December 2, 2019 Minutes

River Hill Board of Directors

Meeting Minutes

December 2, 2019

 

 

Opening (Agenda 1):

Tony Miceli, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. The following members were in attendance: Harjeet Jandu, Matthew Levine, and John Wan. Jeff Du, Student Member, and Susan Smith, Village Manager, were in attendance. Dave Dalpe, Angela Ling, and Adam White were absent. Evamarie Lambright, Covenant Advisor, was present and departed the meeting at 8:30 p.m. Mr. Du left the meeting at 8:17 p.m. Renee DuBois, Council Representative, arrived later in the evening.

 

Approval of the Agenda (Agenda 2):

Mr. Miceli made a motion to approve the agenda with the following changes: remove #3A – November 4, 2019 Minutes, remove #4 – Kimco Realty and Table #7A – Streets for All in Howard County to the next meeting. Mr. Levine seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Resident Speak Out (Agenda 5):

None.

 

School Redistricting (Agenda 6A):

Mr. Levine made a motion to accept and file the email vote agreeing to sponsor a Pointers United meeting at the River Hill Meeting Room on Sunday, November 24. Mr. Wan seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Mr. Levine made a motion for the association to sponsor a community get-together at the River Hill Meeting Room on Sunday, December 8 for Pointers Run residents affected by the school re-districting. Mr. Jandu seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Mr. Levine informed the Board that it is likely that a group of Howard County residents will file a lawsuit against the Board of Education regarding the redistricting decision. He estimated that approximately 10 – 20% of the Pointers Run neighborhood students affected by the redistricting decision will attend Swansfield Elementary School. He suggested that the Board create an Education Committee.

 

Neighborhood Centers (Agenda 6B):

The Board asked Ms. Smith to provide cost data associated with the neighborhood centers and to prepare a list of ideas to be discussed at the January 2020 meeting with the CA Board.

 

 

Teen Advisory Committee Report (Agenda 8A):

Mr. Du reported that the annual Breakfast with Santa events will be held on December 7. TAC members or their substitutes will participate and help with set-up, clean-up, crafts, games, and cookie decorating.

 

Covenant Advisor Report (Agenda 8B):

Ms. Lambright informed the Board that the Resident Architectural Committee and the Architectural Committee will be working on revisions to the Architectural Guidelines over the next few months. The effort will include expanding the types of exterior changes that can be Fast Tracked. Ms. Lambright explained the association’s responsibilities with respect to rental properties and reviewed the covenant enforcement process.

 

Executive Session: Legal and Personnel Matters (Agenda 9):

Mr. Levine made a motion to move into Executive Session for the purpose of legal and personnel matters at 8:17 p.m. Mr. Wan seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-0). Mr. Du departed the meeting.

 

Mr. Miceli made a motion to adjourn the Executive Session at 8:54 p.m. Mr. Levine seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-0).

 

Ad Hoc Playground Committee (Agenda 10Cii):

None.

 

Development Advisory Committee (Agenda 10Ciii):

None.

 

Traffic & Safety Committee (Agenda 10Civ):

None.

 

Watershed Committee (Agenda 10Cv):

None.

 

Manager’s Report (Agenda 10D):

A written report is on file with the original minutes.

 

Council Representative Report (Agenda 10E):

Ms. DuBois reported that the CA Board had the following topics scheduled for upcoming meetings:

December 12, 2019 – Village 4th Quarter Statements

January 1, 2020 – Operating Budget

January 16, 2020 – Neighborhood Centers with Village Boards

January 23, 2020 – Easements

February 13, 2020 – State Delegation & FY20 Budgets

February 27, 2020 – FY20 Budgets

 

Board Chairperson Report (Agenda 10F):

None.

 

Board Speak Out (Agenda 11):

None.

 

Adjournment (Agenda 12):

Mr. Levine made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 p.m. Mr. Jandu seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Submitted: Susan M. Smith, Village Manager

 

Minutes Approved:  January 6, 2020

November 4, 2019 Minutes

River Hill Board of Directors

Meeting Minutes

November 4, 2019

 

 

Opening (Agenda 1):

Adam White, Vice Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m. The following members were in attendance: Dave Dalpe, Angela Ling, and John Wan. Jeff Du, Student Member, Renee DuBois, Council Representative, and Susan Smith, Village Manager, were in attendance. Harjeet Jandu arrived at 7:07 p.m. and Matthew Levine arrived at 7:12 p.m. Tony Miceli was absent. Mr. Jandu departed the meeting at 8:36 p.m.

