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Berkeley Regis United Neighbors (BRUN), is a Denver Registered Neighborhood Organization made up of residents and property owners working together both internally and with other city coalitions to KEEP our neighborhood great by advocating for the community's best interests and organizing events where residents can meet and get to know the great people who live near by.

More people getting involved means we can do more for our community -- please join us for our next meeting or social event!

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  • From the blog

    August Meeting-Minutes

    August 20, 2019 BRUN Meeting Notes

    1. Call to order 6:10pm (Steven Teitelbaum gavels)
    2. No Speakers
    3. Open Mic 6:10 – 6:30pm
      • Neighbors Forum
        1. Discussion on improving call to action items, is there a better forum? (Slack)
        2. Discussion on changing the start time of monthly BRUN meetings
          • Vote to approve a 6:30 start time starting in September
    • Discussion on changing the venue
    1. Request to stream the monthly meetings
    2. Board Structure 6:30 – 6:40pm
      • Discussion on how Board President communicates and ask for accountability in how that communication occurs. Steven’s goal is to reflect what the neighborhood wants.
      • Board President concerned that the board is not doing enough for the community and wants to re-focus on serving the community.
      • Internal elections for Vice President
        1. No volunteers
    1. Committee Structure, Action, Directives 6:40 – 7:20pm
      • Events
        1. No events chairman currently, no volunteers
      • Membership: printing costs-newly sold mailers
        1. No chairman, Jeff Stine volunteers and is confirmed
        2. Steven requesting ideas on how to add members
          • Realtor’s to help spread the word to new residents
          • Membership cards for local business discounts
          • Communicate what BRUN is doing on important issues facing the neighborhood
          • Welcoming communication email to all new BRUN members
    • Communications
      1. Mycroft volunteers to chair
        • Would like to upgrade the website (calendar, add businesses and events)
    • Consider changing By-laws from BRUN serving paid members to serving all neighbors in BRUN boundaries
      1. Also consider representing students and parents that attend schools within BRUN boundaries. Steven to research precedent for this.
    • Steven addresses decision to share Koelbel’s updated design on Facebook
      1. BRUN’s role is to provide information to neighbors
    • Survey
      1. Does BRUN want to provide a report to City Council on survey findings?
      2. After seeing results of survey will BRUN write a letter of support to HBR for Landmark hearing (9/23)
    • Intent of survey was for BRUN and ZAP to understand neighbor’s concerns not a focus on historic preservation
    1. Committee Updates 7:20 – 7:55pm
      • Treasurer
        1. BRUN vote to approve reimbursing Jeff Stine for printing costs ($35) approved
      • Events
        1. No Update
      • Zoning
        1. BOA Case #115-19 (Alice St)
          • Applicant requesting to subdivide one parcel into three non-conforming zone lots
          • ZAP Committee recommends not supporting applicant (6 non-support, 3 abstentions)
          • BRUN Board votes to not support applicant (10 not to support, 1 abstention, 0 in support)
        2. BOA Case #119-19
          • Tree house (4912 King Street) is in front of house was built in setback between properties
          • ZAP Committee recommends in support (9 in support, 0 against)
          • BRUN Board votes to support applicant (10 in support)
    • Committee discussed zoning overlay, consensus to pursue design and conservation overlay
    1. Committee discussed building moratorium on Tennyson to provide time to develop and finish the language for the commercial overlay
    • Membership
      1. No Update
    • Communications
      1. No Update
    • Regis Community Alliance
      1. No Update
    • Denver Sustainability
      1. No Update
    1. Meeting Concludes

    Adjourn 7:55pm

    Attendance:

    Steven Teitelbaum          PRESENT

    Stan Ford                             PRESENT

    Mike Nulty                          PRESENT

    Jay April                               PRESENT

    Jackie Cooper                    OUT

    Eli Madden                         OUT

    David Marshall                  PRESENT

    Keely Scott                         OUT

    Erin Wills                              OUT

    Jeff Stine                             PRESENT

    Mycroft Smith                   PRESENT

    Bill Killam                             PRESENT

    Scott Danenhauer           PRESENT

    Meredith Kreiss                                PRESENT

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    July 2019 Meeting Minutes

