Board Meeting - 7/17/17

SPAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, July 17, 2017
6:00 pm SPAR OFFICE
Present: Michelle Tappouni, President, Todd Hollinghead, Vice President, Aaron Glick, Secretary, Jack Adams, Treasurer, Yolanda Copeland, Joey Marchy, Jaimee Stewart, Tim Hope, Bill Hoff, Ex Officio

Not Present: Charles Garrison, Jamie Toraason, Adam Valiani

Staff/Resources
Present: Christina Parrish, Executive Director, Kevin O’Halloran, AmeriCorps
Staff/Resources
Not Present: Heather Perry, SPAR Administrator
Guests: None

CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order by President Michelle Tappouni at 6:07 pm.

APPROVAL OF JUNE 2017 BOARD MEETING MINUTES
AMENDED, APPROVED

REVIEW OF MAY TREASURER’S REPORT
FILED

COMMENTS FROM GUESTS:
- None

RECOMMENDATIONS TO BOARD FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
• Recommend support of COJ historic planner’s recommendation for use of stamped concrete in
Klutho Park trail continuation. (ED) APPROVED
• Ex-Officio President Bill Hoff shared results of neighborhood poll on sidewalk materials
preferences.
• SECONDARY MOTION: As sidewalk is replaced throughout the neighborhood,
replacement pavers will never default to smooth concrete; but instead, will be replaced
by either stamped concrete, or pavers, where appropriate. APPROVED
• Recommend approval to provide up to $2000 in matching SAMBA funds for bicycle racks on
Main Street. (CCC) APPROVED
• Recommend approval of AmeriCorps intern for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, up to 20 hours per
week. (EC, ED) AMENDED, APPROVED
• 20/40 hours per week = approx. $4,000/$8,000 annual commitment by SPAR
• Work contract from Oct 1st to July 31st
- Email votes recommended and approved by board; None

STRATEGIC PLANNING DISCUSSION
• President Tappouni thanked Board for their participation in second meeting.
• Chairs confirmed for strategic planning worksheets, due Aug 18th. Work on completing strategic
activities worksheet to begin in Committee.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (Consent Agenda)

ADMINISTRATIVE
• LISC Draft Contract (Capacity Building): Review of changes in contract, E.D. Transition
and Staff Roles.
o $70,000 over 3 years, reductions annually with increasing share of burden to be
taken up by SPAR.
• Governance Committee to review policy statements

BUILDING, DESIGN, FUND DEVELOPMENT
• Building Committee to convene to explore options related to disposal of SPAR building.

BLOCK CAPTAINS
- See report

COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS/SAMBA
- See report

COMMUNICATION
• Yolanda Copeland resigned from the Committee.
- See report

EVENTS: JULY 4th Results, PorchFest, Second Sundays

FINANCE
- See report

GOVERNANCE
- See report

MEMBERSHIP
• Yolanda Copeland expressed interest in assuming role of Chair.

URBAN CORE CPAC
- See report

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS REPORT
- See report

ITEMS REFERRED TO COMMITTEES
• Governance Committee to review LISC Contract and Policy Statements, refer
recommendations to the Executive Board.

NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS
• Annual Meeting 9/21/2017
• Executive Committee 08/16/2017
• BOD Meeting 08/23/2017

ADJOURN
The meeting was adjourned by President Michelle Tappouni at 8:17 pm.

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