DRAFT (these minutes have not been ratified by the full Board at the time of posting)
Mid-City Neighborhood Organization
MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
January 31, 2012
A meeting of the Board of Directors of Mid-City Neighborhood Organization was held on January 31, 2012 at 6:30 PM at Finn McCools, 3701 Banks Street, New Orleans.
Board Members Present
Jeff Craig, Joann Broussard, Becker Rutledge, Miles Trapolin, Jim Olsen, Bonnie Garrigan, Philip Olivier, Matthew Morgan
Board Members Absent
A quorum was established with 8 members present
Approval of the Agenda
Approval of the December 2011 Minutes
Motion, Jim Olsen, second, Phillip Olivier, to approve the December meeting minutes, passes by a vote of 7 yeas, with 1 abstention (Bonnie Garrigan).
Mid-City Security District
Motion by Bonnie Garrigan, second by Becker Rutledge, to recognize Jim Olsen’s appointment to the Mid-City Security District, passes unanimously.
Jim Olsen gave a report on MCSD.
Motion, Becker Rutledge, second Bonnie Garrigan, to re-nominate the current MCNO appointed commissioners (Romney Richard, Jody Waltz, Ben Misko and Jim Olsen) to the MCSD board, motion passes unanimously.
Motion by Bonnie Garrigan, second by Becker Rutledge, to ratify the e-motion on MCNO’s letter of support to the developers of the Mid-City Market for a vehicular crossing of the Lafitte Greenway, passes unanimously.
Action Item by Friday, 2/3/2012
To determine a new location for MCNO meetings the following board members will call the following organizations:
Jeff Craig- Dibert School
Joann Broussard – St. Anthony
Matthew Morgan – Mid-City Theater
Bonnie Garrigan – Warren Easton School
Miles Trapolin – First Grace Methodist Church
Becker Rutledge – Jesuit High School
Brothers Service Station
Matthew Morgan presented to the board a plan for a new Brothers Convenience Store/Service Station on Carrollton between Tulane Avenue and Ulloa Street. Pending more information about the development (specifically, the exact location) this item was deferred.
Motion, Matthew Morgan, second Jim Olsen, to defer the vote for the Brothers Service Station development until further information can be provided to the board, motion passes unanimously.
e-voting: Google Spreadsheet vs. e-mail
Motion, Matthew Morgan, second Jim Olsen, to allow voting by Google spreadsheet via e-vote, passes unanimously.
Set-up and Break-down of Neighborhood Meetings
Matthew Morgan led the discussion of the set-up and break-down of the neighborhood meetings.
Action Item: Mike Raborn to develop a list of jobs/duties needed.
Mid-City Market Working Group chair, Jennifer Farwell
Motion, by Matthew Morgan, second by Joann Broussard, to confirm Jennifer Farwell as committee chair of the Mid-City Market working group, passes unanimously.
Committee Proposal: Grant Writing
Matthew Morgan led the discussion on developing a committee for grant writing.
Action Item: Jeff Craig to check how grant writers are typically paid at other non-profits.
Motion, by Matthew Morgan, second Joann Broussard, to engage in acquiring a dedicated grant writer for MCNO, the terms to be determined in the future, passes unanimously.
2012 MCNO Budget
Becker Rutledge presented the 2012 Budget with an overview of income and expenses based on last year’s totals.
Motion, Bonnie Garrigan, second Matthew Morgan, to make MCNO memberships based on an annual basis (January 1 of each year) motion passes unanimously.
Action Item: Bonnie Garrigan to compile board member’s information and to order new board business cards.
Action Item: All board members to submit the information that each one wants to have on their business cards to Bonnie Garrigan.
Motion, Bonnie Garrigan, second Jim Olsen, to Adjourn, motion passes unanimously.
Respectfully submitted by
Jeff Craig, MCNO Secretary