September 2017, Meeting Minutes

Brad called the meeting to order. 12 neighbors were present.

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

Ken provided an update on the neighborhood signs committee. Ken has been working with Fast Signs to come up with a design. A proof was presented at the meeting. Signs will be laminated aluminum signs measuring 18 inches x 24 inches.  They have an expected life of 8-10 years depending on weather conditions. Ken will be asking Fast Signs if all lettering and colors will fade equally. The way the sign is to be mounted is still being determined, a black steel pipe was suggested. The committee will be asking those that want a sign to provide the necessary information. The neighborhood association will pay for half of the sign cost, the owner will pay the other half. Rules and guidelines for placement and content will be created. A date for submission and total cost will also be determined. The neighbors approved the sign design.

A house on Lee Street, owned by Andy and Marie Streenz, was featured in the Old House Journal. A lot of work has been completed on this house to bring it back from the mess that it was at time of purchase. The online article can be found here.

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. It was suggested that the neighborhood signs should be showcased with walking tours instead of a large event and followed a presentation at the Vrooman by Terri or Bill Kemp. Pam requested to have walking tour maps printed and handed out to the Vrooman Mansion and The Little Free Libraries. Ash will create a brochure like walking tour map.

The bake sale sign-up was missed this year. We will try for a bake sale next year.

The Chili Cook-off is scheduled for October 15 at 510 S Clayton from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

We need volunteers to host the Winter Traveling Social.

The Police Chief presented on the Sex Offenders Registry. Bloomington has the most offenders in the state. We are lucky to have an officer that keeps track of these offenders.  The next Police Chief’s meeting will be on Cyber Crime and will be held on Wednesday, November 1st at 7:00 pm.

The Downtown Taskforce is discussing what to do with the parking deck. Some neighbors would like to see it turned into a park. On September 15, downtown will turn some parking spaces into parks known as Parklets.

Grove Street is due for repairs. If neighbors would like to return it to a brick road, now is the time to push and bring it up to the city.

The city has issued a warning for the bright sign on Front Street. It needs a “night-time” setting to comply with code.

The next meeting will be November 2nd at 7 pm. The location is Green Top Grocery.


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