Economic and Cultural Development Grant Presentations
May 21, 2004, 7:00pm
Civic Center, Council Chambers,
The Economic and Cultural Development meeting was called to order at 7:02 p.m. on May 21, 2004, in the Civic Center Council Chambers, 1175 E. Main Street Ashland, Oregon.
ROLL CALL: Councilor Hartzell, Laws, and Jackson were present. Budget Committee Members Olsen, Stepahin, Silbiger, and Williams were present.
STAFF PRESENT: GINO GRIMALDI, CITY ADMINISTRATOR
CINDY HANKS, PROJECT COORDINATOR
BRYN MORRISON, ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY
The Lithia Arts Guild asked to present their grant request. Laws/Hartzell m/s to allow to present. Debbie Lorray, Jim Young spoke to the project at
Ms. Jackson spoke to the new Resolution for TOT. She spoke to the change for tourism and the economic and cultural development emphasis. Don Laws, Councilor doesn’t think that they could expect the change this year due to the grant applications were completed before the Resolution took place. He sees the need for events that enhance the City for both residents and tourists. Cate Hartzell, Councilor hopes by next year that the partnership with the Chamber grows to help the smaller grantees.
Ms. Hartzell proposed looking at the grantees that have been funded for several years and seeing if they need these funds should be cut back. The Committee expressed the need to have the grantees present what they accomplish with the funds that they are granted from the City from the previous year. Dave Williams, Budget Committee Member feels that the organizations that promote the arts are an important part of
Science Works $12,000
S.O. Film Society 8,500
Community Works 7,000
Rogue Opera 6,000
Ashland Gallery Association 5,000
Ballet Rogue 4,500
Siskiyou Singers 4,100
Youth Symphony of
Lithia Arts Guild of
St. Clair Productions 4,000
The Green Room 3,000
SOU, Native American Studies Program 2,500
Peace House 0
Total $ 89,243
This leaves $5,925 unallocated.
Ms. Hartzell proposed to add $2000 to SOEDC and $1000 to the Southern Oregon Film Society. Mr. Laws did not want to give more to SOEDC and Ms. Jackson did not want to give more to Science Works. Williams/Laws m/s to leave balance in reserve. Hartzell would like to add $500 to SOEDC.
Williams/Jackson m/s to approve allocations. Williams, Laws,
The Committee would like the Finance Department to keep the bylaws and 501 c3 and tract within the City and not distribute to the subcommittee. The Committee would like the Finance Department to produce a policy for financial reporting. Ray Olsen, Budget Committee Member would like to raise minimum and be more specific of expectations of grantees. Russ Silbiger, Budget Committee Member would like to see the City have on file the 990 IRS documents of applicants. Ms. Hartzell would like to see the program budget be more specific for what the funds will go towards and is not in favor of raising minimum.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:54 p.m.
Bryn Morrison, Administrative Secretary