Meeting Minutes 2013

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December 2013 – No meeting

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November 11, 2013

Attending – Bill Jackson, Marty Jackson, Doug Cuny, Carl Langley, Bobbi Galvin, Becky Haskin, Jim Wyatt

The November Steering Committee meeting was called to order at 7:13 PM at the home of Bill Jackson.

Secretary Report
October minutes were approved with no changes and are available online.

Treasurer’s Report
The treasurer’s report was approved and filed for audit.

Doug has online access to the water bill info. for the five accounts.  He will send board members access information.

$3250 has been spent on marker maintenance and irrigation repair so far this year.

Special Programs & Events
We will need to do some PR for the Christmas Decorating Contest.  Tentative date is December 14th.  Mike and the committee will set guidelines and prizes.

Membership Committee
We need to pool from the current membership list to get more people involved.

Need to send a January meeting notice and include 2014 membership notice.

Enhancement
We will be decorating the markers for Christmas.  The Enhancement Committee will take care of this.

Mike Carter will be power washing the marker at Woodhaven and Randol Mill as soon as he is able.

Bridgewood and Boca Raton marker will have irrigation in the flower beds soon.

Becky will be going to Home Depot to see if they are still willing to donate annuals for the markers.

Security & Safety
Apartments have tripled in the number of break-ins this month.  This is a strong indicator that crime will spread into the neighborhood.

Real Estate
There are seven listings, and recent selling prices included a maximum of $73.21/sq. ft.  There were seven sales in the last six months.

Legal
Nothing to report.

Old Business

The Bylaws Committee met and circulated the proposed changes.  The full membership will vote on the proposed changes at the January meeting.  We will mail the proposed changes with the annual meeting invitation so folks have time to review before they vote.

Shredding Event – Another success!  WNA netted four new members.  There may be another one in May 2014.

WNA Annual Meeting – Tentative date is Tuesday, January 21st. Mike and Bill will make arrangements with WCC.

We did not get the turnout at UTARI that we had expected.  Unsure of the reason, but possibly because of the location and the fact that there was no food.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:10 PM.

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October 2, 2013

Attending – Bill Jackson, Marty Jackson, Doug Cuny, , Mike Larose, Gwinda Burns, Carl Langley, Becky Haskin, Bobbi Galvin

The October Steering Committee meeting was called to order at 7:09 PM at the home of Bill Jackson.

Secretary Report
September minutes were approved with no changes and are available online.

From this point forward, minutes will be sent by email and approval/correction will be requested by noon on the following Friday.  They will be posted at that time or once everyone sends their approval/corrections.

Treasurer’s Report
The treasurer’s report was approved and filed for audit.

Water bills have been consistently high.  Enhancement committee will be checking on sprinkler systems to see if they need repairs.

Bill for $400 for irrigation repairs was received.

Special Programs & Events
The golf tournament grossed over $27,000.  That means there will be 16 scholarships given at the end of the school year.  Planning is already underway for next year.  Dates and location TBA.

4Change Energy – Several folks have switched so far,  We are waiting for the $50 per subscriber.

Bobbi will publicize Shredding Event and Oct. 10th on Nextdoor.

Oct. 10th meeting – Agenda has been set

Membership Committee
$2600 has been raised with 54 renewals, half of them are new members.

Enhancement
Nothing to report

Security
National Night Out was a success!  We had about 70 people and lots of door prizes.

Crimes are down, but everyone needs to stay vigilant because there are still some break-ins and thefts.

Real Estate
Building Standards Commission meeting will be discussing a house on Oakmont and the tentative apartments at Eastchase.

There are 11 listings, and recent selling prices included a maximum of $63.21/sq. ft.

Legal
Nothing to report

New Business

Doug advised that the city is considering privatization of water.

Oct 14 & Oct 18 – JPS will be doing tours of their facility for WNA members only.

Old Business

Mike, Bobbi, Becky and Bill will be looking at the bylaws.  Please send any suggestions for review.

Some HOAs within Woodhaven may be eligible for a reduced WNA membership rate. – To be discussed at the bylaws committee meeting.

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September 4, 2013

Attending – Bill Jackson, Marty Jackson, Doug Cuny, Jim Wyatt, Mike Larose, Gwinda Burns, Carl Langley, Becky Haskin, Bobbi Galvin

The September Steering Committee meeting was called to order at  7PM at the home of Bill Jackson.

