Meetings, news, events, and updates from the Central City Neighborhood Association.
Minutes of the Central City Neighborhood Association Meeting
Tuesday May 20, 2014 6:00 PM
City Hall, Third Floor, Conference Rooms D and E
1. Call to Order
Adoption of Agenda: Mtn to approve by Richard Burton; 2nd by Mike Dunnavant; passed w/o opposition.
2. Open Reports
Birmingham Police Department – No one present
CAP Officers – No one present
Public Works – Residents noted that crosswalk lights are out at 24th ST and 2nd AVE and at 19th ST and 20th ST and 2nd AVE.
Space OneEleven – Art summer camp coming up soon. Classes in pottery and ceramics, painting and paper-making. There will be an Art Camp for High School students.
3. CCNA Funds balance: Capital fund is at $157.40 as of payment of $6,454.43 for benches and garbage cans on 3rd Avenue.
Non-cap fund is at $10,689.24.
After payment of the $3,400 approved by CCNA in January for benches on 2nd Avenue, the Capital fund will be $0 and the Non-cap fund will be at $7,289.24.
After payment of $1,000 to Sojourns for the Street Fair, as approved at the March meeting, the Non-cap fund will be $6,289.24.
At this time, we still only get $2,000 per year from the City.
4. Old Business: None.
5. New Business: Miranda McPherson spoke about the Birmingham Art Crawl and handed out flyers about the event. (birminghamartcrawl.com)
Liquor license request by Haller McGee for Restaurant to be located at 2212 2nd Avenue North. Vote was tabled until June because Mr. McGee did not have paperwork complete. He presented the idea for his restaurant and answered questions by several of the residents regarding his plans, hours of operation, etc. There will be no live music. Hours of operation will be from 5 – 10 PM Tuesday through Saturday. Of particular interest was the name he had chosen: Grace Revival. Some residents expressed concern b/c of similarity of name to Grace’s Kitchen (soup kitchen) project attempted by a different person several years ago. McGee explained that Grace was his grandmother’s name and “Revival” was chosen because this is a new chapter in his career. He was also questioned about plans for parking and about cooking odors.
6. Announcements: 17th Annual Family Fishing Rodeo will be held at East Lake Park from 7 AM to Noon on June 7th.
Morris Skinner from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church talked about church ministries available and expressed desire to get with residents from Park Place in particular to see what needs they have and what St Paul’s can do to meet those needs. He was accompanied by Paul Hurst and Kevin Owens.
7. Adjourn: The meeting adjourned at 7:05 PM
/s/Patrick J. Ballard, President CCNA