SOUTH MAIN PRESERVATION SOCIETY
MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING – SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
LEWIS & CLARK BOATHOUSE
President Holly Haddox called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm
with 10 people in attendance:
Holly Haddox, Jean Dryden, Bill Brecht, Karen Satterfield, Cindy Wood, Gary Haddox, Sharlotte Worthington, Dan Satterfield, Gene Wood, Karen House
Holly made the following announcements to the group:
Rendezvous Ramble is Sunday, October 16 with sign in at the Lewis & Clark Boathouse. There is $600 in the Rendezvous account and it was agreed that a minimum number of T-shirts be ordered for purchase the day of the event.
The recent concert September 11 at the First State Capitol went well and the
last one is scheduled for November 13 at Boone’s Inn, 322 South Main
The Foundry Art Center is sponsoring an Art Romp event on Saturday,
October 14 and tickets are $20.
There has been no response from the email inquiring if anyone has info
about the 2 missing iron/wood benches at Perry Street.
The street map is being updated and Holly & Karen S. volunteered to visit
each shop on South Main to verify business information.
The Missouri Tourism Award will be announced at the Jefferson City conference on October 11-13. The entry prepared by Holly & Sharlotte and entered on behalf of SMPS was circulated.
Bill Nicely, Director of Sales, at the convention center is interested in hosting an event explaining the Missouri Main St. Connection program developed by the National Trust. More information will follow.
Penny Pitman from HDD had shared information about a program in Maplewood wherein city groups actively seek types of businesses that they feel would be an asset. It was suggested that we explore the same concept using all the resources that are available.
Brenda Rubach, Landmarks city staff member, has advised the legislature is
considering changes that would negatively impact tax credits of historic structures. Karen S. made a motion to write letters to Ann Zerr & Tom Dempsey. Sharlotte seconded.
A discussion item is on the agenda at the upcoming Landmarks meeting regarding changing all corner sidewalks in the city to accommodate truncated domes to meet ADA requirements. SMPS will discuss this with the city in an effort to maintain appropriateness in the historic district.
A committee meeting to discuss a Farmers Market is scheduled for September 25 with 3 members each from HDD, SMPS and Old Town.
The Mayor’s meeting for merchants/property owners to discuss various topics important to Main Street is scheduled for Thursday, September 22.
The new CVB Director, Claudia Vecchio, will begin work on October 10.
Dan Satterfield made a motion to approve the report of the August 18 meeting. Cindy Wood seconded and motion carried.
Dan Satterfield made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report presented
by Treasurer Jean Dryden. Cindy wood seconded and motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.
Minutes submitted by Karen House, recording secretary.