ONA General Meeting
March 16, 2023, 6pm, Forestry Camp
In attendance: 5 board members, 4 members for 9 total
ONA Leadership Voting
Vote on Ross Pritchard as president, Erin Hunt as vice president passed unanimously
At-large member vacancies now need to be filled.
Oakley Elementary Celebration
Cody Edenfield from Oakley Elementary:
Oakley Elementary centennial celebration will be 4.21.23 from 5-8pm
There will be: community booths at Oakley Elementary Park
Tours of the school
Historical presentation at media center
Food Trucks/ recreation activities(putt-putt course maybe) at Oakley Park
Sponsorship opportunity - proceeds will go to revitalizing the landscaping around the school
Q: Would it be hard to host a community night at the school?
A: No, there is lots of opportunity to use the space for community events
Informational fliers are fine to pass out unless it is for-profit/religious
Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC)
Elizabeth (Oakley Resident)
The Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) has nine members, there are 40 active neighborhood associations and probably 40ish more non-active associations
NAC seeks to help people understand what is going on in Asheville’s neighborhoods
Sidewalk project on Onteroa is great.
RP: Greenway extension is coming on Thompson Street with maybe some sidewalks up East Street for access. Maybe when it is finished we should do a ribbon cutting ceremony
Saturday, September 30th there will be an Asheville-wide neighborhood celebration with affordable food trucks, potentially at the park on MLK parkway.
Community Refrigerator Project
RP (Ross Pritchard): We need neighborhood fridge volunteers to help with that project.
Potentially put on a pickleball tournament this summer for fundraising?
Multimodal Transportation Committee (MMTC) / Transportation
Speed changes are being implemented around Asheville, trying to lower unposted limit from 35mph to 25mph
If anyone has a question or concern about traffic- let’s collaborate and we can get more representation to get city council’s attention
MR(Michael Romanello): plugged for teenagers to have their own space with the Oakley park renovations
Transportation committee: wants to advocate for bike/pedestrian safety, maybe have a section in the newsletter
Q: How can we address the gap in the sidewalk on Wood Ave?
A: best source- Lucy Crown with COA
We can bug the city about the Onteora sidewalk; bid period ended 3.16.23
Next meeting- quarterly, TBD