April 4, 2012
7:30 pm Caretakers Residence
|Maddy Weisz (VP)||Eric Anderson||Jason Kentner (Pres.)|
|Andy Klein (Treasurer)||Bryant Fried (ComFest)||Greg Krobot|
|Stan Sells (Sec.)||Pat Lewis||Missy Ricksecker|
|Garett Heysel||Dave Snow||Guests:|
|Beth Vogt||Rick Miller (Rec/Parks)||Chet Ridenour|
|Matt Wolf||Julie Hallan (Vol. Coord.)||Greg Maynard|
Maddy opened the meeting by introducing Chet Ridenour, the new administrator for the Short North Civic Association. Chet spoke of his desire to strengthen the ties with neighborhood groups such as FGP.
The minutes of the March 7, 2012 Board meeting were approved.
Rec. & Parks:
Goodale Gates Elements
Rick Miller reported the new light fixtures are currently being fabricated.
The monument was moved last week. Lots of positive comments. Sells noted that a branch of the Gingo tree is in close proximity to the top of the monument and should be trimmed. Rick Frantz said he would follow up on that. Also, at some point the holes in the base where the planters were attached will need to be filled.
The walls have been seal coated and AquaBlok has been applied throughout the pond floor. The well pump will be turned on this Friday (4/6) and the total fill will occur on Monday 4/9. (positive thoughts are encouraged!)
Perimeter sidewalks will be repaired with replacement cement. Rick F. asked that the work be coordinated with the pouring of new bench pads.
Volunteer Coordinator Update
Julie’s contract for 2012 is now in effect. She now has 95 volunteers pre-registered to work on 4/14 Earth Day/FGP work day. Chris Corso would like to make a food donation for volunteers – details to be determined. Amy Saunders (Cols. Dispatch) will have an article in the Weekender. FGP will also have a booth at the 4/21 Earth Day Celebration at the Columbus Commons. Missy is doing a great job in keeping Facebook updated.
Andy reported total revenues and accounts receivable for the months of February and March of $7,270.20. Total net assets as of 04/04//12: $45,790.84.
Sells will confer with Greg Krobot and Seth Clarke with a specific contract (scope and cost) for Board approval prior to any work. It is assumed this work could be completed by October and a re-dedication held at that time. In addition, 5th Ave. International School will participate in the project and the re-dedication. Since the amount of funds (from FGP and the grant) is insufficient to restore the stone columns, it was agreed that FGP would apply for a UIRF grant to underwrite the cost of the stone restoration. Rick Miller will advise the Board when applications for UIRF funds will be available.
Next Committee Meeting: Monday, April 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm @ Caretakers Residence
Events and Outreach:
Planning and Operations:
Next Work Day: Saturday, April 14 @ 9am
Committee will meet at Missy’s house on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm.=
May Board Meeting – Wednesday, May 2, 2012, @ 7:00pm; Caretaker’s Residence