MONDAY, JANUARY 18 2016
6:00 pm SPAR OFFICE
Present: Michelle Tappouni, President Jeff Fountain
Todd Hollinghead, Vice President Melanie Messer
Aaron Glick, Secretary Jaimee Stewart
Margaret Conner, Treasurer Adam Valiani
Bill Hoff, Ex Officio Ellen Warring
Christina Parrish, Executive Director
Guests: JoLee Gardner, Building Committee Chairperson
CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order by President Michelle Tappouni at 6:10 pm.
APPROVAL OF NOVEMBER BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Amended and Approved by the Board
APPROVAL OF TREASURER’S REPORT
Approved by the Board
• $3,270 available in the Security Fund after payout to Off-duty officers over Christmas break
RECOMMENDATIONS TO BOARD FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
• ED Hours/Contract
o MOTION: To amend the existing contract to continue until a new contract can be negotiated.
• SPAR Building Management
o Capital Needs Assessment to be provided to the Board
o MOTION: To terminate the current agreement (tenant rental collection relationship) with
PropVoice Management. PASSED
o MOTION: SPAR to assume building management to the Building Committee. PASSED
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• SPAR Building/ Capital Reserves
o MOTION: To transfer $30,000 of general funds to Capital Improvement Account and to transfer
$1,000 a month from general funds to Capital Improvement Account. PASSED
• Ionia Demolition
o MOTION: To support the Ionia Street appeal and to support original DRC Committee
• Executive Committee Financial Authority
o MOTION: The Board to grant the Executive Committee financial authority to spend up to $250 on
items that are not budgeted. PASSED
• Building – Gardner/Conner
o Proposals have been received for general maintenance repairs and interior painting.
Storefront/window contractors to inspect all building windows.
o T&C Proposal Reviewed for initial service to mulch, replant, and clean parking lot and monthly fee
for property upkeep
Ellen Warring volunteered to organize a Board landscaping and clean up sometime in
Proposal for T&C regular maintenance to be confirmed.
• Communication – Bill Hoff
o Looking for content donation/contributors for a monthly Springfield SPAR newsletter.
• Design Review
o Jeff Fountain and Charles Garrison interested in participating on Committee
• Development – Melanie Messer
o To track Cultural Council grant funds
o March 11, 2016, next Wine and Cheese social
• Finance – Conner
o Finance Committee members
• Governance – Jaimee Stewart
o Reviewing by-laws and recommended revisions.
• Membership – Ellen Warring
o Membership cards sent out, Aaron Glick requested a copy of the up to date membership list when it
• Spring Home Tour – Bill Hoff
o Needs graphic designer(s), Victoria Priester consulted previously
o Last year up to $400 was spent on design alone
• Urban Core CPAC – Michelle Tappouni
o Written report provided
o Alison Goode – Chair
o Liberty Park fence repair – City is awaiting new vendor selection and pricing
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
• Will follow up when she returns from vacation
• Public Safety Fund – Bill Hoff
o Block Captains – Clean ups to resume in the neighborhood, need 4 or 5 individuals to help organize
• Banners – Christina Parrish
o No update
• Traffic Study – Christina Parrish
o No update
• Sign Ordinance – Michelle Tappouni
o Meeting to be set up with OGC for introduction of Ordinance
• JEA – Michelle Tappouni
o Portion of 4th Street where original brick pavers present was ‘repaired’ with asphalt – to follow up
and work with JEA
• Vacant House Registry
o NICE Committee reviewed 2015-519. Expected to be sent to standing Council Committees soon.
o Meetings to occur, Re-engagement of membership, headed by Chevie Green
o Cultural Council
ITEMS REFERRED TO COMMITTEES
COMMENTS FROM PUBLIC - None
NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS
• February Board of Directors 02/15 or 02/17
• Strategic Planning – Michelle to send poll to board to choose best dates in March.
• Board Orientation
• Michelle thanked Margaret, JoLee, and Christina as well as recognized significant contributions from others
in the clean-up and yard sale of the SPAR building.
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.
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