Annual Report—August 2014
Since out last annual meeting/block party on August 18, 2013, the Board has worked on the following major activities.
- Ongoing input to the government (city, county, etc.) regarding the impact of various development projects on the neighborhood ( Pop ‘n’ Taco site; Complete Streets; Project Innovate; Bus Rapid Transit); no expenses were charged for this activity since all of the participation was volunteered
- The HHHDA newsletter was created and distributed to the neighborhood in November 2013, April 2014, and July 2014; cost was $370. Advertising revenues were $200
- Dickens of a Dinner was held December 7, 2013; dozens of volunteers planned and executed this event which draws about 100 guests to the neighborhood for a five-course meal at five historic homes decorated for the holidays; net revenue was $700
- Community Garden activities were supported by 16 participating families who donated supplies that were needed and paid fees to cover the water bills and chicken feed
- The Annual Easter Egg Hunt was held at the park on April 19 featuring costumed volunteers and lots of candy and game prizes for the children; costs were covered by Lauren Austin and Unica Realty
- $50,000 was obtained to fund planting of street trees in our neighborhood parkways. Neighborhood volunteers mapped current tree locations and David Day is coordinating a replacement plan. None of the grant funds were expended by August.
- Neighborhood volunteers watered the non-irrigated bulbouts on Lead and Coal once a month, using converted food grade oil barrels to haul water in the back of a pickup truck. Cost for the barrels plus the fittings was $105.
- The Annual Block Party and Annual Meeting will be held on August 17 at the garden; live music and potluck draws neighbors to this informal event; estimated cost is $350
- The HHHDA website is updated by neighbor Salley Trefethen and maintained by a vendor at $20 per month
- HHHDA contributes to the maintenance of the Preservation Station by covering the gas bills; TACA covers the electric bills; the Community Garden pays the water bills; annual cost for the gas bills is about $280
- HHHDA donated $400 to EDo for legal fees incurred around the dispute over the use of the Pop ‘n’ Taco site
- Miscellaneous expense: a live animal trap (raccoon sighting) @ $53; new HHHDA checks @ $30
- HHHDA received some miscellaneous revenue - $52
- HHHDA received dues from members - $92
- Net balance for HHHDA for 2013-14 is negative $700. A positive balance from previous years kept the association in the black.