Meeting Minutes

October 2017

Present:  Mark Meiresonne, Beverly Wyatt, Jim Wyatt, Chris Douglas, Clayton Reeves, Clairita Porter, Kay Shaw, Bobbi Galvin, Marty Jackson

Meeting called to order at 5:40 PM.

Treasurer’s Report

— September report was approved and filed for audit.

Secretary’s Report
—  October minutes to be approved and will be posted online.

Landscape Report
803 Highwoods Trail/Boca Raton marker has a water leak and it will be repaired.
The “antique” backflow valve has been turned off and is now manually turned on by Mike Carter as needed.  The repair of this system would require permits from the City Water Department.  Total costs of repairs and permits estimated at $1500+.

At this marker, $166.46 was charged from 8/23/2017 to 9/25/17.  An adjustment of $124.32 was made

10-20-2017 perhaps due to previously misreading the meter.
ACTION ITEM:  Our neighbor Rick Allen has been contacted for repairs.

We discussed planting trees (with the Woodhaven Woman’s Club) in the markers to honor Peggy Schooler, Joe Epps and Bette Robinson

All markers are now set to be watered one time per week.

Membership Report – no new members in September, but total 2017 membership paid to date = 149 + 8 honorary)

WCD Report

TIF # 13 meeting is scheduled for December 6th at 4 PM in City Hall Conference Room 290.

Board voted to approve Clairita’s recommendation that seven desk chairs be purchased ASAP to replace 7 that were purchased by WCD when Police Store Front on Woodhaven Boulevard was opened about 10 years ago.  $1500 has been approved for this purchase.

Security Report  

Kabir has recently leased the Chevron/Grandy’s for five years and shared that he had been having difficulty with “homeless” approaching customers at night.  He noted one specific individual Kevin Christopher (Chris) who was the worst offender.  At National Night Out, Clairita related the situation to East Division Captain, Michael Shedd and the next day he assigned two NPO’s to the case.  Officer Ward found Chris camping behind Firestone and provided him with resources available to homeless and issued a criminal trespass warning to him.  “Chris” indicated that he would not be back.  Clairita followed up with Don, the manager of Firestone and learned that he had told Chris that as long as he kept the area around the dumpster clean, he would not report him. Don was not aware that Chris was causing problems at Grandy’s/Chevron at night and suspects that Chris was involved in the removal on his garage door and stealing a shipment of tires.

Darkened street lights on Boca Raton from Larkspur Lane east to the corner of the shopping strip at Oakland Hills were reported and after contacting Alicia Ortiz, they were lit the next evening. Followed up to report lights were remaining on for 24 hours and the issue has now been resolved.

Bev reported graffiti on a box located at the east entrance of the ILT Charter School on Boca Raton.  Oncor was contacted but it turns out after further inspection, it was an AT&T box. Graffiti enforcement has been contacted:  graffiti@fortworthtexas.gov  NOTE: Graffiti has been removed.

National Night Out – October 3rd Hosted by Madera Residential, Police Department and Code Blue went well.

Crime reports go out weekly from our NPO.  Please be vigilant!
Legal Report – nothing to report

We will be looking at becoming a 501(c)3.

Real Estate Report
— There are 7 active sale, 4 pending sales, and there have been 12 sales in the last 6 mos.
— Ave price is $81/sq foot and $ 105/square foot max.

Website/Publicity/Community Relations – Nothing to report

Special Projects:
2017-2018 Community directory update by Chairperson, Chris Douglas

Committee members – Beverly Wyatt, Kay Shaw, Lucretia Scarth, and Clairita Porter
Not all money has been collected, but all ads have been sold.  The prototype is ready.

Launching of Membership Drive during Holiday Social @ East Regional Library Noon -2:00 PM on Saturday, December 2nd.   (Set-up time scheduled from 10 AM – 11:30 and Clean-up from 2 PM – 3 PM)

Old Business/Action Items:

2018 Nominating Committee:  Marty Jackson, Chairperson, Kay Shaw & Beverly Wyatt Committee Members
Proposed 2018 Officers:

President, Clairita Porter
Vice-President, Karen Dixson
Treasurer, Clayton Reeves
Secretary, Mary Kay Sorell

Standing Committee Chairs:
Digital Communications (website, email, imaging), Chris Douglas
Membership, Sandi Ross
Legal, Taylor McPherson
Landscaping, Jim Wyatt- Chairperson, Committee Members – Beverly Wyatt, Kay Shaw, June D’Souza, Lucretia Scarth
Safety/Security, Mark Meiresonne
Real Estate, Marty Jackson

New Business/Action Items:
Status of art project proposed for the East Regional Library – it has been tabled for now.
Art Project has been activated. Core Committee & Selection Committee are currently being confirmed by Councilman Moon and Director Alicia Ortiz.

There will be a nearly half a million dollar piece of art installed on 121 and Minnis.
ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will try to get a mock-up of the work.

Tour of ILT K-8 Charter School scheduled Thursday, November 16th at 10 AM for the WNA Steering Committee, Board Members of WCD, Executive Board Members of Woodhaven Woman’s Club, and Riverbend HOA Board.

The tour will be followed by a WNA meeting with Principal Smith and ILT administrators to discuss the following proposed 2018-2019 WNA meetings:

Tuesday, January 15, 2018 Annual Meeting/Elections
“Activities and Events Impacting our Neighborhood” 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Tuesday March 20th, Wednesday March 21st or Thursday March 22nd
“Keeping Woodhaven Clean and Green” 6:00 -8:00 PM

Wednesday, July 4th (Ruth’s Bridge)
“Celebrating July 4th with Friends and Neighbors” 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Tuesday September 18th, Wednesday September 19th or Thursday September 20th
“Keeping WNA Members Informed and Safe” 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Saturday, December 1st “Holiday Social” 1:00 -3:00 PM (location?)

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 Annual Meeting and Elections
“Local, City, and State Challenges That Can Impact You!” 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Note:  Set up and registration one hour prior to event and cleanup 30 minutes after a general meeting or special event.

Meeting adjourned at 7:00 PM

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6/22/17

Present: Beverly Wyatt, Jim Wyatt, Chris Douglas, Clairita Porter, Marty Jackson, Mark  Meiresonne, Bobbi Galvin

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5/25/17
Present:  Beverly Wyatt, Jim Wyatt, Chris Douglas, Clayton Reeves, Clairita Porter,  Lucretia Scarth,  Bobbi Galvin

Meeting called to order at 5:33 PM.

Treasurer’s Report

— Monthly report has been approved and filed for audit.

— Make sure that all donation receipts go to Clayton so expenses are accurately reflected.
–2017 Shredding Event report was presented.  The profit was $336.  Donation of $170 for 3rd hour.  Donation of $54.13 for publicity (graphic design and flyers)
–The City of Fort Worth gave a credit on the bill for repairs to one of the sprinkler systems.

Secretary’s Report
–April minutes were approved via email and have been posted to the WNA website.

Landscape Report
–Irrigation valve at Woodhaven Blvd/Randol Mill Rd was repaired by irrigation specialist, Gary Lambert. Charge was covered by warranty.

–NX Electric LLC, Manuel Negret replaced 4 of 8 bulbs at Bridgewood/Boca Raton.  When the remaining 4 bulbs are replaced, the charge will be covered by a donation.  All repairs have been made to the lights.

–Sha Clayton, owner of On Duty Tree Service, has been contacted regarding scheduling an onsite review of the landscaping plants under a year-warranty dated approximately 11/01/16. Hopefully, they will replace some of the dead plants with more annuals to replace them.

— Areas have been treated for fire ants.

Membership Report
–As of May 23rd there are a total of 137 memberships.

(121 members paid, 3 are donation paid, and 8 are non-paid honorary).

–There are 58 members from 2016 who have not yet renewed for 2017.

–Membership Drive Suggestions:
Cheryl Libby, Cowtown Clean-up Coordinator reported that in recognition  for the  trash/debris collected by the Woodhaven Team on May 1st,  WNA has been awarded 2 green yard carts that can be used as “prize” incentives.   (Cheryl’s contact number is 817-392-2046)

–Other membership suggestions?
We need to get the block captains active.  Perhaps they can assist in the distribution of membership forms.
We are still distributing bags to new members of the neighborhood.
Possibly putting together another directory. ..only members get a copy.

Dr. Jason will be offering a 10% discount on chiropractic services.  Specific details will be sent as an eblast.
ACTION ITEM:  Bobbi and Clairita will work on another eblast about the benefits of memberships.
ACTION ITEM:  Ask the library about having a WNA table to get memberships.

 WCD Report  (May 9th  Board meeting)
–May 6th – 85 people attended the Scholarship and Grant Award Reception.  $1000,00 scholarships were awarded to twelve eastside high school students. A 1,000 grant was awarded to the East Regional Library for educational materials not covered by the City Library Budget.  Unit Supervisor, Silvia Polk reported that the funds would be used to cover 20 X 20 canvases featuring covers of classic children’s books.  They will be displayed in the Early Reader Section of the library.

–Charles Young, Partner-Madera Residential provided an inspirational keynote message!  Madera generously provided the funding for the Reception and for the main sponsorship of the Scholarship Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, September 29th at the Woodhaven Country Club.

–Ken Devero, TIF Board Member (Tax Infused Funds) reported that he had met with Carol Griffith regarding the WCD/WNA list of TIF funded suggestions and that there should be no problem with providing solar lighting for the entry markers.  She is checking on the hike and bike trail along utility line from Bridge/I-30 to Randol Mill Rd.

Security Report
–The second wind sculpture was stolen at the marker on Bridgewood and Boca Raton.  Thoughts about replacing them?  Can we even find replacements?  Other options?
ACTION ITEM:  A police report will be filed about the theft.
ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will ask Sha about planting bush or shrub in place of the artwork.  Dwarf crepe myrtles were suggested.

Legal Committee  – nothing to report

Real Estate Report
— There are 2 pending sales, and there have been 11 sales in the last 6 mos.
— Ave price is $77, max $96/square foot

Website/Publicity/Community Relations – Nothing to report

Special Projects:
–The Community Fair will be held Saturday, June 24th – Albertson’s Parking Lot –NPO Cynthia Wood chairing event.  WNA volunteers are needed… Meeting will be scheduled with Cynthia.  Youth-focused activities!
ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will send more information.

 Discussion regarding Tuesday, July 4th
All money to support the event last year was done through donations.  Since we do not have funds to support a large event, the group decided NOT to have an event at Woodhaven Country Club.  Other venues, such as the American Legion, will be considered.
It was agreed that if the club wants to invite non-members, WNA would support the event with publicity and participation.
ACTION ITEM: Clairita will contact the Legion to see what they are doing to see if we can make it a joint effort.
Old Business/Action Items:
–There was discussion about doing the shredding event again next year.  As of right now, we will try to do it, if funds allow.
–David and Laurie were fantastic volunteers.
ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will get a thank you note for David and Laurie.
ACTION ITEM:  A poll will be done closer to the date next year to see if another event will be well attended.

 New Business
— Jim and Beverly are coordinating the sale of memorial bricks for the library.  Forms are available at the library reception desk.  Cost per brick $50.
ACTION ITEM:  Copies of this form will be added to the new neighbor packets. 

–Chris contacted Phil Dupler, Transporation Service Planner, with the T to see if they could reevaluate the bus route as it runs on Boca Raton.  There will be a meeting on Wednesday May 31st, at 11:30.  Email Chris if you would like to attend.

–Future WNA Steering Committee meetings, if acceptable, will be on Thursdays at 5:30.  Next meeting is on June 22nd.  Please let Clairita know how you feel about the time change.

–New memorial garden will open on June 10th at Universal Hospice Facility on Bridge Street.  (Publicity information circulated to WNA membership and posted on Nextdoor by Bobbi.)

Meeting was adjourned at 7:07 PM.

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3/30/17

Meeting was called to order at 6:02 in the Foursome Room of Woodhaven Country Club.

Treasurer’s Report
—  Monthly report was approved and moved for audit.
—  Several more memberships are needed if we are to end the year in the black.  Please encourage your neighbors to join!

Secretary’s Report
—  The February meeting minutes were approved via email and are posted on the website.

Membership Report
— 122 members (111 paid, 3 donations paid, 8 honorary non-paid)
(We reviewed membership lists and email Karen with any contact information updates.  Karen will forward updates to Bobbi, Leianne, and Jaye.)

ACTION ITEM:  Please let Karen know if someone has passed away, has moved or contact info has changed.

WCD Report
— Potential TIF Funded Projects (Created by TIF Committee 03-06-2017/Copy Provided)

— Irrigation and Rain/Freeze Sensor system updates and repairs were completed on March 6th by Gary Lambert, irrigation specialist for On Duty. Battery watering systems at Woodhaven/Randol Mill and Bridgewood/Boca Raton have been replaced with electric systems.

Security Report
–Minimal crime activity reported

Legal Report
–None to report

Real Estate Report
—  There have been 13 sales in last 6 months, and currently there are 2 pending and 4 for sale.   We are now averaging approximately $81/square foot.  Max is $96.47/sq. foot.

Landscape Report
— Status of flowers, plants, etc.

— Lighting Update – Lighting has been checked and not all original work had been done by NightFX.  ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will bring this to their attention and Rick will be addressing the issue with them.
— Boca, Ranol Mill and Highwoods markers may be getting high-end solar lighting.
ACTION ITEM:  Manuel and Clairita will follow up with this.
— Boca and Bridgewood irrigation leak has been repaired.  Note: Gary checked leak on SW Corner of Bridgewood/Boca Raton and verified WNA meter was not running. Clairita reported to Alicia Ortiz that the leak is believed to be caused by telecommunication activity.  The source could possibly be the neighbor’s system on that corner. Water bill for this location will be closely monitored!

ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will check with the city about a credit now that repairs have been made.

ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will ask Mike to clean up the weeds from the markers.

Website/Publicity/Community Relations – Nothing to report

OLD BUSINESS
— Status of Barcoded Cards for Albertsons – Showing the current, unbarcoded membership card will get you the 5% discount.
— Saturday, April 1st – Cowtown Cleanup 8:00-11:00 AM – SIGN UP!  Kathleen Bradbury is the Group Leader for this event email:  corrinelak@gmail.com.  There has been very low response this year, so please encourage your neighbors to join the “cleanup” volunteers in Albertsons parking lot at 8 AM to pick up gloves and trash bags.  If you have pre-registered, you will also pick up your shirt.

— Saturday, April 8th – Town Hall Meeting 9:30-10:30 AM at Country Club

Agenda Items:  1. Safety and Security 2. Randol Mill Project 3. Woodhaven Sidewalk Capitol Improvement Project 4. International Leadership of Texas free Charter School
There will be a membership table for WNA.
ACTION ITEM:  Bobbi will run the PR on NextDoor.

NEW BUSINESS

ACTION ITEM:  Chris will contact The T to see if they could reevaluate the line that runs on Boca Raton, especially with the school opening and the sidewalks going in soon.

2017 Calendar of Events and Projects

Saturday, April 22nd 1st Annual Eastside Blossoms Gala @ 6 PM at 6301 Randol Mill Rd.  Lucretia is chairing this event. Invitations should have been received via mail.
May 6th  – Eastside Golf Tournament Scholarship Awards Reception @ Country Club 6-7PM
Twelve Eastside Seniors will be awarded $1,000 scholarships.
Keynote Speaker: Charles Young, Madera Residential
May 20th – Shredding Event Update – Thanks to Chris for chairing this event again this year.
Tuesday, July 4th Event @ Country Club – Woodhaven organizations will be co-sponsors
September social event
James and Ruth Lemons Holiday Lighting/Decorating Contest
(Judging December 13-15th) Winners announced on Saturday, December 16th @ Christmas Social
Saturday, December 16th Christmas Social – Woodhaven organizations will be co-sponsors
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Annual Dinner Meeting/Program

Meeting was adjourned at 7:00 PM.

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2/28/2017 – Woodhaven Country Club

WNA Steering Committee meeting minutes

Attendance: Rick, Lucretia, Chris, Clayton, Clairita, Cayce, Jim, Beverly, Karen, Kay, Mark and June

Guest—Aaron Olivares, Community Engagement Liaison

Meeting called to order 5:58 PM

Treasurer’s report-

A row was added titled “paid members” showing each month’s additions. January ended with 91 members paying.

The year started with $1305, dues income totaled $4544 and Ambit, donations and dinner brought grand total of income to $5795. Expenses totaled $1392 leaving $4404 net for January.

Some February numbers were updated as final are shaded in the color green, full report will be provided at next month’s meeting.

**Motion to approve treasurer’s report by Rick and second by Chris. Committee approved.

Clayton also shared the amount of work involved to collect applications and distribute cards, even with new addition of PayPal and credit cards. Clairita shared we are completely caught up on card distribution and envelopes/insert letters are ready to mail/deliver the Albertsons barcoded card.

Secretary’s Reports-

Bobbi is out on surgery – Everyone extends well wishes for Bobbi.

Community Engagement update by Aaron Olivares

April 1st is the “great American cleanup” and after party. Event from 8-11, and then 11-1 at the Water Gardens is the Earth Party for all involved. He had collateral with event details. He also provided gifts for new members, with a pet poo dispenser to help keep the community clean and people responsible, as well as car litter bags that attach to headrest. Another big push currently is a “new neighbor packet” which helps inform new residents of Fort Worth about code compliance, recycling, library, how to take care of your yard in Texas, emergency preparedness with tornadoes and hail, local call numbers, online newsletter info, vaccine info, and drop off station map. It also includes goodies like a Frisbee or pet poo bag dispenser. He also shared we can go by anytime and he will make more, custom to what information we want from his office. The other bag contained city logo notebooks and information on Cowtown Cleanup for the Steering Committee.

Aaron presented Clairita a gift with a coffee table book of local art. He thanked the association for their hard work. Clairita invited Aaron to attend the April 8th meeting.

Membership Report-

Karen shared the membership list – which has 2017 renewals and 2016 members who have not yet renewed. The orange list shows the number of paid members which matches Clayton’s treasurer report (less the people with honorary “free” memberships). There are 7 names in blue that were not members last year and have added them for 2017. Starting on page 6 are people who were members in 2016 that have not renewed for 2017. She requested help from everyone to reach out to all, except the names in purple. All names in purple Karen has already spoken with. She said if you know they moved or they have mentioned that they aren’t interested in renewing already, please let her know and she will cross off to halt renewal efforts. Pages 1 through 5 are all neighbors that have paid the dues. There were a couple of updates on the spot of committee members who knew of residents on the list who have left the area.

Clairita provided a box with information for the apartment residents to push membership that avenue. She shared the same brochure with all in attendance to assist in their efforts to reaching out to people on Karen’s list.

Clayton confirmed we are very close to same numbers as last years on membership payments.

Last year’s membership was 113 plus 82 – 5 new ones. Goal this year is to break 200 members.

It was reminded that Albertsons requires a new barcoded card to receive a 5% discount and the other businesses that offer the 10% discount will use the original 2017 card with the keyring attachment that can be used as a 2nd card.

WCD Report-

Rick, Kay, and Clairita are current members of the WCD Board. As WNA and WCD work together, great things are happening aligning visions.

TIF Zone 13 – It is on table for the WCD Board to identify projects in neighborhood that would qualify for funding by TIF. There is approximately $400,000 currently in the fund. Ken Devero is a member of the TIF Zone 13 Committee chaired by Councilman Moon & can help vet what qualifies for payment by these funds. Clairita proposes WNA offers three things to be submitted to streamline efforts. Clairita suggested sidewalk additions. She attended a meeting on January 23rd, which revealed a current city project in motion to install approximately 2 miles of sidewalks in Woodhaven. It also includes expansions around bus stop platforms. Clairita was interested in trash receptacles being added as well. She thought maybe we could get community service initiatives (court mandated or volunteer) to maintain these receptacles. Mary Hannah is heading up the sidewalk project for the Transportation & Public Works Department. Since there were not many residents in attendance at the January meeting, Clairita feels it would be good to provide follow-up on the project so neighbors can ask questions and offer input. She has asked Cary Moon if this could be added to the Town Hall meeting on April 8th.

Rick questioned if this is a city budget or TIF—Clairita confirmed this is not a TIF (Tax Infused Fund) funded project. The funding source is the Streets & Transportation Capital Project Fund. It was suggested that some of the TIF funds could be used to enhance areas along the pathways of the new sidewalks.

Chris suggested neighborhood beautification and landscaping to make the neighborhood more walkable. He would like to connect Woodhaven to the bicycle trail off of Randol Mill where you don’t have to get in street to get on the trails.

Kay shared an idea of painting all fire hydrants red. Majority of attendance felt that was “vintage” but still good possibility.

Clairita then revealed infrastructure of irrigation has failed. There was a leak on corner of Highwoods Trail/Boca Raton on the North side, creating a very large bill. Clairita and the Landscaping Committee met and was impressed with Gary Lambert with On Duty to go over details of repairing this. She will meet him tomorrow morning to go over details related to the project. WCD is paying for these repairs through the 5013C which she was already given a check to get the repairs in motion in the morning.

Clairita then spoke about the golf scholarship, last year she was a member of the golf tournament committee with Joey and Jim Dixson, Greg Ricks, Brad Anderson, and Mike Larose to generate the funds for scholarships. She learned first-hand what it takes to make a golf tournament and commended her “fellow” committee members for their time and expertise. This year she is chair for the scholarship program and since all records were destroyed, she is grateful for the assistance she has received from those who previously chaired or served on the committee.

Through the years, WNA has generously supported the event with a $500 donation. The Award Reception be conducted on May 6th at the Woodhaven Country Club at 6 PM.

Security Reports – Little crime. NPO said things are going great from recent reports. Some shared they still hear gun shots at night. We are hoping block captains will get support from FWPD to walk with block captains.

Legal Report—Nothing to Report

Real estate report — Marty is out sick. Clairita shared that there have been 15 sales in 6 months. Currently 4 pending and 5 on market. Average price is $81.46 sq. ft., maximum $97.44.

Landscape Report-

Jim shared some plants will not survive in current monuments. Clairita will reach out to Sha Clayton with On Duty to get replacements under warranty. The Landscaping Committee will do walk through to identify exact places where there are replacements needed so Clairita can email owner to resolve.

Lighting update – Cayce will get lighting expert information to Clairita to do walk through to determine what is going on at Woodhaven/ Randol Mill. Lights are on at Bridgewood and Boca—but still want expert’s opinion on ideas that might be included for future lighting projects.

Cayce submitted contact information 03-01-17 – Manuel/NX Electric 817-205-5409

Mike Carter has provided a great price on weekly coverage and verbally agreed to continue with a $450 monthly contract. Propose that he stays as caretaker of all 6 areas this year, which includes the expanded areas. He is faithful on weekly trash pick-up and irrigation maintenance. Everything from last year is reflected in agreement proposed for March 2017 – January 2018.

**Kay made motion to keep him in contract for 2017—Chris gave second, all were in favor.

Air Quality Standard Permit—Clairita reported that at a meeting in October at Mallard Cove Park, Sam Davis, Owner/president, stated the plant would not be producing more than 60 cubic yards an hour. The maximum stated in the application is 300 cubic feet per yard. As things roll, she feels things were/are moving faster than they should. This question was posed: What is different than the cement re-cycling plant defeated last year on First Street and Oakland –This area is zoned “K” Heavy Industrial level and the application clearly states production could be bumped up to producing 300 cubic yards per hour per hour, with 30 diesel-trucks on road per hour. During the public hearing on February 16th, Clairita cast fact finding questions, couched with an education view. Proposed production at the informal meeting in October was about 20% of the current level of proposed production. The 16th was a Public Meeting which provided an opportunity for the public to ask questions of both the TCEQ staff and the applicant. It also provided an avenue to accept more formal comments. This was the 3rd portion of the hearing that was videoed for official records. Concern struck when she realized the production level has escalated from 20% to 42% of the maximum. Sam Davis, owner & president of JLB Contracting, stated that production level would be at 125 cubic yards per hour, trucks on the road would be 10-15 an hour. Another concern is they would be on the road 12 hours a day, 6 days a week for 52 weeks. It should be noted that the contaminates added to air include sand, rocks, gravel, fly ash, silica fume, slag and cement. In reaching for more information, she learned that the equipment with simple adjustments, production could be kicked up to 300 cubic yards per hour. Bottom line -With this permit, no matter who owns the business now or in future, can lawfully kick up level of production to the maximum of 300 cubic yards per hour. The Pre-K through 12 students at Temple Christian Schools, Pre-K – 6 students at John T White, students at the Montessori school on Boca Raton, and the K- 8th students at the ILT Charter School on Boca Raton could be affected from air contaminates as well as heavy diesel truck traffic. Clairita wants to really have us take a look at how we feel about this.

She also recognizes that Sam Davis has been there a long time, but feels this is an environmental and safety issue. Clairita apologized for giving her title as WNA President at the public meeting and asked if there were any comments or questions on the matter.

Lucretia mentioned she does not feel it is a WNA issue since the company has been there longer than anyone else. She said the schools across the street were not bothered by it or even aware of it. Chris said to think about the last issue of the proposed plant on 1st, when joining other associations in support about expansions, we have a right to look into issues. Lucretia feels it’s not right to say after 60 years that we have a problem that could affect his business.

Rick asked if zoning had already been approved —then what is left to be approved? Clairita offered that the current application submitted to the Texas Environmental Quality Commission which would authorize construction of a permanent concrete batch plant under Title 30 Texas Administrative Code would need to be approved.

Rick feels since this State Department will inspect safety concerns, he feels they are experts who will cover that if comfortable with their findings. Clairita said if this is approved, the added hours, pollution and trucks will be happening no matter what. Mark mentioned only issue with traffic is what is coming down Randol Mill, as most would go on 820 versus in the neighborhood. He said if issue in future we could look at weight restriction signs for the road. Chris added that even though it was here before us and been producing long time, state of Texas doesn’t care about anything except air quality – if everyone around them is okay with it, we shouldn’t oppose since it’s not our fight. If schools nearby had an issue, we would support them, but if not we shouldn’t fight.

Clairita’s concern is that the reason there was an extension for public comments to March 20th, is because major stake holders were not informed of this plan. She feels that there has been lack of transparency. Chris felt they had to communicate to adjacent properties about their permit but doesn’t think that they did.

Note: After the meeting, Clairita received the following response to her inquiry earlier that day from Don Nelon, TCEQ reviewer for this case:

“A contested case hearing is an evidentiary procedure held in court held by the State Office of Administrative Hearings. If contested case is granted, the hearing will be held in Austin.

A public meeting is an opportunity for the public to ask questions of both the TCEQ staff and the applicant. It also provides an opportunity to accept more formal comments.”

**The Motion was on table to vote if we support or oppose this application due to concerns regarding air quality and safety.

Rick proposed the option that we give a resolution that states that we are concerned of the proximity to houses and schools and cannot support without more information on air quality issues and possible traffic issues. So… we would not be opposing, just not supporting.

** Motion started by Clairita to go with Rick’s option—Mark second, all were in favor.

Rick said if you want to make public comment about trucks staying off road you can, as any citizen can voice concern. Most confirmed they feel in favor to follow suit on how Temple Christian Schools feel about it. Clairita said at the Meeting, residents from Mallard Cove stated they had not been informed. After the meeting, Temple Christian parent leadership representatives reported that had been not informed. Clairita offered that conversations are in place for these stakeholders to get facts. Clairita reminded us that there is limited time on this issue as all is in fast motion. Most agreed that we will back up neighboring associations anytime we can, and will further discuss how everyone feels regarding additional feedback from the “stakeholders”. Chris asked about a possible motion to discuss city weight restrictions on Randol Mill. Thought it might be good to initiate conversations to explore with city if they can post a restricted sign assuming the plant expands in the future.

Cowtown Cleanup is 4/1/17. Chairperson will be Kathleen Bradbury.

Blossoms on Bridge Gala—already sold 100 tickets and max is 200. Doing great. Invitations going out March 20th. They are sending out invitations whether sold out or not. It is to help people understand what all is going on. Trees are blooming, event will be so positive. Jerry Barton and Danny Scarth have had portion of a chain link fence moved back and replaced & more areas have been beautified and landscaped along Randol Mill.

Shredding – Chris is chairing this event and reported that “Shred It” will be handling this event again. WNA expects some residents to show up who have not renewed, and will renew when there to shred. They expect about 3 new members based on last year’s numbers.

**Motion to adjourn meeting, Chris gave second, approved at 7:30 PM.

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NO FEBRUARY MEETING
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Woodhaven Neighborhood Association
Annual Meeting Minutes from January 17, 2017

Keeping our community CLEAN, GREEN, SAFE, INFORMED and BEAUTIFUL

The meeting was called to order at 6:45.

A welcome to attendees and an introduction of Woodhaven Country Club was given by Lou Scoma, He also introduced Melanie Mitchell as the new membership director.

Clairita Porter, WNA President, then recognized Justin Ormsby and Rick Disney, the former WNA presidents in the room.  East Ft. Worth, Inc. president Alex Jiminez was also introduced, as well as Jim Dixson, Woodhaven Community Development (WCD) President, and Kelly Anderson, Woodhaven Woman’s Club President.

Woodhaven Accomplishments – Chris Douglas presented an overview of Woodhaven 2016 accomplishments. (Refer to the list at the end of these minutes.)

Chris then presented a thank you plaque to Charles Young and the Madera Residential Team for the gift of beautiful landscaping upgrades at the entry markers.  Cayce Coon, Regional Director for Madera Residential Properties, accepted the certificate on his behalf.

East Fort Worth, Inc. Blossoms Project Update was given by Danny Scarth.  Danny told of the Charles Tandy dream to plant trees along the Trinity.  At this point, things are moving along faster than expected.  Native blossoming trees are being planted and sprouting all around Woodhaven towards Gateway Park, then downtown.  By the end of this season, 600 trees will have been planted so far.

The First Annual Eastside Blossoms on the Bridge Gala will be held on April 22nd.  If you would like additional information about this event, contact Lucretia Scarth, event chairperson, at lu@purplefishtravel.com or 817-350-8992.  Pinnacle Bank will be the title sponsor for this event thanks to Ronnie Casey of Woodhaven National Bank.

Woodhaven Neighbor of the Year, Jerry Barton, Eastside Blossoms – Jerry was introduced and was presented with a plaque and vase decanter engraved in appreciation.  He recognized all of the people who have helped make Blossoms Project happen.  This project would also not have been possible without East Ft. Worth, Inc. and all of the volunteers.

Keeping Informed – Councilman Moon updated us with the following information:
Charter schools (K-8 and 8-12) – each one is a $25 million project.  Contractors have their permits and they are waiting on the signed contract to purchase the land on Boca Raton for the K-8 school which should be completed by August of 2017.  Traffic patterns will be addressed.  An update will be given at the next Town Hall Meeting (see below).

Randol Mill project – east-bound lanes should be open by the end of the month; the rest of the project should be completed by April.

Three upcoming meetings:
—  An update on the gaming ordinance in Ft. Worth will be on Jan 21st, 9-10:30 at the East Fort Worth Alliance meeting at Bethel Temple Church located at 3801 Meadowbrook Drive Fellowship Area/north east portion of the building.
—  A Town Hall meeting on April 8th from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Woodhaven Country Club
—  On January  23rd there will be a sidewalk project update at East Regional Library at 6PM.

Councilman Moon was asked about getting First Street repairs re-done.  This is currently being reviewed.  Stay tuned for updates.

He was asked for an update to the parking at Gateway.  He will check for an update.

Convenience store and barbershop at Oakland Hills and Boca Raton are being remodeled.  Further updates to come.

Real Estate Chair, Marty Jackson welcomed the new neighbors.  Houses have been selling quickly at asking price or above.  Currently, there are only four active listings, four pending listings and 13 sales in the last six months.  Homes are priced at about $81 square foot at this time.

NPO Cynthia Wood advised that crime in Woodhaven has been very low. Since October, there have been very few burglaries, even in the businesses. She mentioned the camera program, in which residents can participate.
—  There are now assigned beat officers in Woodhaven.
—  All of the burglaries have been in unlocked locations.  Lock everything, keep your garage doors closed, and turn on all of your outside lights at night.

Suzan Greene, Oncor Customer Operations Manager, spoke about the Preference Portal at oncor.com.  This will notify you when there are outages in your area and get status updates. Sign up today!
The footprint of the Oncor substation has been expanded at Quanah Parker Park.
If you need assistance, contact Suzan at suzan.greene@oncor.com or 817-215-6475.

WNA Financial Status – Clayton Reeves report that we had about 180 members this year.  The 80% of the dues money goes to maintaining the markers.

2016 Audit Report – Rod Hansen wasn’t able to attend.  The independent audit reflected the reports were accurate and recommended no changes to the financial process.

Proposed Bylaw Revisions – Rick Disney advised that to change bylaws, 2/3 of the membership in attendance at the annual meeting must approve the changes.  Changes were presented and accepted as read.

Clairita recognized and thanked Pat Brandt for being the chair of the membership committee for the last two years.  She was presented a certificate.

Election of officers and closing remarks – Clairita Porter lead the group in the vote for the 2017 steering committee.  There were no nominations from the floor, and the attendees voted to accept the slate of officers as presented:

President – Clairita Porter
Vice-President – Christopher Douglas
Treasurer – Clayton Reeves
Secretary – Bobbi Galvin

Membership Committee – Chairperson Karen Wall
Leianne Burge, Jaye Newman
Real Estate Liaison– Marty Jackson
Apartment Liaison – Cayce Coon
Landscaping Committee – Co-Chairs Jim and Beverly Wyatt
June Meiresonne, Lucretia Scarth, Kay Shaw
Safety Committee – Mark Meiresonne
Legal Committee – Rick Disney
Website/PR/Community Relations – Bobbi Galvin

Clairita also noted that there is now a 10% discount at Risky’s Barbeque  on Bridge Street for drive through and take-out orders only.  You just need to show your card at the window.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:09 PM

Woodhaven 2016 Accomplishments
Reduction of graffiti and crime activity, with Woodhaven now having one of the lower crime rates in the city

  • Preventing the construction of a concrete recycling plant at East First Street/Oakland Blvd – Eastside Neighborhood Associations
  • Approval of construction for an express car wash
  • Potential for two International Leadership Texas free Charter Schools, K-8 and 9-12
  • Painting all street & traffic lights with a black graffiti-resistant paint – a Woodhaven Community Development project (WCD)
  • Wrapping neighborhood traffic control boxes with beautiful graffiti resistant vinyl wraps – a WCD Project
  • FWISD acquiring the old Kroger building for an Instructional Technology Center
  • Millions of dollars invested in the purchase and upgrading of Woodhaven apartment communities
  • Progress of the Gateway construction project on Randol Mill
  • Two new businesses… Dairy Queen and Chicken Express
  • Two successful neighborhood-wide clean-ups
  • WNA document shredding event
  • Woodhaven entry markers upgraded with new landscaping – Charles Young, Madera Residential Properties
  • East Fort Worth Inc. Eastside Blossoms Project launched

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 
Clairita Porter’s home

Present:  Beverly Wyatt, Jim Wyatt, Chris Douglas, Lucretia Scarth, Rick Disney, Marty Jackson, Clayton Reeves, Pat Brandt,

Meeting was called to order at 6:51 PM.

Welcome new 2017 team nominees:  Karen Wall (Membership Chair), Leianne Burge (Membership), Jaye Newman (Membership), Cayce Coon (Madera Residential),

Treasurer’s Report
—  Monthly report was approved and moved for audit.
—  “Square,” a credit card service, will be implemented.  There will be a 2.75% charge for each transaction, so we will be adding a convenience fee of $2.00. This should speed up lines at our events.
—  Only $9350 was collected in dues this year.  Approximately ¾ the dues total was spent on maintenance of the Entry Markers. Clayton’s vigilant tracking of our 2016 Budget (with actuals and accrued) kept us on track for end-of-year balance of approximately $1,000.

 Secretary’s Report
—  November minutes were approved via email and are posted on the website.

Membership Report
—  No new members in November.
—  Let’s all come up with ways to increase membership!

WCD Report
—  Nothing to report

Security Report
—  The homes seem to be pretty secure except for stolen packages being stolen from porches.
—  All lights on Boca Raton that were out have been replaced.
—  The lights along Randol Mill are back on now that repairs have been made.

Legal Report
—  Nothing to report

Real Estate Report
—  There have been 13 sales in last 6 months, and currently there are three pending and four for sale.   We are now averaging approximately $81/square foot.

Landscape Report
—  There is a possible leak at one of the markers.
ACTION ITEM: Landscaping committee will ask Mike to search for the leak.
—  Thank you to Madera Residential for the new landscaping!
—  Jim is looking at spotlights for the Randol Mill marker.  (Possible TIF project?)
ACTION ITEM:  Cayce will ask their electrician and irrigation specialist to take a look at the lighting and irrigation systems at the markers.

—  Getting the lights to work at the markers has been difficult.  NiteFX Lighting warranty has not been very useful. If the Madera electrician finds that either the Lifetime Garden Light Transformer or Brass Fixture are faulty, we will send a letter to Nite Fx regarding the Lifetime Warranty on these two items. Rick Disney would be referenced as the WNA attorney regarding this matter.

Website/Publicity/Community Relations – Nothing to report

Special Projects & Events
—  January Annual meeting:
ACTION ITEM:  Chris, Jaye (once elected), and Clairita will try to negotiate a meal or dessert with the club.  If no menu, how much would just the cost of the room be? Owner will be advised that WNA wants to have more meetings.  They will meet the first week of January.

Program – Jerry Barton, Woodhaven Neighbor of the Year – Update of Blossoms Project
ACTION ITEM:  Clairita was authorized to spend up to $200 for an appreciation gift.

6:00 Social time/food
6:30  possible time for elections/business meeting
7:00 meeting

Old Business
Bylaw revisions – If anyone has suggestions, please let Rick know.
ACTION ITEM:  Rick and Clairita will type up a list of proposed changes.

New Business
—  2017 membership cards have been ordered with new date and background.
—  2016 card will expire Jan 30th.

ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will take the new cards to the businesses to show the employees.

—  All businesses are welcome to offer the 10% discount.
ACTION ITEM:  Chris will contact SoupRSalad in Hurst to see if they would still be interested in supporting WNA by offering the discount.

Suggestions for using our TIF funds
—  Needs to be a permanent fixture that would promote safety and beautification of the Woodhaven community.  The painting of the 304 streetlights a graffiti resistant glossy black is one example of use of TIF funds.
—  Carey Moon chairs this committee

ACTION ITEM:  will ask about the details for accessing these funds and ask for sample successful projects.

ACTION ITEM:  Steering committee will submit 3-5 ideas to Chris for spending the TIF funds.  Those ideas will be consolidated and presented at the annual meeting.

Possible honorary membership for 2017:
ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will tell Jerry not to pay his dues.
—  Participating businesses will receive an honorary membership.
—  NPO Wood will also receive an honorary membership.  ??

 Suggestions for the 2017 calendar:

Tuesday, January 17th Annual Dinner/Program/Election of Steering Committee

March – social meeting?

Saturday, April 22nd Blossoms on the Bridge Gala  (Lucretia is looking for additional sponsors and volunteers)

May – Eastside Golf Tournament Scholarship Awards Dinner

May 20th – Shredding Event – Chris will chair this event again this year

Cowtown Cleanup – Bobbi will chair again this year

Tuesday, July 4th Event @ Country Club – Woodhaven organizations will be co-sponsors

September social event

James and Ruth Lemons Holiday Lighting/Decorating Contest – (Judging December 13-15th) Winners announced on Saturday, December 16th @ Christmas Social

Saturday, December 16th Christmas Social – Woodhaven organizations will be co-sponsors

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Annual Dinner Meeting/Program

Other ideas?

Movies under the Stars with Woodhaven Country Club

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016 @ 6:45 p.m.

Woodhaven Country Club

Meeting called to order @ 6:45 p.m.

Members present: Clairita Porter, Chris Douglas, Pat Brandt, Jim and Beverly Wyatt, Mark Meiresonne, Lucretia Scarth, Kay Shaw

Secretary’s Report

Minutes from the October meeting were approved via email majority and are posted on the website. (In her absence, Bobbi voted to approve the financial reports and moved for audit.)

Treasurer’s Report

Pat Brandt moved to approve the September financial report and was seconded by Kay Shaw. Financial report approved.

Based on a Budget and Forecast standpoint, the current predicted year-end balance is at a positive $1470.

Membership records through October is shown to be around 182 members. It was decided that 250 cards would be ordered for 2017 in another color.

Note: A $50 membership check for Ken Sykes was received on November 22nd. Membership application not received.

Action item: Clairita will get Ken’s contact information and forward it to Bobbi, Pat, and Clayton. Pat Brandt is checking with Ken regarding 10% discount participation.

Legal Report – (Rick Disney absent)

Security Report – Nothing of significance to report in NPO Wood’s weekly crime trend update.

Real Estate Report- (Marty Jackson absent) Marty submitted the current real estate report showing there are 2 active listings, maximum average price per sq. ft. @ $87.55 and average sq. ft. @ $78.67.

Landscape Report

All Landscaping Upgrades as proposed by Madera Residential for Randol Mill/Highwoods, Boca Raton/Highwoods (north and south sides of street) Woodhaven Blvd/Randol Mill Road, and  Bridgewood/Boca Raton has been completed as of 11-22-2016.

Irrigation has been checked for leaks and timing for watering.

Mike Carter investigating lighting problems.

Clairita contacted Richard Casarez via email regarding Oncor’s assistance with getting power at Randol Mill/Highwoods.  Committee was copied on the email. Mr. Casarez responded that he will check into the legality of this request.

Website/Publicity/Community Relations

Special Projects and Programs

WCC Christmas Brunch and Social for members and non-members (12-4-16) Seating times @ 11:30 and 12:30. There will be a Santa area in the Lobby and props for photos.

Chris and Clairita met with Lou Scoma and Mike Suaza and discussed WNA meeting arrangements. Agreed that meals would cost $20 which would include tip and tax.

Due to pending sale of Club, no written follow-up was made.

Proposed 2017 Slate of Officers and Committee Chairperson/s:

President, Clairita Porter

Vice President, Chris Douglas

Secretary, Bobbi Galvin

Membership, Chairperson/Karen Wall, Leianne Burge, &

Jayne Newman

Legal, Rick Disney

Landscaping, Jim and Beverly Wyatt, June Meiresonne, Lucretia Scarth, & Kay Shaw

Safety, Mark Meiresonne

Real Estate/Apartment Liaisons, Marty Jackson & Cayce Coon

Website/PR/Community Relations, Bobbi Galvin

Rick Disney reported at October meeting that the Bylaws will be on the agenda for final discussion/vote at December 20th Meeting.

Clairita contacted Code Compliance and NPO Cynthia Wood regarding window coverings on Gigi’s. Committee was copied on email. NPO Wood responded that she is checking into this situation.

New Business

2016 Neighbor of the Year Award

Motion was made by Kay Shaw that Jerry Barton be named for this honor.

Motion was seconded by Jim Wyatt. Vote of approval was unanimously given.

Motion was made to move for 2016 Audit-

Pat Brandt moved to approve for audit

Mark Merriesonne seconded motion

Motion passed. Rod Hansen and Bill Jackson will conduct

2016 financial audit.

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Holiday Lighting Contest

After discussion, it was agreed that the annual WNA Holiday Lighting Contest be officially named: James and Ruth Lemons Holiday Decorating/Lighting Contest

Steering Committee Members will drive through neighborhood to review lighting displays December 1st – 3rd and email or call their votes to Beverly Wyatt @ 817-614-7395 or bcwyatt@sbcglobal.net  Winners will be notified on the 4th of December and arrangements made for posting the signs for:

1st Place______________________________________

Best Street____________________________________

Best Block ____________________________________

Most Original Design_____________________________

Best Theme____________________________________

Note: The signs for 2nd and 3rd place as well as Family/Kids Theme were not returned and will not be replaced for the 2016 contest.

Upcoming Steering Committee Meeting – December 20, 2016    

January 17, 2017 Annual Meeting/Election of Officers

Suggestions for program are needed.

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 @ 6:45 p.m.
505 Highwoods Trail (Lucretia Scarth)

Meeting was called to order at 6:55.

Present: Clairita Porter, Rick Disney, Kay Shaw, Jim and Beverly Wyatt, Chris Douglas, Lucretia Scarth, Clayton Reeves, Mark Meiresonne
Lucretia was thanked for hosting and providing dinner.

Treasurer’s Report

– August and September financial reports were approved and moved for audit.

– Review of current budget status
– TXU is now sending billing to the PO Box at Post Office in Riverbend. Clayton is pursuing changing water billing to this location.

Note: The Box on Bridge is paid through 1-19-17 and it is projected that all billings will be changed to the new location by that date.  Since the meeting, Clayton has arranged to change the water billing to the new PO Box and Clairita contacted Jim Dixson to do the same with printing billing.

Secretary’s Report

– September meeting minutes were approved via email and have been posted on theWNA website.

Legal Report
– The deadline has passed and no appeal was filed for the WCD court case.

Security Report – nothing to report

Real Estate Report – will update next month

Landscape Report

Nite FX Lighting Follow-up:

*Bridgewood/Boca Raton – (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter- GFCI))

New CFCI made “popping” noises & lights still not working. Mike Carter consulted with an electrician and may have installed a GFCI that was not compatible with transformer. Mike will remove CFCI and check on a replacement. Note:  Since the meeting, Mike confirmed that the GFCI was compatible with the transformer and he is in the process of checking for breakage in the wiring or other possibilities for the problem.  Nite FX Lighting may need to be contacted.

*Woodhaven Blvd/Randol Mill – Mike replaced bubble cover on the outlet. The lights at this marker were on 10-23-16.

Madera Residential Landscaping Team is preparing proposal for entry markers and since the meeting, the steering committee has approved their plan via email.

Mike will be checking the sprinkler system at Highwoods.  It is coming on for long periods of time during the day.
**Since the meeting, it has been checked and it appears that someone had manually adjusted the system.

ACTION ITEM:  Clairita is working on getting a new contact at Oncor to see if assistance can be given to adding power to this location.  Note:  Since the meeting Cary Moon provided the name of Richard Casarez  richard.casarez@oncor.com as a new contact.

Website /Publicity/Community Relations – Nothing to report

Special Projects and Programs

— ILT Charter School – no word yet from Councilman Moon’s office

Old Business
— 2017 Nominating Committee Report – there will be several people added to some of the sub-committees, including membership, special events, apartments and landscaping.

— Discussion of bylaw revision recommendations submitted to Rick Disney.  If you have any other suggestions, please send them to Rick.

New Business

— WNA’s opposition of PP-16-051 Preliminary Plat in Far East SW submitted to Teresa Burk by Clairita on 10-24-2016.

Note: Copy of memo sent to Steering Committee.

— JLB Batch Plant Application for Standard Permit #142657, 7151 Randol Mill Road

While we have not taken a formal stance on this, we will be following this situation closely.
ACTION ITEM:  Chris will be looking into a master plan for this area.

— Sale of Strip Mall @ 5900 Boca Raton – Plans are not final yet, but there are new owners and it may become a laundry facility and small grocery store.

— Gigi’s (next to Albertson’s) has all windows covered with signs, and inside, there is slatwall in front of the windows.
ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will ask Code Enforcement about window coverings.

— Holiday gathering
ACTION ITEM:  Clairita and Chris Douglas will be meeting with the folks at the country club to see what arrangements can be made for meetings and for the holiday gathering, if we decide to participate.

Note:  Since the meeting, they met with Lou Scoma and Mike Suazo. Clairita is drafting a document regarding items discussed at the meeting. It is proposed that upon the Steering Committee’s approval that the document be signed by the Executive Board and Rick Disney and given to Scoma for his review and signature.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.

Upcoming Steering Committee Meetings
November 29th and December 20th
January 17, 2017 Annual Meeting/Election of Officers

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September 27, 2016
Present: June Meiresonne, Mark Meiresonne, Beverly Wyatt, Jim Wyatt, Clairita Porter, Kay Shaw, Chris Douglas, Pat Brandt, Bobbi Galvin
Meeting was called to order at 6:45

Treasurer’s Report
-July and August financial reports were moved for audit.
-A review of current budget status was done.

Secretary’s Report
July meeting minutes were approved via email and are posted online. (There was no August meeting.)

Membership Report
178 current paid members + 5 honorary members = 183

Legal Report
Rick reported that the proposed judgment between WCD and Riverbend Bank has been signed by the 3 lawyers and sent to the judge. He expects Judge Chupp to sign it in the near future. Once signed, that ends the case at the trial court level. In Rick’s opinion, the entry of the judgment means that the bank should unfreeze the account. An appeal can made within 30 days but that should not delay the unfreezing of the account.

Security Report
Mark noted that there is nothing of significance to report.  Our neighborhood crime rate is lower than most for the east side neighborhoods and no higher than many affluent Fort Worth neighborhoods.

Real Estate Report
Marty provided the Comparative Market Analysis which documented that 14 residential properties have been sold from March 30, 2016 – September 19, 2016. There are 2 pending sales. The maximum square footage was $85.25 and average square footage was $76.91. (CMA document emailed to Steering Committee for reference.)

Landscape Report
Note: WNA Property Recognition signs are awarded May-August.
—  September recognition signs:
1. Business, 5621 Bridge Street- Bridge Street Animal Clinic
2. Residential – None Awarded
3. Apartments, 6051 Bridge Street – Woodstone Apartment Homes
ACTION ITEM:  Jim and Beverly will pick up and store the signs.

—  A NITEFXLIGHTING technician is scheduled to conduct an on-site review of lighting problems at markers on September 27th. Requested that the technician meet with Mike Carter, Landscaping Committee Members, and Clairita at marker on Bridgewood/Boca. Note: If problem is not deemed to be under warranty, company will charge $79 for service call and $100 per hour + parts, if needed. Clayton has verified that budget can cover this expense.
Note: Technician recommended replacement of GFI Outlet at Bridgewood/Boca and a GFI Bubble Cover for outlet at Woodhaven Blvd/Randol Mill. Mike Carter will purchase these parts and install. This service call was not under warranty.
Warranty Agreement #763, 9/9/2014:
Lifetime Garden Light Transformer warranty
Lifetime Brass Fixture Warranty
5 Years Labor Warranty
1 Year Photo Cell Warranty
3 Years LED Warranty

ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will be contacting Oncor about adding power to the lighting at Highwoods/Randol Mill

ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will be contacting Graffiti Abatement about the graffiti on Boca Raton just outside of the townhomes (on the Oncor box).

—  Clairita updated us regarding a meeting with Charlie Young, Madera Properties, to discuss maintenance support of entry markers.  Charlie advised that he would get with his landscaping team for a plan, and then meet with our landscaping committee.  They quite possibly will take over the marker maintenance.  WNA will still take care of irrigation and lighting.

Website/Publicity/Community Relations
PayPal has been activated for payment of dues

Special Projects and Programs
-2016 Eastside Scholarship Golf Tournament pending due to further review of options.  The next disbursement of funds may be at the end of the next school year.

— Woodhaven resident meeting with Councilman Moon regarding proposed (free) ILT Charter School scheduled on September 30th, 5:30 p.m. at Woodhaven Country Club.

—  2017 WNA Nominating Committee co-chairs Lucretia and Kay & committee members Marty and Clayton will meet on Tuesday, October 18th in accordance to bylaws.  Kay asked if current members were willing to stay on for next year.

—  Suggested review process of current WNA bylaws which were amended by the Association on 1-21-2015:
1. The current bylaws are on the WNA website.
2. Recommendations for revisions will be emailed to Rick for legal review.
3. Upon Rick’s approval, the proposed amendments will be emailed to Bobbi to compile for steering committee review on October 25th.
4. Pending approval of bylaw amendments by the steering committee, they will be presented at the annual meeting on January 17, 2017.

OLD BUSINESS
Clairita and Grecg Ricks (WCD) presented “welcome to the neighborhood” certificates to Chicken Express and Dairy Queen this past week.

NEW BUSINESS

Woodhaven Country Club has scheduled a Holiday Social for December 4th.

ACTION ITEM:  Pat will check with Ken Sykes, dentist, about a discount next year for the membership.
ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will check with the Library Café about continuing their discount.

Meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM.

Upcoming Steering Committee Meetings
October 25th, November 29th, and December 20th
January 17, 2017 Annual Meeting/Election of Officers

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Possible charter school in Woodhaven
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 – SPECIAL MEETING

Councilman Cary Moon met with approximately 40 Woodhaven residents on Friday, September 30th to discuss the proposed International Leadership of Texas K-8 language-based (Chinese/Spanish) charter school.  The proposed location is the vacant lot owned by the City of Fort Worth at Boca Raton and Oakland Hills.

He mentioned similar schools are on Rufe Snow and Glenview, and another on Bowen Road in Arlington, and invited us to go take a look at them.

His reason for bringing this school to Woodhaven is to bring development as promised during his campaign.  This would bring capital to the area.  Traffic in and out of the neighborhood equals commerce at restaurants, dentist offices, etc.

Right now, there is about a 50% chance that this project will move forward, pending boring samples, surveys, and other infrastructure assurances.  These processes will take 60-90 days.  This would be about a three-year project.  The start date is unknown at this time.

This elementary school is a $25 million project.  The future plan is to build a high school in the area as well, possibly on Randol Mill.  That would be another $30 million project, and the Woodhaven and Rufe Snow elementary schools would act as feeder schools to the high school.

Councilman Moon advised that ILT schools boast high STARR test scores.

The biggest concern is traffic in our neighborhood.  He advised that there are staggered start/end times, and the goal at other schools is to get students in or out in 30 minutes during each of these designated times.  Once the school is complete, a traffic study will be done and traffic patterns would be adjusted/addressed at that time.  One thought is adding a roundabout at the intersection of Oakland Hills and Boca Raton.

At the other ILT schools, there are about 1000 students and there are color-coded entry and exits.  They also hire a policeman for both morning and afternoon, have 20 other people to help with traffic flow, and use technology to alert teachers of dismissal time for their respective classes.

Other concerns and questions:

Q:  What about the businesses across the street?
A:  Mr. Moon would make updating that property a priority.

Q:  How large is the building?
A:  Some of the other ILT’s are several stories, but Mr. Moon believes that this would be no more than two stories.

Q:  Are we taking money away from FWISD by enrolling in this school?
A:  Mr. Moon advised that FWISD is aware that this is a competitive business, and that in some cases, partnerships have been formed between the two agencies.

Q:  What about long term funding and accountability?  Who does the oversight?
A:  ILT follows state curriculum and we are assuming a perpetual existence because of the investment.

Q:  How much of the lot will be used?
A:  This is a 14-acre plot and all acreage will be used since the contractor will require 14 acres for the design.

Q:   Attendees were reminded that the City of Fort Worth is not going to sit on this property forever and suggested that we go down this path until we get a firm “no” from the City about traffic patterns.  Attendees were asked, “What is an alternative?”  There have been a few proposals over the years including a newer strip mall, condos, a FWISD elementary school, a gated senior living area.  All have been turned down for various reasons.

Q:  Attendees were asked if traffic flow were not an issue, would anyone be opposed to this action?
A:  There seemed to be agreement that this would be an acceptable addition to the neighborhood.

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NO AUGUST 2016 MEETING

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7/26/16

Meeting was called to order at 6:45.

Present: Clairita Porter, Rick Disney, Kay, Shaw, Jim and Beverly Wyatt, Chris Douglas, Lucretia Scarth, Clayton Reeves, Pat BrandtTreasurer’s Report

— The group agreed to the monthly payment to the landscaper.

— A donation from WCD was proposed/requested.  We discussed several ways in which this donation could be used to benefit Woodhaven, if it were to be awarded.
ACTION ITEM:  Rick will check WCD bylaws to see the best way to do this.  WCD President, Greg Ricks confirmed this item is on the Board’s August 9th agenda.

— May and June financial reports were approved and moved for audit.

Secretary’s Report

— June 2016 meeting minutes were approved and have been posted online.

— Signed cards were delivered to Mike Carerra and Ruth & James Lemons (Pleased to report that Mike has returned to work.)

Membership Report

— 174 current paid members + 5 honorary members = 179

(17/200 cards on-hand for new members)

 

— August-September Membership Drive Update – The website has been updated with a new membership form that removes all references of including a SASE with the check/membership form.  Pat will be hand delivering all new cards to make it more personal.  The new membership letter has been completed and is ready for printing and distribution.

WCD Report – Rick Disney
Update regarding WCD Court Hearing, July 22, 2016 – Summary judgment was filed by Rick Disney.  The judge ruled in favor of the new board.

Security Report – nothing to report

Real Estate Report
15 residential properties have been sold from January – July 14, 2016. There is one pending sale. The maximum square footage @ $85.25 and average square footage @ $75.06

Landscape Report
— We will be looking at the residential properties that need some landscaping assistance (weeds, etc.)
ACTION ITEM:  Rick will look at the current letter that we had been sending.

— We are getting good feedback about the monthly signs.
July recognition signs:

  1. Business, 6750 Bridge Street- Woodhaven National Bank
  2. Residential, 6101 Cholla -Webb and Rosemary Joiner
  3. Apartments, 708 Quail Wood Lane – Wyndham Pointe Apartment Community

August Sign recommendations:

  1. Home – 401 Oakmont Lane North, Robert and Joy Nichols
  2. Business – Credit Systems International, 1277 Country Club Lane
  3. Apartment –  Copper Creek, 6011 Oakland Hills

ACTION ITEM:  Bobbi will post July and August recipients to NextDoor.

Website/Publicity/Community Relations
There is difficulty in getting the PayPal button to work, but Bobbi is not giving up!  It’s just delayed a bit.

Special Projects and Programs
— The Woodhaven 3-Star Sunday/July 4th Celebration was a success.  We had about 120 people.

Committee Chairperson, Clairita Porter’s summary documents: Budget and Event Planning Committee Summary Narrative were presented.
ACTION ITEM: Jim and Bev will work with Clairita to determine how best the $184 overflow will be spent on the markers.

