BNA – November Minutes

Beechmont Neighborhood Association

Board Meeting

November 16, 2009

Meeting called to order by Acting President Jeff Miller at 7:00 P.M.

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

Board Members Absent: Liz Meisberg

Guests Present: Major Steve Green, Lt. Joe Manning, Linda Guss, Jim Woodward, Virginia Woodward, Donna Pickerill, Julie Brackett, Joe Brackett, Kay Farmer, Vanessa Whitworth, Melissa Minch, Andrew Scott, Tiffany Huffman, Tim Firkins, Micah Falloway, Donna Harper, Ed Wall, Bill Stovall, Bruce Jacobs, Carlos Valdes, Betsy Ruhe, Ray Manley, Carolyn Walker, & Doug Taylor.

Jeff Miller called meeting to order and welcomed all guests to our chili supper and board meeting. This meeting had one of our largest turnouts. Board members and Candidates were introduced and election ballots were handed out to everyone attending meeting. The new board members for 2010 are:

Bob Starck, Liz Meisburg, Gary Guss, Debbie Thompson, Dottie Krause, Rick Pickerill, Deveney French, Laura Speedie, Jeff Miller, Linda Taylor, Vi Thompson, Bruce Cantrell, and Micah Falloway

Debbie Thompson made motion to accept by acclamation all candidates as board members, seconded by Virginia Woodward, and passed by all present.

Crime Report: Lt. Joe Manning reported on crime in the Beechmont Neighborhood. A suspect has been arrested for burglaries in the area. Overall, property crime is down 19% and violent crime is down 11% in our neighborhoods compared to 2008. A reminder that Blockwatches are a key weapon to reduce criminal activity. If you are interested in forming a block watch for your street, contact Officer Barbara Bailey, of the fourth division at 574-7010.

October Board Minutes were reviewed and a motion to accept minutes was made by Linda Taylor, seconded by Dottie Krause. Motion passed

New Business: Jeff Miller requested up to $60 for cookies and candy for Holiday on the Corner. Motion made by Rick Pickerill to purchase snacks, seconded by Micah Falloway. Motion passed

A motion was made by Gary Guss to pay Girards Hardware $11 for items purchased. Seconded, by Bob Starck. Motion passed

December Board meeting will be held at Dottie Krause’s house at 6:00P.M., on December 14, 2009.

A special thank you to the fire fighters for hosting the November Board Meeting, and cooking chili and hot dogs for everyone in attendance. This will be our last meeting at the “old” firehouse, and we look forward to our new firehouse coming in 2010.

Meeting adjourned at 8:10P.M.


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BNA’s Annual Meeting & Chili

BNA’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday November 16th at 6PM at the old Ashland Ave Firehouse on Ashland at Fifth Street. The Firemen will make their usual Chili and we will have hot dog, soft drinks and desserts.

chiliFirehouse Chili !

This is the meeting when we elect Board Members for the year. If you are a member in good standing you are eligible to vote for and run for a board position. The neighborhood association is a totally volunteer run organization, we exist and function totally dependent on our Board members, volunteers and general members.
Please come out and have chili and bring a neighbor with you that may not know about the association. This year will be our last meeting in the old firehouse that was built in 1925. The old station will be torn down and replaced with a brand new structure that will be able to hold the new larger equipment we have today. While we welcome the new station and the
better facilities it will have for our firefighters, the old station has served the neighborhood well all of these years and it will be a bittersweet moment when it is torn down. Come out to the meeting and say good bye to the old place.


The New Beechmont Fire House

Bugler November December 2009

November December 2009 Bugler

Light Up Louisville – November 27, 2009

Light Up Louisville ushers in the magic of the holiday season with lights, fireworks and music to transform downtown into a fantasy land aglow with the spirit of Christmas. It is a time when every child’s face is bright with excitement and every adult believes in Santa Claus.

Now in its 28th year, Light Up Louisville continues to add free activities and attractions that will bring more than 75,000 people downtown to Jef­ferson Square Park the day after Thanksgiving. Friends and families will gather to enjoy the colorful Holiday Parade with nearly 100 units and then may stroll through the Holi­day Market that features holiday craft and gift ven­dors, delicious foods and beverages of all kinds all while listening to the sounds of the season from Light Up’s 3 stages that offer free music and entertainment. Free family fun will be found in the Santa’s Workshop children’s area and, of course, Light Up would not be complete without a visit from ol’ St. Nick himself who will present the Mayor with a magic plug that will Light Up the city!

New This Year!

Run Run Rudolph 5K Run/Walk
A new 5K run/walk to kick off this year’s Light Up Louisville activities. Called the “Run Run Rudolph 5K Run/Walk,” it is at 3 p.m. The 5K starts and ends on Jefferson Street between 5th and 6th and goes through down­town Louisville.

“Light Up Louisville brings families together like no other event in town and we are excited that Baptist Health is adding this Healthy Hometown activ­ity,” said Mayor Abramson. “The 5K will be a great way for families to get a good dose of exercise on the day after Thanksgiving.”

Fee to participate is $20 for adults; $10 for children under 12 and $25 for adults and $10 for children after November 23.