November 2009

Tangletown Neighborhood Association

Regular Board Meeting


Monday, November 16, 2009

7:00 P.M.

Fuller Park

Board members present: Steve Bieringer, Bruce Bruemmer (secretary), Mary Davidson (treasurer), Tjody de Vaal (editor), Ryan Fisher (president), Lynell Voigt, Jane Elias, Mary Jane Michell (vice-president), Dick Fiala, Tony Proell.

Others present: Carole Anderson.

  1. Ryan called the meeting to order at 8:04 pm.

  2. The agenda was accepted and approved.

  3. The October meeting minutes had been posted on the Web for the members’ review.

  4. Jane and Ryan explained the business façade improvement program and distributed draft guidelines. Ryan outlined the proposal; it would set aside $10,000 of funding that would be opened on a first-come first-serve basis. TNA will grant up to a 3rd of the amount up to $1000. Tom Balcom would administer the program. Ryan asked that we consider the document when we get together in December.

  5. Although Tom Balcom was not present, Ryan gave a brief update of the NRP Phase 2 projects.

  6. The Board took up the issue of member Jerry Doyle’s status. Ryan spoke with him and it did not appear that he would be active on the Board. Ryan moved to proceed with the notification of dismissal as provided in the TNA bylaws. Mary Davidson second. The motion passed without dissent.

  7. Given the vacancies on the Board, the discussion turned to an addition to the bylaws to allow for alternates and Board elections/nominations. A number of ideas were presented for alternates and board of directors. Bruce noted that the bylaws already permitted the Board to fill vacancies created before the annual meeting. He would will look at the bylaws of other associations to see if any improvements to our bylaws needed to be made. Mary moved to appoint Tjody de Vaal to the Board. Lynell seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

  8. Mary presented a treasurer’s update and progress in getting TNA’s books in order. TNA made about $500 on the home tour. She requested the reconciliation of all outstanding bills. Mary also reinstated our liability insurance, which had lapsed. She suggested that it might be time to formally audit our books and Board discussed possibilities.

  9. Fuller Park update. Carole is waiting for an estimate for improvements, and Ryan urged that he receive a quote by December. She described upcoming holiday events, and suggested that TNA might want to fund Red Cross’ babysitting training program.

  10. Announcements. The TNA Board will meet informally on December 4 for a holiday celebration. The board discussed possible improvements: trees for Stevens Ave., preservation of trees, safety, and incentives for outdoor sensor lights.

  11. Ryan moved the meeting adjournment. Mary seconded. The Board adjourned at 8:22pm.