 

Approval of the Agenda (Agenda 2):

Mr. Wan made a motion to approve the agenda. Ms. Ling seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

October 7, 2019 Minutes (Agenda 3A):

Ms. Ling made a motion to approve the October 7, 2019 Minutes as submitted. Mr. Dalpe seconded the motion. The motion passed (3-0-1). Mr. Wan abstained. Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Streets for All in Howard County (Jennifer White, Horizon Foundation) (Agenda 4):

Ms. White distributed information about the Streets for All campaign and the National Complete Streets Coalition (a set is on file with the original minutes).The coalition of 18 organizations is advocating for connected streets, improved bicycle amenities, and pedestrian infrastructure that will benefit all residents of the community, including the disabled. The resolution passed by the County Council in October 2019 (CR-120) is viewed as a good first step. However, it will not necessarily result in in “substantive implementation,” due to a lack of binding requirements and accountability measures. The Coalition believes a complete streets law is really needed to achieve results. Ms. White asked the River Hill Community Association to join the Coalition. She provided a Streets for All Resolution for the Board of Directors to consider adopting. Joining the coalition will entail supporting Streets for All coalition activities and events, assisting in educating the community, and advocating for a complete streets law in Howard County.

 

CA Annual Update (Andy Stack, CA Board Chair) (Agenda 5):

Mr. Stack reviewed the CA Board FY19 Highlights, FY19 Financial Summary Report, FY19 Annual Charge Snapshot, and FY19 Capital projects in the village and the assessment share. Mr. Stack also discussed CA’s 5 Year Strategic Plan and new mission and vision statements and the CA Board’s strategic initiatives for FY20. (Copies of these materials are on file with the original minutes.) He noted that CA’s goal is to keep debt below $40,000,000 and to not borrow to fund the operating budget. CA’s capital budget has been approximately $20,000,000/yr. in recent years.  The capital budget is expected to be reduced to $15,000,000 for the next 10 years. This will impact the construction of new facilities and facility renovations. The upgrades to the Supreme Sports Club will be completed in FY21. The Columbia Gym is expected to be upgraded in FY22.

 

Resident Speak Out (Agenda 6):

Ron Briggs (Empty Song Road) expressed concern about the maintenance of the rental property located at 6413 Empty Song Road. He inquired whether it is possible to delay approval of home business applications for rental properties until the condition of the property is acceptable? Per Ms. Smith, Mr. Briggs concerns and suggestions have been already been shared with the Covenant Advisor.

 

New Business (Agenda 7):

None.

 

School Redistricting (Agenda 8A):

Mr. Levine summarized the status of the redistricting process. He noted that two members of the Board of Education, Chao Wu (former River Hill Columbia Council Member and CA Board Member) and Jen Mallo have presented alternative plans. The vote is scheduled for November 21.

He mentioned that depending on the outcome, some members of the community are considering whether to file a lawsuit.

 

The board discussed meeting with members of the Board of Education and County Council Member Jung. It was the consensus of the board to invite Ms. Jung to a Town Hall style meeting that will include an opportunity for questions and answers. The board agreed attendance at the meeting will be limited to residents of the village. Ms. DuBois agreed to facilitate the meeting. Ms. Smith will follow-up with Ms. Jung. The board’s goal is to hold a meeting in December.

 

The board agreed they’d like to have regular interactions with the elected officials representing River Hill residents. Based on the discussion, it was the consensus of the board to contact the members of the Howard County delegation representing District and request an annual update.

 

FY20 1st Quarter Financial Statements (Agenda 8B):

Ms. Smith reviewed the comments received from CA regarding the association’s FY20 1st Quarter Financial Statements and shared the modifications made to the previously approved statements to correct deferred revenue on the balance sheet. Mr. Dalpe made a motion to approve the revised FY20 1st Quarter Financial Statements and revised Variance Analysis. Mr. Levine seconded the motion. The motion passed (5-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Teen Advisory Committee Report (Agenda 9Ai):

Mr. Du reported that the annual Halloween event held on Friday, October 25 went well and estimated that approximately 500 people attended. The TAC is now starting to prepare for the Breakfast with Santa events that will be held on December 7.

