BRYN DU COMMISSION
Meeting Minutes of Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Members present: Candi Moore, Chair, Reed Fraley, Stewart Dyke, Larry Bicking, and Jurgen Papee. Bruce Cramer, Exec. Dir. The meeting was called to order at 7:05.
Public Comments: Granville Garden Club Presentation – Peg Betts, garden club member with a specialty in daffodil specimens and Maggie Sobataka, president of the Granville Garden Club were in attendance to present a proposal for the start of the planned community garden area which currently occupies the old tennis court behind the Field House. Their current projects in the Village include the gardens at the Robbins Hunter Museum, College Townhouse and other various village pathways and corner areas in the downtown. The goal of the Granville Garden Club for this project is to “Engage members and students in community beautification, education and fun.” Their proposal for the tennis court area includes: soil amendment, plantings, and maintenance of a walkway area in the center as well as a wildflower garden in the Southwest corner. The plan would start the renovation of the area which has been a goal of the Bryn Du Board it would also work with a local community resource (GGC) to support education and would support bird and bee ecosystems. Reed made the motion that we accept the proposal, to form a partnership with the Granville Garden Club, Stewart seconded the motion. Motion carried. Candi stated that we will work at getting water working in the area and should also look at how we can make other improvements to help, i.e. access, fencing, electric etc.
Minutes: Jurgen moved to approve the June 24, 2015, Minutes as revised. Larry seconded the motion, the motion carried.
Financial Report: Reed reviewed the Financial Report for July, 2015. Larry moved to accept the Financial Report, Jurgen seconded. The motion carried.
Executive Director’s Report: Bruce reviewed his report for the month. Bruce has gotten an estimate on the outside stairway for the carriage house and is getting two more. We also put in a garbage disposal in the Carriage House. The Four Season’s Garden lecture will return which was very popular last year. This weekend is NC-CC, then next weekend is GH-CC.
Old Business: Maintenance Projects Update. – Laundry house electric will be worked on as it finally seems to be dry in that facility. Getting new numbers for the pool and topping and upper terrace of the Field House.
New Business: Bryn Du Commission discussion – Chuck Petersen from the Granville Sentinel was in attendance as the Board discussed the 10 year history document. Larry stated it is important that we collect and compile this information now for posterity while those involved from the beginning can share it. Chuck asked various questions about users of the facilities over the years, finances past and future and the future of both. Candi said that we need to add an appendix containing members of different committees that were involved initially, also add in collaborative groups. Reed finished the discussion by stating that “We haven’t forgotten our mission, we haven’t forgotten our relationship with the Village, we’ve tried to be wise and prudent with the money that comes in and what is beneficial to the property.”
Other: The meeting actually opened this evening with the acknowledgment of the dedication of Bruce Cramer as Executive Director who celebrates 10 years this month. The Board presented him with a lovely clock engraved with “Thank You For 10 Years Of Service, Bryn Du Commission” and a gift card for dinner for him and Susan. A job well done!
The meeting was adjourned at 9:23 p.m.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for September 23rd, 2015