Friday, February 15, 2019

No Main Street Board meetings in Dec 2018 and Jan 2019

Main Street Board meeting Nov. 5, 2018


Greentown Main Street Association Minutes
Monday, November 5, 2018

The Greentown Main Street Association met on Monday November 5, 2018 at Main Occasions Catering for the Annual Meeting. Those in attendance were:

Directors present: Jolene Rule, Lisa Stout, Garry Hill, Mark Lantz, Liesbet Patrick, Ronda Eldridge, Rachel Jenkins and Katie Regan.
Directors Absent with regrets: Drew Reed, Ron Simpson

Guests present : Jim Miller, Mary Miller, Renda Hurst, Regina Poe, Brad Miller, Jodi Miller, Scott Deyoe, Robin Hainlen, Joyce Yager, Rita Hill, Zachary Houghton, Theresa Houghton, Diana McCarthy and John McCarthy.

Jolene Rule invited all in attendance to fill their plates at the buffet offered by Main Occasions Catering. She then called the meeting to order.

Jolene introduce the guests present and thanked Scott Deyoe and Mark Lantz from the Town Council for their support this last year.

The minutes of the September 2018 meeting were presented. Mark Lantz made a motion to approve the minutes and Katie Regan seconded. The motion passed.

The Treasurer's report for October was read. Liesbet Patrick moved they be filed for audit and Katie Regan seconded the motion. The motion passed.

The Treasurer presented the 2019 budget. Katie Regan made a motion to accept the budget and Liesbet Patrick seconded the motion. The motion passed.

Mark Lantz, chairman of the Nominating Committee, read two proposals to change the Greentown Main Street by-laws for their second reading. These changes are needed in order to give the board more flexibility and to give a vice president more experience to step into the president position.

The changes are as follows:

Page 5, Article V, Section 4.
Current:
Section 4 Terms of office:

The terms of office for the President, Secretary/Treasurer will be one year with a maximum term of three consecutive years.

Change to:
Section 4 Terms of office:

The terms of office for the President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer will be one year with a maximum term of three consecutive years or until their successors are elected. If after not holding a particular office for one year a person may be elected to hold that office again.

A Vice President position could be available if needed.

To add the option of Vice President to our list of officers we would need to add this to the By-Laws under Article V, page 6
Section 6 The Vice President

The Vice President shall, in the event of the absence or inability of the President to continue his(her) office, shall become acting president of the organization with all rights, privileges and powers as if he(she) had been duly elected.

Liesbet Patrick made a motion to change the by laws to add the Vice President position back into the by-Laws. Ronda Eldridge seconded and the motion was approved

Garry Hill made the motion to change the terms of office in the by-laws to reflect the proposed changes. Mark Lantz seconded this motion and the motion was passed.

Mark Lantz presented the slate of nominees for members of the 2019 Board. This would be a three year term. Those Board members up for re-election are Ronda Eldridge, Ronald D. Simpson, Lisa Stout and Rachel Jenkins. Also nominated were Regina Poe and Ed Hannah. Jolene Rule asked for nominations from the floor. After receiving no other nominations Liesbet Patrick made the motion to accept these nominations and John McCarthy seconded. The motion was approved and all were elected.

Mark then presented the list of Officers for 2019. President – Jolene Rule, Vice President – Regina Poe, and Sec/Treas – Lisa Stout. Katie Regan seconded the motion and the offices were elected for 2019.

Organization

Membership – It was reported that we ended 2018 with 56 members. (46 paid, 1 exchange and 9 free. ) Lisa said that her goal in the past has been 50 members and this year we achived that goal. She has set the goal for 2019 at 55.

Fundraising – Is in need of a chairman.

Website – Lisa reported that she continues to get phone call questions and feels that the website is working for us. She will update the membership and directory pages when the membership renewals are in during February.

Facebook Page – Jolene reported that the facebook page is doing well with over 200 followers. Keep sending her your event information.

Design - Katie Regan -Chairman

Committee Members: Drew Reed, Jolene Rule, Rachel Jenkins

Revitalization Plan
Katie reminded everyone that the revitalization plan of Sept 2017 has been approved, and parts of the 1998 plan were incorporated into it. We should not let the plan be forgotten and there are things we can do with little or no money to accomplish some of these plans.
The 22/35 project will be a trying time for all but it will be worth it. Things are on track for the beginning construction in 2020. We want to keep our downtown businesses open during this time Billboards and social media will play a large part in this.
Town Beautification – Jolene Rule reported that the flowers on the corners had been donated by Heartland Market this year and that the town employees watered them. She thanked those who helped to plant and water the plants and for helping to make the town look nice.
Murals and SignageMain Occassions is still planning a mural on the west side of their building. They are still considering designs and artists to do the work with possible grants to help with the cost.
Wayfinding Signs- A letter was received from Clifford Sign that our signs should be completly done and installed by Thanksgiving weather permitting. The grant we received for this project is a matching grant and we are still less than $500 short. Thank you to those who have donated so far. ( The Town of Greentown, Howard County, Bridge of Life, Greentown Main Street, Greentown Glass Museum, National Greentown Glass Association, Greentown Lions Club, Jim & Mary Miller, Research Club.)
Historic Designation - Rachel Jenkins.
The final steps were completed this year to put our downtown area on the National Historic Register. On Tuesday Nov 13 at the History Center there will be a meeting for business owners to learn how they can apply to make inprovements on their buildings and see what is available. All are welcome.
Christmas Lights – Jim Miller reported that the Christmas lights are ready to hang whenever the Fire Department can do it.
Joyce Yager asked to be added to the Design Committee.

Economic Vitality - Mark Lantz - Chairman.

Mark reported that it has been an active year. As Main Street partners with the Town Council and businesses & orgainzations to all work together. “Folks will benefit from what we are doing. “

The Quarterly Business Persons Meetings have been productive. Round table talks about what is on their minds. First impressions was one topic and what the school can offer the town was another.

There are over 50 known businesses in Greentown.

This Year: Century Villa & Centry Fields receivd new owners, Blondies Cookies is expanding to Castleton. There is interest on the land south of Casey's on 213. A New medical clinic plans to open at Centry Villa. Greentown Flooring and Main Occassions redid the facades of their buildings.Brad Howell Ford is moving out on Nov. 19 and Dirt and Turf plan to fill that building.

There is a lot of energy in this town and we need to continue to keep it moving. We are still in the development stages of our revitalization Plan and it will pay off in the long run.
 

Promotion

Music At The Fountain – Ed Hannah sent in a report that we started with $6951.85 and after income and expenses ended the season with $7100.35. MATF paid $500.00 toward the Main Street Insurance. There is still some cake walk money that has not been turned in.

MATF Scholorship – As long as there is money available the scholorship will continue.

Community Rummage sale – Robin Hainlen. Will consider a map for next year.
 

Lt. Mike Andry Ride – Rita Hill reported that this years ride was a wash out but still made over $12,000 for charities. 30 motorcycle riders rode in the rain. Thank yous were given to those who donated to the auction and to the event. Next years ride will be July 20, 2019. 

Community Garden – Three gardeners this year. Will try it again next year if there is any interest.

Art Show – 53 entries this year. Was a good show. Thank you to Meridian Street Christian Church for allowing us to have the show there. Will receive a Walmart Grant of $250.00 for Ronda Eldridge's participation in organizing and set up.

Holiday Bazaar – Jodi Cecil -November 10, 2018 at the fairgrounds. 9 AM – 3 PM

Farmers Market – It was a small market this year but we had excellent vendors.

Fall Festival – Even though this event was cancelled in 2018 Drew Reed is still planning to have it in 2019.

Old Business – None

New Business – Jolene gave special recognition to Lisa Stout for her help this year, Katie Regan for all her work with INDOT, Mark Lantz for bringing owr downtown businesses to life, Ron Simpson for his knowledge of Robert's Rules of Order. To Rachel Jenkins and her work with the Historical designation, To Jim and Mary Miller for getting the new Christmas Lights, to Amy & Russell at Main Occassions for the excellent food, to all board members and to all the Chairmen of each committee.

Comments – Joyce Yager thanked Main Street for their partnership with the Greentown Historical Society in applying to host a Smithsonian Exhibit and establish a permanent exhibit of WWII and forward. The Grant was submitted with thank yous to Jolene Rule and Mike Imbler Lion's Club president who sent in letters of recommendation. The Historical Society is working on a permanent bank exhibit and are in need of a teller's cage.

Renda Hurst said that in light of the news lately we should encourage everyone to be the spirit of inclusion to everyone around us. In her 44 years here she has never experience racisim in Greentown.

Scott Deyoe commented that things are happening in downtown Greentown. The more events we have downtown the better. We need businesses in town so that we do not have to go to Kokomo to meet our needs. The Greentown Glass Festival is in talks of returning for the 2020 anniversary of the opening of the Glass Museum. Our Fairgrounds are our biggest asset.

