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Forest Park Civic Association Meeting Minutes: December 14, 2021

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting

14 December 2021 – Fiesta Jalisco – Officers and Board Meeting

Meeting called to order @ 6:40 PM by Scott Prigan

Attendance was taken via role call.

OFFICER REPORTS

President’s Report   Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

  1. Scott welcomed all to the meeting.
  2. It was explained that in order to qualify for 501(c)(3) the IRS wanted us to add language to  our Constitution in two areas: 1) the Activities of the FPCA, and 2) Provisions for Dissolution (see Below). The Amendments to the Constitution were read out loud to those present. A very thorough discussion was held concerning each of the two areas. The officers and board unanimously voted to approve the amendments. The amendments will now be brought to the full FPCA at the January meeting for review, discussion, and a vote to add them to the existing FPCA constitution.
  3. The official meeting was adjourned at the conclusion of the voting. No other reports were given.

Vice President’s Report  No Report – The position is now vacant. 

Secretary’s Report Lou Bernard loubernard3@gmail.com

  1. Attendance:
  • Officers/Committee Chairs Present: SP, LB, MS, RW, DVM, KVM, SL, SB, MS, KG, EV
  • Officers/Committee Chairs Absent: CL. FQ, AR, ER, LK-B, DP
  • Area Reps in Attendance: 2, 5, 9
  • Area Reps Absent: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (Areas 3, 13, and 14 remain vacant )

Treasurer’s Report  Cheryl Lutman cllutman17@gmail.com Absent

Public Relations Report Mary Sguerra Mary.Sguerra@HERrealtors.com

Forester Editor’s Report  Rita Woeste forester_ed@fpcivic.org

Supplemental Security Report  Daryl Van Mercetta dvanmercetta@gmail.com,  Katie Van Mercetta kvanmercetta@gmail.com

Business Representative  Sheridan Landin – sheridanlandon@yahoo.com,  Alan Ray – aray.bergahorn@gmail.com Absent

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Welcome Committee Chair Ellin Ray – eclaire1226@gmail.com Absent

Volunteer Coordinator Scott Biggs/Mike Stone

Social Activities Report Liz Kengeter-Bash  ekengeter@gmail.com Absent

NCC Representative  Ken Gilbert kgilbert78@att.net

NCC Development Representative Ed Vanasdale evanasdale@insight.rr.com,  Dave Paul dwpaul@fpcivic.org Absent

Website Administrator Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

Old Business

New Business/Announcements/Ideas

The next meeting will be held on January 22, 2022. Happy holidays to you all -Wishing you Peace in the new year.

Meeting adjourned at 7:10 PM

 

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Proposed Amendments to Forest Park Civic Association Constitution

Changes needed to clarify non-profit status per I.R.S. guidance for Federal 501(c)(3) recognition, to be voted on at the January 2022 general meeting.

We propose to add items C and D to Article II – Name and Purpose:

Article II – Name and Purpose

C. Activities of FPCA:

  1. The Forest Park Civic Association is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
  2. No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes described in section 501(c)(3).
  3. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.

D. Dissolution Provisions:

Upon the dissolution of this organization, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose.

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting Minutes: November 9, 2021

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting

9 November 2021 – Epworth United Methodist Church/Zoom

Meeting called to order and Pledge of Allegiance opened the meeting @ 7:03 PM by Scott Prigan

OFFICER REPORTS

President’s Report   Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com  

  1. Ryan Finke unfortunately had to step out of our Vice President position. He says that since his family size doubled from two to four children with twins born in April, he’s realizing the need to be more present in his home. He thanks the civic association for accepting him to serve alongside you all since March and hopes he can serve again sometime in the future. 
  2. New Volunteer Coordinator: Scott Biggs, taking over from Mike Stone
  3. RE Supplemental Security–Things We Need to Remember
    1. House Checks! Our contract with the security company will allow them to do house/property checks if you need them to do so, especially if you are on vacation.
    2. They are a security Patrol, they are NOT the police. If you have police issues, DO NOT call the security company or Daryl Van Marcetta and expect them to arrest people or do police actions. That is not their job.
    3. Our coordinator does not personally do checks, patrol, etc. He is not the police, he will not be coming to your house to solve disputes with your neighbor. He does coordinate checks and patrolling with the security agency. He also keeps an ear open to know about community safety, and communicate with our liaison officer.

Vice President’s Report The position is now vacant. 

Secretary’s Report Lou Bernard loubernard3@gmail.com

  1. Attendance:
  • Officers Present: SP, LB, CL, RW, MS, SL, AR, ER, KG, EV, DVM
  • Officers Absent: SB, LKB
  • Area Reps in Attendance: 1, 2, 3, 9, 12
  • Area Reps Absent: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14 (Areas 13 & 14 are vacant)
  • 18 people present, 1 on Zoom
  1. Minutes from last month were reviewed and accepted. They are posted on the website as well as in the Forester.

Treasurer’s Report  Cheryl Lutman cllutman17@gmail.com

  1. Report delayed due to technical issues. See the budget in this month’s Forester.

Public Relations Report Mary Sguerra Mary.Sguerra@HERrealtors.com  

  1. There is no report

Forester Editor’s Report  Rita Woeste forester_ed@fpcivic.org

  1. December articles due Nov. 11, January articles are due Dec. 28.
  2. January Forester is an online issue–no delivering necessary.
  3. About 300 Foresters did not get delivered last month because we did not have enough volunteers to deliver. PLEASE, WE NEED MORE HELP/VOLUNTEERS.

Supplemental Security Report  Daryl Van Mercetta dvanmercetta@gmail.com, Katie Van Mercetta kvanmercetta@gmail.com (Absent) Officer Dan Yandrich (CPD Liaison Officer) dyandrich@columbuspolice.org 614.645.1418

  1. Officer Yandrich 
    1. Parking Issues: we are getting lots of complaints. Feel free to email the address and description of the vehicle. Flat tires, broken windows, and abandoned vehicles can be reported. Please note, the police impound lot is completely full; very little towing is happening in the city. Tractor trailers can only park for 1 hour. Longer than that, it is a violation and should be reported. Last Tuesday when it became very cold, 4 cars were stolen in the Northland area because their owners left them running/warming up in their driveway or street.
    2. Shooting on Karl Rd.: this was a problem with a person who lives on Karl Rd. There is a suspect.
    3. There is no suspect in the Doll House shooting.
    4. If you have speeders in your neighborhood, please call 311.
    5. If cars are parked over the sidewalk, this is a police issue–call 614.645.4545
    6. Be wary of the rise of burglaries around the holiday time.
    7. Gave free gun locks away to anyone who wanted one.

