June 21, 2017

MINUTES

Present

                Board members in attendance: TJ Kaikobad, John Davis, Caleb Carnes, Jane Marie Wilson, Meagen Shepard, Juan Lama and staff, George Woodward. Guests attending, David Aft and Rob Bradham.

Call to Order:

                Chairman Kaikobad called the meeting to order.

Guest Comments:

                David Aft advised Board on progress of Burr Park and invited comment by Board as well as merchants and property owners. Lowell Kirkman is making time available for those purposes. Mr. Woodward is to follow up on behalf of the Board.

Minutes: 

                Motion to approve minutes as distributed by Mr. Davis, second by Mr. Lama and motion passed.

Financials

                Mr. Carnes provided and update on current month and year to date financials. Mr. Carnes asked Mr. Woodward to check with Tax Commissioner on anticipated revenues for 2017. After some discussion, motion to approve by Ms. Shepard, second by Mr. Davis, motion passed.

                Mr. Carnes reviewed 2017 Budget with board and after discussion about Facade Grants and advertising, motion to approve was made by Mr. Lama, second by Ms. Shepard, and motion passed. Mr. Woodward is to check with Mr. Goodlett to ascertain City's interest in adding more funds to façade grant program for remainder of the year.

Chairman’s Report:

                Mr. Kaikobad reviewed some informational items related to Ms. Arnold consulting. He also provide information on City of Refuge rezoning request and suggested no action was necessary at this point other than communication with constituency. Mr. Woodward was asked to follow up with draft email. Mr. Kaikobad also said he was pleased to inform the board and the community of Main Street Accreditation for 2017.

New Business:

                Personnel Committee: Ms. Wilson passed out job descriptions for both Administrative Assistant and Executive Director and said job openings would be posted on City of Dalton website.

                Merchant’s Meeting: Ms. Shepard informed board of meeting and felt very positive about the participation and comments of those in attendance.

                Facade Grant application for Yellow Bird discussed. Motion to approve by Mr. Davis, second by Mr. Carnes, motion passed.

Old Business:

                Facade Grant for Road Runners Investments was reviewed and a motion to approve made by Mr. Lama, second by Ms. Shepard, motion passed.

                Facade Grant for Tease Salon/Walters was reviewed. Motion to approve by Mr. Davis, second by Mr. Carnes, motion passed.

Staff Reports:

                Mr. Davis reported for CVB that Police and Fire Games, softball game and Friday Concerts all going well.

Executive Session:

                Motion made by Ms. Shepard to go into Executive Session to discuss Personnel issues. Second by Ms. Wilson, motion passed.

                Motion to come out of Executive Session made by Ms. Shepard, second by Ms. Wilson motioned passed.

Adjourn:

                Motion to adjourn Board Meeting by Mr. Lama, second by Ms. Wilson meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,

George Woodward