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2008, September 21

Brookfield Heritage Neighborhood Association

2008 Annual Meeting and Neighborhood Gathering

Minutes

Sunday, September 21, 2008
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
I.      Call to order
Alan Munn, Association Treasurer, called to order the meeting of the Brookfield Heritage Neighborhood Association at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 21, 2008 on Maplewood Drive. NOTE: Start time was advertised as 3:00 but traditionally meeting starts at 4:00 so we started a half-hour late or earlyJ
II.      Approval of minutes from 2007 meeting
Nella Davis-Ray was unable to read the minutes from last year’s meeting. Previous secretary did not provide minutes. The minutes were considered approved as not read. J
III.      President’s Report As this was the alternate rain date, Peter had a previously arranged commitment that prevented his attendance. Alan Munn provided the following report:
·         Email Addresses – The Board would like to communicate as much as possible via email. All were encouraged to provide addresses.
·         2008 Garage Sale – Sale was a success, netted $699 for the Association. Group was reminded that the BHNA board would like to have another sale next year to coincide with East Lansing’s Project Pride cleanup, tentatively set for May 30, 2009.
·         Renting without a license. Group was reminded that there is an ordinance that allows three different levels of rental restrictions. Brookfield is a residential rental restriction overlay district R-O-2.Owners can only apply for a Class I rental license.
·         Thursday, September 25th (selection of officers and scheduling of 2008/2009 meetings)
IV.      Treasurer’s Report
·         Alan Munn reported that we currently have $1,800 in our Association’s account.
V.      Guest of Honor  - EL Mayor Vic Loomis attended the meeting. He was a resident of Brookfield for 13 years. Mayor Loomis reminded us of the importance of neighborhood associations to our quality of life and of our neighborhood. He provided an update on the following:
·         Residence Inn on Grand River – Marriott is not renewing their lease. Looking to build new facility in West Village. City does not want to see current facility converted to student housing. Occupancy by another extended stay company is likely.
·         East Village – MSU/City project. Prime real estate but no access for City residents to Red Cedar. This will be a mixed use project. The developer, Pierce Company is moving concept to development plan.
·         Brookfield Plaza, Country Market location – Phipps is looking for another grocery store. Three prospects, looking for a quality tenant. Has a new concept that neighbors should like.
·         Mayor Loomis listened to our concerns about estate sales on Maplewood, loss of “No turns of red” signs and shorten turn times at Grand River and Hagadorn.
VI.      Report on Trees
·         In Pat Robinson’s absence Nella Davis-Ray provided the following report: For Fall 2008 or Spring 2009 Pat has identified five locations for new trees; two of the locations are due to removal (147 & 244 Oakland), one is due to a sick ash that needs removal (235 Maplewood) and two are open areas (167 Maplewood and 237 Oakland). The association has applied for a MDNR Urban and Community Forestry Grant. If approved, grant will reimburse Association a max of $125/tree. Pat purchases trees from Discount Trees in Mason at $350/tree. Discount delivers and plants the trees. Pat purchases Autumn Blaze maples which a hybrid of the Silver maple.
VII.      Nomination for New Board Members  - There are four openings on the board due to the expiration of terms for Peter Knupfer (President), Judy Benedict(member at large) and John Hays(member at large), and the resignation of Ryan Fink (member at large) who moved out of the neighborhood. Three neighbors have agreed to fill three of the four openings, Joe Squires (Oakland), Kristin Rosenbrook (Oakland) and Jan Bernsten (Maplewood). Alan Munn informed the group that Peter Knupfer has agreed to stay on board if we did not have a fourth person to fill the last opening. No one opposed having Peter stay on the Board.
VIII.      New Business  - None
IX.      Adjournment
Alan Munn adjourned the meeting at approximately 6:00 p.m.
Minutes submitted by: Nella Davis-Ray
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2009, September 13

Brookfield Heritage Neighborhood Association
2009 Annual Meeting and Neighborhood Gathering
September 13, 2009
4- 6 pm
MINUTES
 
             I.      Call to Order
Tim Dawson, Association President, called to order the meeting of the Brookfield Heritage Neighborhood Association at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2009.
 
          II.      Approval of minutes from 2008 meeting
Nella Davis-Ray, Association Secretary, provided copies of the minutes from last year’s meeting. Motion to accept the minutes as written was seconded and approved.  
 
