Minutes from the Thursday, October 26, 2006 Meeting

Meeting of the Jefferson Streetscape Task Force

  1. The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by president Jim Carpenter

  2. Welcome and General announcements
    Purpose of Meeting:  To plan the door to door survey of property owners.
    The web site for the Jefferson Streetscape project is found at http://JeffersonMd.net/Streetscape.

  3. General introductions of everyone in attendance
    The following people were in attendance:  Dave Phillips (SHA), Jim Carpenter, John Satterfield, Mike Boyer, Marshall Wisner, Ben Ahalt, Maurice Hoffmaster, Brick Remsburg, Gene Keller.   Adrienne Summers, Andy Lynn, Clarence Horst and Barbara Horst sent their regrets that they could not attend.

  4. The agenda was approved and the minutes of last meeting were read and approved.

  5. Business:  Plan the door to door survey of property owners.
    The draft Survey Instrument was discussed and modified.  Several topics were deemed not relevant to the purpose stated at the top of the questionnaire.  Topics were reworded into questions.   In the case where the survey could not be completed during the interview, it was agreed to provide a return-addressed envelop so that the property owner could mail the completed survey.

    Jim agreed to provide a the list of written comments that property owners had submitted in the last public meeting to the interviewers.

    Booklets for individual property owners were reviewed.  David explained the symbols. The survey target  area (the properties with public sidewalks) is divided into six blocks. Each booklet contains diagrams and pictures of the existing conditions and conceptual designs of the block containing the property. 

  6. Assignments of Task Force Members
    Every task force member present agreed to participate in the door to door survey.  However, it was agreed to wait until the final version of the questionnaire was done to make individual assignments and hand out the booklets.  The assignments will be made at our next meeting in two weeks.

  7. Next Task Force Meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 9

  8. Adjourned at 8:07 p.m.