University Park

UPCC Board Meeting Minutes

December 6th, 2005

University Park Community Council Meeting
Board Meeting
December 6, 2005

Present: Pam Adams, Pat Cashen, Carolyn Etter, Diana Helper, Kathy Lees, June Morgan, Mary Myers, Rosemary Stoffel, Whit Whitbeck and Bill Winn

1. Approval of minutes
2. Treasurer’s report – Whit Whitbeck
3. Presentation of Buchtel Blvd. Coalition – Charles Howard, WUCA
4. Committee Reports
a. Zoning – Pat Cashen
b. Sidewalks – Mary Myers
c. Open Space and Parks – Diana Helper
5. Old Business
6. New Business
7. Adjourn

1. Approval of minutes: The November 1, 2005, minutes were approved as submitted.

2. Treasurer’s report – Whit Whitbeck: Membership fee collection has exceeded last year. The Purple Pages cost $681.00. We were charged half price because of a printing error. Pam was thanked for her hard work in getting the Purple Pages published.

3. Presentation of Buchtel Blvd. Coalition – Charles Howard, WUCA: There will be three light rail stations, which will create more traffic, once T-Rex is completed. The coalition wants to get involved with the project before it is done and there is no money left. One of the goals is to have a pedestrian/bike path from Colorado to Broadway. There are several neighborhood organizations involved including Wash Park East, Cory-Merrill, Platte Park, University Park, West Wash Park and WUCA. DU is fully supportive. The council will consist of one representative from each organization plus an alternate. The 3-member leadership will be comprised of a Coordinator, Assistant-Coordinator and Secretary. Their by-laws were passed unanimously on Wednesday, November 30th. They will be an independent group whose focus is creating a linear park along Buchtel. Charles was seeking a vote from the board officially supporting the coalition and the appointment of a delegate and alternate. A motion as such passed unanimously. Mary Myers was elected as the delegate and Diana Helper was chosen as the alternate. The coalition’s next meeting is January 18, 2006, at the District 3 Police Headquarters.

4. Committee reports:
a. Zoning – Pat Cashen:
? Albertson’s site – several board members were scheduled to meet with the city Planning Board and developer regarding the zoning of the property. The board voted unanimously to present the following position: “We insist on special review. We agree to RMU-30. We agree to the bank drive-up facility. We agree to a height of 85 feet. And we strongly prefer the existing building be part of special review.”
? Sticki Rice on University – the restaurant has reapplied for their liquor license (they allowed it to lapse). The hearing is on January 13, 2006. There was some concern that they will serve alcohol until 2AM. Pat will speak to them about the board’s concerns.
? 1831 S. Filmore – the NIS reported that there was an antique tractor on the property, a non-durable shed and too high an awning over the hot tub. The board voted to take no action.
? Clayton/Warren – there was a question about the legality of the landscaping. Mary was going to take a look and report back to the board.

b. Sidewalks – Mary Myers: The “Safe Routes to School Bill” has finally come through. It’s 8.9 million dollars of funding for sidewalks, bike racks and signage. The goal is to encourage kids to walk/ride to school. Mary had already contacted UPE. She was hoping we could partner with them to get the funding to get more sidewalks in the neighborhood. The board applauded Mary’s efforts and encouraged her to continue working on the project. It was agreed that she could use UPCC funds, if needed, to hire a grant writer.

c. Open Space and Parks – Diana Helper: The City Parks and Recreation Department is considering selling park names to corporations. Diana will have someone from P&R come to speak to us about the proposal in February.

5. Old Business:

6. New Business: Bill reported that he had received a bill from the attorney who handled the UPCC incorporation. Additional work was done by the firm after it was discovered that we had been previously incorporated in 1998. The bill was for $881.62. The attorney agreed to discount the bill to $82.50, their direct expenses, after speaking to Bill. The board agreed unanimously to pay $440.81 (half the fee).

The meeting adjourned at 9:15 PM.

Posted by henryammons on 01/06/2006
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