SHNA Board of Directors Minutes

April 21, 2009, Himmel Park Library Meeting Room

Present: Rick Bell, Janett Carbajal, Carolyn Classen, Doug Donahue, John ODowd, Wallis Downer, Steve Gilsdorf, Kathi McLaughlin, Sylvia Mungaray, Gail Schuessler, Frank Soltys, Ed Stokes, John Wilder.

Guests:, Carol Kipp, Madelyn Cook, Ronald DeVarde, Sherry Medina/Home Tour, Michael Coward, UAPD Officer Cindy Spasoff, TPD Officer Brianne Johnson, Louanne Panepento, Vytes Sakalas, Rick Stertz/Crime Prevention, Molly McKasson, Lori Boston/WUNA, Kendall Kroesen, Restoration Program Mgr./Tucson Audobon Society.

Meeting called to order at 7:05 p.m.

Tucson Audobon Society/Kroesen: A 30-minute power point presentation regarding ecological issues and suggestions to develop a landscape design for adaptive use at the 1st Street water pump station.

Approval of 3/17/08 BOD Minutes: Motion/second/passed approving as corrected.

Home Tour Results/Medina: Net proceeds $11,251.39. Next home tour 3/13/11.

NeighborFest 2009/Boston/Classen: Scheduled 10/25/09, 1-4:30 pm, 4th Ave. & University Blvd. MSP that SHNA be a contributing co-sponsor based on insurance coverage clarification, Stokes opposing.

President's Report - O'Dowd: 1) trash receptacle on north side of parking lot - Parkwise rep invited to May meeting; 2) Crime prevention report prepared by McLaughlin & Panepento circulated; 3) will serve as Military Community Relations Committee rep with objective to get F-16s from out of state ANG units to train out of TIA.

Vice President's Report - Stokes: 1) Spoke with Jay Tolkoff/PJ Subs who has obtained a wine & beer license and is pursuing business; 2) Praise for Blenman-Elm hazardous waste collection.

Treasurer - Gilsdorf: As of 4/22/09 Washington Federal CD = $33,400; Vantage West Credit Union balance $16,458.43. ACC report filed. Researching necessity for IRS return, will prepare suggested budget for consideration at May meeting.

Secretary - Classen: Sam Hughes Cares for Seniors requesting $600 be budgeted in 2009; there is presently a $350 balance but new brochures and cell phone are anticipated expenses.

Land Use/Schuessler: Italian Men's Concert at Benedictine Monastery 5/19/09.

Traffic/Treat Ave. Bikeway/Parkwise/Donahue: 1) Potholes: spoke with Roger Carrillo; no $$ for paving, for repairs contact him or DOT, 791-3154, with precise street address; 2) Treat Ave. Bicycle Blvd.: Spoke with Tom Thivener, 837-6691. UofA student Ginny Leijonhufvud has prepared a Master Plan featuring traffic circles in Sam Hughes at 1st, 3rd, 5th and 8th Sts.; safe crossing lights at Speedway, 6th & Broadway; 5 miles in length from Rillitto to Aviation Hwy. 3) Traffic circle at 3rd is funded. Zoll will be invited to May meeting.

Crime Prevention/Stertz: 1) Neighborhood Watch has expanded with 22 new groups since October 2008; 2) Great platform created with good communication to TPD and UAPD, suggest concept be developed with the Himmel or 4-Corners Coalition; 3) Quality of Life Survey - NW Captains and volunteers passing out flyer, which gives website, or contact for mailing.

Membership - Bell: Because of low order, T-shirts will cost $10-$11.

Schools - Stokes/O'Dowd: 1) Reader Night 4/23/09; SH Principal leaving in May; SH Elementary School received 4 pink slips; Tucson High received 23.Determination waiting until legislature does the budget.

CCRC/Soltys:1) 4/22 is Earth Day on campus; 2) 4/22 "Greek Life" fundraiser for Diamond Children's Hospital, 5 restaurants participating; 3) "Make a Difference Day" on 3/28 had 500 volunteers; 4) Paul Mackey applauded for representing the neighborhood re the 5-year update on the Campus Comprehensive Plan.

Elderly Housing/Casitas on Broadway/Carbajal: Will not be able to close until May, break ground until June. Exterior color chosen (like Arizona Inn), 3 telephone poles must be moved at a cost of $90,000. Benedictine Monastery will have a spring yard sale on 5/3/09 for needed restoration, donations welcome.

Historic Preservation/Soltys: Himmel pool only open May 27-July 31. Date for the pool party to be determined.

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m., at which time the Board went into Executive Session.

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