KMCA Board Meeting - 11/26/07 – Minutes
Dr. Gabriel Kengni
board agreed to reserve all four meetings with Kemp Mill Elementary at the
same time. Rather than requesting audio equipment from the school, which
would be expensive, the Board will look into borrowing (Gail offered her
equipment) or purchasing its own equipment. Possible dates for the upcoming meetings were discussed.
has transferred the e-groups to a new list-serv and has created a list-serv
that is open to any KMCA member who wants to join. The KMCA-wide list-serv
will be moderated, and Gabriel, Ariel, and Gail will review emails before
will coordinate and edit the newsletter, which comes out 4 time s a year and
should precede each membership meeting. Gail will assist in editing.
The Board discussed the need for someone to layout the newsletter. It
was agreed to offer modest payment for someone to do layout.
Shonny Kugler distributes the newsletter in exchange for an ad.
Costs of printing were discussed. Ariel will explore the costs of
printing with R&W and QuickPrint. Marilyn stated that current ad
revenues do not cover printing costs. It was agreed to raise ad rates.
gave the treasurer’s report. There is $1677.26 in the account (in addition
to 2 C.O.D.s for $1000 each). There are currently 99 members.
need for D&O insurance for the KMCA board was discussed. Jonathan will
ask Behnam Dayanim about this.
was discussion about the County’s proposal to put a sidewalk on Hermleigh
Rd. During the previous
administration, a Kemp Mill resident became concerned about pedestrian
safety on Hermleigh Road between Auth and Kemp Mill Road. The person
contacted the county requesting that sidewalks be put in and was told that
the endorsement of the KMCA would be required in order for the County to
undertake a study of the feasibility of proceeding.
The former KMCA President wrote a letter on behalf of the KMCA
endorsing the County’s putting in a sidewalk on the stretch of Hermleigh
between Auth and Kemp Mill Road. A
letter was also written to the County by the president of the Kemp Mill
Synagogue endorsing sidewalks on Hermleigh.
The County undertook a study and informed residents on Hermleigh that
it was considering putting sidewalks in and requesting comments. The
County’s proposal, which would place the sidewalk on the county’s Right
of Way, would require the removal of several trees along Hermleigh.
The County would conduct a public hearing prior to making a final
current KMCA board has been
contacted by a resident on Hermleigh -
whose house would be adjacent to the proposed sidewalk - expressing concern
that the KMCA requested the sidewalk and asking the KMCA to rescind its
request. The resident raised
several issues: (1) the KMCA should not proceed without input from the
residents, (2) sidewalks will change the character of the street, (3)
sidewalks will decrease property values, (4) residents on Hermleigh will be
responsible for snow removal, and (5) the County’s proposal would require
the removal of many trees. The
resident asserted that all Hermleigh residents who would be directly
affected by the sidewalk oppose it.
discussion, the Board unanimously decided to not withdraw the original
request to the county at this time. The Board also decided, by a vote of
6-1, to put the discussion of
sidewalks on Hermleigh road on the agenda for the next membership meeting
and to schedule that meeting in early January. It was also decided that no vote would be placed on the
agenda by the Board The Board also decided that the KMCA president would
send the County a letter informing the County that the meeting would take
the next meeting will be so soon, a very brief newsletter will be mailed out
in December, with a longer one for the following issue.
to new residents: At the last membership meeting, someone proposed putting
together a welcome kit for new residents. The idea is that local realtors
would tell the KMCA when a new buyer moves in and the KMCA would send a
welcome letter with a coupon from Magruder’s and some information about
County rules (e.g., trash cans not sitting out more than a day). A
coordinator is needed for this initiative. It was decided to try and recruit
someone at the next membership meeting.
was discussion about whether committees are needed for public safety and
group homes. Misha agreed to chair the public safety committee. A community
member has asked to chair a
group homes committee. Questions were raised about whether there was a need
for this committee. It was decided to invite the volunteer to the next Board
meeting to discuss the issue.
provided an update regarding the County’s planned changes to Arcola road.
The County plans to change the 4 lane road to a 2 lane road from the stretch
of Arcola between University and Georgia Avenues, and to add a “pedestrian
safety aisle.” There are unresolved issues, such as how traffic would flow
around bus stops and whether this would increase danger.
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