MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
OF THE LOWER DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
HELD May 6, 2013
Pursuant to proper notice, a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association was held on May 6, 2013 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The meeting was adjourned at 6:32 pm. In attendance were: Lara Davies, Josh Davies, Andrew Guerra, Terry Hershey, Kirstan Marks, Jim Merrill, Paul Rothman, Cat Tatman, and Mike West.
Josh Davies chaired the meeting. Secretary Lara Davies recorded the minutes.
Approval of April Minutes:
Paul made a motion that the April minutes be approved. Mike seconded this. All were in favor and the motion passed.
After a month to review, Terry made a motion that we approve the 2013 budget that was prepared at the April meeting by the executive committee with the intention of coming in $3K under budget to make up for the amount we went over in 2012. Jim seconded this motion. All were in favor and the motion passed.
Board Member Update:
Maria Cook is moving to Aspen to open a yoga studio and will be leaving the LoDoNA board. Andrew Guerra volunteered to take her spot on the board. He came to the April meeting to learn about the board and see if it would be a good fit for him to become a board member. The board agreed that Andrew would take Maria’s spot and be a new board member for LoDoNA.
The board had two GNAs to approve. One for Jimmy’s Urban Bar and Grill, which will be replacing TD’s on Blake and one for Roosevelt’s replacing Tryst on 15th. David made a motion that we approve the GNAs for these two locations. Mike seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion passed.
The date for the Summer BBQ will be 9/7/13. We need someone to spearhead this committee. Kirstan can be a vice-chair. Several people expressed interest in being the chair or at least helping the chair including Cat and Andrew. The board members on this committee met after the board meeting to determine structure and responsibility.
The next happy hour for the buildings was supposed to be May 23 at Icehouse organized by Bill, however this was the same night as the May WeeBOT so Josh said he would contact Bill to cancel.
The next building happy hour will be August 8 (Left Bank Lofts, Volker and Acme-organized by Kynnie), and October 17 (Franklin Lofts-organized by Cat).
Cat did a loft rep survey to find out who the HOA President’s were in the neighborhood. She got back 7 responses. She is going to resend.
She also met with Kevin Ottercrans regarding possible topics for the HOA Roundtable. Several board members suggested that one of the topics be regarding the recent legislation that was passed about HOAs. It appears that more than 90% of HOAs may be non-compliant.
The April WeeBOT at Epernay was a great success. Southern Hospitality is hosting the next WeeBOT on May 23rd. The board agreed that it would be fun to have attendees add their building name to their name tags. We will perhaps be doing View House in June. David suggested that we should keep the locations within the LoDo borders and with restaurants or bars that have GNAs signed. He suggested Jax as a possible location. He will also send Josh a list of possible other places.
Office Depot’s LED signage is not in compliance and the city is working through the appropriate channels to get the signs removed. Office Depot has hired a good attorney to fight this.
There will be a meeting about the car sharing program on May 17. The board voiced our opinion with regard to taking too many of our parking spots in LoDo but this meeting is also a chance for residents to express their opinion so we will include information about it in the newsletter.
If you know anyone who would like to research how LoDo could help with the many homelessness initiatives around the city please let Terry know. LoDo Cares wants to help with the issue but wants to serve in the most appropriate/needed way possible. Doing the research would help us uncover this.
Jim and Kirstan are going to meet to try and figure out a temporary process for making sure we are getting all necessary reports and paperwork when new members sign up. This should be alleviated once we get a new website up.
The LoDo Angels are hosting an event on grief on May 28.
Next Meeting – The meeting was adjourned at 6:32 pm and the next meeting will be June 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm.
Respectfully submitted, Lara Davies, Secretary