Notes from Sept. 5th meeting: SCNA president says he won’t seek re-election

Eric Johnson’s six-year tenure as SCNA president is coming to a close. He said he will not run for president again and encouraged board members to consider running for the position. The board unanimously passed bylaw revisions to comply with the California Corporations Code and SCNA’s articles of incorporation.

Land Park Community Association contacted John Mathews about holding a Measure U joint forum. SCNA agreed to participate with the event taking place Oct. 11 in Curtis Hall.

Executive director

Terri Shettle reported that Curtis Fest/Music in the Park had a great turnout with at least 2,000 attendees and $5,600 in revenue. The 77 vendors were very happy; more are calling and requesting participation in future events. Four food trucks sold out. Planning and brainstorming for next year’s event is underway. Discussions may include a date change to a more reasonable time of year weather-wise.

Holiday craft fair

This year’s event, rebranded as Holiday Gifts and Goods, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8. This will build on the success of Curtis Fest. Vendors have already expressed interest in participating. The event will expand into Room 10.

Cops & Coffee

The Sacramento Police Department has approached SCNA to host another Cops & Coffee. The board discussed the merits of establishing a regular schedule or ongoing series. A motion passed unanimously to host a Cops & Coffee in November or December with a “safe holiday” focus.

Finance

SCNA is seeking an accounting firm to help design and provide guidance with day-to-day accounting and bookkeeping and to assist with the budgeting process. The committee is re-evaluating SCNA’s banking relationship to reduce credit card processing fees and establish a line of credit. The balance sheet is down this month, which is to be expected at this time of year. Costs should be recouped with funds from the Wine Tasting and other events. Sierra 2 revenue is up 20 percent since July 2017 and 10 percent from the year before.

Facilities

Three options have been presented for a new lease with the city. The goal is to have all options completed by Oct. 1. The committee has a parcel map of all water meters. SCNA has been billed for Curtis Park water meters, although it is not our responsibility. The city may owe SCNA a significant amount of money for water usage that is not ours.

Neighborhood Concerns

No progress has been made in the fence and bench project around the Peace Tree in William Curtis Park. The elm trees were treated and inspections are in progress.

The city will add 8- to 10-hour parking meters along X Street between 22nd and 26th streets.

Bike lanes and pedestrian walkways are not visible on the most recent Crocker Village plans, but John has confirmed their existence with a city planner. Retail businesses that have applied to occupy the shopping center include Banfield Pet Hospital, Panda Express and a dentist.

Crocker Drive residents contacted SCNA about the need for more traffic calming on that street.

Viewpoint

Board members discussed revisiting distribution of Viewpoint to apartment dwellers. Copies need to be available for distribution if volunteers are willing to deliver them.

— Submitted by Kat Haro interim board secretary

Written by Kat Haro and posted on Sunday, October 14th, 2018

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