May Meeting Minutes - by Shelley
May 17, 2006, 7pm
President – Andy Osterlund
Vice President – Jerry Brown
Treasurer – Jim Miller
Secretary – Shelley Habetz
Discussion on expenses:
How to handle funding for meeting notifications, printing fees, stamps, community watch signs, summer party, and other expenses.
It was agreed that group participation is the best way to handle such expenses.
We discussed contributing $10.00 per year per home which would total $150.00 if 15 homes are participating.
Ron mentioned having awards:
An award for the best yard to be given at the cookout
Summer activity/cookout organization to be handled by Julie and Kristen, date to be third weekend in July.
Community watch signs discussed in detail:
We decided upon purchasing 50 stickers, one large sign for the top of the street and one large sign for the bottom of the street.
Cost is $16.94 x 2 for large signs and not sure on the cost for the stickers
Stickers are to be handed out to individual homeowners for putting on the mailbox or applying to a window.
Costs will be paid up front and we will split costs at next meeting.
Discussion on loud music:
Complaints with 1803 Evergreen
Have called with several complaints
Need more information on enforcement of ordinances as officer was not present
Discussed printing a flier to pass out once information is obtained in order to inform residents on ordinances so they will understand legalities up front
Discussed landlord responsibilities for those renting:
Laws have changed in relation to the number of complaints on a residence in relation to sound, how the home is maintained, if there are unsightly materials around the home, and the landlords are now held responsible for such instances.
Discussion on dumping:
In reference to materials dumped at the end of the street.
The issue has been reported to the City of Raleigh Environmental Department, a formal complaint has been made, and the property owners have 30 days to remove the debris and materials (couch, pipe).
If materials are not removed within 30 days the City of Raleigh will remove material
Expect to have resolved by mid to end of July.
Next meeting is third Wednesday in July.