Thursday, August 26, 2010

Please attend tonight's meeting of the Council of Neighborhoods: Agenda below

Please double-click on the image to ENLARGE and widen view of swallowtail on World Peace Wetland Prairie in the Town Branch neighborhood on August 25, 2010, or scroll down to read about Fayetteville's Council of Neighborhoods and Thursday night's meeting of that group in city hall. Please see agenda for the meeting at the bottom of the post.
Please check the agenda and notice that there are two significant presentations slated for Council of Neighborhoods for August 26, 2010. In addition, all people who attend may report on anything of interest to them or others in their neighborhood or on any matter of importance to residents of the city. Many important issues have first surfaced when one person showed up and shared at Council of Neighborhoods. Chances are good that you may get to meet the people who are running for half the positions on the the City Council. And other candidates for public office also may be there. People who attend are not required to speak but have the opportunity to speak on Government Channel or simply meet representatives of other neighborhoods before and after the meeting and suggest subjects for future agendas. If you have never been contacted by anyone from your neighborhood association or don't believe there is an organization in your neighborhood, you can give your address to Julie McQuade, whose contact information is at the bottom of the agenda below, and she can tell you whether one exists and who to contact or how to form one if none exists. Everyone is always welcome at Council of Neighborhoods and often multiple city employees are on hand to answer questions and offer advice on problems people may mention during the meeting. I hope to be early and help create a "quorum." If you have never attended, please give it a try. If you can't attend, watch for the broadcast on Government Channel starting Friday, Saturday or Sunday or one day next week. The Government Channel schedule for the coming week usually is online on Friday afternoon. Of course, if we don't show up, there may not be a quorum and the meeting won't be recorded and shown on City 16.
Thursday, August 26, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
Room 326, City Hall
Call to Order
1.         Introduction of neighborhood representatives
2.         No minutes from July meeting to approve.
3.         Eco-Logical Communities - Michele Halsell
4.         Certified Community Habitat
5.         Chairman’s report
6.         Treasurer’s report
7.         Neighborhood Updates & Announcements
8.         September 30, 2010 Meeting - Candidate Forum
Julie McQuadeCommunity Outreach Coordinator
City of Fayetteville
113 West Mountain, Suite 320
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-8302
TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) 479-521-1316

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Taps at 7 p.m. today at Fayetteville National Cemetery commemorated end of World War II

Taps a 7 p.m. today at Fayetteville National Cemetery commemorate end of World War II

  • Re: RNCIC meeting Aug 14‏

1:36 PM
To Wesley Stites, Aubrey Shepherd, Bill Emerson, Budd Saunders, charles williams,,, Dave Rader, David Elliott, Freddie Boaz, G. Leonard McCandless, Gene McVay, Ginger Middleton, Joe Kerr, Larry Delashmet, Lorna Sterrett, Ron Butler, Sue Graham, Walt Klusmeier, 'Joshua Sakon', 'Don Foster Commander AL 27', 'Gloria S Bailey', 'Harold Crivello', Peggy Mcclain
As requested at the meeting today,
I have posted notice at our website
that it is the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII
and a bugler will play taps at the national cemetery at 7:00 pm near the flagpole.
If you cannot make it to the cemetery,
go to our website and listen to taps there
and have a moment of remembrance for those who gave all
for our freedom and liberties.
Jake Lamkins

Friday, August 13, 2010

Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corporation to meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday: See minutes from July meeting below

Peggy McClain
-----Original Message-----
From: Peggy Mcclain [] 
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2010 6:40 PM
To: Wesley Stites; Aubrey Shepherd; Bill Emerson (; Budd Saunders; charles williams;;; Dave Rader; David Elliott (; Freddie Boaz; G. Leonard McCandless (; Gene McVay; Ginger Middleton;; Joe Kerr; Larry Delashmet; Lorna Sterrett; Ron Butler (; Sue Graham (; Walt Klusmeier; 'Joshua Sakon'; 'Don Foster Commander AL 27'; 'Gloria S Bailey'; 'Harold Crivello'
Subject: July Minutes

PO Box 4221

Fayetteville, AR 72702

Vice President Ron Butler called the meeting to order at 10:30. Eight members and one guest were present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Guest Sam Sansom gave the prayer.
 Sam Sansom, President of the Fayetteville Chapter of MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) was welcomed as a guest. He presented a check for $1,835 to the RNCIC as an annual donation from its various members. Since 2007 the Fayetteville Chapter of MOAA has given a total of $5,485 to the RNCIC.
Harold Crivello, President of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 678, presented a check for $1,089.37 to the RNCIC in closing their chapter.
A cameraman from Channel 40/29 TV took video of both presentations and interviewed Vice President Ron Butler and Harold Crivello. This was set up through the efforts of Ron Butler calling John Cumpston with 40/29. It will be on the news tonight.
1. Beverley Swaim moved, and Harold Crivello 2nd, to accept the minutes from the June meeting. The motion passed.
2. Harold Crivello presented the June 30 Financial Statement with an ending balance of $97,711.41, following the $75,000 donation from Tyson and numerous other donations. A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report.
3. Dave Rader confirmed that his financial review of the treasurer’s records indicated the records were in order.
4. Harold Crivello reported that the status of the RNCIC 501 C 3 was in order with the IRS.
5. Discussion was continued on the feasibility of conducting another 5K race in Nov.Members are to consider to make a yes or no vote at the August meeting as to whether or not it is to be continued this year.

1. Ron Butler passed out an RNCIC Property List dated 7/5/2010, with the comment that it is for our confidential information only, and in no way quoted prices to be offered for the properties.
2. Properties #15 and #17 are available to purchase. Roger McClain and Ron Butler have met with Mr. Hank Mahler regarding property #17.
3. Discussion followed regarding properties #20 and #20A owned by the Brantleys. Jake Lamkins made a motion that Roger and Ron look into the purchase of this property for consideration at this time. The motion was seconded by Lorna Sterrett. The motion passed.
4. Discussion also followed concerning interest in properties #5 and #6 (each listed at $9,900 = assessed value +10%) if money is available in the treasury after one lot is purchased on Hill Avenue.
5. Ron Butler suggested that an analysis of the vacant land be made to determine which parcels of land would be most cost effective and acceptable by the VA.
6. Jake Lamkin reported that the web site had 872 hits during the past month. Of those, 198 were “page” visitors. Harold Crivello reported that two of the donations received were from the printed form obtained from the web site. All were pleased with the web site activity.
 The meeting was adjourned at 11:45 a.m. The next meeting will be August 14, 2010.
 Respectfully submitted,
 Lorna Sterrett for Peggy McClain, Sec.
NEXT MEETING August 14, 2010 10:30 a.m. at the Fayetteville American Legion Post 27

Peggy McClain