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October 19, 2020

Members Present: 

Mitch Maniccia

Joe Sarnicola

Sarah Dibble

Chuck Mason

Peter Cramer

Tim Donovan  

Members Absent:

Glenn Thomas

Dan Orzechowski

Guest:

Claire Lovell

  • Call to order at 5:04 pm
  • Introduction of Guests – Claire Lovell
  • Motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting made by Chuck, seconded by Joe, unanimously approved

Budget Update

  • $10 to Custom Accounting
  • $76.28 for supplies for River Walk clean-up
  • $494.2 for Permaculture Park
  • $99.00 Red Ribbon Week Tulips
  • Current balance $13,181.12

2020 Projects

  • River walk clean- up:  Went Awesome!  Great feedback from community
  • Email to Julie Liccion re: Clean-up of Chloe’s Butterfly Garden
  • Cayuga County Drug Free Coalition & SADD (Tiffany Whitacore) – Red Ribbon Week – Tulip distribution – Possible plant @ veterans park?

Permaculture Park Update

  • ABC bought tools for Permaculture park, to keep in their shed
  • Plan to order ground cover plants
  • Walt Aikman to make signage out of reclaimed wood
  • Pete is Fun-gi 🍄

2021 Projects

  • Clean-up nature trail in Flemming/Dunning Ave
  • Clean-up West-End of Genesee Street
  • Clean- up of Y-Fields
  • Do something with Arterial – Near Mark’s/Byrne Dairy – possible clovers, snowbells
  • Planting at the triangle at the welcome to BID District – near St. Mary’s
  • Clean Cross @ Veteran’s Park

Other Business

  • Possible Grant from Cornell – Feasibility Study – Sarah to follow-up
  • Request for proposals (RFP), google form to be posted on ABC Facebook page and shared on other Auburn pages by Sarah
  • Website should be updated to include new board members, update with pictures of recent projects and add an upcoming project calendar – Dan to take on
  • Dan and Glenn need ABC Polos for events
  • Tim receiving an Award for service to community through Unity House
    • Time is Awesome 👍
  • Boy Scout Jack Kennedy – doing conservation project – Sarah to send his info to Pete
  • Per Tim – Lots of Trees being affected by Emerald Ash Borer – ABC should make list of most affected trees to give to city
  • Walt Aikman’s – Grow Auburn Trees project Oct 31, 2020
  • Possible fundraiser – sell bulk tree seedlings
  • Don’t forget to VOTE!!
  • Recruit, Recruit, Recruit!!
  • Motion to adjourn by Joe, seconded by Tim, unanimously approved. 
  • Meeting adjourned at 6:00pm
  • Next meeting Monday November 9, 2020 @ 5pm @ City Hall

*UPDATE* – Meeting has been rescheduled to Monday November 16, 2020 @ 5pm via ZOOM!!

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August 17, 2020

Members Present: Mitch Maniccia, Joe Sarnicola, Sarah Dibble, Chuck Mason

Members Absent: Peter Cramer, Tim Donovan

Call to order at 5: 19 pm

Mitch issues Executive order – appointing Glenn to the ABC Board!

Unable to approve minutes from last meeting, do not have quorum

Budget Update

Thompkins Bank AGAIN charged $5 fee – Joe called the bank.  This was due to debit card inactivity – we have 2 cards.  Each card should be used once every 6 months – easy as going to atm and checking balance

Thompkins Bank will re-fund $15 of inactivity fees

$100 to Custom Accounting

Current balance $14,064.77

2020 Projects

Franklin St median finish maintenance – Wednesday August 19, 2020 @ 5:00 – finish weeding – put down mulch

River walk clean- up (Osbourne St @ Market St. Park) – Saturday September 12, 2020 @ 4:30

Welcome sign Rt. 38 and Seward Park sign – Chuck said city workers will paint w/in next month-ish – still waiting

Still waiting for e-mail from Seamus re: fall planting at Hoopes Park – possibly mums

Permaculture Park Update

Living Willow completely installed – Looks amazing!! Installed utilizing ABC funding and CBDG funding

Per Mitch – Pete is a swell guy!!

Other Business

Other ideas??

Recruit, Recruit, Recruit!!

Meeting adjourned at 5:45pm

Next meeting Monday September 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm. IN PERSON @ CITY HALL – use back door – sign in – wear a mask!

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July 27, 2020

Members Present: 

Mitch Maniccia, Joe Sarnicola, Sarah Dibble, Peter Cramer

Members Absent:

Tim Donovan, Chuck Mason

Guest:

Glenn Thomas, Dan Orzechowski

  • Call to order at 5: 15 pm
  • Tim unable to join, no internet for zoom meeting
  • Unable to approve minutes from last meeting, do not have quorum

Budget Update

  • Accountant fees, General projects fund
  • Bank AGAIN charged $5 fee
  • Current balance $14,069.17

2020 Projects

  • Franklin St median maintenance – Sat June 27, 2020 @ 3:30 – cleanup/weeding, schedule second date for planting – something full sun, weather hearty
  • Hoopes park summer/fall cleanup, maintenance and planting – possibly mums- Sarah to follow up with Seamus Rhodes park manager
  • Welcome sign Rt. 38 and Seward Park sign – Chuck said city workers will paint w/in next month-ish

