Tuesday, April 2, 2019

March 4,2019 Main Street Board meeting


Greentown Main Street Association Minutes
Monday, March 4, 2019

The Greentown Main Street Association met on Monday March 4, 2019 in the Town Council meeting room at the City Building. (It was 8 degrees outside. )

Those in attendance were:
Directors present: Jolene Rule, Lisa Stout, Ronda Eldridge, Rachel Jenkins, Katie Regan, Ron Simpson, Ed Hannah and Regina Poe.

Directors Absent with regrets: Mark Lantz, Garry Hill, Liesbet Patrick

Guests present : Floyd Krieg, John McCarthy, Jenny Cole, Zack Houghton

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

The minutes of the February 2019 meeting were presented. Ron Simpson made a motion to approve the minutes and Regina Poe seconded. The motion passed

The Treasurer's report for February was read. The reports were filed for audit.Organization

Membership – It was reported (36 paid, 2 exchange and 1 free. ) A list of those paid was made available. A letter to those delinquent has been sent.

Fundraising – Is in need of a chairman.

Website – Lisa asked for those with events to send them to her so she can add them to the community calendar.

Facebook Page – Jolene reported that the facebook page is doing well with almost 300 followers. Keep sending her your event information. It is another way to promote the town.

Design - Katie Regan -Chairman

Committee Members: Jolene Rule, Rachel Jenkins

Revitalization Plan - Katie reported that 1/3 of the work has been completed towards replacement of 22/35 per the meeting with INDOT on Feburary 20. This meeting was to get people with properties impacted to get permission to do the work. Katie learned that there are some things that we requested that will not be done. The street from the bridge to Hamer street will just be resurfaced. She said that if any bricks or evidence of the Interurban are found that they will be saved. Also a lot of this project will be pieced out to the highest bidder. Katie is still interested in looking at their budget for this road project to see where the money is going.
It was discussed at the February meeting with INDOT that the Green Hills area is eligible to be on the Historic Registry as a Historic District Community.
Indot say there will be no signals at Harrison & Main or at SR 213 & Main. There is not enough traffic. They also indicated that there would be an informational public meeting at some point. The town will send the clean storm water out to the reservouir. It was asked about all new sidewalks. The answer was yes to the downtown sidewalks but not all sidewalks down main street will be replaced. Also there will be no bump outs.
Town Beautification – Jolene reported that she will order flowers from Heartland Market for the planters, and Adopt A Spots around town. She reported that one planter downtown is holding water and will talk to Mike Maulk about it. Around Mother's Day will be the clean up and planting of new flowers.
Murals and SignageThe second half of the grant has been received and a final check has been sent to Clifford sign. There are old signs behind the new signs and the town has agreed to remove these old signs. We will have an opening ceremony for these signs as soon as it gets warmer.
Jolene reported that she has been in contact with a muralist in Illinois. “Wall Dogs”. They travel all over the world and are willing to come to Greentown and put an interurban mural on the Main Occassions west wall if we can raise the money. $10,000 is needed. They could do it in September or next Spring. It has been reported that there are original rails from the Interurban track that ran thru Greentown. These could be displayed somehow underneath the mural.
Christmas Lights – No report

Economic Vitality - Mark Lantz - Chairman.

March 25th will be the next Business owner's meeting at Main Occassions Catering.

Promotion

Music At The Fountain – Ed Hannah reported that the 2019 schedule has been tentatively set.

MATF Scholorship – Jolene reported that scholorship(s) of $500.00 will be given to an Eastern High School senior who plans to pursue a career in the Arts.

Community Rummage sale – Robin Hainlen. May 18 & Sept 14 have been set for the Rummage Sales. A map will be made if there is enough interest in it.
 

Lt. Mike Andry Ride – July 20, 2019. 

Community Garden – Applications are available for plots in the garden for the 2019 season.

Art Show – Aug 10, 17 & 24 at the Meridian Street Christian Church.

Holiday Bazaar – Jodi Cecil -no report

Farmers Market – No report

Fall Festival – Drew Reed has resigned from the board and is not able to chair this event at this time. If this event is going to continue it needs a Chairman

Old Business – Community Directory – Regina reported that 1000 copies of a 20 page directory will cost $1325.00. She discussed selling ½ page ads to cover the cost. The mission of this directory would be to let others know that Greentown is still open for business during the 33/35 construction. Some discussion was made on where to distribute these directories. Katie Regan made a motion to allow Regina Poe to continue to pursue this directory. It was seconded by Jenny Cole and the motion was approved.

New Business – Floyd Krieg reported that there has been a lot of use at the boat ramp west of town, He takes care of it. It is American Water property and the town mows the area. Main Street has offered to help him if he needs anything to keep the area user friendly.

Ron Simpson made the motion to adjorn and the meeting was closed at 8:35 PM.

The next meeting will be April 1, 2019, 7 PM at the City Building

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