Annual Meeting Update – Ford Motors Board of Directors 

Annual Meeting Update – Ford Motors Board of Directors

I want to thank everyone who attended last Thursday’s Annual Meeting. Considering it was also Parent/Teacher’s Night across the area, we had a good turnout. It was great to mix with neighbors while enjoying drinks and veggies from Albertsons, pastries from Mojo’s Donuts and Korean treats from Koco Bell’s. Three of our attendees each left with a special door prize. We added two very much appreciated board members. As per our bylaws, the board will hold a working session to establish officer roles within the next two weeks. CTNA will post a separate news release after that meeting to formally announce the new board and officer roles.

Ford Motors has 15 sitting board members and I suspect not one of them has built an automobile much less worked on the all important assembly line.

An organization’s Board of Directors does not and cannot by itself make the organization successful in fulfilling its purpose. Only through vibrant membership participation can CTNA represent and advocate for Boise’s western-most neighborhood association.

We need your experience, your skills and your passion. Where will you fit it? Give this list your consideration.

Annual Meeting Planning – Let’s do what we need to do so that next year we don’t conflict with other major events in our community ie. Parent Teachers night

Membership Lead – Brainstorming with others on how to reach out and make people favorable aware of CTNA.

Artwork / Signage / Posters etc.

Facebook Lead – updating CTNA’s Facebook page with news, information and events to keep membership returning to our page

HOA Messaging Coordinator – Our neighborhood HOA’s can be integral parts of our outreach. We need to establish continuing ties to our HOA’s

Issue Leaders
New Library – work with other CTNA members, the board, and others to grow a consensus on the need for a Boise western library
McDevitt and other recreational amenities – identify opportunities in our current and proposed recreation areas and work with others to make things happen.
Zoning and zoning revisions – stay close to this very important issue and provide to CTNA
Redistricting City Council – stay close to this very important issue and provide to CTNA
Streets and walkways Lead – Speed, signage, access.
Safety and Crime Lead
Other
Newsletter- It would be great if we had a release that kept people up-to-date on CTNA
Nextdoor Lead – Reach out to members not on Facebook or who do not access our website. A goal here would be to encourage members to access those as well.
Public relations – meeting announcements and overall CTNA image
Recording Secretary (Does not need to be a board member). Frees up Board Secretary during meetings to more actively participate in meeting discussion.
Social Events Lead – Neighborhood Night Out and other special events
Website Support – Our website is critically important in our efforts to stay connected to and inform our membership. This is a position that could always benefit from backup or dual staffing.
Other – name your passion and skill

Email us and let us know your area of interest – centennialnaboise@gmail.com

When we each contribute a little we all accomplish a lot!

Thank you again for your contribution(s) to our Centennial Neighborhood, a great place to live, work and raise a family

Gary Dufault, President

Centennial Neighborhood Association

2022 Annual Meeting

The Centennial Neighborhood Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 20th from 6:30-8:00 PM.

OCTOBER 20, 2022, 6:30 PM—
CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL
ROOM—(TBD).
Sign In and “Door Prize”
Registration Starts at 6:30 PM
Meeting Begins at 7:00 PM
Come early, meet your neighbors
Grab a complimentary
snacks/beverages, courtesy
of Albertsons and other fine Centennial
neighborhood businesses:
Door Prizes complements of :
GV Images, Crafts and Photography
Mojo’s Doughnuts and Ice Cream
Koco Bell – Korean Street Food
And More!

JOIN US!
· WHO: You are receiving this card because the City of Boise has determined that you live or own a business within the boundaries of the Centennial Neighborhood. You are cordially invited to attend our Annual Meeting.

· Our Meeting’s theme will be “Geographic Representation”. How does your Centennial Neighborhood Association work with local and other community leaders to make our neighborhood a great place to live, work and raise a
family?

· Join in discussions— Council Redistricting, Boise Zoning Update, Eagle Road safety and more. In addition to our annual meeting, we have open quarterly meetings held the third Thursday of April, July, and January. Email us with your ideas for topics we may explore during one of these meetings.

 ELECTION: We will elect new board members for the coming term. Interested in applying? Email us! Nominations also accepted at the meeting.

 Energize Our Neighborhoods is a community collaboration to make all Boise neighborhoods unique and desirable. The City of Boise currently has 35 established neighborhood associations, Energize Our Neighborhoods partners with the associations to enrich the lives of our residents, enhance the identity in our neighborhoods and encourage a strong sense of community.

https://www.facebook.com/centennialna
https://www.cityofboise.org/programs/energize/

Please email centennialnaboise@gmail.com before October 13th to add items to your agenda.

Pre-meeting

We are having a pre-meeting check off via Zoom tomorrow night at 8 PM. It would be great to have you join us with your ideas and insights.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89549926046?pwd=NHRzWlF1ci9RMC9kRGZuMHhFblQzUT09

We also look forward to see you in person Thursday.


