Sunday, February 14, 2016
MINUTES OF EASTWOOD NEIGHBORS BUSINESS MEETING, FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Eastwood president, Cliff Lippard, called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.
1. Dues are, well, due. We are asking Eastwood Neighbors households that are able to pay their $20 due in advance of the April meeting (residents 65+, $10). Dues are not a requirement for voting, but do help the association handle neighborhood business (such as purchasing signage).
2. Fliers are ready to fly (I'll stop after this one, I promise). Thanks to Bob and the Alphagraphics team, and thanks to Wendy for volunteering to coordinate the effort to pass them out. While most of the neighborhood's news is now disseminated in electronic form, we want to make sure to reach out to our offline neighbors and give them a chance to participate as well. Please contact Wendy Windsor (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to help pass out fliers.
3. Odd Month in March will be a Potluck at Eastwood Christian Church at 6:30 on Tuesday, March 8. Jackie Hansom has volunteered to coordinate this effort. She has set up a shared Google document at http://bit.ly/1muKNpL where people can sign up to bring a dish. Contact her at email@example.com if you have any questions.
4. The Metro Historic Commission's "Old House Fair" will take place on March 5, 9a-3p at Sevier Park in 12South. The free, day-long festival showcasing new ideas, practical advice, innovative materials, and quality services for homeowners to learn more about sustainable and historic products and services, and gain tips for planning and executing your project.
This Month's Updates:
Current Metro Nashville property assessor George Rooker came by to meet his neighbors and let us know he is running for re-election. Voting is March 1.
Special thanks to East Precinct Commander David Imhof and Officer Whitney Arnold for bringing the crime report tonight. Commander Imhof wants to remind everyone to remove valuables from your vehicle and lock your doors. Most thefts occur with valuables in plain sight or unlocked doors. Don't leave your car while it is warming up -- criminals are on the lookout for this.
There were 12 incidents this month. Eight case of larceny, including three from vehicles that were unlocked. There were three shoplifting calls at Eastland Kroger, and one cell phone left behind that ended up being taken. There were two armed robberies--one on Greenwood Avenue (suspects fled on foot) and one on Benjamin (suspects kicked down back door and took money from woman inside). Neither set of perps have been caught.
Jerry Vandiver gave us a treasury report. We netted $198.24 since last meeting and our account currently stands at $2,733.91.
Councilman Brett Withers gave us an update on Mayor Barry's sidewalk initiative. There is $15M to split between 35 districts. District 6 is in line for 330 linear feet of sidewalk in the Shelby Hills neighborhood. Closer to home, the issues with the already planned sidewalk on Franklin have not yet been resolved. Future priorities for sidewalks in the East Nashville area include Eastland Ave (southside from 16th east to Walden) and Seymour behind Kroger.
Two new business owners introduced themselves at the meeting. Jason Boylan, FPN-BC, has brought Third and Church Health Care to Riverside Village. They offer primary care, including peds, as well as a walk-in clinic (8-5, M-F). Todd Hedrick introduced Vinyl Tapbar that is currently renovating the old Family Wash space at Greenwood and Porter. Vinyl Tap hopes to open in May offering 24 craft beer taps.
Clay Haynes returned with an update on his project at the old Hobson Church. Oak Tree Partners has enlisted some new team members to assist in the development, including Southeast Ventures (listing broker), a new landscape architect, and an owner's rep (Derek Lisle of Place Development). Clay mentioned that the team hopes to start work on site in late spring. They plan to rename the development Eastwood Village (as opposed to Greenwood Village). The development now includes 10 single-family homes (the parsonage and three new homes on Greenwood, with six additional homes in the back). Clay anticipates 4-6 weeks to get approval from the historical commission and the council's ok of the Final SP.
The owner and architect for the property at 1206 Chapel (Jeff Corbett and Scott Morton) provided an update on that project. Since meeting with the historical commission and councilman Withers, they have removed the attached garages from the duplex. The current plan is 37' wide and its widest point and features one 2,100-square-foot home and a 2,300-square-foot home. They plan to take the updated plans back to the next historical commission meeting. Since they have met all the commission's request, approval is expected, but neighbors are welcome to voice their opinions. Brett suggested that Cliff send out or post the staff report from Metro once it is released this Thursday or Friday. That report, which include a staff recommendation for approval, is now available at http://bit.ly/1QZbT30. The item will be on the Historic Zoning Commission agenda for 2 PM on February 17, 2016.
With no other new business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM.
Posted by Eastwood Neighbors News at 8:14 PM