CHCC August Meeting Minutes
Minutes Read and approved.
-$2282.81 in account.
-Reimbursement paid to cover the cost of the CHCC sign.
A Paypal account has been set up to accept donations. There is a button on the website for people to donate. People can leave notes for where they would like the funds to be applied.
The council will be setting up an account at the Broadway Print and Copy shop for future council needs.
There was a fee charged by Bank of America that Hong is trying to get waived.
Motion to create a special By-law committee to work on revising the existing by-laws and make them stronger, by Saunatina Sanchez. Seconded by Justin Carder. Approved Unanimously.
Becki Frestedt nominated as Chair. Approved Unanimously.
Motion to create a standing Technology committee by Justin Carder. Seconded by Hong Chhuor. Five votes Aye. One abstention.
Justin Carder nominated as Chair. Approved Unanimously.
Motion to create a standing Open Space committee to address issues surrounding parks, trees and other nature issues on the Hill by Saunatina Sanchez. Seconded by Charlette LeFevre. Approved Unanimously.
Jen Power nominated as Chair. Approved Unanimously.
Motion to create an Arts and Events committee to promote artistic endeavors on the Hill and help with fundraising by Charlette LeFevre. Seconded by Saunatina Sanchez. Approved Unanimously.
By-laws Report- Becki
The committee met 8/17 to hash out the direction of the by-laws revision process and begin to talk about where the current by-laws can be strengthened. We are aiming for a concise set of by-laws. There will be an online editing document committee members will be invited to, to facilitate the various schedules of committee members. We are aiming to have a version written up for Council discussion by the December 2008 meeting.
Arts Report- Charlette LeFevre
Chalk art contest had to be cancelled because permits were unattainable.
Focusing on a Halloween event on Broadway. Discussing having some sort of processional with the theme of Skulls.
Open Space Report- Jen Power
Deferred to Parking Space report.
Technology Report- Justin Carder
Proposal submitted to adopt the CHCC wiki as the council’s primary online communication site, ratify official URL and decommission old site by Justin Carder. Seconded by Becki Frestedt. Approved Unanimously.
Parking Day Report- Jen Power
On September 19th the council will be sponsoring a spot next to the Vivace stand on Broadway as an outreach effort for the new John and Summit park. We will set up a temporary park in a parking spot for the day, handing out information about the John and Summit park and take donations from the community.
A $200 budget was approved unanimously to cover the costs of the project.
Tree Heritage Petition Proposal- Charlette LeFevre
The trees along Broadway do not have any sort of protection from development and can be torn down without any approval from the neighborhood. Since the trees along Broadway Ave. were planted as part of a beautification project they should be protected and considered Heritage Trees.
Charlette would like the council to stand behind a petition to seek Heritage status for all the flame ash trees from Roy St. to Madison St. along Broadway Ave.
Five votes Aye, Two abstentions. Motion passes.
Spray-paint Proposal- Justin Carder
People have varying opinions about graffiti on the Hill, from urban art to public menace. There are concerns about the availability of spray-paint in local businesses because, while the information is anecdotal, it is mostly kids who shoplift the paint who go tagging the neighborhood. Justin wants to create a zone to require merchants to put spray-paint behind a barrier of some sort to discourage shoplifting. There is someone on the King County Council already working on this kind of proposal. From informal discussion at the meeting, Justin will write up a letter to local businesses to volunteer to make spray-paint harder to access.
PO Box Proposal- Hong Chhuor
So the officers won't have to use their home address and to allow a sense of continuity for future councils, a proposal was made to buy a PO Box from the Post Office fro $72 per year. Jen Power seconds.
Proposal approved unanimously.
Cameras at Cal Anderson Park- Charlette LeFevre
Charlette would like the city to grant a 30-day comment period for the public on the issue of the cameras at Cal Anderson Park. The community didn't get sufficient notice about the cameras and weren't given a chance to discuss it before they were installed. Charlette will write a letter to the city that she will present at September's meeting. She would also like to request an increase in Park Rangers to the park, considering the cameras were installed because of crime prevention.
Jen Power will be talking to Doug Shwartz from the Capitol Hill Times about the John and Summit park on Friday Aug 22nd.