Business Representative  Sheridan Landin – sheridanlandon@yahoo.com Alan Ray – aray.bergahorn@gmail.com

Neither of the business reps have been out canvassing the area. We have no new business memberships.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Welcome Committee Chair Ellin Ray – eclaire1226@gmail.com

Ellin has all Welcome Folders for each area ready to be picked up! She has finally caught up! Area Reps need to attend the monthly meeting to pick up the folders for delivery.

 

Volunteer Coordinator Mike Stone   Absent 

  1. First, welcome Scott Biggs as our new Membership/ Volunteer coordinator.  I will be working with him  as I plan to stay active in FPCA where I can (but I won’t be able to come up for air until about late March).
  2. In other notes… we need a Vice President.      Seriously though, thank you Ryan for filling the role in 2021.  Recruiting new people is a great thing for area rep. positions but the VP role needs to be filled by a current board member.  
  3. If there are any additional area representatives who are looking to step down from their post, please let us know as we can use the time to fill it in the upcoming months.  

Social Activities Report Liz Kengeter-Bash  ekengeter@gmail.com Absent – No Report.

NCC Representative  Ken Gilbert kgilbert78@att.net (Absent)

  1. The July 4th Parade is on!! Planning has been taking place. They take place Karl Rd. Library on the 3rd Sat. of each month. Look on the NCC website for more info.
  2. Hotel Issues. The hotel on Mediterranean Ave. has ceased being a Covid homeless overflow site.. The hotel next to Popeyes, is a hotel set up for Covid positive homeless people. If you see people standing outside or in cleaning gear, that is appropriate. They deep clean the rooms when a client leaves.
  3. The City Atty, Sarah Pomeroy is working hard on the hotel issue, and is currently planning on filing formal complaints against some of them in the area.

NCC Development Representative Ed Vanasdale evanasdale@insight.rr.com Dave Paul dwpaul@fpcivic.org 

  1. Ohio Health on 5150 E. Dublin-Granville applied for a graphics plan to images on the bldg. The plan was not accurate, therefore it was not approved.
  2. 4048 Morse Rd. – The dermatology practice was approved for a variance to move closer to the road. The city then said that they would lose some of their parking. They came up with a plan with their neighbors to share space. The plan was approved.
  3. Surplus World on Morse Rd. wanted to put in a warehouse in the back of their property that would replace all or most of their parking. They had no plans to accommodate the parking. They tabled their idea.

Website Administrator Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com (Absent)

FPCIVIC.ORG is our website. Make sure to sign up for updates.

Old Business

  1. Sign Committee update: Members of the Sign Committee (Ed, Daryl, and Lou) put up the 5 signs in the FP area on Sat., Nov. 6. See the article in this month’s Forester.
  2. We recently received a letter from the IRS after almost a year concerning the 501c3. They need more paperwork!!! Agggh, this is so frustrating.

New Business/Announcements/Ideas

Ed has been calling 311 on the trash that accumulates near the exit ramps at 161/I-71. So if you see city workers out there collecting it, you can thank Ed Vanasdale when you see him!! Thank you, Ed!

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 PM

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting Minutes: October 12, 2021

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting

12 October 2021 – Epworth United Methodist Church

Meeting called to order and Pledge of Allegiance opened the meeting @ 7:02 PM by Scott Prigan

OFFICER REPORTS

President’s Report   Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com  

  1. Spam phishing is still occurring: see Email and TEXT spam schemes https://www.fpcivic.org/2021/08/email-and-text-spam-schemes/
  2. Homeless update: see Ryan’s report
  3. Homeless /Panhandlers: 
    1. Compassion is advised
    2. donate to organization first
    3. not all panhandlers are homeless …
  4. Budget cycle pattern (see Cheryl’s comments)
  5. 501c3 …We have no info. Scott is ready to begin making phone calls to legislators to help us out.
  6. Outreach to new neighbors – all ambassadors, and I’d love to hear connections

Vice President’s Report Ryan Finke ryan.finke@gmail.com  Absent

  1. A concerned resident called a couple of weeks ago asking what was happening at the Americas Best Value Inn Columbus located at 1289 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43229. The resident shared that they saw security personnel wearing face masks, many COVID-19 testing boxes on the ground, and many sickly looking people behind the inn.

After contacting our area’s City Liaison, Alfred Akainyah, Ryan was connected with Steve Skovensky, Director of Programs & Planning at Community Shelter Board. 

Steve gave Ryan a phone call and told him that this motel has been used during the pandemic by the Community Shelter Board with help from the YMCA and Lower Lights Christian Health Center to house people experiencing homelessness and quarantining due to COVID. He reassured him that the operations are very strict there. Guests are not allowed to leave their rooms except to go on the balcony at alternating times to other guests.

The Community Shelter Board has also shared and answered questions at the June 2021 Northland Community Council meeting. He welcomes any further questions or concerns. His contact information is: sskovensky@csb.org and (773) 597-5224.

  1. Ryan is continuing to work on creating promotional materials to help explain the value of the Forest Park Civic Association. If you would like to weigh in, please contact him.

Secretary’s Report Lou Bernard loubernard3@gmail.com

  1. Attendance:
  • Officers Present: SP, LB, CL, RW, MS, SL, AR, ER, KG, EV, DP
  • Officers Absent: RF, DVM, KVM, MS, LKB
  • Area Reps in Attendance: 2, 5, 7, 11
  • Area Reps Absent: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 (Areas 13 & 14 are vacant)
  1. Minutes from last month were reviewed and accepted. They are posted on the website as well as in the Forester.

Treasurer’s Report  Cheryl Lutman cllutman17@gmail.com

  1. Our budget is based on us having $14,125 in membership income (that’s just the $25 membership).  As you all know, we get the bulk of that in May/June/July.  With memberships slowing down, you will see that we should be at $13,650, and we are at $11,405.  We realize we still have about 6 months to go, so hopefully we catch up.
  2. Supplemental security is budgeted to be $6,500 for the year.  Again, with membership income slowing down, contributions to the security fund slow down.  We’ve received $1,750 in direct contributions to that fund – the remainder comes from the general membership dollars.
  3. The Forester has two income streams – one is the advertising revenue, and the other is people who donate to that fund.  We had budgeted $9,000 from those two income streams, with the expenses (printing, bags, etc.) to be $14,000.  Right now, we’re a bit ahead of our income target, but again, the remainder of the cost of the Forester comes from the membership dollars.
  4. A note to Lisa Dove (and Liz Kengeter-Bash, we had budgeted $750 for social activities.  We have not used any of that yet.

