The meeting was called to order at 7:30 and began with the Pledge of Allegiance.
- Mark Kinnane reported that 53 new members joined since the October meeting.
- Bylaw amendement for Article 1.2 was read. It will be posted on the website for all to review. Suggestions and edits are welcome.
The current text of article 1.2 reads:
"Membership shall be annual and will be granted upon payment of an annual membership fee effective from September 1 through August 31 of each year. At the annual meeting each year, membership fees will be determined for the next year."
We propose replacing it with:
"Membership shall be annual and will be granted upon payment of an annual membership fee. Application for membership maybe filed on any day of the year. Membership is granted after completion and receipt of a membership application and annual dues. Membership renewal is required one year from the date that membership is granted. Continued membership is contingent upon being up-to-date on membership dues. At the annual meeting each year, membership fees will be determined for the next year."
- Storm drains were repaired after almost 2 years.
- PH resident Elaine Mittleman is appealing the closure of the PH post office branch. (It closed November 10, 2011). It would be a great help if residents can file a statement with the Postal Regulatory Committee indicating how you were impacted. Elaine can walk you through the process. Instructions on filing are available on the website www.prc.gov
or by contacting the docket section at email@example.com
or via telephone at 202-789-6846
. The Docket number for the Pimmit Hills Branch appeal is A2011-90
- The Pimmit Hills Resident Survey results were shared.
Residents felt the biggest challenge facing the neighborhood is Traffic, followed by infrastructure (sidewalks, playgrounds).
The board will use the survey results to plan meeting topics and events for the rest of their term.
You can see the full report on the website http://pimmithills.org/phca-news?mode=PostView&bmi=750767
- A resident asked about election day bake sales. They were a great membership drive and small fundraiser for the organization. They were discontinued due to polling place regulations regarding how close we could be to the actual polling place. A resident noted that she has seen election day bake sales advertized at the Lewinsville Center which is also a polling place. The board will reach out to the board of elections to determine the rules regarding space and if we can set up a sale table.
Vice President Animesh Gupta gave an informative presentation on disaster preparedness.
Be informed and have a plan; you never know when a disaster may happen.
has many tips on being prepared.
- PH resident Janet Pancca was selected to represent Trader Joe's in the Rose Bowl parade in January. Watch for the TJ's float to see if you can spot her!