10/13/20 Annual Meeting

Approved Minutes

  • Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:00pm
  • Roll Call
  • Board members present: President Isabel Rodriguez, Vice President Patrick Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large member Minea Kiss. Absent: None
  1. Treasurer’s Report – Current balance of $1,847.42. Most recent transactions were in August, and were in preparation for the Community Market.
  2. Old Business
    • Appointment of Board Member – Brian Weissmeyer decided to withdraw his application as an at-large board member. No other person present at the meeting expressed an interest – so we are still looking for 2 at-large board members and a Treasurer.
    • Coffee with a Cop event was canceled
    • DEQ grant update – Isabel and Kaitlin will continue working on the application for this grant.
  3. New Business
    • Intro to MNA by President Rodriguez – Isabel described what the purpose of MNA is, one major goal being removing the stigma of the Mills Addition neighborhood, providing networking opportunities for businesses, property owners, and residents, attending school events to reach out to the families of children in our neighborhood, and being a general community organization. Specific ways we have, and continue to improve the neighborhood, is by promoting safety (improving lighting, working with city code enforcement) and beautification of the East Main corridor.
    • Clean-up event – the last neighborhood clean-up event brought many people out of the woodwork. Enough time has passed to have a good idea of the “what to do” and “what not to do” for an event like this. It’s not currently off the table, but it would need planning to work. Items that can be recycled instead of added to the landfill: e-waste, appliances, tires, mattresses.
    • Cascade Cremation Services (Travis) – the business opened on June 1, and they have been busier than they were expecting. Travis is a Klamath Falls native who had a similar business in Brookings, OR for several years. We are very glad to have a reputable cremation service in our neighborhood.
  4. Public Comment
    • Various recent city developments – new hotel (Oct. 30), former Balsinger Building is becoming a mixed-use space, new Les Schwab on Washburn Way, Klamath Smiles and other personal services businesses have opened or moved to a new location (or new construction).
    • Lighting on East Main St. is an issue that more and more businesses are addressing
    • Any business on East Main can apply for a $500 reimbursement for the purchase of security cameras. For more information, contact the Klamath Falls City Police non-emergency line (541-884-4876).
  5. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 6:50pm