Public Relations Report Mary Sguerra Mary.Sguerra@HERrealtors.com  (Absent)

  1. There have not been a lot of phone calls about negative activity going on.
  2. The garage sale was a success. We had good weather and we had a great time.

Forester Editor’s Report  Rita Woeste forester_ed@fpcivic.org

  1. November articles due October 21st, December articles are due Nov. 11.
  2. We don’t know what streets are not getting served. This info needs to be documented.
  3. We also need people to help with deliveries. Please contact Rita if you are willing to help.
  4. The business reps are passing out Forester copies to have out in their establishments.
  5. We are down on advertising revenue.

Supplemental Security Report  Daryl Van Mercetta dvanmercetta@gmail.com, Katie Van Mercetta kvanmercetta@gmail.com (Absent) Officer Dan Yandrich (CPD Liaison Officer) dyandrich@columbuspolice.org 614.645.1418   No report-all were absent.

Business Representative  Sheridan Landin – sheridanlandon@yahoo.com Alan Ray – aray.bergahorn@gmail.com

  1. Stewart has been canvassing the area. He has visited about 30 businesses in the last few years. We have no new memberships this month.
  2. If you know any local business owners or are one yourself, contact Stewart or Alan to learn how FPCA can work with you.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Welcome Committee Chair Ellin Ray – eclaire1226@gmail.com

  1. Ellin has Welcome Folders for each area ready to be picked up! Area Reps need to attend the monthly meeting to pick up the folders for delivery.

Volunteer Coordinator Mike Stone msto0103@yahoo.com  Absent – No report 

Social Activities Report Liz Kengeter-Bash  ekengeter@gmail.com Absent – No Report.

NCC Representative  Ken Gilbert kgilbert78@att.net (Absent)

  1. Zach Klein spoke on police interactions with civilians; what they can do and not do. He said that people with previous records are not being released without jail time. This was debated and is still up for debate.
  2. The July 4th Parade is on!!
  3. The Karl Rd. library is open. If you haven’t been in to see it, we urge you to, it is awesome. There will soon be a Columbus Dispatch mobile office opening behind the library.
  4. Sarah Pomeroy, the Columbus city attorney, is working hard on the hotel/homeless issue.
  5. Discussed the 2018 Charter Amendment to the city constitution about the election of city council members and the “districting” of the city.

NCC Development Representative Ed Vanasdale evanasdale@insight.rr.com Dave Paul dwpaul@fpcivic.org 

  1. 5801 Karl Rd (old Long John Silver) was looking for a variance to have advertising on 3 sides of their building. They will take down the pole sign as a compromise. The variance was granted.
  2. 4848 Morse Rd. by Sam’s Club, Easton-looking for a variance to put up a sign for their dermatology office. Variance granted. They were also granted a variance from the setback allowance.
  3. The dog boarding site in front of Minerva Park, is under new owners and wanted a variance to keep the business open until all past paperwork is completed. Variance granted.
  4. IF you have any questions contact the NCC or any of the above people.

Website Administrator Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com (Absent)

  1. FPCIVIC.ORG is our website. Make sure to sign up for updates.

Old Business

  1. Sign Committee update: Signs have been purchased and paid for, but have not yet been put up.

New Business/Announcements/Ideas

  1. Herb Crites, long time member of the FCPA, recently passed away.
  2. The new Carfagna’s is open. We are sad to see them leave, but the new store is nice. Resident Bob Hinebaugh has provided them with old time pictures of Italy that they are using in their restaurant.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting Minutes: September 14, 2021

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting

14 September 2021 – Epworth United Methodist Church

Meeting called to order and Pledge of Allegiance opened the meeting @ 7:05 PM by Ryan Finke

OFFICER REPORTS

President’s Report   Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com  (Absent)

  1. Welcome to Elizabeth Kengeter-Bash, our new Social Activities chair. As she is an Art educator, we are excited to have a creative person assume this role at this challenging time.
  2. We still need a successor to (not replacement for) Mike Stone as Volunteer Coordinator. If you are interested, Mike can help you launch. Scott and Ryan can provide support.

Vice President’s Report Ryan Finke ryan.finke@gmail.com

  1. Working on creating some promotional pieces that further explain the value of the civic association.
  2. The Forest Park Neighborhood Facebook Page and Nextdoor website are great places to connect with your neighbors. Please consider joining and continuing to interact with your neighbors there. There are some great conversations happening there. We will try to share some important information from social media in the printed Foresters to get it in front of more eyes, especially those not online.
  3. Looking for anyone who wants to be more a part of their community, who has an idea they want to see come to life, who sees a problem that needs fixed, please let me know! I’d love to meet you and see how I can help you succeed and make a difference.

Secretary’s Report Lou Bernard loubernard3@gmail.com

  1. Attendance was taken from those in attendance and those on Facebook Live.

Officers Present: LB, RF, CL, RW, AR, ER, EV

Area Reps in Attendance: 3, 7, 9, 11

Area Reps Absent: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14

  1. Minutes from last month were reviewed and accepted. They are posted on the website as well as in the Forester.

Treasurer’s Report  Cheryl Lutman cllutman17@gmail.com

  1. We have a few checks that were written in August but did not clear until September. I have moved those expenses to September.
  2. I changed how people can pay through PayPal, and folks who are paying that way are adding the PayPal fees to their membership. This means we do not pay the transaction fee. It’s a small savings, but a savings nonetheless. We are also getting people adding funds for the other items – Security, Forester, Beautification, so that’s great!
  3. We are currently ahead on an annual basis on many of our expenses, however some of that may be due to checks that have not yet cleared. I’m working with the bank to get checks that are requested in a particular month sent out. There’s currently an odd delay in the timing which concerns me and I’ve been talking with the bank about it. More to come.
  4. Given that we are coming up on 6 months of this fiscal year budget, I am gaining clarity on how things will shape up for the rest of the year, which is helpful as I continue to wrap my head around how all this works. Membership mailings are definitely slowing down (June = 308/August = 34), so I intend to spend time reviewing the budget and making sure we are on track for the rest of the year.
  5. Treasurer’s report was reviewed and accepted.

Public Relations Report Mary Sguerra Mary.Sguerra@HERrealtors.com  (Absent)

  1. The FPCA Community Garage Sale will be held this weekend. We do have volunteers to pass out the flyers at the entrances of FP.

Forester Editor’s Report  Rita Woeste forester_ed@fpcivic.org

  1. Discussed the timeline for this month’s Forester. October articles due Sept. 17th. November articles due October 21st.
  2. There are 7 volunteers who stuff the 3000+ Foresters! Thank you.