Secretary Report
August minutes were approved with no changes and are available online.

Treasurer’s Report
More invoices are expected for the newsletter, landscaping and irrigation repairs.  Ending balance for 8/30/13 is $8925.02.  Treasurer’s report has been filed for audit.

Special Programs & Events
Woodhaven Scholarship Tournament is Friday, Sept. 20th.  Steering Committee members were asked to sell raffle tickets.

The October 10th meeting will be at the UTARI facility.  All details are in the newsletter.  Bill and Mike will put together an agenda.

JPS will give tours of their trauma center for WNA members on Oct 14th they will provide lunch at noon.

4Change Energy is giving a $50 bonus to WNA when members switch.

Shredding event has been confirmed for $600.

Membership Committee
Rebuilding Forgotten Neighborhoods – September 11th at 7PM– meeting will be giving advice about revitalizing neighborhoods.  Possible future meeting topic?

There are about 640 addresses are accounted for in Woodhaven.

Only one new membership was received this past month.

Newsletter will go out on Friday.

Enhancement
Mike Carter will be power washing some of the markers, especially the one on Woodhaven and Randol Mill.

Additional plants are still needed at the markers.  More planting will be done in the fall.

Security
October 1st is National Night Out.

There were 110 “incidents” in Woodhaven in the last month,  most of them in the apartments.

Real Estate
Marty will send Bobbi the updated real estate listings for the website.  There are now six listings in Woodhaven.

Legal
WCD will be discussing about the apartments at their next meeting.

Bella Apts. filed bankruptcy yesterday.  They are now in foreclosure.  They have 10 days to appeal the forclosure.

Crossroads Apts. Had a fire several months ago.  Worked has stopped.

Surry Oaks has been substandard since 2008.  There are only 16 residents left and they are not allowing any new renters.  New owner will have no tenants.

Manzana Grove has had a lot of work done.  They are now up to code.

New Business
Laurie Greene has resigned from the steering committee.  She has advised that we can call on her for special events.

Mike, Bobbi, Becky and Bill will be looking at the bylaws.  Please send any suggestions for review.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:50 PM. Date, location and time of the next meeting TBA.

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August 7, 2013

Attending – Bill Jackson, Marty Jackson, Doug Cuny, Jim Wyatt, Mike Larose, Gwinda Burns, Carl Langley, Becky Haskin, Laurie Green, Bobbi Galvin

After a brief tour of the facility, the August Steering Committee meeting was called to order at 7 PM at the University of Texas Arlington Research Institute (UTARI).

Secretary Report
Bobbi Galvin and Laurie Green will co-chair this position.

June minutes were approved with no changes and are available online.

Treasurer’s Report
Since the last financial report, there have been more repairs to the irrigation system for one of the markers.  The bill has not yet been received.  Ending balance for 7/31/13 is $9887.52.

Special Programs & Events
There will be another shredding event in early November.  Pricing will be settled at the next meeting.  $5 for 5 boxes, but WNA members are free…?  Bring your ideas.  November 9th is a tentative date.

Woodhaven Scholarship Dinner is Friday, Sept. 20th.  Players and sponsorships are needed.  Mike also needs items for the raffle in the next two weeks.  There are some great prizes so far.  Mike will send Bobbi info for the website.

The October 17th meeting will be at the UTARI facility.  The point of having the meeting there is to introduce our neighbors to this facility.  We will have our meeting and will be doing AED and CPR training.  Dinner will be catered on the back patio.  All members will recieve a mailing about this, Becky will post it to Nextdoor and Bobbi will send out emails.

Membership Committee
Becky would like to have a fall membership drive.  Of the 613 residents, there are 155 WNA members.  For about $450, we can mail membership letter, application, WWC, Nextdoor, Crime info, recycling, phone#, flag program, water restrictions, events, curb painting info, etc.  Please send Becky information from your committee that you would like to share.

A motion was made and carried to allow Becky to put together a full-neighborhood mailing.  Bobbi will be assisting with this.  The max cost is $600.

Enhancement
Jim advised that Mike Carter, the new landscaper, will be adding new plants this fall and will be making some minor repairs to the irrigation systems.

Jim will be getting estimates for power washing some of the markers, especially the one on Woodhaven and Randol Mill.

Security
Burglaries are up, but mostly in the apartments.
Code Blue will be mailing notices about garage doors being left open.
October 1st is National Night Out.

