Board Meeting - 8/15/16

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

Present: Michelle Tappouni, President Jack Adams, Todd Hollinghead, Vice President, Adam Valiani, Aaron Glick, Secretary, Jaimee Stewart
Not Present: Bill Hoff, Ex Officio, Jeff Fountain, Charles Garrison, Melanie Messer, Ellen Warring
Staff/Resources Present: Christina Parrish, Executive Director
Guests: None

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

JULY BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Tabled, No Quorum

TREASURER’S REPORT
Tabled, No Quorum

RECOMMENDATIONS TO BOARD FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
o Recommend approval of $30,000 minimum operating account balance (cash on hand) to be
maintained by organization.
 Tabled, No Quorum

COMMITTEE REPORTS
• Block Captains –Hollinghead
o National Night Out – 8/2
o Night Ride – 8/17 and 9/1
o SHADCO – Split cost for expenses/ JSO Blight Abatement
o Alley Task Force – Todd and Aaron to co-ordinate (COJ Context Sensitive Streets Committee)
• SPAR Building Management – Gardner/Conner
o Lease renewals
o Building improvements
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• Communication – Bill Hoff
o Mega Realtor Open House
• Design Review Committee –Patrie/ Tappouni
o Architectural/Photographic Survey – Christina, Jeff Gardner to coordinate
o Some photos have been taken
• Development – Messer
o Christina and Melanie to meet on creating a tracking system for grants
• Events
o PorchFest
 Poster Contest – Winner to be decided by Committee review
 5 and Dime, Swamp Radio
 All porches confirmed, all bands confirmed, Main Stage performers confirmed
 Liz Grebe joined committee
• Finance – Conner
o 2014-2015 Audit
o 2016-2017 Budget
 Staff Impact Report
 Committee Budgets
• Governance – Stewart
o Discussed open board positions and interested candidates
o Board Status:
 Jeff Fountain – end of 1st 3 year term
 Aaron Glick – end of 1st 3 year term
 Melanie Messer – end of 1st 3 year term
• Commercial Corridors Beautification Committee – Glick
o JTA Bus Stop – Mtg. held between RAP, SMPS, and SPAR
 RAP expressed concerns with current copper accents/design
 JTA has stated that each neighborhood can have their own panels, and SPR can keep their
existing bike racks
• Membership – Warring/Hoff
o Cards, Mailouts, centralized member database
o Realtor outreach, New Resident Packet, Door Hangers
o AmeriCorps Member may take over administrative duties of Membership activities.
• Urban Core CPAC - Tappouni
o 630-CITY/Blight App
o FDOT – Main Street Repairs
o Liberty Park Fence
o Street Sweeping
o GNP Development PUD

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT – Parrish
• AmeriCorp to begin 10/01/2016
• Cultural Council Grant Hearing 10/05/2016
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OLD BUSINESS
• Traffic Study (6th and Walnut) – 3 Layers, Meeting to occur with Nelson Caparas with the COJ
• 2016-382 Public Investment Policy
• 2015-519/2016-443 COJ Properties

NEW BUSINESS
• J-Bill – Valentino – Idea being floated that Springfield and Murray Hill reduction of liquor license
requirement to 100 seats similar to Riverside.

ITEMS REFERRED TO COMMITTEES
• JTA – Historic Springfield Sign at bus stops referred to Commercial Corridors Beautification Committee
• Membership – New resident package

NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS
• Board Strategic Planning 8/27/2016
• Executive Committee – 09/14/2016
• September BOD 9/19/2016

ADJOURN - Meeting adjourned at 7:42 pm.

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