Supplemental Security Report  Daryl Van Mercetta dvanmercetta@gmail.com, Katie Van Mercetta kvanmercetta@gmail.com (Absent) Officer Dan Yandrich (CPD Liaison Officer) dyandrich@columbuspolice.org 614.645.1418

Officer Yandrich’s Report:

  1. Officer Yandrich introduced himself. This was his first FPCA meeting.
  2. The new chief is allowing facial hair (goatee and beards are now allowed). Tattoos will now be permitted below the sleeve. There will also be a change to the uniform. Dark shirts will replace the white shirts. Hats are now optional, and a ball cap will soon be made available. 
  3. The Speedway at Maple Canyon & 161 is being slammed with car thefts. Keep your valuables locked up. DON’T leave your car running.
  4. Catalytic converter theft is still high. Mostly from cars on the street. Park in your driveway if you can.
  5. There is a person (male, black, 50 yrs. old) walking around FPWest asking for money to help out his family. He has stolen a person’s wallet when they have offered to help. 
  6. Homeless problem was discussed at length. Look for an article in this month’s Forester.

Business Representative  Sheridan Landin – sheridanlandon@yahoo.com (Absent)   Alan Ray – aray.bergahorn@gmail.com

  1. Stewart has been canvassing the area around Rose’s store on Karl. He has gained 3 new business memberships.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Welcome Committee Chair Ellin Ray – eclaire1226@gmail.com

  1. Ellin has Welcome Folders for each area ready to be picked up! Area Reps need to attend the monthly meeting to pick up the folders for delivery.

Volunteer Coordinator Mike Stone msto0103@yahoo.com

  1. New Social Activities Coordinator. The Social Activities Chair has been filled by Elizabeth Kengeter-Bash. Liz is an Art instructor by trade and is likely to bring a tremendous dose of passion to FPCA.
  2. Membership as of 9/06. We have 361 paper memberships IN HAND, which means the memberships from PayPal are not included. We need to consolidate this in the short future.  It is amazing how many people have donated numbers in the 50’s and hundreds. We had one person donate $1,000. Let’s all get the word out and make one final push. 
  3. New Volunteers. There has been a list created and distributed among the officers and committee chairs of those who listed that they want to volunteer on their returned Data Sheets. It does not include many who are actively volunteering.
  4. Mike’s expectation is to roll off from the FPCA in this formal role at the end of October. If there are people interested in filling this role, please let him know so that he can get you up to speed.   

Social Activities Report Elizabeth Kengeter-Bash  No Report.

NCC Representative  Ken Gilbert kgilbert78@att.net (Absent)

  1. Attended the September 7th meeting of the Northland Community Council. 
  2. It was noted that the old Rodeway Inn near the Continent has reopened. It did pass its license inspection for a partial re-opening (a number of units are under renovation). The city is keeping an eye on it.
  3. The new Karl Road Library branch opened on September 9th. 
  4. The NABA golf outing is September 23. 
  5. City council is back to open, in person meetings as of September 
  6. A roundtable discussion was had featuring Merideth Metcalf of National Church Residences about their Senior Select Program. 
  7. The NCC is looking for a new Secretary (immediately) and a new Treasurer (for 2022). 
  8. The Fourth of July parade is back, and we have co-chairs for the event. 
  9. The Northand Unity Festival will be this weekend (September 18) at the YMCA off Karl Road from 2-6 pm. Sponsored by Elevate Northland.
  10. There was a discussion of the development issues along Ulry Rd, and the NCC repeated their statement of a couple of years ago regarding high density development in that corridor and the plan already agreed to by the city.

NCC Development Representative Ed Vanasdale evanasdale@insight.rr.com Dave Paul dwpaul@fpcivic.org (Absent)

3 cases were heard: 

1) A car wash on Morse Rd. (in the old Miller Ale House) is refusing to put in a sidewalk from Morse Rd. to their property. NCC said – No.     

2) Old Beechcroft Pool was sold again. Will be more apartments. NCC said-yes. 

3) 6050 Cleveland Ave and Bella Vista Ave- corner lots apts. Looking for a set back right-away.- NCC said -yes. 

Website Administrator Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com (Absent)

  1. FPCIVIC.ORG is our website. Make sure to sign up for updates.

Old Business 

  1. Sign Committee update. Signs have been purchased and paid for. The committee hopes to get the signs up around the entrances of Forest Park before the next meeting.

New Business/Announcements/Ideas

  1. Lisa Dove (The Forest Park Gardener) thanked all who were involved in the nominations and selections of the Beautification Awards. It was an amazing experience, and she is looking to expand and improve upon it in the future.
  2. 9 volt batteries were passed out at the end of the meeting. They were left over from a fire department program to put batteries in smoke detectors.
  3. If you are a FP committee chair or officer who has receipts for reimbursement, bring them to the next meeting and Cheryl can reimburse you.
  4. Future FPCA meetings will be held in person at the Epworth United Methodist Church as long as they remain open. Masks and social distancing are required. Stay safe everyone. See you next month.

Meeting adjourned at 7:42 P

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting Minutes: August 10, 2021

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting/Northland Community Council Picnic

10 August 2021 – Northland Swim Club

Our August meeting is always cancelled in lieu of the Northland Community Council’s Summer Meeting/Picnic at the Northland Swim Club. Some of the minutes provided by the NCC are reprinted here. ~Lou Bernard, Secretary, FPCA

Meeting called to order and Pledge of Allegiance opened the meeting

Columbus Police Department

Officer Larry Geis, Officer Dan Yandrich

  • Officer Yandrich has taken over liaison for 18th precinct, talked about email regarding Morse Road robberies

City Attorney’s Office

Sarah Pomeroy, 614-645-8619, scpomeroy@columbus.gov

  • Brought information handouts
  • Project Taillight, free tail light repair by  students

Northland Area Business Association

Dave Cooper

  • The next to last 161 Task Force Cleanup will be this Saturday, August 14th at 9 AM, meet behind Jiffy Lube
  • The Ink Well has moved to the Ashland University building, 1900 E Dublin Granville Rd, Suite 115

Roundtable Discussion

Special guests, City Council member Emmanuel Remy and House District 25 Representative Dontavius Jarrells, introduced themselves to the group, and encouraged us to seek their help when needed.

