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Neighborhood Association ANNUAL MEETING January 8 2015 Recognized by the City Council as a conduit for neighborhood concerns and representation Provide an avenue of representation for the Grove Park Sunset Mountain Neighborhood to the City ID: 510053 Download Presentation

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Grove Park - Sunset Mountain

Neighborhood Association

ANNUAL MEETING

January 8, 2015Slide2

Recognized by the City Council as a conduit for neighborhood concerns and representation.

Provide an avenue of representation for the Grove Park Sunset Mountain Neighborhood to the City.Participate in the Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods and City Council’s Neighborhood Advisory Committee.Sponsor events for the Neighborhood residents.Provide a forum for information on preservation, planning, traffic calming, crime alerts and City of Asheville announcements that impact the Neighborhood.About The GPSMNASlide3

Metro Wine Social (May 22

nd)Neighborhood Yard Sale (July 19th)2nd year of Memorandum of Agreement with Parks/Recreation DepartmentDesignated a non-profit 501(c)3Home Tour (Sept. 7th)Picnic in the Park (Oct. 5th)2014 Activities ReviewSlide4

2014 Highlights

218 member householdsGained 501(c)(3) statusConcluded agreement with Mountain Voices AllianceThird successful Tour of HomesContinuing investment in Neighborhood parks and traffic-calming devicesYear ended with $32,596 available to the GPSMNA to meet on-going commitments and for new initiativesTreasurer’s ReportSlide5

GPSMNA Beginning Balance $10,249.

2014 Revenue $23,462. Home Tour 19,772. Memberships 3,420. Contributions 90. Yard Sale 110. Candy sale at Picnic 70.2014 Expenses $11,979. Home Tour (+$400 paid in ‘13) 4,604. E.W. Grove Park 4,735. Griffing Rose Garden 1,068. Neighborhood Picnic 337. Neighborhood Yard Sale 146. general operations 1,089.2014 Net Revenue $11,483.GPSMNA Ending Balance $21,732.Balance with Asheville GreenWorks $ 557.Grove Park Greening Project balance $10,307.Total Resources, as of 12/31/14 $32,596.Slide6

218 member households in 2014, up from 120 in 2013, and 53 in 2012.

We have strength in our numbers!Please renew or join the GPSMNA.Complete form and make check out to “GPSMNA”. It’s only $15 per household.Please include your e-mail address(es) and phone number(s).MembershipSlide7

GPSMNA

3 YEAR Agreement with the City Department of Parks and RecreationNeighborhood ParksE.W. Grove ParkGriffing Boulevard Rose GardenSunset Parkway (median/boulevard)Traffic IslandsBeautification Committee / Liz McKennaSlide8

Possible E. W. Grove Park

Fountain Restoration(circa 1930s)Slide9

E. W. Grove Park

Fountain Restoration??Slide10

Review of Tours 2012 vs. 2013 vs. 2014:

Profits of $11,048/$11,892/$14,768Paid Ticket Sales of 536/630/630(Estimated 2014 additional 100 attendance with complimentary tickets/volunteers)Expenses of $2,925/$4,176/$5,004Sponsorships/Ads $4,800/$5,800/$7,960Observations:Advance Ticket sales up again in 2014Shift to more outlets for advance salesEasier parking at main ticket locationQuicker spread of attendees around to homesGood balance of # of trolleys vs. stops/route 2014 Home Tour/Suzanne EscovitzSlide11

2015 Tour Chair is Paul Rogers Formation of a Standing Committee and planning process as started

First round of home nomination letters have been sent. What we’ll do the same or differently in 2015: Increase ticket prices: $20 in advance and $25 day-ofMore advance ticket outlets (5 in past years) More sponsorships levels without necessarily increasing size of the program Continue to upgrade the programContinue having a Pre-Tour Event Saturday night, assuming a suitable location found Profits from Pre-Tour = great weather insulatorDifferent use of GPI while maintaining access to restrooms, etc. More training for house captains and volunteersExpand marketing efforts 2015 Home Tour-Sunday, September 13 Slide12

Maximize the potential of now being a 501(c)(3)

Maintain number of transportation vehiclesContinue to build more organizational memory with past volunteers rotating roles, etc. Have better event photography that can be used for future publicityProgram=Ticket????Questions/Comments/FeedbackSame or Different 2015 (continued)Slide13

www.nextdoor.com

Nextdoor is  a free and private social networking website (must visit the website to join)Supports neighborhood connectivity:Resource for crime alerts  Offers suggestions for local services and resourcesLost/found postingsClassified adds for items for saleNextdoorSlide14

Collaborative Traffic Safety/Speed Reduction Campaign

PilotGoal: Promote safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists/increase neighborhood livability and involvementCharlotte St., Kimberly, Edwin Pl. and Macon AveCity Transportation DepartmentMeasure speed, volume and time of dayAsheville Police DepartmentIncreased enforcement and use of radarProposed neighborhood actionsTargeted signageNeighborhood “pace car” programSlide15

Year in Review

Q/AAPD Baker Dist./Lt. Geoff RollinsCommunity Resource Officer Todd Brigman Crime Prevention Officer Keith McCullochSlide16

Rose Dennehy

Charles O'CainAlan EscovitzDebbie WoodsGar RaglandBuzz BarryLiz McKennaGPSMNA Board CandidatesTom GurleyStuart CotterillMark DeVergesLeslie CasseCarol MillsCarol Lentz Angela TaylorContinuing Board MembersNew Board MembersSlide17

President Buzz Barry

V. President Gar RaglandTreasurer Angela TaylorSecretary Debbie WoodGPSMNA Officer CandidatesSlide18

Lives:

Edwin PlaceResident: Two yearsGoals:Expand Neighborhood Assoc. membership Expand interaction with neighborhood familiesMeet the New Board Candidates Stuart Cotterill Angela TaylorLives: Griffing Resident: Fourteen YearsGoals:Support work on neighborhood parksEnhance safety in neighborhoodSlide19

Lives:

Macon Ave.Resident: Two yearsGoals:Maintain and nurture good working relationships with the City GPI, to ensure the character of the neighborhood.Continue neighborhood beautification efforts, restoration of the fountain in E.W. Grove Park.Reach out to the community to Increase membership and participation in neighborhood activities.Meet the New Board CandidatesMark DeVergesTom GurleyLives: Sunset DriveResident: Two yearsGoals:Continue to promote neighborhood and neighborhood events, with neighborhood businesses Ensure progress is made with the Charlotte Street corridor in advancing smart development.Support City's plan of smart in-fill - and ensure they are  fitting to the neighborhood.Ensure progress is made with the Charlotte Street corridor in advancing transit, and especially safe multi-modal options (walking, bicycling, etc). Slide20

Lives:

KimberlyResident: Eight yearsGoals:More on-going social gatherings Continues support of currentMeet the New Board CandidatesCarol MillsLeslie CasseLives: WoodlandResident: Forty-four yearsGoals:Develop Mission statementDevelop five year planDevelop participatory process for submitting, approving, and funding proposed projects Erect Neighborhood entrance sign denoting historic district Slide21

Lives:

Griffing BlvdResident: Eight yearsGoals:Continue progress on green areas Improve safety in neighborhoodMeet the New Board Candidates Carole Lentz Slide22

Open Discussion

Other itemsQ/ASlide23

Thank you

Grove Park/Sunset Mountain Neighbors For Your Ongoing Support

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