General Membership Meeting
March 21, 2012

Meeting called to order by President Klaben at 6:35.

Motion made to approve the secretary's minute by Merl Maiers, seconded by Darold Lowe.

Dane County Supervisor Donald Imhoff talked about the possibility of committee changes on the Dane County Board of Supervisors and presented a handout regarding the Clean Lakes Alliance Initiative, a study committee for potential expansion of the Alliant Energy Center property, the new interoperable radio system and Phase 2 of Monona Drive.

Alder Lauren Cnare reported that the City will do a better tree replacement job when replacing the Ash trees by stopping at a certain size to avoid the V shaped trimming. Regarding the City budget, the Central Library remodeling is scheduled to be finished by 2014 and their is discussion of the Pinney Branch moving to the Royster property.

The Fire Station land on I94 and Sprecher Road-- The Fire department has submitted a grant to train people and the Johnson St. Fire Dept. may be part of an apartment structure by a private developer.

Cottage Grove Road is scheduled to be a four lane road that includes making the two lane bridge to four lanes.

Royster Clark property plan has been adopted for housing, commercial and potential offices.

Grandview Commons store-- will be breaking ground in 2013.

The Sentry store is vulnerable and will need support to keep it going. She was hopeful Sentry will make some good changes to improve their store in order to make this happen.

Some concerns from those attending:
Park Rangers, Junky yards (call Building Inspection or report on their webpage) Alder Cnare stated that she would not seek re-election and going to send out a survey to get input from residents on their opinion of what needs to be done in the district on better quality of life issues.

President's Report

RMNA new brochure was drafted, printed and delivered by Pastor Baxter Exum. Our webpage now has a new domain name --

Earth Day Cleanup will be April 22 at 1:00pm McGinnis park and will break up into teams to clean area parks.

Treasurer's Report

  • Sign Account $1944.47
  • Working balance $578.54
  • Total $2,523.01

Sign Committee

Darold Lowe reported that the Executive Board approved 3 locations for another Rolling Meadows Neighborhood sign 1) Portland Pkwy and Milwaukee St. 2) McGinnis Park (Crystal Lane) 3)Diamond Dr and Crystal Lane. Signs by Designs bid $2145 plus tax for a total of $2250. We would have to apply for the Grant program again to received funding.

Next meeting June 14, 2012

Meeting adjourned at 7:20 pm.

Respectfully submitted
Gretchen Lowe, Secretary

Annual Membership Meeting
Thursday, September 10, 2009

Neighbors were asked to sign in as they entered in preparation for the election of officers after the meeting.

Meeting was called to order at 6:37 pm by President Hanson.

Adoption of the agenda was moved and seconded. Adopted without revision.

Printed copies of the minutes for July 9th, 2009 were provided. Approval was moved and seconded. Approved without correction.

Guest Speaker:
Tom Heikkenen, Manager, Madison Water Utility

Mr. Heikkenen provided a Power Point presentation describing the describing the various functions of the Water Utility and how water gets from the ground to our tap. He answered a variety of questions.

President Hanson asked Mr. Heikkenen to tell residents about a little known option for paying water bills. He explained that when a resident finds it difficult to pay their full bill, they may contact the Water Utility billing department number that appears on the bill, and request to make monthly payments. President Hanson requested that those attending spread the word to neighbors who might need this option.
Elected Officers' Reports

President – Bob Hanson

  • Heritage Heights/Rolling Meadows Picnic
    • Sunday September 13th   12:00 – 3:00 pm
    • Kennedy Park
  • Explained the election. Any member present may be nominated for any position on the ballot. VP Hornbeck would tally votes. Balloting would be repeated until a winner was identified for each office.

Vice-President – Matt Hornbeck

Welcome Sign information (all forms and bids available to date) have been collected and will be provided to the new president so a committee can continue the project.
Treasurer – Teresa Northrup

Account balance (as of 8/31/2009) is $677.66.
Secretary – Mary Polancih

Written report provided.
Old Business

New Business


President Hanson

The islands were approved at the last public meeting held at East Madison Police Precinct, Wednesday August 26th, 2009. They will be installed on Acewood Blvd as soon as the contractor performing the curb and gutter repairs is able to schedule the work.
Ald. Lauren Cnare

City Council approved the changes agreed to at the meeting of 8/26/09. The first changes will be chevrons installed on the curve in both directions, and the posted speed will be reduced. Later the pedestrian islands will be installed. Ald. Cnare commended RMNA and the citizens who were involved for pushing to make the the changes happen. She also urged RMNA to consider developing a "Neighborhood Traffic Management Plan" at some point in the future. When we are ready, we should contact her to get this started.

Ald. Cnare urged all residents to educate themselves about the development of the new downtown public library project. She urged us to consider attending the meetings as this will be an important project that will affect everyone in the community.

Next meeting will be scheduled by new president. Look for the dates in the next RMNA Newsletter.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:05pm

ELECTION for 2009-2010

  • President: Mary Polancih
  • Vice President: Tim Klaben
  • Secretary: (vacant)
  • Treasurer: Teresa Northrup

Submitted by Mary Polancih, Secretary.