BNA Meeting April 18, 2011
Meeting called to order by Jeff Miller at 7:00 P.M.
Board Members Present: J. Miller, D. Thompson, R. Pickerill, L. Taylor, R. Clark, V. Thompson, D. French, G. Guss, and B. Starck
Board Members Absent: D. Krause, L. Despain, M. Followay & B. Cantrell
Visitors Present: L. Guss, D. Pickerill, D. Sturgeon-LMPD, D. George-LMPD, J. Burgraff-LMPD, & C. Bellsmith
Crime Report: Lt. George discussed crime in the Beechmont area. Several breakins have been reported in our neighborhood. The perpetrators are going into vacant homes or homes for sale and taking copper pipe. Lt. George ask that anyone who sees a suspicious vehicle at a homesite please call 574-2111 and report the information. Lic. #, description of people and vehicles. The breakins are occurring on Saturday mornings between 10:000 a.m. and 2:00p.m.
All residents have been removed from the Iroquois Homes Housing Project. This should help in reducing crime in the Hazelwood area..
Traffic Patterns for Derby Day were discussed and J. Miller mentioned a pass for area residents to be able to get to their homes on Derby Day. Lt. George stated that he would be open for suggestions, however, with the volume of traffic, it would be hard to check all vehicles for a pass or drivers license. He encouraged residents to run errands before the streets are blocked, or be familiar with the roads that are open on Derby Day.
Treasurers Report: D. Thompson discussed the treasurers report. A motion to accept report was made by G. Guss, seconded by B. Starck. Balance of $9230
March Board Minutes: March 2011 minutes were reviewed by board members. R. Clark made a motion to accept minutes, but to add R. Clark as an attending board member and C. Bellsmith as an attending visitor. The changes were noted, and seconded by D. French.
Business District Committee: R. Clark reported on a letter for Beechmont Business Owners/Managers, to keep property clean and maintained. The letters will be distributed by Business District Committee., and committee members will discuss ways to improve the appearance of our business district with the owner/operators.
Beautification Committee: L. Taylor and B. Starck will be obtaining bids for landscaping at the Beechmont Community Center.
Public Affairs- The 2011 Festival of Flowers posters will be distributed and posted in area businesses. The Festival is May 14th. We still need volunteers to man the booths and are looking for additional vendors.
Derby Marathon Breakfast- J. Miller reported on the breakfast, which will be held on April 30th, 8:00am – 10a.m.. Board Members will pass out posters within the Southern Parkway corridor, to remind area residents of this event.
Meeting adjourned at 8:20p.m.
On March 26, 2011 at 8am, Beechmont residents and friends, came together on a cold morning to pick-up trash and meet new people. We all shared a a desire to make things better in our neighborhood. I was proud to be apart of this group because it shows what people are willing to do when it’s something they care about. This was a very productive day! ‘Thank you’ to all who volunteered.
Jeff Miller – Beechmont Neighborhood President