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Board Minutes, February 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

 Swiss Avenue Historic District Association

Minutes of the Monthly Meeting

February 17, 2015

The February 17 meeting of the SAHDA took place at the Aldredge House.

President Joanna Hampton called the meeting to order at 7:03pm.

Joanna introduced Steven  CherryHolmes, traffic engineer from the Dallas Streets Department.  He presented details of a review of existing signage in our neighborhood. A bike coordinator has looked at our district as part of larger city plan. Proposed changes include one-way signage, bike markings, crosswalks at Munger and Swiss and La Vista and Swiss. There was much discussion regarding whether there is need for these changes and the aesthetic affect they would have on the neighborhood.  Attendees were encouraged to share their comments and thoughts with Steven. He can be reached at 214-670-3113.

The January minutes were presented for approval. A motion was made, seconded, and the minutes were approved to be recorded.

Peter Loh presented the Treasurer’s report. There are no changes. The Treasurer’s report was approved.

Larry Waisanen presented the Home Tour report.  Julie Dieltz will replace Gaye Jackson as event coordinator.  She will focus on fundraising.  She will receive 15% of net profit from the tour. If cash sponsorships are greater than $30,000, the difference between total sponsorships and $30,000 will be split 50/50.

Marilyn Waisanen gave a report from the Beautification committee. They are reviewing sprinklers and planning three stages of sod plantings this Spring.

Natalie Bodak announced a SAHD social February 20 at the Ginger Man.

Pauline Mayfield represented the Outreach committee.  They recommend giving $300 left in the budget to Old Dallas PTA.  A motion was made, secoed, and approved by the members.

Sergeant Foremen reported there had been five offenses of wrought iron patio furniture stolen in and around the district. There will be a code enforcement walk on 3/21.  Peter and Joanna worked on a letter to raise funds for Alliance Against Crime. It will go out to the district.

New Business – Four districts putting together Preservation Forum – March 24

Lakewood Theatre will be the subject. St. Matthews is hosting the forum.

Joanna urged members to contact city council members Kingston and Medrano regarding this Thursday’s  vote regarding plans for Fair Park.  The city is considering privatization of Buildings. Variance to State law required.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00.