December Meeting Focuses on Issues and Bylaws
At the December 9 meeting nomination for offices continued and committees were formed to address the major challenges confronting Newberry-Harvard including the landspreading of sludge, billboards along interstate 40, water, and blight. Solar issues were discussed but formation of a committee to address those issues was postponed to the next meeting. Seeing that there is currently a rumor? circulating that a major central solar photovoltaic facility has been approved just West of Minneola in Daggett, the discussion at the next meeting may involve more solar than much of anything else.
Our bylaws were also discussed with a view toward making them more adaptable to current circumstances. For example, the taking on of additional responsibilities by officers should be considered due to the difficulty in attracting officers over the last four or five years willing to spend the time and effort in pursuing the goals of our Association, which are according to our constitution to ". . . establish and maintain conditions in our community regarding property rights and investments to provide for ourselves and our families that measure of comfort, happiness and security to which every citizen is entitled."
President Vasseur also investigated the possibility of using video media at future meetings to display meeting documents as meetings progress and possibly to deploy the same media in making video presentations.
November 11, 2017 Meeting a Success
Our Association met at 10 a.m. last Saturday at the Newberry Senior/Family Center, there being a lively discussion about the attempted dissolution of our Association early this year, followed by information regarding our current status, the need to conscientiously fulfill all the requirements of a non-profit, to get back to the basics of our Association, that is to support issues that can have a positive benefit for our members, to oppose those are perceived to have a detrimental effect, while ignoring those special interests that promise material support of our Association in exchange for less opposition to questionable projects that hurt our community, realizing of course that support for any Association position is dependent on the approval of at least a majority of meeting attendees, members in good standing.
Route 66 Military Convoy Stops in Newberry
October 11, 2017 – On Wednesday American Legion Post 751 was honored with a visit by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) Route 66 Convoy. Over fifty vehicles of the four to umpteen wheel variety were part of that convoy, from jeeps even to one of what we ex-military used to call cattle cars.
Community Services District Wants to Increase Property Taxes?
July 25, 2017 - At the last Community Service District (CSD) meeting, Directors Vickie Paulsen and Paula Deel proposed an increase in Newberry Springs property assessments to support District "improvements" which would ostensibly include creating a more or less professional fire department headed by the existing Fire Chief, Steve Miller, who is known to enthusiastically support such a move.