Real Estate
Marty will send Bobbi the updated real estate listings for the website.

Legal
Nothing to report

New Business
We will be voting on amending the bylaws.  A committee will be formed to make recommendations at the January meeting where members will be able to vote for the changes.  Some potential changes:
Meetings section 4 – allowing electronic voting
Dues – $50 for personal memberships, $100 for commercial memberships
Membership running from month of payment to the following year

Meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM. Date, location and time of the next meeting TBA.

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June 5, 2013

Attending – Bill Jackson, Marty Jackson, Doug Cuny, Jim Wyatt, Mike Larose, Gwinda Burns, Carl Langley, Becky Haskins, Wanda Lanham, Laurie Green

Meeting was called to order by Bill at 7:00pm

Secretary – Bill presented the May meeting minutes.  Motion was made by Becky to accept as written, seconded by Mike.

Treasurer – Doug presented the May treasurer’s report with a current balance of $10,955.52.  Motion was made by Carl to accept, seconded by Wanda.  The report will be filed for audit.

Eastside Shredding Event –  June 8th, 9 to 12noon, Albertson’s parking lot.

Wanda stated the event was all set.  She has requested the same driver as last year.  Large barrels for dumping will be used and camera observation provided.  Boxes and garbage bags are acceptable.  Meadowbrook News and the Eastside Code Blue Newsletter have provided good advertisement for the event.  Available volunteers meet at Albertson’s at 8:30am.

VP/Special Programs – Mike introduced Shane Gregory with CPR 1st Aid Training Group.  Shane has a variety of AED units available for purchase.  Training would be coordinated with MedStar at no cost.  Shane recommended the Phillips On-Site unit for $950.  The AED would be registered with the city and the “owner” would be responsible for 30 day maintenance checks/record keeping.  Wall mounts, additional batteries/pads are available for purchase at an additional cost.

Gwinda suggested contacting the FWPA for AED donation(s).  Carl said he would follow up with Officer Perez.  Carl also said he would look into the Take 20 for Life training for the WNA.

July 4th WNA party will be coordinated by Woodhaven Country Club, cost is $13 adults/$8 children 8 and under.  Price includes food, pool access, bounce house, and entertainment is being discussed.

Doug made a motion to continue to finalize picnic plans with WCC seconded by Becky.  Becky will use the WCC flyer to distribute to WNA members.

The 2013 East Fort Worth Scholarship tournament will be sponsored by Autobahn of Fort Worth.  Tournament is September 20th at WCC.  Additional sponsors at all levels are needed as well as participants.  8 scholarships (out of 42 applicants) were awarded.

Membership – 151 WNA members – 157 on Nextdoor

Becky gave an update on the BSC meeting.  Bella’s ownership request for additional time was denied and fines are accruing daily.

Becky will post information on curb side painting for house identification on Nextdoor.  She will be meeting with the local shopping center management regarding poor conditions of the center.

A change to WNA Bylaws Article IX was discussed so that membership will be valid for one year calendar year from joining.  Currently, renewal is in January with discounted memberships available after June 30th.  Motion was made to propose a bylaw revision to the membership by Gwinda, seconded by Carl.

Enhancement – Jim is currently working on the markers at Boca Raton and Bridewood and Highwoods and Boca Raton.  He will get bids for beds and irrigation.  Timers need to be repaired or replaced so that we can adhere to the current watering restriction of 1 day per week for non-residential property.

Security – Carl reported 106 occurrences in May concentrated in the apartment complexes. WNA collected more trash than any other neighborhood participating in this year’s Cowtown Clean Up.  187 bags were collected.

Carl provided supervision of the Waller home during the visitation and funeral service.

Real Estate – Marty reported 6 properties currently on the market.  More listings are needed.

Legal – Chesapeake has completed all requested work repairs.  A release was signed by Bill indicating no further obligation to WNA.

A motion was made by Becky to not have a July meeting, seconded by Gwinda.

Next meeting is scheduled for August 7th and the location is to be determined.

Motion to adjourn was made by Laurie and seconded by Jim at 9:05pm.

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May 1, 2013

Attending – Mike Larose, Marty Jackson, Becky Haskin, Jim Wyatt, Ken Stephens, Gwinda, Carl Langley, Laurie Green

Meeting was called to order by Mike at 7:08pm.

Secretary – Mike presented the April minutes.  Carl moved for an approval as written, Becky seconded.

