September 2004 Membership Meeting

Gifford Park Association
General Membership Meeting
September 16, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.

Present: Fran Cella, Bill Briska, Paul Durrenberger, Julie Schmitt, Pat and Dan Miller, Diane Reiken, Kevin Sonsowski, Dave Mediola (new ROPE Officer), Betty Sanders-Webber
The meeting began at 7:10 p.m.

2004 Historic House Tour Results

The 2004 Housewalk brought in over $26,000 and over $368 in raffle tickets were sold. The raffle prize this year was a lawnmower generously donated by Sears.

Treasurer’s Report

Dan Miller reported that GPA has received ? in sponsorship monies, thanks to Julie S.’s efforts, and that leaves an account balance of $34,856.66.

132 N. Channing

The project house so far has had a total of $101,733 of out-of-pocket expenses. We need volunteers!

Update on Proposed Walgreens Development

Fran C. gave the update. Walgreens has been making deposits on the property. They called the Mayor to determine if the site would be able to hold their building. The City is asking for a written statement from GPA regarding the items we would like addressed if the Walgreens development was to take place. A letter was mailed with the August meeting notes and for those with e-mail, it will be e-mailed to the GPA group mailing list.

GPA Storage

The Bednars have been graciously storing GPA items in their basement for several years. GPA would like to find a permanent storage place to house these items. There are several Housewalk tour booklets for each year, and we need to only keep about 100 of each year. Signs for the Housewalk, which are large, will need a home.

Bill B. looked into some options and came up with:

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