Participants: Bill Hoff, President JoLee Gardner, Vice President Aaron Glick, Secretary Adam Valiani, Treasurer Melanie Messer Christina Parrish Jeff Fountain Ellen Warring Todd Hollingshead Jack Adams
Guests: Mike Bonts - cancelled. Glen Wieger on progressive dinner in urban core.
AGENDA: The meeting was called to order by President Bill Hoff at 6:05pm. He welcomed all members and guests.
Guest Presentations Mike Bonts of MBPR Group re Springfield news publication - cancelled.
Glen Wieger re: future fall or winter 2015 event and partnership with SPAR – Urban Core Farm to Table – Oct 24th, 125 to 250 patrons, $75 per ticket. Looking for sponsorships, tents and other overhead costs would come from event budget Date needed – Prefer alternative date – community/one dinner – Board recommended reaching out to Sustainable Springfield – possible discount seating special to Springfield residents floated. Conflicting events: Oct 24 – Halloween Party Oct 11 – Sustainable Springfield farm to table Nov. 7 – PorchFest Board prefers alternative date to Oct. 24th, but willing to help where we can.
Financial Review Expense review: Giraffe sculpture in Klutho Park, Weather Engineering work completed on building Income review: House Donation – check from Wells Fargo expected soon.
Meeting Minutes January 19, 2015 MEETING – UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Bike Racks – Install is complete, 8 locations throughout neighborhood Few final details – seal ends of handle rack to be completed, add plaques $300 left in grant Board to figure out best media, press release announcement Banners along commercial corridors – Bill and Christina Mockups to be ready March 12 Final design approval needed
Donation of 1138 Walnut Street – Christina Closing on track for Feb 23. No LLC needed, insurance coverage complete, roof tarp applied by Wells Fargo Open up competitive advertisement/listing offer to neighborhood realtors, 3% commission cash or donation to SPAR
Hiring Paid ED – Bill and Todd Job description distributed, discussion on advertisement on various social media, websites
Sign Ordinance – Aaron Bill presented to OGC Need to find a sponsor, ready for legislation
37th annual Tour of Homes – June 6th and 7th 3 venues committed – Southeast quadrant Barnett Mansion, Victorian at 4th and Market, 5th and Main –Wildcat Grocery Need 3 more venues
Tree Planting with Greenscape and JEA - Bill Planted 30 trees, SPAR Being nominated for an award, Keep Jax Beautiful Springfield Community Meeting on March 12th
Drew Mansion - Michael Borre to close on property 2/18/15
Development Committee - Melissa Feb 23rd - Jolee, Christina, Melissa and Michelle to meet at 3 Layers at 6:00 – review and discuss plan Preference of sidewalk materials Public Works can’t do as much hexagonal paver sidewalk repair – requires approval by SPAR Consistent sections per block - our policy - we prefer hexagonal pavers Traffic concerns & walk about with COJ traffic engineer
Nelson Caparas will look at our concerns, come up with solutions 3rd @ Market – 4 way stop Speed table, humps, and bumps Speed limit reduction neighborhood wide – possible solution
Hogans Creek Clean UP March 21 – Bill and Aaron Riverkeeper Year of the River Event Gastrofest – same day 9:00 am – 12 pm , FB event created Up to $100 APPROVED for Aaron to spend for clean up related materials
Dragonboat Race – Sept 26th - Todd SPAR coordination for neighborhood team discussed
Meeting adjourned at 7:36 pm.