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August 16, 2023 Minutes

August 16, 2023

General Meeting


300 E. 39th Street

Kansas City, Missouri

[[add]] 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Board Members Present:

Nadja Karpilow, Matthew Browning, Dianna Atkinson, Angie Phillips, Betsy Ambrose, Jacob Ambrose, Tabitha Judson

Other Neighbors Present:

Tom Besgrove Craig Anderson DuRon Netsell Jon Dandur Guiseppe Gallo-Balma Leigh Blumenthal Dianna Atkinson Aurora Sheilds Jason Pullen Don Hall

Thomas Glenn Martin Maria Martin

The meeting was called to order.

1. Welcome and introductions

2. Treasurer's Report

· Starting Balance $2468.24

· $40 income

· $0 Expenses

· Ending Balance $2508.24

3. Jason presented information about Optum Community Center

Free for 55+, affiliated with United Healthcare 4. Approval of June, moved to postpone to October 5. Guest – DuRon Netsell of Street Smarts Design + Build discussed traffic calming

· 4 way stops: most effective, cheapest, most difficult to permit,

people may not stop but most people slow down

· Curb extensions: bring stop sign out into driver's line of vision,

shorten distance for pedestrians

· Curb stops: can go down quickly and adjust to test best options,

allows for permanent improvements after testing

6. Councilman Eric Bunch – Invited for October

7. Midtown KC Now Update – Leigh Blumenthal

· New in KC

o 3901 Main – Hammer’s piano bar

o Corner Restaurant – Taco place

o Soap Bar – Warehouse Vintage Clothing

· In discussions with Walgreens

o Might be getting rid of pergola and wall

o Better landscaping & monitoring

· KCAC Partnership

o Host an exhibit that switches every 3 months

o Window art / mural ever 6 months

o Encouraging storefront murals when vacant, potential studio

. Façade grant program

8. Old/New Business

· Southmoreland property – attempt to force historic designation unsuccessful

Property owner threatened to sue Southmoreland neighborhood association

· Midtown Survey

· Director of Public works meeting – August 28th

· Litter it Matters – August 21st 6 PM at 37th @ Walnut

· Dedicated Lane for Streetcar – Kevin Klinkenberg met with Tom & city staff

9. Next Meeting – October 18, 2023, Plexpod Annex

· Upcoming Events:

· August 28, 5-7 pm - Broadway Westport Council General

Uptown Theatre Michael Shaw, Public Works Director guest speaker.

· September 9, 6:30 pm Dance in the Park, Roanoke Park Meeting was adjourned.

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