Island Home Park Neighborhood Association (IHPNA)
August 10, 2015
Conference Room, Ward Building
The meeting was called to order by President Jim Staub at 7:05 pm. In attendance were board members Jim Staub, Greg Congleton, Connie Vogt, Carolyn Williams, Joanna Pennoyer, Sue Wrisberg. Jessica Rodocker. A quorum was not present. Resident and South Knox Neighborhood and Business Coalition (SKNBC) representative Nancy Campbell was also in attendance.
The nominating committee reported on candidates for the upcoming IHPNA board elections. All offices and districts have candidates with the exception of the Spence Place West district. Bob Dziewulski or Willis Gibbs were suggested as possible candidates.
The board agreed to have a neighborhood potluck dinner in conjunction with the September 17, 2015 IHPNA General Meeting. Elaine Alexander, TSD liasion, has indicated that the TSD dining hall is available on that date. Carolyn Williams will further coordinate with Elaine concerning utensil use and clean-up requirements.
The IHPNA General Meeting will be held Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the TSD dining hall. Lori Goerlich from City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will present Island Home Park improvement plans. Evelyn Barnett, owner of a new business on Sevier Avenue, has also asked to speak briefly.
The election of new IHPNA officers and board members will be held at the September 17 General Meeting. The board outlined the procedure for absentee voting as follows:
Ballots will be included in the August IHPNA newsletter. Ballots can be mailed or given to Jim Staub by September 17, 2015. Ballots must be signed with name and street address. Each adult (18 and older) of the household can vote.
A sample ballot and voting procedures will be placed on the kiosks in addition to being in the newsletter.
The August IHPNA newsletter will be distributed the weekend of August 16, 2015.
IHPNA representatives to SKNBC need to be approved by the board. Current representatives Nancy Campbell and Jim Staub have agreed to continue to represent IHPNA. Nancy Campbell reported that SKNBC is sponsoring a City Council candidate forum on August 27, 2015 at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church. Allen Williams will be the moderator. Following the formal question and answer period there will be an opportunity to meet and speak with the candidates.
The only item for the Roundtable discussion was the memorial gift for Mae Malcom. Suggestions were made for gifts to the Love Kitchen or Second Harvest Food Bank. Jim Staub will contact the family to determine if they have a preference.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:57 pm.