    July 16, 2019 BRUN Meeting Notes

    1. Call to order 6:15pm (Kelly Merrion gavels)
    2. Speakers 6:15 – 7:30pm
      • Conversation with new District 1 Councilwoman – Amanda Sandoval
        • Missing all email folders and emails after transition to Councilwoman (please be patient as she recovers this data)
        • Jena Volpe will be taking care of scheduling items
        • First 6-months Goals and Focuses:
          • Move district office into district 1 (bathhouse? Local school?)
          • Office will be a resource to review pertinent district documents
          • Constituents set agenda
          • Wants to see BRUN be one of the strongest RNO’s
          • District 1 development changes: Olinger site, Regis re-zoning
          • Naomi – support staff (planning background)
          • Potential support to train RNO’s
          • Sandoval@denvergov.org (best way to reach her
    • City and County of Denver's intentions and efforts to certify as Community Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation - Cait Shaughnessy, communications coordinator for the local office of the National Wildlife Federation
      • Presented by Brian Kurzel
      • “Nearby Nature” theme
      • Small changes within our grasp that can make big impact on environment
      • Ideas presented from “The Curious Garden” (book about the Highline in New York)
      • Creating natural spaces in everyday, urban places
      • Per Denver Post article – Denver is a “Concrete Metropolis”
      • Livability benefits of nature
    • Incorporating sustainable practices into GNAs - Sudy Kudva, co-owner of The Squire Lounge, MatchBox, and 715 Club
      • Flooding and heat island effect has impacted his businesses
      • Sudy asks to hold businesses accountable for flooding and heat island effect (not just noise and light pollution)
      • Permeability and green space requirements written into GNA
      • Review liquor license site plans to assess opportunities for improvement
    • Historic Berkeley Regis Update – Bill Killam
      • Olinger Chapel Update
        • 2,000 flyers distributed for Olinger Chapel development
        • 130 neighbors attended meeting
        • 300 signatures to save Olinger Chapel
        • Many good concerns brought up at meeting (safety, shadows, aesthetics, etc.)
        • Significant amount of media coverage
      • Bathhouse Update
        • Alignment with Amanda wanting an office there?
        • Gathering estimates for renovation / reconstruction
    1. Open Mic 7:30 – 7:45pm
      • Scott’s ADU (discussion focused on challenges of making it ADA accessible)
      • Debra requesting additional outreach to inform neighborhood about BRUN
      • Steven discussing recent challenges for BRUN
    1. Board Relations 7:45 – 8:20pm
      • Call for New Members & Vote by Board of Directors
        • New BRUN Members:
          • Debra Troppman, Linda Welp, Meredith Kreiss, Margaret Dioguardi
        • New Board or Director Members:
          • Mycroft Smith, Bill Killam, Scott Danenhauer, Meredith Kreiss
        • Executive Nominations/Vote:
          • President: Steve (approved with no objections)
          • Vice Pres: no nominations
    1. Committee Updates 8:20 – 8:52pm
      • Treasurer (safety report)
        1. Crime report (uptick in burglaries and vehicle thefts)
        2. Denver vision zero (no more traffic deaths) – obey pedestrian and traffic rules
      • Events
        1. No update
      • Zoning
        1. BOA Case #67-19 (larger than allowed ADU) Oppose Variance: Support Variance: 3 Stay Neutral: 8
        2. BOA Case #08-19 (new home, over demolished, new construction encroaching on setbacks) Oppose Variance: All, Support Variance: None
      • Membership
        1. No update
      • Communications
        1. No update
      • Regis Community Alliance
        1. No update
      • Denver Sustainability
        1. Flux in leadership (chief sustainability officer resigned)
        2. Can parks use less pesticides? (Private use might be a bigger problem)
    • ZAP consider sustainability issues
    1. Public Meeting concludes by 8:00pm

    Adjourn 8:52pm

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  • Upcoming events

    BRUN Monthly Meeting
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 06:30 PM · 2 rsvps

    Meeting in classroom behind church - look for sign. Enter from 44th Ave.

    If you have an idea for an event, drop us a note at brunrno@gmail.com.

    BRUN typically meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm at Holy Family classrooms behind the church. On occasion, the meeting may be canceled due to holidays and/or special events. Please check the BRUN schedule to verify time/location and/or send an email to info@berkeleyregisneighbors.org to confirm meeting time/location.

    If you would like to be added to the agenda, please send an email to info@berkeleyregisneighbors.org to discuss your issue and to be added to the agenda. For each meeting, there is time allocated at the end of the meeting for public comment and general neighborhood concerns. Some issues may best be addressed at the Committee level and we will decide which option is best based on individual needs, circumstances and timing.

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    BRUN Monthly Meeting
    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Meeting in classroom behind church - look for sign. Enter from 44th Ave.

    If you have an idea for an event, drop us a note at brunrno@gmail.com.

    BRUN typically meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6pm at Holy Family classrooms behind the church. On occasion, the meeting may be canceled due to holidays and/or special events. Please check the BRUN schedule to verify time/location and/or send an email to info@berkeleyregisneighbors.org to confirm meeting time/location.

    If you would like to be added to the agenda, please send an email to info@berkeleyregisneighbors.org to discuss your issue and to be added to the agenda. For each meeting, there is time allocated at the end of the meeting for public comment and general neighborhood concerns. Some issues may best be addressed at the Committee level and we will decide which option is best based on individual needs, circumstances and timing.

    RSVP
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