July 2004 Board Meeting

Gifford Park Association
Board Meeting at the DNA Offices
July 2, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.

Present: Fran Cella, Jean Bednar, Pat Segel, Julie Schmitt, Dan Miller, Pat Miller, Bill Briska, Mark Billings, Paul Durrenberger, Betty A. Sanders-Webber

The meeting began at 7:10 p.m.

Neighborhood Survey Results
Fran Cella gave a report on the Neighborhood Survey
Results. A few highlights of the survey follow:

The most important things to those living in the
Historic District:
82%-mature trees
76% Neighborhood parks and open space
73%-downtown services
61%-50/50 grant program
59%-transportation
51%-living in an historic neighborhood with older
homes

The most important problems:
60%-street parking and abandoned cars
55%-noise
54%-violations of city housing codes

The following reflect the things that people like most
and least about the neighborhood. These comments were
in response to open ended questions and are listed in
rank order:

The things liked:
1. Historic homes