August 9, 2016

SIAA Board Meeting Minutes August 9, 2016

Present:  Chris Farley, Lena Castro, Kiley Secrest, Shannon Elian, Debra Thompson & Jeff Gardner

The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Debra Thompson.  Debra asked if everyone had reviewed the minutes from June & July. The motion was made by Chris Farley to approve both sets of minutes as presented, with the correction of the word “inn” that Jeff Gardner found.  Lena Castro seconded the motion Motion Carried.

Treasury Report:

Chris Farley made the motion to accept the Treasury Report as presented. Kiley Secrest seconded the motion. Motion Carried.

Items Open for Discussion:

The Great Race: Michael Trautmann brought forth ideas for the Great Race on June 24, 2017. He presented 2 stages: 1. SIAA will play an important role in beautifying Main St. He believes a budget of $15000 is needed. He suggested 80 flags, 60 banners (maybe more), and have them on Main between 1st to 12th St. The sizes would be the size of the old SPAR signs. He suggests using zip ties and weights at the bottom. They would be taken down after the race, and given to the sponsors. He will approach Toyota National to be a sponsor. If a sponsor gives $1000 for the Great Race, we could also award them a Home Tour sponsorship.

On the day of the Great Race, the movie, American Graffiti would be shown in Confederate Park. Confederate Park will undergo a beautification. Michael will work with Dave Harrell to have the fire trucks out of the Fire Station during the race. The Hionides property can accommodate staging. Main St. is being developed, with several projects going on. Jeff Gardner suggests perhaps SIAA could consider paid historical research. Chris Farley called attention to all Adam & Michael’s work on the fountain, as well as everything else they have done to better the neighborhood.

Committee Reports:

Rentals: We have 3 new rentals since the May Board Meeting, and 2 since last month’s Board Meeting.

Membership: We have 8 new Renewals right now.

Building:Lena discussed replacing plates. Debbie said she found them for $2.00 per plate, and Lena will go to the website that Debbie recommended. Lena said there are plates missing, and there needs to be a way to easily inventory them.  She would like to do it this month. We need 125 plates, and once replaced, we will re-institute the practice of locking the cabinets. Lena will look at the base of the column, and report her ideas at next month’s meeting.

Grounds: No report.

Archives: Jeff Gardner reported that the supply cabinet is moved, and there is more room. He expects the window a/c unit will keep the humidity down. He attended a meeting with Zack Ross and SPAR. Zack has asked to do a pilot project, and they are going to set up a Drop Box account. Kiley Secrest is researching the homes on Hubbard St. from 3rd to 8th. He says there are no pictures from previous surveys. Jeff Gardner and Chris Farley are researching the City Directories. Chris has volunteered to start from the years 1880-1900.

Garden Club: The August meeting will be held August 25.

Announcements:  The Home Tour Meeting will be August 15 at 7:00 at SIAA.

Adjourn: Meeting Adjourned at 8:47 p.m.