President Jack Pearson called the meeting to order at 7:15 PM.
Nothing to discuss.
Neighborhood problems or complaints;
At 118 South Maryland, the owner is attempting to modify the structure to become a triplex. The association opposes such modifications.
Noise complaints at the corner of St. Charles and Panama should be directed to the MPD.
Someone attempted to set up a fruit stand on Winona but was stopped when neighbors intervened.
This year was a great success! The weather cooperated and we had a terrific turnout.
Ms. Vann sold 150 tickets!
400+ tickets were sold at the door of the church on the day of the tour.
$4600 has been deposited so far.
$450 was collected from the sale of t-shirts.
The Christmas Tree lighting in Armstrong Park was a new function this year and was very well received by the neighborhood. The City of Montgomery has authorized planting a live tree in place of the temporary Christmas Tree.
B Barganier Interior Accents, at 3000-D in Zelda Place, Montgomery, Alabama, was recognized for donating the beautiful Christmas ornaments that were given to the homeowners who graciously opened their homes to the public for the tour. The association recommended a free ad in our newsletter as thanks. (http://www.bbarganier.com/bb)
The judges this year were;
Charlie & Connie Colvin, Sandra and Jim Nichol, Chip DeShields of the Alabama Preservation Alliance.
Suggestions on how to spend the funds generated from this yearâ€™s tour:
Repair the benches in the neighborhood parks and perhaps purchase more benches.
Add more power (electricity) to Armstrong Park.
Find a place to store the signs, lights and other association property. Maybe rent a storage room.
Make a donation to the church for the use of their facilities.
Mark Russell reported the association has approximately $12,000 in reserves and with the net profit from the Christmas Tour, our balance is now around $15,000.
Next meeting is in March and the Spring Fling is in April.
Alexine has offered to assume responsibility for the association newsletter. In the newsletter, she will ask residents to let us now if they want to continue receiving the newsletter and we will entertain the idea of a limited mailing. Mailing to the entire neighborhood was deemed too expensive.
Mark Russell reported the cost of printing newsletters is $150 for 1500 copies. Jack Pearson is the contact if you would like to place an advertisement. Ads last time were $25 for a business card sized ad on the back.
Carole King reported that the City Tree Committee will have a walking tour this weekend on Saturday at 10:00 to tour the Cypress Pond area and Cypress Creek.
Alexine recommended we provide nametags for the next meeting to help with member names. Nearly everyone in attendance expressed support.
A suggestion was made to develop a sort of scrapbook with association notes and literature. Discussion followed and it was commented that JnJTech provides a website for CHCA that serves a similar function with the minutes of meetings, etc. posted there. The address is www.jnjtech.com/capitolheights.
Mark Russell moved the meeting be adjourned, Jim Robinson seconded and the motion carried at 8:05 PM