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Arts and Culture Commission - February 20, 2019 Minutes

The Regular Meeting of the Arts and Culture Commission of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was held in the Commission Chambers at City Hall at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

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

Present: Arlette Preston, Deb Williams, Jon Offutt, Mark Johnson, Denese Odegaard, Tracy Jordre, Joe Williams, Tracy Walvatne

Absent: Denise Kolpack

Also Present: City Commissioner John Strand

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

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

Item 2: Minutes: Regular Meeting of January 16, 2018
Member Odegaard moved the minutes of the January 16, 2019 Arts and Culture Commission meeting be approved. Second by Member Offutt. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Presented after item 4.
Item 3: Capital Project Update
Chair Preston reported to the Board that she and Member D. Williams will be scheduling meetings with city staff, Folkways, and the Convention Visitors Bureau (CVB) to discuss this item. She stated they have also identified key stakeholders to meet with in the next couple of weeks, before the Board moves forward with this project.

Item 4: Creative Placemaking Presentation
Member Jordre shared a presentation of examples from other cities, including information from her past experience with creative placemaking.

The Board further discussed how to incentivize private development as well as interject creative placemaking into future City projects.

Item 5: Updated Budget
Planning Coordinator Maegin Elshaug referred to the updated budget included in the packet. Ms. Elshaug noted the update includes the Board’s approval for allocation of dollars to partner with Moorhead’s Art and Culture Commission along with a grant from Forecast Public Art, for an upcoming artist training workshop available to artists in the metro area.

Item 6: New Ideas Discussion Note
Chair Preston noted that included in the packet are the notes from last month’s discussion for the Board to review.

Item 7: Other Business or Public Comments
No public comment was given.

Member Johnson asked about the status of the re-granting applications that are due by March 1, 2019. Ms. Elshaug stated there has been interest but no applications received by staff so far.

Item 7a. Next Meeting – March 20, 2019

Item 8: Discussion Items
a. Evaluate
b. Funding
c. Growth/Projects

Chair Preston noted these items will be discussed by the Board upon the meetings adjournment.

The time at adjournment was 5:26 p.m.