May 10, 2016

SIAA Board Meeting Minutes May 10, 2016

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

The meeting was called to order at 7:06 p.m. by Adam Halstead.  Adam asked if everyone had reviewed the minutes from April. The motion was made by Chris Farley to approve the minutes with the correction under “Archives.” Jeff Gardner seconded the motion Motion Carried.

Treasury Report:

Chris Farley made the motion to accept the Treasury Report as presented. Austin Rieley seconded the motion. Motion Carried.

Items Open for Discussion:

Donation of Antique Sofa: Chris said we would have the sofa by Friday. There was discussion about putting it in the Bride’s Room to replace the green couch that is there. The motion was made by Chris Farley, and seconded by Lena Castro. Motion Carried.  

Committee Reports:

Rentals: We have 2 new rentals since last month.

Membership: Membership renewals are due June 1. The motion was made by Austin Rieley to make a change to the Membership form to add “family” at a cost of $40.00. It is currently $25.00 per person. The motion was seconded by Lena Castro. Motion Carried.

Building: Lena reported that the new fans are up, and the painting still needs to be done before the 3 rentals this month. The building was pressure washed, and flowers were planted. The fountain will be working; it just needs adjusting/level. The tree trimming will be done. Tony Simon may be able to repair the chimney. The motion was made by Debra Thompson to give Lisa and Tony Simon a membership to SIAA. The motion was seconded by Chris Farley. Motion Carried.

Grounds: The fence needs to be painted. Adam has approached Phil Collins. Bob Olson will not be doing the benches. Lena’s handyman will take over this task. She will get an estimate for SIAA supplying the wood, and he would provide the labor. We believe there are six benches.

Archives: Jeff Gardner reported that SPAR has agreed to allow us to do history on the houses. Jeff is putting everything in a 3-ring binder for 4 of the homes on the tour. The history of the houses will be done by SIAA. He is still working upstairs, and going through Rita Reagan’s boxes. He purchased a filing cabinet to organize some of the items.

Garden Club: The May meeting will be hosted by Lloyd & Fran Downing. The June meeting will be hosted by Frank & Susan Noonan.

Announcements: There will be a cleanup of the Rose Arbor on Saturday from 7-10. Debra Thompson briefly discussed the “Little Free Libraries. Three Layers may be a possibility for installing one of them. 10th & Laura still seems to be a favorite, and perhaps one near Klutho Park.

Our next membership meeting will be held at the building on May 17. A representative from JEA will be there to discuss the tree trimming cycle. We will also have an update on the 3rd & Silver project. We will have a special cake made by Gillianne Sanford in celebration of SIAA’s 112th birthday.

Adjourn: There was a motion to adjourn the meeting by Jeff Gardner, and seconded by Austin Rieley. Motion Carried. 

Meeting Adjourned at 8:11 p.m.