Friends of Goodale Park
July 6, 2011
7:00 pm Caretakers Residence
|Jason Kentner (Pres.)||Matt Wolf||Maddy Weisz (VP)|
|Stan Sells (Sec.)||Greg Krobot||Garett Heysel|
|Andy Klein (Treasurer)||Beth Vogt||Chris Gillespie|
|Ken Salak||Bryant Fried (ComFest)|
|Rick Frantz||Rick Miller (Rec/Parks)|
|Pat Lewis||Julie Hallan (Vol. Coord.)||Guest:|
|Seth Clarke||Greg Maynard|
Jason re- introduced Bryant Fried to the Board as a full board member representing ComFest.
The minutes of the June, 2011 Board meeting were approved with the following corrections:
The date of the minutes should read June 1 rather than May 4 and the amount previously reported as being spent on annuals should be $564.03 (not $658).
Volunteer Coordinator Update
Julie reported that 44 volunteers had worked during the June work day Bill Finzel supplied breakfast, CD101 was present and both Stonewall and Chase provided volunteers.
There were enough FGP volunteer hours incurred during ComFest to waive the booth fee. FGP and ComFest provided volunteers to set up trash receptacles and clean up after Red, White and Boom. SNCA funded two uniform policemen during R,W &B.
The next work day will be Saturday, July 9 during which the blue fence will be removed from around the pond.
The Volunteer Appreciation Event will be held Thursday, October 6, 2011 beginning at 6:00 pm at the Park Street Tavern. Julie asked if some of our community participants might also help sponsor the VA event. The Board should explore this.
Sells reported that he had been contacted by the Oswald Family Foundation after he submitted the annual report regarding their grant. The Foundation indicated its willingness to continue funding the VA coordinator position in the amount of $2,000. Sells has submitted the grant request for that amount.
Rec. & Parks: Goodale Gates Elements
Rick Miller reported that the stone caps are under construction for the four small columns. He had also created a 59” mock up of the original light fixtures and there was a consensus of board members that the 59” size was appropriate for the size of the large columns. A fabricator had submitted a quote of $20,000 to fabricate the two original fixtures (installation extra) but Rick now has catalogues from Penn Globe (the original manufacturer of the Gate light fixtures) and will explore the possible combination of a fabricated base plus an “appropriate” existing fixture, hopefully at a lesser cost.
Sells will explore with neighbor who is on the faculty of CCAD if CCAD students might fabricate such fixtures.
Andy reported that the total obligation for the fountain was $249,118.00 and that $172,430.92 had been paid leaving an unpaid balance of $76,687.08. Allowing for current FGP funds and accounts receivable ($3,145) to cover the unpaid balance, and setting aside the $13,112.54 that the board restricted for gates restoration, FGP is then left with net assets of $6,416.33.
New Board Members:
Jason urged Board members think of possible new Board members, especially those with skills in web design, graphics skills, legal experience and contract development. Potential new members should be recruited prior to the January Board retreat.
Development and Finance:
Motion (Kentner/Clarke): To approve the expenditure of $800 to $1,000 to cover the screening costs for the July gazebo events and that said funds should come out of the contingency portion of the CAM contract.
Vote: Motion carried.
Next Committee Meeting: Monday, July 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm @ the Caretaker’s Residence
Planning and Operations:
Events and Outreach:
Work Day: Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 9 am to noon.
August Board Meeting – Wednesday, August 3, 2011 @ 7:00 pm, Caretaker’s Residence