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Proposed Minutes For Historic Cannonís Addition Community Development Steering Committee
November 4, 2003
In the foreground is baby Zane held by his father Ted Barnwell, to the left and around the 
room are Edna Meyer, Izzy Hawkins, Betty Nichols,Marie Akerman, Sheila Collins, John
Simanton, Maureen Cosgrove, John Downes, Susan Downes, Sue Marion, Tom Hemkin, 
John Estelle and Harry Boyd.

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The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM by Chairman Steve Spickard.  There were 16  in attendance.  The minutes from the October meeting were read and with a few changes there was a motion by Edna Meyer to approve them. This was seconded and with one vote of nay as the exception was passed.

The Polly Judd Renewable Resource Project was brought up for discussion. The membership approved a letter to be sent to the Spokane Park Board, Our CD Board and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad proposing  that certain areas around Polly Judd Park be used to compost leaves and to start a community garden. The letter can be accessed here: http://cannonsaddition.tripod.com/pollylet.html

Taylor Bressler from the Park Department okayed the proposal to dispose the Autumn leaves in the "resource ravine". John Simanton voiced his opinion that the wording of the sentence, "Subject  to further study, we conclude the highest..."'  should read: "Subject to further study, we believe the highest..."  There was also mention of the need to monitor the gates and hours carefully so that it would not become a dumping ground for large appliances and such. Before the letter is sent we will contact neighbors to hear and incorporate their concerns in the plan.

The installation of the long awaited sign was entered into discussion. The Nichols Brothers have completed the portion of the preparation work for $142.  The sign is now at Design Decal for  $565 and Baldwin Sign is awaiting the sign permit from City Hall to complete the installation.

CDBG Community Development Block Grant dispensation for 2004 was agreed upon with the following Monies being dispersed to the Public Service commitment which is  15% of the $25,000 HUD funds granted annually to Historic Cannon's Addition Community Development Steering Committee or $3,750. We are also allowed to suggest in which way the remaining money should be allocated. After the passage of various motions and positive votes our committee suggests the highest and best use of the funds would be:

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EXPENDITURES FOR 2004

Public Service Funding Recommendations

1. Catholic Charities....................................................................$ -0-

2. Institute of Neighborhood Leadership........................................$ -0-

3. Miryam's House of Transition..................................................$1,125

4. Peaceful Valley Community Center..........................................$500

5. Second Harvest Food Bank....................................................$700

6. The Hubs - Spokane Public School  Roosevelt Elementary..... $925

7. Project Joy Senior Entertainers................................................$ -0-

8. Volunteers  of America Emergency Assistance Program...........$500

9. YMCA, RSVP program.........................................................$ -0-
 

PUBLIC SERVICE TOTAL............................................................................................ $3750 ( 15% of $25,000)

Matching funds programs/Physical Improvements

    1;1 match, up to $20,000 for any combination of :
                 Sidewalks...............................................................$14,906
                 Street Trees...........................................................$ -0-
                 Park........................................................................$ -0-
    3:1 match for:
                 Single Family Housing Rehab...................................$5,000

                             PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENTS TOTAL........................$19,906

SUGGESTED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MATCHING FUNDS ALLOCATION

    SIDEWALKS                $14,906 PLUS 1:1 match = $29,812
    PARK............................$ -0-
    TREES.......................... $ -0-
    HOUSING REHAB..... $5,000 plus 3:1 match = $20,000
                            TOTAL $19,906 plus matches = $49,812
CDNC salary ...................................................................................................................$1,344

                                                                              GRAND TOTAL          $25,000

Because of the matching funds programs, the result of adopting these recommendations will turn the $25,000 total budget for 2003 into $54,906

Balances for capital improvements carried over from   2002                 2003
      Street Trees                                                        $5,453               $5,261
      Communications                                                  $2,641               $2,184
      Cleanup                                                              $3,042                $2,340
      Park Improvement                                            $11,314              $14,002
      Cops Shop                                                        $ 4,434                $1,559
      CDNC (to be transferred)                                  $ 1,344               $  -0-

After the drawing for unknown good stuff and a motion and second to adjorn the meeting was terminated.

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Marion, Secretary
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