Treasurer – Doug submitted the treasurer’s report with a balance of $12,413.  Becky said she had an additional $300 from new memberships.  Marty moved that the report be approved as presented, Ken seconded.

Communications/Webpage – Becky asked if these duties were currently assigned.  Mike will meet with the previous secretary to determine what specific tasks need to be addressed.  Mike offered to be responsible for email communications as needed.

Carl confirmed that Bill was registered with the city as WNA’s liaison and that the website was updated.

VP/Special Programs & Events – Mike is meeting with Peter, WCC, to finalize plans for July 4th.  WNA will participate by inviting WNA members to attend.

In an effort to increase participation and donations, the fundraising golf tournament has been renamed to the East Fort Worth Charity Golf Tournament.  The tournament is scheduled for September 20th.  All levels of sponsorships are available.

May 2nd, 6:30pm at WCC, 2013 scholarship winners will be honored.  Marc Veasey will be the guest speaker.

CPR/AED training was deferred due to vendor scheduling.

Discussion of the October 17th meeting was tabled until the next steering committee meeting.

Membership – Becky stated membership is currently 141 with 143 registered Nextdoor users.

WNA bylaws state memberships are valid for one full year.  Renewal dates are based on membership date.

The last bulk mailer resulted in 10 new memberships.  It was suggested we look into the cost of bulk vs. first class mailing with the goal of cleaning up the database (based on returned mail).

It was proposed that we consider discounts to WNA events for members as a benefit for membership.  July 4th and Shredding Day were suggested.  Business discounts would also be an option.

Ken asked about identifying members and Mike discussed looking into the cost of membership cards.

Enhancement – Jim reviewed the progress on the marker at Boca Raton & Bridgewood.  Chesapeake is covering all rock expenses over $2k.  The marker at Highwoods & Randall Mill needs trimming.  Mike will advise the contractor.

WNA has a $6k budget for lawn/maintenance care.  All work items will be relayed through Mike or Jim to the contractor.  The sprinklers are in working order and the timers need to be checked.

Security – Carl reviewed the recent Sunset Oaks occurrences and apartment burglaries.  No residential incidents to report.

The graffiti along Boca Raton electric and telephone boxes is being addressed by Code Compliance.

Real Estate – Marty reported that foreclosures and short sales are being reduced.  The current selling price per sq.ft. is in the mid – $50’s with the highs just under $70.

Legal – Gwinda said there were no new additional notifications to report.  Bella Apartments is on the agenda for the May 27th Code Compliance meeting at 10am.  The meeting day might change due to the Memorial holiday.

Action Items/Planning  –

Shredding Day – Carl

July 4th – Mike

October 17th Meeting

A motion was made by Laurie to adjourn the meeting and seconded by Marty at 8:55pm.

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April 2013

Present: Bill Jackson, Marty Jackson, Becky Haskin, Jim Wyatt, Ken Stephens, Mike Larose, Carl Langley

The meeting was called to order by President Bill Jackson at his home at 7:15PM.

Secretary’s Report: Minutes of March meeting were approved with no changes and are available online.

Treasurer’s report: (Doug provided copies for review)
Treasurer’s report  was reviewed and approved. Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.

Committee Reports:
Apartment & Real Estate Marty Jackson, chair:

  • Good  market in Woodhaven, 15 sales last 6 months ($51 to $69 SF)

Safety & Security – Carl Langley, chair:

  • Crimes still centered around the apartments with some migration into neighborhoods.
  • CRIME WATCH CLASSES are continuing,  Be a Leader on your Block.  Call  817 496 3876 for Details
  • REMEMBER  If it doesn’t  LOOK RIGHT—CALL 911

Enhancement –Ken Stephens, chair:

  • Bids were presented for the Landscaping service for 2013.  They were reviewed and steering committee voted to have Ken proceed with selection of a vendor at a “Not to Exceed Cost” of $7,165/year.
  • Meetings and Work are continuing with our Markers.  Ken is to talk with Chesapeake concerning the marker at Boca Raton and Bridgewood,  Plans are on going to replace some hedges at Highwoods and Randol Mill as well as a good cleanup at Woodhaven and Randol Mill.

