Minutes for 11/28/2018 meeting
Call to Order
Approval of Minutes
Announcements - none
Treasurer’s report – Pat Scheckel
There is $2365 in the neighborhood account. We have the upcoming holiday party expense which is typically offset by dues collected that night.
Sunday, 12/9 from 6:30-8:30pm at HotelRED
Appetizers will be served and HotelRED with provide complimentary non-alcoholic drinks. A cash bar will also be available.
Please bring $20 to pay your VNA dues. If you prefer to pay online, go to: https://www.paypal.me/VilasNA
Elections for 2019- Lee Lazar
2019 VNA board member elections will take place at our next meeting on 12/19/18.
There are currently 5 candidates running for 4 positions that are up for election - nominations are still being accepted (please submit to Lee Lazar: firstname.lastname@example.org)
A formal email and public posting at the Monroe St library will be coming
VNA Directory/Block captains
We are still looking for some block captains. Look for a separate email with a visual map indicating where we still have needs.
Joint Campus area committee
UW Field House/S. Lawn project proposal coming soon
The S. Charter St project was not recommended for approval
Hong Kong Cafe is seeking city approval to expand parking, storage, and a beer garden for Badger football Saturdays
Edgewood Proposed field improvement discussion and vote
Doug Poland from the Edgewood Liaison Committee recapped the history, timeline, and current phase of this proposal
The proposal is currently scheduled to be presented to the City Plan Commission on 1/14/19
Concerns around sound, light, traffic, environmental impact, and city enforcement were discussed at length
There were 23 people at the meeting outside of council members who requested a straw vote before the council vote. There were 3 people in favor of the proposal + 3 emails received by Doug Poland expressing support. There were 4 neutral votes and 17 votes against the proposal.
The VNA Council voted to support the proposal. 7 of the 8 council members were present and the vote was 5 yes, 2 neutral, and 0 against.
Next meeting will be 12/19 at 7pm at HotelRED