Meetings, news, events, and updates from the Central City Neighborhood Association.
1. Call to Order @ 6:04 p.m.
Adoption of Agenda
Approval of March 15, 2016, Minutes and April 19, 2016, Minutes – M.Perez moved to approve (approval of May 17, 2016, Minutes tabled)
2. Open Reports
Birmingham Police Department – Officer Hicks: BPD and CAP apprehended perpetrator trying to steal weed wacker; perpetrator is also a suspect in UBVs and had warrant for possession of burglary tools; perpetrator hangs out around 16th Street and Rev. Abraham Woods Ave. At beginning of June, there was a UBV and two robberies; suspects in one the robberies have been arrested; suspects (1 male and 1 female) in other robbery have not been arrested. BPD will start ticketing vehicles parked at bus stops.
CAP Officers – Timothy Motley: The biggest issue is the weather; the hotter it gets, the worse the panhandling. If approached by a panhandler, stop him/her, tell him/her no when they ask for money, and call CAP to let them know of panhandling.
CAP (City Action Partnership) – Open discussion of possible service expansion into loft district. Douglas Stewart, CAP Communications Manager, asks residents to contact him with any questions (Doug@capisdowntown.com). Resident made motion to move forward with expansion efforts/discussion. REV Birmingham, CAP, and CCNA will work together.
Public Works – Tammie Wheeler received concerns from residents: Parking lot lights are out in the big parking lot between train tracks and Morris. At the NW corner of 24th St. and 3rd Ave. S, a pothole is growing.
Birmingham Public Library – Karyn Davis: Provided adult services programs booklet
REV Birmingham – Robert Emerick: REV Birmingham is working with the Sidewalk Film Festival to create a sidewalk market during festival. Zyp has installed additional 12 stations. REV Birmingham services include a business growth program that is a good way to get started and help you navigate through the city if you have a business idea.
Election/Candidate Presentations – CCNA Neighborhood Election Speaker: Richard G. Burton
3. CCNA Funds: Current Funds Balance: $11,401.07 (Source: CRO Officers Michael Shine & Greg Jones 11-17-15.) – 30th Annual MLK Unity Breakfast $240.00 (Table of 8 Attendees) Monday, January 18, 2016, @ BJCC North Meeting Hall; 19th Annual Family Fishing Rodeo at East Lake Park, Saturday, June 4, 2016, $150.00 (To support event) = Current Balance: $11,011.07
4. Old Business: None
5. New Business: Beer/Wine License Vote – “Puro Pizza” Puro will be Italian in nature, featuring artisan pizzas and calzones, salads etc. Location: 2300 block of 2nd Ave N (old What’s on 2nd location) Speaker: Bernie Smith and Appleseed Workshop.
L.Perez moved to approve Beer/Wine License; M.Perez 2nd; Motion passed – 13 – yes, 0 – no, 1 – abstain
Jones Valley Teaching Farm – JVTF gave a brief overview of current programs and partnerships and an update of the “Center for Food Education” on the site located at 701 25th Street N, including site plans and variances that JVTF will apply for under the urban agriculture ordinance Speaker: Katherine Davis
M.Dunnavant moved to approve variances sought by Jones Valley Teaching Farm; B.Smith 2nd; Motion passed – 10 – yes, 0 – no, 0 – abstain
6. Announcements: 2016 CCNA meeting dates and locations:
June 21, 2016 – Linn-Henley Library, Richard Arrington, Jr. Auditorium
July 19, 2016 – Linn-Henley Library, Richard Arrington, Jr. Auditorium
August 16, 2016 – Linn-Henley Library, Richard Arrington, Jr. Auditorium
September 20, 2016 – Linn-Henley Library, Richard Arrington, Jr. Auditorium
October 18, 2016 – Linn-Henley Library, Richard Arrington, Jr. Auditorium
November 15, 2016 – Linn-Henley Library, Richard Arrington, Jr. Auditorium
All meetings start at 6:00 p.m.
See: http://www.birminghamccna.com for more information
*Reminder: Neighborhood Social @ Tavern on 1st, following the meeting!
7. Adjourn @ 7:02 p.m.
s/ Summer Austin Wells
Summer Austin Wells, Secretary