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Feb. 15, 2005 Meeting Minute
North Indian Trail Neighborhood Council
Meeting Minutes for
February 15, 2005



Welcome and Introductions, by Jeff Oas

Jeff welcomed the members and introduced the agenda for this evening including the information that there would be a first ever drawing for a door prize. Persons attending were asked to be certain that they filled out a slip to be included in the drawing.

Craig Culbertson gave an update on neighborhood issues including the adopt-a-park program one of which needs volunteers to help with clean up. Secondly, he explained the activities of the Community Assembly. The members represent all the neighborhoods in the City and provides advice to the City Council on issues relevant to the neighborhoods. The Assembly meets once a month. Craig stated that there are traditionally 2 members from each neighborhood and presently he is the only one and feels it is very important that someone from this council attend all meetings. He asked for a volunteer to serve as alternate when Craig cannot attend the meetings. Anyone interested should contact Craig after the meeting.

Craig asked for volunteers for the phone tree to assist Otis Botkin with monthly calls which provide meeting reminders to persons not listing an e-mail address.

The council needs volunteers to assist with the annual yard sale which will be the first Saturday in June. The City is also asking for volunteers to assist with Bloomsday clean-up activities.

Craig received an update from a proposed development in our area. There will be a meeting at the Library Wed. night (Feb. 16th) at 6:00PM to give more information regarding the 96 apartment units proposed for the corner of Indian Trail & Barnes Road. One important issue is the fact that the community was given very short notice about this application and has not been encouraged to provide input about the proposal. Additional information about this development is available on the website (NITNC.com) and members are urged to view this to become more informed as the development would create a 10% increase in residents for the area. A rezone has been requested for the area just east of Indian Trail across from the proposed apartment complex which would allow light industrial activities. Traffic management plans are a concern for the proposed changes. Everyone who can possibly do so is encouraged to attend the meeting at the Library on the 16th.

Audience members expressed concern for the traffic flow problems which already exist along Indian Trail. Walt Jones explained the hours during which the Police Dept. emphasis patrol was monitoring our area and said officers handed out 130 tickets per day during that time.

Sue Collins and Jim Shenefelt were introduced as local representatives for Q-West. They explained that the staff of Q-West has all changed so public service is a focus for the company now which includes these local representatives. They discussed services which are available and whom to call if there are problems with the service customers are receiving. A number to call for information or with concerns is: 509-714-7383 or james.shenefelt@qwest.com,

Chuck Moser discussed the plan regarding the issue of dump passes to residents during 2005. Last year’s (2004) curbside pickup costs were $5,000 more than our allocation so 2005 will have only passes which allow residents to haul their own discards away. The group voted to issue the passes in $35.00 increments Passes may be picked up here at the April meeting and persons wanting them will be asked to give their name and addresses. Chuck will have more information at the March meeting and he did urge people who picked them up to use them because its been a problem in the past with people picking them up and a very low percentage of them were actually used. Passes can be picked up for a neighbor as long as a name and phone number is given.

Walt Jones reported on the “Neighbors on Patrol” program in our area. He stated that whatever we are doing is working as the crime rate is down. He again urged all residents to keep their garage doors closed as much as possible because open ones are a favorite entry target for prowlers. He appealed for more volunteers for the NOPS program.

Craig would like to encourage more people to volunteer for ad hoc projects as the need arises and also to attend as many meetings as possible.

Members voted to send a payment of $100.00 to the Prince of Peace Church to help reimburse them for the use of their facility for our meetings.

Jeff gave the closing remarks and Craig thanked the members for coming to the meeting.

Treasurer’s Report, by Dwayne Jantz

The February 15h 2005 Treasurer’s Report is as follows:

Beginning Balance: $ 1,766.64
Income: $ 61.00
Expenses: none
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Ending Balance $ 1,827.64


Attendance: 43 people

Respectfully submitted, Jo Shaw, Secretary

Next meeting will be Mar 8 , 2005. Additional information will be available on the Website. NITNC.COM
 
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