Board Meeting - 7/18/16

SPAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, July 18, 2016
6:00 pm SPAR OFFICE

Present: Michelle Tappouni, President Jack Adams, Todd Hollinghead, Vice President, Jeff Fountain, Aaron Glick, Secretary Bill Hoff, Ex Officio, Charles Garrison, Melanie Messer, Jaimee Stewart, Adam Valiani, Ellen Warring
Not Present: Jaimee Stewart
Staff/Resources Present: Christina Parrish, Executive Director
Guests: Kimberly Pattrie, Zachary Ross, Michael Trautmann

CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order by President Michelle Tappouni at 6:05 pm.

MAY BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Approved by the Board

TREASURER’S REPORT
Margaret Conner has resigned as Treasurer, and from the Board.  Margaret will continue performing accounting related
tasks and remain involved with her committees. Governance committee will be informed.  

RECOMMENDATIONS TO BOARD FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
o Recommend approval of increased Executive Director hours; existing contract terms – Executive
Committee
 MOTION to increase number of weekly hours to 30 under current contract starting
7/17/2016, APPROVED

ARCHITECTURAL/PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY
 Zachary Ross has volunteered to update photographic architectural survey of the Historic Springfield
neighborhood.  
 No additional cost requested of SPAR, time of day, number of photos per home
 Recommended the DRC (Design Review Committee) continue to coordinate with Zach and determine
parameters
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 Coordinate efforts with other potential partners including FSCJ. Christina Parrish to work with committee.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
 Block Captains –Hollinghead
o No June meeting, Program to be re‐organized.
o Public Safety Fund, Clean Ups, SHADCO and Alley Task Force sub‐groups to be determined
o Alley Task Force‐ possible change of name in future – members include Charles Garrison, Aaron
Glick, and Todd Hollinghead
 SPAR Building Management – Gardner/Conner
o 2nd floor HVAC repairs to commence on Friday, July 22nd.
o Next steps: Interior painting and awning repair
 Communication – Bill Hoff
o Facebook, Visit Jax promotions
o Main Street Program mention in the Times Union
o Coverage on the baseball game, possible sponsorship in the future
 Design Review Committee –Patrie/ Tappouni
o Consent Agenda
o No contentious items this month
 Development – Messer
o Christina and Melanie to meet to discuss grant deliverables structure
o Next ‘Wine and Cheese Socials’ planning to commence
 Events
o PorchFest  ‐ Parrish
 Community First, UF Health, SMG are major $ and in‐kind contributors
 City permit application due August 5th, 2016 (event November 5th, 2016).  
 Alcohol sales to include wine this year  
 Continue promotion, volunteers appreciated and needed
 Assembly of Event Manuals
 Event Banner under consideration
o Keith Marks Concert at Karpeles
o Jaguar Tickets – Development Committee
 Finance – Tappouni
o 2014‐2015 Audit
 LISC Grant for 1st year only
 MOTION to send selected proposal to LISC for review, approval and funding,  APPROVED
o 2016‐2017 Budget
 Each Committee is to create an operating budget by August 15th, send to Finance Committee
o Jack Adams has joined the Finance Committee
 Governance – Stewart
o Assignment of roles and responsibilities for committees
 Main Street Beautification – Glick
o Name change to Commercial Corridor Beautification Committee – includes 8th Street Banners –
$10,000 total cost
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 Membership – Warring
o Acceptance of updated roles and responsibilities from Governance Committee
o Presentation of future plans to full Board soon
 Urban Core CPAC  ‐ Tappouni
o TRUE Commission – Nikki Brunson recommended for appointment
o Street Sweeping – Will Williams and Denise Lee discussed follow‐up
o Code Enforcement – Dennis Steel, new Zone Supervisor
o GNP Development – DRC Review
 MOTION to draft a letter supporting the development based on Planning Department staff
recommendations/conditions with a  commitment to continue to work with the developer
during the design process, APPROVED

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT ‐ Parrish

OLD BUSINESS
 2016‐382 Public Investment Policy
 2015‐519/2016‐443 COJ Properties
 Board Assessment and Planning
o Calendar, Board to send availability to Michelle
o Survey to be sent prior to training for completion by board
o Committee chairs also invited to participate

NEW BUSINESS
 Klutho Fountain
o Signage and landscaping, SIAA
 Confederate Park outreach event held by Impact Church
o Todd Hollinghead to follow up with Impact Church regarding neighbors’ concerns

ITEMS REFERRED TO COMMITTEES
 Architectural/Photographic survey referred to DRC to form subcommittee. Volunteers include Kimberly
Patrie, Jeff Gardner, Christina Parrish and Todd Hollinghead.

COMMENTS FROM GUESTS  
 Michael Trautmann – Canary Date Palms, Main Street

NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS
 Executive Committee – 08/10/2016
 July BOD 8/15/2016

ADJOURN ‐ Meeting adjourned at 8:05 pm.  

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