Weds., June 5, Park Santiago Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda
7 p.m., Lawn Bowling Clubhouse
1. Introductions (2 mins.)
2. Secretary’s report: determine quorum, approve minutes from last meeting (Béa, 5 mins.)
3. Treasurer’s report (Bill, five minutes); and reimbursements for receipts of less than $25
4. Approve Concert in the Park Budget (Casey, 5 mins.)
5. Approve meeting signs for June (and perhaps future signs) (Casey, 3 mins.)
6. Approve July 4th Parade budget (Béa, 5 min.)
7. Plan next meeting Aug. 7 (all, 5 min.)
8. Committee reports (all, 2 mins. each). If anyone from any committee has a report, please share. Committees include:
Communications, including e-news; and Newsletter and Website committees
Elections and bylaws
9. Announcements/other (3 mins.)
10. Guest speakers (up to 15 mins. each):
- Sgt. Jeff Smith, SAPD Mounted Unit (Horse Patrol), will speak about park issues
- SAPD Deputy Chief of Police Doug McGeachy will address neighborhood crime concerns
- Manuel Chavez, Interim Police Lieutenant / Adjutant to the Chief of Police, will discuss traffic issues in our neighborhood
- Neighborhood Watch Rep. Thomas Gordon will discuss how to improve PSNA’s Community Watch program.
Weds., May 1, 2013, Park Santiago Neighborhood Association Meeting Minutes
Meeting began at 7:05
2. Secretary’s report: Quorum established as three executive board members (Bea, Bobbie, Paul) and four Quad Reps (Karen, Anastacio, Scott and Patty; and Veronica showed later) were present; minutes approved unanimously.
3. Treasurer’s report (Candice absent) report read by Paul:
• Balance last statement 3/31/13: $5374.48
- Dues: $ 75.00
- Mail box renewal: $ 54.00
• Total cash on hand as of May 1, 2013: $5395.48
4. Nominations for new treasurer: Bill Bonnett was nominated and elected unanimously
5. Plan next meeting June 5: Guest speaker ideas included Thomas Gordon, Neighborhood Watch Outreach/Contact: and Police patrol speaking on neighborhood speeding and traffic problems, especially on Santa Clara
- Consensus was that we will have police come out to discuss various issues next month. Casey will be the contact.
6. Committee reports:
Traffic: Bobbie reported that there won’t be a stop sign at French and Santa Clara
Community Watch: More tickets around Hoover—Teresa left written report; Scott Kutner said the city’s police dept. is rebooting the Comm. Watch program citywide. The city wants at least ten neighbors to join the Comm. Watch.
Communications, including e-news; and Newsletter and Website committees: Casey said a new volunteer has joined; more volunteers needed
Hoover linkage: No report
Hospitality: Casey said CITP is being planned for Aug. 24; more support is needed to plan events; budget will go out via email
Elections and bylaws: no report
Santiago Park: Gerald Tiritilli said ours is the only park in the city that closes at dusk, not 10 p.m. This is infringing on neighbors who want to use the park recreationally (dog walking, etc.) and he wants the neighborhood to write a letter asking the police to allow lawful access after dusk. We will need to address this on next month’s agenda. Let’s get a police officer to address the issue. Lewis Wood would like to help create a survey on the issue of park hours. Bobbie said LBC pancake breakfast has been postponed.
Budget: Treasurer absent
7. Announcements/other: none
8. Guest speakers:
• The 301 Development at City Place: Sergio Klotz from the Santa Ana Planning Department; and Bob Bisno and Ryan Ogulnick from Vineyards Development Corp. spoke about the proposed apartments. Sergio said different development agencies are reviewing it. We’re still in early stages of process. Bob said the originally planned high-rise is not viable in today’s economy. He said the 301 apartments are luxury homes expected to attract “yuppie” families who can afford more than $1,800 or more per month rent. He said the architect is a modernist who has created “sculptures.” Amenities include pool, community room, gym, business center, etc. It will meet current LEED “green” building standards. A traffic study is being done to determine what improvements, if any, are needed. At the very least, Lawson will be repaved. Various other comments and questions were taken from the audience, including complaints about the lack of aesthetics of the design. Sergio said traffic and other concerns still need to be assessed by the city. He said the Santa Ana City website has a link to the project.
