NPA Monthly Gathering – April 27th
Last Monday night’s get together with City Manager Larry Arft was great. We’d collected a number of questions and Mr. Arft addressed each one in depth and then fielded more from those of us gathered together.
- - Canoe & Kayak Launch
- - The new transit station
- - Hwy 51 project
- - Various city programs
- - City budget & finances
- - Casino update
- - Misc. future plans
City Council Member Jim Van De Bogart and Plan Commission member Daniel Boutelle were also in attendance. All-in-all it was a very informative evening and a great opportunity to get to know our city manager a bit better and he, us.
Additionally we had three new faces join us that evening representing two more households within the historic district. This a direct result of Dr. Bob’s initiating personal invitations. Also DanielleC introduced another family within the historic district to NPA and I introduced yet another from Milwaukee Ave. So altogether another four households added to membership and neighbor’s directory.
In our regular business meeting portion earlier in the evening we elected our five officers for the NPA not-for-profit. They are:
- - Rick McGrath – Chair
- - John Watrous -Vice Chair
- - Bill Dorr - Secretary/Treasurer
- - Joy Beckman – At Large
- - Rick Dexter – At Large
We’ve met once already since Monday and are continuing organizational set up.
- - May: We’ll be meeting with the Beloit Neighborhood Housing Services.
- - June: We’ll be meeting with a State Historic Preservation Offices rep. about tax programs and other benefits/services.
Stay tuned. We’ve more in the works as well.