Minutes of Rollingwood Women's Club Meeting Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 7:00 PM Location: Home of Kelly Hicks, 301 Inwood Rd Topic: State of All Things Rollingwood with Mayor Gavin Massingill
The meeting was called to order by President Pari Schacht at 7:45 PM.
Attendance: No new members were announced.
Project Requests: Pari requested members to submit requests for projects to enhance our neighborhood, to be voted on in February. The online form for submissions is available here. Link for the funding proposal: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdes2pps4gFOXRerpZ_FIr2rZZTxcHDP9MtWAflMJC-o3wVUg/viewform
The next two meetings were announced:
Feb 27th, 7 PM, Hosted by Melissa Walk at 303 Inwood Rd. Topic: Educational Travel Tips & Tricks Using Points and Miles.
March 26th, 7 PM, Hosted by Courtney Rhodes at 2403 Bettis Blvd. Women-of Rollingwood Business Fair.
Rollingwood women with businesses interested in participating in the March meeting Business Fair were urged to contact Marnie Fitzgerald.
Introduction of Mayor Gavin Massingill: Pari introduced Mayor Gavin Massingill, who has been Mayor of Rollingwood since 2021. Mayor Massingill recognized Mayor Pro Tem & RWC member Sara Hutson.
Review of 2022-2023 Goals: A quick overview of 2022-2023 goals was provided, focusing on building better systems for the next Mayor's "road map". City Hall's attention was also on employees, resulting in very low turnover under the leadership of Ashley Wayman, City Administrator.
Updates for 2024: In 2024, efforts will continue to work on low turnover. Promotions were announced, with Desiree Adair becoming Assistant City Administrator and Kristal Muñoz being promoted to Chief of Police. Emergency Operations are a focus, with ESD 9 partnering with Rollingwood. One of their fire trucks and EMS will be stationed in Rollingwood, and federal grant dollars were used to acquire generators for each of our seven lift stations.
Q&A Session: The meeting opened up to questions:
What are the plans for the new City Hall? There are no plans yet for City Hall. An Advisory Panel is reviewing needs, budget, land, and structural constraints to make recommendations. They will also suggest architectural firms for bids.
Discussion of why the speed limit is now 25 MPH throughout the city.
Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM.
Recorded by: Amy Rung (Secretary) Approved by: Pari Schacht (President) Date of Approval:01/30/2024