— Eastside Scholarship Golf Tournament is pending WCD Board Action

2015 Scholarship Recipients/Award Dinner – A former WCD Board member reportedly has the applications for the 2015 Scholarships to be awarded for the 2016-17 academic school- year. The following committee had been designated to review the applications prior the July 23rd Court Hearing: Tony Browning, Tobi Jackson, Cindy Brewington-Clapp.  WCD will discuss pending actions related to the scholarships and the 2016 Tournament at the WCD Board Meeting scheduled for August 9th.

The 2016 tournament has been scheduled by WCD for October 22nd.

New business

— There was a discussion about raising the price of membership to $75.  We will present this at the January meeting.  We will also ask to remove the “join at ½ price in July” verbiage if we continue to get the business sponsors.
ACTION ITEM:  We will all look at the bylaws to see if other updates are needed. (Include PayPal, # of people who can call a meeting, etc.)

ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will check with each of the four businesses giving discounts to verify that they will be participating in the discount program next year.

— WNA Nominating Committee:

In accordance to bylaws, a meeting is scheduled for October 18th.

Co-chairpersons will be Lucretia and Kay, committee members will be Marty and Clayton.
In the event you need to remove your name for consideration for the WNA  2017 Steering Committee,  please notify Lucretia or Kay.

— Fort Worth League of Neighborhoods, Inc.

WNA is a 2016 member.  Clairita is the designated delegate and Chris is her alternate. Bobbi is our association newsletter editor/communication delegate.

There are two official meetings per year:  Annual meeting in January and meeting in September.

Meeting scheduled for September 10th.

— Deborah Lewis on Indigo Court has asked that WNA approve a NEZ proposal which would entitle the home owner tax abatements for landscaping. This proposed landscaping plan is a substantial improvement from the original one submitted for $950 for an outdoor gas grill.

In 2003, the Fort Worth City Council amended the Woodhaven NEZ to include safeguards that require WNA and WCD to provide letters of support prior to any incentives being awarded.

We have the opportunity/responsibility to submit our position to the Planning and Development Board.
ACTION ITEM: Clairita will send our decision to support this NEZ to Deborah Adams who is on this board.

Old Business

Zoning Cases: #ZC-16-096 for special exception for electronic changeable copy sign on a monument sign located at 6700 Bridge Street.  Clairita contacted Dairy Queen owner, Michael Clarke, asking that LED signage would be changed no more than one time per day. The special exception application was removed from the Planning and Development Board Agenda.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:11.

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6/28/16

Present: June Meiresonne, Mark Meiresonne, Beverly Wyatt, Jim Wyatt, Chris Douglas, Clairita Porter, Lucretia Scarth, Kay Shaw, Bobbi Galvin

Guest Greg Ricks

Woodcreek Village Retail Center – Guest did not attend

Guest – Albertson’s Assistant Manager, George Rehab

Note:  Brenda Kindt Joyner, Principal & Director of Property Management for TIG declined the invitation to meet with our Steering Committee.

 Treasurer’s Report

ACTION ITEM:  Monthly report needs to be approved and filed for audit via email once Clayton has returned.
— Motion was made earlier in the month and approved by email to pay the landscaping bill for this month.

Secretary’s Report
—  June minutes were approved via email and have been posted to the WNA website.
—  A sympathy note was sent to Mike Carerra for the loss of his mother.
—  Police report #160302324 was filed for the theft of the wind art at Boca and Bridgewood.

ACTION ITEM:  Sign cards for Mike Carerra and Ruth & James Lemons – done

Landscape Report
— July Yard of the Month was awarded to 801 Firewheel Trail.
— Business Property of the Month was Taco Casa.
— Apartment Property of the Month for June was stolen.  Replacement in process.
— July business will be Woodhaven Bank, and a couple of houses are being considered for the Yard of the Month.  Apartment of the month will be determined soon.
— Clairita bought T connectors for the drip line system so repairs can be made.
— Mike Carter has replaced sprinkler heads & batteries for the water systems and repaired a couple of leaks.
— Systems are set to water on Tuesday and Friday and drip systems work daily. Thanks to the landscaping committee for keeping a “watchful eye” on the markers.
— Roses were planted on the south marker of Boca/Highwoods marker and maintenance of plants and weeds/grass was done on both north and south markers.
— Water bills are looking better now that repairs have been made.

Membership Report
— There are approximately 174 members at this point.
Membership initiatives discussed:
— Initiate calls/emails  to those who did not renew this year.
— Develop conditions/ process for Lifetime memberships.

ACTION ITEM:  Change bylaws in January to remove the price break for late memberships because of the discounts that members receive.

ACTION ITEM:  Contact businesses that cannot give local discounts regarding becoming corporate sponsors.

WCD Report
— Lawsuit was set for hearing June 23rd.  They are still in litigation.  They are trying to end with a win-win situation.  There is some positive movement, however.

 Security Report
Albertsons not only has security guards, but there is also a loss prevention team watching cameras.  They will try to stop suspicious activity if it is noticed.
Albertsons and Home Depot have the highest theft rates of the businesses in Woodhaven per NPO Wood.  There have also been several vehicle break-ins in the neighborhood during the last week.

Legal Committee – nothing to report

Real Estate Report – nothing to report

Website/Publicity/Community Relations – nothing to report

Special Projects
Woodhaven 3-Star Sunday/July 4th Celebration
Sunday, July 3rd at Woodhaven Country Club 11:00– 5:00 PM, try to arrive around 10:30.  If you would like to help with setup, let Clairita know.
We now have 69 people who have RSVP’d.
Financially, we have all guests covered.
American Legion 516 has contributed the pins on a card with membership information.
Woman’s Club and WNA will have a membership table from 12-2:00.
The registration table will be manned from 12-1:00 by Chris and Beverly and 1-2:00 by June and Mark Meiresonne.
ACTION ITEM:  Greg will bring some small American flags to pass out as he asks US history trivia.
ACTION ITEM:  Sound system is needed and Greg will look into getting one to use.

Dinner Meeting September 20th
Celebrating the East Side – Theme with a “catchy title” is needed.

Clairita will discuss ideas for the program with the other Eastside presidents.

 Old Business/Action Items:

ACTION ITEM:   Discussion of development of a 3-Year Plan to Celebrate Woodhaven’s 50th Birthday Suggestion:  Utilize expertise of Long-range-plan facilitators’ from the Community Engagement Office

ACTION ITEM:  Chris will pursue gathering pros/cons of a second shredding event.

ZC-16-096  Zoning proposal for the development of a Concrete recycling plant and storage with “K” Heavy Industrial development standards was unanimously denied with prejudice by the City Council on June 21, 2016.  The developer can not resubmit proposal for a year.  Eastside Fort Worth organizations will be working with landowner, Wallace Hall, to identify a development that would be a win-win alternative.

ZC-16-100 Council initiated zoning proposal for 1050 Woodhaven Blvd. to be changed from “D” High Density Multifamily to “R2” Townhouse/Cluster.  The City Council unanimously approved this zoning change on June 21, 2016.

 New Business

Guest:   Payton Scarth spoke about adding the credit card option to the website.  Eastside Blossoms allows PayPal.  They take 30 cents per transaction plus 2.9%  (approx. $2.05).

Kay suggested that we raise the dues and hire people to pick up trash and do other things for Woodhaven.


Meeting was adjourned at 8:17 PM.

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5/24/16

Present:  June Meiresonne, Mark Meiresonne,Beverly Wyatt, Jim Wyatt, Chris Douglas, Clayton Reeves, Clairita Porter, Pat Brandt, Rick Disney, Lucretia Scarth, Kay Shaw, Bobbi Galvin

Treasurer’s Report

— Monthly report has been approved and filed for audit.
— Motion was made to pay the landscaping bill for this month.

Secretary’s Report
–April minutes were approved via email and have been posted to the WNA website.

Landscape Report
— May/June Sign Awards – currently at Taco Casa

— Landscaping  at Grandy’s/Chevron has  been trimmed and debris cleared.  An upgraded trash container is to be placed near the bus stop bench on Bridge Street by Jim Rutherford.
— Mike has sprayed the markers with weed killer.
— Drip line at Boca and Highwoods is leaking. Kay and Clairita are trying to find a Dianthus replacement.   Jim shared that  3 rose bushes need to be purchased/planted at this location before the weather becomes too hot. Jim expressed a concern regarding the clay soil in front of the marker at Bridgewood/Boca Raton.  The plants in this area are showing signs of stress.
ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will talk to Mike about repairs and will follow-up with purchase/planting  of roses, replacement of Dianthus plant, and soil check at the Bridgewood/Boca marker.

 

Membership Report
— There are approximately 170 members at this point.

WCD Report – Rick Disney
— WCD litigation update – Lawsuit is set for hearing June 23rd.

 Security Report – Crime update from NPO Cynthia Wood was routed to Committee Members.  Everyone needs to be reminded to remove valuables from sight  and lock vehicle doors.

Legal Committee – Nothing to report

Real Estate Report – given by Clarita for Marty
— There are 3 pending sales, and there have been 15 sales in the last 6 mos.
— Ave price is $75, max $83/square foot

Website/Publicity/Community Relations – Nothing to report

Special Projects
July 4th Event – Monday the 4th
or…because it falls on a Monday, could we do it another day?  Sunday?
Committee Members: Chris, Lucretia, Kay, Beverly, and Clairita
ACTION EVENT:  The committee will get together to decide date, time and location.  They will also find out what the club will be able to contribute.

Dinner Meeting September 20th  _
Celebrating the East Side
— Planning Committee:  Bobbi, Clairita and _____________________?
— Could the City come and talk about their plan for the East Side/Woodhaven, East Fort Worth, Inc.?
—  Invite area neighborhood association leaders to come and talk about history and events happening in their neighborhoods.
— Ask media to attend…FW Star Telegram, FW Weekly, etc.

Old Business/Action Items:
Future programming:  Discussion of development of a 3-Year Plan to Celebrate Woodhaven’s 50th Birthday
Suggestion:  Utilize expertise of Long-range-plan facilitators’ from the Community Engagement Office

May 21st Shredding Event Feedback
— 70 customers, 30 WNA members, 155 boxes…31 were free…total profit was $710.
— Many people thanked us for this service.  Janie Kellog, David and Laurie Green were great volunteers!.
— Since it’s so popular, should we consider doing another shredding event in the fall?  This discussion was tabled.
ACTION ITEM:  Chris will pursue gathering pros/cons of a second event.
— The extra hour was only profitable because of Albertson’s.  We did not have enough traffic that final hour to justify $175, possibly because it wasn’t advertised.  3rd hour was necessary to handle Albertson’s shredding, and it allowed us to accommodate the small amount of traffic we did receive.
— Might actually be better to do 9:00-12:00 (which is what it was in the past. We originally scheduled one hour less this year because of cost.) vs. 10:00-1:00.

Zoning Case: NO. ZC-16-096 to rezone 5300-5600 blocks of East 1st Street located at north end of Oakland Blvd.  These 336.60 acres are targeted for “planned development/specific use of a CONCRETE RECYCLING PLANT AND STORAGE, K HEAVY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS”.
Clairita advised that there will be a Facebook page regarding this issue.  The East Side organizations have really pulled together to be a unified voice against this zoning change.  Please remember to keep our message positive.

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4/27/16

Meeting called to order at 6:45 p.m.

Members present: Clairita Porter, Chris Douglas, Clayton Reeves, Pat Brandt, Jim and Beverly Wyatt, Kay Shaw, Lucretia Scarth, Rick Disney

Treasurer’s Report
Summary Analysis of the April 19th Registrations:

There were approximately 13 “no shows” and 10 “walk ups” for dinner. Club charged WNA for 90 dinners @ $1,080 which included 10 dinners that were comped.

Nine (9) memberships were received.

Approximately 140 attended program portion of meeting

Budget Update/Analysis/Recommendations:

The bank balance at end of April is $4,712. The analysis of the budget projects that with the current balance and set monthly expenditures for landscape maintenance, shredding event, and P.O. Box that we would have a deficit of $904 at end of fiscal year if additional revenue is not generated.

Discussion followed regarding options for generating additional funds to offset this deficit.

Rick made a motion to approve Treasurer’s Report which was seconded by Chris.  Motion Passed.

Secretary’s Report
April steering committee meeting minutes were approved and so were the dinner meeting minutes.

Membership Report
Note: Clayton and Pat reconciled records and agreed that there are 161 members as of April 27, 2016.

WCD Report
Rick reported on status of WCD lawsuit.

Clairita reported that the issue with the City’s two light post painting contracts has been resolved and that all 220 light posts will be painted a graffiti retardant glossy black.

Security Report
Crime reports in the Woodhaven area continue to be at a minimum.

Real Estate Report
Residental – 6 properties have been sold with the maximum sq. ft @ $83.17 and the average @ $73.06.
There are currently 10 listings with 7 of them pending sales.

Landscape Report
Clairita moved to accept the Landscaping Maintenance Proposal as submitted.  Rick seconded the motion.  Motion Passed.

Note: Purchase of three rose bushes for the bed at Boca/Highwoods Trail (South Side) will be postponed due to budget restraints.

Note: The cost of fertilizer is not included in the maintenance agreement with Mike Carter and Clairita will ask Mike to notify her when the application of fertilizer is needed.

Action Taken:  Landscaping Committee recommended that Mike Carter be paid $450 for April Landscaping Maintenance. Recommendation  was approved.

Lucretia will coordinate with the members of the Landscaping Committee regarding the selection of the monthly “property beautification” signs.

Website/Publicity/Community Relations
Bobbi has submitted Publicity Information regarding the May 21st Shredding Event via: Greater Meadowbrook News, Woodhaven Insider Newsletter, NextDoor calendar of events & main page, and three Eblasts. The Neighborhood Office has the information and is sharing it with those who call in and ask for a shredding event.

Special Project and Programs
Reviews of the April 19th Dinner/Program meeting, Celebrating Woodhaven…Past, Present, and Future have been positive.
Approximately 140 people were in attendance.

May 21st Shredding Event (10:00 – Noon)
Chris reported that Albertson’s manger, Mike Carreras, will have 5 pallets of boxes to be shredded.  One pallet (20 boxes) will be shredded free. Mike has a store budget for shredding.  WNA is pleased to offer the 20 free boxes as a “small” expression of all the Albertson’s has done to support our Woodhaven community and WNA.

Albertson’s has expressed that they will glad to distribute Shredding Flyers at the registers. Additional copies would be needed. Committee members took copies of flyers to be distributed to businesses and churches.  NOTE: May 15-19 would be optimum dates for posting! Clairita will post large posters on easels at the Albertson’s entrances and have some take home boxes under each easel.

Action Needed: Chris is coordinating details with the Shredding Company and Laurie & David Green.
ACTION ITEM:  Please let him know who will be manning the membership table and who will be able to attend/assist with the event.  Please wear your WNA Polos.

July 4th Event:Committee Members – Chris, Lucretia, Kay, Beverly, and Clairita  Note: If you would like to be on this committee, please contact Chris or Clairita.

Dinner Meeting September 20th
Chris suggested and the Committee discussed extending our theme of celebrating the past, present, and future to Celebrating Woodhaven…Present and Future.  This theme would provide a perfect “segway” for celebrating completion of current projects and initiating plans for celebrating Woodhaven’s 50th.

Zoning Case NO. ZC -16-100
(Proposal to change zoning at 1050 Woodhaven Blvd. from “D” High Density Multifamily to “R2- Townhouse/Cluster)

After discussion of proposal, Clairita moved to send a letter of support for this change to the Chairperson of the Planning Commission. Chris seconded the motion. Motion Passed

Old Business
Cowtown Clean-Up Report: 56 bags, 2 tires, and a car bumper were collected. There were approximately 22 people who assisted.

Upcoming Steering Committee Meetings:
May 24th, June 28th, July 26th, August 23rd, September 27th, October 25th, November 29th, and December 20th

Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

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Tuesday, April 19
Celebrating Woodhaven…Past, Present and Future Dinner Meeting

As we dined, the Nolan Catholic Junior Varsity Choir performed for us, featuring songs and soloists from UHL contest.

 Clairita thanked the choir and the student ambassadors and then welcomed approximately 140 neighborhood folks to the meeting.

Lucretia mentioned that the markers have been getting a lot of attention lately.  Leaks have been repaired, monies have been reimbursed, rain sensors have been installed, and some flowers have been planted.

She also is taking suggestions for Yard of the Month.  This month, it’s been given to Oakwood Trails.  An apartment/business of the month is also being named.  La Jolla Apartments have been named for April.

Apartment managers were recognized for their work in getting the apartment communities improved.

Aaron Oliveres, from the Community Engagement Office, gave an update on the Charter Election on May 7nd.  There are 11 propositions on the ballot.  For more information, go to www.fortworthtexas.gov

Rick Disney gave a presentation about Woodhaven history.

This land was part of the Boaz Ranch until 1969.  Investors then developed Woodhaven.

In 1989, homeowners on Oakmont went to the city to get the fence at the end of Oakland Hills to discourage unnecessary traffic from the apartments.  Neighbors then wanted to put up another fence at Highwoods and Boca Raton, but this was turned down by the city.

At this point, Joe and Bette came together to start the Woodhaven Neighborhood Association.  The first decision was that this would be a neighborhood association and not a homeowner’s association.  The founders encouraged a sense of community and organized so there would be a united voice.

Accomplishments include:  WNA got the city to close the two worst apartments in Woodhaven, markers were created (and we continue to pay for their landscaping), The East Regional Library was brought to our neighborhood through a bond package.  The neighborhood had a lot of input where the new exits were put in on I-30.  We raise money for scholarships for East Side students.  We have dinners, wassail bowl parties, encourage neighbors to do white lights at Christmas, established a NEZ through the city.  We come together for fun and improvement of our neighborhood; There was a fence falling down at Bridgewood and Boca and members worked together to get a new one.  We have shredding days, trash pickup days and block parties.

We have all benefitted from those who forged the way…..

Joe Epps was unable to attend the meeting.

Bette Robinson accepted her recognition plaque and advised us all to “bloom where we are planted.”  She told us that the city promised that the neighborhood association would never last.  We proved them wrong!

Clairita advised that there are placards on the new wind sculptures at Boca Raton and Bridgewood thanking and honoring Joe and Bette.

Jerry Barton, of Eastside Blossoms, gave a presentation.  This is a project of East Fort Worth, Inc., started with a meeting with Councilman Scarth and inspired by Charles Tandy and his wife, Anne.  She had a dream of planting 5000 cherry trees along the Trinity River.  (She said she would settle for 2000 trees.)

The Tandys passed away shortly after the tree discussion.  38 years later, Morris Matson and Jerry decided to carry on with the dream.

There are six different kinds of blossoming trees that are now being planted.  Jerry gave us an overview of where the trees have been planted so far.  Permission is needed to plant on all of the properties.  The City will contribute 250 trees annually.

You can be a part of this project by planting a blossoming tree in your yard.  Just let Eastside Blossoms know so your name can be added to the list of participants.

Rick Garnett gave a presentation of what Nolan Catholic High School ecology students are doing in their class, on their field trips and with the Eastside Blossoms.  (This was the first nationally-recognized ecology class in the country.)

The Nolan Redbud Project, which is part of Eastside Blossoms, is beautifying the future Trinity Trails and is a study opportunity for the students.

The Nolan Greenhouse Initiative includes studies of aquaponics, the nitrogen cycle, growing plants/vegetables and building greenhouses.

Danny Scarth advised that the Tarrant County economy is thriving.  There are around 190,000 rental units and multifamily real estate contributes more than $36 billion to the Tarrant County economy.  Rental rates are really strong, with vacancy rates at around 4%.  Nearly half of the apartments in Tarrant County are in the Cass B/C range.

There are 24 apartments in Woodhaven.  Madera Residential has acquired a majority of the properties and millions of dollars have been poured into improvements.  Tipton Group has also invested in the Woodstone Apartments. $30-40 million has been invested so far.

The Potter’s House has remodeled the entire facility.

Boca Raton and Oakland Hills Shopping Center – what kinds of opportunities could be pursued at this location?  There are so many possibilities for this property.

The city-owned property at that corner is also available for development.  Could be a park, senior living, a ball park, etc.

Clairita advised that the 220 light poles around Woodhaven will be painted at the end of the month with graffiti-resistant paint.

The meeting ended at around 8:35 PM.

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3/22/16
Meeting was called to order at 6:50.
Present: Clairita Porter, Clayton Reeves, Kay Shaw, Lucretia Scarth, Marty Jackson, Rick Disney, Pat Brandt,
Mark Meiresonne,  Bobbi Galvin

Treasurer’s Report
— Monthy finance report was approved for audit.
— Clayton passed out the 12-month budget.
— By next month, we will need to decide if we keep the same PO box so checks can be ordered.
ACTION ITEM:  Bobbi and Clayton will find a new PO box.
ACTION ITEM:  Clayton will be ordering new checks.

Landscape Report
— Maintenance Agreement with Mike Carter was approved.
– Mike has also approved this contract.
— Installation of rain sensors by Angel Soto – A total of $250 was approved to pay for the installation.  Some have already been done.
— Updates regarding water breaks at High Woods and Randol Mill Road and SW Corner of Boca and Bridgewood:
– When bills shot up in October, it was obvious it was done by the construction crew.  Water bills for the four months will be prorated (October –December 2015 and January 2016).
— Clairita proposed that we install two wind sculptures at the SW Corner of Boca and Bridgewood.  Committee members will personally purchase the sculptures, provide cement to mount them and labor to install.
— Please send nominations for the Yard of the Month to Lucretia.  We will announce the winner at the dinner meeting on April 19th.
— The Landscaping Committee suggested that we put in flowers at the markers.  They asked for a budget.  Several committee members donated cash and offered planting assistance instead.

Membership Report
— Number of dues collected as of March 22 is 124.
— Calling Committee has not been activated.  Pat reported she has not received responses from those she has called/left messages.
— Distribution of newsletters/applications/April 19th program:

       Nexdoor Woodhaven (done)       Fairway Meadows (yes) Kay Shaw
      Eblast (done)       Larkspur (yes) Maxine P.
      Havenwood Lane North, South, & Court (yes) Clairita       Firewheel(yes) Maxine P.
      Putter Drive (yes) Clairita       Chola – Mark will distribute
      Woodhaven Woman’s Club (yes) Clairita & Pat       304-601 Oakmont Lane North (yes) Clairita
      Oakland Trails Townhomes (yes) Jim Wyatt & Sandi R.
Lantana – Clairita will distribute
       Highwoods Trail (Boca Raton to Randol Mill) (yes) Lucretia & Debra Geater
Highwoods Trail (Boca Raton south to end of 900 block) Clairita will distribute
      Woodhaven Village (yes) Jim and Karen Dixson        Oak Hollow Lane and Court (yes) Clairita
Woodrill Court (yes) Clairita

       ACTION ITEM: Pat will send out the latest membership list

Secretary’s Report
February minutes were approved via email and have been posted to the WNA website.

Security Report – Mark advised that there is very little crime in Woodhaven, but Meadowbrook is getting hit hard.  Two cars were left unlocked and that’s why they got broken into.  Violent crime is also very low, even in the apartments, thanks to neighborhood police and new apartment owners who are implementing cleanups and new security initiatives.

Legal Committee – Nothing to report

Real Estate Report
— Newsletters were added to the new neighbor packets.
— 8 houses have sold in the last 6 months.  There were 6 active listings and 5 pending.
–Sold price per square foot is $77, ranging into the high $80’s per square foot.
–Properties are selling rapidly for the full price.  Woodhaven is a great market!  There is no better time to sell!

Website/Publicity/Community Relations
—  Woodhaven Insider was sent to all known email addresses in Woodhaven
—  Website has info about Cowtown Cleanup and the dinner meeting

Special Projects
Shredding Event – May 21st – It was suggested that we use same pricing as last year.  1st box/sack free to members, additional @ $5 per box/sack. Non-members @ $5 per box/sack.  The committee voted to keep this pricing.
ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will verify arrangements we made with Albertson’s last year regarding # of boxes shredded free.
— New signs were made to be posted at the meeting on the 19th and then at the entrances at Albertsons.

Cowtown Cleanup –Albertson’s parking lot 8:30-11:30 on April 2nd

Celebrating Woodhaven…Past, Present, and Future
— RSVP by Wednesday, April 13th for dinner and Saturday, April 16th for meeting only to bobbigalvin@gmail.com
— Registration Process:
# tables
Confirmation of registration/membership table (Clairita)
#application forms (Pat)
Change/money (Clayton)
Dinner tickets (Mike)
Runners  (5 student ambassadors, money is available from a donation to pay for the meals)
— Change…$12 tickets  Children 5-12 $6   Under 5 FREE
— Program agendas will be on the tables.
— Wanda verified that the piano is tuned.
— Vote to pay for the meals of honored guests and speakers  (Names of Guests:  Joe and Mary Ann Epps, Bette and Eddie Robinson, Jerry Barton, Danny Scarth, Nolan Catholic HS Ambassadors (5/paid), Erin Vader, Pat Perriot
— Voted to make the following donations:
Musical Entertainment (Nolan Catholic HS Music Department)@ $100
NCHS Ecology Program/Eastside Blossoms Project @ $100
Voted to pay for 10 meals for speakers
— Program: (15-minute segments)

Welcome and introduction of presenters – Clairita

Honoring WNA Co-Founders – Rick Disney

Eastside Blossoms Project- Jerry Barton

Nolan Catholic High School Ecology Students

A New Woodhaven – Danny Scarth

— We will have a “flower donation drive” at the meeting.
ACTION ITEM:  Lucretia will create a donation “pot”for purchasing plants for the entry markers.

— Yard of the Month will be named.

Old Business/Action Items:

Around April/May – Discussion of development of a 3-Year Plan to Celebrate Woodhaven’s 50th Birthday
Suggestion:  Utilize expertise of Long-range-plan facilitators’ from the Community Engagement Office

New  Business:
— We will individually be purchasing polo shirts to advertise WNA.  They will be available only to the committee for now.
ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will get pricing and share the info with the team.

eminder of upcoming events:
Steering Committee Meeting – April 26th
Shredding Event – May 21st
Steering Committee –May 24th
Steering Committee – June 28th
July 4th Event with WCC (Committee needed)  Ask WWC and WCC for a joint effort?
Steering Committee- July 26th
Steering Committee –Aug. 23rd
September- Dinner & Program Meeting Sept 20th
Steering Committee – Sept. 27th
October – Note: Nominating Committee Meeting – Oct. 18th
Steering Committee- October 25th
Steering Committee Nov. 29th
Steering Committee Dec. 20
January 17, 2017 Annual Meeting/ Election of Officers

Meeting was adjourned at 8:36 PM.

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Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:45 PM

 The meeting was called to order at 6:45.
Present:  Jim Wyatt, Chris Douglas, Clairita Porter, Pat Brandt, Kay Shaw, Lucretia Scarth, Clayton Reeves,
Marty Jackson, Bobbi Galvin

Effective 2/10/16, Zach Burt resigned as the WNA vice president.  In accordance with our bylaws, the WNA Steering Committee voted via email to unanimously approve Christopher Douglas as the new WNA VP. Welcome, Chris!

Treasurer’s Report

—   Monthly finance report was approved for audit.
—   Clayton advised that he and Pat will reconcile all memberships jointly so that all monies are accounted for.
—   Each water bill is now labeled with address on our monthly report.  Additionally, a monthly breakdown of expenses will be available.

2016 Budget Estimates (with actuals as accrued)
Retained Balance 2015 $3100
Retained Balance 2016 =$1100

Landscape Report
—  Irrigation update – Water has been off “for about a month”,  but there were leaks in two of the five systems.  The biggest one is Highwoods and Randol Mill which was damaged due to construction near this location.  The drip system at Boca and Bridgewood was damaged when the new wall was constructed by homeowner.  Mike is repairing the system on the southwest corner of Boca and Bridgewood but will need to wait until construction is completed at Randol Mill and Highwoods to make repairs.
ACTION ITEM:  The committee will ask Mike for monthly irrigation checks.

—  WNA is behind on the backflow inspections with the city.  They will be $120 each.

—  We must install rain sensors, and they will be provided by the city.  Jimmy Burgdorf will be dropping them off at Clairita’s and she and the landscaping team will discuss the current issues and determine a course of action.
ACTION ITEM:  Team will meet at Clairita’s on Friday 2/26 at 10AM.

ACTION ITEM:  Clayton asked that the Landscape Committee ask Mike Carter for a budget for this year.

ACTION ITEM:  The committee will ask Lowe’s, Home Depot, a wholesale nursery, and Marshall Grain if they would assist with plants.  We would consider adding blossoming trees in Woodhaven to complement the Eastside Blossoms project.

Membership Report
—  Number of dues collected-107
ACTION ITEM:  Pat will send Bobbi an interactive membership form to try on the website.
—  Reminder to use the neighborhood signs to remind people of meetings.
—  Pat mentioned a phone tree to call people who are not members.
—  Pat is willing to send membership list by street to anyone who is willing to “walk the blocks.”
—  Opportunities to increase membership:
—  New Residents’ Bags and Review of Newsletter

ACTION ITEM:  Meeting with apartment manager/s – Pat will call her again.

