John reported on the Junction, which is progressing on schedule. Beginning next week the Junction team will start the sidewalk replacement on 3rd avenue. Candace, the property manager for the Junction, reported that U of A students who have a 3.0 or higher and can show documentation will receive a discount on rent.
Donovan was unable to attend the meeting, but wrote a letter saying that Parkwise is planning to put meters along 9th Street to bean and possibly on 3rd avenue south of 9th. They haven’t decided whether or not they will go east, all the way to 2nd avenue.
Erika made a motion to use a maximum of 100$ from the neighborhood’s bank account to spend on a gift for a person who has been very kind and helpful to the neighborhood. The motion was seconded by Rick C., and passed unanimously. Erika asks that people email her privately with any ideas on what the gift will be.
Dante is replacing Erika as a representative for downtown links. We are looking for someone to be an alternate representative for downtown links in cases where Dante is unavailable. If you interested, please send an email on the listerve.
Rick C. reported on The Street Fair’s beer booth. Thanks again who all of the volunteers who helped this year! The booth was successful and the neighborhood made about $11,000 in beer sales, and $3,000 went back to the neighborhood. Altogether, there was over $4,000 in tips. Every year the neighborhood picks a charity to donate the tips to. Bill suggested that we donate money to “Positively Beautiful”, which is a local organization that works with people who are HIV positive. The person who handled fundraising for the organization passed away a few weeks ago. Rick C. suggested that we split the tip money between “Positively Beautiful” and another organization, so we can choose what to donate to at the next meeting. Bill made a motion to make a $400 donation to “Positively Beautiful”, and Rick seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Rick reported on the CCRC. Spring Fling was held on the U of A campus this year, and was very successful.
Rick also reported on the community garden. There a lot of weeds within the garden that need to be taken care of. Erika suggested that neighborhood members communicate through the listerve if they are interested in helping clean the garden. There is going to be a garden bike tour on the 26th of April, and our community garden is included in the tour. In other news, Rincon Heights’s garden is coming together very well, but they don’t have enough money to support the garden. Rick suggested that we consider donating some money to their neighborhood. Any ideas on which charity or organization to make a donation to can be posted on the listerve.
Raquel and Dante won the monthly drawing, and both won a gift card to the new restaurant The Coronet, which is located just west of Fluxx.
The meeting was adjourned.
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