Berwyn District Civic Association Meeting
November 19, 2020
Meeting came to order at 7:35 p.m. Meeting was held via ZOOM on the internet. BDCA Board Members in attendance: Bob Catlin, Chad Stern, Lily Fountain, Tim Triplett, Karyn Keating, Mary Najmi, Emily and Kyle Shohfi. Other attendees included: Christy Dollymore, Sarah ?. Newly elected city councilmember Llatetra Brown Esters also.
Karyn proposed acceptance of October’s
meeting minutes – Emily seconded; motion passed.
Old business: nobody sent any pictures of Halloween
costumes or pumpkins. Mary, Lily and
Kelly Jordan said they had fun with the virtual wreath-making class. Mary hopes we can have more ZOOM
activities. Reminder: BDCA is sponsoring
a Holiday house decorating event in
New business: BDCA is still looking for volunteers,
including a social media ‘guru’ to post events, run a twitter account,
etc. Volunteers for a neighborhood
‘welcoming committee’ are needed, and a Correspondence Secretary to handle
note-writing and contact letters. A
safety/security (formerly neighborhood watch) coordinator is also needed. Christy will operate a food donation
collection each Friday, 2 – 5 p.m. at her house on
Newly elected city councilmember Llatetra Brown Esters spoke. She will be sworn in on Dec. 8th. She mentioned the traffic at the food bank but said it well-organized. The long car lines show the level of need in our area. Over 280 voters cast ballots in the city election and she is looking forward to working with District 2 residents and attending meetings/events. She will submit a monthly letter for our News Letter. Karyn expressed concerns about large commercial trucks parking on our narrow residential streets but Llatetra was not sure that is a code enforcement issue.
Karyn also said November is when
we usually thank Russell Robinette for keeping our community clean – it was
decided we will place ‘Berwyn Loves Russell’ signs in the neighborhood. Any ideas for virtual activities we can enjoy
on-line – maybe a game night? Emily
wondered if sidewalks might be built along Ruatan? Llatetra will look into it, but Bob said the available city right-of-way
was probably too small for sidewalks.
Christy suggested maybe having a virtual virus mask-sewing event on-line,
and encouraged folks to avoid large holiday gatherings, and even fire-pit
gatherings for a while with the return of coronavirus.
Meeting adjourned at 8:52 p.m.
Notes compiled by Jim Nealis (via ZOOM recording).