November 2017


Meeting Start Time  - 7:10 PM

Location - Ross family home 1324 S Brook Street

Open and Welcome - Dan Mason

Review and approval of the September meeting minutes (also uploaded to website) - Josef Spalenka. Minutes approved and seconded.

Treasurer's report - Joan Stewart distributed paper copies of the November Treasurer's report, and discussed specific line items. The scope of Mark Stallard's private street cleanup services was discussed: scope is garbage and sticks on sidewalks. Fall cleanup is usually $800 to $900 for leaves on sidewalks and catch basins.

Toonerville Trolley Park update - New playground equipment has been delivered to Metro Parks and will be installed this Winter. Please make an effort to use and love the park as much as we can. The more we are present and engaged with the park the better it will get in terms of safety, beauty, and investment.

Elections - Next month (December) we need to hold elections for new TTNA officers and board members. TTNA President role takes a time commitment of probably 8 hours per month.

Springfest - Springfest is the Toonerville calling card and major fundraiser for the year. Dan Mason has to step back from running it this year. We discussed ways to reduce costs and improve fundraising profits, for example by moving the festival from the street to Toonerville park. 

Springfest brainstorming meeting: We resolved to hold a Springfest idea brainstorming meeting on 11/29 at 7:30 PM at Ross family house (1324 S Brook Street). Josef Spalenka, Jeff Ross, Kris Stewart, and Joan Stewart will attend the Springfest brainstorm session.

Old Louisville Night Flicks - Trisha Siegelstein, is working with Weyland Ventures to host monthly outdoor movies next year on the second Saturday of each month (June-October) in the parking lot of The Edison Center. The programming for Old Louisville Night Flicks will be a little more grown-up than the family night movies that are typically shown such as Moana and Sing. You're going to get to see Aliens, Blazing Saddles and Beetlejuice (or the like), which will appeal to an audience with a wider range of ages. A family friendly film will be shown in September. The Edison Center is the perfect place to host the outdoor movies because people can walk in or drive and park in the lot. Chairs, blankets and coolers will be allowed. You can also expect a food truck or two and an adult beverage vendor. The Edison Center will open their lobby to allow guests to use their restrooms and they will likely set up a concession stand. We are currently looking for a donations in the range of $500-$1000 to help this vision come to life. Genscape is sponsoring the August movie. Looking for donations for the remaining budget. Old Louisville Night Flicks also will likely need support from a 501c3 to handle receipt and distribution of funds.

New Business:  We discussed ideas of what we would do if we had more funds. Ideas included contributing towards Ouerbacker Court annual Halloween event, an open-air gazebo for Toonerville park, additional landscaping for Fort George, improved maintenance and landscaping for entrances to Old Louisville (I-65 offramps to St. Catherine Street).

Councilman James update:  Councilman James discussed recent metro public works initiatives:  new goal of $23 MM in road paving per year, plans for Oak Street streetscape investment and 2-way conversion, laser scanning all sidewalks in Jefferson county and strategically repair. CM James mentioned that the suburban council persons don't understand the importance of urban alleys, and it is hard to fight for funding to maintain them.

Meeting End - 8:22 PM