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MPNA Board Meeting Minutes
January 3, 2006  
I. Call to Order & Introduction (Jon)
Board Attendance:
Jon Douglas
Anne Grass
Simon Algar
BJ Dines
Kerry Moss
Dian Bentinck
Sheridan Bailey

II. Reading of the Minutes (Dian/Secretary)
December’s minutes were amended and approved as amended.

III. Treasurer’s Report (Anne)
Starting Balance (12-6-05) $4,279.76

Income: $0

Expenses: $0

Ending Balance (1-3-06) $4,279.76

IV. Committee Reports

V. New Business (topics not covered above- membership must submit all agenda requests in writing no later than the day prior to meeting)

Board Resignations & Replacements
Anne Grass, Treasurer, resigned. Simon Algar, Member at Large, resigned.
Greg Bonderud was unanimously approved to join the board as Member at Large.

Hector Salvatierra presented an objection and protest to language regarding dues in the Winter 2005 newsletter, which resulted in the two motions below.

1. Refer to dues: as being voluntary, with a suggested amount of $25, of which anyone may pay more or less, delivered to the Treasurer, regardless of amount the individual should be considered a member in good standing was made. It was unanimously approved.
2. Finances shall be in the custody of the Treasurer. It was approved.

Block Watch Grant 2006
The application is due February 3, 2006. Projects for which funding is being requested include newsletters, community boards and a webmaster fee for Medlock Place.

A request to use block watch grant fund money to pay a nominal webmaster fee was raised. The request was rejected by a vote of 13 (reject) to 8 (approve).

Light Rail
Light Rail personnel presented status, plans and answered questions.

VI. Announcements (including date and time of next meeting- January 3rd)
VII. Adjournment