College Hill Neighborhood Association
Round Table Agenda/Meeting Minutes– January 28, 2019
Attendees: Ardith Woertz, Gail Kennedy, Tom Luellen, Christi Stewart, Leila Uhl, Andy Fry, Adrianne Johnson, Carol Christensen, John Christenson, Philicia McKee, Erin Snethen, Jenny Odermatt, Dona Nordstrom, Susan Duffy
Speakers: Philicia McKee of Keep America Beautiful and Officer Hendricks and Watch Commander Simmons of the Topeka Police Department
- Community Officer Update – Officer Friedrichs provided general information on crime stats in the College Hill neighborhood and he reviewed year-end Topeka stats. He advised all to lock cars and rolls up windows. There was a request for longitudinal crim stats that will be checked into by Officer Henricks. General invite to share information with friends and family that may be interested in a career in law enforcement or dispatch to contact the Topeka Police department. (See attached Handouts)
- Keep America Beautiful – Philicia McKee, Keep America Beautiful, Executive Director, Keep America Beautiful—Topeka/Shawnee County… provided handouts and an overview of the 2019 Tentative KAB Calendar and she highlighted two scheduled activities/events: the Free Battery Exchange and Get Down and Get Dirty. Handouts are attached. Ms. McKee also distributed copies of the 2019 Recycling Directory — copies may be obtained online at www.kabtopsh.org Ms. McKee may be contacted by email at kabtopsh.org or by phone at 785.224.0446 (office) or 785.290.1105 (cell).
There was also discussion about the College Hill Recycling – lower intake and participation is down. Proposal was made to reduce pick-up to three (3) times per year – March, July and November. There was also discussion to reduce the type of items to be picked up and that items should be clean and safe — aluminum cans, bronze, and copper were identified.
An article and more information will be including in the newsletter.
- Treasurer’s Report – Tom Luellen provided November 11, 2018 thru January 28, 2019. Total Deposits: $83.00, Total Disbursements: $120.00, Balance: $31,918.98. (See attachment for details).
- Chili Feed – Date is February 16, 2019, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Location: Westminster Presbyterian, 13th and Boswell. Volunteers are needed as are donation. Various people volunteered time and donations. Discussed celebrity judges and advertising.
- Park Project — suggestions, should a sub-committee be appointed? – There was open discussion. No sub-committee was formally formed. Relationship to Brick Project was included in discussion.
- Update on Boswell Park Bricks – A meeting with City Park’s department is planned to explore possibilities. Pricing from 2 companies for a 4×8 brick was discussed — Hutton’s $35.00; Lardner’s – $17.75. Details of each offering will need to be confirmed as project progresses.
- Neighborhood Survey from Freedom Now USA – survey was focused on Human Trafficking. Dues to due date, Ardith completed the survey
- Next Round Table Meeting: March 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM.
Additional Agenda Item: Welcome Baskets – Two (2) have recently been delivered.
Handouts – TPD College Hill Crime Stats, Keep America Beautiful Handouts, Treasurer’s Report, Free Income Tax Assistance Sites (See Attachments)
Minutes Respectfully Submitted by Gail L. Kennedy