BRYN DU COMMISSION
Meeting Minutes of Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Members present: Candi Moore, Chair, Keith Myers, Jurgen Pape, Larry Bicking, Reed Fraley, Bruce Cramer, Executive Director
The meeting was called to order at 7:02.
Public Comments: None
Minutes: Keith moved to approve the February 24, 2015 minutes. Jurgen seconded the motion, the motion carried.
Financial Report: Reed reviewed the Financial Report for February, 2016. Jurgen moved to accept the financial report. Larry seconded the motion, the motion carried. Reed then reviewed the draft budget containing changes from last month’s meeting revisions. Larry moved to accept the 2016 Operating and Capital Project Budget as drafted and Jurgen seconded, the motion carried.
Executive Director’s Report: Bruce reviewed his report for the month. The life/local sheet is out and circulating around. Small maintenance projects like the kitchen floor is done. We received a small grant from the Granville Foundation for the Art Center for some tables that we feel may be necessary to have in the building. We found out that we were listed as the 30th top venue and attraction in Ohio on the Business First “Attractions and Entertainment Venues- ranked by 2015 attendance” list. We have a new ad that will go in the Daily Reporter in April. It was discussed that we need to more closely track the values of any donated items. Bruce will check back on the 2015 items as a start for this reporting.
Old Business: Maintenance projects – Mansion kitchen floor is complete it just needs to be sealed. We will have the Carriage House kitchen floor, and the Field House utility room done as well. The Field House terrace revamping we will now have to wait till November due to weather and schedule of events. The doors on the upper terrace can be replaced though and Bruce will try to get that finalized soon.
New Business: Art Forum – We had a great turn out, a big thank you to Keith Myers for doing a great job as facilitator, it was a great energetic crowd. We will send out notes from the forum along with a thank you to the group for participating as soon as we can. The notes have been compiled and are ready.
Potential long term tenants – We have toured Licking Land Trust through the Art Center and Carriage House as they have expressed some interest in possibly renting one of those spaces for their office use. Discussion followed about how it might be accomplished if they do indeed want to rent one of the spaces. At this point we will wait to see if there is further interest.
Other: A note to the board members, please respond to the Doodle poll regarding the next strategic planning meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for April 27rd, 2016