16 December 2013 Board Meeting Minutes

 

THA December Board Meeting Agenda Tuesday, December 16, 2013

 

Location: 707 East Gregory

 

Time: 7:00 pm

 

Chris and AndyLewellen – owners of The Well and Lew’s

 

-always come to neighborhood association before making changes

 

-live in neighborhood

 

-Opened Lew’s 10 years ago

 

-5 years later thinking about opening a second Lew’s location, decided on another Waldo business instead: The Well

 

-Over 100 employees, most live in Waldo

 

-Currently liquor license only allows them to stay open until 1:30 AM

 

-They have a temporary 3:00 license – can stay open 6 times a year. They want a permanent 3:00 license.

 

-A liquor license stays with the building when it is sold.

 

-Josh: What about noise, so late at night? They close doors and windows at 10:00 PM.

 

-They need a letter of endorsement from us to take to the city council. It will probably take a year to get the license change.

 

 

2013 goals and events

 

MEMBERSHIP GROWTH

 

  • Involve more people

  • Build enthusiasm

  • Increase neighborhood’s profile

  • Walk about in districts to talk with residents about involvement

  • Revenue growth through membership in order to have more visible activities

  • New neighbor bags Did a good job with this

  • Provide additional benefits to our association

  • Online survey of membership to learn more about needs/ideas

  • Raffle gift cards to local businesses at general meetings

  • Themed general meetings (environmental, volunteer opportunities, health and wellness)

  • Membership much the same as last year

  • Crime pretty low this year

  • Police would like to work with block captains to encourage neighbors to work together, look out for each other

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOCIAL INTERACTION

 

  • More social events

  • Educational activities

  • One big event (May Day in Tower Park)

  • Social networking events

  • Increased participation from general membership (committee involvement and

 

more interactive meetings, circular seating)

 

  • Collaboration with surrounding neighborhood groups

  • Pilots of different kinds of general meetings (e.g. with other organizations)

  • Yoga at the Tower

  • Trail walk (Dog walk: “Tails on Trails”)

 

NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION – Didn’t do much this year – be nice to get grant money to do things like restore library walls

 

  • Community development

  • Community gardens

  • Household hazardous waste collection event (ABOP) to supplement Dumpster

 

Days

 

IMPROVED COMMUNICATION – No one is complaining. Maybe yard signs before general meetings? Maybe move THA membership database to google docs

 

  • Build solidarity

  • Utilize all channels of communication (email, phone, Yahoo group)

 

NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY –

 

  • Provide resources to residents about safety

  • Ensure Tower Park is safe

 

BOARD DEVELOPMENT

 

  • More knowledge amongst Board of “behind the scenes” operations so we can all help each other (i.e. website, Facebook, membership list)

 

 

Upcoming 2014 events:

 

May 31st picnic

 

2nd saturdays at the library: Jan, Mar, not May, not July, again in Sept and Nov

 

January general meeting focused on education

 

Dumpster days – last sat in April, Oct

 

 

THA garden tour? Connected with curb appeal grant? Mid to late June, with rain date.

 

Trail event – trolly trail? In August?

 

Jam sessions? Aug 30? Late afternoon?

 

Jan 15th social event? Once / quarter on Waldo Wednesdays

 

Blanket winner – Josh

 

Detailing business at 79th and Wornell has events, wants liquor license

 

 

Adjourned after 9:00 PM.

 

 

 

Board members in attendance

 

Josh Hemberger x

 

Kurtis Marinez x

 

Jeff Highfill

 

Cassi Neff x

 

Elizabeth Hollins x

 

Charlotte McCloskey

 

Garth Stocking x

 

Karol O’Brien x

 

Marty Hatten

 

Chad Potter

 

Catherine Dobson x

 

Saphia Gray x

 

Mary Cary x

 

Angie Lile x

 

Teresa Bolton

 

Michelle Bailey

 

John Bozarth x

 

Patrick Allen

 

Damien McNearney x

 

Colleen of Waldo Homes x

 

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