Present were all board members, with exception of vice-president Albert Siller, six guest speakers and five property owners. The meeting was held at Christian Family Baptist Church at 1589 Grosenbacher Rd. and was called to order at 7:30 p.m.
Read and approve minutes from the Oct 18, 2022 meeting
Minutes approved unanimously
Read and approve Treasurer’s report
Treasurer’s report approved unanimously
A motion was made by president Gabe Lara to move agenda items numbered one (1) and two (2) of New Business to after item number one (1) of Unfinished Business in order to better accommodate the guest speakers’ time. Motion passed unanimously.
1. Representatives from TCEQ and EPA to discuss status of River City Metal property
EPA Region 6 Project Manager, Stephen Tzone reported that this property will be deleted from the federal register, notices to be sent late February. The property is safe and can be used for all uses, including residential. It possibly has liens and tax issues. The EPA can help with letters for banks, etc. Supporting docs can be found at https://www.epa.gov/superfund/river-city-metal-finishing.
2. Representative of Commissioner Rebeca Clay-Flores for Q&A
The Commissioner was present and spoke of some of her accomplishments thus far and about items for which she is advocating in Austin, such as more money for education, financing for a park off Talley Rd., voter registration online, appraisal reform, etc. It was requested that she assist with getting more patrol for speeding, stop signs and over-sized vehicles that are being stored in our subdivision. Commissioner’s office will look into why the weeds have not yet been cut at the River City Metal property. Contact for Precinct 1 Commissioner Clay-Flores is https://www.bexar.org/3341/Precinct-1-Commissioner-Rebeca-Clay-Flor.
3. Representatives from Bexar County Public Works for Q&A
Several division superintendents and the operations manager were present and spoke about the various services provided, county permits required, traffic studies and projects. We will receive a copy of our study once completed. Street projects can be found at https://www.bexar.org/1502/Projects. They will provide a bulk pick-up once a year if we can provide a location that is gated and manned by us for security. We will be working on this.
1. “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” Coolcrest
a. Sonya – social media request for donations
Request was not made via social media yet due to lack of participation on other posts.
b. Gabe – commercial properties donation request letters
Letters have not been sent at this time.
2. Social Media
Sonya emailed links to Nextdoor and Facebook group pages via the minutes. Reminder that links were included in the previous minutes.
3. Subdivision Discount on Trash Service
Gabe spoke with Tiger Sanitation Company who offered that if we sign a contract stating the subdivision will exclusively use their service, we will receive a discount rate, no extra fees (such as fuel surcharges) and will provide bulk pick-up once a year. We did not have a quorum in order to vote on this issue, so a proxy note/form will be created and distributed to members who wish to vote in this manner, and/or we will be looking into allowing electronic voting.
4. Neighborhood Watch
Sonya communicated with the SCORE division of Bexar County Sheriff’s Department regarding the Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.) program, which replaced the neighborhood watch program. They provide a 3 hours class, an id badge and ride along training for any citizen interested in patrolling their neighborhood. None present were interested.
A member stated that “something has to be done” in regards to the many illegal businesses and properties that are full of trash/debris and speeding in the neighborhood. Wants enforcement like the other subdivisions close to us.
Election of board officers
Due to lack of quorum, we were unable to hold election of the officers. Therefore, the current officers remain seated for one (1) year unless a special meeting is held to attempt quorum. The position of secretary remains vacant, however, Sonya stated she would continue to help. She does not have voting power on the board, only as a member.
Next Meeting: April 18, 2023
Adjourned at 9:45 p.m.