Secretary’s Report
January 26th minutes were approved via email and have been posted to the WNA website.

Security Report – nothing to report

Legal Committee– nothing to report

Real Estate Report
—  5 current listings, 5 pending, 11 sales at around $75/square foot
—  Houses are selling almost immediately

Website/Publicity/Community Relations
The Woodhaven Insider 2016 was handed out for proofreading.
ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will ask Jim for printing prices.

Special Projects
Shredding Event – May 21st – Seven companies were contacted for quotes.  Albertson’s parking lot was secured 2/21/16 with LeTisha.
First box/bag free, each additional box needs discussion.
ACTION ITEM:  Bobbi will contact Meadowbrook News for publicity.

Cowtown Cleanup – Group has been set up online, and it’s on the website and has been posted to NextDoor.  Albertson’s parking lot was secured as a meeting place on 2/21/16 with LeTisha.
Old Business/Action Items:

Legal
Update: NEZ Abatement for Bridge Creek Express Car Wash by Shiraz (Sam) Poonawala

A waiver has been granted by the City to delay the hearing regarding the NEZ Abatement request until August.  Although approval was unanimously given to Clairita to submit a letter of approval by WNA,  the hearing delay  will provide time for the plan of action to be set into motion to clear the areas of trash, etc. and to provide routine maintenance for all properties owned  in Woodhaven by Mr. Poonawala. On 2-18-16 Clairita met with Jim Rutherford, contractor for the Car Wash, and Barbara Mullins (owner of the cleaners).  As a result of this meeting, Mrs. Mullins has sold her property at the north end of the cleaners to Mr. Poonawala. This area will be paved for additional car wash parking and will facilitate the clearing of a large area of unsightly brush and trash.
Abatement hearing has been set with city council in August.

Treasurer

ACTION ITEM:  Clayton will order checks and deposit slips for the next year.
UPDATE:  Will wait for address change (if we decide not to renew PO box).

Landscape

ACTION ITEM:  Lorenzo will be asked to make a “how-to” sheet so future members of the committee can repair the landscaping lights.
UPDATE:  Team will check online for the info.

Special Events
ACTION ITEM: Before the next event with the club, Pat, Clayton and Bobbi will work with the club to see if there is a way to make event RSVPs/check-in a smoother process.
UPDATE:  Clayton and Pat will handle on-site registration.

New Business:

April 19th Dinner/Program

Theme: “Celebrating Woodhaven’s  Past, Present, Future”
Rick Disney will do a history, recognize James Lemons, Joe Epps and Bette Robinson – Blossoming trees at the markers in honor?
ACTION ITEM:   Chris will do some research about which blossoming plants/trees might work
ACTION ITEM:   Jim will check for space availability at the markers.

ACTION ITEM:   Lucretia will ask about granite markers
ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will ask Rick about exact names for the granite markers

Clairita confirmed that Jerry Barton will do an Eastside Blossoms presentation.
Nolan Catholic will send students to be part of the program (both Blossoms and vocal/instrumental music)

Discussion of development of a 3-Year Plan to Celebrate Woodhaven’s 50th Birthday
Suggestion:  Utilize expertise of Long-range-plan facilitators’ from the Community Engagement Office
The team would like to do this, but will revisit in May.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45.

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Tuesday, January 26th at 6:45 PM

Present: Clairita Porter, Zach Burt, Clayton Reeves, Kay Shaw, Bobbi Galvin, Marty Jackson,
Mark Meiresonne, Pat Brandt, Rick Disney and Jim Wyatt.
Guest: Doug Cuny, who was available for any final financial questions

Treasurer’s Report
Working on automatic withdrawals for electric bills.
ACTION ITEM:  Clayton will look at going to quarterly bills.
ACTION ITEM:  Still working on finding the correct tax ID
b.  Treasurer’s report for December was approved for audit.
c.  Club has been paid for the annual meeting.
d.  ACTION ITEM:  Clayton will order checks and deposit slips for the next year.

Secretary’s Report
December 22nd minutes were approved via email and have been posted to the WNA website.
b.  January 19th annual meeting minutes were approved via email and have been posted to the WNA website.
c.  Secretary will be picking/recording up the mail from now on per the bylaws.

Membership Report
Discussed monthly documentation of new memberships and link to treasurer’s documentation to verify that deposits made for memberships accurately represent the amounts collected.
b. Registration process for dinner meetings  –  Concern was expressed concerning  Jan. 19th process for collecting payment for meals.
ACTION ITEM: Pat, Clayton and Bobbi will work with the club to see if there is a way to make this a smoother process.
c.  Suggestions for expanding/enhancing membership initiative:  Membership letter is available for distribution to current and new residents.
ACTION ITEM: Steering committee members will help distribute the letter on their blocks.
ACTION ITEM: Pat will be starting a phone tree committee to ask former members to join WNA.
d.  59 memberships so far, membership database has been updated
e.  Re: membership card delivery – Pat is open to ideas for distribution once members have paid.  Several steering committee members volunteered to assist with this.

WCD Report
a.  Suggestions for special projects to propose to WCD Board for review. (WCD Finance Report 1-12-16: Golf Tournament Account for Scholarships = $33,783.65 and Riverbend Bank –Operating Account $53,125.28 Note: There are pending invoices totaling $2,250.) There will be a meeting on Feb. 9th to determine how the money could be spent.  Possibly Eastside Blossoms, help with landscaping/lighting the markers… If you have ideas, please let Clairita know before the 9th.

Security Report
Crime stats indicate that crime is staying in the apartments.  Meadowbrook is getting hit hard.

Legal Committee
NEZ request – Neighborhood Empowerment Zone – provides a tax abatement for those who improvement to the neighborhood.  Property location is 6151 Indigo Court, where a new home is being built. Currently, there is no money for landscaping and land development.  It was decided that WNA would approve this request once the landscaping is addressed.
       ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will be working with the homeowner and WCD to resolve these issues before April.

Real Estate Report
New Woodhaven Resident Bags-Rick and Marty:  Bags will include a membership letter, list of events with calendar, contact info for steering committee…other ideas?

Landscape Report
Lorenzo Evans is currently working with WCD to get the new lighting at Randoll Mill and Highwoods.
b.  Kay has called OnCor about lighting and will work on getting a solution for that area with Lorenzo.
c.  Clayton suggested getting an estimate of marker maintenance costs for the year.
       ACTION ITEM:  Kay and Jim will meet with Mike Carter to get an estimated landscaping budget.

Website/Publicity/Community Relations
Bobbi gave a handout about 2015 website usage stats.  Website was viewed about 3,700 times last year.

Special Projects and Programs Report
Approximately 85 people attended the annual meeting.
b.  The Eastside Golf Scholarship Awards dinner will be held on April 19th
c.  Shredding event is coming in May.  Dave and Laurie Green will be assisting.
ACTION ITEM:  Zach will be getting estimates from shredding companies.

OLD BUSINESS
Treasurer/Finance
ACTION ITEM: Doug is going to use the same ID# that Justin used to see if this would allow Doug to complete the utility billing changes.  Bills need to be out of Bill Jackson’s name and WNA should be the customer.
**UPDATE –see treasurer’s report, above

ACTION ITEM:   Clairita will ask WCD if they would be interested in continued sharing of the PO box.
**UPDATE – Clairita confirmed that we will NOT be sharing the PO box.

Membership
ACTION ITEM:  Pat & Doug will be working on streamlining the membership process.
**UPDATE –Has been reassigned, see above

ACTION ITEM:  Pat & Justin will be meeting with management in the apartments to encourage WNA membership.
**UPDATE – Pat advised that one of the apt managers is willing to meet.  She will be touching base again soon.

Legal
ACTION ITEM: Justin and Rick will ask the property owners of Woodhaven entrance properties to participate in the maintenance of their properties, either financially to WNA or by maintaining it themselves.
**UPDATE – Justin has the info.  Clairita will follow up with him.

ACTION ITEM:  Clairita met with Taco Casa about their sign abatement.
**UPDATE – City approved incorrect signage, so Taco Casa has reapplied for the 2×8 sign.  The steering committee agrees to recommend our approval of this request.

Landscaping
ACTION ITEM:  Lorenzo will make a “how-to” sheet so future members of the committee can repair the landscaping lights.
**UPDATE –The new Landscaping team will work with Lorenzo to get the document.


NEW BUSINESS

Possibly do a project with Eastside Blossoms…?

WCD has given WNA $2500 to install lighting at Highwoods and Randoll Mill marker. Possibly solar.

Scholarship Tournament will be in April.
       ACTION ITEM:  Zach will be asking WCD if it’s ok to make this a WNA quarterly meeting with a guest speaker.

2016 planning/tentative calendar

February – Steering Committee – Feb. 23rd, WCC at 6:45
WCC Members/Non-members Valentine’s Day Brunch Feb 14th

March –
Steering Committee –March 22nd

April – Cowtown Cleanup April 2nd 8:30-11:30
Dinner Meeting – April 19th – Eastside Golf Tournament Scholarship awards dinner
Steering Committee – April 26th

May – Shredding
Shredding Event – May 21st
Steering Committee – May 24th

June – Steering Committee – June 28th

July – July 4th Event with WCC
Steering Committee  – July 26th

August – Steering Committee – Aug. 23rd

September – Dinner Meeting  Sept. 20th w/program
Steering Committee – Sept. 27th

October –  2017 Nominating Committee Meeting –Oct 18th
Steering Committee – Oct 25th

November –Steering Committee- Nov. 29th

December –Steering Committee- Dec. 20th

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.

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The 2016 Woodhaven Neighborhood Association annual meeting began at 7:00 PM on January 19th at the Woodhaven Country Club.  There were 86 people in attendance.

President Justin Ormsby welcomed everyone and thanked his 2015 steering committee.

He then introduced District 4 Councilman Cary Moon, who gave a summary of events happening on the East Side.

  • His goal is transparency, and he asked that people feel free to contact his office. Phone number is 682-215-7247.  We were encouraged to read the newsletter and were also invited to follow him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/VoteCaryMoon
  • He complemented the Woodhaven Economic Development and the traffic box program.
  • He announced that $117,000 of TIFF 13 funds have been spent in Woodhaven on aesthetics.
  • CDBG funds will be used on various sidewalk projects, such as the one on Bridge Street. It will run from Oakland to the library.
  • Moon is a member of the Regional Transit Council. They are about to begin a multi-million dollar project (with the Governor’s Congestive Relief Project) that will fix the troubled area of 820/121/Randol Mill.  Watch for info.
  • The city is working with the East Side Blooms project to figure out what trees would work well and are assisting with finding a supplier.
  • Moon is working on getting a language-based charter school in the area. They will possibly have a location secured in March.
  • He has started council initiated zoning changes that will no longer permit multi-family housing to be built within existing residential areas. This goes before council in February.
  • There will be a Fort Worth public art meeting about the “Wildflowers” piece being installed at East Regional Library on Jan. 27th at the library.
  • There is $200,000 in city funds to combat gaming. There is a temporary injunction, but in February/March, efforts will continue.
  • Moon would like to start a swim team at Woodhaven Country Club. There are several teams throughout the city that compete against each other.
  • There is no public update for the old Kroger building.

VP Clairita Porter then introduced Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald.

  • Since coming to Ft. Worth, he has been impressed with the pride within the neighborhoods.
  • He stressed the fact that should you need an officer, they should be your “one stop shop” for that issue. You should never be transferred to other agencies or officers for follow up.
  • There will be more officers assigned to our area. They are moving from a “sector patrolling” concept to a “beat patrolling” concept.  We will have assigned officers for our specific area and we were encouraged to get to know them.
  • COMPSTAT is now being used. It’s short for COMPuter STATistics and is a combination of management philosophy and organizational management tools for police departments to determine where and what kinds of crimes are happening in a specific area.  It will also help determine the number of officers assigned to the area.
  • He reminded us to call in any suspicious activity and to call his office if patrol or dispatch issues are not handled satisfactorily.

Treasurer Doug Cuny gave his final financial report.  He advised that we had a starting balance of $3072.84 and an ending balance of $1169.59.  He advised that 2/3 of all WNA monies are spent on the entrance markers.

The annual independent audit of WNA funds was conducted by Rod Hansen and Bill Jackson.  They made two recommendations for minor deficiencies for the new board to correct.

Membership Chair Pat Brandt encouraged folks to get their memberships in.

Real Estate Chair Marty Jackson advised that there are currently five home listings and three pending.  There have been twelve sales in the last six months.  She also advised that houses are selling, on average, between $70 and $80 per square foot.

Bobbi Galvin announced the winners of the 2015 Christmas Decorating Contest.

Legal Chair/Nominating Committee member Rick Disney gave the list of proposed officers and committee members for 2016.  There were no nominations from the floor and the slate passed as read.

New WNA President Clairita Porter announced the theme for the year: “Woodhaven Grooms and Blooms!”

She thanked outgoing president Justin Ormsby and retiring treasurer Doug Cuny with certificates of appreciation.  She also thanked NPO Brad Perez for his service to the neighborhood by awarding him an honorary 2016 WNA membership.

Clairita also gave a summary of the traffic box wrapping program, listed the new merchant participants in the discount program, and gave a preview of upcoming events.

The meeting ended at approximately 7:50PM.

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12/22/15
Present: Justin Ormsby, Pat Brandt, Doug Cuny, Clairita Porter, Bobbi Galvin, Rick Disney and Marty Jackson
Meeting was called to order at 6:33 PM.

Treasurer’s Report
—  Doug Cuny presented the treasurer’s report.  It was approved for audit as presented.
—  Landscaping bills totaled $1700.  We are all caught up now.

         ACTION ITEM:  Doug is going to use the same ID#  that Justin used to see if this would allow Doug to complete the change process

— The Audit Committee needs to meet.
         ACTION ITEM:  Doug will sit with them and discuss.  Clairita named the audit committee: Doug, Bill Jackson and Rod Hanson.

—  $154/per year for the PO box, and we would like to renew in cooperation with WCD.
ACTION ITEM:   Clairita will ask WCD if they would be interested in doing this.

ACTION ITEM:  Doug will order checks and deposit slips for the next year.

Membership Report
         ACTION ITEM:  Pat & Doug will be working on streamlining the membership process.

         ACTION ITEM:  Pat & Justin will be meeting with management in the apartments to encourage WNA membership.  

Nominating Committee
The slate of officers has been approved and will go for vote to the  membership in January.

Special Events Report
—  The holiday social went extremely well.  There was so much generosity…neighbors said “this is the old Woodhaven.”

         ACTION ITEM:  Bobbi will send a thank you to the committee.
— Annual Meeting will be Jan 19th

WCD Report
—  Taco Casa had requested a new sign.  Clairita has been working with them. She sent an email to owner, Eddie Kidd, detailing the agreement that was submitted to the Zoning Commission which stated that Taco Casa would order two 2’X4’ signs.  The graphics on the sign would not be changed more than one time per day, and the colors of the sign would be consistent with the “Taco Casa” brand. The agreement was endorsed by Taco Casa owners, Becky Haskin, Justin Ormsby, and Clairita Porter.

Security Report
Nothing to report

Legal Committee
           ACTION ITEM: Justin and Rick will ask the property owners of Woodhaven entrance properties to participate in the maintenance of their properties, either financially to WNA or by maintaining it themselves.

Secretary’s Report
—  November minutes were approved and have been posted.

Real Estate Report.
–We now have five single-family listings in Woodhaven and five pending.  11 sales in the last 6 months.  It is now in the $73.00 range per square foot.

—  There are some houses in poor condition.  Perhaps we can have a campaign next year to offer advice/assistance/improvements?

Landscape Report
The results are in…If you’re heading out to see Christmas lights in Woodhaven, make sure to check out the 2015 winners of the neighborhood decorating contest.
1st Place – 5850 Woodrill
2nd Place – 301 Canyon Creek
3rd Place – 708 Oakmont Lane North

Best Theme – 5805 Oakmont Lane North
Most Original – 304 Havenwood Lane North
Best Block – Putter Drive
Best Street – Cholla
Family/Kids Theme – 6008 Cholla

The 1st place winner will receive a 2016 Woodhaven Neighborhood Association membership.

Special thanks to Marshall Grain for a very generous gift certificate for the Family/Kids Theme winner.

OLD BUSINESS
—  We need to get final details on other membership discounts.  So far, we have:
—  Dr. Norris 10% off all services.
—  Firestone 10% off __________
—  Daiquiri Factory is still up in the air…
—  Library Café is on board with the 10% discount.

           ACTION ITEM:  Would those who have secured discounts for next year please confirm and send details to Bobbi so that a 2016 membership eblast can be sent.

We have no easement/ownership of the marker across from the main marker on Boca and Bridgewood.  Lorenzo is working with the property owner to get it restored, however.
           ACTION ITEM:  Lorenzo will provide a final update.

           ACTION ITEM:  Lorenzo will make a “how-to” sheet so future members of the committee can repair the landscaping lights.

NEW BUSINESS
—  We need membership cards for 2016.
           ACTION ITEM:  Pat will ask the vendor for a quote.

Justin would like to make an award for Mike Carrera for “Neighbor of the Year” with a plaque.
           ACTION ITEM:  Justin will order through Jim Dixson

Meeting concluded at 7:16 PM.

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11/24/15
Present: Justin Ormsby, Pat Brandt, Doug Cuny, Clairita Porter, Bobbi Galvin, Rick Disney and Marty Jackson

Meeting was called to order at 7:04 PM.

Treasurer’s Report
—  Doug Cuny presented the treasurer’s report.  It was approved for audit as presented.
—  There have been no landscaping bills for Oct-Dec.
—  The Audit Committee needs to meet.
—  Justin changed the electrical account ownership to WNA.

Membership Report
—  Memberships for 2016 have started coming in.
—  Library Café will start offering a 10% discount in the new year.

ACTION ITEM:  Pat & Doug will be working on streamlining the membership process.

         ACTION ITEM:  Pat & Justin will be meeting with management in the apartments to encourage WNA membership.  

Special Events Report
—  There will be a Christmas decorating contest.  Judging will be 12/19.  Justin and Lorenzo will get the judges.  Becky has the signs.
           ACTION ITEM:  Justin and Clairita will get the signs from Becky.
—  The Woodhaven Holiday Social is planned and ready to go. 
—  There was a change on the funding structure for the social.  We voted unanimously to donate the same amount, even though the price of Santa has decreased.  The additional money will go to Cowboy Santas.

WCD Report
—  WCD was granted permission to do the wrapping project. City Council will meet on Dec 8th for the final vote.
—  Landscaping at East Regional Library will begin Nov 30th.  City made the “Patrons of East Regional Library” (PERL) enter into an agreement of maintenance of this $30,000 project funded by WCD….first mandate in 20 years.

—  Roofing Zoning Case – WNA Steering Committee unanimously voted to support

Z-C-15-131 Zoning Request with the conditions submitted by WCD regarding the additional building for interior and outdoor storage of roofing materials and operating center for Texas Tile Roofing LLC.
—  NEZ Chicken Express/enhanced landscaping – Proposed to be located at 4900 Bridge Street.

The Steering Committee unanimously agreed to support this zoning request with the inclusion of enhanced landscaping. Business removal of trees deviating from original site plan: The Steering Committee discussed the old Blockbuster site and Discount Tires as examples of this deviation.

           ACTION ITEM:  Clarification needed: What is the Zoning request number?  To whom should the letter of support be sent by Justin?

Security Report
—  Crime reports should be going out to the steering committee.
—  Crime will be picking up this time of year.

Legal Committee
           ACTION ITEM: Justin and Rick will ask the property owners of Woodhaven entrance properties to participate in the maintenance of their properties, either financially to WNA or by maintaining it themselves.

Secretary’s Report
— October minutes were approved and have been posted.

Real Estate Report.
–We now have seven single-family listings in Woodhaven.  15 sales in the last 6 months.  It is now in the $70.00 range per square foot.

Landscape Report
We have no easement/ownership of the marker across from the main marker on Boca and Bridgewood.  Lorenzo is working with the property owner to get it restored, however.
           ACTION ITEM:  Lorenzo will provide an update.

           ACTION ITEM:  Lorenzo will make a “how-to” sheet so future members of the committee can repair the landscaping lights.
—  Justin has a nomination for Yard of the Month and will pass it on to Lorenzo.
           ACTION ITEM:  Justin or Lorenzo will notify Bobbi so that the Yard of the Month can be publicized on the website, NextDoor, etc.

OLD BUSINESS
—  We need to get final details on other membership discounts.
           ACTION ITEM:  Would those who have secured discounts for next year please confirm and send details to Bobbi so that a 2016 membership eblast can be sent.

NEW BUSINESS
—  Nominating Committee has been named– Rick Disney, Bobbi Galvin, Pat Brandt.
           ACTION ITEM:  They will meet with Justin before the next meeting.
—  The road repairs on Country Club Lane will be readdressed.
—  Public Art Commission will have a meeting on Dec. 7th at East Regional Library.
           ACTION ITEM:  Bobbi will send a notice out to the neighborhood.

Meeting concluded at 8:12 PM.

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10/20/15
Present: Justin Ormsby, Pat Brandt, Doug Cuny, Clairita Porter, Bobbi Galvin, Mark Meiresonne., Rick Disney

Guests: RJ Davis and Tasha Jackson with Tarrant Elite Sports

Meeting was called to order at 7:04 PM.

RJ Davis started Tarrant Elite Sports, which brings sports and field trips to area youth.  His group would like to expand to Woodhaven.  They would like to find a location and have a stable presence with a park and ball field.  He was considering the empty lots on Boca.  Target audience is all youth, not just Woodhaven youth.  The group agreed that role models are needed and that we would be supportive of such an effort.
It was recommended that he contact Councilman Cary Moon since it is city property.
ACTION ITEM:  RJ Davis will send us a “business plan” of sorts so that we can then let our councilmember know that we support this endeavor.

Also, the next big Tarrant Elite Sports event is a 5k in March.  They are considering having it here.  Our group supports this idea, and again, they were encouraged to contact Councilman Moon.

Treasurer’s Report
—  Doug Cuny presented the treasurer’s report.  It was approved for audit as presented.
—  There have been no landscaping bills for October and September.

ACTION ITEM:  Justin will inquire about changing the electrical account ownership to WNA.

Membership Report
—  Memberships for 2016 have started coming in.
ACTION ITEM:  Pat & Doug will be working on streamlining the membership process.

         ACTION ITEM:  Pat & Justin will be meeting with management in the apartments to encourage WNA membership.  

Special Events Report
—  Woodhaven Holiday Social – All neighborhood organizations are on board.  The $1100 donations will be used for Santa and entertainment.  This event is coming together nicely.

Scholarship Report
—  Clairita will get final results for the meeting next month.

WCD Report
—  $30,000 has been donated by WCD for the new landscaping at the library.
—  Utility boxes will be wrapped independent of the FW Arts Commission.

Security Report
—  Nothing to report

Legal Committee
           ACTION ITEM: Justin and Rick will ask the property owners of Woodhaven entrance properties to participate in the maintenance of their properties, either financially to WNA or by maintaining it themselves.

Secretary’s Report
— September report and quarterly meeting minutes were approved and has been posted.

Real Estate Report
.
—  Properties are still selling quickly.

Landscape Report
—  We have no easement/ownership of the marker across from the main marker on Boca and Bridgewood.  Lorenzo is working with the property owner to get it restored, however.

           ACTION ITEM:  Lorenzo will make a “how-to” sheet so future members of the committee can repair the landscaping lights.
—  Justin has a nomination for Yard of the Month and will pass it on to Lorenzo.
           ACTION ITEM:  Justin or Lorenzo will notify Bobbi so that the Yard of the Month can be publicized on the website, NextDoor, etc.

 

OLD BUSINESS
—  We need to get final details on other discounts.
           ACTION ITEM:  Would those who have secured discounts for next year please confirm and send details to Bobbi so that a 2016 membership eblast can be sent.

NEW BUSINESS
There was a discussion about raising the membership dues. It will be put off for one year…to be discussed in 2016.

There have been several positive tests for West Nile.  The city has not yet decided to spray, but will contact WNA if there is a decision to do so we can help get the word to our residents.

Nominating Committee has been named– Rick Disney, Bobbi Galvin, Pat Brandt

           ACTION ITEM:  Justin will put together an Audit Committee for next month.

Litter Stomp is this weekend.  We have 10 volunteers signed up.

Home Depot has requested a variance for displays.
           ACTION ITEM:  Clairita and Justin will meet with Home Depot to discuss further.

Meeting concluded at 8:12 PM

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9/17/15

The quarterly Woodhaven Neighborhood Association meeting was held at the Woodhaven Country Club and there were about 75 people in attendance.

Councilman Moon started our “Night of Community Engagement” by talking about the TIFF.  There will be a second meeting about how to spend the funds, which may include painting all of the light poles in Woodhaven.  This would be done in conjunction with Woodhaven Community Development.

Some of the upcoming meetings Councilman Moon will be attending include:
—  Discussions of the items on the May ballot
—  Meetings with officials to encourage the development of a language-based curriculum charter school in Woodhaven
—  He is negotiating with two “big name” restaurants for our area.
—  He is discussing both high-speed rail (like the one between Austin and San Antonio) and light rail (like DART in Dallas) that would include stops in Ft. Worth.
—  He is trying to get a swim team together for this area.  While not UIL affiliated, he says it is a fun, competitive and social group.
—  A neighbor asked about getting the sidewalks completed on Bridge Street.  Councilman Moon advised that he will look into it and that it may be able to get done with grant money.

To reach Councilman Moon, call 817-392-8804 or email: District4@fortworthtexas.gov

County Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks was represented by his assistant Cathy Junior.  She answered the question, “What exactly does a County Commissioner do?”  She responded:
—  Their office works cooperatively with the state and city to complete road projects.
—  They oversee JPS Hospital.
—  They are liaisons for Mental Health Mental Retardation programs
—  They inspect roads.
—  They have a Healthy Lives initiative.
—  They conduct the mosquito testing for West Nile Virus.
—  They oversee nearly 50 courts and four jails.

To reach the County Commissioner’s office, call 817-370-4500

State Representative Nicole Collier advised the residents about what House bills she authored in the 84th Texas Legislature, and some other House/Senate bills of interest.  Her handout included bills for education, public safety, criminal justice, public health, energy, pensions, veterans, insurance, licensing, affordable housing, workplace improvement and transportation.

She also handed out a guide to the seven constitutional amendments that will be on the November 2015 ballot.

To reach Representative Collier, call (817) 332-1180 or use the email link on her website: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/member-page/?district=95

Senator Kelly Hancock’s representative, Susan Young, told Woodhaven residents about Senator Hancock’s passion for his position.  He serves on several committees:
—  Natural Resources & Economic Development
—  Transportation
—  Administration
—  Finance

Senator Hancock welcomes issues and concerns, and you can call him at (817) 514-3804 or use the email link on his website: http://www.hancock.senate.state.tx.us/

Congressman Mark Veasy’s representative, Jay Jackson, encourages his constituents’ participation in several upcoming events, which can be found on his website https://veasey.house.gov/

There is also an email link to subscribe to his newsletter.  As Mr. Jackson said, “We have no other job than to serve you.”

Please contact Veasey’s office if you have issues with Social Security, Medicare or Veteran’s Administration.

Contact the office at 817-920-9086 or https://veasey.house.gov/contact/email-me   

Carl Langley, Woodhaven Code Blue Captain, thanked the current Code Blue patrollers, and encouraged neighbors to join in to be the eyes and ears of the Ft. Worth Police Department.  “You WILL make a difference, but you may never know it.” 

The next Code Blue training is set for Tuesday, October 20th at the Heritage Trace Church of Christ from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  Another training will be held on November 14th from 9 AM to 1 PM at 505 Felix.  Contact Carl ASAP if you are interested in attending either of these trainings.

Carl advised that National Night Out will be on Tuesday, October 6th from 6-8:00 PM at the police storefront on Woodhaven Blvd.

For more information about Woodhaven Code Blue, visit http://woodhavencodeblue.com or call Carl at 817-939-0037.

Maxine Parrish with Meals on Wheels noted that per capita, Woodhaven has more Meals on Wheels participants than anywhere else in the county.  Volunteers are needed!

If you have just an hour a week, call Maxine to volunteer.  Her number is 817-429-2252.

Brad Anderson, Planning Committee Member for the 2015 Scholarship Golf Tournament was on hand to remind everyone that the tournament is on Fri., Oct. 16th.  Last year 18 scholarships were given to East Forth Worth students ranging from $500 to $1000. The goal for 2015 is to increase the number of recipients.   Raffle tickets are on sale for great prizes @ $10 for 1 ticket or $25 for 3.  Raffle items are valued  at $25 or more.  To purchase raffle tickets or obtain more information regarding the East Fort Worth Scholarship Golf Tournament call 817-429-4949 or 817-451-7773.

