June 20, 2018

MINUTES

Present

Board members in attendance: Jane Marie Wilson, John Davis, Meagen Shepard, Juan Lama, Caleb Carnes, Tyree Goodlett, Juan Lama and staff, George Woodward and Kristi Watson. Guests attending: Jason Parker, Allyson Coker, Rob Bradham, David Aft, Krista Long, Dana Silvers, Lt. Jamie Johnson, and Danny Bivins.

Call to Order:

                Ms. Wilson called the meeting to order.

Guest Comments:

                David Aft-Attended Steering Committee. Pleased with the direction things are heading.

               Rob Bradham-Pleased with the turnout for Downtown Dalton Summer Music Series.

              Danny Bivins-Key issues at Steering Committee is Streetscape, sidewalks, parking, and housing. Adding more downtown activities and public art. Promote development projects. Work on train noise and Dalton Depot.

Minutes: 

                Motion to approve minutes as distributed by Ms. Shepard, second by Mr. Davis.

Financials

                Financials Tabled.

Chairperson’s Report:

                Ms. Wilson and Mr. Woodward made a presentation for Kiwanis and everyone seemed pleased with what’s going on in Downtown Dalton.

                Ms. Wilson asked for unanimous approval to raise the millage rate to 2.5 mills. Motion to approve millage increase by Ms. Shepard, second by Mr. Carnes. Motion passed.

Main Street Manager’s Report:

                Main Street 101 is now available online at www.georgiamainstreet.org. Each board member and staff must complete by the end of 2018.

Interim Director’s Report:

                Mr. Woodward stated the Downtown Dalton Summer Music Series is a City effort and is extremely pleased with the work going into downtown. Interest in Burr Park is growing. New policies and procedures for Burr Park still under development.

                Steering Committee is making significant progress.

                Budget for next 3 years will now be finalized to include the millage rate increase.

Old Business:

                Motion to approve Sampler funds to be distributed as specialty shop participants receive $115.00 and restaurants to receive $230.00 motioned by Ms. Shepard, second by Mr. Davis. Motion passed.

New Business:

Staff Reports:

                City-The Dalton Depot is listed on the Georgia Trust website.

                Chamber/BGD-Housing

                CVB-Fully staffed; Police & Fire Games to return to Dalton in 2019.

Adjourn:

                Motion to adjourn Board Meeting by Ms. Shepard, second by Mr. Goodlett, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,

George Woodward