MINUTES OF MEETING OF
SOUTH MAIN PRESERVATION SOCIETY
April 14, 2011
President Holly Haddox convened the meeting at 5:30 pm at Lewis & Clark Boathouse.
Members attending: Gene Wood, Cindy Wood, Jennifer Berry, Darrell Jackson, Jean Dryden, Bob Scott, Sharlotte Worthington, Venetia McEntire, Steve Powell. Guests: Council representative Mary Ann Ohms, Lakin Berry, Wyatt McEntire Powell.
Jean Dryden presented Treasurers report which was approved.
President reported that agreements with City were signed whereby SMPS would manage the 2011 Main Street Planting Program with expenditures up to $12,500 to be reimbursed through the CVB. SMPS will contract with Parkview Gardens for Plants, with AA Services for Planting Services, and AA Services for 24 weeks maintenance and end of season cleanup. Each were low bidders for services specified. Planting is scheduled week of May 2-6.
President reported that rack cards and other publicity to include email blasts, for the season Concert Series would be ready soon. Concerts are being promoted under the Rendezvous in St. Charles marketing program and officially sponsored by SMPS. Arts and Culture grant of $2700 will fund the musicians. Concert schedule is: St. Louis Symphony Musicale on May 15 at The Conservatory; Lewis & Clark Fife and Drum Corps and Dance Discovery accompanied by Tu’Penny Players on June 26 at the First Capitol property; Cathy Barton and Dave Para on September 11 at the Capitol; and Dr. Mason’s Aeolian Minstrels on November 13 at Boone’s Colonial Inn. Concerts begin at 7:30 and marketing will include promotion of participating restaurants who confirm that they will be open on Sunday early evening. Concert committee has decided to simply offer seating on first come, first serve basis rather than pursuing a ticketing system. Jean Dryden is posting Concerts, Photo Contest and related information on rendezvous Facebook page.
Main Street merchants and building owner are encouraged to put out their bunting decorations for the spring summer season.
Report on Fife & Drum corps by Jennifer Berry – Freezer jam multi state corps event will be in St. Charles February 18, 2012. Corps has been invited by officials hosting an Army Birthday Ball June 4 in St. Louis to be the feature entertainment. This event will be attended by many Army officials including 4 Star generals. The Corps will be mulching Main Street trees on May 2 before their regular rehearsal session in the park.
Street guides will be available soon. Committee is needed to maintain information and update merchants listings for next publications. Venetia McEntire volunteered to be contact person.
AAA Traveler Midwest magazine has Best of 2011 Contest. St. Charles is one of three finalists in Best of Competition along with several other St. Charles related sites in several categories.
Everyone is encouraged to vote at www.AAA.com /traveler to be certain that St. Charles wins !!
President welcomed new council representative from Ward 1, Mary Ann Ohms. Gene Wood moved that council representatives from both Ward 1 and Ward 2, along with Mayor Faith be made Honorary Members of South Main Preservation Society. Cindy Wood seconded the motion which was approved by unanimous affirmative vote.
There was a report on interest in the ‘Dwyer properties’ in the 1000 block south Main. It appears other developers have an interest in the properties.
Gene Wood reported that city community development staff and Landmark staff assistants had sent out ‘Compliance letters’ reminding everyone in the area of general rules regarding sign approvals and maintenance obligations.
Comment was added from the floor about the graffiti no on the barge at the Landing. Gene was asked to make note to Landmark board of graffiti in general and request that City participate in cleanup where on public property.
Corps Nanna, Cindy Wood, proudly reported that Lakin Berry had been selected as Fife Sergeant for the Corps.
Jean Dryden moved to adjourn, second by Gene Wood. Meeting was adjourned.
Sharlotte Worthington for Karen House, Secretary