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    October 2016 Meeting Minutes

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    CALL TO ORDER at 6:40 by Sylvia Iodice

     

    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was recited

     

    WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS Sylvia welcomed everyone and thanked them for their attendance. Each officer and director introduced themselves and listed which precinct they represented.

    BLIGHT BUSTERS Blight Buster Volunteers are not allowed to pull signs. Neighborhood Services will start enforcing the signs in the public right-of-way beginning November 23, 2016.

     

    CENTRAL CITY PRECINCT Resource Lieutenant Brian Freudenthal spoke about working the the walking beat hear the homeless shelter. Homelessness is up 30% nationwide. They have been trying to educate the community to not give out money to the homeless. The Human Services campus has the resources they need to get back on their feet. The Central City Precinct is a small precinct—comprised of just the 51 squad area. The Lieutenant thanked everyone for their help being the eyes and ears for the police.

     

    NOMINATION OF 2017 OFFICERS/DIRECTORS Roger took nominations from the floor for 2017.  There are seven precincts.  There can be up to four Directors per precinct. The following people were eligible to be nominated as Directors:

     

    NAME

    ACCEPTED/DECLINED

    AJ Marsden

    Accepted

    Alice Wells

    Declined

    Ann Catanzaro

    Accepted

    Arlene Reed

    Accepted

    Attila Revesz

    Not Present

    Borbola Tako

    Not Present

    Candice Fremouw

    Declined

    Candy Dugdale

    Accepted

    Carla Baker

    Not Present

    Carol Hobbs

    Declined

    Charisse Walls

    Accepted

    Chris Demarest

    Accepted

    Crystal Boles

    Declined

    David Dugdale

    Declined

    Evelyn Shapiro

    Not Present

    Jeannie Bremerkamp

    Accepted

    Jennifer Rouse

    Accepted

    Jerry Overfield

    Not Present

    John Croy

    Not Present

    Jon Whitcomb

    Accepted

    Jose Villela

    Not Present

    Joyce Taylor

    Not Present

    Judy Nakasone

    Declined

    Kim Domovich

    Declined

    Mark Harris

    Accepted

    Marvin Shapiro

    Not Present

    Mikita McWhite

    Not Present

    Peter Vazquez

    Accepted

    Richard Iodice

    Declined

    Richard Rea

    Declined

    Roger Pongratz

    Accepted

    Rosa Pastrana

    Declined

    Stan Bates

    Declined

    Sylvia Iodice

    Accepted

    Theresa Bennett

    Not Present

    Victoria Jaquez

    Accepted

    Virginia Murfin

    Not Present

    Matthew Sawhill

    Accepted

    These nominees for Directors will be on the ballot at the November general meeting.

     

    Nominations for officer positions were as follows:

     

    Chris Demarest nominated Jennifer Rouse for Secretary. Jennifer accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations. Nominations closed for Secretary.

     

    Candy Dugdale nominated Arlene Reed for Treasurer. Arlene accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations. Nominations closed for Treasurer.

     

    AJ Marsden nominated Candy Dugdale for Vice President.  Candy accepted the nomination. There were no other nominations. Nominations closed for Vice President.

     

    Mark Harris nominated Sylvia Iodice for President. Sylvia accepted the nomination. Crystal Boles nominated Roger Pongratz for President. Roger declined the nomination. There were no other nominations. Nominations closed for President.

     

    Crystal Boles made a motion to accept all nominations for the Board officers and to appoint each nominee by acclimation. The motion was seconded by Mike Pepera.  The motion passed.

    There was a question regarding how many meetings a member of the Phoenix Block Watch Advisory Board can miss before being removed from the membership. No one has been removed as a member for lack of attendance. Directors follow the Bylaws.

     

    GRANT WRITING 101 – City of Phoenix Fiscal Management George Martin went over the new guidelines for the Neighborhood Block Watch Grant program.  The grant applications open November 1st and close at 4pm on December 8th.  There will be additional grant workshops October 26th at the Devonshire Senior Center at 5:30pm and on November 16th at the South Mountain Community Library at 10:30am. Make sure to be descriptive in your narrative. To confirm your block watch registration, visit www.phoenix.gov/nsd/programs/neighborhood-coordination. If you want to register as a block watch, you must have an officer attend your block watch meeting.

    COMMUNITY RELATIONS BUREAU UPDATE Officer Deb Iodice spoke about the block watch surveys recently sent out from the police. Please take the survey. For reflective signs, the price might go from $16 to as high as $36 if you order through the PBWAB. There might be a wear-out period for the old signs. Old signs are sold out. The composite signs are currently just $16 when ordered through the PBWAB.

    There will be another survey sent out from Neighborhood Services regarding active block watch information. They will be sent to the email address on file.

    Officer Iodice has received inquiries about
    www.blockwatch.org. She doesn’t know much about it other than it seems similar to Nextdoor.

     

     

    Please attend the Block Watch Grant Oversight Committee meetings. They are very informative for those who will be writing or have written a block watch grant.

    DOOR PRIZES Tickets were drawn for door prizes.

    REFRESHMENTS Food was provided by Phoenix Revitalization Corporation. Coffee was provided by Classic Rock Coffee Company.

    NEXT MEETING The next meeting is 6:30pm Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Washington Activity Center located at 2240 W. Citrus Way. The topic is Driving Under the Influence.

    MEETING ADJOURNED at 8:33pm

    Respectfully submitted,
    Jennifer Rouse

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