Sunday, April 24, 2011

BPNA Meeting Minutes, March, 22, 2011

The Bryan Park Neighborhood Association met at the Free Methodist Church in Bloomington, Indiana, on March 22, 2011. Mary Miller, BPNA president, presided over the meeting.

Bike Improvements along Allen Street
The City’s Public Works Department will host a meeting on March 28th at the Free Methodist Church to discuss bicycle infrastructure improvements along Allen St.

Conservation District Application
Bryan Park is welcome to submit a Conservation District application to the Bloomington Historic Commission, according to Nancy Hiestand from the city of Bloomington. BPNA will create a subcommittee to study the issue and decide on boundaries for a possible application. Nancy Hiestand informed us that 3 commissioners and a city council representative will work with BPNA’s subcommittee. Mary reported that the recent Bryan Park historic survey map will be posted to the website shortly.

A motion was made to form a subcommittee to consider a Conservation District application on behalf of BPNA. The motion was seconded and approved. The following BPNA members volunteered to serve on the subcommittee: Jan Sorby, Jon Lawrence, Jenny Bauer, Mary Lou Mitchell, Alyn Soo, Joanne Henriot, Anne Hedin and Mary Miller.

Snow Flyers
Flyers were prepared by Jeff Firestone to remind neighbors of their responsibility to clear snow from sidewalks. Jan Sorby plans to contact local schools to find volunteers to shovel walks for neighbors who are physically unable to do so. The flyers will announce that help is available to shovel sidewalks. The flyers will be revised and distributed next winter.

Block Party and June Gathering
BPNA will apply for a Small and Simple grant from the City to help with the costs of the annual BPNA block party. The date for the block party will be August 26. Everyone enjoyed the new location on Palmer Street last year and we’ll keep the location there if the neighbors agree.

Tonia Matthews suggested a smaller gathering in early summer geared toward older neighbors and neighbors with small children. Tonia will check with the Parks and Recreation Department for available shelter dates at Bryan Park.

Incident Report
Dick Mitchell reported that several people were arrested at the big house at the corner of Hillside and Washington. The house is apparently in violation of several city maintenance codes, which the City Legal Department is pursuing. Dick also reported that a house in the 1300 block of Grant Street was recently broken into for the 4th time.

Next meeting. The next BPNA meeting is scheduled for April 26, 2011.

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