Donald Goodman, who actually lives in White Lake Hills, has been collecting CDs, DVDs, puzzles, books and magazines for the VA.  If you have items to donate, you can drop them off at 5005 Sugar Lake Road.

Randoll Mill sewer project update – WNA president Justin Ormsby has asked the work crews to remove all trash from the worksite.  Hopefully, this will make this area a little more bearable during construction.

Clairita advised that the Woodhaven Neighborhood Association, the Woodhaven Country Club, and the Woodhaven Woman’s Club will be hosting a Woodhaven Holiday Social on December 6th from 3-7:00 PM at the Club.  Cost will be $10 (all inclusive) ADULTS, $5.00 KIDS 12-5, KIDS 5 and under FREE.     There will be entertainment , Santa Claus, scrumptious buffet  including a hot non-alcoholic  wassail, and desserts.  SAVE THIS DATE watch for additional PR.

Residents were also encouraged line the perimeters of their properties with white lights and turn them on Sunday, December 6th after attending the Woodhaven Holiday Social.

Public Art Project at East Regional Library – Alida Labbe with the Arts Council of Ft. Worth presented the art project entitled WILDFLOWER proposed to be installed between the access road and parking lot of the East Regional Library as to not distract from the already-iconic clock tower and building front.
—  The Eastside Arts Collective applied for a $50,000 Public Art Project, and was awarded the project in 2010.  To cover inflation of costs and create a more impactful artwork, City Council will be asked to approve another $30,000 for the project in the FWPA Annual Work plan for 2016.
—  The Artist Selection Panel was composed of then City Council Member Danny Scarth, an Art Commissioner, two community members and an arts professional.
—  This proposed design was chosen over the other entries because it is “vibrant and engaging,” the ability to see it from the road, and the way it relates to the diverse community that the library serves.
—  The artists were inspired by the following quote by Frederick Douglas:  “Once you learn to readyou will be forever free
—  The concept includes 120-160 aluminum or steel elements in various shades of red and pink, in an arrangement evoking the look of a field of wildflowers.
—  The vertical elements will vary in height between four and twelve feet.
—  Native grasses will be planted throughout the installation, with pathways allowing for people to walk through the artwork.
—  At night, some of the poles will be lit, although the exact number will be dictated by budget.
—  The artist feels it is important for the art to be experienced both close up and from the frontage road and highway, which are surrounded by TxDot grass areas.
—  The artist wants to work with the community to find sayings that would be appropriate to cut into about ten of the poles – quotes that refer to community, reading and learning would be best.
—  Once installed, the artwork will be maintained by the FWPA Collection Manager, using a fully-funded conservation fund.
—  Timeline:  Staff anticipates the artists to take about two months to pull together a budget and refine the design based on input gathered at community meetings.  They will then come back to present their refined design for additional feedback.  The project will then go to the Arts Commission for approval, then to City Council for final approval.  Total time for remaining design is approximately four months.

For comments/suggestions/questions about the art, contact Alida Labbe at 817-298-3034 or email alabbe@fwpublicart.org

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September 10th, 2015

Present: Justin Ormsby, Pat Brandt, Doug Cuny, Clairita Porter, Bobbi Galvin, Lorenzo Evans, Marty Jackson, Mark Meiresonne

Meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM.

Treasurer’s Report
—  Doug Cuny presented the treasurer’s report.  It was approved for audit as presented.

—   Doug advised that the majority of the committee had voted by email in favor of sponsoring the annual scholarship golf tournament.  He wrote a $500 check for Clairita to deliver to the scholarship committee.

ACTION ITEM:  Justin will inquire about changing the electrical account ownership to WNA.

Membership Report
         ACTION ITEM:  Pat & Doug will be working on streamlining the membership process.

         ACTION ITEM:  Pat & Justin will be meeting with management in the apartments to encourage WNA membership.  

Special Events Report
—  The meeting on September 17th: “A Night of Community Engagement”
All locally-seated elected officials were invited.   The scholarship golf tournament, Meals on Wheels, Arts Commission, Code Blue will be discussed.
—  The club will take money for dinners.
—  Pat and Doug will have a table for membership.
—  Clairita will have a table to sell scholarship raffle tickets.
         ACTION ITEM:  Bobbi will send an eblast invitation to all non-members ASAP.

— WNA, WCC and WWC will be hosting a holiday party at the Club on Sunday, December 6th..  The Steering Committee voted to contribute $500 to the event.
          ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will take the lead on this.  She will notify Bobbi of the date and details so it can be publicized.

Scholarship Report
—  Clairita is on the golf scholarship committee for WNA.  Anyone willing to sell/buy tickets, please let her know.
—  Volunteers are needed to supply items for goodie bags or to monitor the 5 Par-3 holes for any hole-in-one.

WCD Report
—  TIFF money hasn’t been discussed since 2009.  There is an upcoming meeting.  Possibly we will be getting all of the Woodhaven light poles painted with a glossy, black graffiti resistant paint.
—  Money from WCD has been allocated for landscaping at East Regional Library.
—  Code Enforcement has been working throughout Woodhaven.

Security Report
—  Nothing to report

Legal Committee
           ACTION ITEM: Justin and Rick will ask the property owners of Woodhaven entrance properties to participate in the maintenance of their properties, either financially to WNA or by maintaining it themselves.

Secretary’s Report
— August report was approved and has been posted.

Real Estate Report
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—  There have been 14 sales in last six months.  There are six active listings and two are pending.  Top dollar per square foot is being paid.  Average $66.30 per square foot.
—  Marty has been sending out letters to homeowners regarding compliance of upkeep of property.

Landscape Report
—  Landscaping has slowed down since August.
—  Lorenzo has been working on the breakers for the landscape lighting.
           ACTION ITEM:  Lorenzo will make a “how-to” sheet so future members of the committee can repair the landscaping lights.
—  Justin has a nomination for Yard of the Month and will pass it on to Lorenzo.
           ACTION ITEM:  Justin or Lorenzo will notify Bobbi so that the Yard of the Month can be publicized on the website, NextDoor, etc.

Meeting concluded at 8:02 PM.

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Aug 20, 2015
Present: Justin Ormsby, Pat Brandt, Doug Cuny, Clairita Porter, Bobbi Galvin, Marty Jackson, Rick Disney

Meeting was called to order at 7:04 PM.  Justin thanked Clairita for filling in last month.

Treasurer’s Report
—  Doug Cuny presented the treasurer’s report.  It was approved for audit as presented.
—  By majority vote, we paid $50 to the band that performed a the 4th of July picnic.
—  By majority vote, $100 was donated to the Potter’s House Backpack Rally.
—  April, May, June and July bills for landscaping have not been received.
          ACTION ITEM:  Justin will contact Council Moon’s office about changing the account ownership.

Membership Report
         ACTION ITEM:  Pat and Justin will be meeting with folks in the apartments to encourage membership in WNA. One of the managers will be invited to the September meeting.

Special Events Report
— WNA and WCD will be hosting a holiday wassail party at the Club.  The committee voted to contribute $500 for the event.
          ACTION ITEM:  Clairita will take the lead on this.  She will notify Bobbi of the date and details so it can be publicized.
—  The meeting on September 17th will be government officials:
ACTION ITEM:  Doug will invite state officials/representatives.
ACTION ITEM:  Justin will ask Councilman Moon

Securities Report
—  Nothing to report

Legal Committee
Nothing to report

Secretary’s Report
— July report was approved as corrected and has been posted.

Real Estate Report
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—  Real estate is booming in Woodhaven…houses are selling almost immediately at higher prices.

Landscape Report
—  Thank you to Rick for picking up trash on Boca Raton.
—  Justin and Lorenzo spent several hours walking the properties that WNA maintains.  We are mowing much more than we are responsible for.  The committee decided that we should not be moving the others’ properties.
           ACTION ITEM: Justin and Lorezno will ask the property owners to participate in the maintenance of their properties, either financially to WNA or by maintaining it themselves.
—  Justin has a nomination for Yard of the Month and will pass it on to Lorenzo.
           ACTION ITEM:  Justin or Lorenzo will notify Bobbi so that the Yard of the Month can be publicized on the website, NextDoor, etc.
—  It looks like the lighting is still out at Woodhaven and Randol Mill.
          ACTION ITEM: Lorenzo will be checking on the lighting

OLD BUSINESS:
1.) We need a Special Events chair.
          ACTION ITEM: Bobbi will ask for volunteers in the next email blast.
ACTION ITEM:  Committee members will ask neighbors to volunteer.

2.)  LA Fitness, Daqueri Factory, WCC and Firestone will be approached about the discount program for the rest of the year.
          ACTION ITEM:  Once their participation is verified by Justin, Bobbi will send out an email blast.

3.)  Cairita reported on the WCD board meeting.  The wraps for the utility boxes are still in the works.  The City of Fort Worth will make an administrative decision on this project.
TIG Property and Management Company is overseeing Woodcreek Shopping Center’s renovations, repairs, leasing, and landscaping.  This company is also overseeing the management of the Western Insurance Office complex that is in the process of being totally renovated. This 60,000 square feet of office space is located in a prime location at the intersection of Bridge Street/Country Club Drive.

NEW BUSINESS:
1.)  Albertson’s is transitioning to their new computer system so they will not be able to use the membership cards Mon 24th through September 7th.

2.)  A bylaws committee consisting of Doug, Marty, Rick and Bobbi will be looking to review the bylaws for improvement/change to report back at the October meeting.

3.)  Clairita forwarded information about a variance for a new drive-through car wash.
       ACTION ITEM:  Justin will contact Council Moon’s office about the variance for the drive-through car wash.
Immediately after the meeting, it was discovered that no further action is needed since the deadline has passed for variance recommendation.

Meeting concluded at 8:17 PM.

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uly 23, 2015

Present: Pat Brandt, Doug Cuny, Clairita Porter, Bobbi Galvin, Marty Jackson, Mark Meiresonne, Rick Disney
Guest: NPO Brad Perez

Meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM.

Treasurer’s Report
— Doug Cuny presented the treasurer’s report.  It was approved for audit as presented.
— There has not been a June landscaping bill yet.
— The utility bills still need to be taken out of the personal account of Bill Jackson.
          ACTION ITEM:  Justin and Doug will contact the bank about changing the account.
The board approved a payment for the PO box, which we share with WCD, through the end of December.

Membership Report
— We have ten new paid members.  Pat will send a new membership list soon.

Special Events Report
— Kay and Lucretia have resigned as co-chairs.  We are looking for volunteers to take this position.
          ACTION ITEM: Bobbi will ask for volunteers in the next email blast.

Legal Committee
Nothing to report

Secretary’s Report
— June report was approved as corrected.
— Elaine has resigned as secretary.
— The committee approved Bobbi filling in as secretary until the end of the year.

Real Estate Report
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Nothing to report

Landscape Report
— There will not be doing any mowing this month.  Justin and Lorenzo gave Mike a budget of $300 to plant more flowers.
—  It looks like the lighting was out at Woodhaven and Randol Mill.
          ACTION ITEM: Lorenzo will be checking on the lighting and will be making sure flowers are planted this month.

OLD BUSINESS:
None

NEW BUSINESS:
1.)        Officer Perez suggested that all neighbors be part of NextDoor to get all of the latest info about crime and safety in our neighborhood.
— He also reinforced the fact that joining Code Blue the best way to reduce crime in Woodhaven.  Code Blue assists the police department by being the eyes and ears on the streets.
— There have been no recent burglaries in the residential area.  Crime has even been down even in the apartments.
— It is so very important to call the police when you see someone you don’t know on your street.  Beware of a false sense of security.
2.)  LA Fitness and Firestone have committed to the discount program for the rest of the year.
          ACTION ITEM:  Once their participation is verified by Justin, Bobbi will send out an email blast.

3.)  There will be a full membership meeting on September 17th.  Everyone present agreed on the suggested program for the evening:
— Jerry Barton/Gateway-Randol Mill Project
— Visit/update from Councilman Moon
— Update on the wrapping of the electrical boxes
          ACTION ITEM:  Justin will ask Jerry Barton and Councilman Moon to attend the meeting on 9/17/15 as speakers for the program.

4.)  The committee was reminded that per our bylaws, the Special Projects and Programs Committee should be handling RSVPs for all events.  In the meantime, Bobbi will handle RSVPs.

Meeting concluded at 8:10 PM.
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June 11, 2015

Present: Pat Brandt, Kay Shaw, Rick Disney,  Clairita Porter, Bobbi Galvin, Marty Jackson, Lorenzo Evans (pre-meeting), Lucretia Scarth, and Justin Ormsby

Treasurer’s Report
Doug Cuny presented the treasurer’s report by email.  It was approved for audit as presented.

Membership Report
We now have 162 paid members.  110 membership cards have been distributed.

Special Events Report
WNA and Woodhaven Country Club are co-sponsoring a picnic at the club on July 4th from 11AM-4PM.  There will be typical picnic foods (hamburgers, hotdogs, sides, and brownies).  There will also be a water slide, jump house, games, and putting/pitching contests with prizes. The committee discussed providing WNA volunteers to monitor the water slide, jump house, and assist with selling tickets.  Lucretia and Kay will meet with the club for further discussion.  Bobbi will send out notices to the entire neighborhood.

Lucretia suggested selling “grab bags” for $20 each as a fundraiser.  The committee agreed, and Lucretia and Kay will solicit donations. Other members of the committee agreed to assist as needed.

Real Estate Report
There was a meeting with Woodhaven Community Development and Taco Casa regarding their sign variance.  There will be two 2’ X 6’ 8” LED screens posted in the same color scheme as the Taco Casa logo.  The sign will change once or twice a day, and Justin will send a letter to the City of Ft. Worth recommending the agreed-upon terms.

Marty advised that there are three active listing sand six pending home sales in Woodhaven.  There have been 14 homes sold in the last six months.

Landscape Report
Lorenzo gave the latest landscaping bill to Doug.  It was under $1200.

Lorenzo will get the Christmas decorating signs from Becky.

Everyone agreed that there needs to be more color at the markers.  Lorenzo will ask Mike to take care of it.

The markers will be visited before the next meeting to determine where the property lines are and who owns adjoining properties.  We agreed that we should not continue to maintain what is not ours, and we should hold the property owners accountable for maintenance of surrounding properties.

OLD BUSINESS:
Shredding Event – The steering committee thanked David and Laurie Green for their efficiency at the shredding event.  They told Justin that they would do it again next year.  Albertson’s was also thanked.  For the next shredding event, we will look for other companies since the one currently used raised their prices so drastically.

NEW BUSINESS:
Discount Program – We need to start gathering new participants soon for next year.

  • LA Fitness is now on board, and Bobbi is waiting for something from them for publicity.
  • Luby’s folks are talking about it with their corporate office.
  • Taco Casa may want to participate next year

Meeting concluded at 8:05 PM.

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5/21/15 Dinner Meeting

The attendees of the May 21st WNA dinner meeting gave Danny Scarth a standing ovation for his nine years of public service to the East Side.  He and his wife Lucretia were honored with an engraved vase from the membership.

Rick Disney chaired the program titled, “So you think you can do anything you want on your property…”  A discussion of codes, ordinances, deed restrictions and covenants.  First to speak was Carl Ellis, the East Side Code Enforcement Supervisor.  He gave some descriptions and definitions of code violations and encouraged folks to call Amber Hamilton at 817-392-1234 to ask questions and/or file a report.  You can also submit code violations online at http://fortworthtexas.gov/codecompliance .

Justin also encouraged neighbors to talk to neighbors before calling Code Enforcement.  For example, if their grass is high, there may be a legitimate reason and perhaps we can pull together to help.  Also, if you would like WNA to send a note to your neighbor reminding them of specific code violations and deed restrictions, please contact Marty Jackson at martyjackson@sbcglobal.net .

Next to speak was NPO Brad Perez.  He gave us an update on local burglaries and car break-ins.  He reminded everyone that it is very important to call the police if someone you don’t know is at your door or on your street.  Perhaps they are scouting the area before breaking in.  Perhaps they are looking inside your home when you open your door.  Perhaps you will be the next victim.  Don’t give them the chance.  Call the police.  Let the officers determine if they are legitimately supposed to be on your street.

Carl Langley, the Woodhaven Code Blue Captain, advised that Code Blue always welcomes new patrollers.  If you are interested, please visit http://woodhavencodeblue.com/ and click on Join Us.  The next training will be Saturday, June 13th.

Mr. Disney explained that there are several sets of deed restrictions/covenants for Woodhaven and he read some of the variances between them.  If you do not have a copy of yours, please send your residential address to Rick Disney at rdisney@prodigy.net and he will email you a copy.

Tracy with Community Engagement encouraged us to contact our liaison Ruben.Olmos@fortworthtexas.gov (817-392-2043) should we have questions about water restrictions, recycling, West Nile Virus or other community concerns.  If they can’t answer your question, they can direct you to the right resources.

Finally, Justin reminded us of upcoming events:
—  Memorial Day Picnic at Woodhaven Country Club
—  Keep your personal information safe and secured.  Shred your documents on Saturday, May 30th in Albertson’s parking lot.
—  July 4th WNA and WCC combined event.  More details to come…

There will be no more dinner meetings until September.  In the mean time, please feel free to contact a member of the Steering Committee if you have any concerns or suggestions.

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May 14, 2015

President Justin Ormsby, called the meeting to order.

Present were: Pat Brandt, Kay Shaw, Doug Cuny,  Clairita Porter,  Elaine Hansen, Bobbi Galvin, Marty Jackson, Lorenzo Evans, and Mark Meiresonne.

The minutes from April 16, 2015 were reviewed.  Marty moved to accept and Clairita seconded.  The minutes were approved.

Doug Cuny gave the Treasurer’s report. We ended April with $6,501.88. Mark moved to approve the report and Elaine seconded.  The report was approved.  Justin moved that we pay Bill Jackson for the electric bill.  Elaine seconded and the motion passed.

Pat Brandt gave the Membership report.  Currently we have 138 paid members listed and have distributed 67  Albertson’s Discount cards. Bobbi sent out  emails to members who have not renewed yet to do so at the dinner meeting.

Kay reviewed upcoming Special Events.  The Shredding Event will be held May 30th.  Prices have gone up.  We agreed members should receive one free box to shred with their discount card.  All other boxes would be $5.00.   All non-members will be charged $5.00 per box.  Clairita explained that Fast Signs did the signs free for the event.  The club is planning a July 4th picnic.  Justin will see if they will honor the discount card for WNA members.  WNA will support the club.

May 21st will be a Dinner Meeting and Rick will be addressing Deed Restrictions.  Mark will do a pitch for Code Blue.  Officer Perez will be asked to update us on crime in the neighborhood.

Justin suggested that we acknowledge Danny Scarth’s service with a plaque at the meeting.  Elaine moved and  Lorenzo seconded. The motion passed.  We agreed to provide Mike Carrera and Officer Perez with WNA memberships for the year.

Mark gave a report on Security.  Unlocked cars have been broken into as well as 2 homes.

Lorenzo reported that we have not received a bill from Mike yet for Landscaping.

Marty gave a Real Estate report.  She has sent out 2 more letters , one on SilverLeaf.  We formulated a response to the Taco Casa request for additional signage.  We voted to oppose the variance requested, but indicated that we want the business to succeed and that we would meet with them  to try to find a compromise.

Mark moved to adjourn and Lorenzo seconded.  The meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by Elaine Hansen, WNA Secretary

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April 16, 2015

Vice President, Clairita Porter called the meeting to order.

Present were: Pat Brandt, Kay Shaw, Doug Cuny,  Rick Disney,  Elaine Hansen and Bobbi Galvin.

The minutes from March 19, 2015 were reviewed.  Pat moved to accept and Kay seconded.  The minutes were approved.

Doug Cuny gave the treasurer’s report. We ended March with $6,537.86.   Doug moved to remove Bill Jackson from the signature card at the bank and add Justin Ormsby, the current president.  Rick Disney seconded the motion.  The motion passed.  Doug reports we do have a tax ID number which is needed to put the TXU bill in WNA’s name instead of Bill Jackson’s.

Pat Brandt gave the membership report.  Currently, we have 129 paid members listed and have distributed 53  Albertson’s Discount cards. Bobbi will put out an email giving Pat’s phone number so members can contact her to pick up their cards.

Kay reviewed upcoming special events.  The Shredding Event will be held May 30th.  Prices have gone up.  We agreed members should receive one free box to shred with their discount card.  All other boxes would be $5.00.

May 21st will be a dinner meeting and Rick will be addressing deed restrictions.

Justin said that he would contact the Woodhaven Country Club about July 4th.  The only suggestion by the Steering Committee was to hold it later in the day due to the heat.

Marty Jackson sent word that she had sent the “Woodhaven Neighbor” letter to the home that’s been remodeled for several months on Oakmont Lane, as well as the home that has an overgrown lawn on Lantana Ct. that looks unoccupied.

She asked members of the Steering Committee send her the street addresses they notice and believe that a letter might be helpful.

Elaine moved to adjourn the meeting.  Doug seconded.  Meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by Elaine Hansen, WNA Secretary

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March 19, 2015

President, Justin Ormsby, called the meeting to order.

Present were: Pat Brandt, Marty Jackson, Lucretia Scarth, Kay Shaw, Doug Cuny, Clairita Porter, Rick Disney, Mark Meiresonne,  Elaine Hansen, Bobbi Galvin and Lorenzo Evans.

The minutes from February 12, 2015 were reviewed.  Pat moved to accept and Marty seconded.  The minutes were approved.  A hard copy of the updated bylaws was distributed.

Doug Cuny gave the Treasurer’s report. We ended February with $7,062.82.  The proposed budget was reviewed.  To arrive at the proposed budget, Doug reviewed 3 years of expenses by category.

Lorenzo moved to accept the proposed budget as a temporary budget and Mark seconded.  The motion passed.

Pat Brandt gave the Membership report.  Currently we have 64 paid members listed.  Albertson’s discount card will be handed out next week.

Mark Meiresonne gave the Security report.  He will monitor the security reports.  Bobbi said she will get him signed up for the weekly crime reports.

Lorenzo Evans gave the Landscape report.  He received a detailed proposal for 2015 from Mike Carter.    For the year, the landscape budget would be $8000.00.

Clarita proposed a motion to accept 6 months of the contract and Marty seconded.  The proposal carried.

Lucretia and Kay reviewed upcoming Special Events.  The CowTown Cleanup is Sat., March 28th.  Meet at 8:30 AM at Albertson’s Parking Lot.  The date of the Shredding Event will depend on the Green’s.

July 4th, we are still considering a picnic at the club and a car show.  At this point WNA cannot afford to offset the cost of the picnic.

We discussed the cost of postcards for monthly meetings—it is running $500 plus postage, therefore, other means of notifying people need to be considered.

Website Maintenance was reviewed by Bobbi.  She will also be in charge of e-blasts, and Nextdoor notices.

Marty gave a brief real estate report.  Homes are selling quickly.

Rick Disney said there are several deed restrictions in Woodhaven.

New Business:

March 26th will be a general dinner meeting to allow candidates to speak.  The Woodhaven Country Club will collect the money for the dinners.   Membership cards for 2015 will be given to members.

Justin suggested that the next dinner meeting topic be Deed Restrictions.

Elaine moved to adjourn the meeting.  Doug seconded.  Meeting was adjourned.   Submitted by Elaine Hansen, WNA Secretary

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WNA General Meeting
March 26th, 2015

Justin Ormsby called the meeting to order.  The membership enjoyed a spaghetti dinner at Woodhaven.

Justin set the parameters for the speakers  specifying the designated time allocation per speaker.

He then introduced each speaker and gave them time for questions and answers following their talks.

Running for Fort Worth  Council, District 4 are Carey Moon and Danny Scarth.

Running for Fort Worth ISD School Board are Tobi Jackson and Sultan Cole.

Early voting begins April 27th .

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February 12, 2015

President, Justin Ormsby, called the meeting to order.

Present were:  Pat Brandt, Marty Jackson, Lucretia Scarth, Kay Shaw, Doug Cuny, Clairita Porter, Rick Disney, Mark Meiresonne,  and Lorenzo Evans.

The minutes from January 6, 2015 were reviewed.  Pat moved to accept and Marty seconded.  The minutes were approved.  The minutes from the annual meeting, January 22, 2015 were reviewed.  Pat moved to accept and Marty seconded.  The minutes were approved.

Doug Cuny gave the Treasurer’s report. We ended January with $7246.95.  Kay Shaw moved to pay the bill for the post office box shared with WCD.  Pat seconded the motion and the motion passed.

Pat Brandt gave the Membership report.  Currently we have 51 paid members listed.

Mark Meiresonne gave the Security report.  There is currently no power to the “camer poles”.  He contacted 2 companies and they needed to know our budget.  One man gave a rough estimate of $10,000-$20,000 depending on which option we took.  Mark does not see the use of cameras on corners as being a big deterrent to crime and suggests we set this aside for now until we have available funds.

Lorenzo Evans gave the Landscape report.  He will get a detailed proposal for 2015 from Mike Carter.  Clairita took the time to walk the areas with Mike to see exactly what our areas include.  Mike has increased the spaces provided for at Scott’s request (last year) but not increased his price.  The Steering Committee gave Lorenzo the charge of selecting the Yard of the Month each month.

Lucretia Scarth gave the Special Events update.  March 28th is Cowtown Cleanup.  We will meet at Albertson’s parking lot.  We still look forward to the Shredding Event, July 4th Celebration and Back to School Ice Cream Social.

Rick Disney suggested we add a personal liability clause to our homeowner’s policy.  He also clarified that WNA is a “not for profit” organization but NOT tax exempt.

Under New Business, we brainstormed suggestions for meetings.  Justin would like to hold a dinner meeting every other month and recommended that the March meeting would be an appropriate time to allow political candidates for our district to speak.   The Woodhaven Country Club will collect the money for the dinners.  Other suggestions were Elder Law, Code Enforcement, and the PID.

Albertson’s discount was also discussed with everyone agreeing a keyfob card would be best.  Other businesses will be contacted for participation.

The idea of a quarterly newsletter was discussed.  It would benefit WCD and the Club, as well as WNA.   Therefore they will be asked to offset the expense.

Justin will talk to Bobbi about the Website.

Elaine moved to adjourn the meeting.  Doug seconded.  Meeting was adjourned.  Submitted by Elaine Hansen, WNA Secretary

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January 22, 2015

Bill Jackson called the meeting to order.

Since Rod Hansen was not present, Bill read the 2014 Audit Report.

Doug Cuny gave the Treasurer’s report.   We ended December with a balance of $3,072.84, but there are expenditures still outstanding.

Scott Friedberg gave a short report citing the landscape improvements made this year. All the lighting is LED which is less expensive. One more marker is left that needs power. Becky provided poles for security cameras if and when they are installed in the future.

Becky Haskin gave a brief membership report. Membership last year was at 220. There are over 600 homes in Woodhaven.

The 2015 Slate of Officers was proposed. There were no nominations from the floor. Ray Lichtenwalter moved they be accepted by acclamation. Elaine Hansen seconded. The motion carried.

Justin Ormsby, the new WNA president, spoke. He says there will be a partnership between the Board of Governors, WCD and WNA.

Danny Scarth was introduced. He gave a brief update. Nicole Collier and Toby Jackson were introduced.

Bette Robinson reported that there will be new art at the East Regional Library.

Justin mentioned several possibilities for the year: Shredding Day, July 4th Celebration, monthly dinner meetings, discounts with businesses in the area and further investigation of cameras and security. He thanked Becky and Gwinda for their calls to remind people of this evening meeting.

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January 6, 2015

Bill Jackson called the meeting to order.

The minutes from the November, 2014 meeting were read and corrected. Becky Haskin moved the minutes be approved and Doug Cuny seconded. The minutes were approved.

Doug Cuny gave the Treasurer’s report.  We ended December with a balance of $3,072.84, but there are expenditures still out. We owe Marty and Bill for electricity on the markers.

Nancy Burke painted the signs for the Christmas awards. Becky made a motion to pay $71.00 for this and it was seconded by Marty. The motion carried.

WNA owes $36.00 for 3 months of rent on the PO Box. Doug moved that it be paid. Becky seconded the motion. The motion carried.

The Back Flow issue is paid for and has been settled. Doug reported that we will have an ending balance of over $2000.00.

There was discussion about a monthly newsletter to include WNA-WCD and the Country Club.

Becky reported that there are 29 members and $850.00 was given to the treasurer today. Last year we were at 200 members.

A card will be sent for the Annual Meeting, Jan. 22, 2015. Dinner will be $10 and start at 6pm. The meeting will begin at 7pm.

Marty moved the meeting adjourn. Kay seconded. The meeting was adjourned.

Minutes taken by Kay Shaw

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December 2014 – No meeting
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November 11, 2014

Bill Jackson called the meeting to order. Present were Bill and Marty Jackson, Kay Shaw, Doug Cuny, Becky Haskin, Gwinda Burns, Scott Friedberg and Elaine Hansen. Also present were the new slate of officers for 2015.

The nominating committee consisted of Marty Jackson, Elaine Hansen, Kay Shaw and Clarita Porter.

