The board of directors of the Downtown Neighborhood Association met Thursday, September 13, in the public room at the Florencia. Present were: Tim Brown, Paul Carder, Marlys Meckler, Marilyn Olsen, Joe Pugliano, Bill Stokes, William Walsh. Absent were: Timothy J. Baker, Peter Belmont, Lottie Belovitz, Tim Clemmons, Gary Grooms.The meeting was called to order with a quorum at 7:24 PM
– Treasurer’s report posted on the web site
– Minutes were approved as posted on the web site
– Newsletter/Communication Update Brian Bailey of “I Love the Burg” will work with DNA. There will be increased use of electronic media.
– Nominating Committee Update – There are three vacancies on the DNA board and six possible canditates.
– The Lens design for the Pier- It has been refined and well received. It is moving forward.
– Draft Focus Issues were discussed and will be presented to the board again when edited.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:25 PM
Submitted by Tim Brown
Note: Between board meetingss Peter Belmont moved, seconded by Tim Clemmons, that DNA ask the city to reconsider its position having the market move and for DNA to urge the city to find a solution to any al lang parking conflicts that include use of the parking lot by the market.ÊDiscussion points by Paul Carder: I believe the DNA should strongly encourage the three primary parties Ð the Market, the Rowdies, the City Ð to work out a compromise that satisfies each of the parties. Perhaps not completely but enough to meet each partyÕs most important needs. And if the DNA can play a useful intermediary role, we should offer same. Motioned passed. Marilyn Olsen, President, will send a letter to Mayor Foster.
Additionally, the board approved a letter of Support for Daystar Life Center Forfeiture Grant Program Application.