 

Ad Hoc Playground Committee (Agenda 9Aii):

Ms. Ling asked what more can the association do to get CA to upgrade a tot lot in the Pointers Run neighborhood? Ms. DuBois noted that currently the draft FY21/22 budget includes $500,000/year in capital funds for tot lots and a focus on health and safety updates. She stated that CA needs to establish a tot lot policy. She recommended the association and residents voice requests at an upcoming CA board meeting during Resident Speak Out.

 

Development Advisory Committee (Agenda 9Aiii):

Mr. Levine requested an update on the Robinson Overlook project.

 

Traffic & Safety Committee (Agenda 9Aiv):

Mr. Dalpe reported that an organizational meeting of the Traffic & Safety Committee has been scheduled for November 19 at 7 p.m. An announcement was placed in the November newsletter requesting interested residents RSVP. To date one resident has RSVPed.

 

Mr. Levine asked that an announcement be sent reminding residents to park cars on driveways and in garages to facilitate snow removal on the roads.

 

Watershed Committee (Agenda 9Av):

Mr. White reported that the committee has been discussing the change in recycling policy in the public schools. A sign has been designed for the rain garden. Mr. White will investigate whether there has been architectural review and approval.

 

Manager’s Report (Agenda 9B):

A written report is on file with the original minutes. The following members will attend the Covenant Training session: Mr. Levine, Mr. Wan, and Ms. DuBois. Ms. Smith informed the board that new TULIP coverage has been bound effective November 1, 2019 and outlined the insurance options that clients will have when signing rental agreements. Mr. Levine made a motion that the association absorb the additional cost of the TULIP coverage for all rental contracts signed prior to October 1, 2019. Mr. White seconded the motion. Discussion. The motion passed (5-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Ms. Smith provided an update on the “senior center without walls” concept being discussed with Lanlan Xu and Sunny Yan, Howard County Chinese School. It was the consensus of the Board to handle the proposal as a rental contract initially e.g., 3 months, allowing time to develop more program details, meet with Office on Aging, investigate liability issues, and factor in staff time and other associated costs.

 

Ms. Smith reviewed staff recommendation for installing security cameras at the River Hill Meeting Room. Mr. Wan made a motion to table a decision pending feedback on issues raised regarding daycare uses. Mr. White seconded the motion. Discussion. The motion passed (5-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Council Representative Report (Agenda 9C):

None.

 

Board Chairperson Report (Agenda 9D):

None.

 

Board Speak Out (Agenda 10):

Mr. Wan thanked the board members for his appointment.

 

Adjournment (Agenda 11):

Mr. Wan made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:43 p.m. Ms. Ling seconded the motion. The motion passed (6-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Submitted: Susan M. Smith, Village Manager

 

Minutes Approved:  January 6, 2020

October 7, 2019 Minutes

River Hill Board of Directors

Meeting Minutes

October 7, 2019

 

 

Opening (Agenda 1):

Tony Miceli, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m. The following members were in attendance: Dave Dalpe, Matt Levine, and Adam White. Jeff Du, Student Member, Renee DuBois, Council Representative, and Susan Smith, Village Manager, were in attendance. Harjeet Jandu arrived at 7:05 p.m. and Angela Ling arrived at 7:06 p.m.

 

Approval of the Agenda (Agenda 2):

Mr. White made a motion to approve the agenda. Mr. Dalpe seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

September 9, 2019 Minutes (Agenda 3A):

Mr. White made a motion to approve the September 9, 2019 Minutes as submitted. Mr. Dalpe seconded the motion. The motion passed (4-0-1). Mr. Jandu abstained. Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Ruby Tuesday Redevelopment Plan (JP Morgan Chase & Core States Group) (Agenda 4):

Martin Swaggard, P.E., Senior Project Manager, Core States Group, shared the revisions to the plan made since their June 3, 2019 presentation. Revisions include subdivision of the site, ADA compliant connections to sidewalk along MD 108, addition of a doorway facing MD 108, and changes to the exterior finishes to better match the village center. The expectation is that Chase will sell the former Ruby Tuesday building and associated parking. Concerns were raised regarding the use of fabric awnings which fade over time and the need to prune up the trees along the sidewalk fronting on the rest of the center. Chase is currently in the process of obtaining agreement from Kimco and Giant. The project will then be submitted and reviewed by Howard Hughes Corporation (which has architectural control in the village center). They hope to be able to hold a community pre-submission meeting in late October – early November.