Garry Hill said that kayak races were held during the Glass Festivals and would like to see that happen again.

Robin Hainlen confirmed that the Glass Museum is working on their 50th year celebration.

Jolene asked that if there was any objections to not having a board meeting in December and January. Liesbet made a motion to not have meetings in December and January. Katie seconded and the motion passed.

Jolene drew numbers for door prizes and with no other business the meeting was adjourned at 8:34 PM.

The next meeting will be February 4, 2019, 7 PM at the City Building

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

October 2018 Main Street board minutes


Greentown Main Street Association Minutes

Monday, October 1, 2018

The Greentown Main Street Association met on Monday October 1, 2018 at the Greentown City Building Town Council room. Those in attendance were:

Directors present: Jolene Rule, Lisa Stout, Ron Simpson, Garry Hill, Mark Lantz, Liesbet Patrick, Ronda Eldridge,Rachel Jenkins and Katie Regan.

Directors Absent with regrets: Drew Reed

Guests present : Zachary Houghton and Mike Imbler

Jolene Rule called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

Mark Lantz chairman of the Nominating Committee presented the slate of nominees for members of the 2019 Board. This would be a three year term. Those board members up for re-election are Ronda Eldridge, Ronald D. Simpson, Lisa Stout and Rachel Jenkins. Also nominated were Regina Poe and Ed Hannah.

Mark read two proposals to change the Greentown Main Street by-laws. These changes are needed in order to give the board more flexibility and to give a vice president more experience to step into the president position. After some discussion the proposals passed the first reading. The second reading and vote on these changes will be on November 5.

The changes are as follows:

Page 5, Article V, Section 4.
Current:
Section 4 Terms of office:

The terms of office for the President, Secretary/Treasurer will be one year with a maximum term of three consecutive years.

Change to:
Section 4 Terms of office:

The terms of office for the President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer will be one year with a maximum term of three consecutive years or until their successors are elected. If after not holding a particular office for one year a person may be elected to hold that office again.

A Vice President position could be available if needed.

To add the option of Vice President to our list of officers we would need to add this to the By-Laws under Article V, page 6

Section 6 The Vice President

The Vice President shall, in the event of the absence or inability of the President to continue his(her) office, shall become acting president of the organization with all rights, privileges and powers as if he(she) had been duly elected.

The minutes of the August 2018 meeting were approved as printed.

The Treasurer's report for August and September were read. Ron moved they be filed for audit and Mark seconded the motion passed.

Organization

Membership – One new membership – Lori Goodnight ( Cupcakes for a Cure)

Fundraising – Is in need of a chairman.

Website – Lisa reported that she continues to get phone call questions and feels that the website is working for us.

Facebook Page – Jolene reported that the facebook page is doing well with over 200 followers. Keep sending her your event information.

Design - Katie Regan -Chairman

Committee Members: Drew Reed, Jolene Rule, Rachel Jenkins

Revitalization Plan
Katie gave a Downtown Enhancement Grant Quarterly report. Her committee is looking for projects that can be completed with little or no money before the street project begins or even while it is going on. A lot of things can still be negotiated into the street project. Storm water is still a problem but the street project should be able to locate some of the reasons for this. Downtown sidewalks will be wider that other sidewalks and have space for potential trees. We will have to plant our own trees. Negotiations are being made to move the overhead power lines to the alley.
Jolene mentioned a new product Silva Cells. They are planted under the sidewalk and they hold water to water any trees planted there.
Murals and SignageKatie passed around a picture of the wayfinding signs. She said we are still short in funds to match the grant but there are a few that have pledged money and should be sending payment soon. Clifford Sign will install per INDOT specifications. We can not use the town in kind for this but will use it when we have to take down the signs for the 22/35 construction.
Main Occasions painted the west side of their building in preparation for a mural. They will wait until the spring to continue work on this project
Historic Designation - Rachel Jenkins.
This designation is good for the town, Gives us some prestige. Some environmental protection and possible grants for home owners on tax benefits for commercial property. St Rd 35 is still a federal road and nothing that we are doing has increased federal regulations.
Town Beautification – Jolene Rule
Jolene reported that they are beginning to remove some flowers and clean up the beds for the winter.
Christmas Lights – Jim Miller 

Economic Vitality - Mark Lantz - Chairman.
 

The Oct 15 Quarterly meeting will be at Main Occassions at 5:30 PM. The topic will be “Eastern Schools – What value do they bring to Greentown?'

St Vincent Clinic closed and moved to Kokomo. Herbst Pharmacy will still remain in Greentown. Effort is underway to keep Nurse Practitioner Marcia Bouge in town at a new location.

Dr. Begeman's building is for sale.

Brad Howell Ford will be moving to Kokomo soon and Dirt and Turf will move into that building.

A new restaurant Leah Lou's opened where Golden Girls was.

Mark said he was asked to reopen the relief fund for the East Coast. He is looking into it.

Subway is waiting on the 22/35 construction to start building their new building.
 

Promotion

Music At The Fountain – Jolene reported that MATF had a good year. 1 night was rained out.
 

MATF Scholorship – As long as there is money available the scholorship will continue.
 

Lt. Mike Andry Ride – Raised money for charity even though it rained.

Community Garden – The sign that was on the shelter that was left on school property at the old community garden was returned. Will put it in storage.

Art Show – 53 entries this year. Was a good show. Thank you to Meridian Street Christian Church for allowing us to have the show there. Will receive a Walmart Grant of $250.00 for Ronda Eldridge's participation in organizing and set up.

Holiday Bazaar – Jodi Cecil -November 10, 2018 at the fairgrounds. Letters have been sent out to previous Holiday Bazaar vendors.

Farmers Market – Racheal Parker sent in a report for a successful season which was read to those present.

Community Rummage Sale – Robin Hainlen chairman – sent in a report that there was not enough interest for a map. But the rummage sale day still happened and seemed to be successful.

Fall Festival – Oct 5 was cancelled

Old Business – None

New Business – November 5 will be the Annual meeting at Main Occasions Catering.

Comments – None

With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM.

The next meeting will be November 5 2018, 7 PM at Main Occasions for the Annual Meeting.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

September Main Street Board meeting

The September meeting was cancelled due to the Holiday. The next meeting will be October 1 at 7:00 PM at the City Building.

August 6, 2018 Main Street Minutes


Greentown Main Street Association Minutes

Monday, August 6, 2018

The Greentown Main Street Association met on Monday August 6, 2018 at the Greentown City Building Town Council room. Those in attendance were:

Directors present: Jolene Rule, Lisa Stout, Ron Simpson, Garry Hill, Mark Lantz, Liesbet Patrick, Ronda Eldridge, and Katie Regan.

Directors Absent with regrets: Rachel Jenkins, Drew Reed

Guests present : Zachary Houghton and Mike Sanders.

Jolene Rule called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.

The President appointed Mark Lantz and Katie Regan as the nominating Committee to nominate members to the board for 2019. This would be a three year term. Those board members up for re-election are Ronda Eldridge, Ronald D. Simpson, Lisa Stout and Rachel Jenkins. Also the committee would nominate the next President and Sec/Treas for 2019 which is a one year term.

The minutes of the July 2018 meeting were approved as printed.

The Treasurer's report for July was read and filed for audit.

A question was asked if we had enough money to fund all the wayfinding signs. The answer was No. With the increase in aluminum and the fact that we can not use the town in kind donation to install the signs and will have to pay $950.00 per sign to install. Because these signs will be on 22/35 they have to be installed to INDOT standards which have to have special equipment that the town does not have. We are approx. $1624.00 short.

Organization

Membership – Added 1 businesss Hometown Restaurant.

Fundraising – Is in need of a chairman.

Website – Lisa reported that she will get the new member added to the website business directory and also to the post office banner.

Facebook Page – Jolene reported that the facebook page is doing well with lots of likes and events posted.

Design - Katie Regan -Chairman

Committee Members: Drew Reed, Jolene Rule, Rachel Jenkins

Revitalization Plan
Katie reported that ½ of the money has been sent to Clifford Sign to begin construction of our wayfinding signs. Two signs will be to the High School, the Comet Trail and the Performing Arts Center. Two signs will be to the fair grounds, City Hall and Glass Museum. Plans for two more signs would be to the Fairgrounds using Maple Street.
We can not use the Town Council in kind donation for installation of the signs but we might be able to use it to store the signs when INDOT tears up the road. We will take down the signs and leave the post. Indot will put the post back where they want them and we will put the signs back up.
Meeting with INDOT regarding redoing 22/35 through town. - INDOT said all sidewalks and curbs might not be replaced. Katie wants to get a guarantee that all sidewalks and curbs will be replace. Jolene reported that bump outs are not wanted by the town or the fire department. Indot is looking at curbs that are more user friendly.
Also at this meeting the topic of burying the electic lines in the downtown area to have nicer light poles and eliminate the wooden poles. Mr. Lovell suggested that the lines that can not be buried should be moved to the alley. This would be in our best interest and would be to the Electic Companies advantage. He will talk to the electric company on our behalf.
Murals and SignageSome painting has been started on the West outside wall of Main Occassions. The students that had originally designed the murals are no longer available. Some ideas were discussed as to finding volunteers to do the painting and the Interurban design might still happen on this wall.
Historic Designation - Rachel Jenkins.
Rachel sent in the following report.
The Indiana State Historic Preservation Review Board vote July 18, 2018, to list the Greentown Commercial Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The vote concurrently placed the district on the Indiana State Register of Historic Sites and Structures and the NRHP lising will be made official by U.S. Department of the Interior within approximately 45 days.
Town Beautification – Jolene Rule
Jolene reported that the flowers are being watered by the town and are doing well.
Christmas Lights – Jim Miller 

Economic Vitality - Mark Lantz - Chairman.

Mark reported that a new business is looking for property in the Greentown downtown area. He reported that Subway will not be moving soon. The company is changing the model and look of their buildings so construction of the new building has been delayed. Garry Hill reported that all the utilities are changing underground and Subway is waiting on the new locations.

Brad Howell Ford (BHF) building will be the new Dirt & Turf building after BHF moves into Kokomo.

Mark reported that Heartland Market, Dollar General and Family Dollar are all doing ok. There had been doubt that Greentown could support all three businesses but so far things are going well.

Mark told about some flags he had noticed in a town he traveled through that had WWI and WWII Veterans on them. These flags were sponsored and paid for by the verterans families. He thought they were nice.

“Keep the Green in Greentown” decals were discussed. The colors were questioned but the design was approved. Katie mentioned that this is something positive that we can do before construction begins on the road to keep enthusiasm up. Ron made the motion to spend up to $135.00 for 50 decals. Liesbet seconded and the motion passed.

Mark stated “ Invest in your own town. Town prices are affordable”
 

Promotion

Music At The Fountain – Jolene reported that MATF has been well attended. The town Marshall and Deputies have been there to oversee traffic . We have some good sponsors. The Mustang Club had a show last week. Main Occasions sold peach shortcake, Hometown Market sold chicken wraps. Down on Main Street is planning to come out onto the street and take orders. This is a good opportunity to let those attending get familiar with our restaurants.
 

MATF Scholorship – As long as there is money available the scholorship will continue.
 
Lt. Mike Andry Ride – The event was held on July 21, 2018. It was a rainy day. 31 bikes participated. Money was raised for varios charities. Lisa read a Thank you Note from the Lt. Mike Andry Ride Committee, and a check for $100.00 was received. 


Community Garden – Nothing new to report.

Art Show – Lisa Stout reported that the dates for the show will be Aug 4, 9-11, 16-18 at the Meridian Street Christian Church. 10 AM – 3 PM each day. The show has been judged and is now open for viewing.

Holiday Bazaar – Jodi Cecil -November 10, 2018 at the fairgrounds. Letters have been sent out to previous Holiday Bazaar vendors.

Farmers Market – Racheal Parker - Going well, New vendors are welcome. Only $20 for the entire season.

Community Rummage Sale – Fall date is September 15, 2018. Robin Hainlen has agreed to chair this committee and to assemble a map if the interest is there.

Fall Festival – Oct 5 is the date for the Fall Festival. Drew is working to get his committee together. Last year was successful and they have more time to plan for this year.

Old Business – None

New Business – November 5 will be the Annual meeting at Main Occasions Catering.

Comments – Katie has taken tours of several towns and historical buildings and has seen a lot of possibilities for Greentown.

Jolene took pictures from around town for the website.

Our guest Mark Sanders, a new deputy in Greentown, introduced himself and told us about himself.

There was discussion about Fireworks in town late at night and the need for a Fireworks ordinance.

With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM.

The September meeting is canceled because of the holiday. The next meeting will be October 1, 2018, 7 PM in the Town Council meeting room in the City Building.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Main Street Board Minutes June 4, 2018


Greentown Main Street Association Minutes
Monday, June 4, 2018

The Greentown Main Street Association met on Monday June 4, 2018 at the Greentown City Building Town Council room. Those in attendance were:

Directors present: Jolene Rule, Lisa Stout, Rachel Jenkins, Ron Simpson, Garry Hill, Mark Lantz, Liesbet Patrick and Katie Regan.

Directors absent with regrets: Drew Reed and Ronda Eldridge

Guests present : Regina Poe, Ed Hannah, John McCarthy and son, Zachary Houghton, Maci Weeks and her guests.

Before the meeting Ed Hannah intoduced Maci Weeks who is the 2018 Music At The Fountain Scholorship recipient. She will be attending Wheaton College in Illionis in the fall to study broadcast journalism, music theater and play softball. She sang two songs for our enjoyment.

Jolene Rule called the meeting to order at 7:08 PM.

The minutes of the May 2018 meeting were approved as printed.

The Treasurer's report for May was read and filed for audit.

Organization

Membership – No change from last month. 43 paid memberships and 1 exchange membership

Fundraising – Is in need of a chairman.

Website – Lisa reported that she gets several phone calls monthly from people who get the contact number from the website.

Facebook Page – Jolene reported that the facebook page is up to 155 followers. She encouraged everyone to invite their friends to like the page and promote Greentown businesses. If you have an event coming up send her the information.

Design - Katie Regan -Chairman

Committee Members: Drew Reed, Jolene Rule, Rachel Jenkins
Revitalization Plan
Michelle Loveall, INDOT Greenfield District Project Manager for 1593231,  and Crawford, Murphy and Tilly (CMT) design consultants hired by INDOT will meet with designated Town Council and Main Street reps to talk about the Main Street replacement project and answer questions.  The meeting will take place on Thursday June 19, 10:30.  at the Greentown Historical Society Building. Katie has asked for an engineering report but has not received one yet.  
Murals and Signage – per Drew Reed, Pat Clifford sent an official quote on Wayfinding Signs.  This report is being reviewed.  Pat Clifford is also working with  INDOT engineer Luis Laracuente. It was reported that 6 signs are in the original plan.  
Jolene Rule – A joint meeting with representatives from the Town and the Main Street Design Committee has been scheduled to discuss revitalization projects that can begin before the actual construction grant process. Examples are: Parking lots and brown fields, Design guidelines, Town Hall courtyard.  The meeting will be held Monday, June 11, 2018, 1:00 pm, Library Community Room.  INDOT agenda will also be discussed.  It is important that the committee has a cohesive vision of our plan. We need to all be on the same “page”. The meeting will last about 1-1/2 hours.
There are things that can be done ahead of the road construction of 22/35 Main Street . There are grants to redo brownfields , to cover them over with asphalt. We can start doing some things ahead of time 
Historic Designation Spreadsheet request - Rachel Jenkins.
Rachel reported that back in 2015-2016 the town applied for a Historic District designation. The Historical Society paid for half of the expense and Indiana Landmarks paid for the other half. This designation will be called the Greentown Commercial Historic District and will cover 1 block west and 1 block E of Meridian Street and 1 block North and 1 block south of Main Street. With the inclusion of the Meridian Street Christian Church. Letters will be sent to all businesses involved. This area will be available for certain grants and possible tax relief to private property.  
Town Beautification – Jolene Rule
Katie mentioned that the planters at the stop light are beautiful.
Jolene reported that the flowers have been planted and the town is watering them on a regular basis. She praised Mike Mauk (Utility Superintendent) as an asset to Greentown.  
Christmas Lights – Jim Miller 

Economic Vitality - Mark Lantz - Chairman.

June 18 will be the next Business Owners meeting 5:30 at Main Occasions Catering. Mark is looking to include the school and church leaders. On the agenda is the perception of each business, What does each business have to offer other businesses? How can we work together? There will be no speaker for this meeting.

Mark reported that Brad Howell Ford's building will be Dirt and Turf and large farm equipment when they move to Kokomo. He also reported that Mike at Heartland Market said that his awning should be coming soon.

Rachel Jenkins reported that her Hy-Red Station has been rented by a photography business that specializes in newborns and children.

Mark reported that the fairgrounds has a lot going on. It was suggested that the Lions Club needs to promote their events more such as Dog shows etc. Also what about tennis tournaments? Could they be promoted better? Century Villa and the Library work together on some events. You don't always have to create an event you can add on to an existing event.

If you see something interesting in town take a picture of it and post it to our facebook page.

A large hurdle is convincing those from out of town that Greentown is not far away. Buy local when you can.

Dr. Begeman will be closing his dental practice in June. He is retiring.

Promotion

Music At The Fountain – July 26-Sept 13 7:00 PM. Ed Hannah reported that anyone having an event that they would like to have on the program to get the details to him a week in advance. The sponsorship letters will be going out soon. He has received permission to close off Meridian Street to Grant Street for the MATF season. He has requested the school for the PAC as a rain location.

