MIDVALE HEIGHTS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BOARD MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY February 25, 2020, 6:45 pm
(Secretary’s note: no minutes for the January 2020 meeting as the business meeting was postponed to hold the Westgate developer’s presentation.)
Present: E. Mackey, C. Kreimendahl, J. Cardin, D. Lamb, T. Jarvis, L. Raihala, R. Rotter, J. Lager, K. Reuter-Krohn
Also present: Nan Lager, Ken Skog, Bob Park, Erika Throneburg, Jane KellyMackey called the meeting to order at 6:44 p.m. Introductions followed.
1. Lincoln Playground: Kelly and Throneburg presented plan and fundraising effort for playground renovation at Lincoln Elementary School, which many MH students attend for grades 3-5 as it is paired with Midvale Elementary. Hope to complete the project by this fall with a goal of $150,000 funds raised. Is seeking contribution from City as the area would be available as park/recreation space when school not in session. Motion/2nd to donate $5000, in line with past donations to other area schools. Motion carried.
2. WIDE Radio: Skog summarized written report of WIDE mission and activities. Also thanked for the last (2017) donation. Motion/2nd to donate $500 for operating costs. Motion carried.
Park laid out proposal for a media center in the Westgate residential/commercial development that is now before City Planning. Requests that MHCA support space for WIDE-LP to relocate there. Motion/2nd to support space for WIDE radio to broadcast from the new Westgate project buildings, as laid out in the 2/23/20 Bob Park memo.
3. Treasurer’s Financial Report. Rotter presented the January and February financial reports disclosing transactions and balances, with a 2/25/20 balance of $43,372.90. Also included historical list of school donations and charity contributions.
4. Minutes: those from November were approved by motion as submitted.
5. No legislator’s reports.
6. Midvale Heights Prairies Website: Mackey relayed suggestion from Nancy Kieraldo and Marcel Wuethrich that we cancel hosting of the htt ps:// midvaleheights prairies .org/ website, as neither one wants to continue to manage the site. Annual hosting costs borne by MHCA have been $230. Motion/2nd to discontinue website hosting. Motion carried. Note: you can see what it looked like, using the wayback machine.
7. MHCA Website: Jarvis reported some spam/phishing contact due to a resident member’s email being hacked, but no significant impact is expected. He put T-ball on the web page. He recommends keeping the server and website as is for now.
8. Biennial Membership Drive: Kreimendahl proposed returning our membership drive to a biennial term starting this year with membership dues remaining $15 per year, so payable as $30 on registration this year. This would save much effort and some expenses. Discussion of the details followed. Motion/2nd to have biennial 2020-2022 membership drive with $30 dues. Motion carried.
Motion/2nd to issue just one card per household. Motion carried.
9. Segoe Concerts: Lamb and Raihala have commenced plans for this July by seeking bands to book, arrange for food carts (in light of Let’s Eat Out shuttering) and advertising. Concerts will be the last four Fridays of July with no concert on July 3rd.
10. Lamb said she may be away when Membership Messenger is due out in May-June, but will prepare everything for someone else to do final printing.
11. Nan Lager stated that she is resigning from Green Team Chair position, but Deb Lawrence will take over. City will be replanting areas that were torn up during construction. Carissa Wegner is the liaison with the City for information and requests for this project.
Garden Walk proposed for this spring could rely on those residents who had hosted tours a few years ago. Nan will get contact information to Mackey for followup.
12. Mackey reminded all that next Board meeting (3/24) would take place at Midvale Lutheran Church due to Library scheduling difficulties.
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted, Chuck Kreimendahl, Secy.