Circle-Logo-RGBDDA 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


The DDA Board minutes from the March 9, 2011 meeting were approved as submitted.  Anderson/Cline

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.


Committee Reports

·         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, Reicker seconded. 

Motion passed unanimously.


·         Communications CommitteeNo 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.