KCBC COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING
MINUTES FOR FEBRUARY 10, 2015, 12:00 NOON
CCG Service Center, 3111 Citizens Way, Columbus, GA
KCBC Executive Board & Commission Members Attending:
Adele Lindsey, Herman Lewis, Jr., Terry Fike, Marsha Collins, Sue Dalileo, Stacey Poydasheff, Jackie Barnes, Wanda Jenkins, Sandra Okamoto, Karon Henderson, Robbie Monfort, Rebecca Covington, Nathan Rogers, Elaine Tarpley, Charlotte Irvin, Nicole DeVries
Julie Bray, Holli Browder
KCBC Staff Attending
: Gloria Weston-Smart and Ava Dixon
CALL TO ORDER
Chairperson Adele Lindsey called the meeting to order at 12:10 by welcoming commissioners and guests.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES –
Minutes from our December 9, 2014, meeting were approved.
Treasurer Herman Lewis, Jr. covered the KCBC and KCGBC Balance Sheets and Profit & Loss statements for December 2014.
A. Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission has a new office address in the Recycling and Sustainability Center at 8001 Pine Grove Way, 31907. New telephone and fax numbers are 706-225-4008 (phone) and (706)569-1982 (fax), respectively.
B. 2015-16 FY CCG Budget – Commissioners were encouraged to contact their councilors to ask for their vote on adding KCBC staff members as CCG employees. Proposal is on the table to make them staff employees. Councilor Gary Allen requested a state-wide report that reflects the number of Executive Directors and staff that are City or County employees. Gloria stated that Sara Visser, KGBF Executive Director, provided the following information: 68% of Georgia Executive Directors are City or County Employees, and 53% of the 68% have additional staff. Gloria contacted Councilors Huff, Davis, Thomas, Allen and Tom Buck. All of the councilors except Councilor Thomas and Councilor Allen stated that they will support the proposal. Councilor Thomas stated that she could not support the proposal because the Council agreed to not hire additional staff. Councilor Thomas also asked Gloria to encourage Pat Beigler, CCG Public Works Director to present the KCBC staff proposal in their budget.
We do not know when this will come up for vote prior to the June budget is finalized. We should do our part to keep it on the minds of councilors in order to get it on the agenda.
C. Public Works Proposal – Redefining KCBC -- If the vote is not in favor, commissioners will meet to discuss whether KCBC will remain non-profit or what the next step should be.
D. 2015-16 Nominating Committee for the Annual Awards Luncheon consists of Committee Chairperson Stacy Poydasheff, Jason Cooper, Adele Lindsey, Juan Rodriguez, and Chris Pratt-Consoletti.
2015 PROGRAMS & PROJECTS UPDATE
Martin Luther King Jr. Serve-a-thon tree planting was on January 16, 2015 at Eddy Middle School. “The Green Team” planted 6 trees on their campus.
Kinetic CU has 150 employees who will assist with planting 75 trees consisting of crepe myrtle, hardwood, pine, and others. Planting will begin at 1 pm.
Arbor Day Tree Planting will begin at 10 am on Friday, February 20, 2015, at Mid-Town Lindsey Creek. Schools participating will be G. W. Carver High, Rigdon Road Elementary, Arnold Middle School, Richards Middle School, Clubview Elementary and Dimon Elementary Magnet Academy. Trees Columbus will provide the trees. Gloria added that Columbus was the first Georgia community to be known as a tree-planting city.
Nissan Leaf Car Raffle – The car raffle was announced to Nissan employees on February 6, 2015, 8:00 am at Headquarter Nissan. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at the corner of 11
& Broadway where a new electric car charging station will be installed. The mayor, local TV stations, and other dignitaries will be there. On February 21, 2015, the raffle kick-off will take place at Headquarter Nissan along with catering by Country’s BBQ, American Idol contestant Garrett Miles, Leaf test drives, the Shaw High School drum line, a clown, and other activities. Anyone who test-drives the Leaf can purchase a raffle ticket for half price with Headquarter Nissan purchasing the other half. 800 Raffle tickets have been printed. On April 15, 38 tickets will be pre-drawn and the remaining 2 tickets will be drawn on April 18 from tickets purchased that day. Other consolation prizes are: turkey fryer, gift certificates, container plants, and a bicycle. We are seeking other prizes. The winners of the consolation prizes and the 2-year lease of the 2015 Leaf
must be present
to win. A new flyer with this updated information will be email to commissioners.
South Columbus Elementary and Eddy Middle School will plant trees with Author Janisse Ray, March 5, 2015, 10 a.m. at South Columbus Elementary; Wynnton Road Elementary will tour Recycling Center @ 8:30 a.m.
KAB Great American Cleanup will occur on March 6 and 7, 2015 on school campuses and in public parks. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.
Earth Day – Personal paper shredding and clothing collection for Goodwill Industries will take place on April 18, 2015, at Headquarter Nissan (same day as raffle drawings).
Annual Awards Luncheon will take place in the upstairs gallery of the Columbus Convention & Trade Center from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Cost is $15 for students and $25 for adults. The theme this year is “Preserve, Protect and Celebrate the Chattahoochee River.”
Chairperson Adele Lindsey called on attendees to introduce themselves to the group.
The next commissioners meeting will be Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 12 noon, at Oxbow Meadows Learning Center, 3535 S Lumpkin Rd, 31903.
The meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.