Permaculture Park Update

  • Starting installation of living willow structure – dome already taking form, volunteers needed
  • Still working on sign installation

Other Business

  • Stop emailing Tina P. and Frank M.
  • Possible trash pick-up @ River walk/ Market Street Park
  • Possible sign on Dunning Ave
  • Other ideas??
  • Motion to adjourn by Sarah, seconded by Pete, unanimous approval, meeting adjourned at 5:55pm
  • Next meeting Monday August 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm. Zoom link to be emailed by Sarah
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June 8, 2020

Members Present: 

Mitch Maniccia, Joe Sarnicola, Sarah Dibble, Chuck Mason, Peter Cramer

Members Absent:

Tim Donovan

Guest:

Glenn Thomas

  • Call to order at 5:07pm
  • Tim unable to join, no call in number with zoom meeting
  • Motion to approve minutes from March, April & May made by Joe, seconded by Chuck, unanimous approval

Budget Update

  • Received $5 donation through Amazon Smiles
  • Bank AGAIN charged $5 fee
  • Current balance $14,501.07

2020 Projects

  • Welcome sign maintenance – Lake Ave – Sat June 13, 2020 @ 3:30
  • Welcome sign maintenance – Genesee St – Sat June 20, 2020 @ 3:30
  • Franklin St median maintenance – Sat June 27, 2020 @ 3:30
  • Hoopes park summer planting – possibly mini sunflowers – Sarah to follow up with Seamus Rhodes park manager
  • Welcome sign Rt. 38 and Seward Park sign – Chuck to get painting quotes

Permaculture Park Update

  • Spring has been good, plants growing nicely
  • Possibly starting living willow installation Tuesday June 9
  • Still working on sign installation

Other Business

  • Motion to adjourn by Sarah, seconded by Pete, unanimous approval, meeting adjourned at 6:01pm
  • Next meeting Monday July 13, 2020 5pm  hopefully it will be in person!!  Details to follow
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May 4, 2020

Members Present: Mitch Maniccia, Joe Sarnicola, Sarah Dibble, Chuck Mason

Members Absent: Peter Cramer, Tim Donovan

Call to order at 5:00pm, Mitch has spoken with Tim he is doing well, but busy- we are worried about Pete?? Pete are you ok?

Update Senior Signs- donated $500 – lawn signs will be placed all along front of AHS yard with pictures of each senior and their name

Budget Update

Did we receive a “990” from the business place (who does our taxes- I didn’t catch sorry) – a Budget snapshot – Joe to look into

Joe able to sign into Bank – Finally

Bank AGAIN charged $5 fee

Question why we are using this bank – maybe Auburn Federal Credit Union

2020 Projects

Park Pick-up day:  CANCELLED 😢 due to NY Pause and social distancing, city cancelled all May events

Market Street Park – possible benches or picnic tables, Hanging flowers

Franklin Street Median – we were going to meet with current “caretakers” at March meeting, but it was cancelled

Planting of summer flowers after tulips peak at Hoopes Park- daffodils coming in, tulips coming in slowly

Franklin Street Median

Upkeep “Welcome to Auburn Signs” – including one on State Street & 38?

Unfortunately Projects ON HOLD until NY Pause lifted

2021 Projects

Planters on Owasco River new “overlook”

West-end Beautification – extend beyond downtown to city limits

Other Business

Motion made by Chuck to make annual $2000 donation to BID “Flower Power” planting for city wide flower pots, 2nd by Sarah, Unanimous

Chuck showed us all how to change Zoom background and that Auburn Equal Rights Heritage made “Auburn” images free to use

Motion to adjourn by Sarah, seconded by Joe, meeting adjourned at 5:57pm

Next meeting Monday June 1, 2020 5pm  hopefully it will be in person!!  Details to follow

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April 13, 2020

Members Present: 

Mitch Maniccia, Joe Sarnicola, Sarah Dibble

Members Absent:Peter Cramer, Chuck Mason, Tim Donovan

Guest: Frank Manc

  • Call to order at 4:05,  Introductions
  • Unable to approve minutes from previous meeting as did not have quorum

Budget Update

  • Again received $5 debit card fee.  Joe to follow-up with bank.  Current balance – $17,006.07 – Joe to send Budget update

RFP

  • Discussion about request for proposals, shared on various Facebook pages.   Discussed cleanup of cross @ veterans park. Mitch to follow-up with Tim Locastro and gentlemen from Nick’s Ride

2020 Projects

  • Park Pick-up day:  Changed date to May 16th due to NY Pause and social distancing
  • Market Street Park – possible benches or picnic tables
  • Franklin Street Median – we were going to meet with current “caretakers” at March meeting, but it was cancelled
  • Planting of summer flowers after tulips peak at Hoopes Park- daffodils coming in, tulips coming in slowly
  • Unfortunately Projects ON HOLD until NY Pause lifted

2021 Projects

  • Planters on Owasco River new “overlook”
  • West-end Beautification – extend beyond downtown to city limits

Permaculture Park Update

  • ●      Image Agent payment went through, signs going in.  Word is “they look good”
  • Motion to adjourn by Sarah, seconded by Joe, meeting adjourned at 4:59
  • Next meeting Monday April27, 2020 @ 5pm ZOOM MEETING!!!!!!
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March 16, 2020

  • Introduction of Guests
  • Approve Previous Meeting’s Minutes-ACTION ITEM
  • Budget Update – Joe
  • Request for Proposals – Sarah
    • Discuss common projects that can become a single project for 2020
  • 2020 Project Suggestions
    • Park Pick Up Day
    • Market Street Park Enhancements (BID input)
    • Franklin Street Median Enhancements
    • Planting of summer flowers after tulips peak at Hoopes Park
    • 2021 Projects could be:
      • Overlook planters along Owasco River (BID input)
      • West-end Beautification (BID input)
  • Finalize 2020 Project List – ACTION ITEM
  • Permaculture Park – Pete
    • Image Agent payment
  • Recruit, recruit, and recruit!
    • Do any returning guests have an interest in joining? J
  • Other Business
  • Schedule April Meeting – Park Pick-Up Day Meeting
  • Adjourn
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February 24, 2020

Members Present: 

Mitch Maniccia, Joe Sarnicola, Sarah Dibble, Chuck Mason, Tim Donovan, Peter Cramer

Guest: Tim Locastro

Guest Call-in: Tiana Petros, Artie Colon

  • Call to order at 5:10,  Introductions
  • Motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting made by Chuck seconded by Pete, unanimous to accept

Budget Update

  • Received $5000 from city, and check cleared from $100 donation.  Main expenses for the month were web expenses.  Joe had to go to bank and update access as bank updated their software.

RFP

  • Discussion about request for proposals, shared on various Facebook pages.  Will allow for more responses within the next month.  Most responses were centered on park repair which city will focus on with CDBG money.  Suggestion of possible  “Tree of Steel” art installation on Arterial (Nucor  & BOCES welding class collaboration)

2020 Projects

  • Park Pick-up day:  April 25th, 2020 9am.  HQ – Veterans Park.  Will post on Social Media.  Chuck to update flyer.  Mitch to make spreadsheet
  • Market Street Park
  • Franklin Street
  • Seward Park Sign possible paint job – not ABC members, professionals
  • Cleaning of Cross @ Veterans Park – Tim L. suggested gentlemen working with Nick’s ride (group of 5-6 guys looking to volunteer). 
  • Planting of summer flowers after tulips peak at Hoopes Park

Permaculture Park Update

  • Design March 18th, 25th and April 1st  @ BTW discuss Living Willow project.  Sign project still in design phase
  • Motion to adjourn by Pete, seconded by Joe, meeting adjourned at 6:04
  • Next meeting Monday March 16, 2020 @ 5pm City Hall
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January 27, 2020

  • Introduction of Guests
  • Approve Previous Meeting’s Minutes-ACTION ITEM
  • Vote in slate of officers -ACTION ITEM
    • Chair: Mitch
    • Vice-Chair: Pete
    • Secretary: Sarah
    • Treasurer: Joe
  • Vote on 2020 budget  -ACTION ITEM
  • 2020 Projects
    • Market Street Park
    • Franklin Street
    • Seward Park Sign possible paint job
    • Cleaning of Cross @ Veterans Park
    • Planting of summer flowers after tulips peak at Hoopes Park
  • Permaculture Park – Pete
  • Recruit, recruit, and recruit!
  • Other Business
  • Schedule February Meeting
  • Adjourn
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December 16, 2019

Members Present:  Mitch Maniccia, Joe Sarnicola, Sarah Dibble, Chuck Mason, and Tim Donovan

Members Absent:  Peter Cramer,

Call to order at 5:15

Motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting made by Chuck seconded by Joe, unanimous to accept

Discussion about citizen volunteer request – shared on ABC Facebook page – share with all your friends

Recruit, Recruit, Recruit

Budget Discussion

  • Questionable charge Nov 22 – Joe to investigate further
  • Still getting charged $5 Fees – Maybe because we are listed as Small business rather than 501(c) not for profit – Joe to investigate further
  • Everyone should consider where to cut for 2020 budget since we will be getting a smaller allotment from the city $5,000 instead of $10,000
  • Joe to send e-mail with prelim 2020 Draft Budget

Permaculture Park Update

  • Meeting January 13 @ Seymour Library 5:30-6:30 to discuss Living Willow project

2020 Slate of Officers

  • Chair:  Mitch – although he will be stepping down when he gets married in September L
  • Vice Chair:  Pete – you weren’t there to say no J
  • Secretary: Sarah
  • Treasurer: Joe

2020 Projects

  • Market Street Park
  • Franklin Street
  • Seward Park Sign possible paint job
  • Cleaning of Cross @ Veterans Park
  • Planting of summer flowers after tulips peak at Hoopes Park

Meeting adjourned at 6:09 to enjoy each other’s company for a nice holiday dinner

Next meeting Monday January 27th, 2020 @ 5pm City Hall