       III.      Treasurer’s Report
Alan Munn, Association Treasurer, indicated that there was not much too report. The Association dues that are collected are used primarily to replace trees. Alan Munn reported that we currently have $_______ in our Association’s account. Alan indicated that receipts will be available for members paying dues today.
 
       IV.      New Neighbors
We had new neighbors that had moved into _____Roseland in just the past two weeks. The owners are a prekindergarten teacher and an analyst. Two of the three new residents at 108 Oakland Drive attended the meeting, introduced themselves and were welcomed to the neighborhood.
 
          V.      Report on Trees
Pat Robinson provided some history of the silver maple trees in our neighborhood. Pat encouraged all to call the City if you feel that you have a tree at the front of your home that you feel is creating a hazardous condition. The trees that we have been purchasing in recent years are a cross between silver & red maple, Autumn Blaze. The City is not as opposed to this species of maple. The Association plans on putting two trees this year at the cost of ~$900 total.
 
       VI.      Guest of Honor
Tom Weibert, EL Police Chief, attended the meeting. We were informed that crime inn our City is up this year but traffic accidents are down. Tom indicated that our neighborhood continues to be one of the safest in the City. Not much happens in this neighborhood J. Crime issues addressed by the police that we should be aware of:
-          Door rattling- Thieves will go door to door under the cloak of darkness changing to see which door is unlocked. We tend to make it too easy by leaving doors unlocked.
-          Larger than usual homeless population.
-          Door to door salesmen – For profit salesmen need city permit . Be wary , they should have their permits on them. Ask to see them.
 
    VII.      Nomination of New Board Members
There were four openings on the Board due to the expiration of terms for three members and one resignation. The following Association members were nominated:
Carl Lira, 131 Oakland Drive
Sally Lloyd, 216 Oakland Drive
Dave Drolshagen, 155 Maplewood
Tom Wibert
 
Members accepted their nominations. Motion to approve all four nominated members as new Board members passed.
 
 VIII.      New Business – None
 
       IX.      Adjournment
Tim Dawson adjourned the meeting at approximately 5:45 p.m. 
 
 
Minutes submitted by: Nella Davis -Ray

 

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2010, September 12

Brookfield Heritage Neighborhood Association

2010 Annual Meeting and Neighborhood Gathering
September 12, 2010
4- 6 pm
MINUTES
DRAFT
 
I.  Call to Order
Tim Dawson, Association President, called to order the meeting of the Brookfield Heritage Neighborhood Association at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 12, 2010.
 
II.  Approval of minutes from 2009 meeting
Nella Davis-Ray, Association Secretary, provided copies of the minutes from last year’s meeting. Motion to accept the minutes as written was seconded and approved. 
 
III. Treasurer’s Report
The Association dues that are collected are used primarily to replace trees and for the cost of community events, for example the yearly gathering.   Jan Bernsten reported that as of September 12, 2010, we have $1,939.59 in our checking account, $286.58 in the savings account, for a total of $2,226.17 in our Association’s account.
 
IV.  President’s Report
Recognition and thanks was given to Nancy Knupfer of Tomie Raines for providing the hot dogs for this year’s gathering. Thanks were also given to Dan Merkel, our grill master and this year’s Board members.
 
V.     Introduction of Neighbors
This year instead of introducing just our new neighbors, every neighbor present introduced themselves and said a little about themselves (where they lived, how long, etc.) New neighbors were welcomed to the neighborhood. Good turnout this year.
 
VI. Report on Trees
Pat Robinson walked the neighborhood this year with the City environmental specialist, Dave Smith. She reported that trees are doing well this year. Pat reported that there is a tree at 158 Oakland that needs to come down. Two trees are scheduled to be planted this month. The City has no funding to replace trees, current funding being used to remove dead ash trees. Again this year, Pat encouraged all to call the City if you feel that you have a tree at the front of your home that you feel is creating a hazardous condition. Brookfield is the only EL neighborhood that plants their own trees. Or next year Pat suggested that the focus should be on maintaining the current trees. Pat is asking permission of the Board to hire an arborist to cut suckers and limb up the trees in the neighborhood.
 
