Present: Tim Baker, President; Allan Brockway, Treasurer; Peggy Spoor, Secretary; directors Duane Roberts; Diane Drutowski, Richard Freeburg and Andrew Scherman; and guest John Harte.
Tim Baker called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Minutes: Peggy Spoor read minutes of the previous meeting. Andrew Scherman moved to accept the minutes with corrections. A vote was taken and the minutes were accepted unanimously.
Guests: John Harte
Treasurer’s Report: Allan Brockway presented the Treasurer’s Report. Andrew Scherman moved to accept the Treasurer’s report. The Board unanimously voted to approve the minutes.
• Election Committee: we currently have 12 candidates for 12 openings. Elections will be held prior to the January 13 meeting.
• Membership: Richard Freeburg and Marie Stirling had met and discussed business memberships. A Board discussion ensued and it was determined that the DNA by-laws do not permit business members full voting rights to ensure we keep our focus on our vision of representing residents vs business interests.
• Planning: the Prigeon project will not be on the EDC agenda until March.
• Social: confirming that DNA will sponsor the Galactic Shuffleboard event for First Night on 12/31. Diane will provide Christmas music.
• Communication: Our December DNA newsletter is at the printers and is scheduled to go out to approximately 1800 people in mid-December.
• Homeless Task Force: nothing to report
• Transportation: nothing to report
New Business: Allan Brockway suggested that we form a team to complete the merging of the University Park Neighborhood Association and the Downtown Neighborhood Association. Intent is to work on our mission and vision statements for the DNA. All agreed this would be on our first Board planning meeting in 2005.
Old Business: none
Adjourn: The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
NEXT MEETING: will take place January 13 at 7 p.m. at the Sunshine Center. We will hold DNA Board Elections as well as have guest speaker, Bob Jeffrey, City Manager of Urban Design, who will review the new zoning that will impact our downtown area.