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Monthly Steering Committee Minutes for 2006


OMVNA Steering Committee Meeting
May 8, 2006

Officers Attending:
Ken Rosenberg, Meridith Segall, Aaron Grossman, Jamil Shaikh, and Kim Copher

Officers Not Attending:
Megan Pecson, Margaret Abe-Koga, Nikol Jackson

OMVNA Members Present:
Paul Goldstein

7:38 pm meeting was called to order


  • Minutes for March and April were approved following changes.

Treasurerís Report:

  • OMVNA: $7,861.65 CERT: $112.73 Total: $7,974.38
  • We are ahead of where we anticipated being at this point

CERT Report:

  • Lost another volunteer
  • Good radio check-in last month, good attendance
  • Looking for new leadership in CERT

Downtown Report:

  • 220 View Street Development will not be complete until 2007 or 2008
  • Centennial Plaza/Train Station retail space is still under discussion and will take a couple of months to decide. Now is the time to come forward with suggestions. Contact Kim Copher with ideas. There was discussion about moving the farmerís market to the train station plaza and blocking off Evelyn Street from Hope to Castro allowing the parking lot that is currently used as farmerís market to be used as parking for the farmerís market.
  • Longs Drugs is still negotiating an agreement with the city for a 15 year lease and 3 five year renewals.
  • PG&E will be performing a capacity report for the first block of Castro Street for a possible upgrade.
  • Some retail space in downtown has been rezoned for restaurants.
  • "R" Club is going to be 3-stories.
  • Seascapes fish retail business has been experiencing sewer line issues and the City is denying fiscal responsibility due to some non-permitted work performed by the Chinese restaurant next door. OMVNA will send a letter to the City in support of the fish store to encourage the City to work it out with Seascapes. Ken R. to draft the letter of support.

Old Business:

  • New Mountain View Market-OMVNA supports Julie Lovins efforts to improve the downtown market.
  • General Meeting held on April 30th- Ken R. received some nice comments from the community and feels the meeting exceeded our goals and expectations. One suggestion in hindsight was to distinguish a family versus adult event ahead of time so people know what to expect before they come. The purpose is not to exclude children, but to prepare neighbors for the event and give them the opportunity to decide for themselves if their children will have a fun experience if they attend. This meeting inspired a project instigated by Ken Rosenberg to go through past emails and compile a more extensive database of referrals for OMVNA talk. Ken R. to assign each committee member a section of the emails to enter onto a spreadsheet.

New Business:

  • Grant deadline is June 1. Steering Committee decided to apply for grant money for the summer general meeting happening sometime in August.
  • Summer General Meeting- Margaret had some ideas passed along to the committee by Ken R. which would be basically a family/child focused event. Big ice-cream social with a bouncy house and booths. There are some insurance issues that will need to be ironed out.
  • Aaron G. will help with the Grant application
  • Summer General Meeting- discussion of a pet fair ensued and was determined to be an event all its own for next spring. Must decide the date and theme ASAP so that advertising in the newsletter can be coordinated
  • Summer General Meeting- Margaret, Kim, and Meridith will plan this meeting
  • Summer General Meeting- will probably be held at Mercy/Bush Park

Meeting Adjourned 8:50 pm

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