April 2016 Minutes

ARIL 7 2016

PRESENT:  Officer – Jennifer Bercy, Joy Gelb, Karmen Brower.  Excused – Ed Albrecht.
Directors – Jack Hendershot, Steve Holzer, Lucy Martin, Rita Gever, Brett Gever, Emma Wilby, Aaron Scott, Keith Zajik.
Honored Guests – Barbara Seery, Brian Seery, Councilmember Alicia Weintraub

  1. Meeting came to order at 7:09 PM.
  2. After self-introductions, Lucy Martin moved, Emma Wilby seconded approval of the agenda which was approved unanimously. Lucy Martin moved, and Jack Hendershot seconded approval of the minutes of February 4th and March 3, 2016.  They were approved unanimously.
  3. Officer Reports
    1. President – no report, absent
    2. Vice President – no report
    3. Treasurer – Financial report was provided by treasure. Emma Wilby moved, Lucy Martin seconded approval of the report which was approved unanimously.
    4. Secretary – no report.
  4. City Council Report – Lucy Martin provided it since no council member was present. The Mayors Luncheon was held in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the city’s founding.  All living former council members were present.
    Creekside was discussed at the city council meeting.  A $300K plus deficit exists.  A number of parents spoke about their willingness to pay more, and keep the facility open.  The council agreed to all that until September, and to review fund raising efforts.  Three of the employees earn more than $100,000/year in salary and benefits.  The deficit is about $13,000 per child which is made up by the general fund.
    Councilmember Alicia Weintraub arrived after the meeting started.  She indicated that the council would be hearing the Canyon Oaks project at the next council meeting. This project has created controversy in the neighborhood around Las Virgenes.
  5. Realtor Report – Aaron Scott reported only 3 houses and 2 condos are on the market.  The lack of inventory is difficult, but not pushing prices higher as he believes that the maximum has been reached for a time.
  6. New Business –
    1. Activities for teens and young adults are lacking in the city. Because most of the seniors aren’t expected to use the new senior center in the evening, this could be a place for teens and young adults to meet.
      Suggestions included a battle of the bands, movies, etc.
      Steve Holzer suggested Brett Gever research what other places are doing, and bring back some specific ideas, budget requirements, and someone to lead the effort.  We could then take our suggestions to the Parks, Recreation, and Education Commission.
  7. Old Business –
    1. Ross Morgan tabled until Ed Albrecht is present.
    2. Advertising policy and pricing for website, mailers, newsletters, etc. Several people had suggestions, and a committee was formed to investigate pricing, and what we can do.  They are to return with policy suggestions.
    3. Once we get an idea of what we specifically need, we can develop a contract for the advertisers.
  8. Public Comment – Steve Holzer said Mulholland Highway looks much better than it did. It’s much more attractive.
  9. Adjournment at 8:45 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Karmen Brower, Secretary

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