January 14, 2010 7:00 PM Alamance Presbyterian
Action items are bolded
Attendees: Tom Ammeter, Lonnie Baxley, Bob Chamberlain, Harold Garrett, David Gearhart, Jean King, Dick Mearns, Denise Osborne, Nan Riddle, Dan Rogers Visitors: none
Dave called the meeting to order. Minutes from December 10, 2009 were read, amended and approved.
Rosemarie reported there is $4595 in the checking accounts. There is now a separate account for the SEG Foundation. Dues for 2010 are now due.
Nan reviewed the proposed changes in the bylaws. The vote to approve the bylaws will be at the February 11th meeting. She also reported on grant writing. Joe is looking for more grant opportunities.
Dave reported that his name and address and Darinís name are on the articles of incorporation. He led the discussion about changing the name and address to an attorney. Darin will contact the attorney and the secretary of state to determine whether to make this change.
Nan reported the October 9th will be the date for the 2010 Fun Fest. She will call the first organizational meeting on January 28th. The stage, the generator, and shelters 5& 6 at Hagan Stone Park have already been reserved. Park Ranger Terry Ward says the remaining funds from the county needed to build the handicapped playground are now available and construction will begin soon. The playground may be completed before our 2010 Funfest.
Nan reported that consideration is being given to how to manage a list of emails. Marty Heim has volunteered her financial assistance. Dave reported from Lonnieís stats that our website www.southeastguilford.org had 154,000 hits last year and 9000 visits.
Dan and Denise reported on the Small Area Plan. The second monthly meeting attempted to educate the group about existing commercial zoning. The next two months will be educating the group on sewer and roads in the planning area. Dan reported that Dollar General plans to build a store in the Forest Oaks Commons out parcel beside the entrance to Forest Oaks Drive. There was agreement to do a survey monkey to find out what is the opinion of the residents. Dan and Dick agreed to help construct the questions and Lonnie would add it to our website. The group wanted an objective survey to inform people and get feedback about their support for this new business in our community.
Dick reported that a bobcat was rented ($200) from FOCC to work on the walking trail at Alamance Ballpark. The work is 50% complete. About 25% of the trail has been mulched. Some of the trail area is wet and low and this is making construction difficult.
Dave reported about efforts to rid the SEGC area of the blighted Forest Oaks Shopping Center. Dave has three new volunteers to join a committee and asked for more from SEGCA . Dave stressed this property is holding back interest in SEGC and this should be high priority. The property is for sale at a price of $3MM. The tax value is $2.8 MM. The market value is far less. There was conversation about possibilities.
Dave reported all 10th graders at SEHS attended the Reality Store which was financial simulation training as a life skill. The idea is to promote this across GC schools and show our leadership across the county.
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 PM
Next SEGCA Advisory meeting - February 11, 7:00 PM at Alamance Presbyterian
Next SEGCA and SEGF Board Meeting - March 11th at 6 PM at Alamance Presbyterian Church
Dan Rogers, Secretary