Economic and Cultural Grant Presentations
April 7, 2010, 6:00 PM ĖPresentations from Applicants
April 8, 2010, 6:00 PM-Proposed Allocations determined by Committee
Civic Center, Council Chambers,
CALL TO ORDER
The Citizenís Budget Subcommittee meeting was called to order at 6:05 pm on April 8, 2010 in Council Chambers at
STAFF PRESENT: LEE TUNEBERG, ADMINISTRATIVE
BRYN MORRISON, ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE
MELISSA HUHTALA, ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY
The Committee discussed how they would go about the allocation process it was suggested that they look at the spreadsheet to see where they find agreement and move on from there. The Committee discussed how they developed their allocations.
The committee discussed the proposed allocations. See attached.
St. Clair-They are the only blues music approach in
Ballet Rogue-Some felt the amount should be lowered because they dropped two performances.
Thrive- They have 3 new programs from what they have done before. They are an established program with big connections. Some felt they didnít want to increasing people over last year without a good economic reason.
The Imagine Project- They did not receive any funds last year and still went ahead and made the organization off the ground and running. Did a good job for their first year and was precise with what the funds were going to be used for.
ScienceWorks- They are a very worthy organization. They are well established with a significant impact to the City. The Committee felt that this organization is such a success they will continue to give a significant allocation just like film festival. Consensus to go with the average.
Ashland Gallery Association- This organization has a good track record. Felt it is a wise investment for an all year operation that can bring in tourism dollars to the City during the off season.
Dancing People Company-Consensus to go with the average.
Youth Symphony of
Siskiyou Singers- This Organization did not receive money last year. They have more shows planned for this year and are specific with what they would use the money for. This year they will be celebrating their 25th anniversary.
Rogue Valley Symphony Association-The Committee had consensus to go with the average.
Peace House-The Committee had a consensus of zero.
Transition Town-Ms. Voisin felt it would be a good opportunity for the Community in terms of sustainability and worth the risk. Others felt that they would be better off being privately funded.
Rouge Farms Corps-They are very small, have no farms in the City of
Rogue Opera- The Committee had a consensus to the average.
Siskiyou Violins- Absent.
Lithia Arts Guild-They are not showing signs of being self sustaining which could be problematic.
Web Spirit Community Foundation- The Committee had a consensus of zero.
Disabled United in Direction Empowerment-Some felt it qualified for a social grant but not economical. Others felt it was economical in helping the disabled get jobs.
TBL 21 (Triple Bottom Line for 21st Century)-The Committee had a consensus of zero.
Klamath Bird Observatory- The Committee felt they sound like an interesting organization but their application needs work they didnít have specifics as to what they needed the money for. They seem to be well funded already. This is a good organization to get youth involved. The Committee decided that they be granted $5000.00 to be used for trail for contractor work.
National center for conservation science and policy-They had a unique sustainability. Bringing in a conference here would bring in tourism.
(Committee Member Voisin left at 8:10)
Chapman/Lynn ms to accept the allocations as presented.
Mr. Lemhouse stated that he respectfully disagrees with the some of the Committee members. He does not feel that all the money needs to be spent just because it is there. When using tax payerís money he feels that you either need to invest in something that the City will get a return on or spend it on a gap that needs to be filled. If there are places where the City can save then save and only spend on things critical. He will not vote in favor of this allocation but felt it was a good experience.
Roll Call Vote: Committee Members Stromberg, Baldwin, Chapman, Everson, Silbiger and Thompson, YES;
The Committee discussed how they learned through this process. Ms. Voisin would like to have a report from the previous year included in the application packet. She also would like to have a discussion when in the year the grant process should occur as well as grants in budget debrief at the end of the process.
Ms. Everson suggested the possibility of not having presentations and to instead only have a question and answer time with each applicant. She also suggested that there be mandatory training on how to submit the grant applications. For next years process there needs to be more direction on priorities from Council on how to allocate the money.
The Committee discussed establishing a policy on appeals and enforcing the deadline.
Mr. Silbiger would like to see actual number of attendees, not only percentages in the Client Demographic section of the application.
Mr. Tuneberg thanked staff.
This meeting was adjourned 9:05 PM.