March 20, 2017
Board Members in Attendance: Eric, Alon, Renee, David W., Suzanne, Tori, David H., Al, Robert, Michael, Jo Ann, Kelly R., and Ivana D. Quorum
Would love to provide planters for the community but need buy in so they water the plants
Will work with Eric and Saba to put in planters in front of the Church and the Restaurant
Greens are needed in front of the Green Tambourine South 50th Street
They have Mary’s Fund, which is a community greening grant ($1,000). Announcements of awardees this week. You don’t need a block leader to receive grants.
Doing earth day events on the Thursday before. Can do events every year.
Dontae Privette wants to involve the community more in the program and have kids help out in the area with the park etc.
Always need volunteers most days of the week
Need high school kids for tutoring program
Dontae is interested in Handy Neighbors
Dontae will send us Kingsessing Runners’ schedule so we can share it with the community
Dave H. will send out meeting minutes for Jan and Feb. so the board can vote via email quorum.
Event is on April 23 4-6 pm
Need sponsors for the scholarship event
Zoning- no updates
Discussion this week on pop up beer garden on 5100 block of Pentridge
Holiday Baskets- nothing to report
Development Task Force- coming up with long and short term goals for affordability for apple development
Just about done setting up concerts- 9 fridays with concerts
Ryan wants to sponsor and donate to Jazz
University City Arts League creating pop up art exhibits at one Jazz concert- July 21
Communications group should be opened up to the community, get additional people involved
Michael F and Robert move to fund website (squarespace and bluehost) all agree
Earth Day event on April 21
Want to do a book club with the community
Spring Fling- a way to get the community together, nothing serious. Eric and other members need help organizing and creating the event. Renee will assist
Want to have a panel discussion with church leaders in the community- to hear about the churchs’ impacts in the community
Love your park event in May
Want to continue to have potlucks with the community
Annual Board meeting
Confirming slate of board members - six open positions
Eric Goode- agreed to be Vice President. Suzanne agreed to be on the Scholarship Committee.
Ryan and Saba will talk to his tenants about being on the board
Will talk about community workshop ideas at the meeting such as tax relief or tenants rights
Request- Kol Tzedek- wants Cedar Park to buy ad in folder for swearing in of rabbi ($125 for quarter page)- Suzanne first, Al seconded, all approved
Vanguard Fund- Received a suggestion from JJ about adding a threshold for a minimum amount we would want to maintain in the Fund. Will come back and revisit that item in June with a new board. Suzanne- first, Tori seconded, all approved.
Motion to adjourn- Dave W. and Suzanne, all agreed