MNA January board meeting news

The Mentelle Neighborhood Association board met at 7 p.m. on Jan. 18 at Cosmic Charlie’s on National Avenue. Here are the highlights:

  • The Internal Revenue Service has approved the association’s application for non-profit status. Thanks to Bethany Baxter for shepherding the paperwork.
  • Nighttime noise coming from the Jif peanut butter plant seems to have been reduced considerably. Shelby Reynolds and Jake Gibbs, the 3rd District Council member, worked with the company, which hired a noise consultant to resolve mechanical issues causing the noise. Please notify a board member if you hear otherwise.
  • City officials have rejected a request for speed tables on Aurora Avenue, per city policy, because not enough residents favored them.
  • Linda Worley and Shelby Reynolds are completing an update of the neighborhood directory, which should be printed and delivered to dues-paying association members within the next few weeks.

Board meetings are usually held at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Any Mentelle Neighborhood resident is welcome to attend, but please check with President Shelly Fortune in advance for the location. The board has been meeting at various businesses in the neighborhood in search of a good permanent site.