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Old Mountain View Neighborhood Association

Monthly Steering Committee Minutes for 2004

 


OMVNA Steering Committee Meeting
April 12, 2004

Officers Attending

Chair - Ronit Bryant
Secretary - Claire Silver
Treasurer - Aaron Grossman
Newsletter - Velva Rowell
Member-at-Large - Erin Sanders
Member-at-Large - Ken Rosenberg

Officers Not Attending

Vice-Chair - Monica Smith
Community Liaison - Tom Matula

1. Introductions and Announcements

  • OMVNA will soon need a nominating committee (this year we will need to select a new chair).
  • MV High School sent a solicitation for grad night funds.
  • Chamber of Commerce sent an announcement regarding Market Place event.
  • Deadline for April newsletter April 22nd.
  • Ken Rosenberg announced he is on the committee to elect Stephanie Schaaf.
  • Ken has joined the Chamber of Commerce and can be an ambassador from our org.
  • Ronit raised street tree issue – downtown needs a new street tree selection.

2. Approval of Minutes

  • Minutes were approved with amendments.

3. CERT Update

  • Aaron presented a CERT price sheet of each person’s equipment and a map of volunteers.
  • It was suggested that our next general meeting have a CERT theme and a possible tour of Shoreline fire station.

4. Treasurer's Report and Budget Discussion

  • Total is 6881.01 (227.06 CERT).
  • Aaron presented an expense sheet and revised budget based on last month’s feedback. Money was added from reserve to board discretionary funds increasing amount from $500 to approx $1300.
  • Motion was made to pass with amendments. Motion passed.

5. Community Liaison Report

  • Tom was not present and Velva gave an update of the City Council Study Session from March 16th.
  • The issue of mandatory vs. voluntary enrollment of historic homes was discussed. The city is leaning away from mandatory enrollment.
  • Neighborhood design overlays were also discussed and seemed to be more of an issue than home preservation. Another city study session is scheduled for April 20th.
  • A story will appear in the next issue of the newsletter.
  • Downtown Precise Plan date for next meeting is April 27th. We discussed OMVNA’s position on this issue and it was decided that the city’s position is still unclear and we will discuss again later.

6. The Function of OMVNA: Discussion

  • What is OMVNA function in terms of taking positions on neighborhood issues? It was suggested that we are responsible for keeping the neighborhood informed and sharing information. Suggestion to form a subcommittee and discuss further at later meeting.

7. Limelight

  • What is OMVNA function in terms of taking positions on neighborhood issues? It was suggested that we are responsible for keeping the neighborhood informed and sharing information. Suggestion to form a subcommittee and discuss further at later meeting.

6. General Meetings

  • Debrief of March meeting. Meeting was considered successful and it was decided to repeat talent shows every several years. Thanks to Velva.
  • June meeting was discussed. It was decided to go with the idea of a CERT/Ice Cream Social theme and have the meeting at the Shoreline fire station if possible. Tom to Erin to contact fire dept. Meeting date to be June 12th.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Claire Silver, Secretary

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