VNA Council Meeting Minutes
July 24, 2019
Call to Order
Approval of Minutes
Special thanks to HotelRED for making the meeting room available for our use this evening.
As a sign of our appreciation, please support The Wise restaurant at HotelRED this week (July 21-26) during Restaurant Week.
o A reminder that our neighborhood web site is www.vilasneighborhood.com
o Email address for the VNA: firstname.lastname@example.org
o The Vilas Ink newsletters are now being posted on the web site at https://www..vilasneighborhood.com/vilasink
1. Home History Project with DMNA – Doug Carlson
o There is a meeting scheduled for October. An update will be in the Vilas Ink newsletter.
2. Treasurer’s report –Pat Scheckel
o There is $1522 in account; there are outstanding invoices for Vilas Ink
3. Social report - Lee Lazar
o We have not had any offers to host a VNA tailgate this year. If no one steps forward by the next meeting, we will have to cancel the tailgate this year.
4. Nominating Committee –Lee Lazar
o It is time to put this committee together. Lee is looking for people to help. Those who volunteer should be prepared to recruit potential members for the council.
o Elections will take place in November and there are 4 seats up for election:
o Craig Stanley
o Karie Krantz
o Chris Kelly
o Vacant spot
5. VNA Directory & Block Captains – Roz Woodward & Sarah Bahauddin
o No update
6. Vilas Ink newsletter – Pat Scheckel
o Submissions for the fall issue are due 8/20
o Fall issue is expected to be out mid-September
7. Joint Campus Area Committee (JCAC) report - Doug Carlson
o No update; next meeting is in August
8. VNA Zoning Committee report. – Wendy Fearnside
o This committee has met twice so far
o They have spent time educating themselves and getting organized; also brainstorming ideas for Alder Evers’ forums
o Planning on meeting with city planning and zoning to learn more
9. Vilas retail news and updates
o Marie’s Soul Food is open
o Sequoia is open
o 1722 Monroe street level will house Creando after school program, Garth’s Brew House (liquor license was approved), and possibly Monroe St Arts Center.
10. Vilas Park Master Planning – Wendy Fearnside
o Julia Kerr has volunteered to join the planning group
o They are getting into the public input phase – collecting ideas and data
o Planning a series of focus groups
o There are 4 scheduled meetings for the Resident Resource Group, which our Vilas committee is participating in
o There is an event with the Boys & Girls Club of Madison on August 17th where the kids will have an opportunity to help develop the plan
11. Edgewood Liaison committee report – (Liaisons - Jon Standridge and Sarah Bahauddin)
o Liaison meeting report – no update; next meeting is 8/13
o EHS athletic field
o EHS Zoning Appeal was denied by the City's Zoning Appeals Board
o Collaborative Working Group (EHS, DMNA, VNA) - VNA reps: Sarah, Jon, Chris, Craig
o CWG’s work has been suspended. It is unclear when, or if, this work will resume
o Several members of the VNA Council are unable to attend the August meeting scheduled for 8/28.
o Council will wait until 8/8 to decide if the August meeting will take place. This decision will be communicated via email.