Membership – Becky Haskin, chair

  • In January there were approximately 60 members. February there were approximately 96 members, March we had 110 members and it’s still climbing.  NOTE;  (We still need walkers to deliver Membership Applications)  Let a Board Member know if you can help
  • Becky continues to refine our  membership list.
  • Presented report from cities Building Standards Commission;
  • Woodstock was before commission in March, fined  for Non Compliance
  • Bella will be before commission in April

Publicity & Website –No report – position vacant

Special projects & Programs –Mike Larose, chair

  • The Woodhaven Neighborhood Association General Meeting will be at the Woodhaven Country Club April 18th. Dinner at 6:30pm, Meeting at 7:30pm.  The candidates for Council District 4 (Danny Scarf and Paul Gardner) will be present.
  • Mike continues work on the 2013 Golf Tournaments for Sponsorship and Participation.  Don’t miss these events
  • Shredding Event will be in June
  • Cowtown Cleanup: We have 60 folks coming for the Cleanup

Action Items/New Business/Planning

  • Need to register Bill Jackson with the city of Fort Worth as WNA’s Neighborhood Liaison  –Action:  Bill Jackson
  • Need to prepare text for April 18th General Meeting flyer and get printed and mailed — Action: Becky Haskin, Bill Jackson; Carl Langley
  • Beginning Planning with Committee for WNA’s Shredding Event..  Action:  Carl Langley
  • Pending  Events for 2013
    – Flower sale – March/April: Decided not to do right now
    – Ad in newspaper? (in cooperation with country club), as funds permit
    – Painting graffiti with “Fort Worth Beige.”
    – Christmas lights
    – Decorate markers at holiday

–Investigate CPR/AED training requirements and placement.  Action:  Mike Larose, Carl Langley

Notes:

  • There should be no WNA expense that the steering committee doesn’t approve and that doesn’t benefit the entire neighborhood.
  • Please make sure that ALL WNA correspondence goes through Bill for approval

There was no further businesses, so the meeting was adjourned at 9:35 PM.Next Steering Committee meeting: May 1st at Mike’s, 7:00pm

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March  2013

Present: Bill Jackson, Doug Cuny, Carl Langley, Marty Jackson, Jim Wyatt, Gwinda Burns, Ken Stephens; Mike LaRose; Lorraine Deitchman

The meeting was called to order by Bill Jackson at the home of Becky Haskin at 7:08 PM.

Secretary’s Report:  Minutes of February were approved with no changes and are available online.

Treasurer’s report:
Treasurer Cuny advised that all receipts have been paid and receipts for membership posted.   Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.
Automatic deposit is going to be set up so we can get Ambit payments.
Doug provided a historical breakdown of expenses (Feb 15th)  as requested at last meeting.

Committee Reports:
Apartment & Real Estate Marty Jackson, chair:

  • Houses in Woodhaven are still selling for $55/square foot average at this time.
  • 4 Houses for sale;  11 Houses pending sale

 Safety & Security – Carl Langley, chair:

  • Crimes still primarily located in the apartments.
  • Still having problems with young people wanting work or donations.  PLEASE, Never allow anyone that you don’t know around or in your home. CALL 911
  • Gwinda reported a dark colored van with two white males in the area that appear suspicious.  Officer Howard has the details.
  • If you see any code compliance issue, please let Carl know.

 Enhancement –Ken Stephens, chair:

  • Ken getting Bids for Landscaping.
  • Ken, and Bill are working with Greg Ricks on a letter to send to Chesapeake

(As a note to the above: Gwinda Burns has been  talking to Chesapeake PR and may get some info that will impact the letter or action by Bill and Ken) She will advise.

 Membership – Becky Haskin, chair

  • Last month there were approximately 60 members.  This month there are approximately 96 members
  • Becky is still developing and refining a membership list.
  • Becky and Lorraine have been distributing membership forms and letter from our president.
  • Becky to send us an up-to-date membership list
  • Expanded Membership distribution assignments:
    Ken Stephens  –  Cholla
    Mike LaRose   –  Oakmont Lane (West) plus Dorel Streets
    Carl Langley  –  Putter Drive
    Doug Cuny  –  Oakmont Lane to Country Club
    Lorraine Deitchman  –  Townhouses – Boca and Country Club
    Jim Wyatt    –  Highwoods Trail south to Boca

