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NWGNA Meeting, 11/02
"Next Year's Goals"
by Tom Smith, Secretary
February 2003

North Willow Glen Neighborhood Association
Word of Faith Church
November 26, 2002
7 – 9 pm

Call to Order: 7:12 pm, Alison England, president


  • - Marc Bauman and Ken Eklund are launching a neighborhood newsletter.
    First newsletter targeted for January, 2003. Newsletter will initially be in
    hard copy format on a quarterly schedule. The newsletter content is
    thought to consist of our neighborhood events, city program information,
    history of the area, neighborhood accomplishments, and some lighthearted, fun information.
  • - The neighborhood website is also targeted to be launched by the end of the
    year. The content would initially consist of the newsletter information.
    Submissions are requested by December 15th. The site will be listed in the
    newsletter. Possible domain name of
  • - A neighborhood project day for December was discussed.
    The association has chosen Saturday, December 7, 2002 as the date to
    complete multiple neighborhood projects. Meet at Dan Erceg’s home
    at 562 Fuller Avenue, 9 am to complete the following:
    - Decorate "Mr. Fuller" tree at corner of Bird and Fuller avenues.
    - Plant iris bulbs in color spot area of Hummingbird Park. Need
    to gain access to park. (Tom Smith has bulbs).
    - Hang garland on Fuller Avenue fence.
  • - Alison announced that fliers for the traditional Willow Glen Christmas trees on the front yards are available. Trees to be installed on Saturday,December 7th. Sandy Kasik of a local realty company is the sponsor of this service.
  • - Discussion regarding Hummingbird Park

Marc Bauman noted that the back section of Hummingbird Park is dark.
He requested that we look into uplighting in this portion of the park.
Ball finials will be installed eventually on the fence posts. Discussion regarding adding a plaque in the park next to the existing plaque to acknowledge NWGNA’s role in the creation of the park. Some shade trees may be replaced with faster growing shade trees. It was recommended that these trees be coordinated with the planting of the medians.

Discussion regarding goals for next year (January meeting). A brainstorming of assembled members yielded the following list:

  • * Looking onto area zoning. Understand if zoning can be
    consistent. Look to change residential areas to R1.
    Explore "Council Initiated Rezoning" process.
  • * Crosswalk in front of Sangria restaurant on Willow Street.
    With uplights.
  • * Neighborhood tree planting program
  • * Investigate house at Snyder and Delmas Avenues.
    Why still blighted years later?
  • * Reform of flood regulations. Revise and update 1982 maps.
  • * Sewer backs up on Spencer Avenue annually.
  • * Assess traffic and parking impact on Delmas Avenue.
  • * Remove barb wire at Tire Shop.
  • * Neighborhood membership Initiative
  • * Block party (4th of July on Delmas?)
  • * Streetscape improvement in front of tire shop. Plant trees.
    * Understand grant cycle.
  • * Work on applying "process" to more effectively attack issues.

Alison England donated a beautiful holiday arrangement to the Word of Faith Church as a thank you to Pastor Nutt for the use of the church for our monthly meetings.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:45 pm.

Next meeting is Tuesday, January 28, 2003. Happy Holidays.

That's all, folks!

Copyright 2003