Minutes of Community Meeting, July 16, 2014

NSCC Campus OCE&E Building, Room 220B

Directors Present: Jan Brucker, Kay Mesirow, Tom Meyer, Melanie Davies, and Ellen Beck.

Treasurer’s Report. The June 30, 2014 bank balance was $5,328.91.

Minutes. The June 18, 2014 minutes were approved as presented.

Jan Brucker called the July meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.


Safe Routes to Schools/Greenways. Lee Bruch would like Licton Springs and Haller Lake to each have Greenway representatives at a workshop in September to plan north end routes. More information is at and We had received a sample letter to the National Park Service regarding city greenways. It was agreed that the form letter needed to be edited to reflect Licton Springs. A revised letter would be e-mailed to members and a letter to the National Park Service prepared.1

Jan noted that she felt we needed a “big” meeting on safe routes and greenways. The Department of Neighborhoods is devoting staff to work on this. It was suggested that a List Serve announcement could be sent out for volunteers to participate in these projects.

Summer Smash. The Summer Smash at the P-Patch was a success. Applause for Melanie! We did flyers for the event, but need to do more to get the word out for future events.

Wilson Pacific. The final variances meeting was held on June 25, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Ellen Beck attended as an alternate in place of Liz Kearns, who was in Europe. It was a very frustrating process. The School District is going to squeeze two schools onto the site, even though there is not enough space. All variances were needed by the School District to avoid reducing the playing field or “taking” nearby property. It’s sad because the playing field, moved to be between the two schools, is not meeting recommended standards as it is.

Book Sales. A discussion of collected books took place. We could hold a future book sale/exchange or donate the books to a book drive.


Northwest District Council. The Northwest District Council will meet in September to discuss how Districts will work and the need to discuss issues. It was agreed that the Northwest District Council still has a mission to perform.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen M. Beck, Secretary


1 This was done and a letter signed by Jan Brucker and Melanie Davies was sent to the National Park Service on July 21, 2014.