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Board Meeting Minutes: October 2, 2012

posted Oct 24, 2012, 11:27 AM by Sun Secretary   [ updated Oct 25, 2012, 1:36 PM ]


Present: Mike, Mark, Matthew

  1. CPR training - Lowell has nurses trained to give CPR classes
  2. Number of San Jose Police divisions reduced fro 4 to 3, so we will be getting new captain and sargent
  3. Possibility of taking photographs at Halloween social
  4. Jackie's husband sent letter to owner of 545 S 6th St
  5. Nobody has yet signed up for rescheduled yard sale. Matthew to print 200 color flyers

Board Meeting Minutes: September 4, 2012

posted Oct 24, 2012, 11:17 AM by Sun Secretary   [ updated Oct 24, 2012, 11:24 AM ]


Present: Mike, Mark, Matthew, Sandra, Jackie
  1. UNC & SUN CAP grant checks in hand, $1500 each
  2. Discussions about Dumpster Day and Halloween Social - Mike in charge
  3. Yard Sale
    • Need Fliers, Maps, Signs and Email
    • Flyers need to be printed by this weekend
  4. Approve funding for battery replacement for 6 emergency kits

Board Meeting Minutes: May 1, 2012

posted May 30, 2012, 11:52 AM by Sun Secretary


Present: Mike, Matthew, Mark

  1. Murder at Lowell
    1. How should community react?
    2. Incident unrelated to neighborhood
    3. Police reluctant to say gang related
  2. Board nominations
  3. Awards at June General Meeting
    1. Tom Spencer
    2. Bill Ellington
    3. Walter Soellner

Board Meeting Minutes: April 3, 2012

posted May 30, 2012, 10:21 AM by Sun Secretary   [ updated May 30, 2012, 11:07 AM ]


Present: Mike, Matthew, Jackie, Mark, Russ

  1. Will get CAP Grant for one more year
    • Timing uncertain - expect calendar year so no more money until 2013
    • Expect about $1500 per organization
    • Looking for funding for Halloween Social - $641 last year including insurance
  2. Fundraising
    1. Target Halloween Social
    2. Approach property management companies
    3. Sell sponsorship for logos on shirts
  3. Gazebo
    1. Complete, awaiting City approval
    2. Celebration - combine with June social
    3. Add benches & tables?
  4. Neighborhood watch meeting
    1. Try calling people interested in alley between 7th & 8th Sts
  5. Food for next meeting
    1. Mole - Terasa
    2. Pasta salad - Jackie
    3. Plates, bowls - Sandra
    4. Water - Matthew
    5. Send email on 9th & 16th
  6. Treasurer's report $6000 in account
  7. Accepting nominations due for next year's Board
  8. New telephone number for reporting graffiti
  9. Neighborhood survey 50% complete - mostly done by Jennie
  10. Awards at June General Meeting
    1. Tom Spencer - taking care of roadstrips
    2. Bill Ellington - phone calls to property owners
    3. Walter Soellner - Gazebo
  11. 545 S 5th St - new owners

Board Meeting Minutes: March 6, 2012

posted Apr 3, 2012, 6:53 PM by Sun Secretary


Present: Mike Jackie, Deb, Teresa, Clarice, Mark, Matthew

  1. New Owner for 545 S 5th St
    • Still drug dealing going on
    • Jackie's car was stolen, though she got it back 3 days later
  2. Fund raising
    • CAP grants gone
    • $200 UNSCC insurance
    • $100 insurance per event
    • Send mailer to owner occupiers for donations
  3. Applying for $5000 grant for coat drive from St Andrews
  4. General meeting topics
    • PG&E doesn't have outreach program anymore
    • Still looking into Red Cross
  5. Gazebo
    • Sam available for April 15 ribbon cutting
    • Donations: Sam $100, Sandra $50, SUN $100, UNC $100
  6. April General meeting food
    • Jackie & Teresa organize dishes (Mole & enchiladas)

