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Meeting minutes of the Greater Gladstone Civic Association (GGCA)

February 23, 2012 Meeting Minutes

February 23, 2012 Meeting Minutes

Greater Gladstone Civic Association (GGCA) Meeting Minutes

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 7:00 PM

Location: Lansdowne Borough Hall

Attendance:  7

MEETING NOTES

Welcome by the President (Melissa Englund)

 

Review of Minutes (Julia Hartnett)

Copies of the January 26, 2012 meeting minutes were distributed.

The minutes were approved as written.

 

Review of Finances by the Treasurer (Kathy Kauffman)

Copies of checking account activity from January 25, 2012 through February 22, 2012 were distributed. The ending balance in the account was $3,392.46.

The Treasurer’s report was approved as written.

 

Business Updates and Reports

 

Street Light Auction (Pete Engle)

Notice was going in local paper this week.  Pete will inspect the lightposts at the public time on 3/1/12.


Egg Hunt Update  (Melissa Englund)

Permit secured.  Egg Hunt is at Marlyn Park April 7th at 11am.  Flyers will be distributed.

 

Committee Budgets (Melissa Englund)

Approved at same levels as last year: Beautification $750; Communications $325; Events $1000; Block Captain Event $300; Reserve $1,000.  Electric work, tree lights, and garland are under the Events budget.

 

Block Captain Event

Discussion postponed until next meeting.

 

Newsletter (Kathy Kauffman)

Issue expected to go out early March.  The following issue will be after the Egg Hunt.

 

Traffic Light (Group)

The traffic light at the entrance to the Manor has been off its usual schedule, with traffic backing up on Baltimore Ave.  It was surmised that this could be a result of street work (e.g. curb cuts) and that we should wait to see if the light resumes normal operation once the work is done.


Topics for Next Meeting

  • Public Safety
  • Block Captain Event
  • Newsletter Schedule
  • Street Lamp Update

Next Meeting – Thursday March 22, 2012

November 17, 2011 Meeting Minutes

November 17, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Greater Gladstone Civic Association (GGCA) Meeting Minutes

 

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 7:00 PM

Location: Lansdowne Borough Hall

 

Attendance: 7

 

MEETING NOTES

 

Welcome by the President (Melissa Englund)

 

Review of Minutes by the Secretary (Michelle Hiscott)

Copies of the October 27, 2011 meeting minutes were distributed.

The minutes were approved as written.

 

Review of Finances by the Treasurer (Kathy Kauffman)

Copies of checking account activity from October 26, 2011 through November 16, 2011 were distributed. The ending balance in the account was $2,658.41.

The Treasurer’s report was approved as written.

 

Business Updates and Reports

 

Nominating Committee Report, Ballot Distribution (Melissa Englund)

 

The location of the ballot/ballot template is not known. The GGCA officers and the Nominating Committee will look for the ballot.

 

The ballot will be distributed with the next newsletter.

 

December Events (Melissa Englund)

 

December 2011 events will include the Tree Lighting, the Santa Mailbox, Caroling with the Mansfield Brass, and Luminaries.

 

The Tree Lighting is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2011, at 4:15. Santa will arrive at 4:25.  Kathy Kauffman will invite State Representative Nick Micozzie; Melissa Englund will invite Mayor Jayne Young and Borough Council President Sharon Coleman.

 

The Lansdowne Fire Company will hang the lights on Sunday. November 20, 2011. Dawn Hausler will be there. (Melissa Englund will test power on the Island over the upcoming weekend.)

 

Bob Bartmann will play Santa Claus. Children will line up to see Santa, receiving a treat bag after their visit. The Santa Claus suit is at 124 Gladstone.

 

 

Street Light and Island Update (Melissa Englund)

 

One light on the Island is not working.

 

No work on outstanding items has been completed to date.

 

Membership Drive (Kathy Kauffman)

 

A copy of the membership drive letter was distributed.

 

Changes to be made are as follows:

Remove Michelle Hiscott as an officer.

Update the Mansfield Block Captain to both Dennis and April.

 

Kathy Kauffman will email when the materials are ready to be stuffed.

 

The mail date will be determined by the next newsletter mailing.

 

Newsletter (Melissa Englund)

 

The next newsletter will be a special edition containing the letter of apology/explanation from Lansdowne Borough; Lansdowne Borough Council President Sharon Coleman is working on the letter.

 

The newsletter will be distributed with the membership letter and the election ballot, in December or early January.

 

Website and Email (Melissa Englund, Michelle Hiscott)

 

The domain name registration expires on January 17, 2011. Michelle Hiscott will renew the current package of domain name, email, and web service.

 

Neighbor Concerns: 1 East Windermere Terrace (Melissa Englund, Michelle Hiscott)

 

A Gladstone Manor resident (who wishes to remain anonymous) has approached the association to determine if the organization could be useful in encouraging the borough to lean on the owners of 1 East Windermere Terrace to clean-up the property. The GGCA will write a letter to Stephen Wagner, Chair of the Codes Board, and copy Lansdowne Borough Council and Lansdowne Borough, noting the concerns. Any follow-up must be done by the resident who voiced the complaint.

 

Next Meeting: Thursday, January 26, 2012

October 27, 2011 Meeting Minutes

October 27, 2011 Meeting Minutes

Greater Gladstone Civic Association (GGCA) Meeting Minutes

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2011 7:00 PM

Location: Lansdowne Borough Hall

 

Attendance: 11

 

MEETING NOTES

 

Welcome by the Vice-President (Steve Phillips)

 

Review of Minutes by the Secretary (Michelle Hiscott)

Copies of the September 22, 2011 meeting minutes were distributed.

The minutes were approved as written.

 

Review of Finances by the Treasurer (Kathy Kauffman)

Copies of checking account activity from September 20, 2011 through October 26, 2011 were distributed. The ending balance in the account was $2,797.62.

The Treasurer’s report was approved as written.

 

Business Updates and Reports

 

Ÿ Nominating Committee Report (Steve Phillips and Betty Bartmann)

Candidates for the President and Secretary positions are needed.

The Vice-President suggested the possibility of running the GGCA by committee in lieu of a traditional president. Other topics discussed were possibly redefining the role the newsletter plays or simplifying the newsletter, as well as recruiting potential candidates with a recruitment letter sent after the November meeting.

 

A motion was made to delay elections until after the November meeting.

 

Ÿ Lansdowne Borough Update (Steve Phillips)

 

The Vice-President thanked residents for their support of the street light issue and attendance at the recent Lansdowne Borough Council Meeting.

 

Various outages are still reported throughout the Manor.

 

A motion was made to follow-up with Lansdowne Borough Council President Sharon Coleman after the November 2011 GGCA meeting if no progress has been made in terms of a letter from the borough to the GGCA for inclusion in the newsletter.

 

State Representative Nick Micozzie reported he would contact the borough manager to follow-up on the street light issue.

 

Ÿ Membership Drive (Gail Phillips, Kathy Kauffman)

 

Kathy Kauffman has purchased envelopes.

 

The Membership Drive will be distributed with the next newsletter.

 

Ÿ December Events (Michelle Hiscott)

 

The Events Committee will meet on November 4, 2011 to finalize details for the December events, which will include the tree lighting, the Santa Claus mailbox, the luminaries, and the caroling.

 

The December Events flyer will be ready for distribution by block captains the weekend prior to Thanksgiving.

 

Ÿ Newsletter (Steve Phillips)

 

The Vice-President suggested printing a special edition of the newsletter when the letter from the borough regarding the street lights is received (if the timing does not coincide with the newsletter publication as planned).

 

Next Meeting: Thursday, November 17, 2011