May Board Meeting Notes: Bylaws amended to change date of election

The election of the SCNA board of directors will be changed to coincide with the beginning of the fiscal year, which starts in July. Our bylaws will be amended to include language that resident members will always be in the majority. A vote to approve the amended bylaws was unanimously passed.

SCNA President Andi Liebenbaum will facilitate the annual board retreat. Attorney Coryn Gardner will give a presentation on the legal responsibilities that board members have overseeing a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Crocker Village park

Wendy Roof, the niece of historian Donald Rivett, has lived in Curtis Park for 25 years. She shared with the board the contributions made by her uncle, who published thousands of articles and pictures of Curtis Park. His name has been proposed for the new park in Crocker Village. He grew up in Curtis Park and meets the city’s criteria for the park to be named after him.

Neighborhood Concerns

A representative of Land Park Softball, a Little League organization, attended the Neighborhood Concerns Committee meeting and asked for our support in encouraging the city to improve the Curtis Park ball field. The field would be available for other groups when the league was not using it. The committee supports the softball league’s request.

Chair John Mathews reported that the last Cops & Coffee was not well attended. However, Neighborhood Concerns will probably host one more in 2019. The next one will have more structure, a theme, crime statistics and a presentation. Suggestions, such as cyber security and outwitting porch pirates, can be submitted to Neighborhood Concerns.


Viewpoint is one of the best forms of communication SCNA has to reach out to the community. A discussion included a suggestion of asking at least one board member to attend Viewpoint meetings, and putting Viewpoint under the executive director’s purview, so that important information about Sierra 2 makes it into each edition.

Egg hunt

A well-attended Egg Hunt left some children with very few eggs. More will be needed next year, especially considering the increase in young families in Curtis Park. Children and parents had a fun time at each craft table, and the Easter Bunny welcomed hundreds of children for their yearly photo.


The Dogxilliary dog park at Sierra 2 Green is in need of someone who has a couple of hours a week to input registration information into a database, respond to emails, and update the Facebook page. There are only a few rules that need to be followed, and maintaining a registry of dogs and owners is one of them. If there is a high school student needing community service hours, contact Kate Van Buren at ktvanburen6@

Curtis Fest

Executive Director Terri Shettle reported that Curtis Fest has 20 artists signed up, with a goal of 100 vendors. Each booth costs $75. There will be food and beverages. The petting zoo will not be a part of Curtis Fest this year. Updated number of registered vendors is 60 as of June 12.

Early sponsors for Music in the Park are Cook Realty, SMUD and Councilmember Jay Schenirer.

— Kate Van Buren, board secretary

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