President

Alicia Ward

  • Elevate Northland is having a Unity Festival on Sept 18th 4 to 6 PM outside of the Karl Road YMCA. Still looking for vendors who can sign up online at https://elevatenorthland.org/northland-festival-sign-up

Development Committee

Dave Paul, Chair

  • Upcoming meeting on August 25th will be in person, will go back to meeting at Franklin County Job and Family Services

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting Minutes: July 13, 2021

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting

13 July 2021

OFFICER REPORTS
President’s Report  Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

7:03 Meeting called to order and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

  1. Our meeting this month was LIVE and in person at the Epworth United Methodist Church on Karl Rd.! with live streaming on the Facebook Group! Welcome back to everyone-our first in person meeting since March 2020! We will be following COVID protocol. All speakers will come forward to give report so they will be on camera for the folks at home.
  2. Attendance was taken by roll call by the secretary. 
  3. We are still waiting for confirmation on our 501c3 status.
Vice President’s Report  Ryan Finke ryan.finke@gmail.com

  1. We are now live streaming our monthly meetings on FPCA Facebook page. If you attend online, you are welcome to participate by leaving comments or using Facebook Messenger to send us a note. I will voice all written notes during the meeting. 
  2. I’m working on a few projects: communications ideas to help get new neighbors connected with the FPCA, small design updates to the Forester newsletter, adding relevant Forest Park social media conversations to the Forester content, and helping communicate the value of the FPCA to neighbors.
  3. I am looking to make a difference, so if anyone has a project idea, please let me know. I’m happy to help.
Secretary’s Report  Lou Bernard loubernard3@gmail.com

  1. Spelling correction to last month’s minutes in the Forester: our liaison officer’s name is Dan Yandrich.
  2. Attendance will be taken via Zoom Participation List.
  • Officers/Committee Chairs Present: SP, RF, LB, CL, MS, DVM, KVM, SL, MS, EV, KG 
  • Officers/Committee Chairs Absent: RW, AR, ER, DP, FQ (Social Activities Chair remains vacant)
  • Area Reps in Attendance: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11
  • Area Reps Absent: 3, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14 (Areas 13 and 14 remain vacant )
  1. Minutes from June’s meeting were voted on and accepted into the record.
Treasurer’s Report  Cheryl Lutman cllutman17@gmail.com

(See the budget spreadsheet in this month’s Forester)

  1. Here are the financials for June.  The large expenses include:
  • $528.63 towards the new signage for the neighborhood.  This is a non-budget item, but we will pay from our cash reserves.
  • $1,570 for our bulk mail permit and to put money in our account for the membership mailing
  • $497.51 for new folders for the Welcome Committee
  1. We are still down on memberships from last year, but hopefully as we continue to do outreach, more people will join.  PayPal memberships continue to come in as well as ones in the mail – just not as many as early June.
Public Relations Report  Mary Sguerra Mary.Sguerra@HERrealtors.com

  1. It is relatively quiet. Not many people are reporting disturbances.
  2. Sept. 18 is the date for the Fall Community Garage Sale. Start gathering your stuff now.
  3. New signs were put up on the islands about the 4th of July and tonight’s meeting.
Forester Editor’s Report  Rita Woeste forester_ed@fpcivic.org Absent

  1. Rita was out of town and didn’t make tonight’s meeting.  Articles for the August issue of the Forester due  by this coming FRIDAY,  July 16th.  Foresters will be stuffed the following Friday, July 23rd and out to delivery folks to do the following week.
  2. Will include in August Forester:  Garage Sale on 9/18.  If anyone has any info about Night Out activities, send it to me for the August issue.
  3. Someone take pics of the first IN PERSON meeting in a long time and will put those pictures in the Forester. 
Supplemental Security Report  Daryl Van Mercetta dvanmercetta@gmail.com, Katie Van Mercetta kvanmercetta@gmail.com Dan Yandrich (CPD Liaison Officer) dyandrich@columbuspolice.org

  1. There were lots of calls about the amount of fireworks through the months of June and July.
  2. We are getting many residence/vacation checks.
  3. Will be reaching out to Officer Yandrich this month. He sent out an email on July 6th about June Homicide States. That was forwarded to all members by Secretary Lou B.
  4. A question was asked about the confidentiality of the vacation checks by the supplemental security company. The FPCA receives the notification for the request and forwards it to the Supplemental Security Coordinator, who then forwards it to the security company. Those are the only people who know if you are leaving of vacation.
Business Representative  Sheridan Landin – sheridanlandon@yahoo.com  Alan Ray – aray.bergahorn@gmail.com Absent

  1. If you are a business owner (or know a business owner) in the FP or Northland area contact Sheridan or Alan to become a business member.
  2. Not much news to report.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Welcome Committee Chair  Ellin Ray – eclaire1226@gmail.com  Absent

New folders from VistaPrint have been ordered, and they should arrive any day now.  They have a QR code on the front that links to the Forest Park Civic Association website.  As soon as they get here, she will be able to start assembling folders for our new neighbors (from the beginning of the year) and will bring them to next month’s meeting.

Volunteer Coordinator  Mike Stone msto0103@yahoo.com  Absent 

  1. We are still looking for help with deliveries.
  2. We are also looking for a person to take over the Social Activities Coordinator – you do have a budget!!
  3. We have 310+ memberships so far, and many people are donating more than the $25 because they know how valuable the FPCA is to the neighborhood.
  4. A constant comment that Mike gets is “What is in it for me?”
    • Vacation checks by supplemental security
    • The Forester newsletter
    • NCC contribution
    • Neighborhood patrolling by supplemental security
    • Island beautification
    • Community events: garage sale, picnics, etc.
  5. Mike is leaving his position as Volunteer Coordinator by the end of Aug. or beginning of Sept. He  is looking for someone to take his place and is very willing to work with you to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible.
  6. A SUPER big THANK YOU to all those who volunteered to make the membership drive a success! 
Social Activities Coordinator  Position is Vacant

If you are interested please contact Mike Stone or Scott Prigan.

NCC Representative  Ken Gilbert kgilbert78@att.net

  1. Ken thanked Scott for honoring him with this new position. He represents all of us at the Northland Community Council. If you have any concerns, please contact him.
  2. Safe Streets Program by the CPD: “The Safe Streets program coordinated a collaborative program working with other City departments, including Code Enforcement, the Solid Waste Inspector, the City Attorney’s office, members of the Environmental Court, and community leaders to address quality of life issues at a street level for residents of the Linden, Hilltop and South Side communities.”  North Side Safe Streets northsidesafestreets@columbuspolice.org 614.645.3660
  3. Our new CPD liaison officer is Dan Yandrich (CPD Liaison Officer) dyandrich@columbuspolice.org
  4. The Karl Rd. Library is slated to open the week of Sept. 1st
  5. NABA Golf Outing will be Sept 15th. If you want to play or sponsor us, Trevor Secord (tsecord@​ymcacolumbus.org) is the chair. 
  6. Many bicycle and pedestrian accidents in the Northland area. Please everyone be careful.
  7. National Night Out is the 1st Tues. in Aug.
  8. The NCC Picnic will replace our FPCA August 10th meeting. @ Northland Swim Club 6pm, bring a side dish or dessert to share. Meat and buns will be provided.
  9. The Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio was voted in to become the newest member of the NCC.
  10. Last week was the successful 161 Clean-up day. Thanks to all who participated.
NCC Development Representative  Ed Vanasdale evanasdale@insight.rr.com Dave Paul dwpaul@fpcivic.org

2 Cases were heard: 1) the Moo Moo Car Wash planned to open on N. Hamilton Rd. had issues with parking. It was resolved. 2) The new Sheetz is slated to open by the end of 2021. It will be located at 975 E. Dublin-Granville Rd. They wanted a variance for a larger temporary sign for their grand opening, and to allow it to be displayed for a longer period of time. Both cases were approved.

