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The Board of Directors of the Downtown Neighborhood Association met at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, in the common room at the Florencia condominium.

Present were Marilyn Olsen, president; Timothy J. Baker, secretary; Peter Stanhope, treasurer; and directors Allan Brockway, Gary Grooms, Joe Pugliano and Bill Stokes.

The minutes from the previous meeting were approved as posted on the DNA web site.

The most recent treasurer’s report was received and filed.

A discussion was held of various ideas for the July membership meeting, including updating the membership on homeless issues and showing the membership the presentation that DNA representatives had made to City Council on the association’s Downtown Waterfront vision plan.

Bill Stokes, chair of the association beautification committee, reported that he was going to talk with Mike Connors, the city’s Public Works Administrator, about possible ways that the association could be involved in beautification efforts Downtown.

Ms. Olsen reported on the temporary installation of the scultpure “BIg Max” in Straub Park. She noted that the artist had valued the work at $500,000. She also reported that she would be meeting with representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Partnership to discuss the Downtown Waterfront vision statement.

The porch party at McNulty Lofts was one of the most successful, and resulted in some new memberships.

The meeting was adjourned at 8 p.m.

Submitted by

Timothy J. Baker


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