INC NEWS - Draft Minutes of INC Meeting, August 28, 2007
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Here's the DRAFT minutes of last nights meeting.
Minutes of Meeting of August 28, 2007
Marguerite Ward Forest at Duke
Jim Ellenson Old North Durham
Renee Lord Forest at Duke
Scott Carter Woodcroft
Melissa Rooney Fairfield
R W Pickle Forest Hills
Michael Shiflett Northgate Park
Cheryl Shiflett Northgate Park
Collin Crossmon Walltown
Rosemarie Kitchin Falconbridge
Nancy O. Gallman Old West Durham
Jean O’Barr Anderson St
Marge Nordstrom Anderson St
Bill Anderson Duke Park
Susan Lebkes Colony Park
Lorisa Seibel Durham Affordable Housing Coalition/Campaign for Decent Housing
Carolyn Kreuger Kids Voting Durham
Annette Smith Durham Parks and Recreation
Introductions – President David Harris opened the meeting at 7 PM. Members introduced themselves. A volunteer sign up sheet for CenterFest was passed around.
PROGRAM: KIDS VOTING-DURHAM
SPEAKER: Carolyn Kreuger Executive Director of Kids Voting Durham
A descriptive handout was distributed
Located in the County Extension Office on Foster Street the offices of Kids Voting is again organizing a curriculum and mock voting process this year in the Durham Public (and a few charter) Schools. KV provide educational materials to both teachers and students to learn the importance of our election process culminating with polling booths at each precinct within Durham. Neighborhood Associations and community groups are encouraged to adopt a Precinct. This involves selecting a Team Captain to coordinate polling booth volunteers and be responsible for setting the Kids Vote station the evening before elections and taking it down after the polls close then delivering the materials (ballots, booth, other materials) to Measurement Inc for processing.
The time commitment for Team Captains varies from 1-2 hours to 2-4 hours for polling station volunteers on Election Day. Training sessions are being coordinated with the typical time needed to become familiar with what’s required to be just around an hour.
Carolyn passed around a volunteer sign-up sheet which when it passed by me had several names of INC participants on it. What a great bunch!
Carolyn recognized Mike Shiflett as a long time volunteer. He related the pleasure and satisfaction he’s experienced with the group and seeing youngsters getting to practice what it’s like voting like their parents do.
Speaker Wanda Boone
Durham County comprehensive report synopsis handout was distributed. Coordination with other resources such as Operation A.P.E., Durham Together for Resilient Youth, Partnership for a Healthy Durham, Durham Try (www.DurhamTRY.org) and Durham Center to address substance abuse problems (alcohol and drugs) in our schools, the community and our neighborhoods affects all of us. US Surgeon General visiting Raleigh next week, Wanda will be attending representing Durham.
PARKS AND RECREATION-Annette Smith
-Website has park sign survey, please visit it and select your preferences
-Aug 30th at 8 AM begins open registration for reserving park facilities
1st come 1st served basis
Durham Armory not available until late 2008 due to renovations on hold
CCB Plaza space now available downtown
-3rd Friday Dance Parties coming up in Sept and Oct
-Durham Arts Council Art Walk Nov 16-18
-CenterFest Sept 15-16
-Woof Fest Sept 22 at Northgate Dog Park starting at 10 AM
-Light Up Durham Parade will be an evening event this year starting at 4PM Dec 1st
-P&R recently received a NC State recognition award for music series at West Village
DURHAM AFFORDABLE HOUSING COALITION-Lorisa Seibel
-$400,000 grant was awarded to DAHC to provide for disabled and elderly homeowner rehabilitation programs (handicap ramps, handrails etc) beautification and community projects
MINUTES: INC July minutes not available for approval. Will be an agenda item next month.
TREASURER REPORT: R. Pickle reported Checking $505.07 Savings $2117.87 no donations received
DURHAM, CAN YOU SPARE A CHANGE
B. Anderson reported that initiative is gaining more publicity and support from many different sources and specifically thanked the DCVB. Brochure being finalized with resources, suggested donation venues that can be alternatives to giving money to homeless, vagrants and others soliciting for cash when in reality they need services and hope.
CLEVELAND HOLLOWAY NEIGHBORHOOD
Colin Crossman reported that City Council rescinded sale of two pieces of property and replaced it with an upset bid process, the proceeds of which would go to affordable housing. CH will be working with the city to draft a comprehensive neighborhood plan for the area. M. Shiflett reminded everyone that the city has a concentration policy for approving affordable/special needs housing and that it might be a good idea at some point in the near future to have an update presented to refresh everyone’s memory.
Nomination committee has scheduled meeting to go over the 29 nominations (1 additional nomination came in late). Request was made to discover the room capacity at the Washington Duke so a rough guess on how to accommodate the eventual Heroes and quests.
R. Pickle emphasized the need to have more volunteers for set up, staffing the INC booth on Saturday and Sunday and then tear down Sunday afternoon.
M. Shiflett asked that the proposed date be moved from the second Saturday in October to sometime later this winter to allow for better preparation and coordination due to the number of other projects and commitments INC has on it’s plate right now.
M. Rooney reported with pleasure that the support of INC in getting the City to recognize that additional revisions to the clear cutting and mass grading provisions within the UDO are needed is taking place.
RECOGNITION OF MUNICIPAL SERVANTS LEAVING DURHAM
M. Shiflett made a motion to have David present a Certificate of Appreciation to Frank Duke for his leadership and cooperation with the community and INC before he leaves and Terry Roland of Water Resources for his years of service and foresightedness to the citizens of Durham. R. Pickle seconded motion. Motion passed unanimously. Motion was made by R.Pickle to allow up to $50 in total for both recognitions. Seconded by C. Shiflett. Passed unanimously.
D.Harris reminded those in attendance that the installation of the new Police Chief is Sept 14 at 6PM and encouraged representatives to be there.
MEETING WAS ADJOURNED at 8:34 PM
Submitted by Mike Shiflett
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