BNA April Board Meeting Minutes

bnalogoBeechmont Neighborhood  Association Board Meeting

April 20, 2009

President Corey Koellner called the meeting to order at 7:00p.m.

Board Members Present:  Corey Koellner, Gary Guss, Rick Pickerill, Linda Taylor, Liz Meisburg, Debbie Thompson, Vi Thompson, and Laura Speedie

Board Members Absent:  Jeff Miller, Dottie Krause, Deveney French, Bruce Cantrell, and Bob Starck

Guests Present: Linda Guss, Donna Pickerill, Lt. Greg Mitchell, Trent DeLoach and Micah Followay

Crime Report:  Lt. Mitchell reported that crime is down approximately 24%, from last year in the Beechmont area.  Crime report for this month included: 2 Robberies, 7 Burglaries, 11 Thefts from Autos, 6 Vandalisms, and 4 Stolen Autos.  Also, the Lieutenant is going to retire in August 09.  We wish him the best  and would like to thank him for serving the Louisville Community and being our Neighborhood Laison.

March Minutes reviewed and motion made by Corey Koellner to approve minutes, seconded by Gary Guss.

Treasurers Report showed a balance of  $5695.04, motion to approve by Rick Pickerill, seconded by Gary Guss.

Committee Reports

Beautification Committee–  Discussion of the Gazebo Project. Motion made by Linda Taylor  to spend $3000 from Community foundation money for the landscaping , seconded by Debbie Thompson.

Festival of Flowers– Motion made by Debbie Thompson to fund up to $2000 for start up cost for the Festival of Flowers, seconded by Laura Speedie.

Publicity Committee– Gary Guss has sent out all publicity for the Festival of Flowers and Mini Marathon Breakfast

Farmers Market– Motion made by Linda Taylor to fund $75 for music for accordian player, seconded by Gary Guss.

Mini Marathon Breakfast– Motion made by Corey Koellner to pay Metro Parks $90 for picnic table set up at the breakfast, seconded by  Linda Taylor.

Old Business– Gazebo benches were discussed, funding will come from Community Grant Foundation

New Business

Ryan Taylor will be the teen representative of the Beechmont Neighborhood Association.

Corey showed two designs for new “Welcome to South Louisville Neighborhoods“ signs.

Motion to adjourn made by Laura Speedie at 8:35p.m.

All BNA members review the minutes and make notes on any items that need to be discussed at our next meeting.

Rick Pickerill – BNA Secretary

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