Mik called the meeting to order.
Candace, the property manager of the junction, reported that the apartment complex is 95% full. Mik remarked that the residents seemed to have been very quiet and not causing any noise problems throughout the neighborhood so far. They have security guards that patrol 7 days a week, throughout the night.
William, owner of the Buffet Bar, reported on the mural project. The mural will be constructed on the east wall of the buffet bar. Last month, William showed us his sketch of the mural, which illustrated the historical aspects of the neighborhood. The neighborhood was planning on having the Tucson Arts Brigade construct the mural. However, since we already have a sketch constructed, William thinks that the 5,000$ they are charging will be a steep price. Rick C. brought up that it was suggested at the board meeting that we have the students in the Tucson High arts program paint the mural, and we make a donation to Tucson High in exchange for their help. We haven’t yet decided how the neighborhood will move forward with the mural project.
Rick reported on the reconstruction of the Empire Market signs. The painting of the signs has been slightly delayed due to the recent rain, but should be coming along soon. The Buffet Bar’s birthday party will be November 1st from 1pm to 5pm, so we are planning to incorporate the sign lighting party into the birthday party. The party (Candace form the Junction, Rick, William Mik) committee will be meeting in the following week to discuss the upcoming event.
Cyclovia will be taking place this November 2nd, from 10pm to 3pm. The starting point is 6th street and 6th avenue, and a mile and a half of public roads will be closed off for the event. During Cyclovia, anyone can bike, walk, skate, and participate in fun free activities while the roads are closed off.
Maria reported that she has witnessed people throwing trash in the chicanes. If you witness this or any other violation, you can call Code enforcement with the City of Tucson. The number is (520) 791-5843, and the call center is open from 9:30am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. You can also report a violation online at: <http://pdsd.tucsonaz.gov/pdsd/code-enforcement-violation-report>
Mik and Erika reported on the fourth avenue underpass blockade. The southbound travel lane through the fourth avenue underpass will continue to be closed to traffic Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 9pm to 2am. For more information on the underpass closure, follow the link: <http://ironhorsetucson.com/post/96054301851/fourth-avenue-underpass-closure> We would like to hear any feedback you might have on the issue. Feel free to communicate through the neighborhood’s list serve.
Due to the 8th street drainage project, 8th street (Euclid to Bean) will become a 2 way street. This will hopefully release congestion in the area. The project is set to be finished in February.
Molly Thrasher, our representative and friend from the city council, is leaving for Australia. Diana Amado will be taking her place as council assistant, and attended the meeting as well. Coincidentally, Molly won the neighborhood’s monthly raffle! This month we raffled off two 25$ gift cards to Tucson Thrift, in honor of Halloween. New neighborhood resident Shawn won the second gift card!
The meeting was adjourned.