Larry Roberts, Sylvia Mungaray.

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Minutes of 5/15/07 Board Meeting, acceptance of the agenda: MSP approving.

Call to Audience:

1.       Mrs. Montoya spoke on Mansfield and their new program:

  1. Open enrollment at Mansfield at all TUSD schools
  2. Excellent teachers had been hired
  3. Revamping of existing program: laptops available to all students, honors program, challenging curriculum
  4. Mansfield being certain to serve the needs of all students
  5. Students will leave Mansfield with 21st century skills

2.       Elderly Housing Project (Don Mackey): Tom McQuillen, architect for the project, did a presentation with photos, drawings, maps and architectural plans. Issues being addressed in planning include: noise, traffic problems, scale of buildings, safety and security for residents.

President's Report (O'Dowd):

1.       2 Board members, John Cwik and Adrienne Ash, have resigned. MSP accepting resignations.

2.       Met with Roger Pfeuffer re: Sam Hughes families not sending their children to Mansfield and our concerns about that.

3.       Bids have been opened for 6 additional classrooms at Mansfield.

Treasurer’s Report (Bear):

            Regular shares                            98.03

            Checking account                        2,624.57

Money market account                5,358.52

CD at Washington Federal Savings             28,626.53

Balance as of 43007                   36,707.65

Discussion on non-profit 501(c)(3) status followed.

Committee Reports:

A.                 Crime Prevention/Traffic Safety (Simms): Discussed Safe Routes to School Program through City of Tucson/Pima C. Programs focus on making it safer for children to walk to school. Also discussion on Tamayo person who has been harassing Sam Hughes residents.

B.                 Historic Buildings Restoration and Readaptive Use (Soltys): Not much going on.

C.                 Campus Community Relations (Soltys): Construction project right on schedule at corner of Campbell & 3rd. Also new gate at the east entrance.

D.                 Newsletter/Membership (Schuessler): Summer issue of News on Hughes will go out shortly.

E.                  Land Use/Infill Coalition/Mackey Project: O'Dowd feels we haven't spent enough time on Mackey Project but we will have a voice in decision making. It is a "fast track" DESIGN. Do we need to bring in our own architect as we did with the school addition? Also might some Rio Nuevo money be used to improve the project? Can we get the City or HUD to build a better project? O'Dowd will approach architect Jim Gresham about helping with the project. Schuessler attended NPZ Committee meeting.

F.                  Open Swim Day at Himmel Park Pool: Soltys authorized to arrange for 8/11/07, 12-6 pm.

New Business (McLaughlin): A sign code amendment is to be brought before City Council in a week. Could the board contact council members to say this amendment is not ready to go before Council, it is poorly done and needs to be corrected. MSP to write a letter to the mayor and Council to postpone action on the amendment until errors in document are corrected and issues impacting neighborhood are resolved.

Meeting adjourned at 9:35 p.m.  

Minutes prepared by Wallis Downer.