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April 2011 Monthly Meeting
8th Apr


April 2011 Monthly Meeting

Friends of Goodale Park

Board Meeting

April 6, 2011

7:00 pm Caretakers Residence


Present: Present: Absent:
Jason Kentner (Pres.) Garett Heysel Micki Pike
Andy Klein (Treasurer) Matt Wolf Beth Vogt
Stan Sells (Sec.) Rick Miller (Rec/Parks) Chris Gillespie
Ken Salak Julie Hallan Maddy Weisz (VP)
Rick Frantz Greg Krobot
Pat Lewis Guest:
Seth Clarke Greg Maynard


Motion: Approval of March Board meeting minutes,

Vote: Motion carried


Volunteer Coordinator Update

Julie reported that the March 12th work day involved 24 volunteers for a total of 64.5 volunteer hours, and that the April 2nd work day involved 32 volunteers for a total of 89 volunteer hours (this despite less than ideal weather).  Beds were cleaned up as well as the park in general.  Much was accomplished.


Volunteers for the Earth Day work day (April 16) are urged to sign up on the Green Columbus web site ( for the 40 work slots.  The focus that day will be on mulching.


The Volunteer Recognition Event is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 from 6 to 8.  Julie is exploring possible sites outside the park and is open to suggestions.


Discussion re: Goodale Gates Elements

Rick Miller presented a number of options for manufactured light fixtures (instead of custom light fixtures).

Motion (Sells/Heysel): For Miller to pursue Quality Masonry’s recommended light fixture for the two large columns of the Goodale Gates. Cost would be $9,000 for the two lights installed and wired.  Motion approved.


Rick Miller reported that Quality Masonry’s estimate for fabricating new stone caps for the four short columns based on the original design would be $7,100.

Motion (Heysel/Clarke): To approve the addition of the cap stones using Option D of the four design options.  Motion approved.


Rick also reported on the CRPD’s intent to coordinate with the Cols. Fire Dept. to fill the pond during the week of June 6 prior to the Gay Pride event the following week.  Sells will convey this information to Carmine Menduni.


Treasurer’s Report:

Andy presented the treasurer’s report which reflected revenues of $3,653.89 and expenses of $8,250 (Casting Arts Tech.) and $6,500 (Malcolm Cochran).


Budget Discussion:

Development and Finance:

Total budget request is $183,337.07.  Of that figure, $19,000 remains unobligated for fountain lighting and $2,000 remains unobligated for signage.  As of 4/5, approximately $8,000 needs to be raised for the lighting and $2,000 needs to be raised for the signage.


Planning and Operations:

Budget request is for $2,500.  However, a grant application has been submitted to the city’s Community Gardens Grant in the amount of $2,500.

Motion (Heysel/Kentner):  To obligate $500 for the purchase of plants for the May 15 Planting Day.  Motion approved.


Events and Outreach:

Budget request is for $1,500.

Motion (Heysel/Salak):  To authorize the expenditure of $220 to cover the cost of web hosting and domain registration.  Motion approved.

Motion (Kentner/Heysel):  To authorize the expenditure of $500 to the Summer Music in the Park series.  Motion approved.


SNBA Membership:

Motion (Heysel/Lewis):  To authorize the expenditure of $125 for  the annual membership fee to the Short North Business Association.  Motion approved.


New Business:

In light of Micki Pike’s absence, Andy will suggest at the next ComFest Board meeting that the ComFest Board offer a replacement for Micki.


April Work Day/Earth Day – Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 9:00 am


Fountain Steering Committee Meeting – Monday, April 25, 7:00 pm (place TBD)


Park Tree Walk – Sunday, May 1, 2-3 pm


May Board Meeting – Wednesday, May 4, 2011 @ 7:00 pm, Caretaker’s Residence


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