May 16, 2018


                Board members in attendance: Jane Marie Wilson, John Davis, Meagen Shepard, Juan Lama, Caleb Carnes, Tyree Goodlett, and staff, George Woodward. Guests attending: Jason Parker.

Call to Order:

                Ms. Wilson called the meeting to order.

Guest Comments:



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


                Motion to approve financials for March & April made by Mr. Davis, second by Mr. Lama.

Chairperson’s Report:

                Ann Arnold to be present at luncheon on May 24th.

DDDA received Main Street Accreditation for 2018.

Steering Committee will meet on June 19th. 830 responses on the survey and 17 focus groups for the Downtown Master Plan Initiative. 

Main Street Manager’s Report:

                No report this month.

Interim Director’s Report:

                2 more focus groups, one which will include the Hispanic community to be added to Vinson Assessment.

Belk building through Barrett Properties will be converted to residential space. Roof to be built over Crescent City Courtyard.   Discussed the need for a plan to be developed for block on Hamilton Street across from Crescent City Courtyard.

Downtown Dalton Summer Music Series will begin June 8th. Insurance for the Downtown Dalton Summer Music Series has been obtained. Will apply for alcohol licenses for all 13 music series.    

Old Business:

                No old business.

New Business:

                Motion to approve Façade Grant for First Lumen, LLC in the amount of $4,021.86 motioned by Mr. Kaikobad, second by Ms. Shepard.

Staff Reports:

                City-Working with Public Works on projects that need attention within Downtown Dalton. Mr. Parker provided a budget calendar for City.

                Chamber/BGD-No Report.


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

 Respectfully Submitted,

George Woodward