September 2014 Board Meeting

SRG Board Meeting Minutes

 September 17, 2014


Meeting started at 7:10 PM


In Attendance:  Mike Ziemann, Jeremy Mehrle, Jackie Parker, Luann Denten, Beth Bennett, Nancy Kelly, Sean Cochran, Michael Pastore, Jill Weissgerber, Alicia Stellhorn


Guests: Julie Price and MSW associate to present Soulard Rebranding idea


  1. Treasurer’s Report
    1. No report
  2. Old Business
    1. Taxi cab stands and traffic signs update
      1. stop sign at 8th an lafayette Phyllis will look into it
    2. Update on SRG tax exempt status
      1. SRG paperwork will get together and get us tax exempt.
    3. Lafayette School – Beth Bennett
      1. Lafayette School school board will sell a school to charter school, the issue is that she only has enough money to purchase the building and not enough to do heating, plumbing and asbestos removal. They suggested that she buys is and block off parts of the building that she’s not using.
    4. Update on Polar Wave building
      1. According to Phyllis the people renovating the Polar Wave building are green lit.


  1. New Business
    1. Marketing Meeting
      1. Paid monthly
      2. can get us connections in the media
      3. Do research first.
      4. They want our buy-in and have passion for it and promote it to the SRG
      5. We voted on waiting to support Soulard Alliance after we hear what Mardi Gras Inc and Soulard Market association say. The vote was unanimous. 
    2. Request for funds for Soulard Garden Co-op Fundraiser – Michael Pastore
      1. Motion that we give $1500 to garden Co-op with amendment to do a project for up to $1500. - Motion Passed
    3. Parlor Tour
      1. 6:30 - 8:30 complimentary house tour party at Molly’s 
    4. Is Station Event music too loud and are we being considerate neighbors? – Beth Bennett
    5. Soulard Station requesting board support for new building sign design – Sean Cochran


  1. Committee reports
    1. Beautification
    2. Code & Zoning
    3. Communications
      1. Renaissance article deadline is Thursday, September 18th, send articles to
    4. Fundraising
      1. need for volunteers to work the SRG beer booths during Oktoberfest at Union Station, Oct. 3-4, and Soulard Oktoberfest, Oct. 10-12. People can sign up on 


    1. Membership
      1. Jeremy and Jackie are working on the new resident circulars
    2. Residential Promotion
      1. 13 table already sold for Mardi Gras ball.
    3. Safety
    4. Parlour Tour


Meeting adjourned at 9:47 PM