VII.  Brookfield Website – Carl Lira brought a laptop to the meeting and helped neighbors create accounts and showed the site to those that did not know about it. He gave an update of what’s currently on the site and encouraged everyone to post to the site. Board thanked Carl for his work on the site.
 
VIII.  MI/Grand River Transportation Study – Lori Mullins, RLA Community and Economic Development Administrator was invited to talk about the study and answer questions. Concern expressed about safely getting across Grand River, loss of private property along Grand River, reduced or no median. Talked about bus rapid transit option which would have a dedicated lane. Bogue to Stoddard area creates a problem for a dedicated lane. In this area would need to have a shared lane. The closest stations to our neighborhood would probably be located at Hagadorn & Northwind and Hagadorn & Grand River. CATA will need to submit the locally preferred option. Next step of the study is for CATA to host yet to be scheduled open houses for neighborhoods bordering Grand River. See CATA’s website for more detailed info on this project: www.migrtrans.org
 
IX. Neighborhood Safety Update -Tom Weibert, EL Police Chief, attended the meeting. We were informed that there were199 burglaries in the city this year. Two of the burglaries happened in our neighborhood. Both were daytime burglaries. Tom reminded all to call the police if we come home and believe that a burglary has occurs instead of going into the house to investigate. 
 
X.  Nomination of New Board Members
There were four openings on the Board due to the expiration of terms for three members and one resignation. The following Association members were nominated:
Dawn Parker, 253 Oakland Drive
Rhoda Wolff, 1625 Roseland Ave.
Judy Cunningham, 1511 Roseland
Susie Engelhart, 244 Maplewood
Members accepted their nominations. Motion to approve all four nominated members as new Board members passed. The Board was very pleased to have representatives from Roseland Ave.
 
XI. Neighborhood Concerns – The neighbors were informed that the Board was submitting letter to CATA voicing some of the neighborhood’s concerns about the MI/Grand River Transportation Study.
 
XII.  Adjournment
Tim Dawson adjourned the meeting at approximately 6:00 p.m. 
 
 
Minutes submitted by: Nella Davis -Ray

 

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2011, September 18

BROOKFIELD HERITAGE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

2011 ANNUAL MEETING AND NEIGHBORHOOD GATHERING

SEPTEMBER 18, 2011,  4 - 6 P.M.

OAKLAND AVENUE

     The neighborhood gathering began at 4 P.M. this year with a pot luck picnic, and board members provided a main dish, while others attending brought a dish to pass of their choice.  All table service and beverages were provided by the association.  During the first hour, people mingled, ate, and candidates running for East Lansing City Council and School Board were present to meet Brookfield neighbors.

     At 5 P.M., activities began for children, the balloon man, and teens to look after smaller kids during the meeting.  Our president, Rhoda Wolff, introduced the first speaker, Officer Jim Didion of the East Lansing Police Department Patrol Division, who spoke about Neighborhood Watch.  He was accompanied by Officer Chad Pride.  At 5:15 P.M. we had a chance to hear about the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s energy saving programs from Aileen Gow.

  1.  Call to Order

The  meeting was called to order by association president, Rhoda Wolff at 5:30 P.M. We began the meeting by all neighbors introducing themselves, and telling where they live.

  1.  President’s Report

Rhoda thanked the Red Cedar Cafe for sending a plate of cookies to our picnic, and to the Grand Traverse Pie Co. and contributing pies.  She also thanked the board members for their hard work this past year and the teenagers who helped out with babysitting little kids during the picnic.  A former, long time Brookfield resident who passed away in December, Verna Hodge, was recognized, and Kathy Prince gave a synopsis of Verna’s life.  Mums will be planted at the corner of Roseland, near Hagadorn in her memory.

III. Secretary’s Report

Minutes of the 2010 annual meeting were distributed by Judy Cunningham.  A motion to accept the minutes as written was made, seconded, and approved.

IV. Treasurer’s Report

Carl Lira presented the treasurer’s report in the absence of the current treasurer.  As of September 18, 2011, the association has $397.07 in it’s checking, $1834.21 in savings, for a total of $2231.28.

V. Nominations & Election of Board Members

Two elections were held this year due to the need to have the one year left of Tom Wibert’s term on the board filled.  Judy Putnam was nominated for that, a motion was made, seconded, and Judy was elected to the board.

