January 16, 2019

MINUTES

Present

               Board members in attendance: Jane Marie Wilson, Annalee Harlan, Michael Douglas, Caleb Carnes, John Davis, Juan Lama and staff, Catherine Edgemon and Kristi Watson. Guests attending: George Woodward, Allyson Coker, Capt. Jamie Johnson, Lt. Shaun Scott, and Bobbie Anderson.

Call to Order:

               Ms. Wilson called the meeting to order at 8:00 AM.

Guest Comments:

               None.

Minutes: 

               Motion to approve November minutes made by Mr. Lama, second by Mr. Davis. Motion passed unanimously.

Agenda:

               Motion to approve January Agenda made by Mr. Lama, second by Mr. Davis. Motion passed unanimously.

Financials

               Motion to approve November financials made by Mr. Lama, second by Mr. Davis. Motion passed unanimously.

Chairperson’s Report:

               Motion to keep current officers until March made by Mr. Davis, second by Mr. Douglas. Motion passed unanimously. Ms. Wilson will continue as Chairperson, Mr. Kaikobad as Vice-Chairperson, and Mr. Carnes as Treasurer. Ms. Watson will act as Secretary.

Main Street Manager’s Report:

               Annual Main Street Accreditation Assessment was completed and submitted on time.

               Merchants stated in the January Merchant’s Meeting concerns regarding races in downtown. A meeting will be held to discuss further in detail on what policies and procedures should be in place for all races in downtown.

Executive Director’s Report:

               The Downtown Master Roll Out will take place on February 5th at 6 pm at Stage 123. To publicize, flyers will be made as well as posts on social media and the Downtown Dalton website.

Old Business:

               None.

New Business:

               Over the next several weeks, the DDDA will conduct an inventory of business and real estate within the downtown district. Mr. Woodward has been in discussion with Barry Slaymaker on providing interns and college students to facilitate the identifying of buildings in downtown.

Staff Reports:

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County-

               Chamber/BGD-Downtown Master Plan roll out will take place on February 5th at 6 pm at Stage 123.

CVB-New Executive Director for CVB has been identified and will be announced soon.

Adjourn:

               Motion to adjourn Board Meeting by Mr. Lama, second by Mr. Davis, motion passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 8:42 AM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kristi Watson