Board Meeting - 2/15/16

SPAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, February 15, 2016
6:00 pm @ SPAR OFFICE

Present: Michelle Tappouni, President Jeff Fountain
Todd Hollinghead, Vice President Melanie Messer
Aaron Glick, Secretary Jaimee Stewart
Bill Hoff, Ex Officio Ellen Warring
Jack Adams
Not Present: Margaret Conner, Treasurer
Adam Valiani
Charles Garrison
Damien Robinson
Guests:
Paul Martinez and JoAnne Kazmierski, Boys and Girls Club

CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order by President Michelle Tappouni at 6:10 pm.

APPROVAL OF JANUARY BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Approved by the Board

APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT
Approved by the Board

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB CENTER PROJECT PRESENTATION
313 E. 10th Street – presented plans for new Teen Center facility, 2.5 million dollar project
Facilities and Training and Certification Programs, bike shop, police substation, culinary training, living wage training,
drone program, recording studio, cosmetology, and rock climbing wall.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO BOARD FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
 Contract with IT Company
o Quotes pending for all‐in‐one service provider, contract at hourly rate
o Scope of services discussed: Website, Computers, Recommendations on hardware, software and
cloud storage
o Recommendation: To compile list of actions IT person can handle, seek bids
o MOTION to accept recommendation, PASEED
 Discussion of landscape proposal
o Despite initial weather setbacks, Ellen will still organize the clean up

COMMITTEE REPORTS
 Block Captains – Hoff/Hollinghead
o Next clean up – Hogan’s Creek March 19, 2016
 Need more kayaks, nets, and a budget
 SPAR Building Management ‐ Tappouni
o PropVoice, Inc. (Shannon) will complete collecting rent on behalf of SPAR through March 31, 2016
o Southern Sites – lease ending soon, Terrawise considering rental of corner office
o Building Committee to formalize process for building management
 Communication – Hoff
 Design Review Committee ‐ Tappouni
o It is the policy of SPAR that all committee members must be SPAR members
o 4th Street fixes and brick re‐paving, other opportunities exist in the neighborhood
 Development ‐ Messer
o March 11, 2016 – SW Quadrant wine and cheese social at Michelle Tappouni’s house
o $100 Budgeted for the event
 Finance ‐ Conner
 Governance ‐ Stewart
o Reviewing Bylaws changes:
 Minimum operating account amount
 Appointments to the Board for replacements only
 Minimum of 24 hours notice to call a specialized meeting
o Governance Committee to track Board Meeting attendance
 Membership‐ Warring
o Monthly basis for reaching out
 SAMBA – Parrish
o SAMBA meeting next Wednesday, February 24, 2016
 Spring Home Tour ‐ Hoff
o 3 homes confirmed, Tiarre Buggarin to help with volunteers
o Sponsorships needed
o Budget submitted, event insurance is covered
 Urban Core CPAC‐ Tappouni
o Sam Newby  ‐ New Homeless Day Center at the Clara White Center
o Public Works – SPAR to schedule a meeting with new Director
o Tapas Old World – Waiver of Liquor Distance for beer and wine license
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT  
 SPAR SCOOP Newsletter out, new issues first Monday of each Month, content contribution is welcome
 Several grants underway
 Reporting for LISC grants

OLD BUSINESS
 Public Safety Fund – Bill Hoff
 Banners ‐ Parrish
o UF Health final stage, awaiting PRI pricing on banners and installation
 Traffic Study ‐ Parrish
o SPAR to schedule meeting with Public Works Director, approach Councilman on lowering speed limit
 Sign Ordinance ‐ Tappouni
o OGC has met with SPAR Reps, need Councilperson sponsor
 JEA – Parrish/Tappouni
o Continue to build a good cooperative relationship
o Waterworks testing facility tour possibly in future
 Vacant House Registry ‐ Tappouni
o NICE Committee reviewing 2015‐519.
o Eligible properties will be given over to non‐profits.
 Grants ‐ Parrish
o LISC, Cultural Council, Jax Maritime Foundation
 Main Street Beautification
o City Forester and a groundcover expert have been consulted

NEW BUSINESS
 Community Meetings and Workshops – Parrish
o MOTION for Letter of Support to Boys and Girls Club, PASSED
 HPC Demolition Subcommittee – Tappouni
 Farm To Faith Produce Sale Bethel Church – Sunday after , Clara White Mission
 Jerry Brown memorial contribution
 MOTION to support the family with a $250 donation, PASSED

ITEMS  REFERRED TO COMMITTEES
COMMENTS FROM GUESTS ‐ None
NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS
 March BOD 03/21/2016 – Every third Monday
 Strategic Planning TBD – non‐profit center
 Board Orientation – TBD
 Community Meeting 03/23/2016

ADJOURN ‐ Meeting adjourned at 7:39 pm.  

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