Website Administrator  Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

Please check it out! Lots of good info. Calendar feed, etc.

Old Business  Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

  1. Sign Committee Update: the proposal was voted on and the money was approved at last month’s meeting. The sign company will be notified to start production.
  2. Some neighborly requests to look into incorporating into FPCA. Discussion followed. There are ways for individuals to become associate members. The executive board will discuss/explore this. The issue is pretty complex and they will report back throughout the coming months.
New Business  Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

No FPCA meeting in August → NCC Picnic will replace the August 10th meeting. It will be held at the Northland Swim Club (5006 Almont Dr, Columbus, OH 43229) – 6pm, bring a side dish or dessert to share. Meat and buns will be provided.

Meeting adjourned: 7:50

 

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting Minutes: June 8, 2021

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting

08 June 2021 – Online Zoom Meeting

OFFICER REPORTS
President’s Report  Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

7:03 Called to Order. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Thanks to all who helped put together Membership mailing. (esp. M. Stone!) The returns are starting to pour in!

Thanks to Scott Clinger for many years of service as CPD liaison. Scott is retiring after many years of service to the CPD and the FPCA. Officer Clinger reviewed many of the accomplishments of collaborative work with the FPCA. Officer Dan Yandrich is Officer Clinger’s replacement.

Thanks to Area Reps for hanging tight through COVID. With vaccinations, etc. we may soon be going “live.” We will be looking to go live in July. Stay tuned to the website and Facebook page for updates and information!

Vice President’s Report  Ryan Finke ryan.finke@gmail.com

No report

Secretary’s Report  Lou Bernard loubernard3@gmail.com

Attendance will be taken via Zoom Participation List.

  • Officers/Committee Chairs Present: SP, RF, LB, CL, MS, RW, DVM, SL, AR, ER, DP, EV, KG 
  • Officers/Committee Chairs Absent: MS (Social Activities Chair remains vacant)
  • Area Reps in Attendance: 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12
  • Area Reps Absent: 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14 (Areas 13 and 14 remain vacant )

Minutes from May’s meeting were voted on and accepted into the record.

Treasurer’s Report  Cheryl Lutman cllutman17@gmail.com

(See the budget spreadsheet in this month’s Forester)

  1. The biggest variances are due primarily to the mailing not going out until the end of the month, and so memberships are just now rolling in – a lot of them!  In years past, the mailing has gone out earlier, so memberships were received earlier.  On Saturday, she collected close to 100 envelopes, and has lots of PayPal notifications.  She’ll be working through these quickly!
  2. Otherwise, things seem to be in line.
Public Relations Report  Mary Sguerra Mary.Sguerra@HERrealtors.com

We had a great garage this spring. It was the largest neighborhood garage sale on record. Conversation is beginning to plan the fall 2021 Garage Sale: Sept. 18th. This is the same date as the Elevate Northland’s Unity Festival at the YMCA. This may help bring in more people to the garage sale.

Forester Editor’s Report  Rita Woeste forester_ed@fpcivic.org

  1. June 17th is the deadline for July Forester articles. 
  2. Northland HS and DeSales HS are not participating in delivery of the Forester. We are still looking for volunteers to deliver. If you are looking to volunteer somewhere in the organization, this is a great opportunity to “get your feet wet.” 

David Laughlin ( laughlindm@gmail.com ) is in charge of organizing the delivery schedule. Look for a post on the Nextdoor App and/or Facebook page for volunteer opportunities..

Supplemental Security Report  Daryl Van Mercetta dvanmercetta@gmail.com, Katie Van Mercetta kvanmercetta@gmail.com Scott Clinger (CPD Liaison Officer) SClinger@columbuspolice.org

  1. Lengthy security check for a neighbor in a rehab facility. Security will continue to keep an eye on things, for the resident.
  2. They are reporting that things seem to be quiet, for the most part.
Business Representative  Sheridan Landin – sheridanlandon@yahoo.com  Alan Ray – aray.bergahorn@gmail.com

  1. Sheridan has been hitting the pavement looking for new business members. If you are a business owner in the FP area, contact Sheridan or Alan to get information on becoming a business member–some advertising is included!
  2. Forest Park received a $250.00 check from The Nyce Company for the general fund. Thank you!
COMMITTEE REPORTS
Welcome Committee Chair  Ellin Ray – eclaire1226@gmail.com

Contacted area reps that did not pick up folders. Folders for areas 1, 2, 6, 8, and 13 still need to be picked up.

Volunteer Coordinator  Mike Stone msto0103@yahoo.com  Absent 

  1. We Did It!! Got the mailing off successfully.  Thank you to the many wonderful people that made that possible.  Mike is very excited to hear that we have over 100 returns in 4 days!!
  2. Mike announced that he is going to have to step down from his duties as Volunteer/ Membership Coordinator.  He would like to make a full transition of this by the end of August.  If anyone on the board would be interested in filling this role, please let either him or Scott know and they can talk further with you.
Social Activities Report  Position is Vacant

If you are interested please contact Mike Stone or Scott Prigan.

NCC Representative  Ken Gilbert kgilbert78@att.net

  1. A very interesting and heated NCC meeting dealing with the homeless/hotel situation in the area. Members of the NCC pointed out to the reps from the homeless organizations (YMCA and Community Shelter Board) present that we are willing to help, but do not want to bear all the responsibility . They said 2 of the 3 repurposed facilities/hotels will be closing within the next 8-12 months.
  2. Lots of us have been having an issue with Rumpke recycling, check out the 311 website to register complaints.
NCC Development Representative  Ed Vanasdale evanasdale@insight.rr.com Dave Paul dwpaul@fpcivic.org

2 cases involving our area: 1) The conversion of a commercially zoned house near Bella Villa. The applicant wants to build a 10 unit apartment. They changed design to address the concerns that NCC had with previous design. NCC was supportive of the proposal. 2) Magnuson Grand Hotel is being proposed to be turned into a low-income apartment complex. NCC was supportive of the proposal.

