Board Meeting - 9/19/16

SPAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, September 19, 2016
6:00 pm SPAR OFFICE

Present: Michelle Tappouni, President Jack Adams, Todd Hollinghead, Vice President, Ellen Warring
Aaron Glick, Secretary, Jaimee Stewart, Bill Hoff, Ex Officio
Not Present: Jeff Fountain, Charles Garrison, Melanie Messer, Adam Valiani
Staff/Resources Present:
Christina Parrish, Executive Director
Guests: Malik Singareddy, Steve Diebenow

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

JULY BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Add Jaimee Stewart to Present, Approved as Amended

AUGUST BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Approved

TREASURER’S REPORT
None

GUEST SPEAKER
Proposed J-Bill – Steve Diebenow
• Murray Hill and Springfield – Reduce minimum seating requirement for an alcohol license from 150 to 100 seats.
• Nov. 17th – Duval County Delegation to Tallahassee to lobby for the bill.
• Expected Hearing before Planning Commission January or February of 2017, if approved, send to Tallahassee in
March.
J-Bill Committee formed – Purpose is to identify corridors and portions of the neighborhood where the J-bill
would be most appropriate.
Members: Aaron Glick, Jaimee Stewart, Ellen Warring, Bill Hoff, and Christina Parrish.
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RECOMMENDATIONS TO BOARD FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
o Recommend approval of $30,000 minimum operating account balance (cash on hand) to be
maintained by organization – Finance Committee/ Executive Committee
APPROVED
o Recommend approval of $4,000 expense to add roof coating to SPAR building. Will include 5 year
warranty. Building Committee
APPROVED
o Recommend $15,000 expense for ground cover (peanut grass) in tree wells on Main Street.
Includes plants and installation. – Commercial Corridors Beautification Committee
AMENDED, see Commercial Corridors Committee Report
STRATEGIC PLANNING
• Executive Committee to review assessment-actionable items

COMMITTEE REPORTS
• Block Captains –Hollinghead
o Public Safety Fund – current balance of $2,200.
o Clean Ups – 10/8 – Groundwork, Klutho Park
o SHADCO
o Alley Task Force – Council’s Context Sensitive Streets Committee (CSS) to review status of historic
alleyways – Next meeting Sept 27th, 2016.
• SPAR Building Management – Gardner/Conner
• Communication – Bill Hoff
o Submitted budget
• Design Review Committee –Pattrie/ Tappouni
o Architectural/Photographic Survey – Christina P., Jeff Gardner to coordinate, working with FSCJ
o Committee Structure – DRC restructuring, neighbor assistance, neighborhood advocacy; change in
HPC staff
• Development – Messer
o Transition to JoLee Gardner for interim
• Events
o PorchFest
 Poster Contest – Winner announced, design to be adopted
 All porches confirmed, all bands confirmed, Main Stage performers confirmed
 PorchFest Volunteer Meeting at Christina Parrish’s home TBD.
• Finance
o 2014-2015 Audit
o 2016-2017 Budget
 Staff Impact Report
 Committee Budgets
o MOTION to approve $5,750 for 2016 Audit. PASSED
• Governance – Stewart
o New Board Members/Officers
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o Committee Descriptions
• Commercial Corridors Beautification Committee – Glick
o JTA Bus Shelter
 JTA expected to go before HPC in Oct
o Tree replacement and ground cover
o AMEND MOTION – Recommend approval of $15,000 in perennial peanut installation along Main
Street contingent upon a written agreement from the City of Jacksonville (for installation of new
trees) that includes soil remediation, installation of drip hoses, and continued maintenance.
• Membership – Warring/Hoff/Adams
o New Resident Package
o Member List
o Submitted budget
• Urban Core CPAC - Tappouni
o PUD for microbrewery
 CPAC Letter of Support
o Roads
 FDOT - Main Street Repair
 Opening of Hubbard Street Bridge
o New Staff – Shaun Rycroft

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT – Parrish
o Annual Meeting – 11/10/16
o Kevin O’Halloran – AmeriCorps hire starting soon
o Requested $99. For Grant Station - APPROVED

OLD BUSINESS
• Traffic Study
o Neighborhood Survey
o Reduction of speed from 30 to 25
o City to commit to looking at southeast quadrant of Springfield to determine a speed attenuation and
traffic calming strategy
• 2016-382 Public Investment Policy
• 2015-519/2016-443 COJ Properties
• J-Bill - Valentino

NEW BUSINESS
• Main Street micro-brewery PUD
• 1st and Main mural – PorchFest funds
• Bat Houses
o Sustainable Springfield
• Banners
o Confirm number of banners remaining
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o PRI, secure remaining banners

ITEMS REFERRED TO COMMITTEES
• Subcommittee formed to provide recommendations on J-Bill designated areas

NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS
• Executive Committee – 10/12/2016
• October BOD 10/17/2016
• Annual Meeting 11/10/2016

ADJOURN - Meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm

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