Board Meeting Minutes: February 7, 2012

posted Mar 6, 2012, 1:29 PM by Sun Secretary


Present: Mike, Deb, Mark, Matthew, Teresa

  1. Yard Sale and Dumpster Day: Suggest weekends of September 9th and 16th
  2. February General Meeting will be at Plaza Maria. Others will be at Lowell
  3. Cash donations at General Meetings will be kept separate from food donations
  4. Fundraising ideas (no CAP Grants for 2012/13):
    • Baklava bake sale
    • Selling See's Candy
    • Individual donations
  5. Reusable Grocery Bags will be handed out at February General Meeting
  6. Theme suggestions for upcoming meetings:
    • PG&E
    • Fire Department
    • Red Cross
  7. Raid on house on S 5th St (one property down from 503)
  8. City meeting in December about 545 S 5th St - nothing achieved

Board Meeting Minutes: January 3, 2012

posted Mar 6, 2012, 1:03 PM by Sun Secretary


No Board Meeting

Board Meeting Minutes: December 6, 2011

posted Jan 2, 2012, 4:08 PM by Sun Secretary   [ updated Jan 2, 2012, 4:10 PM ]


Present Clarice, Jackie, Matthew, Mark, Sandra, Mike, Teresa, Deb

  1. Lowell will be the venue for subsequent General Meetings. Only charge will be a $25 application fee.
  2. Deb confirmed January General meeting will have a presentation by Our City Forest. We also plan on providing food: Teresa will cook Posole, and others will provide traditional accompaniments
  3. Coat drive
    • 91 coats bought, 123 total needed
    • Waiting for grant from PG&E
    • Might need an additional $400. Motion approved to use $400 form SUN funds if needed
  4. Survey: forms printed, will be distributed in January
  5. 545 S 5th St: proposal for a meeting with code enforcement and police on Dec 20, but may be moot as there is a sale pending on the property
  6. Bill Wellington has agreed to chair the Landlords' Committee
  7. CUP period for former Corpuz House has expired
  8. Ideas for General Meeting:
    • Translators
    • Ice breakers - food at the beginning
    • Children's activities
    • Name tags
    • Suggested schedule: Food at 7pm, presentation at 7:15pm, Police at 7:30pm

Board Meeting Minutes: November 1, 2011

posted Dec 6, 2011, 6:39 PM by Sun Secretary


Present: Clarice, Mark, Deb, Teresa, Jackie, Mike, Matthew

  1. Fundraising
    • Arts Grant Prohram: money for social events
    • Talk to Peter Kolstadt
    • Maybe no more CAP grants after this year
  2. Yard sale & Dumpster Day
    • Yard sale loss of only $180
    • Dumpster day returned coveralls - weren't used
    • Proposal to buy coveralls and safety equipment up yo $150 approved unanimously
  3. Our City Forest will present at January's general meeting
  4. Lowell principal will be coming to November General Meeting
  5. 545 S 5th St
    • Good for Sam to see not just one person complaining
    • City attorney says there is not enough evidence to take action
    • Small claims court may go away
    • Quiet at the moment
  6. Halloween Social
    • 350-400 people
    • $2000 in donations
  7. Lowell Jackets will be given out on last day of school before Christmas

Board Meeting Minutes: October 4, 2011

posted Oct 18, 2011, 4:16 PM by Sun Secretary   [ updated Oct 18, 2011, 4:43 PM ]


Present: Mike, Matthew, Clarice, Teresa, Jackie, Mark 
  1. 545 S 5th St 
    • Police reports for last 6 years show a uniform 30 calls per year, so problems are not going away 
    • Ragan talked to Sam and code enforcement 
    • Possibly send to City Attorney's office and declare it a nuisance property 
    • Possible sue in small claims court 
    • Put as agenda item for next general meeting 
    • Deploy camera equipment and show to Code Enforcement 
  2. Authorize $500 overage for printing costs 
  3. MACLA will coordinate 2011 Family Portrait Project with Halloween Social 
  4. Venue for General Meeting 
    • Fix place of General Meeting on website calendar 
    • Authorize $50 fee for St Paul's if used 
    • Next 2 meetings will be at Plaza Maria 
  5. CUP for Halfway House to become Fraternity on 200 block of S 11th St. Sandra attended meeting, other neighborhoods in support 
  6. Survey - held up because forms need collating 
  7. Themes for meetings 
    • Anti-Graffiti for October meeting 
    • Disaster Planning for November meeting (Matthew) 
  8. Treasurer's report
    • Dumpster Day donations totaled $225.20 
  9. Neighborhood watch 
    • Get one started on S 5th St 
    • Maybe wait until Novenber 

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