 

Resident Speak Out (Agenda 5):

None.

 

Board Member Applicant Interviews (Agenda 6):

The board interviewed the following applicants individually: Jeff Gavin, Zhiling Li, John Wan, John Mayotte, and Jian Ni.

 

Board Member Appointment (Agenda 7A):

Mr. Levine made a motion to appoint John Wan to the open position on the Board of Directors for the term ending April 30, 2021. Mr. Dalpe seconded the motion. The motion passed (6-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

School Redistricting (Agenda 7B):

Mr. Levine made a motion to accept and file the email vote approving the oral testimony given to the Board of Education in favor of keeping students from the Pointers Run neighborhood (copy attached to the original minutes) together in neighborhood elementary schools. Ms. Ling seconded the motion. The motion passed (6-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Ms. Ling made a motion to approve the oral testimony to be given to the Board of Education in favor of keeping students from the Pheasant Ridge neighborhood (copy attached to the original minutes) together at Clarksville Middle School. Mr. Levine seconded the motion. The motion passed (6-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Mr. Levine made a motion to appoint Ms. Ling to give the association’s oral testimony pertaining to the Pheasant Ridge neighborhood. Mr. Dalpe seconded the motion. The motion passed (6-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Mr. Levine made a motion to approve the association’s written testimony to the BOE regarding the Superintendent’s proposal. Ms. Ling seconded the motion. The motion passed (6-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Mr. Levine made a motion to accept and file the email vote approving the written testimony submitted by the association’s Watershed Advisory Committee on CR112 – 2019. Mr. Dalpe seconded the motion. The motion passed (6-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Old Business (Agenda 8):

None.

 

Teen Advisory Committee Report (Agenda 9Ai):

Mr. Du reported that the committee held its first meeting on September 23, 2019. They did an icebreaker to help everyone get to know each other better. Jeff has made a volunteer sign-up form for help with the Haunted Hallow’s Eve event and is reaching out to the National Honor Societies in addition to TAC members recruiting their friends. The committee will meet next on October 21 to prepare for the Haunted House. The event will be held on Friday, October 25.

 

Ad Hoc Playground Committee (Agenda 9Aii):

None.

 

Development Advisory Committee (Agenda 9Aiii):

None.

 

Traffic & Safety Committee (Agenda 9Aiv):

Mr. Dalpe noted that Ms. Smith had provided him with background material pertaining to MD 32 and noise abatement. He reported that he had followed up with the resident who raised the noise concerns at the September 9 meeting. An invitation for committee members will be placed in the next newsletter. Mr. Dalpe has followed up with Ms. White (Horizon Foundation) and confirmed with Ms. Smith the complete streets presentation can be scheduled for the November 4 meeting.

 

Watershed Committee (Agenda 9Av):

Mr. White reported that the committee will be weeding the rain garden at the Meeting Room prior to their regular meeting on October 9. They are discussing ways to utilize the rest of the grant and a possible location for another rain garden. The committee will hold a Pull & Plant on Sunday, October 13 at 10 a.m. Volunteers will meet at Claret Hall.

 

Manager’s Report (Agenda 9B):

A written report is on file with the original minutes. Ms. Smith provided an update on the status of the pet waste station behind the Countless Stars Run cul de sac. It was the consensus of the Board that if the station is relocated then the Columbia Association must commit to picking up the trash on a regular basis e.g., definitive days and times per week.

 

Council Representative Report (Agenda 9C):

Ms. DuBois reported that the CA Board is discussing a climate emergency policy, the future of Haven on the Lake, the future of the neighborhood centers, the feasibility of an indoor pool, and composting. She encouraged the board to attend the CA work session on neighborhood centers on October 10.

 

Board Chairperson Report (Agenda 9D):

Mr. Miceli stated he plans to attend the Innovation Summit on October 8.

 

Board Speak Out (Agenda 9):

Mr. Levine raised concerns about the maintenance of rental properties and inquired whether rules can be established to require Letters of Compliance prior to properties being rented or when their applications renew. Ms. Smith will discuss this with Ms. Lambright and inquire how other villages handle rental properties.

