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Minutes of our September 2021 Meeting

A quiet month, and a healthy treasury. We're looking ahead to exec team elections in the coming months! Think about volunteering, we're happy to answer any questions you may have or support new activities you'd like to head up.
September 30, 2021
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NOTES FOR THE HSPI September 28, 2021 Meeting

Attendees: 5 execs – Mark Keller, president; Rachel Booth 1st VP; Tracy Kraft 2nd VP; Holly Diflora Treasurer’ Heath MacAlpine, Membership Secretary. Sparce attendance by members.

Call to order: 7:00 pm, Hope Lutheran Church.

Crime Report:

Suggestions to prevent the theft of catalytic converters were discussed. Officer Bunch wasn’t able to attend but Anticrime Chair Tracy tells us that If  there’s something you’ve called about and need and update, you can email him at [email protected]io.gov or reach out to HSPI at [email protected] As always, if you see something, say something – such as people on your porch, in your yard or alley, call 937-333-COPS, the non-emergency number.

Minutes from the July 2021 meeting were approved.

Committee Reports:

Housing + Development: The City will pave Buckeye Street and continue fixing the sewer line along Alberta Street. The owner of the property east of Emerson (a wide swath of the hill that goes down from South Park Green to Buckeye Street) will go forward with development of that property, but no details yet. Because a homeless family with 3 toddlers had been camping in that space, Mark asked the owners to please cut back the overhanging shrubbery so the family can be seen and approached for a wellness check, housing assistance.

The usual reminder for everyone to get a Certificate of Appropriateness for work on the exterior of your historic home. Call Holly Hornbeak 937-333-4271. If you see blight or non-compliance with Landmark Commission rules, please call the Housing Inspector, John Carter 937-333-3956. If you need a Blue Book (Landmark Commission Guidelines), let us know. We’ll drop one at your house.

Parks: Parks received a $4500 mini-grant from the City of Dayton, to spend next year on the beautification of South Park Green, attractive barriers on the east side of Blommel Park to keep cars from driving through, and a new matching steel gate for Adams Park.

Social:  Due to the recent surge of the Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus, which has affected children attending Holy Angels, there will be no official HSPI Halloween party this year, and perhaps no Christmas party either. Unofficial events held by neighbors will not be discouraged, and the Social Committee will be happy to promote them. A Halloween décor competition was discussed.

Shakespeare in South Park’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest was a great success, to which HSPI contributed $97.17. The costs of audio equipment doubled this year, due to the pandemic dampening the business of equipment rental agencies.

Marketing/Communications:  Please let us know if you or anyone near you needs a New Neighbor Guide and we will drop it off. Members voted yes to purchase a laptop and camera for HSPI use, so that meetings can be streamed live and recorded, thus encouraging greater participation. A budget of up to $1000 was approved for the Marketing/Communications team.

President’s Report:   Please volunteer for your neighborhood; there are many opportunities to contribute. We’ll soon be looking for candidates for 2022 HSPI officers.

Treasurer’s Report:  For month of August 2021: Ending balance of $11,403.80. See report below. HSPI remains financially strong. This year, our Porch, Patio and Deck parties cost more than they brought in, due to our caution around public health.

Membership Report: A neighborhood council can’t work without members! There will be another membership driving launching this winter, asking everyone to renew and join. If you have any questions about membership, call Heath MacAlpine at 937-313-4040 or email [email protected]

New business/Unfinished business: None.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: None.

Meeting adjourned, 7:20 PM.

HISTORIC SOUTH PARK, INC.

Treasurer’s Report – July 1, 2021 – August 31, 2021

Opening balance …………………………………………………………………………..$11,318.53

Income                 Membership dues……………………………………………..…349.22

Merchandise sales……………………………………………….275.54

July/August PPDs…………………………………………………570.00

Earth Day Sponsorship…………………………………………200.00

Shakespeare Sponsorship………………………….…………100.00

Contribution…………………………………………………….….161.25

Interest…………..……………………………….…….…………………2.25

Total Income                                                                             $1,658.26

Expenses                             Parks landscaping…..……………………………………………638.77

Earth Day…….………………………………………….…………..125.00

Merchandise cost…………………………………………………190.48

July/August PPDs………………………………………………….616.74

Bank fees…………………………………………………………….…..2.00

Total Expenses                                                          $1,572.99

Ending balance………………………………………………………………….…….…..…$11,403.80

Respectfully submitted,  Holly E. Di Flora, Treasurer

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