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October 27, 2011 Minutes

Fox Park Neighborhood Association

October 27th 2011

  • New Neighbor Recognition
    • Bridget – 2600 block of Allen
    • Robert – Owner of Sock It To Me
    • District 3 – SLPD  – Officer Calabro
      • Knock Out Phenomenon is not new
        • Always walk with 2 or more people
        • Walk in well-lit or traveled areas
        • Choose a reasonable time of the day
        • Presentation by DeSales Community Housing Corporation regarding new MHDC application/development – Tom Pickle
          • Looking to utilize the newly approved Fox Park Historic District on the south side of the neighborhood
          • Looking at properties on 2600 block of Oregon & 2800 block of Magnolia
          • DeSales would own the properties for a minimum of 15 years
          • 26 total units
          • Elected Officials
            • Phyllis Young – ward 7 – absent
            • Kacie Starr Tripplett – ward 6 – absent
              • Jerome Murray – keep an eye out for street lights that are out and call them into CSB
              • NSO Officers
                • Sandy Colvin – absent
                • Felicia Henderson – absent
                • Officer Reports
                  • President – Ian Simmons
                    • Attended Taste of the 6th Ward
                    • Attended DeSales Fall Classic
                    • We did not win the Monsanto Grant for the park
      • Treasurer – Chris Barton
        • FPNA – $4771.00
        • Park – $1788.51
        • See Treasurer’s Report
        • Standing Committee Reports
          • Safety – Jonathan Scott
            • Attending McKinley Heights meeting about shooting in their neighborhood
            • We currently have 12 people who are certified in the Citizens on Patrol program
            • We need 15 to be assigned a liaison officer
      • Park – Beth Stelmach
        • Mark Groth applied for a grant that got 40 new trees for Fox Park
        • Neighbors will be planting the trees on November 5th
        • 11 trees that were dying have been removed by the Forestry Department
        • Also working on getting new trashcans
        • Working to get plan to paint fire hydrants
      • Newsletter – Emily Henke
        • Expect a new newsletter in November
        • Barr Branch Library – Erin Guss
          • Halloween open house on October 31st
          • Nov 12th – holiday movie day @ 1 pm
          • Fundraising Events for SLPL
            • Nov 12th @ 8 pm – Paula Poundstone @ the Sheldon
            • Nov 19th @ 7 pm – Text in the City @ City Hall
            • New Business
              • Jonathan – motion to write a letter in support of DeSales application for MHDC funds to further develop Fox Park
                • Monica – 2nd motion
                • Motion passed by membership
      • 2012 FPNA Board Nominations
        • President
          • Chris nominates Ian – Accepted
        • Vice-President
          • Ian nominates Greg – Accepted
        • Treasurer
          • Ian nominates Chris – accepted
        • Corresponding Secretary
          • Ian nominates Emily – Accepted
        • Recording Secretary
          • Ian nominates Erin – Declined
          • Position is open
        • Assistant Treasurer
          • Chris nominates Dale – absent – accepted by email
        • Sargent At Arms
          • Erin nominates Matt– absent – accepted by email
          • 5 minute forum
            • Chris – time to renew you FPNA membership
            • Dwayne – Bodega’s lease is up and it doesn’t look like they will renew. He is looking for new buyers or lessee , at that point we will have to go thru the liquor license approval process again.
            • 50/50 Winner – Beth – Donated back to the sub-station account

