Summary Notes from FOBC Steering Committee Meeting, Nov. 5, 2009
at the Brooklyn Branch Library
$295 earned at Scrooge’s Night Out (with donation from West
Approved Bylaws change to West Creek as fiscal agent.
Approved change in dues categories to add business $100 level.
Project Manager Report
Discussion of foreclosure land, County Land Bank, conservation easements and
recommended procedures for approaching sellers and neighbors.
Oxbow Natural Area: Mr. Gardin presented his view of possible future
re-design of I-71 freeway exit at W. 65th Street.
Ohio Rapid Assessment Method needs to be done
Discussed lack of readiness for grant
American Greetings "wetland" area
Sent letter out Dec. 3. Discussed advantage of constructing wetland
in view of the NEORSD's proposed
stormwater program rates. Discussed American
Greetings relationship with city of Brooklyn.
Highway Interchange Retrofits: Mr. Gardin noted that he sees potential
in this project.
Rhodes High School Created Wetland Project:
Mr. Gazda will review multi-disciplinary project ideas with co-teacher
to share work and responsibilities and develop a plan; FOBC will be
involved in proposal to Board.
The Jessie Owens oak tree and possible interests to the Historical
Society was noted.
Walmart expansion - Brooklyn Planning Commission
Discussion of need for
FOBC to be present at Jan. 7 meeing. Discussion of status of Walmart
in Brooklyn, flooding, possible configuring of parking and greenspace on
Checking on possibility for Great Lakes Brewery dinner.