• Proposal to remove the carpool on- and off-ramps at I-5 and Edgewood: Monica Suter from the City’s Public Works Agency introduced William Galvez, new city engineer, along with Dennis Mak, Julie Pulido, and other representatives from OCTA, CalTrans and the I-5 project. Right now, Dennis said, we’re in the environmental planning stages. A public hearing date is TBD, sometime in late 2013. I-5 expansion options include:
no build; add a second carpool lane while removing carpool on- and off-ramps at Main St.; removing on- an off-ramps at First St. He said the HOV ramps need removal to enhance safety and other traffic concerns. Suggestions from neighbors included improved on- and off-ramps on the non-HOV lanes; improved safety, like speed bumps, on existing HOV off ramp; and improving the “Orange Crush” leading toward the project area. Our concerns can be addressed during the public-comment period.
Meeting ended at 9:03 p.m. with a raffle.
The June 5th PSNA Meeting will focus on crime and traffic issues in our park and neighborhood. Guest speakers will be:
- Sgt. Jeff Smith, SAPD Mounted Unit (Horse Patrol)
- Deputy Chief of Police Doug McGeachy
- Cmdr. Gominsky
- Manuel Chavez, Interim Police Lieutenant / Adjutant to the Chief of Police
- Neighborhood Watch Rep. Thomas Gordon
The meeting will take place at 7 p.m., Santiago Park Lawn Bowling Clubhouse (Valencia St. at Santiago Park).
Open Garden Day in West Floral Park
Saturday, May 18, 2013
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$15/Person; Kids 12 and under are Free
Tickets can be ordered online at www.westfloralpark.com or the day of the event at 902 W. Riviera Drive
Ten of our gardens, including the Santiago School garden, will be open for visitors to tour and enjoy. Visitors can also enjoy our West Floral Park Promenade with our Garden Bazaar offering artisan items for sale, our Kids’ Gardening Center with learning activities for kids, three food trucks (The Burnt Truck, Dogzilla, and Chunk-N-Chip) and a vintage car display. New this year are Garden Experts presenting on roses, succulents and “garden to table.” A photo event flyer and photos of our past Open Garden Days can be found on the West Floral Park website.
The May 1 Park Santiago Neighborhood Association meeting will focus on developments that may be in store for the outskirts of our neighborhood, including a new apartment complex and closing of the I-5 carpool ramps.
The 301 Project is a market-rate apartment project planned for the two-acre vacant lot next to City Place. A link to the project’s website is here:
. It has basic information about the project and renderings of the design. Development representatives for the site, along with Sergio Klotz from the Santa Ana Planning Department, will speak about the proposed apartments.
Another change neighbors may want to be aware of is the proposal to remove the carpool on- and off-ramps at I-5 and Edgewood. A representative from OCTA will discuss this plan at the PSNA meeting.
In order to encourage more involvement in Park Santiago Neighborhood Association, a door prize will be offered via raffle tickets to attending neighbors. As usual, the meeting will take place the first Weds. of the month: May 1, 7 p.m., at the Lawn Bowling Clubhouse (at the north Valencia Street entrance to Santiago Park).
… will be business only, but all neighbors are welcome to attend. We’ll be at the usual spot: Lawn Bowling Clubhouse, 7 p.m.
Guest speakers in the coming months will address freeway and housing developments on the edge of our neighborhood. If you have a guest speaker you’d like to hear from, please contact any neighborhood representative.
Our first meeting of the year will be this Weds., Feb. 6, 7 p.m. at Lawn Bowling Clubhouse. Tentative speaker: Brian Maddox from Santa Ana People’s Garden (located here in our neighborhood). And we’re starting something new this month: Door prizes! Come to the meeting and try to win a gift from one of our local businesses. The clubhouse is located at the north end of Valencia St. in Santiago Park.
Weds., Dec. 5 Park Santiago Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda DRAFT
7 p.m., Lawn Bowling Clubhouse
1. Introductions (2 mins.)
2. Secretary’s report: determine quorum, approve minutes from last two meetings (Béa, 5 mins.)
3. Treasurer’s report (Candice, 5 mins.)
4. Committee reports (all, 2 mins. each) If anyone from any committee has a report, please share. Committees include:
• Community Watch
• Communications, including e-news; and Newsletter and Website committees
• Hoover linkage
• Elections and bylaws
• Santiago Park
5. Election of Quadrant Reps.
6. Set date to add new signers to bank account
7. Announcements/other (3 mins.)
8. Next meeting: Feb. 6, 2013. Possible guest speakers include OCTA reps or our new City Council representative.
9. Guest speakers: Ria Vigil & Brian Maddock from the Santa Ana People’s Garden (located behind First Congregational Church in our neighborhood).