Present – Tim Baker, President; Peggy Spoor, Secretary; John Harte, Richard Lane, Tim Clemmons, Joe Pugliano, Diane Drutowski, Marie Stirling and Dick Freeburg.
Tim Baker called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Minutes – Peggy Spoor read the minutes from our previous meeting. Minutes were approved as read.
Guests – there were no guests.
Treasurer’s Report – Allan Brockway, Treasurer, was out of town so we did not have a proposed 2005 budget. Dick Freeburg moved that we extend the 2004 budget by one month. Tim Clemmons seconded the motion. A vote was taken and the motion was approved unanimously.
Letter from City Engineer – We received a letter from the City of St. Petersburg’s Engineering Department advising us of a meeting on February 15 regarding resurfacing, restoring and rehabilitating 4th Avenue N, 3rd Street and 4th Street. Tim Baker and Tim Clemmons will attend on our behalf.
We received a thank you letter from the St. Petersburg Free Clinic for our recent donation.
Zoning – A discussion was had on the need to have a DNA Planning Committee focused on the proposed new zoning codes for downtown. Tim Clemmons will chair our committee. Richard Freeburg, John Harte and Marie Stirling will participate on this committee. The first meeting will be on February 24 at 7 p.m. at 338 1st Avenue North.
Bayway Lofts – this project on 2nd St. N. and 3rd Ave. N was approved by the EDC. Tim Baker represented the DNA which asked for 6 concessions from the developer. All but 1 was agreed to by the developer.
Transportation – see Correspondence above.
Homeless Task Force – A new Social Services Director has been appointed. There is still an effort to eliminate open feeding at Williams Park. The Salvation Army will be opening a drop in center on 4th St. S.
Membership – we now have 116 paid members to date
Fall Courtyard Tour 2005 – Peggy Spoor has agreed to chair the event. Tim Clemmons will chair the location committee. We agreed to focus on Beach Drive this year. Marie Stirling has agreed to chair the auction and John Harte will assist her. We need a chair for the party committee as well as a publicity chairman. Peggy Spoor will call the first meeting for the Fall Courtyard Tour in April.
Communications – nothing to report at this time
Allan Brockway has suggested that we form a committee to work on consolidating the plan and vision statement for the University Park and NoDo Associations. The committee will be composed of Allan Brockway, Joe Pugliano, Marie Stirling and Tim Baker.
Dick Freeburg suggested we invite the folks from the Mahaffey to update the DNA board on the new facility plan. We agreed it would be a welcome update.
The meeting was adjourned at 8 p.m.