Johnson City Partners
April 13, 2016 Meeting Minutes
Officers: President: Donna Converse
Vice-Pres: Corinna Johnson
Treasurer: Marcia Ward
Corres. Sec: Carol Cass
Recording Sec: Marcia Ward
Location: Johnson City Village Hall, Conference Room
Attendees: Donna Converse, Julie Deemie, Corinna Johnson, Barb Thompson, Carol Cass, Marcia
Meeting called to order at 7:05 PM by Donna
Donna said that she will send out the agenda for each meeting and ask for a reply from anyone who is
not attending the meeting.
The minutes from the February 10, 2016 meeting were discussed. One spelling correction. Corinna
made a motion to accept the minutes with the correction, seconded by Barb. Unanimous approval.
Treasurer’s Report: Checking account: $ 2361.01
Park savings account: $5218.34
Revitalization savings: $188.73
Corinna made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report, seconded by Julie. Unanimous approval.
Membership: Carol suggested that JC Partners should have a Facebook page. Corinna and Carol agreed to administer the site. They will include our Mission Statement, events and activities. Carol will design a poster that we can display in a few locations in the village. She will also try to get our meeting dates published in the meeting section of the Press and Sun-Bulletin.
Meeting location: Donna will contact Darlene Leonard at the JC Senior Citizens Center to ask if we can meet in one of the rooms there. Greg is checking with Naima Kradjian to see if there is a meeting room in her building that is available in the evening.
Cruze-Inz: Corinna reported on the bands she has secured for each month:
May - Ricky and the Blue Shadows
June - Orange Blossom Special
July - Reprise
August - Scott Freeman Band
September - Rich Wilson -still not a definite
The Grabowskis, who own Bulls Eye signs, agreed to donate 2 new signs for Cruze-Inz, in exchange for sponsorship. Greg is designing the signs with “4th Thursday”. We will locate the signs at the UHS parking lot at the corner of Main and St. Charles and on the State land facing the off ramp of 17East at
The JC Trustees approved the use of the Municipal parking lot for Cruze-Inz at the last meeting. We need to provide the insurance page showing the village as additional insured. Someone from Johnson City Schools will be at the May 26th Cruze-In to hand out free books to children who attend.
Jacqui Boulter is providing us with a signed copy of her Carousel Book. She has given permission for us to make money on the book, so we can sell raffle tickets.
Carousel Day: We decided to send a letter to the editor (of the Press & Sun-Bulletin) in mid May about Carousel Day not being held this year. We will discuss at the May meeting and finalize what we want to say.
Old Business: Clean-up of the downtown area. Save-a-lot will keep our supplies in a storage area at the store. Julie bought some vests and gloves. She distributed a waiver form for volunteers to sign and a list of Safety Rules. Julie handed out maps to each of us for our clean-up area and calendars for April and May.
CFJ Park Beautification Project:
Julie postponed a meeting with Bob Bennett of the DPW due to the weather. We are looking into benches for the walking trail and bike racks for two of the entrances. We will plan to have 4 trees planted in the fall of this year.
Document and materials storage: Julie currently has all of the official documents for Johnson City Partners. We agreed that she should continue to keep all of these documents at her house.
The next meeting is Wed. May 11 th at 7PM at JC Village Hall.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:10PM.