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Monthly Steering Committee Minutes for 2004


OMVNA Steering Committee Meeting
June 14, 2004

Officers Attending

Chair - Ronit Bryant
Vice-Chair - Monica Smith
Newsletter - Velva Rowell
Member-at-Large - Ken Rosenberg
Member-at-Large - Erin Sanders

Officers Not Attending

Treasurer - Aaron Grossman
Secretary - Claire Silver
Community Liaison - Tom Matula

1. Introductions and Announcements

  • May meeting minutes were approved with minor changes.

2. Incorporation as a Non-Profit

  • There are multiple steps that need to be taken. Ronit is in the midst of asking for an exemption from the state and IRS.

3. CERT Grant Application

  • There is a meeting on June 15 to discuss the grants. Aaron and Ronit wrote two grants. The first is for CERT Leadership training, specifically how to coordinate efforts and the structure. The other is for OMVNA supplies

4. Nominating Committee

  • The committee includes: Bruce Karney, Ronit Bryant, Jamil Shaikh, Monica Smith and Erin Sanders

5. Finances

  • The Chamber of Commerce would like us to renew our membership/donation for $265. Monica moved and Velva seconded. All approved.

6. May General Meeting

  • It was great to see new families; there were approximately 40 – 50 people at the event. Four people are interested in CERT. For future meetings, we need to have a better method of getting people to sign in. Our next General Meeting is the Candidate’s Forum in October.

7. October General Meeting

  • We will include a letter in the City candidate packets inviting candidates to the Forum. Velva or Ronit will coordinate with Trinity Methodist to secure the location for the forum. We’d like it to be on Wednesday, October 20. The newsletter will be delivered on September 16 and October 23. We may send out a special notice a week or so before the Candidate’s Forum to remind residents to attend.

8. Precise Plan Update

  • Three people from the public were at the Council meeting. The Council changed the plan at the last minute. They increased the permitted height on the 300 block of Castro. The density requirements were increased as well. OMVNA needs to be more involved in the process to help stop this from happening in the future.

9. Welcome Packets

  • The packets will include a welcome letter, City statistics, some old OMVNA newsletter articles, a picture of the opening of Mercy-Bush park, a recent OMVNA newsletter, a letter from State Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, the Downtown Business Association guide, and any coupons we can get local businesses to donate. It was agreed that each member of the committee would query the businesses they frequent for donations. Erin will write an article for the next newsletter about the welcome packets. Packets will be distributed to new homeowners from July forward.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Claire Silver, Secretary

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