Meeting Minutes of May 24, 2017
by Tracy Halter-Balin, Secretary
meeting was called
to order at 7:08
President Matt Barnett.
Matt Barnett, Vickie Elliott, Grace Earl, Tracy Balin, Matt
Balin, Linda Neuhaus, John Murrin, Joey Vilaseca and Richard
Hawkins. We welcomed visitors Jim and Julia Powell for a portion
of the meeting.
Treasurer’s Report: Matt Balin
reported that our 2017 Membership includes 75 households. It was
also noted that $413.48 is still being held for Carl’s bike
fund. This money will be used for bike repairs at our upcoming
picnic and the remainder will be donated to Carl’s church in his
EPAC: Grace reported on the
5/17 meeting with speaker Det. Greg McMullen from the Fraud Unit
of LBPD regarding various frauds including digital hacking,
ransom ware, door to door sales people and gypsies.
New Neighbors: Joey has
delivered 5 welcome baskets recently. Please continue to share
information about new neighbors with us so we can warmly welcome
Elm Street Band / Park Concert:
Elm Street Band / Park Concert: Vickie reported that the date is
set for Friday, August 11th. An overview of costs affiliated
with this event was discussed. As previously mentioned, we will
receive a $2,500 Port of Long Beach Grant. Given the current
amount we have ($7,039.50) plus the grant and what we collect at
the concert, we are predicting that we will be able to cover
this event 2 or 3 more years. Again, this is a very time and
energy consuming task to organize and we thank you, Vickie.
John has created an outreach letter to possible businesses who
may want to advertise in our newsletter/website. Advertising
fees ($100) are good for 12 months from when received. At this
point, we have 2 paid advertisers. Please share any ideas with a
board member. John also mentioned the ongoing challenge of
better fundraisers for the neighborhood. We’ll continue this
conversation at our next meeting.
Nextdoor.Com: We’re up to 556
members from our neighborhood. Thanks to Tim Julian for working
so hard as our newest lead!
National Night Out:
Save the date of 8/1/17 and plan something fun for your block.
This is a World-Wide event and this will be the 34th
In Memoria: Sadly, quite a few
of our neighbors have passed away in recent weeks. We offer our
condolences to those families.
All corrections and changes were voted on and passed
unanimously. One of our challenges continues to be a Nominating
Committee based on our active numbers that attend meetings. We
will strive to follow all guidelines.
El Dorado Audubon Report:
Grace gave an update on challenges at the Duck Pond and El
Dorado Regional Park in general. With our support, she will
approach the El Dorado Audubon to let them know that EPSNA will
support them in their endeavors to have Parks Dept. rectify all
the problems at these two parks.
CONO (Council of Neighborhood
Vickie and Grace attended this week’s meeting at the Petroleum
Club. Topics included rent control and trash collection
throughout the city.
meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.