Publicity & Website –No report – postition vacant

Special projects & Programs –Mike Larose, chair

  • Mike and Bill have met with Peter at Woodhaven CC.  Discussions are centered around the Woodhaven Neighborhood Association and Woodhaven Country Club relationship. “Stay tuned” more to come.
  • Mike is working on the 2013 Golf Tournament.  Plans are under way to increase sponsorship and participation.
  • It was decided to invite the two candidates for council district 4 to speak at our April meeting.
  • Committee decided to have the “Shredding Event”  Carl to get details and report back to committee
  • Cowtown Cleanup:  Report from Kathleen Bradberry via Carl Langley
  • Committee decided to not do the flower sale at this time.  Maybe at Christmas.
  • Mike has a couple of Pickups for this event
  • Event date is April 6th 2013.  Must register at by March 25th http://www.fortworthgov.org/applications/CowtownCleanup
  • Meet at Albertson parking lot at 8:15am.
  • Group Name;  Woodhaven Neighborhood Association
  • Type of Organization:  Individual
  • Kathleen Bradberry is our Group Leader
  • Group Leader e-mail is kgbcorrine.com

New Business

  • There should be no WNA expense that the committee doesn’t approve and that doesn’t benefit the entire neighborhood.
  • Please make sure that ALL correspondence goes through Bill for approval and Bobbi for proofreading/consistency and record keeping.
  • Re: events for 2013
    – Flower sale – March/April:  Decided not to do right now
    – Ad in newspaper? (in cooperation with country club), as funds permit
    – Cowtown Cleanup – See Above
    – Painting graffiti with “Fort Worth Beige.”
    – Teen Court kids pick up trash:  Kathleen Bradberry Action Item
    – Quarterly meetings – next one in April
    – Meetings at the country club: Now Active Business Item
    – East Side shredding event: Now Active Business Item
    – Christmas lights
    – Decorate markers at holidays

There was no further businesses, so the meeting was adjourned at 8:50 PM.

Next Steering Committee meeting: TBA

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February 2013

Present:  Bill Jackson, Bobbi Galvin, Doug Cuny, Carl Langley, Marty Jackson, Becky Haskin, Jim Wyatt, Gwinda Burns, Ken Stephens

The meeting was called to order by Bill Jackson at the home of Becky Haskin at 7:01 PM.

Treasurer’s report:
Treasurer Cuny advised that all receipts have been paid to date. Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.
Automatic deposit is going to be set up so we can get Ambit payments.
We will continue to do automatic drafting for the water bill.
Landscaping invoices go to Doug by email.  He will be sharing those with the committee.
Doug will do a historical breakdown of expenses.

Secretary’s Report was approved and is available online.

Committee Reports:

Apartment & Real Estate
Marty Jackson, chair:

  • Houses in Woodhaven are selling for $55/square foot average at this time.

Safety & Security – Carl Langley, chair:

  • No real changes since last report…most of the crime is in the apartments.
  • If you see any code compliance issue, please let Carl know.

Enhancement –Ken Stephens, chair:

  • Ken advised that we do not have a current contract with a landscaper.  The committee recommends that we get bids for a new landscaper.
  • Ken will be checking on the times/amounts of irrigation and make changes accordingly.
  • Ken will be adding/moving/removing plants & bushes at the markers.
  • Ken will be getting a bid for power washing on Randol Mill.
  • We will be working with Home Depot to add additional flowers to the markers.

Membership – Becky Haskin, chair

  • There are currently approximately 60 members so far this year.
  • Becky is developing a membership list.  Please check for accuracies.
  • She would like to send out a newsletter featuring what’s happening in Woodhaven and hopefully it will encourage folks to find a way they’d like to get involved.
  • Neighbor Next Door website….click the link that Becky sent you to join.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • Website hits/counts were available at the end of the meeting.
  • There is a new tab for REAL ESTATE on the website.

Special projects & Programs –Mike Larose, chair

  • Nothing to report at this time.

New Business

  • There should be no WNA expense that the committee doesn’t approve and that doesn’t benefit the entire neighborhood.
  • Please make sure that ALL correspondence goes through Bill for approval and Bobbi for proofreading/consistency and record keeping.
  • Re: events for 2013
    — Flower sale – March/April
    — Ad in newspaper?  (in cooperation with Country club), as funds permit
    — Cowtown Cleanup – specific projects
    — Painting graffiti with “Fort Worth Beige.”
    — Teen Court kids pick up trash
    — Quarterly meetings – next one in April
    — Meetings at the country club
    — East Side shredding event
    — Christmas lights
    — Decorate markers at holidays

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 9:12 PM.

Next Steering Committee meeting: Wednesday, March 6th at 7:00 PM.  Location TBA.

