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November 2012 Meeting
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November 2012 Meeting

Friends of Goodale Park Board Meeting

Nov. 7, 2012

7:30 pm Caretakers Residence

Present: Present: Present:
Jason Kentner (Pres.) Bryant Fried (ComFest) Julie Hallan (Vol. Coord.)
Maddy Weisz (VP) Rick Frantz Absent:
Andy Klein (Treasurer) Beth Vogt Missy Ricksecker
Stan Sells (Sec.) Greg Krobot
Dave Snow Pat Lewis Guests:
Matt Wolf Garett Heysel Marc Flinn
Eric Anderson Rick Miller (Rec/Parks) Ro-z Mendelson

Oct. 3, 2012 Board Minutes:

Motion: To approve the October minutes.

Motion carried.

Rec. & Parks:

Parking lot signage has been revised to indicate no parking during the night hours that the park is closed. There is still the issue of enforcement since a city park is not considered a public right of way so it does not have police enforcement of parking restrictions. It is up to C&RP to enforce parking restrictions (currently beyond their capacity).

Treasurer’s Report:

Andy submitted an amended report for the month of September. Total revenues and accounts receivable were $1,007.37. Expenses were $1,189.67. Total net assets as of 10/03/12 were: $23,885.70.

Volunteer Coordinator Update:

The Nov. 3rd Work Day garnered 30 volunteers plus six Board members. All planting beds were cleaned up for the winter. Julie provided an excellent chili and with the other food items provided, the group had a great pot luck as the concluding work event activity for the year.

Comfest Concerns:

Bryant and Ro-z reviewed the current Comfest support of a funding grant for park beautification (at FGP discretion) and a designated amount of funds for turf and park restoration as required following the Comfest event. Ro-z asked that there be an accounting of expenses for the latter category and that Comfest would then replenish those funds as they are drawn down. To date, he has not received an accounting of those funds.

In addition, there is an issue of a tree that was planted in the live arts stage area that needs to be relocated; and concern about managing the clean-up activity in the park following Red, White and Boom.

Action Item: Jason directed the Operations Committee to convene a work group to address all three of these issues and subsequently present recommendations to the Board.

Gala Event:

The Gala will be held at the home of Michael Cash and Kyong Sun Pae, 743 Dennison Ave. on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 from 6 until 9 pm. Admission price is $40/person. There is an article in the Nov./Dec. issue of the SN Gazette. Post cards will be printed by R Design. Marc presented post card design options for review by the Board, although the Events Committee had recommended that the snow scene used for past Galas be used again this year. Signup sheets were circulated to recruit artists and others to donate to the Silent Auction. Also, signup sheets were circulated to cover job assignments at the Gala.

Motion: (Jason K./Garett H.) To provide one free admission for all donors to the Silent Auction (food donors excluded). Motion carried.

In addition, free passes will be issued to members of the Columbus Parks Commission; C&RP Director and other department staff as appropriate; to the City Council representative to the Parks Commission; and to the designated event photographer.

Thanks to Missy, Edelman Financial Services has offered to sponsor the Gala event in the amount of $3,000 as an undesignated contribution (and as a sole contribution without matching requirements). It is requested that EFS be acknowledged on all publicity, be acknowledged at the event, and acknowledged in all subsequent write-ups that are published in various media.

Motion: (Jason K./Garett H.) To approve $150 expenditure for the purchase of cup cakes for the Wm. Fish Gate Re-dedication Event. Motion carried.


Rick reported that all requirements for the Scotts/Cols. Fdn. Grant of $2,000 have been met that the Andy should receive the check shortly. Rick also reported that all requirements have been met for the Active Living Grant of $1,000 and that Andy should also receive that check shortly.

Rick confirmed that he will convene a work group to address the issues raised from Comfest. He and Rick Miller will coordinate on tree memorial plaque inscriptions and on the placement of bench pads.


Nothing to report in Missy’s absence.

Planning and Development:

Wm. Fish Gate Grants Status: Stan reported that the final report to the Greater Columbus Arts Council regarding the Fish Gate Grant has been submitted along with required documents to the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Andy should receive the balance of the grant ($750) by the end of November.

Stan also reported that he submitted the grant request to the Ohio Historical Society for the stone restoration of the Fish Gates and will also prepare the Neighborhood Partnership Grant request during December.

Fountain Update: The three under water light that had burned out have been replaced. The electrician is still working on the control panel but that should be done by the end of November at which point we can expect a final city inspection on the electrical permit.

Next Committee Meeting: Monday Nov. 19 @ 7:00 at the Caretaker’s Residence

Events and Outreach:

Holiday Gala: See discussion above.

Next Committee Meeting: Monday Nov. 26 @ 7:30 pm at Maddy’s

Other Business:

FGP Annual Retreat: Jason is open to suggestions for date and location of the retreat. He proposed finding a facilitator who would focus the Board on the question of FGP Branding. Suggestions are welcomed.

FGP Gala: – Wednesday, December 5, 2012, @ 6:00 to 9:00 at 743 Dennison Ave.

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