Park Santiago Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda (draft) Feb. 3, 2015 – 7 p.m., Lawn Bowling Clubhouse

Park Santiago Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda (draft)
Feb. 3, 2015  7 p.m., Lawn Bowling Clubhouse
 
1.     Introductions.
2.     Secretary’s report: (Béa)
3.     Treasurer’s report: (Bill)
4. Committee reports:
·      Traffic
·      Community Watch
·      Communications, including e-news; and Newsletter and Website committees
·      Hoover linkage
·      Hospitality
·      Elections and bylaws
·      Santiago Park
·      Budget
 
6. Next meetings: First Weds. of the following months: April, June, August, October and November. Guest speakers TBD.
7. Guest speaker: Melanie McCann will give Part 2 of her presentation on home and garden renovations.
 

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Nov. 4 PSNA Election Meeting to Feature Vector Control

The November 4th Park Santiago Neighborhood Association meeting will feature a representative from OC Vector Control who will discuss options for dealing with fire ants and mosquitos in our neighborhood. This will also be our election meeting.

Positions one can run for in PSNA include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, or one of twelve quadrant representative positions. Those who serve must be available to attend PSNA meetings the first Wednesday of the month, typically six times per year. Details about duties and qualifications for board members can be found in Articles V-IX of the PSNA bylaws, which you can click on here: http://park-santiago.com/bylaws/

A complete draft of our meeting agenda follows.

Park Santiago Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda (DRAFT)

Nov. 4, 2015 7 p.m., Lawn Bowling Clubhouse (North Valencia Street at Santiago Park)

  1. Introductions (2 mins.)
  2. Secretary’s report: determine quorum, approve minutes from last three meetings (Béa, 3 mins.)
  3. Treasurer’s report (Bill, 3 mins.)
  4. Election for Executive Board members and Quadrant Reps for 2016 (20 minutes). A neighbor volunteer who is not running for election must facilitate. One vote per household.
  5. Committee reports (2 mins. each). If anyone from any committee has a report, please share. Committees include:
  • Traffic
  • Community Watch
  • Communications, including e-news; and Newsletter and Website committees
  • Hoover linkage
  • Hospitality
  • Elections and bylaws
  • Santiago Park
  • Budget
  1. Announcements/other (3 mins.)
  2. Next meetings: First Weds. of February, 2016; guest speaker will be Melanie McCann giving Part 2 of her presentation on home and garden renovations.* Additional meetings to be held the first Weds. of the following months: April, June, August, October and November.
  3. Guest speaker: a representative from OC Vector Control will discuss options for dealing with fire ants and mosquitos in our neighborhood.

* Reminder from Melanie McCann, City of Santa Ana Associate planner: City’s California Friendly Landscape standards for front yards and parkways – Minimum 65% live landscape and maximum 35 % permeable hardscape http://www.santa-ana.org/sawatersmart/default.asp

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Weds., Oct. 7, 2015
Park Santiago Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda
7 p.m., Lawn Bowling Clubhouse
 
1.    Introductions
2.    Secretary’s report: determine quorum, approve minutes from June and August meetings (Béa)
3.    Treasurer’s report (Bill)
4.    Committee reports. If anyone from any committee has a report, please share. Committees include:
·      Traffic
·      Community Watch
·      Communications, including e-news, Newsletter, and Website
·      Hoover linkage
·      Hospitality (including Progressive Dinner and other events)
·      Santiago Park
·      Budget
·      Elections and bylaws
5.    Next meeting: Nov. 4 Election Meeting; Topic/speaker TBD
6.    Announcements/other
7.    Guest Speaker: Melanie McCann from the Santa Ana Planning/Building Department will discuss landscaping and remodeling in Park Santiago. Before starting out on a project to enhance your house or change your garden to be water wise, learn what is recommended by the experts
 
 
Weds., August 5, 2015
Park Santiago Neighborhood Association Meeting Minutes (draft)
7 p.m., Lawn Bowling Clubhouse
 
8.    Introductions: In attendance: Béa, Michael, James; no QRs  except Rick M., Dolores & Veronica
9.    Secretary’s report: determine quorum, approve minutes from June meeting (Béa) No quorum; no minutes approval
10. Treasurer’s report – Bill absent; no report
11. Committee reports. If anyone from any committee has a report, please share. Committees include:
·      Traffic – Peggy W. reported that the last TC meeting didn’t go well. Holly R. said she continues to be concerned about traffic on Santa Clara. Both women said police are out regularly monitoring that part of the neighborhood and issuing tickets. Peggy said Kathy and the traffic engineering dept. have the survey results. A suggestion was made that the survey results be posted in the next newsletter. John Joseph Miranda—Holly’s husband—agreed to co-chair the traffic committee with her. *
·      Community Watch – Rick M. will work with the old CW
·      Communications, including e-news, Newsletter, and Website
·      Hoover linkage – Bobbie  
·      Hospitality (including upcoming Progressive Dinner) – Christine, who is in charge, is out of town; but Sue M. led a discussion of an update on the the event, planned Sept. 26.
·      Santiago Park – Béa reported the city wants to place a community garden in the park. Neighbors complained about an increase in homeless people in the park.
·      Budget
·      Elections and bylaws
12. Next meeting: Oct. 7. Topic/speaker suggestion: Sue said she’d like someone from community preservation to speak. Sue will try to find someone from the city to speak on this issue.
13. Announcements/other:
– Teresa Mercado-Cota, an assistant dean from Santa Ana College, spoke about the centennial celebration Sept. 19. Disney will bring their “imagination playground” to the event. Food trucks, wine and beer, vintage cars, and more will be available. Parking will be free. The event will end with a huge fireworks show.
14. Concerns about loud parties on Virginia – Dolores is developing a flyer to address the issue and get neighbors involved with quieting the issue.
 

