Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Meeting Minutes 12-5-09

Old Dundalk Neighborhood Association

Meeting Minutes

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Quarterly Meeting -- Community Center

President Marianne Thomas called the meeting to order at 10 am. There were 20 members in attendance on a rainy, snowy morning.

President’s Report:

* Election of new officers will take place at our June 19, 2010 meeting. There are five positions: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian. We will begin taking nominations today and will accept them through the end of our April 10, 2010 meeting. Nominations can be made my contacting any current board member.
* Welcome Bag Update – Carly Burkehart has collected numerous items for the bags. Carly needs a couple of people to stuff the bags and to deliver them. Chris Ames can help us to get current copies of the Eagle when we go to deliver them.



Secretary’s Report:

* As always, Becky is looking to update our database. If you are not receiving emails or have any changes, please let Becky know.
* Our next newsletter will go out by the end of January 2010, primarily by email. Though we will send hard copies to our members without email. Also, if you have a friend or neighbor who is not on our database, let us know – we will get a copy out to them as well.
* The Social Committee is once again without a leader. We are looking for someone to coordinate committee members and keep our events on track.
* Becky reviewed the results of the “events survey” that we took at the September meeting. The top five events were: Community garage sale/Block Party, Wine Tastings, Bus Trips, TGIF Party (bring your own lawn chair, beverage, and dish to share – the host provides the yard), and Ice Cream Social. There was discussion about combining the community garage sale with our plans for Dumpster Day.
* The December Pot-Luck Social will be held on December 30, 2009 from 6-8pm at the Masonic Hall. There were many comments about how nice last year’s potluck was and a general feeling that this event should continue. Brenda Shepherd and Alice Fogle graciously agreed to coordinate this event. An email invitation will go out, and we will try to get the event listed in the Eagle as well. RSVP’s should go to Brenda Shepherd at 410-284-0899 or can be sent to Becky Terjung at bterjung1@juno.com.



Treasurers Report:
Old Dundalk Neighborhood Association
Financial Report for November 30, 2009

Income:
Memberships - annual $1,680.00
less: returned items ($10.00)
Memberships - lifetime $900.00
Donations $152.00
Cake raffles $105.00
Sales: t-shirts/hats $100.00
C.O.P. Grant $1,850.00
Income total: $4,777.00

Total expenditures: ($2,647.82)

Bank balance as of Nov. 30, 2009 $2,129.18

Expenditures:
Hall rental $200.00
Picnic, PO Box, plaque $126.38
Postage, newsletter $161.20
Promotional materials $66.96
Administrative supplies $18.01
Bank supplies $45.40
Bank service charges $7.00
Meeting supplies $22.30
Dumpster day supplies $45.96
Gazebo $102.82
C.O.P. Grant $1,851.79

Expenditures total: $2,647.82


* We have 22 new members since our September Meeting.
* We have a new supply of magnets and business cards available.
* Last meeting we voted on changing our bylaws to include lanuage need for the 501C3 process. Those changes were approved by the membership. Debbie hopes to have the 501C3 application process wrapped up by the end of the year. The estimated cost to the association for filing the non-profit application is about $400.00
* Dumpster Day is scheduled for April 17, 2010. We plan to tie into Earth Day – perhaps with a contest for the kids, the community garage sale. We hope to use the Church of the Brethern parking lot.



Vice President’s Report:

* Glenn’s update on the Yorkway project was changed by news this morning that Vontran has filed for bankruptcy. (Baltimore Sun article) According to the article in the paper, this filing will not affect the Yorkway project.
* Follow up: Regarding concerns stated at the ODNA meeting on Saturday about the on-going Yorkway Development: according to Baltimore County's Office of Community Conservation, the Yorkway Property and Development should not be effected by John Vontran's personal bankruptcy filing as noted in The Sun. Public Works agreements and security deposits for road and utility construction related to the Development have been received, and the project will be completed by Mr. Vontran or other entities.



Marisa Olszewski (DRC):

* The DRC offices have moved. The new location is 11 Center Place.
* The weather has canceled the Holiday Parade and Choir performance scheduled for this afternoon. The Holiday Lighting and Cookie Tour will still take place, starting at 6pm.
* Marisa also announced the “Think Green, Be Green” series of lectures being held on Monday evenings in January, February and March. Check the DRC website for more information.
* Marisa also spoke about the Family Dollar store and the article which appeared in the Dundalk Eagle. Marianne continuted by saying that this has been a long struggle with numerous letters, emails and conversations with the store manager. The store has been fined by code enforcement and has had a hearing.



Clean and Green:

* We have had another code sweep, though this has been a struggle. While we have not received the written report, Marianne did find out that there were 41 violations cited. Violations included rats, trash, improper trash cans, overgrown grass, an RV, an illegal structure and repairs. We hope to have more detail for our April meeting.
* Speaking of rats, Marianne suggested that we could put together a flyer with rat abatement tips. Joyce (?last name) offered to help.



Safety Committee – C.O.P:

Marianne then concluded the meeting and thanked all coming out on such a dreary morning.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Saturday, April 10, 2010.

Respectfully submitted,

Becky Terjung

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Update on Yorkway

Regarding concerns stated at the ODNA meeting on Saturday about the on-going Yorkway Development:

According to Baltimore County's Office of Community Conservation, the Yorkway Property and Development should not be effected by John Vontran's personal bankruptcy filing as noted in The Sun. Public Works agreements and security deposits for road and utility construction related to the Development have been received, and the project will be completed by Mr. Vontran or other entities.

Becky Terjung
Secretary