November Minutes 2018

RADBA Meeting Minutes •  November 27, 2018

Attendance: Jeremy Goldstein, Joseph Ransmeier, Katherine de Vos Devine, Pattiy Torno, Helaine Greene, Suzanne Moor, Renee Fortner, Shelley Schenker, Jim Morgan, Kari Rinn, Lauri Nichols, Stuart Hough, Tim Schaller, Matt Sprouse, Wendy Whitson, Sarah Beasley, Joe Sasfy, Lori Theriault, Tony Hauser, Jenna Fulmer, Sarah Keith, Jay Lurrie, Scott Carter, Dave Campbell, Michael Craft, Jared Kay, Sara Henry, Darren Green, Matt Wallace, Kathryn Adams, Officer Justin Wilson

Call to Order Shelly Schenker

Self-Intro and Sign-In by all present

Shelley Motion to Approve Minutes from last meeting

Moved by Tim Schaller and seconded by Matt Sprouse  • Approved by all

Treasurer’s Report Pattiy Torno (RADBA Treasurer / Owner Curve Studios)

$10858.45 Total in RADBA checking account

$645 reserve for the ‘one neighborhood’

RAD Vitality Project / Banner checking account has ~ $4000

RADPAC Report Tim Schaller (Committee Chair / Owner Wedge Brewery)

Tim Schaller: Jeremy Goldstein is going to bring plans about his development in a upcoming meeting, RADPACs initial reaction to Jeremys development is having apartments and permanent residents is a great thing. Concerns: Create larger studios ….and the on going issue for the district : PARKING

Neighborhood Update Officer Justin Wilson (Community Resource Officer) 828-450-3719

-95 Roberts: Broken into often, owner has hired security

-Everyone wants more traffic stops in the RAD and 59 traffic stops have happened since Halloween.

-Still working on evicting homeless camps in the area. 

City of Asheville – RADTIP Update

Sara Henry (Strategic Development Office Admin)

-The City of Asheville invites the community to celebrate the unveiling of new public art installations at 3 p.m. Nov. 30. The event will start at Jean Webb Park at 30 Riverside Drive, and end at the Craven Street Boat Launch at 190 Riverside Drive. The purpose is to highlight the greenway, art and the community. Big Fish, a large metal sculpture created by local artist, David Earl Tomlinson, will be unveiled. 

-Contractor hired for the west side of the greenway, all the camps have been moved.

MOU: request has come up to print additional signage for construction: Currently business owners experiencing issues from construction paid out of pocket $500 a piece to create 2 signs.  These signs can be used in other parts of the district in the future…Can this money be refunded to the business owners from the MOU? Motion to approve… Approved by all.

NBB Update Mike Craft (Marketing Director, Community Liason – or other worthy title)

No New News

RiverLink Update Garrett Artz (RiverLink Exec. Director)

-Awarded grant to do watershed study in the River Arts

Looking at 4 streams that flow though, and the water quality. They will be coming up with projects to help improve the waterways. 

-Grant funding also received to do stream restoration Smith Mill Creek

RADA Update by Shelly Schenker

Post Stroll Party was a success at Pleb. 

Old Business

One Neighborhood Update – Kathryn Adams

Proposed Program: An educational collaboration between OpenDoors of Asheville and North Carolina Glass Center for the River Arts District One Neighborhood Project Goal: The creation and implementation of arts-focused educational program directly serves the missions of North Carolina Glass Center, OpenDoors, and One Neighborhood. This collaborative arts education project provides children enrolled in OpenDoors programs access to creative afterschool activities, including hot glass workshops, at North Carolina Glass Center.

This two main workshops will be flame working studio where the kids will learn safety and get take away items and the creation of centerpieces that will be featured for sale at Open Doors’ annual gala and auction, Art Affair. Supervised by professional glass artist instructors, students will work in groups to sculpt, blow, apply color, and pattern to molten glass.

NC Glass Center Programs – Katherine deVos Devine

An anonymous $100 match for anyone at the RADBA meeting who wants to support the One Neighborhood project was offered!  Total $1600 was raised .. THANK YOU!


Vice President – Kari Rinn resigns – Exec Board nominates Lauri Nichols.

Officially passing the baton>> suggested Vice is Lauri Nichols owner of District Wine Bar

Vote will happen @ the January RADBA meeting

2019 Meeting Locations:

District Wine Bar is offered as a location: 

All Souls / Grey Eagle / NBB all offered potential meeting locations

Matt Sprouse

Watershed and clean water:  Ian Sprouse, as part of his Boy Scott Eagle Project : had designed and built a Trash Trout Junior: Getting installed on town branch in the next few weeks

Second Saturday Dec 8th : EVENTS!

-Helaine Greene/Riverview  Dec 8th 10- 8 Riverview:  Holiday Market :: Over 50 artists involved! Scavenger hunt other activities and 8 pm after party at pleb

-Sarah Keith/Grey Eagle: Mingle and Jingle Dec 8th – Host a dinner: proceeds to ‘one neighborhood’

-Wendy Whitson/ Northlight: On Dec 8th % of sales to homeward bound

Other RAD Events!

Kathryn Adams/ NCGC: Dec 1st  Gift for Giving Ornament Release: Artists volunteered to create ornaments, 50% of proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood and Our Voice

Lauri Nichols/ District Wine: Dec 6thFrances Domingues Art Opening Reception

Jared Kay/ Amplified Media: Open house @ 5:30 Dec 11 and they will be Collecting blankets

No meeting in December. Happy Holidays! January 29, 2019 Meeting will be at District Wine Bar (In the Wedge building) @ 4pm!