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ECWANDC Minutes - June 17, 2013

ECWANDC Minutes - June 17, 2013

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ECWANDC Meeting Minutes | Page 1
Meeting Minutes
June 17, 2013
DWP Crenshaw Community Room * 4030 Crenshaw Blvd * Los Angeles, CA 90008
Present Excused Un-excused
Present Excused Un-excused
David Winston, Chair X Wendell Conn (Area 2) XDenise Stansell, Co-Chair X Carl Morgan (Area 2) XYvonne Ellett, Rec Secretary X Lark Galloway-Gilliam (Area 3) XMadeleine Renee-Walters,Corresponding SecretaryX Jackie Ryan (Area 3) XTreasurer - Vacant X Ronda Brown (At Large) XKaren Caesar (At Large) XMary Jones-Darks (Area 1) X Jason Lombard (At Large) XWilson Washensky (Area 1) X Johnnie Raines (At Large) X
Call to Order & Roll Call:
The meeting was called to order at 6:39 pm by Yvonne Ellett, Recording Secretary. A quorum waspresent. Yvonne explained the rules of the meeting. Everyone introduced himself or herself. David arrived during Public Comments.
Item:Additional Item for the Agenda – Baldwin Hills Estates HOA FundingDiscussionHighlights:
The Finance Committee met prior to the Board meeting towards a recommendation for the HOA’s $1,300Neighborhood Purpose Grant
Action /Follow-up:
Mary motioned to add the Baldwin Hills Estates funding. Johnnie seconded.VOTE: 9 YAYS – 2 ABSTENTIONS (Yvonne & Carl) (David not in attendance at the time of the vote)
Public Comments:
Luis South of South of L.A. announced his group’s participation with Assemblymember Holly Mitchell’s Annual “Christmas in July”event at Kenneth Hahn State Park, July 13 at 11 am – 3 pm. He will have a demonstration on using edible plants in home landscapingfor use as part of emergency planning. David passed a copy of the South of L.A. Neighborhood Purpose Grant request to Yvonne.
Jai Bentley Gaines announced his computer giveaway campaign has been extended. He hopes to give away the computer at theJune 30 Leimert Park Artwalk. His website is www.endevorapps.com. He has free public classes, which includes Microsoft software hecan give away.
Carl / Mary announced the Ralph’s Supermarket Grand Re-Opening, scheduled for Friday June 21 at 7:45 am. A walk-thru of themarket will take place on Wednesday June 19 for a select group from the surrounding neighborhood. Some complaints regarding thestore so far have been that the new staff isn’t great and the remodeling is sloppy. Everyone agreed the stock people are good.
A stakeholder announced the Town Hall meeting with Mike Freuer, sponsored by Community Coalition will take place on FridayJune 21 at 6:30. The location is Community Coalition’s headquarters at 8101 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles 90044.
Romerol announced the City Planning streetscape design meetings for the LAX/Crenshaw Line stations will take place on June 25 atGood Samaritan Baptist in Leimert Park Village and on June 26 at West Angeles Church. The stations include King/Crenshaw, LeimertPark Village, and Crenshaw/Slauson.
David asked everyone to return any City Hall parking passes, as they are expiring at the end of the month.
David also described the new funding program:- Everyone voting on funding will be required to take a 20 minute workshop.- Treasurers will need to take the full workshop- The account will have to be reconciled every month- David will send the link for the training sessions
David related the difficulties towards getting the Jackie Tatum Tennis Tournament funded. The P-card was available to fund thetennis balls on Friday but the vendor didn’t respond until Saturday. David will work with Council President Herb Wesson (CD10) to helpget the funding reopened.
ECWANDC Meeting Minutes | Page 2
Jackie announced the June 27 MTA meeting will include the Crenshaw/LAX Line contract award. She encouraged everyone toattend the 9 am meeting.
Mr. South suggested to the Board to have the DWP supply Wi-Fi during the meetings. He said other locations had supplied Wi-Fiduring other Neighborhood Council meetings he’d attended.
Yvonne announced the Wilshire Boulevard CicLAvia taking place on June 23. She said there would be another Leimert Park Villagefeeder ride to the event and to check the Neighborhood Council Facebook page for more details.
Jason announced the June 30
Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Alexander O’Neal/Cherelle concert with Fireworks, beginning at 7 pm. TheJuly 11 concert will be Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick. He added that Chipotle is still in the process of obtaining its alcohol license.
Mary announced the 10
Annual National Night Out celebration, taking place on August 6 from 5-9 pm. Ours is one of the bestevents in the entire city. There is a planning meeting on Tuesday, June 18 at the Senior Center cafeteria, located at 3939 MarltonAvenue. Vendors are being offered FREE space.
The July 4
“Jazz on the Hill” event was announced, also. Sponsored by CD8 (Bernard Parks), it will take place at Norman O.Houston Park. FREE shuttle service will be provided.
David advised that Member-At-Large positions are now open and he encouraged everyone to apply. We are also still seeking aTreasurer. He emphasized ECWA WILL NOT BE FUNDED WITHOUT A TREASURER. New funding rules for 2013/2014 includediscontinuance of Demand Warrants and the ability self-fund with a checking account.
Item:Public Land Use & Beautification Committee - CarlDiscussionHighlights:
The Chipotle Full Conditional Use Permit hearing will take place on July 3.
A coin-operated 24 hour car wash has applied to open at 4044 King Boulevard. This is the 2
request for thelocation. Our Specific Plan limits auto use to 1 business per block and there is already one auto-related business inoperation. The Public Hearing has not been scheduled yet.
The Village Café will be one of the topics at the June 24 PLUB meeting, 6:30 pm at CHC’s conference room.3731 Stocker. Residents are against the project.
Item:Finance Committee – Mary / JohnnieDiscussionHighlights:BALDWIN HILLS ESTATES HOA:Note:
Robert Cole, HOA President attended the Finance Committee meeting but was not in attendance for theBoard Meeting discussion
The main question regarding the Baldwin Hills Estates HOA funding is ‘how’ to fund the project. The HOA is nota 501(c) 3, which makes it difficult.
The Finance Committee met before the Board Meeting and recommends granting the $2,000 additional fundingthe HOA requested.
The Board is OK with funding the original $1,300, but requested the HOA to submit a new application for theadditional $2,000.
The Crenshaw Subway Coalition paperwork was perfect and the request was funded quickly.
KAOS Day of Ancestry was funded.
Sidewalk repair was funded.
-These 3 items were not funded again for 2012/13!
David advised that DONE stops the funding process if the organization is not in proper standing or if thepaperwork is incorrect.
All paperwork is finally complete and will be given to Madeleine.
Action /Follow-up:
Madeleine motioned that the four outstanding items from 2012/13 be paid first from the neighborhood council’s2013/14 funding. Wendell seconded.Southwest Station Boosters $3,300.00LAPD Bootcamp 1,000.00Tom Bradley School 2,500.00Baldwin Hills Estates HOA 1,300.00$8,100.00* Paperwork needs to be in order and Board Members must follow-thru.VOTE: 10 YAYS – 2 ABSTENTIONS (Yvonne & Carl)
Item:Review & Approval of Meeting MinutesDiscussion
The May 13, 2013 minutes were emailed to everyone for review.

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