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June 30, 2011 Minutes

Fox Park Neighborhood Association

June, 30th 2011 7:00 PM

  • Call to Order & Roll Call
  • Absent: Chris Barton & Greg  Lyon
  • Approval of Minutes
    • Motion by Monica McFee
    • 2nd by Melanie Lambert
    • Motion passed
    • New Neighbors:
      • Noah & AJ Rosenburg  on Victor
      • Andy Vance on Victor
      • Representative of St. Louis Police – District 3 – Officer Calabro
        • Sent officers to issue summons to people drinking in the park tonight.
        • Remember to call the drug task force if you see drug specific related issues
        • October 11 will be the SLPD Memorial Golf Tournament
        • You can pick up an invisible ink pen for free from the Community Outreach office at 3157 Sublette
        • There are also engravers available to borrow
        • Elected Official Recognition
          • Phyllis Young – Ward 6 – absent
          • Kacie Starr Triplett – Ward 7
            • With the redistricting almost all of Fox Park will be in the 7th Ward. Kacie will be meeting with the board and attending meetings on a regular basis to keep in touch with us.
  • Felicia Henderson – Ward 7 – absent
  • Sandy Colvin – Ward 6 – absent, but sent report to Ian
  • The Station 66 at the corner of Gravois & Jefferson is currently under a cease & desist
  • Meeting scheduled for July 27th with owner & manager
  • President’s Report: Ian Simmons
  • Ian has meeting scheduled with Jonathan Scott & attorney from Jennifer Joyce’s Office to go over some of the communication possibilities that Jennifer discussed at the meeting she attended a few months ago
  • QT – confirmed that all of our restrictions were written into their liquor license
  • Movie at National Night Out will be Monster’s Inc.  – August 2nd
  • Treasurer’s Report: Chris Barton
  • 6565.00 – FPNA Account
  • 1788.00 – Park Account
  • 80.00 in dues this month
  • Standing Committee  Reports
    • Safety : Jonathan Scott
      • Fireworks are illegal
      • If you can’t attend Weed & Seed let Jonathan know  and he will address them at the meeting
      • Make sure you secure your window units are secured, they are popular items to steal.
  • Park: Don Monhousen
  • Park Committee is looking for new members
  • Newsletter: Emily Henke
  • If you have something you would like to include in the newsletter email to Emily at corresponding@foxparkstl.org
  • DeSales Community Housing – Absent
  • STL Public Library: Erin Guss
    • July – food for fines
      • One canned good =$1 off your fines up to $25.00
  • July 21st – Salsa Making Class
  • Unfinished Business  – none
  • New Business
  • Board appoints Dale Thuet  to the position of assistant treasurer
  • Motion by Paul Kelly
  • 2nd by Chris
  • Vote – passed
  • 5 Minute Forum
    • Ben Mayes –Emmaus Lutheran
      • It’s time for the school supply drive
      • You can give time, money or school supplies to the next meeting
      • August 13th – 2PM will be meeting at Emmaus to put together packs.
  • Fox Park Substation is entirely funded by Fox Park Donations
  • 50/50 – Chris Barton – donated back to the substation account.

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July 28, 2011 Minutes

Fox Park Neighborhood Association

July 28th, 2011

  • New Neighbor Recognition – none
  • District 3 – SLPD – absent
  • Elected Officials
    • Phyllis Young – ward 7 – absent
    • Kacie Starr Tripplett – ward 6 – absent – (emailed report)
      • Requested meeting with streets departments regarding Nebraska speeding
      • New redistricting is not approved yet
  • NSO Officers
    • Sandy Colvin
      • Please remember to check on your neighbors in the heat.
    • Felicia Henderson
      • QT signed the friendly cease & desist
      • Remember to check on your elderly neighbors in the heat
  • Officer Reports
    • President – Ian Simmons
      • Survey of expansion of Fox Park Historic District will be done by Preservation Board and DeSales
    • Treasurer – Chris Barton
      • FPNA – $5774.09
      • Park – $1788.51
      • See Treasurer’s Report
  • Standing Committee Reports
    • Safety – Jonathan Scott
      • Attending Citizens On Patrol meeting
      • Prosecutor’s office will be sending us monthly emails so that we can send representatives to attend hearings on crimes that occurred in our neighborhood.
  • DeSales  Community of Housing
    • National Night Out – August 2nd
    • South Side Day Nursery
      • Scheduled to close on DeSales owned property early September
      • Scheduled to close on city owned property late September
  • Barr Branch Library – Erin Guss
    • Summer Book Club end August 6th
  • 5 minute forum
    • August 13th @ 2pm Emmaus Lutheran will be putting together backpacks of school supplies to give to children who need them. Donations of school supplies, cash or your time are welcome
    • Tony  – Route 66 gas station at the corner of Jefferson & Gravois  is a problem. Their liquor license is keeping them in business but their clientele is causing problems for other businesses (ie, The Warehouse, The Way Out Club)
    • Sandy – we need more call on this property address to get them on the problem property list
    • Greg – trivia night will be re-scheduled
    • 50/50 winner – Noni – donated back to substation.

