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Southeast Guilford Community Association Meeting Minutes4/8/09

 February 12, 2009 7:00 PM  Alamance Presbyterian Church

Attendees:  Tom Ammeter, Joe Andrews, Lonnie Baxley,  Bob Chamberlain, Harold Garrett, David Gearhart, Aaron Harris, Sue McElroy, Denise Osborne, Nanette Riddle, Dan Rogers, Susan Samuelson, Darin Thomas, Rosemarie Williams  Visitors: Kip Johnson, David Kadet       

Dave Gearhart called the meeting to order.  The minutes from the Jan 15 meeting were modified and approved.

Rosemarie Williams reported $365 dues collected and $118.75 profit from the recent hot dog sale.  The checking account now has balance of $1,632.  Dave Gearhart reported that Forest Oaks Community Association has contributed $400 to support our efforts to become a 501c3 (non-profit organization).  

Denise reported that the Southeast Community Business Association directory is now available.  It contains 80 members.   It contains a map of all businesses.  Her new newspaper Southeast Lifestyle has run an advertisement for SECBA.  There has been a lot of interest in joining.   The second edition of Southeast Lifestyle will be published soon.  Local businesses are supporting the paper with advertising.

Dave reported Nanette Riddle will be joining Sue McElroy on our grant writing committee.  Joe Andrews said he could help find grant RFPs. 

Dave talked about creating a fund-raising committee for SEGCA.   No one agreed to serve.   Jennie McNamara who was not present will also be asked.  Donations to our 501c3 could be routed via click-and-pledge at our website.  Rosemarie Williams is saving names of all members and contributors.  Dan Rogers suggested that someone write an article for Southeast Lifestyle to ask others to join our association.  Darin and Dave agreed to write an article about SEGCA and SEG Foundation to discuss the importance of its work. 

Bob Chamberlain reported from the advertising committee.  He and Kim Bradford are working on the annual publication Discover the Triad.  He has found that we can submit an outline for an article.  Kim has created a draft outline and a list of contacts from SEGCA.  Bob told the group about the outlines for two articles.  One was more general about growth in the SEG area.  The other idea for an article concerns a handicapped accessible playground at Hagen Stone Park.  Stone Gable and other local businesses could be asked to run ads that would be placed close to the article in Discover the Triad.     

Harold reported on the walking trail at the Alamance Ball Park.    Keith Rapp, who works for the Army Corp. of Engineers, has agreed to survey the area and re-grade the area to make it suitable for the walking trail at no cost. 

Lonnie reported that we have overlaid 2 of our virtual tours with Google maps (Southeast Baptist and Tabernacle Methodist).  

Dave reported on the Lowes/Weathersby project.  He spoke with Roger Henderson, VP of Lowes and Sandy Weathersby, CEO.  Weathersby will not begin the project until he knows the final grade of Woody Mill Road.  The overpass/interchange has been funded.  Sandy also wants to see the economy get better before beginning.  He has major interest from retailers.  Sandy speculated that he would begin 2011.   He is working on a three dimensional image of the 62 acre project.  Dave also reported that CVS is interested in the corner lot of the Shoppes at Forest Oaks development.  They have not yet made a commitment.  The developer is adding a wrought iron fence to prevent accidents in the steep drainage ravine at the front of the property.

Dan Rogers reported that the Commercial Development Standards Committee had an initial meeting in January.

Dave reported that the Forest Oaks shopping center future is unknown.  He is having regular communication with Irene Agapion.  Her father Bill is very sick.  Forest Oaks Country Club is for sale.  The Japanese ownership is selling all of his U.S. assets. They have ended the contract with the current management company.  They are looking for someone else to run the club.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 

Next SEGCA Advisory Committee meeting March 12, 2009 at, 7 PM at Alamance Presbyterian

Dan Rogers, Secretary