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NWGNA Meeting, 9/02
Elections by Consensus
by Tom Smith
September 2002

North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association
Word of Faith Church
September 24, 2002
7 – 9 pm

Call to Order: 7:08 pm or thereabouts

Alison spoke about the elections but only 10 residents, out of 600 mailed notices, were present. We then talked at length about methods of getting better turnout including an association web site and newsletter. We also talked about reasons that people might not be as interested in attending and participating and decided on creating more issue-related communications and outreach. We decided to continue with the elections as scheduled since the by-laws called for the officers to serve a one-year term and the last elections were in September 2001.

Alison reported on the median project on Bird Av. Near Bird and 280, plantings will include: dwarf pink oleanders, creeping white roses, valley oaks, the four existing eucalyptus trees and the existing as well as additional redwoods. A winding pattern of plantings designed to appear, as a riverbed with additional river rock will be included. Paving stone will be located in part of the central area. Additional irrigation will be added as needed. The existing Rock Pines and Incense Cedars will remain with some additional trees as necessary. All of the ivy will be removed from the median, as it is hazardous to trim due to the amount of traffic. South of Hull, they will leave the Chinese Pistache and mulch around it as there is no irrigation present and no budget to install it. They plan to keep ivy on outer slopes north of the railroad tracks and work is being prepared for additional irrigation to prevent brown spots.

The following officers were nominated and were the only candidates running and were elected by consensus:

President - Alison England
Vice President - Harvey Darnell
Secretary-Treasurer - Tom Smith
City Liaison - Dan Erceg
Community Liaison - Marc Bauman

A secret ballot was held for Members at Large between Debbie Palmer, Walt Vierra and Gary Jansen. Debbie and Walt were elected the Members at Large.

The Bird and Auzerais site was involved in litigation, which just concluded. It is now slated for housing or mixed use if enough properties can be combined.

The taxicab site is to take in the entire corner of Bird and Virginia and to include housing only.

A meeting to discuss the newsletter and web site will be held on October 8 at 6:30 PM at the Sangria.

The meeting adjourned around 8:30 pm.

That's all, folks!

Copyright 2003