March 11, 2010

RUN Meeting Minutes, February 11, 2010

Cynthia called the meeting to order at 8:00. No one had a copy of the minutes of the January meeting but some got them on email. I'll try to bring a copy of these minutes to the next meeting.

Jamie brought in copies of some literature she and Angela have been working on to promote RUN. All seemed to like it except some of the boundaries lines were wrong. Clever use of RUN (are you in) I thought.

We talked a bit about litter pick up. The next 51st Ave cleanup is set for the first week in April. Scott said other areas need attention like the James Ave. bridge. Update--It seems the sheriff's department sent some community service out there as I saw two bags of trash I picked up and put in my curby. Cynthia asked about getting a dumpster for big items. At the beautification meeting, they said public works is one million dollars over budget due to the snowy weather. But we could still get one if we ask soon enough. We need to decide on a date and talk to Mr. Jackson and see if we can't get one.

Next up was Mathew Portell with Ride for Reading. He said he has a building on Alabama Ave the needs work and needs more books donated. He spoke about the needs for kids to read more especially in middle school. He plans on working with Bass and other area schools. Update-- I stopped by their building and while no one was there it was wide open. It is a mere skeleton of a building and needs lot of work to be of any use.

Buddy was asked about a couple of council issues. The Farmer's Market at Richland Park will be back but in a smaller form. Only produce is to be sold there, not hippy clothing and used books. The said the Maytown issue will come before council but will need a super majority to pass. He seemed to think that was unlikely although I don't recall him saying how he intended to vote. As almost everyone here is against I hope he will listen to the opinions of the voters.

The meeting ended early and we had to get out before 8:00.

February 22, 2010

Minutes of RUN meeting January 14, 2010

Minutes of RUN meeting January 14, 2010

Present: Councilman Buddy Baker, Audrey Baker, Cynthia Black, Angela Bryan (St. Luke's), Johnathan Carrera, BG Wadholm,Jamie Kunzmann,, Lamar and Mamie Throneberry, Scott Gillihan, and Melissa Gordon.

Cynthia called the meeting to order at 8:00. She introduced Melissa Gordon who will be taking Blaine's spot at NRC. Melissa asked what RUN did well last year and what was not so good. Scott said we got lots of information on emergency management but not well at improving our web site. Jamie said supporting the farmers market was a good thing. It was followed by a general discussion on tearing down the swimming pool to put in a garden. We all seemed to think it was a good idea.
BG and Jamie talked about how we could get more members. Cynthia remembered how Bernadette said she felt not welcomed when she started coming here and the whole image of RUN with neighborhood watch. We talked people for other parts of the world who have moved here and changed the face of the neighborhood. We talked about Light of the Nations as a way we could reach new members.

Buddy said the new police station has started work and should be open in 12-18 months. He as been working on the sound walls along the I-40 construction and a remote start law. He said no community centers would close out here despite trouble at the Parks Department. We would like more information on the new Police station and maybe we could get someone from metro to tell us more about it.

Angela talked about teaming up with the kids at Bass and other school to give the children something to do. We would also like some kind of clinic to aid the uninsured folks around here.

January 11, 2010

RUN Neighborhood Association Meeting Minutes - November 12,2009

Robertson, Urbandale, Nations (RUN) Neighborhood Meeting
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Present: Councilman Buddy Baker, Audrey Baker, Cynthia Black, James Bradford, William Bradford, Angela Bryan (St. Luke’s), Johnathan Carrera, Brenda Hix, Tiffany Israel (NRC), Sean Siple, Lamar Throneberry, Mamie Throneberry.

In the absence of RUN leadership, the meeting began at 7:10 pm with Councilman Buddy Baker reporting on the newspaper report that West Park and McCabe Park Community Center’s will be closed. Councilman Baker will check on the validity of this report.

Councilman Baker reported that the full council will vote Tuesday, November 17 on the moving of West Precinct. Several individuals are still fighting the move to the former Ford Dealership.

Those who want to support the move should email the full council by using the address Ask them to please pass the resolution to move West Police Precinct to 5500 Charlotte Avenue. Those without email can call At-Large members or members who are against or undecided:
Tim Garrett-Home: (615) 859-1047; Cell: (615) 351-4175
Megan Berry--Phone: (615) 291-6737
Ronnie Steine-Work: (615) 862-6780 Home: (615) 385-9757
Jerry Maynard-(615) 862-6780
Charlie Tigard-Work Phone: 256-7146; Home Phone: 646-3295; Cell Phone: 243-3295
Emily Evans-Home Phone: (615) 356-6294
Bo Mitchell--Work Phone: (615) 477-6718
Jim Gotto-Home Phone: (615) 883-3087
Michael Craddock-Home Phone: (615) 226-0521

Councilman Baker continues to work on the sound wall to continue to Beacon Square and Charlotte Park.

Sean Siple thanked RUN and the community for its support to the West Nashville Farmer’s Market. The organization will go before the Parks Board next week for a review. Next year’s market will operate May-October and will possibly move behind the Tennis Court. Crafts will only be featured once a month.

An additional proposal is pending to turn the defunct public swimming pool into a teaching garden to be used by several schools including St. Ann’s, Cohn, Sylvan Park Elementary, Park Avenue Elementary to use for educating its students. If Good Food for Good People takes over the pool, Metro would not have to pay $75,000 to tear down the pool.

Sean also asked that RUN support his USDA application.

Tiffany Israel announced an upcoming meeting at West Nashville UMC on Tuesday, December 1. This meeting brings together several neighborhood associations, local businesses and the Metro Police.

Angela Bryan invited everyone to the Thanksgiving Lunch and Health Fair at St. Luke’s on Saturday, November 21 from 11 am to 2 pm.

There was a motion to cancel the December RUN meeting. The motion was seconded and approved by the group.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:10.