Monday, May 21, 2012

BPNA Monthly Meeting 5/22

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

BPNA Elections in June
BPNA holds elections at every June meeting.  As I’ve said, I am retiring as president at this June’s meeting. Usually, we would hold an election at that meeting. This year, there has been a proposal to move from our current officer structure and go to a 5 member executive committee. A number of Bloomington’s neighborhood associations are going toward this style of governance.  This 5 member executive committee might be a way to get more folks to be involved.
We will look at the McDoel by-laws with the “executive committee” (EC) format. We’ll also look at the BPNA by-laws for how we might go about making this change.
At the June meeting, we may vote to change the by-laws. Please come to this week’s meeting if you’d like to contribute to the discussion.
Blooming Neighborhoods
This year the Blooming Neighborhood Awards will be presented at the Farmer's Market on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
Bryan Park will be awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the City Council Neighborhood Enhancement Award for two projects–the bridge across the creek and kiosk in Bryan Park (coming summer 2012).
Report on Switchyard Park meetings?
Anyone who attended the meetings, please feel free to share your impressions.
Block Party Update
The block party date is set for August 24. Update on plans. Anyone with thoughts about location, volunteering, etc. please feel free to address the meeting.
Noise at Carlisle Plant
Has the plant been noisier than usual? Some complaints about that.

Neighborhood Yard Sale June 2
The Bloomington Reformed Presbyterian Church (1st and Lincoln), is organizing a neighborhood yard sale for Sat. June 2. The church will buy an ad in the newspaper and take care of publicity. They are inviting anyone in the neighborhood who is interested to join in by selling their things at their homes. The church members are going to bring their items to the church parking lot where they will also sell drinks, popcorn, and snow cones. If you would like to participate, you would stop by the church that morning for a red balloon for your house.

We had neighborhood sale last fall, organized by Melissa Banks, and people that participated did really well. Thanks to Richard Holdeman, pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, for reaching out to us with this offer. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Contact the church at or 812-339-1922 for questions, or to let them know you would like to participate.

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