NE Neighborhood Association Meeting
2019, Ward III office
Attendance: James Croxen, Chris Janton, Cindy Sorrensen, Sally Rein’l-Bautista, Mark Rein’l-Bautista, Robert Mitchell, Vicki Mills, Jim Sauer, Ana Maria Lopez Medrano, Brian Silverstein.
Our meetings are the 4th Monday of the month, usually this is the last Monday of the month as well, but not always. Our meetings are on the calendar on our website, as our the meeting minutes, at: https://www.cgne-tucson.org/
Brian received a letter in the mail from Culinary Dropout
explaining that they are expanding their parking area to the east of their
current lot. The letter announced a meeting on this topic for those interested
at the Dropout on Monday, April 29 at 5:30.
The Ward III Shred-it Event was the past Saturday.
formation of committees – Cindy Sorrensen
Cindy sent out emails about the possible
formation of two new committees – one to explore changing the name of the
neighborhood and one to explore historic designation for the neighborhood. She received two responses about the name change – Brian and Sally, who were both at the meeting. They can decide if they want to pursue this idea. There is a financial and time burden for changing our name that will involve changing boundaries signs, printed materials, bank account names, etc.
Cindy received no responses about the historic
Status Designation – Update
There are different categories in which the
neighborhood could qualify; our neighborhood needs to identify which category
is viable for us.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is
an entity that provides grants to help to apply for historic status. There may
not be grants available.
More than 50% if the properties in the defined
neighborhood area should qualify for historic status. The area does not have to
be the whole neighborhood.
If the neighborhood wants to pursue a
preliminary assessment, we should contact Jody Brown from the Historic Preservation
Office to visit our neighborhood. Another option is to look for advice from
Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation.
It is a lot of work to pursue historic status
and probably not possible without professional help. It will involve money and time from neighbors. There seems to be little interest in this in the neighborhood.
Report – Vicki Mills
The balance in the bank is $1,541.82.
A reminder about voluntary dues will be send
several times during the year. Members of the neighborhood can pay dues during
picnic or any other time. Dues are a yearly donation to pay for neighborhood
Donation to Lend A Hand — Vicki Mills made a motion for our
neighborhood association to make a donation of $100.00 to Lend a Hand. All
members approved the donation.
Changing Meeting Frequency — There was a discussion about how often we should meet – monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly. We decided to continue to meet monthly, with reminders about the meeting sent the week before. However, the May meeting would be on Memorial Day, so our next scheduled meeting will be in June 24th at 6pm at Ward III office.
Grant Road Expansion: They meet the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Ward III office.
Transportation Improvement – Public meeting in May
by Ana Maria Lopez Medrano, Secretary