May 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

May 15, 2017

Attendees: Matt, Angela, Joe, David H, Amara, Suzanne, Al, Tori, Joann, Renee, Mike, Rob,

  • New Business

    • Community Event for Houses of Worship

      • May 25th at People’s Baptist Church at 6:30 pm. Six congregations are signed up to attend

    • Jazz update

      • The schedule is done for Jazz.

      • Renee will send out a volunteer sign up sheet for jazz nights via email

      • Rain date is the first week of August

      • Scholarship winners will be announced at the July 14th concert

      • U City arts will have an art project in the park the week before the scholarship announcements. Possible sponsor?

    • Hickman Temple updates

      • David met with Rev. Green from Hickman Temple. There is no imminent danger from the facade. The problem with the facade is that a windstorm destroyed part of the roof, and you can see the stone structure of the church.

      • The temple is working with a structural engineer to fix the issue

      • CPN will continue to be connected to Hickman and provide support

      • CPN will continue to update the community on the progress of the Temple’s roof. While the roof is being worked on there will be no services or the soup kitchen. The nursery is continuing.

      • Possible funding for the structural repairs- partners for sacred places; historical preservation grant

  • Committee Reports

    • Scholarship

      • The Committee has raised 90% of the total money needed for scholarships. That amount is 11,000.00.

      • A former recipient is going to contribute an endowment for a particular student each year

      • The application for scholarships is about to go live.  There are a couple of people graduating this year, so some new people need to be scouted to receive scholarships

      • PR for the scholarship applications will be in West Philly Local

      • Apps are open from May 15 to July 15, and there will be a party for recipients on the 14th of July

      • Michelle is working on putting together gift baskets for the current recipients studying for finals

    • Communications

      • Need content from committees about what they do, and get a schedule from them about what events they have coming up, and when they meet, for the website

      • Tamar and Trudy want to help with the website

    • Zoning

      • 4700 Cedar ave has cars parked on its sidewalk.

        • Property owner thinks he can park his cars there

        • CPN Board needs to talk to zoning committee about this issue

        • For now no facebook updates on the issue

      • 47th and Baltimore, Loco Pez

        • They got approval to move there and have their license. Hours end at 1 am and live music ends at 10 pm

      • Post Brothers apartment construction

        • No updates

    • Development Impact Task Force

      • Will organize town halls to talk about affordability and gentrification

        • Initial feedback about an affordability town hall would be a Q and A format

        • If anyone is interested in this topic on the Board, let David know

    • Cedar Park

      • Love your park week is May 20 from 930-1.

      • Need help setting up the table and talking about what you do on CPN Board

      • INdego- installing bikes next month. They did not reach out to CPN in a timely manner about the initiative.

      • Porchfest

        • CPN Board approves a 100 donation to the event and will get recognition. Susan- first, Rob second- all approved