BNA Board Meeting Minutes for June 2009

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The June meeting was held on June 15th 2009 at the Iroquois Library. All of these meetings are open to the public.

Meeting called to order by President Corey Koellner at 7:00P.M.

Board Members Present: Gary Guss, Jeff Miller, Linda Taylor, Rick Pickerill, Vi Thompson, Bob Starck, Bruce Cantrell, Laura Speedie and Corey Koellner.

Board Members Absent: Dottie Krause, Elizabeth Meisburg, Debbie Thompson

Guests Present: Lt. Greg Mitchell, Ed Wall, Linda Guss, Donna Pickerill, Michael Hollett, Dan Johnson

Crime Report: Lt. Greg Mitchell reported on crime in the Beechmont area. Reports of crime overall are down for Beat 436, which includes Southside Drive and Americana in addition to Beechmont, more so than other areas of the district.

Lt. Greg Mitchell thanked Dan Johnson for funds he had provided for extra officers to patrol around Ashland Tavern due to various complaints.

May Minutes approved.

No Treasurers report for June meeting..

Committee Reports:

Beautification Committee: Linda Taylor reported no new information on gazebo benches, and off ramp entrance sign for South Louisville neighborhoods is still being designed, along the lines of the old Douglass Park sign.

Farmers Market: Corey Koellner made a motion to approve up to $300 to pay for annual market insurance, and Jeff Miller seconded.

Cell Tower: No new information

Public Affairs: Ed Wall, Beechmont representative to Police Advisory Board, reported that Ryann Taylor, Teen Board Advisory member, is coordinating face painting booth to represent Beechmont at National Police Night Out, Aug 4th 6:30 – 8:00. Free food, other booths, police demonstrations, – come on out and support our community police program, tell your family and friends.

New Business: Ray Manley has contacted BNA to ask for suggested locations for new “Beechmont” garbage cans to replace old ones. E-mail Corey Koellner with suggestions. Motion to reimburse Jeff Miller $40.00 for doughnuts & coffee made by Corey Koellner, seconded by Laura Speedie. Dan Johnson reported he has received $100,000 discretionary funds, which he will budget for sidewalk on Southland Boulevard.

Linda Taylor acknowledged the great volunteers we had for the Festival of Flowers and suggested we work on tracking volunteers, and putting a general sign-up sheet at the BNA booth at the farmers market.

The Meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

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