Minutes – May 2014

Historic Mount Royal Terrace Association
Meeting Minutes
May 15, 2014
16 members in attendance

Treasurer’s report:

$6520.42. total

$5083.82 encumbered (grants)
$1436.60 unencumbered

CHAP Report – Randy Keck – CHAP Rep
Architectural Review Committee (ARC) formed at April meeting. Current members are Amy Trevelyn, Lauren Ross and Rand Keck.
Mt. Royal Terrace district includes 2000 block of Park Ave; expanded in 2007

Home and Garden Tour – Kim Forsyth
Tour will be held Sat. June 7 and Sun. June 8
Volunteers are needed to help with various tasks:
– postcard distribution
– neighborhood clean-up
– security
– ticketing
Contact Kim if interested

Monthly HMRTA clean-ups – Carl Young
Clean-up areas identified; HMRTA will rotate locations to ensure that all high-traffic areas are cleaned on a regular basis
– Area 1: 2300-2200 block of MRT
– Area 2: 2100 block of MRT
– Area 3: 2000-1900 block of MRT
– Area 4: North Ave
– Area 5: Park Ave

Bylaws update – Carl Young
HMRTA board approved amendments of the bylaws for membership and elections. Only members in good standing will be eligible to vote in elections. To be considered a member in good standing, residents must attend three HMRTA meetings within the past year.

Katie Ziombra suggested identifying another way to classify members as being in good standing besides meeting attendance.

Grant update – Andrea Francisco

RHIC/Baltimore Community Foundation Discretionary Grant
All established block clubs in Reservoir Hill received this grant from RHIC
Total $2700
$400 allocated for Home & Garden Tour postcard printing
$2300 allocated for sidewalk repair on the 2000 block of MRT; project on hold until after BGE completes gasline work later this year

Parks & People Neighborhood Greening Grant
Total $370
Funding awarded for street tree planting project

Baltimore Community Foundation Mobilization Grant
Total $4000
Funding awarded for 1900 blk MRT sidewalk repair, North Ave tree pit expansion, chili cook-off
Grant amended to fund street planter projects on Lennox and Reservoir St, stump removal, upper MRT tree planting and watering

Announcements
Candidate Forum for 40th District scheduled for 5/21

Last sidewalk workday scheduled for Sat. 5/31

Pre H&G tour clean-up will be scheduled either 5/31 or 6/1

Bulk trash pick-up scheduled for 5/27; call by 5/24 to have items picked up

Next meeting is Tuesday, June 17

Meeting adjourned at 7:57pm