Tuesday, January 31, 2012

BPNA meeting minutes, Nov 22nd meeting

Bryan Park Neighborhood Association

November 22, 2011


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

  1. Holiday Specials. Mary Lou Mitchell brought homemade treats to the meeting along with fresh apple cider for members to enjoy. She invited all neighbors to come to her house at 1202 S. Palmer to see her Christmas Village, which includes a replica of the B-Line trail this year. Mary Miller announced that BPNA t-shirts and aprons have been reduced in price in time for Christmas.

  1. 7-unit Apartment House at Washington and Hillside. Ed Rensi, who lives across the street from the apartment house at Washington and Hillside, reported that he is interested in purchasing the apartment house since the owner died recently and the property is for sale. He asked for suggestions from BPNA members on what the property could be used for.

  1. Proposed project at Hillside and Henderson. Mary Miller reported that the Bloomington Plan Commission approved the variances requested for the proposed project at Henderson and Hillside on November 7th. The Board of Zoning Appeals will consider the request on December 15th.

  1. Neighborhood Improvement Grant. Mary Miller reported that BPNA re-submitted the application for the kiosk on the north side of the park. The hearing on the application is December 5th.

  1. Alley Problem. Ian Woolen reported some positive news on the alley problem discussed at previous meetings. He said that the city installed “Emergency Access” signs at the west end of the alley that seem to have decreased traffic from the gas station. He thanked Isabel Piedmont for her assistance with the issue.

  1. Conservation District. Mary Miller reported that the sub-group working on the issue of conservation district status for the neighborhood has met several times and will meet soon with Nancy Hiestand from HAND.

  1. Next meeting. The next BPNA meeting is scheduled for January 24, 2012.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

BPNA monthly meeting 1/24

Our first meeting of the new year will be this Tuesday, Jan. 24. As usual, we'll meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Free Methodist Church on the corner of Grimes and S. Lincoln. I have not written up a formal agenda, but see this meeting as a chance to re-group and review any neighborhood developments since we last met. We can also talk about plans and goals for 2012.

One question–has anyone experienced flooding in their homes with all the rain we have had lately? The Utilities Department has finished work on the drainage project on Dunn, Dixie, Allen and Palmer. I want to be sure there are no further flooding problems. As best I can tell, it seems to be working well.

It was reported this weekend that the Davis creek was not draining as fast as it normally would. I have contacted Utilities, and they plan to clear the stream bed of brush and debris later this winter, especially where it passes under Grant, Lincoln and Washington.

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