The minutes from the October 2014 meeting were read. Becky Haskin moved the minutes be approved and Doug Cuny seconded. The minutes were approved.

Doug Cuny gave the Treasurer’s report.      The following expenditure items were voted on and approved: $500 to Golf Tournament for scholarships, $260 for Scholarship Award Banquet and $274 still due on the Lighting invoice. Doug moved that the electric bill for the lighting, which are currently in Bill Jackson’s name, become an automatic draft from the WNA Woodhaven account. The steering committee agreed.

The ending balance as of Oct. 31, 2014 was $5,578.68. Elaine Hansen moved the report be accepted and Becky Haskin seconded. The report was accepted.

Becky Haskin mentioned the Nomination for Neighborhood Project. Kay Shaw agreed to doit.

Becky moved that WNA Christmas Decoration Award be named in honor of James and Ruth Lemon. Elaine seconded the motion. The motion passed. Beginning this year the award will be known as the James and Ruth Lemon Christmas Award. Becky suggested sending out membership notices and bills as soon as possible. The committee agreed.

Gwinda Burns will meet with Danny Scarth about the Backflow Prevention Assembly Test Report. The WNA has never had to do one before this year.

Scott Friedberg reminded us to be aware we should receive a $250 gift card from the electric provider. Mike Carter still has not submitted a bill to Doug. We estimate he is due approximately $2400. Scott reported that to light the corner that has not been done should cost about $2500.00

The next steering committee will be held at Becky’s home on Dec. 16, 2014.

The date for the annual meeting will be January 22, 2015.

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October 14, 2014

Bill Jackson, President, called the meeting to order.  Present were Kay Shaw, Marty and Bill Jackson,  Doug Cuny and Elaine Hansen.

The minutes from the September, 2014 Steering Committee were read.  Marty Jackson moved that they be accepted and Kay Shaw seconded the motion.  The committee accepted the minutes.

Doug Cuny, Treasurer, reviewed the Treasurer’s report.  There is a current balance of $10,967.08.  This includes half of the money for WCD for the lighting.  A final bill from FX Lighting has not been received.  Elaine moved to accept the Treasurer’s report with a second from Marty Jackson.  The report was accepted .

Kay reported that an Ice Cream Social was held September 28th.  We have not received a bill yet from Woodhaven Country Club.

Current business discussed included a letter stating that a Backflow Prevention Assembly Test Report on 6199 Boca Raton needed to be done.  This has not been required in the past.  Bill Jackson will check with Danny Scarth and Gwinda about this.  We agreed to hold off on getting a plumber to do this until we know more.

New business included setting a nominating committee for new officers for 2015.  Marty Jackson, Kay Shaw, Clarita Porter and Elaine Hansen will serve on this committee.  The annual Membership meeting will be held towards the end of January, 2015.

September 9, 2014

Bill Jackson, President, called the meeting to order.  Present were Kay Shaw, Marty and Bill Jackson, Scott Friedberg, Doug Cuny and Elaine Hansen.

The minutes from the August, 2014 Steering Committee were read. Marty Jackson moved that they be accepted and Kay Shaw seconded the motion. The committee accepted the minutes.

Doug Cuny, Treasurer, reviewed the Treasurer’s report. There is a current balance of $10,988.28. This includes half of the money for WCD for the lighting. Elaine Hansen moved that the Treasurer write a check to the company doing the lighting for the portion received from WCD. Kay seconded the motion. The motion carried. Elaine moved to accept the Treasurer’s report with a second from Kay. The report was accepted.

Scott Friedberg gave the report on Landscape. The lighting should be complete by the Ice Cream Social.

Kay reported that an Ice Cream Social is set for September 28th.  There will be a brief meeting before the ice cream is served to review the landscape accomplishments and promote discussion about the feasibility of cameras in the neighborhood.

The newsletter Becky is putting together was reviewed.

The steering committee reviewed the Railroad Commission Amendment. Those present voted to approve with one abstaining.

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August 7, 2014

Bill Jackson, President, called the meeting to order.   Present were Kay Shaw, Marty and Bill Jackson, Scott Friedberg, Doug Cuny, Becky Haskin and Elaine Hansen.

Frankie Rosenkrantz reported that the Colliers attended two neighborhood meetings concerning their new home to be built at 308 Oakmont. Nine households were represented. It appears deed restrictions are difficult to enforce. The neighbors would like the WNA to notify neighbors when someone applies for a NEZ and that it be approved with the statement “only if the deed restrictions are not violated.”

The minutes from the July, 2014 Steering Committee were read. Kay Shaw moved that they be accepted and Marty Jackson seconded the motion. The committee accepted the minutes.

Doug Cuny, Treasurer, reviewed the Treasurer’s report. Elaine Hansen moved the report be accepted and Kay Shaw seconded the motion. The committee accepted the treasurer’s report.

Scott Friedberg gave the report on Landscape. He has been researching the feasibility of lighting the Woodhaven markers recently landscaped. It may cost $8000.00 to light two of them. He will be approaching the Woodhaven Development Committee for funding and suggested we hold a separate meeting after that to discuss it further.

Kay reported that an Ice Cream Social is planned for late September.

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July 10, 2014

Mike Larose, Vice President, called the meeting to order.     Present were Kay Shaw, Marty Jackson, Scott Friedberg, Clayton Reeves, Doug Cuny, and Elaine Hansen.

A couple that purchased the lot at 308 Oakmont Ln, the Colliers, appeared before the committee to request a Nez permit. They distributed plans of the house.

Several neighbors from that area also attended with concerns about the front entry garage. The committee approved the Nez permit . It was decided that the neighbors would hold another meeting in one of their homes to review concerns about the front entry garage. The couple will be asking the city for a variance.

The minutes from the June 10, 2014 Steering Committee were read. Marty Jackson moved that they be accepted and  Doug Cuny seconded the motion. The committee accepted the minutes.

Doug Cuny, Treasurer, reviewed the Treasurer’s report. Elaine Hansen moved the report be accepted and Mike Larose seconded the motion. The report was approved.

Scott Friedberg gave the report on Landscape.  Lighting the entrances and markers was reviewed. He presented a proposal from Exceptional Electric to install electricity at the entrance sites. One proposal from Nite FX Lighting was handed out. Scott will be receiving more bids. We will review these next month. Scott asked for $1250.00 from the budget: $500 for trellis for white fence and vines on Boca and Bridge and $750 for sprinkler heads. Clayton moved that we agree to these expenditures and Marty seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Clayton Reeves, Security, reviewed his report. Bill Jackson, Scott and Clayton attended the luncheon on Security Cameras for the neighborhood the end of June. They spent an hour driving the neighborhood to identify potential camera locations. The initial estimate is close to $80,000 for cameras at six locations.

Pricing is determined by types and quantities of cameras, thus, the number can change. Specific proposals will be requested from LenSec and others if the project is deemed feasible. The Crime Watch Report for May was presented.

Elaine moved the report be accepted, Marty Jackson seconded. Report accepted.

Marty Jackson reported that homes in Woodhaven are competitively priced at about $60 a sq ft.

Becky sent the membership report by email. We have 9 new members.

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June 10, 2014

Bill Jackson, President, called the meeting to order.  Present were Kay Shaw, Marty and Bill Jackson, Scott Friedberg, Clayton Reeves, Doug Cuny, Becky Haskin, Gwinda Burns, and Elaine Hansen.

The minutes from the May 7, 2014 Steering Committee were read. Doug Cuny moved that they be accepted and Gwinda Burns seconded the motion. The committee accepted the minutes. The minutes from the May 21st   General Meeting with the Mayor were read. Kay moved they be accepted and Marty Jackson seconded . The minutes were approved.

Doug Cuny, Treasurer, reviewed the Treasurer’s report. Elaine Hansen moved the report be accepted with one correction to be made and Marty Jackson seconded the motion. The report was approved.

Scott Friedberg gave the report on Landscape. An additional $700 is needed to repair a timer. Elaine moved that an additional $700 be added to the CIP budget. Doug seconded the motion. The motion carried.

Clayton Reeves, Security, reviewed his report. Elaine moved that Clayton prepare a summary report for publication. Becky Haskin seconded. The motion passed.

Becky Haskin, Membership, encouraged all present to walk their own block and personally invite neighbors who don’t belong to WNA.

It was agreed to support any July 4th activity the club promotes, but to not hold a WNA general meeting at that time.

Discussion was initiated regarding putting utility companies on the website. Bill tabled the discussion.

Gwinda complimented Becky on the Waller candlelight vigil.

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May 21st, 2014

Following a Mexican buffet with the dessert bar provided by the McDonald Law Firm, Bill Jackson, President, called the May WNA general meeting to order.
Bill took a moment to thank the Greens for managing the Shredding Event held May 17th. He thanked and recognized Kay Shaw for organizing the Trash Clean-up May 14th. Kay thanked the Boy Scouts and Italy Pasta & Pizza for their time and effort and use of Nick’s facility for pizza afterwards.
Bill encouraged members to send him nominations for yard of the month. The Andrews on Oakmont Lane N received the award for May. This was the first award given.
Mayor Betsy Price was introduced. She had just completed a Bike Ride through the neighborhood and made many complimentary remarks about Woodhaven. She reviewed several ongoing city projects.

Bill turned the floor over to Becky Haskin. Becky then recognized the retiring postmen, Mr. Elliott and Mr. Howard. Only Mr. Elliott was at the meeting. She presented him the card and donation his customers had given him. Mr. Howard’s will be mailed.
Bill then introduced John Bailey, the new General Manager of Woodhaven Country Club. Mr. Bailey made a few comments and introduced Sam Fairchild, the representatives of the new owner. Mr. Fairchild commented on the camaraderie among the members. He presented a check for $5000.00 to the WNA. It was received by Mike Larose and Scott Friedberg.

This money in addition to $3500.00 in funds from membership dues has been designated for Capital Improvements of the Woodhaven Entrances.
Mike Larose introduced Mr. McDonald. Mr. McDonald discussed the Chesapeake Lawsuit and gas royalties. He left contracts at the back for anyone interested.

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May 7, 2014

Bill Jackson, President, called the meeting to order. Present were Kay Shaw, Marty and Bill Jackson, Scott Friedberg, Mike Larose, Clayton Reeves, Doug Cuny, Becky Haskin , Gwinda Burns, and Elaine Hansen.

The minutes from the April 2, 2014 Steering Committee were read. Becky Haskin moved that they be accepted and Marty Jackson seconded the motion. The committee accepted the minutes. The minutes from the Special Steering Committee of April 17th were read. Becky Haskin moved they be accepted and Clayton Reeves seconded. The minutes were approved.

Doug Cuny, Treasurer, reviewed the April and May Treasurer’s report. Elaine Hansen moved the April report be accepted and Mike Larose seconded the motion. The April report was approved. Marty Jackson moved the May report be accepted and Kay Shaw seconded the motion. The May report was accepted. Doug asked what the WNA felt comfortable with as a balance in the account. During discussion, some felt all money should be spent, while others felt there should remain at least a minimum balance. Elaine moved that a minimum balance of $2000 remain in the account at end of the year. This was seconded by Mike Larose. The motion carried.
Mike Larose, Vice President, passed out copies of the proposed flyer to be sent out. Mike moved that up to $700.00 be approved for expense to print and mail the flyer. Kay Shaw seconded the motion. The motion passed. Any corrections to the flyer need to be to Mike by early tomorrow so it can go to print.

The May 21st meeting was discussed. Becky and Kay will man the tables to collect money for the Mexican Buffet. Kari will represent the WCC and collect money for any who wish to attend the May 24th Bash for Memorial Day Party. Dinner will start at 6:30 for those not biking with the Mayor.

Scott Friedberg, Landscape, moved that a Capital Improvement Landscape Budget of $8500 be approved for the 2014 year. Clayton Reeves mentioned the $5000 the new owners of the WCC gave toward improving the entrances. He moved this money plus $500.00 from our general funds be added to the $3000 we approved at our last meeting to cover the Capital Improvements Landscape Budget. Elaine seconded. The motion carried. Maintenance of the markers come from general funds which are available.

Clayton Reeves, Security, reviewed his report. Most of the incidents occur in the apartments not in the residential area. Clayton emailed an extensive study of camera security in neighborhoods.

Kay Shaw, Special Programs, reviewed the following:
May 14th will be an additional Clean-Up prior to the Bike with the Mayor. Nick’s will supply pizza afterwards. Mike Larose moved that WNA cover the cost of the pizza and Becky Haskin seconded. The motion carried.
The Shredding Event has been re-scheduled to May 17th from 9 to 12. The Greens will be in charge of this event.

McDonald Law firm will cover cost of the Dessert Bar May 21st.

Marty Jackson gave the Real Estate report. Houses are selling quickly now. Currently the price per sq. ft. is averaging $60. There are 11 active listings and 2 pending sales.

Bill asked for a motion and second to close the meeting. Doug made the motion and Elaine seconded. The meeting was adjourned.

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April 17, 2014

Bill Jackson, President, called the meeting to order.     Present were Kay Shaw, Marty and Bill Jackson, Scott Friedberg, Mike Larose, Clayton Reeves, Doug Cuny, Gwinda Burns and Elaine Hansen.

This special one hour meeting was called to discuss and vote on several items concerning the upcoming May Membership meeting. These items need to be resolved quickly.

The proposed postcard to be sent to members was reviewed. The bike route was reviewed.

The Landscape budget was reviewed. Scott proposed a Capital Improvement Landscape budget of $8500.00 for this year.  Annual maintenance is around

$5500.00 per year. To improve the two small Woodhaven Markers off Randol Mill may run $4000.00 which would include $1390 for drip system and controller.

Mike Larose made a motion to approve $3000.00 to be spent on Landscape now. Kay seconded the motion. The motion passed.

The Mayor’s Bike Ride will begin at 6PM at the Club.   A taco bar for $10 per person will be held at the Club starting at 6:30 for members not involved in the Bike Ride.

A special clean-up of the neighborhood will be held May 14th 6pm at Albertson’s. People will return to Albertson’s parking lot for free pizza supplied by Italy Pasta Pizza.

The next Shredding Event is May 17th from 9am – noon at Albertson’s parking lot.

Elaine Hansen made a motion to accept Nancy Lichtenwalter as WNA Webmaster. This was seconded by Marty Jackson. The motion passed.

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April 2, 2014

Bill Jackson, President, called the meeting to order.     Present were Kay Shaw, Marty and Bill Jackson, Scott Friedberg, Mike Larose, Clayton Reeves, Doug Cuny, Gwinda Burns and Elaine Hansen.

The minutes from the March Steering Committee were read.  Marty Jackson moved that they be accepted and Kay Shaw seconded the motion. The committee accepted the minutes.

Doug Cuny, Treasurer, reported that the WNA has approximately the same amount of resources as reported in March. Due to computer problems, the formal Treasurer Report will be tabled until the May meeting. The committee agreed.

Scott Friedberg, Landscape, met with the neighbor about the pillars and retaining wall. Danny Scarth said they are not the responsibility of WNA, but of the home owner. The home owner will get some estimates for repair. Scott passed around some pictures of possible plants for the various areas for us to consider. More research will be done. The Landscape budget was tabled until May meeting.

Mike Larose, Vice President, introduced Mr. McDonald. He is an oil and gas attorney Mike hired to represent him in a suit against Chesapeake. Mr.

McDonald briefly described his services and offered to attend a WNA meeting. Clayton Reeves, Security, reviewed his report.

Marty Jackson gave the Membership report for Becky Haskin. WNA currently has 161 members. Clayton is reviewing the Electronic Directory and it should be sent to members by this weekend. Becky delivered Print Directories to all new members. Information was also delivered to new residents at 900 Larkspur, 501 Oak Hollow, 6155 Indigo Ct. and 809 Scarlett Sage. She will post important dates on Woodhaven NEXTDOOR. Becky recommends that the Andrews on the corner of Oakmont N. and Oak Hollow receive the yard of the month for April. The motion was made and seconded and passed.

Kay Shaw, Special Programs, reviewed information for Cowtown Cleanup that was held March 22, 2014.  Volunteers met in Albertson’s parking lot. The volunteers collected a total of 188 bags.

*The Shredding Event has been re-scheduled to May 17th from 9 to 12.

* It was suggested that WNA hold another Cleanup Event prior to the Mayor’s Bike Ride. That will be May 13, 14 or 15.  Mike Larose will check to be sure how to get rid of the trash. That will decide which date the Cleanup will be held.

*Mayor’s Bike Ride and Annual Meeting will be held May 21st.

Kay will mail postcards with the dates for Cleanup, Shredding, Mayor’s Bike Ride and the Annual Meeting.

It is recommended that Nancy Lichtenwalter take over Sandi Ross’s duties.  This will be voted on at the next meeting.

Bill asked for a motion and second to close the meeting. Doug made the motion and Elaine seconded. The meeting was adjourned.

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March 5, 2014

Bill Jackson, President, called the meeting to order. Present were Kay Shaw, Marty and Bill Jackson, Scott Friedberg, Mike Larose, Clayton Reeves, Doug Cuny, Becky Haskin and Elaine Hansen.

The minutes from the February Steering Committee were read. Elaine Hansen, Secretary, moved that they be accepted and Doug Cuny seconded the motion. The committee accepted the minutes.

Doug Cuny, Treasurer, reviewed the Treasurer’s report which indicated WNA has current resources of $11,893.06. Becky Haskin moved that the report be accepted for audit and Elaine Hansen seconded the motion. The committee accepted the report. A bill for the Optimist Club for $125.00 for community flags for the year was reviewed. The committee approved payment.

Becky Haskin, Membership, reported that WNA has a total of 155 members currently with a potential of 600 members.

Scott Friedberg, Landscape, met with Mike Carter concerning proposed contract for improvements. There was a leak that needed to be repaired. Kay Shaw moved that the Chair of the Landscape Committee could approve emergency expenditures up to $500 without Steering Committee approval. Becky Haskin seconded the motion. The Steering Committee approved the motion. Scott reviewed the situation at the corner of Boca Rotan and Bridgewood. The pillars and retaining wall are falling over. He met with the neighbor who contends the pillars are not on his property. Mike Larose will get a survey of that corner so we can determine exactly who is responsible for the retaining wall and pillars. Scott passed drawings and bids around for the committee to review.
He reports that Mike Carter can install a drip system at a cost of $850 for one and $300 each for two smaller ones. He can, also, do the pressure washing that is needed. Scott will finalize the annual contract. The proposed contracts for improvement and the annual budget for Landscaping are tabled at this time. The
committee agreed to allow Mike Carter to use the Home Depot cards for items needed for repairs.

Clayton Reeves, Security, reviewed his report. He held his first committee meeting on February 27th, 2014 at Woodhaven Country Club. The members are: Patti Bartholomew, Chris Bettinger, David Green, Carl Langley, Cathy McWilliams, Red McWilliams and Don Wall. The Code Blue Membership for Woodhaven stands at 20 currently. The Crime Watch Report for PRA 1320 indicates a total of 91 cases. Of these 91, 5 are residential in nature, 2 are burglary of a vacant house, 1 burglary of a home and 2 others.

Sandi Ross, Website/Publicity, was not present.

Kay Shaw, Special Programs, reviewed information for Cowtown Cleanup to be held March 22, 2014. Volunteers will meet in Albertson’s parking lot. She will direct volunteers to certain locations. Mike Larose will pick up the trash bags at designated areas.
Mike Larose, Vice President, reviewed plans for the shredding event. Initially, David and Laurie Green had agreed to be in charge. Bill Jackson will reconfirm with the Shredding Company.

Clayton will confirm that the May 3, 2014 date is good with the Greens.

Gwinda Burns, Legal, was not present.

Marty Jackson, Real Estate Liason, reviewed that currently there are seven homes for sale in Woodhaven. The latest home that sold, sold for $103 a square foot. There have been a total of 6 sales. The previous high was $78.13 a square foot. The average per square foot is $60.86.
Under New Business, Mike Larose, has organized a bike ride with the Mayor for May 21, 2014. The committee agreed this would be a good time to hold a General WNA meeting and ask the Mayor to speak. Bill Jackson will meet with Lou Scoma to discuss arrangements to hold the meeting at WCC.

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February 5, 2014

Bill Jackson called the meeting to order. Present were Bill Jackson, Marty Jackson, Sandi Ross, Kay Shaw, Mike Larose, Clayton Reeves, Doug Cuny, Becky Haskin, Gwinda Burns and Elaine Hansen.

The members read the minutes of the Annual Meeting and made corrections. The minutes were approved as corrected. Elaine will email the corrected minutes to Sandi Ross to post on the website.

Doug Cuny gave the Treasurer’s report. The Audit report was reviewed, as well as the recommendations made by the auditor. The consensus of the steering committee was to issue a written statement retroactively accepting and authorizing the need for the July and August payments made without invoices. The steering committee, also, agreed that all payments will be approved by the steering committee at the monthly meeting and therefore the Dollar Value Threshold recommended by the auditor would not be necessary. Sandi Ross moved that the Treasurer’s Report be accepted for audit and Kay Shaw seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Membership was reviewed. Currently there are 136 members. It was agreed that if someone indicates an interest in being on a committee, the committee chair will contact them and add them as a member.

Sandi Ross will meet with Bobbi Galvin concerning the website.

March 22nd is the Cowtown Cleanup. We will gather at 7:30 am. Kay Shaw will do an email blast to notify people.

Doug Cuny volunteered to attend the Fort Worth League of Neighborhoods meeting.

Mike Larose will get information on estimates from Scott’s Landscape Service. He will put an ad in the Meadowbrook Shopper about the Shredding Event at Albertson’s.
Doug moved that the bill from Woodhaven Country Club for the dinner in January be paid. Becky Haskin seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Future large group meetings were discussed. The steering committee agreed that they would not be monthly meetings. More information will be addressed at the March steering committee meeting.

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Annual Meeting January 21, 2014

The Annual Meeting was held at Woodhaven Country Club January 21, 2014 and began at 6 pm with dinner and a social time. The dessert bar was sponsored by 4Change Energy for all attendees. Entertainment was provided by a middle school dance team “Spirit of William James.”

The meeting was called to order by President, Bill Jackson at 7:30. Bill recognized Mike Carrera of Albertson’s, Officer Brad Perez and Peggy Schooler with Honorary Memberships to WNA for all they have provided to WNA and the community.

He acknowledged the following members of the steering committee whose terms have expired: Bobbi Galvin, Carl Langley, Jim White, and Ken Stevens.

Future activities cited were Cowtown Clean Up set for March 22nd and a Shredding event planned for May 3rd .

Woodhaven Country Club passed out a brochure outlining a special on social memberships.

Winners of the Christmas decorations in the neighborhood were mentioned and introduced. There appeared to be more participation in decorating for Christmas this year. For Best Overall Decorations: First Place went to 504 Oak Hollow Land the Crismond Family,
Second Place went to 413 North Oakmont Ln. the Livingstone Family
and Third Place went to 812 Larkspur Ln the Benning Family.
Best theme: 5808 N. Oakmont Ln- Nuall Family
Most Original Design Award: 912 Larkspur-Langham
Family Kids Choice Award: 513 Oak Hollow-Mundy Family
Best Block in the Neighborhood: Putter Drive
Best Street in the Neighborhood: Cholla Drive

Officer Perez mentioned that offences in the neighborhood were down last year. There has been no news on the shooting that took place yet. He and his wife are looking for a home to buy.

The Treasurer’s Report was given by Doug Cuny. The Audit report was given by Rod Hansen with recommendations for the Steering Committee.

The president, Bill Jackson, read the amendments to be voted on by the members present. Article IV Section 2: The recommendation to include the word email so members could vote electronically if unable to attend a meeting. The motion was made by Rod Hansen to accept and seconded by Nancy Lichtenwalter. The motion carried.

Article VII Section 4: The recommendation to include email, WNA website, Woodhaven Nextdoor and text messages as methods of communication. The motion was made by Kathy McWilliams to accept and seconded by Nancy Lichtenwalter.

The motion carried. Article VIII: The recommendation to change the name of the Enhancement Committee to Landscape Committee. The motion was made by Peg Farlow to accept and seconded by Nancy Lichtenwalter to accept. The motion carried.

Article VIII: The recommendation to forego printing a directory and maintaining an electronic membership directory. The motion was made by Larose and seconded by Kathy McWilliams to accept. The motion carried.

Article VIII: To update Special Projects and Programs Chair job description to include taking rsvps as needed. The motion was made by Kathy Mcwilliams and seconded by Lucretia Scarth to accept. The motion carried.

The slate of new officers was presented. There were no further nominations from the floor. Peg Farlow moved that they be accepted and Nancy Lichtenwalter seconded. The officers were approved. For 2014 the officers are: President: Bill Jackson
Vice President: Mike Larose
Treasurer: Doug Cuny
Secretary: Elaine Hansen
Membership: Becky Haskin
Landscape: Scott Friedberg
Safety/Security: Clayton Reeves
Special Projects/Programs: Kay Shaw
Website/Publicity/Community Relations: Sandi Ross
Legal: Gwinda Burns
Apartment/Real Estate Liaison: Marty Jackson

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January 2014

Present:  Doug Cuny, Bobbi Galvin, Bill Jackson, Marty Jackson, Gwinda Burns, Jim Wyatt, Clayton Reeves, Kay Shaw, Mike Larose

The meeting was called to order by Bill Jackson at the home of Mike Larose at 6:39 PM.

Treasurer’s report:

  • Treasurer Cuny advised that all receipts have been paid to date. Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.
  • Doug will itemize landscaping expenses for the year in the next couple of days.
  • There will be an annual audit in the next few days.
  • It is VERY IMPORTANT that at least the executive committee vote on all expenses before money is spent.

Secretary’s Report was approved and is available online.

Committee Reports:

Apartment & Real Estate
 – Nothing to report

Safety & Security  

— Burglary:  9 Total  (7 In Apartment, 2 in Neighborhood)

Note: 1 has already occurred first week in January

— Assault:  13 Total  (12 in Apartment, 1 in Neighborhood)

— Vandalism:  9 Total  (8 in Apartment, 1 in Neighborhood)  The one in neighborhood could have been burglary

Enhancement

  • To avoid confusion, the Enhancement Chairperson is the only person who should be giving the landscaper instructions.
  • An estimate has been received for the landscaping for next year.  It will be voted on next month.

Membership – Nothing to report

Publicity & WebsiteNothing to report

Special projects & Programs

  • Christmas decorating contest winners were announced on NextDoor and the WNA website and prizes (gift cards to Albertson’s) were presented.

New Business

  • We will send out an email blast about the January meeting on January 21st.  Mike will get estimates on costs for various types of mailers.
  • Dinner and socializing begins at 6PM, entertainment and meeting begins at 7PM.
  • Cost will be $12 per person, with 20 people minimum. Cost includes salad, meal and dessert, tax and tip.
  • Dessert sponsored by 4Change Energy.
  • All dinners purchased through WNA, cash or check only (This can’t go on your tab at the club.)
    Must RSVP by 1/16 to mikejlarose@yahoo.com for dinner or dessert only
  • Gwinda will try to get local cheerleaders for meeting entertainment.
  • Cowtown Cleanup will be March 22.  Volunteer coordinator is needed.
  • Shredding event will be held in May.
  • The storage unit at Woodhaven Storage needs to be emptied.  Mike and Bill will inventory contents.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 7:35 PM.

Next Steering Committee meeting: Date & location TBA

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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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No December  2012 meeting

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Steering Committee Minutes

November 2012

Present:  Greg Ricks, Bobbi Galvin, Doug Cuny, Carl Langley, Kay Shaw, Ken Stephens, Tom Unterberger, Bill Jackson

The meeting was called to order by Greg Ricks at his home at 7:03 PM.

Treasurer’s report:
Treasurer Cuny advised that all receipts have been paid to date. Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.

Secretary’s Report was approved and is available online.

Committee Reports:

Apartment & Real Estate
Kyni Hartwell, chair:

  • Danny Scarth met with some of the apartment managers to see how we can all work together.

Safety & Security – Carl Langley, chair:

  • There was a break-in on Oakmont Lane.  A couple of people saw the silver BMW, but no one reported the strange vehicle in the neighborhood.  We all need to call 911 when someone doesn’t belong.
  • There was another break-in on Country Club.
  • Carl will be asking for a saturation detail in Woodhaven.
  • Burglaries are up in the neighborhood.  Assaults were all in the apartments.

Enhancement – Ken Stephens, Tom Unterberger, co-chairs:

  • We received a reimbursement check from the company that destroyed the irrigation system.
  • Ken is back!
  • Texas Midstream is almost finished digging at the Randol Mill and Bridge St. and will be starting on the new marker.

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • Nothing to report

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

Special projects & Programs – Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • Nothing to report

New Business

  • We will send out an email blast asking for volunteers for the next slate of officers/participants.
  • Annual meeting will be held at either the country club or at Farm Life.  Bill will make those arrangements.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.

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October 2012

Present:  Greg Ricks, Bobbi Galvin, Wanda Lanham, Doug Cuny, Kyni Hartwell, Carl Langley, Kay Shaw, Tom Uterberger, Tony Browning, Bill Jackson, Marty Jackson

The meeting was called to order by Greg Ricks at the home of Kay Shaw at 7:03 PM.