The second election was to elect three people for three (3) year terms.  The following association members were nominated:

Dave Betts  185 Maplewood

Wayne Claycombe  261 Maplewood

Rhoda Wolff  1625 Roseland

A motion was made to approve these three people, seconded, and passed.

VI. Neighborhood Concerns

  1.  Concern was raised about the trees in our neighborhood.  Rhoda assured members that she will check with Pat Robinson and try to get a report on trees, and that it will be put on the website.
  2. A new Brookfield Heritage Neighborhood Directory, paper copy will be coming out soon with updated information that we have.  It was mentioned that it is for our personal use, not for business purposes.
  3. The CATA study seems to not have anything new in the plans regarding light rail, but more likely enhanced bus service.

VII. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 5:55 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,

Judy Cunningham, Secretary

 

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2012, September 9

BROOKFIELD HERITAGE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

2012 ANNUAL MEETING AND NEIGHBORHOOD GATHERING

DRAFT

SEPTEMBER 9, 2012

MAPLEWOOD AVE.

     The 2012 annual gathering began on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 P.M. on Maplewood Avenue with a pot luck picnic and mingling among neighbors and invited guests first, and the business meeting last.  Main dishes, table service, and water to drink were provided by the board members while other neighbors were asked to bring a dish of their choice to pass, and a chair.  Invited guests were East Lansing’s mayor, Diane Goddeeris, mayor pro-tem Nathan Triplett, our city manager George Lahanas, and candidates running for school board in the November election.

     During this time, people had a chance to pay their $20.00 annual dues and to update email addresses, names, and phone numbers for the next neighborhood directory.

     At 5:00 P.M. activities for children began with babysitting and games provided by Rhoda’s Wolff’s son, Gus, and a balloon man who created animals and various other creatures for the children out of balloons.

  1.  Call to Order

     The meeting was called to order at 5:20 P.M. by our president, Rhoda Wolff.  Mayor Diane Goddeeris was introduced and spoke briefly about  her role as mayor of East Lansing, and about the need for strong neighborhoods.  She mentioned that the topic of stricter fireworks ordinances was being considered after many complaints this summer.

     Roll Call  followed.  One by one, everyone present introduced themselves to the group and told their address.

  1.  President’s Report

     Rhoda expressed thanks to all of the board members for their hard work this past year, especially to the ones leaving the board.  She thanked the guests from the city for coming, and all invited guests.  Special mention of sympathy was made regarding the recent death of long time neighbor, Manny Hackel.

  1.  Secretary’s Report

     Judy Cunningham distributed minutes of the 2011 Annual Meeting for all to read.  There was no discussion.  After being moved and seconded, the minutes were accepted as read.

  1.  Treasurer’s Report

     The treasurer’s report was provided by Sally Lloyd and copies provided for all to see.  The ending balance at the MSU Federal Credit Union as of June 30, 2012 was savings balance of $1857.96, checking: $1243.27, PayPal: $19.12 =$3120.35.   For fiscal year 2012 dues were received from 56 of 94 neighbors. The treasurer’s report was accepted by the members present as presented.

  1.  Old Business

     Pat Robinson, our neighborhood “Tree Lady” presented a special report on the status and care of the silver maples, especially because of the heat and drought this summer.  Three trees will be replaced this fall by the neighborhood, each tree costing approximately $350.00.  Pat’s complete report Keeping our Trees Healthy”, can be found at www.brookfieldneighborhood.net.

  1.  New Business

     A proposal to revise portions of our neighborhood by-laws, which had not been changed since 1990, was presented to the members present.  Copies of the current and proposed revisions were distributed at the meeting and had been posted on our web site, as well as handed out door to door two weeks previous to the annual meeting.  After some discussion, with a quorum of households in attendance, a motion was made, seconded, and a vote taken that approved revising the by-laws.

     There was further discussion which was begun by neighbor Pat Robinson regarding Article VII, Section 2 of the Constitution which states that announcement of the annual meeting has to be mailed to people, not hand carried.  It was decided that a board member will check with the city about this, since this may no longer be so.

  1.  Nominations and Elections of Officers

     There are four board vacancies to be filled this year,  three are (3) three year terms, and (1) one is a one year term.  Nominations were opened from the members present and were Erica Beattie, Nancy Knupfer, Mary Beth Blythe, and Alan Munn.  A motion was made to close the nominations, all four accepted, and were elected by the neighbors to the board.