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January 2013 – Annual Meeting

Our first speaker was NPO Brad Perez, who advised that crime is down so far this year, partially thanks to Code Blue patrols.  Code Blue is always looking for additional patrollers, so if you would like to join, there is a training seminar in mid-February – see the Woodhaven Code Blue website for further details and contact information.

President Greg Ricks thanked the outgoing steering committee.  Several folks are leaving the committee, and their service is certainly appreciated.  A special thank you went to Peggy Schooler, who is retiring from the board after 10+ years.

Greg did a recap of the successes over the last few years:
— 4th of July gatherings
— Ice cream socials
— Various interesting speakers
— Garage sales for fundraisers
— Flower sales
— Ambit electric fundraisers
— New marker at Boca and Bridge Streets
— Shredding event

Greg presented the 2013 slate of officers:
Presidet – Bill Jackson
VP – Mike Larose
Secretary – Bobbi Galvin
Treasurer – Doug Cuny

Standing committee chairs:
Mike Larose – Special Events and Programs
Becky Haskin – Membership
Bobbi Galvin – Website and Publicity
Marty Jackson – Real Estate
Carl Langley – Safety and Security
Ken Stephens & Jim Wyatt – Enhancement
Gwinda Burns – Legal

There was a motion and a second to accept this board as presented.  Motion passed.

The membership thanked Greg for his five years of service with a standing ovation and a gift.

New president Bill Jackson addressed the crowd and gave a bit of a preview of what he would like the new committee to do.  His #1 priority will be to increase membership.  Another priority will be to improve the relationship between WNA and Woodhaven Country Club.

Bill introduced Peter Cowin, who is acting General Manager of the club.  He thanked us for our attendance.  He is looking forward to building the relationship for the benefit of the neighborhood.

Bill introduced Councilman Danny Scarth, who thanked the outgoing committee and welcomed the new one.

Danny advised that there is a complex history of economic redevelopment in Woodhaven.  The current TIF is not generating any funds because of the low real estate.   He then introduced Ossana Hermosillo, Public Development Office, (phone 817-392-6203) who informed the membership about Public Improvement Districts (PID).

— A PID comes about when property owners petition for one.  (More than 50% of landowners must approve it.)  The program levies and collects monies from property owners.  There needs to be demonstrated need for enhancements for this to pass.  City council will have final approval.  There are currently eight active PIDs in Fort Worth.

— PID assessments are determined annually by the committee.  PID committees must submit a 5-year service plan & annual budget.

— A committee is appointed that will make sure monies are spent properly. Some examples of acceptable way to use PID money:  wastewater, sanitation, mass transit, parking, libraries, parks, landscaping, art installation, beautification, safety/security, business development, infrastructure, marketing/promotion/newsletters, holiday lighting.

Danny encouraged the new WNA committee to investigate and/or promote a PID within Woodhaven and to let him know if it’s something our neighbors would consider.

Tony Abatte, Code Enforcement supervisor, advised that there is at least one extra code officer working in Woodhaven.  This Monday, Building Standards Committee will meet about the Bella Apartments (and others).  Your support at that meeting is appreciated.  He was available after the meeting for questions.

Bill closed the meeting at about 8:30 PM.

The next Executive Committee meeting will be on Wed., Feb. 6th at 6:30 PM.

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  • A mailer to all 800+ homeowners was proposed about recruiting volunteers for Code Blue.
  • Boca and Randol Mill needs cleaned and painted. Would the country club want this? Gary will ask.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • A postcard will be mailed to the entire neighborhood announcing the annual meeting.
  • Annual meeting:  At our last meeting, we discussed having dessert.  Cost will be $8.50, with a minimum of 50 people. Time will be 6-7:30 at the country club.
  • Doug looked into getting a PayPal account for WNA.  There is a 2.9% plus $1.75 per transaction.  The group agreed to go ahead with this.
  • January slate of officers was discussed.  Greg will be president, Bobbi will be secretary, Tony will continue as treasurer, and Marty Harrison will be nominated for VP.
  • We may try to change the day of the Steering Committee meetings…to be discussed later.
  • The NRP Group out of San Antonio wants to build a senior living center at 1051 Woodhaven Blvd.  They would like us to extend our boundary.  We will check on this and discuss it at the February meeting.

Next Steering Committee meeting: Tues., February 7th at 6:00 PM, location TBA.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 6:53 PM.

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