BROOKFIELD HERITAGE NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD MEETING
MINUTES, JULY 14, 2011
The July 14 board meeting was held at the home of Jan Bernsten and was called to order at 6:30 by board president, Rhoda Wolff. Members present were Jan Bernsten, Judy Putnam, Dawn Parker, Carl Lira, Rhoda Wolff, Sally Lloyd, and Judy Cunningham. New member-at-large, Judy Putnam was introduced and welcomed to the board.
1. The minutes of the April 11, 2011 meeting were presented the Judy Cunningham, and approved with one amendment made to change paragraph 4.,c to say that mums or asters will be purchased and planted this fall in memory of Verna Hodge, rather than flowers last spring. It was moved, seconded, and passed.
2. The Treasurers Report was given by Jan Bernsten. As of June 30, 2011, we have $397.07 in the checking account, $1834.21 in savings, for a total of $2231.28 at the MSUFCU.
3. OLD BUSINESS:
a. There was some discussion regarding rental homes in our neighborhood, and vacant vs. rentals. No conclusions were drawn.
4. NEW BUSINESS
a. We discussed when to review the by-laws and decided that the April, 2012 board meeting will be best.
b. Future board members will be needed, and Carl mentioned that it’s good to be thinking of prospective people. We have filled so far Treasurer - Sally Lloyd to replace Jan Bernsten, At Large - Carl Lira and Judy Putnam, President, Vice President, and Secretary, and Communication remain the same. We need another At large member.
5.PICNIC-SEPTEMBER 18, 4 - 6 P.M. OAKLAND AVE. RAIN DATE SEPT. 25
WHO ‘S DOING WHAT?
a. Jan and Sally - petition for signatures to close off Oakland
b. Barriers will be dropped off at Carl’s
c. Dawn will see if Poli’s have the banner.
d. Carl will check with Peter about the box of picnic items and find out about the balloon man.
e. Dawn will ask city council candidates to come for meet and greet from 4 until 5 or so.
f. Dawn will help collect dues.
g. Judy C. will contact BWL speakers bureau to present from 5 - 5:15, bring trash bags, buy flowers for Verna Hodge, collect dues, and bring a neighborhood roster for people to update their information.
h. Rhoda will arrange for a neighborhood watch presentation from 5:15 - 5:30. Also solicit businesses for discounts for door prizes.
i. Judy P. - Ice
j. Kids Activities - Gus (Rhoda’s son), and ? Nancy’s kids?
k. Dawn to make a flyer that will announce the picnic. It will be hand delivered by representatives of each street who are on the board door to door.
We decided to have a pot luck , bring a dish to pass type picnic, with the business meeting starting at 5:30. Sally volunteered her electric outlet for us to use, even though she will be away. We will provide beverages.
In the fall, once we have everybody’s new email information, etc. a new directory will be made.
Judy Cunningham, Secretary