Grant Park Neighborhood Association

The GPNA Meeting Minutes

Grant Park Neighborhood Association
Board Meeting
Grant Park Church
Tuesday, January 2, 2006 7:00pm

The Meeting was chaired by Michael Kinney

In attendance:

Board Members in attendance:
Michael Kinney
Ron Laster
Elizabeth Beeghly
KC Davenport
Kathy Bang
Geoff Hyde
Merryl Mix
Board Members absent:
Mary Cal Hanson
Karen Lewis
Mike Heymann
Andy Mones
Sara Wild

The agenda for the meeting was reviewed and approved by all board members present

Last board meeting minutes: not in our possession. Unable to approve at this time, will delay approval until next general meeting.


  • Treasurer: $10.00 expenditure since last report. Current balance = $2863.17. Nothing outstanding.
  • Grant Park Bowl Developments: nothing to report. The committee will convene a meeting next meeting, 1/10/07 at 7pm. Liz will send out an email.
  • Land Use:
  • 37th/Hancock: fence & deck were built on the property line - adjustment was granted.
  • New Bank: @ Broadway and 37th? No news, but comment period has ended.

Safety & Livability: Office Quincy Ho not in attendance.

Grant Park Baptist church Condition use permit (GPBC CU): Ron reviewed issues from last general meeting-Hearings Officer granted an extension until June 27th. The GPNA board position is in the "holiday" 2006 newsletter-read. At the last general meeting, membership moved to have GPNA board withdraw support for the GPBC CU permit. Task force: formation had not been a motion, but a suggestion of neighbors. Offer to use "resolutions NW" if still needed, is available. Next task Force meeting will be 1/18/07 @ 7pm- Question if a board member should be a member on the task force. Discussion that the board representative (Liz, Merryl) should not be a member, but function as observers.

Mike K. will draft a letter for the board to review indicating the vote by the General membership opposing the GPBC CU permit.

GPNA Bylaws: will be voted on as the first order of business at the next General meeting.

Annual Clean up: Kathy Bang will head up the Clean Up this year. It will be on April 21st in honor of Earth day. Newsletter will need to g out early that month to get the information/announcement to the neighborhood.

Newsletter items:

  • -GPNA Clean Up
  • -Newsletter delivery help is needed
  • -Keep it at 4 pages
  • -need more advertisers
  • -Publication date: to Katie by Jan. 19th, to Hall by Feb 1st

General meeting agenda: By law approval/CP CUP update

Meeting adjourned at 20:45, minutes taken by Merryl Mix

Next Meeting:

General Meeting
Tuesday, February 13, 2006 at 7pm
Grant Park Church


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