Better Bennington Corporation
 Board Meeting Minutes

October 13, 2016
Bennington Fire Station

The mission of the Better Bennington Corporation
 is to build, improve, and support a vital downtown that benefits our entire community.

Present: VP Eric Peterson, Jeannie Jenkins, Shelley Colvin, Edie Sawitsky, Heather Maneely, Beth Wilwol, Keith Carey, Kelley Clarke, Ted Bird, Matthew Harrington*, Michael Harrington*.  Staff: John Shannahan and Diane Perry. *Ex-officio
Absent: Michael McDonough, Michael Keane.

Call to Order
               A quorum was confirmed by Eric Peterson who then convened the meeting at 7:33AM.

               The September 2016 board minutes were reviewed. Action/Resolution- a motion to approve was made by Ted Bird and seconded by Beth Wilwol. Minutes accepted as presented.

Financial Report
            Treasurer Shelley Colvin reported on the financials which were reviewed at the Organizational level. All is in order. Action/Resolution- a motion to approve was made by Edie Sawitsky, seconded by Ted Bird. Motion carried.

Director’s Report Discussion regarding report:

  • Streetscape – Polly van der Linde from Sonatina Enterprises has proposed to the town to paint either piano keys or a related design at four corners intersection. Action/Resolution – the BBC Design committee will discuss the involvement of the BBC and on what level would be appropriate and possible.

Old Business

  • Work Plans - each committee will complete their work plans by next meeting. Action/Resolution- John will confirm dates with Stu and then confirm with the committee Chairs.

New Business

  • BBC Annual Retreat – the retreat has been rescheduled to Tuesday November 1st from 8-12pm.  The Organization committee will reschedule for October 25th at 7:30am. Action/Resolution- John will send out reminder and agenda to Board.
  • Agenda- the retreat’s agenda will include deciding on the best name change for our organization, and reviewing the committee work plans for 2017. Action/Resolution – Board members to complete work plans by making a primary or main project with additional projects as secondary or on-going. 

     Eric Peterson called for the adjournment of the meeting at 8:47am.  Action/Resolution - a motion was made to adjourn by Ted Bird, seconded by Keith Carey. Motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Beth Wilwol, Secretary
Better Bennington Corporation

Bennington Downtown Alliance
215 South Street
Beautiful Bennington, Vermont 05201

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