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.
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.
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.
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.