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GPANA Board Meeting May 11, 2019
Carolyn Leigh residence
1. Roll call - 9:30 am
Board members present: Gary Kordosky, Melisa Ambers, Denise Garland, Donna Snyder,
Mike Addis, Carolyn Leigh, John Zadrozny. Absent: Tony Knight
Guests: Roger Carpenter.
2. Minutes for 3.30.19 approved, sent to board members and GPANA community; posted on
web site? Donna will post when she receives; GPANA members contact list updated (John).
3. Treasurer’s Report
Denise provided a detailed record of expenditures. Current balance is $3690.71
4. Members Report
Current membership: 271 Individuals; 152 Households. Melisa will update the recruitment
5. Old / Routine Business
a. Update on ‘Evangelos’ property - Peter Wilke (of Time Market) owns the property. (Melisa)
- no new info; Melisa will continue to follow up to stay abreast of plans.
b. D & O insurance. (Mike) - A new quote was for $991.00. A lengthy discussion took place
reviewing the coverage details and whether the insurance was needed. GPANA can still
voice an opinion on a matter which is protected under free speech. John and Melisa were in
favor of insurance and will continue to research. The majority of the board voted to not obtain
insurance at this time.
c. Pay Pal to pay dues (Donna) – Pay-pal is up and running; Info and instructions are on the
GPANA website. Donna discussed some features and advantages of working with Google
Drive - A communication subcommittee (Donna and Melisa) will be formed to facilitate its
A request for any GPANA community members that are proﬁcient with using Google Drive
and are willing to help the board should contact the board at GPANAsec@google.com.
d. Visit to Sheriﬀ substation for our area. (Gary, John and Denise) - Denise will call the
sheriﬀ on 5/13 to see about setting up an appointment regarding increased patrols, how
GPANA can help the Sheriﬀs dept, etc;
e. Dos Picos update (127 acres for sale). Seller asked the county to buy the property. County
not interested as there is no funding to purchase the property. The county will pay closing
costs if the property was donated to the county.
f. Membership committee (Gary). No action planned for now.
6. New Business
a. GPANA bylaws - the GPANA oﬃcers have been meeting frequently and have been making
edits; Denise provided a copy of edits for the board to review (send back to Denise by May
24th). The bylaws will be sent to the membership for approval (this summer) and future vote.
b. Annual Budget (Denise) - Denise provided a printed, detailed 2019 budget with all present
and future expenditures. By not purchasing insurance, GPANA will have a surplus of
approximately $800.00 for the year. Raising dues to $20.00 was discussed and all voted in
favor of raising dues from $10.00 to $20.00. Justiﬁcation of increase included increased
expenses of website and related costs, continued support for Camp Cooper, and good to
have a surplus in the account. Annual expenses will be provided to the community. Donna
will adjust the amount on the website.
c. Master list of issues - communication subcommittee will review; keep board informed.
d. 2019 Activity Schedule for GPANA. (Denise) Denise provided a schedule of important
dates and upcoming events.
e. Bike Ranch Resort Design Guidelines for resort in the buﬀer zone to Saguaro National
Park East. Should the board take a stand? All of the present individuals agreed that it may
set a precedence as the ranch does not seem appropriate for its planned location. The
majority of the board voted in favor of taking a stand against the Bike Ranch; Mike and John
abstained from the vote.
f. I-11 Routing - At the May 9th public meeting held at the Tucson Convention Center, most, if
not all speakers were against this particular route.
g. GPANA logo sign (Melisa/John) - A colorful sign(s) identifying the Gates Pass Area and
using the design Donna created for our logo/letterhead may be a beneﬁt to this area and its
residents. Melisa met with county oﬃcials as to sign requirements.
h. Speedway Road Improvement (Camino De Oeste to Painted Hills Rd) - the second
meeting for the road widening has still not been scheduled by Pima Transportation. Denise
and Roger will look into it.
i. New signs at Yetman Trailhead - John met with Parks/Rec representative; Two signs will be
installed clarifying there is “No Overnight Parking - Park and Parking lot closed dusk to
dawn”. This should make it easier for the Sheriﬀs department to enforce when called. A “No
Parking Anytime” will be placed on the small turnout along the east side of the road just north
of the parking area to facilitate passing and to avoid the frequent traﬃc gridlock.
8. Adjourn - 11:15 am;
Next GPANA Board Meeting to be held on July 20, 9:30 AM at the home of Donna Snyder, 1661 N Placita Tuberia.
Minutes approved by board and GPANA Board President Gary Kordosky (5.17.19)