Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes March 3, 2010

Preservation Station, 6:35 pm, Joaquin Garofalo, presiding

Attendance:

2 years remaining

 

1 year remaining

 

Adams, Kay

 

Austin, Lauren

 

Anderson, Bonnie

X

Bromberg, Ryan

 

Doty, Karen

X

Carson, Ann

X

Garofalo, Joaquin

X

Grassel, Kathy

 

Grant, Steve

 

Hoch, Liam

 

Pyles, Amberley

X

Thornton, Karla

X

Spittler, Lee

X

 

 

 

Agenda item:            Minutes from February 3, 2010

Minutes were approved

 

Administrative Business

Newsletter for Spring 2010—March 26 deadline for articles to Greg Neutra (neutra@mac.com) for distribution on April 10-11

Next Meeting‚—April 7, 2010, at 6:30 at Preservation Station

Old Business

Dickens—Ann reported the profit from this year’s event:            

Paying Guests

 

$3,130

Dance Caller

$700

 

Event Rentals (dishes, etc.)

$531

 

Food – Artichoke Café

$622

 

St. George Church

$500

 

Decorations and Food

$167

 

Postage

$98

 

Total Expenses

 

$2,618

Profit

 

$512

 

Lead Coal Project—Construction is still slated to begin in May and continue for 18 – 24 months.  Environmental soil samples along the corridor tested “clean.”  The only remaining decision is the color of the light standards: fir green, black-red, or black.

The first vote was split between fir green and black-red.  After a brief discussion, the Board agreed on black-red.

First Baptist Church – Art School—Albuquerque Public Schools has an option to buy this property to use as an art school. The Board supports this use for the property.

Neighborhood Signs— Karla reported that she has given the City the specifications for the large sign to be placed at Central and Elm. Cindy Carson has sent the graphics for the sign toppers to Jerry but has not had a response back yet.

Current Business

Neighborhood Garden—Bonnie presented an updated budget.

SITE PREPARATION

 

 

Bobcat rental

$300

Paid

IRRIGATION

 

 

Trencher rental

$0

 

Rigid tubing and connectors

$460

Paid

Valve box and supplies

$61

Paid

Hook up to main pipe

$28

Paid

Timer and electrical

$149

Paid

Drip tubing and connectors

$191

Paid

Pressure regulators

$28

Paid

FENCING

 

 

Chicken wire and posts

$64

Paid

SOIL

 

 

15 cu yds

$710

Paid

MULCH

 

 

13 cu yds

$433

Estimate

COMPOST PILE

 

 

9 straw bales

$54

Estimate

TOTAL

$2,478

 

She reported that the irrigation system was now complete.  All the rows have been committed and gardeners will begin planting soon. The updated budget was approved.

Neighborhood Yard Sale – April 24—Amberley reported that participants will hold sales at their own homes.  Maps will be distributed at the Preservation Station.  While there was some interest in having items for sale at Preservation Station, no one was available to lead this effort.  David will modify and distribute flyers a couple weeks before the event.

Adopt a Park— Joaquin and his group of volunteers will clean the park on Saturday morning.   Bonnie will send out a reminder to the leader of each monthly crew just before the Saturday work day.  While part of the park renovation will be supported by City funds, we will need additional funds. 

Joaquin volunteered to work with Steve Grant to take Rep. Miera to lunch to get advice on what funding might be available for this project.  Joaquin and Steve will develop a priority list of neighborhood projects before this lunch meeting.

Preservation Station Repair Priorities—Joaquin  will continue to try to get information from Kay and Jerry about the soda water paint removal system.

New Business

701 Coal – Proposed Renovation—Amberley reported that despite apparent progress in dealing with the owners, they decided to cancel the project. Amberley will write a letter on behalf of the Board to express our continuing interest in seeing this property improved.

Adjourned:  7:20 PM