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Arts & Culture Commission - May 17, 2017 Minutes

The Regular Meeting of the Arts and Culture Commission of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was held in the City Commission Room at City Hall at 4:00 o’clock p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

The Arts and Culture Commissioners present or absent were as follows:

Present: David Bertolini, Dayna Del Val, Jessica Jung, Michael Olsen, Deb Williams

Absent: Cassandra Miller, Netha Cloeter, Tim Lamey, Arlette Preston

Also present were John Strand, City Commissioner and Mara Brust, Planning Commissioner.

Chair Bertolini called the meeting to order and welcomed Members to the meeting.

Item 1: Approve Order of Agenda
Kylie Murphy, Assistant Planner, made note that item number four, Update on Sudden Sculpture Park, would not be heard at this meeting and should be removed from the agenda. Mr. Olsen moved the Order of Agenda be approved with the removal of item number four. Second by Ms. Jung. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 2: Minutes: Regular Meeting of April 19, 2017
Ms. Jung moved the minutes of the April 19, 2017 Arts and Culture Commission meeting be approved. Second by Mr. Olsen. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3: Annual Report
Ms. Murphy presents the Annual Report for the 2018 Arts and Culture Commission Budget. Ms. Del Val states that under public art projects the wording makes it sound like facilities is involved in picking the art for the new city hall. Would the commission write a RFP for the new city hall? Mr. Strand would like to see a full time staff member for the commission and would also like to advocate for an increase in budget from 2017.

Item 4: Public Arts Master Plan Update
Mr. Becker presents the draft of the Public Arts Master Plan to the commission. Discussion by the commissioners regarding the master plan. The commissioners would like to be proactive when it comes to public art and not wait for projects to come to them. The commission discussed the possibility of a performing art center and future art places. Mr. Becker told the commission that performing art centers were not included in this plan because they are not considered public art.

Item 5: Public Art Possibilities
Ms. Murphy presented two public art possibilities that came directly from the Public Arts Master Plan. Discussion by the commissioners to see if using public art possibilities is the direction the commission wants to go.

Item 6: Board Vacancies and Appointment Processes
Ms. Murphy presented the board vacancies along with each commissioners terms and the process for appointment.

Item 7: Public Comments
No public comments were made at this time.

The time at adjournment was 5:10 p.m.