Johnson City Partners

March 9, 2011 @ 7:00 P.M.

Art Allure


Attendees:       Bob Olcott                                          Barb Thompson

Corinna Johnson                                  Marcia Ward

Dottie Pobocek                                   Julie Deemie

Greg Deemie                                       Bruce King

Jim Furman                                         Carolyn Laskoski


Meeting called to order at 7:05 P.M.


Unfinished Business:


Vote on appointment of Dorothy Pobocek as Recording Secretary, which was held off from the last meeting.  Ms. Pobocek had the most votes for this position.  First motion to approve by Jim Furman, seconded by Marcia Ward.  Unanimously approved by show of hands of members.



Treasurer's Report-Bruce received a check for $250 for Carousel Day sponsorship from Visions Federal Credit Union.


Some expenses are coming up, mainly having to do with the Main Street Grant-currently, the expense so far is only for the cost of paper and postage.  There are also expenses for preparation of Carousel Day in the form of pamphlets, posters, and advertisement charges to the Binghamton Press in the amount of $23 for the Juried Art Show.  Also mistakenly $23 for an advertisement in the Ithaca newspaper for Carousel Day, but Julie is going to attempt to get the money back.


Bruce received a donation from Bob Olcott.


Hatala pledged $75, even though they are not sponsors this year.


Old Business:

Fundraiser Discussion-Greg is working on tickets to sell for the Puzzled Players.  Tentative dates were requested of 4/9 or 4/16, with backup dates of 4/8 or 4/15.  The time would be from 7:00-10:00 P.M.  Tickets will be printed and distributed to members to sell prior to the next meeting.  Tickets will be sold at $10 each.  Capacity at the Senior Center is 199 people.  In the past, the Rotary Club sold between 50-70 tickets and still made a profit.  The goal is to sell 100 tickets.


Carousel Day:  Attorney Fred Xlander expressed an interest in becoming a sponsor this year for Carousel Day.  We are unsure of what level he wishes to sponsor at this time.  Mr. Xlander also provided Bob Olcott with the name of an artist, Chris Bahr, who is interested in judging the juried art.  Sponsorship information was sent to Dillenbeck's, Brozzetti's Wegman's, and about six other businesses and Warehouse Carpet.  Goodrich Implement was also one that Julie sent information to; and they have decided to be a sponsor for $250.  The

Old Business Continued:

different levels are $250, 500 and 750.  So far, we have three (3) sponsors at the $250 level.


The first application for the Juried Art show has been received for Carousel Day.  Flyers need to be distributed to artisans and those dealing with arts regarding the Juried Art show.


The Chenango Arts Council awarded the Johnson City Partners a grant for $1,100.  This money will be applied to the expense for the Mason-Warrington Band, who will play during Carousel Day.  Mason-Warrington is charging us $1,000, when they usually charge $2,000, for their 17-piece orchestra.  They will play for two hours, from 2:00-4:00 P.M.  Julie also hired a juggler, Will Stafford, for the event.  The juggler will be there from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.  He normally charges $100/hr; but will only charge $175 for the hours he performs.  No Zaney Umbrella Circus this year at the event.  The Blacksmith will be back; and Johnny Only has committed for one hour for his children's program.  Part of the commitment to this grant is to use their (Chenango Arts Council) logo and to participate in another event of another recipient of this award.   The ceremony is March 24 in Norwich at 5:00 P.M. at the Martin W. Pell Theatre.


Greg will try to get the resolution for the event before the Board next week.  Julie needs assistance with parking, especially behind Hank's.  Carolyn will work on parking permission at this location.  Julie plans on spending money for decent signage this year.


New Business:

Clean-up day tentatively scheduled for 5/21 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.  This is the same day that the Village is sponsoring a Smoke-Free event at CFJ Park.  This day was preferable over the 5/14 date, which is Armed Forces day and the day that the gazebo is dedicated.   Hopefully, we can plant flowers the same day.


Main Street Grant-The meeting held on 3/8 at the Police Municipal Training room had three owners and one property owner that attended.  We currently have three estimates (Health Beat, Rob Allegro, and The Thompson Agency), with two more on the way.  We are starting to write up applications and finishing photos of qualified properties.  We received a "Letter of Support" from Senator Libous for the Main Street Grant.


Bob Olcott suggested a guest speaker that we might consider at one of our meeting by the name of David Sloan.  Mr. Sloan has information on landlord/tenant relationships.


Correction from last minutes of name John Kerry of the Puzzled Players to spelling John Carey.


Review and approval of minutes: Motion to approve by Bruce King, second by Greg Deemie.


Next Meeting: March 23 at 7:00 P.M. at the Police Municipal Building.

Motion to Adjourn: Greg Deemie, second by Bruce King.


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