Website Administrator  Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

Please check it out! Lots of good info.

Old Business  Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

  1. Sign Committee Update: Bids were accepted. Moore Signs from Westerville was chosen to create the new signs. The committee asked for $1057.26 for the signs. There is money in the savings account to cover this. The money was approved by the members present. The committee will continue on with the process and update the FPCA in the future.
  2. Area Representatives who have been absent from the meetings have been individually contacted to find out where they have been. Those who have not responded are being called this week.
New Business  Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

Some neighborly requests to look into incorporating into FPCA. Discussion followed. There are ways for individuals to become associate members. The executive board will discuss/explore this. The issue is pretty complex and they will report back throughout the coming months.

Meeting adjourned: 8:35

FPCA Meeting Livestream July 2021

In addition to our LIVE meeting this month, there is an option for folks who for any reason require or prefer to participate virtually.

see VIRTUAL FPCA Meeting Information in the Calendar

You may also try accessing the meeting here if you wish. It should be available when live.
Let us know if the embedded page works for you!

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting Minutes: May 11, 2021

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting

11 May 2021 – Online Zoom Meeting

Meeting called to order and Pledge of Allegiance opened the meeting @ 7:08 PM by Scott Prigan

OFFICER REPORTS

President’s Report   Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

  1. Still awaiting 501c3 from our overloaded workers at the IRS
  2. Looking forward to Summer. Remember to keep safe. Hybrid meeting in June?
  3. Focus on Membership Outreach (formerly Outreach Day). Thank you to all those who have volunteered to help with the Outreach project.

Vice President’s Report  Ryan Finke ryan.finke@gmail.com

  1. Slowly but surely coming up to speed with the new position.
  2. Considering ideas of automated ways to notify Area Reps of their new neighbors to aid with welcoming them.
  3. Hoping to help with updating Forester design. Ryan and Rita are having a conversation about this.

Secretary’s Report Lou Bernard loubernard3@gmail.com

  1. Attendance will be taken via Zoom Participation List.
  • Officers/Committee Chairs Present: SP, RF, LB, CL, MS, RW, DVM, SL, MS, DP, EV, KG
  • Officers/Committee Chairs Absent: AR, ER (Social Activities Chair remains vacant)
  • Area Reps in Attendance: 4
  • Area Reps Absent: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 (Areas 13 and 14 remain vacant )

Treasurer’s Report  Cheryl Lutman cllutman17@gmail.com

  1. Budget is out for May. We are showing a small surplus. Currently analyzing the budget to find trends. The budget is in the month’s Forester. Some money was moved within the budget/account for social events this summer.
  2. Asked committee chairs for a breakdown of money they will need in the future. Did not receive any requests, so committees received a similar amount as they did in the past.
  3. Using online bill pay with 5th/3rd will save money on postage.
  4. Will be working with Rita about changes to budget due to Forester delivery.

Public Relations Report Mary Sguerra Mary.Sguerra@HERrealtors.com

  1. Garage Sale: We are in the middle of getting things ready for the FP Garage Sale this weekend. We have 32 members signed up to participate. Rita and Mary will be at the islands to FP entrance passing out flyers with addresses on them at 9:00-10:30 AM this Saturday. Mary will get money collected from garage sale advertising to the Treasurer when all comes in.
  2. Island Signs: There was a request last year to get maintenance done on the island signs, contact has been made to get them fixed.

Forester Editor’s Report  Rita Woeste forester_ed@fpcivic.org

  1. Everything is needed for Forester printing by Thursday, May 13th. Delivery system needs to be worked out. David is supposed to be in charge. Does anyone know what is going on? High School students are no longer delivering for FPCA. M. Stone will check with DeSales staff. L. Bernard will contact Northland staff.
  2. Ryan F. checked on Facebook and noticed there are volunteers willing to help. Rita will check with David.

Supplemental Security Report  Daryl Van Mercetta dvanmercetta@gmail.com, Katie Van Mercetta kvanmercetta@gmail.com, Scott Clinger (CPD Liaison Officer) SClinger@columbuspolice.org

  1. House checks continue. But for the most part, things are pretty quiet.
  2. An assault rifle was found in a person’s front yard in FP. When this happens, the best thing to do is to call the police and they will secure the weapon.

Business Representative  Sheridan Landin – sheridanlandon@yahoo.com  Alan Ray – aray.bergahorn@gmail.com

  1. A list of business members was found, and will be delivered to the Treasurer and/or Forester editor.
  2. Sheridan is trying to drum up business memberships by broadcasting on the “Nextdoor” app.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Welcome Committee Chair  Ellin Ray – eclaire1226@gmail.comStill has

  1. Nothing new to report.  The same welcome folders from Areas 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12 and 13 still have not been picked up.  Still waiting for new folders to assemble more welcome packets. 
  2. Cheryl (Treasurer) has not heard back from anyone concerning the advertising in the Welcome Folder. Joel is incharge of advertising. Rita will contact him.

Volunteer Coordinator Mike Stone msto0103@yahoo.com

  1. We need to contact Area Reps. in order to get the Welcome Folders picked up.
  2. We will have people reach out to our Area Reps. to find out where they have been. Mike Stone, Lou Bernard, and Scott Prigan will start making phone calls.
  3. Membership Drive: All volunteer slots have been filled. We need each Committee Chair to write an article to explain what you do, especially in this Forester coming up.
  4. Mary Lutz is chairing the 161 Task Force. She is coordinating the 161 Clean-Up and planter boxes at the entrance to Forest Park. Lisa Dove used to share the box with Bob Hinebaugh, but water is an issue. There is no access to getting water now that Carfagna’s is leaving.

Social Activities Report Position is Vacant

If you are interested please contact Mike Stone msto0103@yahoo.com

NCC Representative  Ken Gilbert kgilbert78@att.net

  1. Dave Leland (Rep.) was at the meeting. Is working on HB99 (School personnel carrying firearms)–making sure there is adequate training. Also working on other bills: a criminal justice bill forgiving student loans for working in the public sector and bail reform.
  2. 3 hotels have been taken over by the Shelter Board. NCC wants to help, but we are getting overwhelmed by panhandlers. The next meeting the Shelter Board will be attending to explain their position/process. If you have concerns, please email Ken or attend the next meeting. Check their website for details: https://www.columbusncc.org/news-and-events/ncc-meetings/
  3. The Library move is coming up.
  4. The Fourth of July Parade is cancelled.
  5. If you are having issues with Rumpke picking up your yard waste, please file a 311 report.

