MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
OF THE LOWER DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
HELD April 8, 2013
Pursuant to proper notice, a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association was held on April 8, 2013 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The meeting was adjourned at 7:12 pm. In attendance were: Bill Chrismer, Maria Cook, Josh Davies, Lara Davies, Terry Hershey, David Hughes, Joyce Lozow, Kirstan Marks, Jim Merrill, Paul Rothman, Jack Tone, and Mike West.
Josh Davies chaired the meeting. Secretary Lara Davies recorded the minutes.
Approval of March Minutes:
Terry made a motion that the March minutes be approved. Jim seconded this. All were in favor and the motion passed.
Andrew Guerra attended the meeting as a guest and is evaluating joining the board as a mid-year replacement.
Summer BBQ Update:
The committee was going to meet after the April 8th meeting to discuss responsibilities and to finalize a location and date. The Committee is evaluating having craft beer available through a sponsorship from Breckenridge Brewery and also evaluating doing the event at the Windsor’s community room. The committee will also be working on other sponsors.
Lara gave an update for the group. This committee will 4 host building parties/happy hours this year to inform residents about LoDoNA and encourage non members to join. The first one was March 29th and was a test run at Waterside where Real Estate Revolution hosts a monthly happy hour. Lara and Kynnie Martin ill represented LoDoNA and talked to several individuals about the association. Lessons learned were that we need more board members present to work the crowd and that we definitely need to have someone make an announcement about LoDoNA to the group.
The next happy hours are May 23 (Icehouse-Bill), August 8 (Left Bank Lofts, Volker and Acme-Kynnie), and October 17 (Franklin Lofts-Cat). Each individual hosting the party will be in charge of that particular party.
This group is also going to come up with a plan to get HOA Presidents more involved such as hosting HOA Roundtables. Cat Tatman is leading the efforts on this initiative. Kevin Ottercrans will also work with Cat on this effort. He is the Waterside VP of the HOA and said he wanted to help organize an event to get the LoDo HOA presidents together. Joyce also volunteered to help Cat with the LoDo Lofts Rep list. We will more than likely hold two events in 2013. The group decided that we would not offer a comped membership to HOA Presidents.
Total income for 2012 was $20,440 and total expenses were $23,613.
Before the meeting the executive committee met to set a 2013 budget. Josh and Jim gave an overview of the budget to the group and said they would send it out via email over the month so that board members could review and we could vote on it at the May meeting. The plan for the 2013 budget was to spend $32,150 send to earn the same amount.
David reported that a GNA for Mike Wright Fine Art was approved by the GNC and subsequently the GNC supported the granting of the license at the E&L Hearing. David said that confirmatory approval was now needed from the LoDoNa Board. Jack motioned that we approve the GNC and Maria seconded the motion. All were in favor and the motion passed.
David also reported that Jim McCotter met with Stoney’s Full Steam Tavern and that we were working with them and the Chandlers (live next door) to get a satisfactory GNA. They seem willing to cooperate. Josh reported that a letter/email went out to the residents of Palace Lofts about this establishment with misinformation about efforts to get a suitable GNA passed.
Bill reported that the WeeBOT at Gatsby’s was a success and that the next WeeBOT was April 25 at Epernay. Bill and Kirstan also hosted a membership/WeeBOT meeting and formed a WeeBOT welcoming committee.
There will be a celebratory party soon (once it warms up) for the new construction efforts. On 4/17 the installation on the water feature begins.
Our domain name (lodona.org) was down temporarily this month but with Kirstan and Jim’s help it is now back up. We have also changed hosting providers.
Next Meeting – The meeting was adjourned at 7:12 pm and the next meeting will be May 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm.
Respectfully submitted, Lara Davies, Secretary