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Monthly Steering Committee Minutes for 2005

 


OMVNA Steering Committee Meeting
November 14, 2005

Officers Attending

Chair - Velva Rowell
Vice Chair - Ken Rosenberg
Treasurer - Aaron Grossman
Member-at-Large - Erin Sanders
Member-at-Large - Jamil Shaikh

Officers Not Attending

Secretary - Kim Copher
Newsletter - Nikol Jackson
Community Liaison - Tom Matula

Neighbors Attending

Margaret Abe-Koga

Introduction/Announcements

  • We approved the October minutes with some minor changes.

Treasurer's Report

  • Total $6,744.90, OMVNA = $6,515.44, CERT = $229.46

General meeting update

  • We were very pleased with the turnout and the event. There were about 50 neighbors present, many new faces. It was a very informative meeting, one we may consider holding yearly.
  • Jamil suggested having some sort of give away at events, such as a space blanket or poncho. We can label the item with an OMVNA/CERT sticker including the web address.

Planning for next year

  • Velva suggested we schedule the General meeting for next year and then schedule the newsletter delivery. Things to consider when scheduling are: holidays, not 1-3pm on Sunday to avoid leaving out our Hispanic neighbors, and space the meetings out seasonally.
  • The fall meeting needs to be in October in order to have the Candidate’s forum.
  • Popular events have been the bike fair, talent show, fire station tour, and CERT emergency supply planning.
  • Ronit Bryant would like to do a garden tour. Erin suggested a tour at the police station would be informative. Margaret suggested holding an event in conjunction with an opening of a new restaurant. This could be an OMVNA special event rather than a General meeting. Ken would like to see a "Who are the People in Your Neighborhood?" event. This event would showcase business owners and entrepreneurs in our neighborhood. A result of the event might be a database of OMV contacts.
  • Velva will send out an email starting the planning process.

Google free WIFI

  • There has been much discussion over OMVNATalk about the City’s offer from Google to wire Mountain View for wireless.
  • Some issues neighbors have brought up include: radio frequency dangers, privacy concerns, making the city ugly, and will everyone get to use the service.
  • OMVNA does not need to take a position on this issue.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:43 pm.

Erin Sanders

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