Reporting on the Results of 8.21 GPNA Board Meeting-

GPNA Board Meeting
August 21,2017

Judy opened the meeting at 6 PM. Attendance taken. Ben has an excused absence.
Minutes were read and approved without corrections. Treasurer’s Report: Attached.

Police Issues: Eviction of the tenant on Rammers was completed. The house is now for sale.
The juveniles on Charles St have been quiet for the last 2 weeks.
Bruce Ewing has recruited groups to participate in the Narcan training. He will let us know when we
have a date.
John Gonder is recruiting businesses face to face to open Business Memberships.
Ideas for public improvements include the bridge overpass on ELLISON, needing painting over grafitti
and pulling weeds. Goss Avenue is waiting for their new signs. Approved by LGE.Apparently a pole
needed to be replaced.
Luv It Landscaping will be caring for the Rain Garden. It looks a little rough right now due to the plants
are dying back at the end of summer. They will be mowed when they have gone to seed.
GPNA members feel we could do some trimming and weeding during the summer.
Community Raised beds plants are thriving and we have attracted monarch butterflies, Tomatoes are
getting big.
9 people were present for the CPR training,
Steve read the letter that was drafted to send to the ABC protesting Mo’s Convenient Store from being
turned into a liquor store. Bruce made a motion to send the letter as is. I seconded it. The motion
passed unanimously.

Our guests tonight are Carmelo and Michael Gabrieli. They have purchased the Germantown Pub site
and hope to open an Italian restaurant at that location sometime in October. They say it will be
Neapolitan style Italian, Pizza, Pasta and Sicilian Street fare.

Bradford Mills Lofts should open in November.

There was some interest in having a booth at the Belknap Festival October 14, Kathleen will consider
Our next meeting will be September 18, it will be an open meeting with a potluck to follow.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:10 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Hardesty

Sharing the Results of the September 18th GPNA Board Meeting-

GPNA Board Meeting


9-18- 17

Judy opened the meeting at 6 PM.

Attendance: Present: Judy, Steve, Jeff, Kathleen, Mary, Laura. Bruce .Mike, Jon, and John G

Minutes from August meeting were read and approved without additions or corrections.

Treasurer’s Report shows a good balance and grant monies are in place to make payments for building upkeep and capital improvements

(HVAC, Flooring and Painting ) .Shotgun Fest has been removed from the Budget. Steve has had conversations with District 10 and 4 Council Persons and we are assured of grant funding next cycle. Bingo continues to do well with near 30 people attending today. Treasurer Report was approved.

Old Business:

Details of Short Term Rental Plans at 1017 Samuel were reported after a 9.17 block meeting held at the house. Kathleen was present. Owners Richard and Molly Gaines were present. Although they live in Nashville but there is a local manager. Rental duration will be 6 months preferably and not designed for weekend Parties, etc. Typically up to 8 people can stay.

The ”troubled” house on Rammers has been sold.

The date for the Love the Hungry volunteer activity will be held in January or February. This is being coordinated by Steve through Pat Mulvihill’s office,

Ground has broken for the new Art Center and Brewery in Paristown Pointe.

Urban Government Center Proposals for Development are still in consideration but an announcement should take place before the end of the year.

Kathleen will work with Bruce to set up a booth at Belknap Neighborhood Festival that will be held on Oct 14.

Jon reported that his face to face survey of people on Ellison in District 8 did not show preference for speed humps.

NARCAN training is set for October 25th starting at 6 PM and to be held at St. Therese Gym


New Business: Audubon Society is being approached by Christ of Council woman Sexton Smith’s office and she will be working with Steve to develop a school project that will be tied JCPS. The hope is GPNA and Idlewild as well.

The MSD Logan Street basin should be finished this winter.

Steve plans to invite the developers of Steve Smith of the PP Art Center Project to the next open meeting. No date set on this one yet.

There remains the issue of continued reports having to be made about cars being ransacked for belongings in the seats and change. There have been some

thefts – (Ex- iPad,a wallet). Kathleen reported that the recent reorganization at LMPD resulted in a 85% turnover in District 4. The Major is working hard to stabilize his staff.

The Alumnae House at Manual Stadium to be named after Bob Schroeder on Oct 6 at half time of the St. X vs Manual football game

A Brightside Cleanup is planned Oct 21.


Meeting was adjourned and a Potluck began with speakers from Solino’s Restaurant (Gabriele brothers). The Post Restaurant provided the main dish via GPNA ordering.






And Then There is Bingo!
Our Monday Bingo is in its 30th year of continual operation. Doors open at 9 AM and games start at 10:15 AM. The last game is normally played out by 12:15 PM. Our Kentucky gaming license number is 00058 and posted. Our weekly bingo offers all who come a a fun gaming experience in a truly home setting.

Our Bingo is held at the GPNA center, 1094 E. Kentucky Street (40204) Proceeds help pay for our operating and maintenance costs and for our raised gardens in the side yard; and the maintenance at the Jim King Rain Garden.

For a unique experience please come and play.