Friday, July 12, 2019

Board meeting June 3, 2019

Greentown Main Street Association Minutes
Monday, June 3, 2019

The Greentown Main Street Association met on Monday June 3, 2019 in the Town Council meeting room at the City Building.

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

Members present: Robin Hainlen

Visitors present: Kaylee Stants and Steve Stants

Before the meeting started Ed Hannah introduced Kaylee Stants. She is the Music At The Fountain scholorship winner for 2019. The cake walk money and donations fully funded this scholorship. Kaylee played a number on her saxophone and told the crowd her plans for the future. Ed invited her to come to the Music at the Fountain and play again. Jolene Rule presented Kaylee with a check for $500.00.

President Jolene Rule called the meeting to order at 7:15 PM.

The minutes of the May 2019 meeting were presented. The minutes were approved as written.

The Treasurer's report for May was read. Ron Simpson made a motion to accept the report and Katie Regan seconded. The motion passsed and the report was filed for audit.


Membership – It was reported (47 paid, 3 exchange and 1 free. )

Fundraising – Is in need of a chairman.

Website – Lisa reported that all the correct information for 2019 has been posted on the website. A check has been sent to the webmaster for the 2019 updates.

Facebook Page – Jolene reported that the facebook page has 333 followers. Keep sending her your event information. It is another way to promote the town. She will post about the Tuesday INDOT meeting.

Design - Katie Regan -Chairman

Committee Members: Jolene Rule, Rachel Jenkins

Revitalization Plan - Katie said our goal is to “Keep the Spirit Alive” while the town is torn up and until that begins there are things we can do to keep positive. She has been enthusiastic about some Main Street workshops she has attended. Katie reminded everyone about the open house meeting set for June 4, 2019 at Century Villa from 3 -6 PM to allow residents and business owners to talk to INDOT and see first hand the plans for the street construction.
Town Beautification – Jolene reported that flowers were planted May 11. There was discussion about the old fountain area and the projected plans for that area.
Murals and SignageJolene turned in a grant application to the Community Foundation to help pay for the interurban mural. There are plans to put this mural on panels so that if the building is every sold or demolished then the panels can be moved to another location. The Grant is for $7000.00 and it should be known if we get it or not by the third week in June. If we get it then we will do the mural. If we do not get the grant then we will have to raise the funds some other way.
Christmas Lights No report
Economic Vitality - Mark Lantz - Chairman.

Mark reported that he is geared up for the Tuesday meeting and hopes everyone attends. He wants to be sure the State gets the message that we want the least inconvienience as possible to our town. The next business owners meeting will be in the fall. The town lost the Family Dollar but this would be a good building for someone to start a business.

Jolene reported that there was an eagle scout project on the trail and they did a ribbon cutting.

Business Directory – Regina Poe – chairman

29 ads have been sold, not all have been paid for yet. Bruce Shrock took over 250 pictures. Two businesses took advantage of the offer by Shearer Printing to help design their ad. Regina has a list of 80 legitimate businesses for the directory. The Printer has everything ready to print. Regina said she would send invoices to those who have still not paid for their ad, and revenue received form this directory will be up for discussion at the next meeting.

Garry Hill commented that the small park by the soft ball diamond was once called the Howard County Nature Study Area. It now has a new sign that calls it the Comet Trail Park.


Music At The Fountain – Dates are July 25-Sept 12. Ed Hannah said all is ready to go for the 14th year. Shearers Printing has the program flyers information. An ad has been paid for the Kokomo Park Band Program again this year. Rick Allen King will honor the Police and Fire Dept during his program. The sponsorship letters will be sent out soon.

MATF Scholorship – Jolene reported that Kaylee Stants was our scholorship recipient. She thanked Kaylee for being there and performing for us and wished her well in her future musical studies.

Community Rummage sale – Robin Hainlen turned in a check for $90.00 as profit from the rummage sale map. The fall sale will be Sept 14
Lt. Mike Andry Ride – July 20, 2019. Garry reported that everything is on schedule.

Community Garden – The Fire Dept will fill up the water tank at the garden.

Art Show – Aug 10, 17 & 24 at the Meridian Street Christian Church. 10 AM – 3 PM forms are available for anyone interested.

Holiday Bazaar – Jodi Cecil -November

Farmers Market – June – Sept. - Has started. Saturdays from 9 – 1, corner of Green & Main

Fall Festival – In need of a chairman.

Old Business – None

New Business – Ed reported that the “Greentown Grapevine” last issue will be in June. He expressed his thanks to Rachel Jenkins for starting the paper several years ago and for giving the school the opportunity to continue it. It will be sadly missed. Rachel stated” If you want to know about your community work on a local newspaper”

Katie reported that the waste water treatment plant has the fountain and the glass dolphin was donated, along with the mold, to the Glass Museum.

It was mentioned that the Sheridan building was purchased by Ryan Oman at a sherriff sale. It is a brownfield.

Main Occassions usually have leftovers after an event. Who could use them without taking them to Kokomo?

Jolene adjorned the meeting 8:15 PM.

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

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