Treasurer’s report:
Treasurer Cuny advised that all receipts have been paid to date. Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.

Secretary’s Report was approved and is available online.

Committee Reports:

Apartment & Real Estate
Kyni Hartwell, chair:

  • There are more for sale signs this month than last month.
  • Surry Oaks Apts. are in foreclosure.
  • Building Standards gave Bella Apts. another month to come up to code standards.

Safety & Security – Carl Langley, chair:

  • Assaults, theft of motor vehicles and burglaries increased at the apartments last month.
  • We are definitely better off than last year.
  • National Night Out was on October 2nd at the storefront.  From what the Code Blue committee understands, the event was the most successful in recent history.

Enhancement – Tom Unterberger, chair:

  • The irrigation repairs continue.
  • New team in January can vote on a new landscaper, if they desire.
  • Home Depot is still willing to make donations for the markers.
  • All bandit and election signs will be removed at the markers.

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • Nothing to report

 Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

Website hits

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
2011 139 131 522 620 503 467 1,249 958 696 669 806 563 7,323
2012 1,055 888 657 904 794 496 522 394 388 145 6,243

Special projects & Programs – Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • Spring Flower Sale was batted around – need to remind the new board.

New Business

  • Nominating Committee is Kay Shaw and Bobbi Galvin.  We will send out an email blast asking for volunteers. Nominees include the following:

President:  Bill Jackson, a former treasurer of this board
VP:  _________________
Secretary: Bobbi Galvin
Treasurer:  ____________  or Doug Cuny

Membership:  Becky Haskin, Mary Dumas (?)
Publicity & Website:  Bobbi Galvin

Safety & Security: Carl Langley
Real Estate:  ______________
Special Events & Programs: _______________
Enhancement: Ken Stephens, Greg Ricks, Kay Shaw, Tony Browning &  ____________

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM.

Next Steering Committee meeting: Wednesday, October 6th at 7:00 PM.

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September 2012

Present:  Greg Ricks, Bobbi Galvin, Wanda Lanham, Doug Cuny, Kyni Hartwell, Carl Langley, Kay Shaw

The meeting was called to order by Greg Ricks at the home of Bobbi Galvin at 7:05 PM.

Treasurer’s report:
Treasurer Cuny advised that all receipts have been paid to date. Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.

Secretary’s Report was approved and is available online.

Committee Reports:

Apartment & Real Estate
Kyni Hartwell, chair:

  • Apt. managers are meeting more regularly and may be interested in joining forces/communicating.  Greg will follow up.

Safety & Security – Carl Langley, chair:

  • 10 assults & a few burglaries – all in the apartments.  Very little to report in the homes.
  • National Night Out will be on October 2nd, at the storefront.  While we will have food/visitation, the focus will be on growing the membership.  WNA will assist promoting this via the website and email blasts.

Enhancement – Tom Unterberger, chair:

  • The pipeline will be going in along Bridge Street, so things are going to look worse before it gets better.
  • Sprinkler at Highwoods has been destroyed and TexStar seems to be responsible.  We are working with AT&T to get specific dates and times of damage, since they sustained damage as well.

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • Nothing to report

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • Nothing to report

Special projects & Programs – Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • Nothing to report

New Business

  • Greg is hoping to spearhead an effort to gain some donations for the fire victims at the apartments.  Greg and Carl will work with the apt. manager to see what needs the homeowners can meet.
  • Other neighborhood associations want to have another shredding event.  We will leave that for the springtime.
  • Nominating Committee will be Kay Shaw and Bobbi Galvin.  We will send out an email blast asking for volunteers.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM.

Next Steering Committee meeting: TBA

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August 2012

Present:
Greg Ricks, Kyni Hartwell, Carl Langley, Bobbi Galvin, Peggy Schooler, Kay Shaw, Tony Browning,
Doug Cuny, Tom Unterberger

The meeting was called to order by Greg Ricks at the home of Tony Browning at 7:05 PM.

Treasurer’s report:
Treasurer Cuny advised that all receipts have been paid to date. Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.

Secretary’s Report was approved and is available online.

Committee Reports:

Apartment & Real Estate
Kyni Hartwell, chair:

  • Several apartment complexes have been brought to the attention of Code Compliance/Building Standards Commission. All meetings are archived online.
  • 5 pending sales in Woodhaven
  •   sold in the last six months
  • Officer Speed advised that the owner of Surry Oaks has left town.  Manager advised that owner is not be able to be contacted.

Safety & Security – Carl Langley, chair:

  • Carl advised that vandalism has increased this month.
  • The Quinta Inn at Eastchase is an unsecured, unfinished property.  Code Compliance is aware of the missing gate, the weeds, graffiti, etc.
  • Code Compliance is also aware of the old Bennegin’s Restaurant property issues.  Air conditioners have been stolen, windows have been broken as well.
  • There has been one burglary and few other crimes…pretty quiet right now in Woodhaven.
  • Boca Club manager wants to move the bus stop over to Bridge Street.  Greg will speak to Danny about this.

Enhancement – Tom Unterberger, chair:

  • Wetter is Better came and discovered several leaks at Ranol Mill & Highwoods
  • Boca and Highwoods also had a leak on the double-check valve and another leak as well. A battery powered rain sensor was installed.  Sprinkler heads were also repaired/replaced/lowered to ground level.
  • Trenching company broke pipes at Randal Mill and Highwoods.  We are working on finding who broke the lines.
  • Currently no water at a couple of markers.
  • Marker at Boca and Bridgewood is being torn down.  The “Woodhaven” stone is being stored at Chesapeake till the wall can be put back in place.  Budget for the marker $20,000, to be paid for by Chesapeake line company.
  • Perhaps some local businesses would like to sponsor some markers…?

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • There are still a few memberships coming in.
  • Greg advised that neighborhood association memberships are down throughout the city.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • It was suggested that in order for the newsletter to be successful, we need to do it more than once.

Special projects & Programs – Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • Semi-annual Meeting/Ice Cream Social will be on August 21st at the insurance building on Bridge St.  6:30-8:00PM.
  • Code Blue will be co-sponsoring this event.  We will be trying to recruit Code Blue members at this meeting.  Carl will be assisting. Kyni will be meeting with NPO Perez about having a few extra officers to assist with recruiting.
  • Shredding Event has been postponed to the fall when it’s cooler.
  • Grandy’s drive-in will be possibly going in at the Cheveron station.  It will replace their little car wash.
  • The 14th annual Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, Sept 17th.  Sponsors and players are needed.  Assistance is needed in selling raffle tickets, getting sponsorship and getting players.

New Business

  • Kyni proposed that we speak to someone at the City about the curb repairs on Boca Raton.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM.

Next Steering Committee meeting: Wednesday, Sept. 4th at 7:00 PM at the home of Greg Ricks.

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July 2012

Present: Greg Ricks, Kyni Hartwell, Carl Langley, Bobbi Galvin, Peggy Schooler, Wanda Lanham, Doug Cuny, Kay Shaw

The meeting was called to order by Greg Ricks at the home of Peggy Schooler at 7:13 PM.

Treasurer’s Report:
Treasurer Cuny advised that all receipts have been paid to date. Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.

Secretary’s Report was approved and is available online.

Committee Reports:

Apartment & Real Estate
Kyni Hartwell, chair:

  • Nothing to report.

Safety & Security – Carl Langley, chair:

  • Carl continues to collect Woodhaven crime activity.
  • Apartment complexes are still the center for crime activities.  Burglaries are down in the homes, but up in the apartments.  Aggravated assaults are also up in the apartments.
  • Some crime preventing youth youths were recognized by the Optimists for turning in some burglars in the apartments.  They were given several “goodies” and cash as a reward.
  • Just a note…There are 500 sex offenders living in East Fort Worth.  There is no ordinance defining where they can/cannot live.
  • We need to continue to push Code Blue.

Enhancement – Tom Unterberger, chair:

  • Tom has called the city to turn off the water at Bridgewood and Boca Raton and also at Randol Mill and Highwoods because of sprinkler leaks and possible damage by someone digging on the site.  Cause of the damage and repair options to be determined.
  • It has been requested that Brandon will document his work daily instead of monthly.
  • Other bids for landscaping will be sought at the end of Brandon’s contract.  Send Tom potential landscapers.

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • A few memberships are coming in.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • Nothing to report.

Special projects & Programs – Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • Sandi and Kay will be spearheading the ice cream social in August. We discussed doing this activity in conjunction with Code Blue.
  • Wanda received a note from Sierra Shredding Company to let her know that they are going to set up at Albertson’s on the 4th Saturday every other month, charging $5 per box.  Time will be 8 to noon.  She will see if she can’t get this changed.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 8:23 PM.

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June 2012

The meeting was called to order by Greg Ricks at the Woodhaven Country Club at 7:13 PM.

Present: Greg Ricks, Kyni Hartwell, Carl Langley, Bobbi Galvin, Peggy Schooler, Wanda Lanham, Doug Cuny, Kay Shaw

Treasurer’s report:
Treasurer Cuny advised that all receipts have been paid to date. Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.

  • Kay went to the Albertson’s ribbon cutting and they presented us with a $100 gift card since we are a neighborhood organization.
  • The shredding event created $87 profit. It will be added to the next deposit.

Secretary’s Report was approved and is available online.

Committee Reports:

Apartment & Real Estate
Kyni Hartwell, chair:

  • Not scheduled for this meeting since we are focusing on 4th of July activities

Safety & Security – Carl Langley, chair:

  • Crimemapping.com was mentioned.  Watch there for area crime activity.

Enhancement – Tom Unterberger, chair:

  • Re: the marker on Boca – there is some litigation involved.  The owner of the rest of the land is arguing the price.
  • The markers will be re-evaluated as far as cost.

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • Memberships have stopped coming in for now.
  • We will be dividing up the names of those who have not joined and we will be contacting them.
  • We are considering inviting the new members of the neighborhood (based on home sales listed in the MLS) to the 4th of July.  Greg/Kay will be getting addresses from Kyni.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • We may be sending out a postcard instead of doing a full newsletter this time around.

Special projects & Programs – Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • Wanda has been working the 4th of July event at the country club.  It is a club event, not a WNA event.
  • Country club staff will be handling the activities and decorating.
  • Activities will be outside and in the Terrace Room.
  • WNA was asked to do color guard, national anthem and flags.
  • Chesapeake donated $500 towards this event.
  • There will be no speaker.
  • Pool will be available as well as bounce house/slide.
  • There will be either a band or a DJ.
  • The proposed menu will be at cost since this a community event, not a profit-making event.  Menu may include fruits, salad, slaw, baked beans, chicken, sausages, hot dogs, mac & cheese, drinks, cobblers and ice cream.
  • There will be a cash bar.
  • WNA steering committee members will sell tickets.
  • Final cost to be determined.
  • Members of the Club will get 10% discount on everything.
  • Food will be served 11-3:30.
  • Let’s have some WNA membership flyers at the club available for attendees.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM.

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May 2012

Present: Greg Ricks, Kyni Hartwell, Carl Langley, Bobbi Galvin, Peggy Schooler, Wanda Lanham, Ken Stephens, Doug Cuny, Tom Unterberger, Kay Shaw

The meeting was called to order by Greg Ricks at the home of Tony Browning at 7:13 PM.

Treasurer’s report:
Treasurer Cuny advised that all receipts have been paid to date. Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.

Secretary’s Report was approved and is available online.

Committee Reports:

Apartment & Real Estate
Kyni Hartwell, chair:

  • Report was handed out to the committee.  There are 22 active listings, not including condos, and there are six pending sales.  Seven properties have sold in four months.  Nothing is selling for the asking price.

Safety & Security – Carl Langley, chair:

  • Carl is still collecting data to chart crime activity.  His stats show that burglaries are increasing again.
  • Ken advised that he may ask those with Crime Watch signs if they would like to participate in the program.  If not, they should return the signs.
  • Ken spoke to Officer Perez about cameras for the storefront.  The PD will take care of getting these.
  • The Woodhaven Gun Club offers a discount to WNA members.
  • Code Blue members are actively patrolling.  We need to get more members!  Ask your neighbors to join.
  • Kyni is looking into purchasing more Code Blue signs.  He is checking with the PD about WNA paying for them.
  • If you are in Code Blue, please carry Woodhaven Code Blue brochures and applications so you can pass them out as needed.

Enhancement – Tom & Ken, co-chairs:

  • Ken will be leaving for the summer. Tom will be taking over for the rest of the year.
  • Chesapeake will be pushing a pipe under Bridgewood sometime in May.  This will affect our marker.  They will try to salvage the wall with “Woodhaven” imprinted in it.  Most of the shrubs have been transplanted into the other markers.  For every tree that’s cut down in the City of Fort Worth, one has to be planted, so Chesapeake will do this.
  • Rick Disney will be handling the negotiations with Chesapeake.
  • The sprinkler system is still not working properly at Bridgewood again.  Contractor will repair this.
  • Brandon is to ask before he does any extra work.  He will be repairing a sprinkler head at Highwoods and Boca Raton.
  • We asked if we could put the marker work out for bid.  First, we will try scaling back, then request bids at the first of the year.
  • In one of the upcoming email blasts, we will ask for volunteers to assist with the markers to help lower maintenance costs.
  • The committee thanked Ken for his hard work on the markers.

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • There are still a few memberships coming in.  We currently have 115.
  • Re: the newsletter – We did not generate enough new members to warrant doing a mailing to the entire membership again.  Carl advised that he signed up one person for Crime Watch.
  • Those who haven’t renewed their memberships have not  said why they have not joined again.
  • Greg advised that neighborhood association memberships are down throughout the city.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • It was suggested that in order for the newsletter to be successful, we need to do it more than once.

Special projects & Programs – Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • Wanda has been working on publicity for the shredding event.  Greg will send out more emails.
    • The shredding truck will be there at 8:30, please come and help set up.
    • Carl & Kyni will assist with tables and chairs.
    • Kay will bring a chair and umbrella, ice chest, ice and water.
    • Kyni will do a Code Blue table.
    • Greg & Doug will get Danny’s tent.
    • Shaws will take the money and will get change for the event.
    • Wanda/Greg will get a coupons from Albertson’s and Mr. Jim’s.
  • Greg and Wanda met with Scoma about the 4th of July program. The Club has a committee to determine the events of the day.  They will let Wanda know when they decide how we can assist.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.

Next Steering Committee meeting: Wednesday, June 6th at 7:00 PM.

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April 2012

Present: Greg Ricks, Kyni Hartwell, Carl Langley, Bobbi Galvin, Peggy Schooler, Wanda Lanham, Ken Stephens, Doug Cuny

The meeting was called to order by Greg Ricks at the Woodhaven Country Club at 7:31 PM.

Treasurer’s report:
Treasurer Cuny advised that all receipts have been paid to date. Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.

Secretary’s Report was approved and is available online.

Committee Reports:

Apartment & Real Estate
Kyni Hartwell, chair:

  • No report available (Tornadoes knocked out Kyni’s internet)

Safety & Security – Ken, chair:

  • .Carl is still collecting data to chart crime activity.
  • We need to find a way to instantly notify members of crimes.

Enhancement – Tom & Ken, co-chairs chair:

  • There are several areas of high grass.  Complaints can be filed online with the city.
  • There is an app for the City of Ft. Worth to report code violations.

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • There was a suggestion to ask former members why they haven’t joined.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • Newsletter has been at the printer since last Thursday.  The neighborhood should be receiving it any day now.

Special projects & Programs – Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • Wanda will be working on the 4th of July program.
  • Press release was sent to Meadowbrook News about the shredding event.
  • There will be a Code Blue table at the shredding event.
  • Wanda will mention it at Woodhaven Women’s Club.
  • Wanda and Kay will ask Albertson’s for a coupon to be given out that day.  Also, Mr. Jim’s is open to the idea of distributing a coupon.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • None

NEW BUSINESS:

  • None

Next Steering Committee meeting: Tues., May 1st or 2nd at 7:00 PM.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.

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March 20, 2012

The meeting was called to order at 6:35 at the home of Wanda Lanham.

Present:  Greg Ricks, Kay Shaw, Kyni Hartwell, Bobbi Galvin, Carl Langley, Wanda Lanham, Ken Stephens

We will be going back to one meeting per month.

After next month, we will try meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month.

The WNA quarterly meeting was a success!  Thanks to Wanda and her helpers!  We received a lot of great comments.

April 18th is the scholarship reception at the Country Club.  Cost will be $3 for dessert.

We need to follow up with Scoma on the details for the 4th of July.  Greg will pull together the details.

If the Club cooperates, it’s possible we may have a dinner meeting in May on a night that the Club has a dinner.  The Steering Committee will try to meet there on April 4that 7:00, provided that there is a menu, since there is not currently a chef.

The shredding project needs a name…  “Stop Identity Theft!  GET SHREDDED!” Wanda will advise the shredding company.  Mike at Albertson’s will be issuing coupons to participants.  Bobbi/Wanda will make signs for area businesses and do the ad for the Meadowbrook News. Greg will advise the other neighborhood associations.  Cost will be $5 up to first five boxes (standard file storage boxes or trash bags) of documents and $2 each additional box.

Newsletter is in the proofreading stage.

Greg will be putting out more Crime Watch signs.

Lighting is an issue in the neighborhood…Bobbi will compose a letter to Councilman Scarth about getting bulbs.  Is there a standard for lighting in Ft. Worth? (seedy, unsafe, better presentation of the neighborhood when it’s well lit)

Trash is also an issue…what can be done?

Meeting was adjourned at 7:37.

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March 2012

Present:
Greg Ricks                    Carl Langley
Bobbi Galvin                  Tony Browning  absent)
Kay Shaw (absent)      Tom Unterberger  (absent)
Kyni Hartwell                 Wanda Lanham
Peggy Schooler
Ken Stephens  (absent)

The meeting was called to order by Greg Ricks at the home of Bobbi Galvin at 7:04 PM.

Treasurer’s report:
Treasurer Cuny advised that all receipts have been paid to date. Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.

Last month there was a question about the cost of the markers.  Doug will be sending out an itemized copy of the bill.

Secretary’s Report was approved and is available online.

Committee Reports:

Apartment & Real Estate
Kyni Hartwell, chair:

  • There are currently 19 active properties for sale ranging from $69,900 to $245,000.
  • The average cost per square foot is $54.07.
  • There are three pending sales.
  • Eleven properties have been sold in the last 180 days.
  • We will now be including single-family residents in Boca Club so that they can participate in WNA.

Safety & Security – Carla Langley, chair:

  • Bobbi is working on a Code Blue website.
  • Crime seems to be dropping in Woodhaven.
  • Ken mentioned that the goal for Code Blue is 100 members.
  • Karl and Greg went to a Crime Watch meeting.

Enhancement – Tom & Ken, co-chairs:

  • Seasonal work is being done on the markers, such as weeding.  We would like to make this more efficient.
  • Greg will follow up with the person doing the power washing to see why this hasn’t been completed yet.
  • All repairs have been made to the Boca & Bridge St. marker sprinkler system.
  • Greg advised that he met with the new manager at Home Depot.  He may be working with Greg on plants for the markers.

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • Thanks to Kyni, Peggy will be contacting the new homeowners about WNA membership.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • Newsletter will be ready after the March 14th meeting.

Special projects & Programs – Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • Wanda, Greg and Bobbi met with Mr. Scoma and he seems receptive to working together.  He will be joining WNA.
  • We can use the Albertson’s parking lot for the shredding.  Wanda will check with manager about coupons for participants.  This event will be open to all of East Ft. Worth and Woodhaven newspaper will be used for advertising.
  • Re: March 14thneighborhood meeting:
    • There will be Code Blue and RAPIDS, Hawk, ADT tables.
    • Speaker for CHL will be available.
    • Speakers will need food as well.
    • Any leftovers will be taken to Storefront.
    • Wear Code Blue shirts, please.
    • Vendors will be coming.
    • Several members will be assisting with set-up beginning at 5:00 PM.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Nothing to report

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Nothing to report

Next Steering Committee meeting: Tues., March 20th at 7:00 PM.  Location TBA.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 8:17 PM.

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February 2012

Present:

Greg Ricks               Carl Langley
Bobbi Galvin           Tony Browning
Kay Shaw                 Tom Unterberger
Peggy Schooler       Wanda Lanham
Ken Stephens

The meeting was called to order by Greg Ricks at the home of Tony Browning at 7:11 PM.

Treasurer’s report:
Treasurer Cuny advised that all receipts have been paid to date. Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.

There was a question about the cost of the markers.  Ken and Tom will ask for an itemized bill.

Secretary’s Report was approved and is available online.

Committee Reports:

Apartment & Real Estate
Kyni Hartwell, chair:

  • There are 20 listings, average price per square foot is  $55.37.
  • There are a few pending sales in the neighborhood.
  • In the last 60 days, six homes have been sold.

Safety & Security – Carl Langley, chair:

  • Wanda, Carl, Greg and Bobbi will meet with NPO Perez about getting Code Blue back up and running.
  • Code Blue assisted with two arrests this past Thursday.
  • We need LOTS more communication!
  • There is also a Crime Watch organization in Woodhaven.

Enhancement – Tom & Ken, co-chairs:

  • Grounds were messed up and sprinklers destroyed from the construction on Bridge & Boca Raton.  City will be contacting contractors about repairs.
  • They spoke with Brandon about what needs done with the markers.
  • Two of the markers will be power washed at $50 each.

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • Greg will be working with a copywriter to create a brochure about the benefits of joining WNA & Code Blue.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • New e-mail program has been tested.
  • Working on a classified section on the website. It will be for members only.
  • Bobbi will work on updating the website to list the businesses in the area.

Special projects & Programs – Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • We need to begin working on the 4th of July program.  Bobbi will be meeting with Scoma about using the country Club.  She will also ask about karaoke in March.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • The NRP Group out of San Antonio wants to build a senior living center at 1051 Woodhaven Blvd.  Greg met with them and advised that the neighborhood would probably not welcome the idea..  It MAY be a possibility if one of the other apts. are torn down and they rebuild on the land.
  • Directories are being delivered by volunteers to those who were not able to be at the annual meeting.
  • Doug is still looking 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.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Code Enforcement is speaking at WDC and Greg will be attending next week.
  • A note to all members: “If you still need a directory….” will be sent to the membership.
  • We will be sending out a note about the upcoming redistricting meeting.

Next Steering Committee meeting: Tues., February 21st at 7:00 PM at Peggy’s house.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned.

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January, 17 2012 – Annual Meeting

After about a half hour of socializing, the meeting was called to order by Woodhaven Neighborhood President Greg Ricks at Woodhaven Country Club at 6:36 PM.

Treasurer’s report:
Beginning balance for 2012 is $13,229.94.  The biggest expense is the Woodhaven markers.  Treasurer Cuny advised that all receipts have been paid to date, and all 2011 Treasurer’s reports have been filed for audit.

Meeting notes:

  • Greg advised that there are 248 current members, with more joining every day.
  • Gary Johansen and Sandy Ross were recognized and thanked for their service through the years.  THANKS, YOU TWO!
  • Greg also thanked Kay Shaw for getting all of the sponsors for the new directory.  It looks great!  Thanks to the directory committee!
  • Marty Jackson gave a brief report of real estate in Woodhaven.  There are ten active single-family home listings, and three town homes.  There have been seven sales in the last six months. The average home for sale is listing at $60/per square foot.

The slate of 2012 officers was presented by Nominating Chair Gary Johansen:

Executive Committee:
Greg Ricks, President
Bobbi Galvin, Vice President
Kay Shaw, Secretary
Doug Cuny, Treasurer

Standing Committee Chairpersons:
Commercial, Kay Shaw
PR/IT, Bobbi Galvin
Special Events, Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs
Apartment Liaison, Kyni Hartwell
Enhancement, Ken Stpehens and Tom Unterberger, co chairs
Membership, Peggy Schooler
Safety & Security, Carl Langley

There being no additional nominations from the floor, the present slate of officers was approved by the membership.

Additional meeting notes

  • Greg mentioned that the main goals for 2012 will be membership, the markers, and crime prevention/Code Blue.  We will also focus on the following:
    — Flower fundraisers will continue
    — Ambit Energy partnership will continue
    — Continuing the relationship with Chesapeake
    — Club relationship will grow and continue
    — Golf Scholarship will be held again this year
    — Occasional neighborhood cleanups
    — PayPal will be implemented on the website.
    — A new e-mail program will be implemented to make communications more streamlined.
  • Officer Perez told us about the home burglaries in the area.  There are ongoing investigations concerning Oakmont Lane.  The burglars are acting often and bravely, some lingering around in the homes for hours.  There have been a few arrests and property has been located.
    —  As always, it’s asked that we look out for our neighbors.  CALL 911 WHENEVER YOU SENSE SOMETHING WRONG.  Juveniles and young adults are breaking windows to see if you have an alarm system and then making entry.  They are targeting guns, electronics and jewelry.  These criminals are young, not career criminals.
    —  These criminals are coming from the apartment complexes, even though each apartment renter will need to sign the Crime-Free Housing Agreement/Ordnance.  It may take up to a year to get everyone to sign them.  (They will sign when their lease is renewed.)
    —  Perez suggested that we all do a security check of your home…view it as a criminal would.  Also make sure to inventory your valuables with serial numbers.
  • LT Weenig advised that they are pulling out all of the stops to catch these criminals.
    —  Texas Youth Commission is the “kid jail” for our area, but  no one under the age of 12 has been sent there under the current family court judge.  They are being caught and re-released.
    —  One adult and two juveniles have been arrested, and three more have warrants.  PD is also working with apartment complexes.  Apt. managers will be evicting those who are committing crimes.
    —  CPS has been called to assist, and they are not really able to do anything since there is no abuse.
    —  Just FYI…crime victims can sue for up to $10,000.
    —  Focus on ANY suspicious activity.  Esp. between 8-2 PM.
  • LT explained the difference between the priority of calls.  No matter what the issue, police WILL RESPOND as quickly as they are able.  To get more police presence, report everything that’s unusual to 911.
  • As always, you have the right to ask for a police supervisor if you are not happy with police response time or officer behavior.
  • Bike patrol was suggested and LT advised he will revisit this idea.
  • More patrols from code enforcement was also suggested.
  • When strangers cross the golf course, call 911, and not the clubhouse security office.
  • Councilman Danny Scarth came to say hello and to let us all know that his priority for Woodhaven is dedicating resources to safety and security.  He will also being speaking with the district attorney about prosecuting the younger kids to the fullest extent of the law.
    —  He also recommended putting more people/hours into Code Blue.
    —  Economic development is also an issue.  For example, apartments are too cheap to rent, which brings in lower income people.  We need to build equity in the neighborhood.
    —  Danny also asked that the executive committee work on a PID.  Money could be used for marker maintenance, infrastructure, lighting, extra police patrol, beautification, etc.  50% of homeowners and property owners would need to approve this.  All money generated would stay locally, and local volunteers would regulate the funds.
    —  Danny also thanked the WNA steering committee for their service this year.  He encouraged more folks to get involved.
  • Question from the audience: Who can write the citation for a dog not on a leash? Police officers can cite the offender.

Greg thanked everyone for coming.  The key to WNA success is participation!  If anyone wants to be more involved in WNA, please let us know and we will find a place for you!

Next Steering Committee meeting: Tues., January 24th at 6:00 PM.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 7:44 PM.

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January 2012

Present:Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison (absent)
Gary Johansen, VP Peggy Schooler, Membership
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Kit Sears, Safety and Security
Doug Cuny, Treasurer Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs
 Guests: Marty Harrison, Barbara Oslin

The meeting was called to order by Gary Johanson at TJay’s Restaurant on Woodhaven Blvd. at 6:00 PM.

Treasurer’s report:
Treasurer Cuny advised that all receipts have been paid to date. Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit.

Secretary’s Report was unavailable at the time of the meeting.

Committee Reports:

Apartment & Real Estate
Sandi Ross, chair:

  • Nothing to report at this time

Safety & Security – Kit Sears, chair:

  • Everyone who signed up, went through Code Blue training.
  • There will be a meeting mid-January
  • New schedule TBA
  • We will try to make Code Blue a priority in the coming year.

Enhancement – Gary Johansen, chair:

  • Nothing to report at this time

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • Peggy is working on the final membership list for the directory

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • Bobbi is working on a new e-mail distribution software package that will allow customization and bulk e-mails to be sent.  Best of all, it’s FREE!

Special projects & Programs – Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • Tony is still working on decals.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • The new WNA directory status:  Greg is meeting with the directory folks tomorrow.
  • A possible zoning issue was discussed regarding the property at High Woods and Randol Mill Road. Marty will check on the zoning and report back.
  • 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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November 2011

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison (absent)
Gary Johansen, VP Peggy Schooler, Membership (absent)
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary absent) Kit Sears, Safety and Security
 Doug Cuny, Treasurer Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs
Guests: none
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM.

The meeting was called to order by VP Gary Johansen. Minutes from October meeting were approved as posted.