City of Boise Proposed Budget

We just received this post from Boise’s Energize program. Of course, residential property values have skyrocketed these past few years but the real drivers of your property tax bill are the spending/budgets of our taxing districts.

Your CTNA urges you to open or download the City of Boise’s “proposed” budget at – cityofboise.org/budget. It is both detailed and informative!

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MAYOR MCLEAN PRESENTS PROPOSED 2023 BUDGET

The proposed FY 2023 budget for the General Fund totals $306,028,033 including $15.2 million in federal recovery money and will be presented at the Boise City Council Budget Workshop on Tuesday, June 28 at 8 a.m.

“As always, we are focused on caring for the people of this city. This budget provides property tax relief for homeowners and directs resources to keep our city safe, make homes more affordable, grow our economy, take climate action, and ensure we care for our families while giving back to our unique and welcoming community,” said Mayor Lauren McLean. “Now more than ever, we must support all the people of Boise to ensure we’re truly a city for everyone.”

You can view highlights of the proposed FY 2023 budget as well as download the full budget book at cityofboise.org/budget.

The public is encouraged to participate by watching the budget workshop online. Details are available here: https://www.cityofboise.org/…/city-council-work-session-2/

Residents are also invited to give feedback at the Boise City Council budget public hearing on Tuesday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m. This meeting will be held at City Hall. Residents can opt to participate virtually by providing testimony via Zoom. Details are available here https://www.cityofboise.org/…/2022/july/city-council-1/

The city will also accept feedback in advance of the public hearing. This feedback will be shared with the mayor and Boise City Council. Feedback must be submitted by noon on Monday, July 18. You can submit your feedback at https://www.cityofboise.org/budget

Special Board Meeting May 19 6:30pm – 7:30pm Via Zoom

Centennial Neighborhood Association Special Board MeetingIn Preparation for next week’s Special Board meeting, I have attached several documents for your review. Since board membership, board size and possible officer appointments will be at the core of next week’s agenda, it is important that we all understand CTNA’s structure and Bylaws. These Bylaws define our operating parameters. Joe LaGue, CTNA’s Secretary has added a “Sidebar” statement, of an explanatory nature, which is helpful when reviewing issues which will be discussed during our May 19 meeting.

CTNA looks forward to seeing (Zooming) as many of you as possible at this important meeting.

Please feel free to email CTNA if you have any questions prior to the meeting.

Thank you,
Gary Dufault / President
Centennial Neighborhood Association
centennialnaboise@gmail.com
Thursday, May 19, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Format – Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83629552664…
Draft Agenda –
https://docs.google.com/…/1jlT…/edit…

Please find attached CTNA’s Articles of Association, Bylaws.and Draft Minutes of our April 21st Board meeting,

Articles of Association https://drive.google.com/…/1ZaauMnGqGVBx4zTrXkh…/view…

Bylaws
https://drive.google.com/…/1YcoHL1KZhWD3EHl3BS9…/view…

Draft Minutes 5-19-2022 Board Meeting
https://docs.google.com/…/1rttFDc1RHK82d7wMZV8S…/edit…

Board Meeting April 21, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Via Zoom

Your Centennial Neighborhood Association (CTNA) wants you all to know about its upcoming Board meeting. We are extremely excited about the new year, for both its opportunities and challenges. CTNA was formed in late 2019 and represents neighborhoods on Boise’s most western edge, from Ustick to the south to Chinden, as our northernmost boundary, and Cloverdale to just past Eagle Road as it’s western boundary (see map link below). Although it’s been a difficult path these past two years with the Pandemic, CTNA certainly has accomplishments to be proud of, including our founding board member’s part in adding amenities to our beautiful Cottonwood Park in the Mahogany Park subdivision. We have several issues where our Neighborhood Association can make a significant difference, including transportation, housing, zoning, and neighborhood recreational facilities to name just a few.

Maintaining a community’s ties and structure during this pandemic has been difficult but establishing and growing Boise’s latest neighborhood association is well worth our efforts. CTNA encourages you to review the Energize Boise website link below and see that Neighborhood Associations are “where it’s happening” in Boise.

Learn all about Boise’s network of 30+ Neighborhood Associations – Why they are so important and how they influence the direction of our city. https://www.cityofboise.org/programs/energize/neighborhood-associations/

Meeting Agenda Link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tTTztqr9GaMHa-NQQUxPqxzSmkJ2evZb/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=117018547567682339712&rtpof=true&sd=true

Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89042908571?pwd=emdBVG1sNzRiUXpKOEtFb0JhOVlxQT09

Boise Neighborhood Association Map https://www.cityofboise.org/programs/energize/neighborhood-associations/

Please feel free to contact CTNA with any questions in advance of the meeting. Email: centennialnaboise@gmail.com

Zoning Code Rewrite

CITY OF BOISE UPDATES PROPOSED ZONING CODE, SEEKS COMMUNITY FEEDBACK 

The City of Boise is actively working on creating a city for everyone. To make sure the future design and development of our city offers housing options for all who choose to call Boise home, the outdated zoning ordinance needs to be updated to ensure walkable, dynamic spaces throughout the city, and preserve the things we love most about our community.  

