8/03/21 General meeting

Amended Minutes

  1. Call to Order – President Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:02pm
  2. Roll Call
    • Board members present: President Rodriguez, VP Patrick Sullivan, Secretary/Treasurer Kaitlin Hakanson, At-large Member Minea Kiss. Absent: none 
    • General members present: Vanessa Serrado (México Video), Maria Duran, Tabita Rodriguez, Efren Gutierrez, Taylor Hampton (IYS), John Bellon (City Parks), Glenn Gailis
    • Guests: Maria Calderas, Chris Springmann, Michael, Mary Hole (Klamath Works)
  3. Event Announcements 
    • Aug. 12 – Mary Hole from Klamath Works announced a family fun event at Stukel Park. There will be carnival games, food, and vaccines available. 4 – 7pm. Advertising the event with door hangers in Mills Addition. There will be multiple Spanish-speaking volunteers at the event.
    • Aug. 14 – Vanessa Serrado, the owner of México Video, is having a grand opening event for their restaurant from 4 – 9pm. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Klamath-Lake Food Bank.
    • Aug. 27 – Nutrition Hub open house
  4. Old Business
    • Cost of replacement flags – for flags that are a sturdy material and the correct size, we are looking at about $50 – $150 each. Will continue to explore our options and price-points.
    • Upcoming Third Thursday – proceed – volunteers. All board members have committed to being at the August Third Thursday event. Planning to set up the corn hole game and raffle in addition to limeade.
    • Support of Moore Park Playground Fundraising Effort – President Rodriguez provided fundraising info to the group regarding the new playground planned for Moore Park. This sparked a lot of interest in helping out, and surfaced some of the ongoing challenges of having Mills Addition recognized as an important part of the City. More discussion at the City about East Main being recognized as “the other downtown”.
  5. New Business
    • donation offered of unpainted ceramic figurines – Brian, owner of Viowiess, purchased a ceramic kiln which came with several hundred ceramic figurines. Motion: to accept the donation of unpainted ceramic figurines from Brian. Unanimous approval. When we arrange to pick-up the items, MNA will provide a tax receipt. MNA will also publicize the donation and publicly recognize Brian as the donor. 
    • Annual business meeting in October – election of officers – There are multiple board positions that remain vacant. Anyone who is interested in taking on a board position is much appreciated and should let any of the board members know.
  1. Public Comment
    • General discussion about some of the challenges of keeping Mills Addition a safe and visually attractive place to live or operate a business. Discussion led to the need to be more clear about the mission statement of MNA – we are not a neighborhood watch group in the law enforcement sense. We want to improve the neighborhood from the ground up by helping businesses, residents, and property owners that are in Mills Addition.
    • The Nutrition Hub has been approved to set up a food pantry that will be stocked by the Klamath-Lake Food Bank.
    • More abandoned cars and cars parked on the street/on front lawns lately. Downtown parking enforcement will ticket abandoned cars if you let them know about it. There isn’t an enforcement officer for Mills – they will act on phone calls.
    • City Development Services – trees have been stressed by the heat and drought conditions. There are many trees throughout the City that are in bad shape. Report hazardous trees to the City.
    • The eviction moratorium, extended SNAP benefits, and other programs have recently ended. Also, wildfires have caused people to move around. If you see someone in need, Taylor and Kaitlin encourage you to direct them to a non-profit for help instead of going straight to law enforcement.
  2. Adjourn – Meeting adjourned by President Rodriguez at 7:05pm

8/17/21 approval date