The meeting took place at 110 Cabrini Blvd. and was called to order at 7:35 p.m.
In attendance were the following individuals: Michael Augenblick, Julia Attaway, Neil Blumstein, Caroline Brown, Janice K. Bryant, Marcella Calabi, Mary Dopler, Martha Ellington, J.R. and Amy Havlan, Geri Hopkins, Melanie and Mike Klein, William J. McBurney Jr., Rosa Naparstek, Peggy Morrissey, Sonia Reynoso, Helen Sokolsky, Mike Zamm. The following member buildings had residents present: 350 Cabrini Owners Corp., 720-730 Fort Washington Avenue Owners Corp., 854 West 181 Corp., 255 Cabrini Condominium, Cabrini Terrace Owners Corp., Castle Village Owners Corp., Ft. Tryon Corp., Hudson View Gardens, Pinehurst Owners Corp. The following Community Associate Member (CAM) was represented: William B. May Real Estate.
The meeting summary from May was reviewed and approved.
There were several announcements: Friends of Ft.Tryon Park has published a beautiful set of greeting cards with images of the park; Ft. Tryon Park cleanup day was imminent at that time, also the Medieval Festival and Concerts in the Heights; Marcella put in a plug for a workshop she was to lead in the neighborhood [but that date has been changed, watch for further announcements]; Martha's daughter Candice is to receive the Gift of Life Award for organ donation to save her husband's life, both are doing well.
In the Round Table one participant mentioned that a member building is buying new boilers and wondered if other buildings were too, in case multiple buildings in cooperation could strike a better deal.
The rest of the meeting was devoted to an exercise in which all comers were asked to review the HHOC vision statement and, with that in mind, list at least three issues pertinent to the neighborhood. Participants who had been present at two or more HHOC meetings were also asked to identify at least three intra-organizational concerns for the group. The responses were collected and those re the neighborhood were read out, and grouped. A compilation will be available at the next meeting. The range of responses was thought-provoking and will continue to be a source of guidance for the group as we prioritize issues and devise strategies in future months. Anyone who was unable to attend this meeting and wishes to add his or her choices to the list of responses is invited to do so. One of the issues listed by several comers was airplane noise, and an impulse to action was expressed by several new participants so a "committee" was formed on the spot. Elizabeth has a list of those who are engaged on this issue (and an overview of what has already been done); HHOC's role is to assist by acting as a hub for them.
The next meeting will be held on Monday October 16th at 7:15pm, in the Castle Village Community Room. The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 p.m.