July, 2017 Meeting Minutes

Brad called the meeting to order. 10 neighbors were present.

Donnie motioned to approve the minutes from the last meeting. The minutes were approved. The treasurer’s report was not available at the time of the meeting.

Thank you to our gracious hosts that held the summer traveling social. The food was great and the company even better. Thank you to Jamie and Kelly Mathy for hosting.

Ken provided an update on the neighborhood signs committee. Ken brought two design ideas to the meeting and neighbors gave their input and would like to see a couple of facts from each house and to make the sign more of a narrative instead of looking like a form. He is going to contact Fast Signs and Prairie Signs in Bloomington to see if they could do a mockup of the design and get pricing and bring to the next meeting.

A Day in Dimmitt’s Grove was held 4 years ago, and it is time to start planning for the next one that should be next year. This is a big event that takes place every 5 years to educate people on the neighborhood. It usually includes home and garden tours, vendors, a car show and other activities. A chairperson is still needed for this event.

The DGNA Flea markets only had 6 sales this year. It was competing with other events.

Neighbors feel like city Public Service and Engineering representatives are being insensitive to historic preservation. They feel that the Historic Preservation Commission should have been involved in the Grove Street construction and that the city is damaging historic characteristics of the city. Neighbors are encouraged to write letters and take pictures to send to city officials.

Donnie has Welcome packets for people new to the neighborhood. Newsletters have been distributed to all block captains and should have been received by all neighbors. Thank you to all that helped with the distribution and to Lacey for creating the newsletter.

The next meeting will be September 7 at 7 pm. The location is TBD.

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