Southeast Guilford Community Association Advisory Meeting Minutes 3/25/2014
Minutes from 01-09-2014 Advisory Board Meeting at Alamance Presbyterian Church
Attendees: Bob Chamberlain, Anne Hice, Mike Johnston, Jeffrey Knotts, Denise Osborne, Nanette Turner, Harold Garrett, Aaron Harris, Betty Garrett, Dan Rogers, Lonnie Baxley, David Michaels, Terry Lambert, Dave Gearhart (SEGF Pres)
Visitors: Haywood Stukes (SEHS), Alan Marshal (PG Town Council)
Tom called the meeting to order. Minutes from 11-14-2013 were read, amended and approved. Mike Johnston presented the year end treasurer’s report which included a balance of $1,519.72 in the checking account. The report was approved.
Dan reported on recent School district decisions. We strongly opposed Option 5 which would have removed Lynwood Lakes from the Alamance Elementary school district and this option was not chosen by the GC School Board. Option 9 was chosen by the board which was acceptable to most everyone. Dan also reported on Economic Development. Cone Healthcare will be meeting with us again very soon. We hope they will agree to open a medical clinic. We will contact other medical groups if Cone does not show serious interest soon. There is reason to believe that the corner lot in front of Food Lion may be sold.
Tom reported on landscaping at the US-421 Woody Mill interchange. Jon agreed to contact DOT about funding for lighting.
David reported on fundraising. He had not yet discussed hosting a joint event with the SEHS Jazz band again in 2014. The Moose Lodge was discussed as a possible venue. Bob and Dan agreed to be on the committee. Ann also suggested that we sell breakfast tickets Fatz Restaurant and/or a silent auction for another fund raiser.
Alan Marshall from PG Town Council discussed their application for a PARTF matching grant for approximately $500k to build “Volunteer Park.” This will cost PG approximately $160k in matching funds. The new 10 acre facility would include playgrounds, fitness stations, dog parks, greenway, 18 hole disk golf course built to tournament standards, horseshoe pits and renovation of the multipurpose fields and town is already in the process of constructing bathrooms with concession space. The plan will be used for future development even if the PARTF grant is not awarded. There was also discussion of Bi-Ped trails in SE GC. The entire group was very excited about the plan and offered the support and assistance of SEGCA. There will be a town hall meeting in March (20 or 27) to meet with elected officials from NC.
Jeffrey discussed the “send a kid to camp” program at Camp Weaver. The Send A Kid to Camp luncheon is Feb. 6th at The Proximity Hotel. Silent Auction begins at 11:30, lunch at noon.
Bob and Haywood discussed the Reality Store at SEHS program. The event will be held on April 11th. It takes 40 volunteers to put on the event for half of the sophomore class. Half the sophomore class was scheduled for November 26th but the event was canceled due to bad weather. Need volunteers. Denise mentioned Career Day that was recently held at SEMS.
Aaron reported that the Hays-Taylor on east Lee Street has broken ground. Dave reported he met the district manager for Dollar General and made several complaints about the store. She agreed the store had been managed poorly. She promised improvements will be made. Lonnie reported that the mayor Greenville sc will speak on March 27th “Peidmont Together’s Regional Vision” at the Empire Room in Greensboro. Lonnie reported that the website had 6000 unique visitors in 2013, up from around 5000 in 2012.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.
Next meeting: February 13th (rescheduled to Feb 20th due to icy roads) at 7 PM at Alamance Presbyterian Church.
Respectfully submitted by Dan Rogers, Treasurer