CNA General Meeting August 2016

Cherrywood Neighborhood Association General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Asbury/Servant Church, 1605 East 38th 1/2 Street

Meeting called to order at 6:40 PM

Members present
Rebecca Benz, Amanda Chenevert, Leyla Cohlmia, Julia Detchon, Terry Dyke, Marilyn Fenn, Tiffany Goldstein, Janine Gropp, Allen Hah, Rich Heyman, John Hinte, Girard Kinney, Emily Mathon, Schuyler Nelson-Brown, Jack Josey Newman, Dave Obermann, Ryan Ofsthun, Kathleen Oliver, Jennifer Potter, Jim Reed, Emily Schwartz, Jason Shaub, Mike Sullivan, Cyrus Tashakkori, Erin Tassoulas, Eric Vogt, Sean Walsh, Halley Wuertz

Guest present
Jennifer Chenoweth

Reading of agenda
Agenda displayed on the screen and printed copies distributed

Welcoming remarks from the Chair
Mr. Kniolek greeted the assembly and members introduced themselves. He announced that new sidewalks will be built soon on Lafayette Ave. and that there will be a “Meeting in the Street” for all interested neighbors on September 21. Cherrywood resident Steve Wilson will manage the meeting, during which City officials will provide information on the project and take questions from participants.

Steering Committee update

Treasurer’s report
Acting treasurer Terry Dyke reported a balance of $6,220.95 as of August 17. He urged members to consider serving on the Steering Committee, especially if they are interested in serving as treasurer or secretary, as he will not be running for re-election in November.

Hazardous waste pickup
Mr. Dyke announced that the next quarterly household hazardous waste collection is scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 10 AM – 3 PM at Cherrywood Green. Starting this time, Styrofoam will be included. Discarded electronics of all kinds may be also be brought for recycling.

Business

Patterson Park art donation
Artist Jennifer Chenowith described the sculpture “Dance of the Cosmos,” currently on display at the Elizabet Ney art museum and soon to be relocated. The City now owns it and has vetted the solar-powered moving sculpture for safety, has picked Patterson Park as a location for permanent display, and requires endorsement from the neighborhood.
Motion from Mr. Ofsthun for the CNA to endorse donation of the art work at Patterson Park and to provide a letter of support.
Resolved: Motion carried on consensus

Lafayette Ave. residential parking permit
Motion from Mr. Dyke for the CNA to endorse Kirby McDaniel’s residential permit parking application to the City.
Vote: 9 in favor; 12 against; 4 abstained
Resolved: Motion failed

Resolution to propose bylaws amendments
Motion from Ms. Schwartz resolving that a task for reviewing CNA bylaws Articles IV: Membership and V: Meetings of the Membership be referred to the Steering Committee, and shall include drafting proposed amendment language to be presented for consideration and possible adoption at the November 2016 general meeting.
Vote: 7 in favor; 8 against
Resolved: Motion failed

SC vacancies election from the floor
Motion from the floor to elect Leyla Cohlmia to the Steering Committee.
Resolved: Motion carried on consensus

Program

Before the meeting was called to order, neighborhood musician Ryan Ofsthun played while sandwiches donated by Haymaker were served and neighbors socialized. Bike Austin representative Miller Nuttle addressed the assembly about his bicycle advocacy organization and the upcoming mobility bond election, which will include $120 million for protected lanes, trails, and sidewalks. Donations can be made at MoveAustinForward.org

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM

Submitted by Terry Dyke, Secretary

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