June 2016 Meeting Minutes
Submitted June 22 by Diana Kennedy
Old Hyde Park Historic District, Inc.
A neighborhood association working to promote, strengthen and maintain
the quality of life in Old Hyde Park
Board of Directors Meeting
June 15, 2016
In attendance: Marty Phillips, Diana Kennedy, Dianna Atkinson, Nadja Karpilow,
Kaitlyn Bunch, Scot Stockton, DuRon Netsell
Excused: Sat Inder Khalsa
Next scheduled meeting: August 17, 2016
Greg Voelier, Divisional Area Secretary for Business; Ramona Quinn, Program Director Salvation Army. The Salvation Army has a program that puts homeless families and single women in homes in OHP. They own Baltimore House at 3324 Baltimore that is divided into three units, and they lease many other apartments and homes. They want to be contacted regarding concerns/issues with the tenants. 816-729-6836 or 816-285-2495. Greg has been transferred and his replacement as of 7/1/16 will be David Harvey.
Catherine Kelly, Cultivate KC. They have submitted a bid for the Westport Middle School track field and hope to begin work in July. Their plans include:
Westport Farm focus on urban gardening to grow & sell organic veggies
Sell produce to people within walking distance
Open for tours
Have a greenhouse “of the future”
The Urban Grown Farm Tour is 6/25 & 6/26 and includes 31 sites.
The meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm by Marty Phillips.
I. Minutes: 4/12/2016 minutes were accepted as presented
II. Treasurer’s report (attached): Scot Stockton reported in Sat Inder’s absence:
Ended FY 2015 with 26 individual memberships, 3 business
Historic plaques: 6 sold & 4 remaining
III. President’s Report:
Armour Blvd. buildings: Peter Casals is working on permits and expects to begin construction in early Fall
Sun Source/34th Baltimore: no updates
Loose Mansion: applied for their own liquor license (liquor currently provided by caterer). Board agreed a conditional license that would not go with the building would be best. Barb Saathoff wants to meet with area neighbors to discuss.
IV. Committee Reports
Programs & Events
Litter…It Matters: the next clean-up will be Tuesday, 6/28, 6:00 pm meet at 3829 Warwick
Spring Social: 5/11 event at the new Swedish restaurant on Broadway had a good turnout
Block Party: October 2nd or 9th, Kaitlyn will notify Board, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm.
Safety & Security
Many area home robberies-thieves entering through unlocked windows
Website: send Kaitlyn ideas for Resource page, photos for Photo page, info for Events/Calendar page. Bylaws and BOD meeting minutes will be on the website.
Tee shirts: available for current paid members.
Historic plaques: 4 remaining plaques.
Bike Walk KC: Proposed bike lane will be on Armour from Broadway to Paseo. Nadja and Duron said Public Works is in favor of a protected bike lane with parking on the inside. They will keep us posted on the final plan.
Audit & Nominating
Government Outreach Committee
V. Old Business
Board insurance: Sat Inder is getting quotes
Torn banners: Duron said a friend of his will remove the torn OHP banner at 39th & Walnut for free or for a $20 fee.
VI. New Business
Mikael Nelson and his wife Anne Papineau purchased the house at 3330 Baltimore Ave.
A motion was made and carried to elect Mikael to the open Director position on the Board.
He and his wife feel that the greatest advantages of their location is that it is a close and walkable neighborhood. Mikael feels that residents should strive for a neighborhood that is safe and clean which extends into improving multimodal transit, more transit connections, marked crosswalks, and safer bike lanes. He feels these are things that make the neighborhood great for everyone that lives here or visits.
Adjourned: 8:10 pm