Bennington Downtown Alliance
 Board Meeting Minutes

August 9, 2018
 Oldcastle Theatre, Main Street, Bennington

The mission of the Bennington Downtown Alliance is to lead and support
 public and private efforts that promote and enhance downtown
 as the vital commercial and cultural heart of the community.

Present: President Eric Peterson, Michael Keane, Edie Sawitsky, Heather Maneely, Laurie Gormley, Michael McDonough, Jeannie Jenkins, Keith Carey, Linda Foulsham, Susan Plaisance, Beth Wilwol. Staff: John Shannahan.
Absent: Shelley Colvin, Ted Bird, Diane Perry, Jonathan Cooper, and Ben Oyola.

Call to Order
               A quorum was confirmed by President Eric Peterson who then convened the meeting at 7:36am.

               The July 2018 board minutes were reviewed. Action/Resolution- a motion to accept the July minutes was made by Susan Plaisance, seconded by Laurie Gormley. All in favor. Motion carried.

Financial Report            
Director John Shannahan reported on the financials which were reviewed at the Organizational level. All is in order. Action/Resolution- a motion to approve was made by Michael Keane, seconded by Edie Sawitsky.  
Motion carried.

Committee Reports

  • ·        Action/Resolution- no discussion.

Director’s Report Discussion regarding report:

  • ·        Road construction, Battle day, Park at 336 - Action/Resolution - John will make a public comment to discuss these current topics at the Select Board meeting.

Old Business

  • ·        Action/Resolution- no discussion.

New Business

  • ·        BDA Office Building – the staff and working office is to relocate due to severe flooding. Action/Resolution –John will continue securing a temporary location and relocating offices and the Downtown Welcome Center.


     Eric Peterson called for the adjournment of the meeting at 9:00am. Action/Resolution - a motion was made to adjourn by Beth Wilwol, seconded by Laurie Gormley. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Beth Wilwol, Secretary, Bennington Downtown Alliance

Bennington Downtown Alliance
215 South Street
Beautiful Bennington, Vermont 05201

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