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SOUTH MAIN PRESERVATION SOCIETY
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING – JUNE 16, 2011
LEWIS & CLARK BOATHOUSE
VP Cindy Wood called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. In
Cindy & Gene Wood, Jean Dryden, Phyllis Muresan, Charlotte
Schuman, Mimi & Darold Jackson, Carolyn Whetzel, Karen House,
Tom B. provided an informational handout prepared by the planners
of the Fifth Street/Hospital project. He encouraged everyone to
attend the meetings being held at the United Church of Christ at
405 S. Fifth St. to provide input. Cindy requested that those
attending emphasize the need for green space where ever possible
in the project.
Tom also reported: 1) The four houses in the 1000 block of South
Main are scheduled for demolition mid- July. He had also talked
with Chief Corley about the negative impact of using the houses for
swat team exercises. 2) The City is working on a signage program
to direct traffic into St. Charles when the westbound 70 bridge is
closed for extensive repairs. The current schedule for closing is for
a year from Oct 2011- Oct 2012. 3) He invited everyone to contact
him through his city email with questions they might have about
Cindy reported that council members Tom Besselman & Mary Ann
Ohms had nominated SMPS for the 2011 Missouri Tourism Award.
Submission was made for the marketing campaign award:
Rendezvous in St. Charles. The entry was prepared by Sharlotte &
Holly. Award ceremonies are in Oct in Jefferson City.
Gene made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 19 meeting.
Phyllis seconded and motion carried.
Jean gave the treasurer’s report and handout. Gene made a motion
to approve the report and Darold seconded. Motion carried.
Cindy reported that there were 20,000 pageviews on the website
during the photo contest with a current mailing list now of approx.
2,000. A motion to award the prizes of $500, $300, $150 was
made by Mimi. Charlotte S. seconded and motion carried.
The rendezvous website had 40,000 pageviews in 2010 and in 2011
there are currently over 6,000 per month. The most viewed pages
are Shop South Main and Dine South Main. The sales committee is
progressing on getting everyone signed up and linked to provide
maximum networking power.
The next concert is June 26 at 7:30 in the back yard of the First
State Capitol. The Fife & Drum Corps will perform along with Dance
Discovery and Tu’Penny Players.
Cindy & Gene then reported that as reps of SMPS they had attended
two recent meetings about Christmas Traditions that were called by
Mayor Faith. They were not aware of any previous meetings
although it was clear that CT plans had been finalized by the CVB
without SMPS input. Cindy & Gene suggested that SMPS members
make notes about the program this year which will be presented
when meetings for 2012 begin at the first of the year as promised
by the Mayor.
Cindy reported that Holly had been appointed to the SBD Board but
the board did not meet in June due to lack of quorum. She also
mentioned that the topic of a Farmer’s Market was initiated at the
Old Town Neighborhood Assn. meeting to be located at the pavilion
near the boat docks. At their meeting it was discussed that the
docks could be promoted as a fishing pier and this would
complement the Farmer’s Market setting. Old Town discussed
joining with SMPS to develop and promote the idea. SMPS members
felt they needed more information before endorsing the idea.
Gene made a motion to adjourn at 6:30 pm. Mimi seconded.
Minutes submitted by Karen House, recording secretary