Saturday, August 29, 2009


CLIFTON HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MINUTES July 2009 JULY 27, 2009 Josh Wiese member of the executive board called the meeting to order at 7 P.M. Mike Foster Pres. and Becky Hughes VP were unable to make the meeting because of unexpected work commitments. Minutes from the May and June meetings were distributed, read and a motion to accept as presented was made seconded and approved. Tiny Schaper presented the Treasurers report. Our current checking account balance is $3,095.22 and our share portion of the account is $4,533.72 which we are keeping intact for possible fees from the IRS. Ald. Waterhouse will contact the lawyer who will check into the problem with the IRS fees. 2nd. District Public Affairs officer Don Veile was unable to attend. 65th District State Representative Michelle Kratky. Aug. 8th and 9th will be no sales tax days for school shopping but you will need to check to make sure your area is participating. Michelle has also been appointed to a special committee on autism. 2 crime bills that passed are the no texting while driving for anyone under 21. It will be considered a moving violation. The other one is if you are arrested for a felony you will have a DNA test taken and then if you are released or found not guilty the DNA will be released. Alderman Bill Waterhouse. He states that the city fees that could be charged to CHNA to use Clifton Park for Party in the Park will be waived. Several people raised questions about some neglected or abandoned homes in the area. Addresses were noted . He states that when a home is in foreclosure the banks or mortgage companies do nothing to keep the property up and all he can do is send out monthly letters with fines. 6412 Southwest has been a chronic problem for 3 years with no response from owners. He is considering a move to put it up for redevelopment to see if there can be some plans put forward for it. He then introduced Dianne Rains who is our new neighborhood stabilization officer. Her phone # is 314 657 1375 and her E-mail is She noted the addresses of the problem properties. She also had handouts for a free seminar at Chaifetz arena for anyone with problem mortgages July 31 thru Aug. 3rd. They must register online to participate. No one was present from Senator Smiths office. New Business PARTY IN THE PARK to be held Sept. 26. Proposed expenses for PIP are approximately $2100 since the city fees have been waived. The PIP budget was put to a vote and passed 19 yes and 0 no. Josh is trying to find a band but has not had any luck as yet. Anyone wishing to help with PIP should contact Becky Hughes at or any board member. FOR THE GOOD OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD Amvets breakfast Aug. 9 8A.M. to 11A.M. and bar-b-cue Aug. 15 9AM. to4PM. New Neighbors Ryan and Giselle Coleman 6424 Coletta Ian Landwehrmier is in the process of applying for a license to open a new restaurant at 2605-2607 Hampton the site oif the old OFF THE VINE restaurant. It will serve American food and will be called thirteen thirtyone. There will be no coffee in the park in July. The next meeting will be at 7 PM on Monday Aug. 24. Motion was made to adjourn, seconded and meeting adjourned at 8 PM.

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