CA Minutes 6-15-16

Clarendon Alliance

Board of Directors Meeting

June 15, 2016

Present:  Wade Franklin, Bill Gearhart, Jon Kinney, Paul LeValley, Linda Martin, Tom Moriarity, Casey Nolan, Megan Pierce, Tyler Schlandt, Adam Thocher, Bill Trahant, and Natasha Ungerer; also present, Executive Director Matt Hussmann and Karen Vazquez.

Not present:  Debbie Kaplan, Ashley Naiman, Tom Petty, and Jennifer Weiss.

The meeting was held in MakeOffices Meeting Room 2A, Suite 200, at 3100 Clarendon Blvd., and was called to order by Board President Paul LeValley at 6:35 pm, with a quorum present.

Approval of meeting minutes of the May 18, 2016 Board meeting.  The Board approved the minutes of the meeting of May 18, 2016, as presented.

Treasurer’s report, discussion of budget. Treasurer Casey Nolan presented his report on the Alliance’s finances; a motion was made to accept his report and it was approved unanimously.  A draft budget was distributed for fiscal year 2017, which begins July 1.  A short discussion followed with general expressions of support for the budget as presented; action was deferred to the July meeting.

Signatories for checks; change of address of the Alliance.  Executive Director Matt Hussmann noted that in view of the change in officers earlier this year that the Board needed to designate new signatories for its Burke & Herbert account and that he needed to order new checks reflecting the change in address.  A motion was made to designate Matt Hussmann, Paul LeValley, and Casey Nolan as authorized signatories for checks on the Burke & Herbert account; the motion was approved unanimously.  A second motion was made to approve the new 3100 Clarendon Blvd. office address as our official office for banking and other purposes and so that Mr. Hussmann might order new checks.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Details of new office arrangement.  Mr. Hussmann provided details of the new office arrangement.  He stated that the rent for the new office space and related support services was $900 per month, with a month to month lease, and $125 per month for parking.  He indicated that we continue to store materials in Rosslyn.  He led board members on a short tour of the office floor.

Executive Director’s report.  Mr. Hussmann noted materials that he had circulated.  Among recent developments, he noted that County staff was no longer pursing the idea of bicycle racks in the street at the corner N. Fillmore and Wilson Blvd. (northwest corner).  He also noted that the “Bark in the Park” event had been held on June 12.  With respect to Clarendon Day, he noted that entries were running at about the same level as in 2015, that music had been lined up, and that new electric power was being run in the park that would facilitate power needs.

Discussion of 2017 work plan.  Board members reviewed and approved in principle the proposed work plan for fiscal 2017.  Several word changes were suggested and agreed to, including the addition of text relating to consideration of a change in official Alliance geographic boundaries and an effort to determine interest among Clarendon business owners in a possible Clarendon BID.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted:


Bill Gearhart