Minutes West Norwalk Association Board of Directors Meeting
July 7th, 2003
President Peter O’Hara called the meeting of the West Norwalk Association to order at 7:33 pm
Board Members: Peter O’Hara, Chris Bryan, Gigi Schmidt, Bob Wagman, Barbara Andrews, Bill Wrenn, David Frishkorn, Penny Hoffman.
WNA Neighbors: Frank Bolton.
Acceptance of Board Meeting Minutes of May 5th, 2003: Two corrections were made on the June minutes. Peter; O’Hara’s name and “restaurant” were misspelled. Gigi Schmidt made a motion to accept the minutes of June 2nd, 2003 after the corrections which was seconded by Bob Wagman. It passed unanimously.
Treasurer’s Report: David Frishkorn presented the months activities. $100.00 was added in membership dues; ending the month at $4,174.87. Penny Hoffman made a motion to accept the financial report which was seconded by Gigi Schmidt. The motion passed unanimously.
Planning & Zoning:
Prudential: Bob Wagman stated that the Prudential application was approved after the public hearing and will go before the full zoning commission on approximately July 16th-17th. He noted that some residents appeared at the open hearing and spoke publicly, but the committee was not swayed.
Velocity Sports: Even though Velocity was approved by the WNA it was noted they are not moving forward in their development.
Bob also stated that it would be helpful if some kind of rules or guidelines could be followed by developers and the goal of the WNA to promote aesthetic uniformity and design. Perhaps suggesting input into the master plan of development of West Norwalk.
North East Utilities & Power lines: Bob mentioned on the effectiveness of Leigh Grant and her efforts against the North East Utilities power lines. She showed the greatness of community activism when motivated. Regardless of her success or failure she made a statement with her efforts. It was questioned how the WNA could get residential community activism to develop in the future.
Road and Public Works: Penny Hoffman stated concern about the roads in West Norwalk area. There was discussion about how to go about asking for repaving and what role the WNA has. Penny agreed to email Alan and get his take on the issue. Suggestion of posting this information to the public web forum was mentioned.
Newsletter: Gigi Schmidt gave an update on the newsletter. Questions arose about entering in political interests into the newsletter and representing all political parties. A rough draft of the newsletter was handed out. The overall process and timeframe of the newsletter was discussed as well as how to get the nominations into the newsletter before the impending deadline and the September Annual meeting. It was mentioned that 30days notice of nominations were needed so that people could be elected. Gigi Schmidt stated that she would finish the newsletter and get it sent out for publication in the next couple days. Nominations for the WNA were due immediately.
Annual Meeting – Sept 21, 2003: A proposed agenda for the annual meeting was handed out by Peter O’Hara with roles for board members. Suggestions for change were made by board members and an additional open “question and answer” period was suggested.
Registration and Social
- State of the Association
- Treasurer’s Report
- Roads and Public Works
- Planning and Zoning
Social Continues / Tours
|Facility and Setup
Registration, Emails & Dues
Social / Food
Post Card Invite
David Frishkorn & Nancy Ruther
Barbara Andrews & Frank Bolton
Penny Hoffman and Chris Bryan
The post card invites are due in the mail by Sept 1st.
David suggested using http://www.printing-unlimited.com/ Penny Hoffman will do the design and Chris Bryan is responsible for the mailing and payment.
It was the WNA’s consensus that there would be no August West Norwalk Association meeting except by email if necessary.
Nominations and attendance: Peter O’Hara went over the director’s terms, and possibility of openings for next year as well as the approximate board make-up. Elizabeth Jackson and Mike Coffey will be removed from the board for their lack of attendance. The requirement for nominations to be presented to the residents with 30 days notice was discussed. It was agreed that Bob Wagman would head the nominations committee in Sam Jones’s place. It was also agreed to that Penny would add the nominations to the postcard invite for mailing to the residents.
All resumes should be sent to Bob Wagman for nominations and distribution.
Frank Bolton was elected to the WNA board after group discussion and consideration. Peter O’Hara made a motion which was seconded by Gigi Schmidt. His election passed unanimously.
Attendance Record since October 2002: Because a concern over attendance has been an issue, director’s attendance will be reflected in all upcoming minutes.
Peter O’Hara mentioned the concern of senior citizens taxes and his dealing in trying to handle the problem and going through the correct channels. This issue might be re-addressed later.
A motion to adjourn was made by Penny Hoffman. It was seconded by Gigi Schmidt. It was unanimously approve. The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.
Subject to Change Without Notice
August West Norwalk Asssociation Meeting will be by email only.
September 21, 2003 Annual West Norwalk Association Meeting
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