UPCC General Meeting Minutes May 2010

 General Meeting held May 5th, 2010 at University Park Elementary School.

Meeting was opened at 7pm

Pat Cashen opened the meeting mentioning that the 1st round of sidewalk construction will begin on Butchel between Monroe & St. Paul.

Alice Gilbertson from Historic Denver discussed the upcoming Public Hearing at Landmark Preservation Commission regarding the preservation of the Boettcher Center at the University of Denver, 2050 Iliff Avenue at June 1, 2010 at 1pm. Historic Denver is trying to preserve this 1961 building, while the University prefers to replace the east wing of the  building with a park. If you need more information, Alice suggested visiting www.historicdenver.org

Dana O’Connor said the Home Tour raised over $27,000 this year and there were over 150 volunteers to make it all happen. The money benefits the University Park Elementary School. The Observatory Park construction is complete and the restrooms will be finished before the grand re-opening on May 22nd. The grand re-opening will be hosted by the UPCC and the Mom’s Group. This will be a pot luck event and they are hoping to find a few sponsors for beverages and utensils. The toy bin at the park will be in place soon also, so please feel free to donate any new or gently used toys for all children to use. And finally the fountain near the baseball backstop has been almost fully restored and will be returned soon.

Marybeth Twining asked if anyone would be interested in helping keep the Harvard Gulch clean with her this Saturday May 8th. All you need to do is bring garbage bags and gloves. She has organized this effort for years. If the weather is “iffy” that morning the alternate date will May 15th.

Rosemary Stoffel has not yet received information on when the construction will take place on the SE corner of Evans/University. The 5th zoning code update was completed and the final draft can be seen online at: newcodedenver.org

A few noteworthy mentions were:

  • Good Neighbors meeting at the University of Denver is Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Driscoll Center North
  • District 3 police have identified a trend in which suspects are stealing purses, wallets and cell phones from beauty salons. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, 5’11” – 6’, 170-80lbs, short dark brown hair. Please use extra caution while visiting salons and make sure that your valuables are secure. If you have information that could lead to the identification and arrest of this individual, please call Crime Stopper at 720-913-7867 or Text to: 274637 (CRIMES).
  • Save the date, July 4th Celebration at 10am, Observatory Park

Board Elections took place at the General Meeting.  Ellen Seymour made the new announcements. President: Tom Gonnella, Vice President: Dana Strand O’Connor, Secretary: Traci Samaras, and Co-Treasurer(s): David Seymour and June Morgan.

Pat Cashen thanked everyone for their volunteer help over the years, asked that everyone continue paying their dues to keep up the neighborhood, and stated that he has enjoyed the last 2 years as President. He wished Tom Gonnella well in his new position as President, and officially passed the hat to him.

Meeting adjourned at 8:00pm

Written by, Traci Samaras – Secretary