 

Adjournment (Agenda 10):

Mr. Levine made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:28 p.m. Ms. Ling seconded the motion. The motion passed (6-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Submitted by: Susan M. Smith, Village Manager

 

Minutes Approved:  November 4, 2019

September 9, 2019 Minutes

River Hill Board of Directors

Meeting Minutes

September 9, 2019

 

 

Opening (Agenda 1):

Tony Miceli, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. The following members were in attendance: Dave Dalpe, Harjeet Jandu, Matt Levine, Angela Ling, and Adam White. Jeff Du, Student Member, Renee DuBois, Council Representative, and Susan Smith, Village Manager, were in attendance.

 

Approval of the Agenda (Agenda 2):

Mr. Jandu made a motion to approve the agenda with the addition of Student Member Committee under Old Business. Mr. Levine seconded the motion. The motion passed (6-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

July 1, 2019 Minutes (Agenda 3A):

Mr. White made a motion to approve the July 1, 2019 Minutes as submitted. Ms. Ling seconded the motion. The motion passed (5-0-1). Mr. Jandu abstained. Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Resident Speak Out (Agenda 4): 133 people attended this portion of the meeting.

Dalia Shlash (Linden Linthicum Lane) spoke on behalf of residents of the Pheasant Ridge neighborhood and the group Keep Communities Together in opposition to the plan proposed by the Superintendent of the Howard County Public School System. Written input was provided.

 

Amy Becker (Empty Song Road) spoke on behalf of residents from the Pointers Run neighborhood and the group Pointers United in opposition to the plan proposed by the Superintendent. Written input was provided.

 

Robert Runser (Indian Summer Drive) spoke in opposition to the plan proposed by the Superintendent. Written input was provided.

 

Rich Snoddy (Garden Walk) spoke on behalf of neighbors in his community and requested the association’s assistance in obtaining sound barriers along MD 32.

 

Lin Zhou (Whistling Winds Walk) spoke in opposition to the Superintendent’s plan.

 

Brad Maunz (Early Lilacs Path) spoke in opposition to the Superintendent’s plan.

 

Anjula Singh (Departed Sunset Lane) spoke in opposition to the Superintendent’s plan.

 

Pei Chu (Indian Summer Drive) spoke in opposition to the Superintendent’s plan.

 

Shun Lu (Macbeth Farm Lane) spoke in opposition to the Superintendent’s plan.

 

Christian Cao (Golden Star Place) spoke in opposition to the Superintendent’s plan.

 

The people speaking regarding the redistricting proposal requested the Board of Directors support residents in keeping their neighborhoods together at local schools. They requested that the association testify in support of this position before the Board of Education. They also requested the association provide space for members of the community to meet to develop their testimony and opposition plans.

 

Larry Pretlow (Village of Oakland Mills) spoke regarding the redistricting proposal and stated he does not believe the plan benefits Oakland Mills and will mask the needs in the village. He noted the Oakland Mills Village Board has not taken a position on the matter.

 

FY20 1st Quarter Financials & Variance Analysis (Agenda 5A):

Ms. Smith reviewed the financial statements and accompanying variance analysis. Mr. Levine made a motion to approve the statements and variance analysis. Mr. Dalpe seconded the motion. The motion passed (6-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Teen Advisory Committee – Appointment(s) (Agenda 5B):

Mr. Du explained the interview process, the factors taken into consideration in forming the 2019 – 2020 Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) and gave the interview committee’s recommendations for appointment. Ms. Ling made a motion for the following students to be appointed to the TAC: Trinity Cheng, Jennifer Chiang, Serena Goyal, Tudhjot Jandu, Madigan Lynott, Alex Oh, Shyam Pillai, Alena Shen, and Arthur Wang, and for Kaitlyn Burnett and Reva Polineni to be appointed as alternates #1 and #2 respectively. Mr. White seconded the motion. The motion passed (6-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

CA FY21/22 Budget Input (Agenda 5C):

Mr. White made a motion to accept and file the association’s written testimony dated August 15, 2019 and the results of the email votes approving it. Mr. Levine seconded the motion. The motion passed (6-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.  Ms. DuBois recommended that a member of the board present the testimony at the Columbia Association’s Board of Directors work session on September 12.

