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SHNA Board of Directors Minutes

July 17, 2007, Himmel Library Meeting Room

Present: Leon Bear, Janett Carbajal, Michael Guymon, Kathi McLaughlin, John O’Dowd, Gail Schuessler, Frank Soltys, Penny Simms, Ed Stokes, John Wilder.

Absent: Carolyn Classen, Doug Donahue, Wallis Downer.

Guests: C.T. Revere/Chief of Staff, Ward 6; M.J. Talbot, Sylvia Mungaray, Larry Roberts

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

Minutes of 6/19/07 Board Meeting, acceptance of the agenda: MSP approving.

Call to Audience: Revere reported no news on Sheraton Hotel, was given several items by the Board to check on.

Announcements: Carbajal invited the Board to National Night Out on 8/7/07, beginning at 7 p.m., on 8th Street between Plumer and Olsen.

President's Report (O'Dowd):

1.                   Correspondence dated 7/11/07 to DeCesari and Smorra re Sam Hughes Elementary requesting meeting to discuss capital improvements to the grounds circulated.

2.                   Correspondence dated 6/20/07 to Mayor and Council re proposed signage code changes circulated. Mayor and Council voted not to proceed until reformatting and substantive changes made.

Treasurer’s Report (Bear):

            Regular shares                            98.11

            Checking account                        3,503.57

Money market account                5,368.96

CD at Washington Federal Savings             28,626.53

Balance as of 43007                   37,597.17

501(c)(3) Status has been achieved. Statement of Income & Expenses for 6 months ending 6/30/07 circulated.

Committee Reports:

1.       Historic Buildings Restoration and Readaptive Use (Soltys): Important meeting 7/31/07, 6:30 p.m., at Himmel Park Library, to look at proposal and contemplate next steps.

2.       Campus Community Relations (Soltys): Next meeting 8/14/07.

3.       Seniors Care Program: (Talbot): Coordinator taking a leave of absence, may need a replacement; 31 total calls in June (client calls 18); rendered 13 services to 5 clients. Only have 4 volunteers now; 3 volunteers turned in reports for $33.47 RTA reimbursement.

4.       Crime Prevention/Traffic Safety (Simms, Guymon): Traffic survey is finished, City recommends a plan be drawn based on neighborhood input, safety and speed cautions in heavy traffic areas; will apply for grants. Homeowners could proceed individually to install speed bumps and sidewalks.

5.       Newsletter/Membership/Webmaster:

A. Fall issue of News on Hughes deadline 8/24/07.

B. Membership report (D.Stertz) indicates 179 current members (26 new members). Recommendations to

increase membership for 2008: January mailing Special 2008 postcard mailing; pull existing member postcards prior to mailing and provide handwritten reminder of renewal; establish quarterly tracking from receipts defining new or renewing members.

6.New Board Members: MSP electing Sylvia Mungaray and Larry Roberts to serve the remainder of the term.

7.        Elderly Housing Project (Casitas on E. Broadway, LLC): (Roberts, Carbajal): After discussion, MSP authorizing Roberts and Carbajal to go to the Casitas Board of Directors and request that the architect and contractor identify potential options (and associated construction cost estimates) for improving the project. In addition, SHNA would offer to pay any additional professional fees for identifying the project upgrades. Payment of these additional fees would require a fee proposal to be approved by the SHNA board.

8.       Land Use/NPZ (McLaughlin/Schuessler):

  1. Addition to 2820 E. 3rd: MSP that SHNA has no objections to the proposed development, only concern being the side yard on the east is less than 4 feet.
  2. Next NPZ meeting 7/19/07 when 5 groups will distill suggestions created at meetings.

9.       Special Events (Soltys):

  1. Free swim 8/11/07 12-6, estimated cost $50-60. MSP payment of $108.10 for banner.
  2. Social Board meeting 8/21/07, 6:30 p.m., at Old Peking.
  3. Suggestion that a Forum be held in the new activity room at Sam Hughes Elementary in the fall.

10.   Public Schools (O'Dowd): Ongoing efforts to coordinate playground design at Sam Hughes Elementary, $90,000 grant at Tucson High.

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.

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