Next Meeting Aug. 3

Park Santiago Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda (Draft)

Wed., Aug. 3, 2016 7 p.m., Lawn Bowling Clubhouse  

  1. Introductions
  2. Secretary’s report (including need for substitute): (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 (including proposed bylaw amendment—see below. We will discuss wording tonight and the association will vote on changes at the Nov. meeting.)
  • Santiago Park
  • Budget
  1. Next meetings: First Weds. of the following months: October and November. Guest speakers TBD. See ideas in minutes from last meeting.
  2. Announcements/other
  3. Guest speaker: Judson Brown, Housing Division Manager, Community Development Agency, Housing and Neighborhood Development Division. Mr. Brown will discuss long-term solutions to homelessness in our community.

 

Park Santiago Neighborhood Association Meeting Minutes (draft)

Wed., June 1, 2016 7 p.m., Lawn Bowling Clubhouse

  1. Present: Béa, Michael, Bill; and Quad Reps Patty, Janelle, Kathleen H., Bobbie
  2. Secretary’s report: (Béa) – no quorum, but we nearly had a quorum, so we’ll meet it via email before voting on all matters starred below. (In other words, we were QR and one vote short on each.) Minutes from last meeting passed unanimously, with changes highlighted below, by all board members present (pending e-vote). *
  3. Treasurer’s report: (Bill) We’ve issued one check since the last meeting for Easter supplies, and one has cleared for $109.59. Last balance was $4,247.80, and closing balance this month $4,138.21.
  4. July 4th Parade (Béa, Ling-ka Brown, Meaghan Laverty) $300 voted in unanimously by all board members present (pending email vote). *
  5. Progressive Dinner (Christine D.) $300 voted in unanimously by all board members present (pending email vote). *
  6. Committee reports:
  • Traffic- Peggy W. has moved. Dale and Michael are now co-chairs. Couple with new baby (who had agreed to help) hasn’t been in touch. Sue McDonald said she heard that, when railroad improvements are made at Lincoln and 17th, they may have to reroute traffic through our neighborhood.
  • Community Watch – We should put a blast out on Nextdoor forum as we don’t have a current leader. Bobbie mentioned the need for more code enforcement.
  • Communications, including e-news; and Newsletter and Website committees – We should put a blast out on Nextdoor forum as we don’t have a current leader. A motion was passed unanimously to pay a 50% stipend (via ad revenue) for anyone willing to put together a newsletter. The other 50% will pay for printing and any left over will go into our treasury. Béa will write up classified ad.
  • Hoover linkage – The principal and superintendent have resigned. Interviews are taking place for replacements.
  • Hospitality – Progressive dinner (planned for early fall) and July 4th parade are being planned.
  • Elections and bylaws – Béa will write up a potential by-law change to make it easier for Quad Reps to send representatives (up to twice yearly) in order to help us make quorum.
  • Santiago Park – We discussed the homeless problem. They are allowed to be in the park by day but not overnight. We discussed potential solutions, but there isn’t much we can do as individual private citizens. New park rangers have been hired.
  • Budget – No additions
  1. Next meetings: First Weds. of the following months: August, October and November. Possible guest speakers: Bobbie will try to arrange for code enforcement to come out for one meeting, Angie Amezcua for another, and a city arborist for the August meeting. Bill said a pesticide vendor has been hired by the city to try to save trees that are infested by beetles or other pests.
  2. Announcements/other. None. Meeting adjourned at 8:02.

* All motions passed via e-vote when Dolores A. sent email of approval.

PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENTS (SEE TEXT IN BOLD)

ARTICLE XVll QUORUMS

Section 1:

If a quorum is not reached, NO ASSOCIATION business can be conducted. The acceptable motion is to “adjourn to the next scheduled meeting.” Under exceptional circumstances when there is an urgent need, quorum may be established and a vote taken via electronic media.

Section 2: Executive Board

Two of the current Executive officers must be present. The secretary or the Secretary’s designated alternate must be present to take minutes. “Current Executive officer” is defined as any officer who has not missed two or more consecutive general board meetings.

Section 3: General Board

50% of all current Quad Reps must be present. “Current Quad Rep” is defined as any elected or appointed Quad Rep who has not missed two or more consecutive board meetings. Quad Reps who cannot be present may send an alternate of their choice up to twice per year. The alternate must reside in their quad and be at least 18 years of age. The Quad Rep must inform all executive board members in writing (such as by text or email) about their choice of alternate at least one hour prior to the meeting.          

Section 4: Association General Meeting

Those present at the meeting provided that notice of the meeting was given by newsletter, or hand-delivered flyer, or reasonable electronic means 14 days before the meeting date to all residents.

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Park Santiago 4th of July Parade, 3pm start, 2:30 Check-I at Lawn Bowling Center.

Park Santiago 4th of July Parade, 3pm start, 2:30 Check-I at Lawn Bowling Center.

Thank you to Nichole Doughty and Mel Steiner of the Nichole Doughty Group for being our Official Sponsor of the Park Santiago Annual 4th of July Parade.

Looking forward to seeing all our neighbors participate in the parade with their awesome decorated bikes, strollers, costumes and floats.

We had over 350 neighbors participate last year, let’s set a new record this year!

We are planning to have great gift cards for prizes as well as cookies & refreshments for all the kids !

Parade will start at 3 PM, with check-in beginning at 2:30 at the Lawn bowling center on the 4th!

See you there !!

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Meeting Wed., June 1

 

Park Santiago Neighborhood Association Meeting Agenda (draft)

Wed., June 1, 2016 7 p.m., Lawn Bowling Clubhouse

  1. Introductions
  2. Secretary’s report: (Béa)
  3. Treasurer’s report: (Bill)
  4. July 4th Parade (Béa and others)
  5. Progressive Dinner (Christine D.)
  6. Committee reports:
  • Traffic
  • Community Watch
  • Communications, including e-news; and Newsletter and Website committees
  • Hoover linkage
  • Hospitality
  • Elections and bylaws
  • Santiago Park
  • Budget
  1. Next meetings: First Weds. of the following months: August, October and November. Guest speakers TBD.
  2. Announcements/other

 

 

 

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Park Santiago Easter Egg Hunt

PSNA Easter

 

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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: https://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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