 

Neighborhood Center Survey (Agenda 5D):

Mr. Jandu made a motion to accept and file the association’s Neighborhood Center Survey input dated August 20, 2019 and the results of the email votes approving it. Mr. White seconded the motion. The motion passed (6-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Board Training (Agenda 6A):

Ms. Smith will email each member a list of outstanding items to be reviewed and copies of the signature forms for completion.

 

Student Member Committee (Agenda 6B):

The association’s Conflict of Interest Policy was discussed. Mr. Jandu inquired why, when there were three (3) applicants, did the Board not fill two (2) positions?

 

 

 

Teen Advisory Committee(7Ai):

Mr. Du reported that the first TAC meeting will be held on September 23. The committee will then begin planning for the Halloween event on October 25.

 

Ad Hoc Playground Committee Report (Agenda 7Aii):

The request for funding for a tot lot upgrade in the Pointers Run neighborhood was included in the associations budget request. Ms. DuBois noted that CA is working to develop a Columbia-wide policy for upgrading tot lots.

 

Development Advisory Committee Report (Agenda 7Aiii):

Mr. Levine requested that Ms. Smith set up a meeting with Jon Mayers, Chesapeake Realty Partners.

 

Traffic & Safety Committee (Agenda 7Aiv):

Mr. Dalpe stated he’d been in contact with Jennifer White, Horizon Foundation, about the association supporting the County Council’s Streets for All resolution. Mr. Dalpe recommended that the board support the resolution. Mr. Miceli recommended setting up a meeting with the Board, possibly in October. The Board requested speed enforcement on Grace Drive, Indian Summer Drive, and Linden Linthicum Lane.

 

Watershed Committee (Agenda 7Av):

Mr. White reported that the committee will hold a Pull & Plant event on October 13. He noted that the County has joined the “Bee City USA” coalition. The committee is determining how to use the remaining grant funds and may apply for new grants.

 

Council Representative Report (Agenda 7B):

Ms. DuBois reported that the CA Board will discuss the neighborhood centers at their work session on October 10. She encouraged representatives from the villages, including River Hill, to attend. CA is developing a tot lot policy and conducting an indoor pool feasibility study. She discussed the stream remediation process and work that CA is performing.

 

Village Manager’s Report (Agenda 8C):

A written report is on file with the original minutes. Ms. Smith noted that the association will co-sponsor a community presentation by The Village in Howard. This program is being planned for October. Ms. Smith will be meeting with representatives from the Columbia Association and the Chinese Language School to discuss ways to collaborate. The presentation by JPMorgan Chase and the interviews with the applicants for the open board position have been postponed to the October meeting.

 

Board Chair Report (Agenda 8D):

The Board discussed the requests by residents to support their positions of keeping the students together in local schools and for use of space to hold meetings. Mr. Miceli made a motion that the association sponsor a meeting on September 24, 2019, 7:15 – 9 p.m. at Claret Hall for residents of Pheasant Ridge affected by the redistricting proposal. Mr. Levine seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously (6-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor. It was the consensus of the board that the meeting shall be for River Hill residents. Ms. DuBois agreed to run the meeting.

 

Mr. Levine made a motion that the board testify in person and submit written testimony in support of keeping River Hill students together at local schools, will work with both groups (Pointers United and Keep Communities Together), and request input from other residents who the board has not heard from. Mr. Miceli seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously (6-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Mr. Miceli made a motion to appoint Mr. Levine as the association’s representative to testify at the Board of Education meeting on September 26. Mr. Dalpe seconded the motion. The motion passed (6-0-0).

 

The Board requested that an electronic announcement go out about the community meeting on September 24. The board discussed inviting Council Member Jung and the BOE to a community meeting prior to the scheduled vote on November 21.

 

Board Speak Out (Agenda 9):

Mr. Levine suggested that River Hill residents reach out to students in other villages to assist with tutoring, etc.

 

Adjournment (Agenda 10):

Ms. Miceli made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 10:04 p.m. Mr. Levine seconded the motion. The motion passed (6-0-0). Student Advisory Vote – in favor.

 

Submitted by: Susan M. Smith, Village Manager

 

Minutes Approved:  October 7, 2019