Meeting Minutes

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes - April

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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

                          

Eric Dosch                             Present

Paul Jones                              Present

Bruce O’Krepki                   Present

Cassie Ragan                          Absent

Sharon Smith                          Present

Pierre Theriot                      Absent

Justin Thornhill                      Present

 

Approval of the financial report from March 2018.

 

Eric Dosch made a motion seconded by Justin Thornhill to accept the March financial report as written.

 

Eric Dosch                            Yes

Paul Jones                             Yes

Bruce O’Krepki                   Yes

Cassie Ragan                          Absent

Sharon Smith                          Yes

Pierre Theriot                      Absent

Justin Thornhill                      Yes

 

Motion carried.

 

Old Business:

 

Approval of meeting Minutes from March 14, 2018.

 

Eric Dosch made a motion, seconded by Sharon Smith to accept the Wednesday, March 14, 2018 minutes as written.

 

Eric Dosch                             Yes

Paul Jones                              Yes

Bruce O’Krepki                   Abstain

 

 

 

 

 

Cassie Regan                          Absent

Sharon Smith                          Yes

Pierre Theriot                      Absent

Justin Thornhill                      Yes

 

Motion carried.

 

New Business:

 

  1. Market Pavilion

    Chelsea Tallo briefed the board on recent funding efforts and presented the application for the bond. She also briefed the board about the bond attorney that was recommended. A phone call with the attorney will be made on Thursday. Paul Jones noted that the board needs to be aware of paying off any bonds or loans before the next millage vote. Eric Dosch noted the upcoming steps that would need to be taken in addition to filling out the application, and Paul Jones recommended scheduling a special meeting beforehand to gather the questions that need to be addressed and answered by the bond attorney.  

     

  2. Sweet Rolls: Revolving Loan

    Eric Dosch briefed the Board on the latest information concerning the Sweet Rolls revolving loan application. He noted that the numbers and information were reviewed and were satisfactory. It was recommended to approve the unsecured 3 year loan for $24,916.

     

    Eric Dosch made a motion seconded by Justin Thornhill to approve the  Revolving Loan for Sweet Rolls.

     

    Eric Dosch                        Yes

    Paul Jones                        Yes

    Bruce O’Krepki                          Yes

    Cassie Ragan                   Absent

    Sharon Smith                   Yes

    Pierre Theriot                 Absent

    Justin Thornhill               Yes

     

    Motion carried.

     

  3. Report: Design Committee

    Chelsea Tallo briefed the board on the Design Committee meeting, Minutes included information concerning First Guaranty Bank, the bike rack competition, landscaping, and the market pavilion. Parking striping was briefly discussed.

     

  4. Report: Merchant Committee

    Chelsea Tallo briefed the board on the Merchant Committee meeting. Minutes included information concerning committee protocol and goals, landscaping, trash pickup, pet and

     

     

     

     

     

     

    cigarette waste, delivery schedule, art, and networking. The BBQ challenge was also discussed, specifically involving the merchants in finding a solution for the issues presented by the event. The BBQ challenge board would be present at the next Merchant Committee meeting to further discuss solutions.

     

  5. Report: Hammond Farmers Market Committee

    Olivia presented the Hammond Farmers Market committee report. Minutes included information concerning animal sale guidelines, goals, cooking demos, SNAP/EBT implementation, and creating a Hammond Eat Local Challenge. A special meeting was scheduled to discussed inclement weather protocol for April 19th.   

     

  6. Director’s Report 

    Chelsea Tallo presented her directors report. It included Cheers for Charity (which was postponed to ensure its success), the bike rack competition, Hot August Night planning, (particularly the photo competition and sponsorships), the promotion committee meeting on April 25th,  Hanson Crossing and the toasting success, the latest issue of The Downtowner, rebranding, national convention (specifically the topic of “8 to 80” and speaker systems), and Southeastern orientation. She also reminded the board of important dates and capital projects.

     

    -Adjournment 

     

                                                                                  Chelsea A. Tallo, DDD Executive Director

    Hammond Downtown Development District Authority

    #2 West Thomas Street, Hammond, LA 70401  

                                                                                                            985-277-5681       

     

     

     

    In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please contact Chelsea Tallo at 985- 277-5681 describing the assistance that is necessary.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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