4Q2011 General Meeting Minutes


November 15, 2011, 7:00pm-7:25 pm

General Meeting Minutes

Zoe’s Kitchen, 3701 S. Shepherd

Meeting Start time:  7:00 p.m.

Number of Attendees:  19 neighbors, including all six board members


Approval of Minutes from July meeting – All approve, no abstains

Old Business (7:18 pm)

a)    CIP Update – Daniel Baker, chair – the neighborhood continues to look into ways to improve our sidewalk and streets.   One necessary requirement to meet the application process is that a large number of signatures must be obtained supporting the work.  The RPCA is looking for volunteers form individual blocks to help in this effort.  Please contact Daniel Baker for more information: dbaker@cuckoo.com

b)    Security Update – Rebekah El-Hakam for Larry Wood – Recruiting is underway for volunteers for Citizens on Patrol.  A copy of the information has been posted on the http://www.RichwoodPlace.Org website.  Crime watch signs are in and expect them to be up before our next meeting.

c)    National Night Out – Rebekah – What a great night with over 125 members present.  A special thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers.

d)    Drainage at Erwan Chew Park – the bid for the work fell through and the city will need to re-bid the job with hopes that it will be resolved soon.

New Business (7:28 p.m.)

a)    Deed Restriction Committee – If you haven’t seen the sign already the 1900 block of Norfolk will have a single family home erected on it.

b)    Montrose Management District – residents are encouraged to visit the Montrose Management District website (http://www.montrosedistrict.org/) for information on the goings on in around our area

c)    Block Captain for 1700 Lexington – A representative is still needed.  Call for volunteers.

d)    Elections – Elections were held by way of verbal voting process.  First call for nominations and then a call for those in favor and those against.  The election process was led by out-going vice-president Daniel Baker:

President – Rebekah El-Hakam

Vice President – Brian Kilpatrick

Secretary – Andy Stefaniak

Treasurer – Sue Bailey

Counselors – John Geiss and Ruth Adams

(A.Stefaniak joins deed restriction committee and R.Adams joins CIP committee)

e)    Goals for 2012 – Increase membership and look for ways to create a more tight knit community.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:25 p.m. 

Save the Date(s) and Call 3-1-1

Dear Richwood Place Neighbors,
We have a couple of meetings coming up that we would like for you to know about and attend.
First, our first Board meeting of 2012 will be Wednesday, January 25 at the home of Treasurer,
Sue Bailey
1930 Norfolk
All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Our first general meeting of the year will be Tuesday, February 21 at Zoe’s Kitchen from 7-8pm.

Please visit our website http://www.richwoodplace.org to pay your 2012 dues of at least $50. You can also mail a check to our PO Box at
Richwood Place Civic Association
PO Box 980262
Houston, Texas 77098
or, you can bring it with you to the first meeting.

Up until quite recently, the amount of graffiti has been down in our neighborhood. Thanks, in part to the work of one amazing neighbor. However, last week, we encountered more graffiti at the park and on a residential fence. Some of it has been abated already. On Sunday, they could not take their truck, pictured below onto the soccer field because of the known drainage issue that we have been working with the city to fix for over a year. The ground was too wet to drive a truck on. The truck is pictured below. Please take time to look for graffiti. If you see the graffiti in the park or in other areas of our neighborhood, call 3-1-1 and make a report. Be specific about the markings, the color and what is said and mention “gang graffiti.”

Thank you and I hope to see you all soon.
Happy 2012!