ROLLING MEADOWS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
General Membership Meeting
September 12, 2013

President Tim Klaben called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Guest Speakers:
Jeff Berens, Planning Engineer, WI Department of Transportation
Jerry Schmidt, WIDOT Project Manager
Terri Her, Acewood Alliance Pantry

Jeff Bernes provided information and drawings to RMNA members on the US Highway 51 Corridor Study Project from Voges Rd in McFarland to State Highway 19. The Project is looking at the Purpose and Need for a revision of Hwy 51 because of the traffic use as well as safety. The project has three Alternative plans looking at traffic safety and accidents from 2007-2011. The meeting this evening primarily focused on the project from Pflaum Road to Hwy 30. The project will also consider including Bicycle/Pedestrian Facilities. The projected construction start date is estimated to begin in 2020. Contact information can be by phone at 608-245-2656 or jeff.berens@dot.wi.gov. The Study website is http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/projects/swregion/51/index.htm.

Terri Her, Director of the Acewood Alliance Pantry, spoke about the increasing success of the neighborhood Pantry that has served over 1700 pounds of food and hygiene items to over 30 households with 1-2 new neighbors every week. They are currently open the 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings and are hoping to expand to include the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings. They are in need of more Volunteers in order to expand. Volunteers undergo a background check, letter of recommendation, and a half-hour on-site training session. A large refrigerator was donated by Rose Molz and delivered by Brothers Main.

The 2nd Neighborhood Brat Sale is going to be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 11-5:00 p.m at the Sentry Grocery Store on Cottage Grove Rd. There will be two hour shifts for volunteers and the board is eager to see new faces to come for a fun time.

The Heritage Heights Neighborhood Picnic will be held Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 11-3:00 p.m. at the Kennedy Park Shelter with a $12 donation.

The Annual Election Meeting was held this evening and discussion was made to increase the Members-at-Large from 4 to 6 members. Wyl Schuth agreed to fill the Vice President spot; Matt Ida and Laura Kenny were nominated to fill the open board positions. The Board Members introduced themselves and told a little bit about themselves. Darold Lowe moved to elect the four current Board Members and six Members-at-Large. Matt Ida second it.

Tim Klaben stated that the number of Board and General Meetings will increase to five per year.

In Jordy Natzke’s absence, Maureen Engelberger reported that the balance in the Association checking account is $3253.64.

Pete Natzke suggested that a neighboring Association has a running and walking club and that maybe our Association may want to consider this in a way to meet more of our neighborhood members.

Wyl Schuth will attempt to get an Arborist and Hoticulturist to speak at an upcoming RMNA meeting.

Matt Ida spoke on the Grant Matching Programs to assist in improving our neighborhood parks so that they are more user friendly.

Darold Lowe moved to adjourn at 8:05 p.m. and Will Schuth seconded.

 

Respectfully submitted by Maureen Engelberger, Secretary.

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ROLLING MEADOWS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
General Membership Meeting
June 6, 2013

Vice President Matt Karnick called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Guest Speakers:
George Dreckmann, City of Madison Recycling Coordinator
Officer Dan Swanson, East District Police Department
Alder Lauren Cnare

George Dreckmann stated that a Program collecting Mattresses and Box Springs is planned for July, 2013. A $10 fee will be charged for each to the customer with the City paying $7 for each. The City Council may approve the program at the next meeting. Stickers can be purchased at a library. The metal will be recycled and the padding will be used for archery with the hope of recycling 90% of each mattress and box spring. There is 15-20,000 tons of waste that goes into a landfill per year. An anaerobic digester, which will cost $15 million to build, is being planned as an alternative to the landfill where bacteria eats the materials to form a gas which can be used for heating or cooling. Styrofoam should be taken to the Sycamore Recycling site. Styrofoam peanuts are not to be recycled. Wet Paint, gasoline, and other chemicals can be disposed of at the Dane County Landfill, which is open year round, and charges $10 per item. Hardened paint can be disposed in the trash bin. Paint can lids and empty cans can be recycled. Recommendation was made to keep screw caps on plastic bottles for recycling. George can be contacted at gdreckmann@cityofmadison.com for any questions.

Police Officer Dan Swanson from the East Police Department inquired of the neighborhood any concerns: 1) ? need for electronic speed monitoring in front of Kennedy School which he recommended referring to the test team, 2) Stated that calls are answered according to priority and most calls have three officers present. Concerns can be referred to Lt. Trevor Knight and Capt. Mary Shaw. Expired medications can be disposed at the East District Police Department.

Lauren Cnare reported that neighbors can go to the City of Madison website “Report a Problem” for issues or call her. Sentry Shopping Center Owner, Mr. Metcalf, said that the asphalt will be repaved. Also discussed was a communication meeting to be set up with him and the neighborhood about giving the Shopping Center a “facelift”. Lauren stated that Mr. Metcalf never has a problem leasing the shopping center. June 14, 2013 Lauren has a meeting planned to discuss moving Pinney Library to another site, possibly Royster Clark or Grandview Commons. Plans for the Royster Clark location are on the City of Madison website. A prospective buyer for former Talula’s is interested to renovate into a Multicultural Funeral Home.

Suggestions were made for future neighborhood meeting speakers: Owner of the Multicultural Funeral Home, Library Director.

Pastor Baxter spoke about the Acewood Alliance Pantry with 6-7 households being served per week. 300 pounds of food is given out per week. He states that they would like to expand the hours but are in need of volunteers. The biggest need is paper products, butter, and ziplock baggies.

A motion was made by Mary Polancih to recommend a donation of a food/paper item to the Acewood Alliance Pantry at all neighborhood meetings. Darold Lowe seconded the motion.

President Tim Klaben spoke about Nextdoor.com and stated that 10% of the neighborhood are members. Previous meeting minutes were approved. Brat Sales dates have been changed to July 13 and September 14, 2013 with the times from 11:00- 5:30 p.m. Tim discussed changing the number of members of the board from (4) and expanding to (6) members. A vote will take place at the upcoming September 9th meeting. The Bylaws will have changes made to reflect.

Tree Trimming is currently being done in the neighborhood so everyone should be aware.

Jordy Natzke gave the Treasurers report stating a balance of $2900.27.

 


Respectfully submitted by Maureen Engelberger, Secretary.

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