February Minutes 2018


Members present: Tim Schaller, Darren Green, Jared, Kate Eckert, Helene Greene, Mike Craft, Pattiy Torno, Matt Foster, David, Joe Ransmeier, Peter Sprague, Brian Gompers, Matt

Others present: Jason Walls, Justin Wilson, Sarah Beasley

Called to order 4:00

Prior meeting minutes approved

Treasurer $9800


Kerosene spill- APD investigating as it may be intentional. Still underway. Purse snatching on Lyman- cyclist stole purse. Tip jar stolen from White Duck- frequent issue Shooting on Amboy across from Adventure Center- drug deal gone wrong- case still open.

New Belgium-

Downsized staff- trying to get right sized

April RADBA meeting at New Belgium

Launched WNCfortheplanet.org nonprofits enter activities and educational opportunities.


Partnering with New Belgium to host Riverfest


Excited about studio guide, coming by end of the month. 2nd Saturdays beginning in March. Ads every month and community calendars.


Members invited to construction update on March 16, 8:30-10a at 14 Riverside Dr

New Business

MOU- Initiative between City/RADBA/RADA $25k over three years to keep businesses relevant during construction

Pole banners- nearly all 100 sponsored. Wayfinding banners for the district.

Motion to support four pole banners in conjunction with MOU signage $1000 made by Tim, 2nd by Joe, motion passed.

Motion to support first initiative of MOU pole banner project, made by Shelly, 2nd by Helene, motion passed. Avery Dollinger engineer from Duke will be onsite for initial install oversight. Dave presented Jason Walls with a certificate of appreciation

Jason Walls- Duke energy. Clean up infrastructure with phase 1 of pole replacement. Line thru district 50 years old, with RADTIP, increasing capacity and line update up thru city. Trying to limit tree removal and offer tree replacement. Planting dwarf fruit trees to replace trees downtown near skate park. Next to Haywood St congregation, 2 trees to be removed from DOT property.

KeepAVLCreative.com- take the survey!

Summer of Glass- hosting History exhibit at 14 Riverside, letters of support needed for grant funding. Sponsorship still needed.

RADLOFTS- final designs to city, permits for April

Stoneyard- engineers and architects working towards permitting

April meeting at NBB

Meeting adjorned 5:09pm