Forest Park Civic Association Meeting Minutes: December 13, 2022

Forest Park Civic Association Meeting

Date: 13 December 2022

Location: Fujiyama Steak House of Japan – Officers and Board Meeting/Holiday Gathering

Meeting called to order @ 6:20 PM by Ed Vanasdale 

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Attendance was taken via role call.


President’s Report   Ed Vanasdale –

  1. Thanked everyone present for all of their hard work and efforts over the past year.
  2. Correction on information concerning the Homeless Board’s intent when acquiring the hotel next to Popeye’s. The hotel owner would like to have the property rezoned from “hotel use” to “multi-family use” (i.e. apartments). They would lease the building for one year to the Homeless Shelter Board with the HSB assisting in paying people’s rent for one year. Please come to hear their proposal and you will have a chance to ask questions and voice any concerns. This is an important issue for our neighborhood and your input will be important.
  3. A motion was put forth to postpone the January officer and board elections until February. The motion passed, and elections will take place at the February meeting. 
  4. If anyone is interested in running for one of the officer or board positions, please contact President Ed Vanasdale or Secretary Lou Bernard to place your name on the ballot.

Vice President’s Report  Trevor Secord – – No Report

Secretary’s Report Lou Bernard –

  1. Attendance:
  • Officers/Committee Chairs Present: EV, TS, LB, CL, MS, RW, DVM, KVM, MB, SB, MS, KG, DP
  • Officers/Committee Chairs Absent: FQ, ER, AR, SL
  • Area Reps in Attendance: 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11
  • Area Reps Absent: 1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14 (Areas 4, 13, and 14 remain vacant )
  • 26 People in attendance
  1. Changes to November minutes were reviewed, voted on, and approved into the official record.

Treasurer’s Report  Cheryl Lutman –

A budget meeting will be held next week with the executive board to decide where cuts need to take place due to budget shortfall caused by low membership returns.

We need 118 more household memberships (we’ve received 21 in December). We received Karl Road church’s business membership in November, and Jonathan Allen Landscaping and Epworth United Methodist in December. That puts us at $275 – which is over what was budgeted based on prior years. Thank you to the Business Representatives for your efforts!

Expenses are in line. Our plan calls for two more print runs of the Forester, and another bag order. We’ve also budgeted for security for the rest of the year. While we appreciate Ellin’s comments relating to the folders, she’s used all the funds earmarked for the Welcome Committee for this year. However, that’s ~$490 that can be put back in for 2023.

Public Relations Report Mary Sguerra – – No Report

Forester Editor’s Report  Rita Woeste –

Articles due on Dec. 28th. January is an ONLINE ONLY issue.

Supplemental Security Report – No Report  

Daryl Van Mercetta – 

Katie Van Mercetta –

Dan Yandrich (CPD Liaison Officer) – 614.645.1418 Absent

Business Representative – No Report  

Sheridan Landin – Absent

Alan Ray – Absent 

Marty Biggs –


Welcome Committee Chair Ellin Ray – – No Report  Absent

Volunteer Coordinator Scott Biggs – – No Report

Social Activities Report Vacant – No Report 

NCC Representative  Ken Gilbert – – No Report

NCC Development Representative Ed Vanasdale – 

       Dave Paul – – No Report 

Website Administrator Dave Paul –  Scott Biggs – – No Report



The next meeting will be 10 January 2023!! We wish you happy holidays and peace in the new year.

Meeting adjourned at 6:50 PM

Minutes submitted by Lou Bernard, Secretary, FPCA