DRAFT Minutes

York Neighborhood Planning Committee

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

7:00 p.m. Nelson’s Market


Attendees: Anne Mackie, Tom Scott, Libby Stark, Lynn Gobush, Helen Jackson, Stina  Olson, Lisa McShane


  1. Agenda Review
  2. Approval of Minutes of August 6 meeting

       Follow up: Newsletter distribution Sept. 15

                         Surveys are coming in; write up summary for October 10 General                                       Meeting

                         New web site is up

                         Committee email address is “Planning@yorkneighborhood. org”

  1. Attendance for City Planning Workshop Sept. 18, 6:30-8:30

                         Entire committee urged to attend, names in advance to Nicole

  1. Plans for October 10 General Meeting- focus on re-write of Neighborhood Plan

                          Anne needs copies of everyone’s report on our walking tours

                         Chris Koch invited

                          General solicitation for participation in workgroups

                          General themes, issues (security, code enforcement, historic district,

                                   neighborhood maintenance, strengthen unity of 3 “islands”,

                                   owner-occupied/ landlord-rental issues, walkability/quality of                                                     life)

                          Half hour workgroups for committee as follows:

                               1) Neighborhood Design

                               2) Parks, Recreation, Open Space

                               3) Transportation

                               4) Housing

                               Leave other topics (capital facilities, utilities & services, land use                                                     & maps) for later development

                              Survey results

                              Anne will prepare agenda with projected times

                              Lynn will get banners corrected

                              Volunteer to make home made cookies

  1. Plans for October Planning Committee Meeting- first review of survey-

                              Schedule meeting for 1st   Monday in Oct- October 1st

                              General recruitment for this committee- personal phone calls?




Next committee meeting- Monday, October 1, 7 p.m., Nelson’s Market