Thank you for the wonderful turnout of neighbors at the March 14th CNA meeting! Please find materials from the meeting:
Our next CNA meeting will be held on June 13th. Until then, we hope to see everyone at the Spring Fling on May 20th!
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Dec 11th, 2015
Click here to see the Chantilly Winter 2015 Newsletter
Who is Maddie Healy? Come meet her! This is a wonderful neighborhood tradition along Shenandoah Ave that has organically grown since Maddie was a young girl – with an energetic mother, Ruth -that celebrates the great spirit of the neighborhood and is great fun for kids of all ages.
Please click on the attachment for instructions to make your reservations for pizza – please email Genevieve social@iChantilly.org if you are willing to help volunteer to setup or takedown. See you Saturday, October 31!
If you have not yet joined your neighborhood association, it’s not too late – Click here for links to joining, as well as past newsletters
Sep 30th, 2015
We ask that each participating address contribute a total of $15. This amount covers the cost of the permit ($5.00), the cost of the yard sale signs as well as the cost for maps that will indicate the location of all the sales in the neighborhood. Each house will receive these maps to hand out to their customers. The remaining amount will be donated to the Chantilly Neighborhood Association.
In addition to the yard sale signs, which will be hung in the neighborhood and at nearby intersections, we will also advertise the yard sale on Craigslist, Nextdoor and yard sale websites.
You may drop off your cash or check to me at 2316 Shenandoah Avenue. Please make your checks payable to Chantilly Neighborhood Association.
We will be coordinating a minimum of 4 clean-ups per year along our route and will report our progress back to the city each time. The city will provide us with trash bags, pickers and vests to make our lives a little easier.
Please direct any questions or comments to your CNA board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sep 11th, 2015
Read the Fall 2015 Newsletter
June had a well-attended meeting featuring new neighborhood faces. The keynote speakers were Gwen Cook, a planner with the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation to talk about plans for the Briar Creek Greenway project that will connect to Chantilly Park
Also, Alan Goodwin, a Charlotte City planner, provided details on an overland connection from Chantilly Park to the Little Sugar Creek greenway to be completed in 2018
Other topics included a report that CNA is once again a 501(c)(3) organization; report from the bylaws committee; request for neighbor assistance on the neighborhood tree replacement initiative with the City and TreesCharlotte; and a report on the research conducted for neighborhood signs.
Thanks again to Libby Meiners for organizing our first neighborhood adopt-a-city street cleanup
If you missed it, please find the Summer newsletter here (click)
See you all September 17 – 7 pm
Aug 25th, 2015
Neighbors, as you know from the newsletter and discussions during past neighborhood meetings, your 2015 neighborhood board, elected in the fall of 2014, endeavored to make sure all neighborhood status documents were in order and properly up-to-date.
The Chantilly Neighborhood Association, Inc., is a North Carolina nonprofit corporation – incorporated January 1999. Research revealed it had acquired nonprofit status at one point. However, at some point, the 501(c)(3) status of CNA had expired. As of April this year, that status was restored. (Please remember to pay your annual dues (click) to maintain your status as a voting member – consult your tax preparer about any applicable tax deduction)
But a key document does not currently exist in any ‘official’ format – bylaws. Without bylaws, the Association cannot properly function.
With the help of a team of Chantilly residents (both new and 20 year neighborhood veterans), who are also attorneys in a variety of legal fields, a Bylaws Committee was formed. Longtime Chantilly neighbor Catherine El-Khouri has served as committee chair, overseeing the work of Derick Thurman, Kira Rheingrover, David Driscoll, and Rick Winiker. Molly Putnam and Jonathan Story, your 2015 Secretary and Treasurer, have reviewed drafts and approved the final changes.
The committee also benefited from the prior research and consultation with a former Plaza-Midwood board member who was instrumental in the recent revision of the Plaza-Midwood bylaws. The Charlotte School of Law also contributed a law student who had worked in a neighborhood outreach clinic with other neighborhood associations who were forming bylaws for the first time.
The result is a document that is the proposed bylaws of the Chantilly Neighborhood Association, found here (Click) [As of 9/10/15 – the current Board would recommend the bylaws not include the language: “Each member must be otherwise eligible to vote in a general election in the State of North Carolina” as it would prohibit voting membership of Chantilly landowners. That has been updated at the attached link. Please discard drafts older than 9/17/15]
The highlights include the formation of a Board of Directors with a goal to extend not only a diversity of neighborhood involvement and oversight, but maintain institutional knowledge from year to year. Directors will have term limits, with a goal to cycle in as many interested neighbors as possible over the years. Any decision by the Board can be overturned by a majority vote of voting neighbors.
An initial slate of proposed directors (nine) will be presented after a vote on the proposed bylaws at the September meeting. Your 2015 board is completing the recruitment of volunteers for this slate of directors – but anyone is free to present nominations from the floor at the meeting. It will be intended for Directors to assume their duties immediately.
Please do not hesitate to send any comments to board@iChantilly.org. Thank you and see you September 17!
Six neighbors, as well as the current Chantilly Board, have volunteered to run as an initial slate of proposed candidates for the board positions. Absent nominations from the floor, the neighborhood will be asked to approve this slate after the bylaws vote (if approved). If there are any votes against, we can then vote on folks individually.
Vacancies will be open by next year – please consider serving on the board if you are interested in ‘getting you feet wet’ and helping your CNA.
Thanks to the following neighbors for agreeing to volunteer: