Southampton BIA Board Meeting Minutes – November 2017

Board Meeting: November 21, 2017, Southampton BIA Office

1. IN ATTENDANCE:
Melanie Myers, Sue Palethorpe, Mary Lou Hills, Susan Dollar, Don Hart, Don Matheson, Janette Thorne, Dave Ruddell
Regrets: Bruce Martin, Mary Lou Hills

2. CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order at 6:33 p.m.

3. DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY INTEREST:
None declared.

4. ADOPTION OF MINUTES:
Moved by: Don Matheson
Seconded by: Sue Palethorpe

That the minutes of the October 17, 2017 meeting, there being no errors, omissions or corrections, be adopted.

5. TREASURER’S REPORT
No report.

6. STREETSCAPE COMMITTEE
Streetscape Minutes reviewed.

7. PROMOTIONS/SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
Jeanette Thorne and Dave Ruddell presented a report on behalf of the Promotions Committee. They want to promote special events to generate an income stream for the BIA — working on enhancing existing events and developing new events. There has been a challenge getting volunteers. They want to raise revenue in order to pay someone to work on events. The focus is on the shoulder seasons when the merchants are less busy.

8. AGM
Sue Palethorpe reported that the Southampton Legion is available for Tuesday February 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a meeting and social time afterwards.
Susan Dollar will speak to Linda White regarding plans for the election of the new BIA Board in 2018.
Melanie Myers reported on an OBIAA initiative regarding vacant commercial properties. The OBIAA has been advocating at the provincial level for changes in legislation. The OBIAA Annual Conference is being held in Collingwood in April, 2018. The SBIA is not a member of the OBIAA at this time.

9. NEXT MEETING DATE
The next regular Board meeting will be Tuesday December 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the BIA Office.

10. ADJOURNMENT
Moved by: Don Matheson
Seconded by: Don Hart

The meeting was adjourned at 7:53 p.m.