Ed showed the posters for the current season and pass out cards with the MATF schedule (save the date cards) sponsored by Century Villa. He said a Mustang Show is scheduled for August 2. Gary Buckley is working on this.

There will be Face Time to Century Villa for each event. There will also be flyers printed each week with upcoming events and sponsorships.

Regina Poe is working on having local food vendors to sell downtown on Thursday nights. She thought extra trash cans would be a good idea and is asking the vendors to have food that would not use spoons and forks to generate less trash. She also invited everyone to Hometown Restaurant for free coffee on Mondays from 6 AM – 8 AM. Centruy Villa is paying for the coffee.

MATF Scholarship – As long as there is money available the scholorship will continue.

Lt. Mike Andry Ride – The event will be July 21, 2018.

On June 7th there is a Hacienda day. 20% of your total meal will go towards this event. Be sure you have a coupon to get this donation.

Jolene mentioned that this event is not only for motorcycle riders. It is for the entire community. There will be good food, & music downtown after the ride, and also a silent auction. Money raised goes to local charities

Community Garden – Lisa Stout reported that three gardeners have planted. The Fire Department has filled the water tank.

Art Show – Lisa Stout reported that the dates for the show will be Aug 4, 9-11, 16-18 at the Meridian Street Christian Church. 10 AM – 3 PM each day. Lisa has entry forms and rules available, Also there will be space during the show for businesses to have their business cards or promotional items for distribution.

Holiday Bazaar – Jodi Cecil -November 10, 2018 at the fairgrounds

Farmers Market – Racheal Parker - Starts Saturday June 2, 9 AM – 1 PM. School administration building parking lot. For $20 to join Greentown Main Street you can set up a booth each week thru September at no other charge.

Community Rummage Sale – Fall date is September 15, 2018 unless someone wants to make it a different day.

Fall Festival – Sometime in October. Possibly Oct 5

Old Business – None

New Business – None

Comments –

Regina Poe invited everyone to the Family Fun Day at Century Villa on August 11 from 10 AM – 3 PM. There will be a car show, games and free food. Police and fire vehicles are expected to be there to look inside. Because soccer leagues will be going on that day there is a need for golf carts to shuttle people from the fair ground parking to Century Villa.

Regina also mentionted that the Black Light Zoom Bus is a tentative event.

Mark reminded everyone about the Fresh Flower case at Heartland Market.

Jolene thanked Heartland Market for the donation of all the flowers to the town for planting.

With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM. The next meeting will be July 2, 2018 7 PM in the Town Council meeting room in the City Building.

Friday, June 8, 2018

May 7, 2018 Main Street Board meeting minutes


Greentown Main Street Association Minutes
Monday, May 7, 2018

The Greentown Main Street Association met on Monday May 7, 2018 at the Greentown City Building Town Council room. Those in attendance were:

Directors present: Jolene Rule, Lisa Stout, Rachel Jenkins, Ron Simpson, Garry Hill, Mark Lantz, Liesbet Patrick and Katie Regan.

Directors absent with regrets: Drew Reed and Ronda Eldridge

Guests present : Regina Poe and Ed Hannah

Jolene Rule called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

Jolene thanked everyone for coming and also for all each one does for the community.

The minutes of the April 2018 meeting were approved as printed.

The Treasurer's report for April was read and filed for audit.

Organization

Membership – No change from last month. 43 paid memberships and 1 exchange membership was reported. Regina asked “How do we find out who is a member? Reply was: go to the Greentownindiana.org website and look on the business directory or the Main Street tab.

Fundraising – Is in need of a chairman.

Website – Updates for 2018 have been made. It was mentioned that the Farmer's market phone number is incorrect and needs to be changed to 480-2150.

Facebook Page – Jolene reported that the facebook page is doing well. She said she has visited several places in town and encouraged others to do the same. If you have an event coming up send her the information.

Regina invited the ladies to the Ladies Day Out at Century Villa on June 13. This is a partnership with the Greentown Public Library and will include several vendors. It is from noon to 3 and reservations are required. Space is limited. Then on May 18 there will be a Veterans Luncheon at noon. No cost to Veterans.

Design - Katie Regan -Chairman

Committee Members: Drew Reed, Jolene Rule, Rachel Jenkins

Katie reported that we are moving ahead with Clifford Signs. We are waiting on the approval by the engineer to get started. Letters have been sent to the Lions Club and the Howard County Commissioner to collect the pledges they made for these signs.

