Wilmington Neighborhood Council

5-22-02 Meeting Minutes

Will Hall, Wilmington, Ca

 

Meeting called to order by Toni O’Donnell.

 

Introduced self and gave brief statement: “As provided by the Brown Act, person in the audience may address the committee in connection with any agenda item or during the public comments period.  Anyone desiring to speak must complete a speaker card and submit it to the secretary.” 

 

All board members present introduced themselves, and quorum was announced with 16 of 21 board members present. (attendance sheet attached).

 

Agenda presented and accepted.

Tony Thanked Will Hall Park staff for hosting meeting.

 

1-Election of officers

Gary Kern led election for Chair of WNC.   Tony O’Donnell nominated, accepted.  3 calls were given for other nominations.  MSA: Joe Infante/ Tony Ringor  to close nominations and accept by unanimous approval for Tony O’Donnell.

Tony led nominations for Vice-Chair.  Gary Kern nominated, accepted.  3 calls were given for other nominations.  MSA: Cecilia Moreno/Jose Infante to close nominations and accept by unanimous approval for Gary Kern.

Tony led nominations for Secretary.  Lucia Moreno-Linares nominated, accepted.  3 calls were given for other nominations.  MSA:Gary Kern/Connie Calderon to close nominations and accept by unanimous approval for Lucia Moreno-Linares.

Tony Led nominations for Treasurer.  Patrick Wilson nominated, accepted.  3 calls were given for other nominations.  MSA: Cecilia Moreno/Ray Madrigal to close nominations and accept by unanimous approval for Patrick Wilson.

 

2-Approval of Minutes

Minutes from 4-27 April meeting and from 5-1 Elections meeting were read and approved with corrections: spelling Debra Lamana, Jack Babbitt, Lenna McCarbery  MSA Cecilia Moreno/Tony Ringor

 

3-Introduction of elected officials and representatives of city departments

John Mavar from Mayor Hahns office gave report, Sergio Carrillo from council Hahns office gave report and recommendation that student rep. on board should be a voting position, and that a seat should be allocated to labor/union rep as a separate category.

 

4-Officers reports

Tony handed out folders with information on Brown Act, Conflict of Interest,  & Roberts Rules of order to help council during meetings.  All council members asked to read it. Our council is subject to Brown Act guidelines. DONE will be providing a training in June on Brown Act & Conflict of interest.  All council members are asked to attend. 

 

Port Community Advisory-PCAC- Tony gave report of May mtg.

Asked that current reps. To pcac be ratified again.  MSA Dennis M/Patrick W to keep Tony as rep. to PCAC . unanimous approval.  Since pcac now allows 2 reps from WNC, asked if Donna, our alternate, could now be our second rep.  Discussion and request from

Skip Baldwin that Jesse Marques be our second rep.  since he is not on council it was not clear if he could be our rep. Tabled request for next meeting, while clarification is sought from pcac on who can be rep. 

 

Senior Citizen report:  Gary Kern asked that multi-purpose center be on agenda next meeting to discuss.

Harbor area meeting of councils-under discussion to see if and when the councils could hold join, informational meetings.

 

Unfinished business:  Tony asked that final vote on changes to Bylaws regarding Articles 1 and X111 be done now that board is seated.  MSA: Cecilia M/Tony R. that article 13 on dissolution drop words  and accept wording given by city attorneys office.

Discussion on what does happen to funds raised by council. No answer given.  Gary will look into language that is appropriate.  MSA:Tony R/Cecilia M to drop the language on the seal and just keep picture, removing words “incorporated” and putting instead “Wilmington Neighborhood Council”

 

New business: Standing committees: bylaws C., Legislative C., Recreation C., Budget C., Environmental C., were suggested  and will be assigned as need arises. 

 

Recommendation for resolution to recommend expansion of Will Hall park to include vacant property.  Discussion as to if it is proper to recommend this when current ownership is not known.  Decided to send item to committee to report at next meeting on who owns property and to recommend if to recommend. Assigned to committee on Land Use: Donna Ethington, Skip Baldwin, Dennis McCarbery, Gary, Kern to head, Tony Ringor.

Presentation by Jim Arias from Inco Corp regarding proposed development near Broad Ave.  Will be needing a zone change to complete project.

Introduced

 Evelyn Ferraro from congresswoman Harman’s office.

 

Items for next meetings agenda:

Skip-park recommendation

PCAC rep & alternate

Abandoned buildings

Buss. Dev. Presentation from city

Announcements

Public Comments

Meeting closed  9:00 pm

 

 

Minutes prepared by Lucia Moreno-Linares

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