Financial report was presented by Treasurer Doug Cuny and accepted for audit. Doug informed the committee that we have not received an invoice from Woodhaven Country Club for the October WNA wine and cheese meeting held at the club. Doug will go by the club and pick up an invoice for review and payment. According to WNA records there were 56 members present for this meeting.

The new WNA Directory is in the process of design, lay-out and printing. It should be available for all members and advertisers at the January annual meeting.  Over $4,000 in ads were sold. The directory will reflect a membership of 209 and approximately 22 businesses.

Kit Sears reported that the next Code Blue Training will be held on November 12, 2011, 8am-4pm at the Fort Worth Police Academy. Three Woodhaven residents will be attending the training.  Greg Ricks provided Kit with the names of two additional people that were interested in Code Blue.  Additional Code Blue trained residents are badly needed to provide adequate coverage of the Woodhaven area.

WNA has purchased eight (8) Crime Watch signs to be placed a strategic locations within Woodhaven, including at the site of neighborhood markers. Additional signs may be purchased as needed.

Gary Johansen reported that the neighborhood markers are receiving fertilizer and pre emergent treatment.

A possible zoning issue was discussed regarding the property at High Woods and Randol Mill Road. Greg Ricks will check on the zoning and report back.

E-mails will be sent to membership regarding a blood drive by Carter Blood Bank to be held on Country Club Drive shopping area parking lot, and notice of a fundraiser that the Humane Society is organizing.

For a number of years WNA has utilized four (4) storage units at the storage facility location on Loop 820 frontage road and Boca Raton Blvd.  Under the new ownership WNA has been asked to reduce the number to two units.  WNA is requesting that anyone that can help with the consolidation, removal, and donation of the items stored there to please come to the storage facility on Saturday, November 12th at 9 am. Coffee and donuts will be served to all participants.

Many of the current WNA Steering Committee members have agreed to serve another term.  Several additional residents will be contacted about their willingness to serve next year.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 PM.

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October 2011

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP Peggy Schooler, Membership (absent)
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary (absent) Kit Sears, Safety and Security
Doug Cuny, Treasurer Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs (absent)
Guests: Kay Shaw
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM.

Minutes: On Line – Approved as Written.

Treasurer’s Report: $ 15,308.00 reserve

Greg: Will appoint nomination committee for new officers. Doug Cuny has agreed to stay on Board and Gary Johansen has agreed to serve again. Other existing Board members have not committed to remaining.

Gary: Maintaining the markers is still requiring a substantial block of our expenses This is primarily due to resetting the timers to comply with current water restrictions. Gary was thanked for doing some “hand- painting” on the Woodhaven sign at Randol Mill and Woodhaven Blvd. After discussion, it was decided that the future of the markers will be decided by next year’s board.

Kit: Greg has volunteered to work with Code Blue next year to recruit volunteers and drivers.It was learned that for every patrol, the driver does receive $4.00 out of a budgeted $6.00

National Night Out: Greg reported that the new location at Police Office on Woodhaven Blvd was well-attended. There were approximately 40+ attendees and WNA received some donations. There needs to be a better way to promote this event next year to the apartment properties.

New Directory: In in final process, there is a possibility that the names per street could be eliminated to save printing however, it is still under discussion.

October Meeting: Will be held at Woodhaven Country Club. Program will be neighborhood update and introduction to new police captain. Cost for Wine and Cheese will be $5.00. The actual cost is $11.00, but WNA will cover the extra $6.00.

Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 7: 15 PM

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September 2011

Present:

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP Peggy Schooler, Membership
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Kit Sears, Safety and Security
Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs
Guests: none
The meeting was called to order at 6:12 PM.

Treasurer’s report:
Treasurer Cuny advised that nearly all receipts have been paid to date. Treasurer’s report will be filed for audit. Motion passed.

Secretary’s Report for July was approved as posted.

Committee Reports:

Apartment & Real Estate
Sandi Ross, chair:

  • Sandi advised that apartment managers have not met because of the heat.
  • Wyndam Pointe has filed for and been granted an extension to meet code.

Safety & Security – Kit Sears, chair:

  • Code Blue and COPS, and neighborhood watch needs volunteers. One of the primary duties of the neighborhood association should be security. We will not only be working with the current volunteers, we will be actively recruiting new members. We are hoping that training could be held locally, perhaps at the new storefront.
  • Perhaps we can utilize recent victims as new volunteers.
  • NPO Perez is working on a crime report for Woodhaven.
  • Next Code Blue training is the second week of November.
  • Another break-in last week. Suspect came in through the garage.
  • A mailer to all 800+ homeowners was proposed about recruiting volunteers.
  • National Night Out in October will be at the new FWPD storefront.

Enhancement – Gary Johansen, chair:

  • Highwood and Boca islands have irrigation issues. Watering timers have been adjusted at all markers so that they meet water restrictions.
  • Boca and Randol Mill needs cleaned and painted. Would the country club want this? Gary will ask.
  • If plants are needed, Mike’s Garden Center may be willing to assist with the cost.
  • Synthetic grass my be an idea.
  • Gary will contact Gailen Hardin – Ft. Worth master gardener, proficient in zeroscape.

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • Memberships are still coming in.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • Nothing to report

Special projects & Programs – Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • Tony is still working on decals.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Directory funds are still being solicited. $4000 has been generated so far. We are ready begin working on layout & design for the directory.
  • Ice Cream Social went well. Meadowbrook News took photos. There were over 50 people in attendance. Very positive meeting. D. Scarth will be introducing a PID in the future. Greg asked for committee volunteers for the PID study.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • National Farm Life has a meeting room available for future meetings.
  • The October meeting will feature the Patriot Guard and a table for Code Blue info. Location to be determined.
  • Magic show – idea for future WNA meeting (perhaps January). Gary has details.
  • The once a year Cowtown Cleanup has been a great event, but we  need to do it more often; therefore, we have added a Fall Litter Stomp in September.  Mark your calendars to join your neighbors to help keep Woodhaven and the City of Ft. Worth beautiful. When: Saturday, September 17th
    Time: 9 AM to noon
    Where: Kroger parking lot in your neighborhood
    What:  Stomp out litter, garbage and trash in your neighborhood!  Gloves, t-shirts and trash bags will be supplied.
    To register:  E-mail Bobbi Galvin <bobbigalvinATgmail.com> your name and t-shirt size.

Next Steering Committee meeting: Tues., Oct. 4th at 6:00 PM.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 7:22 PM.  

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4th of July final planning notes

Present:

Gary Johansen, VP Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning Kit Sears, Safety & Security
Guests: Kay Shaw
The meeting was called to order at 6:02 PM.

6-8:00 at Becky Haskin’s house on the 4th of July
In the event of rain, we will move under the porch.

– Last day to purchase a ticket at $5 is June 30th.

– Kay needs final ticket names/counts on Friday, July 1st.

– Chesapeake gave $1000 for the gathering.

– Becky’s house is handicapped accessible.

– Becky’s neighbor will be asked about their shared property area.

– Golf cart has been confirmed.

– Email will go out this week.

– Billy Cole has been confirmed. His PA system will be used for the ceremony.

– Streamers, balloons, small flags – Gary will check storage area, if supplies are not available, Bobbi will get new decorations. Sandi, Doug and Alice Keifer will do setup.

– Wanda & Gary will provide trash cans.

– Doug & Sandy will check people in as they arrive.

– Greg will order 50 chairs.

– Ticket will serve as door prize entry.

– Bobbi will shop for $200 in door prizes.

– Decorating will begin at 4:00.

Meeting adjourned at 7:03 PM.  

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2011 4th of July Planning 

Present:

Greg Ricks, President (absent) Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP Peggy Schooler, Membership
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Kit Sears, Safety and Security (absent)
Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs
Guests: Kay Shaw
The meeting was called to order at 6:02 PM.

6-8:00 at Becky Haskin’s house on the 4th of July
In the event of rain, we will move under the porch.

Tickets – Kit, Kay, Maxine, Parrish
Ahead of time it will be $5.00 each, children under 5, free
$6.00 if purchased that day
Tickets will also be available online

Menu: (Tony will do the shopping at Sam’s the week before.)
hot dogs, mustard, catsup, relish, onion, salsa. Chips, salsa, cookies
Cost would be about $225, based on 125 people
Paper plates, napkins
Ice chest – Wanda, Thomas, Greg & Gary
Ice – Tony
Drinks (bottled water, canned soda)
trash bags

Chairs – need to be reserved by the 25th. Greg will take care of this.
Tables –
Becky has three 8-foot tables

Chesapeake has been a sponsor in the past, Greg will ask for about $500. They will get a free ad in the directory.

Trash can – Wanda

Door Prizes – Bobbi will get these:
Gardening supplies
Cookout items
Cooler/supplies
Greg will ask area businesses for prize donations

Music – Greg (Billy Cole or Toby)

Golf cart – Greg has arranged a golf cart, Tony will be asking for a driver.

Speaker/color guard Wanda will finalize after this meeting

PA systemDanny will provide

Becky will need to post a sign – “No lifeguard on duty. Swim at own risk.” Sandi will find a sign to borrow.

Kids Bobbi will bring these items:
Basketball, football, soccer ball
Face painting supplies

Publicity: postcard, e-mail
sale ends June 25th
Bring chair, swimming supplies, sunscreen
Color guard/speaker at 6:00, light dinner immediately following

Meeting adjourned at 7:00.
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June 2011

Present:

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP Peggy Schooler, Membership
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Kit Sears, Safety and Security (absent)
Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs
Guests: Kay Shaw
The meeting was called to order at 6:07 PM.

Treasurer’s report:
The treasurer’s report was accepted as presented.

Account now has a $15,244 balance.

Secretary’s Report for May was approved as posted.

Committee Reports:

Apartment & Real Estate
Sandi Ross, chair:

  • The bill of $300 from the apartment managers’ luncheon that was charged to Sandi’s Club account has been reimbursed.

Safety & SecurityKit Sears, chair:

  • Volunteers are being solicited through the police department so that COPS and Crime Watch can start up again. Peggy will be sending out an e-mail advising how to get involved. Peggy will start a new schedule.
  • There is a suspect for the recent burglaries, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
  • The Ft. Worth PD storefront has been opened.

Enhancement – Gary Johansen, chair:

  • Still working on a quote for cleaning of the markers. It was suggested that we take water & scrub brushes and do it as a group.
  • I plan on painting the lettering on the Woodhaven marker to make it stand out – a medium cream color will be used.
  • The Boca Raton and Highwood marker needed a new light timer and sprinkler system. Quality Scape of Arlingtinton did the work.
  • Boca Raton and Bridge needed new sprinkler head as well. It has also been replaced.

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • About $3528 worth of more dues has been collected.
  • We are up to 196 members!

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • Bobbi reminded the group that minutes are posted directly following the meetings. Please send changes and updates as soon as possible.
  • Bench was purchased for the library for just under $200. Bobbi will take photos and add that info to the website.

Special projects & Programs– Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • The July 4th activities were finalized with the Country Club. Mr. Scoma will be charging $20 per person and it seems to be getting more and more expensive. We will not be having the annual gathering there.
    • Other ideas:
      • having the party at Becky’s back yard (format will need to be different)
      • Baseball game
      • Have meeting/Patriot Guard at the club, then luncheon at Becky’s
      • Have celebration at the Potter’s House (Unable to make contact)
      • Wanda will contact Smoky’s about catering.
  • There was a motion to speak with Becky about having the entire meeting at her house. The motion was seconded/carried.
  • Volunteers will be needed to sell tickets and man activities.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

  • Charlie Burgess will no longer be the WNA attorney. Volunteers? Greg will speak with Mr. Disney.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Directory will be published this year. Greg & his committee will be contacting businesses to invite them to purchase an ad.
  • Do we want to a mailer to let people know this is the last chance to join WNA before the directory is published? Yes. (Who will be doing this?)

Next Steering Committee meeting: Tues. June 7th at 6:00 PM at Tony’s house (6121 Cholla) to discuss 4th of July festivities.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 7:10 PM.  

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May 2011

Present:

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP (absent) Peggy Schooler, Membership
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Kit Sears, Safety and Security
Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs (absent)
Guests: Kay Shaw and Bruce Marquardt
The meeting was called to order at 6:06 PM.

Treasurer’s report:
Treasurer Cuny advised that we made about $230 in the annual flower sale. This is lower than last year.

Secretary’s Report for April was approved as posted.

Committee Reports:

Woodhaven Community Development

  • WCD will not be part of our group any longer. We have been asked not to attend their meetings as well.

Apartment & Real Estate Sandi Ross, chair:

  • Sandi advised that there were 22 apartment managers at the luncheon on April 13th and it was deemed a success! President Ricks was the guest speaker and we got a new membership afterward. They discussed area cleanup and neighborhood activities.
  • The bill was charged to Sandi’s Club account, and the Club will reimburse her account for the luncheon. The total cost was $298.50.
  • It was suggested to do this annually.

Safety & Security – Kit Sears, chair:

  • Volunteers are being solicited through the police department so that COPS and Crime Watch can start up again. Peggy will be sending out an e-mail advising how to get involved.
  • There were 15 officers canvassing the area due to recent crime issues, and there have been no break-ins for the last two weeks! Unfortunately, the culprit has not been caught.

Enhancement – Gary Johansen, chair:

  • I had Brandon remove the bushes directly in front of the marker on Woodhaven Blvd. and Randol Mill. Still working in a quote for sandblasting.
  • Some sprinkler heads need replaced. A certified installer will be contacted.
  • I plan on painting the lettering on the Woodhaven marker to make it stand out – a medium cream color.
  • The feral pigs are being caught, and we are now ready to re-landscape.

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • 180+ members so far this year. Forms are still coming in. Some of the usual folks who have not renewed will be contacted.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • Bobbi reminded the group that minutes are posted directly following the meetings. Please send changes and updates as soon as possible.

Special projects & Programs – Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • The July 4th activities are getting confirmed. The time and vocalist will be announced. Vocalist to be announced.
  • There is a backup location in the works if the Club isn’t willing to work with us.
  • Volunteers will be needed to sell tickets and man activities.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Scholarships have been passed out at the reception. It was a success!

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Charlie Burgess will no longer be the WNA attorney.
  • Greg will assign people for us to call as sponsors for the new directory.
  • JD Granger will be coming to the Woodhaven Country Club 3rd Tues in May . This will be a full dinner meeting. $16.00/per person, $100 setup fee. E-mail publicity will go out immediately.

Next Steering Committee meeting: June 7th at 6:00 PM.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 6:44.

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April 2011

Present:

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP (absent) Peggy Schooler, Membership
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Kit Sears, Safety and Security
Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs (absent)
Guests: Kay Shaw and James Russell, WCD rep (absent)
The meeting was called to order at 602: PM.

Treasurer’s report:

Treasurer Cuny presented the March budget. There was a motion and a second that treasurer’s reports be filed for audit.

Secretary’s Report for March was approved as posted.

Committee Reports:

Woodhaven Community Development

  • Mr Russell advised earlier in the day that he would not be able to attend.

Apartment & Real Estate– Sandi Ross, chair:

  • Kim @ WCC met with Sandi and they agreed that the luncheon will be april 13th and 17 people will be in attendance plus Officer. Salad, rolls & cookies will be served at a cost of $10/per person with $50 setup fee. Door prizes will be offered!

Safety & SecurityKit Sears, chair:

  • Code Blue training coming out in April.
  • Quite a few robberies have been reported on Highwoods.

EnhancementGary Johansen, chair:

  • I had Brandon remove the bushes directly in front of the marker on Woodhaven Blvd. and Randol Miill. Still working in a quote for sandblasting.
  • I plan on painting the lettering on the Woodhaven marker to make it stand out – a medium cream color.
  • We will get the sod repaired on the marker on Highwood Trail and Randol Mill once we feel like the wild pigs are finished with rooting up the grass.  We will need to hire out a landscape firm to repair the grass/soil and fill in the rooted out areas.  The pigs did quite a number on that soil!

MembershipPeggy Schooler, chair

  • We have 161 members! Forms are still coming in.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • Website, Facebook & Twitter accounts have been updated to reflect the Cowtown Cleanup.
  • Bobbi is working with Wanda to get the Woodhaven Women’s Group link updated on the web page.
  • Bobbi has asked/will be asking the Country Club to place a link on their web page to our page since we do that for them.
  • Does anyone have karaoke pictures?

Special projects & Programs – Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs

  • Our July 4th speaker is Larry Key, Senior Ride Captain of the Patriot Guard.  He and his volunteers are confirmed. We have a color guard from NAS JRB confirmed and approved. Unless there is a budget cut, they will be there.  Time to be announced. Vocalist to be announced.
  • Volunteers will be needed to sell tickets and man activities.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Money has been sent to the library for the new library bench.
  • Scholarships have been determined and will be passed out at the reception.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Greg will assign people for us to call as sponsors for the new directory.
  • JD Granger will be coming to the Woodhaven Country Club 3rd Tues in May . This will be a full dinner meeting.
  • There will be no April meeting for the entire group.

Next Steering Committee meeting: April 3rd at 6:00 PM.

Upcoming events:

  • Scholarship dinner will be Wed., April 13th.
  • May – social will be tentatively at Smoky’s.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 6:44.  ________________________________________________________

March 2011

The third monthly meeting of the Steering Committee was held at The 19th Hole at Woodhaven Country Club.

Present:

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP Peggy Schooler, Membership
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Kit Sears, Safety and Security
Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs
Guests: Kay Shaw and James Russell, WCD rep
The meeting was called to order at 6:03 PM.

Treasurer’s reports:
Treasurer Cuny presented the February and March budgets. There was a motion and a second that treasurer’s reports be filed for audit.

  • Bills will be coming in this month for markers/landscaping and the membership mailing.
  • We received a $40 check from Ambit.

Secretary’s Report for February was approved as posted.

Committee Reports:

Woodhaven Community Development

  • Mr. Russell advised that meetings have been moved to the public library on Thursdays at 8:45.

Apartment & Real Estate– Sandi Ross, chair:

  • Luncheon for apartment managers has been scheduled for April 13th at noon. Woodhaven Country Club says that they will do the lunch for $10/per person with $50 setup fee.
  • Sandi received the comparative market analysis. Of the 20 homes for sale, 6 have sold in the last three months. Average sale price was $48.47/square foot.

Safety & Security– Kit Sears, chair:

  • Police CAPT asked Greg if we could start the Crime Watch program again. We will pass info to the members as it comes to our attention.
  • Question for For Capt. Jones – Would it be possible to clean up convenient stores (drugs, trash, etc.)? Perhaps there could more patrol? Greg will ask him about this.
  • New storefront for the PD will be up for vote soon. Location will be near the Potter’s House.

Enhancement – Gary Johansen, chair:

  • Since there is no water source at some of the markers, we decided to replace plants and bushes with decorative rocks. This will simplify the whole area. Brandon will take care of this.
  • No other prices have been received for power washing/cleaning the Woodhaven Blvd. sign.

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • Peggy reported that 44 people have paid their membership.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • We are one step closer to getting PayPal set up on the new website.

Special projects & Programs –Wanda Lanham and Tony Browning, co-chairs:

  • We will be ordering “Maintained by” signs for the new library bench and the markers. This will be done when our new “Woodhaven Pride!” logo is complete. (Tony is working on this.)
  • Cowtown Cleanup is coming up. Sign up and get information about this event can be found here: http://www.fortworthgov.org/kfwb/ (Look for the Woodhaven group!) Brandon will pick up around our markers. Greg and Gary will be contacting the dollar stores and grocery stores to participate. Bobbi will head this up this year (hopefully with Catherine Bradbury, who headed this up last year).

OLD BUSINESS:
None

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Greg and Bette Robinson spoke and she is hoping WNA will help the East Side Regional Library replace a bench that was stolen from in front of the library. It’s only $185 and we agreed that the club should do this. Greg will follow up with the library.
  • July 4th – program: Wounded Warriors: The only one in Texas right now is in San Antonio, but one of the members may come to us to present. The raffle at the program will go towards their club. The program will be 30 min., with 15 minutes of it being a film. Wanda will take care of arranging this.

Next Steering Committee meeting: April 5th  at 6:30 PM.

Upcoming events:

  • The March meeting will be Karaoke dinner at the Woodhaven Country Club.
  • April 17th will be a dinner meeting at the Club. JD Granger Trinity River Vision.
  • Scholarships will be Wed., April 13th.
  • May – social will be tentatively at Smoky’s.

There be no further businesses, the meeting was adjourned at 6:49.  

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February 2011

The second Woodhaven Neighborhood Association Steering Committee meeting for 2011 was held at Italy Pasta & Pizza.  We’d like to thank the staff for allowing us to meet and for providing excellent food and outstanding service!

Present:

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP Peggy Schooler, Membership
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Kit Sears, Safety and Security
Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs
Tony Browning, Special Projects & Programs
Guests: Kay Shaw and James Russell, WCD rep
The meeting was called to order at 6:32.

The group approved the minutes from the January meeting as recorded on the website.

Treasurer’s reports:
Treasurer Cuny was unavailable to attend.

Committee Reports:

Woodhaven Community Development
Mr. James Russell advised that the Development Committee is currently working with area businesses to see how to get more business from Woodaven residents.

Apartment & Real Estate – Sandi Ross, chair:

  • Sandi Ross advised that she has suggested a luncheon for the area apartment managers, and they seem agreeable.  The objective would be opening the lines communication. WNA would be included in their regular meeting agenda.
  • The luncheon would take place at the Woodhaven Country Club, and the neighborhood association would be charged a $50 setup fee, +$10 per person.
  • Sandi made a motion that WNA host/pay for luncheon for apartment owners/managers in March.  This would help establish a relationship with these folks, who in the long run, could help us and the Country Club.
  • Motion was seconded by Greg, and the motion carried.
  • Additionally, Sandi reported that a list of residential properties sold/bought will be shared with the committee in the future.

Safety & Security – Kit Sears, chair:

EnhancementGary Johansen, chair:

  • Gary received a bid for power washing the marker at Woodhaven and Randol Mill.  Will request more bids, and Sandi will check some of her contacts as well.
  • Some mulching has been done to some of the markers.

MembershipPeggy Schooler, chair

  • Peggy advised that dues are still trickling in, and the reminder e-mail will be sent out this week.
  • Motion on the floor to mail a note next week to all Woodhaven residents to encourage membership.  The motion was seconded by Sandi and the motion carried.
  • A couple of businesses signed up to be members as a result of the Annual Meeting.
  • It was suggested that we include WNA give local realtors membership info for inclusion in closing documents when people purchase homes in Woodhaven.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair:

  • WNA Facebook and Twitter accounts are now available.
    Facebook: http://on.fb.me/euf4NN Twitter: http://twitter.com/wnafortworth
  • We are looking into adding a PayPal module and a visitor counter to the new website.
  • Good neighbors should be given a pat on the back!  Folks will be able to nominate those who do good deeds and the steering committee will send a note of thanks.  People will be able to submit names via email or the website, and names and photos will be added to the website for all to see.  We will also feature businesses when they do something nice.
    Not only does this keep the website updated between meetings, it would show others how nice the folks here are and how close-knit the community is.  Tony Browning has offered to come up with some note card ideas.  Bobbi would be willing to supply postage, assuming it doesn’t get too costly.  The committee has decided that the name for this award should be “Woodhaven Proud!”
  • Some time ago, Woodhaven had a “Yard of the Month” contest.  Does anyone know what happened to the sign?  We would like to once again implement this idea.
  • Since the website is so easily updated, frequent updates are welcome!  Please send your posts to bobbigalvin@gmail.com.

Special projects & Programs –Wanda Lanham and TonyBrowning, co-chairs:

  • The new directory is in progress…all of us will need to pitch in to assist. We’re hoping to have it ready by the semi-annual meeting in August or September.  Area businesses will be contacted.  Cost last time was around $1000.
  • Tony is checking into optional “Woodhaven Proud” car stickers that could be purchased or given with membership.

OLD BUSINESS:
None

NEW BUSINESS:

  • The Woodhaven Country Club hosts nearly all of our meetings.  Since they will now be charging $20/per person with minimum of 40 people, the committee has decided to look for other places to host our meetings.  While we should continue to support the country club, we can also support the other area businesses.  We will continue to seek better pricing from the CC.

Other potential dinner meeting places:
– Public Library charges $50.
– American Legion – too smoky
– Potter’s House, almost ready (April)
– Other ideas?

  • For now, the ice cream social, St. Patrick’s Day, Annual Meeting and Semi-annual Meeting events will again be at the club.
  • Committee of Greg, Gary & Bobbi will work on pulling together the March meeting.
  • The committee has decided that we would like to hold membership meetings/events every other month, with no meeting this year in February, June and December. A detailed calendar will be presented at the March meeting.
  • WNA has items in four storage bins.  We need to clean them out (and thank the owner publicly) and consolidate to one or two bins.  Greg will take care of this.

Meeting adjourned: 8:30
 Next Steering Committee meeting: March 1st is at Luby’s at 6:00 PM.

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January 2011

Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
Meeting called to order: 6:00 PM

Members present:

Greg Ricks, President Sandi Ross, Apartment & Real Estate Liaison
Gary Johansen, VP Peggy Schooler, Membership
Doug Cuny, Treasurer Kit Sears, Safety and Security
Bobbi Galvin, Secretary Wanda Lanham, Special Projects & Programs

Guests:

Kyle Phelps, General Manager, Woodhaven Country Club

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Cuny advised that this report reflects the best starting balance in five years. Since the committee added no changes to the report, it will be kept on file for audit.

Committee Reports

Membership – Peggy Schooler, chair

  • Ms. Schooler, the president and VP have been discussing how to increase membership. A letter or postcard will be sent to all Woodhaven homes regarding the January 18th membership meeting encouraging all residents to attend.

Enhancement – Gary Johansen, chair

  • Bids will be sought to power wash or sand blast the Randol Mill marker.
  • As some of the markers are looking a bit “ragged,” Gary will be asking the caretaker for a bit more maintenance.

Publicity & Website – Bobbi Galvin, chair

  • Bobbi was asked to chair this committee and will be trained within the next couple of weeks.
  • There is debate on whether or not to keep the website at a cost of nearly $400 per year, instead promoting our services through Facebook. While Facebook accounts are free, one must have an account to view content.

Apartment & Real Estate – Sandi Ross, liaison/chair

  • Since there are no longer regularly-scheduled meetings for the group, Sandi suggested reaching out to the apartment managers in the neighborhood to see if they would be interested in attending a luncheon hosted at the Country Club, with the meal being provided by WHA. The purpose of this luncheon would be to inform the apartment managers of our mission and philosophy and encourage membership. All members of the committee were in favor of this idea, and Sandi will further explore this option.

Safety & Security – Kit Sears, chair

  • Nothing to report at this time

Business Committee – WCD Representative, chair

  • Representative not present

Legal Committee – Charlie Burgess, chair

  • Not present

Special Projects & Programs – WandaLanham, chair

  • This is a new committee, and Ms. Lanham agreed to be the first chair. This committee will be responsible for working with the country club to arrange food for dinner meetings and special events and serving as hosts/hostesses.

In addition to the standing committees, the Steering Committee has appointed the following:

Nominating Committee – Gary Johansen and Kay Shaw, co-chairs

  • The committee will present a slate of officers to the membership at the Annual Meeting Jan. 18.

Auditing Committee – Doug Cuny and Bill Jackson, co-chairs

  • The annual financial audit will be taking place within the next couple of weeks. Membership will be encouraged to read the final audit report when it becomes available.

Old Business – none

New Business

  1. The first Woodhaven Homeowner’s Association Steering Committee meeting of 2011 began by introducing Kyle Phelps, the new general manager of the Woodhaven Country Club. Since the homeowner’s association utilizes the Country Club for various events nearly every month, Greg and Gary will meet with Mr. Phelps to discuss what the association has done in the past. They will work out the schedule to accommodate our meetings and discuss upcoming events.
    It was made clear that both groups want to be a conduit to each others activities. Open communication will create turnout for not only our two organizations, but the other organizations in the neighborhood as well.
    Mr. Phelps advised that all remodeling will be mostly behind the scenes for now and should not impact any upcoming events.
  2. A tentative calendar was discussed, and the committee agreed that dinner meetings should be included as well as general membership meetings. A more final calendar will be presented at the annual meeting on Jan. 18th.
  3. The group agrees that it is once again time to publish a membership directory. Volunteers are needed to pull the directory together and to gather sponsors. Please contact Gary if you are interested in helping.
  4. President Ricks solicited ideas for activities for the upcoming year. Events will be communicated to the membership by e-mail, and public events will be promoted to the entire neighborhood using mailed postcards. All events will be hosted by the Woodhaven Country Club, so we will ask the club to consider the following events:
  • Murder mystery Night
  • Casino Night
  • Valentine’s Day Event
  • Self Defense Class
  • Annual 4th of July Festivities
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Karaoke Night
  • Other ideas are encouraged, and should be sent to Gary Johansen.

Upcoming events

January 18th at 6:30 Social Mixer, 7: meeting 7:30 Book signing with Eddie Robison at Woodhaven Country Club – Annual meeting

February 1stat 7:00 PM, Woodhaven Country Club – WNA Steering Committee meeting

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 PM.

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