May 8, 2018

SIAA Board Meeting Minutes - May 8, 2018

Present:  Annie Howe, Tim Howe, Julia Rider, Michael Trautmann, Debra Thompson, Cherri Picard, Lindsay Shugerman, Kevin Wills, & Shannon Elian

The meeting was called to order by Annie Howe at 7:05 p.m.  

Minutes: Annie asked everyone if they had reviewed the April minutes.  Debra Thompson made the motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Cherri Picard. Motion Carried.

Treasury Report:  Quickbooks has been re-built. Cherri Picard made the motion to accept the Treasury Report as presented, seconded by Michael Trautmann. Motion Carried.

Fountain in Klutho Park:  The fountain plumbing system needs work, and, according to Michael Trautmann, the system is complicated. There is water overflowing. Chris Farley had given the original plumber’s name, but they are no longer in business. The city is currently paying to operate the fountain, but water is spraying all over the park.  James Pedroni contends that the problem is tree roots getting into the system. The fountain will need to be dis-assembled. Chris Farley opposes this. Debra Thompson contends the fountain needs to be repaired, and we, as an organization, should do what needs to be done to preserve the fountain. This discussion was tabled until next meeting.

Committee Reports:

Rentals: We have 8 new bookings since the April Board Meeting. Calls are steady.

Membership: Lisa sent renewals. Six were returned in 2 days. Walter Whetstone passed away just after last month’s meeting. The next oral history project will be with Michael Trautmann.

Building: Tim and Michael will buy mold killer to clean the exterior of the building. This was approved prior. Michael would like to enter into a cleaning contract with Teresa at Combat Cleaning to perform cleaning services after a function at SIAA. Michael also would like to repair the wall paper. Annie suggested co-chairs to make a list, get estimates, and bring to the next Board Meeting.

Grounds:  No Report.

Archives: Cherri will dedicate this Thursday to work on the archives inventory closet upstairs. Lindsey Shugerman will assist. Lindsay also has warned that her passcode for the building is duplicated. Michael Trautmann instructed Lindsay and Cherri to use the window unit upstairs. The training for “Pass Perfect” is $68.00. Both of them should receive the training.

Garden Club: The next meeting will be held May 24th  at Kimbro’s at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be “Carnivorous Plants.” A volunteer is needed to host the meeting for June.

Springfield Holiday Society: They had “walking tacos” in the park on 2nd Sunday. They were for sale at $5.00 a piece, and Debra Thompson said they made $200.00. An additional donation was made by Pete Helow. They are selling t-shirts with maps of Springfield on the back. They come in black or white, and you may elect to put a crystal where your house is. The t-shirts cost $20.00 each. The society is raising money for a flagpole, that will be used for decorations during the Holiday Home Tour. It was also noted that the Rose Arbor is improving.

New Business: Michael Trautmann would like to raise $10,000 to $12,000 to continue painting the bridges. Trautmann and Company will donate the landscaping, and any funds left over would benefit the SIAA building and the lights on Main Street.

Announcements: Next meeting will be at SIAA on May 15th. Chris Farley will give a history of the trolley tracks in Springfield.

Adjourn: There was a motion to adjourn the meeting by Debra Thompson and seconded by Michael Trautmann. Motion Carried.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:05 P.M.


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