College Hill Neighborhood Association Meeting
7:00 p.m. July 16, 2018
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Present: Katrina Shaw (President), Ardith Woertz (Vice-President), Tom Luellen (Treasurer), Gail Kennedy, Adrianne Johnson, Andy Fry, John E. Christensen, Susan Duffy, John Bowes, Dona Nordstrom, Zach Snethen, Theo Alford-Shaw, and Officer Hendricks.
Community Officer’s Update: The Crime Statistics Report was not available. HOT TOPIC – car burglaries. Nothing significant – foot traffic still an issue. If missing something, calling pawn shops can be a useful resource. Make sure you write down serial numbers on large ticket items, including bicycles, guns, etc.
Property Maintenance Compliance: Anything on the “lot” with the exception of vehicles that may be operable and are tagged come under the review of this unit. Housing violations include inside and outside the home. Most exterior issues involve paint, weeds (yard with vegetation over 1 foot high), and broken windows. General junk on open porch (i.e. appliances, boxes of stuff, scrap wood) can be sited. Homeowners are provided ten (10) days to comply after signing for the letter from the City.
Squatters are a real issue in our neighborhood. Suggestion made that we contact all the City Council members to support the code compliance unit with more funds.
Treasurers Report: Tom Luellen reported a balance of $32,000; spent $600 on 4th of July event(s)l; and just received $1,300 in invoices.
Grant Update(s): Will be reimbursed $1,200 from the City of Topeka for the Barricades Grant – barricades cost $980.
Monuments on 17th – unveiling in planning with Margarita’s Jalisco.
July 4th Recap: THS ROTC not interested in coming. Shawnee Heights High School came and performed. Motion for donation to Shawnee Heights High School of $50 passed. Susan Duffy and Tom Luellen seconded.
Recycling: John Christensen reported that after July 4th made $111.34.
NNO: Our NNO for College Hill will be jointly sponsored with the Topeka Community Cycle Project. “Sandlot” will be showing at Boswell Park on August 11th. Event starts at 6:00 p.m. Movie will be shown after dark.
Annual Meeting: September 17, 2018. (a) Elections to be held; and (b) Peggy Oster with the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging will be the guest speaker.
Neighborhood Improvement Association: A portion of College Hill – East side of College Ave. to Washburn is being brought to our attention for further discussion with the City Planning Department.
The next meeting will be on the third Monday in September at 7:00 p.m.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.