Wednesday, February 29, 2012

BPNA Meeting Minutes, January 24th meeting

Bryan Park Neighborhood Association

January 24, 2012


The Bryan Park Neighborhood Association met at the Free Methodist Church in Bloomington, Indiana, on January 24, 2012. Mary Miller, BPNA president, presided over the meeting.

  1. Flooding. Mary Miller reported that the City Utilities Department finished the street work designed to prevent flooding and it seems to be working. She said there were no complaints after the recent heavy rains. Mary also reported that she contacted the Utilities Department about clearing debris from the Davis Street creek and the department plans to do the work immediately.

  1. Proposed project at Hillside and Henderson. Mary Miller reported that the Board of Zoning Appeals met on December 15thand approved the variances requested for the properties. She said the buildings on the properties were razed the day after the approval.

  1. Switchyard property.Daryl Neher reported that the steering committee for the switchyard master plan met recently. The group plans for public input on the property in April with a design charette planned for May. The group plans to submit a final plan for the switchyard property to the City Council in September. Daryl reported that there are environmental issues on the property because of coal ash. The group is also discussing connecting Hillside through the switchyard for an east/west corridor.

  1. City Council.Daryl Neher reported that his first meeting as a councilman will be tomorrow. The Council will discuss the condominium proposal for the old RCA property at Grimes and Morton Streets. Daryl said he will continue with monthly constituent meetings and plans to hold them at the public library.

  1. GPP Steering Committee. Daryl Neher reported that the steering committee for the city’s Growth Policies Plan will be working for the next 3 months and wants input from neighborhoods. The revised plan will cover growth policies for the next 20 years.

  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 pick up the work again soon.

  1. Online bulletin board/Facebook page. A suggestion was made to create an online bulletin board for use by neighbors. Mary Miller said she will look into putting such a bulletin board on the BPNA website. Also, BPNA has a new Facebook page.

  1. Treasury. Mary Lou Mitchell reported that BPNA has $1900 in its treasury account.

  1. Next meeting. The next BPNA meeting is scheduled for February 28, 2012.

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