10/06/20 General Meeting

Approved Minutes

  • Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:08pm
  • Roll Call
  • Board members present: President Isabel Rodriguez, Vice President Patrick Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large member Minea Kiss. Absent: None
  • General members present: Efren Gutierrez, Toby Rodriguez
  • Guests: Mayor Carol Westfall, John Bellon, several employees from Steve’s Place (Ashley, Joe, and others)
  1. Business
    • Introductions – because there were so many new faces in the room, we went around and everyone introduced themselves.
    • Mayor Westfall comments – Mayor Westfall took comments and questions from multiple attendees. Several asked about the bike path added to Oregon Ave, and if the project has been revisited. Discussion about the project and other improvement projects within the city.
    • Ashley from Steve’s Place – discussed interest in having a rep from businesses at MNA meetings. Some businesses on East Main have attempted to get together, but seemed more doable to have everyone meet under the MNA umbrella.
    • Joe from Steve’s Place – need more trash cans on East Main, create a trash PSA? Need more street lights on East Main, and he has been encouraging other business owners to set up more lights. If MNA plans another neighborhood clean-up, Joe is willing to donate pizza to feed helpers. Thanks, Joe!
    • IYS Nutrition Hub – President Rodriguez shared the plans IYS has for shifting their building into a Nutrition Hub. It would be a location where anyone can stop in to get information about access to food. Not sure when the shift will happen, and not sure if it will impact where we can meet. We are thankful that IYS has allowed us to use their space.
    • Recreation Park – an employee from Linkville Roofing asked if MNA had any upcoming plans for making Recreation Park more usable. John Bellon gave information about what utilities are available at the location. The space belongs to the city.
  2. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:55pm