COLLEGE HILL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
MINUTES OF THE MEETING: July 17, 2017
Attending: Katrina Shaw, Jenny Odermatt, Tom Luellen, Erin Snethen, Susan Duffy, John Christensen, Ardith Woertz, Andy Fry with Ava, Officer Wall.
- Community Officer Update by Officer Wall.
Discussion of new stop signs.
No new crime in our neighborhood. Concerns expressed by the President. She observed four children (12-16 years old) walking down the alley. They were looking in to her car through the window. She called out from the house, to ask what they were doing. The youth moved along without incident. Congratulations to Officer Wall on his baby boy.
- Treasurer’s Report.
- Grant Update.
Waiting on approvals from the City and Washburn to put markers on 17th Street in the median. Also, waiting on a response from the City Relations Department on the paperwork needed to be reimbursed for the barricades.
- July 4th Report.
Very Successful. Recommendation: continue to purchase a set of historical patriotic costumes each year. Reimbursement needed for the barricades ($938.00) and for bills that Susan Duffy submitted that she had advanced for the event.
- National Night Out Update.
August 5th, at 6:00 p.m. The neighborhood received $100 from Safe Streets. Movie night: we will watch Muppet Movie in the park. Donated goods will include water, hot dogs and buns from Hy-vee, side dishes from Reser’s. Twenty-five groups requested a bus for Stuff the Bus, but only 8 are available. Groups who had a bus last year aren’t eligible this year. Officer Wall will be stopping by around 9:00 p.m.
- Annual Meeting.
Will be Monday, September 18th at 7:00 p.m in the basement of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Board members should bring a dessert.
Matt, an arborist for the City of Topeka will speak. There is a tree planting program through the City, they will plant maples in the right-of-ways for free. They can also trim trees. Ash borers are in the area. The adults lay larva in the tree and the larva is what damages the tree. Trees can be treated. Several neighbors attending discussed contacting Brown=s Tree Service for treatment.
Discussed forming a committee to evaluate seeking historical status for our neighborhood.
- Banners on Washburn
Each banner would cost $88.00, plus the purchase of the arm sets at $224.00 each. This may be cost prohibitive.
- Other business.
Possible code compliance issue on Washburn. Need to contact Monique with Community Engagement, for the City of Topeka Neighborhood Relations.
Next meeting is the Annual Meeting.
Newsletter should be out by September 4th.
Jenny volunteered to start the Welcome Wagon again.