Resident input and collaboration are key to creating a city that serves current and future Boiseans. We are grateful to those who have participated in virtual and in-person events to provide feedback on early drafts of the proposed zoning code. In the winter months, community members across the city came together to share their recommendations. Based on what we heard, city staff made substantial changes. A full outreach summary report, including survey results, is available here.  

The city will release a new draft with updates on July 12, following a Boise City Council work session. The revisions made are based on resounding themes from the community, including: 

1.    Creating a city with a variety of great neighborhoods. 

2.    Directing development where there is planned public investment. 

3.    Developing a strategy to produce affordable and sustainable housing.  

4.       Targeting development to maintain parks and open space.  

“The feedback we have received from Boise residents has helped shape the updates the community will see in the new draft. We are shifting from a one-size-fits-all approach to one that recognizes the unique physical characteristics of Boise and promotes diverse neighborhoods. This is a rare opportunity to create development standards that help us achieve a city for everyone,” said Tim Keane, Planning and Development Services Director.  

The city will host three open houses to meet with residents and discuss the updates. Each open house will begin with a short presentation from city staff, followed by Q&A, and an opportunity to speak directly with staff on different aspects of the draft. Residents are encouraged to attend and can RSVP here.  

July 14 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Library! at Hillcrest 

July 18 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Main Library  

July 28 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Quail Hollow Golf Course Club House 

Gary Dufault
President
Centennial Neighborhood Association

http://centennialna.org/

Quarterly Meeting January 27, 2022 

Terms for our CTNA President, Matt Grimm and Kristin Grim, our Secretary, expired last October. They have continued in those roles pending this past week’s quarterly meeting, We want to thank them for their foresight and energy in establishing Boise’s newest neighborhood association. It was through their efforts and those of past Councilman TJ Tompson that facilities were added to Cottonwood Park. The association has also been able to foster better communication and problem solving during its first two years.


New Board member configuration is as follows:

Gary Dufault – President

Trent Holderness – Vice President

Joe Lague – Secretary

Gary Dufault – Acting Treasurer


The Board is excited to move forward into the new year; a year, hopefully, seeing life returning to a closer semblance of normalcy and an end to the pandemic.

This year, your Board will focus on Communication, what your neighborhood Association does, and challenges and opportunities we face together as a community. We are looking forward to your thoughts and participation at whatever level works for you.

Gary Dufault President
Centennial Neighborhood Association

email – CentennialNAboise@gmail.com

The Road Ahead for the Centennial NA

A good example of purpose for CTNA: Eagle Road comes to mind. One could say “A River Runs Through It”. Our neighborhoods are bisected by one of the busiest corridors in Idaho. How can we make it become all that it can be?
There are many key stakeholders in our section of Hwy 55 as it courses from The City of Eagle south beyond I-84. Among these are the cities of Boise, Meridian and Eagle, Ada County Highway District, Idaho Transportation Department, major subdivisions, countless businesses, thousands of commuters and, of course, the members and constituency of the Centennial Neighborhood Association.
CTNA gives us an opportunity to build consensus and bring a potent voice to the table. This example is figuratively representative of our many prospective purposes.
We are asking you to become a contributor to our travels on the road ahead.
Informative links:

http://centennialna.org/

https://www.cityofboise.org/programs/energize/neighborhood-associations/

https://www.cityofboise.org/programs/energize/neighborhood-associations/centennial-neighborhood-association

What is a Neighborhood Association?

A Neighborhood Associations (NA) primary function is to work with the city towards the common goal of creating strong “vibrant” communities. This can include:

  • Creating Neighborhood Events
  • Building or Improving shared spaces
  • Learning about and informing neighbors of new plans and developments
  • Providing a voice for the future of our communities with the city
  • And so much more
    Without an NA the neighborhood would lose the ability to gain city grants and funding for events and projects as well as significant representation at city hearings.

Board Meeting 1/27/22

Hi neighbors,

This is a reminder that the CTNA Board will hold our Q1 2022 board meeting on January 27th from 6:30-7:30pm. We’ll hold the meeting online via Zoom. You can join using the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83629964868?pwd=bmtKWEhvZ1JrcjUybHpJU3c5dXFzZz09

Agenda will be updated at the following link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/172-_93K4DmipGEG1uTGFG_HCPySG44VyMnM1MUYEai4

Regards,

Matt Grimm

CTNA President