Board Meeting - 5/15/17

SPAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, May 15, 2017
6:00 pm SPAR OFFICE

Present: Michelle Tappouni, President, Todd Hollinghead, Vice President, Aaron Glick, Secretary, Jack Adams, Treasurer, Jaimee Stewart, Tim Hope, Bill Hoff, Ex Officio.

Not Present: Yolanda Copeland, Charles Garrison, Joey Marchy, Jamie Toraason, Adam Valiani.

Staff/Resources
Present: Kevin O’Halloran, Community Outreach
Not Present: Christina Parrish, Executive Director

Guests: Diane Graese

CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order by President Michelle Tappouni at 6:13 pm.

APPROVAL OF APRIL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
APPROVED

APPROVAL OF JANUARY 30TH SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
APPROVED, AS AMENDED

COMMENTS FROM GUESTS:
“I love SPAR, you guys throw the best parties.” – Diane Graese

TREASURER
Treasurer’s Report distributed and reviewed.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO BOARD FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
• Recommend Approval of $4500 proposal from Non Profit Center for continuation of strategic planning
services. Availability of facilitator confirmed. (Executive Committee)
APPROVED
• Recommend Approval to reduce monthly contribution to building fund from $1,000 per month to $250 per
month based on current balance. Minimum balance of building account to be $35,000. (Finance
Committee/Executive Director).
APPROVED
• Email votes recommended and approved by board; SPAR signs and $5,000 for matching grant
o The Membership committee recommendation to sell SPAR signs for $20 (small) and $25 (large)
to SPAR members, and $30 & $40 to non-members. (This price structure covers our costs (just
under $16 & $21 a piece, respectively) without being prohibitive).
APPROVED, captured in email (attached)
o To allocate $5000 available to provide matching funds for a crowdfunding project similar to the one
used to purchase the giraffe
APPROVED, captured in email (attached)

STRATEGIC PLANNING FOLLOW-UP
• Dates to be presented for continued strategic planning to rest of Board during the June BOD meeting.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (Consent Agenda):
• Administrative: Building, Design Review, Fund Development – Tappouni/Parrish
o SPAR Building: Building Task Force created to explore selling the building
 Members: Todd H, Aaron G, Tim H, Michelle T.
o Technology Task Force – List of priorities ranked, additional feedback, Seek quote from consultant
• Block Captains –Hollinghead
o JSO Off-Duty Program: Questions for bookkeeper: How much $ income, account status, Ongoing
contributions (flagged or otherwise).
o 5/19/17: Pre-Home Tour Clean Up coordination with neighbors
• Commercial Corridors/ SAMBA – Toraason
o Report shared at the meeting
• Communication – Hoff
o Report shared at the meeting
o Bill continue to handle social media presence.
• Events – Hoff/Parrish
o Spring Home Tour – May 20 and 21
 Share event on social media
 First Coast Connect, Times Union
o Second Sundays in Klutho – June 11
 Volunteer sign up schedule
• Finance - Adams
o Todd and Aaron: Meet at bank to correct account linked to SPAR debit cards
o Christina to forward copy of cancelled check to Michelle for discussion with Dept. of Revenue
• Governance - Stewart
o Committee to draft privacy policy for collection and use of contact information
o There will be 5 Board vacancies for upcoming board elections
o Board elections to occur in September
• Membership - Hoff
o Yolanda Copeland will lead this Committee later this year 
o Membership benefits to be updated and finalized
• Urban Core CPAC - Tappouni
o Report shared at the meeting

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
• No report

OTHER BUSINESS
• Todd reported on work with Steve Manis on Hogans Creek Phase II of the Greenway multi-use path
• Todd reported on meeting with JEA regarding wells at Clark/Kennedy Center area
• Board discussed scheduling quarterly community meeting for June 22nd. Location TBD.

ITEMS REFERRED TO COMMITTEES - None

NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS
• Executive Committee – 6/14/2017
• June BOD 6/19/2017
• Quarterly Community meeting 6/22/2017

ADJOURN - Meeting adjourned at 7:34 pm.

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