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Historic South Park Inc. General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Hope Lutheran Church – 500 Hickory Street, Dayton
Call to Order and Welcome
Board Members Present: Mark Keller, Robert Spangler, Holly DiFlora and Abby Reed.
Approval of minutes from October meeting – motioned and seconded. Motion passed.
Neighborhood Safety Updates
Prosecutor’s Office (Lynda Dodd):
- No report
You can contact Lynda at [email protected]
Officer Bunch reported that there was someone driving around in a truck breaking into properties. The truck and driver have both been identified. Also, there was someone discharging a weapon around Adams and Theobald. They thought that he was identified, but the photo spread was inconclusive, so this individual is still on the loose.
Crime Prevention: No report
Housing: No report
Social: The annual hot toddy party will be held at Hope Lutheran on December 14. South Park Urban Drinkers will hold their final event of the year at the Field House on December 12 at 7:00 pm.
Block Captains: No report
Parks: Jill Davis thanked all volunteers who worked on Parks committee projects this year. The only thing left to do this year is to decorate and remove holiday decorations from the Gazebo and Boulevard.
Marketing: No report
The following positions were up for election:
Treasurer: Holly DiFlora was re-elected.
Membership: Lisa Cook-Persons was elected, replacing Abby.
Second Vice President: Tracy Kraft was elected, filling the vacant position.
Reports From the Board
Mark Keller reported that the apartment project on Wyoming was approved by the planning board. He said that they plan to break ground on the project sometime in Spring.
Abby said that the second neighborhood leaf collection will be during the week of January 13. All you need to do is rake your leaves into the street, along the curb.
Robert Spangler talked about the second community Impact meeting held at the Convention Center, which he attended. There were a couple informative presentations to the group as a whole, and then everyone split up by neighborhood for an additional presentation. The first presentations were from City of Dayton planning staff as well as a commercial real estate agent, who described the process of finding viable locations for businesses. The presentation given to the individual groups was about various city and county grants available for neighborhood projects.
Holly will deliver the financial report next year.
Announcements and Public Comment
Holly said she had a request from Dr. Landon Brown, principal at Emerson Academy, who said that he would like to attend one of our meetings to share how Emerson is doing academically, as well as to talk about his challenges with needing substitutes and keeping attendance up. Mark said that he will reach out to Dr. Brown and extend an invite.
Someone asked if the neighborhood has looked into permit parking, given the new development. Mark responded that his understanding is that it would have to be a city-wide policy, not just for one neighborhood. Someone else indicated that this is an issue in Cincinnati as well. One neighborhood there did it, but needed 60% support of voting residents. The discussion continued.
There was some discussion about the Dollar General property.
Abby motioned to adjourn and Mark seconded. Motion passed.
Adjourned: 7:40 pm
Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 7:00 pm, at Hope Lutheran Church