MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: by Jose` @ 6:40 PM
Jose` welcomed all visitors to the Association Meeting
DIGNITARIES: Mayor Branch, City council members: Anne Boensch, Dennis Browning and Larry Coulouris. Ex Interim Fire Chief: Ricardo L Longoria. Saginaw County Commissioner: Mike Hanley. Police and Fire were well represented. John Stemple S.C.E.N.I.C.
OLD BUSINESS: Jose` asked for a motion to approve the January Minutes of 2013. Motion was made and seconded and approved. Motion Passed.
Jose` reminded everyone if they have any issues to fill out the issue sheet and put it in the box. Jose` made a statement that our police and fire are doing a fine job and we want to keep them in the City of Saginaw and not to go to the County.
We had the first SVP Driving throughout the West Side City on February 9th 2013 from 6:00 PM- 12:00 Midnight. It was a great success.
NATHAN VOELKER CPO: Nathan gave us a crime update. In February we had 11 felonious assaults, 3 robberies, none of which were in the S.W.S.N.A. area, 1 carjacking. There were 5 Property crimes in the S.W.S.N.A. area.
TREASURERS REPORT: Starting Balance of $318.85 as of January 1st. 2013. January's meeting we had ($36.00) 50-50. We had a ($3.00) donation, half of the 50-50 ($36.00) ($18.00) was donated back to the association giving us a total of ($36.00) plus ($3.00) = ($39.00) added to the previous balance of ($318.85) gives us a new balance of ($357.85) February 19th 2013 we started with our ($357.85) and added 50-50 ($63.00) of which ($31.50) was donated back to the association by the 50-50 winner. We had a ($23.00) donation giving us a total of ($443.85) balance.
MEETING WAS OPENED UP TO THE PUBLIC:
Debbie Murphy asked the Mayor about his 18 page proposal. Mayor Branch said he would like to see us become more aggressive.
Mrs. Jones: Would the tax cap being lifted help? Mayor, Yes it would but it still wouldn't be enough. The tax cap being lifted has to come by someone other than the City Hall.
Tom Webb, Saginaw High Association: How is the Headlee Amendment Prop A? Late last year it was absorbed in the general fund.
STATEMENT: We need our police and fire departments.
QUESTION: What is being done about concessions in City Hall?
MAYOR: We have made revisions in Health Care, staff increases have been cut over the years. The State say we have to provide for the City Manager.
OFFICER SCOTT BICKEL: 1. We need to join together and be proactive and progressive. We have the talent here to resolve this. We have no positive advertising, why can't we put pamphlets out on shelves and advertise what a great city Saginaw is?
2. Who is out there for the City of Saginaw with a welcome to our City that is bringing in revenue to the city? Make up a pamphlet talking about our city and association areas. Distribute it to all of the new people moving into the area.
50-50 DRAWING: We had ($6300) for 50-50 The winning ticket was (#412279). Mr. Longoria donated the winnings back to the association.
MEETING ADJOURNED: 9:30 PM
PRESIDENT: JOSE` BARAJAS
VICE PRESIDENT: KERRY CONRAD
SECRETARY: CATHY WAGNER
TREASURER: PAT MCCLOY
EVENT COORDINATOR: DEBBIE MURPHY