NCC Development Representative Ed Vanasdale evanasdale@insight.rr.com Dave Paul dwpaul@fpcivic.org

3 Cases on agenda. 1) A graphics case on N. Hamilton Rd. 2) An apartment unit wants to add 72 units on Cherrybottom Rd. 3) On Cleveland Ave., there is a house that is planned to be leveled and an apartment complex to be built. NCC did not support this for many reasons.

Website Administrator Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

www.fpcivic.org is the site. Check it out for updates.

Old Business  Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

  1. Sign Committee: We are getting the final estimate. We should have a complete plan by next month.
  2. We still need someone to start up the Block Watch again. Ed Vansdale will be willing to help you start up.
  3. Lou Bernard will contact Rick Bennett about getting information about name badges/tags.

New Business  Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

  1. Devonshire Neighborhood is having a Food Truck Friday in the area. Check the Nextdoor App or the schedule in this Forester. If you are interested in trying this in Forest Park, please contact Scott for details.

8:53 adjourned

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting Minutes: April 13, 2021

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting

13 April 2021 – Online Zoom Meeting

Meeting called to order and Pledge of Allegiance opened the meeting @ 7:02 PM by Scott Prigan

OFFICER REPORTS

President’s Report   Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

Cheryl, our Treasurer, received notification of EIN from IRS. We have subsequently submitted the Form 1023 Application for 501c3 status. Now it’s just a matter of waiting. This opens the door for many grants for people in FP who are doing good work in the community.

Vice President’s Report  Ryan Finke ryan.finke@gmail.com

Absent – at hospital with his wife who is delivering twin girls.

Secretary’s Report Lou Bernard loubernard3@gmail.com

  1. Attendance will be taken on Zoom.
  • Officers Present: SP, LB, CL, RW, DVM, SL, AR, ER, MS, EV, KG (Social Activities Chair remains vacant)
  • Officers Absent: RF, MS
  • Area Reps in Attendance:, 9, 11, and 12
  • Area Reps Absent: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14 (Areas 13, and 14 remain vacant )
  1. There is a correction to last month’s minutes. It was reported that the Forester Editor needed $70/mo. to upgrade the Microsoft license. That was corrected to $70/yr.

 

Treasurer’s Report  Cheryl Lutman cllutman17@gmail.com

Note that this month we had a couple of large expenses. The first, for $275, was the fee charged by the IRS with our application for 501(c)(3) status. The second, for $204, was the renewal of our post office box.

A couple of items:

  1. Has been tasked with going through our records to determine who our paid up business members are. Sadly, after exhaustive research in both the paper and the online records, that information is not noted prior to January, 2021. Treasurer found receipt of memberships, but the name was not noted in the Treasurer’s log. When CL took over, she accepted two business memberships – Dennis Gullick with New York Life and New Horizons School. She will continue to note business members in my records so we have that information going forward. She also forwarded information on to both Sheldon and Alan.
  2. Welcome Folders:  Treas. Is looking into where we purchased them, and for how much. Also looking into the advertising in the folders.
  3. The budget is about done. Because she only has three months under her belt right now, and because 2020 was such an odd year for expenses, she is going back a couple of years to determine exactly what our budget should be. If any of the chairs for the various departments have any input, she would be happy to listen!

Public Relations Report Mary Sguerra Mary.Sguerra@HERrealtors.com

ABSENT-No Report

May 12th deadline to get info to Mary if you are interested in having your name in the garage sale advertising flyer.

Forester Editor’s Report  Rita Woeste forester_ed@fpcivic.org

  1. Rita needs everything by Thursday.
  2. till looking for bios from Area Reps.
  3. Deadline for June Forester (membership mailing) will be May 14th.
  4. Rita will work to get copies of Forester to Business Reps.

Supplemental Security Report  Daryl Van Mercetta dvanmercetta@gmail.com, Katie Van Mercetta kvanmercetta@gmail.com, Scott Clinger (CPD Liaison Officer) SClinger@columbuspolice.org

  1. There have been numerous people requesting vacation house checks. Please use this, it is a service we provide to FPCA members.
  2. Scott Clinger: A neighbor on Cherrywood Ct. called Channel4 and blew the story wide open. It coincided with his arrest. He is in custody. See this link for the story: https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/former-correctional-officer-charged-after-neighbors-terrorized-on-cherrywood-road/
  3. Norwood Suites is under a court order for being out of code. Officer Clinger went to check info to see if they were following the court order. They are deficient. The city attorney is working on this. The suspect in the murder was apprehended. The panhandler issue seems to be worsening. A tarp was set up at the exit, Officer Clinger will contact ODOT about this. Bike patrols are starting up again. Wave hi as they go by. July 1st is the deadline to get your driver’s license and expired dags under the COVID rules.

Business Representative  Sheridan Landin – sheridanlandon@yahoo.com  Alan Ray – aray.bergahorn@gmail.com

  1. 2 new business members.
  2. Working with Joel Kin on advertising for the business members.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Welcome Committee Chair  Ellin Ray – eclaire1226@gmail.comStill has Welcome Folders for these areas 1, 2, 5, 6, 8,11,12, and 13. We are looking for the area Reps to contact Ellin to pick up the Folders to distribute them.

Volunteer Coordinator Mike Stone msto0103@yahoo.com

  1. Welcome to Glenda Wylder (New Area 3 Rep)
  2. Discussed the Membership Drive: dates, volunteer sign ups, etc. If you are interested in helping, contact Mike Stone.

Social Activities Report Position is Vacant

If you are interested please contact Mike Stone msto0103@yahoo.com

NCC Representative  Ken Gilbert kgilbert78@att.net

  1. Ken Gilbert has been appointed as the new representative to the Northland Community Council.
  2. The Karl Rd. Library is open, and also has many online resources.Graffiti on the Morse Rd. has been directed to the police. If you see graffiti, please report it (614) 645-4545.The city attorney is keeping an eye on the local hotels in the area to make sure they are adhering to code.
  3. 25 volunteers helped out with the 161 Clean up. Future dates are on the FPCA website calendar.
  4. Councilman Remy discussed the plans to divide the council up into districts.

NCC Development Representative Ed Vanasdale evanasdale@insight.rr.com Dave Paul dwpaul@fpcivic.org

  1. 2 cases: A FP neighbor wanted to increase her numbers in her home-based day care. Variance was denied due to issues of the site ; New shopping area on Hamilton Rd.-it was a graphics case.
  2. The old library will close in mid-May to move books over. The old library will be demolished in June. The new library will open in September.

Website Administrator Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

www.fpcivic.org is the site. Check it out for updates.

Old Business  Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

Ken Gilbert has taken over the role of NCC Rep. NCC was notified of the change.

New Business  Scott Prigan scottprigan+fpca@gmail.com

None

8:45 adjourned