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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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Park Santiago Meeting Minutes Weds., April 1, 2015 (Draft)

Weds., April 1, 2015
Park Santiago Neighborhood Association Meeting Minutes (Draft)
7 p.m., Lawn Bowling Clubhouse
 
1.    Introductions: All four ex. board members present, plus the following QRs: Delores, Deborah, Kathy, Patty, Bobbie, Rick
2.    Secretary’s report: (Béa) Quorum determined, minutes from Feb. passed unanimously
3.    Treasurer’s report (Bill)- Beginning balance:  $4,509.11 Deposits: $45 Checks cleared: $65.00 Current balance: $4,489.11
4.    Committee reports. If anyone from any committee has a report, please share. Committees include:
·      Traffic (see agenda item 7 below)
·      Community Watch: Rick will be in touch with Teresa S. to take over.
·      Communications, including e-news, Newsletter, and Website (see agenda item 6)
·      Hoover linkage: Bobbie said the principal is stepping down.
·      Hospitality: Christine Helvig wants to organize a progressive dinner. Béa T. will organize July 4 parade again. Mike O. may organize CITP.
·      Santiago Park: The trail will be redone at some point.
·      Budget: We don’t have enough to do CITP this year unless we can raise funds for it, Bill said.
·      Elections and bylaws
5.    Announcements/other
·      Ask for MBH nominations on Facebook, website, Nextdoor; Bill will take charge of organizing nominations
·      Neighborhood Hero: Individuals can nominate; Bobbie nominated Casey DePersis. Motion passed unanimously.
·      Dumpster: Michael will contact Casey and try to organize something before the end of June
·      Bobbie would like someone from the Historic Society to come speak at our June meeting. Bobbie will organize Mark McLoughlin to come speak.
6.    Newsletter needs more distributors. Rick Martinez has agreed to fill in as needed to take over for distributers no longer volunteering. We need to let Denise know that Rick can handle them all as needed. A woman on the 2500 block of north Santiago said she hasn’t gotten her newsletter in two years. We voted nearly unanimously to let Rick take over distribution (Rick abstained, one person voted against). Bobbie suggested the printer package them in bundles of 200. Patty suggested we add a donation form to each newsletter.
7.     Traffic survey and solutions to traffic issues (Kathy McSorley and Traffic Committee) – City added striping on Virginia to slow down traffic. City will be adding a temporary traffic circle at French& Santa Clara (which the neighborhood can choose to vote to remove if they don’t like it).

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Park Santiago Traffic Improvements

TrafficCircle Temporary traffic circle to be installed at Santa Clara and French St.

Roundabout [French and Santa Clara]

Why Roundabouts with Optimization (ITE Pres)

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Park Santiago Neighborhood Association Meeting Minutes, February 4th 2015

Weds., Feb. 4, 2015
Park Santiago Neighborhood Association Meeting Minutes (draft)
7 p.m., Lawn Bowling Clubhouse
 
1.    Introductions
In attendance: Michael O. (President); Jim R. (VP) Béa T. (Sec.), Bill B. (Treasurer); and the following Quad. Reps: Kathy McS., Rick M., Debra H., NE;  Paul L., NE; Bobbie R., SW; Rick M, SW; Patty M., NW; Veronica A.;
2.  Secretary’s report: Quorum was met. November minutes were approved unanimously
3.  Treasurer’s report (Bill): Began with $4,900; disbursements included newsletter fees; current amount in bank is about  $4,550.
4.  Committee reports. If anyone from any committee has a report, please share. Committees include:
·      Traffic (see agenda item 8 below)
·      Community Watch: Rick Martinez volunteered to take over. Béa said she’d put him in touch with our old CW leader
·      Communications, including e-news, Newsletter, and Website: Mike and Béa gave updates
·      Hoover linkage: Bobbie said things are going well there
·      Hospitality (including funds request for Easter Event-Sarah K.): Reservation needed ASAP. $300 approved unanimously. Bill said he and his wife will help volunteer.  Michael said he would be willing to help organize a Concert in the Park this year.  Christine Denny-Helvig may organize a progressive dinner this fall. Béa will be in touch.
·      Santiago Park – Back to Natives continues to expand the nursery in the park
·      Budget
·      Elections and bylaws
5 .  Announcements/other:
– First Congregation has a craft boutique planned in March.
– Scott Kutner said his office is available to help us with our needs. He’ll keep us abreast of the new medical center planned for 17th& Lincoln. A Grade separation may also be happening at the railroad tracks at that point (17th would go under the tracks) Expanse of Town & Country Senior center has been approved.  New Retail may be coming to 17th & Grande. He will be in contact with Michael O. to plan to speak at a future meeting
– A neighbor talked about the 4th St. Market and the bakery attached to the Playground, which is giving out free bakery samples with drink purchase
6.  Discussion: graffiti issues (Paul Lujan): He’s concerned about graffiti near railroad tracks. There is a graffiti app now, or you can call the graffiti hotline. Paul will give the app info to Béa to pass on to Sarah.
7.  Update: Transformer fires and power outages (Dolores Aguilar) – Dolores was absent, but Paul shared her concerns. There have been two fires/transformer issues this winter in the Northeast part of the neighborhood. Paul and Dolores are looking into specifics about why this is happening.
8.  Solutions to traffic issues (Kathy McSorley and Traffic Committee). Kathy said a committee has met with city officials to discuss solutions. We will put a neighborhood survey out in the next newsletter. Neighbors can deliver it to quad reps or the PO Box. Mary Maduena also said we could drop off surveys with her at 405 Virginia. Our discussion included the following:
·      A neighbor asked if the survey could be done electronically, not just via paper.
·      The proposed survey was read at the meeting.
·      Béa asked if addresses could be added to survey.
·      We discussed whether specific issues (speed humps, traffic diverters, etc.) should be included on the survey. We decided that was premature, and should be on a future survey if we determine a problem exists. 
·      An introduction should be added to the survey explaining its purpose.
·      Béa and Kathy will send final proposed survey draft to PSNA Board for approval prior to newsletter and e-distribution
 

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Park Santiago Fall Newsletter 2014

Park Santiago Fall Newsletter 2014

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Mark your Calendars for Future Meetings

The next PSNA board meeting will take place Weds., Aug. 3, and the next General Meeting will be Weds., Sept. 7.

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Railroad Crossing Landscaping Improvments

The City and OCTA officials are moving ahead with plans to improve the landscaping at railroad crossings on our neighborhood’s borders.  Trees and other landscaping will be added at the Santa Clara & Lincoln intersection.  Continue reading

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