  1.  Adjournment

     After thanking everyone for attending, Rhoda adjourned the meeting at 6:20 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

Judy Cunningham

Secretary

 

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2013, September 8

BROOKFIELD HERITAGE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

2013 ANNUAL MEETING AND NEIGHBORHOOD GATHERING

SEPTEMBER 8, 2013

OAKLAND AVENUE

     The 2013 Brookfield Annual Meeting began at 4:00 P.M. on Sunday afternoon, midway on Oakland Avenue.  The street was blocked off at both ends around 3:00 so that tables for serving for could be set up.  A pot luck picnic was held and neighbors had been asked to bring a dish to pass.  Board member Dave Betts grilled hot dogs for everyone, with buns, condiments, bottled water, and table service provided by the board.

     From 4:00 until 5:00 neighbors socialized, ate dinner, and had a chance to meet several city council members and other city officials who had been invited to attend.  Rhoda Wolff’s son, Gus, helped look after little children. Dues of $20.00 per household were collected during this time and people had a chance to update their contact information, names, address, email, and phone numbers as they wished.

     At 5:00 the Balloon Man began entertainment for children until 6:00, so that the meeting could progress.

     Our first invited speaker this year was Kathy DeShambo from the Environmental Services Department for the City of East Lansing.  Kathy talked about her role with the city’s trees, doing inventory throughout the parks, and also with sanitation as it has to do with the environment.  She mentioned that MDOT will be planting thirty trees along the new Grand River roadway, and the importance of diversifying tree types.  She will be walking through our neighborhood on September 9 with Pat Robinson to inspect our trees.

     The next speaker was board member Erica Windler who gave a very interesting presentation about the history of Brookfield Heritage Neighborhood.  She displayed two posters that show every house, it’s location, and the year it was built, and one with photos from the past.. Erica read a letter from the original settler in 1851 that described her life here then, her farm, the crops, and native plants and trees.  Some copies of her original letter were passed around.

     Pat Robinson, our neighborhood “tree lady” reported that two trees were planted last fall from Gee Farms.  Fifty trees have been planted since Pat has been the “tree lady”.

     We had the opportunity to view a power point demonstration of our Brookfield Neighborhood Web Site that Dave Betts set up for everyone to try during the whole time.  We were invited to fill out a questionnaire if we felt change would improve the site. 

  1.  Call to Order

     The meeting was called to order by board president Rhoda Wolff at 5:28 P.M.

  1.  Roll Call

     Everyone present introduced themselves and told where they live,  Our guests from the city also participated in this, telling us their names and what they represent for the city.

  1.  Treasurer’s Report

     Vice President, Nancy Knupfer filled in for Treasurer Alan Munn who is on sabbatical to present the treasurer’s report.  As of August 28, 2013, the checking account has $415.69, the savings account $1860.78,  for a total of $2276.47.

  1.  Secretary’s Report

     Secretary Judy Cunningham distributed minutes of last year’s annual meeting. There were no additions or corrections, and the minutes were accepted as read.

  1.  President’s Report

     Board president Rhoda Wolff thanked all of our speakers and guests for being a part of this annual meeting.  She also thanked the board for another great year.

  1.  Election of Officers

     Our board this year needed to replace three people, and the slate contained two.  We asked for nominations from the floor.  The board members elected for three years from 2013 - 2016 are Dawn Parker, 253 Oakland,  Mary Beth Blythe, 144  Oakland, and John Boughman, 216 Maplewood.

  1.  Old Business

     Questions were raised about who pays for new trees that are planted.  It was explained that the board’s treasury pays, but that homeowners are welcomed to contribute as they can.

