Minutes – Annual Meeting, November 13, 2016

Campbell Grant Northeast Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting
November 13, 2016 Conner Park

Voluntary Dues and Donations were collected during sign in.

President Bill Halvorson called the meeting to order at 1:10 P.M.

Introductions:

Officers: Bill Halvorson – President
Chris Janton – Vice President
Jana Guymon – Treasurer
Rebecca Cramer – Secretary

Others: Thirty residents and guests from the Police Department were present. Minutes from last meeting on 11/08/15 were approved.

Treasurer’s Report: Jana Guymon gave the annual report. The balance as of November 1, 2016, was $335. The report was approved.

Bill gave an overview of street construction projects that affect our neighborhood:

  1. The Campbell Avenue Beautification project is finished
  2. The repaving of Tucson Blvd is nearly finished
  3. The Grant Road Widening project is scheduled for our neighborhood in 2020-2021. The Grant Road Coalition is functioning as a go between for the neighborhoods with the city. Bill and Brian Silverstein have been attending the meetings
  4. The Flower/Copper Bike Boulevard has been delayed due to lack of funds
  5. Restriping of the neighborhood speed humps is in progress. Water St. has been completed.

Kara Curtis, Tucson Police Dept. Community Service Officer, led a discussion of TPDs efforts to serve our neighborhood. She gave a new non emergency phone #: 520-791-6813.

Several opportunities to help and volunteer were discussed:
Vicky Mills represented Lend A Hand
Jana said she would collect winter coats, especially for children and adolescents for TUSD.

Bill indicated his willingness to help with alley clearance and tree trimming.

There was a brief update on the CGNE list serve and web site (cgne-tucson.org) Currently we have 183 email addresses on the list serve. Neighbors are asked to tell others about the list serve and encourage them to join.

Beca Cramer suggested we look into establishing a “little library” in the neighborhood. The Little Library Movement is a national effort to encourage reading. There are a number of them in Tucson neighborhoods, examples are Samos and Sam Hughes. The “library” itself consists of a small cabinet like structure with glass front, two or three shelves, and books that neighbors donate. It has a sign on the front that says, “Give a book, get a book. The cabinet sits on a pole/post beside the street. If there is interest, Beca said she would provide more information and would be glad to have it located in front of her house. The only problem with that is that there is little shade. Most are situated under a shade tree or a bit of shelter.

The following slate of officers was elected:
President – Bill Halvorson
Vice President – Chris Janton
Treasurer – Jana Guymon
Secretary – Beca Cramer

The meeting adjourned at 2:15.

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