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Meeting Notes Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000
Location: The Saloon
Police Report presented by Lieutenant Neal
Paul Williams reported that in a recent conversation he had with President Clinton, the President told him, "Whatever your organization is doing in Cardozo-Shaw you're doing it right."
John Mathews, an attorney living on Wallach Place discussed with Williams the advantages of obtaining Non-Profit status for CSNA. In particular he pointed out that this would enable us to apply for several available grants. Attorney Robin Herman has expressed interest in the past to assist in this effort. Julie Clarke moved that CSNA pursue the paperwork in obtaining non-profit status, Scott Pomeroy second, and the motion was passed unanimously.
The upcoming CSNA Neighborhood Clean Up (May 13) in conjunction with Community Impact, DCRA and Keep America Beautiful was discussed. CSNA needs to conduct a survey to identify nuisance properties, and various things that the community believes ought to be done during the Clean Up. Kerry Triangle has already put together a survey that they will share with us.
Treasurer's Report: The Christmas party brought in $400 in donations, bringing us up to a total of $1636.00 less the $250.00 allocated for producing the Neighborhood Packet.
Harrison Square Residential Sales: Sales of the 98 new town homes are wildly ahead of schedule. Twentysix had been purchased at last count and they have only been on the market two and one-half weeks. (Update: over 50 have been sold as of March 1)
Historic Preservation Addition:
Also discussed at the meeting: someone suggested that the next newsletter include a questionnaire asking members to identify nuisance properties that they believe need to be cleaned up.
It was also discussed that the next newsletter encourage people to consider the types of things they would like to see happen in the neighborhood and then create committees to address these issues. Such information could be compiled into a Neighborhood Packet of informational materials. Other information that might be included in the packet would be a listing of local businesses that are members of CSNA and information pertaining to the ramifications of the neighborhood's Historic Landmark status. It is very important to inform people about what facade changes they are allowed to make and what they are required to secure approval for. Paul Williams moved that $250.00 be set aside from the association's treasury to pay for the costs of producing these packets. Julie Clarke seconded the motion and it was passed unanimously.
YOU MUST BE KIDDING!
Our esteemed treasurer reports that dues are lagging severely behind prior years' receipts. If your name is not among those noted below, then CSNA hasn't received your contribution. And since only paid members are entitled to vote and receive the info-filled newsletter, our postal charges could soon become remarkably small (in addition to our being able to hold meetings in a VW Beetle). Don't miss out; send your check today!
A Listening Earl
Mr. Riggsby from the Corporation Council will attend our March Meeting to glean from us our needs, wants, and desires in regard to problem properties, public services, and other city responsibilities that are lacking. It's part of a new public outreach program Corporation Council is spearheading, so CSNA members should come prepared with brief grievances!
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