The GPNA Meeting Minutes
Grant Park Neighborhood Association
The Meeting was chaired by Michael Kinney
In attendance: (not available)
The agenda for the meeting was reviewed and approved by all board members present
Delay of November meeting minutes for approval. These minutes will be posted on our website and reviewed at the next meeting before approval.
Treasury report as of 12/5/06 balance is $2,873.17. All bills are pain and there are no liabilities.
Grant Park Bowl (GPB) developments: Liz Beeghly informed the attendants that there has been no activity re: the upgrades to the GPB as of today. The subcommittee which had been formed will be meeting in preparation of any upcoming activity. The proposal will need to go through Parks as well as through Grant HS.
Land Use Issues: Kathy Bang quickly reviewed several land use proposals. Re:
Safety & Livability: Officers Leo Yee and Justin Burns were in attendance as Quincy was unable to attend. There were no current stats available at meeting time. Officer Yee wanted to stress safety prevention. Tips for neighbors safety include off street parking, locking all doors and windows and leaving some lights on. Cars that are parked on the street should have "showroom" clean interior.
Solicitors - Officer Yee recommends using good sense with all solicitors and if there are concerns call the Police Non-emergency number.
Mary Tompkins was introduced as a representative from the NE Coalitions Office.
Grant Park Baptist Church (GPBC) and school Conditional Use (CU) permit comment period has been extended until January 17th at 4pm. Michael Kinney had distributed handouts from Resolutions NW. He encouraged the GP neighbor and the GPBC to utilize an outside source for conflict resolution. GPNA supports the GPBC CU as presented with the caveat that "good neighbor agreement" is fulfilled.
Motion: a motion was made and seconded as to whether there should be a vote by the general members on revoking the GPBC CU permit application? A vote was taken with 16 votes to revoke the GPBC CU application, 6 opposed to a revoking of the permit and 2 abstentions.
Amendment: an amendment was requested and seconded to pursue some sort of friendly mediation between neighbors and GPBC. A vote was taken on the amendment with 9 votes for mediation and 16 votes against mediation and 0 abstentions.
Motion: a motion was made and seconded for the GP Board to discuss changing the approval by the board of the GPBC CU permit. A vote was taken with 16 members voting for the GPNA board to have discussion on the GPBC CU permit, 0 members voting against the motion and 3 members abstaining.
Motion: a motion was made and seconded for the general membership, GPNA board and GPBC to create a task force to discuss the issues with the CU as it is currently written. This motion was retraced and seconded.
Ron Laster requested that the GPBC request a 90 day extension on the CU so that the church and neighbors could discuss the issues. Several members volunteered to be on the committee to meet and discuss the CU - John Walden, Anne Briggs, Liz Beeghly, Merryl Mix, Laurie Wall and Hal Hay.
GPNA bylaw revision was placed on hold until the January meeting due to time limits.
Meeting adjourned at 9:08pm. Minutes submitted by Mary Cal Hanson (GPNA secretary)
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