In Attendance – Brian Silverstein, Cindy Sorrensen, Robert
Mitchell, Vicki Mills, Ana Lopez Medrano, Kris Teran, Chris Janton, Margo
Geddis, Michael Geddis
Guest: Matt Kopec (Ward 3)
Approved minutes from January 26th 2019 meeting
Treasurer Report Balance as of 1/26/2019 was $1,450.52. There were $129.59 expenses for the Valentine’s Breakfast. The new balance as of 2/25/2019 is $1,320.93. There has not been any money coming in from the neighborhood dues. Neighbors can pay their dues by PayPal using the neighborhood page. Dues are a recommended donation of $15 annually. A reminder to pay dues will be sent through the neighborhood email and the newsletter soon. Neighbors pay dues on a yearly basis voluntarily. Usually people pay during the neighborhood picnic, but they can pay any time.
Update on streetwalker and
package for New Neighbors. The New Neighbor letter is finished and has been added to the New Neighbor packet. Street representatives will distribute New Neighbor packets and door hangers that contain useful email contacts for inquiries about the neighborhood. Kris asks neighbors to contact her if they live near a house for rent, for sale or in which a new resident just moved in, so that she can provide the info to the street representative or deliver the packet herself.
Newsletter update: We need to update the Newsletter on the webpage. Newsletter will be published quarterly.
Valentine pancake breakfast
update: Between 15 to 20 people attended the event. The plan is to hold the Valentine Pancake breakfast every year.
Spring activities in the
planning: A roll off container will be reserved in April for neighborhood disposal of big items or yard material. Brian will contact the city to arrange for it. Some neighbors talked about using goats to do alley clean up. Neighbors that share alley could share the fees if they want to use that service. There will be no picnic during the spring this year. The
neighborhood will continue with the fall picnic that happens during the month
Historical Neighborhood Status: There needs to be a committee to explore eligibility, draw boundaries and find out costs. The Historical Preservation Office can provide information about the cost and process to became a Historical neighborhood. A suggestion is to invite Jodie Brown for a walk of the neighborhood to explore the possibilities. Email Brian if interested in historical status committee.
The neighborhood also needs representatives for the following
committees: a) Linear park beautification, b) Safety, and c) Name changing
There is a eucalyptus tree with dying branches in Conner Park that
seems dangerous. Some neighbors have called and the tree is in the list to be
cut. Park services are behind in responding to calls, but it will happen.
Some neighbors have complained about college age people using the
baseball area designated to kids under – 12 and hitting baseballs hard. There
needs to be new signs in that area to avoid these issues.
Cindy will send an email to ask for volunteers for the Name Changing
committee. Changing the name has costs attached that need to be discussed and
Michael Geddis volunteered to distribute door hangers. We need more
neighbors on the email list.
Ward 3 Representative: Neighbors had called to complain about the
tall fence in the corner property of Glenn and Olsen. They said is a problem
for drivers because it blocks their view of incoming traffic. Matt Kopec said
he would look into it.
The water line on Copper is under repair as of February 25th 2019.
Meetings are the 4th Monday of the month. Next meeting March 25th.