Blair Hills Community Meeting Minutes - November 15, 2011
The meeting was opened by Annie Wilson at 7:30 p.m. The meeting was held at her home because the Kenneth Hahn Park was closed. The minutes were read by B. Carson. Correction: Because of solar panels on Jon's roof, his electric bills are about $170.00 per year instead of $170.00 per month as stated in the minutes. The minutes were approved as corrected.
Beautification - Floretta reported that there are new business tenants located at Bowcroft and Lenawee and that they have cleaned up that area. She referred to an article in the WAVE newspaper which stated that cameras have been installed at a cost of $250,000.00 at the Baldwin Village Project (also known as the Jungle). Since there is a high amount of criminal activity there, these cameras provide a 24 hour monitoring service of the area. Floretta also reported that a mattress and some grocery carts had been placed in front of a house on Wrightcrest. Annie asked her to call the Culver City pick up services to remove those objects.
Treasurer Report - Ellen Greif reported a balance of $5,141.39 in the treasury. Expenses were: picnic $466.16, greeting cards $6.56, BH meeting signs $110.92, and refreshments for meetings $26.04. Volunteers are needed to collect dues. It was suggested to start collecting in February or March, 2012. Other suggestions were: (1) to e-mail the residents about the dues, (2) to call before collecting, and/ or (3) that the Block Captains first collect on their street. Kerri said that she will create a format for the Block Captains to use.
Picnic- This will be held the first Saturday in August, 2012. Annie will apply for the necessary reservations. Mary Ann suggested that we request a PA system that can be used at the picnic. The consensus of the members was that the BH Association will continue to provide the main dishes, meat, and paper goods. The residents will be asked to bring the side dishes.
Traffic and Safety - There is a continuing concern about the danger of traffic that enters La Cienega from Wrightcrest. This will be referred to the BH Traffic committee. There is also a concern about the safety of pedestrians walking on La Cienega due to the overhang that obstructs the sidewalk on that street. Annie will talk to the homeowners and to the manager of the apartments about this.
Mary Ann stated that the Conservancy is in escrow to purchase the Eliyahu property. The plan is to build a small structure that will include a community center. The BH Association will be able to meet there. She is also asking for someone to serve on the Community Advisory Panel of the LA County Planning Commission because it is necessary for her to relinquish her position there. Some of the duties include the reviewing of issues and complaints about the oil fields. The meetings are the 4th Thursday of every month from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Mim Shapiro stated that she is interested in this and needs one other person to attend also.
The next meeting is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the KH Park Community Room. The speaker at this meeting will be Karly Katona from the office of Mark Ridley Thomas. Kerri suggested that we distribute flyers that include the agenda of the meeting to each household.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 p.m.
Barbara Carson, Recording Secretary