DDA Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 3 p.m.
Board Members Present: Mike Hayes (Vice Chair), Jenny Anderson, Dan Cline, Heidi McIvor, Zach Prior, Ranny Riecker, Mark Ruhle, Doug Thompson
Board Members Absent: Marty McGuire (Chair), Bo Brines, Jon Lynch, Claudia Wallin
Staff Present: Stephanie Szostak, Selina Tisdale
City Horticulturist, Stephanie Szostak, reviewed the plan for retrofitting the Jumping Jewels water feature on Ashman Street. The waterworks will be removed and the base turned into a planter for the summer until a more permanent design can be established. She also presented plans for the summer flower display.
DDA Executive Director, Selina Tisdale, presented a review of the Tridge Trolls II 2011 Summer Sculpture Series.
Executive Committee – Mike Hayes asked Dan Cline to report for
the Nominating Committee. Cline reported
that he and Bo Brines served as the Nominating Committee and after speaking
with board members, recommended that Marty McGuire be nominated as Chair and
Mike Hayes as Vice Chair for 2011-12.
Cline moved the recommendation of the Nominating Committee,
Motion passed unanimously.
· Communications Committee – No report;
· Economic Sustainability – Mike Hayes reported on new activity happening in the downtown with the closure of Mashue Printing, Daddy O's and I've Been Framed and the opening of Journeys Coffee House. He also reported that the committee met to review the facade request submitted by Gwen Malone of Lil Pear Tree and recommended the following:
WHEREAS the Economic Sustainability Committee of the Downtown Development Authority has reviewed the façade application submitted by Gwen Malone, Lil Pear Tree, 124 E. Main Street, and found all information acceptable and in order; now therefore
RESOLVED, that the Economic Sustainability committee recommends the Downtown Development Authority grant the Lil Pear Tree façade matching grant request in the amount of $3,011.50 for beam repair to support a new façade window and awning improvements.
Cline moved the resolution, Ruhle seconded. Motion passed unanimously
No public comments were made.
New Business - None
Meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.
Next Meeting is May 11 at 3:00 p.m.