  1.  New Business
  1.  The Residence Inn -  Across the street on Grand River.  Dave Betts reported that the changes to allow it to become apartments had been approved by the city but he felt that we would not be impacted by it.  Their extra cars will be required to park in a student lot down Hagadorn.
  2.   Become more child-friendly - Heather Robertson, 240 Hagadorn, brought up the feeling that we could be more child friendly as our neighborhood is “changing”.  She suggested doing fun things for Halloween, more decorations, and for the picnic next year having a bounce house, more lights over the holidays as suggestions.
  3.   Judy Cunningham, 1511 Roseland mentioned how dark the streets are and wondered if an occasional streetlight might be a possibility, or at least looked into.
  4.   Carl Lira, 131 Oakland volunteered to set up a listserv if there was an interest for parents to communicate. 
  1.  Adjourn

     Meeting adjourned by president Rhoda Wolff at 6:11 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

Judy Cunningham,  Secretary

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2014, September 21

Brookfield Heritage Neighborhood Association

Meeting Notes from September 21, 2014 - Annual Picnic and Neighborhood Meeting

Roll Call

The meeting was attended by current Board members Beth Blythe, John Boughman, Wayne Claycomb, Nancy Knupfer, Alan Munn, and Rhoda Wolff.

Proof of Due Notice of Meeting

Alan Munn (Treasurer) provided proof that adequate notice was provided prior to the meeting.

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved. The minutes are posted on the BHNA website.

Treasurer’s Report

Alan Munn provided the Treasurer’s report. As of April 1, 2014 there is a total of $1860.62 in the BHNA checking account and $1674.69 in the savings account. Alan encouraged residents to pay their association dues because it’s important that we have an active membership in case we need to represent the neighborhood in anything.

Executive Committees Statement of Affairs and Proposed Program

Election of new Executive Committee Members

The BHNA welcomes the following new board members:

  • Jefferey Johnson, 144 Maplewood
  • Ed Swanson, 245 Maplewood
  • Judy Benedict, 147 Oakland
  • Kay Ruekberg, 227 Oakland
  • Jennifer Castner, 205 Oakland

New Business

Dave Gott and Nell Kuhnmuench (EL School Board candidates) attended the meeting and provided brief introductions and Q&A sessions.

Bob Perialis (Lansing Board of Water and Light) also attended the meeting and briefed the attendees about preparedness and what the BWL has been doing to get ready for the upcoming winter weather. He also answered many questions from those on hand.

A number of new neighbors introduced themselves, including:

  • Steve Lidia and Jennifer Castner 205 Oakland
  • Bruce and Kay Ruekberg 277 Oakland
  • Nikki Wickham and Robert O’Meara, 152 Maplewood
  • Allyn and Mary K McCartney 1653 Roseland

 Adoption of Proposed Program

A motion was made to adopt the proposed program. The motion was seconded and approved.

Announcements

Heather Robertson discussed this year’s plans for the second annual neighborhood Halloween extravaganza and provided a volunteer sign-up sheet. She encouraged parents with children to have them trick or treat in the neighborhood, and encouraged residents to help make it a fun experience for the kids.

Other business

None.

Adjournment

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2015, September 13

Brookfield Heritage Neighborhood Association

Meeting Notes from September 13, 2015 - Annual Picnic and Neighborhood Meeting

Roll Call

The meeting was attended by current Board members Judy Benedict, Beth Blythe, John Boughman, Jennifer Castner, Nancy Knupfer, Alan Munn, Dawn Parker, Kay Ruekberg, and Ed Swanson.

Proof of Due Notice of Meeting

Alan Munn (Treasurer) provided proof that adequate notice was provided prior to the meeting.

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the previous meeting were approved. The minutes are posted on the BHNA website.

Treasurer’s Report

Alan Munn provided the Treasurer’s report. Alan encouraged residents to pay their association dues because it’s important that we have an active membership in case we need to represent the neighborhood in anything.

Executive Committees Statement of Affairs and Proposed Program

No statement of affairs and proposed program from the executive committee was presented.

Election of new Executive Committee Members

The BHNA welcomes the following new board members:

  • Mike Benedict, 147 Oakland
  • Philip Eisenlohr, 236 Oakland

In addition to the new members, Alan Munn agreed to serve for another year on the board.

New Business

A number of new neighbors introduced themselves.

BHNA President Ed Swanson discussed information he learned while attending various city meetings, including:

  • CATA plans for new transportation infrastructure along Grand River Ave.
  • Plans for handling the excessive deer population.

Adoption of Proposed Program

A motion was made to adopt the proposed program. The motion was seconded and approved.

Announcements

Heather Robertson discussed this year’s plans for the annual neighborhood Halloween extravaganza. Kay Ruekberg announced that she is offering pet sitting services within the neighborhood.

Other business

None.

Adjournment

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