Bay Creek Neighborhood Association
BCNA Meeting Minutes for Monday, July 9, 2001
Candace Pantoga (with Julian Alexander), Jennifer Zahn
Darwin Carpenter, Betty Carpenter, Kyle Richmond, Ben Kadel, Jim
Winkle, Bob Lockhart, Judy Amburn, Daina Zemliauskas, Nick Glass, Matt Sloan,
Annette Czarnecki, Kris Hart, Rose Brothers, Anonymous
Guests Present: Jodi
Wortsman, SMPC Volunteer Coordinator
The meeting began at 6:35 pm.
Facilitator: Candace Pantoga
Minute Taker: Jennifer Zahn
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Kyle Richmond shared contact information from Amy Turner
about the following organizations and services:
concerts at Monona Terrace.
Park News - Among other newsy bits, lifeguards will be scheduled for Olin
and Bernie’s Beaches between June 9 - August 5, 12:30 -
Agenda for June 18.
Park Memo - free fill donated by Overture Project will be used to develop
low area in Quann Park for future community garden and soccer field; areas
useable by fall 2002.
Space Foundation membership drive information.
13th deadline looms at weeks’ end!
info - stories, pictures, drawings - to newsletter editor or Chris Wagner.
for a layout person with Quark knowledge and access to Quark
Night Out, a family-friendly event, is scheduled for Tuesday, August 7th.
Single location this year: Penn Park.
neighborhood tour will be scheduled as part of the Neighborhoods
Conference in September. Check the city’s web site for details.
Side Farmer’s Market held at the will celebrate its grand opening
July 28th. Open Tuesdays 2:30 - 6 pm and Saturdays 8 am - noon.
They’re looking for volunteers. If you want to help, call the SMPC
is a coalition of south side neighborhoods, members from the South Madison
Business Association, and folks from the surrounding towns and
communities. There are only 2 staff people; the rest of the SMPC is
composed of volunteers! General meetings held the third Monday of each
month, with the exception of this July (rescheduled to 07/23/01). SMPC
distributes resources and looks for new ways to develop collaborative
relationships among the member groups.
survey on training needs and volunteer interests was distributed to BCNA
meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 24, 6:30 pm at 118 W
ideas include prioritizing and further developing the following
a promotional piece for the nature conservancy to share with Sheraton
Hotel (as suggested by Anonymous).
for involvement with neighborhood meetings and open positions (traffic,
a team captain program.
a neighborhood welcome packet.
Creek Bridge will be completed any day now! (Previous minutes reflected
completion by now.)
large Olin-Turville Park events are upcoming: Blues Fest and The Great
Taste of the Midwest. Last year, neighbors suggested a larger police
presence, especially on Lakeside Street west of John Nolen. Alder Sloan
assured this need would be met.
more volunteers from the south side are needed to participate on a city
committee (Community Development Block Grant) to develop our neighborhood
plan. Estimated time commitment is 2 hours per night every other week for
a 6 to 8 month stretch. Fun! Speak up for our neighborhood. Call
Sloan would like to see the BCNA Traffic Committee reinstated based on an
unbelievable number of traffic-related calls placed to him over the past
Additional Discussion Items
Hands & Hearts Across South Madison will present information at the October BCNA
Banners for Bay Creek.
This project, begun over two years ago, needs additional help from one or two
eager neighbors. Specifically looking for one or two people to follow up on
pre-production and production details (banner bids, proofing, production,
locating & purchasing brackets. We have the funding to produce the banners,
we just need some help tying up the business end! Interested? Contact Nick
Glass at 257-0120.
Fundraising Needs for Bay Creek. Overall, three projects were mentioned that may
require fund raising efforts on the behalf of Bay Creek: raising an additional
$2000-$3000 for banner hanging (bracket purchase), matching funds toward a bus
shelter grant (number to be determined; BCNA needs to raise 20% of the total of
an amount unknown by the City or Madison Metro). Other needs may exist. Do you
have a vision for developing funds for the good of our neighborhood? Call
Jennifer Zahn at 255-3797 to make a difference.
Volunteer Positions Open – Get Involved!!
2 (northwestern railroad tracks east
to Olin-Turville Park) neighborhood representative Kyle Richmond
5 (Tree Streets) neighborhood
representative Kris Hart will be stepping down in August.
1 (Wingra Drive west of Park Street),
Area 3 (Lakeside St to
Monona Bay, west to Park Street) and Area 6 (Romnes Apartments) neighborhood
representative positions are also open.
would like to resurrect the Traffic Committee to address neighborhood-wide issues of traffic
calming. Alder Matt Sloan has received a slew of calls on the subject and
we need *your* help to make changes occur.
open is the Environmental and Recreational Development position.
and voting on all positions will occur at the August 13th BCNA
meeting. (Positions will remain open until
Landscaping Around Neighborhood Signs
Pantoga will call VFW and Labor Temple to discuss landscaping needs &
- One or
more volunteers are needed to “adopt” each of the signs and
Creek members are encouraged to donate perennial bushes and plants for the
Kyle Richmond at 251-3171 if you have a green thumb and a neighborly
Other Announcements & Ideas
Glass thanked the current BCNA members for their terrific energy! Kyle Richmond pointed out we had 17
attendees tonight, where as a few years ago, BCNA was lucky to get a
handful of folks!
Brothers urged Bay Creek members and friends to visit the South Madison
Farmer’s Market every Tuesday
and Saturday (Saturday especially needs more customers). The produce is
fresh and varied, with different vendors from the Capitol Square market,
some coming from as far as Fennimore and Boscobel.
Dances are held at the Monona
Terrace, Fridays in August, 5:30 - 9 pm
Upcoming Meetings & Some Topics
All meetings occur at 6:30 pm at the Madison Baha’i
Center, 324 W Lakeside Street.
13, Building community and volunteerism in Bay Creek with Jodi Wortsman
(South Metropolitan Planning Council Volunteer Coordinator)
10, Traffic Engineer presentation about our neighborhood (Traffic &
8, Hands & Hearts proposal
Next Facilitator: Jim Winkle
Next Meeting: Monday, August 13, 6:30 pm, Madison
Baha’i Center, 324 W Lakeside Street
The July BCNA meeting adjourned at 7:37 pm.
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