York Neighborhood Association Board Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

7:05 – 8:45 pm

Nelson’s Market



Present:  Anne Mackie, Jessica Bandstra, Elliott Smith, David Wainright, Judy Bachman, Barbara Davenport, Helen Jackson, Robert Hand, Carolyn Mulder, Libby Stark


Introductions and welcome of new members


Review of last General Meeting


City Planning Director reception at Squalicum Boathouse, Thursday, March 9 from 5 – 6:30 Judy (and hopefully others) will be attending.


Reports from:


Discussion of Franklin Park architect Jonathan Schilk’s ideas for the playground:  Loving Space Preschool is surveying their children regarding playground ideas.


Next general meeting and newsletter:  Anne suggested not having a general meeting to discuss Greenways as there are a significant number of meetings neighbors can attend throughout the community.  In our next newsletter we will encourage neighbors to attend the Whatcom Museum’s all day workshop on researching historic homes on April 22nd or work in Franklin / Rock Hill Park to celebrate Earth Day. 


MOTION: Anne made a motion to authorize Elliott Smith to check into the use of the upper section of Rock Hill Park as a designated off-leash area for dogs.  Carolyn seconded.  The MOTION passed. 


By-laws and job duties and descriptions of board positions:  The Board reviewed and made corrections to the By-laws.


Fundraising:  Anne will be mailing letters to neighborhood businesses asking for $100 donation along with free ad space in the newsletter.  $90 has been donated thus far in membership dues and donations from the winter newsletter.


Topics for next board meeting:  Mission statement and board member job descriptions.


The meeting adjourned at 8:45.




Submitted by Libby Stark