General Meeting September 3, 2013


General Meeting September 3, 2013: 7:15PM, Ed Dziuk, Chair, called the meeting to order
Location: Shaw Butte Elementary School, 12202 N 21st Ave
Attendance: 20 adults including officers, Ed Dziuk – Chairman, Patty Smith – CoChair, Artie Hauer – Treasurer, Mary Hauer – Secretary, Linda Townsend – Sergeant-at-Arms (elect)

Welcome Remarks: Co-Chair, Patty Martin-Smith, opened the meeting with a welcome to Paul Curiel from the City of Phoenix Public Works Dept. Mr. Curiel shared with us about the city’s new sustainable living program that will be in operation by 2020. “Reimagine Phoenix, Transforming Trash into Resources” is the name of the program. Read more about it online by entering the link below. Take the pledge and do your part.:

Note: In accordance with the Block Watch Bylaws, meeting minutes are being recorded and retained. In accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order, the minutes contain only the date, time, place of meeting and attendance. Accordingly, Neighborhood Events, General Meeting and More will be published with each meeting’s agenda. The opportunity to connect with our neighbors is just too good to pass up. When we remember and it strikes us as important, the date and time of events will be provided.

Ed Dziuk, Chair, contacted the Public Works office to inquire of rumors regarding our alley trash pickup changing to curb side pickup. Robert Lopez, a Public Works Lead Solid Waste Environmental Specialist stopped by and visited with Eleanor. He said that there is no substance to the rumor.

Mr. Curiel gave a presentation about new standards for what’s recyclable and what’s not. He handed out posters. Anyone who missed the presentation or didn’t get a poster contact Eleanor to obtain one. Mr. Curiel also explained that things that gum up the sorting equipment like the small caps on drinking water bottles are what they want to avoid. He answered questions and concerns and will take your calls or emails at 602.534.8193/ city_phx

Ed introduced Kathleen French, Field Organizer from Ms. French explained is a social network exclusively for neighborhoods. At the time of this meeting, Cox Meadows have 40 participants connected. One Million users are now on throughout the Country. Any questions or concerns can be addressed to Kathleen French at 480.442.4608/

Patty talked about our G.A.I.N. plans. This acronym stands for “Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods”. The event is held throughout Arizona in neighborhoods small and large on Saturday, October 19th. Neighbors gather outdoors for a few hours of fun, food, family and friends. Cox Meadows will be gathering on Corrine Dr. from 3PM – 7PM.

Artie Hauer, CMNBW Treasurer, delivered the treasurer’s report. Expenditures were made on organizing and adding shelving to the storage area. Ed informed us of the equipment, tools and items procured through the Block Watch City Grant. Neighbors are welcome to sign out equipment for their personal use. An officer will take a receipt for the equipment and an agreement regarding the time and date of its return.

Street Rep Report: New neighbors on Dahlia Dr. on the southwest corner of 25th Ave. Sweetwater has a house on the southeast corner of 25th Ave up for rent. A pool cleaner was stolen from a home on Aster. Also on Aster is a house up for rent at the northeast corner of 26th Dr. The home west to that is vacant a cause for concern of dogs left behind. Corrine has two houses up for sale and another being renovated. 26th Dr. and Corrine has activity at a house that is cause for concern with numerous cars in and out throughout the day at a home in that vicinity. Larkspur has two houses with new neighbors. Charter Oak has one house up for rent. Bloomfield has a house up for sale and the NE Corner house @ 25th Ave. will soon be ready for sale.

Linda Townsend was unanimously voted to serve as our new Sargent-at-arms. The meeting was adjourned by Linda at 8:25PM.

Reminder: General meetings – First Tuesday of the month at Shaw Butte Elementary School (except summer). Next meeting is November 5rd, at 7PM.
Corrine Drive

Officers: Ed Dziuk : (602) 331-8721; Patty Smith: (602) 499-3481; Artie Hauer: (602) 620-1308; Mary Hauer: (602) 620-5986; Linda Townsend (602) 653-7476

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