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January 2017 CFNA Annual Meeting Minutes

posted Feb 7, 2017, 10:57 AM by CFNA CFNA

2/1/17 CFNA Annual Meeting Minutes

Welcome by Joanie Fauci, current CFNA President

Guest Speakers:

Troy Rohn—Trustee, Boise School Board—needs our help.

Over one half of our schools were built before 1960, and need over 300 million dollars in repairs.

Having to use portables to relieve overcrowding. Boise police have deemed these to be unsafe.

Hillside to get new cafeteria and gym.

No increase in property taxes due to the expiration of the 1996 bond and 2012 levy—this will replace them.

CFNA voted to support the Boise School Bond.

The vote for the school bond will happen on March 14th.

Go to for more information or to find out about making donations.

Evan Carpenter — Public Works, Composting Service—Curb it Boise will be adding compost year-round service.

Ada County did study and found 45% of waste is organic. Very expensive for landfill.

Most customers will have an estimated monthly increase of $3.40 depending on level of service chosen.

Information regarding this program will come out in next utility bill notice in February or March.

More information can be found on

Julie Hulvey and Natalie Nation—The Library! At Collister—talked to us about how the library wants the facility to help us and find out issues and goals for our neighborhood.

The Library offers many services and classes. Many classes included are computer classes.

There also is a book club held at Highlands Hollow.

More information about the library is available online.


Joanie thanked all the board members for their help in 2016 and opened up the vote for 2017 CFNA new board members. Joanie gave a description of obligations from board members and responsibilities. This includes helping with grants. At this time, we have two pending grants which include a communications Mini-Grant and also a grant for Firewise Chipper Truck.

Welcome the 2017 Board:

Joanie Fauci – President

Tim Breuer – Vice President

Lani Gallimore – Secretary/Treasurer

Dorothy Finaldi – Firewise

Helen Thorensen – Neighborhood Watch

Subdistrict Coordinators:

Angela Wickham

Brandon Beagles

Jack Van Valkenburgh

Michelle Cooper

Old Business:

            View the 2016 CFNA Annual Report    

            and the photos

Lancaster Drive: lawsuit by is pending by Tim Kesinger (we have since learned this was rejected/declined); road should go in this spring.

Eyrie Canyon: nothing new, development progresses.

Bedard Property: awaiting lawsuit results, Emily will reach out.

Hill Rd. Townhouses: being built currently, 2 duplexes near the roundabout have maintained the pathway to the street above as required by the Conditional Use Permit.

H2H trails: The Land Trust of the Treasure Valley, Ridge to Rivers, and neighbors will work to improve our neighborhood access points.

36th St Roundabout: seems to be working well, art potential on hold pending landscaping beautification.

New Business:

  1. Town Hall meetings with Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb and Representatives Matt Erpelding and Melissa Wintrow at Warm Springs Golf Course on 2/8 at 6:30 and Shadow Hills Elementary on 2/22 at 6:30.

  1. Many Boise residents value Freak Alley in downtown Boise. Check out this survey at to comment on proposed improvements to Freak alley between 8th and 9th Streets, and to the Union Block Alley between 8th and Capitol Blvd. Residents are invited to participate now through February 7th. Thank you! This is a great opportunity to shape the look and feel of our city and participate in Placemaking downtown.

  1. March 14th VOTE in the Boise School Bond election.

  1. Emergency Preparedness workshop, including wildfire evacuation, presented by the City of Boise in May.

  1. A new group was recently created in as a follow up to the Women’s March.

  1. The City has a new Energize Newsletter. Sign up for it here:

  1. The City has another survey out right now. You are encouraged to take the City’s Citizen Survey, as all replies are valued. They want to hear from you! It is their mission to better serve #Boise residents by understanding how they can best meet your needs. To help accomplish this, you are invited to take this survey: