2010-09-30

Brookfield Heritage Neighborhood Association Board Meeting

Wednesday, September 30, 2010 6:30 pm

1.  The September meeting was hosted by the Wiberts. Members present were Tom Wibert, Carl Lira, Jan Bernsten, Rhoda Wolff, Sally Lloyd, Judy Cunningham, Kristin Rosenbrook, Susie Engelhart, and Dawn Parker. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 P.M.

2. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. After a short discussion about officer duties, a slate of names was presented to fill vacant board positions, moved and seconded, and approved. They are as follows: President - Rhoda Wolff, Vice President - Susie Engelhart, Treasurer - Jan Bernsten, Secretary - Judy Cunningham, Communications - Dawn Parker. Members -at-large are Carl Lira, Sally Lloyd, Kristin Rosenbrook, and Tom Wibert.
 
3.  BOARD MEETING DATES. For 2011 board meetings will be JANUARY 31, SALLY LLOYD’S, 216 OAKLAND, APRIL 11 AT RHODA WOLFF’S, 1625 ROSELAND, AND JULY 14, JAN BERNSTEN’S, 184 MAPLEWOOD. .
 
4.  TREASURERS REPORT was presented by Jan Bernsten.  She reported that we have $1,960.22 in savings and $379.52 in checking, for a total of $2,339.74.  Dues were collected from 36 of 94 households so far this year and we need to have 50% of homes as members to sustain our neighborhood association status with the city.  A letter will be composed by Dawn Parker thanking all who have paid dues and explaining why we collect dues, which will be mailed to all households by Sally Lloyd and Jan Bernsten to encourage others to mail their $20.  After that we will canvass.
 
5.  NEW BUSINESS.  We discussed the tree trimming that Pat Robinson addressed at the picnic, and it was moved and seconded that we spend up to $500. from our treasury to hire the commercial tree trimmer to come and trim.  Jan will notify Pat R. of this decision.
We also discussed sending someone to the meetings of the Michigan/Grand River corridor, and to the association of neighborhoods president's meetings.
 
6.  OLD BUSINESS.  Tom Wibert reported that he had nothing new to report regarding the history of the neighborhood.  Sally Lloyd  shared a brochure that might be updated and used by realtors to advertise our neighborhood.  It was suggested that if any of us would like to research the history of the Brookfield neighborhood, to do so, and bring ideas for a new brochure to the next meeting.
 
7.   Web Site Report.  Carl Lira mentioned several things.  First, the web site now has a letter that was sent to the city about the traffic light cycle on Grand River being too short to allow more than a few cars through. A new neighbor, Stuart Blythe, will be helping with the web site.  Also, board members can have separate email addresses if so desired using their board position and name.
 
8.  Adjournment at 8:00 P.M.
 
Respectfully Submitted,
Judy Cunningham
Secretary
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