BRYN DU COMMISSION
Meeting Minutes of Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Members present: Candi Moore, Chair, Larry Bicking, Stewart Dyke, Jurgen Pape, Nate Willison eand Bruce Cramer, Exec. Dir. The meeting was called to order at 7:10.
Public Comments: None
Minutes: Jurgen moved to approve the March 25, 2015, Minutes. Larry seconded the motion, the motion carried.
Financial Report: No report.
Executive Director’s Report: Bruce reviewed his report for the month. Spring has sprung and we are busy. Bruce attended the Granville Foundation breakfast, he reported to the foundation that the swings from the Mansion porch have been refurbished, both swings themselves and the cushions. Bruce also reported that we may have to do some minor roof maintenance to in the coming week or two, to replace some tiles that blew off this winter. The 70th anniversary of the Granville Daffodil show went well with about one thousand visitors, the DU Ultimate Frisbee tournament was very cold but went well and was well attended. Finally, Bruce said we will have two Denison interns, both are communication majors.
Old Business: The back porch and sidewalk of the Mansion have been redone with new aggregate stone. We will be redoing the kitchen floor in the Mansion sometime in May as rentals allow time. There are a couple of lighting pieces that are being worked on and the biggest project coming up will be the extension of the driveway past the barn. Bruce does have quotes for this project, but is trying to clarify one of the figures before beginning construction. He should have final numbers by the May Board meeting. The window of completion would be in late June.
Current Grant opportunities that are in process – The OAC grant has been submitted. We submitted to the Energy Coop, but we were denied. Candy said we may want to look into State funding again but we will have to determine our project before attempting.
New Business: We completed our annual review of the Code of Regulations for the Bryn Du Commission – There were no changes. The Board states that the Code has been reviewed this day 4/22/2015. Following was the Election of officers for April, 2015 to April, 2016. Larry motioned that the current incumbents be renewed, Candi Moore, President, Reed Fraley, Treasurer, Athena Koehler, Secretary. Stewart Dyke seconded the motion to keep the same slate of officers. Motion carried.
Bruce has talked to Chuck Petersen about doing a 10 year “Update to the Community” article in the Sentinel. Stewart has forged a list of talking points that might be used as a beginning. Bruce will send this list to the Board to review so that they can add their comments before anything goes to Chuck.
Candi found the Advisory Committee Report from 2003 – that was used as a basis or “framework for Development” for the activities of use on the Bryn Du Estate. The Board reviewed this “framework” and found that we have indeed followed this framework for the most part with the exception of a few items that did not come to fruition because of timing or funding or community interest or current use.
Discussion ensued about direction for future projects. We will revisit plans for the following: 2nd floor of Carriage House, “community garden” area, 2nd floor of Mansion; also the Laundry House, and Barn.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:53 p.m.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for May 27nd, 2015