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Present: Jennifer Redd, Linda Pass, Pauline Leggatt, Tom Dalrymple, Phyllis Newman, Julie Magness, Brenda Jo Breining, Diana Halstead

Absent: Candy Wood, David Archer, Robin Fulk, Sean Ervin, Connie Woosley, Bonnie King, Scott Breining, David Lane, Mary Ann Myers,

Guests: Patti Heath, Coordinator for the ANA Historic Celebration; Harrison Anderson

Call to Order: 7:35PM
Minutes from the meeting of July 19, 2005 were distributed and accepted.


1. Treasurer’s Report: $16,595.92 as of August 31, 2005. The more than $5,600 that the ANA was holding for the Playground Project was sent to Kaplan for purchase of playground equipment.

2. Membership report: As of September 13th there are currently 256 members paid.

3. Crime/Safety/Public Health report: Crime reports were circulated. Jennifer has called the Winston-Salem Journal to find out about getting crime reports published and is waiting to hear back. Phyllis brought a sample crime report that is printed in the Gainesville, FL newspaper.

Phyllis has talked to the City Housing department about getting rat bait traps placed in Ardmore.

Julie is getting arrest reports from the WSPD. Ardmore is averaging one arrest per week.

4. Annual Meeting: Patti is going to seek approval from the Historic District committee to have our annual meeting before the Historic District celebration gets underway on October 15th. The ANA will meet on October 11th to prepare for the annual meeting and to conduct regular business.

The current board is still seeking citizens that would like to serve on the ANA Board for a two-year term.

5. Website: The ANA website is in need of a “web master”. Sean Ervin has moved out of the area, but has agreed to provide technical assistance as needed.

6. Newsletter: The next newsletter will be printed within the next week. The Historic District Committee has taken responsibility for publishing the issue. The goal is to have the newsletter in mailboxes by the first weekend in October. This is the annual mass mailing, so it has to be sent to the sorting facility for distribution.

7. Playground Report: The Playground Committee raised more than $32,000 for playground equipment and just received an additional $5,000 from Piedmont Federal Bank. Equipment has been ordered and will be installed the weekend of October 28th. Volunteers are needed for Friday, Saturday and Sunday of that weekend—both to help install and to provide lunch to workers. Anyone interested can contact Linda Pass at 2425 Westfield Avenue.

The chicken stew fundraiser was cancelled since fundraising is no longer needed.

8. Mailing List: Julie will investigate the price of obtaining an updated mailing list for Ardmore. The board will weigh whether the expenditure is worth it once the information has been obtained.

9. Garden Club: The first meeting will be held September 27th at 7PM at 2330 Rosewood Avenue. David Bare has agreed to act as our local expert. Contact person: Elisa Lovette at 721-0383.

10. Historic District Markers and Celebration: The celebration for the Historic District is scheduled for October 15th at Miller Park.

Raffle tickets have not yet gone on sale. Due to an overwhelming response in donations, the committee is reconsidering how to sell tickets and at what price levels.

The board unanimously approved to waive the deposit fee normal charged for borrowing beverage coolers and yard stakes.

Volunteers are needed to work at the celebration. Interested parties can contact Patti Heath.

11. Candidates Forum: A forum is going to be held on October 12th at Salem College’s Hanes Auditorium for candidates seeking to be elected to Councilman positions. Board members and anyone else interested can submit questions to Julie Magness. The WS Neighborhood Alliance will select the best questions for the candidates.

12. Ardmore 5k: The Ardmore 5k is scheduled for October 29th at Redeemer Church.

13. WS Crime Initiative: The WS Crime Initiative reports a decrease in crime in the Burke Street, West End, Ardmore and Holly Avenue neighborhoods of Winston Salem. Crime is up in West Salem. This section believes part of the crime problem is due to housing issues such as absentee landlords.

14. B&B: A bed and breakfast is in the works at 430 Hawthorne Road.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35PM

Respectfully submitted,
Brenda Jo Breining, Secretary, ANA

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