Meeting Minutes

February 2019

Indian Springs Village Association (ISVA)

Monthly Board Meeting February February 12, 2019

The Woodlands Township Offices, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd.

MINUTES

Attendance: 

Board Members: Mike Arendes, Kelly Sharer, Tom Brown, Erika Bondy Pratt, Russell Heinen, Carol Stromatt, Matt Pounders, Michael Saucier, Richie Spurlock, Tripp McOmber, Shanna Davis

Township: John Osborne and Chris Nunes

Call to Order: MaryAnn Braid opened the joint meeting at 7:00 p.m. and Alden Bridge 

Neighbors’ comments: Teri MacArthur from neighborhood services reported that the water wise challenge continues until April. Creekside park is currently in the lead and Indian Springs is near last; April 6 – drip irrigation rainwater collection and emergency Training Center.

Law Enforcement Report: Deputy Stephanie Coroiescu provided the law enforcement report for the month of January.  Indian Springs had 2 DWI, 1 public intoxication, 3 burglaries of motor vehicles (all unlocked vehicles) and no home burglaries. 13 accidents for the month, almost all at intersections.

Elected Officials: No report provided 

Chris Nunes- Parks and Rec spoke on the needs assessment. He has pushed out the survey to the community and hopes to get 2000 responses, with the survey open until Feb 28. Has already met with many individual and is completing the focus survey with ISVA as each village has individual needs: the highest rated need was fishing, hiking and outdoor activities

The ropes course is expected to open Easter weekend

Falconwing Park is currently experiencing drainage issues and Chris is evaluating how to correct

Secretary’s Report: Russ moved to approve the minutes from January sent by Erika; Michael seconded and all agreed

Treasurer’s Report: Tom Brown informed that there was little activity. Both donations to schools have been complete. Thank you note was received from Glen Loch Elementary:

Dear Indian Springs Village Association:

Thank you so much for your generous donation to Glen Loch Elementary PTO of $500 for the 2018-2019 school year! Your donation was an important contribution towards new books for our school’s library. We are wanting to expand our bilingual and biography reading sections, and this will help very much. As a Title I school, your support means a lot to our students, parents and our teachers.

Thank you for choosing to use your financial resources to fund education and your dedication to investing in the students, and improving the schools in our area.

Thank you again,

Samantha Chefas

Glen Loch Elementary PTO President

The allotment from township has increased to $12,500

The Woodlands Township:  John Osborne spoke about the director's meeting. John informed that the agenda is filling up quickly so we need to determine the date for the Taste of the Village.

Safe 2 Save village challenge information is currently loaded to website; competition code for input is ‘Indian’

Old / Recurring Business 

Parks & Recreation Advisory Council - Michael Saucier noted that there was no meeting due to Chris Nunes conducting surveys with villages

RDRC Update – Russell Heinen - No items on the agenda for latest meeting

      

Law Enforcement Board – No meeting was held

Woodlands Magazine - Michael Saucier will include information on school grants for this month’s article

ISVA Website – Tripp McOmber informed that the website is continuing to approve. Facebook is now connected to the website and disclaimers are posted. Posting to each site will update to the other site once functionality is complete. He is also working on an FAQ section. With the expenditure of additional funding, he is hoping to add contact details with the ability to solicit volunteers, distribute information, and more. 

Scholarship Committee- Applications have been provided to all the schools and 5 board members have volunteered for the selection committee. The selection committee will meet 3/25 at 7pm.

Elections

Ken will continue to support as Treasurer for the upcoming period

All candidates from the recent election ran unopposed and will remain on the board

New Business

Next meeting is currently scheduled for spring break so John to confirm if there are any conflicts to move to the March 5 or 19th 

With open position available Erika moved and Shanna seconded to appoint Ree Belhumeur to the ISVA board for the period of Mar 2019-Feb 2021; all approved and welcomed Ree to the board.

Other Issues:  None

Adjourn: Mike motioned for the meeting to adjourn at 8:30 and Erika seconded. The motion was unanimous and the meeting closed.

NEXT MEETING:  Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at The Woodlands Township Offices, 2801 Technology Forest Blvd.

Submitted by Matt Pounders