July 12, 2016

SIAA Board Meeting Minutes July 12, 2016

Present:  Debra Thompson, Chris Farley, Shannon Elian, & Jeff Gardner

The meeting was called to order at 7:16 p.m. by Debra Thompson.  Debra asked if everyone had reviewed the minutes from June. The motion was made by Jeff Gardner to approve the minutes as presented.  Chris Farley seconded the motion Motion Carried.

Treasury Report:

Chris Farley made the motion to accept the Treasury Report as presented. Jeff Gardner seconded the motion. Motion Carried.

Items Open for Discussion:

Fountain: Chris Farley suggested that fencing may be needed, due to the 4th of July baseball game where children were observed hanging on the fountain, and playing in the water. Michael Trautmann and Joanne Tredennick suggested some type of bushes could be planted around the fountain. Chris Farley will obtain pricing for fencing from Jacksonville Ironworks. She will be in contact with Joel also to find out what the requirements are.  

Manhattan Short Film Festival: Debra suggested we cease this endeavor after further research. SIAA would barely break even, and the amount of work would not equal the reward. We may discuss this again in the future.

S-Line Loop: Chris will engage the expertise of E-Ride to find out if it would be worthwhile to put a historic bike tour together, incorporating the S-Line. She stated that it is on the agenda with Ground Works, and that she is going over ideas with the mapping.

Committee Reports:

Rentals: We have 2 new rentals since last month’s Board Meeting.

Membership: We have 7 Renewals right now.

Building: No Report.

Grounds: No report.

Archives: Jeff Gardner reported that the kitchen is now gone. The walls are being painted, and tables are being brought back. He wants SIAA to consider a new a/c unit for the upstairs.

Garden Club: The July meeting will be held July 27. It is usually on the 4th Tuesday, but the meeting of the Garden Club is being moved because of other neighborhood meetings. Danielle Babbs will be speaking about Sustainable Springfield.

Announcements:  Jeff met with Bill Hoff. SIAA and SPAR will work together to do a new survey. We will need the cost and scope of work. Jeff will attend the Executive Board Meeting at SPAR tomorrow, and reports his findings.

Adjourn: Meeting Adjourned at 8:11 p.m.