Minutes: A Living Vision of Alva, ALVA.,
Inc. Board and Community Town
Thursday, June 26, 2003
and signed in: Lynda Kendrick, Maria Pagan, Laura Davis, Geza Wass de Gege,
Becky Crockett, Maxine Wood, Sarah Gillim, John Payne, Jensene Payne, Mike
Buff, Anita Buff, Anita Forester, Zsuzshaa Wassde Geze, Mary Reed, James
D. English, Jr., Joey Tiner, Dick Spence, Rob Andrys.
called to order by President, Rob Andrys, who offered introductions of all
of previous meeting approved.
(attached to minutes). We have
begun our new year and dues are due from all members.
Balance on hand: $6525.65.
All funds granted by Lee County have been invested in the Alva
Plan. Additional funds were
provided by ALVA, Inc. funds from membership and fund raising events.
The accountant will prepare tax returns at a cost of approximately
Town Hall meeting announced: Thursday, July 24, Alva Community Center.
Program tentatively announced from the Trails Committee.
The plans for the program include various hiking and equestrian
paths, bike trails and
kayaking routes. Planners want
to begin with the Alva community because of our interest and preplanning
Business: Rob Andrys offered a brief report that the Alva Plan was not
submitted to the County Commissioners on recommendation of the Local
Planning Agency. It can be
resubmitted in one year. He
suggested that the plan as it stands is too broad and covers to large an
area. Some have suggested that
the plan be reduced to include only the currently designated urban
community boundary that comprises the village of Alva as well as 500 feet
north and south of state highway 80 from Hickey Creek to the county line.
This would require getting the support of a large majority of the
residents and businesses located in that area.
Primary focus could be primarily on the commercial component.
discussion offered these suggestions and comments:
the civic dimensions of Alva, Inc and create more of a chamber of commerce
approach... Emphasize the park
relationships and connections... If
interest is in getting the Alva Plan before the county commissioners, use
public forums at their meeting to ask them to review the plans.
Request a public statement from the commissioners...
Survey the community regarding preserving the Alva core...
Important to get support from the Alva business community...
It is essential to secure the support of the large property owners
in the area... Need to
increase community trust...
above discussion will be continued in the fall and the issue tabled until
September when a larger community meeting will be planned.
One suggestion is a Apot
dinner, which other community groups find successful.
raised about why two large oak trees were removed from property on
Broadway when Alva had the assurance of DOT that these trees were on
county land and would be spared. A
protest and letter will be written.
to Lt. Joey Tiner of the Alva Fire Department of 800 herz radio equipment by
Mike Buff from Alva, Inc. This
will enhance their ability to communicate with one another.
It was gratefully received by Lt. Tiner.
Committee: Laura Davis: She is working with a county wide volunteer
group developing green/blue ways to link different parks in Lee and adjacent
counties. Plan to be presented
in the summer, 2005.
proposed sidewalk from the Alva school to the Alva Community Park will cost
$160,000.00. Cost includes
moving of pipe lines under the planned sidewalk.
Quetion raised concerning the parking lot of the Alva Church of God
which encroaches on the right of way and proposed sidewalk.
Laura Davis and John Payne will explore the problem and, if needed,
meet with the church leaders about possibilities.
Another suggestion is to take the sidewalk around behind the church
on the other access road from the school to the park.
Fund Raising: Lynda Kendrick reported that the Spring Fling
was well attended but that support from Alva, Inc. members was scarce.
We need more involvement.
New members added to the board of directors:
Reed 17260 Julia Ave. 728-2748.
Wass de Czege, 18641 Telegraph Creek Lane,694-2929, Email: GezaWdeC@aol.com
Mario, Pearl Street.
was suggested that a business membership category be added.
Dick Spence, 1859 SR 80, was suggested as a representative.
elected: Robert Andrys, president. Lynda
Kendrick, vice-president. Lynn
Fensterer, treasurer. John