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May 26, 2011 Minutes

Fox Park Neighborhood Association

May 26th, 2011

  • Call to Order & Roll Call
    • Absent: Chris Barton
    • New Neighbors:
      • Judy – 2800 Block of Russell
      • Jeff Grace – new member of staff @ DeSales Housing
      • Representative of St. Louis Police – District 3 –  absent
      • Speakers
        • Jennifer Joyce – Circuit Attorney’s Office
          • Working with neighborhoods to find ways that we can affect court sentences
          • Working to find way to notify Fox Park when cases come up that are regarding Fox Park crimes
          • Some neighborhoods are utilizing “Neighborhood Impact statements”  – a letter or personal statement that is read in court
          • Neighborhood Ownership Model
            • Ownership of crime issues by citizens
            • Citizens On Patrol
            • Neighborhood Orders of Protection
        • Victim support network within a neighborhood
          • #1 reason cases aren’t prosecuted b/c the victim or witness won’t come forward to testify or take part in trial
          • Neighborhood reaches out to victims and encourages them to prosecute
  • Shannon Headley
    • Benton Park West is opening a dog park at the corner of Utah & Louisiana
    • $50.00 for the first dog + $15.00 for each additional dog
    • Hosting BYOB “Yappy Hours”
    • Go to Benton Park West’s website to download the application
    • Elected Official Recognition
      • Phyllis Young – Ward 6 – absent
      • Kacie Starr Triplett – Ward 7 – absent
        • Jerome
          • June 11th 12-3 pm  – 6th ward community appreciation lunch – empty lot at the corner off Lafayette & California
          • Free food/drinks
          • Electronic recycling
          • Car seat safety
  • Felicia Henderson – Ward 7 – absent
  • Sandy Colvin – Ward 6
    • Know the address of the problem properties on your street so that you can give a specific address when you call the police. This is very important when getting addresses on the problem property list.
    • Car Break Ins – even if you aren’t going to file a claim with your insurance – call these into the police so that they can track what neighborhoods it is happening in and put police in the right areas
    • President’s Report: Ian Simmons
      • QT hearing is coming up soon
      • Letter was sent to Liquor Commissioner in support of QT’s liquor license with restrictions
      • Trivia night has been pushed to fall
      • Historic expansion – still moving forward – DeSales is taking the lead from this point
      • Treasurer’s Report: Chris Barton – absent
      • Standing Committee  Reports
        • Safety : Jonathan Scott
          • Reached out to Officer Calabro to discuss car break ins
  • Newsletter: Emily Henke
    • New newsletter will be out next week
    • DeSales Community Housing – Jeff Grace
      • DeSales is on Facebook
      • Golden Brick nominations are now available
      • STL Public Library: Erin Guss
        • Page Turners – Adult Book Club – May –August
        • You will receive a duffle bag for reading 10 books
        • June 2nd @ 6 pm – Harry & the Potter band
        • June 15th @ 5 pm – jewelry making program
        • July 21st @ 5:30 pm – Salsa making class
        • Unfinished Business  – none
        • New Business
          • National Night Out is August 2nd in Fox Park
          • Lester – motion to spend up to $1000.00 on National Night Out
            • Paul – 2nd
            • Motion passed by membership
            • 5 Minute Forum
              • Bob Putnam – Way Out Club
                • Route 66 station @ Jefferson & Gravois
                • Lots of problems with panhandeling & drunk patrons
                • This is one of the gateways to our neighborhood – it’s setting a bad example of Fox Park
  • Sandy – Route 66 station is currently under a cease & desist
    • Their liquor license can be revoked – it’s up for renewal every year
    • They have been notified that they are a problem property
    • Remember to call it in if you see bad behavior at this location
  • Lester – Financial Literacy Class @ the Juice Box – 3101 Arsenal
    • Class is free
    • Refreshments provided
  • PRIDE Parade is the last weekend of June  – Fox Park is sponsoring a float in the Parade
    • If you would like to support the float, please come to the Paper Dolls concert on June 7th
    • Doors open @ 8 pm; band starts @ 9 pm
  • 50/50 – Judy L – donated back to the substation account.

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