No contact has been made this month with Michelle Lovell, our contact at INDOT, for the 22/35 project. Katie sent an email to set a date to meet in Greentown with her and our design consultant. There were some questions on tree removal in the 100 block of East Main Street.

Regina reminded the committee that there is a room available for overnight guests at Century Villa.
  • Town Beautification - Jolene reported that flowers have been ordered from Heartland Market and they will plant this weekend ( May 12 – 9:00 AM) Areas to be planted are the City Building “fountain”, the trail head, the town sign, the four planters at the stoplight. Bring your gloves and trowels.
It was reported that Jefferson House of Flowers now has a cooler inside Heartland Market for fresh flowers.

The wooden stakes along Main street are from core samples taken in the street. We need to make sure that the State has our revitalization plan.

Jolene reported on Brown field properties -This refers to a property that is contaminated but could be used as paved parking lots. There will be a webinar on Wednesday May 16 at the Century Villa conference room at 2:00 PM about this program. All are invited. We have some brownfields here in Greentown.

A new roof was put on Larry Hinesly's building.
 
Economic Vitality - Mark Lantz - Chairman.

Mark and Jolene met with Dr. Richie, new school superintendent concerning the town, school and Main Street working together for the good of the town. This meeting was very positive.

June 18 will be the next Businessmen's meeting 5:30 at Main Occasions Catering. Mark is looking to include the school and church leaders. He is also looking for a speaker.

Mark attended a public meeting regarding the repaving of Harrison St & Harrison Ct., It included the architect, engineers and pavers. They stated that they want to inconvenience the home owners in that area as little as possible during that time and promise to always get them in their homes at night no matter what it takes. They will start work on this project right after graduation and plan to have it completed before school begins in the fall. Mark said this meeting was well attended.

Promotion

Music At The Fountain – July 26-Sept 13 7:00 PM. Ed Hannah reported the 2018 schedule.

July 26 – Sally Duke & Matt Gerhard

Aug 2 – Pastime (formerly Old Dudes Rock ) Brad Howell Ford will sponsor with a possible Mustang Car show.

Aug 9 – Aimee Romero

Aug 16 – Spittin Image

Aug 23 – Four on the Floor

Aug 30 – Rick King – Former EHS Grad now living in Nashville

Sept 6 – Eastern Connection

Sept 13 - EHS Presents at the performing Arts Center

Ed asked that anyone having an event that they would like to have on the program to get the details to him a week in advance. The sponsorship letters will be going out soon. He has received permission to close off Meridian Street to Grant Street for the MATF season. He has requested the school for the PAC as a rain location.

There was discussion on what to do in case of a tornado. Where to send everyone? Suggestions were the basement of the City Building, the Meridian Street Church basement and the Methodist Church basement on South Meridian.

Ed invited anyone with an event planned to announce their event at each performance.

MATF Scholorship – Scholorship forms were given to the school. Only one applicant this year. Thoughts for next year will be to open it up to all the arts.

Lt. Mike Andry Ride – The event will be July 21, 2018.

On June 7th there is a Hacienda day. 20% of your total meal will go towards this event. Be sure you have a coupon to get this donation.

Jolene mentioned that this event is not only for motorcycle riders. It is for the entire community. There will be good food, & music downtown after the ride, and also a silent auction. Money raised goes to local charities

Community Garden – Lisa Stout reported that three gardeners have placed applications for the 2018 season. There has been no response about moving the shelter from the old garden to the new location so Lisa asked if we could give the shelter away instead of the school tearing it down. Liesbet made the motion to give the shelter away and Mark Lantz seconded. The motion was approved.

Art Show – Lisa Stout reported that the dates for the show will be Aug 4, 9-11, 16-18 at the Meridian Street Christian Church.

Holiday Bazaar – Jodi Cecil -November 10, 2018 at the fairgrounds

Farmers Market – Racheal Parker - Starts Saturday June 2, 9 AM – 1 PM. School administration building parking lot. For $20 to join Greentown Main Street you can set up a booth each week thru September at no other charge.

Community Rummage Sale – May 19, 2018

Fall Festival – Sometime in October.
 
Old Business – None


New Business – None

Comments – Liesbet suggested Main Street get a decal for members to post on their front window.

Mark mentioned that the Kokomo Jackrabbits called him to ask if we wanted to do a Greentown night at the park. He said no for this year. Last year was not the promotion that we thought we would get.

With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM. The next meeting will be June 4, 2018 7 PM in the Town Council meeting room in the City Building.