Executive Board Meeting minutes
November 6, 2017—Attending: Janice Brown, Trevor Menagh, Diane Snell, Janet Oliver, John Barber, Tracy Bier
Logo: Janice wants to postpone this to the new year.
CANDC rep: Janice will attend these meetings.
Racism: No plan at this point
Janet: Submitted Treasury report and her Snow Bunny plan. Janet leaves the area for warmer climes Nov-February but has her computer with her. Left some checks for Diane in case we have a non-credit card bill.
Janice: Holiday Gala at the Senior Center; agreed that we would sponsor a table for eight.
Janice: Overdue bill from SDOT with huge fine. Bill had long been paid and Janet worked with SDOT employee until she verified she had rec’d our check. Diane confirmed that SDOT has an imperfect accounts payable system. Last year they sent a bill for us to a collection agency but the bill had been paid long before.
Trevor: Established a forum for comments to alleviate community perceived problems that Board actions did not reflect their concerns. Needs to connect to website.
John B: Adam Tycaster taking responsibility for three street end parks: Norman, Charles and Dearborn. John said the new owner at S. Charles is very cooperative. The next work party will be there. No work party in December. A major tree in Leschi Park needs to be replaced; Parks to purchase and plant replacement.
Diane: Newsletter deadline is Nov. 20. Spooktacular was a success despite the late confirmation for tent. Yousef had purchased an inflatable tunnel to connect to a tent door and set up a fog machine. Kids found this spooky and some tried to avoid the fog. Two new residents stopped by and asked if we did this every year! We confirmed this and gave them the current issue of the Leschi News to follow events.
Next meeting is our annual Holiday party. We invite (and pay) Garfield orchestra students to perform. Wine and snacks served.
Diane proposed that we purchase $200 worth of grocery cards for the Leschi School Giving Garland. Approved. The Mason Bee Project is also purchasing grocery cards with their profits this year.
Next Board meeting is Dec. 11 at 7pm in the Technology room.
FRIENDS of POWELL BARNETT PARK
This restricted fund was established to handle the donations to restore Powell Barnett Park. The community was active in making the plan and meetings were held with neighbors and children to determine what they wanted. Adults wanted to keep the “castle” bathrooms and the children selected the playground equipment from catalogs. Starbucks played an important role in both donations and offering their staff to work at the site on the day of implementation. This fund represents what is left of the donations and is to be used for maintenance. The Adult Exercise equipment that was added more recently was fully funded by donations gathered by the Trust for Public Land. Maisha Barnett, granddaughter of Powell Barnett, chaired the project and she still manages the funds.