Monday, June 21, 2010

BPNA Meeting Tues. June 22, 2010

Our June meeting will be this Tuesday, June 22. As usual, we'll meet at 7:00p.m. at the Free Methodist Church at the corner of Grimes and S. Lincoln.


Jaqui Bauer
Jaqui Bauer is our special guest this month. Recently hired as Bloomington's first sustainability coordinator, she will share upcoming initiatives involving neighborhoods and take questions, ideas and concerns.

BPNA Elections
We will hold a voice vote for BPNA President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer for 2010-2011. Mary Miller, Jan Sorby, Jenny Bauer and Mary Lou Mitchell are all willing to continue in their positions. No other candidates have come forward, so these four will continue if a majority of those present at Tuesday's meetings vote in their favor. Nominations may also be made from the floor at the meeting.

Stormwater Runoff
Continue our discussion of the stormwater issue. Report on new Google group for stormwater ideas and concerns.

Conservation District
The 2010 BPNA historic survey has just been completed and submitted to the city. The map and documents are available for anyone to see at the HAND office in city hall. We need people to get involved in a subcommittee to study the question of applying for a Conservation District for the neighborhood. Please let Mary know if you are interested in serving on this committee.

Incident Report
Regular monthly report from Dick and Mary Lou Mitchell, our Neighborhood Watch representatives.

On a happy note, both dogs listed as lost through the BPNA blog last week have been found and reunited with their owners!

Please let me know if you'd like to add anything to the agenda.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lost Dog

From Michael Lee:

Albert, a very small, black Min-Pin, is missing since around 9am this morning (Monday).

He lives on the 1000 block of S. Palmer Ave.

If found, please contact Joseph at 812.929.7702.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lost daschund

From Ann Schertz:
There is a 10 lb. long hair blond male daschund named Oliver missing in our neighborhood. He is timid and has been missing since about 1pm today. He lives at 702 South Lincoln Street. If found, please contact Abby at 765.354.8257

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Historic Survey Presentation, Neighborhood Leadership Series, Historic Windows Info

Bryan Park Survey Presentation, June 10, 4pm
BRI (Bloomington Restorations, Inc.) has submitted a completed historic survey for Bryan Park and Steve Wyatt will be presenting the information to the Historic Commission on Thursday, June 10th, at 4:00 PM in the McCloskey Room at city hall. The findings are of interest to the neighborhood, in that this is the base map from which we might work towards a conservation district sometime in the future. The boundaries of that district would be determined with input from the neighborhood. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Neighborhood Leadership Series, June 10, 7pm-9pm
"Round Table Discussion with Proven Neighborhood Leaders in the Area of Land Use." Round table with proven leaders on how neighborhoods deal with planning issues. Explores how to be "smart about it" in addressing land use in your neighborhood. Jan Sorby is one of the speakers. Class will be held in the City Council Chambers from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 10.

Historic Windows Information
Jan Sorby wants to share this information with the neighborhood. Check out the article on the city Web site.

Your Historic Windows-Repair or Replace?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Saturday, June 5 celebration and picnic

Two events on Saturday, June 5, 2010:

Blooming Neighborhood Awards/Celebration
9 a.m. to noon
Farmers’ Market at City Hall
BPNA is hosting a table to represent our neighborhood at the Blooming Neighborhood Celebration. This time gives neighborhood residents the opportunity to meet, learn and share their insights and activities with each other. Stop by and say hello!

Bryan Park "Pick-Up and Picnic!"

WHAT: "Pick-Up and Picnic!" The Pinestone Neighborhood Association will be meeting up with employees of the Parks and Rec. Dept. for a volunteer cleanup of Bryan Park. We will be providing the beverages, but you can also bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy after the cleanup is over. We hope that folks from the Bryan Park and Elm Heights Neighborhood Associations will join us. Let's get to know our neighbors while supporting the park that so many of us cherish!
WHERE: The sand volleyball courts of Bryan Park, near the intersection of Allen and Henderson
WHEN: Saturday, June 5, starting at 12:00 noon and going until........the food and drink are gone!!
WHAT TO WEAR: The Parks Department recommends long pants and gloves
FOR MORE INFO: Contact Sam Allison, the Pinestone Neighborhood Association Treasurer, at 369-1662 or at