New College Hill Neighborhood Association board elected; March meeting to focus on MSD-funded projects for 2016-17

College Hill logoThe membership of the College Hill Neighborhood Association has elected its new board members and officers for this year. New members and officers have an asterisk next to their names.

  • President: James Keith
  • Vice President: David Arneke
  • Secretary: Amanda Keith
  • Treasurer: Carmen Mays*
  • Eric Crouse*
  • Dan Curry
  • Lynn Gagnier
  • Dave Hemm
  • Judy Horn
  • Clara Kelly
  • Arlen Nicolls*

We thank departing board members Marjorie Bagley, Daniel Foil and Cindy Sheppard for their service to the neighborhood. Special thanks to Marjorie for serving as treasurer and to Clara Kelly for serving as secretary and to Carmen and Amanda for taking on those roles this year.

March meeting: MSD projects

The new board agreed to focus the March 28 meeting on developing a list of neighborhood improvement projects to submit to the Planning Department for funding with College Hill’s fiscal 2016-17 Municipal Service District allocation. The list will be included in the Planning Department’s budget, which will be considered by the City Council in June for the fiscal year starting on July 1.

All College Hill residents and property owners are members of the CHNA. Please join us for this discussion and every month’s meeting (7 p.m. on the Monday before the monthly Historic Preservation Commission meeting, which is held the last Wednesday of each month; the CHNA meets in the Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 501 South Mendenhall Street).

Among the projects discussed at this month’s MSD meeting hosted by the city Planning Department were new streetscape features on¬†Mendenhall Street to reduce speeding, contracting for maintenance service for the neighborhood’s streetscape plantings, College Hill signage for street signs, and additional new streetlights and sidewalk trash containers. Those particular projects have been discussed on previous occasions; some are under way or are nearing implementation. Use of MSD funds is limited to projects in the city’s right-of-way and to saving historic structures.

To see the priorities that guide our thinking on MSD projects,¬†click here for the neighborhood’s long-range plan (PDF), adopted last March.

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