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Weds., Oct. 7, 2015
Park Santiago Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda
7 p.m., Lawn Bowling Clubhouse
 
1.    Introductions
2.    Secretary’s report: determine quorum, approve minutes from June and August meetings (Béa)
3.    Treasurer’s report (Bill)
4.    Committee reports. If anyone from any committee has a report, please share. Committees include:
·      Traffic
·      Community Watch
·      Communications, including e-news, Newsletter, and Website
·      Hoover linkage
·      Hospitality (including Progressive Dinner and other events)
·      Santiago Park
·      Budget
·      Elections and bylaws
5.    Next meeting: Nov. 4 Election Meeting; Topic/speaker TBD
6.    Announcements/other
7.    Guest Speaker: Melanie McCann from the Santa Ana Planning/Building Department will discuss landscaping and remodeling in Park Santiago. Before starting out on a project to enhance your house or change your garden to be water wise, learn what is recommended by the experts

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Park Santiago Progressive Dinner Saturday, September 26 @ 5 pm

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June 3, 2015 Meeting Notes (Draft)

Weds., June 3, 2015
Park Santiago Neighborhood Association Meeting Minutes (Draft)
7 p.m., Lawn Bowling Clubhouse

1. Introductions
2. Secretary’s report (Béa): quorum determined after about 7:30 when we had five QRs present (Veronica, Debbie, Marta, Rick, Bobbie) and three ex. board members (Michael, Béa, Bill). We approved minutes from April meeting unanimously.
3. Treasurer’s report (Bill) – We have received advertising revenue for our newsletter, and had to pay the cost to print the newsletter, plus reimbursements for the Easter party and other minor expenses. Beginning balance $4,489.11; ended balance $4,418.54
4. Committee reports. If anyone from any committee has a report, please share. Committees include:
· Traffic (see agenda item 7 below)
· Community Watch – Rick could not get in touch with Teresa **
· Communications, including e-news, Newsletter, and Website – It’s all continuing to happen
· Hoover linkage – Bobbie said Hoover is getting a new principal
· Hospitality (including upcoming July 4 Parade and possible Concert in Park) – $300 approved for July 4 parade unanimously. Bill nominated his wife to help organize. Christine Denny-Helvig is organizing progressive dinner and looking for volunteers. Concert likely won’t happen this year. $300 approved unanimously for prog. dinner.
· Santiago Park – no report
· Budget – see treas. report
· Elections and bylaws – no report
5. Announcements (including death of a neighbor)/other. Two neighbors were spoken about: a neighbor named Brian, and former Quad Rep Beverly Schick.
6. Updates: Most Beautiful homes; Neighborhood Hero, dumpsters. Bill handled MBH award and sent submissions to city, focusing nominees on drought-tolerant yards. NH award was not carried out. Dumpster Day has been scheduled for June 6.
7. Update: Traffic survey and solutions to traffic issues (Kathy McSorley and Traffic Committee). Kathy was absent. Francisco Orellana, City of Santa Ana Senior Engineer,* spoke about the hows and whys of traffic changes in PSNA. He said as to the traffic circle: if we vote for it, he will pursue funding to put a landscaped traffic circle in its place. Normally, he said, “we keep things up for six months to a year” to test them. He needs time to see how it works while school is in session. He said it could be out by July or August. Several neighbors voiced concerns.
8. Guest speaker: Mark McLoughlin spoke about Santa Ana College’s Centennial Celebration; and the Santa Ana Historic Registry and Mills Act Agreements. He said any ranch home over 50 years old that meets certain criteria qualifies for historic registry. The price to register a historic home can sometimes cost thousands of dollars but can reduce tax bills significantly. Once registered, no significant architectural changes can be made; and low property taxes are transferable to next owner. To get on the registry, contact *** Hally S.
He next spoke about the SAC Centennial. SAC is the 4th-oldest college in California, and started on the site of SAHS. Numbers are up to 60,000. A huge celebration is planned on campus Sept. 19. March of 2016 there will be an open house to showcase the campus’s next 100 years.

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