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Arts & Culture Commission - October 18, 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 5:00 o’clock p.m., Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

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

Present: Arlette Preston, Jon Offutt, Michael Olsen, Tim Lamey, Mark Johnson

Absent: David Bertolini, Denese Odegaard, Deb Williams, Jessica Jung

City Commissioner John Strand was also present.

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

Item 1: Order of Agenda
Mr. Olsen moved to approve the order of agenda. Second by Mr. Lamey. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 2: Minutes: Regular Meeting of September 20, 2017
Mr. Olsen moved the minutes of the September 20, 2017 Arts and Culture Commission meeting be approved. Second by Mr. Offutt. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3: The Arts Partnership Regranting Report
Dayna Del Val with The Arts Partnership presented the report for the 2017 regranting dollars. She also reported the changes that were made between the 2016 regranting process and the 2017 regranting process. 2017 was the largest year for regranting dollars.

Item 4: 2018 Budget and Work Plan
Nicole Crutchfield, Planning Administrator, presented the 2018 budget to the commission. $150,000 was approved for the commission and $85,000 was approved for public art projects. Staff will bring forward a proposal in November for the 2018 budget which will include a retreat. In order to meet Giving Hearts Day, staff would like to confirm the budget in January.

Item 5: Logo Update
Kylie Murphy, Assistant Planner, presented the three logo proposals that staff had received. Additional discussion took place among the commissioners. Commissioners would like to have Dorsey present more options for logos in November.

Mr. Olsen makes a motion to approve the proposed scope-of-work and to allow Dorsey Design to proceed with the logo. Mr. Johnson seconds. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 6: Public Art Master Plan Update
Ms. Crutchfield informs the commission that there will be two additional Public Art Master Plan presentations. They will take place on Thursday the 19th and Saturday the 21st at the FMVA’s annual meeting. Comments received from these presentations will be forwarded to Forecast Public Art in order to make updates to the plan. Staff and commissioners will also be presenting at the Business and Breakfast held on November 14 and would like to have a brown bag presentation will the City Commissioners prior to the December 4 City Commission meeting.

Item 7: Public Comment
Chair Preston called for public comment. No comment was offered.