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ARTS COMMISSION

MEETING MINUTES

 

MEETING DATE:

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

PLACE:

City Hall – Conference Room

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER:

7:03 p.m.

MEETING ADJOURNED:

8:33 p.m.

 

ROLL CALL

 

NAME

PRESENT

ABSENT

John Ahearn

 

X

Davis Allen

 

X(7:10 p.m.)

Lauren Bakker-Arkema

 

X

Marilynne Bradley

X

 

Don Drissell

X

 

Melody Evans-Mess

X

 

Judith Mann

X

 

Peter Sargent

X

 

William Sharpe

X

 

 

ALSO PRESENT

Mayor Gerry Welch, Council Liaison

Jennifer Conrad, Deputy City Clerk

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A motion was made by Ms. Mann, seconded by Ms. Bradley, to approve the June 12, 2007 minutes. 

AYES: BRADLEY, EVANS, MANN, SARGENT, SHARPE

NOES: NONE

ABSTAIN: DRISSELL

ABSENT: AHEARN, ALLEN, BAKKER

The June 12, 2007 minutes were approved.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Drissell, seconded by Mr. Sharpe, to approve the July 10, 2007 minutes.

AYES: BRADLEY, DRISSELL, EVANS, MANN, SARGENT, SHARPE

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: AHEARN, ALLEN, BAKKER

The July 10, 2007 minutes were approved. 

 

LOGO REVISIONS

The Commission selected the second of the format variations from the July 2007 sheet submitted by Tracy Drissell (the third logo down on the left), and asked for some minor revisions, including the addition of green. 

 

A motion was made by Ms. Bradley, seconded by Ms. Mann to adopt the logo. 

AYES: ALLEN, BRADLEY, DRISSELL, EVANS, MANN, SARGENT, SHARPE

NOES: NONE

ABSENT: AHEARN, BAKKER

The logo was approved. 

 

OSVER/BETSBERG PROPERTY

Tom Martin, Peter and Paul Shank, representatives of the Osver/Betsberg estate, spoke to the Commission regarding the property at 465 Foote.  The property was turned down by Washington University, and the estate is in the process of deciding what to do with it.  There is considerable work needed to get the house up to Code, and there are few modernizations.  The Commission discussed possible uses for the home, as well as purchasers. 

 

Ms. Bradley stated that the home was designated as an historic landmark by the City, giving it some protection, no matter who purchases it. 

 

It was stated that there is still much to go through with the remainder of the estate, so the timeline is not immediate.  Mr. Sargent stated that he will check with Webster University. 

 

NEW ATTENDANCE POLICY FOR BOARDS/COMMISSIONS

Ms. Conrad stated that the City Council passed an attendance policy for Boards and Commissions.  Commission members should advise either the Staff Liaison or Mayor Welch regarding any absences. 

 

JAZZ FESTIVAL BOOTH

Ms. Mann updated the Commission on the booth at the Old Webster Jazz Festival.  It was decided to create a collage to be unveiled at the visioning session using found objects, maps, phone books, and other Webster Groves related papers.  The Commission discussed artists that could assist and other ideas for the project.  Flyers about the visioning session will be needed for the booth.  Mayor Welch will check on placement options for the booth.  Members of the ad-hoc committee will talk to artists about assisting. 

 

COMMUNITY WIDE FORUM TITLE SUGGESTIONS

Mr. Sargent suggested “Webster 2020: A Vision for the Arts” as the title for the October 18, 2007 Community-wide forum.  The Commission agreed.

 

REPORT OF JUNE 21, 2007 FORUM

The Commission reviewed the report on the June 21, 2007 forum.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned at 8:33 p.m.