Minutes for the Ardmore Neighborhood Association meeting of June 14, 2005

Present: Jennifer Redd, Connie Woosley, Linda Pass, Pauline Leggatt, Candy Wood, Bonnie King, Tom Dalrymple, Diana Halstead, Scott Breining, Brenda Jo Breining

Absent: Phyllis Newman, David Lane, David Archer, Robin Fulk, Sean Ervin, Mary Ann Myers, Julie Magness

Guests: Patti Heath, Coordinator for the ANA Historic Celebration

Call to Order: 7:35PM
Minutes from the meeting of April 12, 2005 were distributed and accepted.

ITEMS OF DISCUSSION:

1. Treasurer’s Report: No report available this month.

2. Membership report: As of April 12 there are currently 233 members paid and 631 members in the database. No updated figures were available tonight.

3. Crime/Safety/Public Health report: No crime report was available but several members discussed incidents seen and heard about in their neighborhoods.

It’s reported that the tenants living at 505 Lockland have been evicted. Police were called to this home numerous times.

4. Zoning Report: No news this month.

5. Hope Lodge: The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Hope Lodges provide lodging for family and friends of adult cancer patients. The ACS is interested in putting a Hope Lodge in Winston-Salem between Baptist and Forsyth hospitals. They will buy a commercially-zoned building and renovate it to their standards. Beth Baldwin has been in contact with the ANA and will continue to stay in touch with us as plans move forward. Website for Hope Lodges:
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/COM/content/div_NE/COM_11_2X_Hope_Lodge_13150.asp?sitearea=COM

6. Newsletter: The next newsletter was temporarily postponed. The deadline for newsletter submissions is this week. The newsletter will go out late next week—in plenty of time to tell people about the July 4th picnic. Any articles or submissions should be sent to Jennifer Redd.

7. Traffic: Mary Ann heard from Rodd Ring concerning traffic studies on her section of Academy Street. He would like to put white lines on the sides of the street if neighbors in that area agree to the idea.

8. July 4th Picnic: The board approved the expenditure of $500 for this year’s picnic via an email motion and vote prior to tonight’s meeting. The picnic will run from 11AM until 2PM at Miller Park. Picnic shelter #10 has been reserved. The ANA will provide hot dogs and chili. Blue Ridge Ice Cream will be providing free ice cream from 1-2PM. Children’s activities will be provided. The ANA will have membership information and Linda will have Playground Project information available at the event. Posters for the picnic will be going up in yards soon.

9. Historic District Markers: The Historic District Marker Committee is in the process of designing a marker to be used in designating the boundaries of the Ardmore historic district. The marker will have a Craftsmen/Mission style design to them.

The celebration for the Historic District is scheduled for October 15th at Miller Park. The city is co-sponsoring the event and providing a mobile stage. Patti Heath estimates a budgetary need of $1600-2000 for the event with the main cost being for the entertainment. The committee has proposed a raffle with all monies raised coming back to the ANA. Clark Harper will try to get vintage cars for display. A tractor hayride will be provided at a minimal cost. A motion was made and passed to have the Treasurer write checks as needed with $1000 being available to the committee now and rest available before the event, at a date to be determined.

10. Playground Equipment: The WS Foundation has agreed to accept tax-deductible donations from citizens for the playground fund. Linda is hoping that playground equipment will be installed at Miller Park during the Historic District celebration. She will place an order for equipment approximately August 1st. The group is hoping to attract people interested in selecting equipment or helping install equipment to the next meeting at 7 PM on Thursday July 14th at 2425 Westfield Avenue.

Two fund raisers are going to be held to raise more money for playground equipment. In mid-July there will be a yard sale fundraiser for the Playground Project at 2528 Westover Ave (Jim Jenkins’ residence). Contacts for this event are Jim at 748-8335 (or Linda at 727-0912). And in mid-September there is going to be a “chicken stew” and marshmallow roast, with children’s music, at Miller Park, hosted by Deanna and Chris Burris. Tickets will be pre-sold for this event. The Playground Committee is hoping to raise $10,000 more before purchasing equipment.

Flyers with information regarding the playground project and the fundraisers will be going up around the neighborhood soon.

Tim Grant says the City of WS will do all of the demolition work needed after children return to school in August.

11. New Business: As an effort to reduce the length of the ANA meetings Linda mentioned to the Board limiting discussion to 3-5 minutes per prescheduled item and using a timer, if required, to remind Board members to monitor their discussions. She believes that meeting discussion items should be limited to brief summaries and the “action” items required by the Board. All additional information pertaining to a specific discussion topic could be provided by a Board meeting prior to or just after the ANA Board meeting. No formal motion was made on this subject. Guest speakers would not be held to the 3-5 minute rule.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45PM

Respectfully submitted,
Brenda Jo Breining, Secretary, ANA

Minutes for the ANA meeting of June 14, 2005

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