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July 2011 Monthly Meeting
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July 2011 Monthly Meeting

Friends of Goodale Park

Board Meeting

July 6, 2011

7:00 pm Caretakers Residence

Present: Present: Absent:
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.


Treasurer’s Report:

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:

  • Fountain Construction Update:  Third tier is under construction after a week’s delay due to contractor error.  Spliced pieces will be tooled to match surrounding.  Carmine has agreed to an extended two-year warranty.
  • Pond Vegetation:  Weeds are extensive and lotus is starting to return. Options are to let it drown, remove it during work day, or spray.
  •  Fundraising:  We are awaiting a response from the Short North Foundation requesting $2,500 for lighting and $1,500 for the plaque.  In addition, Bill Hefner will host an “invited” fund raiser at his home on Thursday, July 21 from 6 until 8pm.  Matt and Greg volunteered to assist with the event.
  • Plaque: Jason distributed illustrations of the design
  • Schedule:  The elephants should be placed the last week of July with the subsequent filling of the pond. Rick will advise CFD of the time frame so they can plan to assist in filling the pond.  A dedication of the fountain will occur in early October.
  • Gazebo events:  An estimate has been obtained from Bliss Weddings and Events for $800 to supply the draperies only for the three events or $1,200 if plants are included.  Kasey’s opinion (event planner) is that plants are not necessary if draperies are provided.


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:

  • Tree Plaques:  Ready to install but still need springs.
  • Tree Work:  Cabling Yellowwood, pruning Yellow Buckeye by Gazebo, and treating Ash that was missed with earlier work.
  • Post Festival:  Memorial tree near gazebo vandalized during Pride; ComFest clean-up went will; lawn rehab/aeration, fertilizing and seeding has occurred in places and will re-occur in the fall and next spring.
  • Entry Bed:  Adopted by Matt and Garett; flowers and watering (in-part) sponsored by ComFest
  • Sculpture:  Glass mirror is potentially a safety issue but Maynard maintained it wasn’t because it was glued to a wood backing.
  • Memorial Trees:  2 recent inquiries
  • Bed Captiains:  Rick to schedule a meeting with captains for coordination and appreciation


Events and Outreach:

  • ComFest Booth:  FGP needs to give more attention to planning and brand of booth; should it include focused art (call for artists?); reusable for Pride, DooDah, Earth Day, etc.?
  • Gazebo Event:  Scheduled for Sunday 8/21 (last music series event); birthday cake, ice cream, and publicity being addressed.
  • Volunteer Event:   Scheduled forOctober 6 at Park St. Tavern; how to handle invitation (e.g., tokens passed out the volunteers during remaining work days)



Work Day:  Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 9 am to noon.


August Board Meeting – Wednesday, August 3, 2011 @ 7:00 pm, Caretaker’s Residence



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