December 10, 2009 7:00 PM Alamance Presbyterian
Action items are bolded
Attendees: Tom Ammeter, Joe Andrews, Lonnie Baxley, Bob Chamberlain, Harold Garrett, David Gearhart, Aaron Harris, Sue McElroy, Jennie McNamara, Denise Osborne, Nan Riddle, Dan Rogers
Visitors: Terry Lee
Dave called the meeting to order. Minutes from November 12 were read, amended and approved. Dave reported there is $4220.71 is in the checking account.
Harold reported that we have paid the cost of the pine needles. There are only 78 bails left. No exact accounting was yet available. Harold proposed that we NEVER sell them again since this required too much work for a small profit.
Bob reported on the Reality Store. This is a simulation exercise for sophomores at SEHS to acquaint them with the cost of living in the real world. The event will be staffed by local volunteers. There will 300 students involved. A motion passed to support the event with $200. The event will held be on Dec 22. Volunteers are still needed.
Nan reported we have a list containing 15,000 email addresses that could be used to send out emails to the entire community. Email service providers are too expensive to manage this many. Lonnie suggested that Network Solutions, our web hosting provider may offer a service to manage. Lonnie agreed to research what capability is available through our vendor and possibly through Google. Nan agreed to talk to Marty Heim. Lonnie, Joe, Nan and Jeanie agreed to work on a team beginning in January to determine a solution to manage the email list.
Dan, Joe and Terry and Denise reported on the FOSAP Citizens Committee. There was a long discussion about a Dollar General that may be located in the Forest Oaks Commons shopping Center. Terry suggested that we engage DG and the developer. Terry wanted to address the signage issue. Oak Ridge is a good example to follow and they have limits on signage. Several expressed concerns about DG coming to our community. We agree to contact Mark Swartz (Forest Oaks Commons) and Cooper James (Dollar General developer).
Dave reported that Dennis Pennix owns land beside Subway. This is not large enough for a Dollar General.
Nan passed out new bylaws for study and approval at the January 14, 2010 meeting.
Dave reported that Rosemarie may need to borrow a trailer to move her bobcat for work on the walking trails at Alamance Ballpark. Six loads of mulch have been dumped on the property on walking trails/bike paths. The volunteer for bobcat has not been available. Dick will be asking for volunteers to operate chainsaws, shovels and rakes. We now have another bobcat operator available.
Dave reported that
Going Postal is offering post office
boxes at their store for $35-$55/year.
Motion was carried to move the current post office box location to the
Going Postal store on
Jeanie McNamara reported about “suitable properties” for the new SE Elementary School. The contract of Leo Bobadilla, chief operations officer was recently renewed with 2 dissenting votes. Linda met with Darlene Garrett, Building Relation Advisory Committee for Guilford County Schools. She also met with Alan Duncan and others at the BAT meeting. They are considering bringing architect back to discuss the design of new schools. There is still some worry that GC will not move forward before the funding expires. It is not clear where the new school will be located. Linda wants to locate the school south of I-85 so that there can be shifting of students from Pleasant Garden to Nathaniel Greene and Nathaniel Greene/Alamance to the newly constructed SE Elementary School.
The Board Meeting for SEGCA and SEGF will be on Monday January 18th at 7 PM at Alamance Presbyterian Church.
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 PM
Next SEGCA Advisory meeting – January 14, 7:00 PM at Alamance Presbyterian
Dan Rogers, Secretary