Minutes June 2017 SRG Board Meeting

Date:              June 21, 2017

Location:        Soulard Station, 1911 S. 12th Street

The meeting was called to order at 7:07 p.m. by President Wade Weistreich

Officers and Directors in Attendance: Beth Bennett, Luann Denten, Melissa Whitson, Scott Plackemeier, Neil Putz, Christopher Schwarz, Stephen Shuman, Billy Tomber, Wade Weistreich,

Officers and Directors Absent: Bill Clendenin, Venessa Kobrin

Guests:    Lisa Otke discussed her desire for the MGI board position
                Chef Chris Delgado from The Wood Shack
                Allan Caprola from Current in Culture

Old Business

MGI Board Selection: The candidates were discussed and recommendations were provided to President Wade Weistreich who will make the final decision and appointment.

Motion:  Billy Tomber motions that the MGI Board Position selection criteria be amended as follows:
 The proposed shall be a SRG member in good standing.
Shall not be a current SRG Executive Board member (President, President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer) and shall not seek that position during the term of the MGI board service.
Is known to the SRG President to display knowledge of and have involvement with the SRG.

Second: Melissa Whitson.
In-Favor: All

New Business

Creation of Digital Archives:

Board and General Meeting minutes will be reviewed for the previous ten years in order to create a list of rules/procedures.  The desire is to create digital storage of the meeting minutes.

Proposed Development:

    1851 Menard: residential construction consisting of three townhomes and garage parking         for six cars. The model is Bicycle Works.  PRT has found the construction to be favorable     with some minor comments.

    2222 Menard: Star Design Group will rebuild at the previous location.  The ground floor         will be commercial and there will be residential upstairs.  The building will match the         height of the house next door on Menard.

    1814-20 South 10th : residential construction of three townhomes.

    2330-32 South 12th Street:  Seven unit condo with six car parking spaces.  They are         requesting a roof top deck with an elevator for access.

    1001 Russell: This will be a mixed use construction.  The ground floor will be residential         with three retail spaces.  Two will house a pharmacy.  The 2nd and 3rd floors will be         apartments (~ 18 units). They plan for an elevated parking lot.  They still need to find a         model example.

Treasurer Report

The Treasurer report was presented for review by the Board.  The 2018 Fiscal Year Budget was approved.  
Motion: Billy Tomber motioned to approve the Treasurer report.
Second: Neil Putz
In-favor: All

Committee Reports

Beautification (Beth Bennett)

    Three bids have been obtained for a new fence at The Soulard Station. They range from $4,800 to $5,885.
    The Art in the Garden Tour is Saturday, June 24, 2017.  This year, eight homes will be included. Each will host local artists and musicians.  The art created will be auctioned on September 29, 2017.
Communication (Billy Tomber)

    Will look into creating a list of Air BNB properties located in Soulard.  We will also look into creating an archive of meeting minutes.

Code and Zoning/PRT (Beth Bennett)

    See PRT items in new business

Fundraising (Billy Tomber)

Tour de Fat raised $2,800.  
Motion: Billy Tombermotions that $500 be donated to Historic Soulard Market Restoration, Inc from the Tour de Fat profits.
    Second: Luann Denten
    In-favor: All

Membership (Stephen Shuman)

    The SRG currently has 164 members.  The goal is to increase the numbers to 191.

Parlour Tour(Neil Putz)

    Four homes have already committed to the Parlour Tour.
    Please forward addresses of homes with ghost signs to Neil so that he can begin to process of research and building a pamphlet.

Residential Promotion (Luann Denten)

    Bastille Parade will be Saturday July 15, 2017.  It will start at Lynch St. Tavern where the mob will gather.  Thewalking parade will begin at 5PM andwill end in Pontiac Park.  Each bar will offer drink specials.

Safety (Scott Plackemeier)

    The Adopt a Cop program has been well attended and is a great way to build relationships between the neighborhood and the police officers.

Soulard Holiday Decorating (Chris Schwarz)

    August will be the earliest the committee can meet.

Soulard Station (Neil Putz)

    Urgent maintenance that is needed included: repair of the leaky garage door, cracks in the stucco, and a loose light in the back of the building

    Additional items that need attention are blinds, storage and a chair rail.


    Motion to adjourn made by Scott Plackemeier and seconded by Luann Denten, the meeting adjourned at 10:22 p.m.