February 2016 LoDoNA Board of Director Meeting Minutes

Monthly Board Meeting February 9, 2016

Meeting came to order at 5:35 PM. In attendance: Kelly Dick, Mike West, Deb Miller, Josh Davies, Andy Davis, David Hughes, Tracey Pool, Christine Santucci, Kirk Dielman, Andy Yountz, Terry Hershey, Lara Davies, and Jack Tone.

Jack Tone and Kelly Dick recorded the minutes concurrently.

The Board welcomed new member Deb Miller. 

The Minutes of the January meeting were reviewed with minor corrections two members’ names. Kirk moved, Jack seconded and the minutes were approved unanimously.

Annual Meeting - The meeting then focused on arrangements for the March 1 Annual Meeting. 

Josh confirmed that the meeting will be held on the second floor of Rein Haus. 70 added chairs will be placed in the bocce courts and large TVs will show the speakers. The meeting will start at 5:30 PM and will run to 7:30 PM. Tickets will be $20 in advance, $25 at the door and will include one drink ticket. An extra drink ticket will be provided for those who have renewed their membership in advance. About 150 persons are expected. $3000 is budgeted with 3/4 for food, 1/4 for drinks. Several food stations are planned around the room to avoid queues. 

It was agreed to invite Mayor Hancock, Councilpersons Brooks and Kneich, Representative Duran, as well as the award winners, Joyce (Charlie Award) and Gary Lozow, David Cole’s (Compassionate Neighbor Award) family and Fabby Hillyard, and Judy Montero. It was agreed to present Judy with the 2016 President’s Award. Andy Davis noted the conflict with the caucuses. It was agreed to retain the March 1 date for the AM.

The business meeting including awards will run from 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM. The three speakers will be scheduled between 6:30PM and 7:00 PM, limited to 10 minutes each. Jack will confirm with Nate Currey at RTD. Christine will confirm with the Market Street Station developer, and 

Three tables will be set up at the entrance for check ins. Jim and Kirsten will handle the registration table. Gables for materials will be provided for LoDo Cares, the LoDo Women’s Group and the Young Families group.

To start the business meeting Kelly and David will discuss accomplishments for the year. David announced that he will be stepping down as Co-President. GNC – Andy Youtz briefed the board on the GNC. The liquor store that wanted to go into the retail space at Market and 14th street was denied. There was overwhelming opposition from residents and business interests at the E& L hearing. The liquor store party is appealing the decision. Twenty people came in opposition and over 100 signed the petition opposing the license. Andy noted that a new restaurant, Public School 303, has applied for a license at 1601

WeeBOT – Andy Davis reported on the successful WeeBOT at Crave Burger, with over 58 signed up. March 31 is a possible date for the next WeeBOT.

Communications – Lara reported that the February newsletter will be out next week.

Tracey Pool has decided to become the LoDo Cares Chair person. She will work with Terry 

David Hughes announced he was not seeking reelection for the board and the Co President position effective March 1, 2016. 

LoDo Cares – Terry reported that Tracey Pool has agreed to chair the group.

LoDo Lights – Kelly noted that Diane Huntress has communicated that the lights on Manny’s Bridge have been repaired. Kelly says the City has agreed to take over maintenance.

Meeting adjourned at 6:55 PM.