Meeting Minutes

4/12/17: Board of Director’s Minutes

General Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

5:30 p.m.

City Council Chambers

312 E. Charles Street, Hammond, LA 70401

 

Minutes

 

Call to Order: Paul Jones, Chairman

 

Roll Call:  Chelsea Tallo, Executive Director

 

Frank Di Vittorio                  Present  

Eric Dosch                             Absent

Paul Jones                             Present

Bruce O’Krepki                    Present

Sharon Smith                        Present

Pierre Theriot                       Present

Jonathan Wong                    Absent

 

Paul Jones called the meeting to order.

 

Approval of the Minutes from the general board meeting, Wednesday, March 8th, 2017.

 

Motion was made by Pierre Theriot and seconded by Paul Jones to accept the Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 board minutes as written.

 

Frank Di Vittorio                  Yes                    

Eric Dosch                            Absent

Paul Jones                             Yes

Bruce O’Krepki                    Yes

Sharon Smith                        Yes

Pierre Theriot                       Yes

Jonathan Wong                    Absent

 

Motion Carried

 

Approval of the Minutes from the last general board meeting, Thursday, March 23rd, 2017.

 

Motion was made by Paul Jones and seconded by Pierre Theriot to accept the Thursday, March 8th, 2017 board minutes as written.

 

Frank Di Vittorio                  Yes                    

Eric Dosch                             Absent

Paul Jones                            Yes

Bruce O’Krepki                    Yes

Sharon Smith                        Yes

Pierre Theriot                       Yes

Jonathan Wong                    Absent

 

Motion Carried

 

 

       Approval of the financial report for March 2017- from David Danel, CPA.

 

Motion was made by Paul Jones and seconded by Sharon Smith to approve the March 2017 financial reports from David Danel, CPA. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

  1. DDD Security

    Chelsea updated the board on DDD security cameras. The current security camera will be reprogramed.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS­

 

 

  1. Market Analysis- Ray Scriber

 

 

Ray Scriber, the Louisiana Main Street Director, provided the board with a Hammond Market Analysis.

 

  1. Strategic Plan DDD Security

    Chelsea presented the board the “at-a-glance” one place strategic plan. Board agreed they liked the plan. Would like to see a DDD slogan and marketing plan. Next step of the strategic plan is to create an action plan.

     

  2. Pierre Theriot made a motion to amend the agenda to add Downtown noise problems. Seconded by Paul Jones.

 

 

Frank Di Vittorio         Yes                 

Eric Dosch                    Absent

Paul Jones                   Yes

Bruce O’Krepki           Yes

Sharon Smith               Yes

Pierre Theriot              Yes

Jonathan Wong           Absent

 

Jeffrey Smith presented a noise issue to the Board of Directors. Board agreed to write a letter of support asking the City of Hammond to strongly enforce the noise ordinance.

 

  1. Hanson Crossing

     

    Chelsea briefed the board on contractor issues for Hanson Crossing. Pierre Theriot agreed to further investigate the problem. Jeffrey Smith informed the board the cost of art for the Crossing will be an extra $15,000. Jeffrey agreed to contribute $1,000 and help fundraise for the additional expenses.  

     

  2. Market Pavilion

 

Chelsea presented 2 appraisals to the board for two different properties for the Farmers Market; Board members reviewed. Board discussed the positives and negatives of the current pavilion location.

 

Motion made my Paul Jones and seconded by Pierre Theriot to create a purchase agreement offering $40,000 to propose to CN. A purchase from CN is contingent upon a successful purchase from the Cate Estate. Board asks for a response from CN in 20 days.

 

Frank Di Vittorio         Yes                 

Eric Dosch                    Absent

Paul Jones                   Yes

Bruce O’Krepki           Yes

Sharon Smith               Yes

Pierre Theriot              Yes

Jonathan Wong           Absent

 

Motion made by Frank Di Vittorio and seconded by Paul Jones to create a committee to research alternative property site locations for the Farmers Market pavilion.

 

Frank Di Vittorio         Yes                 

Eric Dosch                    Absent

Paul Jones                   Yes

Bruce O’Krepki           Yes

Sharon Smith               Yes

Pierre Theriot              Yes

Jonathan Wong           Absent

 

 

  1. DDD Ipad

     

    Board discussed getting an iPad for the DDD and adding Chelsea to the Verizon account

    Design Committee report

 

 

  1. Siekkinan Loan

     

    Board discussed the delinquent loan. Board agreed to drop the late charges for $1,479.88.

     

  2. Design Committee Report

 

Pierre Theriot presented the design committee report.

 

     

    Motion made by Pierre Theriot and seconded by Paul Jones to grant 120 N. Cate St’s request for a façade grant in the amount of $2,000.

     

    Frank Di Vittorio                 Yes                     

    Eric Dosch                            Absent    

    Paul Jones                           Yes            

    Bruce O’Krepki                   Yes 

    Sharon Smith                        Yes

    Pierre Theriot                      Yes        

          Jonathan Wong                    Absent

     

                 Motion Carried

     

     

       

      Motion made by Paul Jones and seconded by Pierre Theriot to grant 116 N. Cate St’s request for a façade grant in the amount of $2,000.

       

      Frank Di Vittorio                 Yes                     

      Eric Dosch                            Absent    

      Paul Jones                           Yes            

      Bruce O’Krepki                   Yes 

      Sharon Smith                        Yes

      Pierre Theriot                      Yes        

            Jonathan Wong                   Absent

       

                   Motion Carried

       

         

        Motion made by Paul Jones and seconded by Pierre Theriot to grant 105 W. Thomas St’s request for a façade grant in the amount of $2,000.

         

        Frank Di Vittorio                 Yes                     

        Eric Dosch                            Absent    

        Paul Jones                           Yes            

        Bruce O’Krepki                   Yes 

        Sharon Smith                       Yes

        Pierre Theriot                     Yes         

              Jonathan Wong                  Absent

         

                     Motion Carried

         

         

        1. Director’s Report

        Chelsea Tallo gave the Director’s Report

         

         

        Adjournment

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