Thursday, October 19, 2017

Main Street Minutes October 2, 2017

Greentown Main Street Association Minutes
Monday, October 2, 2017

The Greentown Main Street Association met on Monday October 2, 2017 at the Greentown City Building. Those in attendance were:

Directors present: Jolene Rule, Lisa Stout, Rachel Jenkins, Ronda Eldridge, Garry Hill, Liesbet Patrick, Mark Lantz and Mary Miller.

Directors absent with regrets: Ron Simpson

Other members present: Ed Hannah, Katie Regan, Jim Miller, Robin Hainlen

Guests present: Tom Moor, James Hulse, Ron Nearon

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

Garry Hill distributed Main Street Business cards to those that had requested them using the logo from Eli Sears. He will make more as needed.

Mark Lantz presented certificates of appreciation to Tom Moor, James Hulse and Ron Nearon for the hours that they worked at the collection site to gather materials needed for Pinehurst Texas and also to drive the Uhaul to Pinehurst and deliver the donations. James and Ron distributed pictures that they took in and around Pinehust and described what they saw there. Mark suggested that we could do an adopt a family from Pinehust for Christmas. Jolene thanked Mark and the Lions Club for doing this project and she mentioned that by giving to one town we could get them exactly what they needed and people are more comfortable donating to a non profit. She also thanked the board for voting to do this project.

The minutes of the August 2017 meeting were presented. With no additions or corrections the minutes were approved as sent.

The Treasurer's report for August and September were read and filed for audit.


Membership – new member Yoder Grass Fed Angus Beef

Fundraising – Is in need of a chairman.

Website – nothing new to report

Facebook Page – Jolene mentioned that if a Main Street Business member is having an event to send the information to the facebook page. She reminded everyone to like the page so you will get information on upcoming events.

Design - Katie Regan -Chairman

Revitalization Committee After review by the Office of community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), the Revitalization Plan was approved by the Greentown Town Council on at the September 19th public meeting.  Questions from those present included how the Revitalization grant was paid for, number of parking spaces after proposed changes had been made, concern about narrowing Main Street and questions about bump outs.  1st Captain Kevin Breisch of the Greentown Volunteer Fire Company said that the company had made a test run with cones being boundaries for turning and that the proposed space had been sufficient.  It was stated that plans could be changed and the construction grant not happen for at least a year. 

Friday September 8th Jolene, Rachel, Michael Mauk met with Donnie Alexander, Duke Energy Business Development Sales Manager of the Midwest Lighting Group to discuss lighting and line options for Greentown during the INDOT construction phase in 2020.  Mr. Alexander is setting up a meeting with a Duke engineer who will provide more information. 
A meeting between Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the DES1593231 Project Manager, Michelle Loveall, (, 317-467-3438) will be set for late October to discuss planning for the 2020 construction.  INDOT will include Greentown representatives in planning meetings.
    Town Beautification – Jolene Rule reported that flowers will be removed from the Comet Trail head and the downtown planters. In the past we have had a difficult time getting people to take care of some of the planters. The Town Council plans to hire someone next year to do the watering and maintenance. We will still be responsible for the planting.
   Murals and Signage – Drew Reed & Brittany Miller, On October 3, we will meet with Project Development Spec Jennifer Santos, North Central Indiana Regional Planning Council to work on the application for the Downtown Enhancement Grant from OCRA.  INDOT has indicated that the design submitted could be used on Main Street.  Every effort will be made to meet our grant application deadline.  Our submission is due to him by the end of next week.  The grant is a 1.5 match, with a 50% coming from the Council or others and .5 from in-kind contributions. 
Wayfinding Signs: The Town Council approved the drawings as presented by Jolene Rule at the July Council meeting.  Luis A Laracuente, Greenfield District Traffic Engineer.  INDOT will provide information on installation methods and materials. 
Brittany sent a note that the Indian mural is not being abandoned. She is working on a new designfor the Heartland Market building and also a Greentown Glass Design.
Christmas Lights – Jim Miller reported that the lights are ready to put up. 

Economic Vitality - Mark Lantz - Chairman.

Greentown Flooring and Main Occasions Catering did facade work with Town Grant money. They both held an open house on September 21st. Radio station Z92.5 came out to Greentown and did several remotes at various Greentown businesses. Refreshments were provided by Main Occasions Catering.

We need to get more business owners involved in the grant money available.

Subway ground breaking will be next year sometime.

Just a reminder that Down on Main Street is now smoke free.


Music At The Fountain – Ed Hannah read a card from Rick King, a performer from the summer season, thanking Main Street for inviting him and he would like to return if the schedule is right.

All MATF bills are paid. 2,022 people atended. We need to use the program more to promote what Main Street is doing. It was a good season

Community Garden – No report

Art Show – Lisa Stout reported that the Art Show was well attended and that there were 25 participants with 59 entries. And brought in a profit of $57.56. Thank you to The Greentown Mini Mall for letting us have our event there and thank you to her committee Ronda Eldridge and Barbara Pence.

Holiday Bazaar – Jodi Cecil, chairman, November 11 9 AM – 3 PM at the fairgrounds.

Farmers Market – Racheal Parker sent in a report that they had 5 regular vendors and 2 part time vendors over the season.

Community Rummage Sale Map – We are looking for someone to put together the 2018 rummage sale maps.

Fall Festival – October 27th at the fairgrounds. Contact Drew Reed if interested in helping. 

Old Business – Annual Meeting at Main Occasions. Nov 6

New Business – Other activities in the area that are coming up are:

Oct 7 – Wine tasting at the round barn sponsored by the library

Dec 9 – Library movie night 5:30 PM

Dec 8 – Movie night – Sycamore Friends Church 6-8 PM

Nov 4 – Chili Cookoff – American Legion 6 PM

There was discussion as to having a parade in town on the 4th of July. One concern was How can we compete with the Haynes Apperson? Mary suggested that we enter a Greentown float in the Haynes Apperson parade.

With no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 PM. The next meeting will be Monday Novemeber 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM. at Main Occasions Catering. Be sure to send in your RSVP to Jolene.