Beechmont Board Meeting July 18, 2011
Board Members Present: Jeff Miller, Dottie Krause, Deveney French, Vi Thompson, Linda Taylor, Randy Clark, James Rosendale, Kevin Steller, Louise DeSpain, Bob Starck
Board Members Absent: Gary Guss, Rick Pickerill, Debbie Thompson
Guests: Donna Pickerill, Linda Guss, Donna Harper, Shirley Calloway, Laura Hosbach
Meeting called to order by President Jeff Miller at 7:00 pm.
Lt George, LMPD presented the neighborhood crime report. Gave an update on their efforts to reduce crime. Overall crime in Beechmont is down, car thefts are up, expected gang activity, and many events are planned in the area. LMPD’s night out is 2 Aug 11 at Wyandotte Park. Volunteers are needed. Flyers on this event will be handed out at the Farmers Markets on Saturdays before the event. 1500-1800 people are expected to attend.
Treasurer’s Report: None this month. Donna Pickerill is collecting bills and monies collected from dues at the Farmers Market and will turn into the Treasurer. There is a $271.87 for liability insurance for farmers market that will be paid.
June Board Minutes: Approved via email copy sent.
Farmers Market: Donna Pickerill reported that she was contacted by Ray Manley from Dan Johnson’s office regarding the unclaimed property list. Apparently there are a lot of people in the south end on this list. Volunteers will be at Farmers Market conducting Harvest Fest Treasure Hunt. They will bring computers and set up and work with people to try to find people on the unclaimed property list so they can be contacted about property they have that is unclaimed.
Special Events: Laura Hosbach reported on the Moonlight Mile Festival that will be conducted on the Parkway near Gazebo 20 Aug 11. This event will have music, food, dog fashion show, games for kids, and the run. Laura is looking for volunteers to help work the event. A motion was made by Linda Taylor to approve $2500 to Laura as the budget for this event. 2nd by Louise Despain. Motion carried.
Laura asked the board to think about a future Neighborhood Yard Sale.
Linda Taylor reported the Firehouse Grand Opening will be at one of the Farmers Markets on Saturday. Tours will be provided.
Discussion ensued on what the BNA could give to the Firehouse as an Opening Gift. Benches were discussed. Jeff Miller agreed to call the Fire Department and ask what they need. More to report on this next month.
Nominating Committee: No report this month.
Membership Committee: No report this month.
Beautification Committee: The city is pay for and having installed a bus shelter on 3rd and Woodlawn. These are also planned for across from Thornton’s and one on Kenwood Drive.
Looking for volunteers who can help stain the gazebo and finish the mulch around it. Laura Hosbach and Bob Starck will do. Bob Starck also asked credit be given to volunteers who trimmed the bushes and put most of the mulch down at Gazebo: Nick Bean, Kevin reed and Bob Starck. He will provide a photo to Gary Guss so they can be in the Bugler.
Publicity Committee: Motion made by Kevin Steller, 2nd by Linda Taylor to fund the $25 to join the Neighborhood Institute. Motion Carried.
Linda Taylor reported the T shirt inventory is getting low and a buy T shirts Motion made by Kevin Stellar to budget $300 for this, 2nd by Deveney French. Motion carried. Buy will be made next week. Linda also offered the Board Members the opportunity to purchase a Polo Shirt with the BNA emblem on it to wear while working at events. This is option to board members. Linda will be at the next Farmers Market 23 Jul 11 and be taking up the money for these shirts if any member wants them. $15 each.
Motion made by Bob Starck to approve $800 to purchase 144 of each, pint glasses and coffee mugs with the BNA logo on them. The coffee mugs will be sold and also 1 free to anyone joining the BNA. The pint glasses will be sold at event, 1st one being the Moonlight Mile on 20 Aug 11. 2nd by Randy Clark, motion carried.
Public Affairs Committee: Bob Starck reported recent proposed zoning on 3rd street will be sent out to board members. Jeff Miller said he would try to get back on the City’s email distribution for this information.
Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm.