General Meeting Minutes October, 2018
I. Call to order
a. Meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by President Cheryl Rashkin.
II. Meeting Attendees - Executive Board
b. Absent:- Melissa JordanVice President
c. Chris DiserioTreasurer
d. Linda Brower Secretary
III. Approval of Minutes- Secretary was absent for the May General meeting, but minutes will be recorded from notes taken at that meeting and will be submitted for our next meeting.
IV. Treasurer’s Report– Chris Diserio
VI. Presidents Announcements/Comments:
- The Lake Worth Historical Museum - reopening on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm at 414 Lake Avenue.
- PBSO District 14 Annual Holiday Golf Scramble- At Atlantis Country Club, October 20, 2018. Held to provide Christmas gifts to low income families. $125 per person, and $500 per foursome.Chip made a motion for SPP to donate $150, seconded by Mike Allison, motion passed.
- Neighborhood Association Presidents Council (NAPC) Community Holiday Kickoff Party –Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 4PM to 7PM at CWS 522 Lucerne Ave. Held to benefit local food banks. Please bring canned goods and non-perishable items. A motion from Heather for SPP to donate $100 and seconded by Maryann Furth was increased by Tom Copeland to $150. This changed motion was agreed to by Heather and seconded by Maryann Furth, motion passed. Guest John Bonfiglio, Mayor of Ocean Ridge and running for FL House of Representatives matched the SPP donation and added $50.
- NAPC is walking the neighborhoods–This effort is to walk the neighborhoods without associations to get them to, hopefully, have the neighborhood start their own association. This is led by Craig Frost.
- Street Painting Festival– 2017 was down in sponsorship. Does our Association want to donate $150? There is no need to decide now, ‘food for thought’.
- Meet the Candidates – Hosted by NAPC to be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the LW Playhouse. Looking for volunteers to help with the forum.
- Veterans Parade– Saturday, November 10that 11AM. SPP will have no float, but we can walk, ride bikes or use gold carts to participate. More information will be provided.
- Taste of Lake Worth– Scheduled for February 22, 2018. Please sponsor this event and buy tickets!
- LW Commission Meetings – are still being held, but the dates have been modified, please check on line for specifics.
- Jim asked for our membership to contact him, Theresa, and Art with recommendations each month and emphasized that they are looking for diverse home sizes.
I. PBSO -District 14
- Bob Rashkin and Chris Ides met with PBSO and reported that our Neighborhood area had the lowest crime rate with one robbery in the last month.
- Still dealing with prostitutes, changed rules are making it harder to make arrests.
- Patrick Keith will provide a link to form letters and information so that our SPP membership can write to our leaders to express our opinions about this and other crime situations.
- Chris Diserio reported that the city is installing additional high definition tilt cameras at various locations as well as license plate readers at our City’s main points of entry that have proven helpful in further lowering crime rates.
VII. Old or Unfinished Business
VIII. New Business
IX. Good of the order
- First Block Party was successful and continues for the first Friday of each month
- Food Truck rescheduled to end of the month on Fridays
- Bonfires on the beach starting?
- Herman commented that even with the rescheduling of the Commission Meetings, don’t stop letting the Commissioners know of any concerns, they are still listening. Communication is key.
- Our city has great volunteers and our neighborhoods are key to Lake Worth’s success
- The goal of the city is to make all our schools A rated
- Decisions still need to be made on the Casino
- Gulfstream Hotel – we have little control, but things are moving forward.
- Omari asked that we take part in education meetings
X. Next General Meeting